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Wow! What a week! After about 6 weeks of idling around the 175 mark, I’ve finally broken through the plateau and have something to show for it. And I did it with a bachelor party weekend in Montreal. We drank a fair amount, ate a burger, poutine, a good steak, and big breakfasts. But on Saturday we were on our feet all day at the Formula 1 Grand Prix. I drank nothing all day. Plus we had a big breakfast so late on Saturday & Sunday that we just flat-out skipped lunch. It wasn’t needed. The weekend was amazing, and the bachelor was very happy, and I didn’t ruin my diet. Win!
This loss also means I went down another point on the Weight Watchers plan. I started my diet at 42 points per day (plus 49 extra weekly points, and whatever I earn in physical activity) and am now at 36 points per day. The Points Plus plan keeps me honest. If I lie, I’m only lying to myself, and I end up not losing weight. And that’s just stupid.
Another thing that’s continuing to help is the running. I have a 10K at the end of this month. Every time I go out for a run now I push myself to go a little bit further. I won’t be happy until I’m able to run that 10K (about 6.2 miles) without feeling too exhausted. Yesterday I clocked 5.38 miles in 48 minutes. I ran just under 9 minute miles. If you’d asked me a year ago if I saw myself doing this I would have called you crazy. But I was determined to become a runner. Now I love it! NYC Marathon? Maybe one day. For now, I’m just looking forward to breaking the 170 mark on my way to my goal. I turn 35 in September. It would be awesome to be at my best weight, and in my best shape ever by that day. Yeah…