Just a note to say that we haven’t been feeling very “bloggy” in the last few weeks, thus the sudden silence. We’re feeling wordy again, so look forward to more nagging, *ahem* I mean “encouragement” from us!

And no, we haven’t stopped with our exercise or weight loss, we’ve just been taking a break from writing about it!

Hope you are all well, and we are looking forward to continuing our discussion of health, fitness, nutrition, and of course, running!

Much love,
Rebecca & Nick

P.S. We’ve decided on the winners of the Mini-Food Challenge! Yes, winners (plural!)… stay tuned!

That was the result of my official weigh-in this week.  Initially, I am a little bit perplexed.  I ate well all week long.  I had a great week of exercise:

Monday: Elliptical trainer -1 hour
Tuesday: Ran 5.5 miles @ 9:07 min/mile pace
Wednesday: Strength training – 1 hour
Thursday: Ran hill sprints (~ 15 second hill x 10 repeats)

Yet I gained a pound.

So, what do I do?  I move on.  Because I kept track of my calorie intake, and I worked hard this week I know that it is impossible to have gained a pound of fat in the past seven days (and that’s all I really care about when it comes to the scale).  We’ll see what the next week brings.

Related, here are two blog posts I recently came across that I thought were very good:

From, The Nutrition Data Blog, Weight fluctuations: How much is normal? Includes a link to a useful too for tracking weight loss

From, The Running Laminator (an awesome running blog on which I have “lurked” for some time), Running: Physiologically Speaking, Five Easy Steps to Better Nutrition. This post enumerates five steps to better nutrition. This is basic, but very good and necessary, information for anyone trying to improve their nutrition.

On Running News:
I have decided to sign up for the Unser Half-Marathon in Albuquerque on April 19, 2008.  The event also includes a 10K, a 5K, a Kids’ K.  People can also sign up for as a two-person 5k team or a three-person 1/2 Marathon team.  The course looks flat and fast, and it is along some familiar running routes for me.  I am optimistic about breaking 2 hours for the 13.1.

Happy Friday!

Nick, after work today, sitting on the couch:

“You know, I hate working out sometimes. There, I admitted it!”

…And then he sighed deeply, dragged himself to the elliptical and worked out for an hour.

For Easier Printing
Microsoft Word Version: Smoked Salmon & Neufchatel Frittata Document
PDF Version: Smoked Salmon & Neufchatel Frittata PDF


3 whole eggs
3 egg whites
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1/2 cup milk
Pam cooking spray (or 1 teaspoon canola oil)
1/2 cup Neufchatel cheese (or whipped cream cheese)
2 ounces diced lox

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, salt, chives and milk and mix well.

Spray a nonstick, ovenproof sauté pan with cooking spray (or place canola oil in pan and coat pan, swirling to distribute as you heat pan) and heat pan over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add egg mixture. Using a spatula, move egg mixture so that it cooks evenly for about 30 seconds, or until eggs begin to set. Remove from heat.

Spoon Neufchatel cheese by tablespoons evenly over egg mixture. Top with diced lox.

Place pan in oven and bake until slightly browned all over, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and cut into 4 equal wedges.

Makes 4 servings
Each serving contains approximately:
160 calories
4 gm. Carbohydrate
10 gm. Fat
186 mg. Cholesterol
14 gm. Protein
348 mg. Sodium
Trace fiber

I just thought I’d give you a sneak peek of a recipe that I’ll be posting later today in the morning. For a nice brunch this morning, we had a delicious Smoked Salmon & Neufchatel Frittata! It was really yummy! Check back later on this evening in the morning for the recipe (we just got home and I’m exhausted!).




I just realized that everyone who subscribed to receive our blog posts in their email has not been receiving them, and got a massive update in their email this morning! Sadly, now you all know that this last week was Food Week, and that there was a mini food challenge. Sigh.

Because of that, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting your recipes for the food challenge! If you’re interested in doing so, you now have until Wednesday, March 18th to send in your favorite healthy recipes.

So even though you missed out on Food Week, you still have a chance to win the awesome prize.
Happy Saturday, and get cookin’!

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

I thought I’d write a quick post just to update you as to our numbers for the week.

Weight starting challenge: 220.0
Weight last week (3/6): 215.0
Weight today (3/13): 213.2

Weight lost during the challenge: 6.8
Weight lost this week: 1.8

Food Journal: Kept every day
Exercise: Every day except Friday (which was my rest day)

Weight starting challenge: 193.8
Weight last week (3/6): 189.0
Weight today (3/13): 187.6

Weight lost during the challenge: 6.2
Weight lost this week: 1.4

Food Journal: Kept every day
Exercise: Every day except Friday (which was also my rest day)

Sorry for the lack of personal update, we hope to have the chance to update you a little better later on today or tomorrow.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!