Yeah, I’m not going to lose this week. Then I’ll go to my watershed PD weekend and maybe even gain a bit. I’m letting it go for now.
I also didn’t run Sun, Mon, or Tues. That’s bad, but not the end of the world.
I just need a break.
So I’m taking one. It doesn’t matter when I hit my goal weight – only that I do. Honestly, my rules even remain the same:
- Track EVERYTHING!
Yep, that’s it. That’s been my only hard and fast rule through this whole thing, and it remains the same. That’s been my ticket to losing, and I expect to keep it when it comes time to maintain.
There is a BIG difference between “giving up” and “taking a break.” There are some lines I’m not willing to cross.
- I’ve taken more than 3 rest days without running, and yesterday was number 3. So today, I got out their and hit a 9:48 mile! I should do a quick mile tomorrow, but looking at the schedule I know that it’s not guaranteed to happen. I WILL run on Saturday. I’ll be at a state park for my Watershed PD, and I’m really excited to run somewhere new! Hopefully I’ll remember to take my phone, so that I can take pics.
- I will continue to track everything! Simply being aware of what and how much I’m eating goes a long way toward keeping me maintaining or losing instead of gaining – and gaining is NOT okay.
- I want to keep working on my water intake. I really have a hard time drinking a full 64 oz of water (and that’s even counting my 16 oz coffee as “water”). I know this makes a HUGE difference for me, so I want to focus on it more.
I’m certainly not done losing weight, but maintaining here in the 175 lbs range wouldn’t be bad for a while. I figure I’ll go back to loosing sometime between now and June (when school ends). 😉