I have been enjoying Etta's Depression Marathon blog. It is depressionmarathon.blogspot.com. I love this blog because it is so positive. She chooses each day to have gratitude. I guess what I want to talk about today is where I am at today. I am taking quite a few antidepressants every day. One of them I actually have to take twice a day. This helps me emotionally, and I think physically.
I have had a difficult time forcing myself to get back into writing. On the running front, I have been running for 30 minutes straight at least 3 times a week. I have registered for a half marathon in New Orleans on February 5th. That gives me exactly 6 weeks to prepare. Over Thanksgiving I did a 10 mile walk run. Let's be honest, I walked half of it. That's fine, though. I did it. Today, I walked 3 miles; then I ran 3 miles back. Hurray 6 miler! Tomorrow or Friday I am going to run at least 14 miles. It is 4.39 miles away from Abita plus 3.55 miles. This equals 15.88 miles. I want to do at least 13 miles. We shall see! I think I will most likely do a big bike ride tomorrow. Then Friday I will do a big run on Friday. This will be a walk/run.
Here is what I have been up to. I joined Propel, a study at a local clinic which promotes healthy weight loss. They actually pay me to do this. I had to jump through a few hoops to get into the study, but that is all done now. Now I meet with my amazing health coach once a week. Each day I get on the scale and weigh in. I have lost almost 30 pounds in 90 days which is amazing. How did I do this? It was painful. I have to eat fewer calories than I burn....every...day. I was down to 180 pounds. This morning I was up to 183.8. I have decided that I will not get higher than 184 pounds during the holidays. This morning, I had two whole wheat pancakes and a giant piece of carrot cake for lunch. Yes, I tend to love sugar and carbs. I think in order to get down to a healthy weight for my height (5' 7"), I am going to have to cut out sugar. Yes...cut out sugar. This will be painful. I am obviously still not quite on track since this is during the holidays. I will keep you posted.
I know this is a short post, but I have to get back on the horse somehow.