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Friday, September 14, 2012

My nose a few weeks ago...


And today...


This is not a matter of makeup vs. no makeup. My nose is swollen and bruised and super, super sore. It's making my entire head/sinuses hurt and all I want to do is sleep and sleep and sleep some more.

Seriously?!
*sigh*

  
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WISHICOULDFLY 9/16/2012 8:38PM

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GUITARWOMAN 9/14/2012 12:45PM

    Definitely looks swollen....

Maybe you should check it out?



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CAROLIAN 9/14/2012 11:40AM

    Hope you get it sorted soon mine does this if i get a cold in winter pinching your nose when blowing it can cause inflamation inside yor nose making it swell, emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL 9/14/2012 11:08AM

    Sounds like you might have a sinus infection...are you on antibiotics yet, girlie?? Because if no - you probably should be! :-)

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MIZINA730 9/14/2012 10:35AM

    It must be congestion. Did you ever have allergies before? If not, you can get them at any time. Your doctor will be savvy to any allergens active in your area. If you visit the doctor, they'll ask you if you've been exposed to anything new (or at least they should). The exam will help them decide what it is, although history is a big deal. A good doctor will listen to the patient. I worked in a doctor's office for years. You can do a little detective work ahead of time by noting if anything makes it worse or makes it better (like a steam tent over a bowl of hot water, trying allergy meds or decongestants, etc). Hope you feel better soon.

Sinus Infections make you super tired. Allergies can make you tired too, but if you want to sleep, sleep, sleep, that tends to make me think infection because I've had them before. It did that to me too and my doctor said they really make him tired too.

I just read your last comment. If you were sick two weeks ago, then you've probably progressed to a sinus infection. I would go in.

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NJJ-EXERCISE30 9/14/2012 9:15AM

    I have the same but I do not think my is a sinus infection. I have a swollen nose from me wiping it so much from discharge. My DH wants me to go to the doctor but I say I think it is viral not bacteria. Leaving for a vacation on Thursday so I am monitoring me. emoticon

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CALLIKIA 9/14/2012 9:14AM

    I have no friggin' clue. Woke up a couple days ago and it was sore to the touch like I'd been punched in the face while I slept. No external bruising of any kind...I just assumed it was from so much nose blowing the past 2 weeks when I was sick. But this? This is beyond some soreness from blowing your nose. Last night if felt like my entire head had been smashed in and was collapsed upon itself. It's hard to describe, but I've seen enough horror films to put an image to what I'm feeling. *shrug* I'm hoping it just goes away on its own. Nurses didn't seem to interested or worried this AM when I mentioned it while I was getting my BC shot.

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TDEMAIO2 9/14/2012 9:13AM

    emoticon hope you get better soon

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VICKYMARIEC 9/14/2012 9:11AM

    Did i miss something from your previous blogs? What happened to your nose?

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My Name is Esther, and I Think I Have a Problem

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

fitfatgirlblogs.blogspot.com/

Step one is admitting it, right?! *runs and hides*

  
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MIZINA730 9/13/2012 7:45PM

    Your questions and your musings are really helping a lot of people as you move along with your progress.

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RUSSELLORAMA 9/13/2012 4:12PM

    I've always had this crazy fear of success. As soon as it looks like something amazing was about to happen for me, I'd look for ways to tank it. If I hit a weight loss or fitness goal, I'd want to "reward" myself by eating lots of high-calorie junk and sitting on my arse for a week. I am the Queen of Denying Myself Good Things. For a long time, I didn't think I deserved them (because from the outside looking in my life has been pretty charmed and mostly because I had the good fortune to be born) and I still struggle with that image of myself.

If I wasn't self-sabotaging, I was manipulating people into treating me terribly. Once I had a job that I completely HATED with every fiber of my being. Rather than addressing my issues with my employer, I just started calling in sick all the time and doing a whole bunch of passive-aggressive B.S. to make them think I wasn't such a viable employee anymore and show me the door. How crazy that I'd rather do something negative to change my situation than positive? SMH.

I'm glad that you're putting it out there and examining some of your motivations.

