Random Thoughts about Some Pricks, a Strong Wind and the Runs
Posted Feb 08 2011 12:00am
For me, running has always melted the pounds away, but I honestly I had no earthly idea that it would melt so quickly in such a short amount of time. I realize that most diet plans recommend only losing 1-2 pounds a week, so I hope that I’m not losing weight too quickly. But I ain’t gonna lie. It also feels really freaking good to be losing all this baby weight so quickly and to be squeezing into smaller dress sizes every week. With each pound, I’ve double my wardrobe by fitting into some of my old clothes.
Each Saturday, I weigh myself after I return from my long run. I only expected to have lost about a pound this week, so you can imagine my delight when my scale said I dropped another 4.5 pounds for a grand total of….drum roll…16 pounds!!! INCREDIBLE!
On Sunday, the ladies competing in my mom’s group Weight Loss Challenge (WLC) met at the gym where @jellisfl measured and calculated our loss for the first month. I couldn’t be more thrilled with my progress! I honestly don’t care if I win the WLC, because I’ve already won in my mind! Here’s what @jellisfl calculated for me:
Inches lost- 18.7
Weight lost- 10.2
Body Fat % down 3
Fat mass down 9lbs
Last week, I went for my third round in three years of allergy testing to learn that I’m not allergic to oak any more but I’m allergy to some funky weed that doesn’t even grow in Florida. WTF? Whatever. I’m not buying it or those dumb desensitizingdrops for a year and pay a $35 co-pay every visit. I’ll just stick with Zyrtec. Thank you. It seems to do the trick when my allergies flare up.
Because of that stupid skin prick test, I wasn’t allowed to run Thursday morning before the test. So, Wednesday morning was the last morning I ran. I had hoped to run on Friday morning but I had to complete a late phase of the skin prick test. In other words, I had to walk around with rows of lovely bumps on my left arm and watch how the lesions developed in a 24 hour period. Um…yeah…they developed into larger lesions and I looked like I had some bizarre fleshing eating disease. So in 24 hours, I learned that I’m still allergic to EVERYTHING?! Oh, except oak. Duh!
Ironically from all the blood work I had done over the past few weeks, I’ve also learned that I have a Vitamin D deficiency which is so strange for such a sun goddess like myself. I guess I need to scale back on the SPF 50 sunblock, eat more oily fish and eggs, and drink more milk.
Speaking of eggs…for the past week, the winds have been ridiculously strong as a result of all the arctic cold fronts making their way down south. Have I mentioned how much I hate running in the wind? Despite the wind, I still did pretty good.
Ave Pace 11:47
Max Pace 9:09
Saturday, I ran 10 lonely miles by myself because Tiffany flaked due to her foot giving her some trouble. The solitude must have made me run a better pace, because at 9 miles, I beat my 9 mile time (1:50:07) from the previous week (1:58:32).
Ave Pace 12:10
Max Pace 9:27
Calories Burned 1010 :-)
This morning, I fit 4 miles in even though the wind made me want to stay in bed.