I just got back from lunch with my girlfriend for her birthday. We went to the Grand Traverse Pie Company, and I had the best pumpkin pie I've ever had.
Of course, thinking it was the best pie I've ever had has nothing to do with the fact that I've been looking forward to it for over a week. Haha.
I love pumpkin and look forward to pumpkin foods every year in the fall. Today's pie was just the first of many I'm sure I'll enjoy over the next couple of months. And since it was a carb up day for me, I enjoyed it with no guilt or remorse. And I don't even feel stuffed.
Yesterday I got in a fabulous run. It's unreal what a difference the cooler temps make. I ran 4.7 miles and averaged (ready for this?) 10:07 min/mile. That's a great pace for me over a longer distance. I am beginning to think I could possibly hit my time goal for the half marathon next weekend. If the temps stay low, that is.
And I am in no doubt that my lower weight is also helping my speed improve. Losing these past 9ish pounds has been a real gift to my running, not just my waist line (which is hovering below 30 inches now. woohoo!).
On October 1, 2007, I hit 155 pounds for the first time since my 20s. So I've officially hit that magic "one year" of maintaining my weight loss. If LA Weight Loss were still in business, I'd have graduated this month. One year is supposed to mean I have a greater chance of keeping off the weight. At least for now, I certainly feel like I'm headed for a lifetime of a healthy body.
(Loving the scale today. I am so close to my goal. I really think I can get to 145 by my half on October 12th, which is a full 10 pounds less that I'll have to carry around for 13.1 miles than I did at the Indy half. I'm sure my knees will thank me for that.)