Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A post about my weight

Have I mentioned that I lost a little weight when I was marathon training?  I was just looking at my weigh ins for the last year and I forgot that last summer I gained some weight back.  I wasn't working, and was doing a lot of family stuff.  For whatever reason, when I don't work I gain weight.  We don't keep much snack food in our house, and last summer we were extremely tight on money because I wasn't working, so it's odd to think that I was able to eat enough to gain weight, but I did. 

I wasn't weighing myself regularly but my records show that when I did weigh myself a year ago I was in the 150's.  I also wasn't running in October and November of last year.  I was letting my foot/feet heal from plantar faciitis.  I was going to a spin class at the YMCA and did a little yoga, but running has always been my go-to exercise and the only one that I have been able to maintain doing for a long period of time. 

I started working in December of last year and almost immediately my weight started going down again.  I also started running a little, a very little.  Maybe the running was why I started losing weight again, I don't know, but I did.  I had been at around 145 for a long time, I tend to plateau at a weight for long periods of time and then suddenly lose several lbs, usually when I change something up. 

Well, I noticed in August that my weight was going down again.  I am not obsessive about weighing every morning anymore, and I have changed my official weigh days to the first of the month, but I do weigh myself regularly, at least once a week.  Anyway, I was excited to see the numbers falling again, and then at the middle of October I was the lowest I have been in my adult life, 141.  I even saw 139 once (after a long run, not a true weight). 

Over the summer I went to Value Village with my sister and bought a bunch of size 8 pants.  I was excited to be in size 8, the first time since high school that I've been able to wear that size.  Anyway, recently I have not been able to wear any of my size 8's without a belt.  I can take all of them off without unbuttoning them.  So when I took Damian to Goodwill a month ago to get jeans, I decided I wanted to try a pair of size 6 pants.  I told myself I wasn't going to buy any, I just wanted to see.  They fit.  They were $4.  I bought them.  For the first time in my life (including high school) I am wearing a size 6.  How crazy is that??
Size 6 pants
I am still not running.  My feet have been feeling pretty good.  I even walked around yesterday without shoes on purpose to see how they would feel and they actually feel pretty good.  But I don't want to push it, I don't want to have to take 2 months off again, so I'm waiting.  I may try an easy 3 miles this Saturday and see.  I want to be running by 11/14 because there is a 5k that I want to run.  I'm probably going to walk it if I can't run, although walking often hurts as much as running in the long run anyway. 


  1. Congrats on the jeans. They look great.

  2. Woo hooo!!!!!! That is awesome about the jeans! Congrats!