Friday, March 29, 2013
I felt like throwing this out there just because this has become more frequent now that more people are on the trails.
So I'm about 235 lb. I literally just can't lose weight. I've been eating healthy, working out, doing strength training and I've lost 5 lb this year. That being said, I've gotten stronger and I can now run a little faster and a little longer.
This past week I've had a lot of people who think they are doing me favors, The perky marathon runner who comes by and screams, "Woo! You can do it!", "You've got this!" and the like, the old people who congratulate me for being able to run for an hour and everything in between.
I feel like I need to wear a shirt that says, Yes, I am fat, but no, I'm not out of shape.
Anyone else feel like they need to wear a shirt like that? It's a little uncomfortable sometimes because I'm out there and I'm doing a 13:23 pace and feeling like a rock star because I used to be @ 15 min mile just a month or two ago and when I have all these people come out and try and encourage me I feel incredibly out of place.
Today I did about 6 miles though. I'm excited for Sunday's 11 mile run. That will be my longest duration by about 1/4 of a mile.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
I don't normally post something to endorse any product but I must tell you all about coconut oil. You should google it, seriously, It helps for weight loss, for a hair conditioner, for bruising, as a mild SPF, as a lotion, it helps HIV patients, there is literally a list as long as my leg of all the benefits of this product. I buy the cheaper stuff from Trader Joes and it is a 16 oz bottle of organic virgin coconut oil for $7. We bought two of them, one for eating and one for the body.
I can't say scientifically how great this stuff is without all the proper tests and etc, but what I WILL say is this, it is supposed to give you a steady stream of energy and when I take some in my coffee or otherwise and then I work out or jog afterwards I have this shock of energy that lasts for a few hours and it only started after I began using this product.
My weight was only going down a little bit, this week I was down nearly 4 lb and I didn't do anything different besides starting to use coconut oil daily.
My mom's weight was around the 160s and she couldn't get it lower no matter what she did and today after using it for a week she is finally at 158.
I had a huge bruise on my leg from a spinning bike and I bruise easily and my bruises last a long time but after rubbing coconut oil on it, it will easily be gone in a week.
I know it's kind of a ramble but if you aren't aware of the benefits of coconut oil you should look it up, it's a miracle product.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I haven't posted a blog in a while so here's my update!
I started working at TWO gyms! La Fitness and a Ballys. I've been doing things I never expected, if you asked me years ago if I thought I would work at gyms I would have laughed in your face.
I think I'm down about 15 lb since late January and as of two weeks ago I was down at least 12".
I'm pretty happy with things and I love the work atmosphere. Today I was walking around work and three personal trainers were playing hockey on the carpet. It's just goofy fun and I feel like I'm part of two big work families now.
My current short sight goals are to be down another pound this month, with "that" time starting and only 2 days left I don't know if I can make it but I am definitely going to try!
My other short sight goal is to be back to 224-ish by early May, That way I will be at my lowest weight of the last 3 years by the time that I get to my anniversary of when I started my "for real" weight loss in 2009.
My brother's wedding is in late September and if I lose about 2 lb a week I will be in Onederland in time to pick out a dress for the wedding!
I know I can do this especially since I'm at the gym 6 days out of the week and we always go to the beautiful trail near the house that stretches from Washington DC to the airport here in Pittsburgh.
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