Saturday, April 24, 2010
The scale has moved again... for the past two months I have lost approximately 2lbs per month. That is much slower than I'd like the scale to change, but it is moving and in the correct direction. My body hasn't been at this weight in over 22years -- I'm sure its struggling to readjust!
I have lost 108.6lbs since I started this journey. My BMI is now 22.8 -- nicely in the healthy range. One part of my brain keeps saying I've ONLY lost 13.6lbs in 2010, or lost ONLY 2lbs in April. BUT I have lost 13.6lbs, not only is that better than gaining, I am losing. My body is just doing this slowly as I approach my goal weight...
As for my goal weight, its currently set at 135lbs. Once I get there I will work on maintaining my weight, ideally I'd love to be there by my birthday, but 6.5lbs in 2 weeks -- its not happening, at least not safely or permanently and that is the goal -- to lose this weight once and keep it off!
I will continue with what I'm doing... I have been munchy lately but have been filling up with air popped popcorn, and veggies. Snap peas are great - and easy to grab - especially from Costco where they come in a LARGE bag. BUT the bag isn't large enough... I can empty it in 4-5 days all by myself! Guess its better than eating a Costco size bag of chips!
I've also been having chocolate cravings -- but only for DARK chocolate... milk chocolate no longer satisfies my chocolate cravings.... Although I have enjoyed low fat ricotta with cocoa and any sweetener (agave, equal, honey, etc) a few times recently.
I have been doing well for the most part, but my schedule (or truthfully that of my kids) does get messed up at times... BUT its OK if I don't work out everyday. If I try for everyday and only exercise 5-6 days a week, that is 5-6 days a week more than I exercised 2 years ago. I have once again started to include more weight/strength training as I find that harder to fit in... but it is going well and I will keep it up.
Today my knee was bothering me on my 12km run... only when I ran downhill! So I ended up walking down the hills.... it made my run over 90minutes... Oh well, I didn't want to damage my knee. I am wearing my older runners as I expected the trail to be muddy -- guess these are no longer good as extra shoes and I'll have to pick up another pair soon. My birthday is coming up, so maybe I'll get a pair (or a gift certificate) along with the Garmin watch I've been wanting!
Running plans... I have tentatively planned to run my first 1/2 marathon in October, the weekend after Canadian Thanksgiving. There are two events locally that weekend, so now to decide if I'd rather run in a larger run, downtown on the roads/sea wall or if I'd rather run a path around a park...,
Next weekend as a family we are doing a 5K to support the local Hospice -- my son suggested a 5k walk/run. The following weekend we are going as a family on a Cub (Scouting) hike... We will possibly do a 5K at the end of May, either as a couple or as a family... And I've worked out some details on doing a 10K run in June -- my mom will watch the kids, so that my husband and I can both run in the evening event.
Last night I spent figuring out a training plan to get me to my half marathon goal, and then to the Princess Half in 2011 at Disney World... The summer will be difficult to get in much running as for about 6 weeks I will be on my own with the kids 5 days a week, so not a lot of time for running. I will schedule 2 long runs on the weekend while the kids get some quality time with Dad! During the days I can't run, I will play with the kids, do an exercise video or two and get some strength training in.