Sunday, November 27, 2011
Both good - and bad. It has quickly become my habit to have pancakes for breakfast - or lunch, even, if I'm running later in the day - on long run days. I top them with PB2 & use slept flour, so they're at least semi-healthy. But my long run doesn't seem right if I don't have my pancakes first.
I also always use my Las Vegas mug for my tea on long run days - to help me visualize & remind me of what I'm doing. Luckily I have an Austin mug for my next HM, too!
It's just as easy to form bad habits, too: I freely admit that I am addicted to my chocolate multivitamin & calcium supplement after lunch. If for some reason I don't have them, I crave something sweet.
Habits aren't evil - the main thing is to be aware when something IS a habit.
Yesterday was my last "long" run before next week's HM. I did a 10k. It's amazing how much easier a 10 k feels after doing 10, 11, & 12 mile runs! I took a GU with me, even tho I didn't plan to use it (and didn't) because I read somewhere that it's a good idea to have something like that with you just in case.
The park was PACKED like I haven't seen it in months because the weather was so nice. My hip didn't bother me at all except for a twinge here & there afterwards. I haven't had to ice it at all for the last couple of weeks.
I was SO grateful to have a warm run for a change - probably my last for quite some time. I'll admit I really don't look forward to all the cold long runs I'll do in prep for Austin.
A couple more easy runs & then probably way too much walking around Vegas & maybe a couple of swims. The Tropicana has an indoor pool - part of why I changed our reservations - & it better be open because I'm bringing my swimsuit!
Now just praying to get out easily. There's potential for snow the day we leave. And gotta remember to freeze what's left of my chocolate pumpkin pie! No, I haven't had any since thanksgiving.
Are you aware of your habits? Good & bad?
Friday, November 25, 2011
I feel like I'm in a really good place with food. I'm happy with the choices I've made at the wedding & yesterday. What I'm not happy with is the results.
Which is ironic, because my size six jeans still fit. My clothes aren't fitting snug - at least not yet - not like the last time the scale showed me this number.
I tracked everything I ate yesterday. I chose small portions of all the desserts over stuffing & chips, because that's how I roll. Lots of veggies. I wan't in the least stuffed - in fact I was a little hungry when I got hone.
I'm pretty sure I won't be happy with the scale when I get back from Vegas, either.
I guess I just have to be happy that my clothes feel better. And keep working hard to insure that they keep fitting! Because I sure don't want to buy larger sizes.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Remember I shared with you recently that it's not about what you deserve, but about what you're worth?
It's so easy to tell yourself that you deserve to eat whatever you want today. You deserve to take the day off & relax.
But what are you worth?
Are you worthy of having a body you're comfortable in?
Are you worthy of feeling energized?
Are you worthy of loving yourself?
That last question is probably the most important one. It's at the very heart of your weight loss efforts.
Please remember today that you are worth it. That you are worthy of all your dreams.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday we drove down to stay with my husband's cousin & his family. We meant to take them out for sushi, and we did eat sushi, only they paid for it. Saturday we got together with his uncle & aunt briefly. Then we took the cousins out for lunch.
I have never seen where to go for lunch create so much angst in my life . . . eventually we ended up at a seafood place; we did pay for that meal but it hardly seemed fair.
Then we drove up to the hotel we were staying at for the wedding. I thought we'd have some time to relax, but we got there later than planned and the shuttles taking us to the actual wedding location were leaving in about an hour & a half . . . everything a bit rushed, including the snack I gobbled down cause the wedding didn't start until 7 pm. Good thing too cause dinner didn't start until 11 pm!
The ceremony was nice. Then there was Asian food, Italian food, veggie, fruit, sushi . . . and that was just the cocktail reception! My sister & I were both scratching our heads at where the heck our cousin gets the money . . . she's a teacher, he's a salesman. I had veggies & sushi (which was really good).
The band was really good, too, but really loud as usual. DH won't dance, my cousin is an only child & her parents - my aunt & uncle - have been gone many years. So aside from my parents & my sister, we knew no one & it was a bit boring.
The ceremony & reception were at a country club half an hour away from the hotel, hence the shuttle buses, so we were kind of trapped. Dinner was good, but I wasn't really terribly hungry. Aside from the veggies & sushi - and dessert - I didn't eat a lot.
Dessert was chocolate cream in chocolate cups, a chocolate dipped strawberry, a very small single serving lava cake & something chocolate in a cup that I didn't try. And I devoured most of it. The wedding cake wasn't chocolate, so non-chocolate lovers had something (only had a few bites of that).
Discovered when we got back to the hotel that TOM started - right on time for a change - which actually makes me pretty happy since it should mean I don't have to worry about that during my HM! It would've been nice if it could've held off one more day since I have cramps & we have to drive home.
So my NSV - the jeans finally fitting - happened right before TOM! Go figure. God likes to play with us. We did take pictures, but i won't be able to post anything until I get home. Today there's still a brunch . . . and next week there will be some thanksgiving baking. And thanksgiving. And getting ready to leave for Vegas - HM is 2 weeks from today!
This month has been a whirlwind.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Oh yeah baby, not only was it breezy & cold this morning, but it was snowing as well off & on. Ok, just who have I become?
I must say, if I had other opportunities to run this weekend, I definitely would have waited til later in the day. Or in the week, for that matter.
Man, it was cold! Temps hovering at the freezing mark, but with the wind felt in the 20s. I did a happy dance because my second cw-x tights came a few days ago. And I really didn't feel anything but good on my run, even if it was on the slow side. The hip seems a tiny bit achy now, but I'm gonna keep wearin my tights for a while.
I did just shy of 8 miles- wanted to go another mile but frankly just didn't have the time. Had a banana to refuel, then stopped at the library to pick up galloway's latest book, something about mental training for running. Had some tea & a small honeystinger bar before heading home.
Now it's time for a nice hot shower to warm up, finish up the packing & then we're off. Not sure how much Internet acres I'll have over the next few days. I might have sone tomorrow . . . we'll see.
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