How is everyone doing? It's been hot around here the last three days have been in the 90s and Wednesday is suppose to be 98 with the heat index probably over 115 degrees.
Beware, Sunshine Meg, I read in the paper today that the heat wave is making its way to the east coast.
Well, AWESOME NEWS folks!
After my last post I left you all in suspense about how my Saturday night out with the heavy appetizers would go. I ran five miles that day in 90 degree weather again.
That night, the appetizers were actually a nice variety of food. I had big, delicious strawberries, some vegetables, two meatballs, and about two beers. I had a great time.
Woke up the next morning.... Drumroll please...
And I dropped two pounds!!
But this just keeps getting better. I stayed the same on Sunday, then dropped another pound on Monday AND another pound today for a total of...
Five pounds in five days.
So...remember when I wrote about that 2.8 pound gain being illusionary?
I'm also wondering if the fact that I sweat like a soaking wet towel during my runs may be helping the weight loss. There's a lot of people who won't run in this weather, but I do because I observe these precautions:
1.) hydrate well before the run (I'll have 4 to 6 cups of water throughout the day before the run)
2.)Don't worry about going fast.
3.) Get in enough calories before the run (minimum 700-800)
4.) Take a water bottle with and hydrate every mile or sooner if necessary.
5.) Sometimes run at 9:00 at night because there's no sun and it's 10 degrees cooler.
But really, hydration is the big ticket. It's kind of like how a flower responds when we water it. It's perkier, stands taller...but if we don't water it, it wilts.
Your body literally wilts when you don't drink enough water in weather like this.
Personally I'd rather be the perky plant.
So, that's the good news friends. I wonder if I'll have some slight upward fluctuations over the next few days, but I've been eating great so it won't last long.
Wow. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to re-lose the weight that I gained.
Hang in there folks!