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POA Day 17 AKA Sick/Recuperating

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Recap for yesterday:

My DH and DD were home all day (holiday), so I was distracted from work most of the day. I am just NOT able to tune them out. Plus, Kaylee was still obviously not feeling well. Though she had stopped vomiting and her temp was back to normal, she was REALLY sensitive and would cry or whine with pretty much every situation. I wasn't sure if it was the teething or what. Well, we found out later that it was her tummy, not feeling good, and she ended up.....well, emptying out her problem otherwise (trying not to be TMI here for anyone with a weaker tummy). After that, she definitely was back to her normal happy self.

I had a bottomless tummy yesterday, and I had a pretty large lunch that consisted of an egg roll (170 calories), and FOUR pieces of French toast. So, I plugged all of that into my tracker and knew that it would be a maintenance day and adjusted my thinking so that instead of eating 1200-1550 calories, I would be consuming about 2000 calories. I didn't want to go over 2000 calories, though....

*break in blog posting to go to Menard's to buy an electric stove, so train of thought may be off*

Okay, so, I planned on splitting dinner with Kaylee. I was making her Dora Spaghettios (which has less sodium than original Spaghettios), and french fries with ketchup (her favorite). I ended up having a much lower calorie dinner than I had planned because of that.

Unfortunately, not an hour after dinner, I was having serious indigestion, and it wasn't being relieved by TUMS at all, which was unusual. Then, I started having waves of nausea. Ick. I did end up throwing up once, but didn't feel better. Later in the night I developed a fever also, and my stomach hurt SO much, but would come in waves, so I would have 10 minutes of relief, but then it would come back for about 5 minutes. Heh, made me think of when I was in labor with Kaylee!!!

I finally fell asleep at about 11 o'clock just from the grogginess that my medication (Lamictal) gave me, as this was the night I doubled the dose to 50 mg instead of 25 mg.

So, here's the update:

Nutrition: Not the best, but kept it from being a "screw it, I'll just eat what I want because I screwed up at lunch" day. And then of course I threw up dinner, so not sure what my total calories really were, but on paper it was 1916 calories, 257 carbs (yeah, that was high up because of the pizza, french toast, french fries....), 43 fat, and 49 protein.

Fitness: I completed most of this. I finished 3.5 miles of running in the morning, but then skipped out on ST. I did walk once with the dog.

Water/Fiber: Done and Done.

Plan of Action for today:

Nutrition: Just eat blander food, and not much of it until my tummy feels better.

Fitness: Nothing. It's DEFINITELY a rest day. I feel very...lethargic. I do want to be up and about but not enough that it saps my energy. I need to get better...especially before Monday (my birthday)!

Water: I need to get in at LEAST 80 ounces today to flush out my system.

Miles: 64/250

Push-Ups: 30/100 (need to get on this when feeling better)

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NITELITE72 11/13/2011 9:46AM

    Hey there...I hope you are feeling better! I hate any kind of stomach virus. Glad to hear Kaylee is back to her happy self!!

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PINKBEANBOO 11/13/2011 6:27AM

    Oh no! Being sick SUCKS! I hope you feel better today.
There has been a nasty virus going around our church/the kids school. I'm scared!

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SHINJU39 11/12/2011 12:42PM

    Get well soon

emoticon (it is meant to be chicken soup emoticon)

Have a good day


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MICHSTATE 11/12/2011 12:20PM

    I hope you feel better soon!!!!!!

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POA Day 16 AKA Thankful

Friday, November 11, 2011

First of all, having many family members and friends in the military, I thank all of them and all of the veterans for everything I am able to do, because without freedom, I couldn't have or be doing the things I have. Thank you so much!!!!

I am also thankful for health, as my daughter quickly recovered from her stomach bug, and I never caught it myself. However, the day was still a bit rough around the edges since we really couldn't leave the house to go anywhere. We both just got WAY too antsy, though, around 3 p.m. and so we played in the backyard for a bit until I felt it was just too cold out for her, even though she didn't want to come back inside.

