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A slight revision and I hope it is okay......

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

So this week will be a little more challenging for me. Starting this week, my marathon training is really ramping up. During the month of March I will be doing a 16, 18 and 20 mile long run.

There are also several social events on my calendar. I am organizing a luncheon for a co-worker who is leaving on Friday. On Sunday, I am taking my nieces out to brunch followed by the broadway show 101 dalmatians. I know I am going to be faced with lots of challenges when it comes to eating. Knowing myself, this is when I usually fail. I try to deprieve myself of the food that is surrounding me. At some point I cave and then I end up eating everything in sight emoticon So I have made a slight revision in my weekly eating schedule. I have decided to let myself eat. I will allow myself a couple hundred extra calories on Friday (at the luncheon), Saturday (following my run) and Sunday (at brunch and at the show). I will log my food and do my best to stay range. I am not sure how it will effect me on the scale next Wednesday but I think if I can stick to my plan, I will be okay. Only time will tell.

Here is my new revision plan.



Wed 3/3:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 60 minutes swimming and treadmill
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1691
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 130.6

Thurs 3/4:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ NO, took rest day. Completely exhausted from work and hadn't had rest day in a week.
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, 2775. Did great during day but ate way too much for dinner and dessert with friends.
No soda pop~ NO, had coke at restaurant
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 3/5:
Cardio exercise at least 15 minutes~ NO
ST challenge~ YES, one upper, core and lower exercise
Get a massage~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Consume 1600-1900 calories~ NO, 2188
No soda pop~ NO, had several Mountain Dew's
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 3/6:
Run 16 miles~ Yes, actually ran 16.77 miles
ST challenge~ YES, one upper, back and lower exercise
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2400 calories~ 2158
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 3/7:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, 3 mile recovery run
ST challenge~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2400 calories~ NO, 3161. Every meal was done at a restaurant which is never a good thing.
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/8:
Cardio exercise for at least 30 minutes~ YES, 49 minutes running
ST challenge~ YES, one upper, core, lower exercise
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, 1291 as I am trying to compensate for overeating for the last several days
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/2:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 50 minutes running
LCWO~ YES, 30 minutes running/walking
Wall sit~
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, 1286 as I am still trying to make up for bad eating over weekend
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.


  
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LW8843 3/6/2010 10:18AM

    Good luck with this. I agree we need to give ourselve some room once in a while. I am hoping this will help you stay on track the rest oft he time.

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RUNSHANBUN 3/5/2010 7:00PM

    Wish I were with you! Good luck, I think your plan sounds great and always best to try a new tactic when something didn't work before.

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SEPPIESUSAN 3/5/2010 8:44AM

    Good luck with those long runs! Pick a route with some pretty scenery!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 3/4/2010 12:44PM

    Great plan! You will be burning those extra calories and probably more!

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SMALLERSHEEP 3/4/2010 7:58AM

    Molly, I think this is perfect! We so often set ourselves up for failure when we have the all or nothing mindset. The reality is we have events come up. We are MEANT to enjoy those things. If we deprive ourselves completely, we won't enjoy them. If we decide not to have anything but then give into temptation and go crazy, we won't enjoy them. But, if we realize that it's OKAY to enjoy ourselves, yes, even go over calories we do far less damage and still have fun. You will certainly be burning calories and if you have your deficit, you WILL lose.

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DOGSTARDADDY 3/4/2010 5:45AM

    You are very organized :)
I need to do better!

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AUNTIE65 3/4/2010 12:13AM

    Looks like a great plan to me Molly! One thing I've been doing when I know I'm going out (for example, like to your play with the neices) I will eat a nice size salad before going. Then I'll allow myself to indulge, but I'm not as hungry so I will not do too much damage. Just a thought.

Either way, I think given your mileage, you can have those extra caloires! I"ll be curious how the week turns out for you - as you know I'm trying to figure this all out for mysefl!!

Enjoy your events my friend!

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REBUILDINGME 3/3/2010 10:40PM

    I am so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to me. I aspire to be half the athelete that you are!

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DONZO64 3/3/2010 10:13PM

    Wow...I cant imagine running that far. I love that you have a plan. I really think it's key for success.

