RUNNINGWILD's SparkPeople Blog RUNNINGWILD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community October photo blog <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:53:17 EST MMCI - 09/28/15 This morning I weighed in at 137.5. That's DOWN TWO POUNDSfrom last week and completely unexpected. Yay me!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Last week, I had a few hiccups along the way. The goal was to not eat any chocolate, donuts, cookies or anything else baked at Tim Horton's. I also wanted to coffee intake to one per day. <BR> On Friday, I had my second "intro to menopause" lesson that crashed me into a depression and, somehow, that had me eating dark chocolate. Oh well. I also, had a pumpkin tart on ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:56:12 EST Reports 9/20-9/26 This is my report for 9/20. I did not do so well. TBH, I had a cookie, a donut AND a mini cinnamon bun. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> September 21 - Still not hitting my ranges like I should but much better than Sunday. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> September 22 - I have to work on increasing my iron naturally. (I have a supplement that I take when... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:25:58 EST Monday Morning Check In - 09/21 I haven't done a MMCI since I left the fitness boards of Chatelaine and started using Sparkpeople full-time. That's about 8 years... I may be rusty. Here goes: <BR> <BR> This morning I weighed in at 139.5 <BR> This is a bad thing. Well, maybe not "bad" but definitely unfortunate. Since having my daughter almost four years ago, I'd lost 20 pounds. Today, my Spark start page reads "4". That hurts. <BR> <BR> Last week, I had low motivation, an achy shoulder and a head cold. Any one of those a... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:54:04 EST NSV for the week Sunday - even though I wasn't truly feeling up to it, I ran 8 km with the 10 km clinic and then another 10 km with the HM clinic. Oh, and I finally did the 8th Avenue stairs! (between runs) <BR> Monday - made a point to start a water streak (Friday update, still going strong) <BR> Tuesday - for once, I made the smart decision to NOT work out when I was feeling icky. <BR> Wednesday - took another night off to deal with this head cold. Drank my water and got sufficient sleep. <BR> Thursday - R... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 23:49:56 EST Time for a new bio so I'll save the old one here <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You want results? Then train like it! <BR> <BR> (06/19/14) Summer! The official first day of summer is this weekend and I'm nowhere near ready to be wearing fewer clothes than I did in the winter. Not mentally, anyway. My focus now is to find my motivation and STOP SKIPPING WORKOUTS! <BR> <BR> (9/23/13) GOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!! Currently, I'm enjoying my 43rd week of maintenance. It doesn't take any of the pressure off .... I'm still Sparking... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:27:06 EST Measures for June 21 through June 27 I'm keeping the same measure this week. <em>207</em> Track 6/7 days. <BR> <BR> KCCC list: <BR> Make dentist appointments. - DONE <BR> Make eye appointments. - DONE <BR> Sort out plastic ware cupboard. <BR> Put away winter stuff. (It does snow year round but I shouldn't need boots until October/November.) <BR> Keep cat litter clean (7x) <BR> Sort through bus stuff (shred/keep/toss) <BR> Recycling <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:35:30 EST How many <em>207</em> Tracking food & nutrition 7/7 days <BR> <BR> Kicking Clutter list: <BR> 1) change out cat litter and clean box <BR> 2) return recyclables <BR> 3) make an eye appointment <BR> 4) put away winter stuff. Find summer clothes/shoes <BR> 5) make a chiropractor appointment <BR> 6) make dentist appointment <BR> 7) call about EI <BR> <BR> <BR> My new "starting weight" is 136.5 but I'm not making it a measure to lose this week. Instead, I need to get back into eating right, moving and... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:20:54 EST QOTD "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back." <BR> - Albert Camus Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:46:15 EST Alan Aragon says.... <BR> <BR> <BR> "You should spend 10% of your energy on diet, 10% on training and 80% on having a f'ing life,”. Alan Aragon <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 May 2015 01:19:15 EST Measures for April 26 through May 2 <em>207</em> weight (maintain OR lose) <BR> water 56 ounces (+) per day <BR> <BR> Kicking Clutter list: <BR> Clinic email with route map <em>248</em> <BR> Dentist appointments <BR> Eye appointments <BR> Take clothes to donation bin <em>248</em> <BR> Litter box <BR> Sort dvds(abc order) <BR> Make chiro appointment <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:40:47 EST Nap time!! “Naps can restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. A study at NASA on sleepy military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute improved performance by 34% and alertness 100%..” <BR> - The National Sleep Institute <BR> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 10:46:45 EST April 5, 2015 Measure for the week is: Tracking 6/7 days <BR> <BR> KCCC list: <BR> Clinic email with route map <BR> Dentist appointments <BR> Eye appointments <BR> Clean fridge <em>248</em> (Sunday) <BR> Empty litter box, replace sand <BR> Recyclable stuff to depot <BR> Run clothes - sort/fold/donate <BR> (does this list look familiar?) <BR> <BR> This week's question: <BR> Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of? <BR> <BR> Change - my all or nothing attitude. If my nutritional... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 16:16:43 EST March 24, day 2 Today's plan: <BR> Breakfast - coffee, banana, toast w/peanut butter <BR> Snack - Greek yogurt & almonds <BR> Lunch - tuna sandwich & salad <BR> Snack - apple & cheese <BR> Dinner - salad & pork loin <BR> <BR> Workout - Run + yoga <BR> <BR> Other goals - <BR> 64 ounces of water <BR> Dog walk <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:18:24 EST Measures and KCCC list March 22 through 27: <BR> <BR> Measures: weight & water <BR> KCCC list: <BR> Clinic email with route map <BR> Dentist appointments <BR> Eye appointments <BR> Clean fridge <BR> Empty litter box, replace sand <BR> Recyclable stuff to depot <BR> Run clothes - sort/fold/donate Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:18:19 EST The is where I begin (again) <img src=""> <BR> Today's plan: <BR> Breakfast - coffee, banana, toast w/peanut butter <BR> Snack - grapes w/cheese <BR> Lunch - sushi & salad <BR> Snack - apple & pretzels <BR> Dinner - pork loin, salad, brown rice <BR> <BR> Workout - BodyPump <BR> <BR> Other goals - <BR> 64 ounces of water <BR> Dog walk <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:02:49 EST Measures for March 15 through 21 <em>207</em> WEIGHT!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> AND the KCCC list: <BR> <BR> <BR> Redo taxes <em>248</em> <BR> Retold/put away run clothes <BR> Take recyclable materials to depot <BR> Track down yoga instructor for run class <em>248</em> <BR> Eye appointments <BR> Dentist appointments <BR> Cat litter (BLEH) <BR> Send out email and Sunday's map to runners <em>248</em> <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:19:11 EST Healthy habits reset Day one, pick a goal. <BR> <BR> Mine is to sleep better/get more sleep. <BR> 1) more energy <BR> 2) better mood <BR> 3) focus <BR> <BR> I've been getting a solid five. Will make this weeks mini-goal 5.5-6 hours. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:53:04 EST QOTD Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” <BR> — Dean Karnazes Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:42:33 EST Winter is Wonderful scavenger hunt 1. Cozy pyjamas <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 2. Skates - ice or roller <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 3. Winter hat <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 4. Roaring fire or bonfire <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 5. Snow tube/sled or watersport <BR> <img src=" Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:26:53 EST Circumstances People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” <BR> - G.B. Shaw Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:43:11 EST Measures for February 22 through 28 KCCC list: <BR> Empty, clean and refill litter box (put new litter in it) <em>248</em> <BR> Email clinic members the Sunday's route map <em>248</em> <BR> Go through clothes for donation <BR> Fold and reorganize run clothes <BR> Make eye appointment <BR> Make dentist appointment <BR> Walk Hughy (& Lucky?) 3x <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> <BR> Lose 0.5# <BR> Walk 100,000 steps <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:02:27 EST Measure's, etc. for February 8 through 14 Kicking clutter list: <BR> <BR> 1) repot plants <BR> 2) clinic email, more curriculum <BR> 3) clean out running clothes/fold or toss <BR> 4)finish thank you cards and mail <BR> 5)start wedding scrapbook (2-5 pages) <BR> 6)mail wedding books to parents <BR> 7)make medical appointments (dental and optical) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Measures for this week: <BR> <BR> steps - 100, 000+ <BR> weight - lose 0.5# (min.) <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:35:14 EST Follow your arrow By Kasey Musgraves <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you save yourself for marriage you're a bore. <BR> If you don't save yourself for marriage you're a horrible person. <BR> If you won't have a drink then you're a prude. <BR> But they'll call you a drunk as soon as you down the first one. <BR> <BR> If you can't lose the weight then you're just fat. <BR> But if you lose too much then you're on crack. <BR> You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 13:25:53 EST 12 week plan - end of week one <em>38</em> What were your goals and weight loss goal be achieved? <BR> <BR> ~RUN 3x a week <BR> ~ST 1x a week (minimum) <BR> ~Yoga 1x a week (minimum) <BR> ~ weightloss 1/12 of 6% of 131 <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Did you meet those goals, and why or why not? <BR> <BR> I ran on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. <BR> Friends and I went to Moksha (hot) yoga on Tuesday. <BR> I did not get to BodyPump or do any strength training. My arms and legs were hurting from yoga and running. It's be... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:55:54 EST Measures for January 18 through 24 So! last week was a bit on the "iffy" side. <BR> My measures were: <BR> Weight (Monday) down 0.5# from last week and 2.5# from the start of the challenge. <BR> Steps - I had 113,217!! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Again, I accomplished only TWO things off of last week's list so I had to keep it nearly the same. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> This week's KCCC list: <BR> 1) repot plants <BR> 2) write clinic email and develop the next clinic's curriculum <BR> 3) clean the litter box <BR> ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:46:21 EST 12 week plan 12 week goals: <BR> ~Lose 8 pounds (approx. 6%) <BR> ~follow my workout schedule <BR> <BR> Weekly goals: <BR> ~RUN 3x a week <BR> ~ST 1x a week (minimum) <BR> ~Yoga 1x a week (minimum) <BR> <BR> Daily Goals: <BR> ~Drink water (64 ounces +) <BR> ~More vegetables <BR> ~Negative CICO <BR> ~follow the 80/20 rule Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:47:03 EST Measures for January 11 through 17 This week I will be focussing on: <BR> Weight <BR> Steps <BR> <BR> I signed up for KCCC last week and only completed two tasks. My list for this week looks a lot like last week with one or two exceptions: <BR> 1) repot plants <BR> 2) write a clinic email <BR> 3) clean the litter box <BR> 4) unclutter the bedroom - go through magazines - rehome or recycle them <BR> 5) fold clothes in running bureau <BR> 6) schedule eye appointments <BR> 7) schedule dentist appointments <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:34:50 EST January 4 Water - 64 ounces a day <em>248</em> <BR> Vegetable intake - 3/day <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> TODAY - Weigh in day for Camp. I now weigh 133 pounds. (Up from last week). I also took measurements. I have inches to lose around my waist and hips that weren't there last year. <BR> Definitely have work to do. <BR> <BR> Small change challenge: <BR> Studies show that sitting wreaks havoc on your health. Your challenge today is to get up and move at least once an hour. Whether you do some ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:39:48 EST Measures for January 4 through 10 Started, or will be starting, a couple challenges in 2015. The first one is called "100 Days". Thirty minutes of exercise for 100 days in 2015. Easy, right. <BR> <link><BR>120/photos/pb.177540202277120.-2207520<BR>000.1420333455./915264718504661/?type=<BR>3&theater </link> <BR> This morning, I saw the "40 bags in 40 days" challenge for decluttering. <BR> <link><BR>ags-in-40-days-2014/ </link> <BR> I'm also doi... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:14:40 EST 30 Day Small Changes Challenge Day 1: Tell just one person about your goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will lose 5% by March 31. (Or before) <BR> <BR> I will run no more than five, no less than three, half marathons this year. <BR> <BR> I will practice more positive self talk. <BR> <BR> GET BACK TO THE GYM! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:14:15 EST Circumstances “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” <BR> – G.B. Shaw <BR> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:48:27 EST Yesterday and today Bleh Sat, 6 Dec 2014 01:48:05 EST December 3 Drank my water and worked on the freggies. Fell short on the vegetables, though. I didn't have any salad supplies in the house so I had to "settle" for tomato vegetable soup. Fruit was a banana and grapes. Took my iron supplement and, just in case, 2 calcium w/vitamin D chews. Came away with a NEGATIVE 19 CICO. <BR> <BR> Workout was a run: 4x400m hill repeats with a 1.6 km warm up and cool down. <BR> Been picking at my to do list the past couple days. I think I've done three to four thi... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:57:34 EST Day 2 - December 2 Mostly the same gaols as yesterday: <BR> Water <BR> Veggies <em>248</em> <BR> Fruit <em>248</em> <BR> Walk <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Workout is a run <em>248</em> Circuit training <em>248</em> And yoga (rescheduled) <BR> <BR> Poor Hughy didn't get his walk yesterday. I ran out of time and motivation. Hopefully, I'll be able to pull it together this week and get him into a routine. Me, too. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 11:50:25 EST Weigh in day “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” <BR> – Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale to get a starting point and was a little shocked to see 132.5 appear. <BR> I'm guessing a review of last week's food tracker will shed some light on that. <BR> <BR> The goal for today is: <BR> Water intake 64 ozs <em>248</em> <BR> Minimum 3 veggies <em>248</em> <BR> Maximum 2 servings of fruit <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Take... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:26:18 EST Diet bet against myself Checked the Farenheit equivalent of our -20 Celsius..... Turns out, it's about -25.6 And we have a snowfall warning. I stayed in except to take Logan to his work/school program. I regretted that. White out conditions. No real traction. Dang stupid drivers without lights on. FFS! <BR> <BR> ANYway, today is my rest day anyway. I've been looking into at-home exercise programs and "diet bet" sites. They mostly start after January 1. I don't want to wait that long. So, here's what I've decided... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:22:41 EST Endless cycle A few good days "rewarded" with a few bad days....and repeat.. Lose weight, gain weight, repeat... <BR> I miss the maintaining. <BR> I'm trying. <BR> More water. More vegetables. Less crap. <BR> More thinking BEFORE I eat. Remember, "could I eat an apple?" Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:58:11 EST Endless cycle A few good days "rewarded" with a few bad days....and repeat.. Lose weight, gain weight, repeat... <BR> I miss the maintaining. <BR> I'm trying. <BR> More water. More vegetables. Less crap. <BR> More thinking BEFORE I eat. Remember, "could I eat an apple?" Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:56:31 EST November 19. Yehhh, this didn't go as planned. I developed an earache last night and, apparently, I've also gained eczema. I didn't even know you could get that in your ear. Five drops, twice a day, of an antibiotic/steroid and I should be okay in two weeks. <BR> <BR> Didn't work today so I didn't run tonight. Zero exercise and I didn't make my steps. <BR> Drank two-thirds of my water goal. Hard to drink when you sleep most of the day. <BR> Fruit and veggies consumed!! <em>248</em> <BR> Calcium <... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:46:05 EST November 18 progress report and... A little "bragging" <em>36</em> <link><BR>7#/388b3b27/8 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Iron, Fe My Goal – 140-170 <BR> Today – 155 <BR> You've met your daily requirement for iron, an essential part of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen to the cells. (and that's BEFORE my supplement which means I probably over did this one) <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Calcium, Ca My Goal – 100-200 Today – 110 <BR> You know that calcium is essenti... