I got an unexpected compliment today. Last weekend I took my family to the Donut Stop for Mother’s Day. I saw one of the employees I know from spending time there with my boys. I waved and went about our day.
Today I went back to treat my boys. We went though the drive through (where this employee works). She handed me our order and then said, “I didn’t recognize you last week. You’ve lost a lot of weight!”
To the MOON!
She even gave me my usual DP instead of diet Coke. I laughed and asked for the new drink of choice.
I am struggling this week. I’ve had no energy, horrible runs and other issues. I need to get over the hump! Refocus and repeat C25K week 4 if needed.
I was down 2.8 pounds this week. I feel like this is the place where I stall out. I did lose inches in my waist and hips so that was pleasing. Many prayers for fruitful runs and weight loss are appreciated.
To tempt the rain! I’m a half mile from home! With my new Bluetooth headphones!!! Come on down!!!
One of the things I’m learning is I bore easily.
I mean, really easily.
So staying motivated is a constant struggle; however, I’ve found I can recycle motivations around and get re-excited about them later.
I keep a journal of my thoughts during this process and its amazing reading it how often I go back to similar thoughts.
Maybe I just haven’t found the answers to the questions yet.
Today I’m excited about thinking of training for a half marathon. Not because I’m thrilled at the time alone. Which I am.. Or that it’ll be such an accomplishment. Which it will.
I’m more interested in what that will mean for my journey. To be able to run 13.1 mi or 21k when now I struggle with 2.6 run/walking, that’s huge. Exciting stuff.
I think this pretty much sums it up.
Sent to me by my rascally little brother just before I ran my first race on Friday.
Remember why you started.
This is me 8 weeks ago:
And this is me today:
Don’t judge, but do look at my newly found waist! Down 1.2# from last week, down 21# over-all. Pretty bummed at the 1# loss this week but glad for the loss.
Spent time with a dietician today. I’ll work on protein this next couple of months. Carbohydrates are doing okay. Dietician was very pleased with my monthly 10# loss. Their scale makes me feel like a cow. It’s huge. We talked about bariatric and my decision to not use it. Then we talked about plastic surgery. I always assumed I’d need it after I lost weight but maybe not! It was good to meet with her today. I’ll go back in three months.