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I'm Still Trying.....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Well last week was not perfect. I did not get in as much exercise as I wanted. Although if I am being honest, I probably exercised the amount that my body could handle. The legs are still tight from running Goofy. I am trying hard to just listen to my body about whether it feels good enough to exercise. I also did eat nearly as well as I wanted. I was not perfect but I am still trying.

I noticed some trends in my eating. I am now often going back for second portions which I never used to do. I am getting back into the bad habit of drinking soda pop almost daily. I am making bad choices when I am hungry. It used to be that if during the day I was hungry, I would allow myself to overeat if I at least kept it healthy. Now I am not just overeating but I am eating poorly. emoticon

Here's hoping I have a better week.

Wed 1/19:
Exercise 30 minute~ NO
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ NO
Consume between 1500-1700 calories~ NO, this was actually the first day that I have not tracked my food in almost a week. I know I was way over as I had two social events with friends throughout the day and evening.
No soda pop~ YES but I did consume 2 margarita's
No fast food~ YES
Check and record weight~ 143.2 (down 1#)
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Thur 1/20:
Exercise 30 minutes~ YES, running on treadmill
TNT 75/75/75 challenge~ YES
25 Stability ball hamstring curls~ YES
Drink Green smoothie for BLC mini challenge~ YES, this was a huge accomplishment for me as I have a major aversion to "green" things emoticon
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 2039 but I am okay with this as this was a "healthy" eating day for me even if the calorie count was slightly higher than I would have liked.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 1/21:
Exercise 30 minutes~ NO, decided to take a rest day in hopes of being able to get my longest workout since Goofy in tomorrow
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1709
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Sat 1/22:
Exercise 60 minutes~ YES, running on treadmill
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Track food and try to create at least a 100 calorie deficit~ YES, I consumed about 1786 calories and created approximately a 350 calorie deficit.
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sun 1/23:
* Exercise 20 minutes~ YES, walking on treadmill with inclines. This was a bonus as I was going to take a rest day today but wanted to get some points for our BLC weekend challenge.
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Track food~ YES, approximately 2232
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 1/24:
Exercise 30-45 minutes~ NO, walking inclines on treadmill for 25 minutes
*TNT challenge repeat~ YES, 75/75/75. This was a bonus that I was not planning on doing but at least it gives me a little ST for the week.
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1661
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 1/25:
Exercise 60 minutes~ NO, 40 minutes on spin bike
Participate in LCWO~ YES, at least 30 minutes of cardio
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1771
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will update daily. Thanks for the support!

  
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CHRISSY1293 1/24/2011 10:11AM

    It's tough when we start to backslide, but it sounds like you're noticing and that is have the battle. Just start fresh...Every Day is a Fresh Start!

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MARCHEM 1/22/2011 1:00PM

    Recognizing where you are having problems is the first step in fixing it. Start working towards healthier habits. If you need more calories (which you might after Goofy), make them healthy calories (as opposed to empty calories).

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CRAZYLIZZIE 1/21/2011 8:55PM

    Remember, you're body is probably refueling from Goofy.

I know what you mean though, my food intake has been awful. At least you're aware!

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CHEMKATT 1/21/2011 6:00AM

    Molly, I'm in agreement with others. You ran Goofy, you can do ANYTHING! I'm sure you're body is still recovering. I'd also be interested in this green smoothie you speak of. Sounds..... interesting. hehe Wish I could help out with the soda thing. I know what it's like to like something and not be able to stop (pizza is my weakness). Keep up the good work! I'm sure you'll lose those pesky pounds and get back into your healthy routine again.

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LIZZYP609 1/20/2011 10:11PM

    Thank you for this very honest blog. Sometimes I get the feeling that I am the only one who has been at this Spark thing for years and is still struggling.
You can do this...You got it!

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SEYSARAH 1/20/2011 9:19PM

    Molly how bout for every soda you drink..drink three waters..and I will do it with you but for every iced tea I drink..I will drink three waters...whatever it takes..you've got friends to help out...throwing you the Spark line..hurry up and grab it!

