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    Monday, September 22, 2008


    What a difference a week makes in the park where I walk.

    You may remember this picture from my flood walk:


    This is what the path looked like today:


    You can see how wet the area still is. I like the smell because it reminds me of Spring. I think Mother Nature is confused. I know I am.

    I pushed myself to walk a different part of the trail tonight.
    I was surprised to find a sign that told me how far I had walked:


    I ended up walking more than 6 miles. I'm so amazed at how easy it is for me to push myself a little further every day. Keep in mind that I worked out in the morning and then worked standing on my feet all day before walking. My energy level can only be compared to dynamite at this point. I thank myself every day for having the courage to change my life by having weight loss surgery.


    The Savage said...

    That is made of awesome! So are you.

    I've been adding weight... muscle that is. Been doing hella push-ups at work. already gone from 2X-3X to 3X-4X in shirts... that's a 19 inch neck 19 1/2 for comfort though....

    Sicilian said...

    wow it ate that last comment so let's start over.
    I am so glad that your endurance is more than you could have imagined.
    Your smille and happy pics show the true results of the surgery. You are comfortable with you.

    Evening said...

    What you have accomplished is so impressive. And to be able to have the stamina you do is just incredible. I was tired just reading about your day. And Jenn, you look beautiful while you are doing it all. I love the bottom picture, you are so pretty.
    Now, put your feet up and rest alittle.

    G-Man said...

    Jenn...You are amazing!

    S said...

    Im still a lazy little flabby butt gal...oh well. You walk for both of us.


    Anonymous said...

    6 miles! wow! you go, girl! that is awesome. you have so much to be proud of. and as always, your photos are simply stunning! :)

    lime said...

    yay! that's great jenn. you so clearly have achieved what you wanted to achieve and you have so much to celebrate. :)

    barman said...

    You know I heard they had activities on the trail over the weekend and I was surprised it was going to be in any shape to do that. How great to get things back to normal more or less. You are doing a wonderful job of the exercise. Remember when you fist had the surgery you were not doing a lot of exercise. Even from that time you have come so very far with the exercise. You are amazing.

    ciara said...

    grrr i forgot to comment the other day when i read this...anyways, i was thinking that you totally kick butt. you are an inspiration for sure with your determination and strength. :)

    Susy said...

    I'm proud of you for taking this surgery and making your life so much better. You should be proud Jenn. Keep pushing and making your self proud. You look happy, radiant, proud, and most of all beautiful!

    Missy said...

    You've turned into Wonder Woman. That is excellent. I bet it doesn't take that long to walk that either. The energy you have has to make you feel good!!! WTG

    Lori said...

    Man you are something else! I strive to follow in your footsteps! HUGS

    BTExpress said...

    I think you need to stop giving all the credit to the surgery. Your the one that has stepped up and made the changes you needed to make to loose the weight. I saw a show the other day about people that had the surgery and many of them balloon back up, because they think they can go back to their old ways. Congratulations!

    kimmyk said...

    it's so nice right now here in the midwest. good for you for getting out and enjoying it!

    i'm sure it does the body and mind good to get out there and go.

    good for you!

    Michele in Michigan said...

    WOW! And I was thrilled to have walked a mile in 14 minutes. Can't WAIT til I can catch up to you!!

    Liquid said...

    My legs are hurtin' just reading your post! lol

    Glad the water was gone.

    Have a beautiful day!

    Mona said...

    wow! BOTH those photographs are AMAZING! You look just WOW!

    I hope mom is doing well!