Having the kids' Halloween candy in the house threw me way off track, and it's been such a huge struggle to get back on. My kids were very generous with their candy, and I probably ate just as much as they did. Since then, my weight has been hovering around 140-142... which is up from 135 just over 3 weeks ago! Today's weigh-in:
I went the entire summer without seeing the 140's, so I'm bummed to see that again. But to be honest, I am surprised it's not much higher. After the amount of Halloween candy I ate, I felt like my weight should have been in the 150's or 160's. I do know how easily 5 pounds turns into 10, which turns into 20, and I don't want that to happen. So as badly as I didn't want to weigh-in today, I did. 140.5. And hopefully next week, I'll be safely back in the 130's.
The one year anniversary of reaching my goal weight of 133 is on December 12th--a month away. I would LOVE to see 133 again on that day, so I'm keeping that in mind. I don't really have any room for error, so I have to stay on track. Surprisingly, the holidays aren't a problem for me. I'm not a big Thanksgiving dinner person, and we only go to one or two holiday parties throughout the season. I don't bake, because that's way too dangerous for me. I usually don't have a problem losing weight over the holidays; so let's hope this year is the same!
I came down with a bit of a cold on Sunday after the half-marathon. Nothing serious, but I haven't been feeling my best the past couple of days. With the exception of my runs, I've been resting a lot. Yesterday and today, I spent most of the day reading a book under my electric blanket, sipping hot tea, with Estelle curled up on my lap.
She loves the electric blanket almost as much as I do. Every time I sit down, she jumps right up on my lap; if I have my computer on my lap, she gets annoyed that it's invading her space, and she plops herself right on the keyboard.
I didn't really have a plan to run today, but because I took Monday off (the day after the half-marathon), I decided to just go out and run three miles at an easy pace. I went out at 1:30 in the afternoon, and with the wind chill, it was in the low-30's. The wind was pretty brutal!
I did a three mile out-and-back, but when I was about a quarter mile from home, I decided to take a detour to my parents' house. My mom just received a whole bunch of fabric from a friend, and she told me I could take whatever I wanted, so I went over there to browse through it. There was a TON of it. Her friend, who was a quilter, passed away early this year. Her husband was just going to throw away everything, and my mom said she'd like it, so he gave it to her--a sewing machine, lots of notions, and boxes upon boxes of fabric.
It was fun going through the fabric, and I put together a good-sized bag to go back and pick up from her later (it would have been awkward to carry while I ran!). I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to make with it, but I love to sew, so I'm sure I'll come up with some projects.
I left my parents' house, and ran the rest of the way home, so my total ended up being a little over four miles, rather than three.
I noticed the past few times I've run outside, that there is a problem with my Garmin getting a little foggy spot in the center of it. That's never happened before (with any of my Garmins), and it makes me wonder if the seal is broken or something. Anyone else have that happen? I tried to get a picture, but the spot was almost gone by the time I grabbed my phone.
|It's the little spot between the 09 and 09.|