Tuesday, November 4, 2008

HYC Check-In: Victory Run for Obama

Weight: 307.4
Total Weight loss: 42.6 pounds

I am not normally one to wear my political stripes on my sleeve (well, people'd probably guess that I am very liberal, anyway), but I just want to say: Go Obama! What an important election this is. I will say, too: Go vote! I don't care who you vote for, just go and cast your ballot. It's your right and obligation as a citizen of our country -- and the more people vote, the truer a democracy our country is.


My polling place is just a five-minute walk away at the local elementary school, so I walked there at around 6:30am, waited ten minutes to cast my vote, and continued on. I did a walk/run, probably a good, even split. I tried to run as much as possible, telling myself that it was my Victory Run for Barack Obama. It worked -- really kept me motivated to keep going. I don't have my stats for today's workout since I ended up chatting with a lady way up on the "dinner" side of my street, but I know I got at least a half hour of exercise in total this morning. I sweated a lot, it felt good. And it was actually quite warm out, in the 50s -- I ended up taking my hoodie off and wrapping around my waist.

I'm happy to see the scale reading heading south again, but it is starting to feel like I am never going to see below 305 again. So frustrating! I know I can make it happen, but I am getting impatient. I had hoped to be back in that neighborhood by the end of last week! And to think that months ago I though I'd have a chance to make it down to 250 by Thanksgiving! Little did I know. Oh well, it's not a race and I am still pleased that I managed to lose 50 pounds during the year. Who knows, maybe by January (my one year anniversary) I will have lost even more, we'll see.

I'll just say it one last time, in closing: VOTE!!! :)


Robin said...

I voted too, yay! :) It'll be fun to see how things turn out. I'm your typical swing voter, and this year was a good race, and I liked both candidates (versus last pres. election where I wrote in James Earl Jones because I couldn't stand either rep or dem!). I kept waiting for a shoe which never dropped, so this morning I was thinking perhaps I should have early voted, but it worked out. Small lines at 7 AM. :)

Anyway, I wanted to cheer you on some more. Try to think of how far each of the candidates came, from two years ago. A lot can be done in that amount of time, and there's a lot of hard work involved. Kind of like weight loss, except each of us competes against himself or herself. I wanted to be down to 225 by the end of the year. I'm thinking it won't happen, but I know I'm feeling so much better, and I'm doing things right, so it'll come when it comes. I just have to do my part for it! :)

Hang in there, girl. It'll happen. One day at a time.

KK said...

Good job mixing in exercise and voting!!! Just remember, there is no time line on your healthier you journey!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 50 lbs. Keep up the good work! We are on our way to a Healthy Us!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi--I am a new poster. I have read all your posts over time..found you through Jeanette Fulda's site.

I want you to know I am proud of you! This year has been such a turning point for you...turning from the old ways. I can relate-I too started in January.

Anyway, I have felt like posting many times, but this time I had to. You look so nice in your new top! And wow, you're sneaking out of the women's dept! Into 'regular' clothes!! Isn't that the best? Woo hoo!

You go. Great job! And I appreciate your honesty!

Cammy said...

I think 50 pounds in a year is outstanding! To think you might actually go OVER that is even better!

Mrs said...

Hello hello

I just wanted to introduce myself - finally - on here and say wow! I have started reading your blog properly - I'm up to May - and it's fantastic.

Well done on your progress. I'm really looking forward to reading on and finding out more!

Thank you for being such a tonic.

Big fat kiss.

Mrs Lard xxxxx

PS and isn't the news great?!?! Even in the UK, we're excited!