Monday, July 31, 2006

The temperature keeps going up and there is a severe weather warning coming up for the next few days,but today at least it is not so humid and that makes it bearable.I think the facy that I have lost some weight helps me to cope,but we will see about the next 2 days.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The temp's are supposed to be quite hot for the next few days,in the 90's and it was already 80 f when I met utpal on the corner to start our sunday run.I am feeling much stronger so I ran 10 miles today, though I can see that I need a little bit more building up for my marathon in a months time but I think I will be ok.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

once again the humidity was quite high ( 78% ) but I am stronger this week and my time was 15minutes and 40 seconds which was an improvement.I had gained about 4 1/2 lbs during the week but that stabilized and have lost about 1lb since so I hope that my running will continue to improve towards the marathon in 4 weeks time.

Friday, July 28, 2006

once again I am posting quite late.It has been a busy day for me .I have been checking out the possibilty of going to my cousins wedding and seem to have found a pretty good deal on an airline ticket,if it works out in the next couple of days I will make plans to go in September,so I will keep you informed.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A few of the guys called in sick today so it was pretty quiet at work,I managed to get a lot done however.I am finding that I am pretty energetic and have good stamina as a result of my diet,so I can really see the benefits I have gained.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

When I woke up this morning I was really sore but once I started moving around it started to feel better.My day at work went quite quickly and before I knew it I was back home.My cousin in Serbia is getting married in september and she has invited me to the wedding so I have to see what I can do,though air travel is getting quite expensive at the moment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

So today was lumber day at work.This si when we get a truck load of lumber from Canada and 8 of us have to unload it 1 board at a time.This takes us about 4 hours and actually up to lunch time,which today was a delicious homemade Lentil soup.I also find that I sleep really well at night after this task and I am also saw for a couple of days afterwards.

Monday, July 24, 2006

The weather is much nicer now,sunny but not so hot and humid.I have gained back 2 lbs and it has made me feel so much stronger when I run.A few days ago was my friend Goran's birthday so tonight some of us took him out for dinner.we went a really nice Italian place that had great salads as well as good pizza.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

So again I ran 6 miles this morning,but un-like last week I was much stronger and the weather was much cooler.The fact that I put more protein in my diet for the last week I think also helped.I have just under 6 weeks to my marathon at the end of August so we will see how things go.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

So I decided to run the 2 mile race this morning even though it was 90% humidity and my time wasn't so great 16min's 01seconds but I was happy.I have finished my raw food diet though nothing much has changed except a little cheese on my salad at lunch.My final weight loss is 14 lbs,though when I weighed myself after the race it was 16 lbs.I am really glad I did the diet and will continue to to eat more healthier,we will see how things go.

Friday, July 21, 2006

A day that started off so innocently changed with a bang at about 10am when a huge thunder storm dropped a large amount of rain.It only lasted for about 25 minutes and then the sun came out but streets were flooded all over the place,then we got another one about 4 hours later.A very interesting end to the week.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I have 1 full day left on my raw fod diet and at my latest check In have lost 13 lbs.I am sure that will change when I go back on to regular food,I realized that I needed more protein in my diet after my run on sunday and have increased it and my run today was much better of course that is also probably due to the better weather .

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Outside it wasn't so bad today but at work it was warm and humid.We have fans but at some point they don't seem to help much.Nothing else to say,'til tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

It has been so hot here for the last 2 days that I just wanted to remember what it was like just 6 months ago.Fortunatley the weather will get cooler for the next week.I have 3 days left of the raw food diet and to date have lost 12 lbs,I lose some weight and then it stabilizes then I start to lose again.I have learned so much in the last 18 days about raw food and will put it to good use in the future.

