Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day Bust

Weight: 319.4
Total Weight loss: 30.6

Ah well, I put on four pounds since Saturday, most of it since yesterday. I am OK about it, though; I was really expecting it and already had the conversation with myself about how to handle it and that I was just going to keep on keeping on, nothing new. It's a blip.

This is a process.

It's not to say that I am happy about it, but a) I had a great time at my mom's yesterday and b) I know it is not real fat, but probably some water (I feel the bloat), and c) LIFE! We live life, and this is life. Finally, d) it's how you respond to things that is important.

I am responding to this by eating fairly light today, drinking lots of water, and looking forward to a nice run tomorrow. That should put me right back on track, no problem.

There, *poof*!

On Saturday I weighed in at 315.4, my lowest weight yet. Very nice. I also had a fabulous run, which was the first of many straight runs (no walking) that I will be doing in my lifetime. It was supposed to be a 25-minute run on C25K (Week 6, Day 3 for those keeping score), but due to some bad math in my head, I ended up only doing 22. I could have done the full 25; I was feeling very good and had more run in me. I was pretty pissed when I realized I added up the turnaround point incorrectly in my brain and didn't put two and two together until after I started my cool-down walk. I got over it quickly enough: all this week it's 25-minute runs, so I will have plenty of practice.

And man, I kicked ass on this run! I really had little troubles with keeping myself going. I do a lot of self-coaching which really helps, even up little hills, I'm like, "Yeah, you can do it! All right." That's my mantra.

My across the street neighbor saw me leave for my run and asked how I was doing on my weight loss (I had told him I was snow shoveling for fitness during our last big storm). I told him, and he said, "I can really tell!" So that was an unexpected boost, especially since we usually only see each other from across the street. ;)

Also, C. said that I looked thinner now than I did the last time I weighed about this much. I think it's the running. I'm developing some killer muscles in my thighs for sure.

So, see? Lots of things to feel positive about. A freak four-pound gain has nothing on this girl.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.


Cammy said...

You're right: it's a process. One that involves diligence, commitment, and holidays. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your mother's day and equally glad you're back on your plan with a great get-up-and-go attitude!

Megan said...

You are doing great!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fabulous to start getting feedback from the people around you! Congratulations for that and on your non-stop run. I'm looking so forward to the end of the week 6!

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

congrats on the run, the new number on the scale and most of all your fab attitude!!

i was worried that my "ok well the scale is showing up, oh well, onwards we go" attitude might be a little too blase, but reading your post made me realize, nope, life happens, and you gotta just keep keeping on:)

thanks!! and congrats again!

Jesse said...

"It's how you respond to things that is important." This is SO TRUE! I am working not to get too thrown off by little stuff like this -- you set such a great example! Momentum really is more important, in the long run.

Michelle said...

Let's keep on keeping on. I'm in the middle of a bump in the road too but you're right, it's how we respond that counts!