Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekly Update

Weekly Update:  I really really really need to add some toning and yoga into my schedule!!!

Monday: 30 minute walk
Tuesday: 4 miles hills.
Wednesday: 30 minute walk
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 30 minute walk
Saturday: 9K with my daughter. Intervals.

Weight: to see each week weigh in click here:
03-11-13 206.0 Challenge with Julie
04-08-13 199.6  +0.3 Total 6.4  100 Day Challenge started
05-27-13 191.2 -0.6  Total 14.8

Yesterday we celebrated my mom and sons birthday. I knew we would be having ice cream cake and pizza/bread sticks. I started with a big salad and then enjoyed a few bread sticks and a small piece of cake. It was delicious. I planned for those luxuries!! I will lose weight while allowing myself to enjoy desserts! (once in a while) Moderation is the key for me!! We are all different and what works for me may not work for you!!!


I didnt have 10000 steps each day, but I did average over 10000 per day.  (This seems to be weekly comment) Three days a week I work 13 hours a day, and those days are hard to get that many in!!  Those days I am doing wall push ups and squats on my breaks. Now that its getting warmer Ive been walking to and from work.

I stayed around 1200 calories a day. I started using My Fitness Pal again.

I burned 1106 calories this week. Missed my 2000 goal.

I had 100 oz of water every day.

Week Eleven goals are going to stay the same!

1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 7:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week

To see past week goals click here.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Lisa Wade 9K

This is the first year for the Lisa Rosa Flood City 9K and 4 mile walk. My employer offered a 10.00 discount if we signed up thru their Healthy Rewards program. A 9K for $15. yes please!!!

In January 2011 Lisa was diagnosed with small bowel cancer.  She had surgery and underwent chemotherapy.  One year later in, January 2012 the cancer was back in her colon. In December 2012 the colon cancer had returned and she was newly diagnosed with rectum cancer.  She had surgery and now is in recovery.
She woke up one day and wanted to find a way to raise money and awareness for those who cant afford a wig, medications, or families who need help to pay for hotel rooms.

Today was COLD!! We had snow flurries yesterday!! This morning it was 30 degrees with 12 MPH winds. BRRR!!

The race was scheduled to start at 9AM. Due to the large number of race day registrations, the race was actually postponed by 25 minutes!!! It was so cold standing out there on the football field. BUT, what a wonderful problem to have........people coming out to support a great cause!!!

Our pre race picture. Yes!! I had on a headband to cover my ears!!!

We started on the high school track, and by 1/2 mile were on a gravel trail. The trail was hard to run on. It felt like we were sinking, and it was to propel myself forward. By mile two the gravel turned into more of a fine crushed stone, and it was easier to run on. We stayed on this path until mile 3.
Mile 3 was on city streets and sidewalks.
Mile 4 met back up with the trail and we returned back to the track at the high school. As soon as we the track Amber took off and beat me by 35 seconds. When we met up with the trail again, the 4 mile walkers were returning and it was a bit congested!! There was some weaving and bobbing, a saying excuse me.
After the run there was  a yoga instructor to lead in several stretches. It was a wonderful 10 minute deep stretch!
The food was amazing!! Chocolate milk, a 4 inch sub, an orange or apple, a whoopie pie, and a bag of chips, and of course, water, coffee and hot chocolate.

When we left the track at the beginning we were in dead last! But we ended up passing 34 people during the course.
5.61 miles
1.13.31  (13.06 pace)
We did intervals, 3 minute run 1 minute walk.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What did he say?

Questions that make you say WHAT!!!!

I live in a small town. Approximately 400 people. Although we do have a stop light and three bars.
The town maintenance man is 'very friendly'. Waves every time you pass him, whether walking or driving. The past several months he hasnt been waving, and I figured it was because I was behind on my water bill.

