Yesterday was a milestone day for me. I met my weight goal. I haven't been 150 pounds in a very long time. In fact, in early 2009 I was 255 pounds. I spent the day basking in my accomplishment. I had to do the math. 1 pound is equivalent to 3500 calories. I've managed to rid my body of 367,500 calories by reducing my daily caloric intake and burning calories through exercise. WOW. That's a lot of calories.
From the very beginning, exercise has been a huge component. I have never eaten less than 1600 calories per day. I tried to cut back to around 1300 and found that left me STARVING and triggered over-eating, so I figured the extra 300 calories per day was worth it to me to keep from binging. Yes, the weight came off a little slower, but it STILL CAME OFF.
I haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to celebrate this accomplishment. I have a few ideas, though! :)
This afternoon I'm going for my long run before the next winter storm hits. Yes, Minnesota is in a winter storm warning. Tonight we'll get freezing rain turning to snow, and then the predictions for accumulations are anywhere from 6-10 inches. I'm glad I got out and ran outside this week while I still could. The treadmill will be back in the mix after today.
I was also lucky enough to win a Bondi Band courtesy of the Blog, 2 Fat Chicks with a Mission. Bondi Bands have been on my radar for awhile, and I've really wanted to try one out. I keep hoping that they'll be at a running expo that I attend, but so far no such luck. THANK YOU to Erin & Heidi! I can't wait to try it out and write a review!