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Monday 7.14: RUN!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Yay- another weekend down. This summer is just cruising by, and we havent had a whole lot of warm weather to enjoy it. But to be fair, yesterday I had all day to do anything, but instead I did laundry and nothing else haha. It would have been a great day to float down the wolf river with some beers- it was WARM!

I had a friend visit from out of town (but he's friends with tons of people, so he was just floating around all weekend) and he wouldn't make any solid plans. It was just a dumb cluster all weekend and everyone was annoyed with it. Friday night we all actually got together for a dinner out at my new favorite mexican restaurant- Sangrias. They serve warm beans and salsa with chips. I didnt eat well Thursday- Satruday. I got a chipotle flavored burrito- and thankfully the portion sizes are NORMAL- like the burrito wasn't the size of my head, and the sides were 1/2 c each. I had 2 bud light limes and a little bit of my friend's deep fried ice cream. Then after we headed to the casino- I lost $40 and had a 16oz miller high life- NOT a light. Ew. I nursed it for an hour.

After that we went downtown- i decided no more beer- i need to really watch those carbs! So I got myself drunk on captain and cokes. Haha I really am not a hard liquer person- it's hard to know my limit with those! Plus they're expensive :P

OHH I DID NOT SMOKE! Big step- I was out with friends, fiance was not with after dinner, and there was 1 other smoker in the group. At one point I had one in my hand, but it 'broke" when i went to put it in my pocket. Im so happy with myself. So even though i gobbed down 1000calories of drunk Tbell, I didnt smoke. Baby steps lol. Plus Im confident those days of gettign drunk downtown are behind me. Friday night was like a once every other month kind of night. Cost me $100- UGH! I have a wedding to plan for mmkay, cant be drinking my wedding fund.

SO- although my nutrition wasn't good this weekend- I ran both Saturday AND Sunday! I am ahead of my goal of 10mi/per week- I ran 14 miles last week! Awesome! My runs weren't the best, but I need to keep running consistently to get that "mentality" back where I can zone out and let my body do the work. Right now it's not easy enough for me to get into the zone.

So I am 14/40 miles into my goal for August 9th. Woot! Maybe i could hit my (unspoken) goal of 50 miles by then! I just signed up for the Packers 5K- ive done it 3 times, and love it! This year is the 5th anniversary so we get medals- WOO! I actually am running with someone for the first time in my running career! My friend who is deathly afraid of not being able to finish a race is running with me. The crazy thing is that she runs 5ks every week at the gym- so i KNOW she can do it! lol. Im proud of her for giving this a shot! It's on July 26th, so I have 2 weeks to really try to get my pace up there. yesterday it was 37.5 minutes. BOOO! That's 4 minutes from my "good" pace when i was fit.

Oh well! I am feeling good- eating well on the weekdays and working out. Working out really keeps my mentality straight for eating right for the most part. This morning I was able to put on jeans that were really tight a couple of weeks ago. so that's a great NSV for me. Keep it coming Danielle!

Okay, I should probably do some work today. Man it was tough to get up today! Veg + Red pepper hummus and a sammich for lunch today! Im so hungry right now, just had a banana 20 mins ago. wtf!

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/14/2014 3:46PM

    oh my goshhhhh I am so proud of you girl! No smokes! That is a plus! and running too?! You are fabbbbbulous!

BF and I have been trying to have more nights out at home, buying the booze & making the dranks at home tends to keep 'em cheaper. Plus you can experiment with the calories for "healthier" drinks too!

And now I really want Mexican food and booze. But that's cool, moving forward!

Keep those fists up girl!

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/14/2014 2:18PM

    I am hungry today too. Not sure why...maybe it was a little too much junk and sugar over the weekend for me?? Anyway! Sounds like you are making progress and that is so awesome! I know you can do it! You can achieve your goals! emoticon

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Friday 7.11 ooooo

Friday, July 11, 2014

WELL- this week has been great up until yesterday around... 12. Not that it's all lost either! I just had a bad calorie day yesterday and today will be bad as well.

This week I have ran 8.5 miles (about 2 of them were walk/sprinting). I have been at or below my calories 3 times. I went disc golfing one night. I haven't had chocolate until this morning. SO overall it's been a really good week!

