I hope to run my 4th Honolulu Marathon on December 11th as one of my 2011 goals but I need to shed 20 lbs. by August when I start my pre-marathon training. I cannot believe I have gained 20 lbs. in 2009-2010 even though I didn't change my lifestyle, my diet, and faithfully kept my running program to at least 3 times weekly. What gives? So this year I have to do some radical changes in my diet - no fried foods, no rice, no bread, no potatoes, and watch the sugar (cut down on Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!!!). I'm also going radical with weight training to compliment my regular runs. (Good upper body strength actually helps marathon runners, in case you don't know.)
Well, so far, I lost 2 lbs. since January 1st and I seem to NOT miss the rice which I thought might be the biggest hurdle with this diet. It might be as easy as when I gave up coffee two years ago. It was easier than I thought.
So here's tonight's dinner - barbecued italian chicken sausage (grilled salmon for Evelyn), sweet potato (kamote!), and an awesome salad with our favorite French red wine. Wish me luck and yes prayers will definitely work too :-)