Yesterday we had visitors. Very inspiring visitors. I had never met K before, he’s a college of my husband. I knew he was into running as he and my husband did a 5K last fall together. When I asked him about it he was very enthusiastic about sharing running information. He had recently completed a half marathon then did another half marathon 12 days later! Wow. He’s younger than us (26), and not the super fit ectomorph body type of many runners. He continued to share his tales of running throughout the visit. Then he said, ” Well starting to run is a big part of how I lost weight.” Yes, yes, I agreed. I could not help myself from asking, and I don’t usually talk about weight loss with men, but I was curious how much weight he’d lost. Hang on…. it’s amazing. K lost 167#!! After picking my chin up off the floor we continued the conversation. He’s not on a special diet just watches calories and really revved up his exercise. He’s been at it for 2 years. I was SO inspired. He has lost more than I currently weigh.
My scale bounced between 152-153 # in the last couple days. I seem to have an affinity for plateaus. Even though I’m focused on recomposition more these days than simply the scale reading I’d LOVE to break out of the 150’s and start seeing 140’s. The visit from K & R was impromptu by externals. I on the other had happen to believe that Spirit had a hand in the affair. Hearing K’s amazing story of his 167# loss was so great. The take home message for me from his incredible story is: Patience. It takes time. Just keep making the right choices. It was a terrific reminder to stay the course and not fret.
Today is a cardio/lift day. After two days of rest I will attempt (again) 2 miles non-stop, wish me luck. Lift will be my new routine I posted a few days ago. Food wise, I did 2 PP days this weekend and I think I’ll do a modified PV day today, meaning I’ll have salad with my mid day meal and PP the other meals.
I made the onion crisps that Sonia showed us and they were delicious, but it’s not clear that I can have them on pp days. Thoughts?
Other wonderful homestead happenings; all the windows have had their spring cleaning-inside/out and the onions are planted! Yay. I hope everyone’s week is off to a Springy start.