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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sick. Sore throat. Not enough water. I ate too much today.
But I am going to drink some tea and take a hot bath. Took a sick day tomorrow.
My bed and I are going to get re- acquainted.

  
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JUDYFRANCE 11/12/2010 9:58AM

    Rest is the best medicine. The hot tea will help, too. I hope you feel better soon.

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GRANLUND 11/12/2010 8:57AM

    A day of rest will do you wonders! Feel better soon!

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FRANKLYN22 11/12/2010 8:37AM

    I hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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CFMOSS 11/12/2010 7:31AM

    understand - hope today is better:)

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MRSSIBRAT 11/12/2010 6:48AM

    feel better girlie!!

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PILLOWFOOL 11/12/2010 5:39AM

    {hugs!} feel better soon my dear! try to soak up as much relaxation as you can!

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MKKAYA 11/12/2010 1:34AM

    Rest my friend!! I hope you feel better!!

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MKKAYA 11/12/2010 1:34AM

    Rest my friend!! I hope you feel better!!

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ROGUE_1 11/12/2010 1:32AM

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Hope you feel better soon.

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LEARNING2LUVME 11/11/2010 10:39PM

    Feel better soon!! (Getting re-acquainted with your bed is always a good thing!!)

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GONE2014 11/11/2010 10:14PM

    : (

Feel better soon!!

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GSDMIKE 11/11/2010 9:52PM

    Honey Ginger Tea. Can't get enough of that stuff when I've got a sore throat. Feel better.

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GRITTYKNITS 11/11/2010 9:36PM

    I hope you feel better soon!

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NAMSMOMMY 11/11/2010 9:25PM

    Feel better!

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JUSTBIRDY 11/11/2010 8:43PM

    Hope you get some nice rest and feel better soon! emoticon

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Quick! Three points!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Water
Yoga
Calories

Check!

  
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TMAC10 11/10/2010 5:56AM

    you rock! it really is that easy, right!? :)

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LONGWINDINGROAD 11/9/2010 9:22PM

    Perfect!

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MIKEL1999 11/9/2010 8:11PM

    Yep, easy as 1,2,3!!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/9/2010 8:02PM

    Wow, that's a more "on topic" blog than what I post when I want my 3 points. lol

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KATZABELLAMAMA 11/9/2010 7:56PM

    Awesome!

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SCHECK5 11/9/2010 7:55PM

    awesome!! emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 11/9/2010 7:50PM

    love it! emoticon

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What a tease...

Monday, November 08, 2010

I got out of my car to get the mail this afternoon and I saw the first hint of snow on my windshield! I love snow! I love snow days, I love two hour delays, I love bundling up with some hot chocolate, and I love taking walks in it.

Today was kind of a mini fresh start for me. I have been losing steam for my 10-10-10 challenge, so yesterday I spent a lot of time figuring out how I could get some excitement back. Part of today's plan was to get stuff done at night so I didn't eat. Well, that's done. I got my gym stuff ready for tomorrow, I cleaned the bathroom, I Swiffered the kitchen floor, and I planned my meals for tomorrow. And I even had dinner already! I decided to eat early tonight so that I could get to bed without feeling super full.

This morning I even managed to leap out of bed and get to the gym for a run. It felt great - I love this time of year when the clocks go back. It's actually light when I am looking out the gym window! Yahoo! It was either go this morning or drag myself out tonight. There is no way I was going to drag myself out tonight, so this morning it was. I'm sure glad I went... it's crappy weather and I would much rather be sitting in my sweats. I even hopped on the scale just to see what last week's carb-fest did to me, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I hadn't gained anything. It may show up next week (ugh) but I think if I concentrate on my water and my nutrition this week that I should be ok.

I am ready for some couch time. And I don't feel bad - since I got a lot done right when I came home, I can take some time to relax. I will make my lunch tomorrow morning (I just pulled the marinara and it is thawing in the fridge), and the dishes are getting washed. The counter is clean...


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PINKCOCONUT 11/9/2010 7:40AM

    Way to get on it!

And I love snowy weather too!

