Monday, October 24, 2011
I'm guessing that's what's going on . . . TOM was 2 weeks late this month & that has never happened before, altho it's been unpredictable for a while now.
For months I've been tired. Not overwhelmingly tired & since there's no other symptoms, I don't think it's related to my thyroid. Just wondering if others felt that way while "transitioning".
On & off I suffer from terminal insomnia, where I fall asleep no problem but wake up very early & can't get back to sleep. But even when I sleep just fine, I just always wake up tired. It may also explain why I've stayed at a higher weight & that is totally pissing me off.
Anyway, yesterday turned out to be gorgeous. Went to read by the pool in the morning, did some ST with a short HIT cardio after. Ate lunch - a yummy veggie hummus wrap - outside. Then swam & relaxed by the pool for a while.
Took the shuttle downtown & did a lot of window shopping but no purchases yet. We weren't very hungry, but eventually had the most amazing raw tuna/crab (cooked) avocado salad for dinner.
What we didn't realize is they have this sort of pre-Halloween festival here this week . . . lots of costumes, some clothing-optional. Interesting, to say the least!
Hubby is still snoozing so I think I'll have a snack & go out for a run (which will wake him since I didn't get my stuff ready last night).
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We've made our way down to the southernmost tip of the US (that's Key West) & I'm actually blogging poolside. Looks like it will be a much nicer day than initially forecast - much appreciated since most of the weather in miami really sucked.
I did get in one sunny run & ran over one of the bridges connecting Miami to Miami beach - but not actually to the beach. Pretty good workout, to, as the bridge has a pretty good slope so it's uphill both ways . . . sort of.
DH joked that we should've stopped on marathon key so I could say I ran on marathon . . . speaking of marathons, one of the people we talked to ran a marathon before getting on a plane to come to the conference. Literally.
He ran a marathon starting at about 9:30 am them boarded a plane at about 1:30! Now THAT'S a fit person. First off, it'll take me almost as long to run my HM, secondly don't think I'd be going anywhere so quickly afterwards!
Altho I'm sure I'll gain weight as usual, I'm counting as major NSVs to mostly watch my portion sizes. Altho today's breakfast got away from me a bit.
During the conference we had a lot of buffets. I'd fill half my plate with salad/veggies, take only about a tablespoon of really rich stuff, & ate lots of fish. Never went back for seconds & only had dessert (at lunch) once.
An even bigger NSV: having only 3 bites of the 2 rich desserts we've had so far. One was a flourless chocolate espresso cake - heavy on the espresso, luckily for me since I don't lime coffee. The other was the key lime pie last night. Really, in my mind dessert always involves chocolate, so it was easy to stop after 3 bites. I did eat the whole warm chocolate chip cookie when we checked in; I'm no perfectionist!
I still feel I'm making strides in the whole portion control dept, tho.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Yesterday was one of the more formal dinners & I wore a form fitting dress. And my husband's boss's wife (got that?) told me I looked hot in it! We've met a few times at these sorts of things & toured a bit together when we were in Prague, but never really clicked.
Later my husband did say I looked nice; he's a bit preoccupied with work at the moment since he's running this portion of the conference.
Today there's no rain - finally! - but it's a bit cool to go swimming. In fact, it's literally only a couple of degrees warmer than it is in Albany! Not really that great a shock to me, after all the years I lived in TX; I knew coming that the weather this time of year is a crap shoot.
Maybe I'll give it a try tomorrow anyway. It's supposed to warm up this weekend.
After a short, but intense ST + HIT workout on a stationary bike, I headed out to find the park I wanted to go to yesterday. I asked directions this time. They weren't completely accurate, but I found it. Walked around for a while & bought a shrug.
Then got royally lost trying to get back to the hotel. Back into a neighborhood I didn't like - til I saw a policeman who got me headed in the right direction again. Really had to walk fast to get back in time for lunch & got very sweaty!
I headed back out after lunch - to my other home. Some of you can probably guess where that might be . . . Marshalls. Hey, there isn't a whole lot to do around here - we're in the middle of the financial district!
Bought 2 tops & a dress. I got oil on one of my tops in the airport on the way here. It's not an expensive top, but I like it & hope it comes out when I get home. I already have a dress for tonight's dinner . . . the "real" vacation begins saturday, but we're on our own tomorrow night. May have to go somewhere nice so I can wear the new dress. Maybe I can even finally get DH to take some pictures.
So I've been getting plenty of exercise & relaxation. It's a nice combination! Tomorrow I have somewhere new to run & hopefully won't get lost on the way back again. Reading "The Hunger Games" which is oddly riveting & I don't normally like violent stuff.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Despite the truly miserable weather today, I decided to head out on a run. I wanted to check out some other parks & an outdoor shopping area. Well, I never found where I was supposed to turn & I didn't like the looks of the neighborhood & decided to turn back & go to the park I knew how to get to. That wasn't the scary part.
Which was all fine & dandy until maybe 5 minutes after I got there when the lightning & thunder started. I foolishly decided to complete my run. I didn't want to hunker down in the nearby grocery store, and the hotel was a good 10 minutes away.
I toughed it out. I know, I know, not one of my better decisions but thankfully I escaped unscathed. Must've been all the prayers "please God I really don't want to make my husband a widower on our anniversary".
In fact, as I headed towards "home" the thunder stopped. A sign? I'm just glad - I have to cross 2 bridges to get back to the hotel & one is a drawbridge which is already scary enough cause you can literally see it shaking where the 2 halves meet.
When I went to grab my honey stinger gels towards the end, I discovered the ziploc I was using to hold them was torn open & they were long gone. Some lucky dog will enjoy them.
Despite all the drama, it was a pretty good easy run. I even managed to finally snag a banana, along with just a bit of scrambled eggs & home fries. I've found the breakfasts I brought from home have been oddly filling & I haven't been super hungry in general.
There are analogies to be made . . . having faith in ourselves & our journeys . . . overcoming fears . . . making poor decisions . . . I'm sure you can connect the dots.
Oops! Forgot the socks when I first wrote this! But so glad I didn't forget to pack wool socks. I had to run thru deep puddles multiple times . . . wool dries out very quickly!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I wanted to be slimmer before I went on vacation. Well, I want lots of things in life, but they don't always happen. No matter how hard you try. I already assume I'll gain at least a couple of pounds - I don't slack off on exercise & I try to eat healthy with sone indulgences, but I know that's my track record.
Looking at myself in the mirror this morning, it would have been so easy to dwell on the the parts that are bothering me right now.
Instead, I chose to concentrate on the things I DO like about my body. There's always something - even if it's just your smile, your hair, or your fingernails.
There are definitely things I DO like about my body.
I can't change where I'm at right now, but I can change the way I think about it.
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