Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Live Strong

So, I've talked on here before about my journey to wellness and weight loss. Still on that journey and loving almost every second of it. It's a huge sacrifice to fit exercise into the busy life of a mommy, but for me, it is oh so worth it. And, I need to publicly thank my husband for his support and for helping me make time for it. Currently, I am training for the Lexington Mini-marathon on April 2. So you can hold me accountable on my training, okay? I need all the encouragement that I can get. I ran 8 miles this past weekend and will try to do a 9+ mile run this weekend. Holy moly... Here's my problem though. The more I run, the more I wanna eat. And I mean eat fatty stuff. I'm craving pizza and french fries. Not good. Not good. Does anyone have any advice for some good filling foods that I can eat after a run? (Keep in mind that I am super picky!)

I have also reacquainted myself with a great website that I would recommend to anyone. www.livestrong.com - there's a thing on there called "my Plate" that allows you to track every thing you put in your mouth as well as how many calories you burn. So, it's kind of like Weight Watchers, except it doesn't work on points - only calories. It breaks things down nutritionally - lets you see how much protein, fiber, fat, sugar, etc. you are consuming. I have learned that my fiber intake is severely low and that my sugar intake is usually too high. It allows you to type in your weight and weight loss goals (mine is currently to lose 1 lb a week) and it gives you a maximum amount of calories you can consume each day. It corrects for exercise too, which is really nice!

Check it out and let me know what you think. Also, if you happen to see me, be sure to ask if I've tracked my progress on Live Strong that day!


Katie said...

You are such an inspiration!

Mommy Webb said...

I would say that you are doing just fine on calories b/c you look amazing and you have continued to lose weight. You are more hungry b/c your body needs those calories b/c it's a food burning machine!!! Eggs and toast always fill me up:). Love you.

melissaballard said...

If you lose a pound a week you will weigh like 98 lbs in two weeks! Rachel is right - eggs fill me up too, and keep me full a long time. Peanut butter is a good one too. I like it on apple slices or a banana or just toast. Cheese is filling too, but high in calories. You are awesome! I hope to be so motivated after I pop this kid out.

Lori said...


This is Lori Edwards Crane. I saw where you posted your website on FB and just wanted to tell you, "Good Job" on actually keeping on posting stuff. I started a blog a couple of years ago and hardly have anything. I keep saying that i am going to post stuff so I am remember all the stuff that life brings but I never do. You have a very nice looking family. And congrats on losing weight. I had to do the same thing a couple of years ago. I lost 30lbs. Now I am going back and forth with the last 10 lbs. I hope you have a great day!!