"really she's okay"

Week 1, Day 2

Planning on doing two big walks today and a small walk just after lunch with weights. Twice around the loop is 1.9 miles and burns 254 calories. A pound of fat is 3500 calories, so I need to either cut that or exercise that much. Which is basically 4 miles every day. That's probably a little much to expect, but maybe I can do 4 miles every other day, and 1 mile on the off days. I need to do my pilates too, cause that will help tone me up and make me look even better.

I really want to get thin again. 16 days until my birthday party.


Weight: 174.2lbs

Vitamins
One-a-Day Women
Fiber
Chromium


Breakfast
Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt
Pineapple tidbits


Lunch
Peanut butter and jelly with raw oatmeal
Carrots


Dinner


Exercise
Walk with Calypso, no weights.
"really she's okay"

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Gonna try and track what I'm eating and when I exercise. I don't really want to do the Weight Watchers points stuff right now, but I do want to just...keep tabs on what I'm eating. I also want to weigh myself every morning and such.

If I can just make sure that my portions are reasonable and I'm not eating bad stuff, hopefully, this will work out.



Weight: 176.5lb

Vitamins
One-a-day Women
Fiber

Breakfast
White tea with milk and honey

Lunch
Turkey sandwich with Miracle Whip
Carrots
Glass of Boathouse Juice

Snack
Raisin Bran
Carrots

Dinner
Pork Ribs
Raisin Bran

Exercise
Walk with Calypso using 1.75lbs on each arm, 1.5 on each leg
a softer world - any day now

Week 0, Day 5

Since it's a new year, I'm starting with a new set of weeks--officially on Thursday, as per usual. Today is also day one of my new job. It should be pretty stressful today--we will see!

For the next two days, I'm 9-6, then I'm 12-10 which should give me a perfect bit of time to run in the mornings before work. I really want to run tomorrow. I've been so slack that I might have to start over from W1D1. :(


Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (4pts)
Soda (4pts)


Lunch (pts)



Dinner (pts)



Exercise (+1pts)
20 minute Pick-Your-Level Pilates (moderate) (+1pt)




Daily Left: 22/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +1pts (week: +1pts)
a softer world - any day now

C25K: Week 2, Day 1

Today was supposed to be 90 seconds jogging, 120 seconds walking. I couldn't hack the 90 seconds (this is why we don't take breaks form our running routines!) so I did 60-60 for about six minutes, the tapered off to 30-90 for about ten minutes. After that, I took a four minute walk break and started back with 30-60.

At the 30 minute mark, everything had properly loosened up, so I spent the next ten minutes doing the 60-90 from week 1.

I think that because I took a few days break and will be taking another few days break while I'm in Vegas, that I may effectively start over come the new year.

One of the new toys I got today was the Nike+ sensor for my iPhone. It transmits to the iPhone to track my speed and my distance. I found it to be pretty accurate, over all, and very fun. I used it to tell me when to start running and when to start walking. Over all, I feel like I got a much better workout with the sensor.

According to the device, my workout was 3.25 miles for a total for 45 minutes. My best time was 12:30 and my average pace was 13:48. That's not too shabby!

Anyway, I think I'll run again tomorrow or Tuesday, then restart the program after Vegas. Or, at least get an idea of where I am after Vegas!
a softer world - any day now

Week 17, Day 7

Last night was the anniversary dinner--I had a nice tilapia and a few drinks--no desert and no potatoes! Go me! 'Course, I'm a little hunger over today...wine always gets me. :(



Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)


Lunch (pts)



Dinner (pts)



Exercise (+pts)





Daily Left: 22/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +pts (week: +20pts)
a softer world - any day now

Week 17, Day 6

Happy anniversary to me! I got my hair done today--it looks fantastic! <3 <3


Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (6pts)
McDonald's Snack Wrap (6pts)


Dinner (pts)



Exercise (+pts)





Daily Left: 16/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +pts (week: +20pts)
a softer world - any day now

C25K: Week 1, Day 3

Gorgeous day for a run today--I got out really early (8am!) and it was super foggy. Really beautiful. There were ducks on the lake I run around and they looked like they were floating in midair.

