I almost completely forgot to post a weigh-in today! My Wednesday Weigh-in ritual has changed a lot since I started doing the moving average weight instead of my actual Wednesday weight, so it's actually pretty easy to forget.
Like I mentioned yesterday, I have not had a good week as far as my eating goes. I was having such a hard time feeling satisfied without eating what I truly wanted (due to the no-grocery-shopping challenge). I hadn't realized how important eating what I was craving was in staying binge-free and maintaining my weight--by eating what I really want, I feel more satisfied with smaller portions, and I don't go looking for snacks between meals. When I don't eat what I'm really craving, I could probably eat everything in the house and not feel satisfied. Hopefully that makes sense.
I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought some things that I'd been craving, and it was like my mood did a 180. I felt so much better! And I had no problem keeping my calories in check yesterday, either. I was starting to get worried, because my weight has been going up each week. This week, I saw the 130's for the first time in a few months.
Last week, my moving average was 129, and today it was 130. Hopefully, now that I've figured out the issue with overeating, I'll stop seeing the upward trend. I had another good day today, feeling very satisfied with my food, and I didn't overeat at all. It's interesting, though--last night, I knew I could have anything that I wanted for a bedtime treat, and I chose grapes. Haha! I have been back on a grape kick lately (I used to eat a TON of them). I love grapes!
While I definitely do better with my eating when I plan it all out, I am surprised at how well I've been doing while running without a schedule. I've just been winging it, and my only real "rule" is that I don't go more than two days without a run. I've kept my runs to 3-5 miles, which is the distance I am happiest doing. And I've been going at all different times of the day, which is kind of nice! I used to feel like I had to get it done first thing in the morning, but since I'm not really training for anything right now, I've just been doing what feels "right".
Eli got up early again this morning to get in his run before school, and I went with him. He said he wanted to beat his time from Monday (on Monday, he ran half a mile in 6:50). So we picked up the pace just a touch, and then when we got back to our street, he picked it up a little more to beat his time. He finished today's run in 6:06.
Tomorrow, the kids have a half day of school, and then they are out for the summer! Eli is super excited, but Noah said he's going to miss seeing his friends every day. I'm actually really looking forward to them being off, as long as I can keep them from fighting with each other. I can't believe that 2016 is almost halfway over, though.
We don't have any big plans for the summer until Labor Day. We'll be going to Virginia Beach to meet up with a lot of the From Fat to Finish Line community at the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. We haven't done a family vacation since we went to Punta Cana in 2014, so I'm really excited about Virginia Beach (we've never been there, so it'll be a fun new place to explore, too).
Anyway, I have to cut this short because the kids have baseball games again tonight. Here are a few pictures of my kitties :) I've made my bed every single day since I redecorated my room, but today I was in a rush and forgot to do it. When I went in there to do it a little later, Phoebe had taken a napping spot right next to my pillow, and I didn't have the heart to disturb her, so the bed went unmade today.
And normally, Phoebe and Estelle can't stand being near each other, but they both love my bed so much that they share it--as long as they are at opposite ends ;)
And Chandler just avoids all the female drama, choosing to hang out in the cat tree instead.
Joey was totally jealous that I was taking pictures of the cats instead of paying attention to him, so I took his picture, too. This is what he does when he wants my attention. He sits right in front of me and wags his tail. He usually ends up getting a treat ;)
Well, gotta head out to the boys' baseball games!