Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ins and Outs

9/29/09  183.4 weight

protein drink                                                                         230      28
protein drink                                                                         210      28
veg soup                                                                               150        9
3 oz chicken                                                                          170      20
4 triscuts                                                                                 50         1
SF frozen yougurt                                                                  250
peas/carrots (i was bored...needed SOMETHING)                70          5

 1130 cal     91 g protein

After work went out for soup with Maggie at the "Hometown Grill".  Had excellent chicken veg soup followed by a brisk 1 mile walk at the Y with Maggie.  She needs to log 25 miles of walk/running in before the Indianpolis run to qualify for the kids marathon and get a medal.  She stayed in the babysitting room while I did 60 min of cardio in class with Shawna (AMY No Showed....gotta kick her butt!)  The girl that teaches that class was on a legs and abs kick tonight as my legs feel like jello.  After class, did another mile with Maggie and Shawna on the track.  Maggie did terrific....ran abour 1/3 of the entire 2 miles and never complained.  What a trooper!  I rewarded her with SF yogurt at a self serve yogurt joint in town.  It was terrific seeing how excited she was.

9/30/09   weight 181.4 (almost clearing the 80's for the LAST time!)

6 grapes                                                              30
protein drink                                                       230      28
protein drink                                                       210      28
greek yogurt                                                         90      14
salad with moz and marinara w meat                    200      10
6 grapes                                                                30
1/4 c trail mix                                                      130      4
bread stick (small)                                                 50        1

970 (think i calculated low - may need to add apple if get hungry tonight)  cal     81 g protein

Feel pretty darn good today!  Slept like a baby last night and that's been awhile since I could say that.  Feels good to be at the point to be able to run a distance without sounding like I will need CPR to bring me back to the land of the living.  I am starting to get more than interested about this 1/2 marathon in Indianaopolis in 3 weeks.  Tonight, gonna take a night off of exercise and cuddle with the kids.  Shawna and I are going to attempt to run from my house to hers (or vice versa) this weekend, it will be 9 mile venture.  That will be quite an esteem booster for both of us.  Heck, we are doing so well right now that our instructor last night "barely" got me to break a sweat!  I hope she doesn't find this blog or I am sure the class will have to pay!!

I want my freinds to be able to post on this blog too.  I have to do some investigating as to how to go about this.  It is my desire to have more than my input here.  I know that I can add other "authors" to post...but remarks should be postable too.  Hopefully instructions will follow soon!

Connie....I did get your food diary from yesterday in my facebook account.  I will be interested in what you think after logging for a week or two!  Keep it up sistah....Keep it up!  We are in it together!

More tomorrow....will see if I make it through the night with nothing other than the beautiful honeycrips apples I have sitting on my counter.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Daily Ins and Outs

weight - 185 (ugggh - period started yesterday - oh yeah, no excuses!)

protein drink                            210     28
tomato basil soup                     150       3
10 grapes                                  40 
4 oz chicken breast                  150     26
6 cheese raviolis                       350     14
handful of cheezits                    100
1/8 cup trail mix                         70      2

1070 cals and 72 gm protein
ran/walked 7.2 at the Y track today

Monday, being my day off, is best day for "long" run.  It was WAY to breezy outside for a wimp like me, so I did 72 laps on the upstairs track at the Y.  Since putting on my old Mizuno Wave Creations, I can run without feeling like a dog that needs put down.  I can't believe the difference.  Sometime last week I finally broke through the breathing barrier that all new runners have to work problems at all on my last 2 runs.  Today I ran 5 laps and walked one up to 7.2 miles total.  I alternated directions to save my IT bands (hips) until an older lady reamed me a new backside for not "following the rules."  Everyday, the direction of the track traffic alternates....I was bending.....ok, I mean "breaking" the rules!  I asked everyone BUT her for permission...go figure!  She showed up when I had only 7 laps to go and didn't enjoy cheering me on the way the previous walking audience, who had long since came and went, encouraged me.  I was tempted to ask this 70+ old how she thought her hips would feel with 72 laps in the same direction however, I don't think she could comprehend more than maybe 5 laps so the argument wouldn't have benefited anyone.  Anyway, got an order in at my local sporting goods store to get 2 pair of last year's model of Mizuno's and a bargain price!  Can't wait to break them in....I really mean that too!

WOW!!! My FIRST blog entry EVER!!!

Well, hello to all the peeps out there!  Well, all one of you....but she's pretty special.  Who knows, maybe we will become a big sort of community of accountability snobs!

For anyone that eventually shows up here to see what we do, I am Stephanie.  I have been a Physician Assistant in family practice for 16+ years.  I have battled with my weight since I was in 4th grade.  I have experiences and thoughts and perceptions and beliefs that have been molded by my experiences as an overweight girl/adult.  About 3 years ago, I underwent gastric bypass.  This was an absolute last resort for me when I found myself a 40 year old mother of a very young child.  I couldn't live with the thought of living on the sidelines of my children's lives...I WANTED TO BE IN THE ACTION!  To do this, I took action.  I lost 120 pounds and went from a top weight of 284 to my lowest after surgery weight of 159 (I hit this only once).  Many of you may think that this surgery is cheating or taking the easy way out, let me set you's a tool, a tool that can be misused and can be rendered useless if not respected. 

Working in the career I do and being seen and recognized easily in my small midwest town, I find that I am challanged everyday to be an example how lifestyle change is required to make my tool "work" for me.  My first 5K was soon followed by a 10K, then 2 half marathons, full marathon, and a 160 mile in one day bike ride across the state of Indiana.  I share my  goals and accomplishments with a group of people who continually support me and likewise I support and encourage anyone who wants to take control of their life with support and a challengingly fun rapport.

I created this site because several people have discussed how difficult it is to be accountable only to yourself.  I fail to understand why we (including me)  think so little of ourselves in some aspects to place minimal value on our accountability to  ourselves.  I want to use this place for REAL talk about how we are going to take control of living RIGHT.   NO excuses, NO blame, NO drama....just getting it on with people who want to move out of the place they are and into a healthier lifestyle physically, nutritionally, emotionally and spiritually (for you girls wondering out there....sexual health falls in there someone too)!

I would like to welcome this site as a place to log daily food and exercise diaries, short and long term goal planning,  and a safe place to drop the roadblocks that sit in our way of getting where we want to go.  I will start posting my own food/exercise log starting tomorrow.  I invite expertise that is helpful and constructive but beg that this not become a place of apathy, excuses, and looking the other way.

Let me know what you think!!!