Holler if you love Friday Hollerrrrr!!!!!!!! It's the final countdown for my fun weekend in Chicago with Kate. I challenged myself back in September to quite simply look and feel my best for this trip. I was able to get my positive energy rolling back in the right direction and I'm feel fantastic in my skin! Proof positive that a little set back shouldn't ever get you down!
That said, I will admit to some scale obsessing recently. I tried the let go of the scale matra, but alas it isn't for me. I need the scale for accountability. I need to see a number, at least once a week, to keep myself in check. I don't feel controlled by the number, it does not affect my mood, my day, or how I see myself in the mirror, however with my long history as a yo-yoer, I feel it's important for me to remain in contact with my relationship with gravity. I've been weighing myself twice a week, once on Monday, and once on Friday. This is how I've been able to keep my calorie grubbing fingers under control over the weekends, which have ALWAYS been my down fall.
This week, I am down 3 pounds from last Friday which puts me at my happy weight. Happy weight meaning the weight where I feel most comfortable and confident in my skin. Admittedly, I was sick this week and did not fuel properly for my Marathon activity level, and I felt it in my running. My appetite is returning, and I was able to get in a higher calorie count Thursday than any other day this week. We'll see if this loss sticks through this epic weekend I have coming up in Chicago!!!
On the Agenda- Half Marathon run on Lake Shore Path/ Chicago Tour on foot Saturday morning. I understand there are water fountains available which I will need, since I'll be sans my pit crew this long run. If you're in the area and care to join me, I'd love a run buddy! Don't be shy, lord knows I'm not! Here's my email.
Kate and I fully intend to take in as much of Chicago as humanly possible in our short visit. I understand there's a great pizza debate between Gino's East and Giordano's. The only plausible way to test this theory is to eat both.I love the eating. I'm excited to see the bean, the pier, the boat tour, Willis Tower, the Aquarium, and absolutely everything we can pack into our stay. Tacky Tourist says heyyy!
Thank you all for the travel recommendations! I have a list of all the restaurants ya'll recommended and we're going to try to hit up quite a few in the area. I'm overpacked to overdress, and take on the city! In my absence Monday and Tuesday next week, I've lined up two of my favorite bloggers to sub in for me, you don't want to miss out on that!
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Wishing each and everyone of you a fabulous weekend!