Downward progress!Â Go body! It doesn’t want that extra weight any more than I do!
My official weight for the week is 82.8. My body is doing what it wants, and I’m okay with that. My goal is living a healthy life and letting my body get to its natural healthy weight.
At the Y tonight, I started to obsess about how weird my thighs look in the mirror (which I think is designed to make the viewer look and feel fat.) Then on the way home, I started thinking about a girl I know who was paralyzed from the waist down a few years ago. I realized just how terrible it is that I don’t appreciate what my body can do.
I’m going to let my body do what it needs to do and not impose an artificial deadline on it.
I had a milestone run this week.Â Thursday I timed myself doing a 3-mile run on the 1/3 mile track on campus.Â I did it in 32:28. Not too bad, considering how overweight I am! I’m pretty happy with that time, though I hope to get it under 30 by the end of January.Â So much of running is mental!Â Of course, it will also help that I’ll be 10-20 pounds (4-9 kilos) lighter by the end of January.Â I’d like to lose a kilo a week, and if I can understand the effects of my eating and workouts, I might be able to manage it, but if not, I’m just going to focus on being healthy.