Today I actually felt really good about myself. I noticed that I walked with more confidence and a larger smile and I just felt ready to tackle the world. Hmmmmm Could it be the 4 runs that I've had the last couple days somehow affecting my brain? Interesting.
Meanwhile, I think I have learned a valuable lesson. I've long known that eating a bowl of cereal usually doesn't tie me over to lunchtime. I'm hungry well before lunch. I ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast...a late breakfast at that. (9AM..after I ran). By 11 AM I was practically drooling at the thought of food. I actually made it until about 1 before I caved and had lunch. I ate my lunch and the ravenous hunger went away but I never felt satisfied. I made it home to dinner and I just about gnawed the kitchen apart to get to food. I ate and waited. I was still hungry so I ate some more. And waited. Seriously???? I was still hungry. What is wrong with me????? I ate over my calorie goal by probably 400-500 calories. Much more food than I'm sure I needed. So my question is this. Once that 'I'm so hungry feeling' comes will it pervade my thinking until I stuff myself almost to the brink (or in many cases over the brink) of being over-full? Food for thought.
This little impromptu eating pondering brings my thoughts to another aspect. Tracking. I didn't track a bit this weekend. Yet I lost. I started tracking yesterday....and today...and I'm already obsessive about my calories. Hmmmmmm....I've been doing this a fair amount of time....maybe I do know how to properly eat for my body. But then again....I've been stuck in the same weight vortex for how long? Yeah, maybe I better keep tracking.
My running is still happening. Today was a cross train day. Zumba was cancelled and I just felt like running...so I went running this morning. 2.2 miles. It was a much easier run this morning than it was last night (and 1 minute faster per a mile). I will be running my scheduled training run tomorrow morning...at least 2.5 miles. And Friday is a blessed rest day! :-)
The running schedule and my excitement over it brought the thought into my head. I work well with a deadline looming. I knew about this 10k AGES ago....I could have started training for it eons back. I didn't...then I was ready to quit.....circumstances brought it to the forefront and here I am busting my butt to achieve it. I thrive with a challenge and a deadline...one that I can't back out of!!!!!! Hmmmm Well, maybe not thrive. Ask me on October 6th if I thrived! (thriving is finishing the race AND having lost the 10 pounds that I vowed to lose)
And as for the weight......dangit, I wrote last night about the 3 pound loss.....this morning I was up two pounds. ha ha ha. I was dying of thirst when I woke up though so hopefully the 120 plus ounces of water I drank today washed the water retention out of me!