Archive for May, 2011


I’m back!

May 12, 2011

In the 180s that is!   Yeah!   More to come………


I’ve gone way way way off plan

May 3, 2011

Okay, eating has gone way off plan.   I’m eating an average of 2500 calories a day!   And it’s mostly cookies after dinner.   I think I was definitely using cigarettes to prevent or curb my habit of overeating.  But that’s just substituting one problem for another.  I need to get to root of my compulsive habits.  And as that will take time, I need healthier substitutes and coping mechanism.   And yes the overeating means …. no smoking!  It’s been almost 10 days now and I’m feeling quite thrilled to be a nonsmoker once again.

Running and exercise has been good, except I strained my lower back on my 12 mile training run on Sunday and have been out of commission for the past few days.  There’s no exercise I can think of that wouldn’t strain my back.  I’m hoping tomorrow will be better.

I’ve got a few weeks til the half marathon.   I’m going to get down to 185 by then (this morning weighted in at 191.8).

The plan til the half:

1500 calories a day, except my long run days (once a week) when I can net 1500 calories

Exercise: Run 4 days a week, Cross train at least one day, Walk to or from work as often as possible.

Fingers crossed and feet hitting the pavement…….