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.