Snow? Really?

I can’t believe the weather is calling for snow flurries.

I don’t know why I don’t believe this. It’s 2 months until Christmas. I was just looking at signing up for the Jingle Bell Run 5k this December. All of this equals cold. Which, here in VA, equals snow.

I’m just not ready for it yet.

And speaking of the Jingle Bell Run 5k – I think I’m going to do it. I hardly workout. And by hardly, I mean ever. Let’s be honest – I hate the gym. I pay $40 a month in hopes that it will somehow just suck the fat off of me without me actually having to go to the gym. It’s not working yet.

But anyway, back on topic here! I want to sign up for it. And I want to beat my old time – which was around 40 minutes. (Don’t judge me! It was a 5k. In December. In a town they call the “Hill City” – it sucked.) And I’m going to start “training” this weekend. I’m not going to follow C25K or anything. I tried that before & it just didn’t work for me. It’s great, but I found I got bored. I do better when I set my own intervals. So I’ll play around with my phone stopwatch & set up my own intervals to run to. And I’ll keep trying to push myself to be better.

I don’t expect at all to be able to run the entire thing. But I want to do better than I did 3 years ago – when I was 30 pounds lighter. I want to beat that time.

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And on a different note!

I’m back to cooking!

Tonight I will be making a chicken & veggie stir fry with cellophan noodles. I don’t really have a recipe, but I’ll post how I make it later. I really hope it’s yummy. I made something similar a while ago with shrimp. So I’m really hoping this is good. Last time I just just the store bought stir fry sauce – which I’ll be using again tonight because I already have it on hand. But I’ll probably add some other things to it. I can’t wait to get home & cook my dinner!

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Today’s Plan of Attack:

B: Bob Evans Breakfast Bake – 150cal
S: Greek Yogurt – 120cal
L: 2c Soup & 1 small apple – 330cal
S: RF Cheese stick & 11 almonds – 135cal
D: Chicken Stir Fry – ????

I might even try to make it to the gym after work today. May as well start my 5k stuff now.

Seriously, I fail at dieting

I just do. I suck at it. I have gained back all the weight I lost. Plus a couple of pounds. My mindset is not in it. At least not the exercise part. It’s gross. And I get sweaty. And all I really want to do is sit on the couch and watch TV. I can totally handle the food part of this thing. For the most part. There are times where I crave chocolate, or beer, or chocolate beer. And I might have too much of one, or all, of these things.

And it doesn’t help that I absolutely love to bake. And I’m sorry, some things just aren’t as good if you use “fake” sugar, or whatever.

It also doesn’t help that Dog is coming back to us. The one I love’s cousin was going to take him. After one day he decided he didn’t have enough time to give to dog, or the money. So now he’s returning to us & we’re continuing the search to find him a forever home. A girl from work & her beau are coming over tomorrow night to meet Dog. It’s seriously going to break my heart to give him to them. I know it would probably be good, and I’ll still get regular pictures of him, because, yes, this is a requirement! But knowing I won’t get to see him is going to kill me. Thinking about it makes me want to cry. I can’t even imagine what will happen when it’s time for someone to come pick him up. I will sit and cry. And possibly curl up with his blanket. And drink lots of wine. Oh yes, I feel this is what will happen.

Meet Dog.

Meet Dog.

Thankfully, I have date night with the bestie this weekend. And my job is to supply dessert. I can so totally handle that. The way I’ve been feeling all I want to do is bake. So it’ll be good for me to have that time with her & be able to bake my little heart out.

I’m also hardcore stressing over my class tonight. Last night I had a midterm in my Religion class. Tonight I have my Econ final, a presentation, and have to turn in my final paper. Seriously. Stressing. My paper is completed. I just have to print it out. My presentation is pretty much done, I have to figure out my speaking part, but I’ll basically just take all of it from my paper. And my exam, well, pray for me.

But on a positive WLJ note, I did a 5k this weekend! Not just any 5k, I did the Dirty Girl Mud Run! It took us roughly an hour, and we had a blast doing. But were insanely sore the following few days. Climbed under things, through the mud, over things, in things. I want to do it again so bad. And this might be gross, but I still have dirt under my toe nails!

dirty

 

5k Friday!

Yeah. That’s the new goal.

Thankfully, I have a coworker who will be doing this with me. Because otherwise I would never be able to do this.

Today’s 5k will be on a treadmill. Most likely walking. All of it. And I’m ok with that. Next week I plan on adding some intervals into my treadmill workout. Walk 2 minutes, run 30 seconds. Repeat for 30 minutes total.

I need to make a tab on my blog for my 5k Friday times & how I did them (track/treadmill/road/etc).

Wish me luck today!

Weekend Recap

I seriously need to get control of my weekend eating.

I’m great during the week. The weekend it all goes out the window. Just poof!

