Okay, I’m not sure how many people notice whatever the difference is in me, but at least one person did. Yesterday (a day I was too sore to run in the morning and lunch wsa too busy for me to even get to lunch let alone to the gym) when I managed to make time for the bathroom, I ran into Kalpna (she ran the race for the cure 5k with the team in November) in the bathroom. I really didn’t think that my feeble attempts at getting healthy and hoping to loose weight were having any decent affect at all. I know that I feel better… I can breathe better. I know that I’ve lost a few inches. I didn’t really think anything was noticible.
What am I doing now? I’ve been running 3 – 4 days a week. I’ve been hitting the weights in the gym twice to three times a week. I’ve been eating smaller portions and being good with that. I’ve been drinking water more but still drinking a pepsi every couple days… 2 percent milk every day… tea more often than coffee but black coffee too. I’ve decided that I need to do this in a way I can really live with forever. I can’t depend on someone else to decide what and how much I am going to eat. I can’t rely on not eating just to meet my goal.
My goal… weighing 140 pound within the next year and maintaining that weight
I don’t care what size pants that equates to… but if I can get to 140 pounds, I should be lean enough to have my cholesterol soundly under control, I will be able to breathe well all the time without having to rely on inhalers… at least not the albuteral inhalers. I will start to run half marathons and will be able to finish them. I don’t know when I will be ready for the first one but the day that I realize that I’m running 3 – 5 miles a day… I will know that I will be able to finish a real race. I don’t see that being any time very soon… but if I keep up with Podrunner Intervals the way they are supposed to be used… some day I will.