October 21, 2009
Parade of Cans
I ended the challenge this weekend at my maintenance weight - then pigged out. First at my BIL's 40th birthday party, then traveling home the next day. I weighed Monday to see the damage, but it didn't show up until today.
I'm up 2 pounds from this weekend. While I'm sure its not 2 pounds of fat, its a good motivator for me. I need to focus on eating well, especially as my race gets closer. Never mind the IHOP I'm eating for breakfast now, its leftovers and we all know I'm too cheap to let good food go to waste.
I'm taking this moment (the pancakes are now in my belly) to say that I will be more dedicated hence forward. I have to be. I need the nutrition for my runs and I worked too hard to let my progress slip away.
Now for the moment you've been waiting for...
Since I only started out with 2 pounds until maintenance, I decided to do a pound of food for every mile I increased my long run. Since that would look a little puny, I added a pound for every mile in my long run. So you have two pounds of weight loss and nine pounds of long run.
Those are all foods I already had around the house. I had a ton of white pasta stockpiled, so when I started my healthy living I couldn't bear to throw it all out. I figured this challenge was the perfect way to get rid of it!
How did you do this challenge? Head over to the Sisterhood and link up so I can check out your cans!!