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Nutrition Course this week!

Monday, September 29, 2008


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My nutrition course starts this Tuesday night (6:00-9:30)... I'm really quite excited about it! I feel like I know so much already, even just by reading the text book! I can't wait to learn even more from the instructor!

I am considering buying a pair of LandRollers www.landrollers.com to replace my old rollerblades (I ended up returning the white pair, they had a really crappy brake!)
Has anyone ever seen these in REAL LIFE? The dog whisperer, Ceaser Milan uses them to exercise his dogs! They seem like they would be right UP my alley! Off-road roller blading, HECK YA! I have tried to rollerblade on grass and up hills before with my old blades, but they are just not cut out for that!

I got the BEST compliment today from one of the girls in my training group (one of the Fitness Competition girls)... she said I'm literally MELTING away, and that every week she sees me change! She said she can hardly believe her eyes! WOW! So, it's not just Wendy stroking my ego.. it's the truth! (I mean, I know since I've started training with Wendy and adding heavy weight training session to my workout routine, I have lost about 6 or 7 pounds, but I thought it was just ME who could notice it!) I need to take my measurements soon too, I bet those numbers will be even more impressive!

So, YAY... I'm feeling GREAT today!
How about you?
Feel free to tell me here!
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SWEET*TOOTH 9/30/2008 2:39PM

    It's always nice to get confirmation from others that you're doing an awesome job! Good job! :) And I'm so jealous that you get to go to a nutrition class. That would be so fascinating! Let us know what you learn!

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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/30/2008 2:11PM

    Awesome, awesome!!! YOU.GO.GUUUURL!!!! Melt on, girl. Melt on......

Looks like you will be in class when I am! I know that you will learn a lot and I hope that you bring it all back to us!!!! lol

As for the rollers, I would totally bust my A$$!!! But, since you already rollerblade I am sure that you will be fine. ROCK ON with those!!!!!

Wendee

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TESS6166 9/30/2008 6:53AM

    You're doing great! And obviously working very hard.

Thanks for the comment on my page also! I'm now playing with the tanner to see how the color looks on me, my hip area is the only part that doesn't show in my workout outfits! We'll see... protan, jantana, dream tan, one coat protan... which works best??? trying to find out on my skin....

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GUNGHONIA 9/30/2008 1:08AM

    I checked out your link. Girl, if I tried to skate in those things, I would be scabby-kneed forever:)

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KELLYFIT4U 9/29/2008 6:42PM

    Yeah I can't wait you'll even have more great information for me from this nutrition class. I love all your advice so keep it coming. The compliments definitely make your day don't they! Just from your pictures on the internet you look amazing so I couldn't imagine seeing you in person. Keep it up girl you are a train and no one will stop you!!! emoticon

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FITGIRL15 9/29/2008 4:24PM

    FYI:
Did you know that the more grains and seeds that they place on the top of a loaf of bread usually means there is LESS nutritional content inside the loaf of bread itself!
The manufacturers do things like this to make you think on first glance, that all the seeds and grains on top means it's more wholesome... this is RARELY the case!

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THELILMERMAID 9/29/2008 2:39PM

    I feel happy today! Yay, I ran 2 miles this morning and wore my legs out with weights, always fun :) Now I gotta clean house while the baby is napping.

"Your melting" is a GREAT compliment! I'd love to hear that anyday. Keep doing what your doing Miss SP Hottie!

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SEEHOLZ 9/29/2008 1:38PM

    I love that bread/sugar picture! I think the effect would have been even better with white bread. White bread is the most nutritiosly empty food item that the American considers a main stream food. I hate it! ( my son unfortunately fell hard core for that myth-LOL!)
I think we are like 2 peas in one pot when it comes to being excited about something like a nutrition class! FYI: there is a lot of controversial info out there--- quite confusing actually! Even though it's a nutrition class, go in "questioning everything" so that you are satisfied that you truly educated yourself!
Sorry, no help with rollerblades! I used my friend's and let's just say our sidewalks do not co-coperate-LOL! I feel quite clumsy actually...
Thanks for stopping by! Oh, glad you got your well-deserved rest!
Last, but not least: Congrats on feeling fabulous! It's great how a compliment can stoke the confidence level ( Dana told me Friday that I lost weight- no arguing allowed-- a day after Cathy told me that I leaned out) Well, the scale might say whatever--- I trust those 2, because they have no motivation to make it up!

Happy Monday!


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Cheat day SICKNESS and clear shoes

Friday, September 26, 2008


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Today at 4:00pm my belly ache began! And continued till about 8:00pm!
I know I did it to myself!
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Today was my "EAT" day (that's how I lovingly refer to my cheat day sometimes) and it was obvious to me that my food timing was WAY OFF, especially since I had a hard TRAINING session planned for this afternoon!

I happended to eat my Arby's lunch (mistake #1) late around 2pm (mistake #2)! I had my regularly scheduled training session today at 2:30... hmmm... 30 minutes isn't a lot of time to digest all that CRAP (literally) and woah... it really WASN'T enough time! (maybe it would have been ok if i twas just a regular training session, but today Wendy put us through the ringer! (Seriously... I was completely BEAT near the end of our 45 minute session! ...Which is weird because the session was mostly geared to challenge our cardio... considering my background, I probably should have been better able to handle it!)
I think my lunch wanted out, using the WRONG door! LOL I had some seriously burning lungs and I was a little scared that I actually WOULD puke during the session (It was THAT intense!) but somehow the feeling subsided and we concluded with a short leg machine circuit. I needed that to catch my breath! LOL
(SIDE NOTE: something I noticed today, was that the next girl after me on every machine I used would have to lower the stack weight! emoticon )

And after the session, is when the stomache ache ensued!
I even cancelled my plans tonight because I was NOT feeling good enough to sit in a restaurant for many hours! BOOO!

