Why I'm not caring [about food] anymore.
For most of my time on SP, I've been trying to figure out exactly what the best way to eat is. I've tried vegetarianism, veganism, low-carb, smoothies, all-natural... but I'm sick of it, and I've decided not to care anymore.
I've always tol... Read more
The Perks of Being a Tour Guide
Holy moly, let me tell you... when I signed up to be a tour guide in the city of Cincinnati, I knew I'd be walking a lot; however, I wasn't active on SP when I first started back in late summer 2011, so I had no idea how many Calories I was burn... Read more
I used to choose Wednesdays as my weigh-in day. (Hey, I like the alliteration of "weigh-in Wednesday"!) Well, I'm weighing in on Tuesdays now... just because...
...just because I weighed in today and got a dose of reality:
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It's Passover... and although this holiday has always been my favorite due to the food, I always falsely think to myself, "I can't eat any wheat, yeasted foods, and must keep kosher... there's no way I can over-eat!"
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Forgive me, SparkPeople, for I have sinned. It has been nearly 13 months since my last SparkPeople log-in.
But, I really think I'm back.
Nearly four years ago to the day, I re-joined SP and kick-started what would be a 38-pound weight-... Read more
Apologies, and Goodbye
I need to stop lying to you all, and to myself as well. I have a hard time admitting my own faults especially to myself, but also to others. I always want to seem like the strong one, the person who can face adversity, and the person who can ove... Read more
Carb Redux Re-Cap & My Upcoming 15K
[DAYS 5 & 6]
I'm going to combine Saturday and Sunday into one report. I stayed relatively low in carbs for the day and proudly reached my Calorie intake range. I was pretty satisfied both days, not feeling hungry or over-stuffed. I did hav... Read more
Carb Redux - Day 4 (cont'd) & Today's Run
So, after eating a yummy low-carb dinner of grilled curry chicken with a side-salad (lettuce and balsamic vinegar) I totally splurged at the party I went to. My cupcake cones were a hit (and nobody knew they were low-carb!) but eating two of the... Read more
Carb Redux - Days 3 & 4 (so far)
Yesterday I had a Yelp event to go to at an Italian restaurant I've been meaning to try for a while. There were going to be light appetizers and free wine. I figured I'd eat whatever the lowest-carb item is, and have one glass o... Read more
So, due to laziness, forgetfulness, and technical difficulties I only just uploaded Saturday's run to Runkeeper as I was uploading last night's run before going to bed yesterday. Anyway, here's the run-down (pun? haha).
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Carb Redux - Days 1 & 2
Yesterday's food intake: Cals = 1473 / Carbs = 93 (24.6%) / Fat = 72 (42,7%) / Protein = 123 (32.7%)
This is the closest to 40-40-20 that I've ever been! Also, my Calorie intake range is 1530-1880 and I struggled to reach 147... Read more
As if I wasn't already feeling a little less-than-pleased with my appearance (see yesterday's blog post) the scale wasn't too friendly today, either.
I mean, it's .8 pounds less than last Wednesay's sodium-induced gain, but it's ... Read more
Man, I really need to tone up. I saw a photo of myself and my teammates from this weekend's Cinciditarod race on a local news site... and holy hell, my thighs are still monstrous and they didn't airbrush my cellulite out! Yikes!
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The Craziest Weekend EVER
The best way to describe Saturday is the following:
I woke up an hour earlier than usual for my newly-rescheduled Saturday morning run. It was pouring outside, as expected, so it was a very very wet 7 miles! Luckily ... Read more
I had a very, very sensible breakfast and lunch today because I knew the office chili cook-off (which I entered) would provide me with a lot of other food to cram in my mouth.
For breakfast I had my usual: oatmeal. I topped it with cinnamon... Read more