I recently reached out to Heather, from Heather Eats Almond Butter, for some advice. A while back I read her post on “Confessions of a former Runner” and it really struck a cord with me. I love running. Love it love it. But, it has been in the back of my mind that high mileage is making it hard for me to lose weight. Often, with high mileage comes a high appetite! Heather explains that while she ate healthy foods, her body did crave a lot of fuel to keep her going. Sometimes I am unsure if I am actually hungry (and need to fuel) or if I want a certain food because it tastes good.
So, after a few emails back and forth I have decided to commit to Yoga twice a week (as my strength training) and focus on getting more protein, fats and whole grains (versus white flour). This is not too different from my normal eats, but I will just be aware of my protein and fat intake since I am heavy on the carbs in my diet. I am not going to cut back on running at all since I’m training for a Marathon and all, but I am going to try to watch it on the sugar. I love that the blog world hooked me up with this wonderful new friend (who’s blog I’ve been reading for a long time). Thanks Heather 🙂
Lunch was eaten in parts since I wasn’t really hungry at lunch time, but needed to eat so I could get back to work. I started with an apple.
And had the leftover TJ’s vegetarian chili over broccoli a bit later. Everyone at work made this big fuss because they thought I was eating beef (I normally eat vegetarian at work). Um, sorry folks – it’s veggie chili and it’s delicious! But their big conversation about my eats had me all flustered and I forgot to take a pic of it. I even had my camera right next to me! Sorry, but it looks the same as last night…
I will post the winner of the contest tonight! See ya later, gators 🙂
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