Because things never go as planned, I am now blogging instead of doing Day 1, Week 2, C25k.
I woke up this morning with every intention of running. I wore my running clothes to bed so I’d be ready to go right after an early phone call. My shoes were out along with my iphone, ready and waiting for me once I got off the phone. Once I had ended the call, put my shoes on, and debated taking the dog with me I realized something had gone wrong. The rain had started.
A lot of people like to tell me I should run in the rain. Sometimes I will agree with them, but not this time. In order for me to keep the right pace and ensure I actually do the running portion instead of wimping out to a mostly walking session, I need my iphone. I need it to beep and tell me when to run and when to walk. I need my iphone and it is raining. Can you see the problem here?
I have postponed my run yet again until this afternoon. I was supposed to do this yesterday but failed when I couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than five minutes at a time. The 2.5 hours of sleep I managed on the overnight Megabus trip home simply was not enough to power my body through a run. I am now well rested and back on schedule but battling rain and
So instead of a post about my run, I wanted to let you know the final (last week’s) weigh in and Biggest Loser Challenge Wrap Up which I did not post last week for whatever reason.
Challenge Start Weight: 251.8
Weight Loss Total: -15.8
(Please note this is not current. I am quite sure I am over this now thanks to some delicious deep dish pizza and other yummy fattening Chicago foods. After a few days of being home and readjusting I will hop back on the scale and get back to normal weighins. )
The challenge with my mom and her coworkers helped me lose almost 16 pounds. My mom lost 18 pounds and won the contest since she was one of the smallest to begin with. I am sooo happy to be closer to the weight I started at when I moved home. It has been a challenging year living here and slowly regaining all the weight I worked hard to lose and keep off for several years. It has been an eye opening experience to just exactly how I allow my emotions and circumstances to control my eating and consequently my weight. Self analysis has never been my strong point but I will be looking more deeply at all of this and posting more about it in the future. I also will soon be leaving home and off on my own again where I know I will just keep plowing ahead until my body reaches a safer and happier weight.