Sunday, February 21, 2010

Figured some things out...

Last week I was completely and utterly out of control when it came to my eating. Thankfully it's not all bad and now I know some more about myself, more triggers that help push me down into the "f*-it" mindset. Stress (mine or hubby's), lack of sleep, and pain all became contributing factors to overeating episodes. Standing back and analyzing I just have to shake my head and go "DUH, of course!" but when I'm in the middle of it I don't really want to think about why I'm shoveling the crap in. I'm going to have to work on that.
Today has been great though. I ran 11 miles this morning and burned a whopping 1147 calories. I figured out last week that after a long run it's essential to refuel properly or else I binge later in the day. I'm also figuring out by listening to my body that I have to eat small meals rather frequently. I get full quickly but then 2 hours later I'm hungry again. Small healthy meals and snacks when I'm hungry seems to be key for me.
Something I decided to try for this week is making a list of some of my favorite healthy choices for breakfast, lunch & snack. The list is going up on my fridge next to the dinner planner as a reminder to pick one of those things if I'm hungry. That way I'm not opening the cupboard and noshing on whatever is in sight.
Now, I'm hungry, so I'm going to eat a little snacky and then do some yoga to stretch me out more after my long run this morn. Doesn't that look like fun?It seems I have all kinds of exercise "videos" {including yoga and pilates} for free on our VOD (Video on Demand)....I just found that out yesterday. Now I have a whole slew of new stuff to choose from. No more excuses. I suggest you check it out if you have VOD!
Here's to a great that I've got my head right again.


Greta from said...

11 miles! How awesome!!! definitely need good fuel before and after that sort of endeavor. You rock. and I both had a crappy food week. Let's fix it this week! Keep on keeping on.

Lucy said...

Wow-you SOUND healthy! There has definitely been a change...I can hear it as I read your words.

I just want to encourage you: gradual loss is best & keep yourself from excessive hunger.

Hang in there Tiffany-you're doing great! And congrats on the run - wowza!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

What a good idea to keep a list of snacks/meals in a visible place. You can also use the list when you do your grocery shopping.

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

What an AMAZING run. That is a serious kick calories butt workout! And yoga on the beach- that picture just looks like heaven to me.

Brenda said...

I can't wait till I can post "I just ran 11 miles"!! You go girl!!
I have been trying to get more veggies in my snacks lately. I had to make a list and put it on the fridge.
Now for the yoga...if only I had a beach like that to sit on to do it, it would be that much more fun lol

Tiffany said...

When I saw the yoga picture I just went..ohhh, that would be NICE! The food list really helps, and the run felt awesome. (My husband thinks I'm a bit of a rockstar now LOL).