Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 102 The Shane Exrress Is Back On Track

Since some of my blogger friends kinda expressed subtly that my Saturday transgression worried them, I want to say this. THE SHANE EXPRESS IS BACK ON TRACK!! I have had the most wonderful two days the last couple of days. I have been dead on on eating and my taking a day to rest my legs paid off. I now have fresh legs for the first time in a really long time! I was zooming around Wal Mart this morning like a man possessed! It was great to have a little something in my step today. I had been fighting fatigue I think. I am addicted to walking, but I am not in the shape to be doing the miles I have been apparently. I won't stop trying mind you, but I am going to try to be more mindful to my legs from now on. Probably not really but it sounds good. I am actually already trying to figure out how many miles I can get in tomorrow. It is looking like 4 or 5 optimistically. I need those miles dang it!

I got my old fried Growly McStomach back today and it settled my nerves to have him around. I like him, makes me feel good about me. I do like to tease him with like 6 peanuts or almonds when he gets to talking. It makes me smile when he shuts up for that little bit of food. I am still in awe of the fact that tonight, my total calories for the day was 1380 and I used to do that for a meal usually!! And I ain't starving, so how was it that was before? I will never get Pre Journey Shane. He was an odd duck.

I have had to come to terms with something over the last few days. I don't think I am going to get to be the runner I know I can be. My ankles are grown in wrong and it actually caused me a great deal of grief a few years back before I got to a foot doctor and they got me orhtotics for my shoes. I can walk comfortably now, but the doctor warned me to not try to run anymore. I failed at that, but because I so love running. WEll my ankles have been hurting pretty bad here lately and that is without running much, so I am going to try to maybe pull some more weight off me and try again in a few more pounds to see if the ankles may feel better with added muscles and lower body weight.

Oh, and I have a new personal goal. I want to be 230 pounds by the end of November. I am at 242 right now, so I think it is doable. I have decided that I will not have any more days like Saturday, I will keep putting together high mileage days of walking, and I will be extra careful to not eat out of control on Thanksgiving. I think I am in good shape because even if I allow the extra 500 for the day I am thinking about, I have four days off that are likely going to be days I use to get a ton o' walking in!! I wouldn't doubt I will put up 20 miles that weekend! I may start tracking my miles on here somehow just so I can see it in black and white. Ok folks, old man is ready for some slee.......zzzzzzzzzz.



5 comments:

  1. Very nice! Isn't it amazing when you look back to who you used to be, you realize it was an entirely different person? Struggling as I may be now, I am nowhere NEAR what I used to be.

    I hear you on the ankles, I have bones that fuzed together or something stupid like that so I don't know if mine even CAN be strengthened. Take it easy and just walk, walking is exercise too you know! You're fairly new at this journey, I think, so who knows, a year or so from now, with less weight and more muscle, you might surprise yourself!

    How is the family for support? Will you be able to eat a lower calorie thanksgiving? Maybe just some of the trimmings but not ALL of the trimmings?

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  2. Love the attitude Shane! I know you can reach your November goal with the mindset you have. All aboard!

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  3. My late husband who was never overweight had trouble with his ankles too. Fortunately he could still golf and waterski !He just had to give up jogging. I'm with you on thinking about ?thanksgiving; my daughter is hosting and I asked yesterday if I could order a fresh Amish turkey from the local butcher shop so I'm doing that today. I hope it's worth the $$!

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  4. I think you will be able to make your November goal! Becareful with your ankels!

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  5. If your ankles are talking, please listen. We don't need an injury!

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