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Running - W3 D1 Take Two

Monday, September 13, 2010

I just got back from my second attempt at week 3 of my running program. I'm glad I'm repeating a week because OMG it was tough. Probably doesn't help that I have eaten on a weird timetable today. Late breakfast, lots of snacking, not a lot of solids in my tummy. I am shaking as a write this from lack of blood sugar (am eating a WW ice cream bar for some quick sugar and because its sooooo nice and cold!) so memo to me, eat better before running. Lesson learned.

I got home and tried to do the shred but kept almost falling over so I'm going to do it tomorrow instread, either before uni at 5am (not my favourite option) or after uni at 6pm (even less of a favourite option). I'll probably go for 5am though. Once I'm up I'm fine, its getting up that is the problem!

I managed to finish my maths assignment...I think! The problem with this semester is that the assignments are less structured. In the past we pretty much get told how many words and then a detailed list of what the lecturer wants to see. This assignment is a bit more "Go forth and see how you do!" There isn't even a word limit. So like I said, I think I'm done! I also tend to be very hard on myself so I reread the assignment and say that its not good enough when there is really nothing wrong with it!

I have work tonight. Ick. Don't wanna goooo! I wanna stay home and watch TV and cuddle my man.

Anyway, off to get ready for work...Unless someone wants to go for me? No? No takers?

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BEANPOD77 9/13/2010 10:16PM

    I repeated some of my weeks too..I think it makes sense to keep at a week until you are comfortable with it..It's your program, make it your own. Just like when you are running...it's just you and your own pace , the competition is with yourself..no one else..Way to go..You will get there!
My first day of running ever, was March 15 , and as you know, my first official race is this weekend...
I found the same lesson with respect to eating..I have to eat something about 2 hrs before I run..Peanut butter on wasa whole grain with sliced apple or banana is my favorite..
Its important to eat a carb before you run, and protein after...Getting lots of water in up to an hour before you run helps too..A nutritionist at our clinic said 1% decrease in hydration can decrease performance by 20%!! that's huge..
And there my dear, is your lesson for the day ... emoticon..Like you aren't getting enough already..sorry 'bout that..
Im sure your math assignment is just right..I'll think about you at my 5am because I plan to bike to work in the morning and that's what time I have to get up to go..Good luck! You can do it!!

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BLONDEVIKI 9/13/2010 8:03AM

    I repeated most of the weeks of C25K :) Looking back, it's what kept me persevering at it, rather than feeling it was too difficult and giving up. Plus by the time I had got to the 5k race, I had a few more weeks running under my belt and was much more comfortable with it.

I hope you do well with your maths assignment!

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I have a confession

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I didn't exercise over the weekend. I know, I know. Here are my excuses:

Saturday: Lazy in the morning. Pants shopping left me upset. I should have taken my feelings out on a massive hill or something, but I didn't. I got a m&m trumpet (ice cream) and went back to bed. I did, however, have an awesome dinner. Seafood stonegrill with 2 thin pieces of bread and a salad. Seafood cooked by me on a hot stone with no oils or fat, the only seasoning was salt and pepper. Delish!

Sunday: Woke up late. Went to work. Had to drive my parents to the airport so missed my water jogging date. Was lazy.

So that was my weekend.

I have decided to repeat week 3 of my running plan. I only got in 2 runs last week and only one counted because of the shin pain, so I'm gonna repeat. I should still be ready for a 5k at the end of October, I may just have to do a bit more walking then I originally planned. All good, I can handle it.

Tracking is getting better, it just takes soooo much time. Often things I eat aren't on the tracker so I need to enter them in. We'll get there. I'm thinking about tracking every second day as a comprimise.

My weight this morning was 82.1. Down a pound from last weigh in but since I have been bouncing around from 82-82.5 lately I'm only sorta excited.

Right, so we are all caught up? Great!

In other news, my group 'Lose 16lb by the holidays' 'met' on zoho today. It was nice getting to chat to people from here. I wish Spark had a live chat feature, that would be fun!

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KARRIESNEWLIFE 9/13/2010 12:35AM

    Okay, I see EXACTLY, What is Wrong. I only Read down to "You Crying in the Dressing Room Blog & Saw a Pattern. You THINK too much of Food. Have you ever heard the Saying, "I'll Gain 5 Pounds, Even if I just Look @ Food". Well, that's just what's happening. You Think too much of Food.

You hadn't Exercised over the Weekend. (We are all Guilty on That Note.)We all Lubs to Sleep In & Make us(Women Generally) Feel Better with Chocolate M & M's or Mars Bars or Some other Chocolate Craving. (Why do you think Hubby's get it to say Their Sorry?, It help Calm Our Stress Levels & We won't Hate them as much as we did @ the Time they got us Mad.

But, anyways, There's your Answers & Good Luck in your Journey.


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CATLADY69 9/12/2010 10:17PM

    emoticonjust try harder and you will be there

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THOMS1 9/12/2010 10:04PM

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The day I cried in the changing room

Friday, September 10, 2010

I needed new pants. Badly, since ALL my other pants had holes in them. Off I went to the store. I grabbed the first pair of jeans and black pants I saw in my size, since I'm not fussy, if it fits I'll wear it. They were both size 14. I'm a 14.

