So it seemed to take me awhile to get myself together. I’m not all together yet but getting better. I still cry so easily and I do reach for sympathy food often but this past week I reached but did not eat. The only bad calorie day was today and it was because Mike took me to Perkin’s for breakfast and I ate. I had 2 scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes and some sausage with peppers and a cup of hot chocolate. I won’t take any of that back because sitting across the table from me is a young man that is making me more proud by the day and it was what he ordered for me. My sweet tooth has been tamed and I was able to have some candy corn tonight (Mike shared 10 pieces with me) and I haven’t craved any more and really that stuff was really sweet.
So the scale decided it was going to be happy with my week of work. It said 186.2 that’s down better then a pound in a half. My waist is down a inch so back to 40”, however these things are good there is a lot to reverse to get back where I need to be but it’s a start.
Today I did something I’ve never done. I went for a 5K run in the snow. I hike in the snow, I walk in the snow but I run on the treadmill or on the road in the summer but never have I ran in the snow. It took me 48 minutes to run in the snow, that’s forever compared to 35 or less on the treadmill but the snow and ice made it a challenge. I worked hard at this, beyond anything I’ve ever done.
My quote for this challenge is: "If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it." -Priscilla Welch Well today I did something different and it was awesome.
I’m still working on understand the changes in my life. Some of them due to age, some of them due to changes in life and some of them just normal life moving forward. My book has touched on quite a few of these. It’s a great book.
I have been much better at stopping by and supporting you all. Blogger still have issues at times where I can’t leave a comment or the comment gnome eats the comment and you never get it. If you have an e-mail I will send you a note if I can’t comment too.
My partner Casey is doing pretty good considering her body isn’t cooperating with her on a few different levels. She keeps plugging away at everything and is an awesome person and she is there for me to lean on and support me.
My menu planning worked pretty darn good this week. Not having a certain food for each day but a category to eat from make it so easy. I’m going to work with the same menu last week. My calories are about 1300 a day with the carbs close to 100. My proteins and fats are always very close too.
I made it to the gym 3 times this week with at least 1 1/2 hours each time and once at least 2 hours. I have worked on the fish flopping exercises plus I got out 3 mornings for a 1 1/2 mile run before daycare has even started. So that means at least 8 hours of exercise this week. 16.5 miles ran too.
So I’m getting back to where I need to be. It did help knowing Mike was going to be home this week. Now he’ll be off again next week for 10 more days away so I am hoping to get a handle on this and just learn to enjoy some new me time.
Here’s to a great week for me, for you, for all of us. We can do this. I know we can, we have too. We all want to be happy and healthy.
Take care and God Bless!!!