Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Consumed 1123 cals today.
It occurred to me today that it has been one year since I drank coffee. I did not intentionally decide to quit, it happened when I started running. All of a sudden, I did not have an appetite or desire to drink it.
I used to drink a nice, big mug of coffee every morning. Every once in a blue moon I would drink a skinny latte' in the afternoon. I started drinking coffee many, many years ago when I was 18 and attending college. I still love the whole thought of it. Actually, I loved it so much that I have a coffee bar in my bathroom - complete with it's own sink! I love the whole ritual of buying it and preparing it in the morning. I loved Trader Joe's Breakfast Blend the best. I have several really cool coffee mugs. I used to put one sugar cube and 1 tsp fat free half and half in it, so it wasn't super high in calories. I loved the feeling I had after I drank it - full of energy. I still love the smell when it is brewing.
My husband is glad I do not drink it anymore, he thinks it wasn't good for me. I never read anything that said the amount I was drinking was bad. He drinks hot tea everyday - how different can they be?
Anyway, I am sure that some day I will go back to drinking coffee again.
Monday, December 26, 2011
30 mins 2 mile run at 5.2/1.25 walk at 3.0 336 cals burned
Consumed 1253 cals today.
Words can't begin to describe how excited I am right now! After 10 1/2 weeks of foot surgery I have lost 21 pounds and I ran 2 miles today! And, it was all the little things about running that I missed that made it so exciting...
Putting my running socks and shoes on, dressing in my running clothes (which are now too big - yayyy!), filling my water bottle, stepping onto my treadmill, plugging in my ifit module, sweating (yes, I missed that too!), the adrenaline rush and running to my ipod - each song was so inspiring and seemed so brand new! And, a funny thought occurred to me fifteen minutes into the run...my brain usually is trying to talk me into stopping or cutting my exercise short as I look at the clock. Today I wanted to keep going! I didn't want to stop running at mile 2 but knew I had to because I am just getting back into it. Perspectives change so quickly when one is not allowed or able to do something!
I then decided to look back at my running log book . I began this quest December 13, 2010. I started out walking with running peppered in, going 2 miles per day. My goal last year was to run a 5k. My husband was skeptical at first. He didn't think I would use the huge treadmill I bought on my own. I just remember not liking the way I felt (tired, slow, icky) and I was determined to do it...and it worked!
10 1/2 weeks after foot surgery I am doing better than I did when I started. During this past year I have completed five 5k's and a one mile race. I have lost a total of 34 pounds. And I did this with a bad foot! I am proud of my accomplishments.
Now on to next year:
By this time next year I will have completed five more 5ks, competed with a relay team at the Delaware Marathon and completed my first 1/2 marathon at Walt Disney World. I will also lose the remaining 9 pounds.
I want to thank all my SparkBuddies for their support - especially while my foot was on the mend. You guys kept me going! You are all wonderful!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Consumed 1812 cals today.
Today was so nice. My son stayed overnight at my house so our whole family was together for Christmas. My husband gave me a xbox kinect and dance game. We had a great time tonight trying it out. My mother-n-law (76) loved it too!
Dinner was probably the best ever. My husband grilled really tasty filet mignons which we ate with shrimp and broccoli and homemade mashed potatoes. My bff in Texas sent us a brisket for Christmas, so I cooked that in the crockpot. I am not a big pork eater; I tried a bite and it was good. A lot of spices on it. I made champagne punch (champagne and cranberry juice) to go with it. I also made a lemon bundt cake with lemon icing. Yum, everything was great!
Tomorrow I will be back on my normal 1200 cal food intake. I did enjoy my day off!!
I hope you had a merry Christmas too!
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