6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Confessions of a Tall Mom

I have confessions....UGH here goes

-I have been eating BAD!! Cake, chips, M&M's, Starbucks Fraps, non-stop snacking, bad bad bad... I am always hungry and cant stop.. This morning I weighed myself and I was above my comfort threshold. I let myself vary between 180 and 190, although 185 is the weight I have been most often for the last year. Today I was 191!!! UGH!! I am aware of it and will do something about it!

-I have no email organization. My Tall Mom Inbox has so many messages that I have not replied to and it give me anxiety. So sorry if you have emailed!! I will try to get back to you when I have some free time.

-I make fun of people in my mind. I know this is mean, but I saw the makeup lady on the train again. This time she had maroon eye shadow and her same makeup routine. I should be nice but in my head I was not so nice. I love to people watch and often that turns to internal negative thoughts.

-I am a shopper. I could shop every day and be in total bliss. Mind you I am a sales girl and hardly pay full price for anything. Yesterday I was EXCITED when TMB sent me a link to the Running Skirts Sale HERE. I went on and got 2 skirts including shipping for $27.95!!! If anyone would like to buy me a late birthday present I am a size 4 (10-12) and am not too picky about color :)

-I was hoping that the last Marathon for the Cure Giveaway HEREwould fly, but it FLOPPED!! I am pretty disappointed, but instead of hanging my head I am going to switch it up a bit, so look for the change. The purpose of this Giveaway was to thank those who have donated and inspire others to give to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer.

-I wish I could fast forward to next week because I CANT FOCUS. I am taking a half day on Thursday 6/24 to pick up Marlene HERE and Amanda HERE at the airport. We will go to the Seattle Rock N Roll race expo, eat and maybe go for a short run to shake out the legs. Then Friday is touring the city and a BIG BLOGGER MEET UP!! If you want to join us for dinner on 6/25 and are coming to Seattle Rock N Roll please email me. The Evites have already gone out, but the more the merrier. RSVP ASAP so I know how many to plan for.

  • Those are my confessions.. What do you have to confess today??

42 comments:

Melissa said...

Just pick me for the giveaway and it will be a SUCCESS! :) (at least for me!)

I confess that I had an awful PW (personal worst) Saturday and although there were lots of factors, my lack of prep was a major one. :(

But, dusting off and getting back out there. :)

misszippy said...

I'm laughing at your "make fun of people in my head" confession. We ALL do it, I'm sure. In fact, my friends and I took it a step further a couple of weeks ago. We were at the GOTR 5k and they had this aging aerobics lady leading a warm-up. We found ourselves chatting about her dated outfit, hair, makeup, etc. VERY WRONG but we got caught up.

kimert said...

I had to laugh out loud about make up lady.. maroon eyeshadow, really!?!? Holy cow! ICk!!!

I confess that I am/have/ will be ingesting too much caffeine today. Ugh. I blame my coworker for the diet soda she brought me and my hubby for the LARGE coffee (I requested a small) he brought me.

marathonmaiden said...

i confess that i've been out of college almost 4 weeks and i still haven't unpacked. well only my clothes! i had so much steam the weekend i moved but was waiting on others to do their thing and now i have absolutely no desire to take the time and go through everything. soooo it's still sitting everywhere

Marlene said...

I hope it feels better to get all of that off your chest. I have had a heck of a time post-marathon getting my diet back under control. Trying to stay on track this week and next in preparation for SEATTLE! No doubt there will be many treats involved next weekend. lol

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I confess:

I confess that I am way behind in blogs and giveaways! Sorry. (I know it's my loss)

I sometimes do the "make fun in my mind" thing too.

I also yell at other drivers...only the dumb one. ;-)

I have been eating birthday cake since Saturday. enough said.

I confess that I missed my morning run and now I am frantic to get a run in today.

Denise said...

it's so easy to fall back into bad habits with eating. i hate that. then it's so hard to get back on track. but you can, and you will.

and i'm betting almost everyone who reads your blog has similiar confessions. :-) none of us are perfect.

Katie A. said...

I will admit that I swear like a salor when I drive! I yell, scream and go nuts with the other drivers! I swear, I am surrounded by idiots who CANNOT DRIVE!
See? I'm a little passionate/crazy about it! LOL!
Good luck with the eating - you can get back on track quick!

funderson said...

I'm with you! hungry hungry hungry

abbi said...

Hi! I'm with you on eating bad lately and the make fun of people thing. I think we all do both of those things...I also need to go look at the Running Skirts sale. I've been wanting to try one for awhile now.

onelittletrigirl said...

I confess that I don't really like give-a-ways because I feel like it is too much work for a small chance to win. My loss though.

And I confess, I make fun of people in my head too!!!

OrangeBlossom said...

I confess to drinking too much coffee lately. What's up with my 14-month-old waking up at 3:30 all happy and talking?

I confess to eating too many ice cream sundae cones.

I confess to ordering three skirts at the Running Skirts sale. Now, I can slack off in doing my running attire laundry.

I confess that I'm way too excited for my half marathon coming up here in 9 days and I just want to get out there and run some more. Taper is hard!

Emz said...

I had two chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.

I make fun of people in my mind too.

I wish I had 1000 followers. ;)

Michelle said...

I love to people watch as well and can be pretty cruel with my thoughts... not good!

I know all too well about poor food choices lately. Two words: Chinese Buffet.

Rene' said...

I am so with you with the food. I worked so hard to lose 25 pounds and the past two weeks I have been so bad. Sweet treats, chinese food, cheeseburgers etc...needless to say I now am not feeling so hot so my body must be retaliating.
The beauty of making fun of people in your head is that no one has to know, unless you confess:) You must have a good filter to be able to keep it in.
As far as e-mail etc...you have been so busy, you will get to it when you can.
Now as far as my confession...i am sitting on the couch watching Young and the Restless, my secret soap shhhh....no one needs to know:)

Carly said...

I confess that I've been eating like crap too!

Oh, and I have a CSN stores gift certificate giveaway going on right now. I know you were trying to win one before. And if you wouldn't mind linking me on High Five Friday, that would be great!
Thanks!
http://carly-makingwaves.blogspot.com/2010/06/csn-stores-50-gift-certificate-giveaway.html

X-Country2 said...

I'm sitting at my desk right now with my pants undone because it's waaaaay more comfortable this way. I'd wear dresses every day if they didn't make me look as giant as a house. :o)

Angie Bishop said...

I spent the day Saturday trying not to say things out loud about people that were walking through the Hy-Vee Triathlon expo.
Our nuun booth was right next to the Crustable booth. WTF! People, large people that should not be eating crustables, let alone at a Triathlon were making me crazy.
My boss wasn't helping since he was trying to filter himself too!

I ate a tootsie roll yesterday. This sounds trivial but the wheat in it made this gluten free girl very very very very....very. cranky. I can't wait til it gets out of my system!

J said...

Oh man I make fun of people in my head all the time and i really do try to stop but it is really hard!!

Velma said...

I make fun of people in my mind - it is pretty normal.

I am seeing a nutritionist to help with my bad eating - getting better.

I wish I was coming to run the R&R!!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

i love it, i think those are all normal things we all struggle with! also, pretty sure my latest confession is plastered all over my blog too! haha.

thanks for the advice, i'm sure as the next 17 weeks fly by i'll be hitting you up for some advice my injury-free-BQ-blahgie buddy :)

Kate said...

I confess that I've been really slacking on running. I need to discipline myself to get up earlier in the morning so I can run while my little guy is still sleeping. Or get him outside on his scooter or bike to keep me company.

Jen said...

Confessions: I got a shake at McDonald's today... a kids size... it was yummy. I haven't had one i a year.

I did not run last night and probably won't fit it in tonight either.

I SHOP way to much too.

Amanda said...

I confess that I really have no motivation to cross train or do anything else that requires more effort than running.

I also just really want to plant my but on the couch and eat the carmel corn my hubby bought me :)

longlegsontheloose.com said...

i confess that i've been using the post marathon fatigue excuse a bit too much and for a bit too long. and the worst part if i dont use it for running! ive been running plenty, I just have no desire to do all the other things that need to get done =)

PS I'm "racing" the Baltimore 10 Miler on Saturday and a Father's Day 5k on Sunday !

SarahwithanH said...

I confess that I've been eating horribly too. I keep thinking I'm running it off, but then find an excuse to put off running. Not a good combination! So I'm going to try and view food as fuel instead of comfort, and hit the road a bit more often!

