October 7th, 2009
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Lose weight, Run Faster

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Runners World (October, 2009):

“5:27 is the amount of time you can shave off your marathon clock by losing five pounds of excess weight. One analysis estimates that every extra pound of body fat slows runners by 2.5 seconds per mile.”

This post really intrigued me.  Let’s see… I ran 13 miles (the Scotia 1/2 marathon) in 144 minutes.  I was 156 pounds.  

My goal weight is 125.  That means if I lost 31 pounds, for every mile I’d save 77.5 seconds (1 min, 17.5 seconds). Which means I could potentially run a 1/2 marathon in 123 minutes or 2 hours and 5 minutes. 

Some food for thought and a nice potential goal for my slow ass!  It also makes me think my pace on the 1/2 was reasonable as I think 2hours 5min is very average for a ‘normal sized runner.’ Yay!

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October 7th, 2009
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"If you have embarrassed yourself and are going to laugh about it someday, you might as well start today.” Umm Yea… NO.

As most people do, I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing moments. 

There was that time I heard my name called at my grade 8 graduation, so naturally (beaming I might add) I went up on stage to receive my award, only to be informed they had not called my name. 

There was also that time I fell off my chair in grade 10 computer science class and hurt my bum so badly I, in not-so-many-words, nearly peed myself from laughing/crying.

Or that time a sales assistant at a clothing store told my grade 11 self to “try the store for fatter people” in front of all my friends…

But then once in a while a new embarrassing moment comes a long that surpasses all others and takes that number spot of “most embarrassing moment ever.”

Today, October 7th, 2009 takes that spot.

Are you ready? It’s super good. Well good, as in entertaining for you, but mortifying for me…

We had a fire alarm this morning which meant 36 floors of stairs had to be taken to get outside.  Usually I love a good fire alarm; umm hello? You get to stretch your legs, grab a coffee, get some fresh air and its all guilt-free.

I left my office building with the gang (keep in mind I’m the only girl in my office) and started the slow descend down the stairs.  The stairwells were packed and we were moving about 2 stairs a minute. Sllllooooowww.

Side note: This morning I selected a work skirt to wear I hadn’t worn in a while.  When I tried it on it was too big (wahoo!), but as I was running late I still decided to wear it.

O.k, back to the point.  At about the 20th floor I glanced up and saw people staring at me, but figured they had to look down as we were going down stairs…, so it probably wasn’t me. OH HOW WRONG I WAS!

At about the 11th floor I thought things seemed a little breezy on my backside and Holy.Fucking.Shit my skirt had fallen down and was sitting on the lower part of my bum and everyone and their mother could see my ass; thong and all!

To make matters worse I was wearing black tights.  Firstly, a rear-view look of tights on anyone (even fit) doesn’t look good, and secondly, back in my super-fat days I had cut the waist of my tights with scissors so they wouldn’t dig into my fat, which makes the top of them utterly hideous to the naked eye. Hideous.

Every one saw; every fucking person behind me. People I work with and don’t. I quickly adjusted myself, turned bright red and continued the next 11 flights of stairs in utter mortification.

I still feel sick in my stomach knowing people I work with have seen my butt. Eeek Who knew there was a down side to losing weight?

Also, Dear NYC I am literally going to shop until I drop when I visit you this weekend.  I refuse to ever wear something that’s too big for me. Ever. Again. Love E.

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October 6th, 2009
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My running schedule.

Yes, I’m going to try and run in NYC.  Yes, I’m going to try and run 18k on the Saturday (or Sunday). Yes, I’m super nervous about this.

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October 6th, 2009
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Right now? I’m reframing myself from going down stairs and buying strawberry twizzlers. 
Hmm foood, hmm twizzlers. I can honestly convince myself that any candy that’s ‘no fat’ is ‘no calories.’ Stupid, stupid brain.
Q. food > being skinny ?  A. NEGATIVE.
Today’s Theme? WILL POWER.

Right now? I’m reframing myself from going down stairs and buying strawberry twizzlers. 

Hmm foood, hmm twizzlers. I can honestly convince myself that any candy that’s ‘no fat’ is ‘no calories.’ Stupid, stupid brain.

Q. food > being skinny ? 
A. NEGATIVE.

Today’s Theme? WILL POWER.

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October 6th, 2009
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You: Hey E, what have you done so far today?

E: Faaaackkk. All I have done is eaten. OMIGOD what is wrong with me? Like seriously… all I have done is sat and consumed food.  3 Silhouette yogurt cups, 2 100cal granola bars, an apple with cream cheese, a toasted pita with cream cheese and a salad from subway. Whhhhattt thhhheee fuckkk.  That’s like 15 points and it’s only 12:15! I’m in the dangerous hungry-hungry-hippo-zone and I don’t know what to dooo.

