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Two weeks and counting....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

On Sunday, October 18, it will be exactly two 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 4.6 lbs. over the last four weeks. I am following my MIT schedule and getting in all my required training miles.

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 18-24:

Sunday 18: Run Half Marathon: YES. great finishing time. maybe a little too fast as it was suppose to be a training run but I felt too good to run that slow.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 8 hours of sleep: 1000 hours in bed.
Going out with training group to celebrate the half and full marathons that we all did today: ESTIMATE 2650 calories. wasn't going to calculate calories but thought "what the heck."
No fast food: YES

Monday 19: Run (or cross train) 2 miles: YES. 2 miles running + 2 miles walking
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 in bed.
Eat between 1500-1600 calories: 1600
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Tuesday 20: Run (or cross train) 3 miles: YES + 1.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 7 hours in bed.
Eat between 1500-1600 calories: 1595
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Wednesday 21: Run (or cross train) 2-3 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 9 hours in bed.
Eat between 1500-1600 calories: 1578
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Thursday 22: Run (or cross train) 6-7 miles: YES. all cross training
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 hours in bed.
Plan to go to Pumpkin show. Plan is to eat good during the day so that I can have some treats that evening: PRETTY MUCH ATE BAD ALL DAY:(
No fast food: NO. didn't technically eat fast food but I ate a bunch of fair food which is probably worse.
No soda pop: YES

Friday 23: No required exercise
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 hours in bed. very restless sleep.
Eat between 1500-1600 calories: NO. 2990. was doing good but had been hungry all day. caved in around 930 at night....ugh and got fast food.
No fast food: NO. ate at Burger King.
No soda pop: YES. ordered a coke but they gave me a diet soda so I pitched it.
Check and record weight: down 0.6 lbs.

Saturday 24: Run (or cross train) 6 miles: YES + 2.
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 8 hours of sleep: 8 hours in bed.
Try to stay under 2500 calories for the day. NO. did not actually track calories but I know I was over based on tailgating options.

Wish me luck. I will edit blog each day to try and keep myself accountable!
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  • BILLALEX70
    Molly,

    Sometimes putting it out just like this is exactly what it takes to stick to the plan.

    I wish you well with your plans for the next two weeks and the 26.2 miles in New York.
    3195 days ago
  • FELIXC
    You're gonna do it, Molly!

    Woo hoo!

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    3195 days ago
  • BRIGHID_MORGAN
    You can do it. Much luck to you!
    3195 days ago
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