6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Too many SWEETS

You know what happens to Tall Mom when she is thrown off schedule, emotional, bored, or stuck at home?? She EATS!! And what does she eat? BAD FOOD! I have been eating horrible and I have the paunch over my spandex to prove it (photos tomorrow URGH!) I have consumed far too much fast food, chocolate and Starbucks high calories drinks... You know what happens when Tall Mom realizes she is spiraling out of control? She gets FOCUSED! Below are my 3 Goals for this month and September so I can still have the occasional treat without the EXCESS.

  • Goal #1: Treat myself 1 day a week
  • Goal #2: Start a new food journal
  • Goal #3: Replace boredom eating with WATER :)
There is a FUN FUN Award going around Bloggy Land. I was BLESSED to get the award from Tobi at Busy Running Mama HERE and Alma at the Average Woman's Running Blog HERE.


1. Answer the question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

2. Pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have been selected for the award.

3. Thank the person (people) who gave you the Award.

Here we go...

1. If I could go back I would have a much more fit post college life including pregnancy. I was unhealthy for 5-6 years and I feel I missed out on a lot. I know that I would have had more energy and felt much better if I had been more aware of my personal health. I had no reason to be overweight or unfit.

2. Since I have been a HORRIBLE Commenter, I am going to AWARD the last 6 people to Comment on Tall Mom (click names to be connected to Blogs):

1-Lisa: Lisa is always positive and makes me SMILE. She has dealt with injuries and is on her way back to RUNNING. Check her out HERE.

2- Shelly: This Amazing jogging stroller Mom is on a SUPER streak....109++ days of running, CRAZY AWESOME. She is also hosting multiple Giveaways, so get over there and enter..

3-Cynthia O'H: I LOVE LOVE Canadians, and Cynthia is a devoted commenter on Tall Mom. THANKS!! It will be fun to read about her Chocolate 1/2 race report in the next couple days.

4- Hunnybee: New to Running Blog world as of May, with just 11 Followers she would love some visitors ;) Hope you can get your DREAM Jeep Liberty someday soon.

5- Amanda (5 Miles to Empty): Amanda was my first Bloggy meet-up and we have been fast friends ever since. I am SAD that Amanda is leaving soon!! Her humor, laxed race morning style and willingness to DEVOUR Red Robin fries will be missed. I am very glad that she did not chop me up with a large knife on our first meeting :) We went for a SUPER 12 mile run this morning, so look for a post and pictures soon..

6- Casey: This new Mom spends most of her time chasing after Violet, when she is not writing knitting books. I am EXCITED to read her upcoming 5K race report. Congrats on 5 years Casey!

3. Thanks ladies, and anyone else who may have tagged me. I think Bloggy award are super fun and this made my day with the TOUGH weeks we have had.

Well that is all I have for now.... HAPPY SATURDAY!


H Love said...

Hope your family is doing better each day. Sounds like you are on track for September...I know you can do it.

Ginny M said...

Sounds like you ARE focused and ready to roll with your plan. Good luck :)

Jen said...

Just stay focused and DRINK MORE WATER... great recent runs too.

Unknown said...

I with you on wishing I could change my health for a number of years, including pregnancy. I had 2 really difficult pregnancies, and I wonder if it would have been different had I gone into them in better shape.

Way to go on getting back on track!

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

Mel, I recently began tracking what I eat at www.myfitnesspal.com. It is free and I find it so helpful in that I track my calories from running/exercising and then also track my food so that I know i am eating enough so I don't fatigue or get run down due to burning so many calories. The other nice thing is that in the food journal spot there are soooo many foods in their library that I have yet to find a food I have eaten that isn't in there. Just thought I would share with you since you said you were going to keep a food journal...

Kristina @goodnweird.com said...

it sounds like you have a great plan heading into september. little choices really add up when i try to get my eating back on track too! Hope all is getting better in tall family world.

Anonymous said...

I do the same thing when I'm stressed. Good luck on your goals!

run with Jill said...

I'm with you on those goals Mel. Just the other day I told myself I need to keep the chocolate consumption to one day only. Lately, I've been eating way to much of it. I think limiting it to one day per week makes it more pleasurable and something to look forward to. Good luck

Chelsea said...

I knew I was having a bad week when I cracked into the boss's candy basket for the first time in months...

You'll get back on track.

Congrats on the new Jeep too, btw - we loved loved loved our Liberty - only sold it because Mike was commuting 100+ miles a day.

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Awe, I'm glad I didn't chop you up into tiny peices too! Who woulda run with me yesterday if I had? I only chop up people who serve me no purpose. Ha ha ha!!!

I must say, I think every one could learn from lax race day style and my ability to make my own porta potty line! Read on and lean friends, read on and learn....

You know I'm going to be so sad to leave here...but maybe there are some NC bloggers to be met? It's not good-bye but rather see you later! You're pretty special Mel. And I am so glad that I went out of my comfort zone to meet you that morning for our first blind bloggy running date! That is one decision that I will be forever grateful for! Meeting you lead to Jill and Zoe and Kerrie and awesome races (Mercer Island, Million Inch, Seattle Rock n Roll, Green River....)and special memories. It has certainly made my time here so so special and this will have to be my home away from home for years to come. So thank you!

Erika said...

I'm a bad eater also when things get difficult. I recently started the herbalife thing and am loving it...the shakes are super yummy and I almost feel like I'm cheating, but I'm not!

Marlene said...

I am with you on the junk food when life gets crazy/tough. You have some great goals to get back on track! I'm with you!!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I am just too disiplined to give in to sweets. Not me. Oh no. I am an iron willed running machine...oh wait, does birthday cake count? I wasn't some much as eating it as I was keeping it from going to waste! That's all, really! ;-)

thanks for the award (oh, I know someone else gave it to me before but I forgot to post it. Sorry about that!)

Happy Monday

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