Saturday, February 28, 2015

Weekly Weigh in

I made it to my meeting!! It had been 3 weeks and weeks since I allowed the receptionist to tell me I lost. When I know I've gained I tell the receptionist not to say anything.

Weight: 190.2

So close to being back in the 180s!

I ate well at work all week! I went to the grocery store last night and didn't get crap.

The bad news is that I am not racing tomorrow. My dad isn't doing well and with the race being at 11:00 (in the opposite direction of the hospital) it would make for a hard day. So I chose to skip the race (which means I am skipping the whole series) but am going to run with my running group - with some people I haven't run with before. I hope to find people I can run on Sundays with.

We have plans tonight which includes going out to dinner and I am going to try not to get out of control.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

So far so good.....

I wish all weeks could be like this (okay, without the bad weather).

It is almost noon on Thursday and so far things are going well.

1) Wear my fitness monitors and try to get in more steps - Wearing them, not getting as many steps as I would like
2) Drink my water - Pretty good
3) No soda or hot chocolate --GOOD
4) No buying my lunch - GOOD
5) No snacking when I get home or desserts - GOOD

I am having lunch with a co-worker and I am NOT going to buy my lunch. I will pop my trusty Lean Cuisine pizza in the microwave and go meet her in the cafeteria.

The movement hasn't been very great. I continue to be busy at work, but not stressed,  so I have been sitting more than I would like. But I have been also getting up and doing some laps around the floor. But the highest I've reached this week was 7,500 which isn't great.

On the downside, I know why I've been able to be successful this week
1) No work stress
2) Not as much Dad stress
3) Simple, boring dinners
4) Ability to go to bed early

When the routine is there and not very exciting, I do well. But I can very easily get thrown off which is what I need to work on. Life is not easy and in order for me to be successful, I need to be able to keep myself in check through the good and the bad.

This weekend we are going to a college hockey game and will go out to dinner before. I will check out the menu and pick something reasonable. No beer. And I don't need snacks at the game.

Sunday I actually have a race! It is the 4 mile of my 3(which got postponed last weekend)-4-5 race. I haven't done any running this week. But I didn't do any during the week last year anyways, so I will just go and have fun.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Trying to get back into it.....

It is definitely hard around these parts. They were threatening more snow last week and this weekend - The end of last week didn't amount to much. My husband did have to snow blow on Sunday but it was only 2-3". Thankfully it didn't rain the 1" we were expecting because that would have wreaked havoc on everyone's roofs.

Last week was school break and my eating was completely out of hand. Thursday I had a huge deliverable and I was taking some time off in the afternoon to get the kids out of the house, so I snacked like crazy - to the tune of a box of Buffalo Wheat Thins and a bag of chocolate covered cranberries. After going to the bouncy place, my husband met us and we went to a Japanese Steakhouse, lots of fancy drinks and all. Friday I took the kids to the movies in the afternoon.

But school is back in session (though my husband did just have to go pick my daughter up because she complained of a stomach ache. Great.....) but I have told myself I need to get back on track.

1) Wear my fitness monitors and try to get in more steps
2) Drink my water
3) No soda or hot chocolate
4) No buying my lunch
5) No snacking when I get home or desserts

I am going to try to do that this work week and see how it goes. I HAVE to get back into the 180s (Scale this morning said 193 :(  )

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I am here....barely.....

If you've had your head in the sand and not listened to the news, then you know it's been a rough month to live in the Boston area.

Up until January 23rd we really hadn't had much snow (except maybe if you consider the white Thanksgiving we had!). I had been running outside and was excited to continue doing so all winter long. We had some snow that day but the next morning I ran 7 miles outside in slush and ice and I tried my yacktracks. But then came Monday the 26th and the first of FOUR storms where we've gotten more than a foot - one of which was 2 1/2 feet! One or two which were blizzards (I can't remember if this past storm eventually was categorized as a blizzard). My kids had 4 snow days in less than 2 weeks and a 5th last week. They are on vacation now, a vacation they don't need - they are at each other's throats and driving us crazy.

I did manage to get 1 run in outside about 10 days ago - it was only 3 miles. But other than that it is just too dangerous because the roads are to narrow and even if you do run in the road, you can't jump off the road because the snowbanks are so high. I was signed up for 2 races this weekend - a 3 miler and a 7 mile leg of a marathon relay, both of which were cancelled because the roads are too bad. The relay was outright cancelled. The 3 miler is postponed to mid-April. Who knows if the 4 and 5 miler will get in. There isn't any melting going on so the roads aren't getting any better.

And let's not even talk about how all of this has affected my eating. Out.Of.Control. I sware everyone in Boston has gained 10 pounds in the last month. Stress, aggrivation, depression, boredom, annoyance, everything.

I dream of getting back outside running. I just hate the treadmill. I don't feel like my stride is right. I am afraid of getting hurt. Outside is where I love to be. But I need to start getting miles in. 1/2 training will officially start in a month, but I need to be running 6-7 mile long runs on the weekend.

On a good note, we booked a cruise for April of 2016 so something wonderful to look forward to!