• good for you and yes, you look amazing! i been shredding and running all along with the crazy shredheads and will be at the tiarathon, aka, my big-assed birthday party in March and hey, SF is like my backyard so keep me posted on the deets for that run because i would love to run with you.
    .-= laura´s last blog ..best of 2009 #29- the best laughs =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Right on girl! I am cheering!!!! Uh oh – I think I lost my voice!

    After a lifetime of weight issues (my battle began in 2nd grade), I had enough and took up running and changing my eating…(and also thyroid meds :) and after a battle through ALLL my youth and most of my adult life, I have kept “it” off for 3 years.

    My first thought when I wake up isn’t food anymore. I still love it, but my whole life has changed…

    I was NEVER a runner, and I am not fast… but I kinda think I can call myself one now :) A transformation for certain… I think what you are doing is AWESOME — PHENIMENAL! and you GO! And that sleep thing – SO important! Fight for it. Don’t give up! MWAH!
    .-= jennyonthespot´s last blog ..In Which I Query, “Ladder, So Mauch?” =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Al_Pal

    Rock. It! Badass. You look gorgeous in all the photos, IMO. Perhaps a sign of my own need to lose [just a little] backfat. I’ve been praising the belly dancing: have more muscles, less back pain, and possibly a smaller waist: bellydancing. Yes. I had to say it twice. The less back pain is huge for me.

    You can do it!

    December 30, 2009
  • Michelle

    Way to go. You’re looking good.

    There is a 5k tomorrow morning over here (yes, registration at 6am New Years Eve!), but I’d rather walk my dog for that distance at a more decent time of day – like 6pm.

    Stay connected to your motivators (which of course include John and Braden).

    December 30, 2009
  • You sound happy and at the end of the day, that is so much more important than the numer (although 21lbs? You go girl!)
    .-= Veronica´s last blog ..Christmas =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Well done!! That’s an awesome amount to lose!!
    .-= Jeanette´s last blog ..Connor’s new trick =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • You look fabulous! And your hair is gorgeous, which has nothing to do with this post but I just had to say it.
    Good luck on the 5k & congrats on your accomplishments!
    .-= dysfunctional mom´s last blog ..WordFUL Wednesday – Mother/Daughter Love =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • The couch to 5k app for the iPhone is an amazing way to work yourself up to the 5k, says this former non-runner/jogger.

    I am so proud of you. You look great and you sound pretty good too. And to lose 21pounds? That’s pretty badass.

    December 30, 2009
  • That last picture of you is awesome. You GO!

    p.s. my Daddy is 76 and his motto is everything in moderation
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Put A Bow On It, Christmas Is Done =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Go for it! You look great!
    .-= Junebug´s last blog ..Guess What Grandma’s Been Doing? =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Well that did it. I too am a fatty fatty and one with a killer case of blogger butt.

    And I know about the shower thing. I avoid them for a few days because I simply can not stand to see myself naked. Which is WRONG.

    You have completely inspired me.
    I shall be hitting my treadmill…NOW.

    .-= The Glamorous Life Association´s last blog ..I am sure God will get right on this. =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Eve

    Glad to hear you are making positive steps toward the future. Good luck on your 5K. I think you’re awesome to give it a try.
    .-= Eve´s last blog ..Happy Christmas Eve =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • I just saw myself.
    REALLY saw myself and Im’ mortified and ashamed and disgusted.

    I’m starting today. I just bought tons of salad makings, fresh fruits and veggies and I’m having a slim fast shake (made at home from powder with fat free milk) for breakfast and I’m starting the shred and I’m going to start walking my kid to school, instead of driving.

    Here’s to both of us.

    YOU GO with that 5K!
    .-= rachel-asouthernfairytale´s last blog ..A Christmas (Family) Tradition =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Congrats!

    I have been trying to lose weight forever it seems and I’m not having much luck. I think I need to try that new fandangle thing called “excerise” *le sigh*
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..At home, with the kids. =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Thank you SO MUCH for posting your trials and efforts with your funk and weight. You don’t know how much I needed to hear it. Very inspiring. I know I must do the same. Thanks, Lotus. You RAWK for always being real and never hiding your real self and telling us like it is.
    .-= Lisa@blessedwithgrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday….. Chicken Spaghetti the Pioneer Way =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Angie

    That’s awesome! But seriously, who’s hair grows as fast as yours??? That’s crazy!!

    December 30, 2009
  • I agree with Angie, your hair grows even faster than mine, and I thought I could set records or something.

    Honestly, Lotus, you’re kicking ass – even if you’ve slipped back during 2009, you’ve still made awesome headway.

    I saw this link a few weeks ago and while 20K isn’t 5, thought the training thing might appeal to the Is dotted/Ts crossed figment of your personality.

    Keep going, beetch.
    .-= Zoeyjane´s last blog ..On nodding off =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • holy shit its like these words just came out of my mouth!! you just motivated the hell out of me!!!! congrats to you, what an awesome job you have done!!!

