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23 days of no sugar junk food so far

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I am still doing very well with no sugar junk food. Haven't caved in once. My sodium intake is not getting any better, and I haven't tracked my food for a long time. I am trying to be more concious and make healthy choices though, so hopefully once March Break is over I can get back to a normal routine and get back to tracking. I haven't run since last Wednesday for a number of reasons. My tail bone was very sore, I felt like so much running had aggravated it. I was feeling very drained, not sick, but like something was coming on. Then, the daylight savings messed with my sleep, getting to sleep at a decent time has been a huge challenge. I will get back to running, it will help with my sleep I think, and eating better won't hurt either!

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CRYSBROWN1 3/19/2010 3:52PM

    23 days is WAY impressive! I don't think I've ever gone that long! Way to hang in there!

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SORGIN 3/19/2010 8:49AM

    WOW! That is awesome! And you did it during the midst of the time change and delayed running. WOW! WOW! WOW! Congrats to you and I know you will continue your streak!

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SORGIN 3/19/2010 8:49AM

    WOW! That is awesome! And you did it during the midst of the time change and delayed running. WOW! WOW! WOW! Congrats to you and I know you will continue your streak!

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SORGIN 3/19/2010 8:49AM

    WOW! That is awesome! And you did it during the midst of the time change and delayed running. WOW! WOW! WOW! Congrats to you and I know you will continue your streak!

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BCGIRL74 3/19/2010 7:59AM

    emoticon 21 days is fantastic!!! Good job listening to when your body needs a rest too. Keep up the great work!

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AGINGDAISIES 3/18/2010 11:47PM

    Daylight savings is tough but I like that our days are adjusted to the light so we get more of it in the end! But it is still hard! GREAT JOB!

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SUNSHINE20001 3/18/2010 10:37PM

    Daylights savings alway messes with my sleep; i mena i love the extra daylight and all but i hate the side effects...Great job on not eating sugary junk, that can be very hard to overcome!!
Keep it up! HOpe you feel better soon so you can work out again-good luck!! emoticon

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ANGIE_BRIGGS 3/18/2010 9:28PM

    Good for you! Sugary junk food has always been my down fall. This is my 5th day and already I am seeing sweets everywhere. I hope I can survive the Easter holiday! I know what you mean about being sore. Since I started walking my legs have been kinda sore as well but, I took a day off and tonight I took a shorter walk so that I could still get the workout just not the pain! I find that walking helps me sleep better too.
Nice to meet you.

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Just another Saturday

Saturday, March 06, 2010

I am doing well with my sugar intake, so far I am 11 days in. Also, I am 4 days in a row of tracking and in range. My weight bumped up a bit today, but not because I overate. I track my sodium, and it is through the roof for the last 4 days now. I think I will make that my next focus. So, providing my tracking is 7 days strong, starting Wednesday, I will place more focus on my sodium intake. I am resting today, I had planned to do my long run, but something came up and I was unable to run today. I will get up early tomorrow and get it done, it is going to be 25K, should take me a few hours at least. I am honestly scared for it, after my long run last week ending with such exhaustion, and 25K being 15 miles, 2.75 miles more than last weeks. I will do my best, and try to enjoy it too.

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SUNSHINE20001 3/15/2010 8:19PM

    That's awesome with all the running; hope you were able to get your run in. Salt is a MAJOR problem for me. I can't seem to eat without adding it to most things. Any tips?

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CRYSBROWN1 3/11/2010 8:28PM

    WHEW that sounds like a lot of miles but good job on getting it done! Salt is definitely my weakness as well & definitely a hard thing to give up but great job on watching the intake!

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BEFIT014 3/7/2010 9:05PM

    I'm doing well on my sugar intake, too! emoticon to us!
My sodium is rarely above 1800 so I do really well there, too!

Sorry you couldn't get your run in. But I know you'll do it soon!

Have a great evening!

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AGINGDAISIES 3/7/2010 1:29AM

    You will do great! You know how long you have to run and so won't be going beyond what you anticipated, restarting and all that makes it harder. emoticon

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Could my Around the Bay Road Race 2010 dream still be alive?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I was offered (possibly) a chance to participate in the race I started training for back in October and was unable to register for before it got full. Somebodies brother broke his ankle two days after registering, and if he still has his "ticket", I am going to take it and participate! I am sooooooooooooooo totally excited. It is two weeks before the 1/2 marathon I am registered for, but I plan to do both. I really hope the ticket is mine. I wait with baited breath, and will let you know as soon as I do!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 3/9/2010 10:16AM


Looks like that race was really meant to be!

Good luck to you, oh idol of mine...