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CALGALFOX 9/13/2012 11:19AM

    I think it's GREAT that you've made the connection to perfectionism and that you have an area that you can concentrate on. I don't know how tough this is, I don't honestly understand it, but I do connect with the adversity of your situation. I live with pain and it never goes away. I can ignore it, but in quiet times it often invades.

I have gone the professional help route and it has helped, but it's hard for me try to get help because my issues are not "main stream", but I have found help.

Wishing you all the best.

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LMB-ESQ 9/13/2012 9:50AM

    I have never been a binger, but I overeat all the time, especially at night when, like you, my defenses are down.

Don't run and hide. You got it out there, and you're right, it is the first step.

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WISHICOULDFLY 9/12/2012 8:59PM

    SIX MONTHS is an amazingly long time to keep the monster at bay. You're stronger than ever. Just remind yourself that one setback does not undo all your progress. Learn from this and move on. That damned monster is not the boss of YOU. Don't give it the power to come back for a very long time. emoticon

I agree that there is a HUGE connection between binging and the pursuit of perfection. I call it my "all or nothing" mindset.

You are one amazing woman. Give yourself some credit and cut yourself a little slack. What's the hurry? Enjoy the ride. You will get there (whatever "there" is to YOU)!

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SARAWALKS 9/12/2012 6:59PM

    What ERIN1128 said...
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Do you know CLAIREINPARIS? She has been struggling with binge eating for a long time. She's written some very brave blogs.
I think the perfectionist connection is an important one to make.
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MIZINA730 9/12/2012 4:50PM

    In the blog link, you said you haven't binged in at least six months. When was the last time you wrote a schedule like that? Is there a connection?

Did you ever go into Reports from MY TRACKER? I'm pretty new at this, so I'm still stumbling on new stuff. If you read my last blog or two, I anticipate that I won't be able to exercise this week, not even the simple walking or biking that I do. Now that it's Wednesday, it has proven true. But when I go into Reports, then click on Daily Calorie Differential, I am reminded that the calorie range I am given has a calorie deficit built into it. The exercise we do is just gravy, er, um, a feather in our caps. Monday I had -150 deficit, Tuesday -200 deficit with no exercise. When I do exercise, it's more like -589, -750, even -1189 once.

So, this week when I can't exercise, I'll be holding my own. I may not see a loss on the scale when I weigh in again, but when I don't post a gain, that is a victory for me. Even though I haven't posted a loss, it doesn't mean I haven't lost anything, because my scale only weighs in half pounds. I probably won't realize a -1750 (half pound) deficit by next week, but considering the situation, that is good. I have not gained.

All this means that if you do a form of exercise that is more user friendly, less rigid, you are going to see results. You do not have to suffer or knock yourself out. I know walking isn't impressive, but it gets results. Applying to your situation, if you walk one mile, you will burn 170-180 calories, and it doesn't take long to walk a mile. It lowers cortisol and relaxes you. You can do it with your family and possibly incorporate it into some of your errands at other times.

Housework - I don't count dusting, dishes. I count housework when I am doing sustained work using upper and lower body. Examples: changing bedding, vaccuming, washing floors, anything requiring bending (cleaning oven, reaching under beds), stair climbing (for me that means laundry), climbing stepstools or ladders (washing windows and walls), sweeping floors and sidewalks, pushing and pulling (moving couch and other furniture), snow shoveling, you get the idea, My family enjoys the clean house and a satisfied mom.

Housework is not the mainstay of my fitness. Walking and cycling are (and swimming in summer). But I do count the housework I do. Some days I tear into housework, some days less. On days I do less, I probably am counting more walking or biking. I also count my grocery trips to Walmart and such. I count it as walking, giving an honest estimate of what it would be if it were on the road. I don't add in the calories of carrying in the groceries and putting them away in case I overestimate the walking part because of stops and starts. When I grocery shop, it's a big trip because I go as seldom as possible due to distance.

Just some ideas to ponder. When you read my blogs, from the start I am figuring out what causes me to overeat and exercise less. I am very analytical and it has come in handy for this. I am slowly coming to grips with what happened to get me this way. I was thin when I was younger, and I am figuring out why.

We're going to be living this way the rest of our lives, so what's the hurry? Be patient and we'll find ourselves thin. A Spark coach said recently that even if we don't think we're making progress, we can be sure something is indeed changing in our bodies.

