Wednesday, August 3, 2011

setting the cheese down, slowly walking away...

Cheese. It's a beautiful thing. I love it. I eat it all the time. It's my comfort food. Some people need chocolate. I need cheese. It's my go-to. When I'm starving and need a snack before dinner? Cheese quesadilla. Midnight snack when I can't sleep? Cheese quesadilla. When I'm too lazy to cook? Cheese quesadilla. When I'm bored? Cheese quesadilla. When I'm crying that ugly cry you can't stop? You better believe I'm making a cheese quesadilla during that mess. The thought of NOT having cheese in my house? Well that just sends me into cold sweats.

However, me + the cheese isn't helping much in regard to marathon training this time around. While I've been lax in my overall marathon training approach, with 10 weeks to go, I think I got scared into getting my butt into gear. Therefore.... I'm breaking up with cheese. AND typing out a training plan, printing that sucker off and sticking it on my fridge. BAM.

It's perhaps a bit random that cheese is what's sending me into marathon training mode. But as I was shredding some delicious organic sharp cheddar into a nice fat-laden flour tortilla the other night, thinking of how many calories I eat in cheese every week? It hit me. I need to stop. Plus it would probably help my pesky side-fat melt away... maybe. I'll keep you posted on how this goes.

The good news is, it's not just cheese I'm cutting out, I'm working on my overall diet. So far this week = success. Back to tracking nutrition and calories. And the scale is showing it already. Thankfully. Because I'm not a patient person. And while the diet is going well, my legs however are still in protestation mode. But a nice six-miler today helped loosen them up and hopefully some hardcore yoga the rest of the week, along with my running, will whip them back into 'm' training shape! Really I'm blaming the relentless Kansas heat. I'm pretty sure we are on day 739 straight of 100+ degree days here. It's a good time.

Please eat some cheese for me. It will make me happy to know someone out there is still enjoying it! Maybe take a picture of it. And send it to me. Or post it for me. Or mail me the wrapper so I can sniff it. You know... whatever works.

5 comments:

Marlene said...

Oh don't get me started on cheese. We CAN NOT keep it in the house. It's sick, really. But how I love it!!!

Just think of how good it is going to taste after 'm' day!!!

Mark said...

Today:
homemade egg muffin w/ colby jack cheese for breakfast.
cheese n' chicken quesadilla for lunch.
likely some salad w/ a nice crumbled gorgonzola at dinner. maybe a cheese-lover's burrito to go along with it.
and of course, my nightly string cheese snack
you're welcome.

Laura Belle said...

Well, if you're breaking up with cheese, I'm going to nab him while I can. I love me some good ol' pepperjack.

Oh, and it's more like day 982 of 100+....with no end in sight. I'm pretty sure my dead grass is going to start spontaneously combusting at any moment.

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Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

"You ate an entire wheel of cheese? I'm not even mad, I'm impressed."

I am DIETING too, ugh!! Have not had cheese in Ages, so sad..

10 weeks!!!