Monday, July 2, 2012
Lose a Marathon Challenge - Weigh In
06/25: 168.8 [- 1.2]
07/02: 168.2 [- 0.6]
Since I didn't eat hardly anything during the weekend, I assumed I'd have some sort of loss, but then last night, I finally forced myself to eat and then, of course, I overdid it, so I thought for sure I'd have a gain. I'm happy that I lost even though it was only .6 pounds. I haven't had a steady loss in quite some time, and even though I didn't exactly go about it the right way this weekend, I'm going to consider it a success and be proud of myself.
The only problem with how I did things this weekend is that I'm super weak now. It takes every ounce of energy to walk to the kitchen or the bathroom or to do housework. This is not good, considering I have my first 5k on Wednesday. So, while I still have to do my best to make good, healthy choices, I need to increase my calorie intake for the next two days so I have the energy to run on Wednesday. I learned my lesson - do not imbibe (or over-imbibe, at least) the weekend before a race. It just doesn't work.
I also didn't do well on the mini challenge this week. I was supposed to drink water - between 92 and 114 ounces. I drank more water than I usually do, which is part of the goal, I suppose, but I didn't drink nearly enough. :/ I'm working on it, though. I really need to get in the habit of drinking more water and less Diet Dr. Pepper.
I know I haven't been blogging much lately, and for that, I apologize. I'm fighting some internal demons right now. I'm just struggling to make sense of my life. I'm not sure what has brought this on but I know I'll get through it - I always do. It's just part of the depression (diagnosed when I was 19) - losing interest in things. I still love blogging and reading blogs, but I just don't feel like I have anything in interesting to say right now.
I'll get back in the groove of things, I promise. :/ It's helping that I seem to be on track with this challenge. Definitely gives me something to look forward to. And then there is my first 5k, which is now in just TWO days! Oh my gosh, where has the time gone!?