A Little Less Of Me

My quest to become thinner and healthier

8/30 Workout: Run 31 August 2010

Filed under: Feel the Burn — lennonzgal @ 10:40

I didn’t run on the weekend.  I ran on Thursday night so that Will could get a long ride in on Saturday morning (he’s riding in the MS 150 for my mom – donate to him here).  On Saturday night, we went to Atlantic City for the Aerosmith concert, so by Sunday morning I was dehydrated, full of crap boardwalk food, and my back ached from sleeping in a bed other than my own.  So, I skipped it.  I shouldn’t have, but I did. 

Fast forward to last night.  After work, we ran out to dinner (nothing fancy or even long sit-down, just Panera, which I’ve been obsessed with recently) and then we headed out to select paint colors for the renovations we’re making to the house.  We were back home by 7:30 and I was out the door by 7:45 for a run.  Unfortunately, it was still humid, and I was tired from all of the in-the-car-out-of-the-car that we were doing that evening.  So, I got in a half-hour pitiful run, and gave in.  Thankfully, we’ve got a 3-day weekend coming up, so I have a good chance of getting in at least one good run. 

I’m at a point now where I think I need to sign up for another race.  I’ve said it  before, but now I’m really trying to find one.  I’m probably going to do another 5k, so if anyone is interested in joining me, drop me an email or leave me a note in the comments section.  I’d love to have company!

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184.2 27 August 2010

Filed under: Daily Weight Log — lennonzgal @ 17:05

An expected increase, after a weeklong stay at the beach followed by a weekend trip to Rochester for a wedding … honestly, I’m surprised it was only 2 pounds.  I was really conscious of what I was putting in my mouth down the shore; I maybe gained a pound there, but then was less conscious (thanks to several Midouri Sours) at the wedding, hence the second pound. 

What’s funny to me is the fact that this week, despite being heavier than I’ve been in a little bit, I received no less than 3 compliments from people asking if I had lost weight.  And I’m not talking about people who normally hear me discussing weight issues, or who read this blog.  I’m talking about co-workers who aren’t aware of my struggle..  So, even though I’m up a little bit, I’m also pleased to know that people must be noticing SOMETHING.  Could it be that I’m just better at selecting flattering clothes?  Possibly, though I’d like to think that it has more to do with the fact that I’ve been running on a more regular basis and might be toning even though I’m still a little high.  In all honesty, this time even a few months ago, at 184 pounds, I probably would have  been afraid to try on my size 12 Lucky jeans, but this morning they slid on just fine.  Maybe I’m just reshaping a little.  I’d be cool with that!