Thank you all so much for the ideas for the dresser. Yesterday I sanded it down and hope to get a couple coats of primer on it by this weekend. Hopefully I can unveil it by next weekend.
I’m attempting a double workout today in preparation for Ragnar. 3 easy miles this morning then 3 miles with hill repeats tonight. Nervous, but I’m getting a massage sandwiched in between which I think will really help. I know it’s only three miles, but there is still a small part of me that expects the injury to reappear so I’m really making an effort to SLOWLY increase mileage.
I’m still having problems commenting on some blogs. Something about the comments being embedded on blogs. I don’t know. I just know when I try to comment on certain ones, it kicks me off and prompts me to log in to Google reader again. Frustrating and annoying. So if I’m not commenting, it’s probably because I can’t. Not because I don’t want to!
Molly over at I’m a Sleeper Baker is doing a 2nd round of Weight Loss Challenge. Well, less of a '”challenge” and more of a support group really. But I’ve decided to play along this time.
I don’t talk about my weight very much on this blog, but it’s often on my mind, as I’m sure it is with most of you. My self-worth isn’t attached to my weight necessarily, however I do feel better about myself and better in general (particularly my energy level) when I feel ‘light’. <-contradiction much? I know you know what I’m talking about.
Until recently, I haven't been running or training AT ALL over the last several months I haven't really had a major focus on nutrition. I dieted (awful word! but the right one for this instance) for Hawaii. Then I splurged when I got back. And have been ever since.
As it stands, it can either go two ways: I can go up a size, or I make a conscious effort to lighten up.
TMI – if you don’t want to hear about poop then skip next paragraph.
This challenge comes at a very pointed time. I recently spend two days constipated. I know everybody is different, but I am an EVERYDAY pooper. Usually twice a day. The other day I didn’t poop. Ok, no problem. The next day I didn’t poop. (incidentally, had an awfully horrible pathetic run) and that night I literally slept on the couch (in pain) waking up nearly every ever (in pain) and drinking water in an attempt to move and flush things along. So many things wrong with that situation that even I’m not comfortable sharing. How do people live like that? I think it’s because I ate a whole package of Oreos in less than 48 hours. That’s like 40 Oreos people!
Ok, safe to begin reading again.
My goals for this weight loss challenge: 1 pound a week (challenge is 5 weeks)
More specifically: eat 25-30 g of fiber, 3-4 servings of fruit, and 4-5 servings of vegetables
The focus being less on losing weight, more of what I’m eating.
Meal Plan designed to keep a tally of fiber, fruits, and vegetables:
The keys to success will be preparing foods that I can easily grab and eat during the week.
Such as –
Lima Bean Salad
Lima Bean Salad
prepared lima beans (I grab frozen ones)
Combine and refrigerate.
Summer Fruit Salad
several fruits of choice at produce stand
Secret Ingredients: Mint and Lime (a little zest and juice)
Here’s to a week of healthy eating and pooping.
Molly is also running the NYC marathon this fall and is raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. She’s having a ton of fun giveaways and prizes all summer long to help raise money. You should go check her out!!