I have redeemed myself! I lost 1.9 pounds this week...go me! That means since Jan 5, I have lost 7 pounds...not too shabby. Only 6 to go until I reach my first goal and can buy that hat I have been wanting. :) I did have a slice of pizza and garlic knots yesterday just before the game, so I am going to have to crack down now. Hopefully the 5 mile run in the morning cancelled it out.
So...as far as my running goals for 2009, January has come to an end and I have done well with them. I had hoped to lose 4 pounds this month and was able to lose 7. I wanted to exercise 5-6 days per week and was able to exercise (run or bike) 6 days each week. I also doubled up some days and mall walked in the morning and ran or biked in the evening. Between the increased exercise and the 7 pound loss, I have felt awesome on my last few runs...very strong. I hope for just as good of a February.
I have determined that my problem is that I have a very loud and opinionated inner fat chick...I just couldn't seem to shut her up. I would see a plate of cookies and my inner runner would say "Go ahead...1 cookie is fine...sweets in moderation". But then my inner fat chick would sit on my inner runner and make her yell "Uncle" and let her have 3 more cookies. Luckily, lately my inner runner has been winning these battles.
I am hopeful that my weight loss will continue, even if it drops to just a pound a week. I hope to start racing season lean and mean. Yesterday I put on my running gear and noticed that I was already looking leaner...go me!