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Reboot Entry day 6

Friday, November 04, 2011

I suppose it was a combination of things adding up. I got home last night and even though I was very tired, I changed into my running gear and headed out. I was planning on 3 miles, but ended up only running 2, and then walking another .6 to get home. My legs were just so tired, and I was cold and achy. Flu-like, yea? I suppose the week was catching up with me altogether.

Weight:
Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0
Tuesday - 222.6
Wednesday - 222.8
Thursday - 221.4
Friday - 220.2

That's an all-time low for the last 23 years. We're in unchartered territory here kids.

Today's my off Friday, so we took the girls to the groomers early to get their feet and faces done. While at Cascade Station, we walked the loop around the shopping center. It ended up being 2.3 miles. Good. I've walked ~2 miles each day since Monday, and hope to continue over the weekend. We'll see how the weather holds out.

I'm still achy today. I don't have a lot on the schedule for the day, so I'll take it easy and see if this is just DOMS or detox or what.
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GAYLEP67 11/5/2011 8:29PM

    Holy cow! I had missed most of your blogs over the last week (sorry...!) but I go MIA for a week and you drop nearly 9 lbs?!? Enjoy your success honey!

Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling optimal yesterday. I know the feeling of being exhausted and pushing yourself to get out there and get moving anyway. Hopefully you've managed to kick whatever it was to the curb today.

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BAILEE_GRAVES 11/5/2011 11:20AM

    Congrats on seeing that scale go down! Isn't it wonderful to finally break through the plateau??

Keep up the good work.

I hope you feel better!!

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REALLY_ROBIN 11/5/2011 8:40AM

  Candy,

I hope you start feeling better over the weekend. Nothing like not feeling good when you are trying to do something good for your body.

Hugs...Robin

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HEALING_LORI 11/4/2011 10:36PM

    OMG!!! I am SO happy for you Candy! That's like crazy weight off your body! I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling to great so I'll do a ~Happy Dance~ for you!!! Take care of yourself over the weekend so you can have another great week ahead!
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IMIN2GENES 11/4/2011 9:10PM

    You really are melting away! Holy crow! Congrats on reaching that uncharted territory. Rest up and I hope you get rid of those achys soon.
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TURTLERASKIN 11/4/2011 7:17PM

    Congrats on doing so well -- hopefully the draggy feeling will go away soon. They say the detox is a week or so, so hopefully it'll be done this weekend. Way to go!

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WALKAWAY 11/4/2011 7:12PM

    Way to go. Hope the achy feeling goes away. Have an awesome weekend. emoticon

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KAREN42BOYS 11/4/2011 6:11PM

    wow, you are just dropping that weight. you've got me seriously considering doing this in decemeber. i'd love to have some weight wash off of me. you and i both would be faster runners for losing those pounds!

i made more kale chips today, too. not sure if the expected frost is going to kill my kale, so i figured i'd go for it and have some more. definitely gets to the happy potato chips munchiness.

and uncharted waters.... might get a little scary there, but thankfully you're a tough woman able to handle being out of her comfort zone!

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GETFIT2LIVE 11/4/2011 5:16PM

    Get used to that uncharted territory--you're going to KEEP making progress into it! Hope you feel better tomorrow, though. You are doing awesome!!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/4/2011 4:40PM

    Wow I want yo lose a lb a day lol

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/4/2011 3:52PM

    Wow. You're melting. I'm proud of you for doing that walking and for listening to your body last night and not over doing it.

I hope the girls look beautiful after the spa day. Toby and Maureen get theirs tomorrow, but don't tell them that. They hate bath day. LOL

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LISA01605 11/4/2011 3:05PM

    Congrats on being in uncharted territory!! I hope you feel better tomorrow. I've had a few detox days that left me feeling not so great. Mostly bad headaches or stomach discomfort. All part of getting the bad stuff out I guess.

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Reboot Entry day 5

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Before anything else, I MUST give mad props to three months ago me. Girlfriend had it goin' on! I mean, she was running, she was lifting at the gym, she was going to Zumba, and she was happy and strong and fierce!