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DGFOWLER 11/8/2010 6:33PM

    Sounds like you have a had a great day. I practically role out of bed onto my recumbant bike and I love it.. Get 1/2 of my exercising done before work and the other 1/2 when I get home. I had a knee replacement so for me getting back on my bike after I get home actually helps it b/c I sit all day at a desk..

Maybe tomorrow will be same for you.. We had a few snow flakes the other day too, but was 64 today.. go figure. Donna

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Week of November 7 - Fall Back!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Well, I didn't weigh in this morning. I felt kind of poopy when I woke up so I decided to use this day as *another* rest day. After a day of being really lazy, though, I got fed up. So about 30 minutes ago I busted out a quick little strength training workout. It felt really good. Worked up a little sweat and got some motivation. Poured myself a big glass of water, and I'm ready for the week.

This is week 5 of the 10-10-10 challenge. Almost half way done!
This week I will focus on staying busy at night so I don't eat. Night time has been my struggle time... I do so much in the morning that I just sit around at night because I feel like I have nothing to do. I will be productive at night so I don't eat, and then maybe I'll get to bed earlier.

Nutrition: I have this week's meals all planned out. They are, of course, subject to change. I just like to have a general idea of where my calories are going and if my meals are too big, too small, just right...
I need to get my water in this week. I've been slacking and I really feel it in my body. With the cold weather and cold season coming up, I have to take care of my body inside and out by making sure I stay hydrated. I just found some Vitamin C powder in my cabinet, so I think I'll start adding some to my water once a day. (I don't know if it *really* works, but I have it, so I might as well try it.)

Fitness: The workouts for this week are planned out. Monday morning run. Tuesday night yoga and kickboxing. Wednesday morning run. Thursday night stretch and Spartan 300 training. Friday morning run. Saturday is free - maybe a spin class?

Off to put in tomorrow's meals...

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LEARNING2LUVME 11/8/2010 7:50AM

    If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Good job getting ready for the week. :)

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JUDYFRANCE 11/8/2010 5:17AM

    Good plan. Without a plan, you don't even know if you've succeeded.

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KKP4673 11/8/2010 1:30AM

    Great job!! You can do this!! Moving forward no matter how tired you are is one of the greatest keys to success, I am sure!

Go!! Go!!

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The most incredible dinner.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Is what I'm eating right now - a slice of warm, homemade pumpkin bread. HOLY MOLY. It has cranberries and walnuts in it, and I made it with fresh farm pumpkin. AAAAHHH it is so good! The recipe is from the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, which is FULL of really great recipes. I have had good results from about 95% of their recipes.

Today I woke up with a cold - ugh. Didn't do a whole lot today; a little laundry, a little baking, a few dishes, and a nap. I also made some really good tahini dressing (which took about 2 seconds to stick in the blender) for my lunch - Romaine with pears, Parmesan cheese, and tahini dressing. Yum. My tum is feeling a little ugh from being sick, so the bread was the only thing I had for dinner. And a glass of wine. I have to move some laundry to the dryer...

I spent a lot of time today planning out next week and looking at my 10-10-10 chart. I had written in a previous blog that I was kind of losing steam... I think I may have to add some new weekly goals to my challenge. It's so difficult for me to keep focus for this long... I'm on a roll tonight, so maybe I'll work on that.

Brad and I are working on our Very Important Paperwork (VIP) and boy, is there a lot of it! We have an IELTS test scheduled for November 20th... we are excited to get the ball rolling. This test is a big step for us...
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I'm planning on tomorrow being another non-gym day. This past week was "that time of the three months," and I totally went crazy with the cereal and carbs, so I won't be too disappointed if I miss a weigh-in day.

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COOPSM 11/7/2010 10:38AM

    Carrie---hope you are better soon......once again your food sounds the best!!!!
GL on the test!!!

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FRIDA11 11/7/2010 5:09AM

    YouŽll get on the track
the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, I will try to look that up
Take some vitamine C and raw garlic.. maybe under a slice of cheese against your cold

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MAIA2011 11/7/2010 1:25AM

    Do you make the tahini from scratch, too, or buy it in a jar? I wanted to make hummus because I have a bunch of dried garbanzo beans for some reason but I am not 100% sure what tahini is.

Good luck on the test! Sounds like you have exciting plans!

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