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You think I will ever be a runner?

June 8th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Weight Watchers

I did another 5k last weekend.  I hesitate to say I “ran” it because in the time it takes me to run it, most people can walk it.  It was hot.  H.O.T. hot.  As in surface of the sun hot.  At 8:00 p.m. at night.  And the course was hilly.  I did intervals; 2 minutes of running, one minute of walking.  Did I say it was hot?

Last night I did a work out at the lake with a group I found on Facebook.  Isn’t social media a wonderful thing?

Today at Weight Watchers I lost an additional .8 of a pound.  That’s what I lost last week.  And the week before that.

I’m at a weight now, where I was when I was in Weight Watcher’s the last time.  Probably 10 years ago.  At least I’m not gaining.  I remember being very frustrated; I’d lose 2 pounds this week, gain 3 the next week.  I bounced around losing the same 5 pounds for about six weeks before I gave up in frustration.  I am grateful that’s not happening now.  If I can break through, and lose 3 more pounds, I’ll have gotten past that psychological barrier.

My leader suggested I try eating different foods to see if that would help me break through.  I tend to eat the same things over and over again.  It’s easy.  I know the points.  It’s tasty.

She also said to be sure to eat all my points every day, including my PlusPoints.  That’s generally not a problem for me.  My friend asked if that included all my activity points?  I didn’t think to ask that.

I’m trying to figure out how best to incorporate that advice.  Eat a sandwich for breakfast?  Eat smaller “meals” more frequently?  Eat different types of fruit?  Tonight it means I’ve got 15 points left on the day at 8:30 p.m. and no idea what I’m going to eat for dinner.  I’m thinking a peanut butter and jelly sandwich sounds pretty good right about now.

I wish becoming a runner was that easy.

Today I ran 2.09 miles in 35 minutes.  I AM a runner.


4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Linda Stewart // Jun 9, 2011 at 6:38 am

    When I was going the way of Weight Watchers I found that eating my proteins and avoiding starches was the key to successful weight loss. Meat and salads became my best friends. I found it easier in the summer with being able to use the grill for cooking. Grilled Chicken for dinner along with some grilled veggies then I would toss some leftover chicken into a salad for lunch the next day. Also … WATER! More water than you could ever imagine drinking … then drink some more!! I would avoid any and all caffeine. Tough but worth it.

    I am an emotional eater so I always ended up sabotaging myself anytime I got emotional. My last stint with Weight Watchers I lost 36lbs in 17 weeks and I was tickled to death, then Labor Day weekend struck. In two days I was hit with the untimely death of two long time co-workers and that totally rocked my world. I never recovered and made it back to my Weight Watcher trail.

    I wish you the best of luck in your journey with weight loss and with running!

  • 2 BOSSY // Jun 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Funny, Bossy has been running five days a week for over twenty-five years, but she still calls it Jogging, because in Bossy’s viewpoint Running is what athletic people do… and Bossy is far from athletic.

  • 3 M&Co. // Jun 9, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Maybe that’s my problem. I should be a jogger! Actually what I do is more like plodding. So maybe I’m a plodder. Thanks for commenting!

  • 4 M&Co. // Jun 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Rembering my water is one of those things I *KNOW* helps me lose weight and I do well with it for awhile and then I have a “mature moment” and forget. This week I’ve been carrying a bottle of 33.8 ounces in my purse, drinking from it frequently and filling. Thanks for commenting!

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