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Just trying to get through the week.....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

This is an exciting and stressful week. I am saddened to say that today is the official end to BLC#12. I have accomplished more than I wanted. I did a little more ST than I have in the past, although I have a long way to go. My goal was to lose 10 pounds and I officially lost 10.8 emoticon. I think I was really struggling with my running and now I feel like I am hitting my stride. All of this makes me extremely excited for the next round.

THANK YOU TO ALL MY SISTER SPIES emoticon emoticon emoticon

My journey is not over though. For now, I am just trying to get through this week and the remaining weeks until BLC#13 starts up. This week is my last long training run...22 miles emoticon and then I will be on taper emoticon. Although I am looking forward to the two weeks of tapering, I tend to become obsessed about getting sick. Of course I was with my family for the Easter holiday and my sister was sick. Then I got an email from my mom last night saying that she is also coming down with a terrible sore throat, etc. It is not uncommon to get sick when you start tapering off a regimented training schedule. I have always been lucky but I still worry. I am currently on Prednisone for a contact dermatitis. Prednisone can also weaken the immune system. I am trying to keep my thoughts positive.

I also find that I develop all sorts of phantom injuries during my tapering. My ankle, knees, feet, hips, etc all start hurting. My husband has asked me before if I shouldn't see the doctor. I just laugh....like I am going to go to the doctor. No one's going to tell me I can't run my race now. Okay, before you all freak out, I would go if I REALLY thought there was something wrong. Considering this happens to me every time I taper and I have heard others runners discussing this phenomenon, I am not really that concerned.

Finally, it is post race that I really worry about. For once, I don't want to gain my post race #10 that I have to work extremely hard for the following months to take back off. I always get it off by my next race but that's not the point. This time I want to keep it off. I actually still have about 5-8 pounds that I would like to lose. It would be a huge accomplishment if I only picked up a few pounds (less than 5) after this race and could actually make some positive headway in the months following.

Here is my plan for the coming week.

Wed 4/8:
Run or cross train 6 miles~ YES, running 6 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1653
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 125.8

Thurs 4/9:
Run or cross train 5-6 miles~ YES, running 6 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1614
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 4/10:
No required cardio~ YIPPIE!!!
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 1795
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 4/12:
Run 22 miles~ YES, plus walked with Tricia for 3.5 miles (1:20 minutes)
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food~ YES, approximately 3860 calories which still allows for about 150 calorie deficit
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 4/13:
Slow recovery run or work out~ Yes, 4 mile slow run PLUS 25 minutes slow cycling with nieces and 2.5 miles slow walking
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 2080 which included dinner out so overall I am happy.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 4/13:
No required cardio~ YIPPIE!
ST~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Track calories~ YES, 2504 which included dinner and drinks out.
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 4/14:
Run or cross train 8 miles~ YES, running 8 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 3078. Have been having a horrible week with eating. I have pretty much taken the week off so I have got to get my act together again starting tomorrow for the next 16 days. I haven't worked this hard to let it all fall apart before my race
No soda pop~ NO, 3 cokes
No fast food~ NO, McDonald's
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.

  
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FELIXC 4/9/2010 8:55PM

    You are doing so great, Molly! Awesome job on the weight loss and you will NOT get sick! I forbid it!

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RUNSWITHDEER 4/8/2010 2:06PM

    Rest little angel. Stay wise. Stay thin. Stay mean! emoticon

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DOGSTARDADDY 4/8/2010 8:19AM

    Nice job on the weight loss. I'm aiming to run a 5K in June...

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SMALLERSHEEP 4/7/2010 8:33PM

    Molly, you truly are an inspiration to me. As you know, I started running because of you and your encouragement. Thank you for being there for me along the way. Congratulations on your success for round 12! You CAN keep it off! ;)

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FINDINGMEIN2012 4/7/2010 8:15PM

    Congratulations on your success in BLC 12!! You are such an inspiration with everything you accomplish between work, running, AND losing more than 10 pounds!!

I hope that your 22 miler is wonderful, your taper is relaxing, and your race is AWESOME! I can't wait to hear about it!!!

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DONZO64 4/7/2010 7:20PM

    I really admire your dedication. Congrats on 10.8!

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AUNTIE65 4/7/2010 6:44PM

    Congrat's on surpassing your goal! Your plan looks like you are set up to succeed! We are here for you even before round 13 if you need us! Can't WAIT to hear all about the race.

Here's to a healthy taper!

