Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Racing On Saturday...A Family Event

8 1/2 weeks of 12

Weight today: same

Total lost: 6 pounds in 8 1/2 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with tea:30
2 tsp of sugar with tea:30

Some pretzels: 30
1 large egg:70
1 large egg white: 16
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1/2 cup of rice: 85
1/2 slice of Rotello white Italian bread:27
running total: 468

2 large eggs:140
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese: 80
1/4 cup of canned pineapple:35
several corn chips:35
1 tbl of powder creamer:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
total: 380
running total:848
bite sized Snickers:45
candy piece: 25
total: 70
running total: 918

2 oz of spaghetti: 180
3 oz of chicken breast: 105
Blue Bunny Bomb Pop:40
Bites of son's cheese bread: 30
total: 355
running total: 1,273

1 Ferrer Rondnant: 55
1 tbl of creamer with tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30
total: 115
Running total: 1,388

1/2 cup of Blue Bunny Premium light icecream:100
1 tsp of chocolate syrup: 20
running total: 1,508

Today's challenge: Staying on-calorie

Actual fitness: a 3-mile lunch run

Note on no sweet-n-low and no caffeine: I ran pretty hard yesterday and my stomach held together well. Don't feel I had any major upset stomach issues. Don't really have any more headaches. I need more sleep though.

Note on picture: It's been awhile since I've felt like I've had enough calories for ice cream at night. This tasted great. After eating it, I warmed up with some hot tea. Makes sense doesn't it? First something cold and then the hot to warm back up. That's the routine I think needs to happen if you're living up north here and want ice cream in the winter. Unless of course, you take a really hot bath and need something cool to cool off. In which case, ice cream would come first. But you could still follow that up with hot tea.

Anyway, 1/2 cup of Blue Bunny premium vanilla light ice cream:100, 1 1/2 tsp of Nestle chocolate syrup:35 (estimated) for 135.

*Special Note* I'm having another truffle tonight that my friend gave me...another Ferrer Rocher...but this flavor is different. I'll be posting that photo tomorrow.

Racing On Saturday...

A Family Event

Good Day everyone!

Thought I'd let you all know that I'm running another 5K race this Saturday.

Also at this same event....

Our 14-year-old daughter will be running a 1 mile fun run.

Our 7-year old son will be running in a half mile fun run, as will his cousin be running it too.

Our five-year-old daughter will be running in a kid's dash, as will her cousin be running it too.

Finally, our 3-year-old son will also be in the dash with his older sister.

Our one-year-old son won't be in a race, and neither will my husband.

Then, to spice up things even more, my sister-in-law will also be running in the 5K race. I'm sure we'll both try to beat each other all in good fun.

right? right?

Good... fun.

Ok, so I couldn't resist a little poke at that because we are both very competitive and our latest 5K times are within 30 seconds of each other. I keep telling her she's fast and she keeps denying it. I keep telling her to sign up for races and kick some butt. Finally last weekend she runs this 5K race and gets second overall, (read medal) with a time of 23:36.

How exciting is that?

Yah, it's somewhat annoying to go through the whole "getting-up-early-for-the-race", being nervous, and getting winded in the middle, thing. But, holding a medal and being out there and a part of the race ends up being fun.

Now, the whole family gets to be involved.


My time four weeks ago was 23:13.

What's my goal?

Well, now, I already told you all in that questionnaire thing that my goal was the Olympics, so until then, I'll have to make little steps along the way and maybe go for a 22-something. Maybe a 22:30. It's be really nice to get 21-something actually...but, I know, one thing at a time.

After all the next Olympics is three years away.

What are you all doing this weekend?


  1. Sounds like a terrific way to spend a Saturday!
    Have fun & good luck with your time. I bet you report in under 23 minutes! Awesome! :)

    Not 100% on plans this weekend. Cleaning out some stuff from the basement, possibly taking my daughter to paint pottery (spoonrests for the grandmas for Christmas) but beyond idea. Really depends upon the weather.

    Best wishes,

  2. lol, three years is plenty of time to knock your avg mile pace down to like 4:xx. insane how fast the olympians run!! yikes.

    good luck to the whole fam this weekend!

  3. How fun that so many of members of your family can participate.

    I bet your 14 year old will get the bug and want to do full runs with you.

    Weekend plans...believe it or not....I'm baking for a local park bake sale. I hate to bake, but if it raises $$ for a good cause, I'm in.