March 29, 2006

"I quit smoking, so I can certainly turn down dessert"

It's as quiet as a little mouse in the office right now...great time to think freely and update the blog...

By the way, it's been non-stop chatter in this office since 0700...someone brought in donuts so everyone is completely junked up on sugar and being super super chatty...maybe they'll all go eat a big lunch at some fast food restaurant so that when they come back they'll be over-stuffed and sleepy, ie. QUIET. And no, I thwarted off the donut urge. For 2 reasons, #1 they are full of partially hydrogenated oil, of which I try to not take part in, and #2 hello, I'm donuts for this running girl. (yeah, yeah...I know that logic doesn't explain why I ate the heath bar blizzard I was presented with last night...but that's another story).

Another story for right now. I've got to get a handle on eating. It seems that when I took 5 weeks off to heal, I just kept right on eating like I was running 30 miles a week....and now it's caught up with me. I'm running again, but I'm not sure how long it will take to shed the extra pounds that I acquired without getting my eating in check. So, I'm gonna be super careful on what I eat/don't eat from now on. Or at least from now until 4 June. I'm going to start with cutting out dessert. It's probably my biggest character flaw. I'm addicted to eating sweets after dinner. And it didn't help that i discovered the wonderfullness that is strawberry shortcake...and I think i ate it every night for about a kidding. That's sad. So, unless its some fresh fruit I will no longer eat dessert after dinner. Crap, I just realized that I'm going to my mom's tonight and she ALWAYS has dessert. Time to turn on the will power. I'll just keep telling myself, "I quit smoking, I can turn down dessert..I quit smoking, I can turn down dessert." Heck, if I can quit smoking AND train for a marathon, I can certainly turn down some chocolaty goodness....right????

Training back in effect: ran 3 easy miles last night with T...actually did the run/walk thing...but my pace was horrible. I'm not sure why I was so slow...I didn't feel tired...all I can think is it's the extra pounds I've acquired that are slowing me down...but I'll be fixing that soon enough. Tonight is cross-training. And then 3 miles on Thursday. This weekend I get to run 5 miles (that sounds so silly now...) and I have to keep laughing at myself when I think I'm going to run a marathon in 9 1/2 weeks and I'm basically having to start my training over again...oh well, the cutoff for San Diego is 7 hours and I can do that while I'm sleeping...thank goodness :)


jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Hey, if you like Strawberry shortcake so much, why not eat sliced strawberries with the non fat or light cool-whip?? If you forego the shortcake, it shouldn't be too bad.

Flatman said...

Mmmmmm....blizzards....must have one. Dang you. :)

Liv said...

I hear you on the eating vs. weight thing... why does junk food have to be so good?!

Now, being an ex-smoker and all, I'm sure you have more willpower than I do, but my advice from my own experience is don't cut out junk entirely - just give yourself a very well-defined limit on it, and commit to not going over. That way, you still get little treats once in a while and you won't crave them so desperately.

I've also found that a cup of chocolate milk/hot chocolate makes a really satisfying substitute for dessert. As for blizzards - well, they've got calcium too, right...?!

Sue said...

eeeppp that post got my mouth watering, and its only 10am!!!

I'm also trying to control weight right now, well loose it actually!!! Running sure helps, cause I can eat more!

a.maria said...

lol. as an ex-smoker as well (not an addicted smoker, more a drinker/smoker... but still) i hear you on giving up one thing after another after another.

especially the junk food.

its rough. but i'm with liv... every once in a while, you have to let yourself indulge, or the cravings get out of hand and then you cave and end up doing way more damage than if you'd allow yourself a few fries or pieces of chocolate every now and again!