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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Planning To Race This Saturday

15 1/2 weeks of 20 weeks
weight today: same
total lost:9 pounds in 15 1/2 weeks
4 oz banana:100
post work-out:
1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 1/2 tsp of sugar:22
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
running total: 332
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
3 oz of chicken breast:105
1 tbl of peanut butter:100
dipped by pretzels:30
Snyder Hanover Ranch pretzels: 40
1/2 graham cracker sheet:35
running total: 752
1 large egg:70
1 large egg white:16
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of Blue Bunny light ice cream:100
1 tsp of chocolate syrup:20
running total: 988
Snyder Hanover pretzels:50
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar in tea:30
1 1/4 cup of 1% milk: 130
with three sheets of graham crackers:210
2 tsp of peanut butter:66
some pretzels:20
running total: 1,524
Today's challenge: I started out good with not snacking and then after my mid-morning snack everything went down hill. Why the heck am I dipping pretzels in peanut butter? So....I think I'm going to have to put up the peanut butter, pretzels and Snyder Hanover pretzels. Maybe, instead, I should set out some apples on the counter top. Those, at least, would be lower calorie.
Actual fitness: chest and triceps work-out with abdominals. 50 minute, five mile run tonight.
My knee was feeling slightly sore before the run, but not too bad at all on the run. I wonder if that is just some lingering soreness associated with the "contusion". I have another leg work-out tomorrow morning.
Note on picture: Believe it or not, these are not real green beans, but play-do0 made to look like green beans. Our son brought this to me this afternoon saying he had made green beans. I'm not sure what colors he mixed to get this exact green bean color...but I was very impressed.
Maybe this is a sign that I need to start eating more green beans and fewer pretzels dipped in peanut butter. Although, that would probably be a good picture too. Maybe I'll just eat a few more of those for a good picture for you guys tomorrow. Just kidding!!
Planning To Race This Saturday
Remember the infamous race about five weeks ago where I fell two miles into the race, got back up, and then finished first in my age group?
With the resulting contusion to my knee and bruised ligaments, I was unable to run but three miles in the three weeks following that race. It's only been in the last several days that I've been able to log in five or six days of running.
Welllll....the race that is scheduled for this Saturday is at the same course. It is actually part of a three-part winter running series.
So, I do believe that technically I could run in this 5K. So, since I'm already signed up for it, because I signed up in advance several weeks ago...I should run it. I mean, I'm not in pain any longer...and even if I don't run as fast as I'd like, I should probably put in an appearance.
So, right now, the plan is to race on Saturday.
And, quite honestly, it's hard for me, though, to not make some kind of goal for this race despite what's gone on in the past five weeks.
I think an attainable yet challenging goal would be to perhaps maintain the time I got five weeks ago if not a few seconds faster. So, my time was, maybe 22:20.
It's predicted to be quite cold that day. Lately, I've been running in sub-zero to temperatures at 13 degrees, I think I'm ready for that aspect of it. Of course the unknown would be the running conditons if perhaps there was a recent snowfall, or slippery roads.
Now... I just have to make sure that when I get to the part in the race where I fell, to lift up my legs a little higher and run a little faster.
Hope everyone's week is going well!!


  1. Damned impressive...I hope I'll one day be where you've come to now.

    Yahoo for you!

  2. That's so awesome you're going for another race!! It's so motivating for me to see how you refuse to give up no matter what.

    I hear ya on the pretzels & peanut many times I'll be craving something, and I'll be like what in the world?!! I don't even LIKE that! =) Good luck tomorrow!

  3. I'm so proud of you for doing the next 5k! Don't sprint, don't try to get your best time ever, go nice and easy. Wait, who am I to tell you what to do?! Race the heck out of that race. Haha. I hope you do great.

    I kept looking at the picture like hmm, those green things do not look normal... I was on to you Sunshine Mama = )