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So good I took a Snow Day!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

My plan is working quite well for me right now.

Jan goal of no ice cream- no problem, haven't touched it.
1st to 7th goal of salad eating- every day, 9 large salads total and keeping it going
Goal for 8th to 14th is 60 minutes fitness per day.
Day goals- all but Monday, which was work out at home

The snow created some difficulties for me. It is part responsible for a missed goal. I did not count being in the cold, shoveling, cleaning snow, and everything being harder outside. It also used up most of my time on Mon,Tue,Wed by having my kids home the entire time. Traded a lot of "Me" time for "Us" time, and that didn't leave much left over.

One other thing was my calorie counts being a little off. I weighed myself Dec 21st before a race. I was 189.5 and began my prep for life changing. Won my age division in the snow and ice, and started my mental changeover. Went through Christmas with all kinds of my mother's GF cookies, and even got dosed with gluten somehow (this sets me down for a few days). All those calories and no activity for a few days, now I'm down to 184.5. 5.5 pounds lost seems great, but not completely. Out of those 17 days, 3 were no activity, 4 were an overload of calories, then the next ten were weight loss. A half pound per day, mixed with a super cold 10K run and heavy non tracked activity. Left me drained. Started crashing on Tuesday around noon. Ate extra food at night (about a 1200 cal meal), then homemade PB&J twinkies for snack. Still woke up at 184. Ate extra (all healthy food) Wed and I stabilized at 184 and have my energy back.

I will now get back to plans on Friday with an added 500 calories a day to put weight loss at 1.5 pounds per week.

That is my update. Steady ahead. Next race is on the 18th.

Thank you for reading everyone, Konrad

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SQUIRRELLYONE 1/13/2014 3:21PM

    Good luck on the 18th!

I love my daily salads. They're sooooo tasty! :)

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HOBBESIS49 1/11/2014 12:54AM

    Wow! Very Nice

Great determination and follow through..



From 'GO the Distance' Spark Team

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GREGGWEISBROD 1/10/2014 4:30PM

    Yeah, all those winter duties really suck the energy out of you for sure. Really admired the way you quickly remedied your lack of calories and energy level so efficiently! It's not just enough to realize our mistakes, but to work toward correcting them, and you totally nailed it!! :-D Good luck with the next race, can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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TINAJANE76 1/10/2014 11:45AM

    Sounds like January is off to a good start for you and, really, your December sounds like it was pretty reasonable too. Good luck with your next race and in reaching all of your goals. I'll be here to cheer you on every step of the way!

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JSTETSER 1/10/2014 6:39AM

    You have very specific plans! Good for you!
I love reading about someone knowing, and sticking to their goals!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/9/2014 10:53PM

    I like your goals but I like your accountability even more. I am also trying to have salad every day. Have you tried a half an avocado in it? Yum

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LEANNAW4 1/9/2014 7:08PM

    I've got one thing to say: PB&J twinkies?!?!

OK, two things: thanks for the update; steady on, my friend!

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ANDREAG89 1/9/2014 3:13PM

    I realize not all your blogs are like this, but I really like the 'task' mentality you have when achieving your goals. I'm going to do my best to steal that attitude. :-)

Despite being thrown off by snow and cold, I hope you're having an enjoyable month thus far. Best wishes on your next race!

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