Today’s Happy Note: Got in a really good balance of friend time and relaxation time. This balance is always hard for me to find, so it’s encouraging when it works out and I get to see people I love without feeling overwhelmed.
And see the people I love I did! Starting bright and early this morning…
Bloggers! Left to right in the picture above (taken in a weird digital window thingy): Jess (Fit Chick In The City), Kath (Kath Eats Real Food), Tina (Carrots ‘N Cake), Me, and Roni (Roni’s Weigh). Tara (Tall Tara) also ran with us but left before the pictures.
We set out for 6 miles in CP (the main loop, hills and all). These girls are fast and I had to work! It was good for me though. I did another two and a half afterwards for an 8.5 mile long run, plus a mile walking.
Came home and made a giant blueberry-banana SIAB topped with a crumbled blueberry muffin (I had half on the smoothie and half as a snack in the early evening).
I read and relaxed in bed for a bit then met up with my friend Joy for yoga. It was a good class — a lot of leg work but not too much. Lots of binds and stretchy poses too. And the teacher used the most amazing lemony-citronella lotion or oil when she massaged our faces at the end. Best part!
Time for lunch with my cousin.
We went to a pretty good macrobiotic place — I was craving some simple veg, brown rice, and tofu. I rolled with a tofu scramble with tempeh bacon. It pretty much made my macrobiotic lunch dreams come true (what, you don’t have those dreams?).
Got back to the apartment and rested/watched netflix. In other words a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon. Also prepped veggies, went for a little walk, and chatted with my parents.
Afternoon snack was big:
Chocolate-peanut-caramel protein smoothie with extra PB and a clif mojo bar. So I wasn’t too hungry for dinner. In fact, it had been over four hours and I still wasn’t hungry so I freaked out a little bit. I have been practicing listening to my body and eating intuitively while I lose weight (and I think it’s a good habit in general), but didn’t want to skip dinner altogether. I got a wee bit panicked, actually. I made a light dinner and dessert which seemed like a good compromise. What do you do in this kind of situation?
I am, however, proud of myself that I am getting better at understanding when I am hungry and what that feels like and what I need to satisfy it. That’s an accomplishment.
Two scrambled eggs and lots of scrambled veggies (yellow squash, green pepper, and avocado squash) with a bit of cheese melted on top. Nice and delicious.
I’m munching on a pear with maple PB and a few squares of dark chocolate right now. It’s an amazing combination! If I could only eat one food for the rest of life, it might be PB; it’s got great taste, fats, protein, and carbs. Pretty wonderful if you ask me. What food would you choose?
So here we have another full day of (long run) eats. I think it was probably a good amount but I just kind of feel full. Maybe it’s just hormones/bloating?
Busy week ahead. Things to look forward to:
~Lots more running
~Celebration/graduation for the students (my babies!) in second job
~Time to cook/bake/experiment in the kitchen in the evenings
~Lots of magazines and books to read
What are you looking forward to?