Moderately satisfied

So I suppose I am officially at my first goal weight. 129.6 yesterday and 129.8 this morning.

As I say practically every day, I have to be extra good today so I can be less tomorrow. I am setting a new goal, 125 by Thanksgiving. Considering how well I have been doing lately, I think this is completely realistic. 5-6 pounds in 25 days. Bring it.

I went for a chilling run this morning. I actually felt pretty good, but I am in serious need of a new pair of sneakers. My shoes have way too many miles on them. Funny thing is, this boy who I used to date, who still has feelings for me, offered to buy me a pair. I know that sounds weird, but he was the top XC runner when I was in college. He lives in NYC and coaches/paces for a running club (that is sponsored, and I think he has pretty nice swag hookups). Last year, while he was finishing his MBA, I helped edit almost every one of his papers - and he is not a native English speaker, so by edit, I really mean halfway re-write. I did it because he is incredibly nice and sweet, I just don't feel the same way about him. Anyway, he offered to buy me a new pair of Asics as a "thank you." Unfortunately, a little shoebox has yet to arrive at my door. I do not expect him to buy them for me, but if he did, I do not want to buy another pair. Does that make any sense?

I bought four different kinds of tea on Saturday - regular chai, apple spice chai, green tea with mint, and green tea chai - YUM! I just love drinking tea. It warms me up, makes me feel full, and I think it is so good for your body.

Right now, I am drinking a homemade pumpkin-spice latte. No $5.00 Starbucks for me! I whisked one heaping tablespoon of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix) with about 2/3 of a cup unsweetened almond milk, a pinch of pumpkin pie spice, one packet of Splenda, and a teaspoon of vanilla. I poured that into some strong, freshly brewed coffee, and voila! WAY less calories and all of the yummy fall spiciness!

I hope everyone has a great day. Just a tip, keeping your hands busy, with knitting, for example, is a great way to stop snacking! When I knit, I completely forget to eat :)


Anonymous said...

That pumpkin spice latte sounds so delicious! They're really expensive at starbucks and such which is why I can't buy them...and they're about 400 cals too! I can't afford neither the money nor the cash! That's a great idea =)

I need to find something to keep completely busy, that way I don't munch around when I'm bored! Ah yes...procrastination at its best =)

Cinnamon Brown said...

I'm so impressed with your progress, weight loss-wise and knitting-wise. Well done!

I must agree, that pumpkin-spice latte would go down a real treat 'round about now! Mmmm!

I'm thrilled that you love tea so much, you'd get on famously here in South Africa! We're all nuts about good Ceylon tea! I just discovered the rose and French vanilla tea by Dilmah. So pretty! I love fragrant tea.

Good tip about the 'knitting distraction'. I wholeheartedly agree!

Hope you get those new running shoes, one way or another! XX.

bonesarepure said...

i hate running in the cold it hurts my lungs and chest so much but i guess living in jersey gotta deal with that huh
yay for being almost done with the sweater he will def love it i just know it
and ya for tea love tea as well but im only allowed to drink decaf now ugh

amy said...

congrats on reaching your first goal weight! you can definitely make 125 by thanksgiving.
and i love chai tea :)

Mich said...

That pumpkin coffee sounds AWESOME. I can't wait to try it! I've just been using the pumpkin spice Coffee-Mate, but your sounds way better.


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