November 17th, 2010

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Week 12, Day 1

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So the bad news: I'm UP (only .2, but still) from where I started 11 weeks ago. This has been an ongoing battle with me. I know if I quit shoving sweets and other delicious things into my face hole I can actually tone up and lose a little weight. Maybe I won't get to 120, but I know I can do this if I try harder and stop giving in to every temptation.

The good news: I've survived a break-up, I AM more athletic than I was 11 weeks ago, and I just completed my first ever 10K on Sunday (in a respectable 1:17:47), which is awesome. I never thought of myself as a runner or an athlete, and when I crossed that finish line, I really felt like one. Danielle (danielleisms) and Kitzzy (yzztik) were there too, and they both did so great! I feel fortunate to have you guys for mutual support! Thanks for pushing yourselves, and me.

But yeah, I ran a 5K over lunch yesterday. Over LUNCH. Granted, I smelled terrible the rest of the work day...I was originally going to go after work until these construction guys decided they needed to work in my cube area for an hour, so I just decided to get it out of the way. Pretty cool NSV because I only planned on 2.5 miles, but knew I could push myself harder. Today there are sweets in the work kitchen, but for the first time in a while I don't even want them. So score on that.

This weekend I am going shopping for some athletic gear (namely a new sports bra, some new running clothes, and an armband for my iPod) and I'm going to pick up a book – Eat, Pray, Love. I am usually hesitant to buy into fad reads, but a couple ladies I trust and respect have recommended it to me and I think it will really help shed some light on what is important to me right now and how to achieve it.

Tonight is an easy night (going to hit the elliptical for 30 minutes), and then I have my next run (will try and do the 5K distance again) on Friday. My main goal for this week is to get my butt back on track with counting points and just being aware of everything I'm putting in my mouth. If I don't know the points on something, I won't eat it - simple as that. 5-point chocolate bar = win. Estimated!5-point cupcake = lose.