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Moving on to Stage 4 - 12/11/06

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

So I took the plunge today and moved on to the next stage of Spark. Felt kind of reluctant but I can't hang out in stage 3 forever, right?
I also adjusted my weight goal to my present weight so that I can start the maintainance portion of my new life. I got a whole schwack of bonus calories to use now. Surprisingly enough, I still went over today. I guess I didn't think that date square through enough. Wrong snack choice.... lesson learned. Tomorrow is another day.

  


Bluenose Half in 160 days!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I'm all signed up! Sadly, at this point, I'm the only one registered to run anything that weekend but hey, not everyone is a keener like me.
Tuesday I'll go sign up for the Half Clinic. I was thinking of going to Country Hills but I hear the routes they run are very hilly there and not a lot of fun. The Kensington clinic is being taught by Ryne Melcher who, apparently, is an Ultra Marathoner. I could probably learn a lot from him but I don't think I could run with him. Not sure it's worth it.
Decisions, decisions.
Considering the clinic @ Kensington starts in 2 days I guess I'd better decide fast.

  


My horoscope for December a la Elle magazine

Monday, November 20, 2006

"The first question to ask is, What do you want to happen this year? You can't achieve your goals, if you don't know what they are".

  


Lifestyle Change Strategy #5: Is Emotional Eating a Problem?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Action Step 1: Get regular sleep this week, 8 hours per night, and get up without snooze.
---HA!, I've already committed to seven, that's the best that I'm willing to do.
Action Step 2: Do the Support System Exercise.
---double Ha!, I don't have that many people in my support network. It's Glen & the people I've met on Spark... and that's about it.
Action Step 3: In your online journal, write about a life issue that might cause emotional eating.
---I'm not really a classic emotional eater. It's not triggered by depression or anger but I do know that I make bad food decisions when I don't feel well. Like tonights Grillburger from DQ. 570 calories later I'm regretting every last bite I took. Worst part is, it wasn't even that good. Not to spend this much time feeling bad about it anyway. And now I'm still hungry but I'm over calories by 100 so I won't eat... it's going to be a long night.
~p.

  


Lifestyle Change Strategy #4

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Action Step #1:
In your online journal, write about a single "trouble goal".

So I've mastered the basics. I eat enough fruit & vegetables. I drink enough water. What I cannot seem to do is get "enough" exercise. I have good days, sometimes two or three in a row, and then POOF no energy, no motivation (whatever) I stop. Then a few more days pass and I'm back at it.
What does it hurt? It stalls my progress, for one. I can feel myself grow lethargic and I get this "fluffy" feeling. I have to stop this cycle. I'm not going to be a fanatic about exercise but I do have to be more consistant.
I've added it to my goals to do 30 mins of cardio, 3x per week. So far this week, I've done step aerobics on Sunday and 5 kms of running on Tuesday. Here's to finding one more day.

Action Step #2:
Do a mini-Fast Break. Pick another small goal and gain extra momentum with a 14-day streak.

I'm attempting to stay within my calorie range 1200-1550 for the next 14 days. This is also an on-again/off-again thing. This makes day number 2! My daily reward is a little happy face sticker on my calendar.... 14 days from now, I will buy myself new workout pants to celebrate the streak.



  


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