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NURSESARAH03 1/20/2011 6:12PM

    You CAN do it!!! Sometimes we just slip a little or "stumble"....just make it part of your "dance" hehe emoticon

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SMALLERSHEEP 1/20/2011 4:42PM

    Molly dear, I've "known" you for 3 years and I KNOW you've got this. You are such a strong and inspiring person. WHO was it that encouraged me and got me running? Yep, that was YOU! And anyone who can pull off the Goofy can do ANYTHING!

HUGS!

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ETTEZEUS 1/20/2011 4:35PM

    I thought it was just me but my legs are still barking at me too! And I didn't do the half!!
And I can relate about the eating poorly and second helpings, although this week has been much better for me.

I read about that Green Smoothie challenge. What are you going to put in yours?

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MKKAYA 1/20/2011 4:02PM

    Molly, My friend - I know you can turn this around! You have done it before! You just ran the goofy and you did it! It was quite the accomplihment and I know that you can get those unwanted pounds off. Good luck and know that I am here if you need to vent!

Mike


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MIZZLE2105 1/20/2011 3:57PM

    Keep up the good work.. Every positive thing you do is WONDERFUL!!! Keep at it and those good things will develop into good habits....

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REZIA756 1/20/2011 3:31PM

  I completely understand, the spark calorie counter has helped me to see were I am in reference to the amount I've consumed. So when I not completely caring I write it on the refrigerator. It chases me away. Lol

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Let BLC #15 begin.....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I know we are officially one week into BLC#15. For me though this first week was a whirlwind. As most of you know, I did the Goofy Race and Half Challenge this weekend in Orlando. We actually left the first day of the competition. We were told we could rent a modem at the condo for the week but when we checked in, they were all out of modems....WHAT emoticon How could they not have enough modems?

Anyway, between the races, no internet, vacation, etc it made staying on track that first week difficult. I did get on the scale this morning for my official weigh in emoticon and I was surprised that there was no change. This is huge for me. I typically tend to gain weight on vacation and especially after running a marathon. So I am hoping that if I can really buckle down, next week will be even better.

Wed 1/12
Walk 20 minutes~ NO
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO, approximately 6-7 glasses of water consumed
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1500-1700 calories~ 1522
No fast food~ YES
No soda pop~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 144.2

Thur 1/13
Walk or ride bike for 20-30 minutes~ YES, 44 minutes of walking inclines on treadmill
TNT challenge~ YES, 100 crunches
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Track food even though you are going out to dinner for Jim's birthday~ YES, I attempted to track all the food I ate even though it was a horrible eating day for me. I had somewhere in the ballpark of 3800 calories....UGH!
No fast food~ NO, McDonald's fries while out shopping for Jim's birthday:(
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 1/14
*Ride bike~ YES, 30 minutes. This was a bonus as I did not have any exercise on my schedule for today. Need to do something extra since I have not been good with eating.
Get massage~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1500-1700 calories~ NO, approximately 2589
No fast food~ NO, work was taking orders for my favorite fast food restaurant for lunch. Did only order a kids meal though.
No soda pop~ NO, one small kid's meal coke and one mountain dew
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Sat 1/15
Run 2-3 miles~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1500-1900 calories~ NO, approximately 2973
No soda pop~ NO, approximately 16 ounces of coke
No fast food~ YES
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sun 1/16
Walk 20-40 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes walking inclines on treadmill
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1500-1700 calories~ NO, approximately 2646
No soda pop~ NO, one orange soda
No fast food~YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 1/17
Ride the bike 20-40 minutes~ NO, I didn't exercise today
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1500-1700 calories~ NO, approximately 2015 which is still over but my lowest calorie day in a long time.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 1/18
Run or walk 30-45 minutes~ NO
LCWO~ NO
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1500-1700 calories~ YES, 1692
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Will update daily. Thanks in advance for all your support.

  
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VAMPTRIANA4EVR 1/13/2011 10:48AM

    Awesome job on planning out your week! Woohoo!!! I need to try this out!

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FIT_MELISSA 1/13/2011 9:37AM

    emoticon Looks great, Molly! Congrats on maintaining!! Can't wait to hear all about your race.

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KJHOUSTON 1/12/2011 10:33PM

    Great job maintaining on vacation - I did too!

