I forgot about Justine having two more half days of school left. That means I have two more days to get my run outside in, before it becomes a little inconvenient and I’ll probably end up running on the treadmill.
We finally did get a little bit of rain on Saturday which helped some. I think I wouldn’t mind if it rained for a week straight. I love a good thunderstorm and some pouring rain. Especially if I get to stay inside the whole day. Do you like thunderstorms?
I’ve been debating something for a while now. I need to lose weight…. around 50 lbs. I haven’t weighed myself in months, so I’m not really exactly sure. It was nice not stressing over those numbers everyday. Not being disappointed when the numbers went up, but getting excited when the numbers went down. Feeling frustrated when I was working hard, but the numbers were staying the same. It was a liberating feeling at times. For once I wasn’t obsessed with weighing myself constantly.
I stopped tracking my food. I started eating what I wanted to when I was hungry. I didn’t know the calories I was eating, but for the most part I was eating healthier. I’m not going out to eat as much as I had been before. I was picking fruits and yogurt for snacks. I was listening to myself, what I wanted to eat and not being tied down to a pen and paper all the time. I still measured out my foods for portion control, but I wasn’t constantly writing down the calories, the amount, the time…
I exercised. I kept track of the calories burned just for my own satisfaction. Seeing those numbers at the end of the workout make me feel good. It makes me see that I pushed myself. It makes me feel accomplished. It makes the sweat pouring off of me worth it.
Have I lost any weight during this time? I don’t know. Maybe a few pounds, but not enough for my pants to tell the difference.
I think what I’m doing is good if I was at my goal weight, but until I get there I need to go back to what I was doing before. I think I need to track my food so I know what is going in and what is going out. I need to see that the calories burned are what they need to be. I need to start weighing myself so I know if what I’m doing is working. I need to get dedicated. I need to put the time in. I need to track my food.
So tell me… what do you think? Should I continue the way I’ve been going and not track or weigh and enjoy life without all the restrictions or should I track and exercise… weigh myself and have the numbers tell me how I’m doing?
And since you listened to me ramble today I thought it would be the perfect time for a giveaway!
The other day I mentioned that I found these cupcake books while I was on a mission to find pink tights. I picked up one for me and one for you.
Here’s how to enter:
1) Answer my question from the post… to track or not to track?
2) Blog about the giveaway
3) And if you’d like to follow me on twitter @1521kristi
This giveaway will run until June 16th.