Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Last night I made my first trip to the YMCA. I did a mile one the treadmill in about 17 minutes, which is the fastest I've ever done. My first PR! Lol! I don't think I've ever broken a 20 minute mile. I ran/walked/jogged for 20 minutes completing 1.1 miles. I was able to run for 3 minutes straight, which came out to be about a 1/4 mile. I've never run that ran/long before. I was so proud! It seems a bit easier to keep running when the floor beneath you is moving you at a steady pace. I was tempted to do more after the 20 minute jog, but I don't want to over do it. There was also a TON of people there. New Year's Resolution-ers, I'm guessing.

S2F starts tomorrow! I'm excited! Another girl from work, Stephanie, is going to do it also. She went and signed up yesterday. She is my receptionist and the person I spend most of my day talking to. I'm glad she signed up. We spend a lot of time talking about weight loss and how much of a mental battle it is. I love talking about it. It helps to keep me going.

I used to never talk about it if I was trying to lose weight. Somehow it seemed as though trying to lose weight was embarrassing. More embarrassing than being obese? I guess that's what I felt. Even this time I didn't start talking about it until I'd lost about 15 pounds. Talking about it helps keep me motivated and accountable.

I was talking to Paul on Sunday night and I finally admitted to him that I had gained a pound last week. I feel good that I ended the year with a 26 pound weight loss. I said "I'm that much ahead of everyone who is starting today!" And it made me feel good, regardless of the gain.

Tonight, Elliott and I are going to my friend Lindsay's house. She has a daughter that's one and we have 2 other friends who have daughters that are 1 and 2 months younger than Elliott. I love that we all have girls so close in age. We get them together to play pretty often and have since they were very young, and us mom's get a chance to talk and hang out. They are all stay at home mom's so they don't have an outlet of adults daily, like I do.

Well, tomorrow is weigh in day. I'm feeling that I'm going to have a good loss this week!


  1. Congrats on the 26 loss! That is a good start to the New Year. And it's good you moved on from being down about a 1 pound gain. I kind of let 1 pound gains go. I like to chalk it up to water retention. ;-)

    And you are SO good going to the YMCA. I cannot bring myself to workout in public. No gym for me! I know it is something I should get over.

    And it is so funny (ok, not ha ha funny) that you mention the mental struggle and the fact that talking about losing weight was somehow less embarrassing that not. I was thinking about that the other day. I will tell close friends how much I have lost. But I wouldn't tell a lot of other people. And even when I do tell close friends, there is that part of me that thinks -- HOW EMBARRASSING! Like if they now how much weight I lost, then they can only imagine what the starting weight was (as if they thought I couldn't weigh more than 220 to begin with?!). Like if I lost 66 lbs. and I still look this big, when whoa -- what was my starting weight?! Make sense?

    Anyway -- I guess the point is that it was nice to read your post and know people have similar thoughts. That's all. :-)

  2. Oh -- and one other question, where do you track your eating? Do you jot it down on paper or keep it on the computer or an app? I have been using myfitnesspal.com and app from the phone to track. So I was just curious. Thanks!

  3. @LisaMHP78

    I totally know what you mean about telling someone how much you've lost. I've lost almost 30 pounds and I feel like people are thinking "She's lost 30 pounds? I can barely tell!"

    And I am doing Weight Watchers and I use one of their 3 month trackers. I used to do it on their etools on my phone, but for me it is easier to write it down.