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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!!!

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    Awesome work:)
    Here's to ten more days!!!
    1309 days ago
    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 :)
    1309 days ago
    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!
    1312 days ago
    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.

    1312 days ago
    What a beautiful outfit. Very regal. I run too and it is amazing how much better my mind feels. Good job emoticon
    1312 days ago
    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

    1313 days ago
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