Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Update and Some Changes

So the drought is over!  I lost one pound this week and I am back on track to weigh 185 by March 10.  I am excited to have lost a pound.  While I would like to weigh 185 by next week, I am trying not to focus too much on the scale as I adjust some of my eating and exercise regime.

In the past, in order to lose weight I would deprive myself even when I felt like I was starving.  The worst was Tuesday nights before my weekly weigh in.  Katie and I had said that we would not have our "us" nights on Tuesdays because I would be so hungry and tired that all I wanted to do was go to bed, wake up, and weigh in so I could eat something.  I am not going to do that anymore.  I have had a few extra, healthy snacks during the day this past week, and Monday evening when I was absolutely starving, I ate some trail mix and drank some water; it honestly helped a bunch.

Last night, I was exhausted.  Getting up at 4:30am every morning to work out usually means that I am missing out on some sleep.  So I made the decision that I would sleep in this morning and not go for my normal 5 mile run.  I also realized that I had worked out everyday for 2 whole weeks.  When I started swimming on Sunday mornings, I had deprived myself of a day of rest.  My body and mind were paying the price for it.  It does feel weird to have not gone out for a run, but I feel a bit more rested than I did yesterday.

In some ways I feel like I am starting over, and there will certainly be an adjustment period, but I think if I continue to eat well and listen to my body, my goals of weight loss and fitness will come with time.  At least I hope they do.


  1. i am so happy to see you are making some smart will be more successful and happier! nice job!