Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Old School

So I've gone back to writing down in a journal everything I put in my mouth and the corresponding calories, just like in the good old days. And thankfully for the past two days, it's worked.

I'm shooting for 1800 calories a day and have actually been under that--Monday it was 1510 & Tuesday, 1390. I ran 4 miles Monday & did the 30 Day Shred video Tuesday.

I've lost 2.4 pounds so far. Boy, does that feel good.

Just like every other time I've gone from mindless, emotional eating to controlled, planned eating--I feel free & at peace. There is so much freedom in doing what's good for you, it makes my head spin to wonder why in the world I stray in the first place.

Yet I'm not taking any of this for granted. I still feel fragile & a day at a time is what I'm focusing on.

Spring teasing us this week is making a big difference in how I feel. It was mid February of 2007 when I joined LA Weight Loss. And it's mid February now. Something about leading up to a season of renewal that helps kick start my determination.

Next up: half marathon training for my May 2 race in Indy. I want to weigh 145 by then.

Because it is damn hard to run at 158 pounds. I found that out on Monday. Shedding those extra pounds so I can run faster & easier is extremely motivating.

How are you holding up? What's kicking your motivation up a notch?

7 comments:

Jill said...

"There is so much freedom in doing what's good for you, it makes my head spin to wonder why in the world I stray in the first place."

AMEN SISTER!!

So how was the night noshing? :)

MCM Mama said...

Great job! This warmer weather is motivating me to get back into my cute summer clothes that I can't quite fit into right now. I was doing great until my monthly visitor arrived today. Oh well, back in the saddle tomorrow.

Heather said...

thats fantastic! its always reassuring and feels good to know that when you go back to old habits that worked for you, they will work again and you can count on them to help you succeed.

Cindy...154 said...

Tracking works so good. And it feels good just to know what we are really doing. I am with you. I am close to the same weight (155 last time I checked) and want to be at the same weight you are shooting for. I feel ticked off about gaining but I have to keep reminding myself that I am still maintaining a 50 pound loss and that's a wonderful thing. Perspective helps at times. But that tracking - that really works!!

Cindy...154 said...

PS - thanks for your wonderful supportive words the other day. They really help!

LG said...

Even though we've got high winds, the weather being nicer and the daylight lasting longer is a bit help for me. You really go! I'm so proud of you!

Helen said...

Seeing yucky numbers on the scale should (and usually does) kick my motivation up a notch. Hopefully I'll be joining you on the downward slope... :-)

You're doing great...:-)