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Frustrated Friday..

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Yesterday, as good as off-Fridays usually are, was not my best day. I got all my BLC point-tasks done, which was good. I had a small difference of opinion with someone, and being all hormonal, allowed it to get under my skin and irritate the crap out of me! I took my frustration out on my stomach, and so this morning, I paid for it. Blech.

I'm not going to post my food or differential today, because I did not track everything I ate, so it would not be an accurate reflection of my day. Yurgh.

Fortunately, I've offset that icky feeling by deciding to commit to training for the Rock'n'Roll Portland Half Marathon in May!
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I went for a run this morning. It's the first run of this year, but will not be the last. The first mile was a little rough, but I decided to simply be more stubborn and keep going. And I did. It was slow, and I'm sure it looked ugly from the outside, but by the time I was done I was on top of the world.
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I'm going to ride that feeling all day and get weekend chores done this afternoon.
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GAYEMC 1/29/2013 2:39PM

    Congrats on your 1st of many 2013 runs!

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IMIN2GENES 1/29/2013 11:33AM

    Way to go! A slow run better is sure better than my no run yesterday... LOL!
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ALICIALYNNE 1/28/2013 1:51PM

    A slow run is far better than no run, baby!

You can do it!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 1/26/2013 8:08PM

    Sorry that you had a rough day yesterday. Be kind and forgiving of yourself as much as you are for all of us. This happens (so unfortunately) with all of us and we gotta keep trying.

I love how much the run helped balance out some of those hormones and made you feel like the powerful and strong woman you are!
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And I'm quite cretain it was more beautiful from the outside than you know. Anyone and doing something, anyone trying hard is Stunningly Beautiful in my book!

Definitely keep riding that feeling!

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ROXIT22222 1/26/2013 7:48PM

    nice job. What plan are you following for the RnR training? have you joined a group that is doing a training plan or are you just doing it on your owen?


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MRSBENNETT2 1/26/2013 3:52PM

    Good for you, with the running again! I am still in awe of your dedication to running!

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FRUITYFUL 1/26/2013 1:13PM

    Sounds like a great plan to recover from a tough day!

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BLC weekend..

Friday, January 25, 2013

Let's get the bidnez outta the way!

Thursday, Jan. 24
Morning Coffee
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 5 tbsp 100
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Meal Totals 170

Breakfast
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Greek yogurt, Greek God, honey, 6 oz 240
Manitoba Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled, 3 tbsp 170
Meal Totals 449

Lunch
Flav-R-Pac, Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry (3/4 cup), 350 gram(s) 122
Costco- Trident Seafood's Wild Alaskan Salmon Burger, 1 serving 170
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Meal Totals 331

Afternoon Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 2 oz 325
Chocolate - M & M's Dark Chocolate, 1 serving 240
Meal Totals 565

Dinner
Veggie Beef Stew, 1 serving 413
Meal Totals 413

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 4 serving 168
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 2 oz 325
Meal Totals 493

Daily total: 2421
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 2,421
BMR* 2,203
Exercise 458
Total Burned 2,661
Differential -240

Geez-o-pete. I did not plan well for my breakfast or lunch and it left me feeling munchie and vulnerable. Suzie, you offered me your cashews? Nope! I should not be eating them as I am, and fortunately they're gone now. Whew!

Once I got home and did my GOYBADs, I changed into comfy clothes and forgot to put my Fitbit back on. I don't think I wracked up any more steps or calories burned, and that's ok.

Part of BLC this weekend is helping me step up a bit on the ST. I did a simple Upper Body video with Coach Nicole today, and I'll repeat it again on Sunday. It felt good just to do it. I need to make it more of a priority. I've got some other tasks to attend to and will accomplish them over the next few days.

For now, I need to put together our weekly menu and grocery list. We'll tackle that task tomorrow, and then spend Sunday doing path maintenance. Friday's not even over yet and I already feel like I don't have enough time to do everything on the to-do list!
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/29/2013 11:33AM

    Is it too late to be born independently wealthy and not have to work for a living?

I hope you had a great weekend. Hang in there!

