Sunday, January 24, 2010

and racing season begins!

Our first 5K of 2010 was on Saturday. I had a personal best of 37:11 seconds which is FIVE MINUTES faster than my first 5K of 2009!!!

We have this weekend off from an organized race, then a 10K on February 6, 5K on February 13, and the half is on March 7. I would like to find another one for the weekend of February 20 because one of the races we like is being held on March 6 and we will have already left for the half since it is several hours away.

I would love to think that after logging so many miles that I would have a good loss this week, and things were looking good UNTIL Friday. After the 10'er we went out for Mexican food and then I ate macaroni and cheese. No fruits or veggies to speak of. Then Saturday after the 5K things were going great with banana pancakes (wholegrain with flax seed), then a yummy salad for lunch. Then we met our half marathon buddy for drinks which led to hash browns at Waffle House. Then today I had a salad after I scavenged the house looking for chips, then broke down and had chicken fingers. and FRIES.

I have heard over and over and over this week about how "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" and since I haven't been thin in EONS I am tempted to call bullshit since cheese dip and chicken fingers taste awesome. I guess recency effects are ruling me for now.

We shall see how the scale reacts to my ode to sodium. But the kinda very cool thing about this being a not a diet is that I always have a chance to get it right the meal and I never really throw in the towel and completely revert.

Here's to yogurt, Kashi and fruit in the morning!


Not Your Aunt B said...

Weekends kill me too. It's the eating out with friends, having friends over, you have to eat good food! And drink! Have I mentioned the drinking?

YAY for cutting your time down. You are rocking it in my book!

creative kerfuffle said...

i think that aside from your incredible perserverance and tenacity, the thing that has made you so successful is that you do see this not as a diet or a short term thing but as a life change. you are quite the inspiration hotch.

Amy said...

Yep! Here's to moving onward and upward! (or down in the weight:-) Yay for race season!

lastchanceivf said...

I'm always worse on the weekends. Today you can thank Bea for that, with the suggestion of Mexican food :) True, I ordered the veggie plate but they were literally swimming in oil...and then there were the chips. And oh, did I mention the giant Hershey bar I had with Mr. LC tonight?


You can always start fresh in the morning, and awesome time on the race!

Anonymous said...

I crashed and burned today, too. Most of what I ate was healthy (o.k., maybe not the brownie), but I had way too much of it. But like you I'm at a place where it's not a big freak-out; it's just accept and move forward cause tomorrow's tomorrow and I know how to do this.

Yeah, I can't use the "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" mantra either. I just can't inspire myself with daydreaming and denial. I just have to plan lots of other food that also tastes good but isn't brownies.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are a rockstar - 5 minutes faster?? KILLER!

Shelley said...

Wow, what a huge improvement in your 5K time!!! Super impressed with that, yo. You are a running demon!!!

Lynne said...

Congrats on the time improvement - that's great! You have quite the impressive race schedule for next month.
That quote has been floating around, and even though it's a dieter's mantra, I don't know how true it is, Personally, it doesn't do anything for me.

Penny said...

There was a time yesterday when I was standing in the kitchen stuffing my face with SunChips directly out of the bag when I realized things were not good.

We did have a good dinner, but I had A LOT of snacks and Eli was so horrible I told Teddy I needed a giant frozen yogurt to squish down my frustrations...

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