Wednesday, December 30, 2009
My sisters and I are going to run the local 5K for women: the Freihofer's Run for Women ( www.freihofersrun.com/womens_5k.htm ). I'm also signing up for a five mile run in October that's going to be in Disney World ( disneyworldsports.disney.go.c
l?name=HalfMarathonDetailPage&pid=pip-0-1 )! Serious deadlines, goal that I can't cheat on! In other words, exactly what I need to kick myself into shape.
I am so excited about this and it's insane 'cause frankly I hate running. But from what I can tell a lot of people who have tried C25K hated running as well. Going to get new running shoes this weekend I think so I can start right and hopefully avoid hurting my bad knee. Between that and the C25K podcasts on my iPod I should be set to start on Sunday. Wish me luck!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I went into Thanksgiving cocky. I was doing so well since I started SP that I thought I'd go off grid for a day and get right back to it. Well I didn't. I went off grid for a month, gained back all but a few of the pounds I lost and am more or less back at the beginning. But I'm not discouraged. I'm going to do a half of a half marathon in October and I've always done better with deadlines. Time to get back to it.
Monday, November 23, 2009
This weekend was interesting, to say the least. As I said on Wednesday I went off grid, not tracking for the first time since I started SP 'cause I knew I just wouldn't be able to do it and rather than have it drive me nuts I told myself it was ok. Not sure if that was a good plan or not, but that's what I did.
On Thursday I had "field trip" with my office, we went out to a good Italian place (I had grilled salmon with root veggies, so pretty healthy, but I ate it all, which was more than a portion, I'm sure) and then to see WISHFUL DRINKING, Carrie Fisher's one woman show. Laughing burns calories right? And I walked a lot, as I tend to in NYC, but I lost my pedometer before I left the house so I don't know if I'm over estimating.
Then Friday I had a conference, and they fed us lunch and dinner, both of which featured big salads but also things I wouldn't normally go for day to day, like a turkey wrap with mayo (only had half) and a largish steak for dinner with some kind of fruit glaze. Also, lots of wine.
Saturday we had a wedding to go to so drive through snack wraps from McD's for brunch (I voted for Starbucks for a wrap but hubby didn't listen) and then beer, wine, some fried stuff at a bar before the reception, then more wine a nice goat cheese salad with pears (YUM!), and hubby and I split steak, shrimp and chicken, chocolate wedding cake, all really yummy, none of it very healthy (the shrimp were fried and the chicken had cheese on it, the steak was a wonderfully rich cut). But we danced for 4 and a half hours (I did track that and was amazed how many calories I burned, over 1,000). Then before bed we split a hamburger and really good onion rings (think they had balsamic glaze on them in addition to being beer battered).
Next day we went to the breakfast buffet to wish the bride and groom well, had some yogurt, fruit, a chocolate muffin, some crummy eggs (didn't eat much of those), three slices of bacon and half a waffle. Sat on the couch all day watching TV and resting my feet, had a pint each of wanton soup and shrimp lo mein, with a couple of fun sized Snickers bars and half a fortune cookie to finish it off. Then when hubby went to bed, I rebelled and went down stairs to watch more TV and drink water (which I'm proud of 'cause I seriously contemplated opening a bag of cheese flavored popcorn someone brought over).
So it was a mixed bag, I didn't eat great and I only got serious cardio one day and totally missed out on strength training (aside from totting a seriously heavy bag around Manhattan). But the exercise I did do was intense enough that SP suggested I reassess my goals to make sure I was eating enough. And more importantly, it was fun. So I'll call this a win and in the future when the occasion calls for it, I'll go off grid again.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I did, I went a little overboard yesterday. It wasn't just that I went over my calories, after all I only went over by 100 so I'm not beating myself up too much about that. What happened is I went into "indulge" mode, as in I worked hard all week and it's Friday night and Hubby's studying for a test so we're not doing anything fun and I'm going to sit on the couch and indulge. I should have just gone to gym, together time be damned. Instead I had a second (small) serving of ice cream after a pretty hefty dinner and I had a beer after I'd had wine with dinner and I had a shot of bourbon in my Chai 'cause damn it I deserved it. Really? What did my butt ever do to me that it deserved extra calories and no exercise?
Part of me wants to blame the hubby (I asked if he wanted to go for a walk, he acted like I was a crazy person), but the rest knows that not only is it bad that I went over, it's bad I didn't even let him know about the shot I put in the tea.
When we were going to bed he gave me a kiss and said "You smell like booze."
I said "That might be because I was drinking."
He said "You know, if you want to lose weight you might want to have the wine or the beer rather than both."
Which is true, and leaves out the extra naughtiness. Who do I think I'm fooling? I'm a grown woman, if I want a drink I can have one but if I want to lose weight I can't pretend that secret calories don't count.
On the plus side I tracked all the calories and I'm confessing here. Self-accountability at its almost finest. I've got two parties to go to this weekend, both at my house :) and a dinner out so wish me luck, I'll try to stick to the veggie platter.
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