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IMIN2GENES 1/29/2013 11:31AM

    I hear you... we never seem to have enough time. Geez! Hope you have a great weekend!
Chris

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DRASADAF 1/26/2013 12:21AM

    You are still doing super good.

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/25/2013 5:09PM

    You've been doing awesome, Candy, just getting caught up on your blogs from when I was away. Planning is so critical for me, if I don't have some kind of plan for my meals, I tend to snack waaaay too much. Yesterday was that kind of day for me as well, something in the air maybe?

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JLLOVETT 1/25/2013 5:02PM

    One day at a time!
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FRUITYFUL 1/25/2013 5:02PM

    I have a question about the hemp hearts. I did some research on them and apparently you have to be very careful to not eat processed, starchy foods when you eat them or you'll have some GI problems. I see that you are eating mostly natural foods, but have you had any problems with eating the hemp hearts? They seem very beneficial, but I don't know if I could eat as cleanly as you're doing. Keep up the good work!

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Yikes..

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My day got busy enough that I nearly forgot to blog! Another quickie...

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Morning Coffee
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Meal Totals 150

Breakfast
Apples, fresh, 1 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 82
Greek yogurt, Greek God, honey, 4 oz 160
Manitoba Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled, 3 tbsp 170
Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb) 51
Meal Totals 462

Lunch
Broccoli, fresh, 1 cup, chopped 25
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 5 ounces 170
Salsa, 0.25 cup 18
Green Beans (snap), 0.5 cup 17
Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup 13
Meal Totals 345

Afternoon Snack
Frigo Light String Cheese, 1 oz 50
Pears, fresh, 0.5 pear, large (approx 2 per lb) 51
Meal Totals 101

Dinner
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Chicken Thigh, 141 grams 168
Salsa, 0.25 cup 18
Wegman's Mixed Baby Squash, 170 gram(s) 30
Meal Totals 318

Evening Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 0.5 cup, halves and whole 393
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Meal Totals 477

Daily Total: 1852
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,852
BMR* 2,203
Exercise 738
Total Burned 2,941
Differential -1,089

We had a bit of rain last night walking the kennel kids, but it wasn't bad. We just went this evening and purchased better boots and jackets - my cute galoshes ended up with a gash in the side and my jacket doesn't have a hood, so now we're all properly equipped. Hooray!

Time for dinner now. I'm walking kennel kids again in the morning, which should result in a good step count. See you after!
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SUSUSUZZZIE 1/25/2013 2:51PM

    Hope you are having a great long weekend!

I have another question along with protein pwdr/coffee - I'm also curious about the Hemp Hearts. I'm hitting the google machine next but would love to know more about them from you.

I should give you my cashews...they are my latest challenge. I keep eating a few more than intended and ending up over where I want to be in my cal range, not over-over..just over. I finally vac-sealed them in couple smaller bags and put them away. I think that will do the trick...until I open them again.
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STARSMEMBER267 1/25/2013 10:51AM

    Thanks! I'm going to use some of this information to help with my goals.

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GINGERHAWK 1/25/2013 9:31AM

    Your tracking is amazing and definitely inspiring. I never take the time to look at my differential information even though I now have a Fitbit to help me out. Have a great weekend!

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/25/2013 6:51AM

    That is wonderful that you walk the emoticon s ... a benefit for them and for you! Thanks for the kudos on the weight loss emoticon ... keep going strong emoticon

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DRASADAF 1/25/2013 2:01AM

    Awesome....thats a serious way of tracking ..love the differential part...keep going strong

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Not as bad..

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BLC weigh in this morning - 246.8. That's up from my initial weigh in of 245.2, but it's also TOM, so I'm not going to sweat it too much. Or well, I'll sweat it.. right off my body! before next week's WI. So, it's not as bad as it could have been, but there's much room for improvement.

