Went for a four-mile run this morning. I rarely do the whole morning-running thing, but man, it was so awesome. For some reason I didn't get cold at all, and it never even occurred to me to take a walking break at the three-mile point as I usually do. And I felt good all day. I figure maybe I'm going to have to do morning running more often, because it's hard to motivate myself to run when I get home from work. Because, see, I usually want to have dinner when I get home, and if I have dinner right away, then I have to wait for about an hour before running, 'cause running on a full stomach just isn't cool. And by then, it'll be kinda late, and dark out, and colder, and it's easy to convince myself to just stay inside.
My no-snacking policy has been in effect now for what, six? seven? weeks. I'm still not sure if it's a good idea or a bad one. A good thing about it is that since I only eat at meals, I can remember exactly what I've eaten in a given day. For example, today I ate: a baked potato with broccoli and cheddar and sour cream, an orange, an apple, a few crackers, pasta with green beans and tomato sauce, and two hot chocolates. Yesterday I had an order of garlic vegetables and rice from the low-rent Chinese place down the street from work, a couple of egg rolls, a hot chocolate, a green tea, a diet pop, and a couple of granola bars. Etc. And the really great thing about it is that when I do eat meals, I'm actually hungry for them, and food tastes so much better when you're hungry for it. But it's bad because, well, "no snacking" only applies to food, not drinks, and so sometimes I have a drink when I'm hungry, instead of eating some food that would have probably been healthier. (For instance, hot chocolate vs. an apple. I should probably go buy cider. I'm all about the hot drinks.) Also, I was losing weight for the first three weeks, but I've stayed the same since. That might be a sign that it's not a very good policy. I don't know. I still want to lose some weight, like maybe ten pounds.