Woke up this morning somewhat early as per usual. Wanted to sleep more, but it was not to be. Checked temp – it was in the low 40s! So chilly. I wore a jacket over my trisuit. It was also very foggy out, so I nixed any street running in favor of the safer track. Fueled up with this:
I love these. I only get them when we shop at Price Chopper, since that is the only place I can find them, but we only go there once a month, maybe.
I also took some coconut water with me. This stuff is absolutely amazing!
The plan was 6 miles. I was going to do 3 and 3, but I was in a groove after 3 miles, so actually ran 4 before taking a break. I drank 1/2 the coconut water and did 2 more miles. Then I drank the rest of the coconut water. It was like a shot in the arm and I decided to go around 1 more mile (I must be nuts). So, 7 miles down today. I don’t know how long it took as I didn’t wear a watch. Probably 1:20 or so.
It was still cold enough to see my breath walking back home and I wanted something warm for brekkie in my favorite bowl:
Oat bran made with a bit of brown sugar and topped with blueberry sauce. I actually layered it in the bowl with sauce on the bottom, then oat bran, then the rest of the sauce. It was so good!
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Had a quick lunch before my doctor’s appointment:
Chobani low fat (not FF!) plain yogurt, strawberries, and Kashi Cinnamon Heart. This is new and tasterrific!
So, I met with this doctor for the first time. I also found out that I am not 5’2″, but 5 1-1/4?? WTF??? When did that happen? I don’t think that is right, because John said he was about 3/4 inch shorter than he thought, too.
Anyway, I was discussing with the doctor about how I had lost some weight and was having some trouble getting off the last 10 pounds. She basically interupted me and said “Exercise more.” Hmmm…. So I started to say that I did already exercise a lot and she cut me off with “No, you must exercise more.” I was really irritated at that point. Especially as I had run freaking 7 miles this morning! So I asked if I could tell her what I did for exercise and listed everything. She was writing it all down and then said “We’ll check a thyroid.” Not that I really expect anything to be up with my thyroid, but it won’t hurt to have it checked. It just irked me that she automatically dismissed my efforts as not enough. Helloooo…. I trained and did a triathlon! Then we actually talked about how much weight I have already lost and she was very surprised (and impressed). She actually didn’t say I really needed to lose any more weight, but she didn’t discourage me from it, either. She was just happy that I have kept off 100 pounds for more than a year, as she said how that was the real accomplishment. She also said that eating healthy, maintaining my weight loss, and exercising were better than any pill could be to stay healthy!
So, with the initial exam over, now I get the over 40 treatment in the next month: Bloodwork, mammogram (squish), Pap, skin check – the works! Wheee……
Dinner was like a little clam bake in spirit. Grilled corn, clam strips and broccoli!
The corn was a little immature and not the best.
Going to my sister’s house tonight for a little get together for my niece’s birthday. She is 10 today – a tween! Look out world! Need to maintain cupcake control tonight. Wish me luck! That’s a way to start out the September challenge LOL!