Friday, December 14, 2012

Starvin' like Marvin

Last night was fun! My kids had two events to choose from--their school was having an open house for Christmas, so the families could go and play games and see Santa and all that; and my aunt had invited us to go decorate cookies at her house. When I asked the kids what they wanted to do, they both said they wanted to go decorate cookies. I thought that was cute, and told my aunt how much they love going over there.

Eli was 100% better yesterday, no issues at all with his stomach. I'm glad, and just hoping it stays that way!

I was debating what to do about dinner last night--I knew my aunt would have food, but it wouldn't be very WW friendly. I had a CLIF bar before I left, and then at her house, I planned to not eat anything. There were cupcakes and a zillion cookies, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, and tortellini soup. I could pass on it all, but the cookies were really tempting.

I finally decided to make a small one, load it up with frosting, and just estimate the PP in it. I ended up eating another half of one after that, but I'm happy I didn't go all-out and stuff my face with them.
Noah was eating his as fast as he could make them ;)

My mom said she would drive the boys home so that I could go to the Advent Tea that Renee had invited me to at her church. I left my aunt's house and went right to the church. There was more temptation--Biscoff cookies!!, and a lemon tart that Renee had made (plus tons of other desserts that I didn't even go look at). I put a two-pack of the Biscoff cookies in my purse to take home for later, and then was trying to decide if I should have a piece of the lemon tart.

I ultimately decided to have a piece, and look up the PP later. What's the point of being at goal if I can't enjoy these things? I ate a piece of the tart, and it was delicious! (When I looked up the PP later, I saw that it was 12!! That's a lot.) The tea was fun though, and it was nice to chat with adults for a couple of hours ;)
This was Renee's table--in front, Renee, me, Jessica, and Kerry; in back
is Stephanie and Andrea (photo from Stephanie)


Jerry was off work today, so after the kids left for school, we had breakfast. Oatmeal with caramel, chocolate chips, and coconut...
I was hoping the carbs would help fuel me for my long run this morning. This is scheduled to be a step-back week (reduced mileage), so my long run was supposed to be seven miles. But since I'm going to Indiana for a few days, and I'm going to want to have extra PointsPlus to use there, I decided to run 11 miles instead. After last week's 10-miler, I was actually kind of looking forward to another long run on my new route.

I turned on Jillian Michaels' new podcast on my iPod, and headed out for an out-and-back run. After about a half-mile, I really had doubts about finishing. I normally run on an empty stomach, and I think maybe the fact that I ate before heading out made me feel crappy. I was debating in my head for a couple of miles whether to turn around, and I figured I could turn around at the 3.5 mile mark if I wanted, and just do 7 miles after all.

After mile three, I started to feel a little better. Not great, but certainly more bearable. I turned around at mile 5.5, and then at mile 8 or so, I was hit with a horrible hunger. I never feel hungry when I run, but this was awful. My stomach hurt badly from being so hungry! I was hoping Jerry would drive by to check on me or something, so I could hitch a ride (I should have brought my phone). The last couple of miles dragged, but my pace was great! My current half-marathon PR pace is 9:23/mi, so I was on pace for a half-marathon PR. With some more work, I can get my sub-2:00 half-marathon time.

When I got home and heard the beep of 11 miles, I ran into the house and started making a protein shake before I even showered. I threw some almond milk, protein powder, frozen raspberries, blueberries, and spinach, and some lemon and orange flavored Stevia (I'm working on a review for these, which I will post soon--I love them so far!) in the blender. It was really, really good! But it wasn't very pretty, that's for sure:
I showered, and was still hungry, so I had lunch immediately after (an omelet and some toast with peanut butter), and the Biscoff cookies from the tea last night. And later, Jerry and I got a vanilla cone from McDonald's. They did a good job with the cone today--we always look forward to seeing how our cones will look ;)
Today was one of those days where I just felt ravenous all day. Good thing I opted for 11 miles instead of 7, because I could surely use the extra PP!


I had all of the above written before I heard the news about the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. I normally keep my blog pretty light-hearted, but I was completely heartbroken today when I heard about it. I feel absolutely horrible for the families of those poor kids. Please keep the families in your thoughts and/or prayers this Christmas. I can't even begin to imagine how heartbroken they feel right now.

3 comments:

  1. As the news unfolds, it makes less and less sense. No one will ever know why.

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  2. That mickey d's cone looks delish!

    And yes this latest tragedy is horrible. I was at work when I heard and I just wanted to rush home to hold my girls.

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  3. oh and i can't wait for that stevia review...lemon and orange? sounds wonderful!

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