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Just a picture

Monday, July 04, 2011

It's 01:23am, time to sleep.
So, just a picture from my running.
8K normal + 4K faster.

  
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SPARKCHANTAL 7/6/2011 6:45AM

    hi ollie, you're crazy

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DORIS32 7/5/2011 11:48AM

    beautiful! makes you wonder what is around the bend... :)

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FLPALM 7/5/2011 11:17AM

    BEAUTIFUL, BREATH-TAKING, WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY YOUR EXERCISE!


ENJOY YOUR DAY,
FRAN

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MISSLORI5 7/4/2011 8:21PM

    This is gorgeous countryside! So green and luscious! Hope you're doing well! emoticon

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MLTH125 7/4/2011 7:36PM

  Road Trip!!!

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My habits keep me, when I'm in need

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Today was a very hard day.

Many things were happening.

I had no energy to focus on my nutrition, on my exercise, on drinking, or all the things I need for this healthy life.

I see my healthy habits are good friends, who take care of me.
So, I just switched to confluence mode, and went along with my habits.

When I needed to weigh myself in the morning, my scale was there, I just had to step on it, and mark the values in the tracker.
The fridge was full of strawberries, cherries, and melon, and my fruit corner with apples and peach. When I reached for something to eat from the fridge, the strawberries were there.
My freezer had ice cream snacks that are good in portion and calorie. When I needed them, they were there, and they were good for me, I could eat several pieces.
I had no energy to cook for lunch, and the pre-stocked food was just right in calories for lunch.
To track my food, my paper book was on the kitchen table with a pen, and my browser was open with the nutrition tracker. I just had to put in what I've eaten.
When it was time for exercise, I didn't have to think what to do and where to go. I just put on my gear, got out, and did it.

So, today, it was not really me doing the healthy lifestyle for me.
My habits were there, and they did all the necessary things for tracking, for food, for exercise.

Near Gleisdorf, my exercise time.

  
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CONFIDO999 7/5/2011 10:10AM

    That is what Sparkpeople is all about--building those healthy habits so they become our natural way of living. Way to go!

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ELEGANTFLOWERS 7/4/2011 9:57AM

    You have made some great habits. Way to go!!! emoticon

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LAURIE9404 7/3/2011 10:53PM

    That's great! Those habits are so great and help you get through your day more smoothly. It's amazing what you've got going for you now. Way to go!

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DINGALLSTOO 7/3/2011 8:26PM

    it does get easier, as we practice the good habits. Keep up the good work.

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PARKERB2 7/3/2011 6:43PM

    Great habits you have developed on this healthy journey your on. Keep up the good work.

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I just go. There are no limits.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

(Saturday, July 3rd, 2011)

Today, I ran 17K.
Longest so far, 430m uphill, and 375m downhill, 7min/km on average.
I measured myself before and after, and I was 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds) less afterwards. Before you get happy, this is water loss and used up glycogen storage from my liver and muscles.
I was feeling my legs are at their current limit.
I was wondering, if with this body geometry that I have, is it possible to run a marathon. Maybe yes, maybe no.
But otherwise, I am clearly in a new territory.
This is a wonderful new land to me.
This is where my spirit has more power then my body can do.
I am reaching my physical boundaries.
Because, until now, it was about my spirit, my motivation, to get myself going, and my exercise ended, when my spirit gave in.
Now, my spirit could do much more then my body can. So, I have to take care of my body, watch it, listen to it, cater it, pay attention to stretching, get sports creams, buy excellent shoes.
This is a wonderful feeling.
And running in the land feels so free. Going uphill, downhill, watching the mountains, the trees, the yards, the houses, people repairing their cars, families on bicycles, animals a I rarely saw before.
I just go, there are no limits.

  
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DORIS32 7/5/2011 11:47AM

    wow! that is amazing! It's so wonderful that you have turned running into a JOY instead of exercise you have to do. So happy that you are loving it and getting the most from it. How about a half marathon first and then a marathon?

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KMICHA 7/2/2011 9:26PM

    Wow! You make it sound so effortless!! Pure enjoyment! I know, I know . . . YOU LIKE RUNNING!! LOL!!! You are really moving along! WTG!!!

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BEATLETOT 7/2/2011 8:20PM

    Oliver, if you want to run a marathon, you absolutely can! You're doing sooooo well with your running!

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Pic of my shopping cart

Friday, July 01, 2011

I like to shop on Friday night, it's silent, low traffic, good deals, and I start the weekend "ready".

Since I work at this fruit processing company, and I see tons of strawberry every day, strangely, I get more and more into strawberry. Today, I bought 5 packs of 500g, and have eaten a pack right away when arrived home.

Then I have cherries, apricot, some pineapple, melons, salad, low fat ham, low fat yoghurts, salad balsamic dressings.
And some slim ice cream, strangely only 35 kcal per piece, and very nice taste.
A little box of high calorie Italian almond bread snack, but small portions, and only one box.

43 Euro (62 USD)

Instead of bread, I eat puffed rice for very long.
I remember, how big excitement was to buy healthy when I started the spring challenge.
Today, this is just an average weekly shopping basket for me.
Life is so funny, I change so much lately.

  
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KMICHA 7/2/2011 10:28AM

    Great Job!!! You have made a lot of changes these past few weeks! I love the looks of your shopping cart. Awesome choices! I'm sorry to see our spring challenge end, but I am looking forward to our summer challenge! C U there!

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JIMDAB 7/2/2011 9:38AM

    Good idea to take a picture. Enlightening!

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CONFIDO999 7/1/2011 8:12PM

    Great looking shopping cart! I wish we could all shop that way--I have too many junk food eaters living in my house to be able to make my cart look completely like that, but I try to do my best. You are doing so well--I am very inspired by you! Keep on sparking!

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KKINNEA 7/1/2011 7:20PM

    That's amazing especially with your strawberry habit!

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01:00 am. The perfect time for exercise.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I had a short night yesterday in small inn with paper walls.
Today, a long day with lab trials, concentration non-stop.
Then a 3.5h drive back home.
I just got to my appartment.
I'm tired.
I have no energy.
I'm sleepy.
It's cold outside.
It's 01:00 am.
Looks like the perfect time for my daily 10 minute exercise.
Let's do it.

  
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KKINNEA 6/30/2011 10:18PM

    Ok, what did you do? When it gets late for me, I march around my house for 10 minutes!

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KMICHA 6/30/2011 10:17PM

    I like the early mornings . . . but not quite 1:00 a.m.!

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SPOOKIEDO 6/30/2011 7:42PM

    Love early mornings. I hope you enjoyed your exercise. emoticon

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