This is me one week ago – trust me it’s a VERY flattering shot.

Wow.  What a crazy 7 months it’s been in my life.  Sometimes it’s been just fantastic, and at other times I have been at the point of despair, not quite sure how I can go on with the situation as it is.

And in the middle of all of this, yes I have put on weight.  These past couple of days I have decided to be completely honest with myself (yes it took me a couple of days to face up to the scales).  I have put on SEVEN-POINT-FIVE kilograms.  That would be 16.5 lbs.  This has only happened over the last 4 weeks – and now is the time to do something about it.

It was not a shock.  I mean when your clothes start getting that little bit too tight and your jeans are, well not at all loose, then your body is telling you something.  And that’s OK.  Well actually it’s not that OK but I now have the tools in my pocket to get rid of this weight and shed even more this spring just in time for summer.

Bring on summer I say.

I am good with a goal.  When I lost nearly 25kgs, it was because I wanted to lose 25kgs.  Now, given what I have put on I want to lose 18kgs.  That will have me weighing in at 63 kgs or 138.6 lbs.

Not only will I go back on my program (documented throughout this blog) but I have set a secondary goal.  That goal is to run a 5k marathon.  YES, a 5k marathon and me.  Now that’s a big goal.

Yes that’s the one highlighted.

I started Sunday.  I kind of started on Saturday with buying a new sport bra (my how they have come on since I last bought one – as well as the cost – $80!!) and a new pair of Brooks running shoes (um when did work-out shoes cost you $250??) and socks (HELLO – $35 for socks that ‘support’ you).

Armed with this $365 investment I signed up to the 0-5k Runkeeper program ($4.95).  I love love love Runkeeper – I’m an ex-researcher and anything that will give me stats makes me very happy (as well as knowing that I am getting closer to my goal).

The Runkeeper program

My last goal is to work on my blog again.  It really kept me focused as I navigated through the maze of weight loss.  This now leads nicely into how I want to finish my first (well not quite) entry

THANK YOU for all the emails and messages you have sent asking how I was.  It really meant a lot to me.  You have no idea how much.

Much love, Carolyn

4 thoughts on “

  1. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! WELCOME BACK 🙂

    Carolyn you look AMAZING!!! One week ago you looked like a supermodel – I doubt if anything has changed in that week – I believe you still look like a supermodel 🙂 Good luck with your new challenge of running 5k – I need to get back to exercise – it’s slipped badly over recent months! So good to see you back – please don’t disappear again! xxx

  2. Hey beautiful girl. Thanks so much for your comments. I am still traveling well, but i have a huge amount of client meetings (over breakfast and lunch) and then dinners and it’s killing me at the moment. SO MUCH BREAD!!!

    I have been running (well working up to it) and excited to have this goal. Planning on writing a post about it in the coming day or so.

    You are looking incredible and I love the new car.

    Much love and thanks for all the support. C xxxx

  3. You’re welcome Carolyn – I’m so pleased to see you back 🙂 I need some motivation to get out and keep exercising – mine has practically come to a halt and I know I need to get re-charged because I still have a few pounds I’d like to tackle and most importantly I want to be healthy and do not want the weight to return!!!

    I look forward to your up and coming posts 🙂

    Always here for you – we’re in this together 🙂 xxx

  4. Hey there – I am walking and running (less of the running) but I am also doing some toning up exercises via Tracy Anderson Webisodes. They are fantastic. You can get them here. HIGHLY recommended.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK_A-A7PBXc – these arm ones are amazing and I can feel them working

    I have also done the treadmill one a couple of times and it gets your heart pounding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVLD5TOi6g4 and part b: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKk1rkFGoNQ

    I love that we are in this together! Much love, C xxx

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