Weigh in 168.5. Makes perfect sense … remember the 500 calories = 1 pound. Yesterday’s meal tracker shows me at a 1747 calorie deficit. There’s your 3 pounds. Probably not that easy and other factors are definitely involved, but let’s keep this simple. Ran for 2+ hours, ate very little other than necessary carb-up to sustain the run, and I lost weight. What’s that saying … Duh!
Anyway, I know this is just a temporary thing … that’s too much weight too quickly. By tomorrow morning, I’ll be back to my average weight from last week and I won’t even eat anything outrageous.
There’s Spam email and then there is the polar opposite. An email that truly uplifts and let’s me give myself a pat on the back and thank God for giving me the strength, endurance, and discipline to press on. This is one such email:
- 8:05am – 1 fried egg, 3 Burger King french toast sticks with a little syrup (ordered 5, but only ate 3), 3 Morning Star bacon strips. Used 1 Vita Coco (no preference over Zico) to wash down my post-race Herbalife tablets (Multivitamin, Herbalifeline, Cell Activator, Male Factor, and Garden 7)
- 10am – 1 sip of Sprite
- 4pm – 4 Italbrand breadsticks, 5 Mary’s Gone gluten-free crackers, a tablespoon of All Natural Chunky artichoke and jalapeno.
- 5:40pm – Chinese food. 1 1/2 serving sesame tofu (extra crispy, light sauce), 1 serving of egg fried rice, 1 serving of Chinese bok choy in garlic sauce, 1/2 serving of Tofu Singapore noodles, and 5 orange wedges.
- 10:30pm – Herbalife Herbal Concentrate Mango, Herbalife24 Restore
- Stretching and recovery. Feeling tightness in my quads and IT band area. Can’t quite say definitively it’s my IT band, but it’s my IT band. What else could it be. Stretched throughout the day and learned a valuable lesson. Life lesson #35 – Don’t let your surroundings determine your routine. Yesterday’s post-race party was outrageously entertaining — sharing war stories about the race route and volunteers acting like 2 year olds, not wanting to share water or Gatorade with runners. But in all the hoopla, I forgot my post-run stretching routine and today, I learned a valuable lesson.