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Eats for Friday 11/19

My running partner is out of commission for at least 3 weeks due to an injury. Today was my first day running solo. I was actually pretty nervous for a couple reasons. One is that I know that I am someone who needs that push. Without my motivator there, I tend to let my negativity take over and I give up too quickly.
The other main reason I was nervous today was that it was almost dusk and it was getting kinda dark outside. Running around the neighborhood alone gives me the willies sometimes. So, I took the pup. She provides absolutely no protection at all, but people may not know that. Also, she was twitching with anticipation once she saw me put my sneakers on and so I caved and took her.
I know she has the stamina to run with me, but she lacks the attention span. As soon as I finished the 5 minute warm up walk and was about to run, she squats. Yep. She pooped. I now had to carry a bag of poop with me for the next 2+ miles. Awesome.
Then, we start off and we are doing pretty good except that she wants to run on the grass instead of the road. I think it's easier on her feet. Fine. I ran on the road and she ran on the grass. The problem is that she didn't realize she had to stay on the road side of the mailboxes and not the house side. We both got jerked a couple of times because she decided to go around the mailbox instead of just running beside it. After approximately 4 times, she still didn't really figure it out and I ended up running on the sidewalk with her.
We were at a good pace until she would see a patch of grass or a flower or a piece of paper and 'investigate' and then I'm running in place looking like a jackass while she sniffs to her heart's content.
She got a little huffy about not being able to 'investigate' like she wanted to but she made up for it on the walking portion. She stopped at every little thing. Every. little. thing.
Overall, it wasn't too bad. We ran 5 together. Then 3. Then another 3. I felt like I could do more, but I didn't want to push her and it was getting pretty dark. We cut through the park and headed home. Tomorrow, I'm running solo. Wish me luck!

Daily points allowance: 24
Weekly points remaining: 2

1/2 of my leftover bagel from yesterday, 5 pts - 19
32oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 19

raisins, 1 pt - 18

2 cups salad greens with light french dressing, 1 slice ham, 1 slice gouda,
and bacon bits, 5 pts - 13
1 cup spinach rice soup, 2 pts - 11
24oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 11

kashi bar, 2 pts - 9

1/2 tuna sub, 7 pts - 2
chips, 3 pts - 0/23
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 0/23

Thought for the day:
Do they make ADHD medication for dogs?

Eats for Thursday 11/18

I got a pedometer. Yay!

It's nothing fancy, but it was free. It was one of the rewards available through our credit card points. We figured it would come in handy on our runs.
Did I mention that it was free?

I tried it out today while doing Burn it Up.
According to my little pedometer, I took 566 steps during my workout.

Not too shabby, considering they were all taken in the space between my recliner and my tv stand.

I also traveled a distance of 0.21 miles.

Huh. Interesting.

I also burned a total of 24.4 calories.

There is no way that can be right.
I really feel like I burned at least 237 calories during the lunge portion alone.

Do you have a pedometer/calorie counter? What role does it play in your exercise routine? Do you think 24.4 is accurate?
Remember that I did like a hundred lunges.
Two hundred squats.
Just saying.

Daily points allowance: 24
Weekly points remaining: 24

1/2 bagel with cream cheese, 5 pts - 19
1 unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 19

1 Kashi bar, 1 pt - 18

1 ham and gouda sandwich on a kaiser roll with spicy brown mustard and
spinach, 7 pts - 11
1 cup salad greens with bacos and light french dressing, 2 pts - 9
1 serving honey wheat pretzels, 2 pts - 7
32 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts

popcorn, 2 pts - 5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 5

1 hour total with 45 minutes Burn it Up and 15 minutes yoga, +3 pts - 8

1 cup homeade beef stew, 5 pts - 0
canned peaches in light syrup, 2 pts - 6
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 6

hot chocolate, 2 pts - 4

Total points used: 20
Total points earned: 3
Weekly points remaining: 24
Fruits/veggies: 2
Water: 6

Thought for the day:
I just burned 327 calories typing this post. Maybe I need a new pedometer.

Eats for Wednesday 11/17

We hosted game night at our house tonight. One of the guys bought his wife who just happens to be a baker. Hmmm. What do you think she just happened to show up with? That's right. Cupcakes! Yay!
I mean, NO!
I can not resist cupcakes. It is scientifically impossible.
So, I ate two.
I wanted to eat five.

Daily point allowance: 24
Weekly points: 35

1 cup banana walnut oatmeal, 2 pts - 22

1/4 cup raisins, 2 pts - 20
32oz water with Crystal Light, 0 pts - 20

1 cup spinach rice soup, 2 pts - 18
1 ham and gouda sandwich on a kaiser roll with spicy brown mustard and
spinach, 7 pts - 11

chicken breast, 5 pts - 6
risotto with spinach and garlic, 5 pts - 1
salad with light French dressing and bacos, 2 pts - 0/34
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 0/34

2 cupcakes, 8 pts - 0/26
fruit candy, 2 pts - 0/24

Total points used: 36
Weekly points remaining: 24
Fruits/veggies: 3
Water: 6

Thought for the day:
I heart cupcakes.

Weigh in.

Hi peeps!

It's weigh in day again. Well, it was actually yesterday, but I didn't get my internet back until last night and I was too tired to post anything then.

So, here I am today.

I gained 1.2 this week.

I can't really say I'm surprised. It's been a bad week for MB and I with regards to eating and exercising. We ate out almost every night this week and only did 'meh' with the exercising.

MB was struggling due to some foot pain which he went to the doctor for yesterday. Apparently he has a problem with the tendon in his ankle (a pretty serious condition that I can't remember the name of) and could've done some serious damage. He is now unable to run for at least the next 3 weeks while he does physical therapy.

He is super stressed about gaining weight and I am super stressed that I am losing my running partner. He motivates me and pushes me and I am afraid I can't do it on my own. Or really won't do it on my own.

It's going to be a challenge.

So, anyway, I've been weird all week because TOM has now been visiting for 14 days and counting. 14 days. This is also his second visit of the month. It's got me a little on edge. Just a little.

Throw in the stress of spending money we don't have to eat food we shouldn't be eating. Add the stress of getting a mammogram and now having to go back to get more films of my one boob because they want more diagnostic tests. It just doesn't make for a good week.

This whole mammogram thing is probably just routine and whatnot. Still. It has me stressed. There is a LOT of cancer in my family. A LOT. Cross your fingers for me.

So, this week I plan to get back on track. I will be sticking to my meal plan and posting my eats every day. I will be hitting the pavement to run on my own at least 2 days. I will be doing Burn it Up at least 2 days also.

I've got this. I may be having a bad week, but I've still got this.

How about you?