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One month....Yikes!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010



Well, my big day is a month from Saturday. Am I ready? Well that question can only be answered on race day. That being said, I feel like I always do at this point in my training....hopeful, overwhelmed, anxious, excited, nervous, etc... This is a fall back week for me before my last long run (22 miles to be exact) of the training session.

It always amazes me how I can stay focused for so many months for one single event. Even though this will be my 3rd marathon, the training never gets easier. The self doubt never goes away. I never know if my body will withstand the miles or if my mind will hold up to the long hours on the course. It is truly a physical and mental challenge. The shear satisfaction of finishing is always with me. This is why I do it.

It is extremely important in the coming weeks that I stick to my plan. Eating right, staying hydrated, following the training schedule are all so critical at this juncture. I know this week will be a challenge with the Easter holiday emoticon. I will eat one meal with my in-laws on Saturday and one meal with my family on Sunday. I am not going to stress over the extra calories. i want to enjoy this time with my family. Work has been so crazy and continues to be. I need some down time. I can hardly wait. Instead, I will just concentrate my efforts on the remaining days of the week. My final weigh in is a week from tomorrow and I want to finish this competition strong. I know that for me, the real challenge will be in the weeks following the race which is when I tend to become sluggish and gain weight. I have worked really hard in the last 12 weeks, I WILL NOT let it be in vain.

Thanks to everyone for keeping me accountable emoticon. I know I would not have been so successful without you.

Wed 3/31:
Run or cross train 5 miles~ Ran 5.85 miles, walked 2.21 miles with the dogs
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1547
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 125.4

Thurs 4/1:
Run or cross train 4 miles~ NO, had to go to doctors appointment. Will try to make up some tomorrow plus I did an extra mile last night.
TNT challenge~ YES, 200 jumping jacks
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1570
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 4/2:
Run a mile~ YES, cross trained on the bike equivalent to almost 3 miles (11.5 miles biking)
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1800 calories~ 1747
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 4/3:
Run 12-14 miles~ YES, ran 14 miles PLUS walked the dogs for 2.25 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food~ YES, approximately 2810 which still allowed me about a 300 calorie deficit
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 4/4:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, cycling 22.67 miles (7.5 miles equivalent to running). I combined today and tomorrow's work out as I will be out of town tomorrow. I wore HRM to make sure it was still a recovery work out.
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food~ YES, approximately 2124 which still allowed me about a 350 calorie deficit
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 4/5:
Run or cross train 4 miles~ NO, I did the miles yesterday since I was going out of town
ST~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ NO, approximately 1978
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ NO, had a kids meal at Wendy's with water for a beverage
Get 7 hours of sleep~ NO

Tues 4/6:
Run or cross train 8 miles~ YES, running 8 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume under 1800 calories~ 1678
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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FELIXC 3/31/2010 10:36PM

    You are doing GREAT, Molly, and you are SO ready!

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SMALLERSHEEP 3/31/2010 3:00PM

    Molly,
I am so glad that you are planning to enjoy your weekend. I was just talking with Yolanda about that. Expecting to deprive ourselves is just not realistic. I know that there are people who will say, but if you use it as an excuse, you will always find reasons to celebrate. I disagree. I think that if you don't allow yourself to enjoy life then you will feel deprived and go crazy overboard.

I was glad to read that what you're feeling is similar to what I'm feeling (although, my race is on a much smaller scale!). You are capable of so much and I am so proud to call you my friend!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 3/31/2010 10:55AM

    You can do it, Molly!!!! Enjoy this Easter weekend - don't stress over it! You are ready for your marathon and any extra calories over the holiday won't matter in the big scheme of things. I am amazed at everything you have accomplished in BLC 12 on top of the craziness you have had a work AND marathon training! You are an inspiration!!

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MARATHONMOM26.2 3/31/2010 10:42AM

    Wow Molly, you could have been reading my mind before my last marathon when you wrote this! I go through exactly the same process... do all marathoners? I've got 3 fulls under my belt now, almost had 4 but this foot injury was just too much to push through for that last one so I did the HM instead - but I still always wonder... will I feel strong? Will I bonk? Do I have it in me to finish? Will I PR?

I think I know deep down inside that I WILL finish, come heck or high water - the question becomes will I finish strong. I KNOW you will!! You are so very ready for this! Just remember to be kind to yourself in the weeks following the race. The reason you gain weight is because you have cannabalized your muscles to complete the marathon, now your body needs to rebuild. Its not usually fat gain, so don't stress over it, OK?

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DOGSTARDADDY 3/31/2010 6:31AM

    Go! Go! Go!

