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UPDATE : What to do today . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So I got in 45mins of cardio on the elliptical! emoticon Got a shower in and def gotta go grocery shopping. Still contemplating Sea World - Hubby wants to sleep til 5pm.

Maybe . . . get grocery shopping done, lunch, and THEN head to the park w the kids???!! We will see where the wind takes us! emoticon

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MISSB8604 11/21/2011 11:28AM

    Hope you had a wonderful time girly!

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PSKIPPY7811 11/21/2011 6:11AM


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ANDALEX 11/19/2011 11:46PM

    yay to 45 minutes! you go!!

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MARTHASPARKS 11/19/2011 12:33PM

    You've completed a full day before I even started mine! Way to go!

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What to do today . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So the lil ones want to go to Sea World today (yes, we can just up and go cuz we have annual passes), but Im not so sure its the best idea. It takes a good amt of gas that Hubby can use driving to Disney (work). Not to mention the 30 to 45min drive there and back. And then u gotta plan in there, somewhere, my toddlers mid-day nap. Altho I was thinkin if we head home around 1pm they will both certainly fall asleep on the way home. Realistically we could be on the road around 10am (maybe 9am if I REALLY push em) but that would give us from 11a to 1pm. Maybe catch a show and then ride the kiddie rides. So I guess the big question is . . . Is almost a quarter tank of gas WORTH 2 to 3 hrs at Sea World w my babies???!!! Daddy worked last night so he will be home around 8, asleep by 930am. My oldest (shes 4) asked abt Daddy going but he just cant. Altho . . . hes off work tomorrow night. Maybe we can go Sunday afternoon instead.

Other options are the local park OR the inside play area at the mall. Both closer and still fun. I just enjoy using our passes at the big amusement parks as much as possible - especially in the gorgeous weather we are suppose to have today. Not to mention I find peace at Sea World. I feel so in my element around all the marine animals. Its amazing!

What to do, what to do!!!???

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MEADSBAY 11/19/2011 9:20AM

    I would definitely go!
It's so hot sometimes and DH needs to sleep anyway.

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Crunch time . . . again

Friday, November 18, 2011

So its Friday and I still have 65mins left to reach my weekly fitness mins goal. emoticon EEEEK! I know I skipped out Tuesday. Just flat out didnt feel like wokin out. Did well Mon, Wednes, and Thurs - 45min each day. Today I was so busy during the time that I usually workout and this evening was filled with spending time with my hubby and kids.

So heres the plan - divide and conquer! Its the weekend so theres no school time to split up the day. Tomorrow morning I will get in 30mins before 11am. Preferably while the kids are 'playing nice' together. Then again, when the toddler goes down for his nap around noon, 1pm I will do the remaining 35mins.

As always, schedule subject to change but I AM GOING to get in the last 65mins tomorrow!!!!

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MEADSBAY 11/18/2011 9:28PM

    You go, girl!
You shall!
You can!
You will!

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Its Not Official But . . .

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Im down another 1.5lbs! I weighed this morning, as I always do, and noticed the scale was at 236 instead of the 237.5 it was 3 days ago. Awesome news considering TOM is still hangin out. Im twds the end of the visit so Im sure the water weight has come and gone.

But u kno what? These last 2 months Ive noticed that I havent fluctuated much during TOMs visit like I used to. In the past, Id fluctuate anywhere from 3 to 7lbs during the 7, 8 days long visit. Talk abt depressing! But these last 2 months, when I have kept up with my weekly fitness goals and water intake thru out the month and esp during TOMs visit, I havent noticed much of a fluctuation at all. I have even still managed to keep the weight coming off.

Slowly, but still losing!

So I guess the moral of the story is - I no longer have an excuse to gain 3 to 7lbs during TOMs visit. I know with keeping my healthy lifestyle I can keep those extra pounds at bay.

We learn something new abt ourselves each day!!!

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ANDALEX 11/18/2011 9:30PM

    i've also found that when i'm active and getting in all my water, my weight fluctuates a lot less during that time of the month. and i tend to feel a little better too! glad you're exceeding your goals!

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GREGSLUVBUNNY13 11/17/2011 4:14PM


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MISSB8604 11/17/2011 12:01PM

    I am seriously SO HAPPY for you and I'm living vicariously through you.

Keep up the wonderful work girly!

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Beef Debate - what do u think?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So Im lookin up ways to eat cheap yet healthy and came across a gentleman saying that its ok to eat the less-lean meats. His reasoning is that when cooked, the fat cooks off and if u drain the fat from the meat, u wont be consming it. Thus buying less-lean meat is cheaper yet still healthy if u take the time to cook it properly.

What are all my Sparkers opinions on this???? On one side it goes against my whole thinking of buying only lean meats (93/7 beef as opposed to 85/15 beef) but then again the other part of me is saying it could really hel our budget. I just dont know.

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PSKIPPY7811 11/19/2011 7:31AM

    I bookmarked an article a while ago that shows how if you rinse and drain ground beef after cooking, 70/30 ground beef actually has less calories and only 1 more gram of fat per serving than 93/7 ground beef. So save yourself some money and buy the cheaper stuff!

The American Dietetic Association did a study on this.
Also the University of Wisconsin did a really good syudy on it as well.


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MARTHASPARKS 11/16/2011 9:47PM

    All of the fat does NOT cook out of the meat or we would all buy cheap fatty meat instead of more expensive lean beef. Here's the explanation:

Commercial beef is ~70% fat, 30% protein. Yes even lean cuts of beef steak.
The 93% lean is in reference to the visible fat in the meat.

You are best off with game meat or grassfed beef(which is lower in fat but still mainly a peice of fat).

When a package says 30% protein, it doesn't mean the other 70% is fat. It means 30% protein by weight.

For example, 1 lb of 93% lean ground beef has around 95g of protein and weighs around 450g. That makes it approximately 20% protein.
So, your friend is WRONG.

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FREGGIEQUEEN 11/16/2011 3:15PM

    Eep, sorry for the multiple postings! :)

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MEADSBAY 11/16/2011 12:08PM

    All things in moderation.
I use some lean cuts (flank steak, pork cutlets, chicken breasts)
and some not so lean (chix thighs, gr beef and even-gasp- sausage)
and try to have 1-2 meatless meals a week-
black bean chili, veggie pizza, some Italian meal with ricotta cheese.
Draining the fat from meat is a great idea, btw.


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FREGGIEQUEEN 11/16/2011 11:02AM

    I vote go vegetarian. :)

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ARTISTKATE 11/16/2011 10:14AM


I don't know if it all cooks off, my gut tells me no. But in the end, it's all about calories. So watch your serving size and the calorie count that goes with it, and just keep within your allotted calorie range. You can also get your protein from beans, nuts, etc. Bottom line - if you buy less lean meats, consume less of it at one sitting.

Hugs, and good luck!

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