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AWOLF24 3/5/2010 2:13PM

    emoticon Very cool!!!!!!!!

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AGINGDAISIES 3/5/2010 10:04AM

    I hope you get it! that would be great!

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GOEGIRL 3/5/2010 8:34AM

    Ooooh, I hope you can get in!

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BEFIT014 3/5/2010 5:41AM

    WOW! It's meant to be!

I wish you the best of luck!
(I hope the guy heals soon)

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AFRISAM 3/5/2010 3:19AM

    Sounds wonderful - I wish the substitution works out for you! Good luck!!!!
How far is this race?

This is how Comrades worked out for me too. I missed the registration period last year, and was very very lucky to get a late entry (1 of 2000).
My entry was only confirmed last week Thursday. Nerve wracking stuff!!

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7 sugar free days complete

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Today is Day 7 of no sugar for me! I am feeling really good about it. I had a very emotional day today, and many times I wanted to eat the tray of fudge in my fridge which is intended for my kidlets. I resisted, and honestly, it wasn't as hard as it has been in the past. I was actually looking forward to my lunch of eggs and toast, and kinda craving it even!

Anyway, onto new challenges, I am going to work very hard for the next 7 days to track my calories and stay in range. I had been planning this to start on Sunday, but it didn't happen yet, so I am starting tomorrow for sure! You are all my witnesses, and I will hold myself accountable. Gotta earn more goodies from my treasure box!

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BEFIT014 3/3/2010 9:36AM

Day 8 today! I'm doing real good, too!

Here's an article that came in my email today:

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ROOT4HOME 3/3/2010 1:12AM

    You're doing great! You're closer to getting those goodies now!! emoticon

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MEKAY23 3/2/2010 9:13PM

  Wow...great job! Sugar is my kryptonite. I know I should give it up, or at least cut down, but I never make it more than a day or two. Good luck on this journey!

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THERESAC40 3/2/2010 9:12PM

    A whole 7 days without sugar?! I wouldn't even know where to begin! I've heard of that as well as giving up white flour. Ever think of that? Way to go for resisting the fudge in the fridge. emoticon

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ALPINEMAMA 3/2/2010 9:09PM

    Great job! I am not sure if I could do it I have a sweet tooth.

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My long run that got longer, and no sugar Day 5

Sunday, February 28, 2010

No sugar again today, and only a very minor headache tonight. My long run today was supposed to be 11 miles. I had it set up on my Garmin, all I had to do was press start. Then, after warm up, it beeped at me to slow down, I had my speed zone set for Fast Walk! I wanted a jog, so after having already completed .27 mile, I stopped the workout and started again. After 1 mile, I tried to turn on the backlight and instead turned off the whole unit! I had to restart the run again, and ended up running 12.27 miles today instead of 11. It was the most horrible run I have ever done. I kept saying to myself "Just run to get it done". My feet were hurting, my hip was screaming, my hamstrings were cramping up, and the snow on the sidewalks forced me onto the road a lot. Then, with 1.5 miles left to go, I talked my exhausted self into finishing it off with the promise that I could collapse as soon as I got in the house. When the beep came to indicate cool down, I was done in about 2 minutes, literally crawled up the 3 stairs to my front door, got in the front door and promptly collapsed on the floor. It took me about 5-10 minutes of not moving before I could start to take off my water belts, my Garmin, my shoes and socks etc. I have never felt so drained in my entire life, even after having given birth twice! Boy was I glad to have that run done. Next time I run 11 miles, I will run 11 MILES! A couple of times during the run I questioned my own sanity and honestly wondered if it was really wise to register for a half marathon after all! I know that my next long run will go better, I am definitely not giving up.

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GOEGIRL 3/1/2010 1:26PM

    Yikes! The fallibility of electronics meets the tenacity of a woman!

Maybe some sugar would perk you up! (JUST KIDDING!!!) You Go Girl! Rock on!!!

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DEUSMACHINA 3/1/2010 2:04AM

    Some runs are just like that, aren't they? Well done for getting through it. Hopefully your next run will be more enjoyable!

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AFRISAM 3/1/2010 1:11AM

    Don't give up!!!!
You will get there!!!!!
Just continue with your program......

One day your long run will feel like a short run I promise.

Congrats on 17.6 Ks run!!!!!

A pity you can't log it in the 100K challenge as all runs must be from 1 March.
Check out the challenge - I have posted a thread on the team. And thanks once again for the great idea!
Looking forward to you logging there with me.


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BEFIT014 2/28/2010 9:51PM

    You're my hero, woman!

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TECHMOM17 2/28/2010 9:00PM

    Wow! What an accomplishment! I could not run that far, so I could just imagine that I would feel the same after 3 miles!

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