ahhh! Haven't posted in a long time. Sorry. I know you've been checking back like every day to find a post... :D
ok, so we had an AMAZING vacation at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. BEAUTIFUL place and we truly enjoyed ourselves. We ate alot too. Two interesting things I learned.
1) not getting hungry is sort of disappointing. I look forward to hunger as it reminds me to eat and when I'm hungry I *get* to eat! And I like eating. I rarely felt hungry on the trip - a sign I was eating more than I needed to!
2) my stomach does NOT like to eat like that anymore. I was sick for an entire morning after I had an ice cream from cold stone. that used to be nothing! my body is accustomed now to eating healthy most of the time! (dark chocolate daily included!)
Overall I still made pretty good choices, and I was proud of that. I had more sweet treats than normal. I came home, cringing and avoiding the scale, climbed on and found that....drum roll here...wait for it...I was back up to 230.2, up 3 pounds from where I was just before leaving for vacation. I was bummed but vowed to get it off.
So I ran the next day.
And ate really well - LOTS of veggies.
And two days later I was back down to 227. Nice, huh? I think my body *prefers* to lose weight now. No more of this gaining and holding junk.
And this morning I was down to 225. This isn't my big week to lose so not sure why, but I'll take it! Doing another "biggest loser" challenge on SparkPeople - I will weigh in Saturday. Its really motivating having these challenges and a team to cheer you on for the month. Makes me want to do better! And I have been.
Running update - I'm now working on the "One Hour Runner" program - gradually working my way up to running for an hour. Its definitely helping me improve my mile time too so that is a bonus! I have to run in the mornings now though - it is getting brutal out there in the afternoons!!!
So total I am down 60 pounds in 11 months. I feel pretty good about that. Tonight we had friends over for dinner - and my friend is pretty tall and thin. She was so excited to see I had lost weight and asked me, what do you weigh now, like 140? I almost tackled her and hugged her. Are you kidding? I weigh 225! She almost died. She couldn't believe that right now I weigh more than 100 pounds more than her! I believed it but, hey, I'm the one tugging on the size 18 pants thank you very much.
It just feels good to see these goals passing along like I am in some kind of weight loss groove now. Ain't nothing gonna break my stride!
And so it goes...and there I go! I am happy to say the least. Hope you are feeling happy and motivated today too!