Thursday, March 10, 2011

Viking Number of the Day:152

I know, I know. I love numbers. This post is about another one.


My body has developed an odd pattern in my nearly two-year long weight loss journey. When my weight plateaus, it plateaus on a number that ends with a three. When I was heavier, the plateaus lasted for shorter periods of time, but now that I am no longer overweight, the plateaus are brutal. I was at 163 for about four months, then I broke the plateau and lost ten quick pounds in January alone. I have been sitting at 153 since January 31. But this morning, 153 is history, folks. I am officially 152.5

Sure, it's just a half pound, but it's a crucial half pound. It puts me just 2.5 lbs away from original 100 lb goal set for myself on April 2, 2009. I plan on finally reaching it by April 2, making it a great way to mark two years of a healthier lifestyle. The next weight goal? I can't say right now. When I get to 150, I'll see where I am in body fat percentage and go from there. From what I can tell right now, I am fairly sure I can get down to 140, but probably no less than 135.

If I didn't have so much to do today, I'd throw a party. Do you think my work would understand if I took a day off to celebrate a number on the scale? Feeling like a sharp combination of a million dollars and a Viking is good enough for now.


Another cool part about today is that it starts my two-day rest period before a race. My legs actually get a bit of a break! Yay! I will, however, take the dog for a walk. I might break my pre-race rest tradition to run tomorrow morning, but that realistically doesn't have much of a shot. I have packet pick-up tomorrow so I have to work an earlier shift to get there before it closes, so I would have to wake up around 4 AM in order to get a run in. I could do it, but I don't want to. Also, tomorrow happens to also be my 26th birthday. As much as I would love to welcome 26 with a fabulous first run, I'll probably save it for the "go big or go home" 10K on Saturday. If I'm feeling ambitious, though, I'll hop to the gym for some spinning or speed intervals on the elliptical.

Hope everyone's training goes well today! Marathon training is the best.


  1. E'er body throw your 152's up! I say combined 152 and 10k party. Awesome job!

  2. Celebrate after the 10k! Congratulations on breaking through the plateau.

  3. I agree with Jordy. 152 + 10K partay! I <3 celebrating my birthday while doing something completely physically draining in the morning. The past 2 years I've done the erg-marathon, both around my birthday, and it has been a BLAST to celebrate afterwards with drinks and TONS of food =)

  4. Thats a lot of work, good job, stay strong

  5. Thanks everyone! My broken plateau and I will keep your kind words and encouragement in mind when we step up the starting line Saturday!