Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sometimes...

Sometimes I hate food. Am I the only one who feels that way? I hate when I eat a meal and almost immediately regret eating it. I hate eating a meal and then realizing that the 4 miles I ran earlier that morning was for nothing. I hate feeling like I'm going no where in my weight loss journey. I know that's wrong to think that way, but after a 3.5 lb weight gain last week, it's a little frustrating. I really gotta figure out the key to running and eating and I really need to watch my portions and cut out all the candy. It's not good for me physically and mentally. I just don't want my weight loss this far to be to waste. I don't start bad habits and start over eating again.

Anyway, onto happier things. I got up and ran this morning!! I did 4 miles with 4x100 sprints. I felt strong and confident. I love when I have an awesome morning run. It's a great start to the day. Tomorrow's 7 miles, I'm kinda excited for it, but I'm also nervous. I'm not sure why. It's not like I haven't run 7 miles before.

18 more days until my first 1/2 marathon, the Riverton Half! EXCITING!!! :) I'm not really going to be racing for a fast time, but it's still good cause it'll be a test run to see how the the real thing will be.

6 comments:

Barefoot AngieB said...

I have this same issue. I get hungry all the time when running. I read an article on NPR (i think) not long ago that said that the body releases a chemical called cortisol when loosing weight that actually makes you hungrier and may be the source of the yo-yo weight gain.
Anyways, I track my foods and exercise on Livestrong's Daily Plate. Its very easy and takes hardly any time at all. It keeps me accountable for what I eat. Its interesting to see exactly where the calories come from.

Teamarcia said...

You are singing to the choir sister. I hate when I eat something and it just wasn't great so I eat something else and so on.
Moderating food and running is hard. I actually lost weight while I wasn't running. You will get there. Just keep fighting the good fight and good habits will follow.

rizomomof4 said...

HEY mama your NOT alone i feel the same way i have lost 113lbs at one point i had lost 121 so of course i am up :( i have maintained 165 for almost 2 yrs sure that is good but i need to STOP the eating and get to my goal !!! i hate that i workout hard then eat junk at the end of the night POOEY !! stay stong today i told myself time to get my eating BACK in line !!!!

Amy said...

totally know the feeling. You're way not alone. hang in there you're doing awesome!!

@mie said...

Cathy I can't believe how far you have already come in your journey. You are at the finish line with accomplishing your WW goal. Hang in there! You can do it!!! In fact, you have to because you are my inspiration... no pressure! =) LOL

wannabewriterrunner said...

I completely know what you're feeling. I'm constantly questioning why I put so much energy into eating well and working out when in the end I'm only maybe 5 pounds lighter by doing so. But in the end I do feel like I'm doing something good for myself so that's a reward in itself.