I hit the gym last night, and I was still sore from Monday's workout - mostly my abs. I did my ab work at home before going to the gym simply to get everything done in a timely manner. That, and to avoid whimpering in public. Geez-o-pete have I lost that core strength. I'm working on getting it back though. Lifting went well, although there were a few things that gave me pause. I mean, three months ago me was rocking the seated chest press. Now me struggled a bit. I'll get back to it though.

Then Zumba. Dude. Zumba kicked my *ss, plain and simple. In a good way. My lungs, my heart.. yea, they got fired up. My arms and legs remembered what they were supposed to do, but were worn out by the end. Seriously, my legs did that quivery may not hold you up thing when we were done. It felt so good to feel so rough LOL

Of course, once I got home, I was tired. I didn't want to do anything but shower, eat dinner, and go to bed. I had things to do though, and I seriously considered ditching them. But, that couldn't happen. I had to do the prep work for Day 6.

Day 5 eating was good, mostly. I did not like, at all, the Garam masala spiced collards for dinner last night. Blech. The ick factor of that almost set the tone for ditching the whole program (what???!!!!?!?) and eating something off plan.

I don't think so. emoticon I didn't eat my greens, and that's ok. I had the soup which was really good, and a cuppa tea. I then set to work on preparing the salsa and guacamole for today's lunch, and then prepping the fruits and veggies I needed for the blend and juice today. It took a while, but I got it all organized, and done. It made my morning today SO much easier than if I would have had to prep when I got up.

Weight:
Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0
Tuesday - 222.6
Wednesday - 222.8
Thursday - 221.4

Ahh. I need to take measurements this weekend. I didn't last weekend, but I'll have to go back to my last batch to see where I was. I feel like the lbs I gained during my grumples all settled on my stomach. It seems more jiggly and in the way. Or maybe it's just me.

Oh. Yesterday, like all day from lunchtime on, I smelled McDonald's hamburger buns. Seriously. It was the weirdest thing! You know how they smell. It's not like it was some phantom home made fresh baked bread smell. McD's buns. There were none around of course. Nothing at all. What the heck was that about? A taste memory trying to assert itself somehow?

I'm supposed to have kale chips for a snack today. I did not take/make the time last night to make them. Instead I'm having a leftover soup from earlier in the week. I need to go through the list of supplies for the next week's meals and get ready for foraging again. I've gone through an amazing amount of onions and tomatos this week. Greens and avacados, too. I thought I was doing well with all the freggies I was eating before. It was nothing compared to what I'm consuming now. That's the price you pay for eating healthy I suppose. It's worth it.
C~

  
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IMIN2GENES 11/4/2011 9:08PM

    Love these daily updates. You are really rocking this program! Way to go! Is it really a lot of prep time? I need to work on more freggies for me anyway; but time is one of those things I don't have a lot of to spare... LOL!
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/4/2011 10:35AM

    I'm amazed at those numbers dropping. Can't wait to see what your ticker gets this weekend.

It sounds like your inner brat was trying to give you hard time about those Garam masala spiced collards. Glad you didn't let her talk you into going off your plan. It looks like your having major successes.

I need to get busy on the strength training. I did good for a bit but then slacked off. Isn't it amazing how hard you have to work to get the strength but how quickly it goes away. That seems unfair to me. Oh well..

Keep up the great work. I'm so proud of you!

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JANICEMC 11/4/2011 12:48AM

    Wow Candy. You are doing so well. Great job! Success breeds success. I have read through the reboot program and Eat to Live and a few other books dealing with adding lots of freggies to your day and avoiding processed foods. It works great and is so healthy. Keep going, you are on a roll!

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ZORAHGAIL 11/3/2011 4:37PM

    Really enjoying the daily updates. High five!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/3/2011 2:14PM

    Awesome!! Keep it up! And yeah to u 3 mos ago

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KAREN42BOYS 11/3/2011 2:11PM

    Love that "I dont think so"! That's my fired up friend Candy growling!

I should make kale chips. I have a plant that must be nearly done with its season, so maybe I will go for it this afternoon.

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TURTLERASKIN 11/3/2011 2:06PM

    When I do my every other week (I always forget what that's called -- semi-monthly? bimonthly? both/neither?) shopping trip, my cart is filled with veggies. I usually need a couple of other things too -- maybe come canned tomatoes or beans, maybe some tofu. Once in a while a checkout clerk, making the inane checkout conversation we all do, will say something like, "wow, that's a lot of veggies! Your family must eat really healthy!" Um, yeah, actually, these are all for me. I, personally, without assistance will eat all of these fruits and veggies by myself in the next two weeks.