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:55:36 EST Week of November 16 through 22 Apparently, I forgot to do this yesterday <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Nutritional goals for this week: <BR> 2000mL of water (per day) <BR> 3 Veggies <BR> 2 Fruit <BR> Take iron supplement <BR> Make calcium "goal" as set by Sparkpeople <BR> <BR> Fitness goals for the week: <BR> Sunday - run + yoga <BR> Monday - rest <BR> Tuesday - run + yoga <BR> Wednesday - run <BR> Thursday - BodyPump + yoga <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - BodyPump <BR> <BR> <BR> So far this week - <BR> Sunday: <BR> 20... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:48:24 EST November 13 My plan for today - <BR> Track everything I eat. <em>248</em> <BR> Drink a lot more water. <em>248</em> 2 litres <BR> Eat vegetables (3 servings) and fruit (2). <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> Today's workout plan: yoga <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Edited to move BodyPump to tomorrow. My friend is teaching. I'll go for moral support and a butt kicking. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:30:29 EST November 12 Day one (yesterday) saw not quite enough fruit, veggies or water. But.... <BR> <BR> I *think* I'm back. I've been super struggling lately, trying to keep all the balls in the air and maintain some sort of normalcy. It worked right up until wedding weekend when I just gave up. I stepped on the scales this morning and I'm 7 pounds above my maintenance weight. Now THAT'S a wake up call. So here's my plan for the week.... <BR> Track everything I eat. If I can't track it, I'm not eating it. ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:39:29 EST A few wedding photos <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:13:19 EST Fun wedding stuff My friend is a creative genius. I found a cake topper online that I loved but couldn't justify buying because it looked nothing like us and it as pretty darned expensive. <BR> Looked like this: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I sent him all the info about us, our colours, etc and he's sending me this: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="">... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:24:44 EST Well, they asked... <em>38</em> 1. How long have you been running and what brought you to it? <BR> <BR> Ten years ago, I wasn’t a runner. I was a mother of two who needed a way to get active, lose weight and make new friends. Running wasn’t even on my radar and, as I think back, I’m not even sure how I ended up staring at the shoe wall in Kensington and purchasing my first pair of Nikes. (and a jacket, two shirts, three pairs of socks, a water belt .....) What I do know is that I came back in from my first... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:58:03 EST Week ending 10/11/14 With all the planning and packing and such for our upcoming road trip to Victoria, I almost forgot to blog this. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> weight, steps (6000+ ), tracking 7/7 <BR> <BR> PROGRESS: I did track every day. I reached my steps goal 5/7 days. I was pretty close on Monday with 5705. I'm pretty sure I did more on Saturday than the 2790 that my phone counted. It was charging most of the day as there's not much range for service at the farm. <BR> <BR> <BR> Kick Clutter & Chaos to th... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 01:26:28 EST Upcoming week of Camp Wannabefit <em>207</em> weight, steps (6000+ ), tracking 7/7 <BR> <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> CICO - negative or zero 5/7 days <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter & Chaos to the Curb <BR> <BR> Sunday - manicure (gotta get a fill before I chew them all off again. Something about paying $30 every time I screw them up makes me very, VERY careful) <BR> <BR> Monday - go to bakery. Order cake?... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:10:29 EST Goals for the rest of 2014 I have to take this a few weeks at a time or I'll overwelm myself. <BR> <BR> First - The Victoria Half Marathon is October 12, 2014 - my MAIN goal is to beat the time I had the last time I ran this course. Shouldn't be too hard, it was over 2:30. Between now and then, I will continue to run three times a week and follow the old 80/20 rule for eating. <BR> Second - I'm marrying Paul/PEHASS2 on November 8, 2014 - my main goal for this is to look fantastic in my pretty dress. To help with t... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:47:39 EST