I'm sorry you've been through so much craziness these past few months - but it's so refreshing to hear about you still having some success through all the struggle. Way to go on being more than halfway to your goal!
I can definitely sympathize about life seeming to get in the way sometimes - as I'm sure many people on the team can. If there's anything any of us can do to help, let us know. Hang in there!
current weight: 224.6
Fitness Minutes: (19,067) Posts: 203 3/11/10 12:51 P
last September i mapped out a goal to lose almost 40 pounds by this weekend. This weekend i will be participating in a 5k that i've run at least 6 times (in lean AND in fat years). to reach my 40 pound loss i would have had to lose about 1.3 pounds per week. 1.3 pounds per week seemed reasonable. then there is reality.
REALITY - getting so sick that i was essentially just another part of the couch for 3 days, and - the cough and congestion lasted SIX WEEKS; - sick kids (4 rounds of that); - a sick wife (her turn for 3+ days of "couch"); - Thanksgiving (you know those are troubled waters); - almost 3 weeks at the in-laws for Christmas (it's cold in Canada); - other family gatherings (mom is such a great cook); - WINTER; - financial stress; - projects due for work; - you know... LIFE.
i have not lost 40 pounds. i did not complete the training schedules i mapped out in September - 0 for 3.
as for what i have done, I HAVE KEPT GOING FORWARD.
- i have averaged a grand -0.8 pounds per week, in spite of the consistent existence of reality. - i have lost OVER HALF of that 40pound goal. - my running times are faster. - my eating habits are better. - i've been a support to my wife in her own weight-loss. - i have eaten some great food. - i have had some adventures with my exercise. - i might even be SLIGHTLY more flexible. - i have run and walked HUNDREDS of miles. - i have given away my "fat pants" - i have DONE BETTER.
i wish i could have completed at least one of the training programs. i had to modify each one to my schedule. i had to just let a few weeks just drop out altogether. i have missed a lot of what i thought i could have done between then and now.
above all, i will NEVER complain about being down 20+ pounds and still moving forward.
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