My current joke is that I am one stomach flu away from my goal weight. I even wrote that on my "story" that they asked us to write for the challenge. And then I wrote, in parentheses, 'just kidding, please do not print!' It is such a good feeling to be able to button pants that I haven't been able to get into in 5 years (and such a good feeling to be justified in keeping them around for that long!). I am also almost comfortably in my college/pre-Connor pants! I had honestly almost given up hope.
We didn't do anything fancy to lose weight. We just watched calories and got back into running. I also did my best to not eat after 8 p.m. I am a bad late-night snacker... so unless I have "earned" it (through working out... not having a bad day), I don't get it. I know the Daniel Fast helped a lot too, even though I did my best to not let my desire to lose weight deter me from the real reason that we were fasting.
So - I am still high on motivation and the great number that popped up after the fancy digital scale beeped this morning. Tomorrow is a 7 mile sloooooooow run. Tonight I signed up for two half marathons and a 10k between April and September. I have another definite half and 10k left to register for in the next few weeks. I am keeping the weight off this time, even if I have to out-run it!
What a great way to end the month of March! It has been a great month, in all sorts of ways. As far as blogging, I have slacked a lot on actually writing long, meaningful blog posts. But I have kept up. 31/31. All on time, except for the day I blanked out... Tomorrow I get to decide about another NaBloPoMo... maybe I'll think about it on my slow run.
In April, in addition to the things I already don't keep up on (like laundry, dishes, bills, etc) we have chickens hatching, piles (and piles) of branches and stumps to chip, a garden to get ready, plants to start, a chicken coop to build, a half marathon to run (and keep training for), spring break, and a far away baby shower for a best friend. These are all great and exciting things... that I am
All while I beam about being a load lighter myself...