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30 miles.. Aug. 21

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Intriguing number, isn't it?

Aug. 21 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
3 clementines
1 thinwich
1/2 serv. almond-walnut butter

9:30 am
1 med. peach

11:30 am
1 Costco salmon burger
1/2 cup Near East couscous
1 cup steamed broccoli

2:30 pm
1 cup grape tomatos
1 Frigo light string cheese

6:00 pm
Skillet White Beans and Tomatoes
3 tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 cup white beans
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup Near East couscous

7:30 pm
1 mocha

Calories In: 1533

Fitness minutes:
5.86 mi walk in 105 minutes

Calories Out: 754

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,533
BMR* 2,168
Exercise 754
Total Burned 2,922
Differential -1,389
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Great calories in.
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Great calories out.
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Great deficit.
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I'm tired. I figured out this morning that I have covered approx. 30 miles, on purpose, since last Thursday. That's an average of 5 miles a day. That's a pretty WooHoo number to me! I don't think I did that many miles when I was running regularly.
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I've enjoyed each mile, and I have earned a rest day LOL I'm taking today off. I'll still move around normally, but the most strenuous thing/distance I'm going to do is walk my own kids this evening after work around the park.

I did walk home last evening. That was actually fun, until it wasn't. Starting out, I realized two things. My legs were tired, and the shoes I wore were done. My tired legs made sense, and they contributed mightily to the effort, and I appreciate them. The shoes, I should have known better. They're my Brooks Ghost 3s from last season. I've relegated them to walking shoes, even though they have pretty high mileage on them. Miles 1.5 - 3 or so had my shins aching in a way I haven't felt for a while. I worked it out alright and managed, but upon removing the shoes last night, they were banished to the 'yard work' category.

Anyway, 5.86 miles. I could have made it an even 6, but I turned a corner and sorta short-cutted on home rather than stretching it out. My hips were thankful for the shortcut. Overall, I liked seeing my trip home from a different vantage point.

Realizing that Iím tired is important. Iíve brought the same thing for lunch today as I had yesterday, and thatís fine. Weíre having turkey burgers this evening for dinner, so that hefty portion of protein should pretty much satiate me. Being tired, Iíll be conscious of any cravings that creep up to wolf down any snacks or chocolate or lunch meat or cheese available in the house after having dinner.

I feel like Iím girding myself to battle against zombies or monsters of some sort. I suppose I am Ė the Zombie Cravings from Hell!
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HEALING_LORI 8/22/2012 8:03PM

    Holy Crapoli..... that is A LOT of walking!!! I think a day of rest is well deserved and much needed. I hope you had a great day Candy.
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GETFIT2LIVE 8/22/2012 2:21PM

    That is some serious mileage there, Candy--WOO HOO for you! You have most definitely earned a rest day and no doubt your body needs it. Wisdom is knowing what to do and then DOING it; you're being wise with retiring the shoes, giving your body the rest it needs, and planning how to handle eating for the reduced activity of the day. So proud of you!

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KASHMIR 8/22/2012 12:59PM

    Doesn't it feel great knowing you are capable of so much!

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PIXIEMOM13 8/22/2012 12:58PM

    Wowwee, that's amazing putting in that many miles! emoticon

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8 dog day.. Aug. 20

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm amusing myself by thinking about my own personal 'dog days of summer' here. Heh.

Aug. 20 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
2 Van's gluten free waffles (I'm not gluten intolerant or anything like that. I just find these waffles to be extra crispy and yummy. The calorie count, though, is higher than I should indulge in)
1 Chobani low fat greep pineapple yogurt

9:30 am
20 seedless grapes

11:30 am
1 large banana
1 large La Tortilla high fiber low carb tortilla
1 serv. almond walnut butter
1 Frigo ligiht string cheese

2:00 pm
1 medium apple
1 serv. almond walnut butter

7:30 pm
1 Costco salmon burger
1 cup steamed broccoli
1/2 cup Near East mushroom couscous

8:00 pm
6 oz chicken breast

Calories In: 1772 (2 calories over my range!)

