Current Weight: 176.6
– From Last Week – 3.0 pound loss
– From Highest Weight – 57.4 pound loss
Yay! I’m so glad the scale finally went down, because for the first few days of this week it actually went UP! I was starting to get really frustrated because I was exercising, eating clean and drinking lots of water and not seeing the results on the scale (I know I shouldn’t weigh myself everyday, but I do). I sometimes have a tendency to just give up and start eating crap again when that happens with this line of thinking: “Well, if I’m going to gain or not lose anyways, I might as well eat whatever I want!”. Not too mature, I know and I’m so glad I resisted that urge because the last three days of the week, the scale dropped dramatically. TRUST THE PROCESS!
This week I only ran once (my work pressure is so beyond insane right now I can’t even describe it so I didn’t get my weekday runs in) but it was a good ten miles. I felt like I could do another few if I needed to, but we were scheduled to meet friends at noon, so I had to end at ten miles (I wasn’t too broken up about it, haha). My hip/pelvis felt a little wonkey but it felt fine a few hours later so I didn’t injure anything I guess. I’m hoping that is enough to prepare me for the Tink 10k and Half next weekend. I’m planning on taking it really slow and easy on the 10k and not really pushing it on the Half either. I’m hoping to PR at the PHM 10k, so next weekend can be a trial run for the Glass Slipper Challenge.
I’ve been eating really well this week and (I need to remember this when I’m tempted later on) I feel so so so much better. Don’t get me wrong, I want to lose another 38.6 pounds to run faster, be healthier and look better, but even if I didn’t lose another pound (oh please don’t let that happen!) I think I’d want to eat like this forever. I just have so much more energy and feel better. It’s kind of hard to explain, but I feel cleaner and lighter.
I’ve been starting every morning with a green smoothie (I love my new Ninja blender thing) with spinach, strawberries, (pineapple or frozen cherries depending on what I’ve got) and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It is delicious and is pretty filling. Other than that I’m trying to eat a protein and “good” carb with each meal and snack and I’m avoiding all white flour, white rice, sugar and processed/chemical laden foods. No fake sugars either, even stevia. I’ve found a few great new recipes that I’ll share soon. I do reward myself with two dove dark miniatures every night which is just a tiny moment of pure bliss.
Next week will be a bit more challenging. I’m flying out to California Sunday morning and have four days in Long Beach for training and then a few days in Anaheim for the race. I have my tools for eating clean here, but I don’t know what I’ll have access to in California. Luckily I’m renting a car for the whole week, so I should be able to get to grocery stores. If the training provides lunch, that might be more of a challenge but I can only do my best and if I don’t stick with it as well while I’m there I know I can just hop right back onto the plan when I get home.
listening to reading my rambling thoughts. One of my primary purposes for this blog was to document my journey to fitness and I think it’s important to put down those thoughts and feelings along the way so I don’t forget.
Good luck to all the runners at the WDW Marathon weekend, especially you crazy Dopey Challenge racers!