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FELIXC 3/3/2010 9:08PM

    I will allow that change to your plan, Molly! emoticon

Ha ha! Just kidding! You are such a good planner, and that is half the battle. I think all of that sounds totally reasonable.

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SWEETMNTHING 3/3/2010 9:01PM

    Molly I think this is a very reasonable plan for you given the circumstances. Better to plan to eat a little extra for a few days than to do more damage by resisting and then pigging out! You are ramping up the workouts for the runs you have planned so you should be fine by the weigh-in!

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JOANN1212 3/3/2010 8:49PM

    good luck

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Too tired (or too lazy) to blog.....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

As stated, I am just too emoticon to blog tonight but I know I need to get my weekly scheduled "put out there."


Wed 2/24:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 41 minutes running
BL gym class~ NO, as stated above, I was just too tired
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1687
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 131.2

Thurs 2/25:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 33 minutes jogging, 30 minutes elliptical
BL gym class~ NO, didn't feel like I need to with the TNT challenge
TNT challenge~ YES, upper body video, lower body video
Wall sit~ YES, held 90 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1638
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 2/26:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes using bike on trainer
GOYBD~ YES, both challenge videos
BL gym class~ YES, my own version to include core, upper and lower ST
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1693
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 2/27:
Cardio exercise at least 15 minutes~ YES, 15 minutes using bike on trainer
BL gym class~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1600-1800 calories~ NO, 1943 but I am okay with that. Overall my choices were fairly healthy and it was not just a bunch of junk food.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 2/28:
Run a Half Marathon (maybe race a HM emoticon)~ YES, 2:02 new PR!
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1700-2400 calories~ NO, 2546 but I am okay with that because I still created a 300 calorie deficit
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/1:
Slow recovery run or workout~ YES, 40 minutes running
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1683
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/2:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 45 minutes treadmill/elliptical
BL gym class~ NO
LCWO~ YES, 30 minutes walking
Wall sit~ YES, held 1:40
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1665
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.

  
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LW8843 3/1/2010 8:49AM

    Way to go for not just saying I can't do it I'm too tired!

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EGRAMMY 2/25/2010 9:36PM

    You are a good example. emoticon

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FELIXC 2/24/2010 8:56PM

    You are so good with your planning, Molly!

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SWEETMNTHING 2/24/2010 8:13PM

    Great blog! At least you are blogging your plans for the food and exercise for the week-putting it out there for the whole Sparkworld to see helps keep you accountable! Now what the others said-get some sleep!

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SMALLERSHEEP 2/24/2010 8:09PM

    Sounds like a good plan! And like Tami said...now go get some rest! :)

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AUNTIE65 2/24/2010 8:07PM

    Good plan - now get some rest!!

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One pound closer to #15.....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So me and my sister spies were encouraged to post a blog about what #15 pounds means to us. This is really hard for me. I have really tried to teach myself to take each pound as it comes and to not get caught up in looking too far into the future with regards to my weight loss.

If I were to lose #15 pounds from my BLC #12 starting weight, I would be at my lowest weight since college. That number is actually a little lower than what I have as my "goal weight." I don't know if a #15 loss is possible but here are 15 thing that I do know:

~ I am 4 pounds closer to my goal weight than I was 5 weeks ago
~ I am feeling better both physically and mentally than I did 5 weeks ago
~ My skin looks better than it did 5 weeks ago
~ I have made a lot of new friends through my BLC#12 journey in the last 5 weeks
~ I feel more supported in my journey than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am more motivated than I was 5 weeks ago
~ I am more honest about my bad days than I was 5 weeks ago
~ I am more likely to "pat myself on the back" for my good days. Each day that I make good choices is one day that I didn't make bad choices and that is an accomplishment
~ I am making less "excuses" than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am having more fun than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am learning that EVERONE has issues that they are learning to overcome (even when they are making it look so easy)
~ I am doing better with my weekend eating than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am having less cheat days each week than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am feeling more ready to run another marathon than I did just 5 weeks ago
~ I am learning that I still have a lifetime to get it right


So that's about it. To keep my weekly blog streak going, here is my plan for the upcoming week:

