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7 Days in the Zone

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today, as I ran the daily nutrition report, I saw for the first time (in a while!!!) no red dots on the top part of the charts!!! A full week and I feel it...

I am always low on calcium,despite the fact that I start my days with FF Yogurt and often have cheese as a snack. I compensate by taking a daily supplement. My iron is also low, but this is typical too.

What I am most proud of today is the fact that during these 7 days, I manage to resist beer and a feast at St-Pat Day -I swear, no cheating, I actually was on the road to the airport to pick up my daughter / I was happy to have a week for myself, but I am very happy to have her back!!! - and I asked for the light meal at the Mess Dinner (military function) that I had to attend last Thursday.

I went for my second run outside since the race (my lungs have almost recovered) and it felt great to be outside enjoying the COLD (-5C) sun!!! Running is like an escape for me, I get into that zone where I let my mind go and I try not to think too much - or I focus on the moment, my alignment, my breathing and letting it go. I needed it - it is much better to manage stress that way (compare to my recent binge eating episode!!!)

So what was I thinking?

Mostly about my family. I miss my mom and as a result it got me thinking about what kind of mom I am and want to be. When I look at my daughters, I am very proud of both of them. I guess this is one aspect of me that define me... it takes most of my time, beside time for myself (mostly training and reading) and my work.

Then I started thinking about work... ... ... no stress!!! ... I am running!....
So I thought about friendship! Well, I miss my friends from Kingston. Since we moved to Borden last summer, I feel kinda lonely. I work in a small unit and because of my rank and position, I can't really have friends at work, I am the supervisor! I laugh and have great days - too much to do, which keeps me busy and then I have time - on the job to train - I am lucky, military comes with expectation of being fit and a gym membership! (and I am making good use of it...)

Cheers for now - it is very late and I am lacking sleep; stayed very late working on complicated cases two nights in a row... Here is my best uniform look (in my formal mess kit!)

I am on for another 10 more days streak of "in range" eating before Easter! I can do this...
BTW, the scale is moving in the right direction!!!! wohooo!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CONFIDENTLY_FIT 3/24/2013 5:19AM

    Awesome work:)
Here's to ten more days!!!

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MUMMAMICHELLE 3/24/2013 2:43AM

    Running is so great like that, some people ask why do you like to run it's so boring. I am like you...I love to think and I think the endorphins help to think of things in a positive way and clarity. You look beautiful in your photos :)

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CRYSBROWN1 3/20/2013 10:45AM

    Great job on staying in range, you are on a roll! I am glad that getting out there for a run was able to clear your mind!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/20/2013 9:23AM

    emoticon for staying in range even through St. Patty's day. I know you can make it until Easter! And who knows.... you might even continue longer than that.


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KBRADFORD88 3/20/2013 9:06AM

    What a beautiful outfit. Very regal. I run too and it is amazing how much better my mind feels. Good job emoticon

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SURLYGIRL 3/19/2013 11:54PM

    Looking good. Glad to hear that you are in "the zone".

Do some research on calcium supplements - I have read that they have a negative effect and can actually leech calcium from your bones.

Keep on Sparking - xoxo


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