03 April 2006

So, April first was the date I was to reach my first mini-goal of losing a total of 25 lbs. Due to technical difficulties (aka the new digital scale that gives random readings within about 5 lbs of the truth) I know that I am somewhere close but not exactly certain of the numbers. I'm guesstimating that I'm about 5 lbs away from my goal but I'm quite happy with the progress I've made.

The biggest factor in not reaching my goal was the setback I had with my sprained ankle. I'd been planning on getting back into running around a month ago but the inability to even walk kind of put a damper on that. Considering I'd been counting on the running to shave off a few pounds, not even going for a decent walk for 5 weeks didn't allow for that.

The best thing I've noticed lately, and the key to not gaining or stalling out completely despite my lack of exercise, has been my gradual shift in thinking about food. Having read Body Clutter, I was able to gain some insight into my eating habits and I began to eat more consciously. I'll fully admit that I am still an emotional eater (add a bit of stress and watch me go!!) but the instances of mindless munching has gone down considerably.

Now that I've got some substantial change happening, I find my attitude changing. Rather than "Ugh, losing 55 lbs is going to be a lot of work" it's more "Ok, I've chipped away at 20 lbs, now I've got only 35 to go". It certainly helps that I'm fitting back into some pre-pregnancy clothes (like my denim skirt that I really really missed!!) and able to pick out clothing based on what looks nice not just what I'll fit into. Beginning to feel good about my body fuels my determination to keep going.

And so, my next mini-goal will be to make it back to my pre-pregnancy weight (10 lbs from where I am now) by June first. That's 10 lbs in 8 weeks, but I think I can do it safely and easily with increased exercise. The sunshine and warm air are making me itch to get out and walk or run. Lillian loves being in the CuddlyWrap when we go out and Jack never says no, so they're some really good incentives as well.

7 comments:

domesticvixen said...

Again, a certain Vixen is looking for a walking buddy.

I promise I won't subject you to any death marches. Well, unless you really want to go on a death march. Minimum 8km.

KimProbable said...

We should pack up some afternoon just after Nick gets on the bus. It'd give us about 3 hours.

Morrigan said...

It is very possible and very safe. I know you will do your best.

Shiny Beamer said...

3 Cheers for Kim:

Hip, Hip - Woohoo!

Hip, Hip - Woohoo!

Hip, hip - whoops! No more HIPS!!!

: ) : ) : )

Shiny Beamer said...

So I heard about the haircut. Looking forward to seeing it : )

KimProbable said...

I have bangs!! I haven't had bangs since I had short short hair five years ago. It's very odd and tickly on the forehead.

I want to wash it and see what it's like. I love the cut, but he blew it dry and now it's not straight or curly but frizzy. I strongly dislike frizzy. Maybe I'll post a pic.

Shiny Beamer said...

OH YES, PLEASE DO!!!

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