I jumped back on the wagon today after working over the weekend to catch it again.
I feel great today! I got up at 8 a.m. and had my grape nuts and soy milk breakfast, vitamins, and lots of water. Then I did the Leslie Sanson 3 miler,
followed immediately by The Firm Lower Body Sculpt. I am beat!
I joined the Chubby Chick's Christmas Weight Loss Challenge last week and at the time my stat's looked like this:
Blog Title: FatGirlRunning
Starting Weight: 285 lbs
Pounds I Want to Lose By Christmas: 35
Christmas Goal Weight: 250 lbs.
Well after two weeks of not getting in a workout my stat's turned into this:
Gained 5lbs this week (PMS)
40 lbs till my Christmas goal
I really have my work cut out for me. Actually stepping on the scale this morning was a real wake up call. Over six years ago I went through a severe depression. I eventually got up to 335 lbs and was miserable. I hated my life and felt like I was not worth the air I was breathing to live. I realized that I had to make some changes if I really wanted to continue to live, so I packed my belongings into my car and quit my job and moved to the farm.
I took up refuge with my grandmother and helped her take care of my great grandpa until he died. While I was there I started to work at re-evaluating my life and my goals. In that first year that I lived there I turned my life around. I got a job, made some good friends and started to really live again. To my surprise the weight started coming off without effort. I was making better choices without really thinking about it. Slowly I started to incorporate exercise and the weight was just melting. At the end of the year I had lost 100 lbs, was in a size 16 and was loving my life.
I have done a lot of struggling since then and the pounds have crept back on. When I saw 290 on the scale this morning I realized that I was only 45lbs from my heaviest weight. 45lbs from the lowest point in my life. I made a promise to myself that I would never go there again. Now I intend to follow through on my promise.
I have decided to hold off on my running goals for the time being and just stick to work out videos for the winter. For one thing I can sustain activity longer with the workout video's than I can with running. For another I was suffering from shin splints so much that I was spending most of my time in recovery anyways. I think that right now I am just to heavy for such a high impact workout. So next spring I will try running again. Next spring I will be ready!
Then there is my diet. I hate going on a diet! I don't like the word or the act. So I am going to call it going on a livet. I am going to be following the 90/10 rule for one thing. I am also going to try to include a raw food day once a week. I will be working to include more of these over time but for now one will do. On my 10% meal I can have meat and something decadent like ice cream. The rest of the time I am going to try to stick to veg fair. I don't want to be overly concerned about the calories but at the same time I am going to be making sure to stay within my limits. MyFitnessPal will help with that.
Ok folks enough chatter from me today!
Happy Labor Day!