Weight Loss Journey interruption

I said that I would try to update you all on my exercise/weight loss journey at least once a week. Well here it is!

During the week of Veterans Day, I was out sick! I had gotten all four of my wisdom teeth pulled on monday, and it was not an easy surgery as far as the doctor was concerned. It was also not an easy recovery period for me. Not only did I have to endure almost a week in a half worth of intense pain, but I was also very sick, and it was that time of the month for me -_- I was all jacked up. So for the past two weeks I have not exercised at all. I have not been keeping up with my 100 miles by Christmas.

But guess what today is? KEEP ON MOVING MONDAY! So im back at it. 2 miles per day, 8 miles on the weekends. I have to make up for the miles I lost.

I will also be doing my Couch 2 5k once again. I am currently on week 2 of couch to 5k. And now that I am able to EAT! I will also be getting back on my healthy eating lifestyle. I have to run to the store for a few things. My jaw still hurts a little when eating hard and crunchy foods. I guess I just admitted that ive been eating bad things. After being only able to eat kids chicken noodle soup, applesauce, and a green smoothie for a whole week, it was only right that I eat something that made me feel a little better on the inside. Criticize me if you dare. I know you’d want some too if you were going through it. Oh yeah, included in that list was also my favorite ice cream that I was banned from after buying 2 small tubs of it every week. That Breyers Indulgence Caramal is EXTREMELY GOOD! Sorry im getting carried away.

Anyyyyywhooooo, I can finally go back to my favorite wheat toast, egg whites, and turkey bacon breakfasts.
So what are you guys doing for the holidays? I have been seeing alot of things about how not to gain weight during the holidays. I dont get invited to many holiday festivities. But everyone makes plans for Thanksgiving. My thing is that I will not bring home any Thanksgiving leftovers. I am sure my boyfriend will, but I will eat what I want to eat. And I will enjoy the holidays with my family. Hopefully this even works lol!

Oh yeah! P.S.! Along with my 100 miles by Christmas challenge, I had also made a vow not to look at the scale until Christmas. Well when your sick and your visiting your doctors office of course they always want you to hop on the scale. I promise I didn’t look but she said it out loud and I lost 7 pounds! Maybe even more because I got on the scale with my heavy Air Max sneakers. So I may have lost even more than that! I haven’t gotten back on the scale since, and won’t unless it deals with seeing my doctor. But that jumpstarted my motivation to get moving again! Wow! Seven pounds. I heard the weight falls off more quickly when you are just starting out.


First Serious Week In…

In my previous blog posts, I discussed that I would be tracking my weight loss journey and documenting it on my blog. I want to be able to look back and see how far I have come. I want to be able to see the challenges that I overcame, and be able to show other people what EXACTLY I did to achieve this very strenuous goal.

So my first SERIOUS week in. I have been walking with a co-worker during my hour long lunch. She walks much faster than me and weighs about 60-70 pounds less than I do, but it works. Lately, I have been having a hard time walking because of my shin splints. I believe the weight takes a huge part in it, and also the fact that I am flat footed. It has been slowing me down all week and it is very frustrating. I thought that it may be the type of shoes that I am wearing as well. So I am planning on going to a running shoe store over the weekend, and hopefully finding some even more comfortable shoes. Shoe insoles have never did much for me, but we will see what the shoe experts have to say about that. After much research, shoe insoles do alot more than what I imagined. I guess the Dr. Scholls just doesn’t do much for me. During my research, I found a shoe that I have been interested in. The Lunar Glides have some amazing reviews, we will see what the professionals have to say about it after they take a look at my foot.

I have also been doing my C25K for the hundredth time. After today I will be on Week 1 Day 2. And will also be doing it again this Sunday. A real huge goal for me is to start my Focus T25 once again. I have been seeing some amazing results with some of my colleagues. The weight has been shedding off, and I want to shed some weight off too 😦 I didn’t see any results, but then again I barely finished a full week of it. I am so proud of myself that I have walked 2 miles everyday this week. It has been very hard on not only my legs but also on my back. I have done some research with that too, and just as I knew it, my posture needs some improvement when walking. The faster I walk, the more I tip over forward. It strains my back really bad, and I feel like I can barely make the walk.

This whole thing is a huge adjustment. I am going to try to take it slower. I may be pushing myself too hard with my co-worker. How can I nicely say that I can’t walk with you anymore? She walks much faster than me and has goals that she would like to accomplish too. She is doing training for a job and I don’t want to slow her down. Hmmm, maybe I should just say that. That didn’t sound too harsh!

Anyways, I will have another update up next week. See you soon!