Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13, 2011

No weight loss this week. (I actually gained about 1 lb)

Major binge this weekend.

Im very disappointed in myself.

Will check in next week.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 6, 2011

Starting weight: 204
Today's weight: 173.8
Change: -4 lbs
Total weight loss: -30.4 lbs

Starting Waist: 41 inches (OUCH!)
Today:37.5 inches (-3.5)
Starting Hips: 46 inches
Today: 42 inches (-4)
Starting Thighs: 27 inches
Today: 24.25 inches (-2.75)
Starting Arms: 14 inches
Today: 12.25 inches (-1.75)
Total inches lost: 12!!!!

I honestly didnt think I would really make it this far, let alone get to my goal weight. Its kind of sad that I had to admit that, but it's true. Ive failed at my weight loss goals for so long that I just kind of assumed that I would do so again. I find that setting little goals along the way has helped tremendously. First, I just wanted out of the 200's, then into the 180's, then to 175.... now its all about seeing a 16 in front of my weight. Come on 160's!!!!!!!!

Im still doing c25k and Im also running with my uncle on Saturday mornings. Last Saturday, I just wanted to run one mile without walking and was TERRIFIED that I wouldnt be able to do it. I DID do it though and was very proud of myself. Uncle D wanted to run 1.5 miles this week and I suggested 1.25, thinking that I couldnt do much more than last week. Well, we ran 2 miles... And it wasnt on the track but on the airport trail- about half of which was uphill. We actually ran a total of 3 miles and walked a little more than 1. For the first time Im really starting to BELIEVE that I can do this race. Ive been trying to convince myself that I can do it and use positive thinking to help prepare myself, but I always had that nagging doubt in the back of my mind. Once I actually manage to run 3 full miles, I guess I need to start working on my time. It would be a little embarrassing if 2 heats pass me as I stumble along.

So.... Im still chugging along. Ive got 2 voices in my head as I run. Ive got Goss's voice screaming, "Katona! Get your fat ass up that hill!" and Ive got a co-workers voice saying, "This race is probably too hard for you. You really should start with something easier for your first race." Interestingly enough, they're both equally motivating.