I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.


Truly shameless piggy-backing onto getupnow’s goal

Okay, so I’ve been doing this running/dieting/blogging thing for 12 weeks now & I have to say that while I’m happy with where I am in my thinking, in my eating, in my new food habits/rules, and in my general fitness, I’m not too pleased with losing the equivalent of only 1 pd a week during that time. I really hoped I’d be further along with my weight loss by summer & it ain’t happening!

So getupnow is setting a 10pds in one month goal for herself & I’ve decided to piggy-back my so-called weight loss goal for this month onto hers. Big deal seeing as I probably won’t meet my last goal of 6 pds in 4 weeks (and only one week to go on that one!). But getupnow’s so goal-oriented and motivated that I’m hoping some of what she’s got will rub off on me.

I think my plan is to continue counting steps & running 3x a week, adding in pilates and lots of walking (and maybe some 8-min workouts) four days a week, and cutting my portions back down to a healthy level (I added some info about this to my rules page) with even more leafy greens in everything.

The only fly in the ointment is a 1-week trip home to see family, but I’ll just have to have some clear boundaries set before I come home about what I will & will not eat. Tough one: mom’s a great, old-fashioned Irish cook. But okay, enough worrying about what could go wrong 2 weeks from now.

It’s not my place to ask, of course, but is anyone else interested in joining this little experiment?


Breakfast: bran flakes & blueberries

Lunch: big salad with cooked asparagus, grape tomatoes, hb egg, crumbled bleu cheese, pecans, and lite honey mustard dressing.

Dinner: pasta/chix sausage/veggie dish, small salad

Snack: ww toffee & fat/sugar free pudding with lite cool whip

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On May 30, 2008
At 11:26 am
Comments : 4

4 Comments for this post

eryn76 Says:

If others can join on the bandwagon, I would like too as well! I was supposed to lose a total of 30 lbs before July 11th (I’ll wait as you pick yourself off the floor) That was back in April — 3 lbs lighter, I’m still trying!

BUT, I am going to NY in June to visit a friend (that was supposed to be in July-hence the first goal) AND I am going to do a 5K July 4th.

SO, I would like my goal to be: I would like to be at 200lbs (9 to go) by the time I go to NY, and be able to run just about the whole 5K in July. I won’t quite be there yet with my C25K training, but I’ll be close. How am I going to do this? Well, keeping on my eating plan and exercise: running 3x a week and probabyl walking or Slim in 6 on the off days.

getupnow Says:

Ohhh, bigprof, you are WAY too kind! More like it would be “getupnow is scared shitless enough to change”. I am tellin’ ya, it wasn’t until I got crazy paranoid and convinced that I was going to DIE if I didn’t change…that I got enough gumption to do something about it.

I take food to my mom’s house and then I do some of the cooking. My mom is a southern country cook (i.e. a lot of fried stuff, gravy, a hunk of some sort of fat in the green beans). Fresh is always better than frozen meals for lunch, but I like that I know exactly how many calories and fat grams I am eating that way. I bet it will be fun to find some new places to run while you are up there. That will be cool 😎

soclose Says:

First, thanks for the kind comments. I seriously doubt if I’ll EVER be leaving due to making goal; maybe they’ll carry me off for extended hospitalization for being delusional enough to think I could do this.

A pound a week is not bad; when I was humming along, knocking off those 30, the MOST I ever lost in one month was 5 and it took me Oct. thru mid-June to lose the total 30. I would take a pound a week right now in a heartbeat. I will watch and cheer you on, but I know 10 in a month is just not gonna happen for me.

m3at49 Says:

Ask away, my good woman! Ask and ye shall receive! I’m in on the 10 lb mini goal! It’s perfect timing! I need to go over my plan of attack as well, esp. a chow plan…guess I’ll have to stay clear of the blender for a spell! A sacrifice I’m willing to make!

Hey you, way to run! I’ve been catching up tonight and it looks like you’ve been finding your ‘second wind’. I noticed with my long runs, it’s the same thing as with the shorter ones…run so far and feel like you want to stop, but push through it and, all of the sudden, a fresh burst of energy and ya feel great! 😆 what’s up with that?


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