One suggestion - take part of your 60-minute workout, say, 20 minutes to pack yourself a nice lunch or snacks whenever you go about town for anything, work, errands, whatever. Yes, take it out of your workout if you have to. If it protects you from eating at Long John Silver's, you at least have that. And that is a big deal. Then you are left with at least your non-exercise calorie deficit if you can't do the last 40 minutes of exercise. You have done no damage. And if you CAN do 40 minutes of exercise, that's about another 120 calories to your non-exercise deficit. And you won't feel so pressured.

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GETFIT2LIVE 9/12/2012 2:28PM

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HEATHHILL 9/12/2012 1:37PM

    Well, if I could bring myself to be as brave as you are, I think I could have written that too. I'm not sure anything I've ever read before in my life hit as close to home as what you just wrote. I need to go read it again, then I need to write about how I'm going to face the monster myself. Change is good, change is positive and some say all you have to do is make up your mind and you can change, but I have found it to be harder than that.

Thank you for being brave and sharing this.

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IRONBLOSSOM 9/12/2012 1:27PM

    Very brave. And yes, step one is admitting it and leaning on your support system! We all fall down sometimes, the key is to get back up. GET UP! :-D

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GOLOPTIOUS 9/12/2012 12:46PM

    Your blog was completely inspiring to me today. I never thought about how being a perfectionist creates a problems with my diet and exercise but reading through that really opened my eyes.

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And you're determined enough that I know you'll figure it out soon! You can do it, one step at a time!

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MIZCATHI 9/12/2012 12:40PM

    I am sorry you are going through this. Been there, done that. Finally I just had to stop in order to save my life. Literally. I hope you can get past this a lot earlier than I did. Basically I figured out that I was hiding beneath my fat. In protected me in ways that seem pointless now. When I was fat I didn't have to try. Being fat made me automatically a loser and imperfect. It weighed me down so hard it was impossible to get up, literally.

Now I know deep in my core that I don't have anymore time to waste hiding. I only have one life, and it's automatically going to be terminated. Now my moments are precious and must be lived. I can't life a full life unless I get out of hiding. It took guts, determination and hard work, but more than that it took courage to face my demons and fight for my life.

I don't binge anymore. I overeat, as you have stated here a completely different thing than binging.

Now I practice HALT.

Never get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired. If I can keep all of those at bay, I can make a success out of each day.

Big Hugs, I know how tough this one is.

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ERIN1128 9/12/2012 12:40PM

    Unfortunately, I don't know if this stuff ever gets easier...but I think the fact that you own up to it publicly, and keep working to move forward, is awesome.

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WHIP IT: Day 2

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

emoticon Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories

2 eggs, coffee with creamer = 250 calories
(I was supposed to have sausage too, but Ethan cooked for me this AM and the sausage wasn't done by the time I had to rush out the door.)

emoticon Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories

Planned: Salad with cranberries and almonds = 195 calories
My salad also had red onions, bell pepper, cucumber and tomato on it. I usually pick all of this stuff off, but I figured "What the heck?!" and gave it a try. Not too bad. Had 2 packs of club crackers with it, but I didn't really need them. Also realized I had regular Italian dressing, not the FF kind...ah-well. Total Calories = 399

* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories

emoticon Planned Snack 1: apple and almonds = 264 calories
Planned Snack 2: Kind Bar = 190 calories - NOT SO MUCH. *sigh*

Okay, so here's where I struggled again. I had a sort of "out of body" binge yesterday courtesy of Taco Bell. The damage? One Beef Supreme Chalupa, one Taco, one Beefy 5-Layer Burrito. The damage? 1,100 calories. OUCH!

Total = 1,290 calories

emoticon Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

Planned: Keema over 1c brown rice = 416 calories

YAY! At least there is a small victory in that part. Of course, I should mention that I followed this with a cupcake. Logan's birthday was Sunday and somehow we forgot the cake part, which I meant to do at home with some store-bought cupcakes. I made up for it last night and we each had a chocolate cupcake with blue icing. Calories? I'd say about 310 calories at least.

Total calories for the day? 2,665

So much for having a low calorie day...BUT...I did better than I did on day 1, and it's all about the small steps, right?

