Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep.

So goes the cycle of my days.  I get home, I eat, and then I sleep.  Last night I added a cycle to it.  I got home, I ate, I slept, I got up at 12 am, I ate, I got up at 2am, I ate, and the I got up at 4 to go to work.   Not sure why I was up in the midnight hours eating but I am pretty sure it was not that I was hungry.  I am thinking I was thirsty but I am not sure.

Other than that my eating and exercise went really good yesterday.  I even got to have a Venti, Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks (4.5 pts.)  It was great.  I love them.  I counted it and it brought me down to 8 points left over for dinner but I made due without problem.  I ate some tilapia, noodles, veggies, 3 sugar-free Popsicle’s, a one point popcorn and a pudding.  That was actually 9 points so I went over one.

I did my second tempo run yesterday too.  This is where I easy for a mile, then I run at 10K pace for 2.5 miles, and then I slow it down for .5 miles to the finish.  What a great run it was too.  Very windy but i kept up the pace as designed.  I was so proud of that run.

Here I am (# 278)  finishing my 1st Strolling Jim 40 miler.  7 hours and 42 minutes

Strolling Jim finish 2008

14 Responses to “Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep.”

  1. 1 everythinginorder
    March 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Dude you are truly inspirational to me! I have a big favor to ask. Could you blast this note to your peeps? I’m looking for 20 women to join me on WW journey:

    I’m looking for 20 women who are looking to lose 20 pounds — an experiment I’m launching on Twitter check it out –> http://tinyurl.com/alu5mq

    Spread the word to your friends!

    Carole Hicks

    • 2 run4change
      March 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm

      OK, I just check out the video and it is so great to put a face to you. I loved the video and will put a post up with the info. right now.

  2. March 12, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve had days like that where I can’t sleep so I think maybe I’m hungry. You’re probably right about being thirsty. Have you tried drinking a cup of skim milk? That usually helps out.

    Oh yeah…low point sweet tip. 1 cup skim milk, 1 packet of splenda, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla(more or less depending on how vanilla-ish you’re feeling). Stir together. Makes a tasty, easy drink. Also good with a banana on the side.

    • 4 run4change
      March 12, 2009 at 7:59 pm

      I will have to try that drink. Also, add a little ice and a tiny bit of cocoa powder and your in chocolate business

  3. 5 RobFitness
    March 12, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Kind of funny because I experienced the same thing this past night. I got up twice during my “night” and of course ate. The first time it was an apple, the second time some wheat crackers and salsa. I was good because I had some leftover points to use just in case something like that were to happen. I know it’s probably not good to save points, but yet again I could not get all my points in for the day. This time I had 5 points left. So your not alone it what happened. Next time I might try the above suggestion. I drink a lot during the day so I didn’t fell i was thirsty. I just took it has a hint that my body was telling me that I didn’t eat well enough throughout the previous day. So when you ate, was it some healthy?
    By the way nice picture. I bet that bring back some good memories. You must have felt so proud of yourself at that point in time. Plus all the green. It’s something you don’t see a lot of here. 🙂

    • 6 run4change
      March 13, 2009 at 4:57 am

      Rob- One time I ate a yogurt and the next time I ate a pudding. I counted these. I also ate three Ritz crackers that I did not count. I love Rits. Creamy buttery yummyness.

  4. March 13, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Did you get your Venti Skinny Vanilla latte from starbucks? The reason I ask is that this morning I got a Venti Skinny Caramel latte and it was only 3pts- so I’m assuming SF syrups are all the same 🙂 NI= 160/0/0 just thought I’d check in case you were overestimating!

  5. 11 lissa10279
    March 13, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Jason, that’s how my “midnight incidents” started. I was at my thinnest and wasn’t eating enough to sustain my activity, so I woke in the middle of the night to eat because I was genuinely hungry. Then it became an addicting habit and I couldn’t sleep. I battled this for 2, almost 3 years!!! I haven’t had many incidents as of late, but the awful pattern was hard to break. I hope for you this is just a blip on the radar!! It sucks when it’s a habit like it was for me.

    • 12 run4change
      March 13, 2009 at 7:20 am

      Lissa- Last night I ate 2 pieces of tilapia to get in more protien. All was well on the midnight front. Your the best

  6. March 13, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Starbucks! No….don’t remind me…lol I used ot addicted to those things. I dunno what you ordered, but giving it up was the best thing I’ve done! Way too many empty cals and sugar and caffiene…..no!

    • 14 run4change
      March 13, 2009 at 10:53 am

      Parth- I order a skinny latte. These use non-fat milk, sugar-free syrup, and coffee. Very low cal actually. Well, as low cal as non-fat milk is.

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