Thursday, March 05, 2015


Working on water consumption.  I've talked a few times about my move and the taste of the water where I'm at.  I was used to well water.  Here the water is good water, but it's highly chlorinated.  I feel like I'm drinking straight up pool water.  I've tried bottled water (that's just annoying and the extra jug/pitcher of water is space consuming) and lemon (good for a quick fix but not on a daily basis).    And then I stumbled upon the Britta Bottles.  I bought one to try.   It worked  The water tastes, dare I say it 'good'.   So I quickly bought a second one and I'm on a roll.  I am doing much better with my water consumption.

So maybe I found the trick for that aspect of this journey.
The eating. YIKES   Lets just say that it's crazy and I KNOW I have to change it. I'm feeling miserable  plain and simple.   And lets talk about the fact that my clothes are all getting tight.  GRRR  This is NO FUN!   Something has to happen.  Either I give up and decide to be a sluggard or I start being careful again.     Being a sluggard is tempting. I have an addition.  I don't have an addiction to one type of food.  My 'type of food' that I turn to changes.  One day it may be potato chips.  The next day it may be peanut butter.  Cake.  Bread.  Pasta.  Pie.  I can be anything.  And it makes it hard and so utterly tempting to just give in.  However.  I don't like this feeling.  So I'm gonna have to kick and claw.  It doesn't help that 'tis the season' for peanut butter eggs.   Ohhhh peanut butter how I love you. (ha ha ha)  Either way  I know that I can do it.  And I CAN resist the food that calls my name on any given day. I've done it before.  It is possible.  I know that it will take consistency in my efforts to achieve my goals.

Seaking of consistency.  This weather we have been having is pretty consistently crappy.   And it's upsetting the consistency of my attempts to run and my attempts to train for his 10K that is in a few short weeks.   GRRRR This 10k is going to be brutal.  But i I have to run/walk it, I will!  No worries.  And Paula is talking about doing a 1/2 marathon this of the Rock and Roll halves......Am I nuts for saying "Sure!  Sounds like fun!"   I will need consistency for that to happen.   Hmmmm


finding lori said...

You said it. You've done it before and you can do it again. I know how hard it is to say no to food. We all know all the tricks not to eat the bad stuff. All I can tell you is stay strong. Think about what you want and where you want to be. Keep blogging your feelings. I just started and it has really been helping me knowing that others are listening :) Hang in there!!!

timothy said...

you KNOW whatcha have to do and don't you just hate Nike for that "JUST DO IT!" nonsense. if only it were that easy/simple. all I can do is remind you that YOU are worth it. all these changes hard as they are are good for YOU in the long best advice pretend everything is great until one day the lie is a reality. yep that's right fake it till you make it.and BIG hugs cause hugs always help!

Suzanne said...

Oh girl you can do it. Sounds like were on similar schedules. I have a Fall half that I deferred from last year and I cringe at just the thought of training for it.

Suzanne said...

Oh forgot to say that Peanut Butter cups are the devil !! I LOVE those things especially as a shake from Baskin Robbins.

Lori said...

I can so relate to the ever rotating favorite indulgence of the moment! I love Reese's stuff no matter how it is shaped. I really love the minis.

Good for you for powering through and honoring your commitment to run. I won't even sign up for one.