Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I am still blogging (after a 2 month break) over at www.carlyshrinks.com, but I know a lot of SparkFriends don't check it so I thought I would put an update on here.
I have spent the summer running 3 miles, 3 days a week and participated in 3 5Ks. I've improved my running pace, but I still feel like I have a long way to go. As hard as this is to admit, I haven't lost anymore weight (and I actually gained some lbs back). I never stopped running/exercising, but diet plays such a HUGE role in weight loss that it is impossible to lose. I don't like to make excuses for my actions (I definitely enjoyed some restaurant eating and more sweets than I should have), but I started a different form of birth control and felt out of control with my eating. .. and never satisfied. I talked to my doc and she said what I was taking (ortho tri cyclen) is known for weight gain, so I'm starting the lo version on Thursday. Again, I'm not blaming the meds, because I was aware what I was putting in my mouth at all times. Despite the gain, I'm still upbeat. I don't feel like this isn't anything I can handle and I think a lot of this weight is going to come off pretty easy. I'm trying to get to a place where I can eat healthy and lose/maintain my weight without counting every calorie I put in my mouth. Until then, though, I need to keep counting and tracking EVERYTHING.
Right now I'm in my 3rd week of training for my 2nd half marathon. It will be the Columbus, OH Nationwide Children's Hospital HM on Oct 21. I cannot wait! I want to finish in under 3 hrs... 2:30 would be spectacular!
Here's my most proud pic ever. 9 months, 100 lbs, 1 half marathon and 395.3 miles later... my dead running shoes: