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TDP/The Daily Plate/Livestrong Info & Member Details
This week, my diet has gone down the shitter to be polite. The 5 a day task has been totally abandonned simply because there's not a single piece of fruit or veg in my house. So i've just got to try harder, and that's not particularly easy, given what's going on these days for me.


I have a feeling i've put on a bit of weight, and i'm already feeling absolutely crap, ugly, and more like shamu the whale than ever, so gaining weight will not help things what so ever.

I had to explain to Col that because he can eat anything and everything whenever he wants that he has to be more sympathetic to my diet, and the fact that offering me a pot noodle for lunch - is NOT a good thing. That just because there's no fruit/veg in the house and he can still find stuff to eat, doesn't mean that I can. And when I say we need to shop first thing when we get up, it doesn't mean, we need to shop later that day or the day after, it means first thing, because I can't be surrounded by bad food and expect not to eat it when there's nothing else to eat!

It's a life change, not just a fad diet in passing, it can't be, it has to be permanent. I'm unhappy with myself, and I want to change myself and make me like myself more, and although he thinks i'm beautiful just how I am, I don't, and I need his help to make this as easy on me as I can.



I had a late lunch, by late, I mean like 3.30pm! *sigh* I had already said that dinner tonight will be chicken skewers (chicken that I'm tempted to coat with breadcrumbs, peppers, onion, mushrooms, maybe some pineapple) on a bed of rice, and i'll have (hopefully) basted the skewers in a sauce (brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, sweet chilli sauce), but I dunno if we'll be hungry enough for that...I'll probably make them anyways...

Next week will be a better week, it has to be...right?


Weigh in 2 days early today, and I was disgusted to see I was only down by 0.2lbs.

Down is down I guess.

This week will be hard cause we're away.
I'm just p*ssed that I worked hard and its not paid off!

Runner Plus Website

I went on a run with my nike+ kit on Sunday, and my goal was a new fastest mile time. I checked my lap times, I started at 0.5 mile and at 1.5 miles I knew for a fact that I had broken past that 10:30 best mile time that I've had withstanding for ages.

You can imagine my disappointment when I didn't get a message from Lance Armstrong, or even Tiger Woods, telling me how awesome I am. *sigh*

So I went looking for an answer on the nike plus site tonight. Apparently if you're racing for a fastest time -- the nike plus website only counts your first portion of the run -- if you're going for a fastest 1 mile, it'll only count the first mile of your workout. And since I've been warming up like a good girl before I go for my runs and setting my own-zone on my HRM, my first mile of my workout is walking.

Anyway, as I was looking for an answer in the forums, someone had a post pointed me in the direction of Runner+.

I'm in love.

Runner plus shows you each of your whole mile laptimes (green dots) and also the set times between each click of the center button on your ipod (blue dots). There's also orange dots for your power song. Each of the dots tell you how long it's been since another dot of the same color.

In my case, I was smart enough to click the button when I started my run at .5 mile. My data at 1.5 miles looked like this:

Which means... my mile time for that mile was 9:33 (okay, so it was .97 miles, but considering my speed picked up immediately after that, I reckon it was probably pretty close - and either way it would have been faster than 10:30!)

I'm happy, and I'm also really quite happy that I can see my data. I'm a data freak. And I also now know that if I want to test out my speed in the middle of a workout, I can - and having the ability to see my lap times is AWESOME!

I'm not so happy that the nike plus site doesn't show this info like I thought it did, but at least I know now that if I want my data to count for any of the "fastest" challenges, I have to start my workout when I start my run and can't have my warmup included in with it.

I encourage anyone that's interested in seeing more info about their runs to check it out! All you have to do is sign up, get the confirmation email (and go change your password) - then go to the control panel and find the button that says sync my runs. Enter your Nike Plus info - you can set it to auto-sync at a specific time of the day. Or you can download the widget that'll do the same thing when you ask it to. It's a pretty neat little site!!
The Daily Plate is referred to on here in many ways -- TDP, The Daily Plate, and Livestrong.com just to name a few. It's all the same thing... in the end, its a FREE online service that you can use to track your calorie (and other nutrient!) intake. Most foods are already entered in their database, so 90% of the time it's just a matter of searching for what you ate and clicking to add it to "My Plate" for the day.

If you're not already a member, I encourage you to checkout the dailyplate -- either in it's simple stand alone version, or on the livestrong site.

If you are a member, please - answer the following questions:

1. What is your TDP/Livestrong username?

2. How long have you been a member?

3. Which version of the site do you use -- TDP or Livestrong.com

4. Do you want your name published in our list of TDP members interested in TDP friends that will be made available to the community?

Extra info: If at anytime your answers to these questions change, please post a reply to this or contact the moderator -- bambier at gmail dot com. Comments to this entry will be screened and are only accessible by the moderators of this community.

Nike Plus

First, some information for those who need to know what Nike Plus is and why the rest of us are all raving about it!Read more...Collapse )

For those of us that already have nike-plus accounts - please answer the following questions. If your information changes at any point in time (your skill level should definitely increase in time!!), please just reply to this post again with a new comment and we'll update your file!!

1. What is your Nike Plus username?

2. Do you want to automatically be invited to challenges set up or approved by the moderators?

3. Do you want your information added to a list of nike-plus members interested in challenges from other group members that will be made accessible to other members of this group?

4. What is your experience level on the following scale
Level I:
1A - Walking Only - 16:00+ miles
1B - Just starting to jog, but mostly walking - 14:00+ miles
1C - Able to jog some some distances - 11:00+ miles
Level II:
2A - 9:00+ miles for short runs
2B - 9:00+ miles for distances
2C - 8:00+ miles for short runs
2D - 8:00+ miles for distances
Level III:
3A - 7:00+ miles for short runs
3B - 7:00+ miles for distances
3C - 6:00+ miles for short runs
3D - 6:00+ miles for distances
3E - Anything faster than 6:00 miles

Extra info: If you're unsure about your username - you can provide your email address. The provided scale will be used to determine overall skill level of the community. You may still be invited to challenges that are out of your normal skill ranges. If you'd rather provide any of this information privately, please feel free to email the moderator - bambier at gmail dot com. Please use "Nike Plus Info For Challenges" as the subject line. Comments to this entry will be screened and only visible by moderators of the community.