Sunday, November 24, 2013

Another 5K done!! That makes 3.

I ran my 3rd 5K this morning.  It was really cold and it was hard to breathe.  My calves got stiff near the end.  I walked for a little bit in the middle, but the unofficial finish is 34.14.  I don't have the final numbers, but I think this is what the finish line said when I crossed it.  I got a medal for the top finisher in my age class.  Of course it's easy to win when you are the only woman finisher in you class.  My thinking is that I beat all those 61 year old women sitting on their couch at home.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today?

I remember the day Kennedy was shot.  I was in school.  I was in the 6th grade.  I remember the principal getting on the loud speaker and telling us that the President had been shot and that we were all to go home.  I walked home from school that day, not knowing what to think.  That was a very sad day for Americans.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

My Second 5K Done!

I ran my second 5K this morning.  The temperature was 35 when I left my house.  I dressed the same as I did my last race.  I was comfortable.  This run was on the Akron downtown section of the towpath.  We ran along the Ohio Canal.  I didn't win my age category again, but my speed was 4 minutes faster than 2 weeks ago and my pace was 1.58 faster. Here's a picture on my finish times.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New WW Location

I attended my new Weight Watchers meeting this morning.  Everyone was very friendly and my leader came up and hugged me.  What a a nice feeling.  We both said that yesterday kept feeling like something was missing.  I would always go to my meeting after I attend my morning Jazzercise class.  Yesterday, I just came home.  This morning I couldn't go to my Jazzercise class because I have to travel farther to the WW meeting and I wouldn't have time to do both, so when I weighed in all things were different.  I hadn't worked out, I was wearing different clothes (it's getting cold, so I'm back to long pants) and it was a day later than I usually weigh in.  I was down .4 nonetheless.  I'm still not back to my all time low, but I'm getting there.  Today, I weighed 130.8.  That is a total weight loss of 55.8 pounds.  My goal for next week is to be back in the 120s.

After the meeting my husband and I went to have breakfast at Eat 'N Park.  Tuesday is Senior Day so we could have eaten off the buffet for $4.99.  Everything looked so good when we walked by it on the way to our table.  I knew I would not be able to portion control if I went to the buffet, so we ordered off the menu.  I got  breakfast off the Eat'n Smart menu. There was a lot of food and I wasn't even able to finish it.  The extra $1.00 was worth it.

Today's WW meeting was about "Slowing Down" while you're eating.  This is very hard for me to do.  I have always been a fast eater.  I like my food to be hot.  This is a habit I'm going to be working very hard on this week.  I need to put my fork down between each bite and chew my food slower.  I really think this habit will help me get to my next personal goal.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween Candy and Other Goodies Be GONE!!

Halloween is here and gone.  I didn't hand out anything to the beggars this year or last.  I spent the evening baking Halloween cookies for my grandson to take to work and or to his girlfriend's birthday party.  I do have candy in the pantry for the same grandson's lunches.  I ate way too many cookies, because they were just sitting there asking to be eaten.  I packed them up and sent them on their way last night.  The candy is still in the pantry and I find myself opening the pantry door and taking out 2 mini Kit Kats at a time and eating them.  I know that I shouldn't be eating them, but they are right there asking to be eaten.  I have decided I'm going to put them in a Ziploc baggie, so it will be harder for me to get to them.  If I have to open the baggie to get to the candy it will give me time to double think my action and hopefully I won't eat any.  I enjoyed an apple today instead of the candy.  I gave up candy before on my own and I can do it again.

OK I just put the candy in the Ziploc and I wrote my grandson's name on it, so when I see it I will remember I bought it for him and NOT me. What ever it takes.  I use little mind games to keep me in check.