Monday, May 27, 2013

Day 3

I remember this show I watched about three years ago. It was called 'How I lost 100 Pounds.' Even though I didn't stick to eating healthy at the time, all of the inspiring stories stuck with me. One of the people featured was a woman that announced to her family one night at the dinner table that she was going to start running. Everybody just looked at her. Because of her size noone could picture her walking long distances, let alone running anywhere.

Well, the next day, she went outside and ran. She only made it several feet and ended up walking the rest of the way, but she got right back out there the next day. She continued day after day after day until she could walk a block, then run a block, walk a block then run a block. She did this until she was able to run beyond a block to two blocks, then three, then four without stopping. The next thing you know, she was running a whole mile. The same woman is now running marathons and looks absolutely amazing. Do you know what I remember the most? She didn't give up even when her neighbors laughed at the fat woman that could barely make it a half a block. She still hung in there.

With that story in mind, last night, I walked/ran again on the treadmill. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill...(more walking of course)... and 10 minutes on the machines. I still can't do more than one minute on the elliptical machine, but I'm not giving up.

Inspiration picture: Mo'Nique

Weight: 188 ( I checked the scale 3 times to make sure I was seeing right. This is only my third day, so I don't understand how I could have lost 8 pounds so fast... not that I'm complaining. I think my body's in shock. I've been sticking to around 1250 calories a day and exercising, but I still didn't expect that.
Glucose: 270 (Now this is better than yesterday. My glucose is still dangerously high, but it's down by almost 30 points. I'm hoping that when I see my endocrinologist again in 2 months, she won't still want to put me on insulin. I hate needles and I don't want to have to give myself a shot every day).

Daily Food Journal:
Breakfast: Special K with berries and rice milk with decaf
Snack: 1 hard boiled egg
Lunch: Garlic hummus with romaine lettuce & tomatoes on whole wheat, 1 apple
Dinner: 2 pieces of beer battered fish tenders and 2 cups of broccoli
with a hot cup of green tea and 2 teaspoons of honey

Last night I ran for 2 minutes on the treadmill, which is a minute more than I could do yesterday. Then I walked for awhile then I ran another 2 minutes... walked a lot more then ran again. It feels really good to be exercising again.

Also, tonight, I walked around the track with my kids. That's me all ready for my work out.

 I actually walked for an hour and then we did some stretching exercises. I know my muscles are going to be talking to me in the morning since they're already mumbling now.

Notes: I was hungry last night before I went to bed... not overly hungry... but I wanted something. Here's the thing, I was a huge all day snacker before my lifestyle change 3 days ago and more than likely, it's going to be a hard habit to break. My husband told me that just because I wanted a snack didn't mean that I had to eat and that sometimes it was actually okay to be hungry. He was right and after a while I fell asleep with no problem, but I woke up hungrier...LoL


  1. That is a great story, very motivational, I can't wait until I get a chance to run one of these days.

  2. That story was very motivational. It shows the power of dedication. Some may say you can't do something but deep down we know what we want to achieve and as long as we believe in ourselves anything is possible.