Well I started to seriously diet and run outdoors about 9 weeks ago. I've lost 14 pounds! I still would like to lose about 10 more, but would be satisfied with 6. How did I do it? Well I knew I was eating too much food, but felt like I was eating fairly healthy so I was kind of at a loss. So I decided to order delivered meals. I joined ediets 5 day a week meal delivery. Once a week meals are delivered to your door in an ice box. You refrigerate them and eat them over the next week. There was 3 meals a day plus one snack. You were to eat 2-3 servings of fruit as well. I have to say the food was better than it looked. I wanted to cry the first day I received my meals. They were so small and didn't look that appealing. The thing that I found the most funny was that these were meals I'd never normally eat because I didn't think they were healthy. But they keep the calories around 1300 per day, so I guess if people feel like they still have some comfort foods they'll be more apt to stick to it. I just received my last delivery today. I'm going to try to continue to lose on my own. I have already shown myself that I can get through the weekends eating out without gaining anything. So now I just have to figure out how to lose during the week on my own. I think I can do it, but we'll see. If not, I can always begin ordering food again until I get to my goal. But at this point I can use a break anyway. I don't like eating food I know isn't really healthy and I felt like I wasn't eating nearly enough vegetables.
The running is going well too. I'm up to 5 miles this week. My times have been getting better. I'm able to maintain a 10 minute mile the whole 5 miles. Next week I'll be up to 6 miles. I still need to work in more stretching time and yoga and probably by next week it will become more important. I'm looking for a free weekend to do a 5k with Bill and Nikki. So far I haven't been able to find a free weekend, but I will.