Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The truth is...
I spent Memorial Day with my twins and hubby going up to the mountains for a relaxing dinner.
We also went up for some scenic drives.
We also went swimming at the pool.
It was relaxing and fun at the same time.
Let's call it our "last harrah" before his kids come for the summer.
I'm not looking forward to this summer except for spending some fun times at the pool with the twins and running my first 10k.
His kids stress me out.
Another reason that I didn't post yesterday (if I'm being honest) is that I didn't lose.
I didn't lose any weight
even though I ran 12 miles last week.
I danced 2-3 hours five days.
I worked on legs and upper body with free weights.
I worked on abs 3 days.
Why is that?
Here is what I came up with.
I may not be eating enough for all the activity I did.
I may not have been drinking enough water.
I've been sick.- congested, coughing.
I didn't get enough sleep.
I've cut down on medications to help me with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
I just don't know.
I'm so sick of these last 9 pounds.
Is it that hard to get rid of these last few pounds?
I guess I've been spoiled since January that I've been losing every week.
I guess it was inevitable that I would hit another wall.
I remember hitting a wall a few weeks back when I only lost half a pound.
What should I do?
Well... I'm changing my 10k/Half Marathon training a bit.
I'm going to eat more lean protein than carbs every day.
I won't eat breakfast before my short runs, but I'll drink some Gatorade during.
I'll eat breakfast after my short runs.
I'll eat a small carb breakfast (2 toasts with 1 TBS honey) before my long runs on Fridays.
No more white rice for me. It tastes good, but I have to really cut it out due to the fact that it turns quickly into sugar when consumed. I need to watch my sugar!
On "indulging" days... I need to control it! I can't give in to EVERY craving.
Drink MORE water. This won't be so hard. It's getting hot!
I'm going back to running 4 times a week- 3 short runs and 1 long run on Fridays.
SLEEP. SLEEP. SLEEP. I seriously need 8 hours of sleep every night to recover and lose weight.
That means I need to be in bed no later than 10:00 p.m. EVERY night. That seems reasonable, so I don't know why I haven't been doing it.
I'm going to give myself another 2 weeks to see if I can lose weight, and if not, I'm going to speak to my doctor and let him know that I want to go back to my original doses of medications without having to go back on Crestor. I don't want to do this, but maybe my body really needs to be on these two meds to help with my PCOS.
Eat more veggies!
I'm sorry for this post.
I know it's a lot to read.
However, it is my journey. It is honest. I can't lie to you.
Thank you for your kind words and loving support.
On a side note, our hula and tahitian performances went great!
Everyone had a great time, and I was really impressed that all the girls (even me) learned the three dances so quickly.
Love you all.
I'll see you here tomorrow.
Food and Activities for Today
2 mile run (short run)
upper body with free weights
3/4 cup Cheerios, 1/2 nonfat milk
2 slices multigrain toast, 6 slices turkey, 1/4 cup nonfat cheddar, 1 TBS BB spread
1 cup orange slices
6 oz. chicken breast with Thai red curry, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers
1/2 cup quinoa (no more white rice for me)