Monday, February 27, 2012

Y2, W7, Day 6: Weekend in Review

Okay, so I have to go back to Friday.  I knew that a cheeseburger and fries was not healthy for me so I reluctantly gave up the idea in favor of salad and ground turkey.  I avoided Friday treats at work in the morning, as usual.  Unfortunately, there were still tons of treats around by lunchtime, including a bunch of donuts.  I ate two and a big handful of nuts.  Yikes!  I don't know what happened.  I was in control, in control...and then I wasn't.  And that's not the worst of the day.  I went home and lay down, intending to rest for just a moment--and then fell asleep for a couple of hours. I woke up very hungry, tired, groggy, and not feeling like making a late dinner.  We had the burgers.  Horrible, right?  I know, it was a bad day that totaled me at 1,300 calories over my daily target.  Whew.

Yesterday was a lot better and I stayed in check...probably out of remorse for the day before!  But one thing I felt really good about was that I went jogging.  Mostly it was walking--I walked 35 minutes and jogged for 15, so that's a lot more of the easier exercise.  But still, I've always found jogging so difficult to do.  Previously to this last six months, the longest I could jog in a stretch was for 30 seconds.  Yes, I'm serious, 30 seconds was agony with each step feeling like a blow in my whole body, my face red and dripping with exertion, and me huffing and puffing for breath.  Now I can run in 1-2 minute stretches without feeling like I am dying.  I'll be out of breath, but no stitches in my side or any pain.  I know 1-2 minutes isn't long at all to run at all, but it's such an improvement for me.  The big difference is that previously running was painfully, extremely hard.  Now it'd doable and even kind of fun in a way once I discovered I can do it.  I think this week I'm going to skip the resistance treadmill walking and try out the jogging to see if I can build up some more endurance.  Cool beans, eh?  I'm excited.


  1. In control, in control and then, all of a sudden, not! Wow that totally describes many of my days in regards to overeating! I don't know what comes over me! Lately, I've been trying to stop and go back over the last few minutes in my head just before I lost control. Usually I can find some (seemingly insignificant) thing that got me the slightest bit upset or worried that probably triggered the desire to overeat. And maybe someday I'll be able to recognize that moment as it's happening.

    In my (admittedly unprofessional) opinion, a workout of alternating walking and running is just as good as running the whole time. I never run for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Most often, I alternate sprints with walking, and the whole thing is over in 20 minutes. I actually enjoy running now that I only do it once a week for that short time. Other days I just walk or ride my bike. Oh, and running to music really helped me enjoy it so much more.

    Sorry this is so long. Maybe I should have just made it a post on my own blog... :-)

  2. Don't apologize! I totally dig the comments because it's great to hear about how other people are doing with their food and fitness, but also because it makes me feel less isolated. Sometimes I feel alone in my food struggles and then I hear that someone else is dealing with the same thing. It helps put things in check for me and to feel heartened.

    I have to listen to music when I run or do the elliptical too. I like music with a beat to keep me going. :) As for control....I don't know what happens there! Sometimes it's emotional for me too, but I know that some of it is also tiredness. Too bad it can't be Monday treats because I'm a lot more refreshed on Monday--more strength to fight off the goodies! Good luck to you!