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Let's get it started...(runnin', runnin')

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hooray double meaning! First of all, today was the start of the spring BL challenge (hooray Sapphires) and I weighed in at a new low (besides the odd day before I bounced way up) of 193.8. Good way to start! I'm hoping to take off 10 lbs in the next 8 weeks, sounds reasonable to me. Hopefully if crunch time comes along, I'll be able to adjust. I can't go through my whole life expecting as much free time as I have now ;). Holy cow! 8 weeks from now I could be in the lower 180s? Who would have thought?

I also went for my second run yesterday and oddly enough, right when I started that song popped on my mp3 player. I didn't push myself quite as hard interval wise, but I ran it smooth at a 10 minute per mile pace. I still had a bit in me and the fiancee wasn't pushing me to go home, so I kept going. I did 1 1/4 mile without stopping, then walked an 1/8th, then ran 1/8th, then did another lap of that before he was ready to go. To warm up before that I did 5 DDR songs and we walked the 1/2 mile there, and then we walked back and I did 8 more. Good workout! Looking forward to maybe doing that again Saturday (if not, definitely next week). I want to try to increase the length I can run (without stopping) to 2 miles in the next 8 weeks. It's only 3 more laps than I can do right now but those 3 laps seem like a mile long each when I think about them now.

I keep having odd cravings, not strong ones but something will remind me of a food and I'll think "yum, that sounds good". The other day I wanted fried mozzerela sticks, another I wanted an oreo cookie shake, and today I had thoughts about a meatball sub and a bag of skittles. Now, I could probably work all of these into my diet (meatball sub would just mean a light dinner full of veggies and lean meat, mozzerella sticks would hopefully be shared to compliment a small meal and again, very healthy eating all day, skittles would be a snack and I'd eat a bit smaller to compensate, the oreo cookie shake would be tricky - but maybe on a weekend day where I have more calories and just eat really well all day, or just maybe get the stuff to make it myself in a lo cal version.

These things just come to me naturally now. I can eat any damn thing I please, I just have to adjust what I consume the rest of the day. Sometimes, it's worth it to get my craving out of the way. Most times it's simply not worth it and I'd rather eat something that's better for me. Most times I also feel better about that too. Odd that something I was struggling with a year ago is such second nature to me. Yeah I have icky meals or days, but it never occurs to me to go off the wagon because I failed to eat well one meal or day, it just inspires me to do better. Yay!

That's my happy thought for the day. Back to work now!
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    If you can adjust the rest, I'd probably give into reasonable cravings, no big deal. And who really wants to go through life not eating a meatball sub--why that would be no life at all! Case in point-- thai red curry and sticky rice out for dinner tonight, but with clear broth soup as an appetizer, and only Perrier at the bar for the live Irish music tonight after. Reasonable breakfast and lunch. Life is good, remember, this really isn't a diet.....
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