Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
At least that's one good thing I can post about. My last couple of runs were 5k each but today I went 8k for the first time. I feel great! I actually felt like I could have run longer but didn’t want to overdo it and when I stopped after the cool down I was glad I had as my legs were really feeling it! They still are.
Weight-wise I don't have much good to report, unfortunately. I am starting to think it's going to take me 5 months to get through the 70s just like it did the 80s. I just keep hovering between 77 and 79 kilos (about 170 to 175 lbs) for the last couple of months. I have been changing things up, including my intermittent fasting schedule, and I think I'm just going to have to tighten things up even further. I just can't bear the thought of not reaching goal! People tell me I have come so far and to appreciate what I have achieved ... and I do, don't get me wrong. But my goal is not unreasonable. It's 68 kilos or 150 pounds ... still overweight for my height. Surely this is not out of reach! So I will persevere my friends. I just feel like I haven't much interesting to post about while the weight stays stubbornly the same. But then I guess that's part of the journey, isn't it. That's real and honest and I'm hardly the only one who struggles with the last 20 pounds, am I?
The countdown to my trip home is truly under way. Three months will likely go by fast! Hope you all are having a great weekend.
Friday, April 24, 2015
I had an eye appointment yesterday and while my close-up or reading prescription has slightly worsened since my last exam a year and a half ago, my long distance vision has actually improved! I didn’t know that was even possible. He said it’s rare, but it can happen. In fact, my right eye, which is the weakest, had improved more than the left. He noted that I’d previously mentioned having an older brother with diabetes, and I said the fact that I’d been told I was pre-diabetic was a motivating factor in my weight loss to date. He said it’s quite possible that being pre-diabetic was already having some effect on my vision, so the improvement could be from having lost weight. Who knew!? Would that count as an NSV? I don’t know but I’ll happily take any health improvement at my age!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
I did drop this weekend but only to 77.0 kg which is a new low but only by 100g. That brings me to 169.76 lb, so I'm still just dipping into the 160s and I really want to get a bit further entrenched. I'm not sure 4:3 necessarily helped much in that regard, though one week may not be long enough to truly evaluate how well it works. Still, I am thinking I'll either return to 5:2, or stay with 4:3 but eat something on fast days. On most IF programs, women can have up to 500 calories on a fast day and men 600 calories. I tend not to eat anything at all. It's easier for me to have nothing than to have a little. I'm a volume eater, I like to feel like I've had a meal when I eat. So if I do go that route, I think rather than spreading it out over two or three small meals, I'd save it for an evening meal. Anyway, I haven't really decided yet, we'll see how I go tomorrow.
I got in two 5k runs over the Easter weekend - I really wanted to try for 7k again but didn't have enough time due to holiday plans, but this week I'm going to give it a try again. On the two 5k runs I did, I knew I could have made the full hour again if I'd had the time and really didn't want to stop short but that's the way it goes.
I got a call last week from Vision Personal Training - you may recall I met with them in July last year and their program sounded like something I'd very much like to try, but the costs were prohibitive. Well they are under new management and are getting back to people who enquired but didn't join to offer four free training sessions. I agreed to stop in and meet with them this Wednesday, and then if it sounds good I'll schedule the four sessions after that. Why not? Even if it's still out of my price range, it can't hurt to take the four free sessions even if just to get some new exercise ideas to try. Anyway, I'll be sure and let you know how it goes Wednesday.
Daylight savings time ended here so it's brighter when I wake up now, but will soon start getting dark when I leave work. But now that I have my treadmill I need never miss a run again. I'll check in again soon. Hope you all had a lovely Easter.