I was pleased to see my weight stay the same this morning, especially considering that, even though I switched to the new plan yesterday, I had 300 more calories than I was supposed to. That's not much, but it all eventually adds up. I still finished the day at 1645 calories, which is not too shabby.
I woke up with a headache and felt like I'd barely slept, and now am still pretty tired. I had to get a latte this morning, just HAD TO. I seriously need the extra caffeine. I'm such an addict.
So today I'm planning a 5 mile run, hopefully around 3 p.m. I usually leave around 4 and it's been getting dark before I get done. And even though I enjoy the sunset on the last leg of my run, I still prefer to finish while it's light since I'm not wearing anything reflective right now (I know, Vickie--wearable lights are on my list of things to buy. Any body have any suggestions for reflective gear?).
Tonight we'll be dragging out the Christmas stuff. My garage is such a disaster, we'll have to clean it out just to get to the decorations. We still have boxes and bags of stuff from my mother-in-law, who passed away almost 2 years ago. I'm hoping DH will be okay with me donating it to Good Will, but it's a touchy time of year and I'm honestly not sure if he can handle that right now. Maybe after the holidays I'll ask him about it, and just continue to live with the messy garage. At least we can get both our cars in there still.
One of my most favoritest things in the world is baking. When I was a teenager, I was the official cookie baker in our house. I even made a red velvet cake from scratch one Valentine's Day. I've always said I can't cook, but I can bake. Of course, since this year I'm Miss Skinny Thang, the baking thing presents a conundrum. How do I still bake and share the tradition with my kids, but not put on 10 pounds? Because, truly, give me a glass of milk and I can eat and eat and eat cookie dough. Then I have to eat the finished product too. I just have no control.
Is there such a thing as healthy cookies? Any good recipes out there? Should I just say screw it and bake and eat and enjoy? Or should I skip it and make it to goal by the end of the year? My guess is we'll bake at least one day, and it will be done, and I'll gain some weight but it will be temporary.
I know! I could bake them on December 8, the day I'm running 8 miles for Non-Runner Nancy's "8 Miles on the 8th" race. That way, I'll have 90 minutes of running in and won't feel so guilty about the cookies. I'm so glad that's all decided. But please share any cookie recipes or recipe sites if you've got a favorite.
Go wish Wendy well on her Marathon this Sunday. I admire this woman so much. This is her 2nd marathon in just over 30 days. Wowsa. Here's to a healthy and enjoyable race, Wendy.