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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Still walk/running and it feels great!

First, I've decided not to take the job I was recently re-offered.  I appreciate your thoughtful comments - they made me pause and I really needed some objective feedback.  NOT from my friends, my husband, or my mother or co-workers.  I appreciate the authenticity of your opinions  - so thank you for that.

All things considered, my heart tells me to take time off - I've not taken 2 weeks off together since I was 16 (not counting two 6 week maternity leaves).  I have a sense that I really want to spend just a few months connecting with my kids and feeling what that's like.  My mind tells me to take the job, my heart tells me not to.  I'm not sure which is really the right thing to do, but its the path I've chosen.  

I'm still walking everyday - and doing a walk to run program.  I'm carful with my eating and working my way away from carbs.  I'm having a tough time resisting sugar but I'm working on that.  I'm also working on having a meatless Monday in my home.  I'm looking to work on more vegetables and fruits in my diet.  So far today, I've not had any meat and its not been bad.
Breakfast:  skim milk, bananna and coffee
Lunch:  Greek salad
Snack:  Meeting that had dried fruit, fresh fruit and chocolate
Dinner:  One small slice spinach and goat cheese pizza (thin crust) and greek salad.

I don't feel deprived (probably b/c I ate chocolate!) and my goal is to stay meatless today.  I'm low on protein today but I'll make up for it tomorrow.

I feel good today, I hope you all do too!


  1. I'm glad the comments could help, and glad that you feel confident in your decision!

    Do you like eggplant? One of my fave meatless dishes is a roasted eggplant stuffed with a tomato sauce/feta cheese mixture. I LOVE it and it's pretty easy once you sweat the eggplant.

    Keep up your awesome work-- your menu for the day sounds fab. I gave in and had cake today-- a super moist chocolate marbled cake that was completely worth breaking the sweets boycott :) Sometimes you just gotta do it.

  2. Your comment on my blog totally made me laugh out loud.

    I had just told my husband that if I could just lay flat on my back all of the time, then my belly wouldn't bother me as much-- since it flattens out as it spreads. LOL!

  3. Congrats on the walking/running!! I'm glad you are feeling the benefits!

  4. So happy for your running program! And great news about the work decision. I know it will be the right thing for you.

    You use the Nike sensor thing right? I love the Nike+ thing, but Nike shoes have not worked for me in the past. I'm going to try a little pouch that you attach the sensor to non-Nike shoes, see if that works.

    I just signed up for an 8 mile trail run (gulp) so I am totally back to running! It feels great.

  5. I'm glad you're settled and sorted about your job. These things can be so painful and when your gut is telling you to turn something down, my advice would have been follow your gut. So I am really glad you did.
    I hope everything really works out well-- this break could be the best thing that could ever happen to you and could take you to a whole different level or plan in your life and career. Who knows what a little freedom will bring? Keep us posted...


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