Oh where, oh where can she be???????
Hmmmm ... I'm right here ... not missing. Last week I got myself in a blogging funk and couldn't get to doing it. Some days I just don't have anything to say, nothing interesting to take pics of, nothing to report.
But, my absence does NOT equal falling off the wagon. I've been healthy, active and all that fun stuff.
So, what have I been up to .....
I went shopping with my sister in law and finally found myself a pair of jeans. I swear I tried on about 20 pairs before I found one that was OK (still not great, but pretty good). Also bought a few boring tanks & t-shirts and then one super sexy top that will be revealed later. I want to surprise my hubby with that one. :)
My sister in law is a super shopper and I'm really glad she came with me. I kept trying on things, thinking they looked horrible and she'd tell me No, it's too big - get a smaller size. And she was right! I started out trying on jeans in a size 30 and ended up needing either a 29 or sometimes even a 28.
Then when we were trying on tops I'd grab a medium or a large and every time I needed it one size smaller. I NEVER would have tried on a size small, but she was right, it looked much better. Any idea how long it's been since I've had a size small in my closet??? Long time!
The other day I ventured out for a longer run. I had planned on doing about 10K, but part way through I changed my mind on the route and figured I'd end up being a bit short. So when I got close to home I still had tons of gas in the tank and decided to add on the big block around my house. I figured this would get me around 12-13K which is about what I run most Sundays. It was one of those days I could have just run forever.
When I got home I mapped out the route I took .... 15 Km! HAHAHA, a little longer than planned and it certainly didn't feel like it. It was a nice route too, so I'll be sure to do it again.
I'm still entering EVERY SINGLE food I eat on sparkpeople.com - every bite. It's making me really nervous because my calorie range is 1260-1610 and I've been averaging around 1350-1400 and haven't felt the slightest bit hungry.
According to calories in vs. calories out I should be losing 1.5 lbs per week, but it sure doesn't feel like it. So ... I caved and got on the scale yesterday (first time this month). And ... yeah ... I've lost nothing, zilch, not even a .2 :(. So frustrating, makes me want to smash my head into a wall.
I hear over and over that weight loss is as simple as calories in vs. calories out - but why isn't it that way for me?? I feel like duct taping my mouth shut and climbing on the treadmill 24/7.
But ... I don't know what else to do so I just keep going on. That's probably insane, who knows. I could lower the calorie intake, but with the exercise I do I don't think that's wise. I know I can't/won't stop or give up - that's just not an option. It sure would be nice to lose this tummy pudge though.
Here's my menu for today, which is fairly typical. If you see anything on here you'd like to comment on, feel free. I'm open....
Breakfast - 1 cup plain, fat free yoghurt and 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal, 1 Kiwi
Lunch - 1.5 cups homemade turkey soup (broth, turkey & vegetables only), 9 wheat thin crackers, 1 light Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, 2 med carrots, 2 small peppers, 2 med. stalks celery
Snack - Nectarine
Dinner - 3 oz. roast beef, baked sweet potato (no butter), Salad with light balsamic vinagrette
Snack (after workout) - 1 apple, 1 tbsp. peanut butter
Calories - 1220
This is more fruit than I usually have in a day, but I bought a bunch recently and don't want to waste it.
Tonight I'm doing my own little mini bootcamp which will include stairs, sprints, lunges, push-ups, tricep dips, crunches, and planks.