I went to bed at 8, but then stayed up until 10 talking to DH. It was worth every second though, as we talked about everything under the sun, and at the end when I told him of my fear of my flaws driving him away. I believe I said something to the effect of "I'm scared that one more flaw added to the legion I have will be the straw that broke the camel's back."

He was silent for a moment, and then he said, "No, it won't, because I love you unconditionally. No matter what. You are perfect for me."

He said more, but that really stuck with me, because it was the reassurance I needed to hear. He's just such a great guy, that sometimes I think that he is definitely too good for me and one day he will realize that. I don't vocalize that fear really ever, because I also fear that if I bring too much attention to the fact that he is too good for me, he will start to think about it more or realize it is true because I tell him it's true. Yeah, I obviously need to talk about this to the counselor.

Okay, so my recap about yesterday:

For nutrition, I stayed in my calorie ranges, which given my mental state by 3 p.m. is amazing. I wanted to eat SO bad, and I mean eat pizza, or ice cream, or just anything that was a comfort food. I resisted that urge and stuck to what I had on hand that WASN'T pizza! I also talked to DH about those urges....

For fitness, it was practically nonexistent. When I tried doing crunches on the yoga mat, my little girl came out of nowhere and body slammed my head with her knees going straight to my temple (ouch). After seeing stars and having ringing in my left ear for a while, I put the abs workout on hold. I basically played in the backyard for half an hour. Yeah. Rest day.

I drank all of my water, got in my fiber....

Plan Of Action for today:

Nutrition: Stay in my calorie range. Pretty simple. Make sure the majority of my calories are from healthier foods.

Fitness: Run 3+ miles. Do a whole body ST workout today since I didn't do abs yesterday. Get in at least 2 walks with my family today (both DH and DD are home today because of Veteran's Day).

Water/Fiber: Get my Benefiber in along with 80+ ounces of water.

Miles: 60/250

Push-Ups: 30/100

(changed the goal on my miles and push-ups as I obviously aimed WAY too high my first go-round)

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PINKBEANBOO 11/11/2011 4:31PM

    What a great hubby!

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BETTERJULIA 11/11/2011 9:19AM

    Great job on avoiding the comfort food yesterday and talking out to your hubby!

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POA Day 15 AKA Staying Healthy While LO is Sick.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Update from yesterday....WAS awesome! I didn't get up to go to the gym at 5:30, so instead I went after work. I was 20 minutes early for the spin class, so I jumped on the bike anyway to put in some extra time before class. The class was an hour long, so I ended up going 80 minutes!! I got in 30 miles, which is the most I've put in during spinning. The most I've put in before was 27 miles. Granted, I put in 20 more minutes than I have ever put in so it wasn't the FASTEST 30 miles, but I was really happy with my endurance :o} I felt great afterwards for sure! Soaked and happy.

For my ST and stretching I promised myself I would do, I did both upper and lower body ST and did my stretching. I am SORE today, but happy about that because those muscles are feeling alive! I will definitely keep putting in my ST, though for now I still find it BORING. Only because of all that counting and stuff. I may need to invest in bigger weights for home since I plan to do most of my ST at home, and I only have 5-pound weights and 20-pound weights.

For my nutrition, I did GREAT. I stayed in my ranges. I actually would have been on the low end of my calories, but I was hungry before I went to bed. I probably should have just had water, but instead I had a small meat sandwich and veggies with a bit of dip. I was mainly hungry because I was only able to eat half of my dinner after my workout because of time (I had to pick my little girl up from my mom's). Oh, and when I was picking her up, my mom had homemade chicken dumpling soup, and I resisted bringing some home (it sounds healthy but trust me it is not nearly as healthy as it SHOULD be).

