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~*~ Suck It! 12/13 ~*~ Advice needed at bottom of blog!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

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~!~ SI 12/13 - Payback's a Beeyotch! ~!~

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From Yoovie's Post:
"If you stuck to your guns this weekend and pushed a bit, then today will be an easier day for you. Either its a rest day cause you did a ton of strength training or cardio over the weekend, or you had a long run yesterday, or simply because the kids aren't home. Maybe you stayed in your calorie range all weekend and today is a treat day? OR you busted your ass so much that any workout you have planned for today will be much easier because of it.

OR~

You flunked.

You missed your workouts and ate bad.
or you just didn't exercise.
OR you did exercise but ate AWFUL.

So.... whatcha gonna do about it? You had a crap weekend- are you quitting on December, or will payback be a beeyotch today?

List what you accomplished this weekend.

- I ran for 4.25 miles on Saturday and 7.15 miles on Sunday.

What did you eat?

- Oof. Here is where I 50% flunked and 50% passed.

Friday night - I made a stir fry of shrimp, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers with olive oil and made Smart Pasta with it. Also ate an Angus Mushroom and Swiss snack wrap on the way home from the grocery store. And had 6 Hershey's kisses. The caramel-filled kind. Plenty of water.

Saturday - Early-morning breakfast was a banana and grapes. Mid-morning brunchy-type breakfast (when I made DH and daughter this) was pancakes and low-calorie syrup. I make them small....but I had 5. Lunch was tuna packed in water with a bit of Miracle Whip, an Everything bagel thin with cream cheese. Dinner was a hamburger bun with deli turkey and a bit of cheddar cheese, shrimp with cocktail sauce, an English muffin (low-calorie) with 1 tablespoon of PB, and a baked potato with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and a bit of cheese. This was munched on over a period of 3 hours while reading a book (smart, right?). I then had a "dessert" of 1 graham cracker, hot cocoa, and 1/2 cup of mint chocolate chip low-fat ice cream.

Sunday ~ Breakfast was a serving of grapes and mid-morning had 1-1/2 bananas. Lunch was vegetable soup, low sodium, along with tuna with a teaspoon of Miracle Whip. Supper was a low-calorie English muffin with 1 TBSP of PB, and I had an evening "snack" of 9!!!!!! Hershey's kisses.

I have pretty much pinpointed my problem area. Evening before going to bed. DH seems to always be gone in the evening (either working, or spending time with his brother, friends, etc). I asked him to spend his time away (besides working) after bedtime (my bedtime should be 8 p.m. so that is workable). That way I will be in bed when my "munchies" hit.

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Catching up. I did a tremendous job at the gym this weekend with the running I did, but I feel like I went off kilter with my eating in the evening and have my official weigh-in with WW tomorrow. Therefore, I did a spin class today followed by a good strength training session and am focusing on water today along with protein-packed foods.

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I had a great weekend overall, and had the "lightbulb" moment about my evening munchies that add up. I had a talk with my DH about how this impacts me, and how it would be great for him to be home with us until bedtime since being alone every night, seems to result in mowing down everything in the kitchen.

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Enjoy the season? It's too fricking cold here to really enjoy the winter aspect, but we are going to my parents' house this evening to watch some delayed Vikings football and have tacos. When I say tacos, I mean my mother prepares a flipping buffet!!! She has EVERYTHING available including soft tacos, hard tacos, those flat shell thingies, taco salads (with Dorito's), taco meat, refried beans, sour cream (and not the fat-free kind) etc. etc. etc.

What would be some advice for getting through this evening of fat and carbs? Like I mentioned above, my weigh-in is tomorrow, and it is imperative I do my best (mainly just weigh in at 160 pounds at 5 p.m. with clothes on).

Thanks, I appreciate it!!!!!

