What a painful thing to write! I hate to admit I have no control, I am a control freak! It grabs me at the strangest times, and often I will eat until I feel sick. I can't keep certain foods in the house, because I often lack the control to resist them when I am stressed or upset! I am hoping that these books will give me some insight and some tips!
The first thing the book asked me to do was read some signs that you are an emotional eater. If you said 'yes' to five of them, then you are an emotional eater. I said 'yes' to fifteen. Yikes!
I will keep you updated on the progress, but if you are an emotional eater as well, these are the books I am reading:
On the workout front, I have had a much better week than I have in a while!
Monday: A 2.3 mile run in my new shoes. It was excruciating, whether from the new shoes or from a lot of movement two days before, I don't know. I banged it out though, and will try the new shoes again tomorrow!
Saturday I did my long run at the beach. We started in Belmar, ran to Spring Lake, doubled back for a potty break, ran to Asbury and then back to Belmar. My friend did 16, I did 10. My extra weight, combined with a tank top (it was 60* out. One day later, and we have snow in tonight's forecast!) meant some lovely chicken arm chafing. I.must.get.fit. This is ridiculous! I can run a marathon but I cannot lose weight. I am such a wreck!
I love taking pics of my chocolate milk. I have said it before, I know, but for my new readers, I am lactose intolerant. I hate pills, so I won't take lactaid. Instead, I wait for a long run and guzzle guzzle guzzle that chocolate milk. I swear the angels sing while I drink. I worship the girl at last year's RnR USA who told me that your body needs it after a long run, and forgives you for drinking it. No stomach pain. No gas pain. Just sweet chocolatey bliss. For real.
Collage Video announced that they were going out of business, I stocked up on all of the Classics, plus a few of the old Tracie Long DVDs, and some pilates DVDs as well. I made rotation calendars for the next few months to keep me going! Once the 21 Day Fix gets here, my life will be complete! The Spartan calendar isn't updated, but I am all caught up, plus some extra. My legs are mad. Really really mad!
I am hoping to get a run in tomorrow in my new shoes. I am counting down the days until I go to NY to invade my friend Gigi from Running on Candy. We are doing the Michelob Ultra 13.1 in Queens. I am super excited to be running with my fellow Digital Running Ambassador. We are gonna look awesome in our matching green outfits!
Did you race this weekend? Was the weather as amazing for you as it was here in NJ?