I shaved 4 minutes off W1D2's time--giving me an average speed on 3.81 and and average pace of 15:45. Not too shabby.

I upped my stretches, which felt really good. I like doing a few more of them. It makes me feel more limber.

Today, I walked briskly for a quarter mile before breaking into my run/walk. Each time a new song came on, I ran. I typically ran for about a minute, then walked for the remainder of the song. Once or twice, I did 1:30 instead, heh. That was mostly on really great songs, hehe.

Over all, I felt really good about it. The first two miles were easy, but the third mile was mostly hills and it got the better of me really quickly. I powered through it pretty well, but it was still rough.

I think I'd like to keep that pace up for a while--I guess I'm not really following the C25K program as much as I should. This is just easier, as long as I keep increasing my running and decreasing my walking!

Running in the morning really made me feel good--I was in a great mood all day (until I got home, haha).
a softer world - any day now

Week 17, Day 5

Today, I test my resolve! I'm up at 7:30am to go running. Let's see if I make it, haha!




Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (3pts)
Apple Cinnamon oatmeal with 1/4 cup milk (3pts)


Lunch (6pts)
Naked Juice (6pts)


Dinner (13pts)
Cranberry vodka (2pts)
Applebee's food (11pts)


Exercise (+6pts)
46 minutes run/walk (high) (+6pts)




Daily Left: 0/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +6pts (week: +20pts)
a softer world - any day now

Week 17, Day 4

Today was going to be my first day of eating breakfast...I didn't realize it was almost 12! lol. Guess I'll eat a late late lunch. :)

It's also the weight_comp weigh-in day. Like I'd said, I was worried I wouldn't see any loss. I was down almost two pounds!! YAY, to say the least.

It's raining today--Christian was going to play tennis with his dad, but he isn't going to in the rain! :D Lucky for me, today is an inside day. Tomorrow, it's supposed to be nice, so I'll get up and run...then Tuesday is rainy! Lucky me!

Blarg--changed my mind. I feel like shit today, so I'm not going to exercise. Or, I will if I start to feel better.




Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (3pts)
Raisin Spice oatmeal with 1/4 cup milk (3pts)


Lunch (5pts)
Chicken soup with veggies, 2oz chicken, noodles (5pts)




Dinner (19pts)
Chicken (15pts)
Biscuit (4pts)



Exercise (+pts)





Daily Left: -5/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +pts (week: +14pts)
a softer world - any day now

C25K: Week 1, Day 2

I went a little more hardcore today. I left Calypso at home and focused on breathing evenly while I was running and running a significant portion of time. I ran or walked for 50 minutes. According to MapMyRun.com, I ran at the pace of 3.5mph with an average of a 17 minute mile.

I still don't have a stopwatch, so I used my iPod. Each time a new song came on, I ran. I kept running until I felt out of breath or really bad--then I ran a couple of more steps and started walking. I only took one break and that was at the 2 mile (out of 3) marker. I used my 2lb wrist weights. I drank almost 8 oz of water as I was going.

To start, I did my 3 minutes of stretches:

01. Gastroc stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
02. Soleus stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
03. Quadriceps stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
04. Hamstring stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
05. Pilates sideways stretch + double spine twist (2 reps each side, hold stretch for a count of four then twist double time)
06. Pilates spinal roll down with backstroke arms (4 reps)
07. Tricep stretch (2 reps each arm, hold for a count of 10)
08. Shoulder stretch (2 reps each arm, hold for a count of 4)

I want to bump my stretching up to 5 minutes, so I'm going to do more reps of the first four stretches next time.

Then, keeping a brisk pace (a little TOO brisk, actually!) I walked half a mile. For the next two miles, I alternated running and walking as described above, then walked the final half mile at a good, brisk pace.

Originally, I'd planned to only run/walk for 1 mile, then finish out by walking the last 1.5 miles, but I still felt like I had a lot of energy and really wanted to push myself.

Overall, I feel good about this workout. I wish I'd had the ability to run a little more, but I understand that will come with time!