Fitness minutes:
150 minutes OHS dog walking

Calories Out: 900

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,772
BMR* 2,168
Exercise 900
Total Burned 3,068
Differential -1,296
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Great calories in.

Unbelievable calories out.

Interesting deficit.
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Now that analysis is devoid of emoticons. I'm dubious about my numbers. I agree with the calories in, that's always been pretty accurate, as long as I track accurate. My calories out, though, I'm wondering about. I did not wear my BB last night when I went OHS dog walking. I have in the past, and a typical 2 hour, 120 minute session, burns me about 750 calories.

750 cals/120 mins = 6.25 cals/min
6.25 c/m * 150 mins = 937.5 cals

So that's the math. I worked my bootay off walking 8 dogs last night (that's the most dogs for me in one session so far). The crew was short 5 regular team members, but I'm not a regular, so I helped offset the short-handed-ness somewhat. Even still, I'm suspect of that 900+ number. I recorded it, and next time I'll make a point of having my BB with me. If I'm going to count that activity as cardio, I need to accurately measure it.

The trail we take the kennel kids on is down a steep paved path that then turns to woodchip. I haven't measured the distance of the entire thing yet - I'll take my Garmin along at some point to do that I suppose. I had a variety of dogs last night, from a little itty bitty girl who was a nice slow pokey walker, to a bundle of energy boy that dragged me every step of the way, and I was jogging! I wonder if I can also count this as resistance/strength training? LOL

I do love those kids an awful lot. I watch the website each day to see who gets adopted, and what new kids arrive. I've found that when one of my favorites gets to go to their forever home, it's a bitter-sweet moment. I'm thrilled for them of course, but know I'll miss them. I've also discovered the more tired/stressed I am, the more chatty I am with the dogs LOL They're great listeners and don't mind if I ramble on. Thank goodness.

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REALLY_ROBIN 8/21/2012 9:45PM

  Candy...wow way to go. You are inspiring me on finding your calorie deficit everyday. I think I'm going to try it. And I'm sure those furr babies love to listen to you. You are a great conversationalist!!! Hugs...Robin

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/21/2012 6:49PM

    Way to go!!!!

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HOLLYL7 8/21/2012 2:20PM

    I love that you are working with the shelter - what a graet way to give back to the community and get your exercise done! I'm very interested in the Body Bug - it sounds like it is really helping you determine that deficit.

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GAYEMC 8/21/2012 2:13PM

    I admire what you're doing at OHS! It's so heart breaking to me when I go there.

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    Woohoo, look at you go woman!! emoticon emoticon

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KAREN42BOYS 8/21/2012 12:32PM

    Sounds like you've found a really uniquely lovely place for yourself, Candy, loving on those dogs and them sharing it right back to you.


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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/21/2012 12:19PM

    One thing I love about my dogs is that they never tell me to hush up. They look at me sometimes like they wish I would, but they never, ever say it. LOL

I'm so glad you can do that for the pups. They deserve some attention too! And luck them, they have you!

I agree with your math. It seems like you should have gotten more calories burned than that. I'll be excited to see what the BB says!

Keep up the great work! I'm so proud of you!!!

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/21/2012 12:16PM

    The calories out sound reasonable based on your past history, but it will be interesting to see what it is next time you do a similar time/distance with your BB. Have you ever charted your route somewhere like MapMyRun or the fitness tracker here? That would give you a rough idea of the distance. Pups are great therapists; they listen without offering advice or judging, and that's a good thing!

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Weekend catch-up.. Aug. 17, 18, and 19

Monday, August 20, 2012

Why is it that weekends seem to fly by?

Aug. 17 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
2 Van's gluten free waffles
1 Chobani low-fat pineapple greek yogurt

9:30 am
1/4 medium cantaloupe

11:30 am
6 oz chicken breast, boneless skinless
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup steamed vegies
1 cup tomato/cucumber salad

5:30 pm
Red Robin Chicken Ensenada platter

7:30 pm
1 bag Orville Redenbacher movie theater popcorn

Calories In: 1738

Fitness Minutes:
2 mile walk at lunch, 32 minutes

Calories Out: 288

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,768
BMR* 2,166
Exercise 288
Total Burned 2,454
Differential -686
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Great calories in.

