Thursday, July 02, 2015

Pie in the sky

My friend asked me yesterday  what my goal was when the half marathon rolled around.   I tried to play dumb.  I answered 'my goal is to finish the darn thing!'   She wouldn't let me stand with that answer and responded, "your goal weight you ninny". ( Yeah she actually called me a ninny...and I call her a friend....I must be delusional or something!!!  Hahaha).  This was going on during Zumba between songs so I was able to play it off and not answer by looking winded...And I may have huffed and puffed a bit to really cement my non answer!    But ok....on the way home after Zumba I thought about it and I texted her my goal.

The half marathon we are planning on running is  in Philadelphia on October 31.  (We need to register for this puppy SOON...it shouldn't be too late...I hope...)So 4 months away.

  My realistic goal is 30 pounds.   My pie in the sky goal is 52.7 pounds....putting me at 199.9 pounds.   Yes that's a lot of pounds...but I'll also be running a lot of miles in my training!!

So I HAVE to get my food in line...not tomorrow....today!!!!!!




6 comments:

Sara said...

I've found through my own experience with weight loss and now maintenance, that pre-planning the day for your food intake is a huge help. I always put my 'eating plan of action' together in the morning, before I take my first bite of food. I may adjust things a bit as the day progresses, but I know having a written plan in place that I can peek at throughout the day has been one of the reasons I've been so successful with this whole whacky thing :)

Good luck with your weight loss goal and your training!

Rachel Block Smith said...

30 pounds in 4 months is a reasonable goal, especially with all the running you'll be doing. Good luck!

Lori said...

You can do it, if you work hard.
Lori

Alissa A Journey to Thin said...

Good luck! I never have the dedication to lose weight quickly.

MyStalkerIsFat said...

Great job committing to running the half marathon! You will do great.

Cathy said...

I know I'm behind in my reading and you've already written at least one post after this, but I wanted to comment anyway. :-)

Two things.

One, I am planning on running my first full marathon on Oct. 25th and the registration doesn't close until Oct. 11th. (I'm waiting to register to make sure I can do it and my PF doesn't flair up and prevent me).

Two, I've heard that when training for a marathon it's common to gain weight. I know you're doing a half, but I can see how it could happen for a half too. I've heard that people often overestimate how many calories they've burned and eat too much, or they just get rungry and eat everything. I would like to avoid that myself, and thought I'd just give you a heads up so you can be aware of it as well. :-)

Good luck with your training! I was so nervous to run my first half (and second one), but I am really happy I did both.