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LOVE2RUN89 1/12/2011 9:23PM

    This is awesome. Mich

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SWEETMNTHING 1/12/2011 9:16PM

    Great goals, Molly! I know that this week will go really well for you! Good work maintaining while on vacation!

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NURSESARAH03 1/12/2011 4:17PM

    GREAT job!! You inspire me to aspire to bigger and better goals :) Glad you had a pretty good experience. Your pictures are GREAT!

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SMALLERSHEEP 1/12/2011 3:20PM

    Whoo Hoo on no gain and an even bigger WHOO HOO on being back. I loved the pictures and I can't wait to hear all about your race!

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LIZZYP609 1/12/2011 2:48PM

    Great goals! Congrats on your races! We miss you in the lair. emoticon

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DONZO64 1/12/2011 2:07PM

    I love that you have a plan. You've inspired me to write out one of my own.

And Congrats on the Goofy Race!

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MGJARVI 1/12/2011 1:37PM

    I *really* like how you have your week laid out right there in front of you! And I especially love the entry "MASSAGE"! Ooh laa laa! When do we get to see your GOOFY pictures?

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TOBEARUNNER 1/12/2011 1:28PM

    You have my support, in advance! :)

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MACKANDME 1/12/2011 12:47PM

    Good job on maintaining on vacation and those are great goals!

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There is always an excuse.....

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Boy, I don't even know where to start this blog. I have been making excuses for overeating for the last 6 months.

I am frustrated but more than that, I am disappointed in myself emoticon. I knew I was gaining weight and I made a promise to myself that no matter what, I would take the weight off by the time I went to Orland to participate in the Goofy Challenge. Not only have I not lost the weight, I have put on additional weight emoticon.

I KNOW I am exhausted. I know I have taxed my body too much in the last year. In the last 11 months I have done the following:
~2 Half Marathons
~2 Sprint Triathlons
~3 Full Marathons
This does not include this weekends half AND full marathon.

I contribute part of my exhaustion to my weigh gain. I have put on #20 pounds since I ran my spring marathon. I can't image someone telling me that I would have to lunging around a 20# dumbbell during my races emoticon. Yet that is exactly what I have done to myself. Like I really needed to make the Goofy any harder.

So I have used the excuse that I am exhausted. I have used the excuse of the holidays emoticon. There have been vacations, birthdays, football tailgating, increase stress at work, funerals, etc. Any excuse you can find, I have probably used it.

Evan as I sit here I want to say that I can't start my weight loss journey this week. I will be traveling tomorrow, then I have the race expo, dinner with friends, races, trip to amusement parks, etc. I won't be at home where I can cook so I will be going out to eat. Then when we come home, work will be extra stressful as Joint Commission is coming for our annual survey. My husband will also be celebrating his birthday. Where do the excuses end emoticon

I KNOW I won't be perfect. I KNOW I may not stick completely to my plan but I am gonna try. Please feel free to check back regularly and encourage and/or reprimand me. Posting weekly blogs has always helped me in the past. The last time I tried it though, I only did it for 2 weeks. I am assuming I was using the excuse that it was just too time consuming to continue. Well no more excuses. I am putting it all out there.

Biggest Loser Challenge #15 starts tomorrow. No better time to re-commit.

Wed 1/5
Run 2-3 miles~ YES, ran 2 miles
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take Vitamins~ YES
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Track food and try to stay under 1800 calories~ YES, 1792
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 144.2

Thurs 1/6
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Drink 1-2 glasses of Gatorade~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Track food and try to stay below 1800 calories~ Didn't have internet so I couldn't track my food but made pretty healthy choices even when going out to dinner.
No soda pop~ YES, although I had a hot chocolate and split an alcoholic drink with my husband at dinner
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 1/7
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Drink 1-2 glasses of Gatorade~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Try not to focus on calories but eating healthy in preparation for upcoming races~ Did a good job except for a Klondike ice cream bar I had with dinner.
Relax and try to sleep 8-9 hours~ I relaxed but definitely did not get even close to 8 hours of sleep...nerves!

