Last night my husband dragged my ass out to the Lake walk (for those who are "strangers" and don't know me, the Lake walk is a nice paved path along side Lake Superior) for some jogging. He pushed the stroller with the girls in it and I just jogged. We did less than 2 miles, but he figured our pace was around a 12.5 minute mile give or take. I am very happy with that!
Even happier is that I weighed in this morning and was back to 30 lbs lost. Yes "back to". After I hit 30 lbs last week, the weekend came and killed me. I gained a couple back. Yikes! This weekend I won't let that happen. This weekend I will work hard and try to knock more poundage off.
And finally, in happy news is that today is my LAST day of overtime. Not sure what I have ever put in this blog for details, but basically I have been working overtime for the last 7 months....anywhere from 50 to 72 hours a week. I have been exhausted. The money sure is nice, but man...being that it is almost summer, it sure will be amazing to have some time back again. My first week of a normal 40 hours is going to feel so short! My core schedule is 6 am to 2:30 pm, and I have decided one thing I will do with my extra time (after work but before I pick the kids up from daycare just before 5:00) is exercise of course. I now have an appointment with myself at 3:00 nearly every day (of course i will take rest days as needed) to use the treadmill, do 30 day shred, or some other form of exercise. I really think having consistency will help me keep on keeping on and hopefully get ready for the 5k and lose weight to boot.
One last thing I want to include is a list of goals. We all know I like to work in very small "goals". Currently I am at 30 lbs lost - 197 lbs. Here are all my goals for the future, I thought it might be nice to have them listed out ahead of time:
192 lbs - 35 lost
189 - 38 lost (one pound under what I was when I got pregnant with my first)
187 - 40 lost
182 - 45 lost
175 - 52 lost
172 - 55 lost
169 - 58 lost (one pound under what I was when I got married)
167 - 60 lost
162 - 65 lost
157 - 70 lost
152 - 75 lost
149 - 78 lost (and holy crap I don't ever remember being in the 140's)
147 - 80 lost
142 - 85 lost
140 - 87 lost
So you can see that by the end my goal will have me at 87 lbs lost - 10 lbs more than I originally planned. I decided to aim for 140 after checking height/weight charts which say for my height a person should be 130-150 lbs. I am aiming for the middle of that. Then I guess, we shall see how that looks and feels, and how accurate it is compared to the "charts", and I'll go from there.