It’s another weigh-in Wednesday. This morning I weighed 120.2 pounds. That’s both good news and bad news. The good news is that I’m down a pound from last week. The bad news is that I’m still up more than a pound compared to two weeks ago. I guess I’m going to need another week to lose the weight I gained in Ireland.
I want to eventually get down to 118, but I can afford to be patient. Next year, I hope to bring my marathon times down. For now, I’m doing base training, and I’m content to keep running times in the 3:20s.
My eating habits while traveling haven’t changed dramatically, but my eating habits at home have. Yesterday, I made my third batch of Minnesota Winter Chili. It’s one of Scott Jurek’s recipes, but I’ve tweaked it a little to suit our tastes, replacing some of the tomatoes with extra black beans.
I’m also getting better at making omelets to use up my leftover onions, peppers and mushrooms. This one turned out pretty good. Sometimes my omelets turn into scrambled eggs.
I’m continuing to gradually ramp up my training. A leaner diet combined with more exercise will keep my weight moving in the right direction. Although I’m not at my target weight yet, I’m starting to notice the results. Yesterday I did a faster pace workout on the treadmill, and I could feel the difference. I’m not carrying as much weight as I was two months ago.
Since short-term fluctuations in weight can sometimes obscure the overall trend, I also keep a five-week moving average. I’m happy to say that the five-week average has been moving steadily downward, even if the changes are small.