Every Tuesday morning I walk the hills of town with my friend M.  This morning when I got home, he was outside cleaning up some of the gravel used on the roads during the winter snows. He looked at me and said, "How much weight have you lost?" I told him about 65 pounds. He complimented me, "Youre looking really good!!"  I thanked him and turned to go inside,

THEN he said, "I bet your husband really likes it too!!"

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That pissed me off, and I went into the house before I said something that would make him want to cut off my water or gas!!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekly Update

Weekly Update:

Monday: Sore!! Stretching at my desk!! Recovering from my half marathon.
Tuesday: 4 miles hills with my friend. (walking slowly!!)
Wednesday: Lifting and steps when I picked my daughter up from college at 10 PM. Shes home for the summer!!
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 4 miles of hills with my friend. (Walked) Its summer!! It was almost 80 degrees when we walked at noon.
Saturday: Moved my son from his dorm to his apartment. Lifting, pulling, steps, my arms are so sore!!

Julie, my dear partner, did a 5K this weekend. So proud of her. You can check it out here. 

Weight:

03-11-13 206.0
03-18-13 203.2  -2.8
04-01-13 199.3  -3.4 Total 6.7
04-08-13 199.6  +0.3 Total 6.4  100 Day Challenge started
04-15-13 196.4  -3.2  Total 9.6
04-22-13 195.8  -0.6 Total 10.2
04-29-13 196.4 +0.6 Total -9.6
05-06-13 195.2 -1.2  Total -10.8
05-13-13 193.4 -1.8  Total -12.6
05-20-13 191.8 -1.6  Total -14.2



I didnt have 10000 steps each day, but I did average 10000 per day.  (This seems to be weekly comment) Three days a week I work 13 hours a day, and those days are hard to get that many in!!  Those days I am doing wall push ups and squats on my breaks.

I stayed around 1200 calories a day. I started using My Fitness Pal again. While I was gone last weekend I didnt have access to it, and its amazing how fast a habit goes away! (or maybe it wasnt habit)

I burned 1200 calories this week. Missed my 2000 goal.

I had 100 oz of water every day.

Week Nine goals are going to stay the same!

1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week

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Week Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week

Week Four goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. New Goal Burn 2000 calories per week. I record everything on My Fitness Pal and it shows a weekly report of calories burned.  Last week I had 1742.

Week Three goals:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM  I have a horrible habit of staying up late and not being able to crawl out of bed in the morning

Week Two goals:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. No food after 6:30 PM. This will be hard, Three nights a week I get home from work at 830 PM. SO, I need to prepare!!! Take my supper with me and eat at work instead of when I get home

Week One goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Delaware Half Marathon

Every year my friend Cheryl and I do a spring half marathon.  About three weeks before the race she ended up getting hurt and told me she wasnt going to go.  I ended up with pneumonia, but I did not want to give up the race.  

Saturday morning my daughter, son, and I headed to Wilmington Delaware. Interstate the whole way!! 
Scary long tunnel going under the river in Baltimore. My mind goes so many different places when Im driving under millions of gallons of water. "What if there's an accident" "What if the roof starts to leak" "What if my van breaks down".   
Four lane highways. And thankfully on a Saturday, not much traffic!! So many on ramps and off ramps and exits. Thankful for my Garmin!!

Finally entered Delaware.
We  went straight to packet pick up.  Couldnt find a place to park. All the garages were closed, and I couldnt find a parking spot for the park. So we left and went to the hotel, with plans of checking in and then walking down to the packet pickup/Expo. Room wasnt ready but they let us park there and we walked down to the park. The Expo was very small. A tent in the park. Within 15 minutes we had our bibs and were on our way back to the hotel. Stopped at a small pizza/sub place and ate part of a wrap. 

The King and Queen of Sweden  were in town.  The police and very nicely dressed official looking men were everywhere!!! 

