Not so Discouraged
Friday, January 22, 2010
After posting on the message board and here and getting some responses, I am feeling much better about C25k. I found out I am not alone. Not that I wish anyone else to be at my snail's pace, but it still feels better. I am going to go back and not worry about the speed. I will do one more day of week1 as I didn't do as much running last time as I should have, and then move on to week 2.
I'm still doing okay on my eating. Not perfect by any means, but staying within my calorie allotments by eating proper size portions even if some aspects of it aren't within the right amounts. I even turned down Rocky Road ice cream at afternoon snack time. That was extremely difficult.
Life continues to have its ups and downs and I have to learn better ways of dealing with them, but I am slowly getting there. On the other hand, I getting worried. I joined SparkPeople last year and did real well up until Easter and after that I just couldn't stay committed. I had lost about 22 pounds and then gained it back so that my starting weight for 2010 was the same amount as for 2009. I don't want to do that again. I must stay focused. I am hoping that by blogging my journey that will help.
My son starts K in August. I'm likely to be the oldest mother there. I can live with that and there isn't really anything I can do about it. At this point, I'm likely to be the heaviest mother there as well. I don't want that and that is something I can do. But now instead of having 20 months to make a decent dent in my weight, I only have eight months. I must keep my eye on the prize.