Thursday, Feb 27 2014
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I finally saw a new number on the scale, 192.5. If I am 90% on plan this week I could possibly be flirting with the 180s. I cannot believe I am less than 20 pounds from reaching my goal weight, or what I think my goal weight should be, right now I am shooting for 175. I am tall, 5'11" and most of the weight charts say I should be 133 to 179. I am too tall for 133! I just want to look healthy and strong. From the BMI calculators (I know they are an estimate) I only have about 10 pounds to loose to be officially in that healthy weight range.
I have never been in this place with "only" 20 pounds to lose. I have lived the majority of my life with having to lose anywhere from 80-150 pounds, ALL of my adult years were having to lose more than 100 pounds. This is a mind blowing place for me to be. Luckily I think I am mentally in the best place right now. I have not been perfect in my eating but I am really learning to not feel like I am being punished because I am eating healthier. I am also finding a good balance in really enjoying "non healthy" foods. There are some really great foods that are not good for us BUT I am going to enjoy them in moderation. Most of my life when it comes to food I always had guilt. Guilt that I should be on a diet and not be eating this bad food OR when I was on a diet and I would indulge/binge, I felt guilt. I think I am really coming to terms with the fact that I want to be a healthy person and eating healthy is a good thing (not a punishment) AND I can enjoy 1 piece of cake, like a real sized piece of cake. I am no long eating minis or small bites/slivers of anything. They are so unsatisfying to me, you pop them into your mouth and they go gone in a second and then I end up eating more like 2 pieces of cake because I keep going back for more bites/slivers. I have learned that it is best for me to just enjoy a candy bar (not a king size, a regular size bar) Or 1 donut (unless I cannot decide between 2 kinds, I will have a half a piece of each) OR even a meal. I am getting to the point that I am not feeling guilty when I indulge and that is helping me make better choices 80-90 percent of the time.
Yesterday I had to do a 6 mile pace run. In April (last weekend), my goal half is to do a 2:15 half marathon, that is a 10:15 pace. I was able to do my 6 mile pace run at a 10:16 pace. I felt great and it was crazy cold AND windy. When I got back my face was not only red it was kind of purple.
We are in for more storms! One on Friday, a smaller one and then Saturday night to Sunday Sleet, freezing rain and snow. Here we go again......
My husband is doing great on his diet to
He signed up for extra nutrition meetings after the take down challenge he did. For the next 10 weeks he will weighin and meet with a counselor to review his food diary one a week. I can tell since we decided to do this he is logging everything. He says he does feel better and we are now cleaning up the basement to re work our workout area