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Back to my training program

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Today, I had plans to complete a 10K training run, a friend was joining me today. I got up early as planned, after an early bed time and a restless night. I drove to my friends house at 8 am, and we headed out to do laps on a route I have tracked as 3K, and she figured she would do 2 laps. I was planning to do 2 laps, and then 1 lap around what I know to be a 1K block near this 3K route. She did fabulous, we ran the first 6K in 45 minutes, I think she would have been faster, but I held her back with my slow pace today. After she headed home, I started on my 3rd lap, and finished that feeling strong, so instead of heading to do a lap around the 1K block, I decided to finish out with one more 3K lap, to complete a 12K training run and start off week 3 of my training program instead of week 2. It went very well, and I finished the full run in 96:39. It was a slow run for the second 6K, no friend to push me, and I was getting tired. I was just pleased to finish it at all, and feel like I am getting back to my routine. I had one episode of very mild dizziness, a huge improvement from my Friday run. Also, I have noticed a decrease in dizzy spells throughout the day today and yesterday, a great sign, but I have still had some dizziness, so I will see my doctor this week for sure. Anyway, I have tracked my food for today already, and tracked my run for calories. My deficit for today is 107 calories, and I am feeling strong. Looking forward to a productive, well balanced week of not overtraining, and not totally resting and indulging every food whim. I am interested to see my weigh in tomorrow morning, to see if I made any progress in November at all.

  
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AGINGDAISIES 11/30/2009 12:03AM

    You are AWESOME!!! Sometime when you have time can you tell me how you are calculating your cal deficit? What I ended up with is no more than 1500 cal per day intake and burn at least 300 per day with something higher intensity than normal living, more on some days but at least 300 per day.

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DEUSMACHINA 11/29/2009 9:22PM

    Great run! Glad to hear the dizzies are leaving. I'm sure you'll do well for November. You already have. 12km! CRIKEY!

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TRON2007 11/29/2009 8:08PM

    I like that you are able to motivate yourself with no one around, that's always the hardest.

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Nothing is going to stop me now.

Friday, November 27, 2009

I have had it with this darn dizziness, the nasal spray is not helping at all. My own family doctor is on vacation, returning Monday, so I won't be able to consult with him until probably Tuesday or Wednesday. In the meantime, I have had it with this dizziness, and I am not going to let it hold me back anymore. I went for a 30 minute run today with one of my running buddies. It was tough, and I did experience dizziness, but nothing more than I have throughout the day, I didn't fall down or anything, it was just uncomfortable. I am going to keep running, get back to my routine, and tough it out. I have too much on the line to spend any more time on the couch watching my life pass me by!

  
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DEUSMACHINA 11/27/2009 6:04PM

    I get the dizzies, too. It's very nasty indeed! Glad to hear the run went well, though.

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IRONGRANNIE 11/27/2009 4:02PM

    I also suffer from dizziness and have done for years. No tests have revealed any cause but a naturopath advised me to give up coffee and alcohol and it has certainly helped. ( in more ways than dizziness!!)

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FEBRUARYROSE1 11/27/2009 12:48PM

    Good for you!!! as you saw I braved the weather all bundled and other than wanting some leg warmers I did okey dokey!!!! Nice to be inside now though!!!

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LOOKFORWARD2IT 11/27/2009 11:45AM

    Best wishes as you figure this out and journey towards better health.

For what it's worth, I battled several health problems that my MD could not solve. A couple of years ago I started seeing a Naturopath and she "fixed" everything! I loved my old doctor, but there are some issues where a more holistic approach just works better. I'm just sharing this in case you could find it useful. Good luck!

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Today is my one year Sparkiversary

Thursday, November 26, 2009

One year ago today, I joined Sparkpeople. I didn't really start to use the website fully until January of 2009, but golly, it has really been a big part of the 30ish pounds I have lost since last November. So, Happy Sparkiversary to me today!

  
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BEFIT014 11/26/2009 9:50PM

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What a great accomplishment!

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DEUSMACHINA 11/26/2009 6:23PM

    Happy Sparkiversary!

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    Congrats on your success! You did it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOOKFORWARD2IT 11/26/2009 2:53PM

    Congratulations! You are a real inspiration!

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LISAW/3 11/26/2009 2:44PM

    Congratulations on your Sparkiversary!

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RANDOM00B 11/26/2009 1:53PM

    Congratulations on your Sparkiversary!!!

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    Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on your success emoticon

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    Happy Sparkiversary!!!!! emoticon

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Weekly update of progress towards my March 5 Goal

Friday, November 20, 2009

My goal for today was to be at 165 pounds. I weighed in at 163.2! Almost 2 pounds ahead. I am not going to get too excited though, because this is typical for me. I go gung-ho off the start of any new goal I set, and after a week or two, I falter and rebound. How am I going to make this time different? I am going to take it one day at a time, and give it everything I have got. I am anxious to see what shape my body will be when I reach my goal weight of 135 pounds. I am curious as to whether weight will come of in my breasts, and whether I will even need to have surgery to reduce them. I have decided that when I get to my goal weight, if I am a B cup (instead of the DD I am now), I will not feel the need to go through with the surgery, as that is the size I want to be. I got there before when I weighed 140 pounds, using Herbal Magic's program and supplements. Anyway, this curiosity is keeping me focused and I feel very driven.

  
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HARROWJET 11/21/2009 10:46AM

    It is good to see that you are ahead of schedule. I understand being eager to get there but you are wise to take it one day at a time. There is so much to learn along the way. Best wishes for continuing success.

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DEUSMACHINA 11/20/2009 5:54PM

    Congratulations on being ahead of schedule! You rock! And you're taking a really sensible approach, because I think it's something we all do. We think, 'oh, I'm going so well I can afford to slack off'. Of course we can't!

Good luck with your boobs. I hope they shrink for you and you can avoid surgery! Mine didn't: I'm still 12DD (34DD in US sizes). People always say it comes off your boobs first, but not if they're just big! But you never know. I've got my fingers crossed for you!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 11/20/2009 11:51AM

    You are being very sensible about the weight loss and breast reduction. I can tell you I lost almost everything I had going from about 150 to 120. Now sometimes, I wish I had some back - oh well.

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Happy Thursday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I have had a great day today. I walked with my best friend for 1 hour this morning, did my 3K training run for 25 minutes right after that. Then, I came home, had a snack, realized it was lunch time, so ate lunch, then hopped on my stationary bike for 1 hour. I rested for about 20 minutes, and then did some high impact step aerobics for 45 minutes. That totals about 3 hours of cardio for the day, and a burn of over 1500 calories. I have eaten 1495 calories so far, and I am not feeling hungry. Do I sound like I am overdoing it? I don't want to hear that I am overdoing it, because I figured that if I burn 7000 calories a week, and stay in my calorie range for my BMR, that I will lose 2 pounds a week, and reach my goal by March 5. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO impatient to lose these last 30 pounds. I don't want to burn out, but gosh, I have been trying to lose these 80 pounds for going on 3 years now! I have had it with losing weight, and want to start maintaining! I will do whatever it takes to finish this journey, the sooner the better!

  
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DEUSMACHINA 11/20/2009 12:37AM

    I hope you're not overdoing it. It's a lot, but you might as well give it a shot! If you start getting ill, or plateauing, then you know the deficit is too big. But hey, you're doing great sticking to it, and you might as well amp it right up and see how much you can shed! Great work!

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POLKADOTREVIVAL 11/19/2009 6:26PM

    In the most sincere way possible, you are beastly.

You can totally do it!

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LINDAGRAVEL 11/19/2009 6:17PM

    Good luck on your journey,sounds like you have it under control.

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