BVCC09's SparkPeople Blog BVCC09's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community March 11 I weighed in this morning at 262. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> That's way higher than I want to be. I am trying to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Goal 1: Have a good week before the March O'Madness run on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Goal 2: Get down to 250 before the Oshkosh Half on April 21. <BR> <BR> Goal 3: Get down to 225 before the Madison Mini on August 17. <BR> <BR> I don't know if I can do that, but I'm going to make a serious run at it. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:30:55 EST Day 30 The last two days haven't been that great, but I'm determined to get back on track. I started this morning with a five mile run (outdoors), and now I need to keep my eating under control. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:22:09 EST Day 27 It has turned cold here, so I went to Snap Fitness again this morning. I did a quick 3 miles on the dreadmill. I'm still feeling pretty good from that workout. <BR> <BR> I'm starting to notice just a little looseness in some of my clothes. I still have a long way to go, but it feels good to start to see some signs of progress. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 09:44:51 EST Day 25 When I left the house this morning, shortly before 7:00, it was snowing lightly, and just starting to stick to the lawns. When I got home, shortly before 10:00, there was a good inch on the ground. Fortunately, I spent that time in the warm comfort of Snap Fitness, plodding out 13.1 miles on the treaded dreadmill. It was a good run. I struggled a bit at the end, but I finished. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 20:40:27 EST Day 24 Today there was a "Polar 5K" sponsored by the Society of Pre-Health Students. I'm afraid it wasn't too polar. It was sunny and high 30's. A nice day for a run. <BR> <BR> They had a contest where you were supposed to predict your winning time. The person who came closest to their prediction won a $30 gift card. When I signed up, I was really optimistic. I said "29 minutes". When I got there, and got a look at the course (hilly!) and monitored my condition (flabby!), I thought that was ... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 15:28:54 EST Day 23 I overindulged yesterday. Too much chocolate. Not a full blown binge, but more than I should have. So I woke up with a headache, and to compound the felony, I didn't go running. <BR> <BR> I need to get back to the place where running is automatic. Just get up and do it. Too often lately, I have postponed the decision on whether to run until the morning, and I don't make good decisions first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> Oh, well, it's not an issue tomorrow, because tomorrow is the Po... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 08:35:09 EST Day 22 Boy, was it hard to drag myself out of bed this morning. But I had to do it, because I already took yesterday off. I only rand 2.5 miles, since I have an 8:00 meeting. I know that I will feel better today for having done it. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 08:35:36 EST Day 21 Today is not off to a great start. I didn't manage to drag myself out of bed, so I didn't get in a run. Now I feel lazy and sluggish. I'm really craving hard this morning, but I had a sensible breakfast, and if I can make it to noon, I'll probably be OK. Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:41:10 EST Day 19 Yesterday was a real good day. I slept in, then went over to Snap Fitness at noon, and did over 11 miles on the dreadmill, while watching the Packers game. It's a good way to distract myself. Since I didn't eat much in the morning, I also stuck well within my calorie goals. <BR> <BR> I didn't run today, because 11 miles, but I've stuck with the eating plan. I'm feeling OK. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 19:48:15 EST Day 17 It's December, so I have started my Snap Fitness(tm) membership for the winter. It was actually warm enough this morning that I could have run outside. But I figured what the hell. So I did 30 minutes on the treaded dreadmill. I'm sure I'll be tired of it pretty soon. I'll try to get in some more outdoor runs before the snow flies. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 11:05:01 EST Day 16 I slept in this morning AND still ran, a rare combination. I figured after 13 hours at the office yesterday, I could come in a little late. "A little late" being 8:30, when I'm usually here by 7:30 (and yesterday I was in at 7:00). <BR> <BR> Now I want to run again tomorrow. I've been running every other day for more than a week, and I need to get two in a row. At least it's Saturday, so I could sleep in and still run again. