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Kiss me, I’m Irish

18 Mar

How do we kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Ottawa? With a race, of course! It was a chilly morning with thick fog (I was glad I wasn’t running). But my good friend,Natalie, was running and I went to cheer her on. She ran a 10k in 55min11sec: a personal best! I am so proud of her!

This was at the 9:00am start and it was still very hard to see. The fog made the air humid and cold (it was only +5ishC at the time).

Once the race was done, the sun came out (of course) but Natalie and I started on some school work. For a break, we went for a walk and did a bit of window shopping. I’m looking forward to buying a new wardrobe!

In the evening, I visited an old friend who was having a St. Patrick’s Day party. She had went all out! Green cupcakes, green candy, green punch and beer, and LOTS of food! Mark and I were home pretty early (10:30) – we are old, afterall! I drove home in the fog which was pretty scary but I was happy to make it home and hit the hay.

I wasn’t able to do any training yesterday (race, school work, then St. Patrick’s celebration). But I stayed on track for the most part.

Breakfast: 2 toasts, 1 tbsp peanut butter
Snack: 1 banana
Lunch: Butternut squash soup
1 toast with a tsp butter
Snack: Vegan oatmeal cookie from Bridgehead (local coffee shop)
Supper: 2 slices of homemade pizza and a salad
Goodies at the St. Patrick’s Party: a few gummy candies, some shrimp hors d’oeuvres, some tostitos chips and dip.

Overall though, I think I had some good self control!

I am going to enjoy the weather on Sunday with some running, a trip to the pool and a nice, long walk in sandals!


Spring has [finally] sprung!

16 Mar

I stayed home from school today to do some housework and catch up on homework. I thoroughly cleaned the bathroom and did the weekly cleaning routine. I donated some clothes that no longer fit (such a great feeling!) but now I need some new work clothes. But I think I will wait until all the weight is off to make one big purchase.

The weather was rainy and a little chilly today. But the weekend is going to be absolutely beautiful! They are calling for highs in the low 20’s. I can’t wait! My good friend is running in a 10k race tomorrow morning. I am going to cheer her on and then we have to get right into school work. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long. I would like to be a little social for St. Patrick’s Day.

Day 7

Breakfast: 3/4 oatmeal, 1/4 cranberries, 1 tsp honey (I needed the oats for the holding power, I was pretty hungry this morning)
Snack: 3/4 cup of vanilla flavoured yogurt and 1 small banana
Lunch: Chicken wrap
Snack: 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, a few pieces of strawberries and pineapple
Supper: 2 pumpkin and blueberry pancakes (I know this isn’t part of the 10 Pound Shred meal plan but it’s a low calorie recipe – about 350cals for both)

Exercise: 1hr spin class. We worked really hard with high resistance and fast cadence. I felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest! My legs are tired; now to veg on the couch and enjoy a movie.

I will have my official end of week 1 measurements either tomorrow or Sunday. As a preview, I know I’m down to 144lbs and my waist is now 33in (this is approximate).