Started up my food diary again yesterday at calorieking and have been quite pleased with myself. I shouldn’t get too excited though as it is only day 2 but I am really fed up with my excess weight and have reached the point where I have to at least make the effort. I did go over 200 calories yesterday but because I ran today I am putting the excess towards that. Just hope I don’t blow out tonight! Why is cutting back on calories so hard?? I seem to do ok during the day but then comes witching hour and there’s me ready to set the world on fire. I know I use food as a coping mechanism and I have to find ways to divert myself. Its like I reward myself at night for getting through another day 🙄 The other thing I notice when I am doing my food diary, I always have more carbs than I am suppose too. My allowance is 126g, yesterday I had 139.7g, actually thats not too bad compared to some days but it is definitely one of my downfalls.
At last I have a post about running. I have decided to start preparing for Run 4 Kids next year and I did a training program through Smartcoach. Initially when I looked at this at has me for the first 2 weeks running about 3.2km with a couple of kms with warm-up and cooldown. My initial thought was I would run longer than that but when I headed out today I decided to do what was said. I did skimp on the warm-up and cool-down with the total being 1.6km, so all up I did 4.6km. I actually forgot that I was suppose to do 1.6km for both w-u and c-d, and to be honest I don’t know if I will have the patience or the time to walk that at the beginning and end of runs. I was also suppose to be running at a pace of 7:29 which I found impossible to do and found myself around the 6:30 pace often. Tried to slow it down but found it hard to maintain. All in all, I was happy with my efforts today and all felt good considering I haven’t been exercising at all. Still have that bothersome hip and pain in the ball of my foot even with all the “rest” I have had but it never seems to interfere with my runs. I have started my glucosamine and fish oil again for the old bones, just have to remember to take them 😆