Warning: I’m going to get a little bitchy.
1) Keep it keto - even during my birthday
2) Get back to the gym, for real this time.
3) Finalize some life plans - not weight loss related, but what can you do?
4) Run a 5K race that’s happening locally (sponsored by Chick Fil A - CAN YOU SAY FREE CHICKEN?!)
5) Don’t let my four weeks of boot camp go to waste -strength training: it’s important
1) Finish my first half marathon Done and done.
2) Stick to keto (only one scheduled cheat - and that’s to carb up for the half) I was so close to owning this goal - but then there was taiyaki. I regret nothing.
3) Keep working out even after the half I totally rocked this one. I boot camped it up AND I finally started running again. 4) Positivity. Remember to have it. Always a work in progress - but I think I’m getting better.
5) Get back into the gym - seeing as I can’t cancel my membership… LOL, NOPE.
Squats and deadlifts with 30lb boxes of paper
Bicep curls with 30lb boxes of paper
3 10 minute walks to run out and get coffee/food/take a mental health break
Repeat for 14.5 hours.
You CAN do this. I took the pins out of your voodoo doll today. Just for today, though. I bought extra to stab in it tomorrow. ;-)
Good luck Moxy! We are all cheering for you!
You CAN do this.
One of these days, Internet… one of these days…
Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who ran today!!
- I went for a run this morning, and it felt great
- I’m going to go the gym later today
- It is BEAUTIFUL outside
- I’m making keto friendly pizza for dinner - and pizza is always exciting
- I’m excited to eat well this weekend while I’m traveling for work (not so excited for the traveling bit - I just want to be HOME)
- I’m going to use the hotel’s fitness center
- My birthday is in a week - well, it’s mine and my twin sister’s birthday - it always feels weird for me to say “my birthday” and not “our birthday”
This week’s underutilized gif brought to you by my most favorite scene from this amazing movie:
Fact: I have a love affair with Gene Wilder. I love him because at any given moment he could be your best friend or try and murder you. Or both. Great, now I need to watch The Producers.
Sure it was only a mile - but still.
That’s what I like to call progress.
1.6 miles in 19 minutes.
Yeah, it’s not a lot - but I got out there.
Ever since the half I have had NO desire to run at all. But today Rusty was on my last nerve. He needs a lot of exercise to keep his energy levels manageable. Don’t get me wrong - he’s adorable and I love him - but he’s also very neurotic. Like he sits at the back door for three hours crying because he wants to play frisbee but he can’t because it’s raining sort of neurotic.
I think both of us needed that run.
When I made that post about loving the south yesterday, I didn’t mean to completely diss California.
Only to diss it a little bit.
I’m not saying people don’t do nice things in California. They do. It’s just that, in my experience, you really can’t beat the south in terms of hospitality. Southern hospitality. It’s real. And it’s amazing.
But California will always have a place in my heart. It’s where I was born and raised, and I will always kind of miss the San Joaquin Valley - somewhere deep, deep down. Besides, California is where I got to touch George Clooney and even end up in a picture with him on IMDB with my BFF:
So I will be forever in it’s debt.
Also - I really miss Mexican food. A lot. Fact: there is nowhere in Virginia I’ve found to get lengua tacos or an horchata.
I spent three hours today getting tires put on my car so it would pass the Virginia yearly inspection (which I have to get done before I travel for work on Saturday).
Then the guy told me that my brake light was out.
Can’t pass inspection with a broken break light.
So I went to the auto parts store to get the bulb figuring that I could get Luke to fix it for me tonight and then go BACK out and get my car inspected.
The guy wanted to make sure he was giving me the right bulb, so he went out to my car and disassembled the entire light thing - yeah, I have no idea what you’d call it. Then he said he was right and just replaced the thing for me.
All it cost was the price of the bulb. Six bucks.
THINGS LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPENED WHEN I LIVED IN CALIFORNIA.
TL;DR: A nice man at the auto part store fixed my broken brake light free of charge. Because people in the south are nice and care about their neighbors.
Starting Weight: 205
Last Week: 174.6
This Week: 173
This Week’s Weight Loss: - 1.6
Just, you know, keeping myself accountable.
And it’s raining.
And I don’t have boot camp anymore.
And Rusty is driving me to distraction.
And I have a sink full of dishes to do.
And I have two loads of laundry to wash.
And I have to go to the doctor’s office.
But I’ve got a really great feeling about this week.
Stop saying “I wish I could” and instead find ways to actually DO.
- Me: Guess what I did today? Dropped a fork, and it landed on my foot tines down. So I stabbed myself with a fork.
- [instert picture here]
- Dad: Ouch! That's my daughter! Uncle Chris wears cooking shoes for that very reason. Well, you're definitely a Scott. Love you. Like the toenail polish also.
- Had an amazing one mile run this morning
- My only meeting today was cancelled
- Luke is getting off of work early
- Luke and I are going to finally prep our garden for planting (okay, this actually isn’t exciting - but if I act like it is then maybe I’ll get excited for it)
- I may go for ANOTHER run this evening - because one mile is clearly not enough to tame Rusty into submission
- Sunday is the last day of boot camp (both good and bad)
- I don’t actually have anywhere I need to be this weekend
- I plan on using all that unplanned time for sleeping
- I may try and trick Luke into going to a movie with me (fact: Luke hates going to the movies - my favorite thing to do with my free time is go to the movies - we have yet to find a happy medium)
Now for your weekly under-utilized gif:
if you had enabled photo reply, i would have attached that pic of the kid with the fork in his nose: snopes.com/photos/…
I mean, you told me exactly what this link would contain - and yet, I still clicked on it. Then I stared at it, mouth gaping, for a full 30 seconds. Then my brain kicked back in and closed the tab.
