Monday, June 30, 2014

End Of June

Let me fill you in on my weekend.  Saturday I went with my friend Amanda for her birthday.  We went to go see Maleficent and let me tell you…it was aaaahhhh-mazing!  I will definitely be buying that movie when it comes out on DVD.  After that, we went to do a little shopping.  We went to HomeGoods first where I bought a board with a bunch of hooks on it that mounts to the wall.  I’m going to mount that behind the door in my bathroom.  Next stop was Joann’s Fabric where I bought some red, white and blue over-the-knee socks and a couple cheap scrapbook albums.  Then we went to Marshall’s where I picked up 2 tank tops for running, some wrapping paper, and a really pretty notepad (for my lists of bills for every paycheck).  Then we went back to my apartment where I gave her her birthday gifts.  I got her a comforter set, a bunch of fun knee-high socks, a picture frame and a peacock statue.  She loved all the gifts!  YAY!  Then, she headed home and I went to Burlington Coat Factory to see about some flag leggings that I had seen there when I was in Oregon that I wanted to wear for the Freedom 5000 5K I’m running on the 4th.  I bought the leggings and a 9-opening frame to put some family photos in.  Later that night for whatever reason I decided to try on the leggings and they did NOT fit…not even close.  They wouldn’t even go over my calves.  Ugh.  So, yesterday, I went back to Burlington and returned them, then I went and grabbed the next size up along with some other leggings that were 4th of July themed and headed to the dressing room.  Those flag leggings were just not destined to be worn by me.  When I went into the dressing room, I also grabbed a shirt that I figured if the leggings didn’t work, it would and it did.  It’s a flag shirt with fringe around the bottom…you know the style…it’s popular right now.  So, I’ll just wear that shirt with my black tights that have a red patch on the outer side of each knee.  I will probably also wear the over-the-knee red, white and blue socks I got at Joann’s too. 

I was thinking I would workout Saturday evening, but it didn’t happen.  Not entirely sure why as now I can’t remember what I was doing, but it didn’t happen.  I know part of the reason was I had to go to bed early so I could wake up at 4:30 in the morning yesterday to work the morning shift at work (overtime).  So, I worked the morning shift yesterday.  I was so tired all day long.  I got home and headed to the bank to get my money order for rent then I went to Burlington to return the leggings and such.  After that, I went to the grocery store and bought my groceries for the week, then back home.  I put away the groceries and then hit the couch for a nap.  I slept hard.  I was going to sleep for about 2-2.5 hours then get up and go for a run.  However…when the alarm went off, I felt like crap, so I just slept a little longer, got up, had some dinner, paid my bills online.  I did forget to make my oil change appointment for this coming Saturday.  Oops. 

I totaled up my mileage for June and I ran 43.6 miles.
Not as many miles as I was wanting to log, but, considering I completely missed 4 planned runs, that’s not too bad.  If I had run those planned runs, I would have logged about 15 more miles for the month of June.  My goal for July is to run at least 50 miles.  That’s a totally achievable goal.  Well, that’s not my ONLY goal for July.  My other goal is to try to do at least one session at the gym each week, along with some swimming or cycling once a week.  Plus, I want to get the Fast Metabolism Diet started in July also.  I won’t set any weight loss goal to start off; I just want to get to the point where my clothes aren’t tight and uncomfortable anymore.

I had my annual physical today.  My blood pressure was 120/62…excellent.  My pulse was 76…very nice.  All my labs were within normal ranges.  My weight…well…I knew I had regained a good portion of the weight I lost last year.  I thought it was a 25 pound gain…nope…I gained back the ENTIRE 33 pounds I lost.  Great.  But, I’m not devastated…just disappointed.  But, I’m also relieved.  A weight (yuck yuck) has been lifted off of me.  I’m not longer in the dark about how much I weigh and how much I gained back.  Now I know and I know where I have to go from here.  So, it’s freeing, even though I’m sad to know I regained every single pound I worked so hard to lose.  But, it is what it is and I just have to move forward and restart my journey.  I’ve lost the weight before, I know I can do it again.  I just hope I can make it last this time.  So, my new starting point is 205.  I have to own to own it and accept it if I’m going to move forward.  I have 35 pounds to lose to get to 170…so that’s my end goal.

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