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Day 310 - WTH?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Has it really been 178 days since I last posted a blog? Unreal.

I decided to post a blog today because I'm feeling rather HANGRY. For those of you who don't know what that means, it is a combination of hungry and angry, so it means I am angry because I'm hungry. Why am I so hungry? It's the result of multiple factors really. The first being that I am working out most every day and even though I increase my daily caloric intake (per Sparkpeople's recommendation), I am not eating enough protein, or enough food that isn't bread. I love carbs and my love of carbs pales in comparison to my dislike of fruit. I also cannot convince myself to eat anything that 'sucks' as defined by my taste buds. I have found that I am one of those people that 'run for food' and on a day like today where I haven't run and don't plan to, I will be hungry most of the day since my caloric intake will be much smaller. :( My poor coworkers.... to them I send a remorseful yet sorrowful shoulder shrug.

(Brief respite to eat a bagel and soup for lunch)....

I'm now much better.

What have I been up to other than alternating between periods of being hangry and rungry (run+hungry)?!?!?!? Well, I trained for and ran a half marathon. IN THE RAIN NONE THE LESS. It was sublime. I adored every wet, slippery, please-don't-let-me have-GI-distress, minute of the 2:21:37 it took to complete it. I was super stoked with my time and plan to do it again in the next sixth months.

I gave up Diet Pepsi. I have to write that again - I gave up Diet Pepsi! Anyone who knows me understands the significance of this statement. I might as well have said I gave up blinking because that's how ingrained and necessary it was to me as a functional biological being.

The scale....'oh, scale why do you taunt me with demands to back over you with my car?' I have lost 10 pounds thereabout, but I'm wearing a much smaller size in clothes. I'm comfortable in most size 10 pants, but not in any danger of transitioning to a size 8 any time soon. My measurements reflect a change that the scale doesn't which is the only thing keeping that scale safe in my household. BOO, HISS scale!

I hope to write more often than semi-annually going forward, so if anyone so feels inclined to, please stop by to read or provide feedback.

Thanks friends!

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  • AMOS76
    Thanks friend! Your words are very kind. I need to get better about reading my friends' blogs. I will stop by and read yours soon!
    1760 days ago
    This was such a relational blog. I loved it!! emoticon for sharing. I'm so sorry that you're living life balancing between hangry and rungry. emoticon I understand though how hard it is to meet your protein ranges as a carb lover myself I have the same struggle. Unlike you though I love fruits. I just try to eat a lot of chicken because it is chock full of proteins!! I'm also eating yogurt now too. There are great articles here on Spark about how to eat more protein, you can check them out.

    emoticon on that half marathon and your time!! emoticon I look forward to celebrating the next one with you!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon at giving up Diet Pepsi!! I can understand how finally letting it go is a huge deal for you!!! emoticon job!!

    emoticon with that scale paragraph. It was so funny and so reminescent of the struggles most of us face with the scale. I actually just recently wrote a blog about my own struggles.

    emoticon also on the 10 lb loss and the smaller clothes. You've made such emoticon progress!! emoticon emoticon
    1763 days ago
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