Today's weigh-in was a success! I am down 2.2 lbs. I'm so including that .2 in there, because, baby - it may not be a pound, BUT, I worked hard for it! I'll get to that in just a second. I am down SEVENTEEN pounds! Oh yeah! Can you guys tell that I'm getting excited? I hope so! So, yes, the freshman 15 is gone, plus 2 more! :) If you all remember from my first post - I'd gained 30 pounds over the last year. Sooooo, over half of that weight is off of me! It's really exciting to see things adding up. Yesterday was the 2 month mark. I honestly can't believe it's been 2 months! It's amazing how time flies! Typically, I would be thinking, Oh my gosh...it's been so long...I've only lost 17 lbs?!? Not this time! My mindset is COMPLETELY different. I'm in it for the long haul this time. Absolutely no turning back!
So, one of my goals for this past week was to TRACK my eating. Every bite. Did that happen? NOPE. Tracking is so annoying to me. I've been noticing a trend on the weekends - I'm not tracking much then, either. I have the running tally in my head, but, I know there are times I go over. Thank GOD I love to exercise. It REALLY makes up for the days I'm slacking.
This past Saturday was rough. I had planned to continue my habit of working hard on Saturdays. I've been burning no less than 1000 calories. Before noon. I had a major lack of motivation this past Saturday. I slept in for the first time in weeks. No problem. Then I get up start looking for something to eat. I wasn't in the mood for anything, except for the stupid Kraft Caramels that I bought for no good reason other than I hadn't seen them in a while. So I got about 3 or 4 and sat down to watch a movie. Then I got 3 or 4 more. I kept going back for more - and guilt started to set in. I knew how many points were in 5 of those babies. All of sudden I had a brilliant idea. I'll just finish off the bag so I won't have to worry about them anymore. Heh. Fortunately, about 1/4 to 1/2 of the bag was left. Still ridiculous. So I felt terrible. What was that?????? Finally after my movie went off, my friend Chas called - and I mentioned how unmotivated I was. I know she wasn't entirely serious, but she told me to get my butt in gear and be done with exercise by 2. Finally, I pried myself from the couch and went to the track to do a C25K workout. Then I walked 3+ miles. Just over 1500 calories. I wasn't too worried about the caramels after that...haha.
Speaking of C25K, today I started my final week! Final week?!? I can't believe that by the end of this week - I will technically be in shape to run a 5K. How cool is that? I haven't been able to say that in about 5 years! Initially, I set out to do this only for exercise. Now I'm thinking that I may like to run one. Have I mentioned the one and only 5K I've run? Came in dead last. I finished, though! Haha. Not to make excuses, but I had been training for a 5K, and the week before - I got sick. It was about this time of year, and the weather snapped. I didn't get to run after I was well until the race. I swear, between the cold air in my lungs and taking off too fast, I was sabotaged. One of my co-workers is a marathon runner, and he was running that race. He finished the race and actually started back down the course. He found me and ran with me to make sure I finished. Marshall rocks! :) I can't remember my time (I didn't care about it at that point)...but I'm thinking that I'd like to try again! Hopefully I'll be at LEAST next to last!!! Haha!
So, I'm going on a little road trip this weekend. I'm kinda worried I'll splurge a little too much. I'm saving up my extra points...and I'm going to HAVE to use my exercise points I earn this week. Of course, I'll be doing a lot of walking, I'm sure. So....we'll see. I'll post some pictures next week. :)
Have a great weekend & week!
P.S. - Have I mentioned how much I HATE running on a track?!?!?!