Wed 2/17:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes Tae Bo video, 30 minutes using bike on trainer
BL gym class~ YES, although used a combination of options
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1719
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 132.6

Thurs 2/18
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ NO
BL gym class~ NO
TNT challenge~ NO, tried but could not get the video to load properly.
Wall sit~ YES, held 70 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ Way over. No excuses. I just wanted to eat and drink.
No soda pop~ NO, it wasn't actually soda pop but I did have 2 alcoholic drinks
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 2/19
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes riding bike on trainer
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1483
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 2/20
Cardio exercise at least 90 minutes~ YES, 2:38 running
BL gym class~ YES, plus two additional videos
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2200 calories~ 2055
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 2/21
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 40 minute recovery run
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1400-1700 calories~ 1691
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 2/22
No cardio exercise. Required rest day~ NO, 60 minute water challenge class. decided to keep the activity non-impact. Took a cardio rest day on Thursday.
BL gym class~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1656
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 2/23
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ YES, 42 minutes using bike on trainer plus cardio from LCWO
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Last Chance workout~ YES, 30 minutes jogging in place, marching in place, boxer shuffle
Wall sit~ YES, held for 75 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400--1700 calories~ 1688
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.

  
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FINDINGMEIN2012 2/18/2010 10:38AM

    I LOVED this blog! Fifteen is just a number that may or may not be an appropriate goal for each one of us, but your list of changes and observations you've seen in the last five weeks - AWESOME!!

You are such an inspiration to me and I am so glad you are on our team!

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LW8843 2/18/2010 10:16AM

    Great blog! You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work.

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FIT_MELISSA 2/17/2010 10:33PM

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I don't know what else to say!! What an awesome blog! Great insight!

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FELIXC 2/17/2010 9:41PM

    You are such a good planner, Molly! I thought this blog was fantastic. You have really thought about your progress!

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SWEETMNTHING 2/17/2010 9:36PM

    Great blog, Molly! Keep up the great work! I'm so glad you are a
part of the Silver Spies! You are such an inspiration! You've come a long way since you first started and I love your attitude!

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KJHOUSTON 2/17/2010 8:53PM

    Great blog - so glad you joined the spies this round!

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BILLALEX70 2/17/2010 7:53PM

    Keep up the great work Molly!

I've posted a comment on the C-bus page about the St Patty's day 4-miler; love to see you there. The group is growing.

I agree that sometimes others make this whole thing look easy, but each of us is different.

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SMALLERSHEEP 2/17/2010 5:36PM

    Love it, Molly! You are doing great and we are so proud and lucky to have you as a sister Spy!

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EUGENERUGOSA 2/17/2010 5:34PM

    The 15 things you have learned, I think, are far more important & long lasting then losing the 15 pounds for you. I personally don't think you need to lose ANY pounds, much less 15, but, I am so happy to hear you are feeling happier, more supported & healthy. Yea Molly!!!!

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Short and Sweet.....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I am keeping this blog intro short and sweet. Mainly because I just got off work and am a little tired and hungry emoticon. I know though that if I don't blog right now, the evening will get away from me and then tomorrow will come. Each day I put it off, the less likely I am do it.

Some of you might not think it is important to lay our their weekly schedule. For me, I think it is critical. Each time I have had really good success, it has been because I followed my plan. Well except for when I first started. The weight seemed to come off really easy then. I was a complete couch potato when I first started.

So here's my plan:

Wed 2/10:
No cardio. Rest day required (I skipped scheduled rest day on Monday)~ YES
BL gym class~ YES, option 2
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1673
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 133.2

Thurs 2/11
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ YES, walking with friends for 70 minutes
BL gym class~ NO
TNT challenge~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, too many to count. Feel back into old habits where I would have a stressful day or have circumstances that come up that I wasn't planning on and I cope with food.
No soda pop~ NO, several soda
No fast food~ NO, Raising Canes in afternoon and pizza in PM
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 2/12
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ NO
Get massage~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1482
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 2/13
Cardio exercise at least 90 minutes~ YES, 2:07 running
BL gym class~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1800-2300 calories~ 1832
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 2/14 emoticon HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 40 minutes using bike on trainer
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 2000 calories (a little extra in case I want a treat!)~ 1688 which included 2 treats!
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 2/15
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 1 hour snow blowing
BL gym class~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1673
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~

Tues 2/16
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ YES, 45 using bike on trainer
BL gym class~ YES, option 1
Wall sit~ YES, held for 65 seconds
Last Chance workout~ YES, 30 minutes walking/side stepping in place
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~YES
Consume 1400--1700 calories~ 1614
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.

