Official stats for those keeping track at home? Current weight 163.8 - Loss this week of 1.6 - Total loss - 98.7 pounds!
The meeting was an emotional blur - there was some very nice things said about me - again - when did I become this person? I know it seems weird, but I have been doing this for myself - not really for anyone else, but if I can help people along the way then BONUS! I got a really neat picture frame from my leader since I always carry a before picture with me they want me to have a frame for "The first day of my after"! It was so nice to have my family there, my parents and my older son and his fiance braved the cold and early hours and came out. I also invited a few other people who had been important to me and my journey and they came as well! This pic is my leader Cara on my left and Carol on my right. On a side note - when I met Carol and found out she was a runner it inspired me to run and she ran her first marathon because she wasn't going to let me do a full marathon before her!
And then as if the day wasn't already emotional - my parents dropped me off in the freezing cold so I could do my leg of the CIM relay! I had the last leg and the rest of my team did so great! The pressure was really off me to run fast and I could just enjoy the ride! CIM is amazing - I can't wait until next year so I can run the whole thing! After I finished I walked a couple of miles back out to bring in a teammate that was struggling - CIM has a course limit and she was behind that which means she was on the sidewalk and had to wait for traffic lights and such, but she did it! It was so cool being out there cheering people in, watching people make their goals and just giving back to the people who had supported me 3 weeks ago when I ran my first marathon!
This is me and Leslie - one of my relay team members waiting for the person to come in to hand off to me!
It was a very long, emotional, (and cold) day - so after going to Fresh Choice to eat I came home, took a hot bath and snuggled under the electric blanket and took a nap. I got up in time to watch about an hour of TV and then it was bedtime!