Sunday, September 30, 2007

Last Week of September

I havent been so religious in posting in this blog anymore. I dont know why. This past week was really good as I didnt cheat the entire week but dont know why I didnt post anything about my progress either.

Our morning runs have been OK. We both run with a day of rest in between each run and although my pace and stamina fell badly after the rest I had after my Bluewater 10KM race, I've been trying to build it up all over again. I'm not yet back to the form I was before the Bluewater race but I'm getting there - slow and steady. LOL!! The Hyde Park race I went just for the fun of it not that I was really fit. On good days, we complete our runs in 37 - 40 minutes. My pace is faster now too when we run - there was a time during our run one day when I was tired and decided to slow down and that was when I realised how far I had come as the pace I had slowed down to, I now realise used to be the 'normal' pace I used to run at previously.

The only snag now is that the mornings are so cold when we come out that it takes a lot of courage to still stay out and complete the run and not run back into the warmth of our various homes. What, oh what will I do when the winter months and cold comes proper?!?!?!? We run again tomorrow and hopefully, will run on wednesday and friday too. Hope I'll have a good report.

I'm looking forward to the 21 day challenge. Apart from my 3-4 day a week run, I no longer seem to be as enthusiastic about my home work out as much as I used to be and reading through LB's "21 day challenge" posts actually makes me look forward to exercising with you all from the 8th.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Great North Run

I'm so excited!! The Great North Run is holding tomorrow at Newcastle. Its a 13 mile half marathon and hopefully, I'll be a part of it. This year, I'm a part of it - just watching all the action live from my sofa. LOL!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

3rd Week of September

I cant believe I've been away from my Weight Chronicles for so long. Its my guilty conscience from all my cheating. E.G This week, I was good from Monday to Wednesday but my almighty running partner had to to and make sausage rolls on Thursday and invite me to her place and I was even good and took my lunch there so I wouldnt be tempted by ther 'wiles' and the loads of food she always has readily available but thats where it all went 'Pete Tong'. Reality sank in when I went shopping yesterday. Size 14 tops and bottoms were too tiny!!! I think its the shops - their measurements are too tiny. LOL!! I'm fooling myself. (smile) But I wasnt a very happy bunny on my way back home. My race last week was cool. Cant believe I havent written about it yet. I'm off to my wedding. Will be back later on in the day to update.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2nd Week of September


Our run today was 38 minutes - not all in one go but its a start. Homework our for 40 minutes after. I could feel my muscles hurting so I stopped. Dont know why I've slacked so much about updating my diaries. Maybe its cos I'm so careful not to log on at work and then get home so tired there's little or no time to sit at the PC. My meals - Kimkins is too harsh so I'm sticking to Atkins.


Day of Rest.


Our run today was good. It seems my pace is increasing a little bit although I dont run at the faster pace for long periods of time before I resort to a slower pace. Our run today lasted 36.9 minutes. Good, Good, Good. My meals - dont even go there. (smile)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

1st Week of September


Now I believe wholeheartedly what they say about the weight going back on once you stop your yo-yo diet. My intention was to start all over again on the 1st of September and so I weighed myself on Thursday in preparation for the start of the 'Big Fight' - my weight was 89.4kg. On Friday morning, I stepped on the scales again and it read 90.4kg. So the fight begins today all over again - KIMKINS.

Today was our day of rest since we ran yesterday. Had a 30 minute home workout instead. KIMKINS starts today and I'll try not to cheat. It is for my own good afterall. Reading those success stories on the web makes it seem so easy - 20lbs gone in 2 weeks, 10lbs gone in a week, 16lbs gone in 10 days. What makes these people so different that their weight drops of so fast and mine stalls for so long? LOL!!

My meals today has been mostly roast chicken that I've got prepared specially for the occassion. I have had some cucumbers today too and not so sure I should have done that. Should have been only meat, fish and eggs - for the Kimmer Experiment which is like the induction phase of Atkins. Oh - and I had some scrambled eggs too today and 2 litres of Water.


Our run today was good. I had been experiencing some lack of stamina and suspected it was due to not takin gmy energy drink. So today I had one can before the run and everything was back to normal just like the good old days prior to my backsliding after the 10km run. We finished in 42 minutes. Podcast 3 was a lot, lot easier than the runs during the past week.

Kimmer Experiment says I should have only chicken & fish and thats all I've had today so far.


Today was our day of rest and so home workout either. I did drink 1.5 litres of Water and had some sausages & chicken in the morning and then was so busy at work and filled up with water during the day, didnt remember to eat and then had some roast chicken for dinner. This was my most succesful day ever - no snacks in between. LOL!!


Home workout for 45minutes. My meals were OK. All protein.


Today I know I cheated. Took double dose of laxatives. No exercise.


I weighed myself today. 1kg less. Didnt run today. Should do so tomorrow. My meals were OK too - no cheating. I've got a week to my Hyde Park race now.


Day of Rest.


Our run today was 37 minutes which was good although we didnt do it all in one go. Had a 40 minute work out after.


Rest, Rest, Rest.