Good morning! I realize I’m late getting this post up..again! I have a good excuse though as I spent all of last night and 2.5 hours this morning catching up on all the blogs in my feed. I didn’t read every word of every blog but did go through all the posts and commented where I felt like it. Some posts I wanted to but then felt after I typed the comment it might be best to say nothing so I did that as well. Now the key is to stay up on everyone’s blog so that I don’t fall so far behind again!
So yesterday morning I woke up and felt confident standing on the scale. Why? Well because of my 20 mile run the day before! Whenever I have a LONG run I know my weight will be good. It was a good thing I had the 20 mile run as my food intake has been shaky this past week even after unloading about it last week. I’m not panicking though. It’s a long process and although I may have set a lofty goal of losing 151lbs this year I don’t NEED to do that. It would be nice and I’m not giving up on it…yet. I am going to settle for hitting 131+lbs by the end of the year which would put me in the 210-220lb range.
Everyday I just keep reminding myself of all that I’ve accomplished and that I don’t want to waste it AGAIN! and that usually keep me from going to nuts when I can’t seem to control what I’m eating. I’d love to be able to say I’ve whipped chocolate milk’s butt but I haven’t. For now it seems like it’s my new “ice cream”. Ice cream was the hardest thing to wean myself off when I was getting ready to start this latest weight loss. I kicked ice cream’s butt so I have faith I’ll eventually kick chocolate milk to the curb as well.
After Sunday’s run I was expecting to feel a lot worse than I did and do now. Yesterday during work my quads were pretty sore but other than that the rest of my body was in good shape. Even my left heel was feeling fine yesterday.
On top of the new shoes and socks with built-in cushioning I also tried to keep my form good through out my run and didn’t worry about my pace as much. This meant I was running a good 30s/mile faster most times but if that means my heel likes me better I’m going to risk bonking earlier in my runs.
When I woke up this morning all is good. I suspect after/during my run today my quads may start squawking again but for now they’re happy. Here’s this week’s numbers:
TW : 236.5lbs
LW : 236.2lbs
LTW: + 0.3lbs