Saturday, March 20, 2010


So I've been really on the fence about posting this, but perhaps I can have some blog accountability for my weight like for my running (hey, it seems to be helping a little!).

I've been up and down from average to somewhat heavy since I was...oh, 10 or so. Most recently, I put on about 10 lbs in the year before our wedding and a few the next, so I'm about 20 lbs over my goal at this point. Not a particularly lofty goal I think, just a couple of lbs under the "overweight" limit on the (really ridiculous) BMI chart, but I know that's where I've felt good in the past.  To be honest, I've gained the weight so slowly this time I only know its there because some of my pants are too snug to be appropriate....given the fabulous weather lately, dresses solve that problem, but still its not good.

More so, I'm feeling slow. My long runs lately have been around a 10 min mile, which is 30-45 seconds per mile slower than I'd prefer for half training...that's around where I was training for my two fulls a couple of years and 15-20 lbs ago! 

So, as of Monday, onward and up...err, downward. I've had a Weight Watchers online account off and on for a long time, so its time to get on the ball. I have 6 weeks to my race, and I'd like to feel a little better by then.  I suppose I could start tomorrow but I'm out of town so many of the next few Sundays that seems like the wrong day to plan a weigh in :)

And I really want to be at my goal and super fit before we have a baby, which is hopefully not too far off. Have to start somewhere :)


  1. I think that's a great goal. I'm rootin' for ya!

  2. I am so with you. I had some success with Spar.kPeople, but then I fell out of it and am right back where I started. I just don't feel good right now. I'm starting over from scratch and sticking with it this time.