Today we ran the Conoco Phillips Rodeo Run. This is the 4th time I have run this particular 10K! I love this race … something about running through the streets of down town Houston with 15,000 participants!
This year was really fun because I got to hang out with some really cool girls!
Carman, Tammy, Erin, Me, and Heather all piled into my car this morning and headed to the race….
We met up with Brenya and her friend Sara! AND I ran into Cindy that I used to run with in Pearland! So fun!!
Tammy is a Weight Watchers leader and all three of us reached “lifetime” status last summer! You can read more about Tammy’s amazing transformation and her 120 lb weight loss HERE!
After the race, we ran into Brittany and Kallae! We all attend Karen’s WW class on Thursday mornings! (Don’t tell her we were in the ice cream line for free samples!!)
Carman and I were so excited to receive our new dietSNAPS shirts just in time for the race!
ONE YEAR AGO – we ran the same Rodeo Run and we had just discovered the dietSNAPS iPhone App! We began documenting our food intake utilizing the visual food journal! This along with attending our Weight Watchers meetings helped us reach our weight loss goals!
Here is the picture of Carman and I running last year… I was approximately 156 lbs.
Cathy and I doing the rodeo run in 2009… I was approximately 149 lbs.
And back in 2005, I ran with Cathy! (Read more about her HERE!) I weighed 188 lbs and was at a very low place emotionally. About a month before, she had come to my house for the weekend and I stayed in pajamas the whole time. I was telling her how miserable I felt… I didn’t know how to change and what to do to lose the weight. She was telling me about a girl that she had seen online that had reached her weight loss goal with Weight Watchers. I began reading Carrie’s blog!
I can’t even believe now that I am posting this picture… I was mortified the first time I saw it. However…. I want you to know that I KNOW how hard it is to make changes. I know what it feels like to be miserable and out of shape. I was embarrassed of what I had become. I had “let myself go” and I wanted to change! I just want you to know that it is possible! If you have the true desire to change… you can do it! Don’t give up on yourself or your dreams!
2005 ~ 2011 ~ 2012
© 2012, Fire Lites Fire. All rights reserved.