Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So Close!

ARGH - almost made it. 34:11 today. It was a HARD one, too. Maybe because I ate a ton of pretzels about an hour before my workout, and totally forgot to stretch. Hmm?

My knees are killing me and I've got painful blisters on the balls of my feet. Tomorrow I'll take the day off from running (I think) since I have an appointment with my trainer.

And it could totally be my imagination, but is my waist getting smaller??

Lovin the challenge,
The VP

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

5K Update

Ran 5K again at lunch today and brought it down to 34:30! Can I shave it down to 34:00 tomorrow?

A 30 minute runtime seems a loooooooooooooong way away.

My First 5K Run

So I completed my first 5K run. It was by myself, on the treadmill, and during my lunch hour, but 5K nonetheless. I ran it in 37:18. That is NOT an admirable time by any means, but I'm accepting it as my starting point. From here on out, I can push myself to just keep building my endurance and getting better, stronger, and quicker.

My short-term goal is to run 5K in 34 minutes.

My long-term goal is to get it in 30.

Hopefully this blog will keep me motivated enough to commit and not let it die. I CAN do this!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Raw Revolution Bars

You MUST try these! Delicious and filling, like a brownie. All of the RawRev bars are great but the Chocolate & Coconut are my favorite.

I wrote the folks here to tell them how much I loved it, and they responded right away with genuine gratitude. Great customer service? Even better!

Check 'em out:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soda Cake

Anyone on a diet is about to LOVE me for sharing this... On WW, each slice is ONE POINT!

Mix one box of powder cake mix with one full can of diet soda (any kind) instead of the oil and eggs, then bake it per the instructions on the box.

I tried it when I got home last night with Devil's Food cake mix and diet pepsi - DELICIOUS! My coworker said she did it with a Black Forrest cake mix and diet black cherry soda. Next I want to try Angel's Food cake with diet orange soda.

Couldn't you just DIE?!??!
The VP

Friday, February 12, 2010

I'm Addicted to Food and I Don't Know How to Stop

I can't stop. Last night was the worst it's been in awhile. At one point I actually couldn't breathe. My heart rate was quickened and I kept having to get up to almost throw up. But I kept right on coming back to the food....

I just feel so ashamed. I saw my reflection in the subway window today and besides appearing bloated from everything I shoved down my throat yesterday, there was a look of desperation. Like - no one knows this secret about me. These people would be appalled if they knew what I'd done last night.

I ate:
3/4 of a loaf of Irish sodabread (not even vegan) smothered in earth balance.
An entire bag of salted organic popcorn. When I say bag, I mean a regular family-sized bag.
About 20 Newman's Own vegan cookies.
1/2 a pint of Soy ice cream (I usually eat the whole thing without a problem but fell asleep while it sat on my nightstand - it is through no will of my own that I didn't finish the whole thing).

I'm sick today. I feel awful. I can feel my belly move when I walk. All I want to do is cry.

I don't know how to stop.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nighttime Eating

I've been at it again...

The overeating. The binges. The multiple dinners. The carbs. The not-even-close-to-Vegan junk. I am OUT of FrEAKing conTROL.

I can't seem to go more than 12 hours without craving fried food or ice cream or crap of some sort, and justifying it by saying "I'll start over tomorrow." Then I do start over tomorrow. And then night comes...

For some reason, night is a trigger for me. I love sitting in my bed, catching up on DVR, and eating myself sick with comfort food.

I joined WW online. I've done it before. This cycle will never end, will it?

Sick (both physically and mentally),
The VP

Monday, February 8, 2010

Running Playlist

So, I'm consistently running about 16 minutes every day. After that I either get bored or just can't physically keep going. However, I LOVE the first 10 minutes of running or so. It's almost like dancing ;) My current running playlist is:

Sweet Dream - Beyonce
Louboutins - J.Lo
Sexy Chick - David Guetta w/ Akon
Im'ma Shine - YoungBloodz
All the Above - Beanie Sigel & R. Kelly
Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascade
Go! - Common
When the Lights Go Out - Foxy Brown
Party and Bullsh*t - Biggie
Bulletproof - Foxy Brown
Lighters Up - Lil Kim
Green Light - John Legend
The Sound of Violence - Cassius
Chelsea - Stefy

The VP

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