ELORACGO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ELORACGO ELORACGO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Time sure flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807649 What, has it been this long since I wrote a blog? Man, am I embarrassed. <BR> <BR> Ok so what's new... let's see <BR> <BR> I've been off work since mid June... Long story so here's the short version. One of the bosses at work intimidated me and things have deteriorated from that. So, you know how that goes when you're stressed, depressed, frustrated, angry... and at home. Recipe for disaster! Of course I turned to food for comfort so I haven't lost weight. <BR> <BR> I went through ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:57 EST couch to 10k, week one completed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714364 I'm happy to report that I was able to complete week one with no pain in my legs whatsoever. But, I realized that my cardio has suffured from the month break from running. I got winded doing the minute or running required and that sucks! <BR> <BR> But I know it will improve fast so I'll keep calm in the meanwhile. <BR> <BR> So here is my week one summary <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1888167947.jpg"> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:42:12 EST 24 minutes of pure bliss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709011 Today, I started running again after a month's break to let my legs heal. <BR> <BR> I'm good, I decided to be kind to my body and start slow in order not to overtrain again and get injured. So, I took my couch to 10k plan out and started there. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324435669.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this is me after the run, with this big grin on my face, all sweaty but so happy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1544054299.... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:22:43 EST Month of rest over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707456 After the challenge I had to take a break from running to let my legs recover and heal. So, the month is over now and I just can't wait to get back in my running shoes and hit the pavement. <BR> <BR> I know I have to start slow in order not to wake the injuries up again so I'm going to start really slow Monday. I'm not even going to try to find out how much I lost during the last month. I'm going to dig up my couch to 5k programm and strart from there and ajust along the way. <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 31 May 2014 12:08:55 EST Hope I'm back for good this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696982 I am so not proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I went MIA for so long and lost control on my food intake. I have no one to blame but myself but it still makes me mad that I sabotaged myself like that. I'm back at 183 lbs and I have so much trouble to just not overeat right now. And of course, I turn to bad choices: chips, ice cream and overall junk. <BR> <BR> I don't know if I still have readers out there, but if so, here is a resumé of the last 6 months or so. <BR> <BR> I was training for a... Sat, 17 May 2014 11:15:10 EST 50 days till Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532130 Oooohhh, a friend of mine just reminded me that there are only 50 days till Christmas left. It sparked a thought in my mind. Why not make myself a challenge? <BR> <BR> So here it is, I'm launchig the "50 days thill Christmas Challenge" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1626302616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> exercise 30 minutes everyday (even when I'll be on vacation in December) <BR> watch my food intake, make smart choices even at restaurants, on vacat... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 16:32:09 EST In loving memory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514542 Today is a very sad day. My loyal buddy died and I'm devastated. I knew it was coming, after all at 13 and a half years old, she was very old for a big dog. <BR> <BR> May you rest in peace sweety. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1059847858.jpg"> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:31:07 EST Proud, proud, proud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507167 Hi guys <BR> <BR> I know I don't blog regularly so I won't even try to come up with a convincing excuse. I just don't have one. <BR> <BR> This morning, I went for a long run, well, actually the first one in over 2 weeks, so I wasn't sure if I could do the distance. Since I'm increasing my kilometers by 10% per week, this next long run had to be 11 kms. <BR> <BR> And I did it, pretty slowly actually with an average of 8:01 min/km but I did the distance in 1:28:59 hr. Yeah me! I even to... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:05:06 EST Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500680 I need a good kick in the southern part of my back to get my weight back on the losing wagon again, so I joined the Fall 5% challenge. <BR> <BR> I still don't know on which team I got assigned yet but as the challenge is being deployed, it will be a very active and motivating team, I have no doubts. <BR> <BR> My exercise commitment for this challenge is as follow: <BR> <em>313</em> an early 10 min morning walk with my old pouch on work days (4x a week) <BR> <em>312</em> go for 3 outin... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:20:39 EST Great for mileage week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471666 Here is my running dashboard for the last week of August 2013 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992601478.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A coworker of mine told me this week that for runners, high mileage isn't giving more health benefits as we all thought. In fact, for women, the best health benefits are achieve with an average of 16 to 24 km per week. Less or more than that, there is no greater or lower risks than the ones of non running women. Hum... made me reflect on my run... