12.16.2014

I Do What I Want.

Now the big question? What next?


I wore my medal all day yesterday and got a free coffee, I also was STARVING the entire day, it was nuts! 

I have a few half marathons on the calender for New Years and the Rock and Roll on March 22. I debated the CowTown Ultra, but I just don't think I can commit the amount of hours needed on the weekends to run. The full on March 1st is a maybe, but the Spring training groups meet at 7am on Saturday and that's just really late in the day for me LOL <<<< I know, I know. 

One thing that HAD to be done was lowering my macros. Bye bye all you wonderful carbs, may we meet again soon. I'm still working with Paige and we worked out a game plan that I'm excited to try! I still want to keep my running up, for some reason cardio can get a bad rap, but I think it's beneficial if it's done correctly. Plus those happy endorphins keep me from killing all the stupid people. 


I rested yesterday, but decided to meet up with the girls for our 5am run this morning, 6 flat easy miles and I felt pretty dang good! My back is really what is the most sore, the blisters on my feet a close second. I need new shoes, my Newtons are trashed, but it's Christmas and they are crazy expensive so I just ran in a old pair of Brooks.

Paige wants me to try carb cycling - so higher carbs on the 2 days I run - and lower on the days I lift. Whew, keeping track of two different numbers is going to be a challenge for me, but I feel like I have a good handle on tracking my food right now so I'm willing to give it a chance. Never hurts to try!
I'm also starting the PHAT: Power Hypertrophy Adaptive Training 5 days a week. This is all pushing me out of my comfort zone and that's why I need Paige, she's awesome!

Now while I share what I'm doing that is probably not the right program for a lot of you, so please don't take what I'm doing as the only route to go. Paige is offering $5 off a consultation or 10% off long-term coaching until the end of the year with the code SKINNYMEG5 - here is her email iifymcoachingbypaige@gmail.com if a personalized plan is something you want OR even if you are curious about flexible dieting. I will be sharing some easy tips on getting started for you super newbies tomorrow, so stay tuned. 


I'm not one to let drama affect my blog, I have enough of it in real life to keep me busy. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at ignoring what some people say about me because honestly - it doesn't matter. Everyone has their personal opinion on what is ok to say about someone based on what they share online, that's fine, but I also don't have to answer to anyone except myself. The reason I ignore what is being said about me is because I don't want to feel like I need to come on here and defend myself - who wants to read that? 

I opened up MFP diary after I had a ton of requests and I was happy to share the good and bad with most of you. Did I get anything out of that? No. I purely did it to be transparent. After a comment was left questioning my vegetable intake, I thought, this is ridiculous. I'm worried about hitting my protein numbers and these people are counting how many plates of vegetables I'm eating a day. I can pretty much guarantee that comment was a recap of many other things being said. 

If I share a dessert then all I'm doing is using IIFYM to eat junk.
If I share a bowl of broccoli then I'm fooling everyone because that's the only vegetable I ate that day.

You see - this is the beauty of flexible dieting - I can have both if I want. Does it work for everyone, no, but I personally wished I had tried this diet years ago. I could have saved myself many a nights of going to bed hungry. 

Would I lose weight faster if I was on a clean whole foods diet? I dunno, maybe or maybe not, but I really don't care because when it comes down to it I am VERY happy with my progress and VERY happy with my diet. I don't feel deprived or like it's unmanageable. I just fueled my body enough to run 26.2 miles so I'm ecstatic. 

But - when it comes down to it I don't want comments on my food so I am keeping my diary private and I'm sorry for those that like to see what I ate. I will still be sharing daily food 'days' or even a weeks worth on here. 

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26 comments :

  1. I actually had great success carb cycling. Ive cut back on getting into detail with my food because it personally cuts into my time. However, because I did look into detail, I know what's a go and a no go for my current goals. So proud of you for running that marathon! Maybe I'll do the Rock N Roll with you in March! I'll have to choose between Texas Style Council Camp or the run though. Time will tell!!!!!!! I'd just really like to get a half under my belt already!!!!! It's nice to see you have more running goals. I kind of want to do a Spartan or Tough Mudder kind of thing before the summer!!!! You should look into doing one of those! :)

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  3. that sucks that people always find something negative to comment on. Good for you for trying to be so transparent and help so many others! That takes a ton of courage.

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  4. I think a marathon medal should be much much bigger!

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  5. Slow clap. I really did well with tracking on MFP but I don't need people to comment on what I am eating. Its my business. I am proud of you for taking a stand and deciding to keep that private. I might do that and go back to tracking. I know it works, but I hate having to defend everything I put in my mouth.

    Also slow claps about the marathon. Because sweet jesus that is awesome.

