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Sunday, October 20, 2013

The scale moved!!! Finally, and in the right direction. My body fat % is way too high.

I am tracking my food intake again and what a struggle to remain brutally honest. I cannot believe haw many calories those fat free fruit chews are. And do I really need to eat the whole package or 2 in on sitting!? ugh!!!

However, tracking my food is helping me focus on what I am eating. Hopefully, sensibility will give me a kick in the rear and remind me that I do not need to eat that junk to survive. It has been three days now and I am seeing some some victories. Like yesterday, I took the grandkids to the dollar store so they could buy a small token. As they were looking, I was walking arund the store with a package of Reisens (chocolate covered caramels) in my hand. However, DH left the store before I got to the checkout and I did not want to break a large bill and I only had $2.00 and some change, so I put my bag of candy back.

Guess what?! I survived! I did not pass out, hyperventilate or throw a tantrum. I can live without those caramels. emoticon

  
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JULIE_DV 10/22/2013 4:54PM

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MNNICE 10/20/2013 1:40PM

    Way to go! Those little victories do feel good! Hope that pound is lost forever and never to be found again!

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I need to reset that set point

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I saw the number going up on the scale and realized that I need to change what I am eating. I started eating junk and it has gotten out of hand. Anyone here with a Costco membership? Beware of the Kirkland European cookies with Belgium chocolate. They are soooo good! I am wearing them now! I think they look better in the box than on my thighs. lol

I am back to eating real food and trying to make sure I get a green smoothie at least every other day. The numbers on the scale practically screamed at me, "Whoa! Slow down there! I realized that I am at that setpoint when I first starting gaining when I hit the mid-30s. I sort of hung there for a bit before gaining more. Then When I started to lose that extra weight, I was stuck right here for a year.
So, I want my weight to to go back down in terms of less body fat and no I better do it now.
I am still doing the yard projects and will most likely do so for the next few weeks, weather permitting. But on those days I cannot get out and run. I will ride the recumbent bike to get my fitness level back up to par.

Even though I am physically active, it is not the same as exercising. Must be the different use of muscles and jioints because running sure does keep the aches and pains away.

  
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MNNICE 10/17/2013 12:18PM

    We all need a RESET button!

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JIBBIE49 10/16/2013 10:54PM

    I've got a problem with my "set point" wanting to be at 179# and I don't want that. Dr. Beck has stayed slim for over 20 years so I know her method works. GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN NOW. I need to yell that at myself more often.

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LIV2RIDE 10/16/2013 3:49PM

    Good for you for catching it early. I love my Costco membership. I can't say I've had the cookies but I have other issues there. LOL

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FRAN0426 10/16/2013 3:34PM

    emoticon emoticon I do have a Cosco membership, but haven't gotten through the cookie area yet---sounds like maybe I should stay away from it. I totally would flip out about those cookies, as chocolate is my weakness. I too know I have to cut down again with the eating as the weight seems to be edging up not down again. emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 10/16/2013 3:29PM

    KNOWING WHERE YOU ARE GOING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWING WHERE YOU CAME FROM. God Bless You! Vic.

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and I ran....

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I have been busy with yard projects that involved heavy manual labor so I cut back on my running. But, boy do I miss it. So. this morning, I put on my running shoes and went out the door and ran...

I couldn't go very far because I committed to watching my grandson as my daughter worked and I had to be back in a half hour. I was catching up on my studies so I did not get an earlier start. I ran without my watch, garmin, Nike +, and i Pod. I guess you could say I ran naked. lol!

It feels so different when I run solo and without music. Today, my thoughts were distracting and I kept finding myself walking. But since I had not run for a while, walking was a good thing.

I need to get back into running. I am planning for the half marathon again in the spring and want to focus on improving my time. So, I am sort of taking a small break from running so I can begin to add miles again starting next month. I want to have enough time so I can safely increase my weekly mileage.

It was a beautiful morning 49 degrees, sunny, little wind and the color of the trees are in their peak. And it felt good to be on the road again.


  
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    Nice job!!

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MNNICE 10/13/2013 2:19PM

    Way to go! Wish I could say I enjoy running -- I'd really LIKE to run, but whenever I do it, I do not enjoy it at all. Physically I can do it, but mentally I just get distracted and bored. I envy all you runners!!

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OMG!! This is too Funny

Friday, October 11, 2013

www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/8358
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LIV2RIDE 10/11/2013 3:08PM

    OMG! Love that.

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    emoticon This is just too funny!!!

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I haven't ran for a week (beware: venting blog)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I have been busy with the trees being cut up for firewood - lots of bending and lifting in order to stack the logs. So I did not want to over do it. I miss my run time, it's the time where it is just me and my thoughts. There is no one but me, myself and I to think about.

I am getting so tired of doing so much around here and then listen my DH complain about how tired he is. (oh, I should add here that he has chronic pain issues and if he moves in a certain way or lifts too much his muscles go into a spasm. So I do not expect him to do the things I am doing) But I am so tired of his negativity and constant talking about things I have no idea what he is talking about and don't really care to learn about. Sometimes I just want to scream, "Will you shut up! Can't you see I have no interest in what you are saying!"

It reminds me of the time we were driving somewhere and he was going on and on and on and on... We were 15 miles down the road when I realized I totally tuned him out and he did not have a clue that I was not listening to him. He just kept talking and talking and talking....

Now, he has a cold and I am listening to him moan and complain about how miserable he feels. If I did not have so much to do around the house, I'd do a long run up the Paul Bunyan Trail --- one way. hahahaha

Okay, I am laughing now, time to get to work.

To anyone reading this, thanks for listening to my rant.

  
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KATYMARIA 9/25/2013 10:10PM

    Hang in there!

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LIV2RIDE 9/23/2013 9:35AM

    Understand completely. Nothing says you can't still go for a slightly shorter run just to be alone with your thoughts. Or just be alone with your thoughts in what you are doing, whether it's stacking the wood or whatever. Hope you are able to find some time.

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HEALTHYLADY12 9/22/2013 12:06PM

    yea I ranted all week, my job is really hard, if im not exhausted running is my escape. one day I was so stressed out I couldnt finish my run. I was so disappointed. Man, what your doing with the logs is a really good workout. Your probably burning a lot of calories.

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