  
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FIT_MELISSA 2/10/2010 10:00PM

    emoticon You continue to inspire me!

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FELIXC 2/10/2010 9:37PM

    Molly, this is GREAT! Good for you for finding what works for YOU and sticking to it!

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SWEETMNTHING 2/10/2010 8:56PM

    Great plan! And I love how you are making this weekly blog part of your plan! It helps keep yourself accountable because now you put it out there for everyone to see! Good luck this week!

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EGRAMMY 2/10/2010 7:35PM

    Your comment that it went easily to start but now you know you mus use a plan. That is sound advice for newcomers.

You have turned exercise into a habit and will reach your destination of promise and reward. emoticon

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MARATHONMOM26.2 2/10/2010 6:06PM

    I like how detailed your plan is! I don't know if this would work for me, but I do see how I could modify it for my own success. Thank you for sharing, and may you have a great week!

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EUGENERUGOSA 2/10/2010 5:47PM

    I need to follow your example.

Have a great rest of your week.

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AUNTIE65 2/10/2010 5:46PM

    Love your plan... I need to start doing this each week!!! Especially when I know there are going to be hard things coming up!

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Other Noticeable Changes.....

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Well we are starting week 4 of the BLC #12. I can't believe we are almost a 1/3 of the way through this journey. Although I didn't lose any weight this week, I have other noticeable changes taking place. Now don't get me wrong, it is frustrating. I have been eating in my range, exercising almost daily and still nothing. I can't focus on that. Instead I am choosing to focus on the other positive changes that I am seeing.

When I started the competition, I would have to say that I was battling some depression. I remember on one of my long runs, I was lagging way behind my running partners. I just couldn't keep up (and we were going pretty slow related to all the snow and ice). I felt so alone. I just started crying emoticon. This is not something I would recommend when it is 15 degrees outside. I was told later that I had beautiful ice crystals on my eyelashes emoticon.

I was eating horrible. I had gained over 10lbs in just 2 months. My skin was breaking out and I had no motivation. Every time I tried to work out, something new hurt. My running coach told me that it was normal to go through these phases and that I needed to start making my running fun again. SERIOUSLY...I'm in training. It's not suppose to be fun. What was he thinking?

Then I started this competition. I am not sure that I will ever find running "fun" but I will say that I am having fun. I enjoy checking the chat boards everyday (although there are usually so many messages by the time I get home from work that I can't keep up). My spy sisters make me want to succeed. Not just for myself but for my team emoticon. Because of my desire to succeed, I started blogging again.

I have been so happy with what I have accomplished. I am eating right again. It has been 2 weeks since I have had a "cheat" day. I think this is the longest I have ever gone. Of course this streak is going to be broken this Sunday as some of my running group is coming over for a Super Bowl party bash emoticon I am not even going to try and be good. However, it will only be one day. No more letting one bad day become 3 or 4. My sister's would KILL me (in a loving way of course).

I have only had one day off from exercise in the last 2 weeks. Sometimes it is something simple like walking but often times I find once I am at the gym, I go all out. I am taking my vitamins everyday and have cut my soda pop down to once a week. The benefit is that my skin is looking fantastic. No more breakouts!

Although I REALLY want to lose this weight that has been plaguing me, for now I am quite happy with all my other successes!

