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A slight revision and I hope it is okay......

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

So this week will be a little more challenging for me. Starting this week, my marathon training is really ramping up. During the month of March I will be doing a 16, 18 and 20 mile long run.

There are also several social events on my calendar. I am organizing a luncheon for a co-worker who is leaving on Friday. On Sunday, I am taking my nieces out to brunch followed by the broadway show 101 dalmatians. I know I am going to be faced with lots of challenges when it comes to eating. Knowing myself, this is when I usually fail. I try to deprieve myself of the food that is surrounding me. At some point I cave and then I end up eating everything in sight emoticon So I have made a slight revision in my weekly eating schedule. I have decided to let myself eat. I will allow myself a couple hundred extra calories on Friday (at the luncheon), Saturday (following my run) and Sunday (at brunch and at the show). I will log my food and do my best to stay range. I am not sure how it will effect me on the scale next Wednesday but I think if I can stick to my plan, I will be okay. Only time will tell.

Here is my new revision plan.



Wed 3/3:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 60 minutes swimming and treadmill
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1691
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 130.6

Thurs 3/4:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ NO, took rest day. Completely exhausted from work and hadn't had rest day in a week.
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, 2775. Did great during day but ate way too much for dinner and dessert with friends.
No soda pop~ NO, had coke at restaurant
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 3/5:
Cardio exercise at least 15 minutes~ NO
ST challenge~ YES, one upper, core and lower exercise
Get a massage~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Consume 1600-1900 calories~ NO, 2188
No soda pop~ NO, had several Mountain Dew's
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 3/6:
Run 16 miles~ Yes, actually ran 16.77 miles
ST challenge~ YES, one upper, back and lower exercise
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2400 calories~ 2158
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 3/7:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, 3 mile recovery run
ST challenge~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2400 calories~ NO, 3161. Every meal was done at a restaurant which is never a good thing.
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/8:
Cardio exercise for at least 30 minutes~ YES, 49 minutes running
ST challenge~ YES, one upper, core, lower exercise
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, 1291 as I am trying to compensate for overeating for the last several days
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/2:
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 50 minutes running
LCWO~ YES, 30 minutes running/walking
Wall sit~
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ NO, 1286 as I am still trying to make up for bad eating over weekend
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.


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  • LW8843
    Good luck with this. I agree we need to give ourselve some room once in a while. I am hoping this will help you stay on track the rest oft he time.
    3056 days ago
  • RUNSHANBUN
    Wish I were with you! Good luck, I think your plan sounds great and always best to try a new tactic when something didn't work before.
    3057 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    Good luck with those long runs! Pick a route with some pretty scenery!
    3057 days ago
  • JUSTBEGIN
    Great plan! You will be burning those extra calories and probably more!
    3058 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Molly, I think this is perfect! We so often set ourselves up for failure when we have the all or nothing mindset. The reality is we have events come up. We are MEANT to enjoy those things. If we deprive ourselves completely, we won't enjoy them. If we decide not to have anything but then give into temptation and go crazy, we won't enjoy them. But, if we realize that it's OKAY to enjoy ourselves, yes, even go over calories we do far less damage and still have fun. You will certainly be burning calories and if you have your deficit, you WILL lose.
    3058 days ago
  • DOGSTARDADDY
    You are very organized :)
    I need to do better!
    3058 days ago
  • AUNTIE65
    Looks like a great plan to me Molly! One thing I've been doing when I know I'm going out (for example, like to your play with the neices) I will eat a nice size salad before going. Then I'll allow myself to indulge, but I'm not as hungry so I will not do too much damage. Just a thought.

    Either way, I think given your mileage, you can have those extra caloires! I"ll be curious how the week turns out for you - as you know I'm trying to figure this all out for mysefl!!

    Enjoy your events my friend!
    3058 days ago
  • REBUILDINGME
    I am so proud of you! You are such an inspiration to me. I aspire to be half the athelete that you are!
    3058 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/4/2010 8:58:46 AM
  • DONZO64
    Wow...I cant imagine running that far. I love that you have a plan. I really think it's key for success.
    3059 days ago
  • FELIXC
    I will allow that change to your plan, Molly! emoticon

    Ha ha! Just kidding! You are such a good planner, and that is half the battle. I think all of that sounds totally reasonable.

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    3059 days ago
  • REFITKIM
    Molly I think this is a very reasonable plan for you given the circumstances. Better to plan to eat a little extra for a few days than to do more damage by resisting and then pigging out! You are ramping up the workouts for the runs you have planned so you should be fine by the weigh-in!
    3059 days ago
  • JOANN1212
    good luck
    3059 days ago
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