My Head Is Shrinking...

Remember how I was going to start a serious plan on the treadmill? Well I have been kicking ass. My goal was 40 miles for the month, but somewhere along the line, I kicked it up from just walking on my treadmill at a 2.5 pace and trying to get my 40 miles in for the month, to doing intervals of inclines and short stints of running. I now step off the treadmill with about 7 buckets of sweat glistening my pretty little face.

My knees are hating me. I am hoping they just give in and let me do my thing, cause I do not want to quit.

So I've lost a bit of weight this month-nearly ten pounds in 9 days. I cut my calories down to 1000 a day. Not just 1000 random calories, but good ones. Lots of chicken and veggies and yams (I love yam fries almost as much as I used to love ice cream!!!). I'm feeling pretty good about it and am anxious to continue.

I'm sure that it's not noticeable yet to the public at large...but the other day I was on the treadmill, feeling good, sweating away, breathing heavy (some might call it a fast pant)...when I realize, I have to push my glasses up at least 20 times a minute. And then I realize---my head is shrinking!!! Some people lose weight and it comes off their thighs or waist. My weight loss was apparently directly from my head.

Weird, right?

So I'm going at a slow jog, no longer thinking about how great I'm going to look, but now I am obsessing over my shrinking head and non-shrinking body. Push up glasses 20 more times. Continue downward spiral of thinking about my future miserable shape of a human body.

The next night, I am reliving this same drama. Push up glasses 20 more times, crank the treadmill up to 4.7 (for three minutes)...contemplate whether I can create some kind of thing to secure my glasses to my head. I'm considering whether I should get some kind of ski goggles to wear over them and if I can really run wearing ski goggles....In the meantime, I take my glasses off and bend the ends ever so gently so they curve more around my misshapen head.

Night three...head still shrinking...decide to start running with no glasses. Now I'm blind, but less annoyed. And as I'm running along, thinking about how this is a sign that I definitely need to get lasik eye surgery..........and it HITS ME!!!!!!

My head is not shrinking!!!!!!!!!!

My glasses are sliding down....because there is a bucket of sweat encased around my face!! I'm sweating EVERYWHERE and my glasses just can't get a grip. Breathe a sigh of relief that I am not going to be the opposite of a bobble head. Continue running (for 3 more minutes). Happiness prevails. My journey continues.....
And for those of you keeping track, I have gone 35.97 miles in 13 days (according to my treadmill's brain, I have burned 4476 calories). I'm not too worried about reaching my goal at this point. I have 13 days left - it's slightly possible I could double my goal at this rate.


  1. This was the funniest thing I've read in a long time. :) I'm sure it's entirely feasible that your cheeks are shrinking, making your glasses slide a bit more, eh?

    I'm totally impressed by your commitment and how dedicated you are. But you are also freaking me out with the low calories you are consuming plus the massive workouts. I don't want you to pass out and hit your head on that treadmill! I'm just worried it might not be sustainable at that level.

    I've been doing the couch to 5K and have found that I have to eat more calories, especially protein in order to keep it up... You are doing AMAZING - keep up the good work! :)

  1. Brian Miller said...:

    wow. good job on the wieght loss and new habit...kinda glad your heads not

  1. kyooty said...:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!! WOW!!! 1000 cals? you are going to starve, remember to feed the fat burning machine!
    I lost 6.6 in 2wks (I will find out more tonight) and am eating about 1350+ 1750 to float around the week when hungry. I also get 50cals for every 100cals I work off?
    good luck, 1000. wouldn't fill me much at all LOL

  1. Pam said...:

    This post cracked me up. Your head is shrinking? Too funny. Good job on the weight loss and exercise though.

  1. Aunt Juicebox said...:

    Yay! Good for you! I have a treadmill now and I've been planning to get started on it but it scares me a little. I guess I'll have to walk on it to get USED to walking on it. lol

  1. carma said...:

    and I was going to commend you on your new smaller head size...kidding aside I admire that you are sticking to your plan -- and seeing results - yay!!

  1. Julie said...:

    Great job Kaylen. You are really kicking butt. I found out it was amazing that I could lose 3" from around my neckline. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the great work.
    Take care and have a wonderful everning. God Bless!!

  1. Anti-Supermom said...:

    Honestly, my face is the first place that I notice when I'm losing weight, so I don't think you are crazy ;)

    Congrats on keeping up with your goals and doing so awesome!

  1. Heather said...:

    Phew, crisis adverted!! Congrats on getting your goal in so little time.

  1. kilax said...:

    Ha ha ha. I wish my head would shrink! I have face fat! :)

    Great job! Be careful on eating so few calories though. Everything I read recommends not going below 1200.

  1. Nat said...:

    Yay, Kaylen! Good for you and I'm glad that your head is not shrinking because... well, I couldn't be seen in public with you anymore. ;)

    I've been going to the Rec. Center at PSU and working out lately and I've lost a few pounds and I know how you feel- it's so motivating! Although, I'm pretty tired today and I'm not really wanting to kick my butt into gear to work out after class, but your post has inspired me. I shall do it! :)


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