I am starting to feel better. Yesterday I felt energetic enough to finally do that final Ease into 5K run. I got out on a beautiful (if cold) day and got to see some mysterious tracks, which my facebook friends helped me identify as fox.
I did get tired after class last night, tired enough that I didn't feel like eating a real dinner. I got some of those orange peanut butter crackers out of the vending machine during the break and sucked on cherry cough drops to try to save my voice. Not the dinner of champions. Being a college professor is not always the dream job I thought it would be.
Because of the light dinner, I couldn't resist weighing myself this morning --181.6, so close to the 170s. My goal is to be there by the end of February. As I can exercise and eat right again, it should be possible to get there in the next 3 weeks. I will be going to DC over spring break and it would be nice if more of the professional clothes in my closet fit by then.
I like the way I have been feeling on "The Jen Plan," relaxed and hopeful. I have given up the myth that I will ever be able to "get there" and stay at goal without being conscious of food and exercise, so there's no hurry to finish fast. I would rather set small, attainable goals and keep moving forward at my own pace.