It's been another big week for me. Let me just say, THAT I RAN A MILE IN 10 MINUTES! Woohoo! That happened on Friday. It felt amazing! There's just something about it that makes me feel like a legitimate athlete. I know it's not very fast or anything, but I feel like I've climbed a mountain. So cool! I've not really thought of a new fitness goal yet, but I'll keep you posted. I'm thinking it'll involve running consecutive miles. I'd like to start doing more 5k's and want to do a half marathon by year's end, so consecutive miles is a good goal to pursue.
Next on the list of announcements, I am officially down 75 pounds. It was 80, but I think that was a fluke, so we'll just say 75. :c) It's awesome to be so close to 200 pounds. We're talking how much I weighed in middle school now. It is hard to believe how far I've come! I'm looking forward to continuing to accomplish my goals. I hope to hit my 200 pound goal by June 15th.
Now for the clothing department. I now fit into size 16 pants (for those of you keeping score, I started out at size 26), and can fit into size L and XL shirts. Yay! Exciting except for the whole costing me money part. Mom has been very helpful finding me clothes at the Goodwill and DI, but some things you just can't buy second-hand, you know what I mean? It's so worth it though. On my current track, I'm spending between three and four weeks at each size. Not much use in investing lots of money into something that won't fit me next month. I could have worse problems though!
On the food front, I am starting to branch out a bit. I tried soy milk for the first time this week, and didn't mind it. I'm changing up my breakfast with some different options, so this week I tried soymilk, Kashi GoLean Crunch (delicious!), and blueberries. It kept me full and going until mid-morning, which is just what I needed it to do. So, for a breakfast it gets a thumbs-up! I buy the blueberries frozen from Costco. They're pretty darn good.
To round off this week's discussion, let's talk about me seeing my family last week. They were so proud of me! My Grandma came up to me and told me she was proud of what I was doing. My Uncle Craig kept calling me a mere shadow of myself. :c) I also saw my Grandpa this week when Bug had her going away party. He said to me, "You look wonderful!" I don't think I've ever heard him talk like that to anyone, much less me. It felt so good! It's great to have such a supportive network of family and friends. You guys have no idea what a difference it makes to me!