Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Due to ice and snow, I have a two hour late start, so I thought writing a new blog would be a good idea. I'm absolutely struggling with food right now, and I'm trying to figure it out.
Exercise wise, I'm doing great. I'm training for a half-marathon (two, actually). I have been averaging sixteen miles a week right now, plus one evening of volleyball and other random cross-training.
Eating, however, hasn't been good at all! I start with a decent breakfast (either a shake, bowl of cereal, or english muffin with egg whites), my morning snack consists of a piece of string cheese and a few multigrain crackers. Lunch is usually okay as well with a sandwich or frozen dinner, a veggie, and a fruit. It is that 4-6 o'clock area that I struggle with, and I'm not sure why! I'm not hungry, but my sweet tooth is horrible! Last night, for example, I ate five sandwich cookies. This is the closest I have been to a binge in a LONG TIME!
Again, not sure what's going on...life is great right now...busy, but great! I don't see it as emotional eating, so I will continue with my up-hill climb with food. At least my battle has a lot of exercise with it:).
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I am not someone who complains about her husband, but today was the last straw in a series of Saturday fishing/hunting excursions. He promised last weekend that if he could go ice fishing, he would stay home this weekend. Well.....yesterday he called and said that a friend asked him to go pheasant hunting and he REALLLY wanted to take our dog to see how it would go. He asked me on the phone, and we didn't get to talk about it again because I had friends over for drinks last night.
Needless to say, his hunting bud's wife and I are really good friends and coworkers. So, neither one of us were too excited because we were suppose to both get long runs in today. I resorted to the treadmill, and because I was so mad, I ran a pretty decent time, and that was with having to stop twice to remind my lovely children that when mommy is on the treadmill, fighting does not happen.
I decided today was a "strike" day, so I haven't done ANY house work...dishes from last night are still in the sink, piles of laundry are still dirty, and floors are still sticky...this has allowed me to play with my two kiddos and take them to the park. I stopped over at my friend's house for an hour chat while our kids played and then I came home and had the kiddos lay down for a rest.
I then got on Amazon and looked at new running shoes. Because spending money is the easiest way to get my point across to my DH, I also researched and ordered a pair of wireless headphones for my iPhone to run with as well.
Sooo....even though I am usually a highly emotional eater, I was able to curb this today by spending QUALITY TIME with my kids instead of cleaning, ordering a fabulous new pair of shoes, and getting the headphones I don't have to lace through my bra strap and push the wires down in my cleavage. Overall, I would say I have had a fantastic day. And, since DH won't be here by suppertime, I am taking my kids out to eat at the local restaurant...don't worry; I'll be good with my choices of food:). I hope everyone else has had a great day as well!
Monday, January 14, 2013
And why, you ask?? Because I did not PLAN!!! I woke up 45 minutes later than I usually do (my dog had the @#$%@ last night, and I had to keep letting him out, as DH slept through it). This allowed me to not sit down and eat my breakfast. Instead, I did take a cup of stew to work; however, I did not take a snack like I usually do. This meant that by lunch I was FAMISHED!!! Instead of going home, I CHOSE to go to the grocery store, where I planned to get a Lean Cuisine. First mistake? Walking into our grocery store on an empty stomach. Instead of the LC, I CHOSE our deli's BBQ meatballs and fried cheese sticks. Instead of dwelling on this, I continued to drink my water throughout the day.
I came home and did my spinning, and I worked HARD because of my lunch, plus I drank 20 oz of water during the workout. For supper, I fixed whole grain spaghetti and pasta sauce with a bread stick. I knew I would be over my calories and fat by eating the bread stick but it was SOOOO tempting, and I couldn't say no. I then had 4 oz of wine with my hubby.
Last month, I would have fallen off the wagon and eaten crap the rest of the week. Instead, when the Schwan man knocked tonight, I stocked up on frozen fruit (for smoothies), frozen veggies and tilapia because I AM A ROCK STAR WHO IS GOING TO WIN OVER FOOD!!!!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
This week was a slow and steady week, but I stayed within my numbers and didn't skip a workout. I had hoped for a big loss, but I can live with 1.6 pounds gone. That is still 1.6 pounds my frame doesn't have to carry around.
This week I really focused on just worrying about one day at a time, and it really worked for me! Sometimes when I think about my long-term goal, it freaks me out. Afterall, 45 pounds is a lot to lose, though I know many have done it! Instead of focusing on this, I focused on breakfast, and then lunch, and then dinner. I didn't let food run my life, but I did keep little bags of measured out nuts and carrots around for my snacks.
Last night, I was the teacher in charge of the concession stand at the basketball game, and I was really worried. I had mentally planned that I would eat half a bag of popcorn and a cup of chili without the sour cream and nacho cheese. When I got there, they were serving chicken noodle soup---even better!!!! I managed to pretty much stick with this, though I had five of my daughter's m&ms and two bites of a soft pretzel...I was still well within my numbers, and I felt proud for actually sticking with it!
Today is a cold, blustery day here, and the new snow on the ground isn't doing my running plans any favors, so I am hooking up with a couple of friends and we are running our four miles in circles---around the basketball floor at the school's gym. However, my two kiddos did talk me into scooping the driveway--300 calories GONE!
We have no plans tonight, so I will for sure stay on track with roast beef and sweet potatoes:)
Until later, keep up the good work!
Monday, January 07, 2013
I love girl's weekends every now and then, so today when I got an email forward from a friend about a half marathon this summer, I got a little excited, but I shrugged it off and figured the one in May is enough, considering I'm not really in half marathon shape. And I watched another friend sign up, and another friend...so I did too! Yup, complete craziness...no other word for it! I guess if I'm going to have a girl's weekend, I can at least spend it getting fit, right???
I sat down today and decided I really better get on board with this. So, I found a decent training schedule that adds miles slowly. I will run 3 days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) , do spinning 1 day a week (Sunday), and do My Shape Fitness on the XBox 2 days a week (Monday, Wednesday). Friday is my day off, and since Saturday is my weigh-in day, it will keep me honest!
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