Friday, January 15, 2010

Did you

join the 100 mile fitness challenge? (this is a link - really!)

This is such a wonderful help to me. Winter is a difficult time to exercise, but this challenge is inspiring me to JUST DO IT. I have added my own personal challenge; limiting my calorie intake to 15,400 per week. It sounds like a lot, doesn't it? But I have a little problem. It's called four o'clock. Every day at four o'clock I am hungry. Very hungry. When I'm being good I have a tasty handful of nice crunchy carrots. So delicious, and so healthy and low in calories.

But sometimes I forget about carrots for a little while. Then I accidentally eat a great big peanut butter cookie, or a handful of plum sweets , (check these out!) or some yummy fig newtons and chocolate squares. Oops.

I put in 25 miles this week, and consumed 15,855 calories, 455 more than my limit. Better than last week when I covered 24 miles and had 17,135 calories. In my defense, we had a birthday in our family that first week. Mmmm. Carrot cake.

We also have a birthday next week and the week after that. The gentlemen in our family all have January birthdays!


Daisy said...

Congratulations on your progress, Diana! I think you're doing great! I wouldn't be able to turn down a piece of carrot cake either, but I think with your other efforts that a piece of cake now and again isn't really going to hurt you that much either. Just adding the exercise is something that helps maintain fitness, I think.

Suzanne said...

Your prgress sounds wonderful to me. I am too scared to think of how much I actually did eat over the Christmas period but am starting back on recording what I eat. Your exercise will let you have the cake now and then.

Just out of interest we use the term kilojoules for how much we eat and kilometres for how much exercise we do.