Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I've been sitting here trying to come up with a good way to lead into my non-scale victory this week, because I think that those are right in line with the importance of scale victories. Either my blogging skills are AWFUL, I'm not filled with enough coffee, or I'm just too tired, because I can't come up with anything catchy.... sooooo, I'll just come straight out and tell you!
I JOGGED 1 MILE ON THE TREADMILL LAST NIGHT!
I know some of the seasoned joggers/runners might be scoffing and saying "so? I do that all the time. A mile isn't that long!"
Welllll, it is for me.
Two months ago, I couldn't even jog for a minute and a half. I have had awful breathing capabilities since I was a teenager and I've never been able to run. For one thing, my boobs are way too big and it's extremely uncomfortable. Top that off with being a smoker from the age 14 to 24 (I quit 2 years ago, yeay!) and you have what is basically a sad, sad excuse for a lung.
But I beat that stigma I had hanging over my head last night when I pushed myself, almost to the point of feeling sick, to finish jogging that mile. When I started out I had no idea that it would come to that... I just figured that I'd jog until I got tired and be done with it. I looked down at the treadmill (I was watching Biggest Loser and not really paying attention) and saw just how far I had jogged and I thought "Wow, maybe I really *can* do this."
And I did.
I always laugh at and make fun of the sheer amount of crying that goes on when I watch The Biggest Loser. It usually seems very over the top to me. But last night, when I wobbled off the treadmill (which is right next to my bed), I sat down on the edge of the bed and I cried. Not huge, wailing sobs like you get sometimes on The Biggest Loser :P, but just little ones. I felt like I had just lifted something off of my chest and it was really, really nice. To the point where yes, I felt a few happy tears were in order.
It seems that every week I have a nice, non-scale victory and that is great... but having a SCALE victory is just as good, if not better.
I'm really excited to report that I'm down 2.4 pounds this week!
Here are my current stats:
Starting weight from Dec. 30th, 2009: 174.4
Current challenge goal: 154
Last weigh-in: 162
Today's weigh-in: 159.6
Overall change: -14.8