Friday, December 06, 2013
The SparkPeople dinner last night was great! There were eight of us in an absolutely gorgeous member's home. (Edit: yes, she is gorgeous; but when I wrote it I was thinking of her house!!) Wish my hubby would have gone with me, but he opted out. I adapted an old recipe of my mom's and everyone seemed to like it. I got several compliments. Unfortunately, when I added it to SparkRecipes, I noted it makes 18 servings (or 9 big ones) but the nutrition information was not divided. Believe me, I've never met the person who could eat all this in one sitting:
If anyone knows a way to edit it, it would save me. Bet I have to delete and re-enter it. I baked it, but then transferred it to my crockpot to keep it warm. Inefficient as far as dirty dishes, but it worked.
I should have taken a picture of it, but forgot my camera. In fact, nobody took pictures last night. It was an oversight. It was an evening to be remembered!
Edit: I used the "makeover" function, as suggested, to produce the right nutrition info. Instead of over 500 calories, it now shows 31 calories per serving.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Yesterday was a busy but good day! I had to run after 5:30pm when the kids were picked up and have a late supper in order to manage my scheduled run, but I did it.
Yesterday morning it was a bit cool and I got out a pair of long capris I hadn't worn during the warm months. I was surprised that they were not snug. I had more room in the thighs and hips. It made me feel good all day.
Today will be another special day as our SparkTeam will meet for dinner at JANEWATKINS' house. How generous of her to host us all! It will be fun.
Wishing everyone a healthy, happy, fun day!!!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Dear niece and nephew have agreed to take me to the Jingle Bell races in Winter Haven on Dec 14th. I know it isn't convenient for them; neither is a morning person and they will need to be at my house, out of the way, by 6am for us to make it. I am very grateful. Hubby just doesn't want to go and sit with the dog for several hours and I can understand that, too. The 10K is at 7:15 and the dog walk isn't until 9:15.
So I decided to do the 10K and decided not to pressure myself for speed. If I'm having a good day, I'll go for breaking an hour. Eventually I do want to accomplish that feat and believe I can. But if I'm not feeling it on the 14th, I'll just enjoy the run. I'm hoping that my daughter will bring the grandkids for the 9:45 kid races. No definite commitment, so we will see!!
I was delighted to be down another 1.6 pounds today for a total of 3.4 pounds under my Friday morning weigh in. There was more sodium weight and less fat than I had thought. I'm now in my maintenance range, a pound under my ticker goal weight and about 8 pounds under my Weight Watcher goal weight. However, I'm a half pound over my At Goal and Maintaining .... Team center weight and two pounds over my favorite weight. I'm kind of laughing at myself, 4 years and 9 months after reaching my original Weight Watcher goal (which I've reduced two times) I'm still playing around with a goal weight. I had said I would take 2013 to nail down a goal weight and 2014 to make peace with the scale. I may take the full 5 years-- until March 2014 -- to embrace a goal weight range. I don't see any advantage to a quick decision on this issue.
Truly such "problems" are a victory in themselves!!
Monday, December 02, 2013
Lakeland Runners Club is having technical problems getting the photos of our Saturday Christina 5K on the web. They did post 10 start pictures, but I'm totally obscured by someone in the foreground. However, my niece and nephew are clearly visible. Count from the right and they are the 3rd and 4th people, kind of on far side. She has on a grey shirt and he is wearing black:
So I'm dragging out the reporting of this 5K for many days. Thanks for sticking with me, SparkFriends.
I am glad to report I'm down 1.8 pounds from 2 days ago and now have reclaimed my middle 2 on the scale. Still 3.6 pounds over my favorite weight of 126. I have my ticker set for 129 as I just can't stand to see me listed as pounds overweight; .6 is bad enough. In my experience, success begets success and sometimes the opposite is true, too. Oh, the silly mind games I play! I entered the At Goal and Maintaining .... Team's National Bird Day Challenge with a center weight of 127.5. I was glad to post today timely and within range, although my level of fluctuation from the center weight puts me at the bottom of the list. These challenges are good for me, but I doubt I would ever win the competition to hold to the center weight.
This eve my sister, niece and nephew are coming to dinner and we will plan for the Jingle Bell races on Dec. 14th. My hubby has decided he wants to do the one mile dog walk at 9:15am (which I'm really happy and excited about); now do I want to do the 10K at 7:15 or the 5K at 8:15?? I would enjoy the 6 mile run, but feel some pressure to try to break an hour. My first 10K was in 1 hour 4 minutes and my second was three minutes faster. Not sure I'm up for the speed over that distance. Might try anyway. Will decide this evening .
Have a healthy, happy, active day!!
Sunday, December 01, 2013
One of the things I love about Lakeland Runners Club races is that LRC takes lots of pictures and posts them for free. They posted the official results and a couple pictures last eve and stated the rest of the pictures would be posted today.
Here's the beginning of the race:
I'm somewhere about half way back on the right hand side, but I don't see me either!
Anyway, that is part of the reason I didn't rush to get pictures of my niece and nephew, because I knew there would be finish pictures of each of us and some pictures along the way. And, of course, there will be a picture of me with my medal. (No ego issues here, are there?)
Now I'm trying to decide when my next race is and what training plan to follow. Right now might be a good time for me to lose a couple pounds as I have no races for a couple weeks and my weight is up a bit. (Will weight maintenance ever get easy for me??) My niece and nephew are doing the Jingle Bell 10K on December 15th. There is also a 5K then. I might do one or the other. If I could get hubby to come and bring the dog I could do the one mile dog run, too. That might be something different and fun! The next race I've already paid for is the Disney Princess Half Marathon on February 23rd, 2014. I intend to run the Senior Games 5K and I hope it is March 8th rather than March 1st, but we'll see.
I did find out that the summer Watermelon 4 race 5K series starts Saturday, June 7th. Why this is exciting is that they go by your age on the first race. I will be 65 on June 6th. So I can run this whole series in my new age group and suspect I will be highly competitive.
Looking forward to many more years of training and running. Such a blessing to be able to do this at my age! There is really a great social component to the running, too. I've met so many wonderful people. Looking forward to Lakeland Runners Club Christmas party on December 7th and the Galloway Christmas party on December 21st. Will be fun, fun, fun!!!
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