Last week: 181.8
This week: 179
2.8 pound loss!
I am very happy with this! I am out of the 180s! Woohoo! I have been following my running plan and eating healthier. I eat treats here and there but for the most part I am eating healthy. I turn down treats my co-workers or parents offer all the time and treat myself to candy or chocolate once in a while. I am feeling better and my clothes seem to fit better lately.
Today I looked at what I have accomplished in the last couple of months. I started eating healthier on November 16th. Since than I have lost 13.8 pounds, which is approximately 1.6 pounds a week which is awesome! I started running again on November 25th. My first 2 mile run was run at a 15 min/mile pace. On a recent 2 mile run on Saturday I ran it at a 13:39 min/mile pace. Not to bad! In December I ran a total of 31 miles. Since the beginning of January I have already run 31 miles. =)
I am liking that my running pace has gotten faster. I still have a ways to go but I think my progress is great! One of my 2013 goals was to get to a 12 min/mile and I can totally see that happening and possibly even faster. We'll see. =)
So the Dietbet that I am participating in is just over half way down. I am currently down 5.6 of the 7.4 pounds I need to lose, 1.8 more to go. I am sure I can get this done as long as I stick to my running plan and healier eating. The Dietbet game has been fun.
I get concerned with some of the comments I see in the posts. I know the point of the game is to lose weight but some of the comments concern me that they aren't doing it in a healthy way. Some seem to get worried when they eat 1 unhealthy food like it is going to have a huge effect on their weight. Some have said they feel the scales doesn't move unless they are starving. I just want to shake some sense into these people.
Sure they might lose the weight they need to to win the game but from the sounds of it not in a sustainable, healthy way. I think you need to have a realistic meal plan. Ask yourself can you eat this way for the rest of your life? This should be a lifestyle change not a diet. I have treats here and there just not all the time. I eat the same things just in smaller, normal portions not in super sized portions. I am still losing weight. I am positive that if I keep up with what I am doing I will get to my goal weight and I will be able to maintain that weight because I am not doing anything drastic. I am not cuting out anything, including treats. I am not depriving myself of anything.
Sorry went off on a bit of a rant there, it just concerns me when I see some of the comments in the posts on Dietbet.
How was your week? What are your thoughts on the whole dieting vs lifestyle change?