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AUNTIE65 3/30/2010 9:15PM

    We'll work together for those 4 weeks between rounds Molly - we will start 13 strong :)

Enjoy your Easter weekend... after all this training you deserve it!

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CHEMKATT 3/30/2010 6:12PM

    You are going to rock it Molly! You have been so good with your training I'm confident you can do it! You always make me want to train for a full, maybe one day... Keep it up!!!

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BILLALEX70 3/30/2010 4:45PM

    Not everybody is cut out for this type of training. That must be why only 1% of the population ever trains for a marathton.

Keep your eye on the prize!

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JILLWILSON2102 3/30/2010 4:39PM

    Molly - no doubts my friend. You can do this, you will do this, you will keep yourself honest and focused. You are awesome!! emoticon

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Just too busy and too stressed......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This blog is going to be short and sweet as I just have too much on my plate right now. For the first time in 3 years, I just really don't like my job. I'm trying to figure out what to do about that. I am sure there is no easy solution.

I am committing to keeping a weekly plan, even if I don't follow it precisely. I know I need to be accountable and I think blogging is the best way for me to do it. I am also going to commit to continued tracking. I had several days last week that I overate emoticon but I religiously tracked and then tried to negate the bad to the best that I could. Overall I would say that I was successful although it was a lot of hard work. Once again, I find myself asking the emoticon..was it worth it.. emoticon

Wed 3/24:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 1:08 walking
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1401
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 128.4

Thurs 3/25:
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ NO, only cardio was 180 jumping jacks
TNT challenge~ YES, 50 modified push ups and 100 walking lunges
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1516
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 3/26:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ NO, worked over and just ran out of time
Get a massage~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1600
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 3/27:
Run 20 miles~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food and create at least a 500 calorie deficit~ YES, 531 calorie deficit created after eating 3079
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 3/28:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, 50 minutes running and swimming
ST~YES, 2 core, 2 upper and 2 lower exercises
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1593
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/29:
Cardio exercise for at least 60 minutes~ NO, decided to take a rest day
ST~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ NO, 1679 but I feel that is close enough
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/30:
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ 1:20 minutes jogging
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 1757 which is close enough with the calorie burn I created
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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FELIXC 3/25/2010 11:06PM

    Hey Molly. I hear you on the job situation. Why can't jobs be fun and exciting and something we get paid for, too? Is that so much to ask? emoticon

Don't worry about the overeating. If I were you, every time I got down on myself, I would go to the mirror and say, "I ran a MARATHON, for crying out loud! I can do ANYTHING!"

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FIT_MELISSA 3/25/2010 12:30PM

    emoticon I'm sorry about your work situation. I am there with you. I hope that you find clarity and guidance very soon! Let us know if we can help you in any way. And the others are right, you are worth any and all effort! Take care of you!

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KJHOUSTON 3/25/2010 10:59AM

    Hang in there with work - there have been several times over this last year that I was ready to look for another job and then things got better. Hopefully it will improve in your job as well. Great plan for the next week!

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EGRAMMY 3/25/2010 8:40AM

    Good Morning America today says "think about the smallest things you can do to make the job better.
Stop complaining as it focuses on negative; be positive.
Do 1 small thing daily toward finding a job you like.
Find your happiness outside of work.
Think long range."

Must be a number of people in same boat right now for them to cover it today.

Hang in there with your planning/tracking. It's worse if you give up and then have to make up. I know first hand.

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FINDINGMEIN2012 3/24/2010 11:55PM

    Molly, i'm so sorry things are so difficult for you at work right now! I truly hope that it gets better soon! I'm glad you are sticking with your planning though...it is worth it, and like Jeni said, you are worth it! Just look at what a great job you did on your goals today!!

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DOGSTARDADDY 3/24/2010 10:29PM

    It was worth it. It always is. The alternative is to go backwards, and you have worked too hard.

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SMALLERSHEEP 3/24/2010 8:49PM

    Aww, Molly, I'm so sorry your job situation is bad right now. It seems like it just keeps piling on, one more thing that will make the situation worse. When deciding whether the effort is worth it, remember, YOU are worth it. emoticon

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MARATHONMOM26.2 3/24/2010 7:28PM

    Thank you for sharing this Molly. It just reminds me that others are facing challenges at the moment too, and you, for one, have a plan to stay on track! Challenges in life do not have to equal self-destructive behavior!

Good luck, and if I can help in any way let me know... I can at least listen emoticon

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BILLALEX70 3/24/2010 7:24PM

    Go get 'em Molly!

