Thursday, June 7, 2012

Gains vs. Losses

What an AMAZING morning I have had. Full of energy AND creativity (which is handy when you're a creative professional)!

Yesterday was pretty sucky. I had to go out to the store to buy the stuff to treat a girly issue which is worse than the actual girlie issue itself. Because of said issue, I was cranky. And I wanted FOOD! I fought with myself before going to the store, on the way to the store, at the store, and after the store.

Before the store, I knew I needed to eat or there would be damage done. Of course we have nothing but healthy food so I chose the least healthy of the healthy food - that being the last veggie corn dog in the house. Victory number one.

On the way to the store I'm full from that so I felt I could at least make it to the store safely. There is no Chick-Fil-A in the 'hood which is the only "fast" food I ever eat. There is however a Sonic which I've been known to frequent.Victory number two.

At the store (the most ghetto Walmart of all time) anxiety kicks in to full gear. I honestly don't know why I go there other than dog food is half the price. I think sanity is worth a few extra bucks and will be going to Target from now on. The temptation is EVERYWHERE but I avoid it all and GTFO. There is nothing in my cart but girlie medicine, dog food and a new workout tank. Victory number 3.

Of course the idiot cashier won't take my coupon because some © symbol is missing?!?!!? but I'm not getting the manager to save $3 on the girlie medicine. Now I'm pissed. I storm out, throw everything in my car and am determined I'm going to eat something delicious. Then it hits me. Am I going to destroy my good week because some idiot cashier pissed me off? I get pissed of at someone just about every day I'm letting them WIN! Humongous, GIGANTIC victory number four.

I did not work out yesterday but I was determined to turn that around. This morning, I got up at 6 instead of laying laying in bed moaning about my girlie parts, and I ran and ran and ran some more until I was absolutely dripping wet. Almost 3 miles. The weather was great, I felt great. It's been a while.

Imagine my surprise when I synced my iPod to upload it to the Nike+ site

I've been doing nothing but complaining about not losing weight but look at this progress??? I have shaved 2 minutes of my mile. That's like one minute per foot of my two foot long legs! :)

Weigh in tomorrow so stay tuned!!!!


  1. So proud of you, Tina - for ALL of your victories!!! And a big WOOHOO on the run - way to knock it out!!!

  2. That's awesome! I'm impressed with running by itself but to shave time is inspirational!

  3. Glad you're focusing on all the great victories you had! Way to go on that mile!!

  4. Wow! What a series of pulling success out of the jaws of failure!! And the running time change is just great. I laughed at your Chick FilA reference - it's the only fast food I'll eat too - but I love it too much to indulge very often. Risky - I could eat buckets of nuggets.

  5. That was definitely a successful day! It's amazing how great it makes you feel when you avoid temptations like that. good luck tomorrow :)

  6. Its amazing how good you can feel when you know you have done the right thing, even when you don't really want to. Great job on your run. What a nice surprise you had with your time.

  7. Good for you! I need to start waking up earlier, although for me it would mean 4 am. Way to go!!!