This morning the scale finally showed me a new number, down one pound. However, I am not counting this as a victory just yet. There are a lot of variables in the weight numbers and yesterday I had an early dinner, although the dinner was very rich and I ate a lot. I am going to have to wait until tomorrow's reading to see if I am actually off the plateau, but I really hope that I am.
I am about 10 days from the 1/2 year mark in the changes I have made and I really want to be under 250 by that point. To be able to say I lost 75 pounds in 6 months and dropped 11 points on the BMI charts would be great. I think that will happen, but we will have to wait and see on that one
My legs are aching today from the training, I think I ran too many times last week. I am going to change my running training schedule a little to run fewer times so I can let my body recover in between runs. My new plan has me running a medium distance (about 3/4 target) on Tuesday, a short (5K) run on Thursday, and the long run (full target) on Sunday. This week I will be running 3.5 miles tomorrow, a 5K on Thursday, and 4 miles on Sunday. Gradually I will be building up the runs to get to the half marathon distance, I have over 4 months to get there.