I am still poorly my last run was the last day of Novemeber, it was a club run to support a lovely lady and her run streak of 365 days (and still going). It was a lovely day but I had to cut my run short as dreadful virus has hit me again, but I had lovely ladies who stayed at the back with me while I had to stop and walk and generally made sure I was ok.
It's been an eventful and very emotional few weeks. Mr Mouse has broken his toe and sadly we lost one of our rabbits after a brief illness. So, so far 35 sucks just as much as 34 (yes I had a birthday at the beginning of December). Poor Ferd is being neglected, as in he just isn't getting the exercise he needs, but he is getting plently of cuddles and is being very good.
But I did have a rather happy surprise today. I don't own any scales and so use the machine at boots only the last new months when ever ive gone in it's been out of order. But today they were working. In the last 5 months I've lost 8lbs. In total since September 2012 I have lost 1st 5lbs. My BMI has gone from 38.5 to 34.1 - now this might not seem like much of an achievement given the timescales but I don't diet (don't beleive in them) I have just tried to change some eating habits (whilst still scoffing on cake just not as much cake) and I have a medical condition that makes weight loss more challenging. Plus I think this slow slow steady approach will mean that it's more likely to be a permanent change rather than the dangerous yoyo effect. Which is why have the far healthier goal of body acceptance and trying to be healthier, but that doesn't stop the happy when jeans are a size smaller and the needle on the scales are dropping.
Running has given me something far more valuable than dropping dress sizes - it's giving me self worth
P.s echocardiogram done, there were lots of normal comments, so assume all is fine, waiting for the results to make there way to my GP