So-so calories out.

WooHoo deficit.
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Aug. 17 nutrition:
7:30 am
4 cups coffee
8 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

8:30 am
1 Chobani fat-free peach yogurt
1/2 cup Nature's Path pumpkin flax granola
1/2 cup pear chunks

11:30 am
Clif Kid Z iced oatmeal bar

1:30 pm
1/2 El Loco Burrito Taco Salad
1/2 chili cheese fries

3:00 pm
5 Dove Dark chocolate squares

7:00 pm
1/2 El Loco Burrito Taco Salad
1/2 chili cheese fries

8:00 pm
1/4 cup Market Pantry Dark chocolate espresso mix

Calories In: 1970

Fitness Minutes:
10 mi walk w/ Bill, 3.5 hours
90 min. OHS dog walking

Calories Out: 1822

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,970
BMR* 2,166
Exercise 1,822
Total Burned 3,988
Differential -2,018
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Great calories in.

Unbelievable calories out.

WooHoo deficit.
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Aug. 19 nutrition:
5:30 am
4 cups coffee
8 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

6:30 am
2 lrg eggs
1/2 serv. Lemon Beef veggies
1 thinwhich
1 tbsp Smart Balance spread
1 tsp olive oil

10:30 am
1 Clif Kid Z chocolate brownie bar

1:30 pm
1 cup garbonzo beans
1/2 med. baked potato
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1 nectarine

5:30 pm
1 can Kirkland chicken breast
1 package Steamers mixed veggies
1 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

7:30 pm
5 Dove Dark chocolate squares

Calories In: 1866

Fitness Minutes:
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Calories Out:
272

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,868
BMR* 2,166
Exercise 272
Total Burned 2,438
Differential -570
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So-so calories in.

Nice calories out.

Not a bad deficit.
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Overall it was a great weekend!
Friday I planned ahead enough to get a brief walk in during lunch so we could go out to dinner, which was a nice treat. No, I'm not a dog, I know this, but dinner and eating is a social event and it's ok if we "treat" ourselves to a nice evening out. That's always made me nuts, but I digressing....

The past week I did not sleep well. I don't know exactly why, but for whatever reason Wednesday night I can recall checking the clock around 1:00 am and groaning, knowing I had to get up at 4:15 am. Thursday was a bit better, but not much. Friday night, it all caught up with me, and I slept in on Saturday until 7 am! That's unheard of really.

So, sleeping in was good. Getting a later start on our walk wasn't quite as good, but it wasn't the end of the world. We finally made it out of the house and hit the trail around 9:30 or so. Bill had suggested we got the opposite direction of how we usually take off around the waterfront, and it paid off nicely.

Rather than turning around at the Spaghetti Factory at the "end of the trail" we continued on to see what was past that point. Turns out, there's a whole other trail to be had! WooHoo! We traversed the Greenway trail, and it was lovely. It went all the way to the Sellwood Bridge, which we crossed. As it happens, the Galloway gang was running toward us, on this very same bridge.

Now, to know me is to know that for whatever reason, I never think anyone is going to recognize/remember me. That's a psychological insight to delve into at a later date. As it happens, the whole troupe recognized me and were friendly in their Hellos. That was nice, considering I haven't seen any of them since early July.

We finished off the walk down Springwater trail, around the waterfront over the Steel Bridge, and ended up back at my office. A very nice 10 mile walk that took around 3 1/2 hours. We had stopped half way for a snack bar and a water break, so I was pretty much famished. I opted for a yummy Taco Salad and Chili Cheese fries from El Loco Burrito just up the street. As seems is often the case after getting out and moving with a purpose, food had never tasted so good as that salad! Yum!

I then had a quick lay-down with the puppies before getting up and gearing up for time with the kennel kids. Bill asked if I was tired. I stopped and looked at him, considering for a moment, then explained I was, but I couldn't think about being tired at the moment because I had things to do and dogs to walk! He took care of our kids while I took care of the kennel kids, and everyone enjoyed getting out for some fresh air and by then, sunshine.

You'd think I'd sleep really well that night, right? Nope, not really. Go figure.