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily - NOT HAPPENING. First of all, there was a huge time crunch. Second, I was trying to socialize at practice last night. Say what you will, but I find this to be very important for my mental well-being. Sometimes it's okay for me to be lost in my own little world, but there are other times when if I don't talk to other adults in a non-work-related situation, I basically tend to start going mad. Plus, my body is still screaming from Monday night's workout...which means 2 things - 1) Maybe I pushed a little TOO hard there...not quite ready for the intermediate stuff. 2) I challenged my body in a real way. I forgot how much this circuit training can do that for me...so I'm thinking of adding it back into my routine on a more regular basis.
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Bike and ST - MISSED.
* Evening Workout: NTC 30-45 minute workout + walking 15 minutes - NOPE
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side) - NO FRIGGIN' WAY!

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
emoticon Read through information sent yesterday and analyze data before deciding how to proceed
- Do telephone interviews of at least 3 witnesses - I did 1 and then got stuck when some more info came back on another case. Will work on this more today. I have at least 3 more interviews I know I need to do.
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

emoticon Ethan - Football Practice
* Check boys' homework - OKAY, so I asked, but I didn't CHECK, which lead to Ethan doing homework this morning before catching the bus.
emoticon Make sure they've done chores

We had a serious family meeting last night wherein I asked everyone (again) for their help in getting the house back in order (again). I'll be sending Hubs a "Honey Do List" today since he's off work, and the boys have a list of what their chores are each day. I told them that they will have to earn their XBox and Computer time, which will now be limited, by doing all their chores and homework. I also told Logan that he MIGHT be able to earn back his computer by Friday IF he follows all the rules and does all his chores between now and then without me having to hound him about it. Let's see how he does...

emoticon Evening Chores

* Living Room - NOPE
* Kitchen - NOPE
* Laundry - NOPE

Honestly, there was like 0 time. I came home, started dinner, then family meeting time, then we ate, did Logan's birthday wish/cake, and then it was time for the boys to go to bed and I watched an episode of my current Netflix TV Series (watching Make It or Break It right now) before heading to bed. Somehow I just forgot about MY chores (great example I'm setting, right? *lol*).

emoticon Bed by 9:30 p.m. - NOPE. More like 11pm. Crazy night.

So, all in all, I did better than yesterday, but I could have done even better...so there's room for improvement today. Once again, plans are changing (and might change again). I was supposed to go out with my bestie on Friday, but I forgot I also promised the boys I would take them to the HS football game that night (and promised some of the football moms last night that I would be there without thinking). So I've asked her to switch to tonight instead and I'm hoping she's free. *fingers crossed*

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Today's plan...

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo - OKAY. This is NOT going to happen because of dinner...
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

emoticon Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
Sausage, 2 eggs, and coffee with cream = 445 Calories

* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
Plan: Beef & Cauliflower Stew + Apple = 400 Calories

* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
Planned Snack 1: Kind Bar = 190 Calories
Planned Snack 2: Banana (post workout) = 125 Calories

* Dinner OUT, BE CAREFUL!!
We're planning on going here probably: www.fazios.net/index.html
I've never been here but I've heard great things. Thing is, if I'm being good I'll get steak or fish...but I have a feeling I'm going to cave and get pasta. Maybe the Pasta Pesto would be a good compromise there...*shrug* Basically, I'm going to try to go into it being conscious about what I'm doing, but I'm probably going to have some pasta and a glass of wine because I haven't seen my girl in months and we rarely get time together any longer (because I'm too friggin' busy to even breathe half the time!). Life's too short to be all "I'm on a diet" on occassions like these. Sorry, but that's the God's honest truth. I'll be living with issues with calories and food my entire life and I have to realize that there will be times when the plan flies out the window and you just enjoy some good food with good company. What I have to do is focus the rest of the time so that these times are more special and I don't have to feel the least bit guilty about them.

Plan B: Dinner at home
Hubs is going to be putting in some pot roast in the crock and whipping up some mashed potatoes from scratch, so if my plans fall through with my friend, I'll just go home and enjoy dinner with the boys.

