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.