Maybe you’re wondering, maybe you don’t give a rat’s patootie, maybe you just stumbled over here because you searched “how do I know that my coworker Googled me” (yes, that’s the top referrer to my blog, sadly) and don’t even care about Weight Watchers, running, healthy eating or lil ol me :D
Well, the truth of the matter is that I was back up to 160.2lbs exactly AGAIN. Weird, I know.
BUT, I fully expected it. I seem to get crazy puffy and bloated after long runs, like I saw after the 24km run a few weeks ago, and I don’t seem to get the crazy water weight losses that many experience after a race.
And there may have been some Pringles involved post-race to bump up the water retention, along with all of the salt in the supplements sucked back during and post-race. Not too many chips, though. I actually threw out half of the can yesterday morning.
The weirdest thing post-race has been the disappearance of my appetite for about 48 hours and it’s only slowly coming back now. I tried to force myself to eat after the race but could only stomach the pitas they gave us there, and then tried to make a healthy pasta dinner at home, but barely made it through half of it before putting it away. That’s where the Pringles came in but even those were unappealing. Odd for me. And that was NOWHERE near enough calories to make up for what I had burned off that day. Seriously. And I’ve been half eating meals since, too.
And although I used to be a daily weigher, I’ve been really good about ONLY weighing myself once a week. I won’t be looking at my weight again until next Monday, so I have no clue how this is all affecting me, but I feel super run down, beat up and like a sack o’crud.
But one GIANT pick me up was a FANFREAKINTASTIC cookie that a clinic participant made last night in celebration of double digits (10km for them and 30km for me!). I may have one on my desk here at work for a snack today or I may just bronze it and keep it to cherish FOREVER. It was a variation of the Momofuku compost cookie (seriously – Google it for a recipe. Oh! Look there. I even helped you!) that included white chocolate (my fave!). I know I shouldn’t be celebrating with food, but it was one cookie. Ok, two. But it was awesome. The champion of cookies. So awesome. I’m eyeing it right now and drooling. Get me a mop!
So hopefully all will be better next week. I hope. I pray. I beg. I plead.
After all, it’s Easter this weekend.
running crawling this bad boy on Saturday.
And leading a 10km LSD with the clinic on Sunday. Bunny ears may be included.
And then there’s chocolate with the kiddos.
Welcome to the roller coaster that is my life.
Please fasten your seatbelts and keep your arms inside of the ride at all times.
It is a bumpy ride.
But always entertaining, no? :)