This one is a lot happier than the food.
This summer? I got in shape and I love it. I’m never going back to not being able to run 2 miles.
I did start dreading the 30DS, and I’m a firm believer that I should like my exercise. Thus, I’m done. It’s not that I couldn’t have done the last 10 days - I absolutely could have. But I would wake up dreading it. I would run miles, dreading doing it when I got home. And to me, that’s not what exercise is. Some people love the 30DS. I am not one of them. It bores me to tears.
So, besides my failed 30DS attempt, I’m going to focus on my runs. I want to run between 3-7 miles, 4-6 times a week. I also want to incorporate strength into my workouts 2x a week. I’m going to train to run the half-marathon in spring. And I’ll cross-train, sure. I just need to be active. I need to make time for the gym - real time, not just ‘if you have time’ time. Real, penned-in time. But also - listen to your body. If you can’t run one day you plan to - don’t freak out. It’s okay.
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with PB and some blackberries. Green tea.
Lunch: Grapes, a banana, PB/honey sandwich, pretzels, and a fiber bar.
Snack: A bowl of Indigo Morning with milk. And 4 cheese its.
Dinner: Some lettuce, meat loaf, and a bit of potatoes.
I might make some popcorn if I want to venture upstairs, or just grab an apple and run back to playing Nancy Drew.
Workout: A 4 mile run. I started Day 18 of the 30 DS, but honestly, I really hate it. I have for a long time, and I’ve constantly been forcing myself through it, but I don’t enjoy a single second of it. I stopped. I don’t feel bad, today was not great but tomorrow will be better. I…I’m not sure. Workout videos really aren’t fitness I enjoy. I will try again tomorrow, and I will finish these next 10 days, but after that I’m done. I hate them. I love going on runs that are over an hour long. But ask me to do 20 minutes of a video, and I get so crabby. At least I tried it.
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Breakfast: I had one of those ‘Natural Medley’ oatmeal cups…it was actually pretty tasty! Dehydrated apples, cranberries, and walnuts. And a banana. And coffee. I’m starting school soon, so I’m mildly getting my coffee addiction back…but at least I drink it black!
Snack: 2 cookies.
Lunch: 1.5 ham and hard roll sandwiches. Carrots, and a piece of watermelon.
Snack: Saltines and a Baby Bell cheese. Cheeze-its.
Dinner: Salad with a bit of chicken cut in it.
Snack: An apple with PB.
I went over on calories today, but oh well. My family was having a campfire, and I knew if I didn’t bring an apple/PB out I’d end up snacking on the marshmallows. Also, when I think of all the food I didn’t eat, I’m so pleased with myself that going over by less than 100 doesn’t matter.
Workout: A 5.7 mile run this morning, and during the run I did some sprints…like I’d sprint from one tree to the next or across the bridge…it was exhausting and I wouldn’t want to do it every run, but I enjoyed it…got me sweating! And spiced up the run. Also, Day 17 of the 30 DS and a 40 minute walk with my dog.
Also, I’m chewing a lot of gum, and I know those calories add up…but I only have one pack left (I got a lot as an Easter present) and after that I won’t buy anymore…
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Breakfast: An egg-in-the-frame. (An egg cooked in the center of a piece of bread!) and green tea and a banana.
Snack: An apple.
Lunch: A cup of chicken noodle soup, and a ham/provolone/mustard sandwich. A slice of watermelon.
Snack: A slice of watermelon, a few pretzels, a cup of pomagranate tea, and a slice of toast with 1/2 T of PB on it.
Dinner: Half a cup of pasta, parmesan cheese, 2 Swedish meatballs, salad with Italian, and a (little!) piece of French bread.
Snack: Either some popcorn or an apple with PB or maybe a small bowl of cereal…I haven’t decided yet, but I have the calories and I need to eat them!
Today (knock on wood!) was a great eating day. Yesterday’s binge is long gone.