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily - This will probably not happen again. Honestly, I'm shooting for sticking it out for 30 minutes...

emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day - FYI: My HRM needs a new battery so I currently have no clue how many calories I'm burning in any workout...this is just more of a placeholder for when I get the battery replaced (hopefully this weekend).

* Morning Workout: NADA - I honestly COULD NOT get out of bed. My body is so sore from Monday that I feel like I've been hit by a bus. No lie. OW! And I mean EVERYWHERE. Arms, calves, thighs, butt, abs...even my forearms and neck are sore, seriously! GEEZ!

* Evening Workout: Laps at the pool - I'm hoping to squeeze this in between work and dinner.

* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side) - I'm honestly not sure if I can tough this out today. I did like half a dozen different planks on Monday and OMG it still hurts!

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
- Make telephone calls and conduct interviews (3)
- Work through and analyze data received yesterday
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* I'm off today, actually...sorta. Hubs is home so he'll be taking care of things mostly, but I do have some research to do on fundraising for Ethan's team. I promised the football moms I would bring some info with me on Thursday to practice...

emoticon Evening Chores

* Laundry - Might ask Hubs to do, actually...he'll be home all day.
* Bathroom

emoticon Bed by 10:00 p.m.

Finally, it's Hump Day, so the weekend is fast approaching. Things currently on my schedule for the weekend:

- Friday Night - HS football game
- Saturday Morning - Football drills with Ethan

Thankfully we have this Sunday off from games (Bye Week), but I still have other stuff to work on like getting the house picked up and then working on this fundraising stuff. I know I'm busy as all get out, but I really want to be more active in Ethan's sports...especially since I'll begin applying to jobs out of state again soon and the possibility of leaving is looming over my head. :(

Honestly, I'd like to go to Columbus either Saturday or Sunday and do the shopping I didn't get to do weekend before last... we'll see...

  
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SUGIRL06 9/12/2012 9:04PM

    I don't know how you get 3 boys to do chores. Rob and I were struggling for a while there with me being away. I was coming home to a messy house every weekend. He would complain that he had rugby and was *tired*. Finally, I broke and explained to him that I had to keep my apartment at school clean all week and it wasn't fair for him to want me (with him though, he's not lazy) to clean all weekend too. I also told him that I would rather spend that time with him, rather than sweeping floors. That won him over and I come home to a nice clean place at least 3/4 weekends a month! Good luck with your guys!!
~Ang

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GUITARWOMAN 9/12/2012 12:12PM

    Maybe simplify a bit?

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WHIP IT: Day 1

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo - NOT EVEN CLOSE
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily - HA!
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day - NOT QUITE...OR AT ALL

emoticon Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
emoticon Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily - TRIED. FAILED.
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day - NO CLUE. HRM BROKEN.

* Morning Workout: Laps - NEVER HAPPENED.
emoticon Evening Workout: Walking/Running and Bodyweight ST Moves - SORTA.
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side) - NOPE. (There were several minute long planks, plank rows and such in my workout, though.)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now - TRIED. GOT NEW INFO.
* Clean office - NOT SO MUCH.
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project - SCARED TO THINK ABOUT.

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day - YAY!

emoticon Mom Stuff - OF COURSE THAT WAS DONE...

emoticon Ethan - Football Practice
emoticon Check boys' homework

emoticon Evening Chores

* Laundry - NADA.
emoticon Dishes - LOGAN HAD TO DO.
* Kitchen - DIDN'T EVEN TOUCH IT.

emoticon Bed by 10:00 p.m. - I WISH!

Well, not the best day. Actually, a pretty crappy day. I was holding it together in the morning, but then it all came crashing down after work.

Breakfast - Better Oats Blueberry Muffin, Banana, Coffee with creamer
Lunch - Subway Turkey Sub on Wheat with lettuce, pickles and lite mayo with a salad of lettuce and spinach, pickles, with FF Italian dressing
Snack - 3 packets of Club crackers I had gotten from Subway
Snack - McChicken Sandwich
Dinner - LJS - 2 fish, 3 hushpuppies, fries, 3 cheese sticks, tarter sauce

See how I fell apart there? Yea, not good. My boys right now seem to be boycotting doing any chores. Last night was Logan's night for dishes. When I got home from work, he hadn't done them yet. I told him they needed to be done by the time I got home from football practice, but as we walked in the door near 8pm, he was just getting started. Needless to say, he's got another week of grounding ahead of him. (He was grounded last week for "forgetting" to go to bed when I told him and staying up late on his computer instead.)