It's a really odd feeling, to compare old me's shopping cart with new me's shopping cart.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 11/3/2011 12:37PM

    Way to stick to your plan and get your Day 6 prep done when you were so tired. Way to go on your weight loss - it is amazing!

Strange about the MCD Bun smell. At least it didn't make you crave something bad.

Keep up the awesome work!

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KAREN_NY 11/3/2011 12:16PM

    Rockin' the reboot!! You've given me hope for my own jumpstart today, after a couple of very stressful weeks. Thanks!!

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BESTCK 11/3/2011 11:52AM

    I love this. Such a positive viewpoint.

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LISA01605 11/3/2011 10:49AM

    I made the kale chips a while back and thought they were really good! You are doing great! You'll be in the teens before you know it. I will also be taking measurements this weekend. My plan is to do it Saturday morning just after I weigh myself and before I eat anything or forget.

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DEBJAE 11/3/2011 10:46AM

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Reboot Entry day 4

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I know, these are my usual snazzy blog titles, but it's nice to not have to think creatively for a bit. Ha!

Yesterday was a good day. No more headache at all. I was developing one toward the end of the day, I think mostly from being simply tired. None of that yesterday. In fact, I ran yesterday.

I ran not because it was on the schedule, or I had to get in my miles/minutes. I ran simply for the pure joy of running. It was no great feat or effort - a simple 2.5 miles. Heck, I walked 2 miles at lunch, so this wasn't that much further. It was good though. Really good. I felt good as I trotted along. My legs and arms working, my heart pumping, my lungs carrying on in fine fashion. It was a good run. I'm going to run 1:1 intervals now, rather than 30:30. I know I'm strong enough, and have the pace enough to be able to do it sustainably. I'd like to hit next training season with a solid 1:1 interval, so I'll work on it now during my 'off season'.

Ok, that cracked me up. Like I have an off season. I suppose I do now, eh?

Weight:
Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0
Tuesday - 222.6
Wednesday - 222.8

So the thought crossed my mind.. what if I start up running again, and gain weight. Lo! Lookit the scale results this morning.

Yea yea, I know, it could be from any number of things. IS likely from any number of things. I'm not wiggin'. Not yet, anyway. My arms, shoulders, and abs are sore from my workout Monday night. That could explain the slight uptick. We'll see.

I have a big green smoothie for breakfast this morning, followed by a surprisingly tasty Fennel Pear juice. I expected it to taste a bit more green, or even licorice-y, but it's nice and light and yummy. Then for lunch I have a HUGE salad and leftover zucchini bake from last night. Afternoon snack? A crap-ton of veggies to dip in homemade mustard vinaigrette. My mouth and tummy are going to be very happy with the flavors and quality.

How are you? I admit, I'm not keeping up with blogs and my Friend Feed as much as I have in the past. That was part of what helped make me feel a little too frenetic for a while, so I've backed off some. If I've missed something I shouldn't have, poke me, yea?

C~

  
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IRISHBEANERGAL 11/3/2011 12:47PM

    It's good to hear/read that you are feeling better... and as Turtle said.. don't worry about us... we are all still here... things are fine... time to focus on YOU!

~Irish

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DOUGZ69 11/2/2011 8:16PM

    You are amazing Lady. Keep it up!

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ZORAHGAIL 11/2/2011 5:23PM

    Way to go on your run & on your reboot success so far. Woohoo!

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IMIN2GENES 11/2/2011 3:20PM

    What's that I hear... some positivity creeping back into your blogs?? LOL! I can almost feel your enthusiasm jumping off the page. I'm so glad that your taking time to take care of you. It sounds like it's working well. Although, I hope you'll still listen to Irish and I. Just in case... right?

Keep up what you're doing. It sounds tasty! "Crap-ton of veggies" LOL!
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APIRLRAIN888 11/2/2011 2:01PM

    Keep it up

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TURTLERASKIN 11/2/2011 1:33PM

    Glad you're taking care of yourself! (Don't worry about us; nothing interesting going on here.) emoticon

It does sound like you're trying lots of new things, and that it's working for you. Fennel pear juice sounds really interesting! My lunch usually tends to be a big pile of veggies dipped in hummus, but maybe I'll look at some new dips, to get out of my hummus rut!

