This is a remarkable milestone for me. As some of you who have been following me during the competition know, my goal weight was 150. I wrote about it here during the competition when I was told that I was going to be disappointed if I did not win the competition. Of course, we all know now that I did win, but it got me thinking about why I chose 150. I think it was because I felt the happiest when I was 150 (maybe because I could not remember when I weighed less).
I do not want to be obsessed with losing weight, although sometimes it seems like I am obsessed. I believe it is healthy to re-evaluate your weight loss goals. If I would have said at 197.5 pounds that my goal weight was 135, it would have seemed impossible. But at 149.8, 135 lbs seems doable.
This means that my knew goal is 135 lbs. It will put me in the "normal weight" category according to the CDC. I am not going to change what I am currently doing to reach this goal either.
I am going to continue to train for the marathon in October that I may or may not even get a spot in. I am going to continue with P90X (I am ending week #2 today with X Stretch - ooolala) with my husband. I hope to actually get a bike to start training for a sprint tri. And I am going to amp up my swim workouts also in prep for a sprint tri.
My husband is on his first business trip away from the kids and I since we got married. He is spending two nights in southern VA (only a 4 hour drive, but not worth it for him to do every day). Not sure what this will mean for either one of us. The kids are planning a sleepover in our bed. On the other hand, I am planning a sleepover with Dolce, the Wonder Dog (hubby does not let her sleep in our bed). Not sure who will win, but I know that our full size bed is not big enough for me with two kids and a dog.
There are two main obstacles while he is away:
- I need to eat. I tend to skip meals instead of over indulging, but I think I have come a long way and I can actually eat healthy meals while he is away. After all, I do not want to return to the 150 lb category.
- How am I going to run outside without someone to watch the kids? I just might have to call the gym and make a reservation for the kids and tackle my runs on the "mill". Not ideal, but at least I can get the miles in.
I hope everyone is having a good week. Remember that my giveaways end today and the winner will be announced tomorrow morning in Wednesday's Winner blog. If you haven't entered, be sure to do so today. And if you want an extra entry, link my giveaway from your blog or FB and leave a comment to let me know.