Published October 29th, 2007
Despite past failed attempts at blogging about my weight in order to shame me into staying on course, I’m at it once again. Pieces of Me has issued a weight loss challenge, and given I’ve gained a little over five pounds since the summer, I decided to go for it. (Although she calls it a challenge, it’s all for fun.)
My first attempt was last December, when I said I hoped to lose 12 pounds in 15 weeks (in time for the Mercer Island half marathon). My weight on the day of that post was 162; my weight on the day of the half marathon? 166.4. sigh.
In May I posted the “before and after” photos showing a 40-pound weight loss. I weighed 163 on the day of THAT post; I hoped to get down to at least 155 by the Marathon du Medoc in September. I didn’t record what my weight was on the day of the marathon, but it was probably 164-165. sigh.
My weight this year has fluctuated from a high of 169.8 to a low of 159.8 (actually I got down to 158.2, but that was due to a liquid diet during my colonoscopy prep). It seems to follow a typical cycle: on Monday I’m all jazzed up for a rigorous workout routine and manage to lose 1-2 pounds during the week. Then the weekend comes and I allow myself to go over board on the martinis and wine (and if I have a long run, I treat myself to burgers and fries). I absolutely hate to diet, yet it’s obvious I have to keep my eating and drinking in check if I’m to be successful. (And I know if I’m to try to qualify for Boston, dropping a few pounds will be oh-so-beneficial).
In addition to Monday posts on my blog, we’ve also started a lounge group over at the Runner’s Lounge. Check it out to see our progress (or better yet, join us!)
- Height: 5′ 11″
- Today’s weight: 166
- Goal weight (by Feb. 1): 155
- Boston qualifier goal weight: 150
- What I’ll treat myself to if I meet my goal: probably a spa day