I Lost _____ Pounds!

11 Jul

Hello my darlings! 

I have some really, really good news, but first let me know tell ya what’s been going on in my life for the past week or two. 

Sit back, get some iced tea, and enjoy.


1) I stuck to my promise and I am obviously updating again! I’m trying to get back in this whole blogging routine, which is difficultI love it though. I have so many great ideas for you.

2) I ran 6 miles on Monday! Tuesday and Wednesday were disappointing because there was a typhoon and really terrible weather so I couldn’t leave my room. Thursday I did some circuit training that involved running outside in the heat. Okay. I know this sounds crazy, but I get crazy anxiety when I run outside in the heat. Does anyone else feel like that? I start feeling like I’m trapped by four walls and I  can’t get out. 

Which reminds me… STORY TIME! 

I actually passed out like a few weeks ago when running outside. It was around 8 AM in the morning here in Japan and it was already like 98% humidity. I’m running and I kept taking breaks because I was seeing stars (not like celebrities unfortunately) and my arms were tingling. Well, that’s when the panic struck. I already have a history of panic/anxiety attacks so I knew what was happening. That’s when I flipped out and just passed out in the grass. Luckily, someone was driving by and got me to the hospital. I wasn’t dehydrated or anything. I was just panicky. 

Anyway, where was I?

Oh yes! Friday was more circuit training! 

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It involved running, mountain climbers, water jug carries, tire flips, push ups, lunges, and some core work. It was a killer 40 minute workout! It left my whole body sore today. Like my butt and thighs are jello. Can I just not move for the rest of my life?


3) I ran another 6+ miles today! 

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I was sweating bullets at the end of it! By the way, who made the rule that you can’t read magazines while working out? That is actually, in fact, a stupid rule. First of all, I don’t even read half the pages unless the font is like gigantic. Secondly, I only look at the pictures because reading is for nerds. I don’t see the difference in watching trashy reality shows while working out versus reading Self magazine. 

3) I AM DOWN 14 LBS! I lost another 3 lbs this week and I’m so proud of myself. 


In addition, someone left a comment about me not eating enough calories while trying to lose weight. I would like to mention, in my defense, I take three types of medication for anxiety and depression. They leave with no appetite on some days (it varies). It’s not like I’m purposely starving myself. I understand that will totally mess up my metabolism and actually not help in the long run. I just wanted to point that out. I mean, I’d rather have my anxiety under control than have a raging appetite. 

Regardless, I eat. I love food. I’ve been aiming for 300-500 less calories everyday. I’ve been tracking my calories as well to make sure I’m not going crazy under what I should be eating. 

I am craving fries like a mothertrucker.


Well, now it’s Saturday for me. I have officially no plans and I normally don’t have plans for the weekend. I don’t have friends per say. I’ll probably go get some Subway and a Gatorade after I put some pants on. I mean…. I’m totally wearing pants right now. 


I promise I have pants on. 

However, I hope you guys have a fantastic weekend. Any plans? Any long runs?

Love you all! I’m so glad to be back. 


7 Responses to “I Lost _____ Pounds!”

  1. Hollie July 12, 2014 at 3:06 AM #

    This post made me so happy to see you back. Congrats on your weight loss and really taking control of your life.

    I’m glad to hear nothing serious came out of your panic attack. I’ve been there too and it’s one of the worst feelings you can have.

  2. Goober Girl's Life July 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM #

    lol, I read somewhere that writing is like a workout.. The more you write, the more in shape you are to just hop back into it and do it! ^_^ That said, it’s also really hard to get back into it after having taken a break, lol. 😀
    Dude, typhoon season… That sucks. xD How bad did it hit you guys??
    Also, glad you’re okay! I’ve never passed out while working out before, so that’s really scary to me. xD
    Finally…. CONGRATS ON THE 14 POUNDS!!! 😀
    Daaaang, woman! 🙂

    • lifttorun July 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM #

      It hit us rather badly. Cars flipped and everything. But hey, I got 2 days off of work!

      • Goober Girl's Life July 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM #

        LOL, very nice way of thinking about that. 🙂
        I remember back when I lived in the Philippines, a typhoon ripped our gate off its hinges and almost hit our car. xD
        I hear the typhoon’s hitting the Philippines soon, though!

  3. Erin July 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM #

    It’s good to hear from you again! The heat is awful right now, and I imagine it’s even worse in Japan – be careful! And congrats on the healthy weight loss – not under-eating is a very good thing 🙂

  4. j July 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM #

    You don’t need to defend yourself. You stated you were aiming for 1000 cals a day. I just felt the need to comment, as it’s basic knowledge that that amount is too low for a young, active human being.

  5. allieksmith July 14, 2014 at 8:59 AM #

    It’s awesome to see you back in the blog world :). I’m sorry you passed out.. that’s always scary as ever!

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