Good morning :) I’m feeling extremely good and excited about Day 2 of my Super Summer Weight Loss Challenge. I’ve been eating right, drinking a lot of water even though I had 2 cups of coffee this morning, I don’t regret drinking it with the utmost pleasure, not one little bit. I realized I’ve given up so much over the past months, a cup or two of coffee isn’t going to hinder my weight loss progress, so that thought has been abandoned. I also got on the scale this morning and lost another pound — YAY for me, that’s a pound I will never have to see again.
I’m 3 runs behind 13 in 2013 5K Challenge. Even though I wasn’t in the best of moods and hadn’t ran in several months, I did get out and participated in the Memorial Day 5K run, which actually leaves me 2 runs short which isn’t an issues since the summer is just around the corner and I’ll just make those runs this month. Good thing is—- I’m feeling like my old self again, the better me :)
My timing sucked, but my greatest accomplishment for the run was finishing :) It’s amazing what you can do when you push yourself to just do it.
Last night, well earlier this morning around 2 am I woke up feeling hunger pain— I mean some serious hunger pains, the kind that wakes you up from a deep sleep, thinking you got gas or having a heart attach because of the gas, and then you want to throw up, but you’re so empty nothing is coming up.
Instead I got up and ate some Greek yogurt and drink a bottle of water. 20 mins later I was feeling satisfied. I guess I didn’t eat enough during the previous day. I have never been able to successfully eat accordingly to a schedule— such as 3 meals per day with a few snacks in between. I usually eat when I feel hungry, but most times I get too busy doing other things I actually forget eat, seriously I do and that is not a good thing. And by that time I’m starving so I eat anything in sight and by the time I’m finished I’m over stuffed and feeling a miserably full. That is NOT A GOOD THING!
So this week I’m going to focus on sitting at the table (something I do not like doing) I rather eat on the go or sit at my desk, sometimes in front of the TV— in which I never truly enjoy my food. I’m also going to put myself on a time schedule as to when my alarm will remind me to eat.
Breakfast before 9am
Lunch between 11am and 1pm
Dinner before 6pm
I’m going through some changes in my life right now. #1 I’m getting older #2 I’ve been a little depressed over the past 3 months after the loss of my bigmama— which totally broke my heart because it was one of those loss I never anticipated or expected. Even though she was 90 years old I just never imagine my life without her and I took some of those precious moments for granted. And then there’s #3 where I stop doing life because of the weight. I’m tried of living in the shadows of regrets, not doing the things I’ve always wanted to do because I allowed my weight to be an excuse or a reason for not living life outside the solitude in my comfort zone— HOME. I ain’t gonna lie, there’s been so many days I have felt like a caged elephants afraid of my own shadow, the mirror image of my reflection.
Well those days has come to pass… and it’s time for a change. I realize its not going to happen until I make it happen by staying accountable and consistent with my goals which are…
- 1. no more fad dieting
- 2. eat more veggies and fresh fruits
- 3. make water my primary drink of choice and drink plenty of it
- 4. stay away from process foods, sugars and artificial sweeteners
- 5. workout daily—- include RUNNING, something I truly enjoy doing
Why RUNNING? Because running has helped me lose 30 lbs already, it’s free therapy and it’s liberates me from self doubts by giving me the belief that I can do this and anything I set my mind to do. Seriously, there was a time I couldn’t walk without tripping over my own feet, and now I’m running 5Ks and doing mud runs and obstacles.
Anyway, I don’t want to dwell of on anything negative— I want to refocus on me and start doing the things I’ve always wanted to do minus the weight. So today, I had decided to be more accountable with all honesty to myself and to those I may inspire while being consistent with throughout my weight loss journey.
My ultimate Goal: Take a life detour from obesity towards being a fit, fierce fabulous female. And by the time I’m fifty (March 7, 2014) I would have accomplished my ultimate goal.
I know this is not your fault. You have given people free will. Just please be with the victims and the families. Please hold them and give them comfort. Please meet the people who have left this world with open arms. Please give us the strength to get through this and to find the person or people who are responsible for this whomever they maybe. Please give us the strength to move on and get through this. Please keep my running family safe. Please keep us all safe.