Monday, November 1, 2010


Here are my weight loss and 10k stats....

Starting weight ~ 274 / BMI 47 (Morbidly Obese)

As of 11/01/10 ~ 224 / BMI 38.4 (Severely Obese)

19 Total Inches Lost

Chest - lost 4.5 inches
Waist - lost 5 inches
Hips - lost 4 inches
Right Arm - lost 2 inches
Right Leg - lost 3.5 inches

Would I love to be further along in this journey ~ YOU BET!!! But I have learned to love every baby step toward great health and fitness!! I don't take anything for granted!!!

I have come such a long way....From the best TV watcher in the someone who finally cares enough about herself to do what needs to be done to get fit and healthy!!! After 10 months, I'm still focused and excited about this journey and can't wait to get up in the morning to live my life!!

Just a couple of things I have got to do this year...things I never thought I could do!!!

1.) Rowed a Dragon Boat for over an hour and was not tired!
2.) Went swimming with my grand kids!!

3.) Went on lots of camping trips!!!

4.) Went on many bike rides and one day rode over 28 miles on one trip!! (And I did not even fall down!!!!)

5.) Can sit in an airplane seat and still have room on both sides!!!!!

6.) Participated in 2 5k's and 1 10k!!!!!!

7.) I can wake surf!!!!!!!

8.) Can shop in a regular store - Wearing size 16's!!!!!!!!

There are so many things to be excited about!! So many changes. I am really not the same person I was last year. I just keep getting better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now for the 10k info.....This was my first one. Now mind you, this was a "Run"...Not really a walking event. However they allowed people to participate, even if they only wanted to walk. So out of the 20 - 25 of us who walked (cuz I could see them all - the rest of the pack left us) I finished at 1126 out of 1139. My official time was 1 hr 41 minutes!!

I think I did well for my first time!! I had a blast!!!

Just look at my happy face!!!

How about you...How are you doing on this amazing journey?

Keep focused!!!!


  1. Yeah Joy! great job. Way to focus on the positive. Keep up the good work...your happy face is a beautiful thing to see.

  2. You have made such great progress:)

  3. Wow Joy, great job. You have sure accomplished alot in the last year. I'm looking forward to doing 5k's and 10k's in my future, your proof it can be done if you work at it. Congrats on your success!

  4. Nice post Joy. I love how you pull the positives out of everything! And you should because you have come so far! As for me, I have just recommitted myself yesterday to this journey. goals and all(on my blog post from yesterday). Wish me luck.


  5. Yay, Joy!! I'm SO proud of you! When I came across your blog for the very first time I just knew this was one that I would be inspired by. You do not disappoint! :)

  6. Joy,
    Thanks so much for all your comments on my blog, even when I was on fall break! Your support means a great deal.

    Now onto you: Congrats on all your stats. Slow, but steady, that is the best way. It is remarkable how strong you have stayed for the past 10 months. Wow! Even though I have only known you through blogging for a short time, I KNOW now how intentional you are being about taking care of your body. You are modeling that for all of us. I love the picture posted in the 10KM. A great accomplishment!! Keep it up, Joy!

    Just so you know, I have shared some of your posts with others as I make comments on blogs (meaning: I am passing on the link to your blog). Michele

  7. Thanks for sharing that picture. You look like you're really enjoying yourself. Wow - the results are fantastic. I loved reading about all the new experiences you've been able to enjoy this year. Well done, Joy!

  8. Good job, Joy! I am proud of you for running a way I could have done that at my highest weight! You are a rock star!

  9. What awesome progress - not just the pounds and inches, but great NSV's! Keep up the great work!