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My personal challenge day 5

Friday, October 12, 2007

Well here it is Friday already. On Monday, I made it my personal challenge to write a journal entry every day. Oops. It's hard to write when there's nothing new. Hm, I guess that's not completely true, is it?
Monday I made the drive home from Kelowna. We (Nora, her sister and I) stopped at the D Dutchmen Dairy and had ice cream. I visited with the calves for a little bit. They're super cute! and they give kisses!!
Tuesday, I made the decision to postpone my education until September when I will go full-time. I feel a little light-headed just thinking about it but I cannot learn w/o an actual teacher to listen to. I'm just not that kind of learner.
Wednesday, I met up with my running clinic and we celebrated our victories in Kelowna and Victoria. We dined at Amici's. I won't recommend the steak but I WILL recommend the Mango Berry Cheesecake. :o)
Thursday, I vegged. I've got a wicked cold in my sinuses. I HATE that. I can't see half the time because my eyes are always watering.
Today is Friday. We're allowed to wear jeans to work today. I love, love, love to wear jeans ... so much more comfortable than the dress clothes that I normally have to wear.
All in all, it's been a pretty weird week for nutrition because I've been eating too much or too little. I'm not sure I've been between my goals all week. I haven't exercised since I ran on Sunday and, for that, I'm feeling incredibly guilty. It's the cold I tell ya! I'm too tired. I'll do better this weekend, I promise.

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KWASYLIW 10/13/2007 12:13AM

    Look after yourself! You aren't doing as much as before because you are tired. Being tired is your bodies way of telling us to slow down and get better.

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Horroscopes can sometimes be frighteningly true...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

"You have an uncanny ability today to make it seem as if everything is fine, even if your world is falling apart. It may be tough to keep your schedule running smoothly, for you are tempted to take on more than you can handle. Letting an unimportant tasks slide can free up enough time to take care of your more crucial obligations. Remember, it's not about what others think at this time; the real changes are internal. "

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KWASYLIW 10/10/2007 11:34AM

    How very true!!! You are making the right decision for you and that is all that matters. Go Penny Go!

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LYBBE1631 10/10/2007 5:58AM

    I hope this isn't as ominous as it sounds. *hugs*

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Summer Challenge Check-In 07/30-08/26

Monday, September 03, 2007

Week six results: (07/30-08/05)
Weight 120.5
Water : 7/7 days
Calories - 4/7 (three days over)
Fruit 7/7, Veggies 6/7
Cardio: 7 hours 02 minutes (goal +)
22.16 kms run, 3 hour aerobics
Strength: 2 hours strength

Overall feeling: Very Good (borderline excellent)

Week seven results: (08/06-08/12)
Weight 124
Water : 6/7 days
Calories - 3/7
Fruit 6/7, Veggies 5/7
Cardio: 4 hours 58 minutes 43.85 kms run
Strength: NONE

Overall feeling: satisfactory

Week eight results: (08/13-08/19)
Weight 122.0
Water : 7/7 days
Calories - 5/7
Fruit 7/7, Veggies 6/7
Cardio: 3 hours 22 minutes (below goal)
28.43 kms run
Strength: NONE

Overall feeling: satisfactory

Week nine results: (08/20-08/26)
Weight 120.5
Water : 7/7 days
Calories - 1/7
Fruit 5/7, Veggies 5/7
Cardio: 6 hours 17 minutes
8.01 kms walked, 36.58 run, 1 hour aerobics
Strength: NONE

Overall feeling: unsatisfactory


Re-evaluating Calories AGAIN

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I don't know what's going on but I'm hungry all the time lately. It's probably the increase in running distances and activity in general but I just can't seem to get enough food. It's not so bad when the calories are "good" but lately I've been wanting cookies and chocolate and, since I'm going to burn it off later, I've been giving in.

On a totally different note, I pick my books up this week. Colour me excited!

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ALFALLY 8/28/2007 10:48AM

  haha - oh my GOSH can i relate! trying to find a balance between eating healthy but also getting all the calories my body is telling me i need is tough. all this running turns you into an eating machine... good luck keeping it in check!

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"I'm so proud of you"

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Her: "Are you buying a sandwich"
Me: "Yes, why?"
Her: "I'm so proud of you, all I ever see you eat is rabbit food."

Ok, first of all, this person needs to stop watching what I eat. Secondly, I don't only eat rabbit food. I eat a lot of other stuff, too. This person has also told me that I'm getting "too skinny" and looking "gaunt". It's starting to bother me more than just a little.
Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do about it.

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KWASYLIW 8/28/2007 9:04AM

    Did you tell this person about your trip to the Lakeview Bakery?! Lol!

Penny, you look wonderful. Absolutely, positively wonderful.

I wouldn't let what someone says bother you too much. You need to come up with some sort of smart @$$ response when people like this get on your nerves. Some people are just dumb and stupid about stuff like this and this person probably didn't know what else to say. Maybe you need to educate Maybe this was a plea for some help.

I see nothing wrong with a sandwich and there is definitely nothing wrong with 'rabbit food'.

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LMAXIN 8/22/2007 2:41PM

    *sigh* Yet another person who should learn to keep his/her mouth shut. I would never imagine telling anyone they looked "too skinny" or "gaunt" just like I would never imagine telling a heavy person they looked "fat". I don't know this person, but I'd have to guess that they have a self-esteem and/or jealousy issue. I'd probably not say anything until the anger took over and made me say something I'd later regret. Sorry I don't have any advice for how to handle rude/ignorant people like this. Good luck!

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