Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lucky number 13

I took this tonight.  I've never seen
a rainbow at night before.
It makes me happy:)
Today was my official weigh-in day.  I weighed in at 172 which means I'm down 7 pounds from last month.  Which also means...drum roll please...I have 13 pounds left to lose before I reach Dr. Stephen's goal weight for me.  He told me, just like Dr. Marmina told me last month, that they don't give the certificates out anymore.  I told him that he needed to give me one.  Dr. Stephen has also promised to find me one.  Even if they have to draw me up one with crayon, I want my certificate.  I worked for it dammit!!!! Alright, I'm not that irate, but I'd really like one regardless. You know me, I like stuff like that.  Certificates, medals...

I'm feeling good about moving onto maintenance.  I figure I'll just keep eating the way I am now.  I eat A LOT.  Ask anyone who frequents the Mandarin with me.  I eat a lot of meat and salad and veggies, and always until I'm full.  Right now my weight-loss is slowing down a bit, but I figure that my body is going to just stop losing when it's reached it's desired weight.  I haven't changed the way I eat at all. Right now my body fat percentage is 32.9 which puts me in the healthy range.  Who would have ever thought that I would have a healthy body fat percentage? Not me!

Something I need to work on is obsessing over running.  You think I'd obsess over the banana bread in my freezer, or the homemade chocolate chip cookies in the tupperware container on my fridge, or the unopened Halloween candy I got on sale.  But no!  I'm freaked out because I'm obsessing over my mileage for the week.  Due to circumstances beyond my control, the last two runs I did (Tuesday and Wednesday) were not the runs I had in mind.  This puts my mileage back about 5k for the week, and I'm playing over and over in my head how I can get the 5k back into my runs by Sunday.  Bottom line is I can't...without overdoing it.  And I can't take the chance of overdoing it and getting injured.  Then I can't run at all!  I just need to relax and move on already.  I will plan better for next week and all will be right with the world again.  Funny that, how running has taken over my life.  Again, who would have ever thunk!

Yesterday was Team Day at work and I spent the day with my new team.  We toured a local youth shelter in the morning, went for coffee and lunch, then did something I haven't done in years. We bowled.  It was fun, but I was done after one game.  Especially after I broke a nail!  By the time I got to my practice run last night, my arms were hurting. It was good to spend time with my co-workers because I'm new to the team and haven't really socialized with them much.  Nothing says I heart you like a stinky bowling alley!

Brings me back to high school when it was
actually fashionable to wear these.
I look like I'm modeling a bowling ball for
the Price is Right.

Check out that form!

So I didn't win, but I came in an admirable 3rd.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing support, wonderful comments and emails.  It's been 13 months since I took control of my life, and I couldn't have done it without all of you.  Keeping myself accountable has been a huge factor in the success of my weight-loss. Writing my blog has been therapeutic in the sense that I have been able to be honest with myself and all of you about my lifelong struggle with obesity.  I hope I have become knowledgeable enough now not to make the same mistakes yet again.  Thank you for sharing your stories with me as well.  It's comforting to know that others have the same struggles, and really do understand where I've been.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!