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Weekend Recap

Monday, June 07, 2010

Saturday I had yet another 5k, the initial plan was to run the 5k and then do an 8 mile cool down (ie my long run for the week was 11 miles). The scale and the tape measure had other ideas for me, as they sent me into a total meltdown for about 7 hours. Stepped on the scale and my weight was up, so I thought oh well I will take my measurements and maybe those will be okay, not so much gains there too!!! I went to my 5k and ran well, ran the whole thing non stop improved my time by 10 seconds, happy about that but still down about the whole progress of the weight loss, especially since I had planned a grilling weekend with my friend, I no longer wanted to enjoy this grill out we had planned and apparently the weather didn't overly care either. We did go to the farmers market here in town, I was rather disappointed with the veggie selection I guess early season, but otherwise it was pretty much a mini carnival with no rides, fattening food stands and trinket stands so gonna check out the Iowa City one.

After stewing on my issue of the morning for about 7 hours I finally decided I know what I need to do to fix the issue so there was no sense moping if the scale and tape measure did not want to be good friends they weren't going to be friends. Meltdown over and I did enjoy some grilling, healthy stuff of course.

Sunday, OMG I forgot to log in to spark but I was doing all healthy things that prevented my log in. Woke up to a response to one of my friends facebook posts about going for an 11 mile run, I was going to do both (5k and long run) after Saturday's weigh in and measurement. Next thing I knew I was driving an hour to Davenport (to Army drill where I said I didn't want to be ever again got my official honorable papers on Friday Lol) to run 11 miles with SFC Iverson, who has been one of my best buddies in the military and who I talked into running the Sturgis Falls half marathon with me. We finally got set out on our run at about 11 am, Ivy kept me at a little higher pace than I normally run (very good for me though because I wanna be faster) we struggled through hot both of us tired from running the previous day (she had attempted her long run the day before but was too humid), we hit 10 miles and the heat and our runs from the previous day caught up with us we called it good at 10 miles. Turtle success!

When I got back home I mowed the lawn still wanted to grill my thai chicken pizza but my body was ready to call it quits after mowing too much for the day! but overall very satisfying weekend and after my meltdown I am back stronger, the last time I had this kind of meltdown I worked my butt off and lost 20lbs in a month!

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THEQUEENBEE333 6/9/2010 1:42PM

    YOu are doing it girl despite that silly scale! No worries. I actually want to go to the Farmer's Market in town the next time or 2 its here. I have a reception the next one, but I hope to hit the market in the AM before I go. I like the trinket stuff :-) Just an excuse for me to shop and get some walking in :-) Sorry you didnt find as much as you wanted. Marion has one, but it is small and mostly food for sale.. home grown. I dont know when they are scheduled though, just happen to see them as I drive by sometimes. I guess Des Moines and Kansas City have big big farmers markets that are similar to carnivals... so it seems to be a trend I think! Have a great rest of the week!

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JACKSMIMI2 6/7/2010 8:59PM

    See this is the crazy thing...you were disappointed in yourself and I am so impressed with yourself !!!! :) I couldn't wait to log on and tell you I (very slowly) jogged for 2 minutes...and I am dead serious... I was so stinkin' excited... well, I still am actually... then I read that you ran over 20 miles in 2 days...are you kidding me???? :-)

Seriously, you absolutely amaze me... and I'm really proud of your scale come-back...I think the scale needs a name though, don't you?? and maybe the tape measure too... I think there's a SP comic book about to be born????

and as PrincessNurse said, YOU ROCK!!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/7/2010 6:45PM

    You did a good job this weekend. Skip that scale! You know you are working hard! Congrats n improving your time. I am a beginner when it comes to running, so at this point I am trying to finish the runs outlined in my program.

What part of Iowa are you from? I was in Ames 3 years ago for the entire summer. I enjoyed my time there.

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PRINCESSNURSE 6/7/2010 12:17PM

    Way to come back from a disapointment! Don't let the scale get you down--you are doing awesome. Plus the dirty little secret of long distance running is that it often causes you to retain water--totally unfair, I know. WTG for turning it around and having a successful weekend--YOU ROCK!

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A thank you to my loyal readers

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I would not be successful without you. I am an emotional eater, blogging helps me put my honest thoughts and feelings out there. For some people the nutrtition tracker is their success, or the fitness tracker, but for me it is blogging and the feedback I get. I post things and someone agrees, sympathizes, or tells me to get my chin up and that is what keeps me successful. So thanks to all of you that read and comment on just a few or all of my blogs. I love reading other's blogs as well because they almost always strike home and it makes me realize I am not alone in this journey. So thanks yet again sparkfriends!

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THEQUEENBEE333 6/9/2010 1:43PM

    Blogging does help, doesnt it. I save up and read a bunch of blogs at one time because I get behind... but today I am catching up :-) Its better to blog than eat any day! Have a great day!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/5/2010 3:18PM

    No, you are not alone! We are right here with you!

You are right about everyone having to find what works for them. For me it is the nutrition and fitness trackers.

I have committed to blogging at least once a week, so when I see bloggers like you it holds me accountable to stick to it. I enjoy your blogs and I am sure all of your loyal readers do, too.

Keep up the good work and thanks for being honest!

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JACKSMIMI2 6/5/2010 6:46AM

    To My Favorite Blogger:

Glad to be of service!!! :) It's the least I can do...b/c, and I say this very sincerely, you and a few others were what kept me coming back to this site. One of your first blogs I read, I was blown away at how honest you were about a subject people usually avoid... I could so relate...and then of course, I got to your humorous ones, and then the running ones! I know it may sound corny, but I open this site up each day and go to your page to see what you have written! You truly are an inspiration... I hope you have a fantabulous Saturday...

