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Very Tired Today

Friday, May 28, 2010

I gotta go to bed!!!

I was up half the night, uncomfortable - hot - and BATHROOM!!

I drink wayyyy too much water at night. I have to stop!! I am up at least 2x during the night hitting the bathroom. Last night it was 3 or 4 times.

Result: A very short stint at the gym. Did treadmill only for 35 minutes and 450 calories burned.

Came home, had dinner, entered food and exercise and I am off to bed!

Have an absolutely wonderful weekend everyone. You're the BEST!

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/30/2010 12:20PM

  How much is too much water? ;)

Hope you are having a great weekend!!

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ZABINAS 5/30/2010 10:04AM

    Have a great weekend and get some rest!

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7 days to go !!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let the countdown BEGIN!

7 Days until I head for NY for my cruise. I am sooooo tired and excited. I needed a vacation 2 months ago.

I have been pumping up the incline on my treadmill workout to shake things up a bit. Did 45 minutes yesterday with a 6 incline. Today I did 20 minutes at 7 incline and15 at an 8 incline. Gave me a whopping 420 calories burned in 30 minutes plus cooldown. Needless to say, my shirt was absolutely soaked!! Yay, that makes me feel like I actually worked out. Silly, huh?

I feel bad. Going to the gym everyday afterwork makes me feel like I am ignoring my dog. I have to do this to get to a normal weight but I feel like I am neglecting her, especially since I work 9 hour days and travel 3 more (both ways). My hubby usually leaves an hour later than me but the dog is alone for a long time. I feel so horrible about it and so does he. We are both trying to loose our excess weight and we have started switching off... like I will go straight to the gym and he will go home and take care (went for a walk with her tonight) of the dog for a bit and when he gets to the gym, I go home and be with the dog.

I guess that will work for now. Advice anyone?

Gotta run. Hope all is well in Sparkland with all my Spark friends.

  
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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/30/2010 12:19PM

  Congrats on going to the gym so much. :) You really have come a long way.. and are doing fantastic. :) Can someone doggy sit for your doggy? :(

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ZABINAS 5/29/2010 4:21PM

    I like Lovexlife's suggestion. emoticon

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RUBIA_LIZ 5/27/2010 9:41PM

    So great about vacation!! Sounds like you really need one... And I know what you mean about being soaked! It does make you feel like you had a great workout ;-)

Do you have anyone in your area that you trust and that you could hire to dogsit? Maybe there is a responsible kid that you could get to walk the pup and play with her for an hour every day. Like babysitting, but instead of diapers, it's the poop scoop! Also, there might be some professional dog sitting services that you could use if you don't have a trusted neighbor or relative close by.

Best of luck! And have a GREAT time on your cruise!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVEXLIFE 5/27/2010 9:35PM

    Maybe a few days a week, go on a jog outside with your dog after work instead of going to the gym?
I love jogging with my doggy..he's pudgy, so he might hate me for it, but hey! We're getting in shape together. :)

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stuffed AGAIN!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

OK, so i found these flatbreads that are only 90 calories (they are more like a wrap) and i made myslf a turkey flatbread sandwich for dinner.

turkey
flatbread
tomato
onion
peppers
cukes

it was soooo filling along with my cucumber and tomato salad it's not even funny.

i am probably good for the night!!

no gym tonight, just taking the night off. did 7 days in a row, i deserve a break -- actually, i think i needed one. it has been taking more and more to work up a sweat, i must be getting comfy in my settings on the treadmill. that's why i upped the incline to 5. seems to do well for me.

going to foxwoods tomorrow. lol. yeah, i know, i went last wednesday too. this is the last time, i promise, at least for a little while, ok, more like a few months anyway.

will be headed to the gym after the casino.

taking hubby for some test in the am. it's a digestive issue and they have to put a camera down his throat while he is knocked out. sounds like fun, doesn't it. lol. after i bring him home, i'll be headed out.

he's gonna rest a little then head to conneticut to attend a 'retiring' dinner for one of his colleagues, so i don't really feel bad about going out. he won't get home til after 11pm.

