Friday, July 30, 2010
It has been a Crazy Week of Running for me. Last Saturday I had a really emotional day so when it came time to my Long Run of Emotional Recovery, I really ran long! When I got home and weighed in, I had hit my next mini 5 lb goal! Amazingly I weighed the same Sunday morning and this morning as well.
My body is weird, for some reason I gained and lost 4 lbs this week. I just don't get it. I didn't eat anything I shouldn't have, I just kept on with the normal routine but I think it must be water retention or maybe even I'm building muscle. My clothes are definitely looser but the weight loss is slow.
Also of significance, I have finally lost 1 more pound since May 26th! June was a terrible month and I unbelievably managed to gain 8-10 lbs. I finally got my schedule under control and lost the gained weight plus 1 more lb. Now I'm back on track but behind 10 lb. on monthly goals. I should have been 159 lb August 1st but I screwed up June and it took July to get back on track.
It is amazing how difficult it is to lose weight (and easy to gain) after 40. I just keep focusing on the fitness and running and I know it will come. I suspect that my progress will be much slower from here on out but I will be happy with any progress! I'm happy for this challenge because it is holding me accountable and keeping me on track. Thank you so much Kerrie!
Hey! I hit my mini goal! It's time for my mini goal reward!