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Blog Streak Day 6

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Just a quick one.

Ran 9 miles - while I was out, Roscoe pooped in his crate.WTF?! He's neeever done anything before.

Spent an hour and a half+ cleaning him and his crate and disinfecting some floors, etc. Uggghhhh. So gross. I just bought groceries, lots of lovely fresh fruits and veggies and I walk in the door and smell poop.

I figure this is good momma training...

Now I get to eat.

So last night I got woken up around 2, couldn't get back to sleep, came downstairs. ..read.. was too hungry to sleep.. ate some stuff.

I tracked part of it on yesterday since I had some leeway and part of it on today. HAHAHA. *shrug* whatever.

Doing a challenge on facebook - Eat 5 servings of freggies, drink half your bodyweight in oz of water, and do 3 of some challenge thingies. I'm not going for perfection with this challenge for all 30 days, heck I missed on day 1. But I am going to try because I should be doing all of those things anyway.

Ok I need to eat!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KENSINGTONC 7/4/2012 3:54PM

    Woohoo with your blog streak!! I am finally settled in Pittsburgh and am going to start up my accountability blogging TONIGHT. Thanks for the motivation, as always. Sorry about Roscoe - maybe he ate something that didn't agree with him?? Who knows - we've had our dog for 3+ years and she continues to surprise me. :-) Happy 4th!!

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MBSHAZZER 7/4/2012 11:58AM

    OK, I was on vacation and am just catching up.... good on you for the blog challenge and it seems like you are doing a good job showing restraint with the splurgy foods.

Enjoy the 4th!

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SEEHOLZ 7/4/2012 7:23AM

    Keep the streaking going Dana! Happy 4th!

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MARLIE13 7/4/2012 12:09AM

    If you're lucky, maybe you'll have a poop painter in your family like we did!

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    yum, poop and veggies. good job on 9 miles!

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Blog Streak - Day 5

Monday, July 02, 2012

Yesterday I tracked everything and came within 2 calories of the top of my range! WOOHOO!!!

I could've eaten more, but I decided to hold firm and trust the tracker. How will I expect to see success if I don't at least try to stick to the plan, right?

I think before when my ranges were lower I would think - well, but that's still way lower than BMR and I'm exercising a lot and I don't really need to lose that much a week, right???

Well now my ranges are set accurately for a specific goal that is NOT too aggressive (1.5lbs a week, well below 1% loss per week, and I'm at the top of the healthy weight range), and my activity level has been updated. So I don't have that kind of wiggle room. My range is sufficient for me and I need to trust it and stick to it.

Here's going for Day 2 within range! :)

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MARLIE13 7/3/2012 9:16AM

    Loving the blog streak!

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HOPERY 7/3/2012 8:19AM

    Good work! Stick to it.

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SEEHOLZ 7/2/2012 7:37PM

    Nice job Dana!

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    great day dana!

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Blog Streak Day 4

Sunday, July 01, 2012

So I went over yesterday again - I gave in to the lure of my DH saying, "Do you really want to cook in this heat?" And we had a coupon we needed to use for pizza so pizza happened.

It was delicious. And honestly I showed restraint - I didn't restrain as much as I would have liked, but I ate a LOT LESS than I usually do when we order pizza. Only 3 slices - two of a normal pizza and one of a small pizza.

Anyway - too many details, bottom line, splurged again, and I'm ok with it. Today I am on track so far and I'm gonna stay that way!

Also I got in a LR this morning, 11 miles. I wanted 13 but the run just wasn't going fantastic today... bathroom issues and whatnot.

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HOPERY 7/2/2012 12:54AM

    I am going to try to streak with you! (K-that sounds weird) You are the awesomest!

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SKYFYRE 7/1/2012 7:18PM

    Woot on the long run! and Heehee "pizza happened" Bwahahahaha! Congrats on your streaking, this is the only place you can get away with it 4 days in a row emoticon

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DHUNTER49 7/1/2012 1:54PM

    good for you with balancing your rewards with your efforts :)

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Blog Streak Day 3!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I splurged yesterday at a baseball game. I let my DH go get the food and just ate what he brought back - I knew it'd be my splurge meal. But now I have to remain strong over the weekend.