Or not.

Neither pair of pants would fit above my knees. I couldn't belive it. All this hard work, all this working out and eating right and saying no to cake and I get rewarded by being a size bigger then when I started? F&*% you pants!

I threw my toys. Majorly. But I needed new pants so I went to another store with more selection. I took a deep breath and got 2 styles of black pants and 2 styles of jeans, both styles in a 14 and a 16. The 16s fit like a glove. I broke down, right there in the changing room. I cried and cried. How could I have worked this hard to fit a bigger size? Why, why, why.

I tried on my last pair of jeans. The 16 was too big. Finally! The 14 fit like a glove. Thank mars bars for that. I calmed slightly. The style name of the jeans? The Spark Jeans.

Now, I know realistically I haven't gotten bigger. Sizes suck and they aren't standard and all the rest of it. But it still hurts to be a 16 when even at my heaviest I was a 14 EVERYWHERE. So my weight won't go down and my pants size has gone up. I'm starting to wonder why I'm bothering. I want ice cream and chocolate and a family sized pavlova with whipped cream.

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ALICALI 9/14/2010 4:59PM

    So sorry you had such a suckola day. I can't believe you found Spark pants though! Try not to dwell, just be soooooo proud of yourself for how hard you're working, thai food and all! Listen, back when I used to actually have lots of spending money for clothes (pre-baby) I started buying sooooo much stuff at Banana Republic because I fit into a 4 and a 6, when I KNEW there was no way I was a 4 or 6. Everywhere else I was an 8 and 10. Silly, huh? Oh well, like the other sparkers have said, it's just a dumb number, and you are a hard working gal!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/12/2010 8:19PM

    I was really looking forward to going shopping for a few new outfits for back to school, and had almost the same thing happen! I had lost 15 pounds, that should have been enough to go down a size right? No, I was the same size! Wow was that a wake up call to me. Glad your Spark pants fit, that's pretty funny. Keep pushing, you'll reach your goal!

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BEANPOD77 9/12/2010 4:24PM

    Can SO relate..I am now at the point where i say WTF, its just a number. There is no consistency in sizes...sometimes even the colour makes a difference. I have always found I wear a bigger size in black jeans than I do in blue..dont get it...Most times , when clothes are being made, they are cut in huge stacks, and the stacks shift as they are cut, and some pieces end up bigger, some smaller. I have also found, over the last couple of years, that with the style and cuts ( lower rise etc) everything has gotten smaller..Dont give those manufacturers that much power over you. Screw them! You are doing the right, healthy thing, and it WILL pay off...
Now...back away from the pavlova...
Luv ya..hang in there!

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COURAGE40 9/12/2010 2:49AM

    I totally understand what you are saying. I absolutely hate trying things on in the dressing room. And sometimes my husband is out there waiting for me to come out and show him! I take 2 sizes in with me because the designers make their clothes so differently.

I find New York & CO to be true to size as well as Target.

From reading your post you are working very hard.
Try to be kind to yourself. Your doing a great job
Hugs to you.

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LEXIE63 9/11/2010 10:16AM

    I currently have two pairs of size 18 (English sizes) that I need a belt with.
I have three pairs of size 16. One pair is very loose, one pair is comfy, and one pair I can only just do up!
I swear these companies just don't measure before they cut anymore! I currently have to try every pair of jeans on in a 16, an 18 and occasionally even a 20 to find the comfortable fit! Soon I'll be adding a size 14 into the mix and losing the 20 (I hope). :-)
I know it can be very demoralising, but try not to let it get to you Honey!
Lex xxx
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    emoticon I'd have lost it, too. Sizes are all so majorly messed up. It's so unfair to consumers.. *shakes head.
I must say though...finding Spark Jeans might be the coolest thing ever. How could you not feel confident not only living the Spark but wearing it, too? Very cool.. And I bet they look awesome! ;)

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NOTMILK 9/11/2010 8:21AM

    I am right there with you. I hate having to buy new black slacks for work for that reason. At least a little spark showed up to help. The Universe is funny that way...

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BOSTONSUNRISE 9/11/2010 7:21AM

    Hey, I'm sorry. That sounds just awful. But if you think about it another way, I sometimes wish I'd had an experience like this. These sorts of things can drive you. And these things pass, we all have our bad days, and tomorrow's a new day. I know this all must be sounding fairly easy and trite, but try to embrace a feeling of action rather than a feeling of hopelessness -- if nothing else, it's simply a better feeling! Turn your distress at seemingly going up a pants size into thoughts of "Right, I'm gonna show those jeans! Take THAT, pants!"

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TIGGER1992 9/11/2010 2:32AM

    It's the same reason why I go into the change room with a size 8, 10, 12 and 14, because who knows which one will be the right fit! and then when I sew my own clothes from a pattern, I have to use a size 14. I have lost many inches and many pounds thanks to SparkPeople, I will never look like a fashion model - all skin and bones - thank Heavens, but I am 10 times stronger and healthier than when I started this journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUETIGGER33 9/11/2010 1:20AM

    Take your actual measurements. Clothes manufacturers are the devil.

