Two week boot camp failure
Okay, so my plan for the last two weeks was to really work hard in my training, and eat spot on my calorie range for a big result in two weeks. HA! I should have learned by now that staying away from the scale always backfires, and instead of l... Read more
Back to tracking
Okay, so, since last Saturday I have been off of the tracking wagon, just trying to get used to what my body thinks of all this running. I have been PMSing big time too, so my eating has been HORRENDOUS, with all of the chocolate and sugar, and... Read more
Calorie deprivation on the weekend
I think part of the reason I was so cold is because 1400 calories is not enough for my body when I am running 5 days a week. I need to tweak my range a bit, and maybe shoot for between 1550 and 1700 instead. I haven't tracked my food for a few... Read more
I am finding it very hard to stay warm these days. Yesterday, I was wearing a tank top, a long sleeve shirt, a fleece sweater and a cardigan! I just could not get warm. I was even tempted to put on a touque! If I keep moving, I am okay, but ... Read more
Missing the scale, somewhat
So, I haven't weighed myself since Monday, and I put my scale in the closet to prevent autopilot weigh ins. A few times I have gone to move the scale and weigh in, but thank goodness it isn't there to "tempt" me. I can't believe how much I cra... Read more
Running hill repeats
I tried 3 weeks ago today to run some hill repeats on the hill I like to refer to as the Hill of Death. I didn't even complete one up. My arms got all tingly and I could not get my breath. Not enough oxygen. Since then, I have started to inc... Read more
Struggling with hunger *BONUS BLOG*
I usually only blog once a day, but tonight I wanted to share some of the hard times with everyone, and talk about some of the techniques I am using to deal with it.
I have gotten my calorie intake down to 1550 ( I think I am over by about ... Read more
Quote about wealth
"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. "Henry David Thoreau
This morning, I was thinking about who I was before I got married, and had my children. I was very self absorbed, and boring, not really realizing the gold mine of joy ... Read more
My goals for October
This month, I will:
Eat within my calorie range every day.
Follow my running program.
Strength Train 3 times a week.
Eat only healthy foods.
Plan my food.
Clean up my home.... Read more
Well, I am back from my one week family vacation, and I got in plenty of exercise, and didn't even bother trying to count calories. I managed to drop 4 pounds while away, but I am not sure they have stayed off after some bad food choices this w... Read more
Terry Fox Run details
Way back in January I started running. I asked my new found walking buddy if she would join me in one of Fitness goals, an action in one of the stages here at Sparkpeople. She agreed that she would attempt to run 1/4 mile with me. That would ... Read more
Terry Fox Run 10K route
I am just going to make a quick entry that the Terrry Fox Run was a phenomenal experience, and that I am extremely grateful for my best friend and my family. I will go on about it when I feel more like blogging and having more details.... Read more
My daily minigoals for right now
My current plan involves three things daily. Planning and tracking my food, drinking 8 cups of water, daily strength training in a three day rotation schedule to not train the same group two days in a row. Yesterday I accomplished the water. ... Read more
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Family Activity Day: Ideas and suggestions welcome!
I found a neat idea in a Family Fitness book I bought at a library book sale recently. It works for all ages, and gets the whole family involved. Plan an activity day for the whole family. Friends, neighbours and relatives can even be invited. H... Read more