I guess I spoke too soon because as soon as I walked out my front door, I realized that the roads were in no condition for running. Apparently, yesterday’s thaw froze overnight, which left the roads looking quite treacherous.
Running outside was a no go. Or should I say a ”˜snow’ go? 😉
With the marathon right around the corner, there was no way that I was going to risk an injury, so I took my workout inside.
At the gym, I hopped on the treadmill, set it to a 9-minute/mile pace, and ran. No fancy stuff. Just a nice easy run. I covered 3.25 miles in 30 minutes while vegging out to the Price Is Right on TV. (P.S. When did Drew Carey get so thin!?)
Before I left for the gym, I snacked on a piece of whole wheat bread with almond butter spread on top. I hate running/exercising on an empty stomach, so I made sure to have a little something in there.
After the gym, I stretched, showered, played with the pug, and then started to make lunch, which was a mix of my favorite foods. Love that!
I had an egg white sandwich with hot sauce on half of a Iggy’s roll. (I used the microwave method to make the egg white patty.)
On the side, I had some roasted broccoli.
And a peanut butter and banana yogurt sundae, which is now my newest obsession. It’s just Greek yogurt with banana slices and melted peanut butter on top. It’s fantastic! Dessert-like, but not too sweet.
I also drank half of a GT Kombucha Synergy in Guava Goodness flavor.
After lunch, I wrestled with my sugar cravings. I wanted a cupcake (or cookie or blondie), but I opted for a Vanilla CrÃ¨me Soft Chew instead. It wasn’t nearly as fun, but it sort of tasted like vanilla frosting!
Now, I’m sipping on a mug of Eggnogg’n tea. So far, so good. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think the craving has passed.
In no way am I over my sugar issues, but they’re much easier to deal with this week than last. It’s a constant struggle, but here’s what’s working for me:
- Delaying sweets until after dinner. This is all mind over matter for me. Once I start with the treats, I can’t stop, so this is the best option for me.
- Eating ”˜real’ meals. Taking a minute or two to plan my meals has made all of the difference. I’m really trying to take Rachel’s advice and incorporate whole grains, fruits/veggies, and lean protein into all of my meals. Having all of these elements together in one meal really satisfies me, which makes my sugar cravings less intense.
- Blogging my meals and snacks. I got really lazy documenting my meals and snacks on CNC, but recommitting to it forces me to create well-balanced meals, which ultimately helps with my sugar cravings.
- Keeping busy. I’m still working on this one, but I’ve realized when I am busy, I don’t think as much about sweets.
Time to take the pug for a walk and then Mal and I are making a really good dinner tonight!
See ya! 😎
I agree that blogging meals really helps keep you in check- just as having to write them down in a journal. Even though I no longer document all my meals..it really made a difference whether I documented more or less.
Good idea not to run, you’d probably slip and fall for sure.
Eeek for ice! Glad you took the workout inside! I noticed Drew Carey got thin too when I watched the other day! He looks so different! I hope its a healthy thin and hes not sick : p
Have a great night! xo
Hooray for getting the best of sugar! I have such a sweet tooth too.
Iggy’s bread & bagels are my favorite…I miss them so much!!! Also love the Eggnog’n tea — it tastes just like Eggnog and totally does the trick for curbing a craving. Candy Cane Lane green tea is also delish.
Ahh I fell on the black ice today and landed straight on my tailbone 🙁 Good choice not to run.
Seems like you’ve got the sweets thing pretty much figured out – keep it up!
how is that eggnog tea? sounds very interesting.
Drew Carey looks amazing. My mom went to high school with him! I met him back in the 90’s when I was in junior high: he’s a very kind, funny guy. The Cleveland Marathon is trying to get him to grand marshall the 2011 race in May. I’m hoping he does it as I’m running the half!
Whoa those roads are definitely not fit for running! Ice skating, perhaps.
Mmm Guava Kombucha def one of my favs:)
In Buffalo we got some kind of heat wave-it got up to 55 this weekend and melted all our snow-people were running outside in shorts!!!It was great!
is the Komboucha helping with the sugar cravings??
Not that I noticed. Is it supposed to?
I was so silly a few weeks ago and went out running when the roads were like that! Luckily nothing bad happened and I actually had quite a nice run, despite the fact that I was constantly looking down at my feet to make sure I wouldn’t slip!
I totally relate with your sugar cravings – I think that just keeping busy is the key! When I’m out and about all day, I hardly think of food, but when I’m lazing around at home, I’m munching on everything and anything allll day long!
Oh gosh, I must admit I’m so glad I live somewhere where it doesn’t snow! Although I also live somewhere without butterscotch extract and Barney Butter… 🙁
Wow – it’s REALLY snowy there. Shoot, I didn’t even know.
For my sugar cravings I buy Nestle Fat Free hot chocolate. it’s only 20 calories! just add water and some sweetner (i use stevia) and it really satisfies my sweet tooth! I drink after lunch and after dinner!
In the latest issue of People is an article about Drew Carey’s weight loss sparked by his brother dying at an early age. He wants to be healthier so he can live life! Good for him! 🙂