Thursday, June 28, 2012
So I have been wavering around this weight for almost a month. I was about 167 at the end of May and have roller coastered since then. To lose weight, I have to drastically change my diet and that works for a few day but then I succumb to sweet temptations (in the form of carbohydrates) and then the extra food/salt/water intake has me all bloated and puffy.
I just don't know how to push through..... It's frustrating because I am so close (well about 14 lbs) from my college weight before I met my current boyfriend. I really want to get there by the end of July.... :-/
Monday, June 25, 2012
So I have been MIA this weekend because my boyfriend and friends were in town for the Bite of Bend and the Bend Beer Run.
So, naturally, they wanted to eat out for every meal and drink... a lot.
I figured for breakfast Saturday, I would have something lighter, but they wanted to go to a sports bar for breakfast (not my first choice, and I gave three other cheap options, but they didn't want to listen to the person who lives in the town and knows of places to eat) So I had an omlette (three whole eggs, no egg whites available) with veggies and no cheese. There was no fruit option, just hashbrowns or home fries ( little potato pieces). I only had a few of those and finished the veggie omlette. I had water to drink as everyone else had bloody mary-s.
Then there was a bump in the day when my awesome boss gave me free passes to the liquor tent area where you could sample different liquors like a wine tasting. I tried about 10 half ounces of tastings. Even bacon vodka... interesting flavor, but really good in a bloody mary.
For dinner, I had a glass of hard cider (sooooo tasty) and a dinner salad, but my boyfriend had a 4-cheese mac and cheese so I had a few bites of that.
Then came today (Sunday). I wanted to go on a early morning run, but I was very sleepy and told myself I would run later (which never actually happens :-) ). I had a light breakfast of toast with peanut butter and a fiber one bar.
The main event of the day was the 5K Beer Run, which at every mile, there were stops for beer. Bands were playing along the way, there was bean bag toss games, horseshoes, and cheeky shenanigans ensued. The beer was free flowing and I helped myself to a couple of glasses per stop. But in between the stops, I was running and had a personal PR for a mile in under 9 minutes (before beer, haha). This race was one of the most fun I have been in and a good time with my friends.
So I was a bit buzzed by the time the race was over and we went for lunch. Then it was alllllllll down hill from there. This is why I don't drink a whole lot or often. When I drink, I make bad food choices and today was no different. I had a turkey melt with pesto mayo, bacon and Parmesan sourdough bread, fries and a Pepsi. I felt full and a bit sick when I was done. As the day wears on and the buzz wears off, I didn't like the food decisions I made this weekend. I guess that is one of my biggest challenges is food around company.
So, yet again, I am pressing reset on my diet and exercise (I did manage to go to the gym and do a Bliss class and the elliptical on Saturday). And eat cleaner this week to get the toxins and bad stuff out of my system.
Hope all my challenge team mates had a great weekend and a great start to the week.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
hammer time.... :-) (I kinda always wanted to do that)
I am sitting in my living room watching Vampire Diaries on Netflix... oddly addicting, it is. Thankfully I have no compelling desire to much on popcorn or a bag of chips while watching.
There was a lot of drama in my life this last weekend (the kind where it didn't involve me, but the repercussions affect me.) I had three roommates when I left for the weekend and I came back to one. I hate drama and dramatic people. It's one of the many reasons that I didn't have roommates since freshman year of college.
Since dealing with that crap, I haven't really exercised or been to the gym. But I did today and I felt great again.
I bought new trail running shoes and started to break them in today and my toes hurt after two miles! Hopefully, they will be broken in at my next race (August).
Happy trails to you all!
Friday, June 08, 2012
At least weekly (lately), I have let myself go and binged on crap food. Things like chips, or refined carbohydrates, or soda (but I do go for the calorie free kind, as if this is some kind of redemption). Then I don't do anything but eat. I totally feel guilty and in a bad mood. I think it's the weather too. It's been rainy lately here and I get down and depressed. I am so over this rain and ready for greater weather.
Another thing that I am worried about is that I am going over to see my boyfriend this weekend. He knows I am trying to lose weight and train for my next race, but he just eats whatever he wants and gives me grief for wanting to wake up early to run. "Do it later" he says. Yeah, I won't do it later. :-( I love living alone, so that I can do what I want, when I want (I guess that's the selfish side of me) . If I want to wake up at 5 to go to the gym; no one will hold me back but me.
I guess all I want out of this weekend (as far as weight is concerned) is that I want to lose weight (obviously), but I won't be disappointed if I just maintain.
Happy weekend to the rest of you!
Friday, June 01, 2012
Well for the last 10 weeks, I trained for and completed my first half marathon. I seemed more tired on race day than I have before. It was fun, and very challenging but I am happy that I can complete 13 miles!
I may be a little crazy, but I signed up for another one in August. It's trail running mostly and a 800 foot elevation gain. No big deal, right? :-)
So since Sunday (5/27), I have been very loose with my diet and exercise. I told myself I would indulge a few days since my birthday was also coming up. I did indulge, and went all the way to today. My weight has ballooned up, but I am thinking it's bloated from the extra salt and water intake.
Now that we are in June, I have decided to start a-new to get back into my training mode for my next race. I lost 20 lbs training, hopefully I can loose as much (maybe a bit more) for this second one. I have set new goals for myself and ready to get back in the saddle.
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