Saturday, September 22, 2012
First let's back up to before the shopping. We had family pictures taken today for church. You know how you get to see the pictures on the computer screen and pick the ones you like? I couldn't believe how thin my face looked! Maybe it was a trick of the screen... like skinny mirrors. It reminded me of that line from Bridget Jones, when she's so excited to have finally reached her goal weight, and her best friend tells her she looks tired and must have lost the weight a bit quick... off her face. Egads. That's what came to mind looking at my image on the screen.
So I head off the mall, in desperate need of some new pants. I have 3 pairs of pants that fit me right now. After the thin-face viewing, I was feeling "thinnish" and not dreading shopping like I normally do. The first store I went in, the 10s were a little big (shocker), but the 8s were tight. I moved on to another store and grabbed an arm-load of 10s in various styles. HA! In those brands, I needed 12s, and they didn't fit quite right. I must have tried on 30 pairs of pants, and I came with 1. One. Not enough.
I'll go back another day when I have more time. I just thought it was funny that a number on a tag can make such an impression on a person. Oooh, 8s, I'm thin! Nope, too tight. 12s in a "skinny" style were tighter than the 8s were. I so want to be done with 12s!
Shopping today was about 100 times better than when I was fatter, but still, not exactly a gloriously fun experience. Why can't pants just FIT? Is that too much to ask?
Monday, September 10, 2012
I came to the realization tonight that I am pushing too hard with my running. I set my sights on running 5 miles and maybe someday a 1/2 marathon, and it's just not happening any time soon. I need to slow down the progress, or my knees and feet are going to be damaged.
This irritates me, but at the same time I am reminding myself that I started running to lose weight. It can still be that for me. I just need to be smart about it so I don't hurt myself.
The other thing I love about running is proving to myself that I can do something I thought I couldn't. I set the next goal and achieve it, and that just feels so good! I just need to set smaller goals.
The most important thing is making myself healthy, and that includes my aching bones and joints. They've been trying to tell me something, and I've been shushing them. Sorry, guys!
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I was bumming out about summer being over. No more beautiful, sunshiny, hot days. Boo hoo.
Then, last night when I was out watering my mums, the crisp freshness in the air reminded me -- fall is awesome too!
There are so many things to love about fall!
~ cooler temps
~ cozy sweaters
~ football games
~ snuggling up inside
~ hunkering down with a good book or movie
~ delicious soup and chili
~ apple season
~ fall decorating
~ thinking ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the wonderful family togetherness the holidays bring!
Fall is great, and life is good!
What else can you add to this list? What do you love about fall?
Friday, September 07, 2012
I started running about 22 months ago. It was the most monumental thing for me to run my first 5k. It was rough, but that started my quest to do more -- run faster, run longer! Just run!
So now I'm thinking I want to move beyond the 5k. I am planning on running a 5 mile race at the end of September. The most I've ever run is 4 miles.
My plan is to do a longer run once a week. Tomorrow I'll run 4.5. I'm eager to see how it goes. I know I can do it, but I'd love to finish the 5 miles in under 1 hour.
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