Hump day update
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
It seems like Wednesdays are the perfect day to blog since I have a bit more free time. I'm happy with how my loss is going, and from my mishap on Monday I managed to gain .8 lbs. But I'm working on working that .8 off, in addition to making my 2 lb weight goal this Saturday. It's going to take a bit more effort, but I'm up for the challenge - especially since it was a moment of weakness that I foolishly gave into (the food wasn't even as good as I remembered it...mind games!)
Interval running is doing wonders for me. It exhausts me, but my sleeps are awesome and I feel accomplished after. It really makes me feel like I did something, and to me that matters a lot. Plus, it's nice to see yourself improve and be able to run better.
I was doing low/no carb as I mentioned earlier this week, and honestly I had to stop. I stuck with it for a solid 4-5 days and I noticed a drastic change in myself. No, I didn't notice weight loss (although it did make me not feel bloated during my period), but I noticed that my energy level plummeted beyond recognition. I was sprightly before, and suddenly I found myself telling my friend that I just felt unmotivated and tired. That could be the period talking, but I have never had a period zap me that much. I think, at least at the weight I am now, I need some carbs to fuel me lugging this body around. I know that it works for some people, and not so fitting for others. I may not be in the former category, but it's a possibility that when I make it to 200, I'll try it again just to see. But maybe not. Even though I know it's a lifestyle change, I know that I wouldn't do it for life. I would be doing it for another zing to my eating, but that might not be a good idea. I literally didn't even eat apples, that's how serious I was. I feel SO much better today and more energized now that I've reintroduced them. I truly believe that was why I couldn't quite pick up the pace - I was getting headaches and it was a struggle. And yes, I was still eating a lot of protein, fruit and veggies within my calorie allotment (sometimes a little over, even) and I would just feel dead. I don't know if this is how it works, but maybe it at least burnt up the old bad carbs I was eating lol - I doubt it. But everything is a mind trick :)
I decided what my rewards will be for my weight loss increments. The first 30 lbs will be getting my Facebook back, the next 20 will be a nice haircut with a style, the next 10 will be a massage (!!!), 10 more is a brand new wardrobe, and 5 more is my BIRTHDAY weekend and I'm going to save money for a trip to NYC with my friends at a timeshare my friend has. I'm beyond excited. If you were keeping count, that's equal to 155, and for now that's where I want to be. I will work on the last 10 over time, but I feel like I would look crazy with my curvy body lower than that. We'll see though - it seems so far away now that I can barely imagine it.
Tonight, I'm continuing my interval running. I'm still doing the women's health running for beginners, and I like it for the reasons I mentioned above. I definitely recommend it. I am most definitely not a runner, so if I can pick it up and do it, so can you!
Here's the link for anyone who wants to try it out: