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!
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!