So, whether I formally introduced them or not, I’ve been working away on a few projects these last few months. You can check them out up THERE, in the right-hand corner, under the tab that says ‘Current Projects’. So what are they, and how have I been doing?
Project 5K is just what it sounds like. My task WAS to be able to run 5K by September 1st, which, as you all know, was several days ago. Can I run 5K? No. Can I walk 5K? Yes, absolutely. Can I generally reach the 5K mark through a combination of running, walking, jogging and hobbling? You betcha. So while technically, Project 5K was a FAIL…I am proud of the progress I have made. When I started this project back in May, I could run to the end of my driveway. Now, I can run for two full songs without stopping. I’d consider that an improvement.
Project 60/40 is a little more complicated. Because of my PCOS, I have a tendency to gain weight and HOLD ON TO IT really tightly. Its like my inflatable life-raft belt, just hanging out there around my midsection. So what does 60/40 mean? My project is to lose 60 pounds in 40 weeks. 40 weeks because its the age of gestation for the baby that I don’t have in my arms. 40 weeks because it seems relatively doable in the weight-loss spectrum. And 40 weeks because, from my start date, it will end on our 2 year TTC anniversary. I’d love to celebrate (?) two full years of infertility by rocking a bikini somewhere in the tropics.
But where do I stand now on Project 60/40? Well, thanks to Weight Watchers, and my attempts at Project 5K, I’m down 7.5 pounds in 8 weeks. That’s nearly a pound a week (or over a pound a week, if you count last week when I GAINED 1.5 lbs). I know this seems like next to nothing. I know some ladies can cut out a can of Coke per week and drop 10 pounds. I know that men like J can eat pizza and chicken wings and STILL lose more weight than me. But PCOS and insulin resistance are tricky, tricky things. And I’m just grateful that the scale is going down.
What about you? What projects are you working on? Any new projects you think I should begin, now that the time limit for Project 5K has passed? I’ll join you on a project of yours, if you like (and I’ll even feature you here on Baking & Babies).