Two weeks ago I didn't see any change on the scale. So I challenged myself, and set a goal of losing 7 pounds before today...I lost 8! I not only reached my goal, I exceeded it! I really needed this! With so much happening in my life right now to be able to say I exceeded a goal, and know that I have done this well, is really a good push for me to continue. Not to mention that this weight loss has moved me from the "morbidly obese" category to just the "obese" category. Although still not great, much better!
Weight lost between 4/3-4/17 - 8 pounds
Total weight lost since 3/5/11 - 13 pounds
I'm still looking at 5K races and trying to decide which one I want to participate in. I would love to do one in May, and another one before the summer is over. My goal is to finish them in 40 minutes or under. Although I've had really good times recently on the elliptical, it's not like running on ground. So even though I can do a 5K on the elliptical in 45 minutes, that time will be longer when I run on the ground. My biggest problem is that I don't have a good place to run outside where I am. None of the parks have tracks, or paved trails, and there really isn't anywhere around my apartment really either. Now that the weather is getting a little nicer I'd love to train outside, but I just don't know where to go. When I go and visit my parents for Easter I think I'll do a lot of running at their place. Since they live in a subdivision there are plenty of sidewalks that I can be on.
So today I cross one goal off of my list, and add another. All in all, it's a good day! =)