Shrinking Days Of Summer - Final weigh-in

I run with the Sisterhood

Well, this is the last weigh-in of the Summer Challenge at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.  In all honesty I don't know if I've lost weight on this challenge. I just know I weigh the same amount that I weighed last week 155.4 and I've been holding steady for at least a month. I suppose that means I am in maintenance mode but I must admit that I am not really maintaining.

For me, maintaining means staying on top of both my diet and exercise. I know that I've been injured and can't do my exercise of choice - running but that is not excuse not to cross train. During this challenge my cross-training has been sporadic. I have only 3 months left to train for my half-marathon, I ran 4.6 miles on Monday and although I felt soreness after a day of rest I feel good. This means my training has to get back on schedule. I realize that I absolutely need a schedule, I need to check in daily or else things go downhill.

Today I recommit myself to actively working out, listening to my body but moving it safely so that I do not injure myself. I also will check in daily and go back to my usual twitter/facebook/dailymile check-ins, even if I don't workout it will keep me honest.

On the food front, I also need to plan. I just eat willy-nilly without a plan. I've said this before but the time is now to get serious!

This challenge has taught me that despite obstacles (like a car accident yesterday - everyone is fine) I have to keep moving forward. I'm asking for your help - - if you see me on twitter and I haven't talked about my exercise for the day, please ask me! I need my accountability partners to get over this hump.

The journey to healthy living is not an easy one but by staying honest and transparent about both my triumphs and my struggles I believe I will help myself and others.


LaughingLady said…
I need more accountability, too. A friend and I used to get together for coffee every Wednesday afternoon for this very reason, but then she went and got herself a full-time job a couple years ago and that was the end of that!! I miss it. I definitely notice the lack of accountability. As close as some online friendships feel, it's just not the same!

(And I'm glad to hear no one was seriously injured in the accident!)
I'm thinking a daily check in is what I need ...
A C C O U N T A B I L I T Y ! !
Bacardi Mama said…
Being honest with ourselves really is what it is all about. We all have ups and downs and we just hav to get back up from the downs and move on. It gets annoying, but we still have to do it. We are all trying and that means a lot. As far as hard exercise goes, I always feel it more the second day than the first. You are going to do just fine with your training. I have no doubts.
Christy M. said…
Renee, I'm so glad you were part of this challenge at the Sisterhood. Your support and honesty are so valuable to so many Sisters! THANK YOU!!

I feel like I've hit the maintenance mode, too. My body just doesn't seem to want to go any lower than I am now without drastic measures, and I just haven't felt like taking them. I've also fallen off of my constant exercise since I finished training for my 1/2 marathon and SO need to pick it back up. Since I have another one coming up in November, it's time to get serious again.

I'll keep an eye out for you on Twitter, and maybe we can keep each other honest. That's what this is all about anyway - supporting each other.

I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I hope everything's okay!!

Kelly Deneen said…
Hope you are doing okay after you accident -- that is scary!

I think you are doing an incredible job. We all hit stumbling blocks and plateaus from time to time. Keep up the great work. :)
Anonymous said…
Good luck!
Jamee said…
You sound like you've got a great plan! Your attitude is inspiring! Keep up the good work!
Sarah said…
I am so glad to hear everyone is ok! And I am with you, I need somebody standing over me and telling me what I should and shouldn't do. It would be so awesome if someone else would help me be responsible for me! Sounds like you know what you need to do and plan to do it! Good luck.
Anonymous said…
Maintenance is part of the journey so I'm glad you aren't being hard on yourself and instead recommitting! You CAN DO the half marathon!!
Anonymous said…
I think the fact that you are maintaining instead of gaining in the face of adversity is a real testament to the fact that you've got this in the bag. You are doing amazingly well!

And don't worry, we'll keep you honest on Twitter. : )
Christie O. said…
Very scary! i'm glad you're all ok! you're doing awesome, and it's awesome that you're hanging tough around that same number. dig your heels in!! we can motivate each other!!! xo

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