Friday, February 1, 2013

What a Day!

I’m late a day posting, but I *did* get out for a few miles on Wednesday. The day was *perfect*. Temperature in the mid 60’s, a slight breeze blowing up from the ocean, nary a cloud in the sky. Such a change from last week!


I headed out to Laguna Coast Regional Park and did three plus miles on Bommer Ridge. The views were phenomenal!


I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but Laguna Coast Regional Park is a county wilderness park that abuts Crystal Cove State Park. If it wasn’t for Laguna Canyon Road, these two parks would border with Aliso/Wood Canyon Regional Park to give us Orange Countians a little over 20,000 acres of wilderness smack dab in the middle of suburban Orange County.


I headed to the high point in Crystal Cove State Park, and managed a picture. Here’ why I live in Orange County:


That’s the ocean glistening in the distance…..

On the calorie front, I’m adjusting again. I’ve been at 1780 a day and have been going nowhere. I had been hoping to lose a pound a week. Part of the reason is my cooking is so good I’m eating too much Laughing out loud. I think the larger reason is that my calorie goal was predicated on exercising five days a week for half an hour a day. That is just not happening right now for a variety of reasons. So, I’m going to adjust again and see if I get get weight loss to be consistent. Starting today (Friday) I’m going to be looking at some pretty shocking daily calorie budgets. Crap….

Wednesday calorie stats:

  • Budget: 1780
  • Food: 2104
  • Exercise: 536
  • Too few/(too many): (38)

Thursday calorie stats:

  • Budget: 1780
  • Food: 1790
  • Exercise: 0
  • Too few/(too many): (10)


  1. I miss going to the ocean. We have it here in WA of course but it just isn't the same. :/

  2. I counted calories too...failed. Ditch the carbs, increase the healthy fats and you can eat all you want. I lost 50 lbs in 6 months never counting a calorie and eating a lot of great whole foods.

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  3. I love the ocean...the main reason why I choose a lot of marathons in California :). Glad you had a great run and good luck with the calorie count. I actually started losing weight was when I stopped counting calories and just decided to be so damn hungry all the time. Eventually, my body adapted and it wasn't so bad. But it's not easy at all.

  4. Nice one on getting out there. Thanks for rubbing in the weather. Take your 60s and you know what. lol. Take care man. Adjust and conquer!