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The Skinny Apple

I am now able to run a straight 1.8 miles! I clock in at 21 minutes. Not very fast but still a very significant improvement from when I first began 10 weeks ago! Hubby and I have been slacking for a week or so on the running because we had so much to do in preparation to his departure. An idea which I still struggle to deal with. I think, if I ever get a tattoo, it will be something along the line of “be strong”, and I would get it once I reach my final goal physically and emotionally. I’ve struggled with undiagnosed depression for well over a decade now, but things are changing for the best. I feel myself maturing, and things I held as important before are not quite as relevant today.

I still have my slice of cheesecake, and I still crack for a handful of chips here and there, but mostly I eat healthy and in small portions. I’ve become a fan of whole wheat pita bread sandwiches with hummus, feta cheese, grilled white chicken bits and homemade cucumber tomato tsatsiki sauce (made with greek yogurt). Sometimes I squeeze a lime over the whole thing.  I make one  sandwich for lunch out of one half of a medium size pita.

I’m still smoke free and do not want to get back to smoking, ever. No matter how hard life gets, or how down I may feel sometimes. NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!

I’m so proud of myself so far. I really am. I am proving to myself that I can do this. I can be the person I’ve always dreamed of being. Now, another challenge will be to be without my husband for 4 months. I love him so much this will break my heart, but life isn’t always what we want it to be! I’m thankful to have him to begin with!

So…I am about 1 lb shy of having lost 10 lbs!

Also, I got a resistance band yesterday! So now I’m incorporating strength training into my running routine. I hope to have a few sessions a week, alternating with my running days. The weather’s great now and I can do more things outdoor.

To conclude, my husband has lost nearly 17 lbs over the same time! He’s losing almost TWICE as fast as me, doing the exact same routine (except he runs faster than me)! How unfair this is! LOL And he eats more junk too! Not that we do on a regular basis, but his portions are always bigger and sometimes he’ll get a soda (I don’t, I’ve come to hate soda!).

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