I was fully prepared for this week to suck. Coming back from vacation to dozens of voice mails and e-mails and then just getting back into the routine usually blows. But instead I've had a wonderful week!
First off, the weather has been right down my alley! I cannot express how much I love love love the heat! So that in and of itself just skyrockets my mood. We don't have air conditioning in my house - never have and never will. Both Marc and I HATE air conditioning. But I've been sleeping completely comfortably with the ceiling fan going.
Now, I want to know - have those of you that have been actively losing weight ever experienced the WHOOSH? I really hope that you have been fortunate enough to! The WHOOSH is when - seemingly out of nowhere - you drop a bunch of pounds overnight. You're not doing anything differently and just bang - the whoosh happens.
I loved experiencing the whoosh which I had several of on the way down. They are hard to predict. One time early on in my weight loss I dropped 5.5 pounds in a week and it was awesome - especially since I was in the midst of a weight loss competition!
I don't get whooshes anymore since I am at goal weight - except this week I did! My weight spiked after the reunion for obvious reasons and then settled back down to 119 - where my body apparently likes to be. But then I stepped on the scale and WHOOSH - overnight I had dropped to 117.2. Yay! That is the number that I like to see. Who knows why it happened, but I'll take it.
The weather has not stopped me from running. This has resulted in some disapproval/worry from people in my life. I know that it seems insane to people that hate the heat, but honestly and truly, running in this weather is 100x better for me then running in the cool. Remember, I am cold ALL THE TIME. So these temperatures to me are just right. Plus, I do take my own advice. I run slower, I take some breaks and drink water.
And even though I ran in 90 degrees yesterday during my lunch, as soon as I finished, I come back into a well air conditioned building. Which almost instantaneously cools me off. So, no need to worry, I promise!
See, I'm even smiling after my run yesterday!!