Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm a "little"!

I'm tired and need more energy if I'm going to make it through the day. My meditation efforts this morning morphed into a plain-old nap. Fat cat woke me up at 4 a.m., and wouldn't leave us alone until after 5, when I finally got up for good. No wonder I'm dragging.

Yesterday I went running outside for the first time in ages. It was warmer, for a change. But I discovered that it was still cold enough that it was hard to breathe. I had to wrap my scarf so it covered my mouth, and I was only able to run in 6-8 minute segments at a time. Puddles of water on some sidewalks, combined with still uncleared ice, did not help. I had to walk around those sections for fear of slipping. My sneakers were muddy by the time I got back to the house. But it felt good, and hope to try it again on the next warm day.

Yesterday was my monthly weigh-in day and I have reached my desired weight-loss goal! I'm a "little"! I think I'm at my lightest ever as an adult. When I went shopping yesterday and tried on pants, I was able to get into a size I have NEVER fit into. I'm very excited and happy I stuck with my plan -- including the need to keep going after slips (there were a few). I'm continuing to monitor calories, carbs, fat and fiber. I guess I'll keep eating the way I have been eating, but allowing a little more leeway once in a while.

I had a seat and was able to write on the train this morning -- I'm behind on posting things here, but I have been writing a lot in my notebook. Tomorrow I'm going to write about the anticipation prior to a punishment.


Dante d'Amore said...

We have a cat we call "fat cat," too, lol.

Congrats on the weight loss milestone. That's great.

A.S.S. said...

Congrats on making your goal. That you were able to get there while going through the holiday season and winter time really is something. BIG hugs to you!

Looking forward to hearing how you'll work at maintaining too.

Todd & Suzy

Radagast said...

I just want to add that I've seen her work hard at this every single day since she set a goal for herself. Congratulations and kudos are well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are one determined lady once you set your mind to something! Good job.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Thats great Sandy! You are a "real" little now! Lisa

Ms. Cassandra (Sandy) Park said...

Sorry about this, but I'm responding to all in one post:

Dante -- and that's not ALL we call him! He gets "Pig Pen" a lot...

Todd&Suzy: Thanks! Hugs back. So, does this qualify as my weekly check-in or do you still need an email?

Rad: Where's my reward?

Indy: SOMETIMES I'm determined. Usually I start something and can't stick with it.

Lisa: Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful. I wish I had your self-discipline all the time. Sometimes I do well, sometimes I struggle. You did a great job and I know you can stay fit and healthy for life. Hugs! -Dolly

Ms. Cassandra (Sandy) Park said...

Dolly, I always think you are MUCH more driven than me! You can do it, too.