Monday, July 17, 2006

It was already warm when I left for work today 77 f ( 23c ) and it has now gone up to 92f but the humidity is better than yesterday.I ran just a few miles and didn't feel too bad,I realised i need more protein in my diet but only 4 more days to go.I am down 12 lbs,they say it stabilizes after a while but I guess my body needs to lose lbs.I am now the weight I was 15 years ago so I think it is good thing ,I think it will help me in my marathon in August,we will see.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

My usual sunday morning run was my longest run since started the raw food diet.I ran 6 miles but began to feel the weight that I have lost at around 3 1/2 miles in,I must say it was also hot and humid.I am continuing my diet for a few more days in fact for total of 21 days so by next weekend I will be back on regular food but with a new attitude about eating.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

today is supposed to be my last day on the raw food diet,but I have decided to go on for 6 more days which will make a total of 21.I have noticed that the way that I view food now has changed and I will make more of an effort in the future to watch what I eat.

Friday, July 14, 2006

I almost forgot to post.I got a new digital camera and it is really nice an HP photosmart E 327,so I was taking some photo's and video to see how it worked they came out good.I have lost 10lbs now on my diet and am feeling good. This is our cat at work her name is Nipples but usually we just call her cat or baby.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

we had some really heavy rain last night it was like being in a monsoon,and then of course it was very humid this morning .The day has turned out pretty good.This is day 13 of my raw food diet,I have lost about 8 lbs I am feeling good and may continue for a few more days after the 15th.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sorry it is not avery clear photo,but this morning on the way to work I saw this mother Canadian goose taking her kids for a walk into the park.Every Spring a pair of Canadian Geese raise a family in the park,which is known lacally as Goose Pond Park.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A late post today.The morning was cool but the humidity was high and it continued into the afternoon.It is the birthday of a friend of mine so I just want to say.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Well the world cup is over and I have to say I thought it was a good final,and France were un- lucky to lose but someone has to win and Italy are world champions.My left foot ( that reminds me of a story ) is getting much better.The humidity has returned but the temp's are not too hot .

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A beautiful morning and my left arch has improved overnight.I meet Utpal on the corner as usual but my run is just a short one today,I am feeling really good,apart from my foot,and enjoy my run.The final of the world cup is this afternoon and will be gathering with some of my friends to watch it in a true match atmosphere.I will of course report tomorrow.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I wasn't sure how I would feel after losing 6 lbs in 7 days when it came to running in the 2 mile race this morning,being lighter helps but you don't have the strenght yet.Anyway I did alright 15mins and 29 sec's was my best time for a while.I did feel some pain in my left arch but managed to run through it.We will see what happens next week.The weather was nice also temps in the mid 60'sf.

Friday, July 07, 2006

It's day 7 in my raw food diet and things are going pretty well,I have lost 5 lbs in the last 6 days,but then I was carrying a little extra anyway.I am starting to get a little inventive with my food creations now and I am really enjoying the taste of everything. I had the idea of maybe continuing after the 15 days but we will see when we get there.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

coolest start to the day in a while,but also rain this morning.The afternoon was pleasant though I had to take a nap when I got home from work,no football today so a chance to rest.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Strong rain early and then the day turned nice. Of course there was the game in the afternoon,I only missed the first 5 minutes,and France looked great beating Portugal 1-0.I look forward to a great final on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

It's the 4th of july,America's birthday and I am posting late.It was a hot and sticky one,and the main focus of my friends and myself was watching the Germany v Italy semi-final at the world cup.Which was an excellent game with Italy coming out 2-0 winners and advancing to the final,there opponents to be decided tomorrow in the semi-final between Portugal and France. I am also in the 4th day of my raw food diet and doing well.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Today is one of your typical summer days here in New York,hot ,sunny and humid.The kind of day where you just want to laze around all day.Fortunately tomorrow there is a chance to do just that because it will be the 4th of July a national holiday here hooray!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

When someone tells you about the raw food diet they tell you how much better you will feel,but they leave out the detox part.I have done cleansing diets before and I was expecting it but it is still the hardest part.Anyway that seems to be almost over now and I am getting used to my new regimin,being a vegetarian also helps.I ran easily this morning and my arch problem seems to be almost gone.All is well!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

1st of July and I have started a raw food diet which I will do for 15 days.The weekends world cup games ended with Portugal beating England 3-1 on penalties after 2 hours of scoreless football,and France beating world champions Brazil 1-0.To set up 2 all european semi-finals.