Monday, January 27, 2014

Back to basics

Over the last year or so, my weight has slowly crept back up. Not alarmingly so, but enough that I noticed over the summer that my shorts were getting a wee bit snug. I kept telling myself "everyone gains weight when they train for a marathon"...well yeah, if they eat like I did!

I justified the amount I was eating by thinking it was okay because it was running 14/16/18 miles. But I knew in my  heart that I wasn't eating what I needed to effeciently fuel my body for all of the miles I was logging. And sadly, I got used to the amount of food I had been eating.

So last week I FINALLY went back to Weight Watchers. I know it helped me on this journey in the past, and I need the routine and accountability. Last Monday night I weighed in at 143.6 - yikes!! But I resolved to do better, tracked everything I ate, passed up a lot of desserts, and got some exercise in. That last part wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, but between the snow/ice/slush and a business trip, I was happy with anything I got.

I went into my meeting feeling pretty confident, but I didn't want to get my hopes up. Luckily I was actually down - 2 whole pounds! felt great to see the numbers going down!

Now I need to keep tracking, drinking lots of water, lots of fruits and veggies, and kick up my exercise. It might actually crack into the 20s later this week - woo hoo! I can't wait to get back out for a run!


  1. I stepped on the scale today, the first time in over a year. I knew it was going to be ugly...just not that ugly

    1. Yeah, it was an eye-opener when I got on the scale last week. Plus it sucks having to pay again :-)