46:06. That's over a minute under my last best time doing my 5k training. Feeling very good about it. Even though I REALLY didn't feel like working out yesterday, I dragged my butt to the gym and got on the treadmill. I felt good about my time and how hard I pushed myself. 45 minutes may just be do-able after all. Something else I noticed was that I didn't feel like a whale in my workout clothes. I hate seeing myself workout (ever notice how many mirrors are in a gym?) but other than turning bright red (which I've done since I was 8 years old ANY time I exert any energy whatsoever), I don't think I looked too shabby.
This leads me to my progress post. I'm posting progress pics at 50 lbs down and I've been trying to make a list of all the great NSV's I've experienced after losing 50. I have about 7 lbs to go before I can do that but I'm struggling. Lately, I've been feeling a little down about my progress. I don't lose as fast as some people but it's not so much my rate of loss, it's the image. 1-2 lbs a week is fine by me. You do the math on that, if you lose 1 lb/week, that's 52 lbs a year (half of what I'd ideally like to lose and I'm almost there already!). Up that by just 1/2 lb/week and you're looking at 78 lbs in a year. That would get me to a pretty good spot.
On top of everything else, my girls are sick...AGAIN. Maddie has some kind of head cold with a fever and Lori was up all night vomiting. Good times.
So there you have it. We've been having a lot of technical problems at work lately so this is the stuff that I'm able to obsess over for hours on end while putzing the time away. I really am trying to stay on the positive side of things. I definitely feel better and healthier. Clothes are getting baggier. I'm also taking a trip to Las Vegas in mid-April. My sister and her husband (who is doing OK by the way) will be there so my dad and I are driving up to say hi. They have a little break between radiation/chemo and when he begins the clinical trial, so they're taking advantage of the break and having some fun. Vegas is like my brother-in-law's Disney Land so it should be a lot of fun. I'm sure, eventually, I'll start feeling good about how I'm looking. I just wish my NSV's were a little bit more aesthetic than they have been. Sorry this post is so whiny...I'm working on getting a more positive outlook going here.