I need to plan ahead a little better. I need to make sure tonight goes better.

As for my workout? Well, I can say I put in a good attempt. I set my NTC app for a 45 minute intermediate circuit workout and started it on the basketball court/parking lot near where Ethan was practicing. 25 minutes into it, I had to stop. My legs were screaming. My abs were screaming. None of that was the reason for stopping. Instead, it was the back pain and the foot pain that made me stop. I still feel broken and sad. Not to mention I'm getting some major pull from the belly hang I have now and it's causing a lot of pain as well. More things I need to note for when I visit the doctor about possible surgery in my future.

I have to say, a sorry workout still dampens my mood. Suddenly I feel unable and that leads to feeling unmotivated to even care. Doesn't help that a quick "check-in" on the scale this morning showed a gain of about 4 pounds from the last gain of 8. Yay! *sarcasm* Will this friggin' EVER end? It's getting to where I have to be as close to perfect as possible to even get anything out of my efforts, and with all the injuries mounting up on me, it's been really hard to stay focused and keep pushing through. I have wanted to just give up more lately than I ever have because it hurts SO DAMN MUCH.

But, today is a new day, right? If I can't workout the way I want to, then I better focus my eating or it's all pointless pain and misery. *sigh*

Food plan for the day:
Breakfast: 2 eggs, coffee with creamer
Snack: apple and almonds
Lunch: salad with almonds and cranberries with FF Italian dressing
Snack: Kind Bar (almonds and cranberries)
Dinner: Keema over 1 cup of brown rice

Have to change up my plan a little for today. I thought I'd have time for an after-work workout so I stupidly stayed up late last night...only to learn right before bed at 11pm that Hubs was asked to work today and swap his day off from Tuesday to Wednesday. *sigh* That means another painful workout at the football field in front of a bajillion people with a hurt foot. Tomorrow he'll be able to pick up Logan from band, though, so I should be able to get in the gym in the evening. I'd like to do laps in the morning and the bike at night, but we shall see if I manage to get up early. I've been uber tired lately and getting up has been a nightmare.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

emoticon Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories

2 eggs, coffee with creamer = 250 calories
(I was supposed to have sausage too, but Ethan cooked for me this AM and the sausage wasn't done by the time I had to rush out the door.)

* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories

Planned: Salad with cranberries and almonds = 195 calories

* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories

Planned Snack 1: apple and almonds = 264 calories
Planned Snack 2: Kind Bar = 190 calories
Total = 454 calories

* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

Planned: Keema over 1c brown rice = 416 calories

This will put me at around 1300 calories for the day. If I need to eat more I can add in a protein shake with strawberries, but I'd be okay having a low calorie day after yesterday...

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Bike and ST - MISSED.
* Evening Workout: NTC 30-45 minute workout + walking 15 minutes
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
- Read through information sent yesterday and analyze data before deciding how to proceed
- Do telephone interviews of at least 3 witnesses
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Ethan - Football Practice
* Check boys' homework
* Make sure they've done chores

emoticon Evening Chores

* Living Room
* Kitchen
* Laundry

emoticon Bed by 9:30 p.m.

  
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SUGIRL06 9/12/2012 9:00PM

    "a sorry workout still dampens my mood" - Yep me too! I get so frustrated, especially with running. I mean, I was faster a year ago when I was in training. Now I'm just slow again and that drives me crazy. I also haven't graduated on any of my DVDs from my 5lb weights. I know I could do better. Frustration with myself I guess.

And I feel you on the bump foot! Mine cut my run short yesterday :(
~Ang

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GUITARWOMAN 9/11/2012 7:23PM

    Calm down, girl.

Do what you can.

Do not work out to the point where you injure yourself!

Walk, do housework, move around as much as you can at work.

At work I find that if I do some small projects first, and accomplish them, I can go on to the big ones. Play some music if you can. Take breaks.

Eat reasonably, and try to avoid take out.

I am rooting for you!

