I did a pretty good job yesterday. I wrote down my calories before dinner and I had about 700 left for dinner. I am pretty sure I didn’t go over that. I am having a problem with my bodybugg software… it thinks I am still in California, so everything is on Cali time… and I am 16 hours ahead of that! So logging food is effed up, and my calories burned are all jacked up, too. I’m going to email them, but for now I am just going to do the best I can, and record things manually.
Food here is ridiculous. The produce aisle of the commissary? A JOKE. Seriously. $4.50 a pound for tomatoes. And the fruit they had? Apples, bananas, and pineapple (no joke, that was it)… all expensive. I paid almost $5 for 3 apples! So, I am going to have to get creative with our diet, too. And, the worst part is there is NO Greek yogurt!!! Wah! Its my fave! I think instead of fresh fruit and veggies I am going to buy frozen (still kind of expensive, but better than nothing!) and incorporate a smoothie or homemade frozen yogurt or something into our day. Also, the boys are drinking lots of juice, so that will be good. And milk here is only sold by the half gallon… and it costs the same as a gallon at home! We go through milk like water. I told the boys that because of the humidity here I want them to start drinking more water, so I am going to buy us all new water bottles and that should help, too. What other suggestions do you chickies have for healthy living in a place with no fresh produce??? I am thinking there is probably somewhere out in town that has something, but I can’t drive yet, and won’t be able to for at least 30 days after my class Wednesday (on base restriction). This is a dieters nightmare.
I’m going to go for a walk/run in just a little bit, when the sun comes up. I am having a hard time adjusting to the schedule here. I have been falling asleep around 6pm and waking up at 3am! None of my men are having this problem. I am going to force myself to take a nap today and see if that will help me stay up later. I tried to yesterday, but it was not happening.
Today is the housing appointment, and hopefully we will get our two choices today, as well. I am dying to see where we’ll be living for the next 3 years, and the boys are dying to know if we get to have a pet!!
Pre-run: yogurt (120)
Post run: honey nut cheerios & skim (200), some japanese coffee thing (50?)
Snack: snickers energy bar (220)
Lunch: organic ckn noodle soupn(180), few wheat thins and cheese (100), trail mix (160)
RUN: ok, so I walked for 17 minutes and then turned around and ran back in 13. I am thinking it was around 2 miles, maybe a tad more. It was HOT! Not necessarily hot, but HUMID! I was sweating in places I didn’t know you could sweat. At 5:30am none the less! All in all, the run really wasn’t that bad, I just was feeling a little dehydrated and was having to wipe sweat out of my eyes constantly. I think after I get used to the humidity it won’t be so bad. Also, I am swollen from the humidity, too. My feet and hands both. My poor lil fingers. So maybe if I drink a lot more water I will lose some of the water retention, too. Or at least here is to hoping! I weighed in this morning only 8 pounds heavier (haha), so yay for that!
**I have decided that I am running the Naha Marathin on December 4th here in Okinawa! It will just be a few weeks before my 30th bizzday, and if firefly can run one in Paris on her 40th, surely I can do this! I just made up a 16 week plan (that calls for a 4 mile run tomorrow, and I have never been 4 miles away here!) that I think is pretty doable. Once we live on base this should become much easier. I have an extra week in there, too, so if I get behind or screw up I do have a little leeway. Is leeway a word?! And, the hubby is going to do it with me… he just doesn’t know it yet. Buahahahaha
**WOW, this is crazy hard!!! I went to map out my route for tomorrow and NOPE! It is all in Japanese!! And I don’t read, wrote, nor speak it. So, I think I am going to do this weeks runs in time increments instead of miles, and then hopefully on base I can figure something out. Maybe they will have a track I can use until I get a car and I can drive to estimate mileage? I thought the figuring into kilometers was a pain, but I made a spreadsheet and converted that easily. This is a challenge!!