Almost halfway

Monday, March 11, 2013

In 5 lbs I'll be halfway to my goal weight. I started Sparkpeople in 2010, so obviously I'm not in any rush to lose weight. I'm letting it slide on away in its own time, and when its ready to get lost.
I don't go hungry, pretty much eat what I want and as much as I want, but what I want to eat nowadays is a lot different from what I used to want to eat, and it makes all the difference in the world and in my life.
Spring heralds a desire to move more, and a chance to move more, which is a plus. I want to move more than more, which is the best plus of all. I want to run.
I used to hate running. I never did it growing up, and when I joined the Army, I had to learn to just get through it. Running from then on always represented two miles of sheer misery. When I got out of the Army, I gained about 20 lbs. Within a year I had gained 40 lbs altogether. I lost half of that by jogging, but jogging was done at night when no one could see, still not a thing of joy at all.
Years later I met a lady who did it for fun, two slow miles every day or so. I joined her a couple of times, and realized that attitude makes all the difference. I didn't have to do this; I enjoyed the serenity of paying attention to my breathing, my pace, my gait.
I enjoyed it all the way up to two marathons. And then quit.
So it's all good. It's been years, and I'm looking forward to doing a nice easy training program for a marathon in October. I might make it; I might not. I'm going to remember how delicious it feels to once again listen to my breathing, feel for my pace, and put one foot in front of the other.
Wish me luck!
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