Thursday, March 14, 2013

Overnight trips

I didn't want to tarnish yesterday's runniversary post with my Wednesday weigh-in, so I just figured I'd post it today instead. I wasn't expecting a miracle on the scale, but I was definitely happy to see that the damage wasn't too bad at all this week:
At 131.5, I was definitely up from last week's 130, but my body always seems to return to 131. When I entered my weight into my WW account, I noticed a pattern...
Starting when I reached 131 back in January, my weight has gone up, down, up, down, every single week. Since I was up this week, maybe that means I'll be back down next week. But regardless, as long as I'm at/under my goal weight (133), I'm happy!

I decided to change my goal range to 130-135 (instead of 133-137). The reason for having a goal range instead of a weight is to allow for the normal fluctuations--but 135 is my top weight, so if I see that number, then I'll have to go back to weight loss mode (daily target of 26 PP instead of 32). Since my weight really likes 131, that's probably where I'll hover as long as I keep on plan. Last week, I had a lot of unaccounted for bites and tastes, so this week I'm writing everything down.


This morning, I chose to run on the treadmill, because I knew I'd be going for a walk outside afterward. I told my mom I'd go feed her cat today, so I decided to walk there and get in some extra activity. I was scheduled for a four-mile run, so I just set the treadmill at 7.1 mph and didn't touch it until I'd reached four miles. Then I stopped my Garmin, and changed the treadmill to 3.0 mph to walk until the Sons of Anarchy episode was over. I don't know what I'm going to watch when I'm done with that show--it's got me hooked!
After I showered and dressed, I went out for a walk to my mom's house. It was a lot colder outside than I was expecting (the sun always makes it look warmer than it is). My parents only live two-thirds of a mile from me, so it was a short walk.

I was very tempted to raid my dad's candy jar while I was there, but I restrained myself--even though the Rolos were calling to me!

Yesterday, I got confirmation that I'm going to St. Louis in a couple of weeks! I've never been there, and unfortunately, I'll only be there for about 24 hours, but I'm still excited to go. As  you know, I am kind of totally crazy about my cats, and I post about them often. Purina ONE invited me to go to their headquarters in St. Louis to learn about cats' behaviors. I'm sure I'm a complete nerd for it, but I think learning about the behavior of my cats sounds SO interesting!

I know a lot of you have cats as well, so hopefully I'll learn some fun tidbits to post about, and I know I'll be doing a giveaway of some Purina ONE stuff. I'm not sure of those details yet.

Just a few days before going to St. Louis, I'll be driving down to Dayton for my RRCA running coach certification class. I'm nervous about that, but excited, too. I'm going to have to leave home at about 4 AM on a Saturday morning; class is from 8-5, and then I'm going to stay with Carly from my Ragnar team overnight. I have class again from 8-5 on Sunday, and then I'll be making the drive home. What a LONG couple of days! I'll be home for two days before heading to St. Louis. This should be interesting, because I'm not a travel-type person at all!


I had a craving for a Cadbury Creme Egg yesterday (well, every day, really, but I haven't had one of them in probably two years!). I walked to the liquor store with Jerry and the kids, and they were out of the regular Creme Eggs--bummer. They had one caramel egg left, and about five of the chocolate ones. I've had the caramel before, and I loved it, but I'd never tried the chocolate, so I got that one.
When I got home, I looked it up and saw that it was 5 PP! That's a lot for a tiny little egg. The regular Cadbury Creme Eggs are totally worth it, so I hoped the chocolate one would be, too. Unfortunately, it was not--it was good, but not amazing, and I wouldn't spend 5PP on one of those again. Easter is a hard time of year for me not to go crazy with the candy--I love the Cadbury Creme Eggs, the mini Cadbury Eggs, and the Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs! When I was obese, I remember buying six packs of the Reese's Eggs and eating them all on the way home from the grocery store. They're so much better than the PB cups for some reason!

20 comments:

  1. I love Easter candy! If I don't buy any this year I'll have a two year streak :)

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  2. Reese's taste the best when shaped like an egg. I managed to stay away from them last year! Hopefully I'm as lucky this year. Can't wait to see you!

