Sorry I haven't been around. No excuses will be shared. Trust me, I have lots, though. I just woke up and don't have my thoughts about me enough to have a great posting, but here are some bullet points I would like to share...
* I officially signed up and paid my fee for Zombie Buffet 5K! I signed up as a runner and chose wave 2 as my first choice or wave 3 as my second choice. Basically, they are going to "release" the runners in 4 different waves and each of those waves will determine how many zombies you are likely to encounter during your run. It's all very technical. Hahaha! I cannot wait. I have thinking about a costume...not completely sure exactly what just yet, but cheerleader seems like an okay costume to run in, wouldn't you agree?
* A few of the girls from my Mayor's Challenge 5K team have started training with the various offerings already!! If you are interested, check out their website here for a list of all the groups that are meeting and when. After the half marathon, I plan to meet at the McCabe Community Center for their 9 am runs on Saturdays. Also, the Green Hills YMCA is offering trainings during the week on Tuesday and Thursdays at 11:30 (and Fridays). You do not have to be a member if you are working towards the Mayor's Run!
* I have signed up for Shrinkvivor 2011!! It is a 7 week Challenge offered up here. Looks like a lot of fun and a good way for me to get back on track and have someone else tell me what to do! Plus, you all know this girl likes a little competition. ;) I encourage you all to join up!! There is even a non-weight loss group for those who want to participate in the " weekly physical challenges, check-ins, immunity idols, tribal councils" without losing any weight. The registration lasts until Wednesday, September 21st, which is when they will randomly place you on a team of 7 and the challenge will begin on the following Wednesday, September 28th.
That's all my points for today, I think. I am heading out in about an hour for my 10-miler, and then next weekend is the HALF!! I am very excited. I got a new shirt last night (yes, I will be wearing it for my run today to "test it out") and I am now looking for a white runner's skirt. The black one would work fine, but I think a white one would be "prettier" with the socks I have chosen. I'm such a girl, right? This week I will only be doing 9 miles total throughout the week and I am definitely using Thursday as a FULL rest day. Friday will be a "cross training with the kids" day...no plans yet, but I will try to at least be a little bit active with them to get my "jitters" out!
Diet-wise, I don't know what to say. I wish I could say I've been all good and on point...but I haven't. I have been allowing myself bites here and nibbles there and a full slice of pizza last night. It's just been hard! For several reasons. It seems that on days when I don't run (which suppresses my appetite for a good 2-3 hours), I am starving, like, alllllll day long! I will eat the same breakfast as on any other day, but it will just do nothing but seem to fuel my hunger. Very frustrating! I should be using my Sensa, but I keep forgetting to sprinkle it on my foods! Also, when I have a whey protein shake, or I'm eating a piece of fruit (like an apple or peach), I can't use it. It's hard to form a habit with this, for some reason. I have never been a big "seasoner" once my food is ready to be eaten, so that may be one problem.
Know what? Basically...dieting is HARD. It has become harder now that I've lost a lot of weight. Hovering between 50 and 55 pounds lost is awesome, but I keep thinking about a time in my life when I weighed what I weigh now and I wanted to lose weight! I want to have the stamina for that girl! I will not, will not, will NOT give up. I plan to kick ass at the Shrinkvivor Challenge and finish up these 40 weeks with a BANG! I may be behind schedule, but that is NO reason to think I should stop here. I can totally do this.
|I found these pictures online...look how skinny my leg looks!|
And, no, I am not wearing shin guards. Haha.
Yeeeehaw!! Have a great day,