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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yesterday was day one (again). According to my Spark report, I burned 158 more calories than I consumed. It takes into account my BMR which is 1630.

Calories eaten: 1821 (81 over)
40 minute (5.5 km) run: 349 calories
Water: 2 litres
Fruit/veggies: 7 servings
General feeling: stressed, actually. Running in the snow didn't give me the usual "ahhhh" feeling I get from running. I'll get used to it again, I have no choice but last night was just "GRRR".

Today I don't have any exercise scheduled. Maybe I'll go toboganning with the kids and/or take the dog for a walk. Suddenly, I wish I had a Wii.

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RHYNIC 10/15/2009 5:03PM

    Penny - may day one soon turn into day 100. I am also planning a day 1. Oct. 26 will be my day one. gail

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EVAHUNTLEY 10/15/2009 4:24PM

    I'm liking the calorie scount down Penny. Can't wait for the new challenmge to start.

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Half Marathon list

Thursday, October 01, 2009

05/2006 - Vancouver BMO Half Marathon
05/2007 - Bluenose Half Marathon
02/2007 - Hypothermic Half (walked)
10/2007 - Okanagan International
02/2008 - Hypothermic Half
05/2008 - Bluenose Half Marathon
07/2008 - Calgary Half Marathon
10/2008 - Okanagan International
11/2008 - Last Chance Half Marathon
02/2009 - Hypothermic Half
05/2009 - The Big Run

I think that there's one more but I just cannot figure out which one it is :o)
10/2009 - Okanagan International

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ASPENJULES 10/12/2009 6:08PM

    You are amazing, Penny, and have another one in the bag! Can't wait to read the race report... LOL.

Any thoughts of trying a full marathon, or do you think you're going to stick with the 1/2 M distance? I'd be interested in your thoughts on the matter. emoticon

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RACING4ME 10/12/2009 12:58AM

    OIM in the bag!!! Great job girlfriend:)

HUGE hugs!


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WONGERCHI 10/2/2009 2:54PM


You like Halfs eh? Who'd have thought it....

Enjoy Kelowna!

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ETTEZEUS 10/2/2009 10:51AM

    Wow!! I didn't realize you have done so many halves. Way to go!!

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CASSIOEPIA 10/2/2009 10:43AM

    Have a great time in Kelowna (and I mean that for the race AND the weekend).

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JOPAPGH 10/2/2009 10:25AM

    Impressive list!

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KAYAKID 10/2/2009 10:01AM

    Penny, What an inspiration you are. thanks for sharing this. It has been great fun getting to know you! New release of body pump today! my trainer said it is harder than the last. of course she would say that. Is your next Hm close to trish? you are giving her big hugs from me right?


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GEOGIRL 10/1/2009 11:05AM

  Thats so wonderful and inspiring! The half is what I want to get to and thanks to your motivation and praise of the Running Room Program I think I might actually get to my first one next spring.

Keep on running!

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Honesty is the best policy

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

even when you're talking to yourself.
It's time that I'm honest with myself. I'm not losing weight because I'm consuming too many calories. I'm gaining weight because I'm eating too much crap. I'm exercising but I could easily be doing more. I'm giving myself permission to slack off because my clothes still fit. Sure, they're not all comfortable ... but they fit.

If I were my own trainer, I would be kicking my ass right now.
So it's time to be my own trainer.

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BIKERCHICK74 9/20/2009 9:51PM

    You are so soso so right!!!

Will you kck my a$$ too.......

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JOPAPGH 9/20/2009 9:30PM

    Too true! For the first three months here I was diligent with my food consumption and tracking.

Since then, I have used an increase in my running as an excuse to play fast and loose with my food intake and tracking.

I capped it off this weekend with an anniversary celebration and too many buffet meals. By the end I felt like crap.

Glad to be home. Fresh start tracking tomorrow.

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BOBBYD31 9/20/2009 9:16PM

    ohhhhh this is so true. it is too easy to be happy with where you are at in you life. like you i need to be strong and get on track. good luck to you.

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KAYAKID 9/20/2009 8:21PM

    Penny, if you were your own trainer you would say! " Penny forget about the past and look forward - start now to be betterand don't worry about what you have done in the past few weeks" We all need to tell ourselves this - it is such a hard thing to do. go forward and not backwards.


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GEOGIRL 9/16/2009 11:21AM

  You are so right - honesty is the best policy, you know it so now go for it :)

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KOFFEENUT 9/16/2009 1:14AM

    Good for you - the most difficult person to be honest with IS yourself. But you're also the one who can be toughest, and most determined. Hang in there!

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Not a great day...

Monday, September 07, 2009

2,186 calories consumed today....that's 446 too many. I burned 479 though so, theoretically, I still created a deficit BUT I'd rather not have eaten so much. Stupid chocolate chip muffin. They always know exactly what to say to get me to eat them. Then I went to the movie (G.I. Joe) and had fries with gravy. Resistance was futile.

Things I feel really good about today:
I went to the gym and did 45 minutes of strength training, 30 minutes of ab work and 10 minutes of (warm-up) cardio.
I ate 5 servings, maybe more, of fruits and vegetables.
I drank 2.25 L of water.
I went to bed at a decent hour and got up at 8:19 a.m. That means I got more than my goal of seven hours of sleep.
All in all, I'll give myself a silver star for this day. emoticon

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RHYNIC 9/9/2009 8:46AM

    I am back to counting calories today. I have started my day counting calories at least 15 times in the past 4 week and never stuck with it more than 2 days. :-) I hope today it the start of a longer streak. You seem to be doing pretty good. Keep it up. gail

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Six days and the end of a good week

Monday, September 07, 2009

I didn't get my seven hours of sleep on Thursday night but I have since then. I even snuck in a nap this afternoon. I've been good with the fruits and vegetables (water, too).
I ran over 30 kms overall. I went to BodyPump once but I never made it to the Awesome Abs class that I wanted to attend.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday were days were I went over my calories by 100-150. Having said that, I went over my calories burned goal by over 700. =) So I'm letting it go. This time.
Gotta round up the courage to step on the scale in the morning. Then I'm going to find some place that's open so I can have a mani/pedi and a brow waxing. I need a little "pamper me" time. Hopefully, I can sneak it in after Awesome Abs and before GI Joe LOL.
I swear, the closer I get to 40, the more energetic I'm feeling. I hope I can find an outlet for this or someone's going to be in trouble.

Tonight I took Hughy for a leisurely walk around the dogpark. He's been asleep since we got home. Probably means that I'm not going to get any....

They're so cute and innocent looking when they're sleeping.

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MIAMIA7 9/7/2009 9:04AM

    Awww, how cute is Hughy???? I love it when they crash....but when they wake out! I feel the same way about hitting the 50's-so much more energy. Don't think it's the age, it's the getting healthy. Tried to explain this to my son yesterday. You won't be so tired if you start taking yourself and get healthy! Why isn't we can't get that fact until a little later in life? Good job on having a great week. To quote Wood "Life is good!"

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KAYAKID 9/7/2009 2:13AM

    p, until they wake up and want to eat! I like what you did this week keep it up.


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