And, I'm down a few pounds! I'm not going to go crazy and say I've definitely LOST those pounds for good, but 122 is much nicer than 125 and my belly (which shows softness VERY easily) looks a little leaner. So, I'm feeling much better.
I've been eating pretty clean all week, but possibly a little low on veggies, for me anyway. I'm big into veggies normally. But allowing myself carbs in the form of whole wheat breads has been an interesting experience. It has DEFINITELY cut DOWN on my desire for sweet stuffs, which I was having a hard time with. I love starting my day with some carbs that are not endless bowls of cereal! Instead, I simply have 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with Laughing Cow Cheese and Turkey. And I am FULL until lunch! It's been great. I've been able to say NO to more sweets simply by allowing myself whole, real foods. And, weight has come off too. Not as easily as when I had 2 apples and some cheese for an entire day (I've done that a number of times...) but it's coming off much more sustainably. And hey, I'm all about sustainability.
So, I have 4 weeks until my half marathon and I am hoping to be down to 118 by then. I'm shooting for about 1200-1400 calories per day with exercise on most days, as well. Hopefully that kind of consistency will show in a few weeks!
Today was half a LUNA bar before a 10!! mile run with Jess.
Then, 1 english muffin toasted with Laughing Cow and DELISH deli turkey from WF. Yum! No snack required! Ready for lunch in an hour or so :)
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