kmartdollie's Journal, 16 February 2013

I had a really good day today. I took my cousin's 7 year old daughter out and spoiled her with tasty food and the nail salon. Then I went shopping and I bought myself two pairs of fabulous high heels and I bought some expensive makeup. I spent a lot of money, but oh well. I love wearing high heels now because when I was heavy, I could never wear high heels. They hurt. The pressure on my joints was terrible. I could barely cram my foot into a pump. Now I can walk with ease and relative comfort in a pair of high heels, so I intend to enjoy it now while my feet can walk in high heels. Another big thing that I really didn't believe that I missed that I notice now that I'm smaller is that I used to not be able to cross my legs. Not even a little bit. I had to lose 50 pounds in order to be able to cross my legs. Now I love sitting and crossing my legs - I'm very aware of it and love that I have this option now. It probably sounds silly but I think about these things and they are the little small things that slip away when you put enough weight on. Other than that, I forced myself to go to the gym today. I LOVE that I did my "junior workout." That is the workout I do when I really don't want to go to the gym. My junior workout consists of 30 minutes on the elliptical, and 30 minutes lifting weights and doing abs. Plus I walked the dog for a half hour, so I got some good effort in today. I also haven't posted since I hit a huge milestone a few days ago. I can now run 5 miles. 5 miles with no breaks, without stopping, for an hour and 13 minutes. It feels AMAZING. I have never felt such a feeling of accomplishment. 5 miles just SOUNDS more hardcore than 4 miles, and I'm not sure why. But I can now run at that level and it feels great. I think I am going to be able to do my 10K in June no problem, unless I get injured. I even splurged on new running shoes. I used to be able to wear a pair of running shoes for several years, because I never did any actual exercise in them. Now I am following the guidelines, that if you run your shoes need to be replaced at least once a year or every 300 to 500 miles. That's crazy - I've never "needed" new running shoes in my life until now. All of this feels pretty good. I am in a good place today, and I'm very glad.

Diet Calendar Entries for 16 February 2013:
1375 kcal Fat: 37.13g | Prot: 74.62g | Carb: 203.83g.   Breakfast: strawberries, Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Smuckers sugar free blackberry jam. Lunch: mesclun, tomato soup, celery, egg, Fat Free Miracle Whip, walnuts, chicken breast. Snacks/Other: no sugar added frozen yogurt, Russell Stover sugar free chocolate truffles, Blue Bell no sugar added dutch chocolate ice cream. more...
2985 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 4 hours, Weight Training (moderate) - 15 minutes, Conditioning exercise (health club) - 15 minutes, Exercise machine (fast) - 28 minutes, Housework - 1 hour, Driving - 2 hours, Shopping - 2 hours, Resting - 6 hours and 2 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...


I am so PROUD of you and EXCITED about your progress! High heels? Fantastic! new make-up? Rocking! See, it is easy to reward ourselves without food, right? 10k is a gonna be easy, dear! 
17 Feb 13 by member: HCB
You are doing great. Enjoy the new high heels!! :) 
17 Feb 13 by member: kimjinxie
OMG! I am sooooo happy for you! 5 miles! That is amazing! 
18 Feb 13 by member: jessabridge4444
5 miles!!! That's awesome :)  
21 Feb 13 by member: mntwinsfan


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