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Change

I started changing things up. I am continuing to run but since I was feeling fried I knew I needed to do something. Sunday was a 6 mile run. Monday Before work I ran 3.4 miles & after work I ran another 3.5 miles & after I did a 30 minute upper body work out. I held a fore arm plank for a full minute. I have not been able to do that for a while. This morning I ran 3.4 again, but tonight I took a break. I figured if I split up my running I will fall back into wanting to run. I am adding… Continue

Added by Paula on March 21, 2017 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Update - 3/18

Weight - Up 0.6 pounds. Ugh! I am sick of this crap!!!

Food - Food Day yesterday in the office. Yep, over ate. Gaincould be sodium overload.

Exercise - Ran 3.4 miles each day for (5) days & added in (3) of upper body resistance work.

Mood - Ready for change. Starting summer, running outdoors, eating better.

Added by Paula on March 18, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Burn Out

I think I am getting burned out. I like what running has done for me. I look so much leaner. But I have been pushing myself & to be honest I am bored. I am not sure if it is due to the treadmill or what but I know I need to add in some resistance training. I was planning on joining a health club through the winter months to break up the running & get some much needed upper body work. Well, I never did that for many reasons. The most obvious one is my concern I would undo all the great… Continue

Added by Paula on March 12, 2017 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/10

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds.

Exercise - 30 miles on the treadmill.

Food - Cut back some. Need to do more.

Mood - Meh, winter blues I suppose.

Added by Paula on March 11, 2017 at 4:08pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 3/4

Weight - Up 1.4 pounds.



Exercise - Ran 26 miles on the treadmill



Food - Eating too much. Too much snacking.



Mood - Mad at myself for not overcoming this damn food addiction.



What the hell is it with me & food?? I cannot stop with the Goldfish crackers or other salty snacks. I think I can relate to the cravings a heroin addict has. At least I am consistent with exercise. I try really hard to NOT let the scale dictate my mood or self worth, but it… Continue

Added by Paula on March 4, 2017 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

Weekly Updates - 2/25

Weight - Down 0.2 pounds.



Food - Always a struggle. Working in an office that gets candy & snack sample is really bad for me.



Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. I know I need to do some resistance training. I just hate not running. Ugh!



Mood - Good. Working on being mindful.



I have been using my foam roller this past week & think it will really be good. It does hurt, but I feel better afterward. I want to start a training plan. I found one for… Continue

Added by Paula on February 25, 2017 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 2/18

Weight - Down 1.0 pound. Relief to see it go down



Food - I did make better choices, but I still ate too much & snacked too much.



Exercise - I really kicked up my running. I ran 27 miles.



Mood - Really trying on focusing on me & not the world at large.



Today I bought myself a foam roller. I was hoping it will help me feel better. I have been running so much over the last year or better & although I do stretch afterwards it just isn't… Continue

Added by Paula on February 18, 2017 at 9:08pm — 3 Comments

Update - 2/12

Weight - Up 1.2 pounds. Not good. Result from BLT ( bites,licks,tastes )



Exercise - Running 5 days a week on the treadmill. Averaging 15-22 miles per week.



Food - Making better choices, but getting kinds of sloppy. The "just one" syndrome. It is not just one however.



Mood - I have been stressed & depressed. But I realize it is up to me to change. I cannot change the world, but I can change how I react. I am working on being the "change" I would like to… Continue

Added by Paula on February 12, 2017 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Update - 1/3

Weight - Down .4 pounds.

Exercise - Running 5 days a week. I have cut back since I am not sure if I hurt my high hamstring. I ran 15 miles.

Food - I am making better choices. I did not gain weight in the last 4 weeks of December.

Mood - Positive.

2016 was better than 2015. Although I am not at goal, I lost 15 pounds from 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016. I ran 5 races in 2016. Here is to 2017.

Added by Paula on January 3, 2017 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Weekly Update 12/10

Weight - Down 1.6 pounds. When it stays here or goes lower I will believe it is a loss vs. fluctuation.



Exercise - Ran 5 days. Got in 27 miles this week. Treadmill miles are not fun like outdoor running is.



Food - I did reign in a bit more this week, but there is much more that needs doing.



Mood - Okay.



