Friday, September 19, 2008

148.4 - Up, but not out

So the scale is back up to what it was Monday, but I'm still down 6 pounds from when I started the new diet. My rings were tight when I woke up this morning, and I'm PMSing, so yada yada yada, it's water weight fluctuations.

Whatever the scale says, my size 8 jeans from The Limited fit & feel much better today than they did a few weeks ago. That's the acid test, right?

I updated yesterday's post that I didn't run last night. That bites, but the victory is that I didn't let the PMS take over, I stuck to my healthy food choices, and I didn't eat at night. 15 nights with no night eating--holy cow. That's a record for me.

I have to get in a long run this weekend. Have. to. The Half Marathon is 3 weeks away, and the longest I've run was 9 miles and that was on August 31st. So the pressure's on.

Which, strangely enough, is usually when I deliver.

More rambling... let's see. Tonight we will get together with our core group of church friends for a birthday party for one of the kids (and since it's a carb up day, I get a little piece of cake...with some protein, of course). Sophie has swim lessons tomorrow at 9 a.m. Then the kids have pictures in the park at 4:30 (a family is raising money to adopt a baby, and they take pictures--she's a photographer--for 30 minutes & give you a CD of all the photos with a photo release, for $50. Our friends did this with them last year and the photos were gorgeous.).

And Sunday morning I have the Komen Race for the Cure. If it's cool, I might could possibly be tempted to coax myself into a PR. But if it's in the 70s, forget it. I'll be running to finish and have fun. I don't do fast when it's muggy & warm.

That's all for now. Hope you all have a super duper loverly weekend.


Running Knitter said...

15 nights w/ no night eating is awesome! Have fun at the race and have a great weekend!

Grumpy Chair said...

Laura, you are doing so great! I'm so proud for you. Enjoy your race on Sunday.

debby said...

Laura, I am so impressed with your discipline and weight loss. I just don't think I can stop my night snacks...I do plan for it. But I wish I could just BE STILL (without the popcorn security blanket in hand!!) Anyways, I bought some cabbage and I'm gonna try that crack slaw--it just sounded so good to me. I hope I can find the recipe again. It sounds like your weekend will be full and fun. Good luck on your long run.

LG said...

That's amazing -- no snacking at bedtime with PMS. You're WONDERFUL!

Enjoy the race and I hope you have wonderful weather for it -- not too hot or humid and not too cold either.

Carly said...

Wow, you are rockin' on the no night-time eating. WTG! You are doing so great.

Have fun at the race this weekend and have fun with the photos. sounds like it is a for a good cause.

Cindy...154 said...

wow! sounds like a busy weekend! Hope you have a good run! I am spending the weekend depleting.....