Thursday, October 30, 2008

Entering the diet-threatening holiday season

Well, my eating has been quite unstructured and poor this week. I'm noticing a trend where that happens the week after a race, when I tend to lose my focus somewhat. And then to throw Halloween on top of that...ugh. My laptop is parked about 5' from the pantry so I will admit to having done a little quality control checking. Yes, those Snicker bars and M&Ms are still yummy. I've had enough.

Tomorrow night the neighborhood will trick-or-treat together then gather for a party. This is my vow: NO alcohol and NO candy on Friday night.

This is my plan: eat good stuff during the day and have a satisfying dinner. Then I will take a bag of apple slices and 1.5 oz of almonds to snack on. I'll bring my water bottle. With me nursing a cold and having a medium run scheduled for Saturday I can't take any chances.

I need to work this out since there will be parties, holidays, dinners, etc, and I need to stick to my guns. I refuse to gain back the weight I have lost.

I was just reading a little bit by Nancy Clark, RD, who describes how so many people "diet" for breakfast and lunch and then are starving and make bad choices at night. That's been me this week. So I need to eat better throughout the day. This weekend I will start logging food again too.

This cold has taken the wind out of my sails. I've kept up my fitness but need to get more sleep. In fact, I also vowed to be in bed by 9:15 so off I must go (this after a 3-1/2 hour nap today).