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Shocking Before/After Rodeo Run Pics!

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

 

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

18 thoughts on “Shocking Before/After Rodeo Run Pics!

  1. Tammy rodriguez

    Had a blast!! Thanks for including me!! Can’t wait to get to know y’all more!! And do some more running!!!

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  2. Bethany

    Wow. Very inspiring. An awesome transformation. I have to say though that I knew you then and I NEVER remembered you looking like that! I guess I’ve just always seen how beautiful you are no matter what your weight was.

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    1. Cathy B

      Agree with Beth! You have always been “you” and I swear I never saw you as overweight like that – it is truly shocking to see those pics!! Wow wow wow!!
      Love ya, Lex!! :)

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  3. casey

    WOW… Your pictures have really inspired me. I am a WW lifetimer who gained back a lot of my weight. I have managed to take off about 25 lbs again but I have just been half-heartedly working on it for over a year. I have 20 more to go and those pics have inspired me to get my act together and stop playing around. I cant believe the difference between how you looked one year ago at 156 and how you look now. It is amazing what a difference 20 lbs can make. Keep up the good work.

    Casey

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    1. Lexy

      Thank you Casey! Congratulations on recommitting! I’m finding out that maintenance is almost harder than losing the initial weight! It’s weird to know that there is no real “finish line!” It’s still a daily battle to make healthy choices, etc! This is my birthday week—not the best food choices going on :) Thx again for your kind comments!

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  4. Michele

    Awesome!!! This is so inspiring as I terminated my job last week (100 positions were cut 2 weeks ago) and decided to invest time in myself. Started at the gym with a personal trainer this AM and re-started WW ..again.. As I did CT5K in the fall. I was able to jog for 20 min on the threadmill. When I see your pictures and story,I am now thinking of doin a 5k in April..Thought I would not ready and to heavy but your story was inspiring. I can do it too! BRAVO!!

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    1. Lexy

      Thank you so much!! I have to be honest that last year, I had recently moved to a new city and I really tried to lay low and focus on reaching my weight loss goals. I think it’s great that you are taking advantage of the down time to work on yourself!! Please keep us updated on your progress!! :) :)

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    1. Lexy

      Awesome!! You will love it! You’ll have to report back and let us know how you like it! It really is an eye opening experience when you start really “seeing” your food intake! :)

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