I said no to gourmet cupcakes, I only had half a piece of apple bread, and have had on doughnut for my co-workers birthday. I was over yesterday because of a chipotle loaded griller that same co-worker got me at Tbell. To be fair I asked him to get me it. Stupid me! Then I had a 7 oz glass of reisling, 1tsp butter and a wheat bun. OH and a 50cal popsicle. Today- I had Smores KRAVE ceral for bfast- wtf, right!

Im mad at myself because I was very awake at 5:30 this morning, but didn't go on a run. I totally forgot about the pizza lunch today. Im going to have 2 slices of little Caesars after a little outing at fair today. My little department wants to get out of the office over lunch. Then tonight i have a friend from out of town coming- we're all meeting at a mexican place that I know I can eat healthy at. Itll be not having a beer or beverage that will be tough. Im definitely going to get a run in tomorrow morning.

I set a goal for myself to run 40 miles by August 9th- that's 10 mi/week till then. If I run tomorrow I could have 11 miles in already! Woot! I need to keep the momentum building for my health, weight isnt coming off, but I know that if I stay consistent it WILL. It WILL!! Its only been 5 days of healthy- I need 5 months to hit a small goal.

Im looking to lose 50lbs- by early next year if possible. Then I will be dress shopping, and it would be great to be under 200lbs for that.

well gotta go ride a roallercoaster! Have a great, healthy weekend! Make good choices everyone! :)

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/11/2014 2:17PM

    Even though you slipped up a little in the past 24 hours, it sounds like you are getting right back on track! And that girl, is the way we have to do things! I know you will be successful on your goals! emoticon

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Monday 7.7

Monday, July 07, 2014

WHEW! What a weekend. I had the best time camping with friends from Thursday-Sunday. I didn't get a workout in and ate/drank too much. Im not going to beat myself up- I didnt have the drive to try limiting myself over the holiday. We had 2 amazing campsites, lots of firewood, beer and food. We swam on the beach, rented a pontoon that didn't fare well in the giant winds of Saturday. I got uber suburnt and have some kind of mystery night-creeper bug bites all over my legs and belly. But man I had a great time with my fiance and our 4 friends.

I knew this trip would involve a lot of drinking. And I hate being hungover and disorganized while camping. So I brought a LOT of water, pre-made most meals, and did NOT smoke a single cigarette the entire weekend. Josh asked if I would not smoke that weekend- because my smoking has become too regular. The smoking only when i drink excuse wasn't working when I drink or go out every week. So- it was surprisingly not too difficult with no smokers in our group.

My meals were awesome! So I am a huge breakfast person and im pretty grumpy and not with it until I eat. Last camping trip I only had, like hot dogs or whatever. This time I made breakfast burritos wrapped in foil- DUDDDDDEEE- thy tasted just like mcdonalds, i was so friggin excited. I fried up some breakfast sausage, red pepper and onion. let them cool while I undercooked some scrambled eggs. Then I placed a piece of american cheese down in the middle of a tortilla and put all the ingredients mixed together in the middle. Then I folded the ends toward the middle and made a square of deliciousness. It toasted perfectly.

Also made "Hobo Packs". Chopped up potatoes, onion, pepper and andouille sausage. YUM! And I had tuna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Super tasty!

So I didnt eat TOO bad, I just ate more than normal. Also it helped to ease cig cravings if I snacked on things. First night was bad, but the rest were okay.

This morning I got up at 5:30 and ran 2.5 miles. I was trying to do a 5K, but man this weekend killed me. I finished up my jog and then did 30 squats and 40 arm lifts with kettle bells. Running in the morning is seriously a stress saver for when I have things to do after work. Then I know i'm free and don't need to do this big task of working out after work! Im going to be sad when 30 degree weather will iimit outside workouts. the gym is close to work but its so hot all the time I dont like to shower there. Plus all the stuff I would need to bring. URG.

Josh and I don't have a date saved yet for the wedding, but i'm shooting for September of next year or Feb/March of 2016. And right now (along with planning colors, invites, dress etc...) it's operation lose 50lbs! Hopefully that will come easier when I don't drink as much and I stay consistent like I was in 2011! Im logging everything into my fitness pal for calories. Shooting for under 1350/day. And not counting my workouts into that.

