Monday, January 18, 2010

In the right direction...

translated from my french blog

I lost 0.2 lbs this week! So I am down to 157.0 lbs.

After a stellar week (that week I lost 0.6lbs) I had a pretty poor week where I didn't count anything at all. So I am pretty lucky to see a loss... But I don't worry about it too much - there are weeks where I am 'good' and I make an effort with WW, and there are weeks where I lose track and start eating like there won't ever be any more food in the world...

The important thing is not giving up at the first sign of difficulty, but rather to move on and start making better decisions now. In the end, the important thing is that there are more good weeks than bad weeks...

I decided to subscribe to that web clinic from the running room... It's a bit overwhelming, but I think I'm on to something... They give you a schedule to follow like the amount of km to run on what day of the week and everything... The goal is to gradually build up to being able to run a 10k - to complete a 10k, no matter how long it takes to run it... They have a lot of info online and it's really interesting...

I meant to say that the idea came to me when I read about Laura's experience, she did the 'in person' clinic and she wrote about it on her blog and I found it incredbly inspiring. She writes so well... It's thanks to her that I looked into the clinic in the first place, so Thank you Laura! :)

My sister came over from Montreal this weekend, and it was nice. She came with her friend and we all had lots of fun. It was nice to see my little sister!!! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The calm before the storm...

translated from my french blog

I'm at work right now and I know that my afternoon will be slightly unpleasant and busy - so I am fully enjoying the last few minutes of calm before 1pm - that's when my first screening of 2010 will start! I'm having a leisurely lunch while reading some blogs :)

I did well yesterday - points-wise I did good! I replaced my potential evening snack with a slightly bigger portion of the dinner meal, and an extra glass of juice. I didn't even feel hungry later in the evening - wasn't even tempted to eat more! I ended up using 25 points - not too bad!

I have to say that I have a new distraction/addiction at home: Little Big Planet. Man! this game is fun! - S and I play together which is a plus... I find the game so beautiful - so cute! :) OK, it's not exactly the most 'active' activity I could do, but it does help keeping me distracted from snacks...

Today I 'pre-counted' my points for breakfast and lunch, which should help a lot. I know what I will have for dinner already and, while I have not counted it yet, I know it is pretty points friendly and so long as I 'measure' my servings properly, I should be A-OK on the points side today!

I'm thinking of maybe subscribing to a 'web clinic' from the running room, the 10k clinic. I don't know if it's a good idea? I have a feeling that if I pay for it I will feel the pressure and will find the motivation to train 'for real' ;) I'll think about it more seriously and get more info and I'll let you know!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Again And Again...

translated from my french blog

Yup, that's right - 'twas the holiday season and I had a fun and lazy time :) Fell off track so much that I must consider this week as yet another 'new start'. But, let's not waist any time thinking about what was done wrong - let's move forward instead, yes? :)

Weigh In, Monday, January 4th, 2010: 157.8lbs

I 'pre-counted' my points for the day and I'm at 23 (I have a budget of 21 pts a day, so I borrowed 2 from my weekly pts...)

Now, let's face it. With the plans I made for dinner, hunger is definately going to come and haunt me some time in the evening and therefore more pts will potentially be consumed. Here's what I plan to do to minimize the damage:

to do - vacuum around the house
to do - exercise with the Wii or my Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred DVD

to eat - heat up some frozen veggies (0 pts)
to eat - half a 'Smart Pop' pop corn (2 pts)

to avoid - chocolate!


I have thought about it a lot over the holidays and decided that I really like running - even if, except on the soccer pitch, I have not run at all since Oct. 17th for the Zoo Run. So, to motivate myself, I registered to 2 races for 2010:

Two races that I am really excited about: S will run the 8k with me - wheeeee! - and the Ottawa race is - well, in Ottawa!!! :) Last time I went to Ottawa was in 1992 or 1993 I think? I can't even remember - so looking forward to it!

Anything interesting to do there? Will any of you be at the race? A good sushi restaurant to recommend? ;)

I think it's really going to be a great experience, and running a 10k is a goal that I am really looking forward to reach. In the meantime now I have some serious training to do! No choice! :)

In June I plan to also do the Pride Run - which will bring me 'full circle' - it was my very first time running a race ever last year, and it really was the most fun! :) And I will finally get to 'correct my route mistake' - ha ha ha - phew! :)

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