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No need to scream . . .

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I stayed .6 lbs. below my "scream weight" at my "official" weigh in this morning. I am, however, still 1.4 lbs. over my goal weight.

I'm glad I didn't gain, in fact I lost .4 lbs. from last week. I feel a little more in control and am ready to make some August goals (albeit 14 days late!).

Although I'm still within my 3% maintenance range, I want to get back below goal weight. So, my goals for the rest of August are:

Loose 2 lbs.

Limit carbs - I had thought of eliminating carbs for a couple of weeks, but the fruit is so good this time of year (and I bought a bunch last night). I'm going to limit - 2 grains per day & 2 fruits per day. This makes me eat more veggies!

Strength Training - as usual, I need to add in the strength training. I'm going to put 2 x per week. I know I need this to firm up some of the "flab" and it is so good for "a woman of a certain age".

Running - I decided to sign up for the C25K program that I did a couple of years ago that started me into "running". This class is on Tue/Thur and starts 9/10. Until then, I'll just plug along with my 2+ miles of running (with a short walking break between miles). My goals for this class is to work back up to 3.1 miles and hopefully increase my speed and decrease my race time. I had pretty slow times (39 min+) the last 2 5K's I ran back in the spring. I would like to get an under 36 min. time (my PR was 36+). At the end of this 8 week program, we run a 5K on 11/7. There is also one I'm thinking of registering for on 10/6.

So, I'm getting my eating back in control. On Monday DH and I ran at the indoor gym (once again it was raining). My plan was to do 1.5 miles, walk a couple of laps and then do 1 mile and get in 3 miles of walking/running. I finished up my 1.5 miles and was walking my lap when DD#2 called and was ready to be picked up from volleyball (she had stayed for the Freshman game and to pick up the rest of her uniform). DH and I finished up walking and went to get her, so I didn't get in the extra mile.

Last night DD#2 had her first volleyball game. She played on the Freshman team last year as a last minute "add on". She had never touched a volleyball before that time (except in PE). The JV coach is my second cousin and he knows that she's athletic and asked her to play. She did really well last year and worked with the program all summer (she even practiced and played in tournaments with the varsity girls). She made the JV team (50 girls tried out for 30 spots - varsity, JV & Freshman), so we're really proud of her! She played awesome last night. She's really become more confident in the game and you could tell in the way she played. The head basketball coach's daughter plays on the team also and he approached DH last night and said how well DD#2 played (basketball is her game, so she was excited that he saw how well she did!).

My plan tonight is to run right after work before picking up DD#2. I was hoping to run outside, but it's supposed to rain again! We're also supposed to get some pretty good temperatures by this weekend, but again, more rain!

On another note (and a sad one), the rest of our ducks are missing! Now all 4 are gone! We were pretty sure that one was "taken" by a coyote or fox on Sunday morning, but were really surprised that all 3 were gone yesterday. Something happened between around 5:30 am (DH left for work) and 8 am when I left for work. Either another "critter" got them (all 3 at once!) or they've wandered off into the woods. We are surrounded on 3 sides by a subdivision, but one side has some pretty dense woods.

Anyway, we're very sad they are gone and really missing them. They were so cute! Everyone wants to get more, but I don't want to deal with the heartbreak, plus, if we have a coyote problem, we don't really have a good set up for them because the "pond" is very small and we can't keep them locked up all the time!

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    We had the same problem - foxes kept taking our ducks and chickens. The ducks survived the longest with a good sized pond. We'll keep them again one day but have to accept that they can never be truly free range. A confined space with an electric fence is probably the answer.

    Great goals by-the-way and all the best with your 5K target. Definitely achievable. It has taken me 2-3 years to approach 34 minutes so I know it can be done.

    All the best emoticon
    1741 days ago
    I send hugs to you for your ducks, they are adorable in that photo.
    1742 days ago
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