First off, I know I have been very bad at blogging lately. It's really been tough now that I don't have a weekly weigh in. Trust me, I recently have been thinking about going back to that! I go through scale ups and downs and I am having trouble sticking to it these days. But....I seem to have my mojo back. I am really watching what I'm eating again (tracking) and my exercise has been great!
Ice cream. My "crack". I swear I live for this stuff. I obviously did fine with it for the 14 months that I was losing weight but it seems like now I have been craving it and giving into the cravings more often. I realize that I can still have it and just have it in moderation but what is my deal? I end up at the store and it ends up in my cart, then it ends up in a bowl and ultimately in my belly! I have seen people writing letters to their "crack" food. Something like this........
Dear Ice Cream,
I have loved you forever and you have left me feeling sad and bloated. You have gotten in the way of my weight loss and I just can't have that anymore. It's been great knowing you but I have to tell you, it's over. We cannot just be friends. You are taking over my life and I want it back. So goodbye ice cream......sniff, sniff.
Love you forever,
But I'm afraid that just isn't going to work for me. I need it to be in my life. I bought a Yonanas machine. It's great! It takes frozen bananas and other frozen fruit and grinds it into soft serve. Google it and watch the video, it is really amazing! Very creamy and it's really only fruit (unless you add things like chocolate chips and peanut butter - not that I've ever done that, no way not me!). I love it but in all reality it's not ice cream :-( I also love frozen yogurt. I could eat that every day too. What I am thinking of doing is making a deal with myself. Letting myself have real ice cream only once a week. A whole bowl full of the stuff. Guilt free. Instead of trying to "work" it in to my daily points (because trust me that aint working). Then the yonanas or fat free frozen yogurt I can have whenever, but just allow myself the once a week ice cream. That's my plan. I'll keep you posted.
Still running. I took a bit of a break because, well gee I really don't know why? But I'm back again and doing good. I don't know if I will ever be able to run more than 5K (3.1 miles). I have heard that if you can run 5K you can run 10K. I don't believe that for a second! I'm dying by the end of 5K, but I will try. I think just increasing by a little bit every week or so. My first real 5K is on June 10th. The Bridge City Boogie. I can't wait! On Sunday it's my 49th birthday. I am going to walk the Weight Watcher's Walk it 5K with my sister and sister-in-law. Should be fun! I will try to get a few pics and post them here.