Walked to the Sheraton, and was VERY impressed with the room!! 
 Amber and I had a King size bed and Branden has a pull out couch. Each with separate TVs. SO comfortable. I laid out my clothes and by 9PM was in bed. Slept amazingly well, wasnt nervous at all!! Did wake up a few times, but right back to sleep!!

The race was a little less than a mile from the hotel, so we walked to the start to warm up our legs.
Humidity was 82% and I was a bit worried, but didnt say anything to Amber (she has asthma). Our race plan was to do intervals. Run 3 minutes walk 1.  Amber had never done a half before, she actually had never run more than 4 miles at one time before. (She only found out she was in the race a week before).  Our plan was to stick together unless one of us felt really good, and just needed to go. (I knew there was NO WAY I was leaving her!! I planned to stick with her and cross the finish line with her! MY Mothers Day gift!!)

The marathon started at 7 AM. The relayers at 7:05 AM and the halfers at 7:20 AM.
Miles 1-3 were going good. I could tell I hadnt run long runs for a while, and Amber was strong. SO, at mile 3 I gave her my Garmin, and told her to go for it. I kept the gym boss and changed to 2 run 2 walk intervals. I could see the back of Ambers shirt until about mile 5, then I lost her. Somewhere between 5 and 6 the first male marathoner passed me. (The marathoners did two laps.) It was so neat to watch him go, so fast!! And perfect form!!!
Mile 6 was a 200 foot climb. I walked the whole thing!! No way in the world I was going to use up any extra energy on that hill. At the top I started some intervals again. THEN, at mile 7 the lead female marathoner passed me. Again, I was in awe!!!
Miles 7-10 we ran through some beautiful shady neighborhoods. Somewhere in there we ran past a noisy zoo.  At this point I was whooped. I ended up walking all of mile 11 and 12. I caught a woman who wanted to stop. We started chatting, and I learned she lost 60 lbs. We chatted weight loss, and the two miles passed quickly. At that point I started intervals again.  On my way down the hill to the 13 mile sign a car pulled out in front of me. The cop was banging on the trunk trying to get them to stop, and he stopped right in front of me. They put it in reverse, so I rounded  to the front, as the cop said, hurry go (to the driver) so I stopped just waited.

Crossed the finish line in 3:09.52 The slowest I've ever completed a half marathon.
Amber beat me!!  3:04.30 So very proud of her!! She started running in January 2013, and hadnt done anything longer than a 4 mile run.

We went to the food tent, I devoured half of a soft pretzel and a chocolate milk.

On our way back to the hotel I saw Alyssa running down the final hill. I stalk her blog, and dream of being like her. I hollered at her, and of course she stopped, and then I felt horrible, because she lost her stride....

Pros: 
Great facebook page and communication
Name or nickname on bib
Small race, only 1900 between the Marathon, Half, and Relayers
Great swag: the medal is heavy, the pint glass is awesome
Most of the race was in shaded areas
Race hotel check outs were 12 so we were able to shower afterwards

Cons:
Race shirt was VERY small!! 
At some turns I wasnt sure which way to go
The car that pulled out in front of me
Not much crowd support except at the finish line

Thanks Branden for driving home! Ambers recovery! and Chicken that just needed to have his picture taken

most photos taken by Amber





Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekly Review


IT SNOWED TODAY!!!!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS UP WITH THAT?? Last year on Mothers Day we were sporting shorts and I got a sunburn!! Tonight we have another freeze warning!!!


My goal for my challenge with Julie, was to be in the 180's by Mothers Day. I didn't make my goal, BUT, I did lose 12.6 pounds, and for that I am thankful!! Onward to our next challenge!!! We will not give up!!

Weight:
03-11-13 206.0
03-18-13 203.2  -2.8
04-01-13 199.3  -3.4 Total 6.7
04-08-13 199.6  +0.3 Total 6.4
04-15-13 196.4  -3.2  Total 9.6
04-22-13 195.8  -0.6 Total 10.2
04-29-13 196.4 +0.6 Total -9.6
05-06-13 195.2 -1.2  Total -10.8
05-13-13 193.4 -1.8  Total -12.6




I didnt have 10000 steps each day, but I did average 10000 per day.  Three days a week I work 13 hours a day, and those days are hard to get that many in!!  Those days I am doing wall push ups and squats on my breaks.

