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Green Shorts Update

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I should really should've tried them on before writing this, DUH.
I am just assuming they don't fit currently as I still have 5lbs of post vacation weight lingering.
I did wear them on vacation--the first day actually-they fit great and I felt great! Unfortunately, I didn't take a pic.
I decided to restart the My way to 5k program. It wasn't the best plan to start it when I knew complying during vacation was prlly not going to happen. So I will recommence on August 1 2014.
I am going to attempt the Whole30 starting then also. Just a day a away. I have started to stock up on tuna and chicken sausages for lunch. We have tons of veggies from garden and CSA. I just need to find a couple reliable roadside egg vendors--preferably not too far out of the way.

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MAINEALI 7/30/2014 11:19AM

    Here's hoping that you're back in those shorts shortly! You can do it!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I have been following bobcatgirl76's blog. This whole30 thing isn't too far off from slow carb or virgin diet. It seems it worked for her to bust through plateau. I am thinking about trying it. It involves total elimination of certain foods for 30 days. Not sure if I want to buy the book. Have been reading the website. I am not sure I can go 30days with no slip ups. Its a big commitment. I will talk DH about at least giving it a thought. He is going to balk at black coffee though, I know this.

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WENDYANNE61 7/29/2014 12:42PM

    I got sparked by bobcatgirl too and am now on day 7 of Whole30 and I am enjoying it! I didīnt buy the book but just printed out the shopping list and some other info from the website and off I went. Down 1.5 pounds and feeling really energetic already. It is worth a try... But, the black coffee is a bore!

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Run Arlo Run

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I did it! I got in the car and drove downtown to the trail system and I ran!
It was busy, so I didn't feel stupid for running the hot sun.

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B-LESS-ED 7/25/2014 10:18AM

  Great! Be sure to stay hydrated!

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68ANNE 7/22/2014 9:25PM

    Oh wow awesome. I was bad and ran on the treadmill in ac

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No Sleep

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend was a whirlwind as expected. No control as expected.
Saturday was the worst yard sale ever excepting that we had fun poking fun at how ridiculous the situation was. I ate PB&J and blueberry muffins and to self medicate the pain of wasting an entire day monitoring a pittance of an estate...we had some softserv.
Sunday DH made french toast, I cant complain, it was fabulous.
We traveled to Quechee, VT to meet a friend for lunch. It was so-so, DH thought it was great, but he is easily impressed and thinks I over analyze the food, I am too critical. Its just a different perspective, if I am going to cheat, I feel like it should be-WOW-worth it, plus I am a cheapskate I don't want to waste $15 when I know I could have made it tastier at home.
After lunch we set out to pick up some radio antenna parts--25' long aluminum tubes that needed to be dissembled in the horsefly infested woods. After 2 hours of that kind of fun we met up with DH's childhood friend and had really awesome totally cheat-worthy Chinese food from the Orient in Hanover, NH. It was a great visit everyone had fun! And we topped the night off with pure Italian gelato from Morano's. If you ever get over this way its mind blowing.

Long drive home. Midnight and up at 5:30. My mind is a bit mushy.

Don't dare step on the scale, but that's how this annual backslide always starts. I feel like I am already 4' down in the pit, but instead of diggin in and clawing my way up, I am just settling into a comfortable creep down to the bottom.

Last night I was thinking about what I need to do for the "5k my way" program. I feel like I need to start over. I wrote about how I didn't do so hot on day two, well I didn't get the time to attempt day three, motherhood got in my way, then it was my job and household BS.
So should I just keep doing week 2 until I can do it or go back to week one so I can build some confidence? I know that I should find someplace flat to run but that just adds more time, as I would have to driver there, and what seems like another obstacle that might prevent me from hitting the road at all.

Next week we are going camping. I am going to plan some healthy meals and am determined that "yumyum yohoo's" will not be a requirement on this trip. Let's see what DH thinks of that!

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ROBBIEY 7/21/2014 11:59AM

  Life gets in the way, but emoticon

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No Tv

Friday, July 18, 2014

Yesterday my 15yo daughter could not watch TV because she had failed to do 100% of her chores without being reminded. So at 8pm she made cookies out of boredom. They were delicious. I, on the other hand am feeling malicious. As in downright nasty.

On the up side the scale was nice to me this morning. an even 200. As you may have read I gained 10lbs in about as many days. I am hoping by Monday, more than half will have disappeared. Its really not fair that it takes so much longer to lose it then it does to put it on.

Somebody call me a WHAAAAAMBULANCE!

I ran yesterday...sorta...I thought I had consumed enough water and available energy, but it was just too sunny and too much uphill. I did the first half of reps (walk 1min/run 4minutes) but the second have started out with too much up hill in the sun and I was just exhausted. And the saddest part about it was that I returned back to the starting point within the 35 allotted minutes. so I basically running at the same speed that I walk...sadness...Arggh.


I don't know how I am going to get through this weekend. Nothing special going on...just a yardsale of mil's estate. Stressed out DH. Probabably an all you can eat bbq birthday party put on by a competive BBQ/Smoker

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68ANNE 7/20/2014 12:29AM

    Well that was a very enjoyable blog. I also have discovered I walk and run at about the same speed but I rationalize by saying running, such as it is, used more calories

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