Here is my plan for this week:

Wed 2/3:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~YES, 30 minutes running, 30 minutes cycling
BL gym class~ YES, option 2
Take vitamins~ YES
Wall sit~ YES, held for 60 seconds
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1626
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 134.8

Thurs 2/4
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ YES, 1:33 minutes running
BL gym class~ YES, option 1
TNT challenge~ YES, 30 modified jumping jacks
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1496
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 2/5
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes side stepping/marching in place
BL gym class~ YES, option 1
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1676
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 2/6
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ YES, 45 minutes elliptical, 24 minutes running, 12 minutes rowing
BL gym class~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1667
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 2/7
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 44 minutes running
Take vitamins~ NO
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 2/8
No cardio exercise. Required rest day~ NO, 30 minutes elliptical, 24 minutes running/walking, 10 minutes rowing. Decided to work out to help compensate for Sundays overindulgence at Super Bowl party
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Wall sit~ NO, just plain forgot
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1464
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 2/2
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 50 minutes of shoveling snow. Not what I had planned for cardio but it might be the only thing I do now....I'm beat!
BL gym class~ No
Last Chance workout~ YES, foward/backward/side steps in place for 30 minutes
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1667
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.

  
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FINDINGMEIN2012 2/4/2010 11:14AM

    I loved this blog! It's such a great reminder to focus on the positive changes that are happening! You are doing GREAT and I have no doubt that the scale will follow. Congratulations on your two week streak - that's AWESOME!

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LW8843 2/4/2010 8:54AM

    Molly~ I am so glad that finding the Spies has help you. I know what you mean about feeling down and letting one day turn into 3-4 days of bad eating. However we need to let ourselves hae those days sometimes. I have found now that I allow myself that it is easier to stay on track and get right back on track when I have fallen off. Keep up the GREAT work! emoticon

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BIENEGOLD 2/3/2010 11:19PM

    I'm sorry running has been hard for you lately. What's making it un-fun? The distance involved? Pace? You should try to make it fun! Or if your normal routine is a slog, throw in something for fun. I can't imagine running if it weren't at least a little fun.

Isn't it funny about the ice crystals? I always end up crying if it's the least bit windy out, so I definitely know what you mean!

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HEATHERS323 2/3/2010 9:21PM

    Hey Molly!! I'm glad to hear that this team is really helping you in other ways than weight loss. Sometimes you need that more than you need to lose those pounds. Once you start feeling better the weight will probably start coming off. It sounds like you have been putting yourself under alot of stress, but now you are letting go a little bit.

Keep up the good work!! I wish you more great success!!

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FIT_MELISSA 2/3/2010 9:21PM

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What a fabulous blog, Molly! Choosing to focus on the positive things that have happened in your life instead of focusing on each little negative thing....that will always lead to success!! We are so happy that you are on this journey with the Silver Spies!
And don't forget...you did have a major scale victory last week!

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EUGENERUGOSA 2/3/2010 7:57PM

    Glad you chose to focus on the positives happening to you & I am glad things are improving for you mentally. You deserve the best!! Enjoy the rest of your week & live it up at your superbowl party!

I will get back to you about Sat. 2/13...would love to get together, just gotta check the family schedule!!

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FELIXC 2/3/2010 7:53PM

    Oh, Molly! I'm so sorry you cried on your run. I wish I could have been there to give you a big hug.

You sound like you really dug deep and pulled yourself out of the funk! That is so impressive! Boy, if you ever have those bad runs, just think, "I ran a marathon!" You have accomplished what very few people will ever do in a lifetime.

Way to go on cutting yourself some slack on Superbowl Sunday AND taking your vitamins, drinking your water--all of those things are very positive and show that you are taking ACTION!

You're the best, Molly!

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BILLALEX70 2/3/2010 7:51PM

    Molly,

I've watched the scale stay the same for weeks on end, so don't fret it. Your body will change when it's ready to. Keep working hard and keep your calories in check and the number WILL change.

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AUNTIE65 2/3/2010 7:45PM

    Great blog Molly!!! I can sooo relate to the frustration of not seeing the scale move (or much anyway) and I had decided that I would look at what IS going right!! Way to go on the cheat day streak - and enjoy Sunday's festivities and we'll check in together on Monday!

Keep up the good work!

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SWEETMNTHING 2/3/2010 6:29PM

    emoticon Molly! I'm glad you are not letting that pesky scale define you and are instead choosing to look at the other changes going on that the scale does not measure. That's great that it's been 2 weeks since you've had a cheat day! I'm glad you're having fun with us Spies! It's great to have you on the team!

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