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  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
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    3,495. Jun 18, 2011 5:37 PM (in response to Tinkeast)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    You now its funny because I did that this morning, and gave the taters to my kids . Thanks for the support, I think he's my bigger challenge!

  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
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    3,496. Jun 18, 2011 5:39 PM (in response to valerie0409)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Awesome! I'm really loving it...you go girl! ...

     

    and to everyone else congrats. Now, I must run!

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
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    3,497. Jun 18, 2011 7:24 PM (in response to valerie0409)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    You were flying through that - what a great race time!!  Way to go!    Thanks for sharing the pics - you look great - warrior to challenge and conquered!   Good Good Good for you!





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

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  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
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    3,498. Jun 18, 2011 8:45 PM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Have him send me the Pizza!!  I run my best when there is a pizza at the finish line.

     

    I have the other problem - When I travel my food choices go down the easy path.  While at home I eat well - mostly due to my wife's cooking and having to deal with severe food allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, cow milk, eggs, citrus fruit, the list was long) for the past 17 years with our son which caused us to cook from scratch.  Fortunately, Our list is down to Peanuts, tree nuts, raw cow's milk.

     

    conversely I find it easier to get out and run when I am traveling  (its run or sit and watch discovery channel) - good luck getting the word thru - sometimes us husbands can be thick headed!





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  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
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    3,499. Jun 19, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    dmonnet -

     

    I love it - eat a couple and give to the kids. Good start.

     

    I'll throw out a couple of other ideas -

     

    Assuming you do the cooking around the house - look at what you prepare. See if you can incorporate some new, healthier but great tasting foods into your family's diet. The key is great tasting.

     

    I'd get the "Eat This! Not That" book which has lots of different ways where you can eat out but save on the calories. Leave it out where he pretty much has to see it. Then next time he does something like that, accept the food, but after you eat two taters and give the rest to the kids, pull out the book and show him a couple of alternatives. "Honey, I love it when you make the effort to get those treats for me (kiss) but I'm trying to cut down a little, next time when you get something can you get this and not that? Thank you! (Big Kiss) And if/when he does bring you a healthier alternative give him a HUGE kiss and hug.

     

    Psyche 101 - sometimes guys get worried about their wives trying to look better - kind of a "I'm afraid she'll start looking hot and star looking for a hot guy to replace me." sort of thing. Try to emphasize that you are trying to improve your body partly for yourself but also for the family - the kids and for him.

     

    If you want to be really evil, do a kind of goals display and put some specific goals about weight and activities:

     

    good in an area you always see in the day - refrigerator or mirror,

     

    better find an area (maybe by the laundry or wherever) that looks like you are keeping them private but it is likely he will see them. Find a pic of yourself in high school or at some time when you were thinner. If you do not have a pic of yourself you like cut out a picture of a person who looks something like you but looks the way you want to look -  caption "I want my husband to come home and see me like this." Another goal might be - I want to inspire my husband to eat better and exercise so we can celebrate our 50th anniversary."

     

    Try to get as much of your activities involving the rest of the family. Ask him to go out on walks with you and the kids. Figure a nice healthy meal where the kids and your husband can make and help you - making it into a family activity.

     

    I hope some of these ideas help. Let your imagination go!





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  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
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    3,500. Jun 19, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to Ogr44)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    OGR: you just gave a great suggestion. Maybe, if I tell him there's pizza at the finish line, He'll go race with me! and good thing you have a wife that can cook because he even refuses to eat my delicious lemon aparagus and grilled chicken breasts (i wonder why lol). I don't really have any valid suggestions for your vacationing (considering I'm a rookie myself), but maybe pre mapping out restaurants and "bad food" zoning prior to leaving would help? I'm also gonna take Richard's advice and use some creative "props" so he can get the picture because you're right, it's sometimes like men's ears are programmed to ignore the voice of a woman.


    Richard: I just saw a pic of jordin sparks who is now thin...her body type is like my mirror image so I will be using that. You've always got the right answer, thanks!

  • Tinkeast Pro 103 posts since
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    3,501. Jun 19, 2011 12:29 PM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Pizza at the finish line - that would make me run faster too :-).

     

    Congrats all who raced this weekend or just got out there and Penguin'd up!

