Today marks 8 months since I started my new lifestyle! Here are the results for week 32:

Week 32 Results:
Start (9/1/09): 234.8 

Week 28 (3/18/10) 201.1 (-2.2)
Week 29 (3/25/10) 198.6 (-2.5)
Week 30 (4/1/10) 198.2 (-0.4)
Week 31 (4/8/10) 197.1 (-1.1)
Week 32 (4/15/10) 196.7 (-0.4)

Total Loss: 38.1 pounds in 32 weeks

Comments: Normally, after a week that featured extra exercise, a weekend warriors challenge, AND killing myself on Couch to 5K Week 4, I’d be really depressed about these numbers. But, like I said on my WW post, I had some bad food choices and unfortunately, those carried over throughout the week (at times) so I can’t complain too much. I’m just glad I didn’t gain! So all is well here and I’m so close to 195, which is a big deal for me personally 🙂

Other randomness:

I tried the KFC “Double Down” sandwich on Monday. Yes, I called ahead to make sure they had it. Yes, I had the release date on my calendar. No, I’m not ashamed of any of this…lol. It was *so* good!!  I was surprised to hear the grilled only had like 80 calories less than the fried.  Anyway, I got the FRIED because I was going all out for that bad boy. In the end, it was super delicious. I didn’t get the “sauce” (described as a spicy mayo like texture) because it looked creepy and icky. I loved it but realize I can’t eat it that often or else I’ll REALLY be headed out of onederland

Couch to 5K Update: I’m on week 4, and it’s evil and killing me. I’ve had to slow my jogging pace down during the ridiculously long running segments and that’s slowed my overall pace down. This surprises me because I figured with the majority of the time on there running my pace would be better. I’m pretty sure I’m gonna repeat week 4 next week, because I think the idea is you’re supposed to advance to the next week when you’re comfortable, not when you still think about calling an ambulance after finishing.

Real 5K Update: This Saturday I’ll be participating in the Holly Springs Pilgrimage 5K Walk/Run. I’ve been looking forward to this day for months (really)…it’s my FIRST EVER 5k! Now, let me clarify something. I appreciate all the support and how proud several of you are of me but…I don’t want anyone to be misled. I have no intentions of “running a 5k”. I mean I do, eventually, but not this one. This is just me putting my toes into the water and seeing how I can do. My goal is to do a respectable time, jog as much as possible, and get me a starting point so that I’ll have a time to work towards improving for the next 5K. I really am excited for the whole experience and I have two friends doing it along with me to keep me motivated! The only bad part is there’s a chance of rain for Saturday, which would, of course, damper our plans…but luckily the chances are low. (Crossing fingers for sunshine at least that morning!)

I guess that’s about it…Oh, one more thing: I got my bloodwork results back yesterday and my blood count level was like seriously low. Like, scaryness low. I see my doctor today and I know I’ll be given a long lecture about taking my iron pills (I don’t because they make me feel really yucky) but seeing that low number has super scared me. I’ll post any updates if anything big changes (like, if they were to put me in the HOSPITAL to give me blood or something, lol.)  The funniest part was I was getting my results printed yesterday and the receptionist, the RECEPTIONIST even went “ooooh!” when she saw the number.  And then said, “Yeah you do look a little pale.”  Umm, ya think? I’m always pale, probably because I don’t take the dang pills!

Okay yall, have a wonderful weekend!!! Think of me Saturday and pray that I don’t leave the 5K in an ambulance and/or bodybag!! 🙂

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