Tuesday, Jan. 22:
Morning Coffee
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Total: 150

Breakfast
Asparagus, fresh, 0.5 cup 15
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Carrots, raw, 0.25 cup, chopped 13
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.25 cup, strips 9
Mushrooms, fresh, 0.5 cup, pieces or slices 8
Total: 303

Lunch
Costco- Trident Seafood's Wild Alaskan Salmon Burger, 1 serving 170
Cauliflower, raw, 0.5 cup 13
Green Beans (snap), 0.5 cup 17
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Broccoli, fresh, 1 cup, chopped 25
Total: 326

Afternoon Snack
Pears, fresh, 1 pear, large (approx 2 per lb) 101
Total: 101

Dinner
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Chicken Thigh, 141 grams 168
Salsa, 0.25 cup 18
Sweet potato, baked in skin, 1 medium 103
Wegman's Mixed Baby Squash, 170 gram(s) 30
Total: 420

Evening Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 0.5 cup, halves and whole 393
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 477

Daily Total: 1778
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,778
BMR* 2,204
Exercise 909
Total Burned 3,113
Differential -1,335

I managed both a walk at lunch and a walk after work yesterday. My walks always afford me a chance to think things through without too many distractions. I must admit, I'm not doing any ST what-so-ever. I need to, I know this. I know I need to at the very least restart doing body weight training at home. I know the work that needs to be put in to tighten up everything that's gotten wobbly and jiggly. I just need to make the commitment and stick with it.

It's kennel kid night tonight, so if you'd be so kind, cross your fingers for me that the freezing rain that they've been calling for will be delayed even further until after everyone has had a spin around the path.
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GAYEMC 1/25/2013 10:26PM

    I just loving the food you're eating. I wish I had time in the am to make eggs. My 1 thought for the day, keep building those muscles, you don't want to loose them when you're loosing weight

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IMIN2GENES 1/24/2013 8:01PM

    Hope the rain missed you! I crossed my fingers and toes for you...
Chris

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SUSUSUZZZIE 1/23/2013 10:33PM

    I generally find walking is good for me to sort out stuff from life to work trouble to why is that car that color of green. LOL! I hope you had a nice walk this evening!

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I have to pile on with Para - do share about the protein in your coffee if you wouldn't mind.

Wishing your TOM gone soon followed by a terrific weigh-in next week!



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PARASELENIC 1/23/2013 1:27PM

    TOM always has to screw with weigh ins! *growl*

On the flip side, it will likely mean that next week's weigh in will be much better!

I notice that your morning coffee has whey protein in it regularly (or else you take a spoonful of it at the same time?). I need to get more protein generally in my diet so I have a couple ?? for you:

Does the whey protein do anything to your coffee? (Could one use it as a creamer-- does it have flavor? color? consistency?)

You list onehalf serving as 65 calories-- how many grams of protein is that?

Are you using it to get more protein in your diet/ cuz you like it in your coffee/ both?

Have you experimented with many kinds/ do you have a kind you recommend for coffee?

Okay, done-- have fun with the kennel kids tonight!

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/23/2013 1:16PM

  It warmed up up north...I will be praying it extends to Portland for you, too! You are doing great girl...you've got the ST, I know you will be able to fit it in! emoticon

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DRASADAF 1/23/2013 1:14PM

    well done ...

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Uh.. well..

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So yea. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I was for the most part incommunicado. I enjoyed, completely, being off the computer, even though I've tried previously to stay in touch over the weekend. Saturday I was busy and out of the house at a training, Sunday I was barely conscious, and Monday I was out of the house keeping busy. I didn't bother much with logging food on Saturday or Sunday, so I'll report on Monday's efforts instead.

I took the day as vacation because we thought we were going to have a large community group working at the Shelter for a Day of Service on MLK Day. Unfortunately the group cancelled, but I still had the day off. The Monday morning team needed an extra hand as some of their walkers wouldn't be available, so I pitched in. It was a beautiful frigid morning, and I got to share the sunrise while walking with one of the sweeter pit girls.

Sometimes, I have a shift of all little dogs. That was not the case Monday. Big dogs. Healthy strong busy big dogs who walked my legs off, made me laugh, and in one case offered me a wrasslin' match! LOL It was a great morning, and I had my 10,000 steps in shortly after finishing my shift. The rest of the day saw me over 15,000 steps, so I'd call it a good one!