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AUNTIE65 3/24/2010 6:29PM

    Good for you Molly! I"m so sorry you are going through this at work... I'm here for you however I can be!! I think it was definately worth the effort if it's keeping you healthy through this stressful time!



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I think tracking might be the key.......

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have had a couple "off" days over the last two weeks. There have been lots of social events and several opportunities to eat emoticon which I just can't seem to show any will power against. However, I have continued to lose weight. I know I cannot continue this pattern and still expect to lose but I do think I have found the key to what might be helping me.....TRACKING!

In the past, I have often decided not to track my food on a cheat day. Sometimes, I would even erase all my food for the day if I did not stick to my preplanned meals. I am sure it was me being lazy more than anything. Sometimes it just seems like such a hassle to try and calculate calories eaten at restaurants that don't post their nutrition information on line. You feel like you are just guessing, so "what's the point?" emoticon

I may not have stuck to my plan each week but I have tracked my food EVERYDAY emoticon Sometimes I am surprised how quickly the calories add up and other times I am surprised that the damage is really not that bad after all. What I have found is that it is a lot easier to push myself to exercise if I have overeaten the day before. I can't deny the fact anymore, it is right there in front on me. Last week, we had a luncheon at work and of course I ate way too much pizza. I normally rest on Fridays before a long run but I decided to come home and take a 4 mile walk. I didn't completely negate my calories but I knew where I stood. It was a nice feeling.

So I am going to really try to push myself to track my food. We are having friends over on Friday night to watch some emoticon (GO BUCKS!!!). My parents are having us over for dinner on Saturday night so I know there is potential to overeat both nights but I will TRACK and at least know what the damage is.

Here is my plan for the upcoming week.

Wed 3/17:
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Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 48 minutes running
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1689
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 128.2

Thurs 3/18:
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ YES, 1:35 minutes running/walking
TNT challenge~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ NO, 1648 but still created a 700 calorie deficit
No soda pop~ NO, one 8oz Mountain Dew
No fast food~ NO
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 3/19:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, walking 50 minutes with the dogs
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food~ YES, 2778 which included pizza while was NCAA tourney!
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 3/20:
Run 12 miles~ YES, actually ran 14 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food~ YES, 2098 which included dinner with family
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 3/21:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, 1 hour waking the dogs
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1500 calories~ NO, 1538 but I still created a calorie deficit
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/22:
Cardio exercise for at least 40 minutes~ NO, took a rest day
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ NO, 2945 which included dinner, drinks and dessert with boss in business meeting; also lots of stress eating afterwards!
No soda pop~ YES but had 2 alcoholic drinks
No fast food~ YES but did dine out at restaurant
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/23:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 1:10 running, elliptical and running
LCWO~ NO
Wall Sit~ YES, held 105 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ YES, 1258 as I am trying to make up for yesterday
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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FELIXC 3/22/2010 12:43PM

    I know EXACTLY what you're saying, Molly! My exercise is fine (even great some weeks!), but my eating, I feel, is not nearly as good as it needs to be. (OK, sometimes it is even catastrophic!)

One of these days, I'll finally "get it."

Maybe we can figure this thing out together!



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SMALLERSHEEP 3/18/2010 8:50PM

    Oh my gosh, since when did you take up residence in my head? I have been guilty of not tracking on my high calorie days too. But I've been better about it and have seen 2 things happen as a result. 1)My high calorie days are not as high. 2)I, like you, tend to push myself a little more the following day. Good job and remember, like Yo says, Progress, not Perfection!

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DOGSTARDADDY 3/18/2010 6:26AM

    But I stink at food tracking! :(

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BILLALEX70 3/18/2010 4:39AM

    Molly's I always struggle with this as well. But, mine is more a nibble here and there. I usually trying to preplan meals out by visiting the restaurant website before going or using my smartphone while out.

I guess the important thing is that your not gaining right now.
GO BUCKS!

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MEGAMITENCHI 3/17/2010 9:54PM

    Awesome!!! Sometimes I don't want to track my food too, but I have also gotten better at it also! I had ice cream today and still tracked. But I also finally got my run in, so yay, that's why the ice cream was okay ^_^
Either way, go you!!! Enjoy life! But you went on a walk without me??? lol, j/k.
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FINDINGMEIN2012 3/17/2010 9:31PM

    I think you hit the nail on the head!! It's a lesson I still need to learn myself, but I think tracking the good and the less-than-perfect really helps.

I'm looking forward to some basketball this weekend myself! Go Bucks, Huskies, and Blue Devils!!

