Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WLJ: Out of commission

Allergies struck me late last week, keeping me from working out on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Let me tell you -- I felt like a slug.  Not because of the allergies (although those certainly kept me tired), but because I wasn't active.  That's a real testament to the changes I've been making.

Since I couldn't workout, I had to work extra hard to stay within my points.  This isn't easy when you're feeling sick and the weather is turning cold. Comfort foods sounded the best to me.  Fortunately, I found some WW-friendly crockpot recipes on the facebook group Skinny Crock Pot. I made the Cheesy Chicken Chili from there on Friday night, and it still tasted good reheated last night.  That's saying a lot because I often get bored of leftovers. 

My allergies finally started easing up on Sunday, so after work on Monday, I pulled on my running shoes and went for a run.  I hadn't run in two weeks, but there are two 5Ks looming on my fall horizon, so I knew I needed to get back at it.  I only did a 3K last night, but I felt really good when I was done.  Not only did I get a good workout, but running cleared my mind a little -- which I desperately needed.  When I get trapped in my own mind, I can become my own worst enemy.  And that's exactly what happened yesterday (as a few friends are aware of, since I shared my thoughts with them).  Running cleared that up a little bit.  That doesn't mean the thoughts aren't still there, but they're not at the forefront anymore, so I can focus on other -- better -- things.

All in all, I didn't expect good news on the scale this morning, but I was satisfied with what I saw.  At least I didn't go backwards.

Weight-loss goal: 40 lbs.
This week's progress: +/- 0 lbs.
Progress to date: -12.4 lbs.
Non-scale victory: Hmmm.  I guess getting back out for a run yesterday was pretty good.  After two weeks off of running and four days off from working out, I was worried I wouldn't have the energy to finish even the 3K, but I did fine.

P.S.  Don't forget about my CD Giveaway!! 

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