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2.5 Hours

Yesterday I went for my long run.  I was out running for 2.5 hours!  I almost did the full 1/2 marathon course.  I felt good energy wise once I got going.  I can only do my long runs on the weekend so it had to get done.

My body is a little worse for wear:  blisters and chafing.  Lovely.  Only one more training run and then it will be the grand finale race.

I my friendly weight competition I am down 2.5 lbs this week.  I would have like to make more progress since it wasn’t that long ago that I lost these pounds.  As long as I keep going in the right direction I will be happy.

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Morning Smiles

I went for a run in the neighborhood this morning.  I ran the only loop with the kids in the jogging stroller.  I came across another woman (thin woman) running in the opposite direction.    She was nice exchanging a few words every time.  To my surprise when we met up again and again I was a little faster.  I did not think I had a great run but it brought smiles that I was not being left in the dust of others.  (And it is nice to surprise others that fat people are physically capable)

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I am ON the wagon to weightlossville.  It surprises me that I have all kinds of incentives, but I still have a feeling of repression (mostly food repression) and I keep sabotaging myself.  Strange how the mind works.

I did not work out yesterday but I am good on exercise today.  I did my first Tae Bo class and it was great.  I like the boxing and the kicking and I can surely use the practice in the dancing.

I love the feeling during and after working out.  It should be bottled for inspiration.

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Still Running

I am a little of a month away from my Half Marathon.   Training is on track.  I should finish a little faster than last time but I will still have lots of time to improve on.

Weight loss was going well-ish.  I was nearly in one-underland and then I got side-tracked.   Some emotional days and then needing to bake for my daughter’s birthday (for home and school) and also for a school party and I went in the wrong direction but I am back and focused on eating well.

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Lost First 5%

I am making progress.  Never as quick as I want but I am always happy when it is going in the right direction.

My goal is to exercise everyday and preferably twice a day.  One cardio (running or swimming) and the other Power 90 workout.

For food I follow Eat To Live.  I mostly follow it but there are times that it makes me feel quite deprived.  I feel that I have ruined my families ability to enjoy food…. but at least we are healthier.

Next goal is another 5%.  203 lbs for January 11th 2012.

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Hello Two Teens

I weighed in at 219.5 this morning.  I happily reversed my Thanksgiving trip gain and a little extra.

I enjoy watching the scale go down in numbers.  That is my best motivator.  I have lost quite a bit this week so I am mentally preparing myself for a slowed progress but so far so good and I feel as long as I do real exercise (running) than I am going in the right direction.

My goal to reach 214 for 23 Oct is a bit aggressive (5.5 lbs this week) but I am going to try for it.  It is my own fault for not being mindful in the last month.

So I am off for a run.

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I took a 10 day trip in which I gained 5 lbs.  I ran most days so I shutter to think how much it would have been without the exercise.

So i am doing a redo of the 5 lbs lost.   So far so good.  Losing weights motivates me to lose more.

I went for a good run today (chasing my 5 year old on her bike).  The 1/2 hour went by easily which is a good sign.  I still have lots of time before the race but I would like to be very prepared.

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Registered For Half

I was spectating at a triathlon and I found $10 on the ground.   There was no way to figure out which one of the thousands spectating it belonged to so I put it in my purse.   Walking along a little further I heard an announcement that an upcoming 1/2 marathon race was $10 off.

So I decided since the found money was not really mine and there was a discount, it made sense to sign up for the half marathon scheduled for April 2012.

My reality is that I am 222 lbs.  I just moved to the U.S.  My house is far from set up.  I have three children under 6.  I currently can’t find time to run.  My life is hectic.  And I am going to succeed.

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