Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I think I'm gonna make it...

Well, first, I wanna say, thanks, guys, for all your encouraging words. Thank you for every last word. Your encouragement has helped me flesh out the thoughts in my head about this whole marathon debacle.

I have to say it was terribly hard at first. When I wrote that last blog post, I was pretty devastated. I think I surprised myself at how much I was looking forward to that silly marathon. I say "silly" now. Now that I've been able to put it all into perspective.

There were so many hurdles to get past as the day of the marathon approached. I'd been planning things like what I'd eat the week before, when I'd start packing, what I'd take with me, and what to replenish with during the race. And I'd gotten just about everything ready to go. So I was in "go" mode. I think that's why it hit me so hard.

I have a follow up appointment with the doctor on Thursday to find out if it was anything more than tendinitis. I had it Xray'd.

I haven't been running and I miss it terribly! I feel like a lazy blob. I just felt so empowered when I was running. Now I just feel defeated. I feel like its going to be so easy to fall back into my lazy self--the one who was lazy and didn't exercise.

On the upside, I've been losing weight again. Week before last, I lost 2.4 lbs and this past week, I lost 1.4. Not bad! I think I'm getting my groove back.

I've been eating every 2-3 hours. And yummy, healthy stuff, too. I'll have a big bowl of bran flakes (or wheat flakes, or rice flakes, or corn flakes) with vanilla almond milk and I'll sprinkle in some chopped walnuts and a few dried cranberries.

Then for my morning snack, I'll have a banana or an apple. Then for lunch I'll have a half of a sandwich (usually a pb&j or a turkey w/lettuce & onions) and some sort of 100 calorie snack (Little Debbie has been making some yummy one's lately.

Then for my afternoon snack, I'll have a Chobani greek yogurt and before dinner I'll have an orange or an apple.

Then for dinner, I'll have something like a greek salad or steak kabobs, or a couple of home made tacos, or a Subway turkey sub, or a slice of cheese pizza, or a bowl of corn chowder (weight watchers recipe), or, well you get the idea. Then I'll have a snack about an hour after dinner, either a 100 calorie snack or a yogurt or a piece of fruit.

But here's my secret...

I have a stick after lunch and another after dinner. And sometimes another one after my evening snack. I don't know what I'd do without it. Bob on the Biggest Loser says to chew it between means to curb your cravings. For me, though, I chew the spearmint (or winter blast, etc.) because it makes my mouth so minty so that I can't eat anything. It's not that I don't want to eat anything, it's that I can't because anything I put in my mouth would taste terribly minty. It's like trying to eat something right after you brush your teeth in the morning. I just tastes terrible. So far, so good, it's help me stay away from the snacking.

So anyways, I'm back at it. I'm now 2.6 lbs away from getting back down to my Weight Watchers' interim goal of 100 lbs. I hit the 100 lb mark last June. I'm hoping I can get back down there before June comes around again. I think I can do it!



spunkysuzi said...

I know your going to make it :)

screwdestiny said...

Good job on the last two losses! Thanks for sharing your secret about the gum, too. I've chewed gum before to try to help ward off cravings, but never thought to do mint. So smart!

By the way, have you noticed that those 100 calorie packaged treats cost more, for less food, than the normal portioned kind. It's effing ridiculous! They're just taking advantage of dieters. Makes me mad.

blueraspberry said...

Well who'da thunk!!! am I glad to see you there or wot! :)


Amy said...

I've tried various low-carb, low-calorie, and low-fat diets for the past couple of years. Although the Atkins diet is very popular, it made me feel somewhat unhealthy.
The diet plan I'm on right now is the Medifast Diet. The caloric intake is roughly 800-1000 calories. However, it doesn't make my body feel weak. It is a bit of a pricey diet, but there are plenty of coupons available on the internet (i.e. You should never pay full price.
My advice is just choose a diet plan which your body reacts positively to. No one knows your body better than you do!