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Sunday, January 27, 2013

If you read yesterday's blog, then you know my Friday was not all it could have been, but I made up for it on Saturday. Whew! Thank goodness for that. I much prefer having more positive days to cancel out my negative days, y'know?

Saturday, Jan. 26:
Morning Coffee
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Meal Totals 235

Egg, fresh, 2.5 large 175
Coconut Oil, 0.5 tbsp 59
Feta Cheese, 0.25 cup, crumbled 99
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Broccoli, fresh, 1 cup, chopped 25
Carrots, raw, 0.25 cup, grated 11
Cauliflower, raw, 1 cup 25
Viva Fat Free Cottage Cheese, 0.5 cup 70
Meal Totals 565

Salsa, 0.25 cup 18
Grapes, 40 grape, seedless 78
Green Olives, 56 grams 81
Baken-ets Traditional Fried Pork Skins, rinds, 14 gram(s) 80
Meal Totals 257

waffle van's gluten free wheat free (2 waffles), 1 serving 190
Egg, fresh, 3 large 210
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Bacon, 2 medium slices, cooked (raw product packed 20/lb) 87
Meal Totals 588

Evening Snack
Water, tap, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 0
Coffee-mate Original Creamer (powder) , 6 tsp 60
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix No Sugar Added 1 serving 60
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 3 serving 126
Folger's Instant Decaf, 1 tbsp 0
Meal Totals 246

Daily Total: 1891

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,891
BMR* 2,203
Exercise 1,235
Total Burned 3,438
Differential -1,547

Aahhh. Better! I've been dithering about when it comes to the Rock'n'Roll Portland Half that I'm registered for. I use to run with a local Galloway group, but because of the gained weight and cranky attitude (mine, not theirs) I've left them. I followed a similar training plan for walking the Portland Half last October, and it worked well. I figured, even if I'm not running with the Galloway group, I can follow their training plan no matter if I'm running or walking it. So, that's what I'm doing.
Right now, I'm pretty ok working toward this goal by myself. I do wish I could find someone as slow as me to run with me. One of the leaders of the Galloway group offered to slow the group down to allow me to stay with them, but that's not fair to those who are stronger better runners. I'm good with my decision, and I know if I get my running chops back to what ~I~ think they should be, I can rejoin them for the fellowship.

To help remind me of my goal, I'm wearing my Girlfriend's Half bling. It's a simply disk with the figure of a girlfriend running, and 13.1 on the face. The back reads Girlfriends Run 4ever! I'm going to do my level-best to wear this every day as a tangible reminder of what I want to do. I want to run (for new friends, my version of running is walking for 45 seconds, running for 45 seconds.. intervals) the R'n'R Half. That is my goal. I'm not going to worry about time, just effort and completing the run upright, healthy, and happy!

Anyway, that run, as slow as it was. left me feeling ~SO~ good all day long. It was certainly one of those "if only I could bottle this feeling" moments. I did ride my version of a runner's high all day long, and that carried over to my eating as well. I kept it under control, even if I splurged a bit in the process. If I eat well for my main meals, I eat less inbetween. Is that a duh moment or what? LOL I ~know~ this and yet I don't always employ it.
I'm also coming out of TOM and looking forward to the morning when I get up and go potty and pee for 5 minutes straight. That's when I know I'm in the clear again. Was that TMI? Sorry.
My menu for the week is planned out. It's full-on paleo, and it has a few things I've not tried before. Bill, stalwart man that he is, is game to cook and help me through it. You know I'll keep you updated on how it's going as time goes on.
So far today, I've done my Upper Body workout with Coach Nicole, cleaned Millie and Maggie eye boogers, made another batch of Nutola for breakfast and snacks, done two loads of rugs laundry, with regular laundry at the ready on deck, fed all the animals, and I'm about to feed myself. Not bad for being up for two hours, eh?
Real quick before I go - I did this Upper Body workout on Friday and this morning.

It's great to feel my muscles strain and work again. Part of this video involves hitting the floor and laying on your back, then stomach. Of course, when I do this, I have three cold noses and wet tongues in my face, ears, up my nose and anywhere else they can get me. The puppies are such HUGE HELPS when I'm working out LOL

Bubbie is my biggest supporter, and as I'm doing my thang, he's right there. The last move is a set of push-ups. As I start these, Bub moves right in front of my face, flops down, and lays with his paws up, belly right in line with my nose when I lower myself down LOLOLOLOLOL Crazy kid! I am so lucky to have such amazing little furbabies who love me so much they help me work out.

Spark on my friends. Fast or slow, big or little, try to do something today that makes you feel as amazing as I think you are!
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    emoticon I loved reading this blog. You're motivation is infectious! Love to hear it from you. Keep up the great work!
    1879 days ago
    Way to go, Candy! I am SO looking forward to seeing you again in May for the Portland RnR; you are on track and gonna do awesome. It doesn't matter how fast or slow we go, we just need to keep moving and we'll get where we want to be.

    1880 days ago
    I lvoe those cats that exercise with us, mine isBubba but he just cheers, even his paws rest, although I have seen huis whuskers move in a kind of smirk when I breathe hard LOL

    Sounds like you are defintiely back on the right path for heakth. I walk , running doens;t like me much

    I am working on walking a5k with DH in March. we are going to do 2 miles 3x a week, more if we can stand it lol

    I will be thinkig of you along the way!!!!

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    1880 days ago
  • ROXIT22222
    NIce. I will be at the Rock n Roll! Donut man and I have a busy weekend that weekend. I won't be able to do any night before meet ups.
    1880 days ago
    emoticon (Not quite a cougar or lion, but related?)

    My two furry friends can't resist when I hit the floor either.

    Way to go on the prep for the week a- have a terrific week!
    1880 days ago
    I wish we lived closer, Candy. I'd love to run with you.

    1880 days ago
    Once I figured out that I can make up for a bad day (because it's all about numbers averaging out over a period of time, right?) it made it easier to forgive myself when I had a bad day. Good job making up for a not so good day! I love your enthusiasm. It makes me want to train for something...although I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that though...but maybe soon!
    1881 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    Candy I have to tell you how much I love your blogs. Whether you're having a good day or a bad day, there's always something in them that makes me want to keep pushing through and makes me so proud of you for all of your insights. Thank you for writing them.

    Love that you have the support of your family (fur babies and Bill) to help you along the way.

    Sounds like you've had a great morning. Here's to a fabulous rest of the day!

    1881 days ago
    You are such an inspiration to me! I have been down with a cold and not feeling like doing too much the past couple of days. You have lit my fire again and now I want to get to where I can run! I haven't run since I was a kid, but I really want to get the old ankle built back up and give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!
    1881 days ago
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