Things I like Thursday: My mom is awesome

Congrats to my mom who is 1 year back at goal.  She didn’t keep the weight off the first time on WW, sidetracked due to the death of her mother.  She got back on and made goal Jan 24, 2011, which ironically was my grandmothers birthday.  The 2nd time, which stuck, was done in meetings.  Her total loss between 2006 and now is over 50 lbs.  (mine is around 40 lbs)

Her initial loss with Weight Watchers was on the old program, she lost by counting points and walking.  Her 2nd and final loss was right when Points Plus came out in fall 2010.  She lost by doing Points Plus, run-walking, strength training, and some cross training.  She still does everything she did to lose, just eating more P+ values.

She still tracks, works out, and attends meetings weekly, which I believe is key to her success.  She’s seen what works for me, is really the structure she needs in her own life.  Accountability is key.

Her first before and after is here. The before is December 2006, the first after is December 2007.

Here is a photo of us December 2011.

She’ll run her 3rd half marathon this weekend, which is also her 3rd in a year.  That’s pretty awesome.

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