Wednesday, January 12, 2011
It is week 2 of the Power of One challenge and I am feeling pretty good about my progress.I am down .8lbs and this may not seem like a whole lot, but for the first time in my journey, I am not disappointed. It is almost a full pound and all things considered I think its pretty good. I have to remember that I am not going to lose massive amounts of weight every week but that slow and steady wins the race.
Did I meet my goals this week? Absolutely. I ran 19 miles while training for my half marathon. I tracked every single day and stayed well within my points range. I weight trained with my kettle bell 3 days. It was not always easy to do these things. Sometimes it meant running to the gym and leaving the peanut at home with her daddy. Sometimes I felt guilty, but I try to remind myself that it is for her benefit that I stay healthy and on track. And it is important to take time for yourself each and everyday.
I was looking at my little weight loss book this week, really looking at the numbers and I began to realize just how far I had come. I have lost 87 freaking pounds. It is sometimes strange to look at the number and I remember wow I have not weighed 165 in at least 10 years. When I went in to give birth I weighed 274 pounds. I started my pregnancy weighing 254 so I was already out of control. Post par-tum I hovered in the 260s for awhile, so for me being down this much I know I have already lost 100lbs in a year and I know I will be hitting my goal this year!