WHERESTHECATCH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WHERESTHECATCH WHERESTHECATCH'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/ Is there a runner in me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=308130 I've been running for a few weeks on and off and esterday and today I got up at sunrise to rune three and three 1/2 miles. I think I may take up running. If I'm not in Egypt in April, I'm going to try the 5K (3.107 miles) in the Hogeye Marathon. I tried running in highschool and always quipthat the only time I didn't come in last in the cross country meets is when Bobby Tudor had an asthma attack and fell behind. Now I may have the wherewithall to really be a runner. I'ts convenienct and free... Tue, 7 Nov 2006 16:57:45 EST Piles-o-clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=303123 Just put my favorite pair of pants on the pile today. They were a 16 and fall down even when they're zipped and buttoned - right over my hips! This is really good. I really can't believe that I weigh 156 pounds. I never thought I'd ever be this light again. My 12's fit like my 16's were fitting 4 months ago. Just a few more pounds and I'll be a solid 12 and on my way to 10. People comment on how little I am. I'm not little. Yes, I'm short, but I have a long ways to go til I'm little. I have ... Wed, 1 Nov 2006 15:51:00 EST Purple Pants Fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=256409 I bought a pair of purple courdory capri pants from Old Navy after my comprehensive exams for the PhD in October of 2004. They were a size 14 and they were pretty tight, but I thought they were cute and I needed something more comfortable to change into for a party I was going to, so I bought them. They've been on the shelf about ever since because I couldn't even button them. Today I saw them on the shelf and said, "I'm just going to use them as a gauge, hopefully I'll be able to button them... Sun, 3 Sep 2006 13:21:58 EST Heart Rate Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=246480 Just needing to put this down somewhere. I just read a bunch of articles about aerobic exercise and have figured out that my resting heartrate is 72 BPM and that I should stay between 140 and 160 BPM during at least 20 minutes of aerobic excercise (the time EXCLUDES the warm up and cool down times). That's between 23 to 25 beats per 10 seconds (that's how I usually count). So I need to stay at 25 beats per 10 seconds for at least 20 minutes a day. Easy, right??!?!?!? The articles said to giv... Mon, 21 Aug 2006 23:44:50 EST Physical changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=244816 I'm only 8 pounds down but I think my body distribution is changing completely. When I did my toenails the other day, I didn't have a problem bending my leg close to my butt. I've always been really flexible so I know it was just the girth that was getting in the way. I suppose when I start yoga again I'll do much better. I hop up the stairs now instead of dragging myself. I can sit with my legs crossed much easier than before. Some of my favorite clothes are falling off and I literally ca... Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:15:36 EST Low Low Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=236558 Feeling terrible today. I'm really hungry and all I want to do is eat a whole pizza. When I get a salad for lunch at the salad bar, I put about 1/2 cup cottage cheese on it and I can't believe how good it tastes when I have always hated cottage cheese. I guess the fat is not something I taste much of anymore and I totally crave it. I'm feeling dark. There's really no reason right now (lots of little brewing things but nothing going on right this second). Maybe I'll go read something inspirati... Wed, 9 Aug 2006 16:34:42 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=231998 I'm tired today. I think since I've increased my physical activity I've been needing more sleep every night. I woke up today in a terrible mood and I'm not sure why. I went to sleep irritated at Tom for the messy house but this has been growing over a year now. This is probably why I woke up upset. I guess I need to 'think happy thoughts' before I go to bed. I'm not even inspired to exercise today..... We'll see, I'll probably feel guilty later on and do it. Fri, 4 Aug 2006 11:13:27 EST Calorie Distribution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=228047 I've realized that it would probably be helpful to get most of my calories during the day before exercising. Tom and I kind of came up with this because on Friday, after essentially starving myself, I threw a temper tantrum over something minor before dinner and part of it was probably because my chemicals were off from not having enough calories during the day. So I decided to try to get most of my calories for breakfast and lunch and then just have a slimfast or a salad for dinner. After a... Mon, 31 Jul 2006 14:19:00 EST Tryin' to stay positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=225658 Well I did well this week so far. Yesterday I even snuck in 10 minutes of cardio to burn off some calories. I knew I needed it because we were invited to our friend John's who had just caught a bunch of crawfish in his pond and wanted to boil them up. I hate crawfish so I knew I'd be eating other stuff and it was social so I wanted beer. So I ate too many potatoes and drank 2 beers (and still was not full dammit) and wound up going 700 cals over my lower limit of 1200. but i did stay under m... Fri, 28 Jul 2006 13:31:39 EST 7/26/06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=223879 I'm feeling very irratible. Ever since I saw how many calories were in French Dressing, the dressing I thought would be healthiest, I've been pissed. Yesterday I was good and was very motivated. Today I'm still motivated but really have a lot of negative energy inside. I read the 3 ways to stop thinking negatively, the one about automatic thoughts and managing them, but I'm still feeling mad. I'm about to go to the gym and hopefully the bike ride will help me work off the anger. I'm hungry ... Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:44:17 EST