Yesterday was a terrible day. The Swiss Roll breakfast was followed by lunch with salad and a honey bun. Yikes. Today is going much, much better.
Mmmmm, weight watchers approved breakfast this morning however. Turkey bacon and cheese on a wheat english muffin. I have never had an english muffin before a few weeks ago when I stayed at my uncle’s house. He eats them almost every morning because they are only 1 pt for WW (they are light version). My uncle has lost about 30 pounds on WW, and he is definitely an inspiration for me.
Speaking of inspiration…
Inspired by Cammy‘s last post and the 101 Reasons I Hate Being Fat blog, I have decided to start making a list of reasons why I want to lose weight. Collecting all these thoughts that pop in and out of my head throughout the day will give me a great source of motivation and encouragement when I am faltering, reaching for sugary treats.
Reason I Want to Lose Weight #1: I want to be a runner.
More specifically, I want to be a triathlete. A long time ago when I first started working out this was a pipe dream. I chose it mostly because it was something I new I could do for a long time. There are lots of 60 year old (and older!) people who still compete in triathlons. That thought encouraged me that I could compete in a sport for such a long period of time.
So I had a dream of one day being fit and completing runs and triathlons, but in my mind it was a long way away. Today I realize it is much closer. I am not officially a runner yet. I still walk more than I run in my workouts, but I am on schedule (according to my trainer) to be running non-stop for long periods soon (as in months).
I really want to run. I love to run, well, I love the idea of running. I want to feel the joy of crossing the finish line of my first race and later the major accomplishment of completing my ultimate running goal: the St. Jude Marathon. I don’t know when I will do it, but one day I want to run through the streets of Memphis, with thousands of other runners from across the country, supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital while knowing I am healthy myself.
I know to do this I will have to lose a lot of the weight I still carry around. I know I can do that because I can see this dream in my head and I know one day… I will be a runner.