Thursday, August 09, 2012
"Triumphant": that is how I'm feeling. I have had such a great day! It started out with the realization that I was waking up in the "healthy" range of the BMI chart, since yesterday was my first weigh-in at 140.5.
I was still riding high, too, from my yesterday--I biked to school for a meeting with my advisor. It's so out of character for me--I biked instead of drove. It's fun being fit enough that it's no big deal to just throw my messenger bag over my shoulder and do a 45 minute bike ride. Not only that, I had a doctor's appt. and found out that my blood pressure is 95/65, with a pulse of 53. (That's down from 138/85)!
Then I had a fantastic run this morning. One of my best training times: 3.8 miles in 44 minutes, and it felt like I was flying. No aches, no pains, and I could have gone a lot longer if I didn't have to get home to meet my dad.
After my run, I weighed myself, and I weighed in at 140.0, which is my driver's license weight! I'm not getting too excited about it because I only "count" it when I weigh first thing in the morning--so we'll see what happens tomorrow. But if I do come in at 140, it'll be the first time that I'm at my driver's license weight in, oh, 10 years.
After my shower, I checked SP, and found that I'm the Done Girl of the Day! That's such an honor, and it came with dozens of encouraging comments and goodies on my page. Such a boost! It's fun to be recognized for my hard work and also to feel so connected to a great team--Done Being the Fat Girl. It is perfect timing, because I can now say I really am done being fat! It's showing up and paying off in so many ways in my life, and I'm really thankful.
I'm also gearing up for maintenance, because I know that will be the real challenge. I bought Thin For Life by Anne Fletcher yesterday, and I'm really enjoying reading about the "secrets" of successful maintainers. It turns out that nothing they do is that surprising. They eat healthy, they exercise regularly, they constantly monitor, and the correct quickly. More than anything, they are totally committed and know that they are in control--they've "taken the reigns" of their health. That's how I'm feeling, and that is indeed a triumph!