I'm sure you all remember this post from March in which I sprained or broke, or did something, to my ankle while out running one night. This just a couple of weeks into a deep desire and conviction resulting in deciding that it was time to get my butt off the couch and do something about the fact that I am definitely not at an ideal weight. And by 'definitely' I mean no where near.
I think the last time I updated about this little journey to become healthier was directly after our vacation, in which I had gained 4 pounds of the 20 pounds I had lost back and was working on taking them back off.
Well... I did.
But it took way too long and I have been anywhere but on track the last few months. After losing 3 of those 4 pounds, I gained 5 or 6 back, only to have to lose them all over again.
I kept using the excuse when I stepped on the scale and my weight was the same, 20 pounds lighter, that as long as I wasn't gaining weight, then I was okay. Then when I gained one pound, I told myself I just needed to watch myself and that I'd had a bad day and that I shouldn't worry about it. The next pound was easier to ignore and by the time I had gained those 5 pounds back, I was miserable in thinking that I had gone so far backwards so easily.
So I kicked my butt back into gear and lost those 5 pounds plus 1 in the last couple of weeks.
Today I am 21 pounds lighter than when I started, way back in the middle of January. I'm disappointed that I haven't done better as a whole through-out the year, but I'm hoping the rest of the year will make up for it some.
Even if I have to restart a million times, I am determined that I will do this. I want to be healthy, for myself, for Henry, for Jeremy, and for a bazillion other reasons.
As for running; I still can't run. My ankle is still not completely healed and it's been a huge, HUGE disappoint for me. But I can walk, and so I started wearing a pedometer and am sure to take 10,000 steps a day, regardless of the day. Baby steps...
Thank you to those of you who have encouraged me and supported me throughout this journey. You have no idea how much you are an inspiration and strong-hold for me and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and thoughts.