For water, I drank over 80 ounces!!! Yay! I had to have DH buy more water last night because I ran out :o} It took me way too long to go through that 24-pack of water, but I hope that won't be the case this time. about 11:30 last night, my daughter woke up and was crying. I waited a few minutes thinking she would fall back asleep pretty quick since she was so tired tonight. But, she didn't, so I went in her nursery and was bombarded by the smell....She has the stomach bug emoticon After washing and drying everything in a 10-foot radius around her, and then giving her a long bath, I was hoping that she just had an upset tummy and wasn't really sick...but then she got sick again at about 2 a.m. So, I have my little pumpkin home with me. She will only be getting apples, apple juice, bananas, water, and toast today. Her tummy needs a rest!

Plan of Action for today:

Fitness: I decided to take today as my first rest day of the week cardio/gym wise. I was originally planning to run 4-6 miles, but will do that tomorrow instead. That being said, I am going to do my core ST today (I decided yesterday to split up my core and upper/lower body workout so it doesn't take so LONG to do it!). I won't be able to get a break today to go for a workout since when I am not watching Kaylee, I will be working since we are so behind at work. (we have mandatory overtime again).

Nutrition: I think today will be a day of eating bland for the most part, since if I ate "yummy" food in front of Kaylee while she is having to eat bananas and toast, I know she will be upset. I will stay in as many ranges as I can, mainly calories, fat, protein, and fiber.

Water: Same as yesterday, 60-80+ ounces. Once this becomes a habit, I will bump it up to 80-100+ ounces. Baby steps!!

Miles: 57/2500 (spinning sure helped this one!)

Push-Ups: 30/1000

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 11/10/2011 11:35AM

    great job yesterday! Sorry about your little one and hoping you don't get sick too!

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 11/10/2011 10:23AM

    Nothing worse than having to clean up after a sick baby in the middle of the night. Hope you guys have a better day. Well done with the spinning. I do 2 minutes on the bike at my gym, and for some reason it is the HARDEST thing I do.

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BETTERJULIA 11/10/2011 9:39AM

    Poor baby! I always hate when Allie is sick! You did great at the gym last night and with the water and resisting homemade comfort food (sooooo good but so unhealthy). Keep up your awesome work!

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POA Day 14 AKA Alternate Plans

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Holy Mama!!! My alarm went off this morning at 5:10 like always, and I had a MONSTER headache plus a neck cramp/pain all the way around. I must have been sleeping WAY wrong through the night. I did go to bed at a decent time last night.

I got up, but by the time I left the bathroom I knew that my morning spin session was just not going to happen. I do wish I had taken something at that time for the headache, but instead I just crawled into bed and fell back asleep. Kaylee woke up at 6:08 and DH got up with her (probably thinking I was at the gym). I got up, weighed myself (which I still do daily, just only post it here once a week now), was happy, but the headache was worse, so I went to take an Excedrin Migraine as this is definitely bordering on the migraine category... I then relieved my DH so he could go back to bed.

*Hey, Kaylee, get your foot off my keyboard!!!*

Sorry, off track there. I haven't done anything else between the last blog and this blog, so I will just get right into my Plan Of Action for today ;o}

~ Water is my #1 priority today. I think one of the reasons for my headache today is the fact that my liquids were really lacking yesterday. I had maybe 1/4 can of pop, and maybe 20 ounces of water. NOT good. Today I will push for 60-80+ ounces of water and 1/2 can of pop.

~ Nutrition. Stay in my calorie range, with low fat, mid carb, high protein, fiber, and get my calcium in. Veggies and Fruits!!!! I need to track my food now before I really start up my day. If it changes, that is okay as long as it is in my range!

~ Fitness. Just because I didn't get up this morning to go to the gym doesn't mean that I can "skip" my workout. My plan this morning was spinning, so instead I will go spinning at 5:30 this evening. It is actually a longer class (yay!) and I've never tried it (it's the advanced class). Kaylee is going to grandma's today, and DH works until midnight tonight, so this is a perfect opportunity to stay busy while alone. I also plan on getting a good amount of ST in today on my lunch hour and on a break or two. I have never been consistent with ST in my weight loss journey, and I know that it really needs to be implemented. I have an action plan in place for it (Monday, Wednesday and Friday ST along with SUPER ABS Sunday!!!).

