Monday, October 31, 2011


Well, I started my day with good intentions. Then, I came downstairs to check the weather before putting on my work out clothes. Pretty much cancelled work out plans. As always, I got wrapped up in doing this, that and the other thing and without being ready to go out...I lost all motivation. I got some stuff done, which was good, but I wish I would have worked out.

I did get some walking in...I walked the neighborhood for Trick or Treat with the family. Now, I just have to make sure that I'm not tempted by all of those treats in the house.

Eating...oh boy! I have stopped being consistent in tracking. In fact, my notebook where I jot it all down at, has been in my car for a week now. Not a good thing. I still act like I am making good choices, but I know that there are little things that are sneaking in and then there is that occasional good plan, bad execution. Like today at lunch. I filled over half of my plate with salad, then, I stacked two slices of pizza and some chips on the other side. The point of filling with salad was supposed to be so that I only had room for one slice, but I failed at executing that plan.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Oh dear...what a day.

It was raining when I woke up. My kids were up when I woke up. It's amazing how they can completely impact your best laid plans when they are up too early.

I was able to do my dishes and all the normal mommy things that I do in the morning, but when I tried to do my work out, I had to give up before I was done. They were fighting and complaining and I couldn't focus. Still, I did 2 of Tony Horton's 10-minute Trainer workouts. I still got a workout, it just wasn't all that I wanted.

Lunch was not a good scene. A pizza and nacho lunch was hosted by the department. I could have elected to not eat it, but nachos...the crunch of the chip, the cool of the sour cream...they were just too inviting. I did skip soda and stayed with water and only had a half a piece of brownie.

Then, I had to make cookies for my daughter's Halloween party. I made my favorite cut out cookies. You know how I know that they are good? I can eat them completely plain and thoroughly enjoy them. I only ate one cookie, but I'm sure I snuck more than a little dough.

#s to Go: 21.6#

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


What a day! I headed up to the high school this morning, hoping to run on the indoor track. Except, when I arrived, the doors were all locked. I talked to someone who said that despite the paper reporting morning hours, there are only evening hours. I was very bummed. I wound up running back towards home and finishing with a quick loop around the block.

Eating was probably less than desirable today - I had two cookies at lunch, cookies with frosting. I am not sure what possessed me to do that. I felt bad after eating them - honestly, my body isn't use to consuming that much sugar all at once. I didn't do a good job of tracking calories today - probably because I didn't want to admit how many calories that might have been.

I did fit in a walk at lunch though, so at least I can feel a little bit better about today.

#s to Go: 21.2
Calories Consumed: too many
Calories Burned:
2.78 mile run/walk; 12:13 pace; 394 calories
2.72 mile walk; 16:35 pace; 348 calories

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Yeah! Even with a dinner out with a friend, I was able to have a positive result on the scale.

The weather was blah this morning and I had to leave home at 6:15 am for work this morning, so no run (or other work out) for me this morning. Some catered meals, a cookie and some M&Ms leave me feeling like I may have overdone it a bit, especially since I didn't work out.

This is a short post, but that is really all I have to say tonight.

Time for a good night's sleep.

#s to Go: 22.6#

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I ran 4 3/4 laps straight this morning. I took a 1/4 lap break and ran for 2 more laps. I might have gone further, but I was alone at the track and decided that running towards home was a better option. Of course, as I was leaving, someone pulled up to the track to work out. Oh well! Maybe in a couple of weeks when the time changes, I will stay longer by myself since there might at least be a glimmer of light.

At lunch time, I went for a 2.7 mile walk with a co-worker. Our pace was a little bit off at 16:00 minutes (normally we do 15:00 minutes), but it was still a good workout.

I made sure to watch during the day, as I was preparing for my dinner out. My friend and I had both gotten in on the free Steak offer from Outback a few weeks ago and we went out to enjoy our free steak. I enjoyed a Skinny 'Rita (150 calories), 1/2 a loaf of bread (150 calories), 6 oz steak (254 calories), Broccoli (109 calories - must have had some butter), and 4 oz Mahi Mahi (100 calories). I was prepared to share a slice of cheesecake, but since our server brought us our checks when our plates were still half full, we decided we could skip it - seemed like he was anxious for us to leave.

