Saturday, May 14, 2016

Catching Up with...

My life, lately. (I love my Bitmoji!!!)

I don't know how many times I will need to say it, but...

I am still here. (Hi, Jewel!)

You guys, it's been hard to stay on top of things lately. In some ways I've done all but truly let go, yet I still have hope that I will really get back on track in the way I need to. It's been challenging for a number of reasons:

• General not-exactly-depression

• Lack of confidence

• Very busy and stressful at work (I got a promotion and we've been in the middle of one of two of the busiest times in our industry)

• Wanting to eat ALL the food (and often doing it)

• Pure laziness

• Being sick of tracking every aspect of my life and so stopping doing things like logging on MyFitnessPal, etc.

• Not writing as much here

Fellows NoBo 3.0ers Kristen, Josh, and me before the 10K!

At the same time, I've kept up with running on and off – though admittedly totally off the past week since I ran my first 10K last Saturday. I did well, at least in that I finished and ran the whole thing except for a few steps going through the two water stations. I didn't make my goal of finishing in less than an hour and a half – my official time was 1:34:19 (15:13 pace). BUT my app time had me at slightly less time for slightly more distance and an average pace of 14:47, so apples to apples, I guess. I was pleased!

But wow! It was killer. Just around mile 5 I started to hit the wall and didn't think I could finish, but at the same time with about a mile to go, how could I not, right?

The bad news is that my weight has creeped up to beyond that RED zone I talked about previously, as in about 287. Bad, bad, bad news indeed. I just can't go back to the way I was. I won't let it happen.

Work will be easing up a bit soon, so that will help; we've also started playing tennis again pretty regularly AND I've signed up to mentor the No Boundaries running program starting in June. I need to stay active and I need to get a hold of my eating. I'm thinking that I probably need to get back to logging my food again and just being more mindful. If I do that, I'll be OK. I'll start weighing daily for a while, again, too. Anything to get my mind back in the place it needs to be.

There are so many reasons why I want to continue to lose weight. I've worked too hard to get where I am today (or, a few months ago, anyway).


  1. I can relate to your off feelings! My work got really crazy and I got sick on top of it, and it's been so hard to get back into my running routine. Like I skipped a whole week and tried to ease back in but maybe only 1 run out of the last 4 felt good. Ugh. I'm just trying to stick with it and go as slow as I need to. I signed up for a half marathon in the fall so I'm starting a training plan to get me there (though I skipped a workout the first week). It does feel a bit better now that work has chilled out — I hope that turns out to be the same with you!

    1. I have a half marathon to work toward, in October! I don't know how I am going to handle that in the end, but no doubt I see myself doing a run-walk for it. It's been paid for for months now, so I really don't want to back out. I need to get myself into a routine of running even short distance 3-4 times a week again. Just being consistent in that regard is sure to help.