ten in ’10: week 2

by Patricia on January 17, 2010 · 10 comments


I’m going to keep this update short and sweet (well, not too sweet). Week 2 was tougher than week 1. The shiny new-ness of the year already started to fade and with it my enthusiasm for avoiding sugary treats and exercising. I ran and went to spin class and even added a couple of short weight sessions. Dan and I also went climbing for the first time in several months. So overall, I feel like I made progress on my fitness goals. I’m feeling stronger and breathing easier on my runs.

My eaating was pretty good until Friday. The only bad thing I can say about is that I was not eating enough because I was forever hungry. Starving really. I met Dan for coffee on Tuesday and requested we go somewhere with food otherwise I might have to eat his arm. He found me a snack.

And then there was Friday… a day full of delicious, but not-so-light food. First, I met Luna for lunch at the Home of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland. If you ever have the privilege to dine with Luna, do it. She’s a breath of fresh air. But back to the food… Chicken and waffles. Do I really need to say any more? Well, I will say this: it was the best damn fried chicken I’ve had in a long time. And the waffle. Oh the waffle…

For dinner on Friday, Dan took me out to Masa’s (yes, I am spoiled) which can be summed up in 5 words: wine, foie gras, candy cart. (candy cart!). I probably don’t need to tell you that I was smitten with the candy cart. Full of beautiful little truffles and macarons (my first taste of macaron… I am hooked now). When we were done with dinner and the candy cart, Dan was finishing his coffee. And it was then that I saw our waiter bringing out the candy cart for the table next to us. I looked at him then looked at the cart then looked at him again. He looked at me quizzically and I was high on sugars so couldn’t stop myself from blurting out “I love the candy cart!”. The waiter smiled at me and said: “Well, that explains the Cheshire cat smile.” (really, the smile was me trying to figure out how I could sneak another macaron off of the cart but he didn’t need to know that).

I have spent Saturday and Sunday trying to recover. Tomorrow it’s back to spin class and avoiding candy carts and fried chicken.

P.S. I love candy cart! (“I love lamp!”… name that movie).


1 April January 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Hey Patricia,
Sounds like you are going strong in week 3. I think that you are right to up your eating a little bit. If you have an energy crash, you won”t be able to workout. Plus, pretty soon that exercize addiction will set in and it will take less motivation to keep moving. Now if only I could follow my own advice:) We need to make it to the climbing gym more often:)

2 Luna Ortiz January 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Luna from Blog Tune Up here.

Your blog is just so pretty! I love tha banner and how it’s set up with intro’s to the various articles. I feel your pain with the exercise but it’s a great goal…all the harder with the love of food to distract you.

Cheering you on!


3 Patricia January 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hi Luna! Thanks :)

4 Beth January 18, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Love the Ron Burgundy quote :)

I’m hardcore into week 3 and feeling the same way you are. Why is it so tough? Now I’m getting MAJOR guilt pangs for even thinking about eating a croissant or cookie or doughnut. So I’m eating broccoli and brussels sprouts (and starving like you). Ahhhh but we can do it! I have faith in us! Keep up the good work and stay motivated with the occasional candy cart!

5 Patricia January 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

Thanks for the support Beth! Sounds like you are doing great :)
I’ve decided for week 3 that I need to eat. I realize that I might not lose weight as quickly but with as much exercise as I’ve been doing it will come off as long as I keep moving. I don’t mean I’m going to binge on ice cream and cupcakes, but I can’t survive on veggies alone, I need carbs and a little fat. Everything in moderation…

6 Jennie Hinchcliff January 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Movie; “Anchor Man” with Will Ferrell, I believe…
And a candy cart?! That sounds like heaven…

7 Patricia January 19, 2010 at 9:40 am

Right! I’m glad someone got that… kind of a dumb movie but it had some randomly hilarious parts to it (I loved Steve Carell’s role). And the candy cart was heavenly… :)

8 marcella January 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

Congratulations on sticking to the exercising. As for the rest, well, how could one resist a candy cart? Oh, if you get a macaron craving, you must try Pamplemousse in Redwood City. Seriously, they are the best and in about a zillion flavors.

9 Patricia January 18, 2010 at 9:34 am

Marcella, you are an enabler. I’m the person who would drive up there just to eat a macaron or 12. Still, I’m glad to know there is a place not too far away where I can get a good one :) Mmm… macarons. I may try to make them someday.

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