Thursday, October 25, 2007

Day 245 - 153.8

Made it outside to run yesterday. It was windy and cloudy and in the 50s, and I felt rain drops a few times but the sky never did open up on me. I was glad, because I think being wet in the 50s with a pretty strong wind would have made me fairly uncomfortable. I wore my new long sleeved t-shirt and long pants from Champion I got from Target, and they kept me warm but not too warm. 4 miles in just over 44 minutes.

I even had a good food day and no eating last night, which I haven't managed to accomplish in ages. I stopped eating at 7 p.m., and kept myself busy with getting the kids to bed, doing laundry, having a facial mask, and polishing my nails to try to stop the food frenzy, and it worked. At 9 p.m. I sat down with DH to watch a History Channel program on Teddy Roosevelt (wow, he was a dynamo, I had no idea) and made a cup of Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice hot tea. The tea really helped ease my craving of having something before bed. I'll have to use this little trick more often.

No run today. We have Sophie's teacher conference at 4:30 and I'm just planning a day off from running. I've gotten 11 miles in so far this week and plan on at least 2 more runs, so this is shaping up to be my longest mileage week yet.

I won't get my Precision Nutrition stuff for another 3-5 days, according to the email letting me know it's shipped. Bummer. I was hoping to be able to read through everything this weekend. Oh well, good things come to those who wait, and all that jazz.

***UPDATE*** My Precision Nutrition stuff just arrived! Talk about service. I can't wait to read up on it and let you all know what I think. The funniest thing... a "bonus" item in the package? A pair of fat calipers. I'm a little scared now!


Jess said...

The tea trick was a good idea. Congrats on such a productive day food and exercise-wise.

Marcy said...

Ohhhhh which pants did you get? I just picked up a pair from Target last week. I ran in them and they were . . .OK I guess. I didn't like the zipper in the back down by the ankles LOL

Oooo have you tried Green Tea? I've heard that it's supposed to boost your metabolism. I think Dr Oz said it on Oprah once or something like that LOL

Grumpy Chair said...

One of the best "diet" books I have ever read is called "Lean Bodies" by Cliff Sheats. You lose body fat by increasing calories (It's a pretty old book circa the early 1990's).

I don't know why I don't pick it up again to read (too scared I'll gain weight I guess).

My older sister did it in the early 90's and had success with it.

Maybe you will luck out and your package of goodies will arrive Friday.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Some bonus. Fat calipers??!!

Congrats on a great day!

Vickie said...

Every time the girls and I pass a runner - I say - quick tell me what they are wearing. So far the trick seems to be layers - that the peel off and tie around their waist and then put back on. That's me at yoga - strip and then add back. My yoga instructors say they can tell (on some of us) how hard they are working us - about 20 minutes into it - we are pulling off clothes and opening the windows.

Fat calipers?????????

Jess said...

I have seend "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and you're right, it is pretty good -- funny, action-packed, intriguing, mysterious. I liked it too.