Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Day 251 - 152.4 Goal by 12/31???

Holding steady in the 152s--woohoo! Official weigh in today at LAWL was 153.6, so I'm only 8.6 pounds from goal. My loss for October was only 1.4 pounds--the least amount in any month since I started this in February--but considering the stress eating and lack of exercise for the almost 2 weeks of Sophie's dizzy episode, I'm thankful for the 1.4 pounds. Better than a gain, better than just maintaining. I'll take it.

So that leaves me in a contemplative state on this last 8ish pounds. If I'm really good and really paying attention to what I eat, and keep running 4-5 days a week, I think it's possible to lose 8 pounds by the end of the year. I *hate* putting time limits on losses now, because I don't want to set myself up to fail and be all depressed about not hitting a time goal (been there, done that, it sucks).

That said, I still am gonna strive for a 1 pound a week loss for November and December, and shoot for weighing 145 by December 31, 2007. If I don't make it, so what. If I do, then we'll all have a party at my house, 'kay?!

Yesterday's run was 4.5 miles, shy of my planned 5. I have lots of excuses--didn't map it out so didn't have a planned course, forgot my stop watch and used my cell phone to track my time which threw me off time wise, and just didn't feel it the entire run--but the bottom line is I was PMS'y and tired and was lucky I got in the miles I did. The weather was perfect, and it was a shame I didn't have a better run mentally. We all have off days, and that's what yesterday was for me. Oh well, that's life. Today is a new day and the weather is perfect again, so I've got a second chance to make it better.

Trick or Treating with the kiddos tonight. This is the 3rd time they'll be dressed up in their costumes. And the 3rd time they've collected candy. And the 3rd time they will beg "please can I have one more piece of candy?!" And the 3rd time I'll say yes and feel guilty because I let my kids eat too much junk. I am so ready for this holiday to be over. Bring on Christmas baby! hahahahahahaha

7 comments:

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I've had LOTS of excuses for not running at all this week, and that has to stop.

Jess said...

Good luck with the weight loss goal. I think you can do it!

Tigerlilly said...

I have no doubt you will hit your goal by Dec 31st... if not sooner. What a great time to hit your goal to! Just in time to start the new year a new you! If I had the money, a babysitter and lived a little closer.. I would totally come party with ya!! Do they make fat free/sugar free margaritas?

Thanks for the comment today.. it was very much needed. I'm having a terrible day today... my dog died.. he was my 'little man'. So, needless to say, I am in the dumps today. I'm hoping to get an unscheduled run in tonight after trick or treating with the girls... maybe that will keep me from eating all the chocolate!!

Have a great time tonight..

ws said...

good luck with the end of the year weight loss.

I always wanted to ration my candy as a child...

Grumpy Chair said...

"Bring on Christmas"?! Girl where have you been, it's already here!!!

You are so determined, that I know you will make your goal.

Marcy said...

Par-tay time at your house!! WHOO HOOOO!! I think you'll do GREAT! 1 lb a week is TOTALLY reasonable! You're soooo going to do it!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I think it is great that you got in 4.5 if you didn't feel like running. That is a huge victory. Plus I always think the difficult-to-do ones make you stronger because you perservered. Good job.