Monday, August 06, 2012
Summer cold still with me, though after lots of sleep on Sunday (a nap thanks to my wonderful husband), I feel a bit more human. Still very snorty and feeling wrung out, though. So yesterdays long run, needless to say, did NOT happen.
What also did not happen was tracking from Saturday evening and all day Sunday. Plus I was lazy and ate alfredo hubby made from a bottled sauce - so probably higher sodium than I usually do.
So yeah, it makes total sense that I also had to compound that error by peeking at the scale this morning. It gave me a gain of like 3-4 lbs from last Tuesday. But I'm not counting it as official yet for a few reasons.... 1 I remembered the meal of yesterday and Saturday's high sodium day.... and 2 I know I CAN get back into a healthy groove... this is just a pothole in the road I'm traveling. Okay, so its almost a sink-hole sized pothole, but I am not going to give up and give in.
First attempt at streaking I did 3 days then mucked it up. Second attempt was 4 days then a muckup.. so I AM making more progress in my tracking streak.. But still a long way from that 30 I want/need until I can feel I've "earned" that marathon training book I want. And yes, I do want it!!
Of course with feeling blecky like I do right now...running 1 or 2 or 3 miles seems like an arduous task... (as does training for my upcoming half)... and full marathon? What makes me think I can do that?
But I know of folks older than me who have done it...and with training and time anything is possible. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. LOL (I don't even want to think of how many points it would be for an entire elephant! lololololololol)
One thing that I know will help me (besides support of all my buddies here!) is that I'm going to keep repeating something On2Victory said in one of his status updates... regarding eating as "table training". ;) It really spoke to me, that phrase. So I'm going to tell myself... I'm an athlete. I am going to show my body respect by fueling it with healthy food and giving it the best "table training" I can. Will I be perfect? Probably not!! lol, but I will continue to work on tracking and give it the same serious effort I give the running (or that I will give the running once I feel a bit closer to human.)
I am thinking of trying to blog out my points daily, but feel free to ignore this bit. Obviously I'll have to edit other meals into it as time goes on...but should finish things out by midnight or so..
Points Target: 30
Thomas light English muffin....3 points....27 remaining
2tsp olive oil....2 points....25 remaining
1/4c white onion, 1/4c green pepper...0 points...25 remaining
light string cheese....1 point...24 remaining
at work (throughout the day).. lifesavers (4 mints)...2 points...22 remaining
planned Dinner at work:
big salad (2c lettuce, 1/4c onion, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 large tomato, 1 celery stalk, 1c carrots) - 0 points... 22 r emaining
3 oz chicken breast.....3 points...19 remaining
2tbsp blue cheese dressing....4 points.....15 remaining
hot sauce...0 points....15 remaining
ginger-honey tea....2 points....13 remaining
**will update further.. I work 1-9 and will eat something more when I get home after work.. and may or may not walk on my treadmill if I feel human enough..lol.
Well, my son is still awake and needs supervision. On the other hand, I did get things done in preparation for tomorrow.
Dinner at home:
4 oz chicken breast...4 points..9 remaining
thomas light english muffin...3 points...6 remaining
1c skim milk...2 points...4 remaining
Weight watchers ice cream fudge bar....3 points.. 1 remaining.
Streaking to health.... day 1!! Completed!