It has been a couple of weeks since my last post, and I actually do have some good news on the weight loss front. I no longer see a "4" in the second digit of my weight...the scale shows 237, which is down 19 lbs in 2 months of dieting! I actually topped out at 261 in mid-March, so I'm unofficially down nearly 25 lbs since my heaviest this year. I've dropped 2.5 inches off the waist, 3 inches off the chest, 1/2 inch around the neck, an inch around the arms, and 1/2 inch off the thigh. The #@$^(^@#$!#@$%&& Easter Bunny has not been kind to me with all the chocolate over the past 3-4 weeks (I've heard that hasenpfeffer low in carbs...you've been warned, wabbit!). The clothes are definitely fitting a little better, and there is a slight change in the way I look. I'll post a pic when I'm down 25 lbs!
I was planning on taking around 3 months off of running to rest the IT band as well as to get around 20 lbs off - that's NOW, so I'm hoping to start pounding the pavement (hopefully without cracking it this time) in the next week or 2, so long as I survive the last couple weeks of the semester. I'll be posting my running on Daily Mile (profile is at http://www.dailymile.com/people/cemushr ... feel free to link me up over there if you haven't already done so...I'd LOVE to track your progress, too!). My 7-year old wants to do the local 5K again in July, so that will definitely be the motivation to get back out there.
Oh, and for those wondering how Tory (from my last post) did at Boston...it was a finish, even with the (REALLY) hot conditions out there...9:38 pace, which is awesome...congrats!