21 pounds and still losing!

I couldn’t stand it any longer. I felt the need to get on the scale today. I knew it would be a good day. Drum roll please…….I’ve lost 21 pounds in 10.5 weeks. My goal was two pounds a week and I’m totally doing it. I wasn’t going to weigh myself until after the 1/2 marathon next weekend, but I figured why not?

I feel great, and I am motivated to keep exercising and keep losing. I probably could have worked a little harder, exercised a little longer, and ate a little less to maximize my results. But I am so okay with slow and steady weight loss. Besides, as I pat myself a little on the back here, I did this in the midst of losing my grandpa, losing a baby, and a few spontaneous road trips. I say, not bad, Rach!

Instead of emotionally eating the last three months, I’ve focused myself and my energies on a goal. It has been the absolute best thing I’ve done in a really long time. I think I have 30 lbs or so to fit into all of my pre-marriage clothes, but it’s better than 50 lbs, right? The best part is that I’m doing this all on my own…no pills, no surgery, no daily training session (which I wouldn’t mind), and no crash starvation dieting! It’s just me, my calorie counter, my pedometer, and the open road! That’s the most rewarding part.

6 Replies to “21 pounds and still losing!”

  1. Yay! Good job Rachel! That is awesome! I have checked out your site quite a few times and I am excited that I finally figured out how to leave you a comment! I am excited for our big run A WEEK FROM TOMORROW! Can you believe it is here? Pretty crazy. Well I hope you guys have a good time in Vegas. See you later!

  2. Congrat’s Sis! And I’m so blessed to be able to share your happy moments with you! I’m really going to miss you when you move back in a couple months. Also on our run this morning I was thinking how soon it’s coming and how I have to cherish every moment and not be taking this blessing for granted like I sometimes catch myself doing. So I am so grateful to of had you hear this last year and I would of never made this marathon a goal and lost this weight and see you loose the weight without you making it a goal and telling me about it, I thought why not your doing it so why not do it together! Thank you and I love you. You look AWESOME!

  3. Hey Rachel! I found your blog on the Demarco’s blog and I just figured out how to leave a comment. I’m so happy for you. It sounds like you are doing really well. Congratulations on your goal of training for a 1/2 marathon. That is amazing! I don’t think I could ever do that, I hate running. Good luck!!! I am excited to hear about the new additions coming to your family. You and Adam are going to be wonderful parents. I want to send you an invite to view my blog, but I need your email address. Send me your email to *removed to prevent spam*@hotmail.com. I’m so glad to I found you guys. Let’s keep in touch. Love ya! Kelly (Mikkelson) Marsden

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