Sat 1/8
Run 13.1 miles~ YEP!
Drink adequate fluids before, during and after race~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Try to get a massage~ YES
Try not to focus on calories but eat healthy food to help with refueling~ Did a great job with food for the day.
Relax and try to sleep 8-9 hours~ Took 2 naps and got a few hours of sleep before the full marathon.

Sun 1/9
Run 26.2 miles~ YES
Drink adequate fluids before, during and after race~ YES
Take vitamins~ NO
Try not to focus on calories but eat healthy to help with refueling~ Felt like I did really good. Splurged on an alcoholic drink at dinner.
Relax and try to sleep 8-10 hours~ YES

Mon 1/10
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Drink 1-2 glasses of Gatorade~ YES
Take vitamins~ NO
Try to continue to eat healthy to help with refueling~ Were at Epcot all day so I did not eat that well but I also walked around almost non-stop for 10 hours so I don't feel so bad.
No soda pop~ NO, one soda pop with lunch
No fast food~ Didn't eat fast food but ate at Epcot for all meals except breakfast.
Limit yourself to one treat or sweet as reward for accomplishment of running Goofy~NO, definitely had more than one treat but did split all my treats with my husband.
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 1/11
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1700 calories~ Didn't track food but made good choices while traveling home.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES


  
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THEMRSH 1/6/2011 10:51AM

    Molly, I know exactly where you are coming from. The biggest thing for me is that when I've realized I'm making excuses I call myself on it. Looks like you've done just that and made a plan to get back on track. We are only human and we make mistakes, have set backs and it sometimes it's really hard to overcome them. I have faith that you can get back to your "feel good" spot. Take it slow, don't try to make too many changes at once. Going down hill is slippery and it goes fast, you gotta take it slow going back up so you don't fall again. Let me know if I can help out, I plan to stop by and check in on you. We need to get with Tricia and organize another girls get together to get us re-focused for the new year!!

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SEYSARAH 1/5/2011 1:04AM

    You can absolutely do this..did anyone ever mention that stress weighs a ton..if not..I'll tell you. It's true excuses don't help the scale but it's also true that you have the know how and can absolutely make losing the weight and looking great for spring a reality...it happens to all of us..I'm having to lose a bit myself..it's my own fault..so busy taking care of nutritional needs of others that I stopped counting calories..eating good for you food..just too much..here's the thing..you caught the weight and you can reverse the pounds creeping up..I'll be checking back regularly..remember once a dragon always a dragon..one way or another no matter which team you are on...so don't be surprised when the dragons come visiting..we've got to try and get you back!!!!!

Hugs,
Nan

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LIZZYP609 1/4/2011 11:56PM

    Molly - I can so understand what you are saying...this past year has been all about excuses for me. I even did my 1st half marathon and made excuses the whole time why I didn't train like I should have.
We will miss you on the Dragon Team...You can so do this...Have fun at Disney! Please try not to beat yourself up. Just take one baby step at a time!

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AKURTENBACH 1/4/2011 9:29PM

  You will get there. I have every confidence. First, enjoy the Goofy challenge - don't beat yourself up for it. Second, I expect to see you back at MIT when you have fully recovered. Third, most Saturdays I will likely make a trip to the farmer's market (in Worthington) after MIT, so if you ever want to go with me - to pick out healthy food for the week - let me know! Last - Best wishes for a great experience this weekend!!!

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FIT_MELISSA 1/4/2011 9:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You can do it, Molly! What a great and insightful blog. Don't beat yourself up, just keep on keeping on. What you have learned is invaluable!
Thanks for inspiring the rest of us!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 1/4/2011 9:21PM

    Have a fantastic time at the Goofy this weekend!!! What an amazing accomplishment!

I'm right there with you on the weight gain, sadly. It's frustrating. I love your plan though and know that you can do it!! (Do give yourself some grace this week, though. You are running a LONG way!)

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BILLALEX70 1/4/2011 9:12PM

    Molly,

I can totally relate! I'm basically the same weight I was at this time last year, but up 50# from my lowest. I can only imagine how much better I'd feel if I was back down at my lowest; I also wonder how much faster I'd be. Think is that we can't turn back time and we can only hope to learn from our mistakes.

Best wishes this weekend!

