My cravings are finally not dominating my every waking thought. People had birthday cake at the lunch table today and I wasn't drooling or feeling sorry for myself (even when they all sounded like they were having orgasms while eating it). I am starting to look forward to my delicious healthy meals.
You start to feel like a kid, wearing your parents clothes again. And it fascinates you on how clothes that fit you just perfectly a month ago, now have a baggy bottom. You wonder where that part of you went and if you are still dreaming. I have only lost 3 pounds since I started this challenge but my weight has finally settled back to where I was at in my college days.
So now that I am past the roughest part of the journey, I am reflecting on how I can make the next half that much better. I can definitely start incorporating some more greens..more salads and more green smoothies. I also need to get more sleep. I am going to start following a 10 pm curfew with the internet on work nights...I keep missing my morning workouts when I am up past midnight the night before. And I really want to start going to a Masters swimming class at 5am. But the biggest challenge for me is...getting out of bed.
Next week is Boot Camp week at the YMCA. Every day at 5:30am with a different trainer. My friend came up with a brilliant plan to motivate me to get out of bed. We both pay 10 dollars. Whoever goes the most days takes the pot. If there is a tie, we get our money back. I believe that will work for me.
I also have a half marathon on Sunday at Brazos Bend Park. A trail run and the first one ever at that state park. I am really looking forward to this. It will be so nice to get a break from concrete. Wait till you see the video on the Web site...you may just wish you were out there with me.
- Oatmeal with blueberries and cinnamon
- Coffee with non-dairy creamer
- Leftover butternut squash mixed with brown rice and chickpeas
- Dark Chocolate Nugo Protein Bar
- Whole wheat rice cake with hummus
- A bowl of Almond Honey Bunches of Oats cereal with soy milk
- Handful of almonds