Monday, Jan. 21
Morning Coffee
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Total: 85

Breakfast
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Mushrooms, fresh, 1 cup, pieces or slices 15
Spinach, fresh, 1 cup 7
Zucchini, 0.25 cup, sliced 7
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Total: 372

Morning Snack
Oranges, 1 fruit (2-5/8" dia) 62
Total: 62

Lunch
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Kirkland chicken breast (canned), 8 oz 240
Total: 342

Afternoon Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 0.25 cup, halves and whole 197
Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Espresso trail mix, 0.25 cup 190
Total: 387

Dinner
Costco- Trident Seafood's Wild Alaskan Salmon Burger, 1 serving 170
Viva Fat Free Cottage Cheese, 0.5 cup 70
Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Broccoli, fresh, 1 cup, chopped 25
Total: 366

Evening Snack
Cashew Nuts, dry roasted, 0.25 cup, halves and whole 197
Archer Farms Dark Chocolate Espresso trail mix, 0.25 cup 190
Total: 387

Daily Total: 1,999
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,999
BMR* 2,209
Exercise 1,215
Total Burned 3,424
Differential -1,425

Not bad, but approaching TOM had me eating far too much on Saturday and Sunday, and I'm up 2 lbs since Wednesday. I know what it is, I know what caused it, and I know it'll be resolved sooner rather than later. I just wish I had better control of hormonal reactions sometimes. Ugh.

I'll be hoofin' it at lunch and today after work for a double-walk day. I'm relying on it solely as my only form exercise and it seems to be working for now. I do need to up my game a bit more and I'm not sure why I'm resisting the idea right now, but I am. Must delve into that deeper at some point. Until then, any movement is better than nothing!
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IMIN2GENES 1/24/2013 8:00PM

    It's good to have a break every now and then. Glad you got to enjoy it!

That's awesome with all the walking. The big dogs sound like extra fun. LOL! What a great way to exercise and lend a helping hand. Win all around!

Keep up the great work! The rest will come...
Chris

PS - Don't feel too bad, I have the same issue around TOM. If you ever find a solution to managing the hormones, let me know.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 1/23/2013 9:37AM

    15000 steps! Wow. I'm sure that requires a sparkly star.

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I hope today goes even better. Walking is a good thing, right? Hang in there. We'll get the eating thing on track soon.

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PARASELENIC 1/22/2013 5:03PM

    Bailey-- you and I had similar weekends... as I knew that today was going to be nuts (first day of semester here at the Uni), I decided to make Monday a non-day, do alot of not computer stuffs.

I still tracked everyday, but I took a nice break.... and it was NICE. While I still tracked, I didn't get the exercise in I should, so I'm expecting tomorrow's weigh in to be less than stellar. But that's okay, because I took a break when I needed it.

It sounds like your break still involved a huge amount of exercise- well done! (And walking big pull-y dogs is definitely exercise!) You had your TOM break, your TOM retaining gig, your TOM cycle. I've grown to appreciate those, as they usually indicate a gain then, but then nice loss the week after... so the week 2 weigh in will be AWESOME!

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GAYEMC 1/22/2013 4:36PM

    Your food has been so good lately (well, maybe a bit much of the choco trail mix). So don't sweat the gain. You know it's normal to bounce around a few pounds. So just keep doing what your doing and change what you know you need to. It ISN'T all bad! And don't fall in to the TOM pitty party mode.
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SUSUSUZZZIE 1/22/2013 2:51PM

    I think breaks away from the computer screen are very good for us, but hard to manage the more we become reliant on this and that. Good for you for you!

Sorry about the TOM gain.. argh! Hormones-schmormones! I have challenges with the same thing and that seems to easily set a bad habit. Those hormone pounds'll come off soon!

Keep moving any way you can!

Have a wonderful day and week!
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DRASADAF 1/22/2013 1:40PM

    wow u sure have a good record...well done on ur 15000 steps

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GINGERHAWK 1/22/2013 12:28PM

    15,000 steps is a lot! I walk often and don't see that number on my Fitbit. I always struggle a bit more on the weekends to stay focused, no matter how much I try - same goes for those hormonal times. Ah, the best laid plans. Keep pushing!

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