December 01, 2014

Motivational Monday #89

Happy Motivational Monday! I hope that everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I'm really proud of myself for the way I handled it. I made a plan, and I stuck to the plan, which is exactly what I did on holidays when I was losing the weight a few years ago. I did the Turkey Trot 10K and 5K in the morning, and then for dinner, I just ate what I really wanted (sweet potato casserole, stuffing, and corn). I don't love turkey (or any meat for that matter), so I didn't let myself feel like I had to have some just because it was Thanksgiving. I was very happy with my dinner.

I calculated the PointsPlus in the pecan pie I made, and was completely shocked to see that it's 16 PP per slice (1/8 of the pie)! That is just crazy to me. But I do love pecan pie, and I'd earned a LOT of extra points during the Turkey Trot, so I ate a piece for dessert--and it was delicious! Worth every mile I ran that morning ;)

I think my proudest moment of the week, though, was finishing the 10K in 55:07--even though it wasn't my goal time (missed it by 7 seconds!), I thought it was a lofty goal to begin with, so I am really happy to have been able to come that close. It had been a long time since I ran 6+ miles at a sub-9:00 pace!

(I know I said I would post my food log all month, and I will! I'm just going to post it on the following day, so that it's complete. Tomorrow, I'll post today's log.)

I was expecting my inbox to be flooded with Motivational Monday emails this week because of all the Turkey Trotters; but it turns out this will be a short but sweet MM. Enjoy!

Dana just completed her first 5K! She's been working on losing weight (her goal is to lose 100 pounds total), and she just recently hit the 30-pounds lost milestone. She signed up for a Turkey Trot, and set a goal to finish under 50 minutes. She worked hard, walking faster than she thought her legs could even carry her, but she crossed the finish line in 49:29! She was inspired to set a goal to start running :)

On November 1st, Celeste set a pretty hefty goal for herself: to run or walk 100 miles for the month of November. As of yesterday, she was at 97 miles, so in the eleventh hour, she ran 3.1 miles to bring her total to 100.1! Celeste has been maintaining a 60-pound weight loss for 5 years now. (Celeste's blog)

Don't forget to check out more stories on the Motivational Monday Facebook post!


  1. this is not related to motivational monday, but I just wanted to ask if they ever found that missing girl? I remember you posting about her around Halloween, but I can't seem to find the post with her name.

    1. Her name is Chelsea Bruck, and sadly, she was never found. I don't think the police are actively looking anymore, but I know her family is. They've been passing out fliers and having search parties for any sort of clues, but they haven't found anything. It's like she just disappeared into thin air! I really hope they find her.

  2. Congratulations to all of you girls! It must be a great feeling to always feel motivated. And to feel that you can always be better. This is a great post, Katie! Thank you for sharing and just keep inspiring :)


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