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Erin

  
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DUSTYGIRL25 12/13/2010 1:12PM

    Wow! You had a busy weekend. Maybe you had a couple of snacky things, but all in all, I think you did great! You had meals that were pretty darn healthy and did a lot of exercising. Try not to let other people's habits side track you. (I know that's hard when it's family) My husband loves to eat snacks and is always offering me some. I've finally crossed that point of just saying "No Thanks!"
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LONGWINDINGROAD 12/13/2010 12:44PM

    I agree with LIZARDREAMING's suggestion...bring something green! And while you're getting that, get some soft corn tortillas...they have about 30 calories (I LOVE them)...you can have 3 of them for the same calories as a 6 inch flour tortilla!! I always feel less deprived when I can have MORE of something! If you don't get the corn tortillas, make a big plate of lettuce, with one crunched up hard tortilla, a little bit of everything else and lots of salsa! You can do it!!

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RELAXYOURBACK 12/13/2010 12:36PM

    What a great blog - you really are mindful about this process. You kicked butt on exercise! For some reason beef kills me before a weigh in. That feast sounds oh so tasty, but the beef and salt would show up on the scale for me. Can you bring a little thing of brown rice to bulk up a teeny bit of beef or beans and like others have said, lots of shredded lettuce, tomatoes, some salsa and avocado? Have fun!!

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SALINAMATHER 12/13/2010 12:15PM

    I always allow myself what I want, but in moderation. If I try to deny myself anything, I'll end up going overboard on something else later on.
So make yourself just one taco with just a tiny bit of the bad stuff that you like and ALOT of the good stuff like lettuce and tomatoes/etc.

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LIZARDREAMING 12/13/2010 12:12PM

    OOOO, what an inducement to EAT!!!

No salad greens? Bring them yourself girlfriend! Then onto the greens do a couple of spoons of the meat and beans, a sprinkle of cheese, and break up one of those flat crunchy taco's to use as individual chips and good luck!!

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Bikini Progress Pictures, RMAC challenge!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I did about 75% what I was supposed to be doing and 25% not. I could have done more ST, though I did more than I usually do. I ate mostly good, but had a bunch of carbs/salt last night...not good for the night before taking a picture. I also drank 100 oz of water or more most days, but not for about 3 days including yesterday :o{

Well, without further ado!

I put heels on this time, clipped off the tags (decided this was the best bikini for now after looking at the others at Target). I also did better posing, put more thought into it, and did it while Kaylee was napping. Jenny (our dog) of course was in her usual spot and didn't care what we were doing.











And a mug shot for fun that doesn't show my stomach :o}


I'm not very good at seeing changes in myself in this one....but I think my stomach looks better from the side and probably because I have heels on this time I see more calf definition from the side.

I am going to go FULL OUT this week with my ST, drinking water, more protein, less carbs and fat, and see how next week turns out!! Oh, and sorry for posting them today, my first pictures were taken last Saturday. I would have done them yesterday, but got busy and didn't have someone to take them when I remembered about it!

  
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ABETTERBECKY 12/15/2010 12:54PM

    I definitely see a change - just imagine when you give 100% :) Keep it up girl!

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VMARIA87 12/15/2010 12:38PM

    Looking good and I love your pup in the background!

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MOMMYNURSE 12/14/2010 4:42AM

    Keep up those good habits and they will shine through! I do think the tummy looks smaller :)

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NANCYANNE55 12/13/2010 5:29PM

    I can see changes all over your body. Next time, be SURE to get your water and low-carb the night before your pics. The changes will be even more dramatic!

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TRAINER_T 12/13/2010 4:52PM

    I see small changes in your abs

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SHAYGETSFIT 12/13/2010 12:51PM

    Rock it girl!!

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ANDREWS_MOM 12/13/2010 11:12AM

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You're doing great!!
I hope to have my thighs shrink like yours are!! :)
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DELPHYNE 12/13/2010 11:03AM

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Keep it up! I just LOVE your dog. :)

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LEARNIN2LUVME 12/13/2010 10:58AM

    Looking Good...... Keep up the Good work.....

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LEASH119 12/13/2010 10:56AM

    your doing amazing!

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WENDY3EYES 12/13/2010 10:44AM

    Great first week!! I can see that your tummy shrunk!!! Good job, and hope you have a great week.

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BELIEVER104 12/12/2010 7:55PM

    I def see progress in your waist and legs! Keep it up-- have a strong week!!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 12/12/2010 5:47PM

    I see the most change in your leg/thigh area! You are making great progress, keep it going!

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ELFITZPA 12/12/2010 5:07PM

    It looks like your waist line is coming in, both in the front and back shots. Nice first week!!

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ROBOSTAR 12/12/2010 4:05PM

    You have pretty much shrunken all over! I definitly see more toned legs and a smaller waist line!!!! Love the 'mug shot' Very pretty and great smile!!!!!

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MJCLARENDON 12/12/2010 3:55PM

    Both your tummy and thighs have shrunk noticeably from this week to last- amazing! Really good results- keep at it, you're looking awesome!

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FIT911CHICK 12/12/2010 3:41PM

    I love that your dog is in the same spot for both weeks. Too funny! I agree your waist looks smaller in the side shots. Keep up the good work!

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PIP103 12/12/2010 3:06PM

    Your waist is really coming in at the top, it's especially clear from the back! Great work, keep going!

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~*~ Suck It! 12/10-12/2010 ~*~

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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Suck It! 12/10-12/2010 - Time to Build Momentum!

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From Yoovie's template for this weekend:

So we started off the month teaching ourselves that its ok to fumble as long as you can do a quick recovery, right?

Bad breakfast = sensible lunch
didn't move all day = crunches before bed
coke with lunch = water with dinner
bad morning does not = ruined day
missed a workout = stab it tomorrow

So as long as we make *mostly* good decisions on a daily basis, then we have consistency.

But these are just normal days, how are we gonna keep going the way we need to when its the crazy holidays and you're either laughing and jolly and sharing sweets with tots or staring between a hangman's noose or a bowl of Hershey's Kisses...(dear calorie gods, I would give my left nut for calorieless Hershey's Kisses- as they are, in my mind, the perfect candy.)

So what do we do????????

We gotta build steam so we can charge though.

We can't just wake up on the 23rd and be like COWABUNGA!!!!!!!- cause we wont even be warmed up yet, we'll pull something.

So we gotta build steadily from today, starting THIS WEEKEND. Go back and look at the things you've reported in so far for the month and figure out how you can either do MORE or BETTER or HARDER or just START.

The Christmas stockings filled with candy can suck it.

I'm going to go to the gym and do a lot of ST and running this weekend, cause I really really dont want December to be a throw away month, just because its cold and there is a lot of food and alcohol.

Weekends are full of temptations but I am stronger than that because I want to wear a bikini this summer (or, at the very least, feel strong, sexy, and healthy in a monikini).

Tell me about a really healthy meal you enjoyed lately.

I had whole grain pasta with shrimp stir fried with 1 tbsp of olive oil and tons of onions, mushrooms, and green peppers with stir fry sauce for dinner last night!

My plan is:

FRI-SUNDAY - SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN DO, GO FOR BREAKING RECORDS

Prepare to report back on Monday everything you do this weekend.

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KILTGUY 12/12/2010 10:11AM

    Love the stir-fry. Also try with tofu and use lots of spices instead of salt.

BTW, is this anything like shuck it, suck it, slurp it? Just sayin'.

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COLD_GOLD 12/11/2010 10:23PM

    keep up the good work! I had Ethiopian for dinner tonight... shared the vegetarian platter... lentils, squash, salad... all delicious!

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TRILLIUM22 12/11/2010 2:46PM

    Small sized calzones with cheese and spinach and a green salad with blueberries. Got by with 1 T of olive oil in making the dressing for 4 servings

Going for a mostly good day.

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LADYBIRD82 12/11/2010 11:13AM

    I don't think Friday dinner was that good but the rest of the weekend I will recover! I can do this, I'm going to join you my friend! emoticon emoticon

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MOUNTAINMERMAID 12/11/2010 9:44AM

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ERNAFLOWER 12/11/2010 9:44AM

  Each moment we decide to continue on a better path....I love that you recognize that the day is not ruined by one choice that could have been better. Good for you! Keep on motivating others.
Erin

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~*~ Suck It! Day 8 ~*~

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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~!~ Suck It - December 8th - Celebrate ~*~

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emoticon Did you exercise yesterday?

emoticon Yes, I did! I did bootcamp for 30 minutes on my lunch hour.

What was your first victory today?

emoticon Getting up out of bed, though I had made up my mind that I didn't WANT to work out today. It is emoticonCOLD emoticon outside, and so emoticonWARM emoticon in my bed. But, I got up, warmed up the car, got to the gym, and had my best 4+ mile run EVER! Also got in 30+ minutes of some fabulous ST :o}

emoticon What did you eat for breakfast?

emoticon I had a banana before heading to the gym, then I had a WW bagel with half a serving of cream cheese with grapes *yummy*!


emoticon You going to overeat tonight?

emoticon HECK NO!!!

emoticon Got any workouts planned?

emoticon I already did most of my working out, but I do plan on doing crunches tonight, as much as I can, aiming for 500 again.

emoticon What is your favorite way to celebrate in the winter, or your favorite tradition?

emoticon I am trying to come up with some things I have never done before, so that my daughter (who is now starting to understand things) can experience them. These include stockings on the fireplace area with actual THINGS in the stockings, but I didn't put up lights outside the house this year. Will do next year! The tree is up, and I am getting presents under them on Thursday. I plan on getting a toddler sled this year so Kaylee and her mommy and daddy can get out in the snow!

emoticon Pick a word to OWN today. It can be inspiring or awesome or just fun. Implement it into your day every chance you get!

emoticon My word will be ALIVE. I am thankful to not only be alive, but living, and though it is cliched to say that I need to live like there is no tomorrow, it is so true, and I just need to live my life the best way I can, and be grateful for every breath I am able to take.

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TESS6166 12/10/2010 2:34PM

    You're doing great! Keep it UP!

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KILTGUY 12/9/2010 8:45PM

    500 crunches?! That's crazy! Good for you!!!

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RAVENSONG37 12/8/2010 1:54PM

    I love your alive word. It's so great that you are out there LIVING! Love you!!

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Quick NSV blog

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Well, I am 1 pound down this week, so that IS a victory, but this morning I had an awesome NSV:

I ran a 9-minute mile for 4.25 miles this morning!!!!!!!! It took me 40 minutes to run that 4.25 miles, and I am over the moon about it! Granted, my breathing was pretty rough at the end and my lungs were feeling it, but I usually don't push myself on the treadmill. I basically set my treadmill speed about 6.7 mph and kept with it. Gosh it felt great....I had a few minutes of mental toughness where I had to tell myself to keep going, that my legs could do it, my lungs could take it.

So, yeah...I need to get outside to run, though. Treadmills just aren't the same!

  
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RAINEMARIE214 12/10/2010 8:43AM

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BETHSTL 12/9/2010 10:56PM

    emoticon You ROCK girl!

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MRSSIBRAT 12/8/2010 2:46PM

    thats awesome girl!!

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RAVENSONG37 12/8/2010 1:55PM

    Wow...this is really REALLY awesome!!

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PARTICLEGIRL22 12/8/2010 12:27PM

    WOOHOOO! Great job on both the the loss and the NSV!

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NITELITE72 12/8/2010 10:42AM

    Way to go...on the weight loss and the run!

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PINKBEANBOO 12/8/2010 10:28AM

    Wow, you are fast & have great stamina!

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MISSBEX24 12/8/2010 10:20AM

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MJCLARENDON 12/8/2010 10:14AM

    Way to go! Nothing better than a tough run early in the morning, good for you!

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JENNIFERKCM 12/8/2010 10:04AM

    You did AWESOME! See what you CAN do! BTW-What does NSV mean?

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