Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Feeling good

I had a wonderful holiday weekend even though most of it was spent packing. I got my fill on Thursday so I was on liquids/mushies for most of the weekend. I ate too much ice cream, but in addition to Jazzercising on Saturday, I really did pack and clean for hours through the weekend. I'm trying very hard to purge as much as possible.

I put the trash out last night for pickup today...I had EIGHT bags! That is in addition to all the trash I had last week AND all of the charity bags in my closet. I have gone through absolutely every single thing in my apartment from jewelry to medicine to kitchen utensils to clothes/shoes to electronics. Everything must have a purpose or it must go.

Today I'm back to regular food. I plan to be conscious and log to MFP. But the biggest thing is that today I started running again. The first 8-9 months after my surgery, I lost about 75 pounds, but then I stalled for several months. Then in about 3-4 months, I lost another 20 pounds. When I went back to look what I did to do that, it was running. So, I'm giving it another whirl. I do remember though why I cut my hair off. This mid-length is not great for lunch time runs.
 
I didn't have to completely start over, but I did have to scale back quite a lot from where I ended up before. At my best, I was running about 2-2.5 miles at 4.8 mph. That is still really slow for most people, but it was great for me considering I could barely run 4.0 mph for 30 seconds at the start. Today, I ran for about 24 minutes total (with a 60 second rest in the middle) at 4.2 mph. I did go faster in the last five minutes, but the majority was 4.2. It is a start.
 
Tomorrow & Thursday are Jazzercise days. I would like to get myself to run Friday at lunch, so we will see if I can get that done. I have to remind myself that I KNOW I can do this.
 
 
 
Tonight I have visitation with my new home. :) I'm going to go measure some of the rooms to try and determine where some of the furniture is going to go. I have to say, I am getting VERY excited. 10 days until close & 17 days until I move.
 
Hugs!


3 comments:

Rhonda said...

So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures!

FitBy40 said...

I have officially declared myself 'retired' from running. I hate it and it hurts my knees.
I've recently taken to power walks with ankle weights. I hate my legs so instead of complaining, I should do something about it!
Glad you're giving it another shot though.You rock!

FitBy40 said...

I have officially declared myself 'retired' from running. I hate it and it hurts my knees.
I've recently taken to power walks with ankle weights. I hate my legs so instead of complaining, I should do something about it!
Glad you're giving it another shot though.You rock!