Sunday, November 29, 2015

I Can't Even

Just keeping it real, folks.

The long weekend ended up being a bust for the most part. Up until yesterday, it wasn't too bad, but I ended up totally overdoing it last night, and it may have involved way too much sparkling wine and mini marshmallows. The result was both a wine and food hangover of epic proportions today... and the mayhem continued. We finished off the Thanksgiving leftovers (and I have a new plan for next year's meal), good riddance, I tried to sleep it off mid-afternoon. I wasn't really planning to eat any more for the rest of the day, but I did.

I don't know. I don't feel too badly about it, but then I kind of do. But what can you do, when it's already been done? All you can do is move on and get back to it.

Which is exactly what I'm going to do. Again.

On the plus side, I had a great time at No Boundaries yesterday and got in about three miles total between the walk with WalkFit and a very short run after. My friend and former mentor Liz ran with me, and because of her I was able to run my fastest mile since I was derailed by runner's knee – about a 14:57 pace! Hooray!

In other running news, I'm signed up for a half marathon relay race with my pals Amy F., Angela, and Emily! We'll each take a 3.3 mile leg and we're going to totally rock it! It's the Winter Warrior Half Marathon and Relay in nearby Rochester on January 9th. I should have plenty of time to get back up to snuff for that distance. Exciting!

I've just really got to stay positive about all this.

My goals have shifted over the weekend, and I am OK with it. Originally I wanted to try to get down below 260 before next week and then below 250 by the end of the year, but honestly? With this setback, neither one is going to happen. A more realistic, totally doable goal is to reach 262 258 by the end of the year, which would give me a 50 pound loss for the year – can you tell I like round numbers? ;) That's not too shabby by any standard.

On to the next one!


  1. Thanks for stopping by! I tend to have the same attitude when I really overdo it with the food... I kind of feel bad, but not really--because you're right, it's done and there's nothing you can do it except move on and get back on track. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a HUGE deal.

    I'd hoped to be 229 by the new year, but I'm not so sure it's going to happen... I never ever set time goals for myself because they usually blow up in my face, but I was feeling hopeful a few weeks ago and decided to go for it. I can tell that my reaction is different *this* time, though... in the past, at this point I'd throw in the towel completely and have a month-long binge fest and promise to get back to it in January. However, now I'm just like, "Whatevs, I'll do the best I can."

    I'm looking forward to following you on your journey (and catching up on the past!). Oh, and thanks for the add on MFP!

    1. Thank you, Christina! It sounds like we're at very similar places in our mindset. That is real progress for me in my life, that is for sure. I am definitely NOT giving up until I reach my (as yet undetermined) final goal. For real.

      Yes, we'll do the best we can, always. Glad to cheer you on in your journey as well! :)