Weekly weigh-in: 208.3
Total loss: 83.2 lbs.
Emotion: Runner's High
Just when I declare that my best losing days are behind me, I string a few nice losses together. What’s going on with my body? Helluva I know.
I will tell you that I’m in a nice groove with this eating business, in a groove with this exercise business. One night this week, I took my dog Dip (who had a very worried expression on her face for some strange reason) on a walk and felt so jazzed that I wound up running half the distance.
I’m not a runner like some of you. I joke about someday participating in a 0K run (because of the poor performance of my retirement funds this year, I can no longer stomach joshing about 401K's anymore), but jogging has simply never been my thang. Still… as me and Dip were out on that walk, I just got the urge to hotfoot it a little. Dip was just as surprised as I was, just as surprised as you are.
I’ve recently dropped into the upper range of my weight loss goals, and the reward has been an energy level that is simply unprecedented for me. In my experience, there’s a tipping point somewhere along the line where your body starts working more efficiently, more effectively and, well, you feel like running instead of just plodding along. And I mean that both figuratively and literally.
We’re changing, you and I. I’ve never been a runner, yet there I was out there pounding the pavement like nobody's business. As we work each day to make sure there’s less to us, it's time to open ourselves up to the possibility that there’s also a lot more to us as well.
One last note, I was remiss a couple of days ago not to mention that Sue at Did I Just Eat That Out Loud turned a goofy little ditty I emailed her into a guest post. I’m shooing you over to her site now, not because I think what I wrote was so spectacular (though, fair warning: that tune will stick in your skull), but because I think you’ll like both what Sue has to say and how she manages to say it. I know she has a way of generally putting a smile on my face.