Thursday, August 30, 2012
Enjoyed a good treadmill run at the YMCA today. Training for my half marathon in 11 weeks and 3 days is right on track. I dropped Natalie off at kindergarten on the way. Gwen (23 months) is healthy and has no problem with the Y nursery. Although I can get my runs in early-early or late when I have to, I really enjoy this schedule. I am feeling very good about my running and cross training.
My recent eating, on the other hand, I don't feel as good about: not terrible, but just a bit sloppy. To start with, I've avoided the scale for about 5 days. I usually don't let myself go more than 3 days without weighing. Tomorrow morning I will weigh and see what the damage is, if any. Since there is fluctuation, the scale is not precise feedback, but probably the best information I can easily obtain. Can't be too bad as my clothes still fit. But my body has complained. I've awakened without that crisp-hungry-empty feeling, but with a bad taste in my mouth, and my stomach feeling a little uncertain. That is a definite sign I ate too much the night before.
Recent days I tracked but with too much estimating, and a couple days I didn't even do that much. I'm sure I got in adequate freggies, skim milk, water, protein, and whole grains. What I am slipping on is that portion control. So tomorrow is weigh in for me and complete and accurate food tracking.
A SparkFriend blogged not long ago that you can't out-exercise a poor diet. That made me think. I may eat a lot of good food, but that "lot" is the problem. It would be unwise for me to try to exercise enough to balance my excess food. If I'm going to continue to maintain my 80+ pound weight loss, portion control is every bit as important as the wise food choices.