Archive for May, 2009

Me and my Mom

Me and my Mom, originally uploaded by Rebar16.

Here are some photos from the Peach City 10k run. To see them on flickr click the picture above.


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Well eating according to plan has really paid off!! I am down 3.5 lbs this week. That is a total of 56.5 lbs lost total. I have lost them and I don’t intend to ever find them again, they might be under the couch  with the dust puppies. I promise I won’t go looking for them, I really do.

I commit to sticking to the plan for the next 3 days to make a total of 7. And then I will continue to stick to the caloric range but mixing up the foods I eat. I need to mix up the types of foods that I am eating turning in to a yammy oatmeal is not appealing.

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Day three eating commitment May 21/09

Breakfast: Oh my goodness Oatmeal again…can you turn in to an Oatmeal?

Snack: Yogurt and Berries with protein powder

Lunch:Pork tenderloin, yam (yep yam), salad

Dinner: Grilled chicken, wild rice 1/2 cup, grilled zucchini, grapefruit

Great eating day!! Avoided extra snacking. Drank lots of water put tiny bit of crystal light in 4 cups of water just for flavour. Worked 12 hours and then my loving husband convinced me to go for a 1/2 hour run. Me tired. Watched

So you think you can dance.  Oh boy another addiction now that American Idol is over.

Hope the weigh in goes well tomorrow, I am sure it will. 🙂

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Day two eating commitment May 20/09

yam pic

Breakfast: Oatmeal, crasins, walnuts, protien powder and milk

Snack: lets go nuts and honey (homemade protein bar)

Lunch: 1 cup of 1% cottage cheese, 2 cups fresh strawberries, tbsp chopped walnuts, apple

Dinner: Pork tenderloin, roasted yams (yes I am dangerously close to turning in to a yam), salad.

Lots of water, and no cheating at all. I was tempted to have an additional snack in the afternoon but that is not in the cards for this phase. I will persevere and show a good loss on Friday, oh yes I will.

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Day one eating commitment May 19/09

Breakfast: Oatmeal with crasins, walnuts and protein powder with milk

Snack: Let’s go nuts and honey (homemade protein bar)

Lunch: Salad from the Bench restaurant (cauliflower, beet and mandarin, spinach and strawberry), 1/2 lean gr beef patty

Dinner: Grilled shrimp 7 medium, 1/2 cup wild  and brown rice, tossed salad, grape fruit.

Approx 1300-1400 cals the range for the Accelerator/Reduce phase of the program.

I didn’t feel too hungry I took my supplements on time and when I felt peckish I examined if I was just bored, or conditioned to eat at that time. Did quite well.

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Commitment to nutrition

I have been eating very well for the past 6 months but I have fallen in to a bit of a rut (not a groove) I am running the risk of turning in to a chicken or a yam.Becky 10k start

I commit this week to follow the eating plans more carefully. I will post each day what I eat therefore being more conscious about the potential for deviation.  I know it sound so restrictive but I have committed to losing 90 lbs in about 10 months in a way that I will never have to lose that weight again so I have to be vigilant.

Here’s to commitment!!

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Mission accomplished

me and my girls

me and my girls

Well I did it! I ran my first 10k race, and it wasn’t as bad or hard as I imagined it would be. I made it in 1:02:40 a bit slower than my goal of 1 hour but I felt strong through out the race and I now have a time to beat. I was fortunate that this course is fairly flat with only one hill to contend with. So I suppose I will have to do some hill training to be able to keep my time down in future races. All part of the learning curve. I am really just so happy that I was able to finish the race strong, I did not walk once, and I could function after.

I had the greatest support team my mom and dad, mother in-law and father in-law, husband, kids, friends Mike and Heather. I think I had more support  for my 10k than some people have for Ironman!! Thank you everyone I felt really honored. Thank you to my friend Liz for running with me and pushing me so hard in the Sun Run training clinic.

Four months ago I could not run for more than 1 min without feeling completely winded.  Seven months ago I was 55 lbs heavier, depressed, poor digestion, schlumpy and miserable. Now I can officially say I can run close to a 6 min kilometer. 

One question….What is next?

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