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SWEETMNTHING 1/4/2011 8:02PM

    You can do it, Molly! Aside from the athletic talk of marathons and half marathons I could relate to alot of what you said about overeating and all your reasons for doing so. I know for me fatigue is a huge part of me sticking to a healthy living program yet I know if I wasn't carrying around this extra weight I would feel alot less tired. It's sort of a catch 22. You eat because you're tired yet you're tired because you're carrying around extra weight. And there's always something that's keeping us from doing what we know we should. But I also know how fiercely determined you are esp when it comes to doing all your races and you're always striving to do better. So it's that determination that's going to help you beat this weight problem. I have a feeling this is going to be your round to shine Molly and if there's anything I can do to help let me know! I'm really excited to be on the same team with you again this round just llike old times with the Spies, only it's going to be different for us both this time because we are both going to make BIG progress!The kind that makes others go WOW and I think you are going to even amaze yourself! emoticon

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EUGENERUGOSA 1/4/2011 6:37PM

    so...to me this blog highlights one of your biggest strengths - you recognize & acknowledge your slip-ups & (HERE IS THE REAL BIG PART!) make a PLAN to get back on track & put it out there to remind yourself & show everyone else. & this is why you will get back on track & things will be fantastic in 2011 & in BLC #15!

The past 6 months have been pretty stressful for you - I am wishing you a peaceful 2011!!!

Good luck at Goofy.

Hope to see you soon friend!!

((hugs!!!!)))

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ETTEZEUS 1/4/2011 6:28PM

    OMG Molly! I HATE Joint Commission Surveys! I don't even work in the hospital anymore but my DH is an Administrator for Home Health Agency and those weeks are not only stressful for him but me too as I know how stressed he is! (On a happy note, one year he opened a brand new agency and got 100% JC Survey....unheard of for a new agency...I was so proud of him!)

Ok, so I got off track here....I know, excuses, excuses.....LOL

You can do it...One step at a time.

You have some good goals for the week away. You can do it!

Hope I get to meet you Saturday night!
Want to grab a bite to eat....Sorry, couldn't resist that....LOL

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OSUBUCKI101 1/4/2011 6:25PM

    Sounds not so much as excuses but you've felt overwhelmed and that you don't have control of things. Remember during these times to control the things you can and that is diet and exercise. You can't control work issues, or funerals or birthdays or other get togethers. And you shouldn't want to but what you can control is what makes you feel good and that is good, healthy food and the exercise you love. You're great regardless! Just take control! :)

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CHEMKATT 1/4/2011 6:23PM

    I hear ya Sister! If anyone can do it, you can! You are strong and amazing! If you start slacking off, I will be sure to wag my finger at you and make frowny faces until you get back on track. emoticon I'll only do it as long as you kick me in the rear when I disappear (maybe right now would be a good place to start?!) Have fun at Goofy! I can't wait to hear how it goes! Just make sure to get lots of rest, have FUN, and hydrate! (I totally wanted to insert a high five icon, but apparently there isn't one, so just view this as a virtual high five!)

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JOPAPGH 1/4/2011 6:23PM

    I have also gained some weight since the beginning of BLC14. Every journey starts with a single step. I am taking those steps regarding my nutrition.

Have some great runs in Disney.

Hope BLC15 helps motivate you. I may stop by the Outlaws on occasion to check in on you and yours.

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MKKAYA 1/4/2011 6:21PM

    Molly I have already given you my support for your race and I know you will do great - MEDAL'S and all. LOL

food issues and excuses - well thats another story! Welcome to life - thats the biggest obstacle for me also - I make an excuse to eat something and I pay the price later. You had an awesome year and don't be to down on yourself after goofy you will be ready to focus on losing those few extra pounds that wanted to meet Mickey Mouse. LOL

I know you can do it and I will be here to help if you need it. We are still workout buddies even though you are not a dragon. I am going to need help to get though this next few months myself - stress is still high and I need to get all this garbage out of my house so I stop eating it. Good luck!

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AUNTIE65 1/4/2011 6:11PM

    You CAN do this Molly! I'm so excited for you and will be cheering you on this weekend. I'll also be cheering you on with your journey - I've also gained weight... poor eating for over a month and not stepping on the scale in I don't know how long. All that to say, you are not alone!