11 days to go and i'll be on my way to the carribean!! WAHOO!!

my hubby is intent on joining this 'poker crawl'. it's where you hop from cabin to cabin to cabin and you pick up one card at each cabin. the last cabin (which is more like a mansion at sea) is where you put your hand together and see who wins. there is a $15 buy in and the winner gets the whole thing. it's more about just being silly and having a good time with people you don't know on the boat. crazy, huh.

well, gotta go shopping. still need cloths that fit for my cruise.

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ZABINAS 5/27/2010 8:29AM

    The poker crawl sounds like fun!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/26/2010 3:38PM

  your cruise sounds like a lot of fun. :) congrats on your dedication to the gym. :) you are doing fantastic! :) i'm gonna miss you when you're gone on your cruise. :(

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HAPPYCHICK10 5/26/2010 7:42AM

    That poker crawl sounds like fun! Hey can you share the flat bread info? something new to shake things up a bit would be nice ;)

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MOOKBALL 5/25/2010 9:41PM

    Sounds like you know how to have fun!

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Stuffed

Monday, May 24, 2010

ok, so i am sooooo stuffed it isn't even funny

just had dinner

broccoli
tomato, cucumber, pepper salad
4 oz filet mignon
cantelope
water

stuffed is not the word. hubby did an absolutely AMAZING job with the filets on the barbeque and they were DELISH!! he absolutely outdid himself tonight. YUMMY.

stayed up late last night to watch the LOST finale. INTERESTING to say the least. Come to find out LOST was not the title because they were lost on an island BUT they were LOST SOULS that were not at peace and needed to let go to move on. Not how i pictured it ending at all.

my sox are winning the tampa bay rays right now!! wahoo!!

headed to watch (or try to) the rest of the game. i may end up falling asleep but, at least i'll have sweet dreams as i will fall asleep while they are winning.. LOL.

  
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ZABINAS 5/25/2010 7:31AM

    Sounds like a great dinner!

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A Week in Review

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nothing exciting went on this past week, other than the fact that I cannot seem to lose any weight. I am stuck at a major plateau, probably because I only have 2 weeks left with which to reach my goal and still have 10lbs to go.

Major BUMMER.

Went to the gym 6 days. Up to a 3.5 and 4 incline on treadmill. Worked for 5 min on a 4.5 incline yesterday.

Went to Foxwoods on Wed and didn't quit when I was up $200, instead I quit when I was up only $60. Better than nothing and certainly better than being down. lol. It was fun. Decided on Subway while at the casino. The Jared specials were awesome. I had a turkey flatbread loaded with veggies and a bottle of water all for only $8. $8 at the casino for lunch is a HUGE SAVINGS both pocket wise and calorie wise. Good decision.

Thursday and Friday just average, other than the fact that for the past few weeks I've had to stop and put air in my car tires every other day, have a leak. That escalated to every day and today, Sunday, just got it fixed -- thank heavens we bought the 'road hazard' warrant when we bought the brand new tires 2 months ago.

Had dinner with my sister and brother-in-law last night. And today marks a day in history. I GOT A FRENCH MANICURE!! That was the first time I had ever gone to a salon and had a manicure - can you believe it. 45 years old and the first time!! Of course my sister had to hold my hand and get hers done too, lol. It was definitely an experience, and overall, a good one. Although I damaged one of my nails getting into her car. BUMMER. Not a huge deal, but I can certainly see it.

Hubby fixed the grill today so we will be grilling chicken on grill for dinner. Veggies and chicken, oooh I can't wait. I love food cooked on the grill. What is your favorite foods cooked on the grill? Fess up everyone, 'tis the season for grilling and I could use some great ideas to try out.

I hope all of you are well and kicking some weight loss butt!!

  
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ZABINAS 5/24/2010 4:21AM

    Have you ever tried calorie cycling? It is supposed to be good for preventing/breaking plateaus.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 5/23/2010 9:28PM

  I don't have a grill :(

Congrats on the treadmill incline and working out 6 days. :) Awesomeness. The scale will move again.. be patient. ;)

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SHAWWB 5/23/2010 2:40PM

    Sounds like a pretty good week. As for the Grill, Turkey Burgers, yum yum

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SUNRISE14 5/23/2010 2:27PM

    I love brats but don't eat them because they are to high in calories!

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