So, it’s been two weeks since I updated the log, but I am still making progress. Over the past 7 weeks, I have managed to drop more than 7 pounds. Granted, it’s not a ton of weight, but it’s been consistent and I don’t feel like I’m in danger of suddenly regressing and putting that all back on in a week. I really do feel like I could keep doing this at this rate for a number of months and drop the 30-40 pounds I was hoping to.
I’ve definitely made some changes that are for the better in addition to the exercise. I’ve been committed to packing myself a relatively healthy lunch each day (Peanut Butter and Jelly [well, orange marmalade for now], chips/pretzels, and a yogurt [preferably cherry, and not the Light crap that only saves you like 30 calories]) and drinking more water. We’re also eating out less, and I’m eating more appropriate portions for dinner.
I’ve also made the occasional exception for my exercise, as there has been a lot of yard work to do in the last few weeks as we dug trenches to lay new drainage pipe in our yard. I did notice that the last two times I was out running (Saturday morning in Williamsport at my mother-in-laws, which was at least flat and the first time I’ve run a route besides my normal loop, and back at home tonight) that I didn’t have the same stamina as I did when I was keeping up with running three times a week. I’ll have to get back to that, especially if I’d like to do some 5k races, but I am continuing to lose the weight nonetheless, thankfully.
Of course there’s still a long way to go, but that’s a challenge I look forward to now, and don’t dread the way I once did.