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Look back on July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

On July 1, I realized I really needed to focus and step up my half marathon training, or I'd never get it all in. So I decided then and there to focus. One day at a time. One run at a time. I'd do my best for that run. And the nutrition followed. I did not want to eat anything that would make the next day's run that much harder.

Anyhow, I was hovering around 238lbs. I was not happy with where I was. I was starting to run, but it didn't seem to be getting me anywhere. I always felt so weak on my run, and I wasn't really progressing.

I finally decided that even if I couldn't run the entire time, I would do my best and not give up. With that plan, I've been slowly progressing.

The scale has been co-operating too. This morning it dipped to it's lowest point in a very long time. Today I saw 228.4lbs on the scale. Late last week was the first time I saw below 230lbs in a very long time.

That's about 10lbs this month.

It feels so great to know my hard work is paying off. On Monday I posted a blog with comparison pictures. I can really see the difference, especially between the first and the most recent picture.

Now I'm ready to really challenge myself. I want to see if I can break the 220lbs point by the end of August. There is no guarantee - my weight loss at times seems to just stall right out. I need calorie deficits of over 1,500 every day and sometimes higher. I am pretty sure I can do it. I'm still in training for the first half marathon happening on Sept 8. Then right after that one, I am into training for the next one - Oct 27.

But there is a small part of me that believes I can do this. Time to feed and nurture that tiny part and help it grow. Help it become the biggest part of me.

What are you going to challenge yourself to do this next month?
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