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!