Keep up the hard work you goofy girl!

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NURSESARAH03 1/4/2011 6:11PM

    YOU CAN DO IT!! I do the same thing to myself with the constant excuses as to why things are left undone or why I didn't reach a goal. SO glad I'm not the only one. I know you can reach your goal. And my, oh my, haven't you been a busy girl with all of those races. You exhaust me just looking at your list.

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TOBEARUNNER 1/4/2011 5:57PM

    Go Molly go! While I wish I was cheering you on as a Dragon, I'm still happy to cheer for you as an Outlaw! Wishing you a safe trip, good weather, lots of sleep and god runs! :)

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After Thanksgiving redemption plan....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I took a couple days off over the Thanksgiving holiday emoticon. I know this will have consequences when it comes to weighing in on Wednesday for the BLC. I have been doing really well since I started blogging my weekly plans. Therefore, I KNEW I could take a couple days off and still have the discipline to get back on track.

I will never be one of those people that can totally restrict themselves. I LOVE sweet, baked goods, homemade noodles, homemade mac & cheese. I LOVE getting together with family and friends (WooHoo Buckeyes way to beat that team up north emoticon) I think for me to be successful, I have to allow myself some wiggle room.

That being said though, it is time to get back to business. This weeks blog will be a little longer than normal. I am going to blog the rest of this week until the following Wednesday's weigh in.

Sun 11/28:
Run 14 miles~ YES
Do 120 crunches and 45 modified pushups~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1700 calories~ 1628
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 11/29:
Run (or cross train) 4 easy miles~ YES, running
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~ 1856
*although over, all my choices were good. still created 200 calorie deficit.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 12/1:
Run (or cross train) 8-9 miles~ YES, run/walk 10 miles
Do 120 crunches and 45 modified pushups~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1700 calories~ 1792
*once again even though I am slightly over, my choices were good. still created approx. 800 calorie deficit.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~

Wed 12/2:
Run (or cross train) 4 easy miles~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~
No soda pop~
No fast food~
Get 7 hours of sleep~
Check and record weight~

Thurs 12/3:
Run (or cross train) 8 miles~
Do TNT challenge~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1700 calories~
No soda pop~
No fast food~
Get 7 hours of sleep

Fri 12/4:
Cardio rest day~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1500 calories~
No soda pop~
No fast food~
Get 7 hours of sleep~

Sat 12/4:
Run Jingle Bell 5K~
Do 125 crunches and 45 modified pushups~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1800 calories~
Get 8 hours of sleep~

Sun 12/5:
Run 12 miles~
Get massage~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Track calories and create at least 100 calorie deficit~
Get 7 hours of sleep~

Mon 12/6:
Run 3 easy miles~
First meeting with Tri coach~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~
No soda pop~
No fast food~
Get 7 hours of sleep~

Tues 12/7:
Run 4 mile tempo run~
Do 120 crunches and 50 modified pushups~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~
No soda pop~
No fast food~
Get 7 hours of sleep~

Wed 12/8:
Run (or cross train) 3 easy miles~
Drink 8 glasses of water~
Take vitamins~
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~
No soda pop~
No fast food~
Get 7 hours of sleep~
Check and record weight~

I will edit my blog each day. Feel free to stop by and give me some friendly reminders if I am not holding up my end of the deal
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DOGSTARDADDY 11/29/2010 6:22AM

    That is a plan!

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RUNSHANBUN 11/28/2010 2:26PM

    Go get 'em Molly!!! I know what you mean about not wanting to pass. Might as well enjoy the things you do love. I did the same thing and even took home the rest of the pie I LOVED. I figured as long as I was being watchful and still moving around that my fave pie wasn't going to kill me :)

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EUGENERUGOSA 11/28/2010 11:16AM

    you already are a success & successful. you know what works for you & you do it. Glad you had a good holiday & woohoo for the Buckeyes!!

