Day 19:

162.5 today. Down a pound overnight. Down 3 pounds since I raised my calories by about 550. Doesn’t take much deep thinking to figure out that I’ll likely keep on with the higher calories, huh?

I went to the running thing this morning despite being totally freaked by some serious fog as I drove out to the meetup location. It was dark + so foggy that it seemed as if I could see just a few feet in front of me.

Nobody else doing the 5k program showed, which was totally fucking disappointing. I was too scared to jog in the dark + fog by myself on unfamiliar icy roads/sidewalks – so I wound up sticking around to do the group warm-up and then left with intentions to make Jon do my scheduled thing with me at home.

This is what it looked like when I left about an hour after I’d arrived:

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They altered the route because of ice on the greenway (27 degrees this morning when I left home) – but it was still just too creepy for me since I knew very well that all of the other runners would take off and leave me way behind. (My windshield was filthy, but that little figure is one of the runners.)

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Somebody is going to have to remind me about all of this when I’m dying from the heat and praying for winter in a few months.

I was really disappointed that I couldn’t just run this morning and couldn’t have at least stayed in sight of others. Motivated me.

Anyway. Jon was with his trainer while I was out doing this – so we met back up at home and went to a nearby high school track since it was mostly ice-free.

I did the run I was supposed to do yesterday (since I took the day off) and am planning to do today’s run tomorrow (and give up the rest day) – so it will all work out and I should be back on track soon.

Breakfast was similar to the others I’ve eaten on Saturday mornings before the early group thing. I generally can’t eat before any sort of exercise – but the eggs + banana seem to be working.

We were given a gift card at the holidays for a steakhouse – so we used it for lunch. Mine:

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Jon had me pick out a couple of meals from his Nom Nom Paleo app – so he made crispy smashed chicken tonight (site appears to be down – google it, if interested, I guess – her pics are way better than mine).

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I bought some chocolate covered raisins since the chocolate covered something(s) have turned into a thing I’m doing each weekend, I guess.

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Nice day.

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(I have a picture on Flickr that receives a tremendous amount of hits (for me, obv), so went to see what blog post it might be connected to and discovered that my first published post here occurred 08/08. I specifically remember Jon and I talking about this endeavor and deciding that it might last a month – but here I am going on 5 years later. I’m glad I’ve had this outlet. I guess I had forgotten – or just hadn’t realized – that I wrote here throughout just about my entire weight loss shebang.)

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