Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Runs and Cookies

First the good news--

I managed a fabulous long run on Saturday (7.5 miles) and a run last night (guessing around 5).  Felt GREAT both runs.  I think I have entered into that training zone where running actually starts to feel good.  I wish I could stay in this zone but usually I end up slacking and having to get back here again.

The bad news--

I had about 15 Thin Mints (well an off-brand of the well known girl scout variety) earlier in the day.  Ugh.   I don't know what my deal is with craving chocolate lately but I just can't get enough.  I despise that I am putting such ickiness in my body and would gladly accept some help from anyone who can offer advice on detoxing from sugar.  Seriously.

I am all worried about making sure kiddo gets breastmilk over formula, I buy/eat organic, do preventative health (such as the chiropractor, excercise and taking JuicePlus) ... so in many areas I look like I have the health thing down -- so I am not sure why I cannot break this horrible habit of wanting and eating desserts.

Then I get on the scale and I am still losing weight (thanks to breastfeeding) so the only immediate motivation I have in that regard is getting this belly in shape again.  Otherwise, I like my weight just fine and can't seem to grasp that this junk is horrible for my future self and the kiddo who feeds off of me.  

So there we have it... brutal honesty from this Running Mama.  Any tips/tricks are welcome and will be appreciated.  What are your tips on overcoming food temptations?


  1. I don't really have an answer, but I definitely have the same issue. Just a few weeks ago I ate an entire sleeve of Girl Scout cookies, which is probably about 10 or 15 cookies. I even made sure to buy the ones that didn't have HFCS! I really don't know what my deal is. I buy local and organic and really want to feed my body with the best ingredients, buuuuuuut it's really hard to pass up junk food when it's presented to me. I was actually thinking of giving up refined sugar for Lent, even though I'm not religious and I'm not actually sure when I should have started! :)

  2. I totally hear ya! I surprise myself how concerned I can be about organic/health in some ways and then down a sleeve of thin mints! Ugh.

    If you give up refined sugars, I'd love to hear how it goes!