Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ahhhhhhhhh! This server just isn't working for me lately. I can't log on 80% of the time. So, my apologies folks.

Anyhoo, things are on track for the most part. I've been focusing on eating as many fruits and veggies as possible. Drinking zero diet sodas and loading up on water. Seems to be working. I even treated myself to an old fashioned coca cola this evening after my run! That diet stuff is poisonous. One of my clients gave me a cliffs notes verson of what aspartame can do to you and that was enough for me. *shiver*

Still training for my Thanksgiving Day marathon! I ran 5 miles today. I was supposed to run 10 miles this weekend for my long run and I woke up Saturday with a migraine. It screwed up my whole weekend and I wasn't able to run more than 3 miles on Sunday. Imagine having a migraine and then bouncing around. My head felt like it was going to explode. So I decided to make an executive decision and skip that long run. :) This week is a step back to just a 7 miler on Sat or Sun. Now, the trick is that I'm going out of town for a doula convention in Nashville. So, I'm going to have to work it in somehow. I'm determined to do it! I'm so excited about being in a hotel room alone! LOL I mean, I'll be busy all day, but by God I'll be ordering room service and sleeping snuggly all by myself Thursday through Sunday. Ahhhh........... I saw on the hotel's website that they have a gym. If worse come to worse I'll do a very boring 7 miles on the treadmill. Or I can wake up extra early and go run outside before my 8am start up time for convention. We'll see...

So, tonight I had some Trader Joe's chocolate soy nuts. I'm thinking...5g fiber, soy....can't be that bad. 5 points for 1/4 cup! I at least had 1/2 a cup. 10 stinkin' points! Thanks you Jesus for flexies! Thank you Jesus that I'm also training for a marathon and earning a mad amount of acitivity points per week. Phew!

I can't wait for Fall. Leaves changing, heat letting up, my birthday (October 25!!!!) and then my marathon in November. Lots going on...

Here's my tracker for today. Not the best day, but still...

Frosted Wheats and skim: 4 pts
Mocha: 3 pts

Chicken salad sandwich on wheat: 5 pts
Honeydew melon: 1 pts

Chick-fil-A sandwich: 7 pts
coke: 3 pts

Run: 5 miles=5 APs

Pretzels: 2 pts
Coke (too much coke, I know): 4 pts
Chocolate soy nuts: 10 pts (not worth it)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Been having blog trouble again! Couldn't log on until today.

So, Sunday I went to the river trail to do my "long run" per my marathon training schedule. I ran 9 miles!!!! That's the longest I've run yet!!! I was so proud of myself. I called Ed right away and told him. I had a smile on my face the rest of the day. Then I crashed that night. LOL

I took the kids to the YMCA today. Ran 3 miles on the treadmill. Then we ran errands. I'm making dinner for a neighbor who had her baby 2 weeks ago. They don't really have any help, so Karyn (my other neighbor) and I took charge! We're making them one hot meal and one meal to freeze, twice this week. THEN I'm off to Cumming (an hour away from my home) to have a prenatal meeting with a client due in Sept. Then I'm coming home and sleeping! I've got to move my prenatal meetings to day time only. These nights are killing me. I just joined a fabulous doula group call Labor of Love. Truly amazing women! Here's the site: laboroflove.org. I'm listed under the "meet us" link. :)

Tracker so far:

Ed brought me a mocha (sweet) 3 pts

Subway Turkey: 6 pts
Baked Lays: 3 pts

Finish mocha (it was a venti) : 3 pts
Apple: 1 pt

Probably a Lean Cuisine with a Spinach salad: roughly 8-9 points

Total: 24 pts
APs earned: 3 pts

Saturday, August 11, 2007

OH my God! I've been trying to write a post all week and my blogger account was messing up. Thanks goodness it worked tonight. :)

Well, been trucking away trying to eat my best. I've had an unusually busy week, so I was unable to eat totally OP and maintain my running schedule. I haven't run in 3 days and tomorrow I'm supposed to run a 9 miler! I hope I do well. I'm waking up early for that one. I'm NOT running in the awful heat. No way.

I feel bloated. I think Aunt Flo is due any minute now. Good times..... I've been researching raw food diets. I know what you're thinking....Jen, dear, do not switch things up again! I'm not, don't worry. I'm just trying to expand my knowledge about food and how it works with your body so that making healthier choices will be more "educated" than "I know I should, but..." I've always been awful about really eating fruits and veggies and drinking enough water. I just never want to give up the points for fruit, ya know? And wouldn't a cafe mocha be yummier than water? That's another thing: my caffiene intake is horrendous. And it's works against my already constant dehydrated state. And throw running into the mix and then you can see where it would be wise for me to make higher goals as far as fruits and veggies and water. ;)

Here's my tracker:

Honeydew melon-1
cous cous- 3
olive oil-1

1/2 cup chicken noodle soup-2

1/2 Enchilada-5
1/2 Chile Relleno-4

Total: 19.5 points

Friday, August 03, 2007

Oh my time has passed!

Well, I'm back OP. I got up to 147 lbs and realized that intuitive eating just doesn't work for me. I said I'd give it 3 weeks and I did and I was officially up. I've been OP for 4 days now and I feel much better. Back down to 143. Hopefully back to my 140 comfort zone.

My mom is coming in town today. That usually presents an obstacle because they like to eat out, so it takes last minute planning for me. I used most of my Flex already this week. Last night I was desparate to get out and had two Cosmos and a crab cake! My friend Monica and I split the appetizer and it was the perfect amount. Delish! I also ran 4 miles! Oh, and Sunday I ran 7 miles. My highest mileage yet!!! I'm trying my best to follow the marathon training schedule. Today is just a 3 miler, thank God.

I'll be writing in quick spurts to check in and stay accountable while my mom is in town. SO, keep watch!
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