Sunday, June 10, 2007


Aaah! So much has been going on and I'm so sorry I haven't posted sooner.

First, a HUGE thank you to Kim for nominating me as a thinking blogger. I am so honored and can't say thank you enough! Wow. My turn to nominate now!

The Rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

1. Someday is Now.
2. Half of Me
3. From Lynne to Lean
4. Once and For All
5. A Plan I Can Live With

Love you all!

So yeah, Austin was great, the eating went poorly though and I think I finally realized that I have a LOT to work on when it comes to my eating habits around my family. I've mentioned before that I tend to revert to my 12 year-old self whenever I eat with either of my parents, and this weekend in Austin was no exception. There was a lot of queso and ice cream and what not. There were also a lot of good things though.

The boy and I went on a run. Almost all of our activities were out door activities. Tubing, riding on the wave runners, and swimming. So yeah, it was really fun in that respect. As I get older, I find myself really wanting to take more vacations that involve some kind of outdoor activity. I want to climb a 14er. I want to go kayaking. I want to be sporty and outdoorsy because I feel good when I do things like that. And man, tubing is a serious upper body workout.

So I got home Wednesday, but it took me until Friday to get really committed to restarting the whole good eating thing. And then I promptly blew it yesterday at a BBQ. It was my fault for not planning ahead. In my defense, I thought we were only going to be there for a couple of hours and then we were going to go get something to eat. Well it turned out they had lots of good food that the boy just loved, so we ended up eating there. And as far as healthy options, well there was some cantaloupe. Which, don't get me wrong, I love, but cantaloupe does not make a meal.

And of course everything else was pork based, so I ended up having a LOT of chips. And cantaloupe. For dinner. Great.

Back on track today though and my sister and I actually made a fan-fricking-tastic dinner tonight. Turkey burgers with a cucumber dill relish and a huge spinach salad with apples, onions, blue cheese and avocado. Yum and super healthy.

Oh yeah I also went on a run yesterday and it sucked. I sucked. I don't know if I was still detoxing from the Austin trip or what, but I did not have a good run. The half marathon training group starts in two weeks and I am sort of terrified, but also really excited. I can't believe I'm doing this! I think I actually need to make a weight loss goal during the training, because the only way I've been going is up since my wedding. Literally, I've gained more than 20 lbs since my wedding. Ouch. No wonder running is so hard. I feel good right now though. Like maybe I remember how to do this. I think I do.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Sounds like your trip went really well. :) I know what you mean about reverting back to being a kid around family. This past week at the beach made me realize how much I use food as a comfort/stress reliever when I am with my family 24/7. I don't mean that in a bad way - I love my family, but we certainly aren't without our issues 'ya know?

Anyway, I'm really proud of you for getting in so much activity while you were away. That is key.

Hey, guess what - I just found out that they are starting a bootcamp here in my area. It runs for 4 week sessions, an hour a day for 5 days a week. It's expensive, and it starts at 5:30 am, yet part of me is really wanting to push myself to try it. I just don't know if I can handle it... ah, the story of my life!!!!