Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Stuck in the 20s

Weight: 321
Total Weight loss: 29 pounds

Well, this past month was the least successful of the three so far. Alas, I did not quite make my goal of ten pounds lost. I mean, it depends on how you look at it. I stated my goals with the intent to be ten pounds down each month, so I was figuring 350, then 340, then 330, and so on. I'm just about at 320 now, having been teetering around it the past few days, even dipped slightly below one day. But, the beginning of last month saw me at below 330 -- I forget what it was, but definitely two or three pounds under. So technically, it'd be ideal to be ten pounds under that.

It all depends on how you frame things. Following my original goals, I am only a few days behind, and who knows? I might have a big drop in the next couple days, like what has happened in the past.

But, whatever. I shouldn't be negative about any of this because bottom line is, I'm still losing, still on track, and still feeling good. I'm in no danger of changing course at all. I have not looked back with longing on my past ways at all. And I mean that.

So I'll shut up for now with the "Oh no, I wanted to weigh two pounds less by today" because it sounds really, really stupid. It's how I feel today, though, so I am documenting it.

On another, more happy note, I had another pants victory today. This cute pair of jeans I bought at Target that I could barely get over my hips when I first bought them a few weeks ago? Totally fit and totally cute. I got like two compliments today on them and they made me feel long and lean. It's amazing how a 30-pound weight loss can make a morbidly obese girl feel like a supermodel. I love it.

Finally, I have no more runs to report about. My evenings are always full of getting home late, making and eating dinner, and then there's no time to digest it before heading out before it gets dark. And I don't know, I feel more comfortable running in the daytime. My solution is going to be getting up at 6:30am each morning instead of 7 and doing my run then. I'm not a morning person, but this is way too important for me to let go of. I am determined to run 5Ks this summer, dammit! Tomorrow morning I will try Week 2 Day 3, where I left off, and it goes well, I'll continue on. Otherwise, I will just repeat Week 2, no big deal.

I did squeeze in a half hour's worth of yardwork tonight, though. That burns some good cals.

Hope all is well with you. What's new? Still on board?

Love,

r.

8 comments:

chickengirl said...

Grats on the pants victory!

I went to Wal-Mart today for some athletic shorts because it's getting warmer and I'm tired of always working out in pants. While I was there I found that I could squeeze myself into a pair of size 8 shorts. That should probably be taken with a grain of salt, though, because Wal-Mart exists in an alternate universe.

Hanlie said...

Good job! You know, the body is a complex organism and we can't expect linear results from it. As long as you're losing, you're doing great! The danger in setting unrealistic targets is that you might feel as if you're not doing enough and start sabotaging your own efforts when you don't reach those targets...

Jim Purdy said...

It sounds like you're really doing great, both with your weight loss and your determination to continue. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing!

Roxie said...

You are doing great!

Selma said...

I just ran into your blog through the HYC. I know what you mean about losing pounds and the super model feeling. Also, good jeans can change your life. I know about that too. Keep up the great work.

radiosilents said...

chickengirl: I'm at the point where I don't really even pay attention to the size of things anymore, since every clothes line sizes so differently -- or even, like in Old Navy's case, within the same line! It's happened to me that I bought two of the same pants, but different colors, and one fit while the other was way too small. Go figure.

hanlie: I totally agree with you. I like to think that I have set fairly realistic targets, but I've come to appreciate ANY loss from month to month. And as I have said in the past, even if my success doesn't show up on the scale, I'm still making good progress in my fitness level and health, and that's the ultimate goal!

jim: Hi, and thanks for reading and for the kind words. :)

roxie: I'm working on it, thanks!

selma: Welcome, and thanks! There's nothing like the feeling of a good pants victory. :)

Emily M said...

yay for cute Target pants! :)

honestly, I've been in a brutal stall for *several* months now and I'm hoping that the warm weather plus execise will kick start things - but yeah, I hear you about feeling down about not beign where you want to be.

radiosilents said...

Em: You can do it. You've come so far! I think the spring weather will definitely help. It has for me. Wanna come over and help with yardwork? ;) That burns lots of calories.

xo