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Three weeks and counting....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

On Sunday, October 11, it will be exactly three weeks until the NYC Marathon.

Since I have really been lazy with my exercise, my eating, my sleeping patterns, etc for several months now, I am going to post a weekly schedule for me to follow. I am hoping this will give me that last big push to lose those extra pounds, feel good and have a great race.

This idea seems to be working. I have lost 2.6 lbs. over the last three weeks. I am following my MIT schedule and getting in all my required training miles. I did not do well with my eating last week and I actually thought I would be up slightly....thank goodness I still managed to lose even if it was minimal. This coming week will also be tough as we have dinner plans 3 night but I am going to just do the best I can. These blogs aren't just about losing weight. They are helping me to remember to take my vitamins, drink my water, limit my fast food and soda and keep up with my required training schedule. Losing some weight in the process is just a bonus. I really feel like I have hit my running stride in the last couple weeks so something must be working.

So here we go again. This is my plan for the week of October 11-17:

Sunday 11: No Required Exercise: 2 miles running. 1.25 miles walking
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 1030 hours in bed. felt well rested in am.
Going out to dinner with family. Just try to keep eating reasonable: Split my entree. only drank water. opted to eat a piece of flatbread instead of a dinner roll with butter as appetizer. only downside was that I ordered dessert. that is definitely my weakest area.
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Monday 12: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 in bed.
Eat between 1500-1600 calories: 1495
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Tuesday 13: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 7 hours in bed.
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: 1689
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Wednesday 14: Run (or cross train) 7-8 miles: YES, 8 miles of cross training.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 8 hours in bed.
Eat between 1600-1750 calories: 1507
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Thursday 15: Run (or cross train) 4-5 miles: NO. decided to take the day off from running, cycling, etc. Just took the dogs for a 2 mile walk.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 745 hours in bed.
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: 1660
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Friday 16: Run/walk 3 miles: YES + 2. Tried to make up for yesterday and for going out to dinner with friends tonight.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water:
Get 8 hours of sleep: 9 hours in bed.
Going out to dinner with friends. Just try and keep dinner reasonable. DID OKAY. estimate calories at 2819. had eaten very well during the day to allow for splurge at dinner.
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: NO. one coke with dinner.
Check and record weight: down 2 lbs....yeah!

Saturday 17: No required exercise: 3 miles walking the dog.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 6 hours in bed.
Having dinner with husband's family. Just try and keep dinner reasonable. DID OKAY. estimate 2274. had only water to drink with dinner. lots of munchies available to snack on all evening. kept the snacking in check with only a few splurges.

Wish me luck. I will edit blog each day to try and keep myself accountable!
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  • LADYIRISH317
    You go, girl! I won't wish you luck but success. Luck means it's out of your control. You've grabbed control, and you deserve to be very proud of yourself.

    Let us know how the race goes!

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    3178 days ago
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