Monday, August 11, 2008

Losing weight

So my fabulous Cp's confirmed what I already suspected. Laguna has a couple of issues. Completely fixable issues, but issues nonetheless. So hopefully one more pass will fix it.

I've had a few people ask my about my running or my diet. I'm happy to report that I have lost the two pounds I put on at the RWA Nationals.(No, Ann, it wasn't just alcohol weight. Sheese, y'all think I did nothing but drink there!) So no harm, no foul. Yes, I am still running and working out, though I pretty much took last week off to recover from my "vacation." So back to it. I'm in OLYMPICS mode so you better watch out. I may take my snail pace up to the lightening fast pace of a slug. Wouldn't that be radical? I run three days a week and walk and do a dvd workout on the days I don't run. I like workouts that combine both cardio and strength training, because I have illusions of becoming Mrs. Olympus someday. I also throw in Abs/Pilate's work because the core strengthening has made the running so much easier. (Well, that and the loss of 34 pounds!) Plus, if the sad shape of my tummy is any indication of things to come I had better do a few more crunches or something. Luckily, (or unluckily as the case may be) my husband is the only one who has to view my tummy and he doesn't really care if it looks like sodden crepe paper. Honest, cause if he says anything, all I have to do is rub his tummy and scream, "Bring me luck, Budda!" Shuts him right up.

As far as diet goes, I eat foods that are nutrient dense. Spinach and grated beet salad, Naked Juice Protein Zone, Green Machine and Mango Madness. OMG! LURVE Naked Juice. Lean proteins, lots of fruit, red wine a few nights a week and dark chocolate for treat. Cottage cheese and pineapple, pomegranate juice. Green tea, lots of it. Super foods.

I figure the better my body is running the more efficiently it can burn fat and build muscle. Nothing really new or momentous. Lots of antioxidants. I also take a multi vitamin, extra fish oil for the omegas cause I really hate fish, and, on my doctor's recommendation, extra vitamin D.

Oh, oh, oh... and I track everything I eat at the Daily Plate. It's great and you can friend people. That way, my BFF Ann can look at what I eat. Every damn day. And say things like, "Was that pizza good? I hope it was good because it was like a gazillion calories each and you had twenty pieces. Did you see what I ate? A quarter of a walnut, a raisin and I waved the cheese in front of my plate."

So it's real helpful like that. I highly recommend it.


Sheri said...

You have a lot of will power. But then again, don't all writers just naturally???

Annie said...

Yes it's 3:00 am. Yes I'm laughing. Not sure if it's because you are funny or because it's 3 in the flippin' morning!

keri mikulski :) said...

Congratulations! Great plan.

Marcia said...

I love the stuff you're eating! I'm a nutrient-dense, antioxident fan. :) Not that I don't enjoy my ice cream (my bugaboo), but this is basically how I eat, too. It's great that you're having such success!