Farther than I have ever gone in my LIFE! April 11th Food and Exercise Journal

by Alison on April 11, 2010

That’s right I ran further than I have ever run before in my life.  That would be 5 miles.  I ran 5 miles no walking, OMG.  I ran it and I enjoyed it, double OMG!  I felt good for most of the run, my left knee and hip were sore for mile 5 but once I finished and stretched they felt fine, we’ll see how they feel tomorrow but for now it’s good.  My route was pretty solid, definitely some decent hills but at least I didn’t end running mostly uphill, although the downhill at the end hurt my knee far more than the uphill did.  It felt awesome to finish it.  It was a glorious day here but fortunately not glorious until after my run 😛

I made a decent sized brunch  of eggs, hashbrowns and a bagel, I was hungry.  Ben and I took the dogs for a quick walk, only a mile but that brought my total mileage today up to 6.5, not bad.  We had a light lunch of pita and hummus and an awesome dinner of Chicken Parmesan from “The Best Light Recipe”  It’s crispy, cheesey, saucy and just all around yummy.  It is pretty awesome how crunchy it comes out given that it is low calorie, low fat only 7 points!  We had it with a lovely white Bordeaux, Roast Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter and a Salad.  I then finished up with some amazing dark chocolate, almost not sweet it was so dark.

All in all I just feel GOOD.  Good about my accomplishments, good about my weight loss progress, Good about myself and that feels pretty good.

Ate 27.5 of 24 points. Earned 9 activity points.

Breakfast (8.5) – Eggs (4) Hashbrowns w/ olive oil (2), bagel thin with neufchâtel cheese (2), grapefruit (0.5)

Lunch (3)–Hummus and Pita

Dinner (12)–Chicken Parmesan (7), Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter (2), wine (2), salad with vinagrette (1)  Chocolate (4)

Running Weekly totals used 28.5 of 35 weekly points, earned 11 activity points.

April Run a Mile a Day Challenge 11/30

Weekly Mileage Count 6

Woot burned 3167 calories and walked 17527 steps!

1/2 Grapefruit

Eggs, Bagel Thin and Hashbrowns

Light Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Asparagus and Salad

Wine with dinner

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Nicole, RD April 12, 2010 at 10:01 AM

5 miles! You go, girl! It is seriously amazing “watching” you transform!! You’re a serious inspiration 🙂

Biz April 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Woot! 5 miles – that is fantastic!! Love your eats – I was bummed, I had a coupon for the bagel thins and I could not find them at my regular store this weekend 🙁

Happy Monday!
.-= Biz´s last blog ..Hit and Miss =-.

Sarah April 13, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Bring on that half marathon, eh?! Way to go!

Monica April 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM

5 miles! That’s incredible cool! You should do some 5k’s – they’ll seem like a breeze. Your food looks great, btw. I don’t eat meat, but that chicken parmesan looks mighty fine. Has me hankering for some EGGPLANT parmesan…

Congrats on the big 5. Keep on rocking!
.-= Monica´s last blog ..Pour some gravy on me =-.

Alison April 13, 2010 at 9:44 PM

I have done 3 5k races at this point, one the last sunday of the first 3 months of the year, the first I did a walk/jog the second 2 I actually ran.
I love eggplant parmesan too, but meatless once a week is as much as I can convince the other half of…

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