Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Totally Failing

   So, in my last post, I wrote all about how I'm not going to gain weight this Holiday season and I'm going to eat healthy and blah blah blah. Yeah - that was 11 days ago and I'm failing MISERABLY. Like, I'm afraid to step on the scale because I've eaten so much crap over the past week and a half. Y'all, it's BAD.
   The problem is kind of two-fold. The first being that we've had a lot of crazy things happen recently (home plumbing going out, car issues, etc.) that have prevented us from going to the store and purchasing good food. As a result, Dudley and I have been eating for convenience, rather than health. After spending the day in the plumbing aisle of Lowe's or Home Depot, it's much easier to go buy some frozen pizzas and have dinner ready in 10 minutes, than cook a full meal. Frozen pizza doesn't taste as good as a home-cooked meal, but it gets the job done.
   The other issue is, surprise, the food in my office. As mentioned previously, we have candy and snacks everywhere. Just today, I was walking through accounting (ACCOUNTING!! Not even the break room!) and passed a tray of croissants. Since I didn't want to negate the 5.5 miles of running I did this morning, I passed them by. But then I looked into an empty cube and saw some sort of white chocolate ganache cake with strawberry jam icing. I mean, COME ON!! That's not playing fair! And it was home-made, because why wouldn't it be? I work for a restaurant, so OF COURSE, one of our accountants is a former pastry chef. I mean, why wouldn't she be? Doesn't every office have pastry chefs in their accounting department? No? Just us?


   Anyway, after eating the cake (with seconds on the frosting - it was AMAZING. A fluffy, pink cloud of strawberry happiness), I am now rededicating myself to eating better until the end of the year. I don't care if I lose any weight - I just don't want to gain any.
   And, as extra incentive to stay healthy, I'm going to register for an early 70.3 in 2015. Last week, Ironman announced a new race in Chattanooga that is in May. That's really early in the season for a HIM (Half Ironman) - for me, anyway. Generally, I train over the Spring and Summer and have my A race in September. But next year, I'm planning on racing CHOO 70.3, and then, hopefully, both Dudley and I will get into Chicago marathon next October. That's right - a full marathon. That should be interesting. Neither of us have done a stand alone marathon. And I really want to do Chicago. If you're going to probably only do one stand alone marathon, it should be iconic, right?
   I'm off to go log into myfitnesspal. I wonder how many calories pink clouds of strawberry happiness has...  Sigh.