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RUSSELLORAMA 9/11/2012 4:48PM

    Good luck with your plan. I like how even though you hit some snags, you go right back to it. This is definitely the time when your family has to go all hands on deck - you're gonna need the help!

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MIZINA730 9/11/2012 4:09PM

    I'm not sure what your workouts are composed of (high impact?) but maybe just some walking would help. And only 20 minutes. You are super busy. Just do that and take some pressure off yourself. You're so organized that maybe your cortisol is going up. I don't know, just a thought...just be sure not to beat yourself up over it. I can't get inspired in a gym. Maybe outdoors would lower your stress level. The stress comes through in your writing. No one can deny that you're super dedicated, but maybe you need to relax. Oh, and one thing - housework kills calories. Excuse yourself from the "workouts" to lower your stress by doing laundry, chores as exercise and kill two birds with one stone.

http://caloriecount.about.c
om/activities-home-activities-ac5 -- I count this as my fitness minutes.

Wish you the best! Hope you aren't annoyed. emoticon You sound like a super person.

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ERIN1128 9/11/2012 12:15PM

    New day, new start!

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GORIANA 9/11/2012 11:23AM

    Wow, that is a Loy of stuff. Good luck. emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL 9/11/2012 10:58AM

    New day - new opportunities!!! You can do it!

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WHIP IT CHALLENGE: Week 1

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Perfect" To-Do Lists

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

* Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Laps
* Evening Workout: Walking/Running and Bodyweight ST Moves
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Ethan - Football Practice
* Check boys' homework

emoticon Evening Chores

* Laundry
* Dishes
* Kitchen

emoticon Bed by 10:00 p.m.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

* Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Bike and ST
* Evening Workout: Laps
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Ethan - Football Practice - ask Hubs to take him
* Check boys' homework

emoticon Evening Chores

* Living Room
* Dishes

emoticon Bed by 10:00 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

* Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Laps
* Evening Workout: Rockin' Body or Sports at the Park
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Pick up Logan from Band
* Check boys' homework

emoticon Evening Chores

* Laundry
* Dishes
* Kitchen
* Bathroom

emoticon Bed by 10:00 p.m.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

* Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Bike and ST
* Evening Workout: Walking/Running and Bodyweight ST Moves
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Ethan - Football Practice
* Check boys' homework

emoticon Evening Chores

* Laundry
* Dishes
* Kitchen

emoticon Bed by 10:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

* Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Laps
* Evening Workout: Rockin Body or Sports at the Park
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Get all cases to completion for now
* Clean office
* Begin attempts for sponsorship for poster contest project

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Check boys' homework

emoticon Evening Chores

* Dishes
* Dog Flea Bath

emoticon Bed by 11:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th
emoticon Eat Mostly Paleo
emoticon About 2,000 Calories Daily
emoticon 5 Servings of Freggies a Day

* Breakfast at Home, around 500 Calories
* Healthy Lunch, around 500 Calories
* 2-3 Healthy Snacks, for a total of 500 Calories
* Dinner at Home, around 500 Calories

emoticon At least 60 Minutes Working Out Daily
emoticon About 500 Calories Burned Per Day

* Morning Workout: Football Drills with Ethan
* Evening Workout: Walk with the Dogs
* Plank-A-Day Planks (current goal: 4 minutes prone, 1 minute side)

emoticon Work Every Day

* Apply to at least 3 job openings
* Redo resume and cover letter

emoticon Drink at least 80-115 oz Water Per Day

emoticon Mom Stuff

* Ethan - Football Drills for agility, stamina and footwork
* Logan - Haircut

emoticon Chores

* Laundry
* Dishes
* Lawn
* Garden
* Car
* Grocery Shopping

emoticon Bed by 11:00 p.m.


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Read the Intro to my Whip It Challenge here:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052144

  
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HEALTH-E-CLARE 9/10/2012 3:30PM

    Sounds like you have a busy week, but you are amazing and will make it to your goals. Now start checking some of those items off your list!

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MIZINA730 9/10/2012 2:40PM

    Wow, what an amazing plan! You will without doubt succeed. It's very reasonable and balanced. Methodical thinker. Excellent coverage including your family.

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BAYBELIEVER 9/10/2012 10:44AM

    Wow! What a plan!

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