I didn't let the numbers on the scale deter me.... I put on my exercise clothes and headed out. I had run on Monday. 3.85 miles...I needed to knock out at least 3 to keep myself on track with weekly miles so that I can reach my August target of 40 miles. (Jason is already saying that next month I need to push it to 45 miles....we shall see!!). Out I went this morning. And I am happy to say that I achieved 4.25 miles. I only have 1.9 miles left this week to reach my target! Go me!!!
So here is my stats for the last week...
I thought quite a bit while I was running. Lots of deep thoughts!
First and foremost I thought about my weight and my efforts.
So my first self revelation was the thought/remembrance that I have NEVER been able to eat my earned exercise calories and lose weight well. It's a sad but true fact. If you look at recent weeks...I eat those exercise calories and I haven't been losing. Plain and simple. Cut the calories that I eat and I should start losing. This one scares me because on running and big hike days (and sometimes the day afterward) I am hungry! But I'm going to work on it.
Secondly....Being brutally honest....chips have crept into my diet. I've even had French fries on a few occasions. (more than I should and let's leave it at that). I eat way too much macaroni and cheese.....way too many carbohydrates. I have been working to up the fruits and veggies consumption but the bad stuff is there. It's time to clean it up.
Last nights walk saw 5 swans gliding over the water together. The city park swans usually only travel solo or in pairs.