Saturday, January 29, 2011
Fellow Sparkers ~
I wish I could say that the rest of my day yesterday went fabulous and healthy and 100%, but that wasn't the case! I did eat less over the rest of the evening, but I think part of that had to do with the fact that I had less room in my stomach. I had a cookie and a candy bar from the grocery store (a monster cookie, and the Snickers Peanut Butter candy bar that is new was calling my name so nicely). I made French toast for my daughter for supper, and joined her in eating that. I then had bologna sandwich for my nighttime "snack." Needless to say, I went to bed feeling "ick." I did talk to my DH about what had happened, and he was very supportive, said I could call yesterday my "loose day." Oh, I love him. He didn't get a grossed out look on his face when I told him what I had eaten.
I woke up this morning and weighed myself, knowing that it would be awful and truly not be reflective of my true weight since there was a lot still going on in my stomach. Not to mention sodium and water retention from not drinking any water really. I weighed 166. Ugh.
I decided to eat very clean today, and mainly accomplished that. I had a lot of fruits and veggies, chicken for dinner, and we ate samples at Sam's Club for lunch. I had a good amount of water, some Sprite Zero, and Diet 7-Up.
I took a 2-hour nap with my daughter, which was needed since I didn't fall asleep the other night until 1 a.m. because of the turmoil of my body including being too hot, and feeling itchy.
After I woke up at 1:10, I got ready and before making any excuses, I took off to the gym to do my 8-miler. It is on my calendar for my marathon training, and let me tell you now, if there are any truly important runs, they are the Long Slow Distance runs. They are the main reason I survived my half marathon. I would have gone with the runner's group this morning, but with the 20 MPH winds and -30 wind chill, I had enough of that type of weather for running. It was mentally a FANTASTIC run. I was so into it, and felt great. What didn't feel great? My heartburn from the food the day before, and the ongoing turmoil in my stomach that was more in my intestines, and not feeling good at all. My legs, back, and everything else, however, felt great. It took me an hour and a half to finish 8.25 miles in total, and I feel good about that. I paced myself, keeping steady at 5.8 mph because 6 mph had my shins singing a bit. I am doing everything I can to not injure myself.
So, am I back on track? You know, I don't think I was ever really off track. Off track to me implies a more consecutive string of days where I don't work out or I eat horribly. One day here and there is NOT going to derail me, and I really needed to get those emotions out. Sure, I wish that my eating didn't have to be involved, but in eating that food, it opened my eyes up to the fact that I needed to just get some emotions out or I WOULD continue to eat bad (I would never stop going to the gym, though).
I know that I have a tough few days ahead of me as I need to stay under 162 for WW, but as long as I eat right, go to the gym on Monday and Tuesday, get my sleep, and drink my water, I know I will be just fine. I do need to look ahead, also, to hell weekend (AKA Superbowl/spaghetti feed/girls night out/8th anniversary weekend). That is going to be rough. Superbowl Sunday will be bad, will be at my house, and will include the following, all made by my mother: Chili from scratch, con queso dip also from scratch (like 20 ingredients), wings, smokies, macaroni salad, quesadillas, and then the things I am contributing, which are cocktail shrimp (loads and loads of it), veggies, fruit, and soda (mainly diet). Oh, and lots of water. See the difference in what I am bringing, and what my mom is bringing? Well, at least I will have some healthy things to choose from. I plan on indulging a bit, mainly because A) I am doing a 12-mile run that day and B) If I don't have a little bit of my favorites, I will likely binge on it later when my mom leaves it all behind.
So, my goals for tomorrow are going to be the usual since I actually have to work!
1. Nutrition: Mainly fruits and veggies. I am going to have DH pick up carrots and mushrooms for me. I will maybe have couscous for dinner, but it's going to be a very light day for me.
2. Water: 150+ ounces, yo. Need to flush some salt out of my system, and water weight!
3. Fitness: None. It is my 2nd day off for the week, and if I go and do something, I risk overtraining. I just can't do that even to lose some weight. I will walk the dog once or twice depending on the temperature outside!
4. I will be productive and stay busy. I will get as many lines at work as I can since we won't be running out (we never run out on the weekend).
5. Go to bed by 9:00 p.m. as sleep is so very, very important to me in my health and attitude!
34 days until Cancun
12 days until my first official race of 2011 (Frozen Feat 10K on February 12)
50 days until the first day of spring (March 20, 2011)
48 days until I meet Becky, Paula, and a bunch of other SP friends for the Get Lucky 7K and her birthday weekend!
P.S. I want to thank all of you for the support, the tissues, and the understanding of what I went through. It amazes me how positive everyone is when someone is in need of encouragement. You all simply rock!