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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 them...lol. 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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Summertime Challenge 07/23-07/29

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Week five results: (07/23-07/29)
Weight 120.5
Water : 7/7 days
Calories - 4/7 (three days over)
Fruit 7/7, Veggies 6/7
Cardio: 3 hours 27 minutes (below goal)
20.17 kms run, 1 hour aerobics
Strength: NONE

Overall feeling: satisfactory

  


Too much of a good thing?

Monday, July 30, 2007

You know, I've dedicated the last 13 months to exercising and eating right in the hopes that, in the end, I'd have a self-image that I would be proud of. I've lost the weight I planned to and then some. Now I see bones that I haven't seen in over a decade. So I should be happy right? Wrong. Here's the thing: It's gone from one extreme where I hated my mirror because I was too heavy to not liking it because I'm too thin in places. I don't mind having collarbones again BUT there are shoulder and chest bones that I never expected to see. Don't even get me started on my breasts (There's a certain unfairness to weightloss right there.) I also don't want to talk about my arm jiggle. These are things that I'm trying not to focus on. Instead I concentrate on what I AM proud of:
I have more energy than I've had in years.
I can run a half marathon.
I have a strong core. I'm even "this close" to a six-pack. :o)
I wear a size 6.

  
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MONICA_W 8/6/2007 11:31PM

    You're right to focus on the positives. No matter our weight, we'll always find things we dislike about our bodies! I've got collar bones and ribs poking out, but still arm jiggle and lower-body-blimpiness... we all have our issues! If you really think you are too thin, you can play with your caloric intake to put a couple of pounds back on (you know how to take them back off again if they don't make you feel better about your "too thin" parts!) Whenever you begin to get too focused on your appearance, close your eyes and turn away from the mirror, and remember all the fabulous things your body can DO. It's an amazing machine, and yours in particular with all the running you do! Think about how hard it works for you and how happy it makes you feel when you can be active and athletic - that should put a smile back on your face, and that's the most attractive thing about a person anyway!

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KWASYLIW 8/3/2007 1:00AM

    Concentrate on the good Penny! And you look awesome!

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Summertime Challenge 07/09-07/22

Monday, July 23, 2007

Week three results:

Weight 122.5
Water : 7/7 days
Calories - 5/7 days I was within range. I was way over one day and way under the next. If you average out my week, I consumed 1997/day.
Fruit & veggies: 7/7
Cardio: 7 hours 2 minutes (GOAL+)
Strength: 1/7 days - Nothing except TBW on Monday - no excuses
Overall feeling: very good

Week four results:

Weight 121.5
Water : 6/7 days
Calories - 1/7 days I was within range. Two days I was under, one I didn't track, three I was over! I'm so ashamed.
Fruit 3/7, Veggies 4/7
Cardio: 6 hours 46 minutes (GOAL+)
Strength: 2/7 days - TBW & yoga on Monday, Core training on Tuesday
Overall feeling: unsatifactory

Wow! I've NEVER had a week like this one.

  


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