Sunday, we had a date with the Spark Portland team to head up Lower MacLeay trail to the stone house. Kashmir, Waterfelon and fur-baby Strummer, and Star_Buzz met us there and we took off. Bill was a bit too tired from Saturday's excursion still, so he waited on the lower part of the trail for us. We ladies continued on and had a great hike and chat along the way.


This is me, Waterfelon, Strummer, and Star_Buzz at the stone house.


And Kashmir, Star_Buzz, Strummer and mom Waterfelon, and me!

When we got back to where Bill was waiting, he was engrossed in watching trout in the stream! They were in a deeper pool that trickled off to next to nothing as it crossed under the path. I was glad he had found someone (??) to keep him company until we got back.

Then it was home to get into some less-damp clothes and off to the grocery and there-abouts to pick up supplies. We finally got home and I was able to get laundry started, as well as lounging! I was ready for a rest, and the puppies piled on and we were quite lazy from there on out.

My calories out has been gradually increasing. Of course, Saturday's burn was unusual, but discounting that, I'm still burning more than I have my fitness measures set at. I've bumped them up from 2500 burned a week to 3000, which increased my calorie range. While I did go over on calories in on both Saturday and Sunday, I felt pretty ok about it with such a high calorie output overall. I must be careful though to not get too careless or care-free and start over-eating because "it's ok, I'll burn a lot of calories" and not burning enough. I think that's partly how I ended up "stuck" not long ago at 225, and then gained 20 lbs. I'm back in the 230s again, and that feels pretty good. It seems as if it's been 75% nutrition, and 25% fitness. I'll keep at it though and see how things continue to work out.

Overall, this was a great weekend, and I started to feel a bit more like myself - or rather, like the self I want to be. I've got OHS kennel kids walking on the schedule twice this week. I'll be walking home from work tomorrow (Bill needs to take the Lil Red Milk Truck in to have one of the tires checked, it keeps losing pressure, so he'll take me to work and I'll walk home after). I'll be going with Kashmir and GayeMC to Seaside on Friday to volunteer for our Hood to Coast team on Saturday. I think I'll have enough going on to keep me further busy and out of trouble.
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Tell me about your weekends?
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GAYEMC 8/21/2012 2:27PM

    Sounds like a nice walk. Can't wait until Friday.

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ASWENTZ 8/20/2012 2:51PM

    Sounds like a great weekend! I love being able to get outside, and if my husband and I can do it together, that's an added bonus. We ran a 5K on Sunday and it was great! I love that this is something we are doing together. I started my weightloss with diet changes alone. It wasn't until after 3 months that I added running. Now I run 5 days a week, 4-5 miles each time, and I'm in the middle of training as this is my race season. I LOVE IT! Just keep moving, keep tracking, and you'll see results. You seem to have such a great support group! Keep up the awesome work! emoticon

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KAREN42BOYS 8/20/2012 2:17PM

    Hey, you are tall! I had not caught that. I'm 5'4", so I just figured you were my closer to my height because I'm just egocentric that way. How tall are you, chica? 5'8"? That's about the height fantasy me would be.

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/20/2012 12:53PM

    Way to go, Candy! Good observation on the calories in trend; it's easy to start justifying eating just a little more because we're moving more, but it can get out of hand quickly. It really is mostly nutrition, but activity helps things along. You're doing great; love the fact that you've scheduled time with the kennel kids so you're assured of getting some activity whether you feel like it or not. Doing a good thing AND getting activity in is a win-win!

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Triple H part 2.. Aug. 16

Friday, August 17, 2012

I got to keep on moving.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu7i0
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Aug. 16 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
1/2 cup Zoi honey greek yogurt
champagne grapes
1/2 cup Quaker granola

9:30 am
1/4 medium Cantaloupe

11:30 am
Lemon Beef Veggies
1 Frigo light string cheese
1 orange

2:30 pm
30 seedless grapes

3:00 pm
Clif Kid Z honey graham bar

7:30 pm
6 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup brown rice
1 cup steamed veggies

