Doing Pretty Good

August 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm 1 comment

Another weekend flew by! I did fairly well keeping track of my eats this weekend, and I have been using my handy dandy points tracker spreadsheet….I can do this!

This weekend we had a party for August birthdays on hubby’s side of the family, but I made a yummy, healthy pasta salad to take and I ate mostly that! We did get a pizza Saturday night, but I just used up my 35 “weekly” points on that. I just need to stay in the “groove” of counting points (or at least making an effort to eat healthy/be aware of points values!).

I also had two pesky puppies that would not get out of my car (which is incredibly dirty, thanks to living on a dirt road!) on Saturday. I had the door open and they jumped right in and wouldn’t get out….not even for treats or peanut butter filled pretzels! I finally gave up and left the doors open and went in the house. About 45 minutes later, they decided it was time to come in.


Today, in addition to tracking my eats, I did day one of my “new” running plan. I combined a few 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon plans to make one big timeline to get me through until May and TORONTO! I know that’s planning a long ways out, but if I have the spreadsheet hanging up and can cross off days, I am more likely to stick with it. My biggest concern is the upcoming winter months. Winter here in Central Michigan can be brutal. If anyone has any cold/snowy/icy weather training tips to pass along, I would really appreciate it!!! I may be able to borrow my parents treadmill for the winter, but I would still like to go outside as much as possible.

Onto today’s eats! I was very excited to pack my lunch today because my mom got me a new Built NY lunchbox!!!


Breakfast was blueberry pie oats


Snack was a white peach and a apple pie Larabar



Lunch was some leftover pasta salad (I need to remember to bring that recipe with me and post it!), a veggie burger with salsa, a cucumber half, and a dino egg plum.



Snack was a cranberry orange Gnu bar and a few (unpictured, but points counted!) peanut M&M’s.


Tonight for dinner I will be having a kidney bean burger on an Arnold Thin bun, corn on the cob, and some fruit.

Day one of the master running plan was “Walk 30-60 minutes”. Talk about specific….not so much! I headed out at lunch did a brisk 41 minute walk. At one point I probably jogged about a 1/2 mile of that, just because I felt like it!  Tomorrow is a 1.75 mile run, which I am nervous about…I haven’t really gone that far in awhile, so I realize I may have to take a few mini walk breaks, and I’m okay with that.


It feels so good to have a plan and some structure back in my life!!!


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I'm Becci, a twenty something from a small farming community in Michigan. I grew up on a farm and still live on one...I can't imagine it any other way! Although, I do love to travel and see the amazing places the world has to offer! I have always struggled with my weight and living a healthy lifestyle, but that's about to change! This is my journey to eating healthy, traveling, and hopefully accomplishing my goal of running a marathon all while enjoying the country life!

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