Weigh-In Wednesday #52 – 147.8

How do you measure a year?

A lot has happened to me in the past 365 days.   Mostly good, very little bad.  Here is a small sampling:

1.  I started The Jen West Quest exactly one year ago today!  😀
2.  I finished my first Half Ironman last April.
3.  I lost over 45 pounds!!
4.  I was featured on the Rachael Ray Show for my weight-loss success & blog.
5.  I was featured in Health Magazine’s “I Did It!” Spotlight.
6.  I was a Birmingham Bombshell.
7.  I made new running besties.  🙂
8.  My wonderful husband and I decided to split up, but remain friends.
9.  I injured my knee and was unable to finish what would have been my first marathon.
10.  I am temporarily living with my parents until our lease is up in August.  😀
11.  I have grown & prospered in my 9 to 5 job.
12.  I blew my previous 10k PR (personal record) out of the water.
13.  I have become both mentally and physically stronger.
14.  I appreciate food as nourishment for my body, not as an emotional filler.
15.  I am a much more confident person.
16.  I turned 32.  🙂
17.  I met or exceeded all of the expectations for myself.

In honor of this special day, my boss surprised me with a new haircut at my favorite salon in 5 Points South (Peter @ Orbit).  I go today over my lunch break for my new ‘do.  Thank you Andrea!!!!  I love you so much.  🙂  I will post a photo later on Twitter to show you guys what it looks like.

Thanks to all of you for surrounding me in love, on both the good days and the bad.  I can’t wait to share the next 365 with you!

Vero and I, my ultimate running buddy! 😀