June 08, 2016

Week 43 Weigh-in

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!


  1. Oh, thanks so much for posting kitty (and puppy) pictures. I went through my old snapfish and shutterfly accounts from 9 years ago when I adopted Toulouse and tracked down his baby pictures, and his photos from when I used to walk him around on a leash at PetSmart (he was a really unusual cat). I'm all weepy and missing my baby. He was so young so all of this super sucks. (Diabetes got him. He had been fine and then he wasn't.) I'm still dreading updating my blog but I've still been backblogging so once I write the one dreaded post then I'll be able to just hit "publish" again and get caught up. I wish I wasn't such a procrastinator because I always feel better afterwards.

    The kitties and Joey look so happy. That makes me happy. And I love that Chandler sleeps in the condo! Tootie (Toulouse) loved sleeping in ours but my other cat Amelia is a little too plump for it so it's not getting used now.

  2. Joey and the kitties are too cute!

  3. Joey and the kitties are too cute!

  4. Thanks for the kitty pictures. I love that Joey had to get in on the action too!

  5. Love the furry pics :) When we make the bed, we unfold one corner so my cat can sleep on the sheets. It's on my side and I am sure I end up swallowing a lot of cat hair lol

  6. I loved the pictures of your kitties (and Joey)! You should definitely do that more often! :)

  7. Aww I love seeing pictures of your fur kids!! They're all so cute!

  8. I love kitties! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. I completely understand about eating what you really really want! I have the same thing. I could eat everything in the house and it wouldn't satisfy if I don't have something I actually want. Hope this helps you stay on track. Your book recommendations have really helped me!

  10. I know what you mean about pets getting in the way of making the bed. Our 60-lb. Bulldog has been sleeping with us since vacation. She went with us on a 9-day trip to Yellowstone, etc. and slept with us in our hotel beds every night, so now she expects it. I have fought her coming upstairs and sleeping with us since my son moved out in January of 2015, I don't sleep all that soundly anyway, and for some reason she seems to like to sleep in my space. And at 60 lbs., she is quite an immovable force when you try to move her. There's plenty of room in our king-sized bed, if she'd just move to the middle. This morning, she was sitting in the middle of the bed when I came out of the bathroom, ready to make it up. She wasn't in any hurry to get off the bed, and making her do something she's not ready to do is pretty near impossible for me, so I said, "Screw it, the bed will go unmade today." But then she moved a bit and hubs came back upstairs to get ready for his dr. appt., and so he got the bed made. See, if you wait, sometimes somebody else will do it for you!!! Glad the eating is going better. I'm a real sucker for those cravings, but if satisfying those keeps you from eating too much, so be it. Grapes! YUM!!!

  11. I'm so glad to hear that you bought yourself some treats at the grocery store! It's easy to have goals and get so focused on achieving them that you can't see the price you are paying in other areas. Good for you for paying attention, and prioritizing yourself!

  12. I call Joey's pose, "I'm sitting, I'm sitting...." My dog does this all the time to show me he is doing something I want so he can get a treat or a walk!


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