     

    I did a 5k this morning, was one of the hilliest so far and my time (for me) was good.  I'm still early in the running thing, so mostly walking but I managed 3 one minute running segments and one 45 second running segment admidst all the walking.  Pace was good (for me) except the one ginormous hill that tried to squash me - I never stopped but boy did I slow down on that hill.  But picked right back up again and finished well.   The race was in Rockport, MA and a portion of it was close enough to the water that you could see the ocean, that was pretty neat!  And a nice breeze from the water for maybe half the course. 

     

    have a great weekend all!





    WDW Princess Marathon Weekend 5k fun run (untimed but approx 59 minutes), walked with Katie

    Coastal Trail 5k, Salisbury MA first timed 5k. Walked except for a tiny jog. 46:52, pace 15:05.

    Frederick Running Festival, MD May 7 - Walked with Katie. 51:48, pace 16:43

    Beach 2 Beach 5k, Marblehead MA May 14 - Walked with Katie. 50:43.8, pace 16:22 (BIG hill)

    Deer Dash 5k, New Market MD May 21 - Walked with 6 short run segments and HUGE hills. 54:00, pace 17:20

    Save the Trail 5k, Bethesda MD May 28 - Walked with a few short run segments, flat but HOT.


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    Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon - October 22

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  • chasingamazing Amateur 24 posts since
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    3,502. Jun 19, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I don't have that problem but my mom does have that same issue with my step-father.  I don't know if it is a control issue or envy or if it is just his love of food and him not wanting to give up enjoying that with her despite her need for her health to lose weight but he is always bringing home 'heavy' food and pushing her to eat second helpings or making dinner but always heavier foods.  Regardless of the reasons for it, it adds up to sabotage when what you need is his support and his help.

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
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    3,503. Jun 19, 2011 6:42 PM (in response to Tinkeast)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Way to Go Tink!   Victory in the accomplishments!





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
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    3,504. Jun 20, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    This may sound cliche but he's not trying to undermine your progress is he?   Would he listen if you explained your goals and current frustration with weight loss? it can certainly be a trying time when one partner is trying to make some positive changes.  Hopefully your husband will see how truly happy you are with the changes you're making in yourself and support you 100%.  I'm fortunate in that my husband has always been supportive of how I eat and has never taken it personally if I don't eat some of the food he makes. He is just starting to exercise and make some healthier eating chioces and jokes that his assimilation is almost complete! Good Luck. I'm sure i'ts much easier for you to remember when jogging for a minute left you huffing and puffing than it is for him. You want to keep going forward; let him know.





    66th Manchester Road Race Nov. 28 2002 4.7miles 55:11

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    Chester 4 on the 4th: 41:45

    9/24/11 Mari's Miles of Smiles 10K 1:02:21

    10/23/11 15th Annual Columbia Autumn Classic Road Race 5K 30:06

  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
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    3,505. Jun 20, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to Tinkeast)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congrats to all of you who ran this past weekend and made your pledges for animal welfare!! I was working but can hopefully add my share on the 4th!

          The rest of this is kind of female oriented so reader beware LOL!  Does anyone have problems with urinary incontinence when they're running or when they stop? And what is the most comfortable product you've found. I try not to drink anythin for between 2-3 hrs before I jog and void before I leave but sometimes I just can't make it. It's weird; the times I think I might have a problem I don't. I've never had children and don't have a problem with frequency or urgency any other time. First road race coming up and I think I better invest in something.





    66th Manchester Road Race Nov. 28 2002 4.7miles 55:11

    On the Road Again!!

    Chester 4 on the 4th: 41:45

    9/24/11 Mari's Miles of Smiles 10K 1:02:21

    10/23/11 15th Annual Columbia Autumn Classic Road Race 5K 30:06

  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
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    3,506. Jun 20, 2011 2:49 PM (in response to SeeCee)
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    SeeCee wrote:

     

    "The rest of this is kind of female oriented so reader beware LOL!  Does anyone have problems with urinary incontinence when they're running or when they stop? And what is the most comfortable product you've found. I try not to drink anythin for between 2-3 hrs before I jog and void before I leave but sometimes I just can't make it. It's weird; the times I think I might have a problem I don't. I've never had children and don't have a problem with frequency or urgency any other time. First road race coming up and I think I better invest in something."

