Friday, October 26, 2012

My next run and lessons to learn...

Tomorrow will be my second 5k race ever! It will be chilly and a challenge, but I am excited to go out there. It is for one of the local Police departments and is called "Run from the Cops"... fun!

I am not as nervous as I was for my first one. I think I am more sure of my abilities to finish than I was last time. I have thought of a major goal... to not have to walk. I know it is a stretch, but I am hoping I can push through. It is up in the air if I will be able to accomplish that or not. I just need to try not to be disappointed if it doesn't happen.

When my friend and I went on our weekly run on Wednesday, I kept apologizing for having to stop for a few seconds to catch my breath and get going again. I had to do it a few times, but it was never a very long break. Just enough to get me going again. I felt bad at the time. However, I need to realize I can't be perfect all the time! I can't always bust thru and do the best. Sometimes I am going to come up short and that is okay.

Lessons to learn yet...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Shopping is finally fun!

Last week I went shopping for a whole new wardrobe! Expensive, but much needed for the fall and winter seasons. I am 3 sizes smaller than I was last year. My winter coat was a 3x and I remember that being tight on me before. The middle of winter last year I was swimming in it, so a new coat was a necessity this year.

I was super pumped because, not one piece of clothing I bought was plus size. I was able to shop and stick with the women's section w/o having to go up to the plus size. I have been able to do this before, but sometimes I had to still go up to the plus size. This time an ENTIRE wardrobe was plus size free, it was a nice feeling.

I remember  the times where I couldn't get clothes because they didn't have a bigger size. I couldn't find anything that would fit me or was embarrassed because I had to go the next size up. I remember the dismay when I had to get a size 24. I topped out at that, I wasn't sure where I would be able to get clothes if I was bigger than that. I certainly didn't have the money to order things online. All I can say is thank goodness I decided it was time for my journey.

So I got some new clothes and am ready for the seasons! (just not all the snow that is going to come with it!)

New things happening: I am running another 5k this coming weekend. It is called "Run from the cops" I am more confident going into this one than my first one! I have a few more planned out and even a 5 mile one on Thanksgiving. The biggest test will be the 1/2 marathon next May. My mom always told me I never did anything the easy way... :)

Keep your head up and keep the positivity flowing!

Monday, October 15, 2012

I know you have been waiting for this...

At least I have!

Finally! That is the word that best describes today. I have reached that next milestone on my journey... weighing under 200lbs. Official weigh in this morning... 199! (I can be excited over one lb.... it is my  journey lol)

Years. That is the word that best describes how long it has been. I honestly don't know when I weighed under 200 lbs. Maybe freshman year in HS? That puts things in perspective. All I can say is I am so happy that I am doing this now rather than later.


See the difference? Exactly 1  year apart.
I have heard this many times from friends and family... "I just wish you would have done this earlier." I understand what they are saying. However, I firmly believe now that you have to be ready. You can't just have someone tell you that you need to lose weight. You have to do it for you and not for anyone else. You have to be ready.

So once I lose a few more lbs. the realization that I am under 200 lbs. will hit me. I am just so relieved to see that number. As always, this milestone motivates me to move forward and get to that ultimate goal.

67 lbs. to go!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Well Hello Monday Weigh in...

So! No pouting today. I have lost 1 lb.! I will take it. I am exactly 200 lbs. today. This is my week. I WILL get under 200 lbs. and it is going to be fabulous. I have been looking forward to that day for so long. I cannot honestly tell you how long it has been since I have weighed under 200.

This past weekend I was at my parents. I was pawing through their coat closet to find something warm. I found my old winter coat from when I was in grade school... It is a large. I tried it on and... IT FIT! WOW! that puts things a little in perspective for me and how far I have come... and how out of control my weight was.

This is a new week and a  more positive attitude starting off!