Monday, February 6, 2012

Spring Chick Challenge Update: Week 5

Time for the weekly update for the Spring Chick Challenge hosted by Stormy at Real Chicks Getting Fit.

Here's my update:

  • Monday: 3 miles (TRAINING); 1.5 miles (WALKING)
  • Tuesday: 2.31 miles (WAKLING)
  • Wednesday: 2.53 miles (TRAINING); 1 mile (WALKING)
  • Thursday: 2 miles (WALKING)
  • Friday: 2.85 miles (TRAINING); I mile (WALKING)
  • Saturday:  2.43 miles (WALKING)
  • Sunday: 2.56 miles (WALKING)

My TOTAL HOURS of exercising for the week: 6.8

  • Monday: 96 oz
  • Tuesday: 80 oz
  • Wednesday: 96 oz
  • Thursday: 72 oz
  • Friday: 80 oz
  • Saturday: 64 oz
  • Sunday: 80 oz

  • Monday:1346
  • Tuesday: 1457
  • Wednesday:1233
  • Thursday: 1432
  • Friday:1128
  • Saturday:1226
  • Sunday: 1233

Yes, I wanted to keep my daily calories UNDER 1500. Yes, I was successful. BUT, giving myself that upper limit is making me try to hit it and I don't like that. So, I put myself back on my timer eating schedule on Friday and that is helping me keep those daily calories closer to 1200. 

TRACKING: YES- every single day.
EATING AFTER 8:00 PM: More like no eating after 9:00 pm
ORGANIZING: Working on it.
SUPPORTING OTHERS: I can always do better on this one.
WEIGHT: I am not stepping on the scales until the end of the month. The running/walking/training program I am on is for weight loss not for running a 5k. Another 50 lbs off will make training for the 5k much easier so I won't start that until later. Right now, it's all about learning to run and weight loss. If I keep stepping on the scale and don't see immediate results, it will act as sabotage which will lead to frustration and, possibly, quitting. And I refuse to let that happen.

I will post the training details before challenge is over (I hope). I am keeping a close eye on everything by keeping a journal about the training and---oil pulling.

That's right. I'm trying this oil pulling that I've heard so much about. I had head of it before but had not tried it until I read about it at Divine Health. Just click the link and go check it out if you want. She offered a challenge to pull oil for one month and I joined in. Today is DAY 6 and, YES, I already notice a difference. These details will come later with the training deets!

  1. Support and encouragement off others
  2. Exercise- STILL need to add some strength training in there somewhere. 
  3. The mini challenge is all water all week. That's what I drink all day every day already with the exception of a glass of green tea at the end of the day as a reward for all that water! So, I'm good here.

I'm also linking this post up with Inspire Me Monday with Ramona over at Create With Joy. 

This week I am inspired by:
Click on the button if you've been inspired this week and link up to share your story!


  1. You're doing great with your exercise and calories, oh and water, too. I will be interested to learn about your training/weight loss program.

  2. You are amazingly consistent!
    I read the article on oil pulling, having never heard of it before. You might also be interested in the information on soluble fibre and how it removes toxins from the system. - a nutritionist from our area who has helped many people with weight loss, rhumatoid arthritis, diverticulitis, chronic vomiting syndrome, etc. and just plain being healthy. It all makes so much sense!

  3. Don't make the mistake I did years ago and not eat enough. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I wasn't loosing. My body thought it was starving so I stayed the same weight for several weeks. Once I increased my intake, it was happy and worked...:)JP

  4. You say the nicest things...thank you!
    Knitting keeps my hands busy...they can't rummage around looking for food when they're holding needles :)

  5. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am so glad I found you! Your post this morning is inspiring ME to be more intentional with what I am doing for my health. Can't wait to come back and read some more.

  6. Jo- Thank you! I will post about the whole thing sometime in March.

    Judy-Thanks for sharing the site, I'm going to check it out in just a few! It does make sense!

    Corner-I've been successful with keeping the calories between 1200 and 1400 calories. I get freaked out going over 1400 though. I've heard about the whole starvation mode thing and try to keep an eye on that! Thanks for the heads up!

    Stephanie- I thought I would keep my hands out of the food too while knitting. But then I discovered how to stop knitting, pop something in my mouth, keep knitting. LOL

    Susan- So glad you stopped by and enjoyed yourself! Thank you so much!

  7. Well it goes both ways, you inspire me to keep exercising. To keep walking to not give up when I just want too because of the scale not moving like I wish.
    I will check out that oil pulling as I have never heard of that before.
    Keep up the good work. It makes me get off my lazy bohunkas. :)

  8. Hi Pam, I must say that I admire you for your're doing a great job. Have a great day my friend! Big hugs x


  9. FG- Thanks! I like that we inspire one another! Maybe you could ask your sister's bf about the oil pulling and see what he has to say? Let me know if you do.

    Eva- Thanks! Maybe one day this journey will finally end!

  10. Wow, you are really spot on mark! I sort of envy that, because I sort of wobble. Some good days, some bad. :)

  11. Maren- I've had those days too. You just have to take it all one day at a time. We aren't perfect!

  12. Looks like you are doing great!! I wish the best of luck meeting your goals. Oh, and I need to get much better with drinking water.
    Keep up the great work :)

  13. I love reading your posts. SO much going on. I definitely think you have the right idea about the scale. I am thinning about going scale free for a month... maybe in april or 1/2 of mary.not sure which. I know i need to stop using it as my crutch and my issue.. that is for sure. Hope you have great weekend.


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