A little late still feels great
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I did it! I reached my first pacer goal of 10 lbs lost. My goal was to do this by July 11 and it is now July 26 but I'm not going to let that bother me. It feels good to have reached this mark, a little late still feels great! When you have as much weight to lose as I do it is amazing how 10 lbs hides itself. The reverse seems to be true as well...no one seems to notice that I have lost any weight. I'm okay with that because I FEEL the difference and I notice it in my back and in my face and in my feet and in the way my clothes fit. I notice a slight boost in my energy level and I fully believe that the more I shed the less energy I will expend just lugging my own self around!
Another thing I realized this week is that my diet no longer feels like work. I don't have to think as hard about how to balance it out. I do not feel like I am restricting myself all the time. It comes much more naturally now. I have made healthy habits that I can live with long term.
My plan to do the Virtual 5K did fall to the wayside as did my commitment to blog about it. I have not given up on that goal, but the heat effected my lungs much more than I thought it would so this has not been an ideal month for pushing myself to run. Admittedly I have not been keeping up with my exercise goals and there is no good excuse. I need to make that as much of a habit as my diet has become. I believe for this goal, as was the case for my 10 lbs lost goal, a little late will still feel great!
I have found myself not as presently active on this site through the month of July. Part of this may be that I started a new job, part of it may be that I went on vacation. Whatever the reason, I notice that if I at least remain consistent in using it to track my food then I can keep forward motion for my goals.