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HEALING_LORI 11/2/2011 1:04PM

    Great to hear you are taking care of yourself! Doing what you want. What you need to do! Running because you want to, is a great accomplishment in itself! Just think of what all that healthy juice and veggies is doing to that body of yours!!! Not only for weight loss but it is your health you are taking care of! That is amazing! Keep on doing what your doing - FOR YOU!!!!
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yummmmmm - Enjoy your "crap-ton" of veggies ..... lmao
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BESTCK 11/2/2011 12:44PM

    I love that you run for the love of running.

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BLACKROSE_222 11/2/2011 11:53AM

    I think you are doing awesome on your reboot - and remember, the scale can change for so many crazy ridiculous reasons (Salt, work out, sugar, because it feels like it... etc). Take it as a process, and don't always believe the silly number. HUGS.

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KAREN42BOYS 11/2/2011 11:05AM

    yup, yup, yup, you're taking care of you. :)

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GETFIT2LIVE 11/2/2011 11:02AM

    Way to go! You do know that weight can fluctuate a whole bunch from day to day, I'm sure, and that slight uptick is nothing to be concerned about at this point. Running just because it feels good, no pressure, no agenda, is a wonderful thing that we can forget to do along the way. Hope the reboot continues to go well for you; I have not been keeping up with blogs or friend feed nearly as much recently either, but I'm trying to get a little caught up on what's happening with people again.

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Reboot Entry day 3

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Still going strong.

I haven't talked much about what I'm eating and drinking now. The meals are all vegetarian. I don't know if I can call them vegan, as there is olive oil involved - does that negate the veganismness? Yes, that's a made up word.

I have a fruit dish for breakfast, then a juice for a mid-morning snack. The juice is at least 16 oz, sometimes more. I have a hearty lunch - salad and soup, then either a soup or salad for afternoon snack. Last evening, I had veggie soup and sweet potato and carrot fries. They were very good. Again, everything is in my nutrition tracker, so take a look if you'd like. The hungry pangs are less now, so it's not so much about cravings as it is simply being hungry.

Weight:
Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0
Tuesday - 222.6

Nice. Not as dramatic, certainly, but I'm ok with that. I don't have any grandiose dreams that I'm going to drop 15 lbs total over 15 days. I would very much like to bust out of the 220s and take up residence in the 2teens for a while, though. That would be celebratory.

I made it to the gym for my ST last night. I forgot it was Halloween. Our Zumba instructor has kids, so the class was cancelled. That's alright, I'll get back there on Wednesday. I signed up for the Spark Trick-or-Treat 5K this week, so I need to get my run on. I admit, I'm going to run tonight, Thursday, and Sunday, and take the best of the 3 to enter.

Oh. I just realized. Today's my one year anniversary of not smoking.
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In a year's time I believe I've had maybe 3 cigarettes. The last one was back in May amidst very high stress, and even then, it was just yucky. I'm a true non-smoker now.
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Time for my mid-morning juice - a Mexican-style Jugo.
Adios!
C~

  
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DDESERTDDAWN 11/2/2011 5:54AM

    Congrats on eating whole foods. Good solid clean foods make sense. And funny but they can take some time to prepare-- glad you are getting into a habit. Apparently it takes a couple of weeks of concerted effort to make something a habit, so you re on your way!

Change up is good when we are stuck. Thanks for sharing how you are doing yours,
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ANNESYLVIA 11/1/2011 9:13PM

    Yeah, so proud one year smoke-free! emoticon

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LISA01605 11/1/2011 3:09PM

    Congrats on starting the reboot! Sounds like it is going really well!! I bet you'll be out of the 20's in no time! I started Eat To Live and I am on week 3 of a 6 week intro plan. It's all vegan but you can eat beans, seeds, and nuts which aren't included in the reboot. So far so good. I am losing about 3 pounds a week so far.

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DOUGZ69 11/1/2011 2:55PM

    Hey there, you have just gone totally wild :). Congratulations to you! You are so amazing. I love hearing your enthusiasm and commitment. Thanks for all your support and keep it going. I am so excited to see just how good you get in your running and program. You are doing great Lady!!!

