This is my journey from being obese to healthy and everything in between! I was banded on May 10th and this is my story!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Running and Fitbit
I ran 3 miles tonight. Yep, 3 freaking miles. I did it without stopping and faster than what I ran on Sunday. I wanted to stop but I wouldn't allow it. I had to keep going. I have my first 5k on June 18th and I want to be ready. I've walked a couple 5k's but I want to run them from now on. Now, I have to tell you that I am a slow (turtle pace) runner. But I AM A RUNNER! I will get faster as my strength increases, my endurance increases and the weight decreases. I'm actually starting to like it. I have my iPod playing and I just run. There are muscles in my back that ache but that's ok, I know I am working them and working on getting thin and healthy. It feels good!
I am LOVING my Fitbit. I would strongly recommend it to anyone that is in the market. I wear it 24/7 and it calculates how many cals I have burned, how many miles I walked, how many steps I have taken. I manually input all the foods that I take in and make sure that I have a deficit. I wasn't using their program for food journaling but have switched over to them. Once you put in all your usual foods, it is SUPER DUPER easy! There are lots of charts and graphs and colors and numbers. So, it is fun to look at it. AND....everyday you try to beat or break even with the day before. Well, at least I do! :) I have my monthly support group meeting tomorrow night and the nutritionist would like me to talk about it since I like it so much. Since getting it, I have broken my stupid plateau AND LOST 8lbs!!! That's 8lbs in 2 weeks. Hallelujah!