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I think I need a sunrise, I’m tired of the sunset

June 14, 2011

I have been having a down day, as noted by the pity-me update from earlier. I realize there are ups and downs in weight loss. It is just so frustrating to keep battling these same 10 pounds over and over again.

That being said, this isn’t going to be another feel sorry for me update. Despite my feelings of frustration at my weight loss and my fear of being forever single (this is what happens when I sit at home all day by myself), I am optimistic about the direction my life is heading. I have positive things on my horizon.

I needed a way to try to break the funk I was having, so I ran to the grocery store earlier. I was in need of a few essentials (toilet paper and fruit). I hate that fruit and vegetables are so expensive, but I managed to come out of the store with toilet paper, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, lettuce, carrots, and a watermelon for about 30 dollars. I’ll have to do real grocery shopping by Friday or Saturday, but I couldn’t wait that long for fruit (or toilet paper).

I came home and promptly cut up my watermelon, making sure I grabbed a few bites as I was putting it in the bowl. It tasted great. I love summer fruits!

I have been proud of my eating today. It is easy to disregard making good choices when you are frustrated with weight loss, but I am trying to stay focused.

My meals:

Breakfast-Overnight Oats (1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup fat free milk, dash of splenda, sliced banana, 1 Tbsp. better n peanut butter)

Lunch-2 Fat Free Turkey Hot Dogs on 2 Slices Sara Lee 45 Calorie and Delightful Bread, Special K Cracker Chips, Weight Watchers String Cheese

Dinner-Baked Tilapia w/Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Cooked Carrots, 1 Bagel Thin (bc I was craving something carby)

Snacks-Grapes, Caramel Rice Cake, Few bites of watermelon (I plan to eat some yogurt with strawberries and blueberries later, too)

My workout earlier consisted of: 3 miles on the elliptical, 5 miles on the stationary bike, and 30 minutes walking hills on the treadmill.

Because of my ITB problems, I try not to run too many days in a row, but I want to exercise as much as possible, so I am trying to use all of the machines in my apartment gym on my off days. I want to stay healthy before I start half marathon training. I think I am going to set my alarm in the morning so I can get up and run before it gets too hot. I’d like to run outside tomorrow. The treadmill is boring.

I am also going to get out of the apartment and run some errands tomorrow. Maybe try to break this bad mood.

For now, I am going to take a book out to the balcony and listen to the thunder and read. I love summer storms.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2011 8:29 pm

    Hang in there! You’re doing great! The last ten are always the hardest. As for the relationship hopes and concerns, I often found solace in considering how statistically unlikely it was that I was doomed for life as a spinster. Sounds like you need a cute running partner!

  2. anvancafitcoach permalink
    June 15, 2011 7:19 am

    Hang in there! As cheesy as this may seem, a positive mood has an impact on diet success. The fact that you are sticking with it is a testament to your strength and perseverance. I wish only the best of luck.

  3. June 15, 2011 10:04 am

    Just keep pushing ahead. Those last few pounds will come off. You have already accomplished so much.

  4. June 15, 2011 6:15 pm

    Baked Tilapia on of my favorites! Sorry you are rut with your weight loss. Hang in there! I am rooting for you. 🙂

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