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TURTLERASKIN 11/1/2011 1:47PM

    Good for you for sticking with it! I think the first week of a big change is the hardest, and then your body really starts to get into it. Yes, what you're doing is vegan -- olive oil is vegan (I'm assuming there's no honey in anything you're eating; that isn't vegan). By the way, if you're curious/bored, take a look at nomeatathlete.com; he's vegan and a runner, and he has some very interesting articles about healthy vegan food for athletes.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure you'll bust out of the 220s pretty quickly. If you keep this up, you'll probably bust out of the 210s before the end of the year!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 11/1/2011 12:59PM

    Wow! You're doing fabulous. My friend just started eating vegan and she is losing fast. I'm jealous! LOL

Keep up the great work and congrats on the not smoking thing. It shows just how determined you are! I'm so proud of you!!!!

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REALLY_ROBIN 11/1/2011 12:58PM

  I think your weight loss has been amazing. And congratulations for it being a year since you've quit smoking and you've lost weight besides...truly amazing. You must be the poster patient at your doctors office!!! Way to go, Candy!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/1/2011 12:51PM

    Wow awesome

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IMIN2GENES 11/1/2011 12:49PM

    Congrats on quitting! That's FANTASTIC!!

Seems like this reboot is working so far. I may just have to look into this plan. I've been kind of stuck at the moment. Love hearing your updates.

How was the juice?
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KAREN42BOYS 11/1/2011 12:38PM

    Candy,
I didn't realize you'd quit smoking recently. Good for you! I'm sure that's been huge for your running career!

When I said you had me thinking about this reboot thing, I meant it, but I realized I can't act on it until after Thanksgiving if I'm really going to give it a run. I figure I better keep eating the way I am now through the half marathon, and then i can mess with my nutrition after that.

That said, they're predicting a frost coming through on Thursday, so I harvested the last of our tomatoes red and green, so I need a plan for them.

And I'd forgotten my dh is going away for the weekend which cramps my style for the school auction Friday night (think I'll abandon the boys for an hour or so anyway and just keep phone contact with them) plus getting in my 12 mile run over the weekend, too. Still grieving I won't be running my half with my sis. Not sure how bad her injury is but she's on crutches until Thursday when she sees the ortho guy.

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Reboot Entry Day 2..

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday was another successful day on the Reboot.

I wondered if I'd be able to hold out and not snack at night as I have been the last month or two. That's been my stumbling block.. my downfall. I do fine while at work, because I have a certain amount of food and that's it. Of course there are the vending machines and the cafe downstairs, but I've been very good about not visiting those (mostly). But when I get home? All bets are apparently off. I've been known to consume more calories due to snacking of an evening than I have all day. That kind of behavior does not lead to success.

Weight:
Saturday - 228.8
Sunday - 224.8
Monday - 223.0

Yea, I know, I should not obsess about the scale and the numbers. Got it. I'm going to anyway.

The headache has abated, which is a good thing. Three days in, and I'm already considering leaving coffee behind and becoming a dedicated herbal decaf tea drinker. I only have coffee in the mornings, and splurge with extra on the weekend. Unlike On2Victory and his black coffee, I like mine sweet and light - lotsa creamer, and those flavored ones at that!

TurtleChick mentioned the body and toxic withdrawal and hunger, and I think that's what I've been dealing with. I did face a few cravings yesterday, but beat them back into submission pretty well. Heck, when I opened the freezer this morning to get my blueberries for my juice, I ended up face to face with a Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sammich - peanut butter chocolate variety. My fave. I just wrinkled my nose and closed the door. There's still lots of 'regular' food in the house. Bill has to eat something, so it's all still there. I'm ok with not eating it though. So far anyway.

My timing on pulling together the meals/juice has improved. Saturday I felt stumbly and clumsy trying to make the dishes, and Sunday I felt a bit more proficient. That's a good thing. It would be even better if this really does become sustainable for me. It was expensive to lay in the supplies for just one week. I think the next week will be a bit less expensive, but we'll see.

I very much like the fact that I'm eating clean, whole foods. Like really REALLY clean and whole. I need to do more investigating, and allow myself to consider this as a real change, and not just a 15-day trial period.

