Anyway, it went well. I came back yesterday because I had to work today, first job I've ever had (outside of the 24hr kids facility I worked in) that I've had to work on MLK Jr day and President's day (in February). It sucks to go from January 1st to the end of May without a paid holiday.
So, I'm sure you are all dying to hear what my high/low calorie days have done for the second week weight-wise. (I know no one cares.) Last Wednesday I was at a maintain weight, but Friday is my "official" weigh-in, and I had gained a pound. I did not weird or unusual from Wednesday to Friday, so I'm calling it the "girl gain" and hope it's I lose 1+ lbs this week.
When I was first losing weight 5+ years ago, I didn't notice a significant gain during that time of the month. In fact, I might even have posted about it . . .
Thanks for waiting.
Yep, I did The significant thing I have consistently seen throughout this time of weighing myself regularly is that I lose weight the week before my period and then "regain" it during my period. The last year or so I have noticed that while the week before's weight is still lower, I'm actually gaining the week of. I never really believed that if you were faithful, ate well, and exercised that you would gain weight during that time of the month. I know in my post from 2013 I was very diplomatic and said that this was my experience and others probably have different ones, but I still was very skeptical. Well, I can say that after a year of seeing the weight fluctuate during that time of the month, it has made me more of a believer.
When you're talking about losing lots of weight in a week, I can see how you don't notice it (however, in 2013 I wasn't losing a lot of weight weekly. I was 6 years younger though, and maybe that's the difference?
I also hate saying that age is the reason I'm not losing weight. I feel like it's a cop out, but really, the year I turned 40 (2016) was the year my weight started creeping back up (I also sprained my ankle and quit running a lot for many months).
So back to the high/low calorie days. I'm not as in love with it as I was the first week I started. Maybe the novelty has worn off, maybe it's seeing a gain on the scale on Friday . . . but I'm back to wishing I could have a coffee today (and a glass or two of wine). I really, really want a donut, but it's a low cal day. And even on a high cal day, I'm not sure donuts are a good idea. Maybe on Sunday I'll do a long run and get a donut. =)
This week's long run was "only" 5 miles. I drove back from e. Washington and by the time I got home it was after 3pm. The sun set while I was on my run, so at least I got it done before dark.
I've been listening to a true crime podcast, True Crime Garage, which I found completely by accident. I've been bingeing old episodes, I started from the beginning which was 2016 and I'm just now in the middle of 2018. Anyway, it definitely is not something I can listen to while I run in the dark, and even freaks me out a little during the day. A few weeks ago on my long run I had a creepy feeling throughout my entire run. I started running on a trail that I run on weekly, and is perfectly safe in the daylight (I wouldn't run on it after dark though) and I had to stop and call Damian to tell him where I was. I told him that I thought it was just because of the true crime podcast I've been listening too, but I was creeped out and wanted him to know where I was and that I'd be home in less than a half hour. I was fine, nothing happened and I made it home in under 20 min.
Yesterday I had another thing happen (in my own head) because of the true crime podcast. I was running down a road I only run down when I am going to be a tenth of a mile short on my run (it's a dead end street that's about a block long, I run down it and then back to the main road). Anyway, I was running past this house and I heard a bunch of kids in a backyard, I looked over and it was a fenced yard, with a gate on the side into the yard and the gate was open just enough to see several girls jumping on a trampoline. I thought it would be so easy to get into the backyard and take one of the girls and thought about knocking on the door to tell the parents, but knew that it was just my true crime full brain coming up with scenarios. And I had no idea if there was a parent in the backyard with them or not and the parents would think I was a sicko for thinking that. So I kept running.
I don't have a picture for this post, so I'll leave you with Maddox, in his shark tent watching a movie with a nightlight thing on in my entryway. =) Oh and don't forget the Zombie nerf gun. =D