22 August 2011
Donuts and Pizza and Ice Cream! Oh My!
We have been off on a little mini vacation this last week. I figured we needed to get in one last hurrah before school started today. We took off to Hometown, Idaho and spent a few days with family and friends.
Any time I write "family and friends" here just feel free to insert "food and food".
Just bypass all the love and laughter and go straight to the food.
I feel like an alcoholic in a bar every time we get together for a reunion or a family get together. Sometimes I can hardly focus on the conversation because I can't stop thinking about the food or how to not eat all the food or what I need to do to avoid the unhealthy food or how many miles I need to run to work off the food I just ate.
It's such a mental "game" and I play it every single time we are gathered together in a familial unit.
Since my running routine has been getting longer and longer the closer I get to my 10K and half marathon races, I have justified indulging a little more often. Carb loading, right?
Wrong. My body does not work that way. As my sister so lovingly put it, "Remember that you have fat stored up as a source of running energy. You don't need the extra."
She wasn't being unkind. She was being frank. And frank is what I need. Not frank furters.
My mom has been meaning to show me how to make homemade donuts for months now. That took place this last weekend. I must have absorbed some of the grease as we were frying them up. It couldn't have been the few I ate.
The family reunion we attended had one full table of desserts. I figured the 10K run I had done that morning needed to be rewarded...with rice krispie treats and chocolate cake.
The date night Phad Thai.
The family night pizza.
The late night root beer float.
The cheesy enchiladas at the in laws.
They all came calling and I'm never one to turn someone away.
It's no surprise this morning that the scale said I had gained...Yes, you read that right...GAINED 1.2 pounds back.
Last week I lost 0 pounds. This week I gained 1.2 pounds. This is not going the way I need it to.