Monday, May 13, 2013

Weeks 8 and 9

Its really hard for me to believe I've been doing this challenge for 9 weeks now.

I kicked the crap out of out my plateau. I upped my protein a bit, and mixed up my excerise and I am down 4 more pounds.

Saturday I hit a personal record for exercise, walking 6.62 miles. I had gotten up and walked 1.5 early in the morning, and then we walked our local lake, and then I did another 1.5.  I was pretty stinking proud of myself.

Those early morning walks I just love. I love the stillness of the morning, with the birds singing thier hearts out. Its the perfect time to have conversations with God, or myself, or to listen to whatever music I feel like.

I know I've said this before, but weight loss is such a strange process to go through. Your brain doesn't really catch up with your body and I'm not sure how long it takes before it does. I really do not feel any different when I look in the mirror.  But yet...clothes I haven't been able to wear for years are suddenly fitting juuuust right. Its kind of like an Alice in Wonderland feeling.  Like the entire world has suddenly gotten BIGGER.

Its a lot of fun when people start noticing. Last weekend there was a lady who stopped by and she kept looking at me and grinning. "Did your hair different? Did you change your hair color? You look GREAT." ;)

I try to take it 10 lbs at a time, and I realize I do have a long ways to go. If I just look at those 10lbs I do great. Other times I start to look at the bigger picture and how much I have left to lose and how long it will take, and it can get exhausting. 

But--10lbs at time...I can do this.


Melanie said...

YAY!! Good for you!! 10 pounds at a time is a PERFECT goal!! yesterday morning was the first morning that I was outside to exercise this season. .and back again this morning!! It's my favorite form of exercise. .but only a few months of the year can get out at the time I need to in order to be at work on time!! I miss it and I LOVE it! I was serenaded by a Brown Thrasher. .and periodically I see a skunk. .This morning. .I was greeted by an AMAZING sunrise!! Keep up the GREAT work!!

Sara said...

I love early morning too...even though I don't typically exercise then. I love having the windows open and hearing the birds chirping and watching the sun come's always peaceful in the morning!

Great job in the last 9 weeks! I can't believe I haven't seen you in over two months...can't wait to see you and notice your new look!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Sounds like you're doing good. That's a lot of miles in a day. Very cool.

Rhonda said...

Way to go! I'm glad for you!