Firstly, I lost half a kg this week – I am now 76.3kg. Of course, now I’ve told you all my weight, I have to kill you 😛
Then a run with Shells, we did just over 10.5km. We did this in just 3 minutes more than we did the 9.6km last week. Over a more hilly track. We rule. I felt really good – no warming up ache of the hammies. No pain. Just felt good. Felt right.
Over the last few days, I have been rethinking the diet. Of course, I am still on weight watchers. But I am going to make Sunday (or whatever day of the weekend I do my hard exercise / long run/ TW rehearsal etc, usually Sunday) a controlled splurge day. So I eat, within reason and reasonable quantities, what I like. This includes chocolate and wine. Yes, I know I said that I would stop these for a month, but I can’t do that, with all the other good work I am doing. In fact, I was planning the binge at the end of the month and then I said “NO”. I need something to look forward to. I am genuinely a food and wine lover. Also, if I deny myself, I go for less tasty substitutes (like rice crackers instead of chips, or WW ice cream instead of a small quantity of the good stuff.) These are wasted calories. This is something I can and should sustain. And I have decided to chart it on my WW chart as accurately as I can.
For example, we had fish and chips for lunch. But I had the fish grilled and only ate 3/4 of the chips. I had a soda, lime and bitters (instead of lemonade). Tonight, we had pizza, a really nice gourmet one, one of which had broccolini on it (if it has that, it has got to be good). Then only one glass of wine, and a baby cone of gelato. Ideally we would not have 2 meals out, but it happened that way.
Today, we went to Costco. It is ridiculous. They have big bits of everything. They have a jewellery section with a (I kid you not) $170,000 diamond ring. They have furniture. They have clothes. Plasma Screens. They have tents. They have hydration packs for $29.99, water bladder included. They have jeans; Mavi, Citizens of Humanity, Diesel and Calvin Klein! They have an optical section. They have a bakery, a fruit and veg section, a bulk meat, fish and shellfish section (you can buy lobster). They have a cheese section, including some Queso Manchego. They have books. They have a liquor section with Penfolds Grange Hermitage, Dom Perignon Champagne and a 2005 bottle of Bordeaux for 180.00 (2005 was a great year). It was all quite overwhelming and I was like a child in a candy store. We bought a pack of 60 rolls of dunny paper (the good stuff), lots of dog food (the good stuff too), toothpaste, leg razors, clothes washing detergent (5 litres) and a 6 pack of Italian sparkling mineral water. Like a little piece of the USA in Australia. God help us when you can buy firearms and ammo there.
Anyway, I am all organised for work tomorrow, I have all my forms together, my handbag packed with pens and a muesli bar, my breakfast and lunch prepared (we have to start orientation at 0700). So I had better toodle off to bed now.