Brittany Runs a Marathon and an Update

Gwen M.
on 9/18/19 6:43 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Hi all!

I got to see Brittany Runs a Marathon yesterday. I had a lot of trepidation going into it. I was worried it would be full of fat shaming and have the typical plot of "screwed up woman loses weight and her life is now perfect." It was neither of those things.

It felt very real and honest to me. A number of the conversations Brittany had with non-runners felt like they could have been pulled verbatim from conversations I've had. Specifically the "I'm running a 5k" met with, "You're running a marathon?!"

I don't like recommending things, so I'll just say that I'm really glad I saw this - you might be glad to see it too!

Update:
I haven't been around much since I moved at the beginning of August. While the move was expected, the speed at which everything came together and needed to happen was NOT expected.

I'm finally starting to feel settled and getting my fitness schedule on track. Too many fitness class options is not necessarily a good thing!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Candrews1
on 9/19/19 12:42 pm - Jackson, TN
RNY on 04/17/15

I just posted that movie on our runners FB page. I dont think its out here but looks really good. That actress is really funny.

Glad you're back..

Height=5"4' Age=49 RNY=04/17/2015

HW=285, CW=205, LW=197, GW=195

My exercise motto-Further or faster!!!

MarinaGirl
on 12/14/19 2:30 pm

I jus****ched it on Amazon Prime and really enjoyed it.

SkinnyScientist
on 12/29/19 3:08 pm

I dont have amazon prime. I have trained for my first marathon FOUR times to fall apart in mile 18 of my training schedule. IT Band issues, chopping off fingers (unrelated but still wasnt allowed to run), plantar fasciatis [sic]. SO if this Brittany chick can do it, more power to her! I give her props. I remember the first time I decided i was going to run and could only do 1/2 of a block before I became winded. It as very eye opening.

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

Dee_Caprini
on 2/10/20 10:26 am

I will have to check this one out! I saw a trailer for it and thought the same as you. Thank you for your recommendation

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