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Tuesday, Dec 3 2013

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I made it through Thanksgiving without stuffing my face until I can't eat anymore. I did plan to indulge on 3 desserts. The meal itself was pretty healthy: turkey, sweet potatoes and asparagus. I made a deal with myself I could have 1 of each of our thanksgiving desserts. I did pretty good but I just had 1 extra piece of pumpkin pie, otherwise I stayed on my plan. That is a first in Thanksgiving history. That is truly a first for me, no matter what I would eat until sick and then go back for more. I would also indulge in left overs the next day. As a family we agreed to make small amounts of the unhealthy stuff so there would not be many left overs.

I did a 5K the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I finally got back to my PR time on a flat course! I was so excited to see that time. My previous best was 29:26 and I got 29:12. The best part is I felt pretty good during the run.

As of my last weigh last Thursday I was down 26 pounds. I am at an all time low in weight in my adult lifetime and childhood really. In 7th grade I was already over 200 pounds and got down to 205 at one point for a short period. This morning the scale was 210.75! I cannot wait until I see 199!!! It has been going down slowly all week. If nothing crazy happens I should have a good weigh in on Thursday. I just am feeling so good now!

A couple of new things I am doing.

1. I started working one on one with my running coach. I meet him on the track a couple times a month. We do running drills, hurdles work, hill running and then he is teaching me to improve my stride. It is a bit overwhelming but I feel so good when I leave those workouts. That will be my Xmas gift.....more sessions with Tim.
2. I am a still a pace coach for our endurance training team, it will start up again in mid January. BUT our Running Store started a new program called START. It is helping people who have never run before OR it has been a long time since they have run. They are training to do their 5K on New Year’s day. I am volunteer to help out with this group every Sunday morning. It has been an awesome experience helping these guys and gals feel confident about running.

I hope everyone else is doing well!

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6 comments so far.


10 months ago

Wow- excellent! Killer time on the 5k!! :clap:
Keep up the great work (and workouts!). ~TH~




10 months ago

High five for having some great Thanksgiving goals and meeting them. Sounds to me like you really reigned yourself in and exhibited a lot of self-control. Facing down the Thanksgiving feast isn't easy! Also, congrats about completing a 5k on Saturday and achieving your PR time. That's huge too. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Feels good, huh? Thanks for your comments on my blog the other day. Very nice. Best, Cheryl55



10 months ago

Even without leaping hurdles, you're a gazelle!




10 months ago

Your running pace makes me sick :wink3:

I have helped with some C25K groups before, it is awesome to see people achieve things they never thought were possible. You are a great running coach.




10 months ago

Lisa, great job! I wish I could find a START program - I cannot run to save my life and now that I've had knee surgery, my dr advised against it. But, I think it's a surefire way to lose weight. Any tips for a starter who would be going against dr's orders? LOL




10 months ago

You sound wonderful! Congrats on the new PR - wow - that's fast. I can't imagine keeping that pace or even contemplating hurdles. You must be feeling powerful :heart1: Keep up the great work! :clap: