Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Today was a good day to be weighed - I'm now 3.8 pounds lighter than last week. It just makes me feel like what I'm doing it worth it. It's worth going for the runs. It's worth weighing and watching everything. It's just an amazingly gratifying feeling.
In other news today I thought about the idea of eating when I'm hungry as opposed to eating to stave off hunger. I've been quite conscious lately of only eating when I really need to eat - not eating when I'm bored.
Yes, I'll admit, I eat to avoid boredom.
I just need to keep on paying attention.
Reward for a job well done was steak for dinner. It was delicious.
Monday, June 25, 2012
I woke up this morning feeling pretty spunky. Sure, I was sore from yesterday's ride, but that was a good thing. In fact, as I stretched this morning it was a reminder of a job well done, I think.
So, as I watch myself go (and it's only been a week) I feel like maybe those bits of me I lovingly call saddlebags (extra fat in my thighs) and chicken cutlets (ye olde back fat) are starting to feel less grabable. At least, I like to think they are. I've been running at lunch now for six weeks, I like to think that by now I'd start having some results.
Today was C25K day in preparation for the Pittsburgh Great Race in September. I got through all eight of my runs - but that's not to say it was easy. By the time I was done not only was I tired, but I was starved. I felt like i should have apologized to the people in Subway for being a sweaty, no doubt stinky mess while we waited for our food.
All in all, it's been a good day, here's hoping the scale reflects it tomorrow!
Picture from this weekend's picnic - squinty, but that's not the important part. I think I actually kind of look okay!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I'm supposed to be tired.
I'm supposed to be hungry.
I'm supposed to be cranky.
In fact, I feel really good.
Today I went for a bike ride with my dad. It was awesome. He needed to get moving and I needed to keep moving. So, we went down to the trails. He'd stay behind, but I'd just keep doing loops back to him and ahead again. He did great!
I really hope I get on the scale this week and it has me lighter. I've been working pretty damned hard!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Today I went to my friend's wedding reception where it was done in a picnic style. It was beautifully themed and they had gorgeous weather and tons of food. Really, I was glad for him.
I tried to stay 'good.' Baked chicken breast, what I'm guessing was a third of a cup of pasta, and a taste of cole slaw. What killed me were the cookies. 3 pizzelles and 2 nut rolls later. Ugh. I need more self control.
Well, tomorrow I'll go for a nice, long bike ride in the morning to make up for it :)
Friday, June 22, 2012
Well, for day three I'm doing pretty well settling into my groove. I'm kind of amazed that 1200 calories is more than I thought it would be. Seriously, I was expecting to be tired, hungry, and cranky.
Maybe the key is just to avoid carbs. You can eat a lot of lean protein, veggies, and fruits if you don't slather them in fats and sugar, apparently. It's a good thing that I'm not really a 'sauce' kind of girl. I'm not one for condiments on sandwiches or dipping sauce generally. So, that has to help.
I went for an hour long bike ride today. It felt great. I was kind of surprised that it wasn't that I was all out of breath so much as my muscles felt weak. I'm not sure what to make of that, I'll have to ask one of the exercise gurus at the meeting this Tuesday. Best part of the ride was looking over from my spot on the trail to the poor souls trapped in their cars on the parkway who were moving slower than me!
The only thing I haven't done that they asked me to do for the Fat Kids Club is weigh myself daily. First of all, I don't own a scale. Second of all, I had such a terrible feeling when I went in for my weigh in last week and managed to gain three pounds from my baseline weight. I don't like it.
Also, last but not least; if any ladies out there are looking for the perfect pair of workout pants I have to point you in the direction of Columbia 'Back Up' style pants. My goodness, you'll never flash the world again! They also have a very convenient zipper back pocket for a couple bucks, keys, and maybe a credit card (If you're the type to carry such things.) Highly recommend!
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