Well, I could have blogged about this earlier this week, but I didn't want to jinx myself. I've been here for a brief time before. And when I was it was a fleeting moment until I injured myself. I am talking about having one less "2" when I step on the scale!
I had been stuck between 220 and 225 pounds for quite a while. It's been pretty discouraging. As much time as I've been spending running and watching my diet, it just seemed like the weight wasn't coming off.
So, when I started this half marathon training cycle, I decided that I was going to concentrate on performance instead of weight loss. I increased my calorie intake to 2600 to 2900 a day, and increased my mileage and intensity. I'm eating a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an afternoon snack. I'm eating cookies and chips. I'm charting my food to make sure I'm eating enough (In the past, I was more interested in limiting calorie intake). The upshot? I've dropped 7 pounds in the last 6 weeks. I dropped below 220 last weekend, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't a fluke. At this point, I'm sitting at 218.5! I've been in this realm before, but it was just before I hurt myself. On that little 2 month hiatus I put all 7 pounds back on - basically because I wasn't watching what I was eating. I'm keeping my fingers crossed this time!