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Jun 23, 2011

The day it all started......

Five miles on the schedule for today.  Did my regular 5 mile route.  What better way to start the day than a nice brisk five mile run?


Today's the day.  The day that changed my life.  Oh, yes, it's my birthday today but that's not what I'm talking about.  It's the day(two years ago) I started changing my life and decided that I needed to live a healthier life.  Not only for my sake but for my kids.  Too often have I seen someone pass away at such an early age when they could have perhaps done something to stop/change it.  Really good people that will miss out on so many things in life.  For me, I decided I was not going to be part of that or at least the part I could control.

I did what everyone says they are going to do.  Eat better and workout.  Except for one thing.  I have stuck with it and have kept the weight off, continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly.

I want to thank each and everyone of you that follow this blog.  It's not only helped me keep track of what I do but putting it down in writing....sharing it with others....keeps me motivated to better myself each day.  I don't want to put something in writing and then not follow through on it.  It's not who I am.  So thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me change my life for the better.

Two years ago!
Yesterday at my Son's Piano Recital!
So today my adjusted age is two years old.

So how old do you feel?

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!!


  1. Awesome! Love the before and afters. Keep up the good work!! And Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday and great job! You are an inspiration to many and setting a great example! I know you played a big part in me sticking with running :)

  3. Happy birthday! Love the before and after pics - you are amazing :) Your son looks so cute in that pic BTW!

  4. Happy Birthday, and congratulations! What a transformation! You should be very proud of yourself. Your son looks just like you.

  5. Congrats and Happy Birthday! The pictures are amazing.

  6. Congratulations!! Happy Birthday too (mine was yesterday!!)

  7. Wow, amazing transformation. Nice work!!!!! (and happy bday)

  8. Great job!! I just hit my "two year anniversary" of becoming a runner, and it was about two and a half years ago that I also decided to change my life. I have lost over 70lbs and am healthier emotionally and physically. Congrats!

    I would really appreciate it if you could help me spread the word... I have a huge fundraising giveaway going on with over $650 worth of prizes.
    Thanks so much!!

  9. Happy birthday!

    Oy ..that double chin...yow! Don't ever go *there* again, please! It's not a happy thing. ;)

  10. Happy Birthday! I changed my lifestyle on June 1, 2009, so I'm two too! Congrats - great pictures.

  11. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day and year.

  12. Thanks everyone!!!

    Rose - I'm glad you stuck with it!

    SlimKatie - nothing compared to what you did!!

    Supermom - congrats!

    Paul - I hear you. No way I want that back!

    Carrie - great to hear!!!

  13. Happy B-Day Jeff... Paul's comment made me go back to look at the photo!

  14. Happy Belated Birthday! I am glad you found me or vice versa so I can follow you on your journey! You have done great!