Missouri 60 Challenge Results

I had four goals for the Missouri 60 Challenge and I did pretty well with them although I didn’t hit them completely.

1. The weight-loss related project I’m working on includes moving my blog to my own host so I can do more with it. I’ve hit some technical difficulties (mostly user related because some days I’m a technical bonehead), but I’m almost there.

2. I finished my first triathlon! YAY! I had hoped for a finish of under an hour and it took me 1.06, but that’s ok. In hindsight, I was asking for a lot from myself. I finished. That was the goal.

3. I wanted to sign up for another race. I was thinking a 5K maybe, or even a 10K. Instead, I’m doing the Trek Women Triathlon this coming Sunday. Thinking big. And I’ve scouted out some 5Ks I’d like to do in the later fall. I’d also hoped to be able to run 4 miles straight by the end of this challenge. I’m close. I hit the 3.5 mark last weekend. With the new triathlon coming up though, it was more important to concentrate on the 3.1 distance… especially off the bike. I’m ready. And running four miles is right there as the next goal.

4. I wanted to be fitter than I was when I started. I’ve definitely accomplished that. I’m running farther, more consistently, and my swim and bike training has gotten better too. I feel great!

And to top it off, I’ve lost 5.8 pounds since the start of the challenge, bringing my total loss to 61.2 pounds. I’m getting there!

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Not a huge difference on the outside, but there is a huge difference on the inside!

And there’s a huge difference from where I started. And boy, does that make me happy.

Here’s one from back before getting healthy. This has been a year of big changes…all for the better!



9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by teetee_71 (Terri) on September 8, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Wow!! You did great on the Missouri 60!!! You look fabulous!! Way to go!!


  2. Diane,
    Congratulations on all your incredible progress; and all the best with the Trek Women Triathlon. Health is found in loosing even 5% of your previous weight. Being thin doesn’t ensure health. Longevity is associated with reducing intake of average calories to 1/3 less. It also seems to favor bigger boned people over small boned, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to eat modestly. Exercise, to the point were you are working hard and creating a bearable amount of challenging stress, also increases longevity. It’s also such a boost to mood and outlook, wouldn’t you agree? It seems wonderful news to read research that says even punctuating moderate walks, or any physical activity, with 90 seconds of 100% all out effort is enough to regulate blood sugar levels. Interval training appears to be the ideal for fitness. What’s your diet –no simple carbs?
    Thank you for being such an inspiration.
    Sue (twitter @storiesmatter)


    • Thanks so much for your comments! I’m actually on Weight Watchers, paying attention to making healthier food choices and portion control. I actually still enjoy all of my favorite foods, just in moderation now. They’re actually more enjoyable that way.
      And by the way, my maiden name is Doherty. Maybe we’re related somewhere along the way!


  3. Posted by Jeannie Porter on September 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Great post! Wow! It is so motivating to see how much you have accomplished! You look fantastic! You remind me a lot of myself…even in looks! You are going to accomplish the next goal too which is the Trek Triatholon and all of your sisters/fans/cheerleaders will await the great news!

    Way to go! How long has it taken you?


    • Thank you so much for the encouragement! I’m looking forward to this race because it is only women. Should be fun. I started Weight Watchers in July 2008 and started training with triathlons in mind in November. I really started race training in January (my first race was in April, although that was a duathlon because the pool was closed). So I’ve been at this for 14 months. The good thing about losing slowly is that is now a way of life.


  4. Posted by Fran on September 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Diana you look great as always. You’ve really come along way and worked hard for it! I’m really proud of you and you inspire me so much!



  5. You have rocked this challenge! Well done!


  6. You are awesome!


  7. Posted by onelittlejill on September 10, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Great pics!!! You have come so far!!

    I want to have my own host too, but right now I am too busy (and too lazy) to do it! That is my 2010 goal for my blog though!


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