Friday, August 10, 2012
I got up at 5:45 this morning. It was dark.
I was going to run early because I had to be in town at 8:00. I even posted on SparkPeople about checking myself into the looney bin for being up that early.
I got in the car to go to the park. I drove halfway there and my car started doing the shimmy. Ooof. That was the end of my early morning running adventure. Lucky for me, I was able to get the car home, and it seemed to stop doing it's little dance. Of course, it didn't do anything out of the ordinary when my husband drove it. It reserves its weirdness for me alone.
Fortunately, my appointment took less time than I thought, and I was able to get home before my husband left for the office. I even had time to get out for that run before he left. Score.
It was an awesome run. And I think it was because I had breakfast. Not that I don't usually have breakfast, but my mornings usually go a little like this:
Wake up. Swear under my breath about it being morning already. Get up. Stumble to coffee. Find some clothes, possibly from the dirty clothes pile. I am going to run in them after all. Search the house for my keys. Go run. Drink water. Eat breakfast.
So, food in my belly, in addition to coffee helps. Such a novel concept. It takes a while for things to sink into this girls brain. Especially early in the morning.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
My husband is going to a baseball game with a friend.
To ease the pain for my children, we are having a "picnic dinner." It's Kraft Mac and Cheese and a movie. The kids love it. We close the drapes to make the living room into a movie theater. The kids even got "dressed" for the movie. My three year old daughter is currently wearing jeans, a dress AND a sweater. It's 85 degrees out. She won't let a little thing like the temperature mess with her fashion.
Mac and Cheese. It looks so...delicious. Oh, so delicious.
In an attempt to not eat it, I warmed up some leftover fish, a couple red potatoes and green beans. Meh. Not really many calories either. So I went foraging in the garden and came out with cherry tomatoes and basil. Add feta, and PRESTO! Deliciousness.
The stinking kids are STILL eating the gooey goodness over there....gah.
So I'm on spark people attempting to focus and watching a fat Mr. Incredible not fit in the super-tube shooter thing. This is encouraging. I do not want to be fat Mr. Incredible. This shall help me focus. Mac and Cheese leads to less healthy Nikki. Especially since it is my kryptonite, and I can't just have a little taste. One taste leads to me making myself an entire box.
I will block the children with my computer, look at spark people and NOT eat. I am full. I am full. I AM FULL!!! Is there a Mac and Cheese Addicts support group on here??
Like I said in my last post, onward.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
It's been one week since the fateful Cleveland weight in. I'm starting to think the scale may have been broken. I weighed in today. My scale says I've lost 9 pounds. In one week. What? That is awesome news. I'm confused, but also, I couldn't be happier.
I need to remember this if the scale refuses to move for the next month.
It's also good motivation to stay on track this weekend. Tomorrow we head out to stay with a friend at his cabin on Lake Huron. This is seriously my favorite weekend of the year. There is no phone, no email, no chaos, only fishing, peace and food. That's going to be the challenge. We've been doing this every summer for the past 5 years, and these weekends are characterized by overeating. In a big way. It will be tough because I won't have my food tracker and I won't have much choice over what I eat.
I'm going to try to do two things. First, I'm going to avoid seconds. Even if the food is super bad for me, I can control the situation by controlling how much of it I eat. Secondly, I'm filling my cooler with every piece of fruit and veggie in my house and taking it with me, so I have some healthy options.
I can do this. My goal is just to maintain over the weekend, and get right back on track when I return.
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