Monday, August 27, 2012
Today has begun rather strangely. I can't quite place my finger on it, but there is just something in the air. It probably has something to do with the fact that soon these hallways will be full of students again, and the blissful quiet of the past few weeks, stressful though they were at times, will disappear. I'm back to my regular 9-5 schedule, and feel much better rested after a wonderful weekend.
Saturday started off on the right foot because not only did I get to sleep in, but I had lost 5 pounds from my last weigh in a week ago. I was thrilled! Of course, I know this probably means that I will lose next to nothing this week, if my pattern remains consistent, but still! It feels good. I am officially 46.5 pounds lighter than I was when I started this journey. That's crazy! I don't know where all that weight went. I don't know how I managed to fit into anything I owned with all that extra baggage! My ticker says I lost 29 pounds and that I am nearly halfway to my goal with Sparkpeople. Well, I'm actually more than half way, but think that soon I will change my goal and add another 10 pounds to lose so that I can reach a healthy BMI.
Speaking of BMI, it pisses me off a little bit. According to my BMI, I am on the lower end of obese. But I don't FEEL obese, and I don't think I look obese anymore. Overweight, definitely, but obese? NO! And I hate hate hate the word obese! It's such a terrible sounding word! Just a few more pounds to go, and then I won't have to look at that ugly word in reference to me the next time I use a BMI calculator. Blah!
So the weekend went well. I had a really invigorating work out on Saturday, and then headed on over to my boyfriend's. We hibernated in his apartment, started to sort things out between us, watched lots of movies, and got ridiculously high. It was so nice to not have any obligations this weekend, to finally relax. I felt guilty for not working out yesterday, but at least got a walk in. And I probably didn't eat as healthy as I could have, but still remained well within my calorie ranges.
This upcoming week I am worried I will not have enough time to exercise as much as I would like, but I will do what I can. I know for sure I won't be able to on Friday, and maybe not on Saturday either. I hate that, because I missed yesterday too. I really don't want this to be the first week that I don't meet my fitness minutes/calories burned goal. I'm on too much of a roll!