It really sucks to see your calorie count on paper (or the computer screen). It really makes me more aware of what it going into my mouth counts for something.
For example, this morning I took Carter to the mall to play with some friends. He really wanted a treat, so we got popcorn, not your ordinary popcorn, CARAMEL CORN to be specific, but I only ate a little. Truly, I came home and actually took the time to measure out what I had eaten from what was left to see how many calories I consumed. It was only about 1 inch out of the smallest popcorn box they sell. 45 grams to be exact. 195 calories! What? Kidding, right? Nope. 1/7th of my daily calories were consumed in 15 bites of popcorn.
On another note, I am still training hard for the 1/2 coming up, and it's kind of funny to hear people's reactions.
On Saturday morning I had to help a friend paint, and she lives 2.99 miles away, and I needed to run 3 miles for the day. I called to tell her that I was going to run over there, and I would be there in about 30 minutes. When I arrived, she didn't realize I literally meant RUN over there. She and I just laughed.
Last night I did a 6 mile run, and on my way home stopped at my sister's house. My seven year old nephew came to me and said... " I don't understand why you bought that nice new car when you just run everywhere instead."
Ah, it makes me smile : )