Thursday, July 21, 2011
Day 55. Hanging in there.
Today is day 55 of when I started my healthy eating plan and I am only 6 pounds down ..but hey...that is 6 POUNDS! It could be better no doubt but I am not going to beat myself up about it. I will just do the next right thing, as my husband so lovingly likes to say.
I have been to the gym 4 days in a row - woohoo! I have decided I would try to do at least an hour of some type of exercise every night. Monday I ran on the treadmill, Tuesday I did the elliptical, Wednesday I ran on the treadmill and tonight I did the elliptical for 4.27 miles in 60 minutes and burned 569 calories! Way to go!! And of course I feel so great when I exercise - don't understand why I stop sometimes.
I have been counting calories as well. Some days are good and some are bad but with the exercise I have been doing I have been consistently under my calorie budget. Today I even passed on donuts at work! Major accomplishment!!!
I am proud of myself for being consistent for the past 4 days. That is one thing I have NEVER been able to do or lets say, I CHOSE not to do.
I also registered for the St. Jude Half Marathon tonight. Man - I'm going all out huh! ! ! I missed the "regular" registration so I had to register as a "Hero" and I had to agree to raise at least $500 for ST. Jude. I think running the half marathon BY MYSELF is going to be easier than raising this money. I have never been good about asking people for money. But lets just say this will be another fear I will walk through. That is what we talked about tonight at Celebrate Recovery - walking through fear. And I have done a lot of walking through fear in my lifetime - so why stop now? he he...
I am saddened that my mom will not be there as she has been with me both times when I did St. Jude. It will be painful without her but I know she will be cheering for me from heaven. What a seat she will have this year!!! The best seat in the house.
I have not reported my weight lately and I will do that on Monday, my "official" weigh day.
It is getting late and I definitely need my beauty sleep, so I will close for now. I hope all of you are doing well and making healthy choices along your journey - whatever that journey may be. Just remember that you are not alone and together we can do this thing!
Thank you for reading and as always I am,
Making healthy choices - one day at time,