9 mile runs, and pre fourth grade weight...and other thoughts
Monday, February 13, 2012
Yesterday I went for 9 mile run/walk with my dog... I wanted to do 10, but my dog looked tired. I wanted to run more, but my dog was running behind me barely keeping up for the last 3 miles, so I slowed down for her. Next weekend, I might leave the dog at home. Then I can do 10 miles and I can do the two mile trail at my parks nature center (no dogs allowed). I love the Nature Center, it makes me forget that I am in the city... I'll have to post pictures sometime. I live by a huge and very pretty park. I consider myself lucky to have such a beautiful place to walk. On the weekends, I often meet a friend. The friend I've been meeting lately lives by the beach... so we either walk nature/park trails by my house or ride bikes/run the beach path... both great places to enjoy. I am blessed and I know it.
Yesterday, after my run I got my on wii to check my weight (I love using the wii because it graphs it... I have my whole weight loss history on a graph, showing me that I started at 330--I was too heavy to use the wii when I started because it tops off at 330 and I think I was like 340---and when I go up a pound the graph reminds me that I am still lower than I was last week--that it's a downward trend), and the wii told me I was 167.8. I knew I was dehydrated and I figured after I ate and drank some water, I'd be back up atleast another pound. Sure enough this morning I am 169... but that's okay. I am 169, and I haven't been in the 160's since my sophomore year of high school. I know if I went for another long run, I'd probably drop down another two pounds... Our bodies can fluctuate 2 pounds in one day.... it's important to keep some perspective on the matter. This puts me at 19 pounds from my goal weight. When I started spark people I was 190 pounds from the goal weight.
Let me say too that I am finding it odd that I have now lost more than I weigh. I lost 171 and I weigh 169.... the scales are tipped and from here on out I will be losing more than what I weigh... it's just an odd thought to sink in. I've lost a whole ME... and found myself in the proccess. :)
I have a few pieces of clothing from my sophmore year that I kept (that was over 20 years ago).. and I tried my favorite highschool dress on last night. It is this very cute Esprit summery tablecoth printed dress with large gingham and grapes all over it. I remember it be a little snug in highschool.... it was loose last night. It's a bit surreal to think that right now I weigh less than I did throughout most of highschool. In fact, 165 is the lowest number I recall seeing on my scale through out high school and junior high...and I'll probably hit that weight before the month is over. In 5th grade, I was like 200 pounds... so after 165 I am into pre fourth grade weight.... that's just weird huh? It's the weirdest and most surreal thought to me, that I will weigh a weight that I haven't been since elementary school. It's nice to finally be in control of my weight. It's nice to finally know how to take care of my body. It's nice to finally love my body (it's not perfect, but it's strong and it's getting there). It will feel really nice to finally reach my goal... it's only 19 pounds away! I can SO do this.