First of all I want to thank you for your lovely and supportive comments on my last post regarding my running. I love the blogging community and I’m glad I found all of you on the internet, too bad we live to far apart to meet but hey, you never know what might happen in the future.
I’m glad to say I did go out for a run again this morning and it was a much better run than most of my other runs this month. When I was running (it was sunny but cold) and looked at the sky I was reminded again that this was one of the reasons I love running so much: being outside on a gorgeous day.
Monday dinner: steak, rösti and a salsa of cherry tomato with red onion.
I have this colleague, a girl, I don’t speak to her that often but she’s a nice girl (much younger than me). She had the most beautiful blond long hair. Tuesday I saw her from behind and was confused if it was her because she had cut her hair. I asked her if she was tired of her long hair and she said that she was a little bit but cried when they cut off her long hair. I asked her why she did it if it made her so sad. Well she donated her hair to the Kika foundation (a foundation that helps children with cancer) so they can make a wig of it for a child. I think that’s a beautiful gift she gave.
Tuesday dinner: made an chili oven dish with tortilla chips.
Wednesday Bella was with my Mom all day and R. and I drove to her house after work to have dinner there. We don’t do that often, say never, but it was nice. My Mom lives alone and eats alone almost every night so for her it was nice to have us over too. We definitely should do this more often.
She made pasta for us.
I don’t have it very often but I’m really glad it’s Friday. It has been a rough week with my running doubts and some work-related stuff that kept me worrying. Today R. and I both have the day off and we started our weekend last night with a movie night. R. lighted the fireplace and we watched Avatar for the second time. Too bad I was so tired I fell asleep and missed the last 15 minutes.
This afternoon I’m getting a hair cut and a new colour (grey hair is trying to get through again) and tonight my friend T. is coming over for her birthday dinner. I look forward to a nice evening with one of my best friends, it’s just what I need now.
Have a great weekend my dear blogger friends.
The 180 days challenge
May 22, 2012 I hope to reach the age of 44 in good health.
As of November 24, 2011 that’s 180 days.
How did I do this month?
Not so good! The extra weight is weight I gained between Christmas and New Year that I still haven’t lost. Truth be told is that I did eat too much too, especially on the weekends. I still eat mostly low carb but made a few adjustments. The program said that fruits only can be eaten at dinner but I missed my fruits as a snack. Since the beginning of this month I’m eating fruits again as a snack. And I’ve added a slice of whole wheat bread to my lunches.
If I want to reach my goal weight on my birthday I do have to be more strict for myself which I am going to do after this weekend.
Target weight: 72 kg (158 lbs.)
Weight on November 24: 79.3 kg (175 lbs.)
Weight on December 22: 78.4 kg (173 lbs.)
Weight on January 22: 79.4 kg (175 lbs.)
Target fat %: 27%
Fat % on November 24: 40.9%
Fat % on December 22: 41.3%
Fat % on January 22: 41.7%
Target muscle %: > 43%
Muscle % on November 24: 29.9%
Muscle % on December 22: 29.7%
Muscle % on January 22: 29.6%
Measurements November 24:
Waist: 87 cm (34.2 inches) -> January 22: 86 cm (33.8 inches)
Belly: 98 cm (38.6 inches) -> January 22: 98 cm (38.6 inches)
Hips: 107 cm (42.6 inches) -> January 22: 106 cm (41.7 inches)
Chest: 103 cm (40.5 inches) -> January 22: 103 cm (40.5 inches)
Upper arm: 32 cm (12.6 inches) -> January 22: 32 cm (12.6 inches)
Set a new 5K PR.
Set a new 10K PR.
Run 10K without walking breaks.
Countdown till May 22, 2012: 116 days (from November 24)