Wednesday, August 06, 2008


I am old and sore and achy all over. After a long, long hiatus, Monday night we used the weight training machines at the Y. That was enough in itself, but then last night I overdid it at the track. I am trying to do intervals (jogging for a set distance, then walking the same distance, then jogging again, etc.), and I think I ran too much, too hard. My heel is killing me, and Gabe insists that I need to see a doctor for that. I resist, because I do not want to be told I can't walk or try to run anymore.

I weighed myself again today. I can now say with pride that I am officially 10 lbs. lighter than I was when I first visited my doctor back in June. Unfortunately, that puts me back in the same weight I was back in November, when I had a health checkup for insurance purposes. At this point I am still about 45 lbs. away from my goal weight (a generous 170 lbs. for my 5'9" frame).

So, looking only at the scale, what I have done so far is undo the damage done during the holidays. That is a bit frustrating. I have to take my eye off the scale and focus on all the other benefits of this change.


  1. I do this too. It's hard for me to enjoy an accomplishment "as is."

    Congrats for coming this far, and I hope your heel feels better soon!

  2. Thanks. I need to learn to live in the moment instead of measuring how long until I reach the goal.

  3. WOMAN!

    10 lbs!! Gone?

    Thats INCREDIBLE and AWESOME and I am psyched about that!1

    Now I have to read the rest I was so excited about that, I had to comment right away

  4. Thanks, Meleah. I am excited, but a bit afraid of gaining it back. This whole process feels very much like a detox from my former life and I am just afraid to relapse.

    I guess that's normal?

  5. yes thats normal. just keep doing what you are doing. if you keep thinking you might fail, you are only setting yourself up to fail!