Tuesday, June 7, 2011

25 lbs

5 bags of potatoes is a lot of weight. And somehow I've managed to lose it. And no, I still don't see it.

My cardiovascular health is greatly improved. I can run - at 5.2 to 5.6, even punching it up to 6 mph - for a full 30 minutes now, and then I really only stop due to time constraints. I've even been running outside. We were late for gymnastics class on Sunday and instead of taking the car, (The. Car. We finally own a car!!) I tossed the boys in the double jogger and ran the whole way there - typically a 30 minute/2 km walk -  arriving 10 minutes early for class. And today, the plan was to go to the library. I knew I wasn't going to get a work out in and time was tight - had to get back home, make supper and feed the boys before the sitter arrived so we could go to the parent-teacher meeting at Felix's daycare. (They had glowing things to say, he's a very happy, patient, well loved child. They've apparently never met the Screaming Pterodactyl of Doom.) So I again tossed them in the stroller and ran 3.3 km in the other direction.

Taking the car downtown at that time of day wasn't even an option. Parking would have been a nightmare and then we'd have been stuck in rush hour traffic coming home which gives me road rage and a rash.

But I did it and felt great! Pacing myself is tricky outside. And running while pushing 50+ lbs of kid in a hugeass stroller is no easy feat, either. I much prefer the treadmill. But I do love the fresh air.

(Who am I trying to kid? I live in the city. There's no fresh air here!)

I'm seeing more shades of our summer. Me running with both kids confined. Sounds like a great contingency plan. Toss in some munchies for them and an iPod for me and we're in business all day, baby! I've given myself a new mini goal... need to drop 4.5 more pounds before the boys are done daycare and preschool on the 29th. Then I'll only have 1 more pound left to shed. Well, 3, actually, since I'd much rather be under goal, as I know it'll spring back up. I only need to look at chocolate and I've gained a pound. I'm the person who ate a 2 lb bag of chocolate covered raisins and gained 5. True story.

And now I see that I'm already encroaching on the time my schedule tells me is 'hubby time'...What - you don't schedule? ... so I best hightail myself away from this computer before he comes looking for me. If he's awake, that is. It's awfully quiet up there. I think everyone may actually be asleep. Which is awesome.

Maybe tomorrow will be the day I wake up and FEEL 25 pounds lighter. Please?


Amy said...

That's awesome! Way to go - I hope to have some of your drive post-pregnancy when I'll have baby weight plus the 25 lbs I'm overweight with to contend with. Keep it up!

Alicia said...

It's awesome. It really is. Even if you don't see it. I don't see mine either (I've lost around 30 lbs since December, but have recently slowed way down). I was seeing it, but not even that much... I haven't even bought any new clothes. Depressing. Was I really THAT fat?

Rainyday said...

Thanks ladies! I never really thought I'd be able to pull it off. Yay for me!
And Alicia - way to go, woman!!! You rock!

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