I have decided to do at least a weekly update on my weight loss journey, mostly to keep myself in check. So, I guess this is the first update.
This is a horrible time of year, in general and for my family. It’s gross and cold outside and we are SO busy. Every time I turn around there is a basketball game or someone has a meeting –it’s always something. So, I have been less than motivated to run. Until a couple of a weeks ago, I religiously ran 3 times a week, through Thanksgiving, through Christmas – everything. I was Hard Core. But now, I’m like, “I’m tired. It’s late. It’s cold.” All are just excuses. Last week, I only ran once. This scares me. A lot. I feel like I’m quitting. I need to just get off my butt – no matter how tired or how late and just go. I have just a few nights a week that I physically can run since we have so many commitments right now and I’m just not making good use of my time. I should have gone last night, but I didn’t.
That all being said, the scale was very kind to me this past week! I lost 4.8 pounds! I think I was just getting lucky. Some weeks, I do all the right things and lose nothing. This week I did all the wrong things and still lost weight. I kicked off last week by overeating at a Super Bowl Party, then didn’t run as I should, then ate too much a couple of nights that we had basketball, then went out to dinner with friends and had (GASP!!!!!) dessert and a few fries. (I should say though that I chose the berry crepe and not the quadruple chocolate pile of yumminess that I REALLY wanted to eat.) I thought for sure that I was heading straight back up, but the scale just kept slowly moving down.
I think someone needs to remind me of this week when I’m doing everything right, but the scale isn’t cooperating.
Ok: So here is my goal for this week. It’s an oldie, but I haven’t been good about it.
I will run three times this week. (If weather does not permit, I will use our gazelle or do some Wii. It’s not the same, but the commitment is the same.) As a result of other commitments, my runs have to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
So, hold me accountable internet friends. Ask me how my run was! (Tonight it was decent!)