Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Not a great day for me. Lots of junky snacks, very little food with nutritional value, two sodas and if I'm lucky 1/2 my water. Writing it down and moving on. Tomorrow is a new day.

Last night's run SUCKED. Every step was a chore even at 5 mph. And I was thinking about not working out at all today. But then I remembered an article from that said you should take as many walk breaks as you needed. Granted they were talking about long runs -- like 15-20 miles long but I figured doing my 4 miles today with a lot of walk breaks was better than none at all. So I did it. There was still more walking than jogging.....I think. I didn't really watch the clock or odometer at all. I wore my new running shoes which have been taking forever to break in. Wore them the whole time. And none of it was a chore or painful. I would even run a little longer because I knew I could stop whenever i wanted. Think I'm going to do things this way until I get my mojo back.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On a roll!!!

Yeah I know it's only 3 posts but I'm feeling pretty good about that. Lots of my bloglines are taking part in the summer challenge so reading their posts remind me to post mine.

Yesterday I was not feeling the greatest. Not much of an appetite and really wiped. Luckily it was a rest day for exercise so I did just that. Fell a little short on my food but I'm a work in progress.

I'm definitely not hitting 100% on my goals of getting in all of my minimums before snacking but I'm definitely hitting a higher percentage than I have in a long long time. I am getting my water before hitting the soda, big improvement for me. And I'm thinking a lot more, instead of just mindlessly munching.

Tonight is a 3 mile run. Taking it as it comes.

Monday, April 28, 2008


All right, I almost completely forgot about writing an entry. The only reason I didn't is that Stephanie over at back in skinny jeans posted about weight loss blogging. Wonder how long it takes to get in the rhythm. Maybe it's the same as any other habit LOL 21 days.

Weekend was good. I usually eat nothing but crap all weekend long. I still ate some crap but also had all of my water and 6 servings of fruits/veggies on both days. An excellent weekend for me. Last night when I was going to be I had a bit of a tummy ache and my first thought was "Must have been all of the junk I ate today". And then I thought about it and realized I only had 2 small cookies and a small bowl of ice cream all day. Even decided against the chips I was craving most of the day.

Workout wise. Yesterday I did my longest run ever -- 6 miles. I've been having some knee problems that are significantly worse since I started doing my long runs outside and I wondered if it was from increasing my mileage or running outside. So I did 6 miles on the treadmill and the knees feel better this morning than they have the last 2 Mondays post long run. Is there a better way to ease into outdoor running. Should i start with 3 miles until that doesn't hurt? Any advice.

Leigh Anne

Saturday, April 26, 2008

One last attempt

Apparently I really suck at blogging. But I'm going to give it one last go.

I've been struggling with the whole weight loss thing for months now. Lots of automatic eating going on in my life for sure. Not only just nibbling through the day at home but eating 2 or 3 jumbo size chocolate bars in the run of a day. Drinking several diet pepsis and not nearly enough water. Wondering why I'm exhausted and run down, wondering why the weight won't come off even though I'm running 5 days a week.

So I did nothing different but journal my every bite for a week and I realized that I eat nothing but junk. No fruits, no veggies. The healthiest thing in my diet was my kashi for breakfast.

Then I went to the doctor for my annual check up and she asked me all sorts of questions about my lifestyle. One of them was about my diet and I totally lied and said I think I have a pretty balanced diet. What a load of hooey and I knew it. Then she mentioned Canada's Food Guide. It must have hit on something in me cause later on that day I printed out the guidelines and took a look. Then I made up a little notebook with checkboxes to keep track of my daily intake.

And since I know that I'm REALLY likely to binge if I eliminate anything I decided to not eliminate anything. My only rule was that I had to continue journaling what I ate, no matter what it was. And I had to meet the majority of my daily intake guidelines before having a treat like snack. And I had to have my 8 glasses of water before having a soda.

Then Carolyn started a summer challenge and I thought what perfect timing. I'm also going to try to blog the journey over the next 8 weeks. If I can't keep up then my blogging days will be over and I will be content reading all of the other awesome blogs on my bloglines.