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Friday, January 16, 2009

Keeping my calories down!

I've been so HUNGRY this winter season! Even though I stay away from those high-carby sweet trigger foods, I keep gnoshing on one thing after another all day long. I turn to low calorie veggies quite a bit, but obviously not enough.

Feel good about ramping up my workouts, now if I can only pull the reins in on my appetite!


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TWOKIWI 1/17/2009 1:25PM

    HI there ! Hey thanks for the flowers - there were a real pick me up. No I am not in NZ but have dual NZ-Canadian citizenship as my dad is a kiwi. Currently I live in Ontario, but my husband and I would love to retire to NZ. I spent a month there last year visiting my dadj's half of the family - man it is beautiful.

Anyway - I read your blog about the hunger and I can relate. Not sure if you would like these things, but they help me when I am getting hungry.

1) cottage cheese with some vanilla and artificial sweetener - that's it. You can have 1/2 c, or 1 c - and then I put maybe 1/2 to 1 tsp of vanilla, more or less to taste, and same with the sweetener. It ALLMost tastes like vanilla ice cream.

2) unsweetened almond milk with low carb chocholate protein. Mix it up and it tastes like chocholate milk but it is low low low on the sugar.

Cheers !

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Two - fer

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I had started my treadmill session today planning for once to use one of the programs that comes with the treadmill. You know those programs that vary the incline and speed...? Good challenge, right?

Well, it started at such a slow speed that I almost gave up on the program, but then I thought...all right, if it's SO slow, why not try to go *hands free*...? I've been hooked onto hanging on those side rails since the very beginning...even tho I know I'm compromising my workout, haven't yet given up on this.

So...I did a SUPER job going hands free at least HALF of my 50 min. session! Could I ever tell the DIFFERENCE...whew! Great workout doing both the program on my treadmill and hands free much of the time.

Two challenges tackled in one session...woo hoo! :-)


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    Way to go, you are awesome!

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Restoring My "Clock"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Many of you may know about my inner alarm clock and how I pride myself on not needing an alarm clock to JAR me awake each morning.

Since the time change last fall, however my "clock" has not been so reliable...and that usually means I oversleep by just a few too many minutes. This has either cut my treadmill session short or eliminated it altogether in the morning...which means I either make it up in the evening when my energy is at its lowest point...or I just skip it altogether...not good!

It's been a great solid week of NO missed treadmill sessions and I'm feeling GREAT to be able to move forward with a no-missed-daily-cardio streak! Woo hoo! Earlier in my recovery I was able to go for several WEEKS without missing a daily treadmill session! I'm hoping to be able to resume that once again at long last...woo hoo!

Although I haven't done as well as I wish in guarding my sleep time and insuring that I get at least 8 hours a night, I've made some improvements and I believe this is helping me to restore my "clock."


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    I am terrible about getting up in the morning, alarm clock or no. You are making good progress, keep up the good work!

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Hands Free...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Well, didn't get up early, so I wondered what I could do to challenge myself during my 35 min. treadmill session this morning...at last inspiration came from an old, out of print Al Jarreau song...one of my favorites: "I Keep Calling"

I don't often confess this but: I almost ALWAYS use the siderails of my treadmill while walking...even jogging! I look so doofy...no WONDER I prefer using the treadmill in the privacy of my home!

Well, that song inspired my to go HANDS FREE for the whole song! Felt great to be untethered!

Wish I could prod myself to do this more often tho!


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GLORYSEEKER65 1/13/2009 8:05PM

    I know what you mean ... I'm a holder on person ussually too lol


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Snow Shoveling Boogie!

Monday, January 12, 2009

I rocked yesterday boogie-ing to my mp3 player while revelling in my cardio snow shoveling for a couple of hours...I was having so much fun I shoveled well into my neighbor's driveways on both sides of ours. My sweatshirt was SOAKED when I was done!

And...later we went out for Sunday brunch and a movie (Gran Torino...WHAT A FLIX! All THUMBS UP! :-) ). The brunch was LOADED with scrumptious, decadent stuff, but avoided all of it with the exception of allowing myself a forkful of their cheesecake. My old gastroplasty of 1992 still serves its purpose by curbing my appetite at such venues.

Hope everyone out there is SPARKING away! :-)


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RISSATRAIN 1/13/2009 3:02PM

    I loved Gran Torino! Clint Eastwood at his finest.

Congrats on the fun cardio. I wish it would snow here in Dallas! LOL! emoticon

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    Shoveling snow, guess you dont want to hear about my 60 minute walk this evening during son's soccer practice, of course I was wearing shorts, and got home and the air conditioner is still kicking in! LOL.

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BUN3KIN 1/12/2009 11:00AM

    Brunch is the bane of my existence! I do not have the self control to even try right now.

Great job to you! emoticon

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