Calories In: 1352

Fitness minutes:
120 min. OHS dog walking

Calories Out: 750

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,352
BMR* 2,175
Exercise 750
Total Burned 2,925
Differential -1,573
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Fantastic calories in.
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Fantastic calories out.
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Fantastic deficit.
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And I did keep on moving. The grumples have left the building (body) and Triple H can now be defined as Ha. Ha. HA!
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Nutrition was great. I wasn't sure what I was going to do for fitness, until I saw a call for extra volunteers at OHS last night. It was 100 degrees yesterday, and we had over 90-100 dogs that needed to be walked between 4 and 7. I swung by the house after work, changed clothes, and headed on down. It was the kind of hot that, when you step out into it, into the full force of the sunlight, you just take a slow breath because the heat is stunning.
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We walked, we talked.. well, I talked, they listened and walked and wagged.. we had a good time, and we got everyone walked and worn out pretty quickly.
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I zipped back home, got cleaned up, and then greedily and gratefully tucked into the chicken breast and rice and veggies the man had prepared for our meal. It was one of those meals that, while nothing out of the ordinary, was completely delicious and I enjoyed every forkful!
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This morning? I totally feel this:
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I'm not quite that again, not completely at least, but the bloat has been shed and I simply don't feel blimpish anymore. On top of it all, given the week I've been through, I'm proud to say I lost .2 lbs. I know, that's not a lot to crow about, but considering a month ago I gained 3-5 lbs during that same week, and that does NOT include water weight? I'm pretty darned happy about it.
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It's supposed to be another scorcher today. I have a tentative plan to get a walk in as soon as I post this, sort of pre-lunch while it's still cool. Then Bill and I have a date for dinner out. I know where we're going, and what I'm having - Red Robin, and the Ensenada Chicken dinner.
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We're contemplating a 9-10 mile walk tomorrow morning, then I'm on the schedule for OHS duty Saturday evening. We're walking 2 miles with Spark Portland Sunday morning at Lower MacLeay Park at 9 am, and then perhaps we'll putter around the house for the rest of the day doing chores.
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Here's hoping you all have a great weekend. Talk to you Monday!
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/18/2012 7:15PM

    FANTASTIC!! i am so proud of you!!

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LISA01605 8/17/2012 11:09PM

    You are doing GREAT! So happy to read about your journey!

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HEALING_LORI 8/17/2012 7:15PM

    WhooHooo on the
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So glad your feeling good again and have gotten over the bloat and the blimpishness!
A 9 - 10 mile walk --- Whao! That would be awesome!
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
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GAYEMC 8/17/2012 5:57PM

    Wow Candy, you're on a pretty awesome roll! Love the tripple Hs

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KAREN42BOYS 8/17/2012 4:18PM

    Ah wooo!

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WALKAWAY 8/17/2012 3:24PM

    Glad to hear you've beat the Triple H grumpies. And feeling like this emoticon is always a reason to celebrate. emoticon emoticon

Have a great weekend.

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/17/2012 2:29PM

    Oh yeah, you got it going, Candy--WOO HOO for a loss, ANY loss, and for the roll you're on. You fought the Triple H and won, and you have great plans in place. Enjoy the weekend, heat and all, just stay hydrated and take care of yourself. Have fun with the kids; love that Ensenada Chicken dinner at RR, now I'm hungry!

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ALICIALYNNE 8/17/2012 2:10PM

    A loss is still a loss! Woot woot!

And you're amazing, doing all that walking in all of that heat!
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/17/2012 1:33PM

    Wow! Maureen would love to walk your 9-10 miles but you'd have to pick me and Toby up on your way back! Yikes! LOL

I'm so excited for you! A loss is a loss is a loss! It's the right direction!!! I be liking that a whole big lot!

I love that you're volunteering with the pups. What a blessing you are to them!

Keep going with your goals and your game plan! Sounds like it's working beautifully!

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Triple H won.. Aug. 15

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My get up and go, got up and went.

