Tuesday, September 2, 2008

HYC Check-In: Holding steady, again

Weight: 300.2
Total Weight loss: 49.8

Though I am slightly up from a few days ago, I'm considering myself doing fine and holding steady, still. We had a few days of pretty crappy eating again, so considering that I am happy to still be where I am today. I am back into my healthy ways today, and started my day with a nice 2 mile run-walk, about 2/3 running and 1/3 walking. Seeing how I haven't been out in 2 and a half weeks, this was a great accomplishment -- and I actually hadn't planned on running at all today. Once I was out, I found that I couldn't resist trying, and once I started, the running felt very comfortable. In fact, as it turns out, even with the walking included, my pace has stayed about the same -- 17 and a half minutes per mile. I was very pleased and not totally zonked or anything.

I'm starting off repeating Week 3 of the Hal Higdon 5K running plan for novices. I had been into Week 4 when I last left off, so that's not too bad.

I think I will see some real progress on the scale this week. I'd love to have a big loss for the month, shooting for 10 pounds if I can. It's been a while since I've done that, but I think it is totally possible if I stay on target with my active goals. I can do it!

Hope all is well with everyone out there.


tas said...

great job in getting back into the running/walking. if i can get myself going it often is a great stress reliever and it sounds like you have had plenty of stress lately. hang in there and keep going!

Alexia@theonelastthing.com said...

I've done a lot of different types of physical activity, but I've never tried running. But I'm going to so I can do a triathlon! (Actually, I did run once -- the day after I got my wisdom teeth out and had some heavy duty pain meds. What was I thinking!)