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  3. I love Hershey's Robin Eggs. Ohmylanta, they are amazing. I'm so happy I found them at Target in single size servings. It was like a gift from Jesus himself ;)

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  4. Agreed on the PB eggs! I think it's the higher peanut butter to chocolate ratio, as well as the smooth, rounded edges (vs the pointy ridges on the cups). YUM.

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  5. I hear you on the easter candy. I love the PB eggs because of the ratio of pb to chocolate. My husband likes the mini pb cups and he can have those around the house and I am not tempted to eat them. I can't do that with the eggs though! I would also buy a 6 pack and eat them within a day. My husband might have one. I would eat a whole big bag of those mini eggs, and I would eat tons of the cadbury eggs. I decided that closer to Easter I am going to buy a pack of eggs and have 1 and my kids and husband can have the rest, and I'll get a couple cadbury eggs. I'm in awe of people who can have jars of chocolate in their house and not eat it all. That is something I just can't do.

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  6. I was expecting the egg to be more points than 5!! I have a caramel egg hidden in my freezer and haven't looked up the points yet; I hope it's not more than 5. I'm thinking an evening treat Sunday for my 10K points!

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  7. One of the ladies in my church small group totally agrees with you about the Reese's eggs. She won't eat the regular cup, but she won't admit how many eggs she's had since they put them out in February. She says it's the chocolate to peanut butter ratio.

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  8. I think I've found my "happy weight" as well, and loving it! I'm really focusing on toning and getting more muscle right now, so who knows what that number's gonna be in a couple months. As long as I'm healthy, and like the way I look, number smumber!

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  9. I totally agree -- Reese's PB eggs are WAY better than normal Reese's. I can walk past a regular PB cup without a second glance, but if it's a PB egg...all bets are off! ;-)

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  10. Cadbury Creme Eggs.... my all time favorite. I agree with your findings - the "real" ones are the best.

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  11. I love the Caramilk and Dairymilk bunnnies (and snowmen at Christmas!). So far, so good...no bunnies! Back on track this week, and writing everything down! Even having to cut back on my insulin at night, because I was getting low sugar readings! I am anxious to weigh in on Monday. I have been fighting the urge to step on the scale, but want to do just once/week.

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  12. Still haven't touched a bite since giving chocolate up for Lent, and there's a opened bag of Kisses in the cabinet! I haven't even eaten it on the allowed Sundays!

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  13. Easter is so tough for me!!! Robins eggs and peeps!!! Actually peeps are for every holiday now *headdesk*

    I am so jealous of your trip about cats....as you may have noticed on my instagram I am obsessed with my cats. When I met my allergic to cats husband I had 17 cats!! The ones I have now are hypoallergenic and I had to buy them which is horrible but I could not live life with out them!

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  14. OMG...I'm a chocolate and peanut butter nut...and I couldn't agree with you more that that Reese eggs taste sooo much better than a Reese cup! No clue why either :)

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  15. The cadburry cream eggs are a killer for me! This time of year is so hard because they are sitting by every checkout!

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  16. I'm with you there. Easter is the hardest- even harder than Halloween. I don't like the cadburry eggs, but I LOVE the mini eggs & since they make Christmas ones now too. It is hard x2. & since I am still obese & currently pregnant- my body just doesn't know what it wants. You are an inspiration!!!

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  17. the mini eggs are my favorite!!! i just found that they make dark chocolate ones! they are so good. very dark chocolate so i get sick of them after a few. then i don't eat as many as i usually do

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  18. Another awesome run, congrats. And I agree with all those above... the Reese's eggs are so much better because there is a better ratio of PB to chocolate. And we all know we are in it for the PB. ;)

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  19. I really don't care for sweets, but those Robin Eggs are awesome. I haven't bought any this year because I know I'll keep picking at them if they're in the house.

    I'm excited about your Purina visit! I have two cats and would love to learn more about their behavior and "language".

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  20. Congrats your maintaining really well at the moment :)

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