TC, the “Come to Jesus” edition – The Shrinking Jeans of Christy


May 18, 2010 By Christy

Alright ladies (and gentlemen), this is going to be my virtual “Come to Jesus” meeting, okay? I have seriously fallen off the wagon in a huge way. HUGE. Nevermind that I’m training for a 1/2 marathon and I ran 12 miles on Sunday. Not even crazy amounts of running have been able to keep me on track. You see, I’ve lost my mind. Literally. All of my plans and goals and hopes and dreams surrounding my weight have temporarily left the building.

When I started this training program, I was hungry. All the time. I’ve come to realize that’s the way it’s supposed to be when you’re running, or doing any activity, for the length of time that I am. I am hungry because my body needs fuel. What my body doesn’t need is:

  • Biscuits and gravy every day for breakfast last week because I was staying in a hotel and it was there.
  • Parmesan crusted fish swimming in a lump crab meat filled cream sauce that certainly had thousands of calories.
  • Barbecue, more than once, which included potato salad AND coleslaw AND white bread.
  • Dessert in the form of chocolate lava cake WITH ice cream, even if it was shared with 3 other peeps.
  • More dessert.
  • DQ Blizzard
  • Not nearly enough water.

All of this was in the past week. I know I was out of town, but I could have and should have made wiser choices. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. Humph. In my defense, I will say I’ve been focusing on fruits and veggies, and making sure I get in the recommended daily allowance each day. I’m not always successful, but I am making a valiant effort.

What it boils down to is that I feel like I have a free ticket to eat whatever I want right now, and that is SO not the case. My scale told me so. This morning. It was sad and scary, but a wake up call I really needed.

Today is a brand new day, thank God. I am armed with my trusty iPhone and the Lose It! app, which is wonderful and easy. I’m counting calories, and according to all the sources I’ve checked, in order to lose 1 pound a week, I need 1,333 calories a day. On my run days, and on my run days ONLY, I will adjust my calories to make sure I’m properly fueling my body. And help me please when I’ve got the 1/2 marathon behind me, because I’m afraid it’s going to be like starting all over again.

How are you? Are you swimming in guilt right now? Speak up, okay?!! I need to know you’re out there