     

    Yep. Same problem. No kids. No problems other times except running.

     

    I use a sanitary napkin and adjust it toward the front. So far. So good.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Sorry for the TMI, guys, but we girls have our special needs.





    ~ Nita

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
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    3,507. Jun 21, 2011 11:08 AM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    One of the things that I have done is reveiwed the nutritional menus for the top fast food chains that our family tends to visit, because sometimes when we travel, or when I am out & about near lunch time, going between my run and my biking locations, I need to order out sensibly.  I have found the food selections that I like that are low calorie/high nutrition, so I know my "safe" foods.  For instance, in AM, the Egg McMuffin is 300 cals & balanced. At McD's I also like the Grilled Chic wrap (honey mustard) 260 cals, or the Fruit/Yogurt Parfait (160 cals).  These are not your typical "heavy" fast foods, so find what you'd like/accept, then let your hubby know such preferences. Then if he wants to "include" you on his FF visit, he still won't sabatoge you.

     

    My hubby & I were both overweight.  I started walking almost 2 yrs ago, and lost a lot of weight the first year. My hubby supported my running, & didn't try to sabotage me too often.  Last Sept., with blessing (plus a diet & med's) from his doctor, he started C25K then jogging. He's lost 80 lbs so far (while I am stalled forever near 65#).  So, who knows? Maybe you'll inspire him to start walking - or at least not tempt you.

     

    My toughest challange (besides those extra little "bits") is eating while traveling far or at special events, because the schedule, discipline and availability of tempting food (at convention lunch/dinners) or on the road, just wrecks my willpower.  At convention this week, I did not skip those gorgeous desserts. So now that I'm home, I have some "recovery" to do to return to my current plateau.  I can't afford to do these splurges very often.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
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    3,508. Jun 21, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    So - I've been away for a week - we travelled to & fro Washington D.C. for a 4 day convention there.  My hotel was at 9th & K, about 0.6 mi from the Mall, so I got up each morning and headed for a run to different destination at the Washington Mall.  Traffic is really light before 6:30 AM so it was a pleasure to run the streets & the Mall, with temps starting near 69-73*, and partly cloudy skies, each day including the Washington Monument on the course.

     

    Thurs I ran to the Lincoln Memorial (walked up the steps) and around the reflecting pool (currently being refurbished). Really slow/sluggish. 4.6 miles, 14.5mm pace.

    Friday I ran around the Tidal Basin, past (actually behind) the Jefferson Memorial.  4.8 miles, 14.5 mm pace.

    Saturday: Down Pennsylvania Ave, to & around Capitol Hill then over to Wash Monument. Forgot water. Went past preparations for Soap Box Derby (at Capitol Hill) and Pancreatic Cancer 5K (at Penn & 14th St). 5.15 mi ~ 14.5 min pace.

     

    Sunday: Down K Street, then to White House, Lincon Memorial, Wash Mon., and other side of WH.- saw new National Christmas Tree. Forgot water again. Unbelieveably - a run of a lifetime! Started easy at 12 - 12.5 min pace and maintained that with NO effort! Did 4.8 mi in 60 mins.  Total 5.5 mi in 68 mins (12:22 pace).  No explanation for awesome experience, after 3 straight days of sluggish runs.  BTW - As I ran past the WH & towards the Lincoln Memorial, all of the streets were blocked by D.C. police w flashing lights.  I expected a parade or Presidential Limo to go by, but instead found out that the D.C. Triathlon was happening! I ran past the staging area nr. Linc Memorial, next to the Tidal Basin, where they had the swim leg IN the Basin. (YEK).  The race had just started at 6AM & wave 4 was entering the water.  And I thought I had the whole of downtown to myself! LOL!

     

    In 4 straight days, I ran past all sorts of landmarks (so no additional sightseeing required) for a total distance of 20 miles.  A great way to see D.C.

     

     

     






    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Thanks for replying; knowing I'm not alone does help. Thought I was done with these things but I'm not going to let it stop me.





    66th Manchester Road Race Nov. 28 2002 4.7miles 55:11

    On the Road Again!!

    Chester 4 on the 4th: 41:45

    9/24/11 Mari's Miles of Smiles 10K 1:02:21

    10/23/11 15th Annual Columbia Autumn Classic Road Race 5K 30:06

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