SORGIN's Blogs

Ending - and Beginning - on a High Note
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      7 comments

A little while ago I decided to stop long distance racing/training to focus on the quality of my food. Training was becoming a great way to avoid any serious look at what I ate (and in some instances how I interacted with some of the people and ... Read more
Goodbye Long Distance, Hello Food Reality
Saturday, February 05, 2011      9 comments

This blog is for me. I just need to get a few things out of my system. When I started Spark I started with a goal of running a 5K. That was back in 2008. Training was my way of incorporating exercise into my sedentary life. I told everybody... Read more
Three Years and a Vision Collage
Saturday, January 15, 2011      13 comments

I realized as I began this blog three days ago that my three year anniversary with Spark was this week. The good news is that I'm still here and I am healthier than I was three years ago. The bad news is that I am still very far from my goal and... Read more
Dear Crap-Cakes
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      5 comments

Well, we meet again. And lately, it's been again and again and again. What is wrong with me? In spite of my feelings for you, you always get the best of me... Read more
I Hate Summer Running
Saturday, July 10, 2010      19 comments

There. I said it. Now I have to decide what I want to do with it. I labored my way through last summer and it's more of the same this summer. I did six miles this morning. I was supposed to do seven but halfway through I was ready to ... Read more
Three Months into Calories In vs Calories Out - No Progress
Friday, July 02, 2010      13 comments

My weight is up. I am back to where I started back in April. I am not happy. I need to come up with a new plan. I weighed myself every morning for nearly three months. I meticulously logged my food for nearly three months. It doesn't ... Read more
I Had a Great Race!
Saturday, June 12, 2010      16 comments

Finally, I can say that. Phew! I ran the Bellin 10K this morning which is the fourth largest 10K road race in the U.S. There were over 18,000 runners and this was my second time running it. I was worried because the weather all week ca... Read more
I Give Up
Thursday, June 03, 2010      21 comments

That's how I feel this morning after getting on the scale. I'm sure there are hundreds of blogs that have been written with the above title. In a weird way, it's comforting. I'm not the first person to want to give up. And I won't be the last. ... Read more
Race Day Strategy � Start Out Slow and Back Off
Thursday, May 27, 2010      15 comments

I bought a headband with the above sentiment on it the day before the Cellcom Half Marathon. More on that later. . . I sat down to write this at least ten times. Each time I walked away because I wanted to sound positive or come to some sor... Read more
Week 6 - Calories In vs. Calories Out - I Spoke Too Soon
Monday, May 24, 2010      4 comments

Calorie Deficits: Week 1, -2797, lost 1 lb. Week 2, -2562, lost 2 lbs. Week 3, -3692 gained 1 lb. Week 4, -2020, 0 lbs. lost/gained Week 5, -2962, lost 2.5 lbs. ... Read more
Week 5 - Addendum
Monday, May 17, 2010      4 comments

That's my weight trajectory since I started Calories In vs. Calories Out (CICO). The blue line represents my goal weight. The yellow line represents my actual weight. I'... Read more
Week 5 - Calories In vs. Calories Out - Finally Lost Something
Monday, May 17, 2010      5 comments

Calorie Deficits: Week 1, -2797, lost 1 lb. Week 2, -2562, lost 2 lbs. Week 3, -3692 gained 1 lb. Week 4, -2020, 0 lbs. lost/gained Week 5, -2962, lost 2.5 lbs. Total deficit, - 14,033 Total lost - 4.5 lbs. According to the nu... Read more
Week 4 - Calories In vs Calories Out - Holding Steady
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      6 comments

Calorie Deficits: Week 1, -2797, lost 1 lb. Week 2, -2562, lost 2 lbs. Week 3, -3692 gained 1 lb. Week 4, -2020, 0 lbs. lost/gained Total monthly deficit, - 11,071 According to the numbers, this is what was supposed to happen: 11,... Read more
Week 3 - Calories In Vs Calories Out = FRUSTRATION
Sunday, May 02, 2010      8 comments

I'm in my third week of tracking calories in vs. calories out. Every morsel that has gone in has been tracked. Every exercise has been tracked. The goal has been to achieve a weekly deficit of 3,500 calories which is supposed to prompt a 1 lb... Read more
Week 2 - Calories In vs. Calories Out
Sunday, April 25, 2010      14 comments

This blog is mostly for my benefit, to remember what is working and what isn't. After two weeks of tracking calories in vs. calories out, I've lost 3 lbs. total (1 lb. during week one and 2 lbs. this past week). It's not a big deal because... Read more

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