My eating has been straight up out of control the past week. During the week last week it wasn’t TOO too bad, but it was inching up there and my weight was up more than it was down, but by Saturday I was back down to 150.9. Then I went out to eat at Olive Garden with a friend and I weighed in Sunday morning and was 156.5! What the actual eff? How does one gain 5.6 pounds in less than 24 hours?!?!?! Then I went out for Latin food with different friends Sunday evening and Monday I was up EVEN MORE! 157!!! And then I put on my work uniform and was instantly irritated because it was all snug around my middle. The legs were still loose like they were last week, so I’m putting my money on bloat and water weight. I was still having horrible GI issues since eating those jelly fruit slices candy. But, thankfully, Monday I didn’t really have them, but I still had left over bloat, I’m guessing. Anyway, I just have my fingers crossed I’m back down closer to 150 by the end of this week.
My sleep has not been the greatest this past week. I have numerous journal entries stating how I slept like crap the night before. I know for a fact I had at least 2 nights where I kept getting up probably every 20-30 minutes to run to the bathroom.
Strength training continues to be spotty at best. I did some abs and core stuff at home one day last week. This week so far, I have done absolutely no strength or resistance training at all. Ugh. I did take my resistance bands to work my overtime shift on Monday night, however never motivated myself to use them. But hey, at least I took the first step and took them to work with me…that counts for something, right? <taps microphone> Is this thing on? Hello? It counts...right?
My phone continues to piss me off. For the past like 4 months or so half the time I open up my camera app, the camera goes in and out of focus super fast for 2-10 seconds straight. It’s really annoying. Especially if I want to take a picture right away, then I have missed my opportunity to take a quick, candid shot of whatever it was. It overheats super easy. And the battery dies pretty fast. Ever since it updated a couple weeks ago, the battery dies even faster, if you can believe that. Like, I’ll wake up, unplug my phone from the charger and an hour later, it’s already down to 90% or less. And I haven’t used it hardly at all! Literally just for a couple minutes. In March, I played music on my phone for over 7 hours straight when I did that San Felipe Shootout and now, I can barely play music for 3.5 hours before it’s dying! That will not do! So, when I get paid next week, I’ll be making a trip to AT&T to 1) switch over from Verizon and 2) get a new damn phone!
My apartment complex dropped off my lease renewal notice the other day. When all is said and done, when I renew my lease, my rent will go up about $70 a month! Damn! That really hits me in the wallet/bank account. Oh but they did remove the $1.95 convenience pay fee for an e-check payment for rent. Gee, thanks. I started make a rash decision to up and move when my lease was up at the end of November, HOWEVER, I have now had time to think about it and that is not the best option for me. So I’m going to stick it out for one more 12 month lease and just deal with the rent increase for the time being. I’m hoping I can pay off at least one, if not 2 more charge cards between now and the end of November so I can free up a little extra money that will go toward the higher rent. So, I have to curb my spending a wee bit over the next few months in order to make that happen. I mean, I have some things I’ve already committed to doing that will cost a little bit, but other than that. Nothing unplanned. Ugh. I hate that. But it’s for the best. I need to get things squared away.
I switched my Saturday off this week for today off from my regular shift only…I still have to go in and work the night shift tonight. I could have had yesterday off, but I thought I could be more productive with the majority of today off, so that’s what I said I wanted. This coming Sunday’s long run was to be 16 miles but since Sunday will now be my only day off this weekend, I needed to free up a smidge of time on Sunday, so I'm doing my long run today instead (since it's 12:30pm, I'm not sure if I'll do the whole 16...might just do an early cutback long run and just do 10 or 11...we'll see how the temp is when I get to 10 miles). And I’ll do 7-8 miles on Sunday instead. I’m also hoping to start work on my mermaid costume tail later today. I’ll let you know next week how that goes. Ha! So, I’m also doing a few of my weekend chores today as well, like vacuuming and washing the dishes and putting away the laundry.
This past Sunday, before my long run really got started, I met up with a couple friends from work and one of them is doing a couch to 5K program. Then after we were done with his C25K workout, I continued along with my 15 mile run. My long run went quite well. In fact, I was feeling really good and went way faster than I had planned on going. My “coach” friend always tells me I run my long runs too fast and to slooooooow down. Well, she asked what my goal time for South Padre Island was and I told her 4:10:00-4:20:00 and she said I should actually go FASTER than what I did on Sunday, that I should be aiming for 10:15-10:45 per mile. Okay. Cool. My body wants to go that fast anyway, it seems. She said I should also alternate with a slightly slower run with a fast finish one week and then 3 miles very easy w/u, 5 (or whatever) miles MGP (9:45), then finish at 10:45 for 2 miles. I’m pretty excited to be mixing things up with this marathon training season!
So I had a bit of drama on good ol’ Facebook this past weekend. I posted on Saturday how one of the office ladies at my apartment complex complimented me and said I looked really pretty in the dress I was wearing. I said in my post that if I had still be 35+ pounds heavier wearing the plus sized version of that dress that I guarantee that neither her nor anyone else would have said I looked pretty. A girl on my friends list said that she doubted that and that I was still pretty even when I was heavier. I replied that no one I didn’t know ever told me I looked pretty when I was heavier. She responded that that was my perspective and that she weighs more than me now (not more than I weighed back at the beginning of May, but now, mind you) and she gets compliments all the time. I responded that it’s not perspective if I literally did not get any compliments from people I didn’t know when I was heavier. I discovered on Sunday that she had deleted me as a friend. I messaged her and asked why she deleted me. A couple hours later, after thinking about it, I messaged her again and said “you know what? Don’t answer that. It doesn’t matter.” Because it doesn’t. The 4 Agreements states that you can’t take anything personally and that other peoples’ opinions and what they say about you actually have nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. So I’ve moved on. It’s done and over. I blocked her because I don’t need drama in my life, especially right now when I’m trying to promote at work.
And now for some fun pics and things from this past week!