Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Back To Life... Back To Reality

What a freaking fabulous six days off work! I seriously had the best time ever, and I kept thinking "Life is never going to get any better than this." Totally, completely awesome.

Today, however, is not so totally, fantastically freakin' awesome. I'm back at work. I have ten loads of laundry waiting for me at home, and my house is a huge cluster. Guess what, though? I'm just not ready to focus on that yet. My brain is still about 250 miles away at the beach.

This beach, right here....

For all the inquiring minds out there, I stepped on the scale this morning and officially weigh exactly what I did last Monday. This is pretty fair considering how much pigging out I did the past six days. I must've burned some of it off with all the walking around we did.

And did I mention I crossed something important off my bucket list? Not my small, summer list, but the big list I have for my life!!! I WENT TO THE GOONIES HOUSE! Yes, I know I'm waving my geek flag high lately, but c'mon, it's THE GOONIES! We were vacationing approximately 15 minutes from Astoria, Oregon, where the movie was filmed. How could I not go there??? It was epic, people. EPIC.

Walk up the driveway for Goonies awesomesauce!!!

Look, it's Fat Girl Slim at the GOONIES HOUSE!!!

We also spent lots of time playing in the sand, eating yummy food at local restaurants and walking the prom where all the cute shops are. On 4th of July I made some super yummy fajitas, and we watched the firework insanity commence on the beach. I can say with some certainty that I never wanted to come back. Especially with Mr. FGS's departure coming in 18 days.

I could ramble on and on about vacation, but I'm trying to reign it in. I've also got other things to ramble about today. For starters, this Saturday is our 15k race! I'm a combination of nervous, terrified and thrilled! I know we can handle the distance [We've ran 10 miles consecutively to date, holla!], but I'm really uneasy about the amount of hills in this race. Also, I'm a little concerned about my left shin. It's been hurting like a motherfucker lately when I run, and I know that isn't a good sign. Oddly enough, however, only treadmill runs seem to be bothering it, so maybe it won't hurt in the race.

Another thing to ramble about is my food intake. I posted awhile ago about needing to cut calories. You all were extremely helpful and gave me great advice about not cutting them down too far. I've decided to aim for 1700 calories a day, and I am going to write down EVERYTHING. No cheating, because really, I'm only cheating myself here. I'm ready for all my hard work to start paying off. I'm ready for some real results. I'm going to try to get on here once a day and post my food intake to keep me accountable.

Right now I'm off to the gym for a 4 mile run, sans Muffin Top. Unfortunately [for me, not her], she's on a family vacation this week. Lucky bitch. Have a great week, peeps!