I wasn't able to go for my 5.6 mile hike cause the wind was blowing like you wouldn't believe....I would have been sanded out in the prairie...probably knocked dead by a tumbleweed...they'd be looking for my rotting corpse right about now.
Instead, I went to the gym and did three miles on the track and then a twenty minute intense intervals session on a stationary bike with intervals of two minutes slow, one fast....IT kicked my rear.
Total burn...somewhere around 450 calories.
Tomorrow is my elliptical and toning day.
I am at thresh hold for my calories today. 1450.
The hungriness has subsided somewhat.
So, on to the main part of my post.
As you know...or don't know...or will now know..
I started this whole thing at 262.4 lbs.
As of this morning, I am sitting at or just below 166.
I am 3.6 lbs from 100 lbs lost.
Not far now...
On May 4th...which will be one year since I had my epiphany..
I will be going back to build a bear and buying an exercise bear...(and taking a photo).
On may 18th, my big plan is to walk the 8.2 mile trek around the three subdivisions sitting out here in the middle of the cow pastures.
I remember walking my first 2 mile trek thinking...someday I am going to walk the whole flippin' thing.
So I am going to...It's kind of like my own 10K.
But just for me.
Then I will be getting a tattoo...
It will say..
"Because I chose to live deliberately'
(Do you know how long it took me to come up with what I wanted? A while.. lol)
Now where to put it, all ideas welcome...
I will post my starting picture and an updated picture...(If blogger cooperates..perhaps I should start writing that sucker now...it could take days...lol.)
If I hold square with my eating and exercise, I will be at 162 at around 11 months into my weight loss journey. (April 18th)
I never expected to lose all this weight this fast.
I really expected it to take me years..
I think I had brainwashed myself into believing that weight loss and healthy living were just code words for agony and deprivation.
I do more...I live more than I ever thought possible 11 months ago.
You know, Karen said to me in a comment...She wrote, "Write a list of 100 things you can do now, that you couldn't do a 100 lbs ago."
I think I will...I will list both physical and psychological things.
I will also list 'fun things"...things I do because the world seems so much bigger.
Things seem more touchable and achievable than they used to.
I wish I could forward wind for some of you just starting.
I wish I could get you to feel this the way that I do.
All I can really tell you is to keep going and you will know what it is I am feeling.
You will know what I am talking about.
You always hear people say "If I can do it, anyone can..."
Well, If I can do it anyone can...If you could see the 'health journals" and the diary entries and the dream books and the 'this time I'm going to do it list of calories and weight loss books....
I am just like you.
It just took this time.
The main difference.
I wanted to live.
It hit me that I was too good of a person to feel that way. I was too smart, too capable.
It came to me suddenly, from a place I didn't know I had.
It didn't come from a feeling of self loathing.
It came from that inner core I used to know when I used to listen to my own inner voice...instead of the voices around me.
The voice that said, "You are capable of so much more than this."
Don't WASTE IT!
So, Don't waste it.
Don't waste your time, your life, your potential because you are willing to settle for half a life instead of what you want.
You are capable.
So, one hundred watch...
Talk to you all later..