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    1. I follow you and I have been so annoyed with all the ridiculous comments on what you eat. People should either follow because they like what they see or move on. Isn't that the point?! I think you're doing great! Keep it up.

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  6. Keep on doing you. Haters gonna hate. They are probably hungry and cranky. Thanks for sharing your journey, you really are amazing and such an inspiration. Congrats on running your first marathon, I did my first that same day down in College Station. What a crazy experience and one to be proud of FOREVER.

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  7. I love following your blog and reading your updates and seeing your journey! You are an inspiration to so many people. :) Thank you for sharing with us.

    P.S. - You have the most ADORABLE babies! Twilight Sparkle is hilarious.

    Edith

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  8. Mean people suck. I think you are such an inspiration to all of us trying to do our best. Why do people care what you eat? That's just crazy! Keep up the awesome job!

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    1. I agree w/ Iva!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Moma alwasy said when you have one finger pointing out.... you have 3 coming back!!!! You inspire me every single day!

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  9. If you don't do the Cowtown Marathon you should totally go to the expo just to hit up Luke's Locker Specials. They have the best deals ever. I have run it the last two years pretty much just so I can hit up there awesome deals. ;)

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  10. First off I am so proud of you. I'm proud of you because you really kicked ass!!! I'm proud of you because you are doing stuff your own way. I'm proud of you for not listening to those negative Nellys. I don't ubderstabd why people can't just be happy for someone instead of ripping a person down but good for you for taking the high road. No body is like another and what works for some won't work for all. I'm glad you found what works for you. You look amazing. And sometimes people like to tear down those that are happy. Keep smiling girl.

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  11. I love your bling. I've been debating if I will finally sign up for my first half. Thank you so much for all you share.im so sorry people are negative Nancy's. Stay true to who you are

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  12. First off-- congrats on your marathon. I finished in 4:57:45 for my marathon a few years back and I remember thinking, "I HAVE to be under 5 hrs!!" So-- well done. Rain is HARD for long distance because of the blister thing. My last half was a FREAK hot day in London and I was wearing thicker knee socks and dark colors. Yep-- major blisters for me!! Anyway-- I just wanted to share that I thought those were houndstooth shorts with black tights, until I did a double take and realized that they were boots. Was starting to question your fashion sense, but I see it's still rockin'!

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  13. Here's a comment from the other side of things - meaning a big ole veggie head - I would NEVER comment on someone's food diary! But I did unfriend someone b/c I just couldn't take seeing pizza after pizza, so (A) I STOPPED LOOKING AT THEIR DIARY (you can do that, you know) and then finally, the straw that broke the camel's back, though, was their comments about "woo hoo chocolate cake" in my MFP feed! LOL. I know that's on me. If you can't hack seeing what you're seeing, just unfriend, and stop seeing it. (I still consider this person a bloggy friend. I just don't need to randomly be seeing comments like 'woo hoo chocolate cake', if you get me).

    BIG Congrats on your marathon Meg! Love your blog and your FB groups.
    xo Wendy

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  14. Everyone has an opinion. Hmph. I am sad you will be putting it on private but will be happy to see your food days. I personally love seeing your journey. You give me such hope!!

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  15. I concur...too many people are the "p" word - if you get me!! Anyway, many of us think you are awesome and amazing and appreciate all the information and your journey you share with us. Thanks again!!

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  16. Mean spirited people ruin everything. Bummed I can no longer stalk MFP for motivation, but I'm glad you took a stand -- haters gon hate....

    Keep up all the amazing work -- I just got married and have no children (two dogs count, probably not) -- reading your journey is motivating and exhausting, how do you do it all!?!?!?! You are my she-ro :)

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  17. You deserve free coffee for a year with that medal!!

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  18. It should be the other way around: low carb on cardio days and higher carbs on lift day. Really.

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  19. I hardly eat any veggies. 😁😁🙊🙊😱😱😱 so bad I know... I need to start juicing or something again.

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  20. I hate how everyone has an opinion on everything. It's fine to offer constructive criticism if someone is asking for it. But if someone has told you what they are doing and that that it is working for them and they don't need any help, then leave them alone. Unsolicited advice is the worst. And who cares if you eat a ton of veggies or none at all? I mean, my god, how critical do you have to be?

    I'm so glad you don't let this criticism get to you. I don't think I could take it if I were in your shoes.

    And congrats again on the marathon! Awesome accomplishment! :)

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  21. I love your blog and I love you honesty . Kept it up!!! Haters gonna hate ;)

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  22. I did the Dallas Half that weekend! (My fourth half). I am also doing the Rock and Roll on March 22nd! It's nice to read a blog froma fellow Dallas girl!

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