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Week 1 on Phentermine and am I a runner??

Monday, March 04, 2013

Well I must say - although this weekend was dark and very cold in GA .. I am so super excited.
My husband tells me on Saturday - when we arrived at the gym, Lets get on the treadmills and do a 5K .. and see who finishes first? I say .. okay .. get on the treadmill and start my warmup -- get to walking .. speed up the pace .. walk 1/4 mile and then tell myself - I am going to see just how far I can jog .. not super fast but jogging .. cranked the machine up to 3.3 which made me jog at a steady pace but I did not feel like I was killing myself and I could keep up .. to my surprise - I was able to jog the entire lap. So I am so freaking excited and I look over at my husband to say I actually jogged an entire lap - he is stretching not even on the treadmill anymore. I take out my headphones and I am like .. did you see that?? I jogged an entire 1/4 of a mile. He is like - well good for you! But I am having terrible shin splints .. I am going to get on the ellipical. So, I just went about my business .. I can't see him anymore (since he is behind me) and I push on .. for every lap I walked .. I jogged one .. then I jogged .5 mile with out stopping .. then I would only walk for the curve and jog the rest. I was freaking soaked and sooo excited! Now - my time was terrible .. but I could care less .. I actually jogged over 1/2 of the 3.1 miles. The victory I felt was amazing!! I always feel like my stamina isn't getting any better .. but I am evidently wrong. I am feeling like I will try to do a 5K at least twice a month in the gym till I actually do another one in real life! But I am setting new goals - I want to see if I can run-jog over 2.5 miles of it .. maybe even the whole thing!

I have been taking the phentermine since Wednesday of last week .. that would be Febraury 27th .. when I was in the gym on Saturday - I did NOT get on the scale - I told myself if I was disappointed with the weight then I would not continue on my awesome path to listening to my body and only eating till I felt full .. eating something every other hour and the other goals I set for myself when I started taking it. I can honestly say - I eat about 1/2 of what I did when I never felt full ... I am eating slower .. and drinking a freaking ton of water .. to the point that I feel like I am going to float away! But feeling really good. So Sunday - when I went to the gym myself - before I hit the cardio deck - I decided to just get on the scale .. and it said since Monday - when I was at the doctor and she weighed me in at 262.8 -- at the gym on Sunday 256.6 -- holy cow it is actually working! So now I am super excited .. can I tell I have lost 6.2 lbs .. well no .. some of it may just be the cleasing of my system .. and that is okay with me too .. but the truth is .. When you feel better you work harder. I have been telling myself for weeks - that even if I can't get in all my workouts .. 30 minutes 3-4 times a week was doable and its okay if that is all I can do .. I have 3 kids at home .. travel softball, girls on the run, chorus, and dance and I am always running from place to place .. so if can I schedule it in .. than I am making myself a priorty.
Can you tell I am excited??????????????????????
So I am talking to my mother in law on the phone about my husband and how he is trying to make this weight loss thing a competition .. and for me it is about me .. and for him it should be about getting his A1C levels under control .. but everytime we go to the gym .. he is like .. well how many calories did you burn? Or I did this? Aren't I amazing? I want to be as supportive to him as I can be so I sluff it off and tell him it is awesome and he should be proud of himself. In the interium .. I want to get a stationary bike or something so I can do a short workout in the morning before I get in the shower .. she says .. I have a treadmill that I am not using .. tell Brandon to come and get it and you can have it!! Once again SUPER excited .. now I am work on my running at home. I tell my husband .. his response .. I don't know where I would put it .. my answer .. who cares! So the short of it ... is I don't know when I will get the treadmill to the house .. but I can guarentee .. I plan on using it for at least 10 minutes every morning before I get in the shower. I love it when a plan comes together!

So now - I am trying to tell myself mentally as long as I lose a lb .. progress is being made .. I sure hope to break out of the 250s before the end of the month .. actually I hope to break out of the 240s before the end of the month .. but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself either .. my knees really may stop hurting one day!

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    and how are you doing today? Miss you!
    1562 days ago
    Teri....I agree with not putting too much pressure on yourself. You are doing so great and I'm glad the phentermine is working for you. Way to go!!! Hugs...Robin
    1603 days ago
    You are doing great! So excited for you!

    Men & women are motivated in different ways (in general). Men thrive on competition, and as women, we struggle NOT to compare ourselves to others. So just take it at face value - he's doing that because it motivates him. Just congratulate him on a job well done and keep striving to improve your times, your distances, etc. Don't worry about what he does.

    1603 days ago
    Awesome! Great job on the 5k workout!
    WooHoo for your home treadmill, too!
    1604 days ago
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