Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ten and a Half Months

Last June I decided to get a little bit healthier.  This happened:

Things started off well.  My body was so shocked that I was active and not snacking that pounds fell off.
  • A. Vacation
  • B. My birthday
  • C. A friend scared me into getting serious about weight loss by nominating me for something. (I take the threat of public humiliation seriously.)
  • D. November and December: vacation from diet and exercise to focus on National Novel Writing Month and Christmas.  These are both full-time jobs.  But I started January with a vengeance and the two pounds I gained disappeared immediately.
  • E. In-laws came for a visit.
  • F. Walking transitioning into running.

So. Yay!  I'm not there yet. But I'm more than halfway to my goal and this is why I love my Wii Fit.  Who cares if I only lost half a pound from last week if I can look back and see how far I've come in less than a year?

7 comments:

RobMonroe said...

That's really awesome!

(And I didn't know you were told about the third bullet up there!)

Sarahlynn said...

I wasn't, exactly, I figured it out after being interviewed on camera. You knew?!

RobMonroe said...

Umm.... Knew what? No. Certainly not. Nope.

Carmie said...

Hang in there! you can do it!

Have you considered signing up for a 5K or something to get a little motivation? (Sometimes this helps, sometimes not...I know!)

If you're interested, our neighborhood is doing a 5K on June 5th at Tilles Park (on Hampton in the City, not the County park). http://www.tpnanews.com/TPNANEWS/2010_TPNA_5K_Run.html

Good luck with your goals!

Sarahlynn said...

I ran my first 5k a few weeks ago, at Wash U. I'm running my second this weekend, at the Science Center. I'm slow but steady. :-)

Thanks for letting me know about the Tilles Park race!

Carmie said...

Nice! Good luck this weekend...I'm doing the zoo 5K this weekend, hoping for good weather. :)

Sarahlynn said...

How did I miss that?! Can't believe the Science Center and the zoo are having their races in Forest Park exactly 24 hours apart. It looks like it's going to be HOT this weekend. Good luck!