Friday, August 15, 2008

"When nothing is sure, everything is possible."
-- Margaret Drabble

TGIF everyone!

I don't know about you guys, but I'm a seriously glad it's Friday! It's been a long week! If you have ever worked in a customer service related industry, you know what I'm talking about. Yesterday was one of those days, everyone I talked to was cranky and being an idiot. I swear, it wasn't just my customers either, every salesman here was about to kill their customers. I was so glad the day was over. And today is looking like it might be quiet, which is good!

Has anyone not been following Michael Phelps? Seriously, that kid is half human, half fish! Did you guys see this article about how much he eats? Honestly, a breakfast that consists of three fried egg sandwiches, a five egg omelet, a bowl of grits, coffee, three slices of french toast and three chocolate chip pancakes? I couldn't eat all that food in one day, let alone one sitting. And he struggles to gain weight, in fact most of the time, he is losing it. I wonder if at that point, eating becomes a chore? I can't imagine it ever being a chore, but it seems like at that point, it might become that way.

Everything is going good for me right now. Eating has been good, and under control. I would say I'm probably eating a little more, but it's primarily fruits and vegetables, so I don't really see that being a problem. I start eating more ice cream and chips, that would be a problem. I've just taken the approach that I don't keep the stuff in the house. I have one bag of crackers which I finished (wheat thin multigrains...yum!), and I keep cereal, those are my snack foods. I have ice cream, but I've learned to keep it in the freezer in the basement, that way if I'm grazing, I don't "stumble" across it. One of my favorite snacks as of lately has been frozen bananas, terribly yummy, and taste like ice cream!

Running has been going good, I planned for a total of 13 miles this week, and I got them in, so that's great. Next week is 14 miles, and I'm looking forward to it. Although next week is suppose to be alot warmer, so it won't be quite as pleasant as my 75-80* running weather this week!

I think I've decided to step away from the scale again, and just weigh once a month. It's getting a little insane, I'm weighing myself like 5 times a day, and this isn't a good thing. I am up about 1lb, averaging about 143.....but get this my clothes are feeling even bigger. My 29 pants I bought just a month ago, are getting a little big on me. So I'm assuming with running I'm gaining muscle, losing fat. So that's a good thing. So I can't fixated on that number on the scale so much. So My official one month weigh in will be Sunday, and then I will put the scale away for the month..

This weekend should be a good one. Tonight is my normal Friday night (I'm totally a routine person!), Grocery Shopping, and then the Tigers are on, and I will watch them. Tomorrow I'm going to be doing something with Tech, although I'm not sure what yet. And Sunday a run, and then normal chores, and I think I might meet a girlfriend at the park with the dogs. So should be good, plus I have to do a little baking! Fun!

What's your guys plans for the weekend?

Have great weekend guys, and I will catch up with ya soon!


JODI said...

i'm with you - glad it's friday... sounds like you kicked some ass w/the running this week, that's great! i've been out twice this week and hope to get today as well... and good for you - putting the scale away will be so much better... there's no reason to rely on that esp. when you said your clothes are fitting loser... welcome to the once-a-month club! :o)

have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

Hasn't our weather been awesome lately!! I hope it stays cool for a bit longer. I love being able to have the house open all day and not run the air!

Great job on the runs this week. I'm impressed. Does the pup run with you? Have fun at the park!

CaRoLyN said...

I know what you mean about Phelps. The guy is half robot, I am certain. I saw him on TV last night for the first time actually and the guy is ALL torso. His legs are short and he's 6'7! Plus he's double jointed so apparently that makes him swim even faster. Crazy.

Make sure to give us an update on your weekend date with Tech, remember I'm an old married woman now and need to live vicariously through you!

Sounds like you have a fun weekend lined up! Enjoy!

Kathy said...

I saw the Michael Phelps meal plan too, but I'm not a young male athlete who works out 5 hours a day, six days a week...I just want to eat like one! You sound happier and more full of life than I've ever seen in all the time I've followed your blog. Eating right and getting in that exercise are really working for you, aren't they?

new*me said...

Phelps is one awesome dude that is for sure! Not many plans here except cleaning my grandma's house and doing her laundry Sat. I also bring her dinner and visit. It's our spcecial time...she's going to be 93 in Sept. The kids and I will have a tea party tomorrow too and then I am hoping we can all get to the park Sunday for a picnic. Have a great one :)

Erica said...

I love Michael Phelps! He is so awesome and yay to him for breaking every record! Step away from the! Put it away and weigh yourself once a month. You are definitely losing fat and gaining muscle. As for the weekend my hubby is working the dream cruise this weekend so I might go and visit him for awhile on Saturday. That's about it. Have a good one!

Chellie has Issues said...

Good luck with the scale. I'm like a crack addict with that thing. I was going through withdrawls on my vacation! Let me know how it goes. How the clothes are fitting is always a good sign.

TB--Milwaukee said...

I'm still weighing everyday and it definitely works for me. If I'm up one day, I watch myself closer the next day. I haven't been counting points and the weighing has been keeping me more honest.

Can't believe Phelps! What a stud! He is my new male crush ;)

6 yr old turns 7 this weekend. No one big party, but tons of one day parties starting today and ending maybe by Labor Day.