Saturday, August 26, 2006

Change of Focus

I have turned into the most horrible blogger! I'm not running, so I feel like I don't have anything very exciting to share and haven't been posting.

Since I can't run, I have changed my focus to losing weight, and who wants to hear the boring details of my daily caloric intake?

I am ashamed to admit that I had been using my training as an excuse to eat everything in sight for the past 9 months. Dairy Queen? Sure, I ran 8 miles today. Pizza Hut? Why not? I ran 9 miles - two days ago. Chinese Buffet? Sure, I'm training for a marathon. I deserve it.

So, I have stupidly gained about 15 lbs since January. That added to the 5 lbs or so that I had already gained from the holidays, and now over half of the clothes in my closet no longer fit!!

Here are the stats, as frightening as they are:

Height: 5'7"
Starting Weight: 152 lbs (Yikes!)
Current Weight: 144 lbs (Yeah! Much Better!)
Goal Weight: Whatever will allow me to fit back into ALL of my clothes!

I'm feeling a little bit better these days, and can actually breathe in the clothes that I can still get zipped, but so far I haven't gained back any of my wardrobe. But, I'll keep working on it!!

As far as my ankle goes, it's getting better. It is still a little swollen, which worries me, but it hasn't been hurting for the walking. I haven't tried to run in a while so I have no news to report about that.

I didn't end up getting my hair cut short. I'm in a wedding at the end of September and decided to keep it long so I can get in put up for that. I'm still pondering going short once October gets here.

I think that's all the news from this runnergirl. I feel like I am so detached these days. I haven't been reading everyone's blogs or keeping up on my own. It's just too depressing! Every time I read about everyone's runs it just makes me miss my own. So, I apologize for going MIA, but I'll be back! Don't worry.


  1. Welcome back.

    Don't worry about boring us with the weight loss stuff. It might actually help you keep track and make yourself accountable.

    Take care of the ankle. How are you doing for cross-training?

  2. Okay...we're more than running clones. We're weight clones...except, you're doing a much better job at losing the weight.

    I gained exactly 15 pounds when I trained for Phoenix (for the same reason, no less)...and I've been really slow shedding it all off.

    We must meet one day.

    Keep up the great work and keep resting the ankle.

  3. uhmm...not a fan of the winter holidays?


    we need to address this problem before it becomes a major problem and then we have to break up. Mmmmk?

    seriously. you just broke my heart a little bit. although you're still up there on the cool factor. I'll try and get past this one, though...there's no guarentee. I was Mrs. Claus in another lifetime.

  4. Hey, we're the same height and weight with the same goals! I'm trying hard to get back down to where I was before my mom died but am having a hard time w/ all the running but I think I might be getting married next year - rumor is Tom is proposing at the end of the marathon so I need to get moving on my weight lost. So if you need motivation or help just know we're in it together.
    By the way I'm glad your ankle is feeling better.

  5. Weight issues and running issues are so closely related, it's hard to distinguish the line between them. Most of us (especially the gals) got started with running in order to shed some pounds and for most of us, it's still one of our primary goals. So, go ahead and share! Perhaps you will deiscover a dietary secret!

  6. Wow, we weigh the same (both the starting and current weight), but I'm only 5'4, so I have a way to go still. I can relate to the eating habits when training. Now, I only eat what I want on the day of my long run (within reason of course!). That way, I don't feel deprived and get right back on track the next day. Keep up the good work!