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So I'm down 1.2 lbs. this week. Considering I didn't follow WW except for maybe half the week, I'm happy (well, content) with this. I think the Tower of Terror 10-Miler had something to do with having any kind of loss, the details of which I'll get to in a minute. But I've lost 5.2 lbs. in five weeks. Which is awesome, generally, but I can do a LOT better - especially at this higher weight I'm at now. I'd really love to be as close to my "normal" weight range (130-135) as possible by the wedding. I realize that's asking a lot, as I'd have to lose like 1.5 to 2 lbs. a week to hit it. I know I can do that but the bridal shower, bachelorette party, holidays, etc. are all very real hurdles I will have to consider while at the same time making sure I have a good time. All that on top of the stress of the wedding and this new job and aaccckkkk. I need you guys' encouragement now more than ever, so anything you can offer up would be great.

Anyway, the race was actually amazing. I almost skipped it... :[ I have been having on-and-off stomach pains - likely from stress - and they were REALLY bad the afternoon of the race. But Josh calmed me down a bit and I rested and took it easy, and the pains went away just in time, thankfully.

So glad I went because I had a blast, which I attribute to the nice weather and the fact that I got my favorite medal I've received from a race so far:

It glows in the dark, and the little elevator moves up and down on a spring. Yesssssss. ToT is my favorite WDW attraction, so it's extra cool for me. It's hanging nicely amongst my other medals - way too many of which are runDisney medals, with my marathon medal right in the middle. :o)

I also somehow managed a sub 12:30/mile pace, which is faster than my current 5K or even like, two-mile pace, so whatever. I guess my adrenaline was high and, like I said, the weather was gangsta. Low humidity, a breeze here and there, 71 degrees when we started and like 68 when we finished. It was pretty much a 24-hour nice-weather phase that is now gone but I don't even care. I will take it, universe. Thank you, universe.

Anyway, here are a few more photos of me with my buddy Liz (lizblizz) and Josh before the race, and Liz and me after the race.

Liz did freaking awesome! Killed her time by something like a half hour over last year? She is also down 25+ pounds since the beginning of the year. Look at this:

Gorgeous either way but still very motivational and so awesome. ♥ You rock, Liz. Give me some of your motivation juice.

My goal this week is to STICK TO PLAN - count everything and stick to my workouts! The only thing I will most likely skip is my 5K run on Saturday, because we're going to Halloween Horror Nights the night before and have a full day of fun stuff planned Saturday. But that is known ahead of time and I'm OK with it. I'm doing a longer run Sunday evening, and that is non-negotiable.

Speaking of HHN and fun things, these are my challenges this week. HHN I know like the back of my hand: Pack snacks but make sure to eat beforehand because the D-bags at security will likely tell me I can't bring them into the park. HOWEVER, this year I have a plan to tell them I am gluten intolerant. That's common enough now for me to totally get by, I think - especially because last time they asked me if I had a medical reason and I said NO, DO I HAVE TO!? all pissed off. So this time I'll be ready. And if not, Richter's Burger Co. or whatever that restaurant is has shitty salads and I'll just chug water all night. NO DRINKING.

Saturday we're going to Sweet, our wedding-cake (well, cupcake) shop. *shoots self* It's only to finalize our order, though. There will be cupcakes lurking behind me, but they're behind a glass case of emotion, so it's safe. Or something. We're going to this yearly fall pumpkin patch (!!!!) and carnival after that. There isn't anything super tempting there, though I may get an (iced) light pumpkin-spiced latte from Starbucks to take over. I'm very white and IDGAFFFF.

Josh and I signed up to do the Lake Eola 5K the Saturday before our wedding. I considered doing the OUC Half Marathon that same day (it's part of the same series), but with my luck I'll injure myself, so I decided to play it safe. I have the Princess Half in February to look forward to, but yeah, watch me injure myself at this 5K anyway. Knock on wood.

Nothing else to say, really. I'll be blabbering about shower-food fears soon enough, so get ready for that excitement.


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Oct. 8th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
That race was so perfect. I don't know what we did to get that weather, but we were SO lucky. I'm sure I'll be back next year since it's my potential legacy race, but efffff it'll likely never be that nice again! I didn't even feel like I was sweating!

