June 10, 2011

Roses and thorns

This has been a week of discoveries.

Like Sunday, when I discovered that I can run a 10k - and at my personal best pace per mile.


And Monday, when I discovered a cute and interesting boy who thinks I am lovely (and thanks to whom I have crossed item #46 off of my 101-in-1001 list).


And Tuesday, when I discovered the feeling of success after having lived 28 days as a vegan.


And Wednesday, when I (re)discovered how amazingly supportive the blog community is with all the fantastic comments and responses I got to my post about the events of Sunday - I love you all incredibly and can't tell you how strong I feel knowing I have such wonderful friends to help me stay focused on the most important aspects of this journey.

And Friday - today - when I discovered that my inexplicable weight gain was most likely an effect from overdoing it a little, because after eating on-plan all week and taking it easy with workouts, I'm weighing in at 199.


What about you? What did you discover this week?

P.S.! The winner of my Plant Strong giveaway is... Caroline! Please e-mail me your address and the package will be on its way!

27 comments:

Marla said...

Congrats on making it to onederland! I think your picture sums up your feelings the best.

SlimKatie said...

CONGRATS on reaching ONEDERLAND! That is such an exciting milestone... way to go!

Finding The Thin Within said...

Mary how wonderful that you're reached ONEderland!!!! I'm so close to it too! And I read your post-race post on my ereader so I couldn't comment easily, but I was thinking of you and sending you love. Congratulations on this huge milestone!

Prof. D said...

I must say CONGRATULATIONS on your success and journey. YOU deserve all the blessings that come your way. I felt your disappointment last week but contine to be VERY PROUD of your accomplishments. YOU are truly inspiring. I look forward to reading your blog daily, cheering you on while being inspired. Once again WAY TO GO, KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WORK.

Charlotte said...

Hi,
Yeahhhh for you for getting at 199!! I have been following your blog for a few weeks and have been waiting for you to report that you have achieved that goal. What an incredible week of successes for you!

Jill said...

Awesome!! Congrats on making it to Onederland!!!

I discovered this week, that maybe I DON'T need 64 pounds of food every day to survive. Who knew that enough really was enough?

Kelliann said...

I feel like I have discovered your blog, and how FAB it is! Love reading your posts!
I also discovered that even when they scale doesn't move, I can be happy staying on my plan and exercising - because it really DOES make me feel good.
:-)

Jessica said...

WooHoo! Congrats on under 200 :) You are awesome :)

Spoonful of Me said...

Congrats on making it to "onederland." You are such an inspiration to all of your readers/followers.

Myndie said...

Love that last picture and love what you discovered this week. I need to do better at bettering myself.

Have a good weekend!

Meghan said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

timothy said...

ONEDERLAND , ONEDERLAND, ONEDER, ONEDER, ONEDER, ONEDERLAND! WOO HOO, YOU DID IT, YOU GOT IT, GO GIRL, YOU'RE AMAZING! (sung loud and VERY off key to the wonderwoman theme song!) congrats that's fabulous! so very happy/proud for you! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Katie J said...

LOL - You won my giveaway for the Mio water enhancer. I have you down for Sweet tea. Just email me at katiejisonherway@gmail.com with your address and I will get it sent out ASAP.

Katie J said...

PS I just LOVE the note the boy left you! <3

Rainbowchild said...

Woop woop. Well done and please that that gain has disappeared xx

Corryn said...

ONEderland!!! Congrats, on your many victories this week. I have a huge smile on my face for you. :D

CarolineC said...

Congratulations Mary!!! All your hard work and dedication has really paid off. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to many many people. I think weight is a lifelong issue for anyone who has ever been obese, but I am so happy for you that you have made these changes in your life at such a young age. You deserve every happiness and the full breadth of experiences that life can bring.

Oh, and woohoo! I won!!! Thanks.

Kelty said...

Sounds like an awesome week of events even with the weigh in! I discovered that I have more in common with my family than I thought I did...not weight related, but it's been an interesting week!

Finding Calgon said...

what a wonderful week of discoveries!!! How awesome you must feel to not only have a boy crushing on you, but to step on the scale and see such a fabulous number!!! ONEDERLAND!!!
yay you! how exciting!

cindie

texancountess said...

Congrats on all of your discoveries! And welcome to Onederland! As always you remain a huge inspiration. :)

Jennie Palluzzi said...

Congratulations lady!!! You are a champion.

oh_mg said...

[From Shannon - accidentally hit delete instead of publish!]

Look at that smile on your face! Brought tears to my eyes! Congrats on getting to ONEderland, Mary!!! So happy for you!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle said...

You go, girl!!!

Rusti said...

Yay! Congrats for ONEderland!
~RustiAnn

Munchberry said...

I discovered I like the elliptical if I spend part of the time running like the wind.

Wait. What? Onederland?

WOO HOOOOO. Gimme a sec because I am getting up and dancing Snoopy Dance!

OK. Whew. Got my heart racing and shook the lotion over and off the desk.

When I reach Onederland that will not happen anymore. Until then I dance for you lotion to the floor be damned!

melanie said...

HOORAY for you .. your blog is such an inspiration!!

LoriV. said...

Welcome to Onederland, where I know you'll find permanent residency!!