Yesterday was such a fun day. I really took in the accomplishment of reaching that 40lb mark and reflected what I’ve gone through the last 4 months and where I was 6 months ago. I was remembering how uncomfortable it was to sleep, how much less room I had in the driver’s seat, how tight big clothes felt on me, how I was aware that people might be looking at me because of my weight. Now I’m sitting in my chair in my bedroom with plenty of room on the sides, wearing a shirt that I haven’t worn for 6 years and it fits great, resting after finishing my first 6 mile run in preparation for my 10K that I will run in August. I feel strong physically and mentally. I’m learning that it’s ok to treat myself with some food because of how I’m working out. I need the energy, just as long as I keep the processed stuff in check. Last night I grilled some burgers, eating one along with some potato chips that we made ourselves. We included the skins which has enzymes that helps breakdown the starch that is in potatoes which I’m re-learning can be a healthy food when prepared properly. It felt good to see the scale had not changed this morning after that good meal last night.
I was sore yesterday from yesterday morning’s workout, especially my knees. I went for a walk last night pushing my daughter in the stroller, having the puppy on the leash, and letting my son bike in front of us. It was just 2 miles but I was feeling it afterward. Had to have a soak last night because I really wanted to get things loosened up for today’s run. Woke up less sore but I’ll probably feel it later today. I’ll just take it easy on the knees for the rest of the weekend. If I do exercise, it will be on the exercise bike or an actual bike.
It just feels great to be at this moment. I think I’m going to break down my goals now to 10lb goals. No rewards. The feeling of accomplishment is reward enough.
As the day as gone on, my back has gotten a lot worse. I think I have to be really careful with stretching before and after these longer runs, probably with the shorter runs too. So glad I have a day off tomorrow.
I still weighed the same this morning as I did Friday morning, 241lbs, which gives me a weight loss of 2lbs for the week. Great weight loss but I’m still motivated to lose more. I saw some pictures of me from over the weekend and even though I can see a difference, I still see a person that I don’t see in the mental image that I have of myself. The work is not done. I have to get back to running tomorrow morning and keep doing what I’m doing. This week’s goal is once again 3lbs. This next Saturday would mark my 3-month anniversary into this weight loss and how awesome would it be to hit 40lbs! I never would have thought that I would be at this point.
I am going to try to run more to prepare myself for that 10K. I might just try to go 4 miles tomorrow, one round trip of a block out here in the country but it’s supposed to be only 41 degrees in the morning so we’ll see.
Just got back from my parent’s cabin. I was able to get my circuit training in last night next to a camp fire and under a blue sky. At first I stood there not knowing what to do but then I found stuff around me to work with and change it up a bit from what I usually do. It was fun.
This morning I was able to get a run in. Almost 3.5 miles in 45 minutes which kinda shocked me. I didn’t know until a few hours later when I drove it and watched the trip meter measure the distance. Maybe I am making progress towards that 10K run in August.
Otherwise today was just busy. I find myself being more active without thinking about it. I want to go do stuff and not sit around. I did about 4 biking trips today giving my kids and my neices rides on the roads around the cabin in the bike trailer. Then it was cooking lunch on the campfire, running here and there and enjoying the day. I would have loved to have stayed another night but if one of us wants to go back, we usually do. It will be nice to sleep hard on my own bed.
I have to do an early post because we are leaving for the cabin right after dinner tonight. I ran outside again this morning and had a pretty good pace, 5 minutes faster than the last time I did it. I did do an early weigh in this morning and was 2lbs down from last week but hoping to squeeze another pound between here and Sunday. For this new goal of 10lbs I was hoping to get 3lbs down for this first week and then average about 2lbs until the 4th of July. That would put me in great shape for losing that 10lbs and make it pretty easy to maintain the pace to get to that 5olb mark. Another reason I’m motivated to get to that 50lb mark is that I will have a minor surgery in August which may take me a week or two out of my exercise routine. Just have to schedule it after the 10K.