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:33:31 EST Day 15 Two weeks out. This can be a dangerous time. I'm feeling pretty good, but if I let me guard down, I can fall off the wagon. <BR> <BR> Today has been a good day, so far. I didn't run, because I had an early meeting. But I had a nice lunch and healthy snacks both morning and afternoon. I have a brown bag dinner, and I know that's already packed and pretty healthy. If I can keep away from the vending machines, I'll be OK. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:36:54 EST Day 14 I am so craving right now, and it is a direct effect of stress. <BR> <BR> I had a student in my office this afternoon who is getting an A-, but really, really wants an A. It would be funny, if she weren't so incredibly stressed over it. She was literally in tears. Obviously, she's getting a lot of pressure from her parents (or even from herself), and it is stressing her out big time. <BR> <BR> Which is stressing me out big time, and I really, really want to eat to numb the feelings. <B... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:13:44 EST Day 13 Boy, was I hungry at lunch time. And before I could eat, I had to run over to the Student Center. Past the coffee shop and all their cookies and cinnamon rolls and all that. Past the vending machines full of CHOCOLATE. Boy, was I tempted. But I made it through, got back to my office, and had a decent, balanced lunch. <BR> <BR> Small victories.... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:44:26 EST Day 12 All in all, not a bad weekend. I stayed within my calorie goals on 3 of the four days. Although I went over on Saturday, I didn't go too far over. I ran two of the four days. I'm happy with what I did. <BR> <BR> I ran again this morning, almost four miles. It was cold, but fortunately the wind wasn't bad. I want to try to get out and run again tomorrow. We'll see how much sleep I get tonight. <BR> <BR> I've started the day off right, with a light breakfast. I'm expecting to have a g... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:45:27 EST Day 10 Made it through the Chinese buffet without pigging out too much. I'm not sure how to enter it in My Nutrition. But still, I didn't eat too much, so I'm happy. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:58:05 EST Day 9 Slept in this morning until waaaaay after the crowds at Walmart had finished trampling the help. I didn't run, but I will tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I count my Thanksgiving as a success. There's one more challenge ahead of me. That's my old nemesis, the Chinese buffet. Mom and Barb always take us out to the Chinese buffet when we come to visit, and I usually overdo it. So this time, I'll have to be extra careful. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:30:33 EST Day 8 Thanksgiving dinner was a success. Lots of good food, but I didn't overdo it. I'm pleasantly full, rather than stuffed to the gills. If I take it easy at supper time, I can stay within my calorie goals. <BR> <BR> I did run 4.6 miles this morning, before most of the world was up. It was a nice day for a run. A couple of my Facebook friends ran Turkey Trots this morning. I'm jealous. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:42:49 EST Day 7 I was going to run this morning, so that I could sleep in tomorrow. But I slept in this morning, so I'll have to run tomorrow. That's OK, it will wake me up before the long drive to Grandma's house. Also, this morning was so foggy, I probably would have gotten run over. <BR> <BR> I ate too much for breakfast. I wish I thought that would mean that I'd eat less for the rest of the day, but usually when I eat too much early, it just gives me momentum for overeating for the rest of the day. ... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:11:32 EST Day 6 For once I didn't have to drag myself out the door for a run. It seems like lately I've really had trouble getting up and running. But this morning, I popped up, got dressed, and did a quick 2.5 miles. OK, a slow 2.5 miles. But I did it, and still made it to school on time. <BR> <BR> Eating has been OK for the last couple of days. I have had some cravings, but I've been doing OK. Now to make it through the holiday weekend.... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:35:45 EST Day 4 I didn't manage to get up and run today, but other than that, it has been a good day. <BR> <BR> It's funny how the urge to indulge comes upon me. I'm over that first few days of constant craving, and for the most part, I was only hungry today at meal times. But once or twice, when I wasn't hungry at all, I just had this urge...Eat that! I manged to resist, but that's partly because I was rested and relaxed. I need to be careful for those urges when I'm tired or stressed. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:13:18 EST Day 3 I wish I could shake the feeling of "Here we go again." <BR> <BR> I know, I'm not supposed to "diet". I'm supposed to change my lifestyle. And I have. Over and over and over again. So far, it has always slipped back to poor eating. <BR> <BR> I can't look down the road. That's too scary. I just need to make it through today. So far, so good. <BR> <BR> One day at a time. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:45:23 EST