This post may really sound like I'm tooting my own horn, and although, I'm not, I AM definitely celebrating my successes today.
Let's start with my breakfast . . .
That's a whole wheat bagel thin with peanut butter (I know PB isn't all that healthy, but this is a process and I'll be working toward almond butter shortly). That's 1 cup of grapes and a bottle of water. I think it's an okay breakfast for an on-the-go morning. I welcome feedback - what do you think about my breakfast this morning?
Next, let's move onto lunch . . .
I ate at Quizno's today. I will be having a whole post just on Quiznos soon (maybe this weekend). But for now . . . that's a bowl of chicken noodle soup (110 kcal, 3.5 grams of fat). That's a small chicken Cesar salad with barely any balsamic vinaigrette dressing- I dipped my fork in it (155 kcal, 4.75 grams of fat). That's right folks, this morbidly obese blogger consumed only 265 calories and had 5 servings of veggies - booya!
Next . . .
Are you sitting down? . . . .
I got back on the running wagon!!! Here is a self portrait of me after my run . . .sexy huh! I'm flashing my hand sign to show my awesome new running gloves that "C" gave me for Christmas (absolutely the greatest things EVER!!!!! - thanks "C" - I wore them the whole time, never took them off. They were a sweaty mess by the end, but my hands stayed nice and warm)
Now, let's take a moment (together) to share in the joy of this run. You see, this run - this run was a trifecta of awesome-accomplishmentness!!!!
Let me tell you why:
1.) I went 5 miles . . . me, 5 miles (I haven't run in 5 weeks)!! Can I get a WOOT WOOT?!?!?!
2.) I did it ALONE!!!!! I have NEVER gone 5 miles ALONE EVER in my life!!!! Maybe once back in like 1999, but that was because I was misinformed about the distance around the Langley Air Field! Anyone who knows me, or has read this blog for awhile, KNOWS I CAN'T DO THIS RUNNING THING ALONE, but tonight . . . I went 5 miles ALL BY MYSELF.
3.) Because I had my new yurbud ipod shuffle jams playing too loudly (shame on me) I couldn't hear my devil beeper so guess what interval I used???????? Ran 1/2 mile, walked 1/2 mile (the path I ran has the 1/2 miles marked) - the entire 5 miles!!!! My running 1/2 mile took 6.5-7 minutes (I know - not super fast, but this is me we're talking about - that's my pretty usual pace AND it was VERY treacherous in places along the path). I've not run 1/2 mile very many times in my life let alone 5 times in ONE run!!! Also, I did a dancing walk during my 1/2 mile of walking - yes, people saw me - I didn't care!!!! How about another WOOT WOOT?!?!
4.) This one is pretty major for me and will only truly be appreciated by "C" and "L" - I took NOTHING with me (except my ipod and devil beeper and of course, wore my watch). No water, no phone, no kleenexes, no lip balm, no chews (might have been a good idea to have water and chews). It was amazing to have nothing with me - my training partners know I don't go anywhere without the kitchen sink! Yeah to downsizing!
One last thing . . .
I lost 4 pounds! I'm not sure it's entirely from this week's awesome lifestyle makeover or just water weight and luck, but a loss is a loss and I'll gladly accept it!!!
Thanks everyone for your help and support. I really appreciate your comments and hope you'll continue to offer suggestions, advice, and support. This is HUGE for me (since I'm a HUGE person) and I need all the help I can get.