So you know what my problem has been this summer with posting? I get on my computer to write a post, and automatically type facebook in the . . . well, I don't know what that area is called . . .you know, where you type the web address you want to go to. (Boy I feel stupid now.) Anyway, FB is such an automatic thing that I type that in, and then think, well, I'll just look around a little, and 3 hours later (okay, maybe not that long) I turn off the computer and only later realize I never typed up my post. This happened just now, although, I realized I still hadn't written my post yet when I closed the computer and opened it back up and got on here. =)
Anyway, Saturday I had a great run. I felt fantastic. I really, really wanted to just get out and run for a long, long time. (Who would have thought that I would miss running for over an hour??) Instead of putting on my audiobook, which is what I usually run to, I put on some music. I decided I wanted to incorporate some of my long run route into my 5 mile route instead of during my normal 5 miles. I hoped that by doing that it would feel more like a long run, rather than just an everyday run. And I think I was right. I ran by the river, and then ended it on the trail that I almost always end my long run on. It really did feel fantastic.
I don't know if it was the music, versus an audiobook, or the desire to just run, or maybe the fact that I didn't have the jogging stroller, but I started out really fast. (Well, really fast for me right now, it actually would have been pretty average 6+ months ago.) I knew I was going too fast, I could feel it, so I tried to slow down, and I did. I managed to do positive splits for the whole run (which is actually not a good thing). I thought about it after the first mile, I knew I needed to slow down early, so I wouldn't have the positive splits, but that didn't work. I was just too excited to be out there running.
After my post on Saturday about how good I ate on Friday and how wonderful I felt, I realized that we had promised Damian to take him to a movie on Saturday for his birthday. We read the book (well, a series) The Maze Runner, and loved them, so Damian really wanted to see the movie which came out on Friday. I love popcorn. Like really love popcorn. And I love eating popcorn and licorice together. I realize it's not that great of a decision food-wise, but we rarely go to the movies, and I never eat popcorn and licorice together (I eat popcorn all the time) outside of the movies, so I decided that was dinner. And as promised (to myself) I had some wine after the movie.
I was worried yesterday morning about my weight. Popcorn (with salt and butter), licorice, and wine . . . yeah, as I was going to the bathroom right before weighing myself I gave myself a pep talk, telling myself that I would be over 150 again, and it was okay, because I will eat better today and the rest of the week. I was super happy (and surprised) that my weight was 149.0, 0.4 less than Saturday.
I needed to go to the store yesterday morning and was putting on a pair of capri's that I haven't worn much this summer (not having a job meant I could wear shorts all day instead of having to wear capri's in hot weather). I had a flash to when they were too tight (can you say camel toe??) and then I thought that was silly, I hadn't gained that much weight. So I put them on and before pulling on my shirt I looked in the mirror and what did I see? love handles. It's amazing what just a couple pounds can look like. So then I had a flash to when these same capri's were loose on me. I was having a "skinny day" and after seeing myself in the mirror, I definitely didn't feel skinny any longer.
I struggled all day yesterday with wanting to have a glass of wine while watching the Seahawks play. I really wanted a glass, I went back and forth all day about whether or not I should. So I logged what I was planning to eat for dinner in myfitnesspal.com to see if I had any leeway in my calories, and I didn't. So I didn't have one.
Speaking of football, yesterday was a good football day, Packers lost, Ravens, and Seahawks won, and the 49ers lost. (Sorry Gwen . . . but not really) =)