I am so excited about what feels like a fresh start. I have decided to go back to Weight Watchers points, and really do what I need to in order to make my life healthy again and continue losing weight. My BF and I have sort of chosen our own paths with getting healthy- he's gone back to the Keto diet and I'm back on WW- just like when we met!
I haven't done my official grocery shopping trip and probably won't do a big stock up one until next week, so I'm left with things of little nutritional value :P BUT- It hasn't been hard to stick to my 28 pts (old system) a day. I've been hungry, but I think it's just first week adjustment.
Surprisingly it hasn't been that difficult to transition from counting calories to points again. I don't even think about the calories anymore! And it's seriously a stress saver. Calories are so minute that my mind thinks "okay this is probably only 75 calories, let's have two" well that's probably 2 WW points and when I only get 28/day, that brownie bite isn't too hard to say no to.
I'm starting a few streaks for myself to stick to:
no fast food
no deep fried food
no chocolate at work (unless I bring my own granola bar or something)
I will be attempting to train for a half marathon on May 19th starting next Monday. It will be an 18 week training schedule and IT. WILL. BE. TOUGH! I haven't been real into running since last spring when I was training for the 10K (72:38). One thing that makes me feel less nervous about the half is that there is a 4 hours time limit= 18 min/mile. Which is slightly slower than my normal walking pace. so even if I walked the whole thing I could finish. I think my goal may be to finish in under 3.25hrs= 15 min/mi. My 10K pace was 12 min/mi.
I started a week early with the training and ran 3 miles Wed and Thursday of this week. It was so tough!! I hadnt ran i a while and to finish 3 miles with only stopping once- I made myself proud. OOO AND I got myself new running shoes!
I know a lot about running shoes- i've done tons of research, tried on dozens of pairs and yet I still want to stray from old trusty Brooks. So when I went shopping on NYE with the bf I tried on about 10 pairs. My original shoes from 2 years ago were the Brooks Ghost 3s. Well those are being phased out, as are the Ghost 4s. SO I ended up with the Ghost 5s as my picks. It's weird because my 3's are like.. perfectly fitting. So it took a while to get used to the new ones. BUT at the end of my 3mi run yesterday they felt broken in :D
OO last night I made meatloaf with all ground turkey meat. YUMM!!! It was half the calories and fat of hamburger and tasted just as good!! Then had it with low sugar ketchup (only 5 cals/tbs!) and green beans.
When I weighed in on Wednesday I was terrified. I knew I had gained weight, which before all the holidays I weighed 218.3 on Dec 19th. OUCH, it was the most I had ever gained (about 10lbs) and it really took a toll on my mentality about the whole "healthy, weight loss" thing. So when I stepped on the scale 2 days ago and saw 219.4, I was relieved. I didn't hit the 220's again. Whew! And that pushed me to really put things back together again to be healthy.
I'm not going to focus too much on goals- they will come. BUT:
Goal #1: Get below 200lbs.
Goal#2: Get below 190 (BF and I will go have a HUGE steak dinner with no holds barred)
Goal #3: Get down to 170 when I will no longer be Obese.
And after that, continue kicking butt.
I also have MANY fitness goals and some NSV (non scale victories) I want to achieve. But i'll leave that for next time!