Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Well I weighed myself on Thanksgiving and I was 175lbs. Only 2 lbs short of my goal! I got distracted in the last 2 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, and I also was sick for 2 weeks, so I'm ready to face those pounds now. Just in time for more holidays:)
So. New goal. Bringing it down to 170lbs by my birthday, late January. And here is how I'm going to do it:
- Back to at least 3 runs a week. I love it, and I think I want to try some longer distances and interval training. A great way to ramp up my runs is taking my friends dog with me. He could go for 20 miles and still want to chase after balls.
- Make more of my own food. I have become really lazy in this area. My bike got stolen a few months ago, and the bike I am borrowing is just not as comfy to ride, though I am super grateful to have it. This means less trips to the grocery store. Time to move my ass.
- Keep on doing Pilates. I seriously love that Netflix Instant Queue has workout videos. And now my roomie is doing them as well! Woot for her!
- Limit the drinking. This is hard to do because I love meeting up with people in bars and going to Improv shows. And I always feel like such a schmuck for taking up space in a venue without buying anything. I guess I need to be okay with being a schmuck?
I also am trying to incorporate smoothies into my life. I think if I committed to those being one of my meals every day, I could cut back on calories and fat.
And one more thing.
No more straight up fried foods. Specifically, fries and tator tots. I have finally figured out that when I eat those things, my stomach rebels, and I have a really hard time sleeping. Go figure. I thought it was wine that would wake me up in the middle of the night, but it's fries and tots. Which sucks, but I'm done with the bellyaches, so it's time.
Hope all y'alls winter seasons are starting off right!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I love fall. I really really do. I feel more energized with the cool air, and for some reason we have had a few crisp fall days a week here in Portland, which is odd. Usually the word to describe autumn here is: damp.
So what have I been doing in the past month? I've been running more (except for 2 weeks when I was sick and blerg). I've been eating a wee bit less. I've tried some recipes that could be defined as "healthy." I'm feeling good.
Oddly enough, I have stopped with my food journal. There are a few reasons why I did this, though it was not a fully conscious decision. I like getting into bed and falling asleep right away. I like not having to remember every bite I take. I wasn't looking back on my journaling, so I wasn't learning from that retrospective.
The journal is in my bedstand, should I ever need it. For now, I'm working my ass off so I can weigh in and be proud in 2 weeks.
Holy crap, only 2 weeks to Thanksgiving!
Time to find a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake....