Monday, March 30, 2009

Running and weight loss...

I think I mentioned on here earlier that I was training for the Long Island Marathon on May 3rd. Well that was before I started having knee problems, and had to walk 2 miles home from the middle of Central Park in freezing cold weather because it hurt too much to run. Yeah, it was a sad day. But now, about 3 weeks later, things are getting better and I am slowly starting to run again. Sadly, I will not be ready for my marathon, but I have a couple of halfs that I am excited about, some awesome open water swims in the Hudson, a tri with the fam in August, and possibly another family marathon in the fall. I know, you've heard that before... 3rd times a charm... promise! 

But, in spite of my sad knee problems, I have managed to lose about 13 lbs since the beginning of January, and now only have a few lbs left to get to my pre-pregnancy bod. Pure joy!! I can't even describe to you how wonderful it feels to fit into my old pants, and not even have them dig into my sides. I honestly felt like I would never get there again, but alas... But, like I said, I still have a little ways to go, but I have been feeling so good lately, that I just had to toot my own horn. So, yay for me. :) Only now I feel like we need to get new family pictures taken, because every time I look at the ones on the sidebar, all I can think is "I can't believe how chubby I look!" (although I have to admit, I do think my hair looks pretty good!)  No wonder I have been having so many people from my ward comment on my weight loss... to them, I was a chubby girl.  But, no more.




**Ok, so I honestly feel SOOO dorky for putting this picture up here, but I kind of wanted to for my own interest sake... so that I could see it with my own eyes. You know how it's sometimes hard to tell that you've lost weight to your own eyes. Anyway, I know, I could never be a model, because I cannot for the life of me figure out the most flattering poses (I think the ladies in Hollywood must go through some special course on how to find their most flattering angles), but you get the idea.  Morgan, 3/30/09, sportin' her "skinny" jeans.  13 down, 4 more to go!  Oh, and for those of you who asked... weight watchers, running and swimming.

27 comments:

Natalie said...

Good for you! You'll have to post some pics to show how rockin' you look. Care to share your secrets?

Uffens Family said...

That is AWESOME! So nice to see results! Seriously that was inspiring! Share all that you are doing (besides running :)! Way to go!

Kristin said...

Yay!! Good job!! I've only gained weight since I've started running again. But I'm training for my first full in October in SanFran. I'm scared!!!

MATT AND COURTNEY TIEMANN said...

Wowie! How impressive. you've always been so self motivated, I admire that. BEEEP BEEEP! That's me tootin' a horn for you too!

Cake decorating sounds so fun! I don't have that skill at all. That will be a good class. Post some pics so I can see how it goes!

Tara said...

I'm so impressed! Good job! I hope the knee heals up nicely and you can get back into things.

mj said...

You keep on tootin' that horn, morg. You look GREAT! Good luck with getting back into running. I'm now having some leg pain (a lot!) and it just plain sucks.

did you move your furniture around?

Ashley said...

Way to go Morgan. I'm so glad you're tootin' you own horn 'cause it really is such an accomplishment to get the baby weight off. #2 took me 3 months longer than #1. It feels good though doesn't it.
I blew out my knee when i was training for a marathon in 2001, so sad... Never dared to do one again. Hope yours recovers soon... Good luck!

Ashley said...

ps-you look awesome!

Heather said...

Way to go! You look great. I thought you looked great before too--but you gotta love the skiny jeans :) They just make you feel good huh.

Katie and Jeff Wood said...

Hey cutie! so fun to see your blog. I love all of the pics. You have such a cute family! It has been so much fun getting to know you guys! We would love to hang out soon. Maybe another chick flick! by the way- you look great!!

The Olsen's said...

You look great Morgan!! I can't wait to try and get "skinny" again after this pregnancy! Great job on all the running. That would be cool to train for a big race like you are! Glad you are doing so well! :)

Leesa said...

Morgs... you look AWESOME!!! you gave me some new inspiration to take off about 15 pounds! i am SO excited now! email me and give me some tips on how to start out with the running thing and also any cool tricks you've found with weight watchers... i am going to go sign up today!
I miss and love ya!!

The Kneese's said...

Awesome! I love that feeling of fitting into your jeans again! You did it so fast too! You look awesome and don't apologize for tooting your own horn... you deserve it!

whitney said...

you look amazing morg! and totally beautiful, as always. :)

Mel and Nate said...

You look awesome and you have inspired me! I can tell it will be much farder to lose this baby weight the second time around. I have at least 15 to knock off so I may try weight watchers too! Did you actually go to the meetings or just do it on your own?? We miss you!

A Little Sass said...

Congrats! You DO look amazing! I am so impressed and you should feel good .. great! It isn't easy and it is well earned. I want to come do one of those swims! Is there some swim from the Statue of Liberty? I now feel so guilty for the Butterfinger (king size) I just ate. You go girl! Keep it up!

James, Cameo, Jacob, Elijah said...

Way to go!! You really do look amazing. I'm so impressed with all your activities you have planned. I feel good if I have 1 race to work for each year. You are very inspiring!!

DaNae said...

You look Hott girl! I wish we could be runners together!

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

you look fabulous! and i love the family photo arrangement in the background!

Morgan said...

you guys are all so sweet. thanks for all your congratulations, and for letting me brag a bit! :)

mare~ so sorry about your leg. lame-O indeed! hope it feels better soon

i didn't do meetings, i just did weight watchers online.

sari~yes, there is a race that starts and ends at liberty island. it is a little costly ($125), is 1.2 km, and is on 6/26. the site i have been finding some of the races on is http://www.nycswim.org/. you should definitely come do some of them! and if you ever need a place to stay you are welcome to our humble abode. :)

Michal Thompson said...

way to do! I am so glad you posted a picture too, cause I was thinking, boy would I love to have a good body shot of her. You and your sister both have great looking figures and I have always been super jealous! Why is getting all that weight off so dang hard anyway? It makes me not want anther baby just thinking about it.

The Mason Family said...

Nice job! I'm inspired! Where have you been going to swim?

Nicole said...

Hi Morgan and family, Cameron's wife here (nicole). Cam says hello and hopes all is well. Congrats getting back to pre baby weight. Ah- what does that feel like? Keep up the good work and take care! and we may stick with gold fish no more puppies for us!

Bethanne said...

Morgan, you ROCK! And, by the way, you are a total babe! And you definitely didn't look chubby to begin with, but it is easy to tell a difference now. Congrats! :)

ed and kelli said...

morgan...you look great! i attempted to start running so i could fit into my old pants again..yea, went once and gave up...maybe i'll start next week...i need a running buddy...

Bill & Lisa Busath said...

Morgan, you look wonderful! Great job -- I'm so proud of you. I just started Weight Watchers too last week. So far so good. And you weren't "chubby." You always look beautiful -- like all my girls!

Heidi said...

You do look great! I have been feeling similar since I started training for my triathlon, I have only lost 6 lbs but I now weigh less than before I got pregnant- it feels so great (now I just have to figure out how to get rid of my chubby arms!).

I noticed you have Katie and Jeff on your sidebar. Katie and I grew up in the same ward and were in young women's together/went to the same high school. That is just another funny connection of people we both know!