I haven't given up. I have however changed my path. I have been working on stretching out my hip flexors. Holy CRAP, I'm tight and it's hard. I spend 1 hour every 3rd day just stretching, yoga and core strengthening. My first day, I cried, actually I bawled like a baby and I could barely walk up the stairs when I was finished.
I have been only running 1 mile and concentrating on my form. There has been a change. First of all my shoulders are looking more even and my left leg feels like it is hitting the ground more than usual. YEAH!
Eating, I am now over my monthly curse and back on track. I was 119 two weeks ago and am back to 125 already, after 10 days of eating A LOT of whatever I want, still healthy, although I added some mini candy bars, smarties and cherry pie to the daily routine. I hate halloween! damn! No control at all during those 10 days, that's how it for me almost every other month. I'm not angry or disappointed because of it, the first 6 lbs are very easy to lose, it's the remaining 7lbs I'm going to struggle with. When I get back to running regularly I will have no problem losing the last 7, especially if I can get strong enuff to run daily.
So rather than focusing on my weight, (I will lose the last 6..again) I will be focusing on stretching and core strengthening on a daily basis. I cry every time, what is up with that....I will tell you in the next post.