Well, it didn't turn out so great. I didn't take it for six weeks, and my depression really started setting in. I finally started taking it again, and even in just a few days, I feel a million times better. Since I'm an emotional eater, feeling depressed is practically a surefire bet that I'm going to binge! So I'm glad I got that figured out, and things are looking up now.
Today is the third installment of Motivational Monday, and (again) there were LOTS of awesome goals and accomplishments that people have been proud of this week. Congrats to all of you that posted about your week!
Here are a few I'd like to share:
Desiree and Trinity (9 years old) did a 5K together on Saturday! It was a bit cold for Texas (40 degrees) but they had fun:
Amelia started running again, and ran/walked 1.23 miles!
Amy wrote this e-mail about a big non-scale victory regarding her jeans:
You have been a huge inspiration to me. I started reading your blog early last year when I started my own weightloss journey. You remind me of me, and when I read about how you became a runner it gave me the confidence to try it myself. In my old size 20, 250 pound, completely sedentary world, the only time I believed running was necessary would have involved zombies!Last September I started a C25K program at my local running store. It was rough. I never thought I could run 1 mile let alone 3.1! But I did it! I ran my first 5K on Thanksgiving day 2012.This weekend I ran 5 miles (yes 5!!) around the lake at the local park. It took me an hour, but I did it! I came home, showered, and went shopping for some new jeans. The size 14 I'd been wearing were getting a little baggy, so I went in for a size 12. I also brought in a size 10 to see how far away I was from those fitting. I pulled them up and ziiiippp... they fit!! I couldn't believe it. I've NEVER been a size 10 in my life, and I honestly never thought I could be.I'm not done yet. I'm down 75 pounds in the last year. Still have 40 pounds to get to my goal weight, but those size 10's are huge in motivating me to keep going.You inspired me to get started, but these size 10's are keeping me going!--Amy
Elizabeth wrote this along with her picture: "My proud moment this week was being able to fit into a size 12! :) I have been hanging onto this Nautica skirt a family member gave me since the fall hoping to fit into it by spring, and I can! I have never been in a 12. The smallest size I wore even in high school was a 14. I am down 149 pounds (from 325 to 176)."
Suzanne reached her goal weight this week! "My Motivational Monday this week is making it to goal at Weight Watchers on Thursday. It took almost a year of hard work & sheer determination, but I'm finally in my healthy weight range. I've lost 21.8kg (48 pounds), over 27% of my starting weight, & gone from a size 16 to 10. More important to me though is what I've gained: health, fitness, & self confidence."
Teggin powered through a long run in the cold: "I signed up for my first ever marathon and then had a really cold long run yesterday. I wanted to email you a picture of myself with all of my cold weather running gear. You probably run in weather this cold all the time, but it was a very tough ten miles for me."
Blanca completed her first race on Saturday: "Saturday I "walked/ran" my very first race--1 mile fun run--and this picture was taken when I crossed the finish line. My daughter was waiting for me and you can see how proud she is of her mommy. She is my only girl and she loves running, but I have never been able to run with her because I was not in a good shape, now this is something that we are going to practice together and most of all, I want to set an example for her of what it is to stay committed to your dreams until you make them true"
Here is a small snippet of what was posted on Facebook for Motivational Monday:
You can read the whole Facebook post for more inspiration!