…wins the race!
The day before I left for Vegas (Weds April 6th), I weighed 324. I was so annoyed. I had worked REALLY hard and I was not seeing results. When I got home from Vegas I was exhausted and bloated from traveling, so I gave myself a free pass to hold off on the weigh-in until today. Well, to my AMAZEMENT I am down 10 pounds! Today I weigh 314. FUCK YES! I’m just in shock!
I have realized that as much as I HATE admitting it, slow and steady really does win the race. I am *really* close to being under 300 pounds. It’s taken longer than I anticipated, but I have kept it off and continued to progress. In the end the goal isn’t just to lose weight, it’s to keep it off forever. I think the changes I’ve made and continue to make will lead to success in the future, which makes me super happy! The last time I was 314 was September of 2005. I know because I got my gall bladder out in an emergency surgery and I had to be weighed before I could get anesthesia. I was sad I was back in the 300’s and it just went up from there….
On the docket for this weekend is LOTS of exercise. I only gymmed twice this week, so I need to get back in the swing. Easter Sunday is supposed to be gorgeous so I think a family walk might be in order. I am really amped up to take advantage of the nice weather but New England + Mother Nature are currently at odd’s and it’s still in the 40’s/50’s and chilly! According to weather.com that won’t be changing soon either:
Can I trade my rain for a side of sunshine? 😉 Ok Ok…I should just be thankful it’s not snowing anymore!
So, once the weather does catch up and remember that it’s spring, I am going for “slogging” cardio sessions. I have exactly 5 1/2 months until my 10K and plan to “slog” 2-3 5K’s before then! I am going to learn to love cardio if it kills me (hypothetically of course, I wouldn’t actually want to die running!).
Someone just asked if I was worried about Easter dinner and cheating – I figured I should add that into this post. I have a small family, so I can completely control what I eat. It’s not a “Big Fat Greek Wedding” scenario where food is thrown around and family members are pushing you to eat. We already picked our menu (ham, baked potatoes, salad and asparagus) and I won’t be tempted to go crazy. Oh, and the gym is opened! So, we’ll get a gym session in before Easter lunch then go for a nice walk after if the weather cooperates. 🙂 This goes without saying but Easter candy is completely off-limits. I know if I see it, I will eat it ALL so it’s better to just not have it in the house.
Happy Easter everyone!