Weekly Loss: 4.6
To Go: 49.0
As much as last week was discouraging, this week was great!!!!!! I have been looking forward to this milestone for quite a while now! 101 lbs baby! I have lots to celebrate this week. Losing 4.6 for the week is great. I also made my monthly goal by losing 10.8 lbs. Plus I got another 10 lbs star!!! Excellent!!! And the exciting thing is, I am looking forward to losing this last 50 lbs! I am not dreading the exercise, the diet and all the other hard work that goes into losing weight. I really want to do this! I actually want to live this way from here on out! Eating healthy and keeping in shape!
Saturday was a great workout day for me in a couple of ways. I ended up hiking somewhere between 9.5 and 10 miles! I felt great as well. I had an interesting experience as I was heading back down the canyon. I had two runners pass by me quite slowly. One of them was quite heavy, but he was keeping a steady pace. I decided to catch up to them and give him some encouragement as I knew what a struggle he must be having. I told him that I had lost close to a 100 lbs and how much better I felt. I encouraged him to keep up the good work and not give up. He told me that he had lost 50 lbs in a month and was training for a marathon in June!!! I ended up being encouraged by him probably more than he was by me! I didn't ask his name, but I was really impressed that he had the determination to train. Another benefit I got from catching up and talking to him was I had to go at a slow jog to do it. I had already gone about 8 miles by this time and it didn't hurt to do it and I was able to keep up a conversation. It helped me with a change of pace this morning. I decided to see how I would do at a nice slow jog. I ended up jogging about two blocks and then walking for one the whole way. I did that for the whole 5 miles and I felt pretty decent when I got home! I think I have found a way to push myself a little bit harder during the time I have to workout and help me reach my goals!
Congrats to all of you who are working hard! Hang in there and I will too!