I drank a bottle of wine. I ate too much dinner. I’m sure I’m in the red. But I don’t know for certain because I didn’t track anything.

Ugh.

My goal this week is to get control of my weekend eating! Baby steps. If I’m recommitting it’s going to take baby steps to be fully back into it. I’ll get there.

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But on the good side of the weekend! I got my part of the paper finished for class. I volunteered to work on the power point, so that’s part of my plan for tonight & tomorrow.

I also did a 5k – the Color me Cameron. Very sad. The money is going towards a scholarship fund in the name of Cameron. He was a high school senior who died in a car accident last April.

I have another 5k this Saturday in memory of the 32 victims of the April 16th shooting on the VT campus.

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I’m going to try to get some more activity in this week also. I don’t know what or how much. Probably not very much. School is going to put a damper on my ability to workout. I need to focus on finishing up my project. I’m going to try to do my WATP dvd at least twice.

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Today’s Plan of Attack:

B: Geek yogurt & coffee. -3
S: Banana. -0
L: Ham & cheese wrap, SF pudding, Orange. -7
S: SF jello & cheese stick. -2
D: Salad w/ taco meat. – ???

I’m Slacking.

Wow. March 25th was my last post? Seriously, this is not good.

I really need to keep up with this more. Even if I just post on my lunch break. I’ve been staying with the one I love pretty often now, so evening posts are out of the question. But I can totally tell that I do much better at staying on plan when I keep this up to date. Is that sad? A blog helps keep me accountable? Very sad if you ask me.

Anyway!

Not a lot has been going on. Doing the whole school thing. I have 1 more class left in my marketing course, then I’m off to accounting. That means lots of paper writing this weekend. I need to form a plan so I don’t order lots of pizza while writing my paper.

We got hit with a freak snow storm yesterday. They were calling for rain. Maybe an inch of rain throughout the day. Yeah, that turned into about 6 inches of snow. Thank goodness it wasn’t light & fluffy snow! It was a heavy wet snow. Had it been nice & fluffy it would have been way worse. There were wrecks everywhere. No one was prepared for this. It took some people hours to get home when normally it takes 30 minutes. I lucked out & made it to the one I love’s house in about 45 minutes. It normally takes me about 20. I drove slow like a little old lady, but I didn’t care. None of the roads had been scraped. Nothing had been pre-treated. His driveway was so bad at times I couldn’t tell if I was in the driveway or in the field. It was awful.

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But on to the WW side of things. I pretty much took last week off. I did gain. And over the past 2 weeks I’ve gained back 2 pounds. I am ok with this. The first .2 pound took me by surprise, but I accepted it & moved on. The 1.8lb gain this week was completely expected & I was ok with it. But now I’m back on track & doing good. I’ve stayed on plan the past 2 days.

I haven’t been working out. But tomorrow will have the jump start I need there – my first of 2 5ks I’m doing this month. I also have The Firm Heather gave me, I need to start doing that. Or something. I still haven’t ordered a HRM. Maybe I’ll go ahead & order myself one of those & start The Firm. I think this upcoming week I’m going to focus on things I know how to do & know I can fit in. Like my WATP DVDs. With having my final project due in marketing I want to stick with something I’m familar with for now. Then move on from there.

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Today’s Plan of Attack:

B: Greek yogurt & coffee. -3
S: Banana. -0
L: Ham sandwich & SF pudding cup. -7
S: SF jello. -0
S: Orange. -0
D: Taco Salad, chips & salsa. -22

This menu leaves me with 3 points left over. That will allow for any extra chips, or if I would like a snack when I get home from date night with the bestie.

WIW

Last Week: 214.75
This Week:  213.25
Total Change: -1.5

Hell yeah!

I ate a lot of unhealthy foods with the one I love this weekend. And with the bestie. Lots of splurges.

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So I signed up for another 5k today. I say another like I’ve already signed up for one. I have plans to sign up for a 5k that is on April 6. I did sign up for the 5k on April 13. Both a remembrance runs.

The one on April 6 is for a young man who died in a car accident his senior year of HS. The on one on April 13 is the 3.2 for 32 Hokie Remembrance run for the 32 victims of April 16.

I guess that means I really need to start working on my walking/running. Good thing Heather & I currently have a semi standing date to meet on Sunday to do just that!

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Going back to my home town tomorrow. I know there will be lots of food. Good food. Unhealthy food.

I’m stopping by my Grandma’s for breakfast on Friday. She is a true Southern lady cook. Nothing healthy or good for you. I’ll have to be very careful with my portions.

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Today’s Plan of Attack:

B: Oatmeal & coffee. -4
S: Greek yogurt. -2
L: Panera Bread Pick 2; Potato Soup & Steak w/ Blue Cheese salad. -17
D: Salad w/ chicken & other yummies. -10
S: Carrots w/ Hummus. -2
S: Banana. -0
S: SF Pudding. -2