My time last year was 2:46, and this year was 2:20. Huzzah! The training and the weather definitely made a huge difference.

My game plan for HHN this year has been to just eat before I go. None of the theme park food is that good anyway, honestly. You can totally make it through the night without eating any of that junk! (EDIT: Butterbeer excluded from this, but it's not available at HHN anyway).

Fitting into my old clothing has been a great motivation to keep going. I was able to dig out my favorite Harry Potter shirts that I bought in 2010 when WWoHP opened the other day and wear them comfortably for our trips to Universal. That was a great feeling! Downside: I have literally one pair of jeans that fit, and I HATE shopping for jeans! ARGGGG.

Edited at 2014-10-08 09:16 pm (UTC)
Oct. 8th, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
RIGHT!? You must've done something great because I think I used up any and all good karma I might have. I'm good with doing this race just the one time, as I doubt it can get much better, lol. Watch me pull a you and sign up again though. IDK though...with the Wine & Dine, I don't think I'll be able to justify it. We'll see.

Yeah I'm definitely going to make sure I have dinner before, but if we leave at 4:30 p.m. that's like...10+ hours after dinner. I will need to eat at least one more meal and snacks in there somewhere. I can do the meal at that Richter's place, as much as it will suck, but do you know if they sell healthy snacks anywhere just in case security does confiscate mine? I hope water keeps me full enough not to be starving but not full to the point of peeing on the scareactors.

YESSS oh man, that's such a good feeling. Love the feeling of zipping up old jeans that didn't fit for ages. I can go jeans shopping with you one day if you want! It does suck, I agree. Old Navy is my go-to for jeans because of their vanity sizing...oops.
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Oct. 9th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hey Liz! Congrats on your weight loss!

But you look beautiful in both pictures! <3
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Oct. 8th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
I was a Disney this weekend and saw lots of people in Tower of Terror and Haunted Mansion Marathon shirts. So cool you were doing it. I was busy stuffing my face at Food and Wine.
Oct. 9th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
Damn, I wish we'd gotten to meet up! And LOL that was me the previous weekend. :o) Hope you liked F&W Fest! What was your favorite thing?
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Oct. 8th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
I like coming by to visit and find you being all awesome with a race report.
Oct. 9th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
;p Hehe thanks! I could've posted more stats, sorryyyy. I know you like the numbers but I has a lazy.
Oct. 9th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Keep at it! you're doing great :)
Oct. 9th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
Thanks girl! ♥ Appreciate you stopping by. How have you been?
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Oct. 9th, 2014 05:37 am (UTC)
You are amazing. Look at all those medals!! And don't speak those injuries into the universe! No no no! Don't even. You will NOT injure yourself. I forbid it!
Oct. 9th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks. :o) And LOL Ok I take it back! xD
Oct. 9th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
Hooray for finishing ToT and in a better time than you expected! That's always nice. When you coming to run a race here ;)

See you next month!
Oct. 9th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I couldn't believe the time, honestly. I was expecting 13:30/mile and hoping for 13:00 so this obviously had me floored!

Can you ask them to make the ground flat? Then I'll come. LOL. :-D No but seriously I would love to. Josh needs to see California too, and I've never been to SanFran soooooo maybe a 2015 trip!?

YAY CAN'T WAIT! Vegas, woo! Have you bought your flight?
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Oct. 9th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
Hey there girl! I am so proud of you for doing that 10 miler!
If I may advise don't be so concerned about the numbers but focus on how you will feel. Don't starve yourself to get a number.
If I said too much I am sorry. You are lovely and you'll be a gorgeous bride!
Oct. 10th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks Crystal! I'm happy I did it too. I was pretty nervous, especially considering how my stomach was feeling, but I managed it!

You definitely didn't say too much - you're absolutely right. I'm just such a crazy control freak and I know where I've been able to get to in the past, so that's kind of how I'm basing my goals. But you're right...when I focus on the numbers too much, I do tend to get discouraged, as opposed to focusing on how I feel when I eat right, work out, etc. So this is advice I should be listening to. ♥

Thank you so so much!
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