Highest Weight: 250
Starting Weight: 238 (03/20/13)
Weight 2 Weeks Ago: 216.5
Current Weight: 215.5
Well, hello! You may or may not have noticed that I skipped last week's update. I've been struggling a lot these last two weeks, and I was not in the mood to post that I had lost nothing, despite keeping my routine generally the same.
These last three weeks, I have lost 2.5 pounds, which is still losing. It took me 2 weeks to lose this last pound, which is frustrating Even though I knew to expect the weight loss to slow down, but it has been a bit discouraging. I'm working out hard, and running 3 or 4 times a week. A few days ago, I ran 4 miles, only stopping to walk for a minute after I finished each mile, and it felt amazing. Mark and I finished 30 Day Shred last week, and have moved onto Jillian Micheal's "Ripped in 30" circuit training video. I also make sure I take at least 10,000 steps a day, which I feel keeps me active throughout the whole day, not just when i'm specifically working out.
I'm really realizing what a long process this is going to be. I know I still have a very long journey ahead of me, and I'm accepting that there will be weeks that I just don't lose anything. I know my body is changing, and my clothes continue to fit me looser, so I hold onto that. I know that weight is just a number, but I am just so ready for this number to be smaller. I'm not ashamed of weighing 215 pounds (I'm actually super proud of it!), but...I just really, really want to be out of the 200's. My weight hasn't started with a "1" since my senior year of high school (12 years ago!).
So, I'm working out hard & still counting every calorie I eat. I'm so used to this way of life now that it doesn't seem like too much effort, so that is nice. I love exercising and running, and even though it is difficult and painful, I look forward to how awesome I feel when I am done.
I'm concentrating on the non scale victories; my fitness level continues to increase, muscles are become visible on my arms & legs, my collar bones have reappeared, my thighs don't jiggle as much and I haven't had a backache in months. My jeans are falling off of me and all of my clothes fit so differently. T-shirts that used to be skin tight are loose now. These are the things that really matter and I am grateful for all the changes.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and I'll see you next Thursday for another update!