I'm read to be a size 8 again.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Back in July of 2008, I weighed just 157 lbs. Back in July of 2008, I thought that I was struggling with my weight.
Boy, was I wrong!
It's July of 2013 now and I weigh in at 191.5 lbs. Sure, that may be many, many pounds more than I was in 2008, but it's 18.5 pounds less than what I weighed five weeks ago. 210 lbs... wow. I never, in my darkest dreams, imagined I would allow myself to get to that point.
For the past five weeks I have been making well-informed choices, opting for fruits and vegetables and lean protein over the usual processed fare that got me into Size 16 clothing in the first place. I am actively avoiding processed carbohydrates, like bread and pasta and, aside from the occassional piece of cheese, I am avoiding most dairy, too.
Every day I either walk to or from work, a solid 5 miles one way (sometimes I walk both ways). On the weekend I go for lengthy morning walks with friends, treks that can sometimes last for three hours.
I've stopped looking at exercise as a chore and have come to start enjoying it. My body is getting into better shape. It wants to run. When I'm walking on my own and listening to music, an upbeat song comes on and my pace picks up and my body starts angling forward like it remembers how much fun it used to be to run. I have weak knees but, now that I am tending to the lighter side of the scale, I might start running again. I also have Insanity and Turbo Fire at home and I am going to look into joining a Team here on Sparkpeople that features one or both of those workouts.
I'm ready to be a size 8 again.