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SWEETMNTHING 11/28/2010 11:01AM

    Well you know what happens when you blog, right? You do really well! Good luck on the scale on Wednesday and even if it doesn't complete undo the damage of the holiday, there's still one more weigh in to go(yes I'm keeping track lol) so all is not lost. I need to get back on track too...not just with the holiday eating but all week I've been slacking and back to the old habit of stress eating. Perhaps in the next day or 2 I need to blog my plan like you do. It seems to work for you! emoticon emoticon

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It's only 8 days....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I had a really great week. I pretty much stuck to my plan everyday except yesterday. I just decided I needed a "cheat" day. I didn't take the one earlier in the week that I had allotted for myself so I don't feel too bad about it.

It's a new week and time for a new plan. I know with the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching that I will probably have some set backs. Therefore, I REALLY want to be disciplined for the next 8 days. Seriously it is only 8 days, I should be able to do that with no problem right?

Wed 11/17:
Run 8-10 mile with at least a few miles as a tempo or fartlek run~ NO.
*Did 30 minutes on ArcTrainer, 5 minutes on rowing machine and 25 minutes walking.
*Even though I didn't meet my exercise goal, I am very happy because I wasn't going to do any exercise at all.
8 glass of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1700 calories~ 1667
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 141 (down 2.8 lbs)

Thurs 11/18:
Run or cross train equivalent of 6 miles~ NO
*Just really lacking motivation this week
Complete TNT challenge~ YES, cardio kickboxing video
Do 100 crunches and 45 modified pushups~ YES
*This was a bonus for me. Didn't not intend to do this 3 times this week but thought since I was having trouble finding the energy for cardio, it was the least I could do.
8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~ 1595
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 11/19:
Cardio rest day~ YES
8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~ 2382
*Bad day. Not feeling well. Had dinner plans but some of what I had planned we were out of.. Then put too many crackers in my soup and I tried to eat it but it was disgusting and totally unsatisfying. I then proceeded to eat another meal. By then I was already spiraling out of control so I added in some cookies. My day up until dinner had been good but it was like when I couldn't follow my plan, I didn't know what to do.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Sat 11/20:
Run 18 miles~ YES
Do 100 crunches and 45 modified push ups~ YES
8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Track food and create 850 calorie deficit (needed to make up for yesterday)~ 2439 with 912 calorie deficit...yeah!
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Sun 11/21:
Take dogs for a walk~ YES, 3 miles
8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1500 calories~ 2235
*I was at 1594 but I was so hungry. Thought I made better choices but apparently not. One bad choice was having an alcoholic drink with my snack....wasted calories. Oh well. I still have about 600 calorie deficit for the week. Can't afford to sway off track any more this week until turkey day.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 11/22:
Run 8 easy miles~ YES (although a few were definitely at a tempo pace) PLUS walked 2 miles
8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1700 calories~ 1680
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 11/23:
Run or cross train 4 miles~ YES plus some
*30 minutes Arc trainer, 2 miles run/walk, 6 minutes rowing machine
Do 100 crunches~ YES
*This was a bonus as it was not originally on my schedule for today
8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat between 1400-1600 calories~ NO.
*Ate 2052 however I took one of our fearless leaders advice. I negated it. Still ended up with a very small (less than 100) calorie deficit for the day
No soda pop~ NO
*I had a coke
No fast food~ NO
*I ate Wendy's
Get 7 hours of sleep~

I will edit each day. Please feel free to leave me an encouraging but mindful comment if I am not following my plan emoticon

  
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RUNSHANBUN 11/22/2010 10:33PM

    8 days? Do you know I have trouble getting through one day of eating healthy? I think I need to completely detox or something because I had 720 calories just in cookies alone. Luckily even though I had a hankering for McD's I made past instead.
You inspire me :)

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SMALLERSHEEP 11/17/2010 8:42AM

    Molly, that's a great plan of action. I'm glad you're thinking ahead and planning accordingly. I think I'll do the same!

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ETTEZEUS 11/16/2010 11:05PM

    I'll be checking on you!
But I know you can do it!

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FELIXC 11/16/2010 10:57PM

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EGRAMMY 11/16/2010 8:47PM

    “Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.”
William Arthur Ward quotes from thinkexist.com

Know you will do well.



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EUGENERUGOSA 11/16/2010 8:14PM

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