Wednesday, May 13, 2015

First Week Back At It

Things have been going very well this last week. I have been hitting the running pretty hard and have two different places I've been going. One is the track which is so convenient because there is a playground right there for the kiddies to play on while I go around and around, and it's also lit at night in case that's the only time I can go. The bad part about running at the track is it's kind of boring. The other place I've been going is a very hilly loop near my house, the loop itself is only 2k, but I can go around three times and get in 6K and an excellent workout.
My sister in law introduced me to the Strava app and it's fantastic. It keeps great track of your mileage and speed and you're able to keep in contact and follow friends on it which I love, very inspiring. I run in simultaneously with the RunKeeper app.

This is a pic of the Strava app screen. You can even see where I broke off once to talk to the kids on the

My diet has been really good, lots of veggies, lean protein and no carbs after lunch. I am limiting myself to 1200 calories a day and using the My Fitness Pal app to track them.

This is sort of a typical lunch. I always have lots of veggies and I vary the protein....cottage cheese, tuna, leftover meat from last night's dinner like this chicken breast here and eggs etc..

I'm also drink lots and lots of water. I have a 2.2 liter jug that I drink everyday a long with a few extra random glasses.

Monday was one week in and I was thrilled to see I had lost eight pounds! Clearly I was bloated. I also lost a half inch at every measurement (chest, waist, hips, thigh, arm). A very encouraging start.

Anyone have some great meal suggestions that would fit into my eating plan? Please share!

Sunday, May 3, 2015


 My last post was in November of last year and talked about change, about how I felt things changing in my life. Most of that had to do with dogs (for those of you who don't know that side of me you can check out my other blog: ) and those changes have kept me very busy which hasn't left much time for blogging here. I do enjoy this blog though and have missed it. It's kind of like a diary in a way where I can just chat about things going on in my life. I also like being able to share the things I enjoy (books, products, great quotes, food etc..), and hearing from you about the things that you find.
I want to send out a big thank you to those who've taken the time to email and ask where I've been. It's nice to be missed.
 I'm going to try to get back to blogging here again. For starters I'm not going to have set days for new posts but my plan is to get two posts out per week. To keep up with these posts you can follow by email or like the Facebook page (links on the right hand side) to get notifications.
 Starting tomorrow I am beginning my getting fit plan (hmmmm....I think I've been here before....). This has been a constant struggle for me but I will continue to get back up, shake it off and try again. Being out of shape is the pits, it doesn't feel good in anyway...short of breath, aches and pains...a general malaise. I am currently looking for a 5K local race as my first goal, any suggestions?

And does anyone want to join me? It's always better with a buddy.