First I read Allan's post, and I'll probably deny it later, but got a little choked up at being mentioned. My 7 lbs is nothing compared to the other two people mentioned, and I'm not doing anything new or spectacular, but he used me as an example! The 250 lb me was never an example of what-to-do, especially in terms of health. I doubt I'm the only obese person that's unfamiliar with being a model for anything other than "how to die young," and it felt great to hear that I'm doing something right. Thank you for that, Allan!
After reading the post, I hopped over the the other 2 blogs mentioned, and was so happy I did. This one in particular really resonated with me. When I first started getting healthier this Spring, I saw an episode of BL where the contestants ran a 5K with people from Texas. A lot of them had never done one, but they were committed to finishing. It made me want to, even if it took me over an hour. My goal was just to finish, alive hopefully! BFF mentioned that I should probably train for it first, and told me about the C25K program. BFF is smart, so I downloaded the app on my phone. I barely made it through week 1, and instead of redoing week 1, I tried to move on because I had a deadline. I wasn't ready for week 2 in any way, and I couldn't do it, so I quit (which is, by the way, how I got fat- quitting). I still did the 5K on July 3rd (Memphis makes you wanna die in July!), and I finished in under an hour, but I hurt so bad between my knee and my back that I could barely walk that night. It felt like I failed, so I decided then that I would never be a runner, and I did the 5K like I set out to do, so I wasn't going to waste my time on this again now that the novelty was gone. Why yes, fat me was very stupid. I still did the 5K on Thanksgiving, but it was on an elliptical which eliminated the knee pain completely. Still, until I read this post by Jess, I had no intentions of trying the C25K again. Yet here it is, downloaded to my phone once again..
Maybe it was reading her inner dialogue (which I could totally identify with!), maybe it was knowing that a lot of other bloggers like Phil are doing it too, or maybe I've just come farther mentally in the last few months, but I'm going to try again. I don't know that my knee will allow it, but I do know that I'll never find out if I don't at least try again. My knee doesn't seem to be bothering me nearly as often as it did before (Mr. D still gets freaked out when it starts popping while I work out with Jillian) so who knows? I never got it checked out because it seemed pointless until I took the weight off. Most back/knee/hip/whatever injuries are aggravated if not caused by carrying around insane amounts of weight. And 250 lbs on a 5'2 frame is insane. Maybe now that some has come off, my knee issue may not be such an issue if I'm careful. I'm willing to test that theory. And now that I've posted this, I can't not try it, or you'll all kick my ass hopefully :)