Thursday, October 07, 2010

Unbelievable

I cannot believe it!  I am tired of eating.  My stomach starts to feel a bit hungry and I sigh.  I don't want to have to eat again.  I miss the slightly hungry feeling.  I have read a lot about eating during taper.  Everything talks about not stuffing yourself, but not getting hungry.  So I continue my small meals throughout the day which is normal for me.  But I eat more often.  I try make smart choices, after all, I just had 2 cups of green beans this afternoon.  Sometimes I am tired of trying to take the time for something healthier.  And sometimes the ice cream is calling my name.  It gets lonley in the freezer next to the veggies!  So, I comfort it with some quality time. 

I forgot something on Monday.  It was not only my birthday.  It was also the second anniversary of reaching my goal weight!  I lost nearly 60 pounds.  Two years later, I am still within 3 pounds of that goal!  One of my greatest anxieties was that I would gain all the weight back in only a few months.  Now I know I can keep the weight off.  It takes vigilance, but it isn't as hard as I thought it would be!  I know that I can eat and eat and eat for a marathon.  I know that after the marathon I can change my eating habits back to normal.  I am indeed a success story. 

Before and After Photos

2 comments:

NattyBumpo said...

You are an inspiration to me. I hope that I am as focused a runner next year as you are. I hope you run in a race with me again sometime.

ERG said...

Ice cream? Where's the ice cream?

Happy anniversary! Sixty pounds is a great accomplishment. Eating healthy for a lifetime- that takes diligence.