So, I have been bad about blogging. I don’t think anyone has cared. But, today (at work, which gives you an indication of how bored I sometimes get) I decided to do a blog about this weight loss thing that I’m doing.
Sometime at the beginning of the school year, my family embarked on a Biggest Loser kind of thing. I did alright. I lost around 8 pounds. (Over the course of a month or so). Then, I stopped for a bit and really hopped back on the bandwagon sometime in November. I don’t really even remember when I actually started, but I got intrigued by the Couch to 5K thing that a friend of mine had started. (Woot! Thanks, Cathy!) So, I decided to give it a go.
Here I am in November. It looks like my face is swollen I was so fat. Why didn’t someone tell me?
Crap. It was it hard.
All it wanted me to do at first was run for a minute, then walk for a minute and a half.
Then repeat this 5 times.
I thought I was going to die.
I was, apparently, really really out of shape.
I started to freak out.
I looked ahead a few days in the program.
Run for 3 minutes straight?
I can’t do that.
I won’t ever be able to do that.
But, I kept plugging.
Some runs were really, really, really hard.
Around Christmas time, I was up to running for 20 minutes straight!
The program actually works.
I stayed on that level for a few weeks, through the holiday season.
And, for Christmas, Alicia got me an iPhone so I could install the running app as well as a calorie counter on MY phone instead of stealing hers every night.
I was stoked. I set up a running playlist and started anew after the New Year. (I had gained 5 pounds over Christmas and was completely mad at myself.) But, I’ve kept going. Over MLK day weekend I completed the final day of the Couch to 5K program – run for 35 minutes straight with a 5 minute walk on either end. I did it! And, I’ve done it several times since then. I am also counting calories like a fiend.
Now, it’s getting harder. I’m getting really bored with running outside. We are super busy which makes me more tired at 8:30 when I should be running. (Or not even home at all!) My weight loss has slowed down. It wasn’t unusual before to lose a pound or two a day. Now, I’m at a pound (or if I’m lucky) two a week. I’m not seeing as rapid of results and that makes my motivation wane.
But, I’m going to keep on keepin’ on. Cupcakes, chips, bread (the root of ALL evil) beware. You may win a battle or two, but I will win the war.
Here I am (stellar pic, I know, but it’s what I could do) today.
Ideally, I would like to lose 40 more pounds – putting me back to what I weighed in college. Realistically, I think I think I’m looking more at 25. We will see. I’m just going to keep going.
Oh – and total weight loss since August – 44 pounds
Total weight loss since November – 36 pounds