Sunday, October 20, 2013
The scale moved!!! Finally, and in the right direction. My body fat % is way too high.
I am tracking my food intake again and what a struggle to remain brutally honest. I cannot believe haw many calories those fat free fruit chews are. And do I really need to eat the whole package or 2 in on sitting!? ugh!!!
However, tracking my food is helping me focus on what I am eating. Hopefully, sensibility will give me a kick in the rear and remind me that I do not need to eat that junk to survive. It has been three days now and I am seeing some some victories. Like yesterday, I took the grandkids to the dollar store so they could buy a small token. As they were looking, I was walking arund the store with a package of Reisens (chocolate covered caramels) in my hand. However, DH left the store before I got to the checkout and I did not want to break a large bill and I only had $2.00 and some change, so I put my bag of candy back.
Guess what?! I survived! I did not pass out, hyperventilate or throw a tantrum. I can live without those caramels.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I have been busy with yard projects that involved heavy manual labor so I cut back on my running. But, boy do I miss it. So. this morning, I put on my running shoes and went out the door and ran...
I couldn't go very far because I committed to watching my grandson as my daughter worked and I had to be back in a half hour. I was catching up on my studies so I did not get an earlier start. I ran without my watch, garmin, Nike +, and i Pod. I guess you could say I ran naked. lol!
It feels so different when I run solo and without music. Today, my thoughts were distracting and I kept finding myself walking. But since I had not run for a while, walking was a good thing.
I need to get back into running. I am planning for the half marathon again in the spring and want to focus on improving my time. So, I am sort of taking a small break from running so I can begin to add miles again starting next month. I want to have enough time so I can safely increase my weekly mileage.
It was a beautiful morning 49 degrees, sunny, little wind and the color of the trees are in their peak. And it felt good to be on the road again.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I have been busy with the trees being cut up for firewood - lots of bending and lifting in order to stack the logs. So I did not want to over do it. I miss my run time, it's the time where it is just me and my thoughts. There is no one but me, myself and I to think about.
I am getting so tired of doing so much around here and then listen my DH complain about how tired he is. (oh, I should add here that he has chronic pain issues and if he moves in a certain way or lifts too much his muscles go into a spasm. So I do not expect him to do the things I am doing) But I am so tired of his negativity and constant talking about things I have no idea what he is talking about and don't really care to learn about. Sometimes I just want to scream, "Will you shut up! Can't you see I have no interest in what you are saying!"
It reminds me of the time we were driving somewhere and he was going on and on and on and on... We were 15 miles down the road when I realized I totally tuned him out and he did not have a clue that I was not listening to him. He just kept talking and talking and talking....
Now, he has a cold and I am listening to him moan and complain about how miserable he feels. If I did not have so much to do around the house, I'd do a long run up the Paul Bunyan Trail --- one way. hahahaha
Okay, I am laughing now, time to get to work.
To anyone reading this, thanks for listening to my rant.
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