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WeekEnd Report & GiveAway Winner!!!

Posted Sep 12 2009 12:00am
I am wanting to find a running partner, none of my friends are interested and I live in a really small town so any suggestions on what I can do to find one??

My Workouts

Monday: 2.5 miles
Tuesday:Jillian's No More Trouble Zones DVD
Thursday:2.5 miles
Saturday: No more Trouble Zones
Total miles miles :5.0 miles

Overall: I am a little disappointed because I had to miss the 5k I had registered for this weekend because when I registered I wasn't even thinking about the kids soccer season which started this weekend and runs through Oct. so I may have to hold off running any races til then unless I can find some close 5k's happening on Sundays.

Weight Report: I have decided to try and lose 20 pds. by Dec. 4th So I figured I would add my progress here.

Starting:8/17- 149lbs
8/21- 146lbs
9/06- 144 lbs
9/13-144 lbs
Loss to date 5 lbs

Most insightful/helpful /interesting posts I came across this week:

* Race Reports: Our Life in a "Blog", Running and Some Sauce on Top, The Inner Workings of a College Graduate

* Stuff I wanna try: Watermelon juice (wonder what it would taste like with some honeydew)

*Helpful post: Writing Content That Spread

Food 411
*How to Start Eating Healthier...

One of the biggest challenges to eating healthier is finding substitutions for existing foods in your diet. Here are some tips to make the transition easier:
  • Use mustard instead of mayo on your sandwiches. You’ll get lots of flavor with much fewer calories and fat.

  • Select whole wheat bread over white bread. Be sure to read the label to ensure you’re getting whole grains, not just colored white bread.

  • Eat the white meat of turkey or chicken, which is lower in fat than dark meat, red meat and pork. Animal fat is the number one dietary source of unhealthy saturated fat.

  • Start using lean ground beef, pork tenderloin or fish instead of high-fat cuts of meat.

  • Change your cooking methods. Bake, grill or broil your meals instead of frying. Use non-stick sprays—or better yet, non-stick pans—instead of oil.

  • Drink more water. Slowly reduce the amount of soda you drink and replace it with herbal tea or water. Aim for eight cups of pure water each day.

  • Don't drink your calories. Eat a whole orange instead of drinking a glass of juice, for example. Real food is usually more filling and more nutritious than juices, fruit drinks, and other high-calorie beverages.

  • Serve sauces and dressings on the side. Dip your fork into the sauce, then dip your fork into the food. You’ll still have the flavor but with fewer calories.

  • Gradually switch to skim milk. Milk commonly comes in four varieties: whole (4% fat), 2%, 1% and skim (0% fat). Gradually wean yourself from the higher-fat varieties to the lower fat milk every two weeks. For example: continue drinking your normal 2% milk for two weeks, then move to 1% for two weeks, and then your palate will be ready for the consistency of skim milk.

  • Switch from full-fat cheeses to reduced-fat or fat-free cheeses the same way you would with milk (see tip above).

  • Order vegetables on the side instead of fries. Flavor them with lemon juice or herbs instead of butter.

  • Snack on fruit and nuts instead of sugary treats. The fiber, protein and healthy fats in this combo will sustain you to your next meal and you won’t have the energy slump that comes after eating candy.

  • Reduce your portion size. Most people will eat whatever amount of food is in front of them, so start putting your meals on smaller plates. You will be just as satisfied because your mind "sees" that you’re eating a full plate of food.
*Information obtained from to read more of this article click here..

GiveAways !!!!!!

Nature's Path's GiveAway over at Hop, Skip and a Giant Leap.

is givin away a ton of goodies.

Okay Giveaway Winner time, without further ado the winner is...

Allison from over at Sweets by Alli

Congrats Alli!!!!

and thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by and enter.

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