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Ssshhhh! Don't tell... Aug. 28

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Don't tell my sh*tty attitude but I defied it and the grumples and hit the pavement last night.

Aug. 28 Nutrition
4:30 am
3 cups of coffee
6 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
1 Chobani no-fat peach greek yogurt
2 Eggo Lowfat Nutrigrain waffles
1 serv. DelMonte peach chunks

9:30 am
3 Cutes

11:30 am
1 Costco salmon burger
2 cups steamed broccoli
1/2 cup brown rice

2:30 pm
Clif K Z honey graham bar

3:00 pm
Mocha (coffee, water, no-sugar added Swiss Miss mix, coffee mate)

6:15 pm
Skillet White Beans and Tomatoes, 1-1/2 serv.
6 oz. Miracle Noodle angel hair
3 tbsp grated parmesean cheese
1 pat butter

Calories In:
1736 (106 calories over range)

Fitness Minutes:
3.1 mi run/walk/run 47 minutes

Calories Out:
per SparkPeople - 404
Per BodyBugg - 563

Eaten 1,736
BMR* 2,165
Exercise 563
Total Burned 2,728
Differential -992
Great calories in.
Great calories out.
Great deficit.
Now that's more like it. Yes, I went over my calorie range. I'm ok with that. I'm reining it back in again and will be back in range without any real damage, I think. I went with the BodyBugg calorie burn. I think I'm ready to get back to wearing it diligently again, and not just for activities. I've got it on today!

On Monday, I weighed 243.6. This morning? 238.2.
Water weight, sodium.. all of it from the weekend made a difference. I feel better now. Relieved. I may be weighing more often than I should, but right now it's important for me to see those numbers to connect them with the numbers I keep blogging so it all works out mathematically and makes logical sense to me.

As for hitting the pavement?
I Galloway'd mile 1.
I walked mile 2.
I Galloway'd mile 3.
I walked mile 0.1.

I felt SO good. My shins complained a little bit as I started out. It felt weird to run again, like my legs forgot what they were supposed to do. Was I landing on my heel or forefoot, mid-strike, whatever? I have no idea. I tried to run comfortably. Running with an extra 13 lbs feels hard. But it also felt good. I listened to my breathing.. two beats in, two beats out. I'm a mouth breather, and that's ok. Whatever it takes.

Don't get me wrong. I am not abandoning my walking efforts. I told Bill last evening that I need to cover at least 11 miles this weekend, and I'd like to work on a quicker pace this time. He's not sure he can do the whole distance at a quicker pace, but we think if I can do the first 1/3 on my own, quicker, he should be able to join me for the rest and keep up.

I finished my first and second Half marathons both in 3:03. I finished the Rock'n'Roll Half with a little running (thanks Kashmir!) in 3:28. I'd like to split the difference and finish the Portland Half in 3:15, give or take. I'll be WAY more prepared than for the RnR, so truly anything quicker than 3:28 will be nice.

I'm off to OHS dog walking this evening. I think Bill's making stuffed peppers for dinner tonight, using ground turkey and lots of our homegrown tomatoes. Should be delish! I hope you all have great active days. For those of you following along, I really do appreciate your comments and support, and suggestions and practicality. Thank you, so much.
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  • no profile photo CD6329775
    Keep up the good work!
    3220 days ago
    I think you passed your tireds on to me today. And I'm so grouchy. Way to go with the weight loss. Have fun with the pups tonight, it's great walking weather.
    3220 days ago
    LOVE THIS ! ! !
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    3220 days ago
    I enjoy the skillet white beans and tomato over pasta. emoticon
    3220 days ago
    Way to go on a great day! emoticon
    3220 days ago
    No - Thank YOU! emoticon
    I want to hear more about the miracle noodles...are they any good? Did you figure out a way to dry them that works?
    3220 days ago
    Wooohooo!! That's definitely one way to kick those grumpies to the curb!

    Great deficit and loss! And I'm soooo glad to see you hitting the pavement again! emoticon
    3220 days ago
    Sometimes we just get out and do it in spite of (or maybe because of) the bad attitude we have. Way to go in getting it done and defying the attitude; going over on calories in isn't bad if you're also getting enough calories OUT. Great to hear that you did some running AND that it felt good! You got this--you're going to fine in the Portland Half. Glad you and Bill are figuring out ways to both get the activity you need, too.
    3220 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8532529
    You are doing great!!! I hear you, running with more poundage is much harder...but we are working at getting it off. I'm wondering how you do your BMR....I only get 1901 and I'm 5'10. I'm glad that Bill is really being supportive of you and joining in on the walking and cooking. That's awesome!!! Thanks for's really helping me too! Hugs..Robin
    3220 days ago
    I can't imagine starting my day at 4:30am much less how you managed to stay on track throughout the course of it. Nice job!!!!! emoticon
    3221 days ago
    I will not tell. Your sh*tty attitude probably took a hike with my demotivation last week. Or maybe they took a long walk of a very short pier. Anyhow, they are not coming back!
    Keep up the good work. You look fantastic!
    3221 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2012 12:03:05 PM
    Your secret is safe with me.
    So glad to hear you defied the day's bad attitude. That is a victory!!!
    3221 days ago

    Love that your walking is building together like this. And that you and Bill are figuring out ways to adapt your workouts to work for both of you. And that you can be thinking about you rather than just wondering what the heck is going to happen to him after the very big scare this winter.
    3221 days ago
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