Friday, January 23, 2009

I Survived!

Today was a day of some cool non-scale victories! The first was my workout. I postponed my exercise until after getting the daughters off to school. It was such a beautiful, sunny morning(although 30*) that I thought I would head outside to "try" a run. I wasn't expecting much from myself. Running outside has not been something I have been able to accomplish. I barely could make it a block without feeling like I was going to have to call 911! Today, I decided to use the great advice given to me by fellow bloggers/runners which was go slow. I realized that the difference in running outdoors is that you don't have the treadmill to set your pace for you, so you tend to go a little faster and take greater strides. This in turn causes major breathlessness and a potential call for an ambulance. Well, at least for me :) So, I took my time, kept my strides shorter and really tried to focus on my breathing. The first 3 minutes were the hardest; I had to keep talking to myself, egging myself on because after 1 minute, I was ready to quit. My neighborhood is very hilly and I kept thinking that there was no way I was going to make it. But, I ended up making it around one time, then another and another. Before I knew it, 45 minutes had passed! I clocked the mileage in my car later and it was 2.1 miles! Holy Crap! I cannot believe I ran (well, really slow- jogged!) 2 hilly miles. Who am I????? I didn't used to like to even walk! I felt proud of myself for breaking that mental barrier. Now, I feel like a 5k race is within my reach. To be con't on that...

On to the food...
After my "run", I made myself an egg sammie using a Weight Watchers Petite Bagel, 1 egg white cooked with a handful of baby spinach, a slice of 2% cheese and a slice of center cut bacon. Delish! Another 3 POINT beefy breakfast winner...




I had a haircut appointment at lunchtime today, so I decided to wait until afterward to eat lunch, but, to keep my hunger in check, I had a Weight Watchers Berries and Cream Yogurt and a Kashi Fruit and Grain Raspberry Chocolate bar. A filling 3 POINT snack...


Good thing I had a snack. My appointment ran a little long and then, I had to squeeze in some errands before I got a chance to get home. When I got home, my long awaited (it's only been a week, but has seemed like an eternity!) shipment of PB2 came! YAY!!! Oh, how I've missed it! I didn't waste a minute ripping open the box and fixing up a PB2 and sugar free jam sammie on a store brand light english muffin. I slice up and apple and chowed down on this yummy 3 POINT lunch...

Since I ate so late, I really didn't want an afternoon snack. I just made some Coffee Cocoa and sipped on that while I did some housework.
My second non-scale victory came at dinner. It's Friday. It's Pizza Night. Do I avoid it like the plague? Have visions of it "falling in the toilet" -eww? No, tonight I will meet this head on! I will show this pizza who's boss! Right? Right! I had the crusts prepared, made the sauce earlier in the day, now I only had to grate the cheese. Wonderful mozzarella cheese. As I grate, some large pieces break off, too large to plop on the pizza, but too small to grate without shredding my fingers along with it. Normally, these pieces find their way right into my mouth. But, nooooo! I will not let it, tonight. I go into my handbag and grab a piece of super minty gum and pop it in my mouth. Mint + mozzarella is gross, so this worked out great!! I was able to prepare the pizza without doing major cheese damage before the pizza was even ready! Cool! When, the pizza was ready, I cut 2 small slices for myself, made a big salad for everyone and I also, threw some leftover broccoli on my plate. My plate was overflowing with food which made me happy and my eyes were already "satisfied" before I even ate the food. I loved every bite of this! I ate pizza with the family and I did it without being piggy. It was a good feeling. Also, a good 10 POINT dinner...

I can't believe I am saying this, but I could have gone without dessert again, tonight! But, I decided to eat it anyway because in my shipment of PB2 came a sample of CHOCOLATE PB2!!!!!! OMG! I had to try it immediately. I mixed it with a tsp. of fluff and topped my Deep Chocolate Vitatop with the chocoPB2/fluff icing...



Oh. my. greatness. Life is too short to not eat dessert :)
Hope everyone had a Happy Friday and had some non-scale victories of your own today!

8 comments:

Katie said...

Wow! I'm really impressed that you were able to resist popping the cheese into your mouth while making pizza. Great job with the gum!

Great job pushing through with the running. I went from an absolute non-runner to running a 5k in about 9 weeks by following the Couch-to-5k plan on coolrunning.com. It really helps you build up gradually and I thought it was fun.

Graciela said...

Congrats on your run. The bottom line is you pushed through wanting to quit. It will get better and easier each time.

Sharon said...

Wow, awesome job on the run! Super proud of you!
And tasty eats as always!

Melissa said...

Nibbling on food while cooking can be a big temptation. Way to go chewing gum instead!!

I always drool over your dessert...

Sue said...

Wow Marisa..I am so proud of you for resisting that cheese. ILOVE cheese, and it adds up so quickly when just nibbling on it, doesn't it?

And the RUNNING! You did awesome. If you could run 2+ miles like that...you could do a 5K for sure with a little more training!

Keep up the gresat work!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

MARISA!!!! YOU are a RUNNER!!!!

I'm so proud of you, I could squeal... seriously!!!!

And then the cheese NSV?? Who ARE you??? YOU are a SUCCESSFUL healthy CHICK!!! THAT's who you are!!!!

TJ said...

I've been walking for months and months now and each time talk myself out of trying to even slow jog. Your post has inspired me to at least give it a try. Wish me luck!

Good for you for making good decisions! That plate is FULL and with mainly good food. I'm loving broccoli right now and could eat for every meal. *laugh*

Have a great weekend!

Amanda said...

Congrats on your run and pizza victory! When doing the actual 5K's w/ a large group of people, it kinda helps keep you going so may be easier later! But that's wonderful!!