PS I'm doing my second 5k this weekend in Portland, Oregon. I'm helping my friend make sure she runs the whole thing. I'm nervous, but excited!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i feel like i'm eating ok, but i have been so hungry the last few days!!! eating a lot.

umm i really try not to talk bad about people, but thinking it well that just happens

fancy nancy said...

Confession...I make fun of others too and make up nick names for them. For example, Dippy Doris for someone I work with. Then I feel bad!

I have been slacking on the eating too! Just so many retirement parties and such!

Denise said...

I confess that I haven't been eating the greatest either. I think in my head knowing that the RocknRoll is just a little over a week away I'm stocking up on all the fat I'll burn. ha!

I need to figure out when to do my packet pick up, too. I don't want to go when it's really busy and I don't want to pay $30 to park because of the Mariner game. Sigh.


Decisions...

Denise said...

I confess that I haven't been eating the greatest either. I think in my head knowing that the RocknRoll is just a little over a week away I'm stocking up on all the fat I'll burn. ha!

I need to figure out when to do my packet pick up, too. I don't want to go when it's really busy and I don't want to pay $30 to park because of the Mariner game. Sigh.


Decisions...

Chelsea said...

I confess I've been coasting on my running - not pushing distance or effort.

I confess I haven't been eating ENOUGH - I just haven't been hungry and have only been taking in ~1k calories a day. :\

I'll be going to the R&R Expo on Friday afternoon (I work a few blocks away) - and will hopefully be along the course on Saturday to cheer you crazies on. :) I need to get supplies to make a 'BELIEVE' sign. If you guys need dinner recommendations or anything.... :)

If I see Amanda I am going to give her the biggest hug - her blog along with yours get me through my days & get me out the door to run!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Oh man. I can't stop eating either.

Joy Blaylock said...

I'm 6'0 too and put on the 'freshman 10lbs' after my January marathon and trip to seminary in SC. Now, I'm sitting here blogging, stomach is growling, and I'm trying to be good...tis very hard. I WISH I could fit in a size 10-12 but a 14 is more realistic for me now.

Cynthia O'H said...

I make fun of people in my mind sometimes too. Thank goodness I don't end up thinking out loud!

Don't worry about what you've been eating. Sometimes, we just need to be "bad". I know that you'll be back to your typical eating habits soon.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I confess that I'm way behind in blogging, and I'm a people watcher too. Not to judge, but just observe.

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

I confess that

- I'm way behind in blog reading.
- I "hide" certain people's status updates on FB so that I dont have to read them and be annoyed.
- I ate waaaay too much s'mores ice cream the other day. and paid dearly.
- today was my first run in 3 days, and only 1 of those days was a scheduled rest.

Jill said...

I run so I can eat...thats why I haven't lost as much weight as a person training for a marathon should.

Oh well...food is JOY...to me.

Can't wait for next week. It's happening...I can't believe it.

Tortuga_Runner said...

I too am a tall mom, working on my weight and I was so glad to hear that you allow yourself such a wide range (180-190) and that you said it out loud! When I hear those numbers about me, I get fixated on the how the number sounds and now how I look or feel. You look amazing and I am sure 191 will soon be a thing of the past.

My confession? I ate after 8:00 tonight for the first time in over a month and my 1/2 PB&J wasn't even that great. Lame.

Jennifer said...

Thank you! thank you! thank you for saying your weight out loud. I,like Tortuga_runner and you, am a tall mom. But I have suffered with disordered eating forever so weight is such a "thing" with me. I have been so healthy, eating right, living right but I have no concept of what my body looks like. It helps give me perspective to see how beautiful you are and know that I might look like that too. Make sense?

Erika Bradford said...

Ha ha I love your post about the whole eating thing.

Same issues here. I actually started up on weight watchers. I don't have your height but averager at 5'7. Despite a consistant running schedule, I still manage to gain weight. Even five pounds makes a difference in my runs I am noticing. For me the statement of being able to eat what you want because you run is not true for this body. Not even eating what you want even, just a little over indulging and bam! Up goes the scale.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Ha, you are out of your comfortable zone!!!! I guess I should be called Tall Dad, since I'm trying to get to 191.......

Zoƫ said...

I am too excited for next week too...
What time are you going to the expo on Thursday? I'm probably going to go that day too since I have a dentist appt Downtown anyway.