I stayed around 1400 calories a day.  I increased it last week because of the half marathon (more on that tomorrow) I ate more fruits this week to increase my carbs, and that added more calories.

I finally burned 2000 calories this week!!! I hope to continue this the rest of the summer.

I had 100 oz of water every day except Sunday. After the half marathon, my stomach was whoozy and I couldnt stomach water.  (I had a lot of diet coke!!)



Week Eight goals are going to stay the same!

1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week

100 Day Challenge results

04-08-13 199.6
04-15-13 196.4  -3.2  Total 3.2
04-22-13 195.8  -0.6  Total 3.8
04-29-13 196.4 +0.6  Total 3.2
05-06-13 195.2  -1.2  Total 4.4
05-13-13 193.4  -1.8  Total 6.2

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Week Five, Six, Seven and Eight goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week


Week Four goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. New Goal Burn 2000 calories per week. I record everything on My Fitness Pal and it shows a weekly report of calories burned.  Last week I had 1742.


Week Three goals:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM  I have a horrible habit of staying up late and not being able to crawl out of bed in the morning


Week Two goals:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. No food after 6:30 PM. This will be hard, Three nights a week I get home from work at 830 PM. SO, I need to prepare!!! Take my supper with me and eat at work instead of when I get home

Week One goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekly Review


Weekly review of my 100 day challenge and on to week seven with my challenge with Julie ....... and also an update for the 100 day challenge.


Weight:
03-11-13 206.0
03-18-13 203.2  -2.8
04-01-13 199.3  -3.4 Total 6.7
04-08-13 199.6  +0.3 Total 6.4
04-15-13 196.4  -3.2  Total 9.6
04-22-13 195.8  -0.6 Total 10.2
04-29-13 196.4 +0.6 Total -9.6
05-06-13 195.2 -1.2  Total -10.8


I didnt have 10000 steps each day, but I did average 10000 per day.  Three days a week I work 13 hours a day, and those days are hard to get that many in!!  Those days I am doing wall push ups and squats on my breaks.

I am staying around 1200 calories a day.  This week Im going to increase that.  I have a half marathon on Sunday. So I will be eating more fruits this week, and that will add up the calories.

I did NOT burn 2000 calories this week!!!

I had 100 oz of water every day except Friday.  I left in the morning without my water bottle. Anytime I forget to take it with me, I end up below!!

For the past two months I have been trying to give up my diet Coke. I do not keep it in the house anymore, and I do have it when I go out to eat, which isnt very often. For me, this is a HUGE success. I LOVE my diet coke!!!

Week Eight goals are going to stay the same!

1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week

100 Day Challenge results

04-08-13 199.6
04-15-13 196.4  -3.2  Total 3.2
04-22-13 195.8  -0.6  Total 3.8
04-29-13 196.4 +0.6  Total 3.2
05-06-13 195.2  -1.2  Total 4.4

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Week Five and Six and Seven goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. Burn 2000 calories per week


Week Four goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM
6. New Goal Burn 2000 calories per week. I record everything on My Fitness Pal and it shows a weekly report of calories burned.  Last week I had 1742.


Week Three goals:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. Not eat after 6:30 PM
5.  Be in bed by 10:30 PM  I have a horrible habit of staying up late and not being able to crawl out of bed in the morning


Week Two goals:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day
4. No food after 6:30 PM. This will be hard, Three nights a week I get home from work at 830 PM. SO, I need to prepare!!! Take my supper with me and eat at work instead of when I get home

Week One goals were:
1. 10000 steps a day
2. 100 oz of water a day
3. 1200 calories a day