Topic: RE: My mini marathon experience
I had signed up for the mini last fall and I am such a frugal person I was not going to keep kicking myself all day long if I didn't at least put forth an effort thinking of the money I would have lost. Well even though I thought I was not ready and that I would never finish, and be put on the bus back to Military Park. Well I went and participated. I work out every day doing something. I go to the YMCA Monday through Friday working out through a spinning class, treadmills, ellipticals,free weights, nautalius for at least an hour a day. I have built my leg muscles tremendously. Still I did not feel I was ready to do this. Both my husband and I are walkers so we signed up as a walker. I just knew that I was not going to make it. My mind was just go, and attempt it. I so wanted to just finish in the under 4 hour requirement. Well to make a long story short, I FINISHED!!! The bus did not bring me back even though it was threatened at the end of the 1st mile because we were standing in a port-a-john line,(we were in corral X, so 30 minutes to the start line and the 16-17 for the 1st mile) NO I did not take my water pill in the morning but did have 1 cup of coffee. So we got out of the line got back on stride and then about the next mile we were way out in front of the 18 minute mile nazi's so we got to go. I did make one other potty break and still finished in 3 hours 32 minutes. One minute slower than last year. My husband did say at about mile 10 he wanted to beat that 3 hours 31 minute 2009 time. I attempted to walk faster that mile but then slowed down just a tad. I was feeling the 13.1 when I finished. I am sore today but am tring to increase my protein to help rebuild those muscles. I was really disappointed when I picked up my time. I felt like such a failure causing him to not make his goal. He would never have walked ahead of me to get to his goal. He has said all along that we are in this together and together that will be! I wish we had been over the time limit or put on the bus to have missed that by just one minute. Oh well can't cry over spilt milk, the past is the past and I can't change that now, I have to accept the fact I finished, was not put on the bus, and have to this day (almost 3 years later) maintained that 108 pound loss because I would not have been able to do the 2007 mini if I had even attempted it. This struggle is not easy, it is a day to day battle with eating correctly, healthy, and wisely. Some days you can miss your mark by just a little and others are Red letter days that make you know that you are the best person and doing everything correctly.
I know that my weight ticker indicates that I started at 271 which was in November 2006 when I had my first consultation with Dr. Huse. After approval I went to the nutrition class was weighed in at 246. I had been watching what I ate, trying to do the right things. Then on surgery morning I weighed 239 and today on my scales here at home I am 138. Yes I did gain some back. Right before Christmas I was back to 148 but through hard work and perservence I have managed to take 10 pounds off. It has not been easy but you can lose some of those gain back pounds.
Sue Keller seminar 271, pre-op day 246 06-2007, day of surgery 7//2007 239.5