I was so excited about this week’s weigh in.  I worked ridiculously hard last week and I couldn’t wait to see if it had paid off…

And it had!

284.8

Which is officially lower than I was on my wedding day, which also means I’ve hit my very first goal.

I know that I can’t expect every week to be this way, but it was certainly a much needed reinforcement.  I know that if I eat right and get my ass off the couch then the weight is going to come off.

I’ve found myself actually excited about going to the gym this week (which I also know I shouldn’t expect every week) and I’m trying to embrace that feeling while I can.  I even pushed myself a little harder on the elliptical today and went up a level and added over half a mile to my distance.

Cliff and I are planning to walk a cross country trail at a local park Saturday morning that is a 3.1 mile loop.  I’m interested in seeing if I could walk a 5K at this point and how long it would take me.  I would really like to get it done in under an hour (which would be a 20 minute mile, which is beyond leisurely) but I’m trying to keep in mind that I’m still 280+ pounds and Cliff is still 430+ pounds and just finishing it will be a huge accomplishment.

One of my goals this year (before July 2014) is to run a 5K.  Notice that’s run and not walk and I haven’t even walked one yet.  I would like to be down to 250 before I actually try to run again.  I tried to run on our treadmill one time and I could barely walk for days.  I think I still have a bit too much “jiggle” to be be putting that much pressure on my body.  I know that there are many people out there that have started running at a heavier weight for me, but I’m going to stick to what feels good to me as long as it keeps working.

Baby steps…

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”  ~Francis of Assisi

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