#s to Go: 23#
Calories Consumed: 1468 calories
Calories Burned:
3.3 mile run/walk, 11:40 pace, 470 calories
2.7 mile walk, 16:00 pace, 400 calories

Monday, October 10, 2011


Wow! I really am not so good at this "daily" thing.

I was very proud of myself for running a straight mile, plus. It was really a matter of convincing myself that I could do it. I am sure that I have been physically ready for a while now. After all, I have been running most of my 3 miles each day, with just short walks between.

After a crazy weekend of not really monitoring or measuring, I did my best with watching today and still wound up at about 1500 calories. Tomorrow is dinner out with a friend, so I will just have to plan for it and do my best. I will try to look up info before I go, so that I can be prepared for how to eat during the day and what to get/avoid at dinner.

# to go: 24.2#
Calories Consumed: ~1500
Calories Burned:
2.77 mile run, 13:00 pace; 450 calories
1.5 mile walk, 15"00 pace; 200 calories

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Well, little progress from yesterday. And, as you may have read, I was lazy.

Eating was actually quite a challenge for me. Without working out, I was uncertain what to have for breakfast - certainly, I didn't need to have a protein bar or shake, but I had so few portable options. I decided on a granola bar and banana - easy to take on the go. For lunch, I went out with some friends for a post-birthday celebration. I got fajitas and skipped the shells. I had a bit of rice, but I also had some tortilla chips. I seemed to have the munchies, so I found myself picking at small candies all afternoon - you know those individually wrapped caramels, mini-candy bars, etc. Certainly not ideal. Then, my husband suggested dinner out. We headed to Red Lobster. Of course, I couldn't skip those awesome Cheddar Bay Biscuits. I tried to be good, but I think I had 2 1/2 (at 150 calories each - ouch!). I had the Caesar with the dressing on the side (270 calories - so a little less with the dressing on the side). I had the Endless Shrimp - but went with the grilled option and added broccoli as a side. (probably about 350 calories) So, that would be likely 700+ calories at dinner. Not awful, if I had planned for it, but eating out at lunch too and having a candy buffet all afternoon, I didn't even want to try to add it all up.

#s to Go: 24.4
Calories consumed: too many
Calories burned: not enough


Well, really it is Tuesday morning and I am being lazy. I woke up a few minutes before my alarm went off and it was wet outside and I turned off my alarm. I got up about 1/2 an hour later and had great intentions of putting on a DVD, but it didn't sound that exciting and so here I am playing on the internet instead of working out. I guess I am taking a day off.

The weekend was another whirlwind adventure and it sort of stymied my "recovery" from vacation weight. I lost since last Wednesday, but not as much as I would have hoped for.

Monday morning, I was not lazy and did fit in my run, just in time. It started to rain as I was cooling down. My pace was off a bit, but it was pretty cold and I had to walk a few places - once because the sidewalk was covered in puddles in mud, of course I took a few steps in before I realized how bad it was and once because a random yellow lab came to greet me, (s)he might have been the nicest dog in the world, but I wasn't taking any chances. As I wrapped up, I also lost a little bit of time as I talked to another neighbor that I see sometimes at the track. If I knew he would be there consistently, then I could plan to go up on those days. I guess maybe next time I see him out, I might have to ask if he can let me know when he is going, so that I feel comfortable. Only thing is - he does like 1 1/2 miles and I do it won't be complete, but some.

Eating was average yesterday. I did really well until dinner. It wasn't awful, but we had bread and olive oil dip. I had planned to have two slices, which fit well in my plan, but I had a third slice. Then, after a baseball award event, I came home and had a cupcake sent home from my niece's birthday party - yummy, but unnecessary calories.

#s to Go (Monday morning) - 24.6