Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Check in Wednesday. Weight loss so far : 13lbs. I was thinking about skipping the check in this morning because I've almost plateau'ed over the last few days BUT it's actually better that I talk about it. From last Thurs to last night, I've picked up an additional 5-10 minutes on my run and then used the 9mph-30 second sprints for extra stress release. Sprints were especially satisfying last night after a long, frustrating day. I didn't eat enough yesterday though - I fell 200 calories short of my daily goal. That's not good. As busy as I was, I should've maybe stopped to somewhere for an apple or banana or something else worth filling up on.

It's sucky to see that number stay the same after a couple good days of good food and exercise but it's alright. I'll take it. It's a minor bump in the road. I just have to remember to keep my calories up and keep making progress on the workout. .... btw, I can't believe that I actually ran for a solid 20 minutes the other day. I cannot believe it. It's been SO long since I've been able to do that and enjoy it. I'm actually more excited to say that then anything else this week.

I talked to this guy the other day, about his wife and the diets she's tried over the years. He mentioned something that I thought rings true with a lot of women who diet. He said that his wife would love to get down to the weight she was in high school - so much so that it's her ultimate goal. You know, for a long time, that was my goal too......but I can't say that it's a realistic goal anymore.

When I graduated, and I say this with some very uncomfortable humility but yet little regret, I was at least 30 lbs lighter. Would I like to lose it? HELL YEAH! BUT the one thing I have to remember is that back then, I played sports 11 months out the year and I was 18. So I have to ask myself, am I willing to go back to sports and non-stop work outs and leave little time for anything else? ....... well, no, not really. So what do I do? I have to be happy with who I am.

The point is blog, if you're happy with who you are, the number on a scale is just a stupid number on a scale. Exercising and eating well just gives you more time to be happy. I hope that I can drop a few more pounds but I gotta tell you, I feel great right now. I feel stronger. I feel like I breathe, walk, and concentrate better. I like this. I feel like I should've done this a long time ago.

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