Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Unplugged: August

For the month of August, my weight was between 170-174 pounds. I havent been watching calories and know that I routinely ate 2000 or more.  I'm disappointed to say that being so busy hasn't helped and my running is down to 2-3 times a week (and I'm still in training for the half, so that isnt good!) and I've found myself sneaking in the kitchen at night to eat when bored, eat when watching TV, or eat when I'm doing work for my certifications.  Not good.  My clothes still fit well, I still feel decent, but mentally, I feel like I'm slipping back into my old ways and I dont like that.

Aug 2011, at the Tea House for a British Tea Time

I had planned on getting back to my counting and exercise logging in September to start what I'm calling "part 2" of my journey.  Everyone has those last 10-20 pounds they want to lose and, from what I've heard, people who lose a substantial amount of weight tend to get really hung up on the "final fifteen".  So, I thought it would be interesting to see how I fare.  The weight loss tends to be much slower (which makes sense since the proportion of total weight is less).  I also want to do it (gulp) without the gym.  It will be be and what I have at my disposal at home.  So... We'll see how that works, especially with winter just around the corner!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Unplugged: July

For the month of July, my weight was between 168-172 pounds.  I havent been watching calories and know that I routinely ate 2000 or more.  Although I maintain fairly constant in portion control, I have been eating more "gourmet" type foods which mean way more calories!  But, I'm having a good summer and am enjoying myself.

This month, battling 2 sick toddlers, a sick husband, and a not-altogether well self, I ended up only running about 3-4 days a week (2-3 short, sometimes 1 medium, and my long run).  Strength training took a back seat :(  But, August is a new month, so I plan to get back to my old ways.

I got pictures back from the wedding I was in in September that totally changed my perspective of how I looked.  I hung them on my wall over my desk.  Looking at them now, I still cant believe that I was that person...  I dont recognize myself.