So, I am about to get really “real” about a few things. And I mean, “REAL”. Recently I have been battling my weight. I just have doing a yo-yo for a while. And I am such a stress eater. It’s bad. But the good thing is that I know that now, and I am good if I can plan things way ahead of time. It’s also good that I know this before I get married, so I won’t balloon up. And no, I’m not getting married any time soon…he hasn’t asked me yet, but I know its coming so I feel good about talking about it on here. Anyways, I went to a 10 year Winter Guard Reunion last month and it was great to see everyone. It really was. Some of these girls I hadn’t seen in 10 years so it was awesome to catch up with them and learn what everyone has been doing.
So here is the “real” part. I am 5’9 and right now I weigh about 170. This is the biggest I have been ever. I teetered around the 165 range but never actually hit the 170 number. Because I am tall and somewhat blessed, a lot of my weight is distributed pretty evenly. I tell people my number and they can’t believe it. But I see it when I step on that scale. I have accepted this but I do want to see if I can change my lifestyle. I do cook, but we eat out a good amount and sometimes it’s not the best (Wendy’s, McDonalds…you get the idea).
I have been close to this number once before, and that was really hard. It was about a year ago and there were so many changes going on in my life that I just ate the stress I was feeling. I was going to the beach, closing on my first house, moving, finding a way to pay for all of it, and having someone move in that didn’t want to live there at all. It was stressful. And the worst part was that my college roommate, Casey, was getting married in June. So after all this happened and 3 days before we left for her wedding, I decided to try on my bridemaids dress. It didn’t fit. Not even close. That was the worst because it was her wedding. There were many tears, and her reassurance that David’s Bridal would have the dress in the right size, which they did…in Tampa. But that made me realize, then, that there was an issue. After that I went vegan and worked out. I lost about 15 lbs. Clearly, I have gained that back now (holidays and such), but I need to do better.
So, I have signed up for 2 5k’s in April. YAH. And I am running the Peachtree Road Race, which is a 10k, on July 4th. I might throw in another 5k if someone will run it with me in May or June for good measure. The way I see it, I can’t stay motivated unless there is a goal in site. Since I have signed up for these races and paid money, I have been running every other day. I can go about a mile before I feel like I am dying. My goal is to be able to run up this blasted hill by our house before the first race…that is quite a challenge since it’s at the end of the run and I am already tired by that point, but I know that I can do it…it just takes time.
Here are the races I am running:
Stay posted as I continue to lose weight and get in shape. I just want to be healthy and lose around 20 lbs. 🙂
Does anyone have good weight loss tips?