Friday, August 02, 2013

My Weight Loss Journey- Week 19

Highest Weight: 250 (2010)
Starting Weight: 238 (03/20/13)
Weight Last Week: 198
Current Weight: 196.8

Liam and I making funny faces together at the Playground by the track I run on.

Well, I think the training for my 1/2 marathon is paying off because I am still losing weight quickly, and trust me, this has been a really bad week of eating.  Like really bad.  

I have been so incredibly stressed and anxious this week, as school is approaching for all of us.  Mark and I are both taking a full load of courses at Chico State, Magdalena is starting  kindergarten, and Liam is starting his first year of preschool.  I am excited that this will be my first semester at a big girl university instead of the (admittedly awesome) community college I have attended for the past 2 years. I'm excited, but also ready to just get my feel for the campus and get comfortable in the art department.

I have unfortunately been making stupid choices with my food this week, and although I haven't gone too overboard calorie-wise, nutritionally my eating hit rock bottom this week and I do not feel great. I seriously feel tired and bloated and full of regret for buying those Doritos and that pizza and that snickers bar and...I'll stop there. I'm all about having yummy treats on a daily basis- but it was kind of all I have been eating. I need to get control of my emotions, make a meal plan for the next couple of weeks and refocus. 

My running is going really well, generally. I did take yesterday off when I shouldn't have, but we were out and about until almost bedtime and I didn't fit it in. It's not a huge deal, but even two days without exercise makes me feel like something is missing...especially when I'm eating more than usual and not making the right choices.

But, generally, I am seeing huge improvements in my endurance levels and even my speed.  I'm up to running 3 miles before needing to stop to walk for a while, and the distance of my long runs are increasing almost every week. Sunday morning, I'll be doing a six-mile run and is totally insane that I'm mostly excited?!

Okay, I pinky-swear I'll get some more before/after pictures pictures up soon! 

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