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    Tuesday, May 06, 2008

    Beach Pictures

    Last Sunday morning I made my friend walk on the beach even though it was only 40 degrees. She told me that the light house was over four miles away. I had a hard time believing her since it looked so close. I knew I could make it.

    I asked her if she knew I was going to make her walk all the way and walk the pier when we got there. She said she would expect no less of me. Once I set my mind to something, I'm going to achieve it.

    My friend (since kindergarten) and I were lucky enough to find someone to take a picture of both of us together, then my batteries died. Why is it that the batteries always die at the wrong time? I guess any time is bad when you don't have more.



    That is the light house in the background behind my arm. We had walked quite a ways toward it when we took this picture.



    In the end, we walked almost 8 miles in two hours. I could never have done even 1/8 of this when I weighed nearly 400 pounds. I was so exhausted, but very proud of this accomplishment.

    15 comments:

    Sicilian said...

    Yipee!! You should take a bow. What a wonderful feeling it must be for you to accomplish the walk.
    I am proud, and so happy for you.
    Ciao

    Susy said...

    Oh yeah... what a great SIGN! Good for you!

    kimmyk said...

    yeah SG!!!
    I wish I lived near the beach.

    Michigan has beaches. Who knew.

    lime said...

    and how great is that? you've got yoru life back. thats' the best part isn't it? :D

    jillie said...

    That is GREAT! You look so happy!!!

    Big Pissy said...

    Awwwww......how fun!

    You look so great! :)

    gab said...

    wow that is fantastic. Congrats. I used to be alble to walk,but mine isnt so much my weight(although the doc said my back might feel better and I could walk more if I lost more weight)I love lighthouses.

    G-Man said...

    WOW...now thats a Beach Bunny!!!

    Great Shot Jenn...xox

    Lori said...

    It's like you are this whole new person living this whole new life. I am so inspired by you!

    I cannot wait for the summer and taking Ben to the beach!

    Kim H. said...

    You are doing fabulous!! Keep up the great workouts!

    barman said...

    Awesome pictures Sign. Congrats, not only on the 8 miles which was wonderful but to do that in 2 hours that means you were going at least 4 miles an hour. You are doing so wonderful. The beach did look a littl chilly but nice.

    stealth said...

    aw, that's awesome, and by the way, I sooo wish I lived near a beach :P

    Flyinfox_SATX said...

    You should be proud! Way to go!

    Flyinfox_SATX

    Strumpet said...

    I am so glad you had so much fun walking.

    Walking rocks.

    It's relaxing AND good for you.

    And what a scenic walk! And extra added bonus.

    xoxo!

    And, I'm with Barman, you were BOOKIN', Sign-babe!

    Woo!!

    cadbury_vw said...

    this is going to sound a little weird and gushing, so please bear with me, and humour me as to my intent.

    ----

    when i read about your accomplishments like your beach walk, i am filled with exhilaration, love, and pride for you

    i am just bursting

    i feel very privileged to have been witness to your journey - your transformation

    i am such a fan of you and your achievements. no himalayan mountain has been so steep. no ocean so wide. this is achievement on olympic athlete scale - the thought - the intent - the training - the day after day determination - the discipline - the length of time it is taking you to get where you have chosen to go - and you are sticking to it.

    you are soooooo great!