Workout: A 6.33 mile run. It was an interesting one, as I had to do some illegal sprinting through a construction zone, but it was pretty peaceful and it was perfect (50 degrees) running weather. Also, a 40 minute walk with my dog, and Day 16 of the 30 Day Shred (which is actually going to be a 28 Day Shred, as I’m moving back to school on Day 28).
A good, good Saturday.
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with peanut butter and blueberries and cinnamon. Green tea. I’m trying to get away from the brown sugar.
Lunch: Apple, banana, a PB/honey sandwich, 2 cookies (gotta break that habit that started this week!), a Nature Valley bar, and pretzels.
Snack: A wedge of light Baby Bell cheese.
Dinner: I tried making these and this to drink. The pancakes had delicious batter but they didn’t form very good pancakes as they were wayyyy too runny and thin. I’m not a cook. And the drink was awful - nothing like a frappuccino. Sad Grace. I made scrambled eggs which were still in my daily allotment, but I was hungry and angry that my planned dinner didn’t work, so I ended up eating the pizza my siblings were having…probably about 1/8 to 1/4 of a pizza total. Womp womp. Chalk it up to a bad meal and move the hell on.
Workout: 40 minute dog walk. 30DS day 15…except I wrote out all the exercises and instead of watching the video, I’m blasting a workout playlist and just doing them in the times that are in the video. Still a killer workout, but better for me to be able to know what my time left is looking like and such. A lot more positive 30DS.
I won’t snack tonight (I won’t, I won’t!) and I’m in the middle of planning my run for tomorrow…it’s going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-7 miles…can’t wait!
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As a quick rant.
My mother got angry at me for eating too much fruit. I took an apple and a banana for my lunch tomorrow, and she made me put one back, even though there were still 2 of each in the fruit bowl. She said she ‘wants to have fruit still’. It just annoys me because every time I get irritated about my brothers eating all of the pretzels in one sitting, she tells me to get over it, and that she’ll buy more. afak;fjaks;ldfjas;ldfkjaslfk Also, my FOUR younger siblings are eating all of the nice, natural, expensive peanut butter which means I went from an almost full jar to…half a jar. If I’m buying it myself, it’s really, really irritating that my mother won’t buy the the Skippy they like until they ‘use up mine.’
Maybe I’m being a brat about this, but when I spend my own money on things, I like to get the most use out of them.
Breakfast: A banana, and then my usual blackberries/milk/cinnamon/brown sugar oatmeal. Green tea.
Lunch: An apple, grapes, one Nature Valley bar, a PB/honey sandwich, and 2 cookies. Also pretzels.
Snack: A slice of white bread with PB.
I did a little grazing before dinner…on grapes and corn though. Could be worse.
Dinner: Corn, grapes, salad with fat-free Italian, egg fu yung and 3 cookies with half a cup of milk.
Biggest success? No snacking after dinner. BAM.
Workout: I got up and went for a 4 mile run this morning. Day 13 of the 30DS, and a 40 minute walk.
Bam bam bam, and today is done.
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with blackberries and brown sugar (seriously, my favorite) and pecans and cinnamon and some milk. Delicious. A cup of green tea.
Lunch: Carrots, an apple, one Nature Valley PB bar, a PB/honey sandwich, and pretzels.
Snack: One (small, seriously) oatmeal cookie and then a piece of toast with a little PB/honey.
Dinner: Chili with sour cream, cheese, and saltines. A salad.
I thought I was hungry, I planned out a snack, but I’m not. So, after-dinner snacking lost tonight, go me! I did awesome today. I only had 1 cookie, I didn’t have any bread at dinner…so proud.
Workout: A 40-minute walk with my dog, and I jumped back on the 30DS wagon after falling off for 2 days. I meant to get to the gym, but I skyped with one of my best friends instead…so I planned a run for 6 am tomorrow morning. Yay. Besides, level 2 kicks my freaking ass every day.