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EUGENERUGOSA 3/17/2010 9:15PM

    I totally agree. Have fun this weekend!

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SWEETMNTHING 3/17/2010 9:07PM

    I think you might be on to something, Molly! Life happens and things are going to come up-you might overdo it sometimes but it sounds like tracking is good because sometimes you find out it's not as bad as you thought. Good work on keeping up on the exercise, too, even when you eating habits aren't always as they should be. I don't think anyone ever eats right 100 percent of the time, anyway. Keep up the great work!

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J2740LOU 3/17/2010 8:44PM

    Tracking is my key to accountability. Not tracking doesn't change anything. Tracking and planning ahead, and that's what you've started to do. I find it hard to eyeball how big a portion is in a restaurant, unless it's really obvious.
Cut it in half or cut off a portion and take the rest home for lunch. You've managed to keep losing, so you're doing more than you realize. Keep it up!
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KFQUILTER 3/17/2010 8:26PM

    dont forget "the Spark" reminds you that you only have to be good 80% of the time. dont stress out over one day here and there. Definately keep track of food, all food. you might find that if you write the restaurant trip down, you might make better choices. you are losing, so keep up the good work emoticon

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AUNTIE65 3/17/2010 8:21PM

    It definately is the key for me Molly - there have been times that I chose not to put something in my mouth because I was too lazy to log it - lol!!

As for the restaurant thing - it's a hard one - but as long as you're getting close I think you'll be fine... or at least that's what I tell myself!

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Another week, Another plan......

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So it is a new week for BLC#12. Last week was a big challenge for me and unfortunately I did not follow my revised plan. I completely overate. However, nobody puts it better than my sister spy Yolanda who says "if you eat it, negate it." I had 3 really bad days of eating. I tracked my food and was able to see how much I needed to burn off to hopefully break even. I have spent the last three days, restricting my calories (don't worry, I still consumed over the recommended 1200) and working out. Of course the weather has helped. I have spent the last three nights running outside...in shorts!!!! Although the scale was kind to me this week at weigh in, it was a huge effort. Was it really worth it? If I could just learn to attend a social event and still eat in moderation, my life would be so much easier. Oh well.......here's to another week.

Wed 3/10:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 52 minutes running
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1200-1400 calories~ 1394
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 130.0

Thurs 3/11:
Cardio exercise at least 20 minutes~ YES, 50 minutes walking the dogs
TNT challenge~ YES, butt blasting video
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track calories eaten~ 2180, dinner out with running group.
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 3/12:
Cardio exercise at least 15 minutes~ YES, 60 minute walking the dogs
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1300-1600 calories~ NO, 1988 after work luncheon
No soda pop~ NO, had about 5 ounces of coke
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 3/13:
Run 18 miles~ YES, 3:13 running
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2400 calories~ 2332
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 3/14:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, 40 minute slow ride using bike on trainer
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1300-1600 calories~ 1588
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/15:
Cardio exercise for at least 40 minutes~ YES, 65 minutes spinning and rowing
Wall sit~ NO
ST~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1200-1500 calories~ 1486
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/16:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes walking
LCWO~ 30 minutes walking
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume 1200-1400 calories~ NO, 1538 but I still created a calorie deficit
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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OVRCOMERWINSLOW 3/13/2010 8:53PM

    Good job keep going what an inspiration!!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 3/11/2010 11:16AM

    Great job!! So smart of you to track your calories even if you go over...that way you know realistically what you need to do. I need to learn that lesson myself! Usually once I know I am going to be over in calories...I just bury my head in the sand! Your way is so much better!

Have a great week!!

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BILLALEX70 3/11/2010 4:47AM

    Sounds like another great week. Isn't it glorious to see the sun shine!

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AUNTIE65 3/10/2010 11:20PM

    So glad the weigh in was kind Molly! Sounds like the key was tracking even the days you go over so you know how to counter act it!! That's a great lesson for all of us.

I'm aslo somewhat glad your weather is warming up - but I think we swapped - we've had cold weather with a bit of snow showing up on occasion! It is not sticking however, for which I"m completely grateful!

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EUGENERUGOSA 3/10/2010 10:43PM

    If you figure out how to attend a social event w/out overindulging..fill me in..PLEASE!!

Great job planning your week!

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FELIXC 3/10/2010 10:26PM

    You are such a good planner, Molly! But, you're flexible, too!

That's great that the weather is better!

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SMALLERSHEEP 3/10/2010 8:43PM

    Congrats on your weigh in. Good for you for figuring out what you needed to do to accomplish it. Kudos!

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