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BECKYANNE1 6/5/2010 1:46AM

    Keep Blogging. You are doing great! I find it very incouraging to read other blogs.

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FRIENDOFBACH 6/5/2010 12:45AM

  Sounds like you're doing great. Keep blogging!

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    No, you are so not alone on this journey!!! Keep blogging...if it works for you then do it! I love the message boards myself. Connecting with others makes the struggle seem less impossible. Best wishes for a successful journey!

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Goals Revisited

Friday, June 04, 2010

After seeing a fellow sparker list how they were doing on their goals I decided to do the same and assess how I am going and how I can improve!
• Goal Weight by October 7th 2010 180, adjusting to be more realistic, new goal weight is 194
• Weekly running mileage 15-35 miles ( big variance due to easy weeks)
• Get back into daily food journaling/ food logging (one or the other, I have been very slack in this)
• 60’ per day of exercise, incorporate both strength and cardio. (been slack on strength but slowly adding this back in, sometimes think I need more hours in a day)
• Exercise log ( have been putting that off until a couple days after leaving me trying to remember what I did so once again get back to daily logging)
• Daily log ins for both Sparkpeople and Beachbody (accountability)
• Remedy self sabotage (overeating after long runs, too many cold ones, boredom eating-I was doing really well at this during my peak loss time to get back to that)
• Find ways to sneak in exercise (playing, yard and house work, extra walking steps- this has dwindled off for me)
• Water consumption it’s one thing I have been doing well for a long time!
• Complete half marathon and train for Chicago Marathon- first half marathon is done working on a second and then hitting the training for Chicago pretty hard!
• Be a more positive person-this I have achieved I have my days where I can get a little down but overall I am positive and attempt to inspire others

So there is the assessment I know the actions I need to take! Oh and this caped dieter has survived the evils of Dr. Grease.

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THEQUEENBEE333 6/9/2010 1:43PM

    You have a good plan and some good goals. You can do it! You are doing it!

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JACKSMIMI2 6/4/2010 8:47PM

    I even like your blogs when you're serious! Seriously, it's nice to see someone revise their goals - keeps it real...that's what we always do in business...if it works there, why not in our lives?

ps - glad you triumphed over Dr. Grease... but I knew you would :)

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/4/2010 4:28PM

    You are planning for success! Let's reach this goals!!!

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RUNNINGPFUHL 6/4/2010 8:54AM

    Knowledge is power!! Once you know you can take action!! But you were already doing that!! I think you're being realistic and this looks like a great evaluation!

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Craving what I know is bad for me!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I'm not alone in this my fellow sparkfriend and I were talking yesterday how we really wanted about anything that was the opposite of healthy. I haven't had fast food in forever but so badly I wanted some for no real reason, it wasn't a specific craving just a greasy fatty bad for me craving, without any care of where it came from how much fat it had and all that grossness. I did the healthy thing and came home and made some egg whites and had them on corn tortillas with some salsa...crisis averted for now but...is this fatty craving going to pass or am I gonna end up face first in a large stuffed crust (which would almost kill me since I am allergic to dairy lol). Stay tuned as our caped dieter fights to the very end...ha ha!

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BIKERCHICK74 6/4/2010 1:20AM

    I did have French Fries tonight...soo down i did not care...


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WANNABFIT34 6/3/2010 8:13PM

    I love the comments, this caped dieter seems to have survived for now!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/3/2010 3:46PM

    We are here cheering on our caped dieter! *superhero music* Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, NO, it's SUPER DIETER! Okay, I am having way too much fun with this! Keep resisting the evil temptations of Dr. Grease!

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JACKSMIMI2 6/3/2010 5:45AM

    OMG... you are too funny! I almost choked on my coffee as I was reading this...On a serious note...I'm glad you averted your grease crisis!

But do you think your craving might be hormonal? I ask, b/c even at my ripe old age, I all of a sudden find that I have an insatiable appetite...happens for a couple of days, then I'm fine. I'm actually going to start tracking when this happens to see if I'm onto something...

Thanks again for brightening my day! Can't wait to read the next episode :)

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MR.NET1 6/3/2010 2:36AM

    1) Sit down...

2) Think of absolutely nothing...


*At this very moment, what are you thinking of? emoticon


(( Please, use it wisely and be caring )) emoticon

emoticon*Paul* emoticon

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My first 5 miler and my 5 miler now

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I remember my first 5 miler run it seems so long ago, but even then I remembered thinking take in every thought and feeling because this is going to come back to you down the road. Today it did. I think this is my 2nd official 5 miler, and compared to that first one what a difference training makes. I took a hilly route, but instead of all the walk breaks (I know as a Galloway loyalist) I resisted and kept running I felt good, there were plenty of hills and opportunity for walks but I ran I felt so great I pushed to keep my pace and I did. Then I had that point at mile 2.5 that I started to think about that first 5 miler, how proud I was how I mentally fought to get through the first mile let alone the other 4 and here I was halfway through and still not thinking about taking a break. I completed 5.14 miles no walk breaks held my usual 12:10 pace and finished in high spirits how far had I come? Literally miles and miles. I may pay for the push tomorrow but today I was Queen I owned a hilly course I took no intimidation and it made me know I was gonna make it through my marathon training!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/2/2010 12:06AM

    Your Highness....Way to GO! Keep pushing through it! You have already started to mentally prepare for your marathon training! You ROCK!

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JACKSMIMI2 6/1/2010 11:11PM

    All Hail To The Queen :)

Hooray for you...but then again, I knew you could do it...you are on a roll girlfriend...I can hear it in your blogs :)

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