    December 30, 2009
  • That is so awesome!! I’ve always sucked at running…and I admit to being scared to try something like that!! I think it’s so cool that you’re all doing it, though! I seriously need to work on losing weight and getting back in shape, I’m so sick of my fat rolls…but I have no will-power. *sigh*
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..I go to da penalty box…I feel shame…* =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • You look stunning at either weight.. but I totally understand wanting to feel good… and I know for me when I do become a bit idle… and dont do much.. dont watch what im eating, I feel bad.
    Im obviously gaining weight right now being pregnant :) but even pregnant its a struggle for me to step on the scale and see the pounds keep adding on. I love being pregnant , its very special and those pounds are not just junk pounds but for the baby… but I do look forward to working out again :) and getting back in shape.

    You really have to train yourself to have a lifestyle of healthy living tho… it takes a lot of work but so worth it! I cant wait to hear more. You look just stunning!
    .-= Drea´s last blog ..New Blog – Final notice :) =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • You look gorgeous at either weight. Good luck with the training. I’m planning on doing my first 5K in like 6 years this spring. And hopefully drop some lbs too.
    .-= Secret Mom Thoughts´s last blog ..Sledding Rules! =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • you’re looking good!

    anyways, wanted to share this movie trailer with you that i found, the witty humor cheered me up: http://bit.ly/5fDDpC

    December 30, 2009
  • Proud of you, girl! Cheering you on!
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Seven =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • In you(well your sloth) I just saw myself. Once I’m recovered from this miscarriage, I’ll be taking a page from your book. Time to cut out the crap and start moving. What kind of example am I setting for my children? Thank you for sharing your grunge and recovery with us.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Not much to say =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • You are my hero,. I have said all those things and more, then open a back of chips, stay up till the wee hours (my best hours, I feel) and yell at myself. I am going to try to follow in your footsteps…so try not to fall down!
    Thanks for the inspiration…and honesty!

    December 30, 2009
  • I don’t know what I’d do without my Healthy Hot Ass Pact girls. SO lucky to be in this with you. You are GORJ, btw! :) Keep it up! xoxo
    .-= Haley-O (Cheaty)´s last blog ..Take a Walk in the Country With Rascal & Me! =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Yeah! This is AWESOME!
    .-= amy2boys´s last blog ..Photo Management – 10 Best Tips Please =-.

    December 30, 2009
  • Kari C

    21 pounds!!! That is awesome, you are doing great. Can’t wait to hear about your training and how you do at the 5k. Just keep moving forward, you cand to this!!! And….LOVE your long hair!

    December 31, 2009
  • You go girl. You do what you have to do – but know this. That last picture? Achingly beautiful.
    .-= lceel´s last blog ..Don’t bounce your body =-.

    December 31, 2009
  • GO, girl! That’s awesome!
    .-= Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba)´s last blog ..Peppermint bark: reason #7654 I love my husband =-.

    December 31, 2009
  • You rock!
    .-= Michelle Smiles´s last blog ..Coming soon… =-.

    December 31, 2009
  • Anne

    Um, you’re like, hot and stuff. Seriously.

    I have to second the couch-to-5K deal, especially if you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch. You can find the plan online in written form, but man, it is the BOMB to have it on your iPhone/iPod – you listen to your own music, a non-annoying voice tells you when to walk, run, or cool down, and before you know it – 5K! It’s awesomeness. Like you.

    I’m totally doing it again after this kid arrives – you are so motivating me! I am slower than a tortoise on weed when I run, but there was a time pre-kids I was able to run 6 miles at a time – it was so awesome. I think if I ran for 6 SECONDS now I might pass out!

    Happy New Year, gorgeous girl.

    January 01, 2010
  • In truth, you inspire me so much to be a good parent- not only because of the articles you post, but because of the substance in them. The trials, and the determination you set forth to overcome them. Thanks so much and I wish more power to you blog.

    January 01, 2010
  • Good for you! I am rooting for you. But that is really all I can say right now because I am totally distracted by the gorgeousness of your hair.

    January 02, 2010
  • Chelsea

    Ya go girl! I am so proud of ya! Keep up the good work and ya kick the 5K butt.
    I am right there with ya getting in shape and shedding lbs I have lost 100 since 12/2008 but I
    put 30lbs back on now I am working to take that 30lbs back off and loose the last 20lbs.

    Ya look awesome and ya were always a beautiful person now it awesome to see ya feel like that beautiful person.

    January 03, 2010
  • […] Did you know that RUNNING! is awesome?  It is.  RUNNING! is fun and exhilarating and it tones your body and makes you feel alive.  RUNNING! makes you float on a layer of endorphins called Awesomeness Coated in Hell Yes every time you do it.  You do a lot of RUNNING! when you’re training for a 5K. […]

    February 17, 2015

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