I've been doing my best to maintain my weight loss over the last year. I gain a few pounds and lose a few pounds becoming more certain all the time that I will never go back to being fat and completely losing control.
Tonight was eye opening for me. I had a miserable night at work. It is a new position, my second time working at stocking the floor. I was given one of the more difficult areas with more than a thousand small items to restock. I had a lead who was not encouraging at all.......by the time I clocked out I was close to tears. I knew I not done as well as I could have BUT I didn't resort to eating for comfort. I passed a Dennys and an Ihop , thinking briefly of the wonderful pancakes waiting for me within but I walked on to my car. I ran a lap of the parking lot before heading home. At home I took a walk/run around the block to help lift my mood. It's interesting to me that I never really thought seriously of comfort eating......My thought as I passed the restaurants was that the old me would have gone in to drown her sorrows in syrup, butter and pancakes, I didn't even have to talk the new me out of going in. I guess I've made more progress than I thought.
As for my job......when I work that position again next week I'll be more ready and do a better job.......hopefully I'll have a more understanding lead as well.
I had a great time jog/walking the Firecracker 10k from Chinatown in Los Angeles through Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium today. It was lovely weather, in the mid 50's, cloudy & cool. The elevation to the park we ran through was 800 feet and my bottom is feeling those hills this afternoon. There were beautiful views of downtown Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium.......
The race celebrated the year of the dragon with paper dragons and 100,000 firecrackers!
Paper dragons being carried through the crowds.
My hubby, Fred, me and one of our best friends, Richard
It was Richard's first 5k and my hubby's second. I think they had a great time!
A view of downtown LA......you can see runners on the street.
A view of Los Angeles and Dodger Staduim.
Running through the parking lot at Dodger Stadium!
Taiko (I think) drummers helping us to set the pace.......I think they played for at least three hours. They were there when the 5k runners set out at 8AM and were still there when I came in at almost 10:30. I'll bet they worked as hard as we did!