This is me one week ago – trust me it’s a VERY flattering shot.
Wow. What a crazy 7 months it’s been in my life. Sometimes it’s been just fantastic, and at other times I have been at the point of despair, not quite sure how I can go on with the situation as it is.
And in the middle of all of this, yes I have put on weight. These past couple of days I have decided to be completely honest with myself (yes it took me a couple of days to face up to the scales). I have put on SEVEN-POINT-FIVE kilograms. That would be 16.5 lbs. This has only happened over the last 4 weeks – and now is the time to do something about it.
It was not a shock. I mean when your clothes start getting that little bit too tight and your jeans are, well not at all loose, then your body is telling you something. And that’s OK. Well actually it’s not that OK but I now have the tools in my pocket to get rid of this weight and shed even more this spring just in time for summer.
Bring on summer I say.
I am good with a goal. When I lost nearly 25kgs, it was because I wanted to lose 25kgs. Now, given what I have put on I want to lose 18kgs. That will have me weighing in at 63 kgs or 138.6 lbs.
Not only will I go back on my program (documented throughout this blog) but I have set a secondary goal. That goal is to run a 5k marathon. YES, a 5k marathon and me. Now that’s a big goal.
Yes that’s the one highlighted.
I started Sunday. I kind of started on Saturday with buying a new sport bra (my how they have come on since I last bought one – as well as the cost – $80!!) and a new pair of Brooks running shoes (um when did work-out shoes cost you $250??) and socks (HELLO – $35 for socks that ‘support’ you).
Armed with this $365 investment I signed up to the 0-5k Runkeeper program ($4.95). I love love love Runkeeper – I’m an ex-researcher and anything that will give me stats makes me very happy (as well as knowing that I am getting closer to my goal).
The Runkeeper program
My last goal is to work on my blog again. It really kept me focused as I navigated through the maze of weight loss. This now leads nicely into how I want to finish my first (well not quite) entry
THANK YOU for all the emails and messages you have sent asking how I was. It really meant a lot to me. You have no idea how much.
Much love, Carolyn