Good days make me feel so great.
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Yesterday I was at the fair. I actually made some really good choices there (amongst all the greasy food, I found a wrap stand so I had a chicken caesar wrap for lunch) but I was also walking all day, and hell, mini-donuts are great. It was a cheat day in the best form. But, I ran 5.7 miles yesterday morning before we left. Hell yes.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with blackberries and brown sugar. A glass of chocolate milk, post-run.
Lunch: A salad with Italian dressing, a piece of watermelon, and half of a mozzerella/turkey sandwich. Also, greek yogurt with blackberries for dessert.
Snack: A piece of toast with PB.
Dinner: A little bit of ribs, salad with Italian, some watermelon, a little bit of potatoes, and veggies.
Snack: (I broke my own rule!) An apple. Also, it’s my friend’s birthday tonight, and one of my things is long-distance birthday shots at midnight, so I’ll have a shot later.
Yeah, I did break my own no-eating-after-dinner rule, but I had an apple. I felt an ice cream binge monster heading my way, so I had an apple instead. I ain’t even mad. And the shot I’ll have in a few hours? Tradition.
Workout: 6.5 mile run. Not my best run, but it was still pretty awesome. I was running just over 10 minute miles, which is awesome! I fell off the 30DS wagon for a couple days, but I’m back tomorrow. Also, a 40 minute walk.
A good Labor Day. And when I think of all the things I could’ve eaten (German pancake, bagel bites, ice cream) I’m so proud and happy.
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Breakfast: Oatmeal with brown sugar and blackberries, and green tea.
Lunch: Carrots, grapes, Chex Mix, a PB/honey sandwich, and 1 Nature Valley PB bar.
Snack: Half a mini-bagel with 1/2 tbsp. of PB.
Dinner: Steak, an ear of corn, watermelon, salad, and a brownie with milk.
Snack: Popcorn, and then I ended up (sadly) munch on probably another brownie and a half or so…grrrr. I have a really hard time even being around desserts without taking ‘just a nibble’.
Workout: It was my off day, so all I did was take my dog for a walk.
I’m trying to figure out calories and food and how I can eat without starving but without feeling guilty. Eating the extra brownies just now made me feel guilty, and I wasn’t hungry, and I didn’t really want it. At dinner, I did, and it was fine. I need to stop grazing. That is my goal. That is my only major goal right now. I knew, as I was eating the brownie, that I wasn’t that hungry and didn’t really need it. I knew I was grazing as I was doing it. I just don’t know how to do it. And I’ve been getting worse at stopping myself. However, at dinner I did stick to my planned meal and didn’t have seconds of anything then, except salad which was okay. So that’s good. I had a lot of victories today, and yet still, these failures hang on…it’s really sweets. My brother bakes and I overeat. Ugh.
Try harder tomorrow. That’s all I can do now!
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Breakfast: The chai oatmeal with peaches and pecans was actually pretty damn tasty. Tomorrow I think I’ll try some with frozen blackberries and brown sugar.
Lunch: Grapes, a kiwi, a PB/honey sandwich, pretzels, and one Nature Valley bar.
I didn’t snack at all in the afternoon!!!!!!!
Dinner: A cup of pasta, a half a cup of sauce, one meatball, and only ONE piece of bread with butter. And a lot of salad. I’m so proud I didn’t have more bread.
Snacks: A teaspoon of peanut butter, popcorn with cinnamon/salt, and 20 frozen grapes. Oh, and I licked my PB spoon for lunch tomorrow, had a grape, a pretzel for the chex mix in my lunch tomorrow, and had 6 jellybeans. I’m trying to cut back on those little tastes!
Today was a good day.
Workout: 30 minutes on the elliptical on ‘strength’, a 40 minute walk, and Day 10 of the 30DS. The 30DS was hard today…I hated it. I was giving up so easily because I was so bored of the same routine. Tomorrow is a new one, so yay!
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