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so the time WAS wrong!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Imagine me screaming with excitement....turns out the time for the 5K was wrong, and they had only posted my "gun time," and not my "chip time." Sooooo the stopwatch was RIGHT!!!!

I ran the 5K in 38:31!!!!! 38 just sounds so much better than 39. emoticon

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HEZLIZZIE 4/27/2009 4:31PM

    Yay yay yay! Congrats :D

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hungry girl update

Sunday, April 26, 2009

forgot to mention that I have now made a hungry girl dessert recipe TWICE. and I'm addicted. cuz it's freakin delicious!

it's a "parfait." it involves a vitalicious muffin top (google it - my most awesome discovery yet. chocolate. but high fiber and high protein. and lots of nutrients. and it TASTES GOOD! how can this be???? I can eat my chocolate, and get even more healthful benefits!)....ok sorry that was a tangent.

it's a vitalicious muffin top mixed together with chocolate and vanilla sugar free jell-o pudding. under 200 cals, and has like 4 and 6 grams of fiber/protein. woo hoo!!! and i add a little tablespoon of cool whip lite. yummy.

I'll post more as I try them!

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LEONALIONESS 4/27/2009 2:19PM

    Sounds good!

Sadly, I refuse to eat fake sugar on principle so I'd be getting more calories with a vegan variety of sugared pudding but it still sounds super delish! I think the vitalicious muffins are vegan, even? I could be confused, though. I often am.


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HEZLIZZIE 4/27/2009 2:14PM

    I just noticed last week that my whole foods has the vita top muffins, and I keep meaning to try them! I think there was more than one kind of chocolate; which one do you use in your hungry girl dessert recipe?

Oh, and was there a new pic taken of you at your 5K on Saturday? If so I hope you post it to your Spark Page :D

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I am finally getting an iPod!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Please read this post and more at the blog I share with 2 lovely ladies trying to get fit and healthy just like me!

On Saturday, I officially ran for an entire 3.1 miles!!! Although most runners would probably shudder to hear that I call what I do "running"....more like shuffling. hehehe I set out to run it, and I didn't care how fast (um, slow) I was, just that I was in the act of running.

What I learned is this - while it does take a certain level of physical fitness to be able to run for more than a couple minutes at a time, so so soooo much of it is mental. If you set out to run for 5 minutes, that's how much you'll run, and most likely, you'll think it was a lonnngggg 5 minutes. If you set out to run for 3 miles, and you don't let anything stop you, you WILL run 3 miles. Seriously people - it's in your head! Ya just gotta psych yourself up!

In addition, it certainly helps to have some extra motivators...for example, knowing that bunches and bunches of people believe in you, and believe you can do this. If I ever felt the temptation to walk (which, surprisingly, was not often at all), I would say to myself "think of all the people who wished you luck before the race, who said they knew you could do this. don't let them down. I can TOTALLY DO THIS!!!"

Ok, so there's more that motivated me. I've said for over a year that I would finally join the 21st century and buy my first Ipod if I could run a 5K without any walking. So I would actually say all the stuff before, and that would kinda help, and then I'd just chant "purple Ipod, purple Ipod." Wow, a reward is incredible motivation people!!!

I'm not done. I am convinced my official time is wrong (39:56) as I was wearing my own reliable stopwatch that said 38:30. And believe me, I busted my ass those last .3 miles so that I would beat last year's time of 39:07. And I mean busted. It was reallllly windy, blowing right against my whole tired body, AND the last part was uphill. Freaking uphill! In Chicago!! Seriously people!!! The race clock said 1:22 when I crossed the starting line, and 39 something when I crossed the finish line. So, clearly their chips were wrong. Please don't tell me otherwise, and let me believe I completed it quicker than last year when I actually walked for a bit....Or even better, tell me stories of races you've completed that you believe were timed wrong as well. That would really make my day. after all this, my friend has convinced me to sign up for a 10K at the end of May. Which I believe to be absolute insanity. And I don't think there's any way I'd be able to run it. 6.2 miles. See? I told you it's all mental. I have 5 weeks to tell myself I CAN DO THIS! And so can you!

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LEONALIONESS 4/27/2009 2:20PM

    Go you!

The yearly 5K Farm Sanctuary Walk for Farm Animals is coming up.
I think I'll try jogging it this year! Or maybe get there early and jog it and then walk it with the whole big group as my cool down?

You're inspiring!

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HEZLIZZIE 4/27/2009 2:10PM

    A big HOORAY for you!!! You inspire me so much :D And hooray for your new purple ipod!

I think that the timing computer chip thing was absolutely wrong if you crossed the start line at 1:22 - trust your stopwatch, my friend.

Thank you for writing about the importance of mental motivation in running, that was good to hear. I'm training to do my first non-walking 5K on Memorial Day, and I'm hoping I can finish it without a walking break like you did, you rock star!

You can do the 10K - I know you can! I wish we could do a race together; it would be super fun and motivating to have a running buddy in real life...


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hungry girl

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I just discovered Hungry Girl this week. It is an absolutely AWESOME website with daily emails that I just subscribed for. The way in which I discovered Hungry Girl was by passing by their new cookbook 200 for under 200 in Target, and it looked so great I bought it on impulse. All recipes under 200 calories. I actually have read the entire cookbook cover to cover (well, not every detail of every recipe, but I HAVE looked at each page!). Google hungry girl and check out the website. You won't be sorry!

**Note: probably not quite as exciting for my vegan and vegetarian friends out there, however many recipes use the soy crumbles rather than meat.

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REBASO 4/22/2009 1:02PM

    Well I haven't tried cooking anything yet!! So who knows- I suppose maybe they all taste like crap, but I'm assuming (and hopeful) that isn't true! I will definitely update you all once I have tried making something....

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LEONALIONESS 4/22/2009 11:49AM

    I'll have to check this out. I can modify darn near anything to be vegan at this point as long as it's not calling for 4 plus eggs. ;) Angel food cake, I'm looking at you.

I'm boggling a bit trying to think of non-vegan recipes that would be under 200 calories a serving, though! I just... how do they do that? I mean, you add dairy and there you go. LOL.

Thanks for the info.

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HEZLIZZIE 4/21/2009 8:54PM

    Nice resource! Have you tried any recipes yet? I just went to their site and saw some yummy looking cherry danishes.....

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Goals for the week

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I decided on a few things today, in addition to my usual goals of enough sleep, enough water, and exercising each day....

I am not going to eat any treats until Easter Sunday. No sweets/desserts etc. 10 days seems much more doable to me than 40! I want to give me a boost to eating healthy by eliminating the bad stuff for a short period of time. I read that it only takes 5 days to get something out of your system (sugar, drugs, etc...)....and then maybe I won't want it so much anymore? We'll see!

Also, nothing fried or greasy.

I'm assuming that if I do this for the next 10 days, I WILL actually lose some weight...and then I will be better able to control portions, etc after that. This way, I'm thinking it's only 10 days - I can do that!

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HEZLIZZIE 4/6/2009 5:48PM

    You can do it! Remember our successful master cleanse years ago? This is easy compared to that...

I'm matching your goal. Fruit is awesome for someone with a gigantic sweet tooth like me, so I know I'll be having lots.

You inspire me :D

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