Wednesday, June 18, 2008

To clarify my brief comment yesterday on not wanting to count calories was a temporary "woe is me" thing. I am tired of counting calories but at this point, I can't stop counting. I won't have to count calories for the rest of my life but for right now I do, at least while I'm trying to lose weight and train for a half-marathon. I get jealous of people who don't have to count calories or points but my losing weight isn't about those people, it's about me. And I need to count keeps me accountable and also helps me to see that I'm giving myself enough fuel for running. When I'm not counting, I'm much more "snacky" and eat out of boredom. When I count calories, I'm more conscious of what I'm eating and why I'm eating it.

I'm so ready for Stephen to be gone for a few days and to have some "Marissa" time. Everytime in the past few weeks when I've tried to stay home to get some alone time, he ends up staying home too or coming home early. I've tried to explain to him that I need my alone time but things are slow where he works at right now and he wants to take things easy when he's able. I have a mental list of the things I'm looking forward to doing once he leaves for Canada. It's mainly stuff like watch the girly movies I've been wanting to see, lay around in bed reading on the weekends, watch the Food Network...all the type of stuff he doesn't like to do. It's still a month before he leaves but I'm excited! Well, I'm not excited to be without him for a week but I am excited to do some things I want to do without having to consult another person.

Today's Plan:
Activity: Run at lunch (probably 5.5 miles)
Breakfast: 2 Trail Mix muffins
Mid-morning Snack: 1 banana, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
Lunch: 1 tortilla with 1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese, spinach and carrots; greek yogurt with honey; bag of veggies--red pepper, broccoli, tomatoes
Afternoon Snack: 1 orange, Quaker mini delights
Dinner: Moroccan Chicken with Cherry-Pecan Rice, Peas, Salad


Fatinah said...

I'm one of those people that is going to have to count for the rest of my life. You envy those who don't have to count, I envy those who don't have to forever!

Meanwhile, your menu sounds scrumptious!!!

Jen said...

I know what you mean about Stephen going away!!! Danny was SUPPOSED to go away last weekend and I was actually disappointed when it all fell through...I just need to not have to worry about someone else right now!!!!

SeaBreeze said...

My 1/2 will be on November 12th, provided I end up upgrading from my 8K

Kim said...

I know what you mean about being tired of counting calories. I'm one of those people that is ALWAYS going to have to be hyper aware of what it is/how much I'm eating. Blah.

Good luck getting your alone time. It's important to have!!! :)

Amy said...

I loooooooove Amy time!!

SeaBreeze said...

I was definetely wrong. Checked it out last night and my race is on OCTOBER 12th, not Nov. so now I am doubting if I can do the 1/2

Sara said...

I hear ya about alone time! There really isn't much better!

Don't worry everyone gets sick of counting calories/points. Sometimes it just sucks. But you do what you got to do to be healthy!

Sparky said...

Man, sounds like some nice time planned. I am jealous!

Cara said...

Oh man I definitely crave my alone time. It is hard to get right now though because the boyfriend hasn't found a summer job yet. I hope I can figure out some way to handle it. hahaha