I hope this post finds everyone slightly smaller!
I made my goal of 2 pounds last week and then being off for Easter break seemed to slow me down. I had lost 3 last week and then this week watched the scale creep back up. I can see that I definitely do better on a schedule, so summer will be interesting when I am not teaching.
How did everyone deal with the big Easter Dinner? Did you control everything via making everything? Or did you watch your portions and just have smaller? Did you say, “ah heck with it! I’m going to eat whatever I want!”? I actually made everything and since I was cooking I chose what we were going to eat and I ate all the asparagus I wanted! So I guess I did more than one of the previous.
Six weeks into the exercise bet: and still going strong. In fact, I was on the wii yesterday and it had a question on ‘everybody votes’ that went something like this: “Have you fulfilled one of your life goals?” My answer was YES but then I thought how sad would it be if someone had never fulfilled any, then my wandering brain thought, ‘well, what else have you wanted to do and haven’t done it yet?’ that question was had an easy answer: run a marathon. I have a reason; hang with me on the long explanation. A friend of my mother’s, who was extremely overweight, once posed a question to my mother; what would you do if the fat fairy came along and zap you were thin again? I am not sure what my mother’s answer was and I know I didn’t have one for her but her answer was: I would love to be able to run and skip, that’s it run and skip. I thought to myself, wow, that’s it? Run and skip? Me…I’d want to run a marathon! Fast forward to Friday, and I’m thinking back to that day and I started to think how I could get myself up to running a marathon. Now, sometimes I believe in providence and sometimes I don’t but that day when I went to the commissary on the marquee was an advertisement for a 5K run for Earth Day! And then it quickly scrolled other 5K runs. I thought, ‘woohoo that is a baby step towards a marathon. At first I thought I’d give myself a year to get ready but then I saw that there is a 5K run in November which is 2 weeks before this Cinderella Pact is over and I think it would be a fabulous way to end out 40 weeks of weight loss. Saturday I started training, I ran/walked (emphasis on walk) a mile in 24 minutes and let me tell you wii miles are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay different than actual miles! :) Today I ran/walked (more running this time) and did it in less than 23 minutes! Baby steps! Baby steps!
What would your wish be if the fat fairy visited you?