I think I am the only one who blogs here anymore. I feel silly sometimes posting, but I am doing this to help me hold myself accountable. Maybe folks… Continue

Added by Paula on December 10, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 12/3

Weight - Zero. No change.

Exercise - Ran the treadmill 5 days this week. 25 miles.

Food - I need to make changes here. I have lost weight since the beginning of the year, but want to lose more.

Mood - Tired. It has been gray & blah since last weekend. I need sun.

I really wanted to lose 5 more pounds by the end of the year. I am not sure if I will make it, but I am going to give it my best shot.

Added by Paula on December 3, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/26

Weight - Up 1.6 pounds. No surprise after Thanksgiving. I have still lost 13.8 pounds since New Years.

Exercise - Ran 25 miles this week. The 5 mile Turkey Trot was fun. It didn't prevent the gain.

Food - I really need to focus more on Eating clean wholesome foods. I have been leaning to much to processed.

Mood - Up & down.

Added by Paula on November 26, 2016 at 7:34am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/19

Weight - Down 1.4 pounds. I was really getting upset seeing it climb. I have to work harder.



Food - The fact is I really have to get this under control. Weight loss is 80% diet. There is no exercising away a bad diet.



Exercise - Ran 5 days on the dreadmill. This year we had cable down in the basement so it is a little more tolerable.



Mood - Still suffering with anxiety. Worried about everything. Praying gas been more intense than ever.



I can't believe… Continue

Added by Paula on November 19, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Sunday

Got up this morning & headed to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee & toasted bagel. I put pumpkin butter on mine. It is fat free & I like the flavor. It is basically pumpkin purée wth spices. I chose the sugar free. It was still chilly when we got to the park to get in our Sunday run. The first mile was tough, but i did warm up. Not sure how long we will be able to continue runnning outside. We got in 6 miles. Lucky for me, it has been a mild November. I signed up for the Turkey Trot. A 5… Continue

Added by Paula on November 13, 2016 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/12

Weight - Up 1.0 pounds. Overeating is the reason.



Exercise - Ran 25 miles on the treadmill. Getting too dark to run after work. I am still running Sunday mornings.



Food - Too much eating. Frankly there has been too much crap at work. This week alone I did a serious binge on Goldfish crackers. I really need to get my mini binges gone. Stress & boredom seem to be the reasons.



Mood - Stressed. Nervous. After this past week of elections & the violence that… Continue

Added by Paula on November 12, 2016 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

November

2 months until the end of the year. 2017 is just around the corner. Election Day is here & I really don't know who to vote for. I can only hope through prayer that this country will pull together & bring back values, concern for others & remember what makes this country the best place on earth. One thing I "elected" to do is sign up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day. It is a 5 mile run. It will mark the 5th run I will have completed this year. I am nervous as I get with all… Continue

Added by Paula on November 8, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 11/5

Weight - Down 0.8 pounds. Yep, still dancing with those 2 pounds. Back & forth.



Exercise - Ran 24 miles. No bike this week. Had great weather for November. Signed up for the Turkey Trot. A 5 mile run.



Food - Too much snacking. Pretzels in general. The gluten caught up with me & the scale shows me why I shouldn't ea them. I swear I am a salt addict.



Mood - Kind of down. Unlike my weight. It is the last 2 months of the year & I wanted "lose weight" not… Continue

Added by Paula on November 5, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

Weekly Update 10/29

Weight - Up 0.6 pounds

Exercise - Same as every week. Ran 4 days & biked 1.

Food - Office food day yesterday. Ugh! Really need to find a plan.

Mood - Stressed. Scared about the up coming election. Concerned I won't get this weight off.

Added by Paula on October 29, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments

Weekly Update - 10/22

Weight- Up 0.2 pounds. A miracle considering the snacking this week.

Exercise- Ran 6 days this week. No bike.

Food - Ugh! I had too many mini binges.

Mood - Good. Today I did the Haunted Hustle 5k. No plans to go crazy but ended up with a PR (27 min 53 sec)

Added by Paula on October 22, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Weekly Update - 10/15

Weight - Down 1.8 pounds. Going in the right direction.

Exercise - Ran 18 miles & a 15.5 mile bike ride.

Food - Really made more "whole food" choices. But I did indulge in my salty snacks. Ugh!

Mood - Feeling better seeing a loss.

Added by Paula on October 15, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

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