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MICHELLEFROST 9/10/2010 11:51PM

    its frustrating when that hppens isn't it

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ELSCO55 9/10/2010 11:24PM

    emoticon I needed that. I heard on the news that sizes are no longer correct. But it seems that they are making 40's appear to be 36. Obviously this must me men's. LOL. Shouldn't there be some sort of standardization out there?

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MAGGIE805 9/10/2010 11:10PM

    I have had that happen on many occasions. What's worse I would go shopping just before I started. I would just sit there and cry. Then I wiped the tears away, got pissed, and more determined then ever. At some point the pants you have now will become looser and you will have to get a smaller size. You are doing great and don't let this get you down. I tend to stick with one or two name brand of pants that I know that are going to accentuate the positive.

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MERRYWON 9/10/2010 10:57PM

    Sorry for your horrible experience in the changing room. Sizes have changed, I think it is because everything is made in different countries.

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ASHUPE1 9/10/2010 10:56PM

    Hey now, it's okay. This is your reassuring pat on the back. You are doing this not just to lose weight but to be healthy. And you are becoming more healthy. Keep your chin up!

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Weekly check in

Friday, September 10, 2010

I weighed myself this morning. I need to stop doing that! I haven't lost in 3 weeks! I've maintained pretty well, but I haven't lost a thing. Whats a poor bubble to do!!!!

OK, well I'm gonna start tracking my food again. I stopped because it was too time consuming and it was becoming a bit of an obsession. I have been mentally keeping track of calories but maybe thats not enough? So back to tracking I go!

I'm adding some new stuff into the workout rotation start this/next week too. 30 day shred and water jogging. Maybe these 2 things will help me loose something besides my sanity?

Next weeks plan, kiddos

Track everything!!!!!

Sunday: Water jogging for an hour + gossiping with my friend.
Monday: W4 D1 + 30DS
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: W4 D2
Thursday: 3km walk + 30DS
Friday: Rest
Saturday: W4 D3

Wish me luck, I may need it!

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AMLYST 9/10/2010 10:06PM

    Girl, you and me both! I have been on this darn plateau for months! Seriously, like 6 months my weigth fluctuates the same 5 pounds. It is seriously getting on my nerves. Definitely start tracking everything again. I try and log a whole day's worth of food in the morning, that way I get it out of the way and I stick to it.

And speaking of the scale . . . I'm seriously thinking about having my husband hide it from me. I should only weigh myself once a week at most and right after my long run - sometimes I can be 2 or 3 pounds down after that. But it's just a number, right? Think of all other aspects . . .

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/10/2010 7:09PM

    I too have hit a platau for 3 weeks, and I too have stopped tracking my food intake. I have learned that that is really vital to my weight loss, and I need to get back involved. Good luck with your new plan, it looks like a good one.

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ECONLADY 9/10/2010 7:07PM

    Try a new exercise or add some intervals. Push yourself for a minute than back and recover. Then do it again. It revs up your exercise and your metabolism. Good Luck!

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I ate 2 mars bars

Friday, September 10, 2010

Emotional eating. The boyfriend annoyed me over something silly, so I ate the 2 mars bars that I got for us for a treat tonight. Now I feel sick. Ick.

In other news I'm freaked out by how soon my assignments are due. 1 in 3 days, 1 in a week and a half, then a week with none and they all keep rolling from there! 1 assignment is kinda fun, but expensive, and the rest are just boring. Argh, not in the mood.

The usual happy Bubble should return tomorrow

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LEXIE63 9/10/2010 11:03AM

    I guess I'm lucky in that if I get upset I can't eat, though that does have its own issues to deal with.

Sorry your fella and the treat made you feel icky.

Hope you are feeling better now.
Lex xxx
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Flowers to cheer you up. :-)

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ENDURETHERAIN 9/10/2010 6:55AM

    I had to eat a late lunch yesterday, so I was really hungry during my usual lunchtime... so I had a Snickers. :(

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PETAL65 9/10/2010 3:11AM

    No man is worth chocolate! HA HA HA!
Just forget about it, done and over with -
I used to eat too when hubby was annoying me...
Now, I let it make me so angry I grab my coat and go for a walk...kill two birds with one stone! (really three)
1) Hubby has time to think of a good way to say sorry
2) I get exercise
3) I get over being annoyed
Try it!

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ADAMISRAEL2007 9/10/2010 3:03AM

    HI Bubble:

As a guy, Ill be the first to admit, we can be STUPID.

Tomorrow is another day. Wake up, exercise early. Look at the beauty around you. breath deep. OK, you are ready to work hard and continue your journey to health and happiness.


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ALY123GO 9/10/2010 2:22AM

    I know the feeling. Keep your chin up Miss Bubble! Guys can be so freakin' stupid sometimes! Don't let him derail your plans.

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NAIROBIQUEEN 9/10/2010 2:19AM

    :) I am sending you a smile!! Boyfriends can be stupid.
Mine didnt call me yesterday knowing that I am sick!!!! Grrrrr, I yelled at him, luckily they dont have mars bars in korea...but damnitt my coworkers just came in with cookies!

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