I blame you for all the fork related nightmares I’m sure to have tonight.
EDIT: Seriously guys - do not click that link. It’s exactly what shortmom said: a fork THROUGH a kid’s nose. You have been warned.
EDIT: As if on cue - after posting this Rusty pulled an old coffee filter out of the trash, covering the kitchen in coffee grounds. And then he peed on the floor of the mud room - something he NEVER does (I honestly can’t remember the last time he had an accident in the house).
And am I too late to join in?
Starting Weight: 205
Last Week: 176
This Week: 174.6
This Week’s Weight Loss: - 1.4
In the past three days I have:
- Worked hard at my actual day job (you know, that thing I do in between tumblring sessions)
- Gone grocery shopping
- Made two batches of flax crackers
- Made all of Luke’s breakfasts for this week (chorizo and egg muffins, if you were wondering)
- Gone to boot camp twice
- Hung out with friends
- Cleaned my house (even parts that haven’t been cleaned for months… as embarrassed as I am to admit that…)
Feels good, man.
(How did I live before I found this gif? Answer: I did not.)
I guess that’s what happens when you effectively cut out all processed foods, sugar, and grains.
While it takes a little more time, it’s actually really cool to make my own “bread” and crackers and sauces. And nothing has been really difficult to make, either.
Here are a few recipes I make regularly and love:
Mashed Cauliflower (holy crap, you guys - these are amazing, and no potatoes are needed)
Almond buns (these are amazingly delicious - but also high in calories - so I use them for open-faced sandwiches, so I only eat half a serving)
Flax buns (not as tasty as the almond buns - but a pretty darn good substitute for when I just NEED to have a sandwich - which happens when sandwiches are your favorite food)
I even made my own hollandaise sauce once - but used it VERY sparingly and got rid of the extra - lest I try to drink it with a straw.
I’m definitely still learning when it comes to keeping a keto lifestyle - but the more I learn, the more I like what I see. It also doesn’t hurt that I’m liking what the scale says more and more.
This is the last week of it.
The trainer wants to do another one immediately after, but I’m not sure I’m going to participate.
I mean, I absolutely love it. I love the trainer. I love being told what to do. I love working out with other people.
But the time is really inconvenient. I end up not seeing Luke or eating dinner with him three nights a week. Besides - when I’m in boot camp, I don’t use my gym membership… and that just seems like a total waste of money. Also I’m going to be working a lot of over time and traveling for work in the coming months.
I’m sad, but I think I have to do the adult thing and say goodbye to my boot camp class for now.
It was super awesome - aside from the fact that a cold snap made all the blossoms fall off the trees. So the trees were just green.
What really made it awesome, though, were these babies:
It’s probably one of my most favorite foods (just below sandwiches but above Caburry eggs). It’s a Japanese cake that’s filled with sweet red bean paste and shaped like a fish. I remember going to Japantown in San Francisco with my BFF (from kindergarten through high school) Sachi and getting these bad boys. But it’s probably been ten years since I last had one.
And so I cheated on keto for a second time this month and ate one.
I could have eaten about ten. But I didn’t. I ate one (NSV for sure). And it was glorious.
And I do love me some cheese.
This Friday in particular is awesome because of the following reasons:
- Race pictures came out!!! (you can bet your ass I’ll post them later)
- I had a talk with my little sister and she has turned into a running machine - like she now runs ten miles a day like it’s nothing
- I just ate a super delicious breakfast of an egg and maple sausage
- I have a surprise extra boot camp class today
- I think we’re seeing friends tonight - which is always super fun (and our friends are so super supportive of our new keto lifestyle - the last time we hung out everyone was eating chicken alfredo pasta, but they bought cheese and almonds and turkey sausages for Luke and I)
- Today just feels awesome
Starting Weight: 205
Last Week: 173.8
This Week: 176
This Week’s Weight Loss: + 2.2
I’m not surprised. I spent two days eating not-so-great food, and a fair amount of it. The day before my race where I needed to “carb up.” And the day of my race where my brain went, “you just ran a half marathon - EAT EVERYTHING!”
It’s cool, though. I’m back on track now.
Just another reason I like keto.
You guys rock.
Thank you for saying such nice things about my race recap.
And now I’m done talking about this race forever. Except for maybe posting a race picture or two when they come out on Thursday. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll have a super awkward/horrible picture to share.
To make a long story short: I was scared and excited beyond belief. Then we (Scooter/Jessica and I) started running. I thought the hills would kill me. But they didn’t. Although they did bust up my left knee. I ran the last half mile and just booked it. Official time: 2:54:44. Not too shabby.
Now to make a long story long…
Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t even believe in me.
Thank you for calming all my completely irrational pre-race fears.
Thank you for all the love and support.
Thank you for posting all those pictures of your cats.
But most importantly: thank you for all being so awesome and amazing and inspiring that I had no choice but to try and keep up.