Day 1:

I weighed 169.5 this morning. I wasn’t surprised – and I can’t even say that I care all that much. I’m 11 pounds higher than the all-time low I hit a few months ago, but I’m not too far from my norm: 162-164. It is what it is. I can feel that I’m heavier than normal and I can see that I’m heavier than normal – so the number really doesn’t do much for me anymore. It’s good to know, though – especially for now.

I tried to take “before” pictures, but it was dark + I wasn’t willing to change into something tighter once I thought to do it … so I wasn’t really motivated to make it work out.

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We did the 5k in the pouring rain + 35 degrees. I initially joked that I regretted not training + being able to do it quickly because of the weather, but it turned into true regret about halfway through.

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It wasn’t TOO bad – mostly because I kept my hat, scarf, layers & rain jacket on – but it wasn’t the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had, either.

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We were completely soaked by the time we finished.

I don’t know what my official time will turn out to be, but here’s what mapmyrun said:

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I walked 90-95% of it.

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I have no idea what I’ll actually be able to do at the end of the 4 month training I’m about to start – but my goal is to be able to jog a 5k without walking.

The food part has been ok. I haven’t kept everything totally paleo – but close enough for today.

Breakfast before the 5k was a boiled egg + frozen blueberries: (I risked eating because I knew I’d be mostly walking.)

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Skipped the continental breakfast after the race because we were soaked + freezing + didn’t want to eat bagels + just wanted to go home.

We had a quick lunch. Bratwurst + chicken sausage + sauerkraut.

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Jon’s been buying this version for several (?) years, but I’ve just recently started eating it again.

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I used to buy + eat chicken sausages pretty frequently when I was actively losing weight, but got tired of them, too, and haven’t had them in a while.

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I picked them up because they’re easy + pretty decent + enough time has elapsed.

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My snack:

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I’m addicted to these things. (Not strictly paleo, I know.)

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Jon made dinner: ham + black-eyed peas + collard greens. (Not totally paleo with the brown sugar glaze and peas, I also know – but at least we skipped the cornbread.)

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I have … uhhh … substantially limited my sugar intake today, but I’m ok so far.

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