This afternoon it is my mission to find that book! Anyway, it's been a very good week for me. No sugar and a lot of exercise. I am happy to say that it paid off. I am down 6 pounds from last week. However, I am feeling the effects of wearing the wrong shoes for the 5K yesterday. I'd like to do a few more races. I didn't realize there were so many in our area. For this year I am going to be content with the one I did yesterday.
I had a huge urge to ditch this 5k because I am so heavy and because I haven't trained much. But you know what? No one cares. Everyone was very encouraging and supportive. I was hesitant about posting my weight along with the picture, but Deb, from Learning to Just Breathe is my inspiration. She has transformed herself. In a recent post she mentions offering praise to a very overweight man who had finished a race. I think most people wish the best for others. I am going to remember that when I imagine people snickering at me for daring to enter a race. I doubt very much that they are thinking negative things. I know that I silently urge on people I pass on the road who are taking charge of their health and getting out there and doing something about it.
Okay, I lied. After having said I wouldn't be doing any more races this year, I signed up for the 5k at the Highland Festival. This one I'm a little nervous about because although we technically live in Alma, I feel less vulnerable in Shepherd. But it's too late now. The deed is done. LOL! I think this is what I need to keep me motivated.