Weigh-In … Winds of Change

Today’s Weight: 177.5

Loss/Gain: – 0.5 lb
Well…I’m glad it’s down and not up. The past few days I have felt the winds of change coming to my life with regards to my weight loss journey. Change for the better. It’s a little nerve wracking to actually admit that on this blog, because admitting means I’ll be held accountable later.
But that’s okay.
I can’t explain why now something is changing when I wouldn’t get with the program in the past. I only know that as I’ve gotten back into running it has been hard for me to keep my calories down and that’s been frustrating for me, because then I’m hovering in my weight instead of losing it.
That was one of my fears of getting back into any type of more intense exercise – I wouldn’t lose weight. I knew I would tone up and get stronger, but I seem to have a problem staying within a calorie budget that allows me to lose weight for more than, oh..a couple days.
However, since the beginning of this year I keep feeling this urgency to get it done. Finish what I’ve started. “More doing and less talking about doing.“, is what I told my friend the other day.
And the past couple of days it feels like it’s clicking. I feel ready to do what it’s going to take to reach a healthy weight of 140 (I’m 5′ 4″). It’s not going to be easy, but it’s like I’m finally listening to those little voices saying, “Do you really need that?” and deciding… No, I don’t.
So, there.
As we enter into a beautiful spring weekend I submit to you with much trepidation resolve that I, Leah, am going to finish what I have started. I will become a better runner and I will lose the rest of this weight in the process.
I will no longer dream of success. I will reach success.
Happy Friday and thanks for checking in!
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5 Responses to Weigh-In … Winds of Change

  1. downsizers says:

    I think that is pretty common among people who exercise intensely but you do need more calories if you are exercising like that. You may need to add a protein shake to your day. I also know some people mistake thirst for hunger so make sure you are well hydrated. Mizfit is a runner. Norma at Welcome To My World works out hard. You may ask them how they have adjusted calories intake for the energy they expend. It's also another reason to eat intuitively. If your stomach is growling, it's time to eat something. This should be something that contributes to your health, not junk. Remember the stomach is above the waist and that's where the growl will be. Pam at Plump Nonfiction also runs so you might ask her for advice as well. I have done this as well – exercised intensely and then the hunger was so great I had trouble eating sensibly. You can eat something – hard boiled eggs, almonds, a stalk of celery with some peanut butter (just some not 1/2 cup). Plan for this because you know it will happen. I hope you find a calorie level that supports running and weight loss. Take care.

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  2. NikkiB says:

    You go girl! πŸ™‚ I look fwd to your Friday checkins πŸ™‚ :)!!

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  3. Here is my favorite quote on success. “Success does not come to you. You go get it.” It sounds like you are going for it! You can do this.

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  4. Jamie says:

    Yea! I am so excited for you and I know you can do this! I cant wait to see your success and hear about your struggles when you have them (when not if).

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  5. I love this! Great job!

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