There have been no fitness efforts since Oct. 16. That changes this evening. I'm not gung-ho and raring to go. I'm simply ready to make my body work a bit harder again. I'll hit the gym, refresh my memory on ST, and see if I can stumble along with Zumba once again. I just feel like I really need to be even and steady going into this. I don't want to be over-the-top rambunctious and fizzle out after a day or two. Slow. Steady. Sustainable. That's what I need, and what I'm doing.
C~

  
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ANNESYLVIA 11/1/2011 9:11PM

    Terrific!
I checked out the web site you posted...good luck

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LISA01605 11/1/2011 9:10PM

    I obsess about the scale too! I can't help it! Since starting ETL I weigh myself twice a day. I used to only weigh once a day. I am always exactly 2 pounds lighter in the morning than I am before bed. The weird things you learn! For me it's not all about weight but I do love seeing those numbers go down and I do have definite target numbers in mind. As I get closer I will reevaluate based on how clothes fit and body fat vs muscle weight. For now, I can see quite a bit of fat that needs to go.

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IMIN2GENES 11/1/2011 12:44PM

    Snacking kills me too! Sounds like you've got a good plan. Hope you enjoyed your workout!
Chris
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ZORAHGAIL 11/1/2011 10:31AM

    High fives!

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GAYEMC 10/31/2011 8:19PM

    LMBO! Laughing cow first thing in the morning. Not a pretty pic tp ,e (unless I just might have had too much to drink the night before). Good work on the eat clean! I'm looking forward to hearing about the longer range report. And great on the pounds lost.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 10/31/2011 3:43PM

    Sounds like you have a plan and you are working it well. Reasonable, and steadily...

Thanks for letting us know how it's going. Enjoy your workout tonight!

~Irish

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SUSUSUZZZIE 10/31/2011 2:25PM

    Way to go on your program and on passing up the snacks! You are doing awesome!

Have an awesome and sustainable workout!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/31/2011 2:15PM

    Lol woohoo on loss! Have to breeze through blogs today ;) running outbox time

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 10/31/2011 1:47PM

    You are ever the wise woman. I love your statement about not going over the top, and also passing up the "cow." The turtle did win the race, and it is for a lifetime so take your time and make simple so it works. You'll do it. I am confident in your choice to live well.
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PS: Since u turned me onto Galloway my running is soooo much better. I was suffering before and too stubborn to quit killing myself!

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KAREN42BOYS 10/31/2011 1:19PM

    i'm interested watching you do this. not sure i'd want to go all the way, but either i need to accept my body as is or do something to jumpstart the weightloss again. i love being an endurance athlete now, but losing weight is just not an interesting goal compared to think about races.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 10/31/2011 11:28AM

    Snacking gets me too. I'm very proud of you resisting the skinny cow. You're my hero. Those are so good!

I'm hoping that the change up on the eating will help. I know I'm going to have to get control of my sugar intake. It really affects me emotionally and physically.

Keep us posted. I'm cheering for you!

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TURTLERASKIN 10/31/2011 11:18AM

    I've noticed that about myself, too -- when I eat clean and healthy, I feel better and don't want other things. But when I stray, for some reason it becomes this snowball of unhealthy. I am really, really not proud of my food trackers for this weekend. Unbalanced, weird stuff, all set off by going out for Thai food on Saturday, not making good choices there, and then letting it snowball.

Anyway, if you're considering shifting what you eat, I really do recommend reading Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live; the first half of the book runs through the science on what the studies show about optimal nutrition, what our bodies need, where it comes from, where things like the food pyramid go wrong. Sadly, I'm only halfway through the book myself, but I have high hopes for the second half, too! It's really helped me mentally be okay with my "strange" eating (a pound or more of raw veggies is lunch, and I'm okay with that, although others think I'm somehow being "extreme" with my "diet" [yes, there are way too many quotation marks in that sentence...]).

I'm glad it's helping you conquer the nighttime eating.

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ROXIT22222 10/31/2011 10:52AM

    You are off to a great new start!!! Way togo! I too have some ice cream in the freezer that taunts me every time I open it. I keep saying I need to put it out in the back of the big freezer but I haven't yet. And I've done good at leaving it alone.

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BESTCK 10/31/2011 10:35AM

    Good luck. I admire your desire to make strong changes like this.

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