Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What a Ride!

Special thanks to my friend Fran for letting me know that I was recently listed on the Broken Hearted Runner's Best Running Blogs of 2011.

To say I'm surprised is an understatement.  Me and my lil' ol' ramblings here.  ;)

Thanks Fran for informing me and THANKS Broken Hearted Runner for including me on your list.  There are some AMAZING blogs listed there and I'm honoured.


Recently I've mentioned a few times that I had been struggling with eating too much, incessant hunger, and of course the expected weight gain.

I've been actively trying to lose a little more weight again since Boxing Day.  Two weeks later I was down 2 lbs and happy about that.  In the next eight days that followed I gained 5 pounds.  FIVE FRICKIN' POUNDS ... in EIGHT days.

For those eight days I could not stop eating.  I was ALWAYS hungry.  My choices were NOT optimal.  However, even with the extra I was eating, I knew that in 8 days I did not consume an extra 17,500 calories above what my body needs (approx 3500 calories equals a 1 pound weight change).

Now, I kinda had it in the back of my mind that hormones might have been playing a little role here.  Typically, I'm not THAT affected by those things.  In the last while though I have been. 

And wouldn't you know it ... a few days later - WHAM!  Intense hunger - gone!  I literally woke up one morning last week and felt human again.  Normal food levels are satisfying me ... and my weight dropped SEVEN pounds in 4 days.  CRAZY!

That leaves me 4 lbs down in a month, which is ironically exactly what I was hoping for.  But what a rollercoaster ride along the way.  The loss is great, but I sure hope it doesn't have to be such a wild ride each month.  That would take some getting used to.

Keep Active!



Lynsey said...

Woohoo! Way to go on the loss.

Fran said...

You totally deserve to be on that list. I was happy to see your blog on it.

That's definitely a ride with the weight. Strange how our bodies reacts from time to time. You'll close this month with a loss and that's great!

Marcelle said...

Well done on being on that list...

And...weight...oh man its a never ending story. I want to eat all the time and watch what I eat and am still gaining....frustrating topic right now.

Marlene said...

The ups and downs are sooo frustrating, especially when they just don't seem to add up. Congrats on your success! 4 lbs in a month is fantastic! I am sturggling to get back on the wagon here... Christmas then vacation. Eeeep!

misszippy said...

Great job. Weight loss is SO hard!

Anonymous said...

congrats heidi!everyone loves ur blog!

ya that is a big rollercoaster ride! wow. hopefully u have everything under control now

Missy said...

Holy cow - what a change! I don't think I've ever seen such dramatic results from the scale. But I'm glad you hit your goal of 4 lbs this month. Great job!!!

Jake said...

You definitely deserve to be on the list of best running blogs. Your little old ramblings are great! Hold on tight for the weight loss roller coaster and make sure you come out on top.

Syl said...

Great loss Heidi - wow!
Congrats on your title Heidi - It's definately my favorite!

Katie said...

Congrats on making the list and on you weightloss !!

For some reason I can't comment on you site with my laptop so I have to use my phone.