Down 5.6 Pounds

I cannot even tell you the joy in my heart when I stepped on the scale yesterday.

Weight loss this week: 5.6 pounds
Current weight: 201.0 pounds
TOTAL weight loss: 34.8 pounds

I knew this week had been better, but I didn’t know it was going to be THAT good.  The second time at 35 pounds lost is so close I can taste it, under 200 is only a pound away, and my lowest weight on this journey is just around the corner at 199.0 pounds.

Sometimes, when I have an absolutely crazy awesome loss, I get a little carried away.  We go out to eat, I take a few days off, blah blah blah.  Not this time.  I have spent too much time screwing around to “take a few days off”.  I’m tracking my points, and I’m kicking ass.

Yesterday evening, Walter and I took a ralk (walk/run for those of you who haven’t been paying attention) around Town Lake.  The perfect time for a walk around that beautiful lake is right at sunset:

This view takes my breath away.  Every time.  (Or it could have been the running for more than about 10 feet.  That takes my breath away, too.)

I ralked 2 miles, then met back up with Walter and we sat on the pedestrian bridge over the lake.

This city is just so amazing.

In other news, Walter has been going to spin class lately.  He always comes home incredibly tired and severely sweaty, so I decided it was just too scary.  But after a serious weight loss and an intense attitude change, I gave it a try this morning.

And cue Liz dying.

Seriously.  If you have ever done spin class, you understand.  It’s grueling – and it’s totally awesome.  There were multiple times that I had to stop what I was doing because I didn’t really feel like passing out.  I sweated more and worked harder than I ever have in my life. Best part?  34.8 pounds ago I wouldn’t have been able to get through even a fourth of that class.  Not that I didn’t have a hard time with it…because this happened when I got home:

Really, though.  The jury was out on whether I would ever move again.  The jury is still out on whether I’ll be able to sit tomorrow.  Damn you, spin class bike seat.  (I’m currently sitting on an ice pack.  Not kidding.)

If things go as planned, this is my week to turn things around.  And you might even get more than one blog post.  :)


5 thoughts on “Down 5.6 Pounds

  1. I feel ya with the spin class. When I was doing exercise classes at UT one summer, I showed up to a class that got cancelled so they gave me a pass to the spin class. I nearly died! When they said, “ok, now go up to level 7!” I was like hmm… just going to hang out here on 2. Jeebus!

  2. HECK YES! I wish I could give you a high five. Make Walter do it for me, okay? I’m so proud of you!

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