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:09:59 EST a so, so week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465006 It wasn't the best of weeks. On Saturday, I had a party, well actually it was my brother in law's 30th wedding anniversary. So I danced 'till the wee hours of the morning. No need to tell you guys that I wasn't top shape on Sunday. I went to bed at 4h15 AM and woke up at noon. My feet were killing me (thanks to my 4 inches heels pumps) so going out for a run was out of the question! <BR> <BR> Monday, I started the day with a 7.5 km run in just under an hour. I was pretty happy with tha... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:45:28 EST an other good running week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457112 I just completed my dashboard and realized that I ran almost the same amount of kms in 3 runs this week as I did in 5 last week. <BR> <BR> I was aiming for 7 kms for my long run but I could only do 6 kms before my achille's tendon started acting up. I didn't want to risk an injury so I stopped. <BR> <BR> So, for next week, I'll aim at more kms even if it's in 3 runs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1669813013.jpg"> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:19:00 EST proud of my week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450584 Since I came back from my vacation in France at the end of June, I've been working overtime shifts at work so others could go on their vacation. As a result, I've put myself on the back burner a bit because I was really tired after I came back home. <BR> <BR> So I kept running but only twice a week and for short distances, max of 5 km. But the past week, I decided to go running Monday to Friday, short distances but I coaxed myself to put on my running shoes every day and here are my resu... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 07:35:01 EST Oh my, has it been this long? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448041 I went MIA for more than 3 months, really? Sorry for all you folks, well, the 4 of you reading my posts, for not writing anything in soooo long. <BR> <BR> I kept running guys, don't worry about that. The weight went up a bit, well, between 5 and 8 pounds more than my last post but I think a few of those pounds are muscle mass since I've been working out a lot more. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine signed up for the half marathon (Montreal's rock and roll marathon in September) months ago and he... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 20:08:01 EST week 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370765 Sorry about being late again in posting this week's stats. The few past days have been hectic. The challenge is in 4 days and I've got a zillion things to do before Saturday, so posting got sent to the end of the to do list. <BR> <BR> Last week's weather was horrible, pouring rain every single day so I had to go running on the treadmill at the gym twice. Man do I hate it. I managed to sneak a 10 k outside yesterday, since the weather got really nice. I do hope and prey for nice weather ... Tue, 28 May 2013 20:08:32 EST week 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361331 Hi there, I'm late this week in posting my weekly stats but I was really busy yesterday that I didn't get a chance to open my computer. <BR> <BR> First of all, last Sunday, I ran my first official 10 k race. it went really well, even though I was so nervous that I didn't sleep well the night before the race. I knew I could run the distance but still. I ran my best 10 k time ever 1:13:16 hr, 11 minutes faster than my previous PB and I didn't finish last. Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Sun, 19 May 2013 17:32:10 EST week 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353068 I had a pretty good week. The weather was idyllic, hot, sunny and not too humid. I ate good, drank a lot of green tea, actually bought myself my own mother's day gift, some wonderful teas from David's teas shop. <BR> <BR> I went shopping and was ecstatic to find out that a size 10 shorts were too big!!!! Major milestone since I can't remember went I actually wore a size 10. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I have my very first official 10 k race scheduled. I'm a little nervous not that I'm doubting ... Sat, 11 May 2013 11:54:30 EST Week 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345449 Another bland week. The only good thing about it was that we finally got nice, warm weather. I took out my shorts (uniform) this week and stored away the long pants for a few months. Hurray! <BR> <BR> I did my long run, 10.75 kms so I guess nest week's race won't be too intimidating. <BR> <BR> I didn't lose an ounce this week and I only have myself to blame. I didn't go over my calories but I didn't eat real good foods. I indulged in bad things so I guess my body is responding by not g... Sat, 4 May 2013 16:22:33 EST Reflections on April's goals and May's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345441 April has been a rough month. We lost a coworker in a bicycle accident, 2 friends lost their dads to cancer and a coworker lost his wife to cancer. It hasn't been a pleasant month, I spent a few nights at funeral homes paying my respects to the families. <BR> <BR> And mother nature wasn't too nice either. Lots of cold weather, rain and even a snow storm! <BR> <BR> I went running 12 times and even attained 9.75 km as my long run. The challenge is getting pretty close now, only 3 weeks to... Sat, 4 May 2013 16:14:16 EST week 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336477 Honestly, I don't really remember this past week... weird hey? I know I went running 3 times, walked the dog, took a zumba class and did yoga once but it seems a total blur for the rest of my week. It must have been a very uneventful week if I can't recall any of it. <BR> <BR> I lost one pound and ran 9.76 kms yesterday for my long run. So, I'll sign off with the week's stats. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1338188069.jpg"> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:45:40 EST week 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329378 My week wasn't top notch. I ate way to much calorie wise but I also made real bad choices, that's worse than eating too many calories, in my book. <BR> <BR> I had stayed clear of sugar since the beginning of the year, yes I had a few bites here and there on valentine's day and when I went to the sugar shack, but in all, I really wasn't missing sugar at all. But last week, duh, I had chocolate, cookies, a muffin, candies... enough sugar to give me the drive to run the whole distance betwe... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:29:58 EST week 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320970 I've had quite a week. <BR> <BR> We lost a coworker who died in a bicycle accident. It did hit us pretty bad because it happened less then 2 km from were we work, at an intersection that we go through 6 times a day. So every time we cross it, we think of what happened to him. As a team, we decided to put up a memorial, one of us built a white cross and we hung it on a traffic light pole at the intersection so we will always remember him. <BR> <BR> I ate perfectly all week, ran my a$$ off... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:58:09 EST week 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313757 Ah Easter week end! I didn't even come near chocolate during the week end, which for me, is a first. But, because there is a but, I did eat way to much other stuff. I manage to go running on Sunday, my long run (6.66 km) so I guess that was my damage control method not to gain weight over the Easter week end. <BR> <BR> I'm still very bad with the cross training part of my goals, I really have no clue as to how I'm going to discipline myself into doing it. <BR> <BR> We had very windy and ... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 15:02:45 EST Reflections on March's goals and April's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306131 March brought me a huge fitness challenge in which I jumped in with both feet. As a result, I'm really committed with my running in order to achieve the fitness level I'll need to do this challenge, which is to run 25 km in a 30 hours period. <BR> <BR> I also have been really consistent in walking the dog each working day's morning. I've only missed 3 outings but those were my dog's choice not to go! She hates getting wet so when it rains heavily, she refuses to come take a walk! <BR> <B... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:45:28 EST Week 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306112 I had a pretty decent week and I lost one pound. I honestly would have wanted to have lost more so eventhough a loss is a loss, I'm a bit disappointed because of the quality of the week I had. I know that as I'm getting closer to my goal weight, the pounds will take longer to leave me, but I just want them gone, now! <BR> Oh well, I just need to put that thought behind me and continue forward. <BR> <BR> Here are the past week's stats <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:25:53 EST week 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296210 Very weird week... I felt a bit depressed Saturday through Monday and didn't feel like doing anything. But I did anyways. <BR> <BR> On Saturday, I did 40 minutes of yoga in the morning and I did a cross fit session with the challenge group in the afternoon. Ishhh, that was quite a workout, but I'm glad I did it. I realized that I'm in a far better shape than I thought after doing that workout. I was exhausted after finishing it of course, but my energy level came back up pretty fast and... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:17:16 EST Week 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287714 The week got a little bit hectic but I managed to stay afloat. I did go over my calories 5 days this week but not excessively. So, I'll try to do better this coming week. <BR> <BR> Last Sunday, I went running outside for the first time of the year. Oh how good it felt. I so hate running on the treadmill but with the cold weather and the ice and snow outside, I won't risk running outside during the winter and get injured. <BR> <BR> The training for the Montreal-Quebec challenge is going ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:31:16 EST Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279378 Here is my report card for the past week. I've upped my running outings following the new challenge I took up. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, go read my previous blog. <BR> <BR> The week went by fine, I had no real problem with my running. I even surprised myself Wednesday when I just started running on the treadmill at the gym and went on for 30 minutes straight without being exhausted or winded. I'm getting there. Last fall, I was able to run 10k but since I don't run out... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 20:41:37 EST My toughest challenge yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274983 Hi guys <BR> <BR> today, what I'm posting has nothing to do with weight loss but everything to do with having a big heart. <BR> <BR> I signed up for a humongous challenge. With a group of about 50 runners, on June 1st, we will run a relay race of 250 km, from St-Hubert,QC to Québec city QC. Our relays are 10k, 10k and a final 5k, all within 24 hours. <BR> <BR> I'm posting this blog because I need sponsors to collect funds because we are running for Opération Enfant Soleil. This organisa... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 21:30:39 EST Reflections on February's goals and March's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268687 All in all, February was a good month. Even with my birthday, Valentine's day and my mother's birthday all within a week, I did pretty good with my eating plan. <BR> <BR> I walked the dog on work mornings, went running and to the gym, not perfect attendance but I did pretty good. I also lost 5 lbs this month, one pound short of my goal. But that's ok. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281818280.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:25:59 EST Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268645 Hey there, reporting with week 9 results. <BR> <BR> I didn't go to the gym to strength train but I went to run. So half fail! I ate good 6 out of 7 days, walked the dog on work mornings 4 times and manage to lose 1 pound. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1991123206.jpg"> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:56:22 EST My journey: from morbidly obese to healthy and fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261797 I guess I should reflect on my journey and by putting it in writing for every one to read might actually be a good thing. <BR> <BR> I've always been heavy and been picked on by kids because of that. I was good at sports because I was clumsy but I always did a little anyways: rode my bike and walked a lot. <BR> <BR> After having my daughter, I wanted to lose the weight and managed to lose about 30 lbs. But gained it all back in a matter of months and a few bonus pounds too. <BR> <BR> Then... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:46:10 EST Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261024 This week, I just didn't feel like exercising much so I only attended the gym once and went running once. I also ate on track 5 out of the 7 days and I'm alright with that. <BR> <BR> This coming week, I'll try to go running much more because I had set a goal to go running at least 10 times in February and I only managed 5 times, so if I want to meet my goal, I have to go running Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Big contract but I can manage if I cut a little distance each d... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:28:34 EST week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251502 Hey there! I had a very busy week at work, very tirering so I didn't do as much exercise as I had planned. But I still managed to drop 2 more pounds. Yeah! <BR> <BR> I ate on track 5 out of the 7 days, and the 2 days I was off, were by less then 200 calories so I'm cool with that. <BR> <BR> Here are the week's stats <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l703870147.jpg"> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:12:20 EST Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243888 Hi there Sparkfriends! Still going strong even this week being my birthday. I ate out once and did great, only went over my total calories for the day by 35 so I'm not counting it as a missed day! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was my birthday and my coworkers brought me a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Yum! can you imagine I had never tasted red velvet cake before? Well, I'm a fan now, folks. And I managed to fit it in my daily caloric intake. Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> We again got th... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 11:35:46 EST Reflections on January's goals and February's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235675 January was really a good month. I was on my food plan dead on for the whole 31 days! I also lost 11 lbs. I went to the gym and running. The only down side is the doggy walks. With the horribly cold weather that we got here up north, I couldn't accomplish all the outings that I had planned. <BR> <BR> Here is a recap for January <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1272329384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1245820073.jpg"> <... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:23:15 EST Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233099 Hey, hey sparkfriends, so far so good. I've lost 11 lbs during January, which is really great. I know I can't expect that kind of weight loss every month but I'll take it anytime. <BR> <BR> The week to come will be difficult since my birthday is coming up and I'll probably end up having to go out to eat a few times with my boyfriend, my friends, my mom and my aunt. So, I'll just have to make wise choices in order not to gain. <BR> <BR> The temperature is really weird, freezing cold a few... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:25:00 EST An A to Z about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224601 Thanks to Doveseyes who published such a "survey" on her blog, I also decided to post one. <BR> <BR> A= Available or Married? <BR> Not married but not available either. <BR> <BR> B=Book you are reading? <BR> I'm a big fan of murder stories. But right now, I'm reading the biography of a local actress Jeannine Sutto, who now is nearly 92 years old. <BR> <BR> C=Cake or Pie? <BR> definitely cake, lemon poppy seed pound cake makes my day. <BR> <BR> D=Drink of Choice? <BR> Of choice, I'... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:31:46 EST Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223487 Well, I had a rough week. My job has me outside 7 out of 9 hours a day. This week, we were cursed with an arctic cold streak that left me frozen solid every day. So, I didn't feel like going out again to go to the gym and my dog didn't want to go for a walk either. <BR> <BR> At least I ate really clean all week so I'm saying goodbye to 2 lbs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246592728.jpg"> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:46:19 EST Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212933 With the very cold weather that we've been having yesterday and today, my dog doesn't even want to take our daily walk so we only went twice this week. I'll try to catch up this week end so that my buddy will get her exercises done. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523941067.jpg"> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:48:12 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202687 As stated in my previous blog, week 2 comes early too but week 3 will be next Friday. <BR> <BR> I worked all week, and my job is very demanding physically, so I couldn't go running in the past days but it'll happen this week end. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115086815.jpg"> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:06:19 EST Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192822 I know I'm a bit early to reflect on week one, but I'm used to weighing myself on Friday's and I just want to go back to that weight in day. So, I'm reflecting on week one now and will do a week 2 on Friday. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2014000261.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:00:43 EST January 2013's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182522 As stated in my previous blog, I need to make some goals in order to make myself accountable to someone, even if it only is me. If I put it in writing for everyone to see, I need to walk the walk since I would have talked the talk right? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1747301522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> just to keep doing this because my dog needs it, so, take the dog for a short walk each work day morning. (4days a week) <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> go t... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:40:33 EST Reflecting on the past http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182061 <BR> <BR> I had a little time on my hands, so I decided to read my entire blog. It seems I was way motivated when I started blogging back in July 2010 and it brought some great results. As time went by, the posts were days, then weeks and even months apart, and the motivation and results weren't there anymore. The few last posts are all about my lack of motivation and I must be honest, I even noted a little self pity. I am not making excuses for myself, far from that. <BR> <BR> So, 2... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:07:43 EST Week nine update (late again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130436 I'm still running alot actually and it kepts me sane for the time being. But everything else is on a stand still except for my weight, I gained 2 lbs. <BR> <BR> I really don't know what to do to lose anymore, I am really confused as to my ideal weight. I always thought that it should be around 135-140 lbs but my body seems to be very confortable around 170 ish because it keeps going back in the 170-175 lbs range. I should reevaluate my goal, even if it means that my BMI will be way over... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:42:09 EST Week 8 update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117146 I am feeling like I'm in running around in circles. Weeks keep coming and going and they seem to be the same, over and over again. <BR> <BR> I kept running, a lot actually, didn't do yoga at all except for a few stretches, went to the gym once last week and got so sore (my body is punishing me for not going regularly I guess, lol)e and I haven't lost an ounce in weeks. <BR> <BR> I'm getting a bit frustrated since I'm increasing my mileage every week, so I'm burning more calories and still,... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:13:07 EST weeks 6 and 7 updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108130 Well I haven't updated in 2 weeks. I was really out of it, both mentally and physically. I continued running, did yoga and went to the gym during week 6 but only went running in week 7. <BR> <BR> So, I'll report next week in time, I promise. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:10:07 EST Week 5 update (late again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094433 I've had a very good week. One of my October goals is to exercise every day and I managed to do just that as of today. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> I went running 3 times this week and I'm up to 6 km each outing. <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> I did a full session of yoga this week. Yeah! <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> I even went to the gym twice, I'm impressed at myself. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I lost 1/2 lb, so I'm down to 170.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> I'm proud of the week I did, I exercised a lot, ate... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:40:42 EST reflections on September and goals and personal challenges for October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l586459738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I ran an organized 5k race and also did a 5,2 km walk on top of it. As I was updating my running calendar, I felt really proud of my running attendance for the past month. I ran 65km in 14 outings. <BR> I deserve a <em>244</em> <em>243</em> for this one, even if I do say so myself! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l600211840.jpg"> <BR> Food, I did pretty good, not ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:32:43 EST Week 4 update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081706 I'm pretty constant with myself I guess, I am putting the emphasis on running again and pretty much put everything else aside. I really do have to achieve a balance otherwise I may just get fed up with it all again. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> 3 outings again this week and I've uped my distances to 5,5 km but I still have to take a few walking breaks. <BR> <em>414</em> Still not achieving this one (sigh) <BR> <em>34</em> Guess I just have to kick myself and just go. Stop talking about... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:59:15 EST