Why is food so delicious? Why is it my lover? Why do I stalk it and constantly think about it all the timmmme? WHhhhyyyyy.

Boo, in other news. I have a date tonight. Wahoo!

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October 5th, 2009
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Cross off the things you’ve done in your life.

(via jwll:)

Because all the cool kids are doing it.  

Graduated High School.
Kissed someone.
Smoked cigarettes.
Got so drunk you passed out.
Rode every ride at an amusement park.
Collected something really stupid.
Gone to a rock concert.
Helped someone.

Gone fishing.
Watched four movies in one night.
Gone long periods of time with out sleep.
Lied to someone.
Been dumped.
Failed a class.
Smoked weed.
Dealt drugs.
Taken a college level course.
Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado.
Done hard drugs.
Watched someone die.
Been to a funeral.
Burned yourself.
Ran a marathon.
Your parents got divorced.
Cried yourself to sleep.
Spent over $200 in one day.
Flown on a plane.
Cheated on someone.
Been cheated on.
Written a 10 page letter.
Gone skiing.
Been sailing.
Cut yourself.

Had a best friend.
Lost someone you loved.
Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
Had detention.
Skipped school.
Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.
Stolen books from the library.
Gone to a different country.
Dropped out of school.
Been in a mental hospital.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.
Had an online diary. 125 count?
Fired a gun.
Gambled in a casino.
Had a yard sale.
And a lemonade stand.
Actually made money at the lemonade stand.
Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job.
Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to sea world.
Attempted suicide.
Voted for American/Australian Idol.
Written poetry.
Read more than 20 books a year.
Gone to Europe.
Loved someone you couldn’t have.

Wondered about your sexuality.
Used a coloring book over age 12.
Had surgery.
Had stitches.
Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.
Overdosed.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.
Had a hamster.
Petted a wild animal.
Used a credit card.
Gone surfing in California.
Did “spirit day” at school.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo.
Had something pierced.
Got straight A’s.
Been on the Honor Roll.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS.
Taken pictures with a webcam.
Started a fire.
Had a party while your parents weren’t home.
Gotten caught having a party while they were gone.

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October 5th, 2009
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10k of DOOM

I ran 10k tonight. It was terrible *shaking head* terrible. I really didn’t want to go, but forced myself to, but was sincerly useless. I walked too much and thought too much.

Had someone ease dropped into my brain it would have sounded something like this, “why the fuck did I eat that cupcake/cookie/candy? this is fucking terrible, Uggh it’s so much easier to sit on the couch and not eat, than to eat and then have to run. why did I ever think I could run…”

It goes on like that for a good hour.

The only thing to do when I’ve had a bad running day, like today’s, is to ensure I lace up my damn shoes and go again the next time…

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October 5th, 2009
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This Week’s ‘To Do’ List:

  • Run 27k total
  • Go grocery shopping (seriously)
  • Stop spending money
  • Stop eating out (seriously)
  • Lose weight
  • Plan a tumblr NYC thing? Eek. This makes me nervous, omigod what if no one shows?
  • Clean Room
  • Go to craft store
  • Lose Weight. (seriously)
  • Win lottery
  • Have a date night with TiVo
  • Have a date with Boy (Tuesday)
  • Laundry
  • Pack for NYC
  • Be Cool (gonna be hard)
  • See friends
  • Watch Vogue Movie (September Issue)
  • Get rid of super fat clothes
  • Emails! (omigosh so far behind, eek sorry!)
  • Sleep lots
  • Create new facebook album (i owe people so many pics)
  • Doctor
  • Be Awesome (another tuffy)
Yea I know.. my life is so sad cool.
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October 5th, 2009
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Last night I ended up at the Ferrari Maserati of Ontario Rally for Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser where I got to test drive (haha get it?) my new shoes.
It was awesome and delicious. Italians really know how to cook.  I had a 5 course dinner, which I thought would butcher the scale this morning, but oh happy day! it looks like I stayed neutral this weekend, God bless the scale gods. (I’ll post foods pics on my WW blog)
Ps I wish I had a photo of the parking lot to the event. Every single car was a ferrari or maserati. Every one. Sadly, mine was the shop so I couldn’t drive it there. ha!

Last night I ended up at the Ferrari Maserati of Ontario Rally for Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser where I got to test drive (haha get it?) my new shoes.

It was awesome and delicious. Italians really know how to cook.  I had a 5 course dinner, which I thought would butcher the scale this morning, but oh happy day! it looks like I stayed neutral this weekend, God bless the scale gods. (I’ll post foods pics on my WW blog)

Ps I wish I had a photo of the parking lot to the event. Every single car was a ferrari or maserati. Every one. Sadly, mine was the shop so I couldn’t drive it there. ha!

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October 5th, 2009
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5 inches of Hotness.

5 inches of Hotness.

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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!