Sunday, December 08, 2013
Yesterday morning I got in a great 7 mile outdoor run with my running group. (I had prepared for an 11 mile run, but evidently I'd misread the schedule.) It was in the 60's at 6am when we ran, but humidity was over 90% and my glasses kept fogging. Oh, I'm not complaining. It was a great day for a run! The Galloway Program Director recommended that since my current goal is to qualify for the national Senior Games 5K, that I run every other Saturday with Galloway on the longer runs and do speed work on alternate weeks. Sounds like a plan! Previously she'd kind of hinted if I was going to focus on 5Ks I didn't belong there; glad she's changed her mind.
Attended the Christmas dinner party of Lakeland Runners Club last night. My friend, Shyre, picked me up so she'd have someone to go with. She said she didn't know anyone there and asked me to introduce her around. Well, she knew almost as many people as I did, although I did get to introduce her to about a half dozen runners she'd seen at races but didn't know. The meal was delicious. The carolers from the local arts high school were fantastic. The club annual awards were inspiring and there were lots of door prizes. Although I didn't win a prize I sat beside someone who won a $15 gift card for a Road ID. She already had one and gave it to me. I had been going to order one, so it was just what I wanted.
The club president posted this photo of our party room on FaceBook shortly before the event:
They took lots of pictures, so maybe more will be available today. However, they have not yet posted the Christina 5K pictures on their site due to some kind of software issue.
This morning I'm still in my maintenance range, but near the top, 3.4 pounds over my favorite weight. I'm thinking at least a pound and a half is sodium. Lots of water today, veggies, and good eating today.
Two Christmas parties down and one to go! Have a healthy, happy day, SparkFriends!!!
Saturday, December 07, 2013
In my family I am known for deviled eggs. Whenever we have a family gathering relatives almost always ask me to bring deviled eggs.
This last week I decided to make some healthier. So instead of my usual Kraft mayonnaise, I used plain Greek yogurt. I also used no salt and sodium-reduced pickle relish.
I can't say that I liked them, although mine didn't go to waste. My hubby took one bite. On a positive note, my 6 year old granddaughter still loved them. I think next time I'll try Greek yogurt with some sea salt. Making two drastic changes may be too much all at once. Perhaps I'll try half mayo and half yogurt at some point and see if perhaps I could gradually get everyone used to the change. We'll see.
Friday, December 06, 2013
The SparkPeople dinner last night was great! There were eight of us in an absolutely gorgeous member's home. (Edit: yes, she is gorgeous; but when I wrote it I was thinking of her house!!) Wish my hubby would have gone with me, but he opted out. I adapted an old recipe of my mom's and everyone seemed to like it. I got several compliments. Unfortunately, when I added it to SparkRecipes, I noted it makes 18 servings (or 9 big ones) but the nutrition information was not divided. Believe me, I've never met the person who could eat all this in one sitting:
If anyone knows a way to edit it, it would save me. Bet I have to delete and re-enter it. I baked it, but then transferred it to my crockpot to keep it warm. Inefficient as far as dirty dishes, but it worked.
I should have taken a picture of it, but forgot my camera. In fact, nobody took pictures last night. It was an oversight. It was an evening to be remembered!
Edit: I used the "makeover" function, as suggested, to produce the right nutrition info. Instead of over 500 calories, it now shows 31 calories per serving.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Yesterday was a busy but good day! I had to run after 5:30pm when the kids were picked up and have a late supper in order to manage my scheduled run, but I did it.
Yesterday morning it was a bit cool and I got out a pair of long capris I hadn't worn during the warm months. I was surprised that they were not snug. I had more room in the thighs and hips. It made me feel good all day.
Today will be another special day as our SparkTeam will meet for dinner at JANEWATKINS' house. How generous of her to host us all! It will be fun.
Wishing everyone a healthy, happy, fun day!!!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Dear niece and nephew have agreed to take me to the Jingle Bell races in Winter Haven on Dec 14th. I know it isn't convenient for them; neither is a morning person and they will need to be at my house, out of the way, by 6am for us to make it. I am very grateful. Hubby just doesn't want to go and sit with the dog for several hours and I can understand that, too. The 10K is at 7:15 and the dog walk isn't until 9:15.
So I decided to do the 10K and decided not to pressure myself for speed. If I'm having a good day, I'll go for breaking an hour. Eventually I do want to accomplish that feat and believe I can. But if I'm not feeling it on the 14th, I'll just enjoy the run. I'm hoping that my daughter will bring the grandkids for the 9:45 kid races. No definite commitment, so we will see!!
I was delighted to be down another 1.6 pounds today for a total of 3.4 pounds under my Friday morning weigh in. There was more sodium weight and less fat than I had thought. I'm now in my maintenance range, a pound under my ticker goal weight and about 8 pounds under my Weight Watcher goal weight. However, I'm a half pound over my At Goal and Maintaining .... Team center weight and two pounds over my favorite weight. I'm kind of laughing at myself, 4 years and 9 months after reaching my original Weight Watcher goal (which I've reduced two times) I'm still playing around with a goal weight. I had said I would take 2013 to nail down a goal weight and 2014 to make peace with the scale. I may take the full 5 years-- until March 2014 -- to embrace a goal weight range. I don't see any advantage to a quick decision on this issue.
Truly such "problems" are a victory in themselves!!
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