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150.2 and holding... Better choices paying off.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's okay that I am holding, I'm not going up. I am not in any huge hurry for this weight to get lost, as long as it does eventually get lost.... it's only 8.2 lbs at this point. Although, I will admit, getting under that 150 mark again will be pretty t'riffic.

I am currently on day 11 of a 12 day stretch of work (this happens monthly when I have drill weekend). I prepare the best I can, but it still takes its toll by the end of it all. I was actually better prepared this time, not dreading it, just ready for the reality of it. But it's Thursday now and I am really bone-tired.

Weeks like this, it is harder to get in my exercise since by this time, all I wanna do is sleep. I am an evening exerciser and by the time I get home I barely have any brain and only want to become one with my chair. However, I did great last night and started a 10K training program on my treadmill. I walked 3 minutes both before and after the running portion, which was a steady 45 minute jog that started at 4.8 mph and then switched up to 4.9 mph. I usually run at a faster pace, but the easy constant pace felt good and I was just able to fall into it. I need to learn what the easy pace feels like, so I can learn to regulate myself when I am running my 5K races, and when I run that 10K this fall.

I am also finding blogging here to be a big key in staying focused and making good choices. I can reflect sort of "out loud" my intentions, triumphs, failures and in-betweens... and it's here. I can go back and look at what I have said... for better or worse. It just helps me make it real and keep it real. Also helps me remember what has worked in the past.

I still didn't eat any of those doughnuts!

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  • COOP9002
    Nice job on making the healthy choice and avoiding the donuts. Hope the rest of your weekend is productive and healthy.
    1919 days ago
    I like to become ONE with the couch! LOL. I actually had such a hard time staying awake after work that I had to get rid of my recliner - it was too comfortable and I would fall asleep instead of fixing supper! Crazy! But I totally understand that feeling. Hang in there - that schecule of yours really sux! Guess you do what you gotta do!
    Stay real!
    Missourians Team
    1919 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Way to go on avoiding the donuts and preparing a head. I like your training pace for a start, you build as you are ready. Sadly I'm not much of a run so I have no tips. Keep on pushing!
    1920 days ago
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