Today at jazzercise the lady at the counter told me it was my 141st class since Jan. 1. Google told me today is the 257th day of the year.

So I worked out 141 days out of 257. I think it works out to be almost 4 times a week, on average.

And that is in addition to two long hiking trips, several day hikes, almost daily dog walks, two 5k races, a handful of training runs, and weekly meeting my friend to do the elliptical and chat.

Not bad!

Harper and I played hooky today. He’s looking at a swan in that first photo.

These chilaquiles were freaking amazing! I left a good third of it to take home. I’m getting good at stopping eating sooner rather than later.

These chilaquiles were freaking amazing! I left a good third of it to take home. I’m getting good at stopping eating sooner rather than later.

runningfortheriesling, yes, sanuks!

They arrived! And they’re super comfortable!

They arrived! And they’re super comfortable!

Practice makes perfect, right?? I had lunch at my Grandma’s (Wednesday tradition) and my mom had prepared a fix-your-own-fajita-type lunch, and it was completely delicious, but I had a very modest portion and just acknowledged that it was delicious and also acknowledged that that didn’t mean I had to eat a million servings.

YES!

I think I did good at lunch yesterday too, I had a rather exciting lunch date and still managed to stop eating when I’d had enough.

I realize this makes me sound totally crazy - most of the population probably has no problem with this, or would find the idea of eating until you’re stuffed totally revolting, but that was just how I rolled, and I feel like I’m finally breaking out of it.

I am reading this book by the Skinnygirl lady Bethenny - the book is at home and I don’t recall the title. But there was one line in it that I need to take a picture of - it said something along the lines of “Give yourself permission to stop carrying around this extra weight as baggage.”

At some point before I return that book to the library, I’ll take a picture of the profound line that I no doubt mis-phrased. But it was really impactful to me.

I’m having some personal relationship issues that I’m not comfortable talking about here…but I really need to vent!

I was tagged by the-frenchpress to post the last picture on my phone! It’s almost always my dog!
I tag amberab83, eatteachwodrepeat, and runningfortheriesling!

I was tagged by the-frenchpress to post the last picture on my phone! It’s almost always my dog!

I tag amberab83, eatteachwodrepeat, and runningfortheriesling!

So the hard part has been talking myself into stopping eating more (after a reasonable portion), because I’m in such a habit of eating a lot of food, the awesome part has been realizing that I stay full as long, and I’m never uncomfortable/bloated.

Today my husband and I were at a chipotle-like place and I ate less than half and packaged up the rest.

I just ordered these shoes in brown! 

I just ordered these shoes in brown! 

Off to work out. Happy Labor Day!