~ Rewards. Once I reach 169, I will get a new book, which I desperately need. I have re-read all my books in the house again, and need a new book to read!!! Another book once I reach 164 pounds. Then, when I hit 160, I get my hair and nails done!!! Again, something I desperately need. I will set up new rewards once I reach those goals. I am only focused on these 13 pounds I need to lose. I will not worry at all about getting under 160 until I actually get back there.


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TJDOESLIFE 11/9/2011 11:42AM

    Ugh....I feel you on the headache thing. HATE that! Sending healthy happy healing energy your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But good for you for committing to not skipping the workout! WOOT WOOT!!!!

And way to go with the rewards! I love it....and they don't involve food. Perhaps that's what I'm missing. A few goals. Will have to think on it! Thanks for the motivation!


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RAINEMARIE214 11/9/2011 10:26AM

    Great plan! Sorry about the headache...I hate taking headache medicine, and I always regret it later when the headache gets worse and I could have cut it off earlier if I had just taken some headache medicine!

I havent been consistent with ST in almost 3 years so that is really my focus right now, and rebuilding my running mileage now that I am allowed to run again!! My goal is to get to 3 miles by the end of the year, but I also NEED to do my ST to avoid injuring myself again! It is so important - why do we always neglect it??

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/9/2011 8:41AM

    Sounds like the perfect plan of action! I love your rewards too.


Had to smile at your little interruption during your blog. She is so cute!

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POA Day 13 AKA Little Bit Late

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Yesterday was a bit of a monstrosity when it came to eating. I didn't binge, but I did a lot of mindless grazing. Some of it was mindful, and I'd stop with those, but the mindless ones were just icky.

Then, my little girl pulled out her first night of only sleeping half the night, in spurts. She has never done that before....even when she was 2 months old she was practically sleeping through the night. I get it, I'm spoiled, but last night she was up 3 times, each time just basically wanting us to take her out of the crib. The second time she had soaked through her diaper, but the third time she wanted to play. It was brutal (that was at about 3:30 a.m.). I was planning on going to the gym at 5:30, but didn't since I wanted to sleep, and didn't want to risk waking HER up.

I had the day off, which is the main reason I didn't blog my POA for the day this morning. I tend to only do quick checks online when I am not working.

I had a great day today. I did weigh in. Last Tuesday was 170; today was 173. It's a new day, though. I ate great, eating lots of veggies, fruit (grapes mainly, a banana). I went for a mid-day run of 3 miles. I got a lot of stretching in and resolve to do more stretching in the future. I did some errands. I went to Weight Watchers. I spent some time with my DH. I spent some late evening time with Kaylee, gave her a bath, etc.

I also went in to the psychologist's office and took a 175+ question true/false test to see where I am at mental health-wise. Some of those questions were tough....I am interested to see what it tells us at my next appointment on Nov 18.

And now I am typing this up. I guess I just wanted everyone to know I'm still here and not missing a day because of avoidance. I just avoided the computer mostly :o}

Last Week - 170
This week: 173
Goal by December 6 (WW weigh-in) 160-165

Miles: 25/2500

Push-Ups: 15/1000 (tougher than I'd thought!!!)

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BECKY_LYNN84 11/9/2011 10:38AM

    How do you get yourself out of bed in the morning to workout? I know I need to start doing this but I just want to keep sleeping in my nice warm comfy bed LOL

Great job by the way!!! You can totally do this girl!

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SHINJU39 11/9/2011 7:43AM

    Push-ups are so hard. I can do a set of 5 now - but it wasn't that long ago I was looking down at the floor thinking if I move I eat carpet.

Have a great day


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TJDOESLIFE 11/8/2011 10:19PM

    You've inspired me to weigh in tomorrow even though I said I wouldn't (I'm obviously up). Avoiding the scale and the truth never works. Here's to a new week of awesomeness....yes love, awesomeness!!!! XOXO!!

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