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A week in Nova Scotia

Monday, May 19, 2008


For the past week I've been vacationing in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. I didn't have internet access but I DID write down everything that I ate. I've decided that I'm not going to put it in my food tracker though, it would just take too long.
The week was pretty good. I did a lot of travelling and a lot of visiting. I also ate large quantities of fish & chips, donair and hamburgers w/french fries & gravy. I even drank a few beer.. emoticon
Yesterday, I did my 2nd Bluenose Half Marathon. I finished in2:15:00.7 The conditions were perfect for running. Absolutely awesome. And now I have a new PR for this course. Last year I completed it in 2:16:16.8 That's more than a minute less. I can handle that. Next year, I'm looking at a 2:05. Hey - it could happen.

  
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KWASYLIW 5/21/2008 10:51AM

    It sounds like you had a great time away. I am glad you are 'home', if that at all matters.

I have total confidence that you can achieve that 2:05.

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CASSIOEPIA 5/20/2008 9:11AM

    Great job on the PR Penny. It sounds like a fun week, although I don't know what a donair is???

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FITGIRL15 5/20/2008 12:13AM

    Beautiful photo! You were raised in lovely country!
I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend... and I hear ya about the tracker thing... I luckily only had 1.5 days to finish tracking because one of the days was my FREE day!

Sounds like you had an AWESOME race, girl! Keep up the awesome progress! I totally believe you could break 2:10 next year! GO GIRL!!!

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I quit my job today

Friday, May 09, 2008

My final day at Job #1 will be May 30th. I cannot believe how emotinal a decision it turned out to be. Sure, I've not been truly happy for a few months and yes, I've found a job (#3) that I enjoy immensely but it was still a VERY tough (final) decision to make. So! I sent GL my available hours and, as a last resort, guaranteed myself some part-time work at Timmie's if I need it. :~) It will all work out in the end.

  
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KWASYLIW 5/15/2008 12:37AM

    Okay Penny my friend! Why haven't I been brought into the loop?!

Of course things will work out. Everything happens for a reason!


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FITGIRL15 5/13/2008 12:57PM

    Best of Luck girl!

Whatever happens, I hope you are very happy in your new job!

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BLACKROSE_222 5/11/2008 12:30PM

    Wow, that must have been tough! But, I absolutely agree - your happiness has to be first. Way to take care of yourself, Penny. It will all work out in the end.

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*whine*

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I was late for work.
Some crazy woman called me a liar and yelled at me.
My 80 calorie chocolate bar was NOT 80 cals total.
I didn't resist the meatballs at supper & now I'm 600 calories over for the day.
My NEW new shoes hurt my feet so I can't run in them. Which means that I could only burn 125 calories off on the treadmill.

ARGH!!!

I drank my water, ate my veggies and fruit and tried to do cardio. It was still a horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad day.

  
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RUNNINGWILD 5/7/2008 3:40PM

    So far.... so good...

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FITGIRL15 5/7/2008 3:33PM

    poor fitting shoes... ughhhh! I have a pair too that I just bought. Piss me off! LOL

I am sure today is a better day! Am I right? emoticon

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Week 10, Day 1

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Calories - 2099 Veggies - 4 Fruit - 2 Cardio/Strength - None
This wasn't exactly a perfect day but close enough ESPECIALLY since I also pulled off seven hours of sleep last night (whoohoo!)

Something cute happened tonight. I called into GL to cancel my tanning and was asked if I was working tonight... when I said no she said "awww". She was genuinely disappointed :~) That's never happened before. It feels good.

OH! and I was down to 121 this morning!!

  
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ARTEMESIAA 5/6/2008 12:38AM

    Nice job keeping yourself committed to this!

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FITGIRL15 5/6/2008 12:33AM

    Feels good to be loved, doesn't it? emoticon

And HOORAY on the weigh in! That's so great!

OMG... that's your goal weight! emoticon CONGRATS you!!!

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The eve of week 10

Monday, May 05, 2008


It's Sunday, May 4th and tomorrow is the first day of the last week of our 5% challenge. The ladies have done well and I'm very proud of all of them. Even if they didn't meet the 5% goal, they tried really hard and made some good changes in their eating and fitness habits.

This week:
The good ~ I stayed within calorie range four out of seven days.
I drank at least 2L of water a day.
I had at least 4 servings of veggies and fruit per day and, often, 6 or more.
I ran four days for a total of 35ish kilometres.
The bad ~ I did not do any strength training. I'll work to improve on that this week.

I leave for Halifax in exactly one week. Before then, I want to:
~strength train twice
~run three times
~maintain my water/fruit/veggies consumption
~stay within calorie range at least four days
I want to finish the challenge weighing the same as I did (or less) than I did when it started.
Totally doable. I hope.

  
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FITGIRL15 5/5/2008 1:00PM

    You are such a great motivator, I KNOW you can knock your items off that to-do list before the week is up!

What was the 5% challenge?

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