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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.


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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Summer days

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Screw Auger Falls


lake monsters


Back to life, back to reality

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm back. Vacation is over. emoticon We had a wonderful time out at the lake cottage with our family. We ate healthy and we ate crappy. Each night a different couple was responsible for cooking supper. We had one vegetarian, one soy allergy and a paleoista. We had several home cooked healthy dinners and an equal number of out-of -the box variety. It was a nice balance. I went for a jog on Monday thinking--overly optimistically--that I would fulfill my "5k my way program" obligation by running on wednesday and friday. HAHAHALOL!
I did go on three short hikes with the kids and did some geochacing.

Time with the cousins is very precious to me and my daughter. We spend a week each year totally immersed in each others stories and lives. The lake provides a surreal existence where our inner children have underwater tea parties, sail & surf above the banality of daily grind & and sometimes we even have tantrums. We stay up too late and burn the candle at both ends and return home Saturday completely exhausted both physically and emotionally. It takes a few days to get my head back in the game where I have to cook dinner every night and my mind is still reeling..."I can't believe she really said that" I love my cousins dearly, and am glad for our yearly week long visit, but Its time to buckle down again.

Usually the week on the lake is where my weight loss milestones for the year give way and crumble. I gain 10lbs while I am there, yes 10lbs... I did it again this year.
I was 195.?lbs On Saturday when I left and Monday I weighed in at 205 and some change. It also takes me a few days to ween myself off the junk and the booze. So today I finally renewed my commitment to the 5k my way. I jumped back to week 2 since I didn't complete it last week.
I have been following BOBCATGIRL76

I have found that this blog reminds me that true milestones are turning points where a significant change is made. I want to look back at the summer of 2014 as the difference, when I made the commitment and followed through. I held strong against the tide of BBQ picnics and noodle salad. I fought obesity with knowledge and I won!
Here's the list of excuses I usually use to trip myself up between now and September.
1 Its too hot...I will exercise later/tomorrow
2 This one party will be it then I will behave.
3 Its too hot ... lets eat what's convenient
4 I gained 10lbs in 7 days--it must be water...wont homeostasis fix this.
5 I scream for ice cream.

Well I went for a run today despite the fact that I had to chew the air! & I have been guzzling lime and water for and hour to keep me from munching.
There is a party this weekend, how will I survive. I guess I could be "that girl with the Tupperware in her purse"

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GEORGE815 7/15/2014 7:55PM

    Glad you enjoyed your vacay. Going on one myself shortly.

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