Im ready to have a good week- not going to weigh either because... ouch. RAWR!

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/8/2014 8:12AM

    Omg all that camping food sounds deeeeelish!

And a GIGANTIC WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO for not smoking this weekend! So proud of you girl, high five! Your body is lovin' you for it too - yay lung power!!!!!!!!!

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/7/2014 2:24PM

    Sounds like you had a truly wonderful weekend! And your food sounds so good! Way to go on packing things ahead of time! I hate disorganized camping too!

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Monday 6.30

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sh!t son it's JULY tomorrow! Summer feels like it arrived like... 2 weeks ago finally. But then it rained the past week as well! Whatever, its going to be a very nice 4th of July weekend! Its been a while since I posted- whoops. Ive been really busy helping my friend get married- which she did on Saturday.

Being a maid of honor is tough. It's a busy job, stressful, yet rewarding. I had such an amazing time helping out with Jen's wedding. Me and Josh helped set up a LOT of decorations in the huge tent and on the day of I did a lot more work before all the fun started. Ill get pics up when I can think of it at home.

My dress was tight and slightly uncomfortable. And it definitely made me want to lose weight, big time. I actually ate pretty well this weekend. Again, it was the wine that I over did it on. And I smoked. Saturday was so busy that I didnt eat/ drink much until after my speech was done and duties were finished. Then we had a blast from 8-1:30 outside at this beautiful lake.

This weekend Josh and I are camping with 2 other couples for the 4th- i can't wait!! its going to be a great time- and the weather looks great! Im hoping to get a lot of active things in. Swimming, walking, MAYBE jogging. I don't want to feel like crap so Im hoping to keep the drinking light. It would be cool if I could get in 2 runs between Thursday and Sunday. Maybe 2 5Ks.

I need to make sure I am always thinking about the healthy lifestyle. obviously that got away from me a little bit. Josh is really ready to make progress and feel better about himself. We both are just BLECH right now. I am also reducing my anxiety medication in hopes to ween off of it. I am hoping too that I lose some weight along with that- since I think that was part of my weight gain. That and alcohol.. pretty sure that's most of it.

Im ready for my 4 day weekend- planning to workout today & tomorrow, hopefully Thursday morning before we go- or once we're set up at the site. UGH today is dragging!! Only 15 more minutes to go. Then hitting the gym because it's super hot and muggy out.

Grilled Ranch peppercorn chicken with sliced peppers and corn on the cob for dinner! Summer healthy dinner!

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/1/2014 8:10AM

    Alright I NEED that chicken recipe!!!!!

And where are the pix of this awesome wedding?!

Glad you guys are getting into the swing of things! And I hope you have an awesome time camping this weekend too!

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Thursday- 6.19

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wow yesterday sucked for me. It's my shark week and this month it really hit me hard with all the side effects. All week ive been stupidly emotional and just blahhhh. Yesterday was a seriously tough busy busy day at work. I got home at 6:45 after not hitting the gym like I should have. So that put me in a funk.

Then it was grocery shopping time with Josh. And i really dont know why, but whenever we go grocery shopping I get into a weird mood. I either get annoyingly hyper or a debbie downer. Last night I just did NOT give an eff. I ate crappy during the day, I was crampy, I was crabby and just probably terrible to be around. My poor fiance puts up with a LOT from me- and even more when im on my sharks. Poor guy. I need to give him a few more handys or something.

So this week hasnt been good for eating. Well it was good except for Tuesday and Wednesday. Ive been eating a crap ton more veggies and fruits instead of other stuff. However- after seeing zero movement on the scale after a week on Tuesday- I kind of had a Danielle pity party for a few days.

I KNOW that it's my cycle that's adding water weight and making me bloated. But still, I worked hard last week- harder than normal and ate much better than planned. I should have lost some lbs.

This morning after my run I was down 2lbs. There. Haha. Oh- also i realized I get really crabby when i plan to work out and then something inteferes to where I dont end up doing it. My best solution is to wake up first thing in the morning and get that cardio in. I can always find time to lift for 30 minutes at night or after work.

