Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Boozy Tea

Well, I did a run today and it SUCKED.  I wish I could have the attitude of "all that matters is that I went and did it!"  Instead, I was just furious with myself for slacking off the last month to the point that I could barely finish a 3 miler.  My knee actually felt decent, knock wood, but I had absolutely no energy and was miserable the entire time.  I even had to stop my Garmin and stop to stretch because of my calves cramping up, which I've never had to do.  I ended up finishing in 39:04, which is just unacceptable to me.  I stopped my Garmin and was like, in 4 months or so I will have 23.2 more of these bitches to go, and I will have to have it together.

On a more positive note, I am on day two of WW and things are still going good.  Last night we took a 2.5 mile walk around the neighborhood, and then fired up the grill for the first time this season.  Eric was kind enough to man the grill and grill pork chops and mushrooms for dinner while I was in the kitchen cubing and roasting a sweet potato.  The sweet potato was the sham of life unfortunately.  We got it at the farmer's market a couple of weeks ago, and it had NO flavor at all.  It was sort of like eating cardboard with pumpkin pie spice on it.  I ate it anyway but was pretty PO'd about it.  I also tried to do a dessert type thing with ricotta cheese and chocolate but that was GROSS and I only took one bite.  I ended up having a handful of Newman's Own pretzels and some tea as a snack!

Eric and I have nightly tea time after dinner, mostly out of necessity due to my addiction to Teavana.  I also got some teas from David's Tea, so we've been bringing those into the rotation.  They are ok, but I really prefer Teavana.  That's not to say that I don't drink it like crazy all day at work, and then again at night.  One of my coworkers informed me the other day that my Toasted Marshmallow tea from David's Tea smelled like a cross between a stripper and a shot that an underage girl would take at a party.  I wouldn't go that far, but it does smell kind of boozy and happens to be one of the favorites of what I ordered, ha ha.

The one thing that sucks majorly about getting back into healthy eating habits is that I get the most awful headaches.  They don't last very long, like maybe a couple of days, but it really is awful.  I'm not sure from what, I can only assume sugar withdrawal.  Even that makes no sense because it's not like I do keg stands and funnel chocolate down my throat even in my worst eating days.  I eat tons of fruit and things with natural sugar in them.  So weird.  I wish that I could bottle up the feeling of how much it sucks so that I remember it the next time I eat ridiculous and have to start over!  My headache today ended up going away after I took Advil and then did my run, so at least there is that.

Dinner tonight was much better than last night.  We had grilled chicken, asparagus, and roasted beets with fennel and grapefruit for dinner.  I also have enough PP for a nice little yogurt/fruit/chocolate chip parfait I made for dessert, so I am pretty excited by that.

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