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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today I was eating too much.
The problem was two things:
1. For lunch I got double portion on my plate, even the others told it's a lot. It was 1100 calories, meat mixed with rice. Portion control - I already do this habit, so I think the good solution would have been just to throw away the half of it.
2. A colleague put a half a kilo gummy bear pack on the coffee table, and during the coffee break, I ate a few pieces. Those few pieces were 100g, and 330 kcal in fact, when I checked afterwards.
And, because my stomach needs the volume, I still ate a lot. After my run, I ate a lot of fresh fruits and salads, but still, way over my budget.

The daily 10K was very difficult to start, I was tired, resistance, zero willingness. I took about 20 min to finally get going, but once I was there, I was unstoppable. And I finished with an average of 6 min/km (10K in 1h 0min), despite the many uphill, about 1/3 of the distance was up. When returned home, my friend told me I look like completely changed. When I left I looked like "brain-dead", and now smiling and energetic. This running is a real therapy!

The sad-ness was still there, but much less, fading away. I didn't focus on this too much.

Another experience from today:
During lunch, I took my scale to measure my food as always. Then a colleague asked how much I lost already, what is my goal etc. (now I target to reach the middle range in BMI) and then the usual "I know better then you, you are stupid the way you do it," type bla-bla started.
He explained to me that my goal of targeting the middle BMI is stupid, the BMI in itself is stupid, it was invented for the insurance industry and is not accurate.
I was very disappointed to listen to this for minutes, especially during lunch, which should be a break, but then it was tiring.
So I didn't say a word, in the end of the monologue I sent a small active listening sentence "so you think targeting the BMI is not a wise thing", and I left it there. As he was superior in hierarchy to me, I didn't really want to confront. And I'm sure it was of good willingness, it might even be true; but it was not helpful for me at all that is sure, too.

And my new Nikes, I just love them. For the last 1K, I even speeded up, uphill! I was feeling so great!

A few K away from Gelisdorf:

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    Ah, good for you, you gave the perfect response to your colleague at lunch. I can't help but think - who's the one who looks good and feels even better? Sounds like a great run - good for you toughing it out though the first difficult 20 minutes.
    3270 days ago
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    I hate that someone was rude at lunch, but it happens. You handled it very well. Sorry to hear it is hard to get going, but so glad you went out and ran anyway. Glad the Nikes are working out so well too. Praying all sadness is gone tomorrow.
    3271 days ago
    Great job on getting out there for your 10K! You handled the conversation with your superior very well.
    3271 days ago
  • LAURIE9404
    Yup, you did very well so as not to step on his toes even though he was being inconsiderate to your goals. I guess we find people like that all over the place. Have you thought about adjusting your calorie burn in the trackers on Spark? If you have noticed that your calorie burn is higher then Spark expects, then you might not actually be eating enough. Your range could be off. Just a suggestion but I'm figuring you've already looked at that. You know what you're doing and it's Awesome!!
    3272 days ago
    I am glad you took your run. Exercise is great therapy. I know I feel better when I am exercising.

    Don't let others get you down. Everyone has an opinion and some even think theirs is the only one that matters.

    Just keep doing what you are doing. You are doing a great job.
    3272 days ago
    Yeah Nikes!! You are so wise. You had a good reply. You have your own goal and plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3272 days ago
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    Awesome run, and wise response to the person who talked about the BMI. Everyone has their opinion and everyone has a right to them--we also have the right not to believe or buy into them. You have to do what's right for you. I'm glad your mood is lifting, too. Have a great weekend!
    3272 days ago
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