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10k training day 22

Monday, May 14, 2012

10k race date: September 15, 2012
123 days left to train!
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I had a good day and a bad day today. Let me explain. The good thing about my day was that I really tried to enjoy every minute. I literally took the time to stop and smell the flowers in my garden, I remained calm all day, took my nap, and did a ton of gardening, including planting 2 trees. My therapist will be very proud when she hears that, because the last time I saw her she seriously got mad at me because she says I don't "live the present moment"! She thinks I can't enjoy the little things in life. She's right, but I'm working on it, and I think I did great today!
The down side to my day was that I ate way too much! There was a stop at McD's for lunch, and then a minor detour by Dairy Queen for a blizzard... Yikes...
I suppose I have to be proud that the last time I went to McD's was quite a while ago.

Needless to say, I didn't do great with my goals... again!

1- Food: track and eat no more than 1880 healthy calories... hehehe!! I finished the day at 2912 cals... I have a positive calorie differential of 277, meaning I ate more calories than I burned. Not good, but expected after today...
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2- Fruits/veggies minimum 5 : 4 only, 2 fruits and 2 veggies.
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3- Drink 8 cups of water: that went well, 10 cups today
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4- Take a multi-vitamin. DO NOT FORGET! Can you believe I forgot again!!!! I'm terrible!
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5- Exercise PLANNED DAY OF REST: Rest from running yes, but not from gardening! We had a beautiful day, I planted the trees and some flowers. Next on the list, vegetable garden! Can't wait!
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6- Meditate 10 minutes: done this morning, and I also read and reflected in my journal!
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7- Sleep 8 hours: got 7.25 hours last night, not too bad.
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8- Blog.
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I know I keep writing the same thing over and over, that I eat too much, blah, blah, blah! But I don't care, I have to keep writing it so I know what I'm doing. I'll keep trying again and again and again until I reach my goal weight and run my marathon!!

Better plan for tomorrow then:

1- Food: track and eat no more than 1880 healthy calories
2- Fruits/veggies: minimum 5
3- Drink 8 cups of water
4- Take a multi-vitamin. DO NOT FORGET, NO NO NO!
5- Exercise 6 days a week, with 3-4 running days per week as per my 10k training program: Tuesday training with the club, I'm in for a good run!! Woohoo!
6- Meditate 10 minutes
7- Sleep 8 hours
8- Blog.

Thanks for the constant support, it gives so much meaning to my journey!
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JANETRIS 5/15/2012 4:10PM

    Maybe the food was off, But I loved that you lived in the moment and enjoyed the small things! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 5/15/2012 8:30AM

    I think it's emoticon that you're tracking!
Your blogs will serve as a great journal of your healthy adventure and by the way - I think you are doing emoticon
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THINGETTINOUT 5/15/2012 6:50AM

    Here is a little something I try to follow. Hope it helps you as well it does me.



There are two days in every week
about which we should not worry,
Two days which should be kept free of fear and apprehension.

One of these days is YESTERDAY,
With its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders,
Its aches and pains.
YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY.
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
We cannot erase a single word we said.
YESTERDAY is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW
With its possible adversities, its burdens, its larger promise.
TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control.

TOMORROW, the sun will rise,
Either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
But it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW
For it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day - TODAY.
Any man can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
- YESTERDAY and TOMORROW -
That we break down.

It is not the experience of TODAY that drives men mad.
It is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY
And the dread of what TOMORROW may bring.

Let us, therefore, live but ONE day at a time.

Author Unknown


We all feel down sometimes;
Like the pressures of the world are closing in on us.
Once in awhile, we need to be reminded...
That everyone in the world suffers
from the heartbreaks and disillusions of life...
Pass this poem on to someone you care about;
Let them know that you share their hurts,
And that they're not alone.


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PUDDLEBY 5/15/2012 1:07AM

    I like the return to your accountability blog. I did some gardening today too! I was better today calorie wise, but didn't get any exercise in. Thanks for the tip about how you calculate the calorie differential. I appreciate it. Tomorrow's goal will be for us both to stay within our cal range! Agreed? I'll give you a sparkgoodie if you do.....

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/14/2012 11:17PM

    that is just how some days go! as long as you are aware of your "short" falls, you are one up!

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