Thursday, April 17, 2014

A run along the inlet

Yesterday was a crazy busy day. I woke up, got my daughter off to school, woke my youngest up and got him off to school, then left myself and worked all day, without even a lunch break. Then rushed home and had to leave again about 10 minutes later to take my daughter to a youth activity at our church. It is about a 20 minute drive to the church, so if I had driven there and back again to drop her off, and there and back again to pick her up, it would have meant an hour and 20 minutes of driving back and forth. So I did what I usually do, which is drop her off and wait in the parking lot for a couple of hours, then drive her home. Then a late dinner, and off to bed. This is what happens every single Wednesday, week after week.

The problem is, I also wanted to get in a run yesterday. Then I realized I had the perfect opportunity: the time spent waiting in the parking lot. So when I got to the church, I changed into my running gear and headed out. 

I didn't have a super long run planned: a 5 minute warm up walk, 30 minutes of running, and a 5 minute cool down walk. 

The route I took led along the north-ish side of Cook Inlet and I was thrilled to enjoy periodic views of the inlet throughout my run. It was really beautiful, and much more enjoyable than staring at the TV in front of the treadmill at the gym. I like running outside much better. 

Wouldn't you, if this was the view??

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


So, I've lost all this weight, and I'm determined to keep it off. However, my mouth has different ideas. Lately I have been allowing myself a little more dietary "freedom" ... Which really means I have been eating a crapton of fast food, fatty food, high carbohydrate food... All the things that if I don't get a handle on, will lead me back to being fat.
And I so don't ever want to be fat again!!!!
I'd gained a total of 8 pounds back when I decided I simply wasn't going to let that happen. And since the diet I was on was so effective, I decided to go back to it long enough to lose those 8 pounds... And another 5. 
I've been hesitant to put numbers out there, but I'm gonna do it, because it will help me be accountable. I started this journey at 171.2 pounds. I got to "goal" at 128.4, a total of 42.8 pounds gone. When I decided I needed to stop the regain, I was at 136.2, up 7.8 pounds. Ever since I got to "goal", I've actually thought I would love to actually lose another 5 pounds, so my new goal is 123.
That was about a week ago. The last time I weighed myself was two days ago and I was back down to 132.4.
Since then, I've mostly been "on plan", with one major pizza incident... We'll see how it goes, and I'll keep you posted...