I'm back on track. I'm doing all the right things again - eating right, drinking lots of water, exercising, and it feels so good! After the 5K race I felt so lost for a couple days. I don't know why. I should have been on a total high after finishing that race, but, for some reason, I crashed and burned. Anyway, I'm going to do my best to not let that happen again!
I've been thinking about my long term goals, and where I want to be on the end of this journey. Of course, it's still about numbers for me. Maybe that will change eventually, but maybe not - we'll see. I'm hoping to get down to 130 pounds. I'm hoping to be close to that by my 40th birthday, which is about 6 months away. I will not turn 40 as a fat person. I was obese for half of my 20's, and all of my 30's. I will not spend one day in my 40's being fat!
Also, I would like to regularly be running 5k races by 40th birthday. Running is a huge challenge for me right now, but I've decided that I love it. Mary (who inspires me!) said on her blog today that racing makes her feel like an athlete, and I feel the same way. I'm just starting out, so I'm slow, and I can't run a whole 5k without stopping, but I'm working on it, and I'm going to get better and better, and I look forward to doing many more races!