This morning was great- I got up at 5:20, ate a few strawberries and headed out to see where I was at with my 5K pace. WELL wasn't I surprised when I ran the entire thing and had an AMAZING time of 34:17! Well SHIIIIIIIIT! Thats amazing for me to see such a good time. And to run for 34 minutes non-stop! Now I really think that I can work toward my goal of getting a sub 30-min 5K.

This weekend (I can NOT wait for it to be here) is camping #1 of the year! Half day tomorrow- thankfully!!- and then heading out. Josh and I got lots of healthier things to eat for snacks- granola, veg and hummus, nuts, tea, pita chips. But then I also got myself cider beer and a bottle of wine. I actually got 2 bottles, but might have to indulge tonight on a glass or two.

Josh and I are starting to plan some of the big things for our wedding. He said he doesn't care what we do, it's my day. But i said it's OUR day- but yes, im the one who cares a lot about it. Im torn between a destination wedding and a traditional one here. Destination would be cool- BUT I want so many people to come that it would probably be .. not what I want. I would love the getting married in Jamaica with my family and friends around me, but then i would want to be alone with my new husband for the rest of the time. I would feel like we'd need to be around everyone most of the time.

I would get most of what I want with a traditional wedding. The wedding party- the photography, the party, gifts, romance etc... I just know that THE day is a blur- and there's so much stress and hassle that goes into it... definitely taking away the fantasy of it.

So there are things I need to think about! Luckily I went to Shopko to hit up the 60% off magazines sale and got 9 awesome wedding/bridal magazines. I'm all set for camping reading materials! I got 11 magazines for $27!! and saved $47 according to the receipt. Sweeet! I was so jacked.

Tonight I may end up playing soccer with Josh or something active with him. Then Im going to watch some Orange is the New Black- AHH, im on episode 6 i think of season 2. Or maybe what I did last night and watch Say Yes to the Dress while flipping through magazines.

Oh boy- im a typical engaged woman... but I love it! My ring has been at the jeweler since Saturday to get sized- I cant wait to get it back!! It would be cool if it were before I go camping so i can show all of our friends!! ... again lol

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TINAJANE76 6/20/2014 7:03PM

    Hope you're able to pull yourself out of your funk soon, Danielle. You've got so much exciting stuff going on to look forward to!

Although I'm far from a traditional girl, I also opted for a traditional wedding and didn't regret it for a second. The bottom line for me was that I wanted as many of the people I cared about to be there and I wanted to make it as easy as possible for that to happen. Going traditional helped facilitate that and I still had an awesome time in spite of how much of a whirlwind it was--and my guests did too!

Enjoy your camping trip this weekend!

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JULS_MARIE 6/20/2014 4:40PM

    PAUSE!!! Can't even read any further until I make this statement.. "Poor guy. I need to give him a few more handys or something."... I say this kind of stuff, for reals we need to meet, you are my attitude twin.

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NOTGVGUP83 6/19/2014 3:59PM

    I had to read the sentence twice when I saw shark week because I was a lil confused LOL I love that though. Shark week is always a ruiner for everything but just do what you can with your best attitude. I totally get irritated when I plan ANYTHING and it falls through or gets rescheduled. You totally rocked your 5k this morning! Have fun on your camping trip. I'm sure you'll come back refreshed and ready to tackle this journey again. Big wedding decisions to make but it's so much fun!

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BONOLICIOUS2 6/19/2014 2:46PM

    Omg I am DYING over here because my boyfriend calls TOM "Jaws" and that is sooo close to Shark Week and it is toooooooooooo funny. HAH! Jaws and Shark Week!

Shark Week can REALLY throw you off and beating yourself up won't make it any better. And look, you already put a great foot forward today! You got this girly! Run Danielle, Run!

Have a ton of fun camping! And I hope you get your ring back because then you can stare at it lovingly whenever you want! Yay!

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ARUNNINGKAT 6/19/2014 2:22PM

    Exciting times for you girl! With lots of big decisions too!

I have the same problem - if I plan to work out and I don't get my workout in, I just flat feel horrible! You would think that I would have incentive to never miss a workout, but somehow I still do sometimes. emoticon

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