I got on the scale this morning after breakfast and it read 197.4 pounds. To be candid, I was surprised it did not say 200. That’s what I was expecting – based on how I feel now.
I can’t even fit into my fat jeans now. They sit too low because of my stomach and love handles. That’s what happens when you are 20 pounds overweight.
Don’t even ask me what I would wear if I managed to get a job interview this week. I suspect I would have to go out and buy something. How sad is that?
Here’s the good news: The holidays are over. All the sweets are gone. All the big family meals are over. The kids are back in school. And, that stinging/burning pain that I had in the bottom of my right heel is just about completely gone (knock on wood).
I can get better. I can drink more water. I can get back to running (once the rain stops). I can cut down on the carbs.
First goal is 192. After that, it’s under 190. Then, it’s 184 and under 180. The ultimate goal is 177. But, I can’t think about that now. First, it’s drop five…and hopefully quick so that I can stop praying that my jeans will fall down in public.
For four straight days, starting on Xmas Eve, I pigged out on cookies, cake, brownies and pie – like an out of control lunatic. Completely out of control. The picture of reckless abandon. Thoughtless.
It stops today.
I went for a 5K run at 10:30 AM today. It was my first run in two weeks. Why? Say…75% crappy weather, 20% depression and 5% been busy.
At the 2.25 mile mark, I had to walk a bit. Did that twice. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:18.
I have now run 139.5 miles since Memorial Day.
That was the number on the scale today before lunch.
That’s 17.5 pounds too much.
On 11/10, I weighed 200.3 pounds.
On 11/24, I got it down to 192.3 pounds. That was 8 pounds lost in 2 weeks.
On 11/28, I weighed 195.3 pounds. Yes, I gained 3 pounds in 4 days!
Today, I am at 195.9 pounds – still stuck where I was a week ago.
It’s time to start heading in the right direction again. I need to lose 19 pounds. And, that’s a lot.
For the last 9 days, I have been terrible with my food choices. Granted, one-third of it was Thanksgiving/Birthday stuff…and that’s hard. But, the last 6 days have been all about depression and apathy. And, that has to stop. I don’t even want to see what the number would be if I went on a scale. I feel it already trying to squeeze into my jeans.
I went for a 5K run at 11 AM today. It was sunny – but windy, which made it feel colder than the actual temperature.
At the 2.2 mile mark, I caved and had to walk in three instances. Maybe it was the wind? Maybe I ran too close to lunch time? Or, maybe I just suck at this?
Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:06.
I have now run 136.4 miles since Memorial Day.
I went for a 5K run before lunch today. I was not really in the mood to do it. But, the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday is for 100% rain. So, that pushed me into it.
I labored. But, I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:27. Got some sun in the process which is good because I may not see it again until Thursday.
I have now run 133.3 miles since Memorial Day.
I was at 195.3 first thing in the morning on the scale today. That’s a gain of 3 pounds in 4 days. That’s what happens when you let yourself go and make bad food choices. It can happen THAT QUICK.
I went for a 5K run at 11:30 AM today. It was sunny, but, cool – and breezy in spots. It was an effort, but, I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:26.
I have now run 130.2 miles since Memorial Day.
I just realized that I have run 399.9 miles over the last 18 months. That’s roughly 400 miles in 550 days (precisely). Shame it wasn’t more. But, it also could have been a lot less.
I went for a 5K run at 10:30 AM today. Good running weather – 50 degrees and cloudy. Only a slight wind in one spot.
I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:36 and felt strong doing it. Worked up a good sweat.
I have now run 127.1 miles since Memorial Day.
This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s after two weeks of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 15.
Fourteen days ago, I was 8 pounds heavier. I still have 15.3 pounds to go.
Getting through the next 3 days will be a challenge. It’s Thanksgiving, the day after, and then my birthday. I am going to do the best I can to stay focused and not make it a face stuffing romp.
The last time I went to Weight Watchers to weigh in was June 16th. That was 160 days ago. 23 weeks is a long time. Basically, I have not been back to WW since I was laid off from my job.
At that time, I weighed 190.4 pounds – which is 3 pounds less than I do now. Talk about a reminder on how far I still have to go and that I really have not achieved anything yet!
It was 12/9/2015 when I went back to WW. At that time, I weighed 199 pounds which is very close to the 200.3 when I started to turn it around recently. The lowest I ever got my weight that go-round was 188.6 on May 5th. That’s five pounds less than I weigh now – and still 11 pounds more than I am aiming for these days.
Obviously, I am still fat.
It’s been 4 days since my last run. Saturday, we were very busy. And, the last three days had rain and 50 MPH wind gusts – and COLD.
Even this morning, it was cold and windy. The windchill was just at freezing this morning. But, I layered up and went out for a 5K run at 10:30 AM this morning. I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 29:35 – which is slow. But, it was a good effort. I wanted to get out there with the holidays coming.
I have now run 124 miles since Memorial Day.
This morning’s number after breakfast. That’s after 12 days of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 13.
Thirteen days ago, I was 7.1 pounds heavier. I still have 16.2 pounds to go. And, that’s a lot.
This afternoon’s number before lunch. That’s after 10 days of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 11.
It may be a bit misleading because I had a bad stomach bug Friday night.
Eleven days ago, I was 6.7 pounds heavier. I still have 16.6 pounds to go.
I went for a 5K run at 11 AM today. Super nice day for this time of the year. Fifty-five degrees and BRIGHT sun.
It was hard. I really had to push. But, I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:28 – worked up a good sweat. Really raised my body temp.
I have now run 120.9 miles since Memorial Day. My next run will be my 40th personal 5K run since that holiday weekend.
This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s after 8 days of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 9.
Nine days ago, I was 6.2 pounds heavier. I still have 17.1 pounds to go.
This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s after one full week of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 8.
Eight days ago, I was 5.8 pounds heavier. Of course, I know the first week is always the big week. And, it’s going to get harder from here out. The important thing is to keep pushing and not get too giddy over just one week’s good behavior.
I still have 17.5 pounds to go. That’s a mountain remaining. It would be HUGE to lose another five pounds next week. But, I know it’s more likely to be closer to two pounds. As long as it’s heading in the right direction, that’s OK.
I went for a 5K run at 11:30 AM today. It was nice weather – sunny, 50′s with some light wind in spots. It was good to get out there since I didn’t run Monday or Tuesday. Yesterday, it rained ALL DAY. And, on Monday, I had a job interview. (Fingers crossed!)
It was hard out there. I pushed myself. And, I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:29. Maybe it was hard because it was so close to lunch?
I have now run 117.8 miles since Memorial Day.
This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s five days in a row of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 6.
Six days ago, I was 5.7 pounds heavier. I am beginning to feel the difference in my jeans. I still have 17.6 pounds to go. This is no time for celebration. It’s time to push even harder.
I went for a 5K run around 9:30 AM today. It was sunny, but, breezy and cool. I went with sweats and a hoodie. I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 28:27 and it was hard. But, I did it – and I feel good about it.
I have now run 114.7 miles since Memorial Day.
This morning’s number before breakfast. That’s three days in a row of being control of what I am eating. Today is Day 4.
Four days ago, I was 3.9 pounds heavier. It’s amazing how not pigging out can make a difference. I still have 19.4 pounds to go, and, that’s a lot.