I've joined the latest group of newbies signing up for the BLC 21. GayeMC has often told me I should sign up and get involved, but I kept poo-poo'ing the idea, saying I didn't go well in team things, etc. and so on. I think part of it was simply being anxious about the unknown, part of it was worrying that what my plan at the time was would not fit in with what the teams were doing, etc.
Well, I don't have a plan anymore. I need a plan! So I'm getting a plan! A BLC plan! We'll see how that goes. I'm kind of looking forward to it, although right now, on the sign-up team, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the amount of posts and chatter going on. I can't keep up, but will do my best and hope that being on an actual team will be a bit less frenetic.
I have NO experience with BLC, so feel free to impart your wisdom to me if you've been on a team - good, bad, or indifferent, I'd like to hear it all.
Robin asked, on the SparkPortland page, if anyone is working on 2013 year goals. I said I was, and started rambling on about this'n'that, and figured I'd bring it here to the blog instead of getting messy all over the discussion board.
I'm not good with goals. I've been gently chided in the past for making vague goals, or not setting a timeline/deadline, etc. I guess committing to something makes me anxious, in case I don't succeed. I don't want to set myself up for failure, but then.. not even really trying is failing in itself, isn't it?
Anyway, I'd like to lose enough lbs to be able to run again. Right now, running hurts because of the lbs I've regained (because of the wiggling and jiggling, not joint-related pain), and where they've settled on my body! I don't think I was shaped like this before but I could be wrong.
I have ONE race on my schedule for this year - the Rock'n'Roll Portland Half in May. That's it at this point. I'll need to train to be ready for it, and should start that sooner rather than later, but it goes back to losing the lbs so it doesn't hurt as much to run.
Last night, I walked for a half hour on the treadmill - 1.71 miles - I know, why not 2? Well, I agreed with myself to go for 30 minutes, so that's what I stuck with. I mean, I started out saying just 1 mile, then decided to go for 20 minutes instead, then go for 1.5 miles, then 30 minutes. I stopped making deals and stuck with 30 minutes finally. Then I did a few minutes on the elliptical, and let me tell you - my hat is off to all y'all who get on those things and run for long spans of time. My legs were fussin' at me, all achy and out of shape!
I'm going to work on that. Improve my time and pace on the treadmill, and work on working longer on the elliptical.
See? Those are goals. They're undefined goals, but they're goals!
Anyway, I have lots to work on. Good thing I've got nothing but time.
Nutrition, Thurs., Jan. 3:
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Coffee Mate, 6 tbsp 90
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
MAKEOVER: Garden Vegetable Frittata with Sausage (by CBAILEYC), 1 serving 487
Boneless Porkchop, Center cut, 4oz., 1 serving 180
Carrots, raw, 0.5 cup, grated 23
Coconut Oil, 2 tbsp 234
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup 13
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced 14
Broccoli Slaw, 4 oz 33
Fish (Swai baked), 7 oz 175
Roasted vegetables, 1 serving 186
Water, tap, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 0
Coffee-mate Original Creamer (powder) , 6 tsp 60
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 1 serving 42
Folger's Instant Decaf, 1 tbsp 0
Daily Calories Total: 1646
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, to reach 199 by the second week of January, 2014.
Calorie Differential Report
Total Burned 2,885
It's been WONDERFUL to read all your responses to my last blog. You all have truly put a smile on my face, and in my heart. I appreciate everything you've said, and all the goodies and hugs you've sent even when I wasn't all the way here. I forgot how powerful your support and friendship is, and I cannot tell you how much it means to me. Thank you so very much.
Keep on keepin' on my friends.