Tuesday, May 19, 2009

yikes


i did the weigh-in and it's not good. more than i expected. yikes. it was a bad time to do it (that time of month, after a long weekend where i ate many salty things and drank many types of booze, including wine, wine spritzers, beer, that fruity creme liquor from south africa. amarula or something ... boy is it ever tasty. also mixed drinks, maybe a shot. i was at a wedding, so that explains some of it.

anyway not good. bad news. yikes. the surprising thing it that i was feeling pretty - oh chicago just scored - thin so i thought it would be a good time to do it. wow. obviously my perception of myself is a little off. and i was not even trying on some of my pants. i was wearing skirts and my yoga jeans.

i'm motivated though. i'm not going to count points but i'm going to measure portions and go lighter on the carbohydrates. for some reason protein keeps me really satisfied. not full, but not hungry. not hungry = i'll take it! i'm also going to drink lots of water and try not to overdo the sodium. that's really hard for me because i love love love salt.

today after work i went for a run. a FIVE MILE run! wooooooooohooooooo! that's my longest run since my bum injury last july. i am SO HAPPY that i can run again. SO HAPPY. not being able to do something physical that you actually enjoy because of an injury is devastating. because after you've spent twenty years or however long being a lazy bum all you want to do is move.

14 comments:

Lainey said...

I also find that after 15-20 years of being a lazy bum, I want to move a lot, too. Now that I started I can't stop!

Sarah said...

I totally hear you... I think I was probably retaining 10 lbs of water yesterday thanks to salt & boozy drinks all weekend! Time to flush the system!

Amanda said...

I would suggest weighing yourself again today or tomorrow. It's probably not as bad as you think. I'm always up after a weekend but usually come Wednesday I'm back down again.

What are the chances that you were running near Trinity Bellwoods last night?

Amanda said...

If it was around 6:45 last night, then I definitely think I saw you. I was on my way home and it looked like you.

cinemarie said...

5 miles that's AWESOME!! And for the scale - I'm sure you'll be back to your maintenance range in no time - you've got it under control now... Good work! :)

cinemarie said...

I didn't say but I'm really happy that your bum pain is gone lol what a relief! :)

Erin said...

Awesome run! Sometimes I think that I am having a "thin" day and then I hop on the scale and it disagrees.

Bi0nicw0man said...

um, yoga jeans?

Angie All The Way said...

Yay for the 5 mile run!

I hate that! One minute I'm "feeling" thinner and decide to "verify" it on the scale only to be slammed down. I'm never doing that again. If I feel good and I"m on track, no mid-week checks!

Um, yeah yoga jeans??

fittingbackin said...

Congrats on the 5-mile run!! Good for you, girl - you're not just motivated - you're ON IT! I hear you - Salt is my bestie and I love it so. Sigh.

Vanessa said...

Hooray for the run! You rock :)

Fatinah said...

oh, man - I love Amarula!

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

go you on the run!

Crystal said...

Scales are dumb. Congrats on the run-glad there was no pain this time!