Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekly weigh in

3 pounds down in 2 weeks. I am getting close to dipping below where I like to maintain hence I'm going to add in a bit more "good fat" to my diet. We'll chat good fat in a minute.

Body fat percentage went from 16.34% to 15.48% and another inch lost (.25 from hips and .75 from legs).

Training this week has been light...I needed a bit of a break. A 10km and 2 5km runs plus a leg workout is all I have to show. The kinked neck has not helped. With Tim back I have 3 workouts scheduled for this weekend.

Good fat is important to me. I workout alot and I need maximum energy to run around with the kids. I know what weight works well for my lifestyle. I could not train for an Eco Challenge or a half marathon consuming a 1500 calorie a day diet. So I'm turning to the food with the bad rap...FAT.

The problem for me is that once I start I have trouble controlling the FAT. Here are my choices:

1/4 cup dry almonds (this is like 25 almonds and a mere tease my friends, who eats only 25?)

1 tbsp natural peanut butter (smooth and creamy..this tastes amazing on a spoon but 1 tbsp for me is like taking candy away from a child)

1/2 cup extra lean ground beef (yuck, yuck...ground beef with no sauce looks like little turds and if I smell it cooking I cannot eat it)

1/2 avocado (unless it's in a guacamole dip chances are I will not choose this!)

What would you choose?

And check this out for some inspiration...

That's my and dad and I at the start line last Sunday. He ran the Hypothermic Half Marathon....13.1 miles in February weather (ok it was minus 6 that day....a beautiful day for running) BUT STILL.. who chooses to do that mid winter?

My dad is 65 and this was his 5th half marathon (he started running at 63!)

It's never too late to take charge of your health.

Stay Fit & Fabulous this weekend!


  1. I'd choose peanut butter. Go Cheryl! You look fabulous - why are you trying to lose weight?

  2. Honestly, I can't eat more than 10 almonds at a time unless they are covered in chocolate of course.

    I am all about the gaucamole. It's one of my favourites. With some blue corn toritillas on cheat night!

    And also, I couldn't eat ground beef with no sauce, yuck. Can you have some tomatoe sauce? I make a really basic one that only has onion, tomatoes and garlic in it. No fat needed!

    I am weighing in today too!

  3. Ooooo...natural peanut butter! I love a bit on my low fat banana bread...makes it taste high fat! But you're right, it's hard to limit myself to just 1 Tbsp.

    Just curious, how many calories do you normally eat in a day? I'm around 1800 - 1900.

    Also, love the new blog layout!