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A real day off, oh well............

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk today. I was on Sparks earlier with the air-conditioning on in the computer room. I usually do a workout DVD around 4pm, then take a long cooling shower around 5.30 to 6pm, that's my usual schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those are my workout days.

I workout during weekends too but Tuesdays and Thursdays are my DVD workout days. But today, I just didn't feel like it. So, I stayed in the air-conditioned room till around 6pm. Then, I thought, shouldn't be too hot now, and headed out for a nice walk.

But after walking for around 30 minutes, with a nice breeze, I headed to a friend's house for a visit. They were just sitting down to dinner so I pinched a few bites (I tracked it all). I came home around 7.30pm and had my proper dinner. But I had a very light lunch earlier (instant mushroom soup), so I'm still below my calorie limit. I'll see what else I can eat later.

I did like an hour and a half Pilates DVD on Tuesday, so maybe I can relax today, but I hope to kick my own butt again this weekend to make up for today's break. Oh well, I'll see...........

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/26/2012 12:54PM

    Even your words about the heat seem refreshing to me. It's still coooold here in Illinois. I need some SUNSHINE! Glad you had such a good day! emoticon emoticon

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OMG!!!! KFC is really fattening!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I went over my caloric allowance today all because I ate KFC!!!! I had one drumstick and one thigh; both hot and spicy, 2 buns, one serving each of coleslaw and mashed potato. I tracked it and was amazed at how many calories I have consumed!!!!

I don't even dare track the little sips of mountain dew!!!! Oh well, that just goes to show that I can't eat like this everyday! Why was I so hungry? I did 1 and a half hours of Pilates. I sweated quite a bit; it feels so good after a bath.

Oh Gosh! I hope I didn't undo the good of that Pilates session.............sigh! Well, back on the healthy lifestyle wagon!

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SPEEDY143 4/25/2012 3:46PM

    KFC calls out to me occasionally... I stay away from the potatoes & biscuits. I eat a breast and coleslaw... once I'm done licking my fingers I'm satisfied. It's all about portion control emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 3:47:04 PM

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SASSEJAE 4/25/2012 7:51AM

    i'm trying to give up all white foods altogether so the buns/biscuits are a reall challenge for me, especially KFC..they are so good!!! emoticon

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TMCLEOD4 4/24/2012 4:49PM

    I see someone recommended the grilled chicken option. Check out the calories on that before you eat it. I looked once and was amazed at the number of calories in "grilled" chicken. Fast food is almost always a bad choice. Fat and sodium that is off the charts and you end up being hungry again in a few hours. Not worth it!!

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/24/2012 3:14PM

    I track calories before going to restaurants now - mostly because of the sodium count. We were going to a Chili's - and I know my husband loves BBQ ribs (I do, too) so we were going to split an order. Ooops - 6300+ mg of SODIUM. We went elsewhere!

One spree won't hurt you overall, but it could show up a little bit tomorrow. It will go away again in a day. Don't regret it - just don't do it OFTEN! And when you do, go right ahead and enjoy it!

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CROWLEY123 4/24/2012 3:05PM

    And now we all know why KFC does not publish, or encourage viewing of their Nutritional Facts! Good for you for figuring it all out !

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/24/2012 12:30PM

    Just take it as lesson learned!
Great pilates session!

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JERZEYFRESH 4/24/2012 12:25PM

    A little KFC splurge will not hurt your overall efforts, as long as it's just that - a splurge on an occasional basis! I confess, I like my KFC too. Once in awhile, good, yummy bad-for-you food is good for the soul!

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MLT7211 4/24/2012 11:26AM

    Way to jump back into the healthy lifestyle. So you went over one day... get back on the horse!

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KATHRYNLP 4/24/2012 9:17AM

    KFC's fattening.. gosh.. Who Knew... LoL.. emoticon emoticon

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SONICB 4/24/2012 8:49AM

    Avoid buns/biscuits at ANY restaurant/fast food establishment. They're just empty calories. Do the KFC's over there offer a grilled chicken option? It defeats the purpose of the F in KFC, but the grilled chicken they have here is pretty tasty.

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Resting my muscles.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yesterday (Saturday) I did some tough Pilates. I'm not really sure, but I think it was like 30 minutes worth, but like I said tough. I couldn't even finish all the reps but the instructor (on Youtube) kept on smiling and doing it like it was nothing!

I wish I had abs like hers but she probably spends hours each day working out because it's her profession. I really like her workouts! She really kicks butt! For those of you who are interested, her name is Cassey Ho and you can find her on youtube under POP Pilates. And, like Sparkpeople, her workouts are free! How cool is that?!

Oh, on to the main subject of this blog. I'm still sore from Saturday's workout, so I took a slow walk today. But my right knee keeps complaining. I suppose I should rest on Monday. I sure hope my knee recovers soon though, cos I can't wait to do some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), I hear that it burns some serious fat!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/22/2012 10:48AM

    Just don't hurt yourself...remember walking
is just fine til that knees says "ok"!
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Pacing myself.......

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I knew that my knees will protest if I did another HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout, no matter how short; so I decided not to that today. I already did a 10 minute HIIT workout on Tuesday. I was feeling tired yesterday so today is workout day (Thursday). I thought of doing a Pilates workout but my muscles are still sore from Tuesday's workout, so I decided on a long walk instead.

I walked for 45 minutes, then I got a phone call from my Mom on my cell. She asked me to cook the rice (no biggie! we have a rice cooker) and drain the veggies in preparation for her to stir fry them (she was soaking them in water). She was on her way home, she was just going to pick up my brother from work.

Well, I did what she asked, took me less than 10 minutes, then I went for another walk, at a slower pace for 20 minutes to cool down. So, in total, I walked for 65 minutes! I don't want to push myself too hard. If my muscles are still sore, I need to give them time to mend and recharge before the next Pilates workout!

You need to pace yourself. After all this is a long-term thing. You don't want to push yourself too hard and then burn out! You can always push yourself again after your muscles have recovered!

Oh! Btw, I've recovered from my runny nose yesterday! Last night, actually!

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LARKSONGRUTH 4/20/2012 12:05AM

    I have that same philosophy. Slow and steady wins the game.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/19/2012 6:10PM

  You are so right and that is something I have to remind myself of all the time is not to push myself with too much heavy duty exercising and just to do something light weightt until my muscles get unsore and more rested and relaxed.

We have to learn our bodiies and what we are capable of doing.

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    Glad to hear you are feeling better - great job on the exercising! emoticon

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DANITX 4/19/2012 2:54PM

    Great advice!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/19/2012 9:28AM

    Awesome way to workout and you are right, it is long term goal, so steady as you go...
Glad you are better...sounded like allergies!
Take care!
Mary emoticon emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 4/19/2012 8:50AM

    Great to hear it was NOT the flu!!

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WENDYSPARKS 4/19/2012 8:20AM

    I went walking yesterday and the other day and also lifted those hand weights that they have...they help me work out my upper body. Hope you been feeling well. Thinking of you....

Wendy hugs!!! emoticon

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Runny nose and sniffling..........

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I think I may be getting the flu! Not good! I feel so tired right now, I think I'll go to bed......

Bye! Sparkers!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 4/18/2012 9:13PM


So sorry you're under the weather.

Maybe that is why you were tired yesterday

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SKINNYHANDFUL 4/18/2012 6:48PM

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon :) emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 4/18/2012 1:00PM

    HOpe it's just a runny nose!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/18/2012 9:49AM

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REBECCAMA 4/18/2012 9:28AM

  I am right there with you. I think I have a cold. No fever but runny nose, sniffling, sore throat... and tired too. Yup. I hope we both feel better soon!

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