Day 2, 5% challenge
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Well, without the challenge, I don't think I would have moved myself to exercise two days in a row. Even when I was working out regularly, I usually took one weekend day off. Normally I don't like running two days in a row, but it's too cold still to bike, and so I did a run/jog to take it a bit easier on my joints and still get in a good workout.
Hub and I went to the bike path with our dog, Kimber. She did great! We let her out on her lead because there were so few people on the path. But I wanted to see how she'd do with a short lead, so I locked it at about 3 feet. She stayed right with me as I jogged along. I corrected her when she crossed left and she figured it out pretty fast. I actually think I could take her out when it is busier on the path.
I thought she'd get tired, but she didn't. We did about 4 miles total, and I'll tell you one thing. She likes a STEADY PACE! No "doggin' it" for this pup! Keeps me honest.
So, I've got a solid week in now of being good. On Feb. 16 I weighed 199.2 and today I weighed 195.8. Yay. Wish I could keep that up. It'll drop off, of course, to 1-2 pounds a week, but it feels good. I was going to bed at night just disgusted with myself. I have to get to a point where eating what I want just isn't worth it. I love waking up knowing I worked hard the previous day, looking forward to getting on the scale. It just starts the day off positive.
It bothers me that I let myself get off track for 6 months. I know I can lose these next 40-some pounds again, plus 12 more to reach my goal. But then what? I know what healthy eating looks like. Why do I get so far off for so long? I still don't know the answer to the big question: maintenance. But that's a worry for later. One day at a time.