I haven't gone on my LR yet... and now I'm waiting. I might just do it tomorrow after all... :P Cause it's just getting hotter and hotter, even though I'm already dressed and everything. Maybe I'll just do a shorter run today and a medium run tomorrow... ooh that sounds like a good idea. No LR, but I'm running a half next weekend. So it'd be kinda like a mini taper to do an 8mile LR instead of a 13 which was what I had planned.

It's just a lot easier to get my LR in if I leave before my DH wakes up. I thought I would manage that but he got up when I did and then started talking to me and wants to run an errand without putting Roscoe in his crate so now I'm gonna go do it with both of them together.....

Yeah. Anyway....

I weighed this morning, post ballpark splurge, and I'm lower than I thought I was. So that's a good headstart on my weight loss goal. I think I'll just readjust my goals. Now this means I can get to 170, which is really I think my ultimate goal, by 9/23! :D WOOHOO!!! OK let's DO THIS.

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BABSDOTTER 6/30/2012 7:40PM

    Your doing great. Your attitude will carry you past any little "splurges" that happen.

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/30/2012 5:48PM

    way to talk yourself out of your lr. lol!

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LOSE4LIFE47 6/30/2012 9:47AM


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Blog Streak Day 2!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Yes, trying to just start a blogging streak. If I blog everyday, it will keep me mindful of everything. This will be a great thing... because blogging is fun! And not stressful! :) So it's a no pressure way to get me on track sneaky style. hahaha.

So I ran 6 miles this morning, 4.66 on my own, 1.34 w/ the Roscoe (our loop is 1.34 so I know what to run on my own to get whatever total I want, and I always go out and back on my own so it's a piece of cake...).

Things are going pretty good in general. I start marathon training officially next week - WOOHOO!!!! :D I'm soooo stoked.

I also have a half marathon next week - not the usual start to marathon training, but it just happened to fall that way.

I will have another one in August that I will run as a training run of sorts, and then one in September which will be my official marathon pace tune up and half marathon PR attempt. Then NO RACING in October - and the Really Big Free Marathon Nov 3rd!!! :)

I'm so excited, because also in August my family is coming up to Vermont to visit us! :D And then in Nov, my sister is also running the marathon with me (her first). My DH and I are making this a nice vacation trip to Vegas - I've never been. We're staying at the NY NY and I'm so excited. My brother is supposedly also doing the marathon but I don't even think he's trained at all. I think we're gonna have to convince him to cancel or step down to the half...

And then all the BUN BUDDY BRIGADE are coming! Well not everyone, but a good portion of delegates, including bunnies I have not met before... so that is super exciting...

And my friend from RW that I paced in the local marathon will be there, too, so I will get a chance to see her again.

Also my goal half in September is in Montreal and we are going to have a fun weekend out of that. The hotel we're staying at is so cute and is pet friendly. We haven't decided for sure if we will take Roscoe or not... it always makes logistics for doing things a bit more tricky, but at least we'll have a room at a pet friendly place so we can leave him in his crate if we need to... but we might board him.

So I thought I was going to get a new mileage PR for this month, but I forgot that I logged that hike on daily mile... still, I'll be close, and I'm not even in my marathon training yet. So that monthly mileage PR will be falling soon! :)

I tracked all my food yesterday and came in almost 1800 calories. So over my SP fast losing ranges, but under my BMR, so I'm ok with that. I'm an active person. I think I just need to focus on eating well and coming somewhere in that realm of calories and make sure I keep doing strength training.

Edited to Add: I adjusted my calorie burn per week to 4000 since that's closer to what I'm actually doing, and changed my lose rate to 1.5lbs a week. that will get me to about 173 by the date of my goal half marathon in September so I think that's a good goal. Then if I can take off a little more by marathon date, all the better. With those two changes, my Sparks calorie range goal is now 1590-1940 - much more manageable for me.

I DID STRENGTH TRAINING YESTERDAY. CHECK. I need to do some again on Saturday to start a good groove going to continue next week.

We're going to a baseball game tonight. :)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOSTMOM1 6/30/2012 9:18AM

    You are a running QUEEN!!! Go, girl, go!!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/29/2012 5:31PM

    4000 cals a week. you are a monster!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/29/2012 11:23AM

    Have fun in Vegas!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 6/29/2012 10:50AM

    Streaking is good.

Both for running and blogging.

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