Day 2 in the books! Still feel like I’m going pretty strong.  I know that 48 hours doesn’t sound like much, but when you’re my size every little step counts.  Literally. Cliff and I are still walking on both of our breaks at work.  We are currently walking a half mile on each 15 minute break.  I’ve also completed day 2 on my C25K experiment. I am a little bummed that I didn’t meet my goal of being under 300 pounds by the end of July.  I came within two pounds and then typical women issues decided that it was time to mess with all my progress at the worst possible time.  However, I’m proud that (for once) I didn’t let it break my spirit.  Normally I would have eaten a large Quarter Pounder meal with a Coke and a McChicken on the side to make myself feel better, but not this time.  This time I got off the scale, wiped my teary face and said to myself, that next week’s weigh in will be better. Then I went against the suggestions of every dietitian in the world and rewarded myself with a pudding cup after dinner (which was still within my allotted calories for the day). I feel like I’ve finally found a regimen that works for me.  I even had friends over tonight for dinner and explained that I would need to disappear for half an hour to work out.  At first I was super embarrassed at the thought of huffing and puffing away on the elliptical while my friends were just upstairs.  Then I realized that I was far more embarrassed when I didn’t fit on the roller-coaster at Six Flags about seven years ago.  Once I got it into my head that this is the life that I lead now it was a lot easier to say, “Sorry, but I need to step downstairs and work on making myself a healthier and happier person.”  That’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

If you’re going through hell, keep going.Winston Churchill

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