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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ok, ok ... I'll share

I showed my dream board to you several months ago ... but didn't talk about the details. There are a couple of things on there I was going to keep pretty quiet about (fear of failure???) but not anymore! At the upper left of my board it says over and over again: "size 10". I'm not embarrassed to say that I feel pretty good at a size 12 (plus-size, if you watch America's Next Top Model) and only slightly uncomfortable at a 14. But a 10 .... ahhhh - to be a size 10! So, yesterday my dear friend dropped of a HUGE bag of clothes she was ready to part with (thanks Erika!). I glanced at the size 10 jeans (brand-spankin'-new, btw) and put them at the bottom of the pile. The best fitting room ever is in my own house, away from those awful lights in stores (why, oh why do they put such horrid lights and unflattering mirrors in a place where they are hoping to sell things?). Back to size 10: When I finally braved the thought of cramming myself into jeans and then peeling them off when I can't do them up ... HOLY SCHMOLY! They fit! And it wasn't a lucky mis-size ... they BOTH fit!

How did I do it? Well, in the bottom right corner of my dreamboard is a map of the Salt Lake City Marathon in April. And just above that, the quote "She believed she could, so she did". I've been training for a marathon (call me crazy, it's ok) for 11 1/2 weeks now. Strictly following the beginner program in the book, "Marathon: You Can Do It". My goal: To finish before they open the roads up to traffic.

So now I've shared some of my dreams that were actually a little scary to write down - much less publish on my blog. Want to share some of yours?

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  1. I need a dream board. Also a size 14 in July, my goal has been to find my waist. We (as a family) started couch to 5K and now it's become our thing. Every three weeks or so, we do another 5k. I am down 14 pounds, with another 37 still to go. Slow and steady right?

    Youngest and my goal is to continue training/running through the winter and early spring. Then when we think we are ready we're stepping up to a 10K. Oldest is down 7 pounds, and is finally back in the "average" range for his height and age. I worry about him a lot because he's turning 12 and the dreaded pre-teen years.

    My only other goal is to get financially fit by March. It is do-able, but it will take some close watching.

    So, yeah. Tomorrow is my day off. Perhaps I shall make a dream board.

    1. OH! And hooray for you!!! A ten!!! I can only dream!!!

  2. Awesome, Denalee. I love your dream board. I would also like to do one of those. My sil asked me what was on my bucket list recently and I drew a blank. I am definitely living moment to moment (not in a lovely way, more like survival mode). One thing I want to do is become debt free. That is a top priority right now.

  3. Congratulations! I'm a runner too, but there are no marathons in my dream book, though. Very proud of you!

  4. well done and congratulations! doesn't it feel
    wonderful to have a waist? i'm asking, because
    i no longer have one.

  5. congratulations on both accounts! That is so exciting! Way to go!