Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Chocolate Chips....

Well I have lost five pounds in the last month. I am sooo happy about that, though I still have a little ways to go before I reach my goal. Yesterday I was talking about this with my sister, Mary. I have been changing up my workout routines. I am still running, but have added strength training to my routine. It is still early to say, but I think its helping me a lot. Additionally, I think that walking John to school everyday is helping too. It is only about 1/2 mile each way but two trips back and forth is two more miles of exercise a day for me.

I have also modified my diet a bit too. I have added protein and tried to cut out as much junk as I can. I kept asking myself how I could have gained 5 pounds this summer when I was running about 20 miles a week. I was eating fairly good (not as good as now) and I still gained. Well when I was talking to Mary it all became clear to me. I feel like now is a good time for the drum roll........ I was probably ingesting about one bag of chocolate chips a week. Oh my goodness. That sounds awful but terribly true. Throughout the day I would take a handful every now and again. I am sure this added up, literally.

I have always had a weakness for chocolate morsels. My mom tells a story about how when she was nine months pregnant with my sister and I was about two, she was feeling terrible. It was a 95 degree day and all she wanted to do was lie down. Well apparently I was not cooperating. She then gave me a handful of chocolate chips, and so began my terrible addiction! Well now that I have recognized the problem I must move on. No more chocolate chips for me!!!


Mary said...

If you want to really rid yourself of them make sure you check the couch cushions and the sheets! ahahaha

jenny said...

too funny! i share the same um, addiction. it started when i was pregnant with tucker and i still have issues! love those chocolate chips!