Aug. 15 nutrition:
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
1 grapefruit (minus the aforementioned grapefruit spoon)
1 Franz thinwich
1 oz neufchatel cheese

11:30 am
2 serv. Garlic spiked broccoli
3/4 cup Near East couscous
30 seedless grapes

2:00 pm
1 apple

3:00 pm
Clif Kid Z frosted oatmeal bar

5:30 pm
1 serv. Lemon Beef broccoli
1 Franz thinwich
1 tbsp Smart Balance spread

6:30 pm
1/2 cup Zoi honey greek yogurt
champagne grapes
sprinkling of Quaker granola

Calories In: 1515

Fitness minutes:
nada

Calories Out: 0

Deficit:
Calories
Eaten 1,515
BMR* 2,176
Exercise 0
Total Burned 2,176
Differential -661
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Good job on calories in.
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Decent deficit.
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So yea. Triple-H won --- Heat, Hormones, and Headache.
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It's not so much that I was in the heat. I wasn't. I went from a/c'd building to a/c'd car to a/c'd house. While I'm not a big fan of being hot, I'm not so thrilled with being in a/c all blessed day, either. I was mostly over the grumples from Tuesday, but not completely. I'd developed a headache.. one of those kinds that you get when you don't get enough sleep and nothing seems to soothe it? Yea, that kind.

I made it through my day without spooning anyone.. heh.. and then once I got home, I whipped up a throw together dinner - 4 cups cauliflower, 3 cups of broccoli, one 12 oz can of roast beef, 1/2 cup of bok choy, some chicken broth and some olive oil, finished off with lemon pepper and lemon juice. It was very yummy, filling, and low-calorie. Bill had combined champagne grapes (impulse buy at Costco) with honey greek yogurt, so I had some of that for dessert/snack, and then the man took pity on me and sent me to bed. At 7:00 pm. I went, gratefully, and fell asleep pretty quickly.
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It must have been what I needed because I woke up pretty well this morning. The headache is gone, TOM is abating, and it's going to be hotter'n sin today and tomorrow, reaching 100+. I have a gameplan in mind for hitting the basement for another DVD session after work, and another stir-"fried" dinner of veggies and chicken for dinner.

I may have been knocked down, but I'm not out.
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KAREN42BOYS 8/16/2012 7:14PM

    Awhile back when Frank and I were arguing a lot, sometimes we'd have moments referred to as goat bones and bald babies (like the grapefruit spoon a long story). The grapefruit spoon sounds like another good way to describe a bad day.

Glad you are more put together today.

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GAYEMC 8/16/2012 4:39PM

    Glad to hear today is better than yesterday! But look, you didn't cave to the Dove squares or popcorn loaded with butter! Way to go. I haven't hooked up A/C in bedroom yet so probably pretty hot tonight.

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MARGARITTM 8/16/2012 2:04PM

    Love the triple H

I will borrow that !

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GETFIT2LIVE 8/16/2012 1:27PM

    In light of the triple H, I'd call that a mighty successful day. The heat we're having right now (summer finally!!) makes it hard to want to work out, even when you're in A/C all day; combined with hormones and headache, I think opting for an early bedtime was way more needed than any additional workout. Glad you're feeling better today!

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WATERFELON 8/16/2012 12:39PM

    Good for you making the most of it all and that dinner you made sounds yummy-might have to try that myself, I've never thought of of using canned beef in a stir fry like that! So easy! And still a decent calorie deficit even w/out any activity? You did dynamite!

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FEISTYOWL 8/16/2012 12:19PM

    The great things is you're still keeping at your program, despite the stress, headaches, and other grumblies. GOOD for YOU!! Seriously. That is a huge accomplishment all by itself. emoticon emoticon

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KASHMIR 8/16/2012 12:13PM

    I need to get a run in today...I'm thinking it might be around midnight! Stay cool, stay Hydrated, and stay away from the spoons!
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 8/16/2012 12:00PM

    Woohoo! I'm glad you're feeling better. Headaches suck! And on top of everything else??? Ick!

I'm hoping to walk outside in a little bit. I'm cooped up all winter from the snow and ice and then I spend all summer inside from the heat. Um, no! Not my idea of fun. Sometimes, I feel like I can't breathe inside one more min.!

Your food sounds yummy! Keep up the great work!

Here's a sparkly emoticon for all your hard work!

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CRAFTINWIFE 8/16/2012 11:54AM

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