Sunday, June 15, 2014

Weight loss made easy!

Boy, I really wish it was truly this easy to lose weight!!

I got up this morning and stepped on the scale as I always do first thing in the morning and it read 121.5.  Used the computer for a bit while drinking some coffee and then headed out for a run.

Mother Nature was back on track today - it was a little cool for a June morning, but it was sunny, low humidity and very little wind.  I planned to run 13.  About halfway into my run I stopped to refill my water at the convenience store that I hit at 8.5 miles and thought that maybe I would do 15 again.

So I ran back down my road and there comes a spot where I either make a loop and extend the run or keep running straight back to my house which is shorter.  I had a short internal debate and took the left turn.

I then made yet another short detour and found myself passing the entrance to my road at 15.60 miles.  Well, I had to finish out that mile and ended up running 16.  I finished in 2 hours and 6 minutes.

Feeling pretty victorious and tremendously sore, I headed inside and made a beeline for the shower.  Whether it's cold out, hot out, or in between, nothing beats a long hot shower after a long hard run.

But I first stepped on the scale again and it read 116.9.  That's a sweet 4.6 pounds lost running.  Even though I drank water during my run, I always lose somewhere around 3 pounds when I run a ways, and this being an extra long run, I dropped it even more.

Boy, don't I wish that it was that easy for real weight loss to happen rather then just temporary water weight!  Now I'm not going to tell you that running for 2 hours straight is exactly easy, but DAMN - compared to how hard it is to lose an actual 4+ pounds?  Yeah, much easier!

So, it's not real weight loss, but for today I'll pretend! That's what I did when I devoured a cheese bagel as large as my face for lunch!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice article, Jennifer. I don't say that weight loss is an easy job. But for me it was like a piece of cake. I stopped eating out, I said NO to soft drinks. I included coffee in my life and 15 minutes of rigorous workout. That helped me lose 100 pounds very quickly.

    Best Regards,
    Finn Felton