16 January 2016

Moving forward, very slowly

Yes, I want everything to happen now. Right. Now. Instead I'm making forward progress one day and going backwards the next. It gets very, very frustrating. Very. Frustrating. But, I am still making progress. Slow. Slow. Slow. But progress nonetheless.

It is now the next day. I started this post last night because I was feeling kind of down. I had not exercised in 2 days. I went to Target after work and ended up getting - and eating - 2 bags of M&M's. I had been planning to get pizza for dinner. Luckily, those M&M's acted as a wake up call and I ended up getting a poke bowl for dinner. I got so tired after dinner, I could not keep my eyes open. I ended up taking a short nap. I don't have any empirical evidence, but I swear that eating candy, or anything high in sugar content, makes me unbelievably tired. After I eat that stuff, I always feel like I'm completely exhausted and have to take a nap. It is only a short nap, but a nap. That doesn't happen with anything else but beer. Interesting. I could investigate but I'll just go with the anecdotal evidence and assume that is the case. So I was feeling a little down and having a small pity party yesterday.

This morning though, everything changed. I stepped on the scale and am at 207. I have lost 7 lbs since this journey started on 12/28. That is not bad. Considering I have never once felt deprived of anything and I've cheated now and again. I am very pleased with that. 3 weeks, 7 pounds, I'll take it. Plus, I've been feeling a whole lot better. It is still not consistent but I generally feel real good.

Went to Crossfit this morning and Stephanie, my coach, was there. It was so awesome to see her again. She is probably one of my favorite people at Crossfit. She moved to the mainland in July and is back for a visit. I have a feeling there is trouble in paradise. I am hoping that her and her hubby are not getting divorced, just going through a rough patch. I hate to see people go through the pain of break-ups, divorces, etc. especially when there are children involved. I hope whatever it is, it can be resolved. If not, I hope it works out best for him, her, and the kids.

So the Crossfit WOD was brutal, but I made it through and did okay. I love Crossfit and I really love doing it being pain free. I even ran today. I ran. In my Crossfit shoes not my big squishy ones. And it felt fine. Little twinges in the left heel but no pain at all. Woot!!! Progress. The open starts in about 6 weeks and I'm looking forward to doing that injury free this year. That should be exciting.

Okay, I smell and I do want to get some housework done. I'm off to the showers.

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