Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Ups and downs

My bodies current happy weight is NOT making me happy.   Yes, I'm right back to where I was before I got sick.  Really?   

Ok, I totally fell off the horse yesterday with my eating.   It started with lunch.  I had packed my lunch but when they suggested going out to lunch, I totally caved.  I usually do really god with saying no.  Yesterday I just ...well......I fell apart!  I looked at my calories and knew that I still had room for a decent dinner.  No worries!    But then dinner....I ordered a turkey wrap and ate the homemade potato chips that came with it.  Not too bad.   But somehow I managed to eat the leftover mac-n-cheese when I got home.  I didn't need it!   Furthermore, I felt miserable and bloated after eating it!   So 1800 calories for the day.   

The only redeeming factor about yesterday?   Jason and I met up and walked on the canal.  6 miles of walking.  It was on the canal so it was an easy walk.  But I still put the miles on my legs!   With the earned calories I was still under my goal.  HOWEVER, I have never been one to lose weight when I eat my earned calories.   Yes, this makes me so sad! 

Where did we walk?   ON the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Williamsport, MD ...



I had to giggle though.  I got home last night and my legs were SORE after our walk.  Yes, my legs were sore after our walk on the FLAT canal.  More sore than they were last Saturday on the hike from hell. (Ok it couldn't have been too hellish since we are planning to do it again!)  

I went to bed last night...determined to run my first four mile run of the week in the morning.   I typically wake up at around 6 so I knew I would have plenty of time to make it out the door by 7 for my run...which would give me plenty of time to come home, eat breakfast, shower and leave for work.    I woke up at 7:19.  Uhhh, yeah, that's a bit late in the grand scheme of having the time to get my stuff done.  

I am proud to say that I didn't hesitate.  I bounded out of bed and threw on running clothes quick as a wink.  And I was out the door right around 7:30.  I was very proud of myself!  Not only did I get out there....I didn't allow myself to be talked out of 4 miles.   Not only did I complete the 4 miles but when I got home I was only at 3.83...so I ran down the block to finish out the COMPLETE 4 miles!

Why yes....I did get faster!!!!!

There are a few problems though.

I like that hour in the morning before heading out to run for a few reasons.  

***My arthritis and my kinks and aches need a little bit of time to work their way out!  I didn't have that luxury today!

***My body works on a schedule....I need that time in the morning to let my body complete it's normal morning routine/tasks.   That didn't happen today.  Thus at around mile 3 my stomach was HURTING!

Either way...today was a victory!   



8 comments:

Lori said...

That is certainly a victory! I probably wouldn't have even run after getting such a late start. And then making sure you got the full 4 miles. I would have done that or I would've felt like a failure. LOL!


How are the feet? Did the flat walking bother them?

I'm hoping the hip pain is gone since there was no mention of that.
Lori

Angel Blue said...

There is ups and downs but to me it seems the ups out weighed the downs.

Michele said...

Way to go! Roll out if bed and right out there running. Good for you!

Lori Ann Goddess said...

Sounds like a great day!

Desiree - Finding the Skinny Geek Within said...

Great job getting up and getting that run in!

Jen B said...

I can do an hour of elliptical and an hour of Zumba a day, but don't make me go for a jog!

... and 1800 calories? If I could keep my intake at that I'd be happy (and I think I'd lose too). But alas, I'm always over.

Anna said...

Love that you have a guy who is into meeting up for walks as you are - 6 miles is no joke - flat or not :)

jen said...

well done for getting up and running…you go girl...