Loss/Gain: - 2 . 5 lbs.
Hot 100 Challenge Update:
2 .5 lbs down ...... 17 . 5 to go :)
Okay...insert *sheepish grin* here. I guess the scale evened out after all.
Though I have to say that my cynical mind, and a bit of seeing how my body works, thinks that it would've been up a little had I done the step class yesterday instead of a good, long walk. I still think this is due to the muscles retaining water when I do heavier exercise.
But...I am very happy with this loss. It's a good start to my end-of-the-year challenge and I know I worked hard for it.
Last night I took the kids for Subway and opted for a salad with dressing on the side (I used half the dressing). It was another moment of "Look ma! I'm doing this!" as I was very content with my meal and even more that it helped me stay within my calorie budget after having a large lunch.
This morning I met a friend to do walk/jog intervals at a nearby neighborhood walking path. She said it's about 2 . 5 miles around, and I would've double checked but my garmin died about 2 minutes into it. *sigh*
Then I had to use the restroom from, oh..pretty much the beginning.
Folks, there is nothing that will ruin a workout more for me than the urge to pee. I will stop what I'm doing and go to the bathroom without giving another thought to time records, losing my place on a machine at the gym etc.. Unfortunately that wasn't an option today.
So, needless to say having the urge to pee every time we'd run ruined the entire experience for me. Yes, seriously. I was so mad.
However, when we finished and she told me that we completed it in approximately 34 minutes...I was happy. While the last few running intervals were hard for me (and I had to pee worse than when we started, like seriously thought Depends might be my best option when running) I was pleased to hear her say, "That's a pretty good time. My fastest is doing that in 32 minutes."
And I wasn't exhausted when it was over.
Anyway, I'm rambling now, so I should stop. I'm happy with the loss. I'm happy that I did the running. I'm happy that I have a toilet.. LOL and I'm happy that when I stopped at Starbucks on the way home to get some coffee I had this little conversation with myself:
"- oooh...a pumpkin something sounds good, or even a non-fat, sugar-free latte.
- No, I don't really want that.
- We used to feel like we earned something special after a hard workout, or just on a bright sunny day like today when the birds are singing and it's brisk and cool out.
- There might be cake at the birthday party tonight, or higher cal foods...so I don't need anything "special" right now. Plus, we're going to be eating out tomorrow while watching the game. and....I don't really want it...just some food, which I can have at home.
- okay. You're right. ...we don't really want it do we? Weird, but cool! "
And that is how I'm going to get these 20 pounds off. Have a great weekend!!