It's almost like it was planned!
Aug. 30 nutrition:
2 cups of coffee
5 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder
6 oz Dannon Light'n'Fit Peach no-fat yogurt
1/2 cup Nature's Path Organic pumpkin flax plus granola
1 medium apple
1 serv. stuffed pepper
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup mixed veggies
3 mini-cucumbers in vinegar
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 Costco salmon burger
2 cups Mixed veggies, pan sauted w/ chicken broth
Calories In: 1502
3.15 mi run, 47.5 min.
Calories Out: 411
Total Burned 2,569
Great calories in.
Great calories out.
It feels good to be back within range nutritionally again. I've also discovered that being physically active right after work helps quell my hunger in the evenings. By the time I have dinner, I'm satisfied and satiated and even when tired, my desire to snack doesn't have the chance to rear it's ugly head.
So yea. I went out and did another run. What the heck, why not? Heh.
I'm so conflicted. I want to DO so many, too many things. After finishing the PHM in October, I really believe I'm going to focus on improving my 10K times. Successfully run 10Ks have netted me a 1:23 finish time. I'd like to improve that. It's half the distance of a Half, so I don't have to ramp up with all the miles, and therefore ramp up the appetite and delusion that I can eat like a lumberjack because I'm in training!
I sort of had a talk with myself, wondering why I thought I needed to wait until ~after~ the PHM. Why not start now? So I've dusted off the C25K podcasts and have loaded them on my lil player. It was pretty warm out last evening, and I felt it, but made it through alright. That's a slow run time for me, but considering where I've been, I'll take it and build on it.
Today's the last day of the month. Seems only fitting that I weigh myself to see where I've ended up. Many of you have seen (and liked, thank you!) on my friend feed that I've lost a pound. This is true! I'd turned off a lot of my friend feed notifications for a while to allow myself some privacy for a while, but I think I'm ready to share more again.
Yea, I know, this should likely wait for recap of Aug. 31, but I'm not sure when that will be so I'm tossing this out here now. Here's my graph of weight loss for the month of August:
That m'dears reflects the times I weighed myself during August. It shows that I started with an initial weight of 242.something. There were some fluctuations but overall it shows that I had a 5 lb loss this month.
I'll take it!
At some point, I weighed 247, and that was when I knew I'd let things get out of control and had to get my act together again.
I know some of you worried that my August goals were too.. broad or non-specific. After coming off a few months of only gaining, deciding to lose weight with no specific amount stated was what I needed. I've learned enough about myself that if I say I want to lose 8 lbs in the next 4 weeks, and I don't make it, I'll feel like a loser and it'll set me back. I'd rather be broad and successful than specific and fail.
So there you go. On this, the last day of the month, I am successful.