I don’t know if it’s just summer time laziness that has not just crept up on me but it seems to have come up to me and covered me in a huge lazy blanket. Poop. I should be training for my half marathon but I can only get half way there and I have been eating crazy too. I am not eating a lot just not the right foods... bread has been really friendly as has been ice cream – oh a chips especially if there is homemade salsa close by (yum!). So now I am going to stop focusing on the bad and ugly and I’m going to fill you in on the good stuff that has happen despite my ill efforts to be good.
First and foremost I hit the 30lbs mark! Woo-hoo!!! No lie this time LOL! I feel kinda bad though because I feel like I don’t deserve it! I’m like yeah, hum how did that happen? The important part is that it did happen and I’m a happy camper :) Oh! And this means I am also no longer considered to be “obese” anymore – go figure. I am though “overweight” (no way? really??) and according to the lovely BMI calculator I need to lose about 25-30 more pounds to be “normal”. So, I think that answers the ultimate question people ask me all the time “how much more weight do you want to lose?” I guess I’d like to be “normal” or as close to it as I can be. Now seriously the idea of losing another 30 pounds is overwhelming, I am in a place where I don’t exactly know how possible it its. Although losing the first 30, has not been easy I have been here before and it felt doable. The thought of losing another 30, now that is unchartered territory with the exception of maybe some 18 years ago?! So how do I tackle this? A little bit at a time. My next goal will be to lose another 10 pounds, then we will see from there what happens!
I also was able to run 6 miles last Saturday! I could not believe it!! The week before I was able to do a repeat of 5 miles, then on Saturday I started off by telling myself, anything over 5 would be good, and slowly but surely I just kept going until I hit 6 miles – wow for me! 6 months ago I could not run for more than a few minutes without feeling like I was going to die. I have the map for the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on my wall at work, it has each mile numbered and each time I go a mile further I feel closer to the finish line. I think I will get half way there this weekend! Each time I go for a run I am stretching out the distance by adding a new street or neighborhood to my trail, each time I finish just about half a mile away from my house, this way I can walk and cool down while on my way back home BUT also I challenge myself to run an extra block or from one stop sign to the next, this seems to be working for me so we shall see how far it gets me… on another thought eventually I will be running through each neighborhood in my subdivision. Pretty cool hu?