Thursday, July 17, 2008

10% of me is gone for good!

We’ll I’m back from my near death experience. It wasn’t that bad, but I did get a sinus infection that did not clear up until a few days ago. Sleep, the couch, the remote control and I made good friends last week and through the weekend. In the last post I had hoped that my ‘detox’ from vacation would work and it did – I lost 3.2 lbs and last night I weighed in and lost 1.8 more – drumroll here….. for a total of 20.2 lbs gone! I hit my 10% gone goal last night and I was thrilled.
Here are some positives from this weight loss experience:

  • I get to buy new clothes (even down to the undies ‘cause they don’t fit anymore either).
  • I have a ton more energy (last week not included).
  • I feel better about myself, which is weird because I never felt over weight before, just uncomfortable.
  • I am eating soooo much healthier and getting my body the fuel it needs to run faster and further.
  • I can run faster!

On my running, I didn’t get to run in Longview or Portland last weekend. I did make my father-in-law and Kent a poster for the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Ride but they beat me out of the rest stop and I missed them. I revamped the poster and gave it to them after they finished. I might want to try the STP next year, I could do it…. It is roughly 200 miles in two days – oh boy, here we go…. Ooh I could ride it with my ‘dads’. My dad rode it about 20 years ago, he might be up for it again. Look what happens when I’m sick and can’t run or work out, I start to plan for another goal (wait that’s a good thing right!).

My new running shoes are broken in (I’ve been wearing them even when I was sick because I really wanted to be running in them – what an addiction). So I am going to hit the track tonight and go for a short warm up run (and to make sure I don’t push it too hard and get sick again). I also made sure to pack my water belt to keep my pants up, the smaller size should be here on Friday! I'm going to sign up for another race this fall at lunch......
Happy Trails everyone!
Also, go and congratulate Michelle on her blog, she has lost 75 pounds and is a true inspiration … someday I want to be cool like her =)


Michelle said...

Drumroll indeed!! YAHOO!!! Great job. You are really on a roll. I love your list of positive things to come out of this. I think we're due some progress pictures.

And thank you so much for mentioning me. YOU are an inspiration to me too. I'll never forget reading your race report and crying. You are one tough woman!! Maybe one day we'll do the same event and can meet :)

Backofpack said...

Whoo-hoo Jessica! You are awesome! Glad you are feeling better, and still laughing about those shorts of yours and the need for a belt. What a great thing for you!