NO SURGERY For ME!

Letting the real person within me come out
I lost 113 pounds and 55 inches off my body in 14 months. Hard to believe?? Perhaps - I have a small problem believing it myself. I look back and say~ Wow!!! Did I do that??

So to encounter non-believers when I share my journey, it is normal I guess.  Losing weight is a difficult journey that many endure and sometimes without success. Obesity in this country has become an epidemic. Everyone is looking for that special pill, for that magic potion, for that easy program.

Unfortunately there are NONE.  I was stunned to find out that the weight and exercise industry is a 40 BILLION dollar one. OMG!!!!

Does the SCALE Matters?

Just a number????
I often read and hear statements like "Forget the scale. It's just a number. Focus on how you feel and how your clothes fit."

Even though I agree with the above statement to a certain extend, I think that we cannot just simply disregard the scale all together.

I hated the scale at one point.  For years I did not step on one and I had no idea how much I actually weighed.  I guess I was in denial.

My January's 5K

One of my New Year's goal is to run a 5k every month of 2013.  My January's 5K took place one minute after the clock hit 12am on New Year's Day.

It was the New Year's Eve Dash at the Eisenhower Park, LI, NY.  The temperature was about 27 degrees at the start of the race. Oh yes, it was very cold and very windy. The wind made it feel even colder.

Before the race we watched the ball come down in Times Square on a big TV screen inside the park.  At the strike of midnight, barely having enough time to wish my hubby, my brother and my friend Maria a Happy New Year, we took off.