Saturday morning was crisp, barely above 40 degrees when I stepped out my front door. My husband and I were on our way to walk in a race against breast cancer (no mockery about me not actually “racing” against breast cancer now!) To make things more challenging, we walked from our house, all the way…an additional 3 miles!
So, we were off on our walking adventure, along with 2 of our coworkers and their wives. The day warmed up slightly and the walk took us just under an hour. Although the walk was enjoyable, what really made the difference was the fundraising I was able to help with.
A total of more than $400,000 was raised for our local breast cancer survivors and fighters, from wigs to gas cards to transportation to therapy etc. these funds will all stay within our community to help the women fighting in our own backyard.
My legs hurt for the whole day, but it was well worth it!
Afterwards, my husband and I stopped by Harlan’s Bike and Tour, a bicycle dealer in Sioux Falls. They took our measurements and told us what kind of bicycles we would be able to ride. So, next up, seeing if we can actually still ride bicycles! The adventure continues!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget in our own struggles, that there are others’ who put our struggles to shame.
Today, I will persevere, regardless of the odds. Last night, I stuck to my rules and this morning, the scale agreed with my choices. Down 0.2 LBS. Now, I know it doesn’t really count because I weigh in on Thursdays, but I still it as acknowledgement and a reminder that I am making healthy choices and moving in the proper direction.
189.4 … It might not seem like a big change. Hell, it’s 3 pounds more than I was in January. BUT It’s also 2 pounds less than I was a week ago.
What did I do differently this week? I got out of my funk. I kicked it to the curb, and even though it’s stalking me with a hungry bear, I am resolutely staring straight ahead and not making eye contact.
I am trying to only eat one large meal each day, two small snacks (100 calories) and one regulated meal (balanced and relatively low calorie). I’m hoping that this is able to help me lose more weight, as the calorie intake at this point has been a comfortable 1500 or so each day.
So, next week I have a goal. Not a particular weight, but to maintain this system I’ve been starting. I want to do this for one month and see where I am. Shake for breakfast, normal lunch, normalish (Weight Watchers or other low calorie recipe) for dinner, and a 100 calorie snack between dinner and bed (around 8:30PM). If I splurge and get Burger King for breakfast, that means I’ll just have a shake for lunch instead, and will drink it whenever I feel like.