Why does cheat day always manage to bite me in the ass???
Back to clean eating tomorrow! I can't wait! :)

OH ya... I also got a pair of clear pagent shoes from one of the other Fitness Comp girls today (she ordered them too large, but they fit me like a glove so I bought them off her)
So, I'll start practicing posing, and take some pictures soon! Keep a look out in my gallery for them! :)
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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/30/2008 2:16PM

    LOOOOOVE the shoes!!!!! My husband would, too! lmao

BOOOOOO on the tummy problems! Hope you are better now!!!

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ROVERSHI 9/27/2008 10:49PM

    Amazing how our bodies just don't want that stuff anymore! Just have to train our minds to follow along! Love the shoes and can't wait to see some pics!

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TESS6166 9/27/2008 11:47AM

    Love the shoes!

Tomorrow is a new day for the diet, so don't worry too much :-)

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SHINYREDSHOE 9/27/2008 12:53AM

    Boo hoo for belly aches. I hope you're feeling better after some rest.

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SEEHOLZ 9/27/2008 12:06AM

    Sweet on those shoes!
Oh, cheat day, huh? I've had days when I ate crap and felt like crap---- oh, man, can I relate to that one! I even ran 16 miles with the worst bloat last year and once, after eating a bag of soy crips ( yes,the entire bag) I had to stop 3 times on my run and go to the "rest room"... I could tell you worse to make you feel better, but who wants to hear such unappetizing tails!
But, it might be those reminders exactly that keep you on track with regards to your nutritious food plan!
Looking at your body type/tone, I am surprised that you seem surprised of how strong you are! That's such a no-brainer to me! If always kind of like that about me-- I have 2 left feet ( well, I am not the most co-cordinated type girl) and my dance moves should not be called anything with dance ( I migth be exaggerating a bit), but I am strong! That;s the one thing, I am certain off!
I am just as certain about your strength. People do not just go around labeling themselves hard core, you know-LOL? Unless, there is truth to it....
Got to get some rest!
Hugs,

Patty

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GUNGHONIA 9/26/2008 11:59PM

    Isn't that a great feeling when the person behind you has to lower the weight? I used to get all kindsa puffed up like that when I went to a women-only gym. These days, with all the meatheads, mmmnot so much;)

Congrats on the new stripper-shoes - they're purty:)

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ALWAYS do what you want and say what you feel!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I found a quote on-line today that I had to re-read it a couple times before I caught the depth of it's meaning.

"Always do what you want and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. "
~ Dr. Seuss

I love it! Who knew Dr. Suess was SO PROFOUND!
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My nutrition course starts next Tuesday! Already??? YAY! I am so STOKED for this! I am such a SPONGE for nutrition knowledge right now... I have definitely found my NEW passion!!!
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TGIF everyone, and have a wonderful weekend with your friends and family!
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LIL_PINKBUBBLE 9/29/2008 10:02AM

    I've seen that quote before. And of course Dr. Seuss was profound. How about the environmental message of The Lorax and the message of equality in the Sneeches!

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GUNGHONIA 9/26/2008 11:58PM

    Mr. Geisel was quite profound;)

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SEEHOLZ 9/26/2008 3:35PM

    Very cool! I've heard that quote before! I seem to have a hard time with not caring what those think who don't matter--- but I've come a long way! It's that whole low self-confidence thing!
I do have to say that there is some truth to quotes that request to speak you mind only when you asked-LOL! I think it all depends on motivation! If you feel like "beating the c out of someone" it might not be the smartest idea to share that thought... or the ones who don't matter, might mind a tad too much-LOL!
But, speaking from the heart is so beautiful and I just e-mailed my friend, as we were discussing "taking positive risks" in life-LOL!
I hope you have fun with Emma! Is she your niece? I would think not, because of the WINE, but maybe you are celebrating with your sister?
Danny is going to Cedar Point for Hallo-weeks! Have you heard of Cedar Point? It has some of the greatest roller coasters in the world and it is only 1 hr away from my house--- how often do I go? Every decade-LOL? Ironically, we were invited this Sunday, but we might pass ( since Danny's going today and we have so much going on...- we'll see)
Your journey really reminds me alot about mine before I "went of the deep end" If I had Sparks then and was more of secure person, I know things would have turned out differntly, but that part in my book has been written and remains the same-LOL--- I have a passion for learning about healthy nutrition and all, but tend to keep it at arms length--- too high of risk to fall prey to my compulsive obsessive tendencies, I guess-LOL!
Happy Friday!
Patty

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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/26/2008 3:13PM

    OMgahhhhhh, MY MOM used to say that to me ALL THE TIME, girl! I never knew that she got that from Dr. Suess!!!!!!

I LOVE this!!!! Love, love, love it!!!!

I am so glad that you are excited about your course! It is great to have something to be that passionate about! Soak it up, girl!

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ZORAHGAIL 9/26/2008 12:30PM

    Great quote! Have a good weekend too :)

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Who has time to iron???

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I used my flat iron to get the wrinkles out of my shirt today... I just didn't have the time to take my shirt off and iron it properly! (Me, ironing my shirt with my flat iron AS I am weating it... that must have been a funny sight to see!)
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I went for my run this morning (6.5km in 35 minutes) and I could really feel my knees again :( I have been feeling slight discomfort in them for a few days now. This must be a sign that I need to BACK OFF and stop exercising so much!
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I will NOT put in more then 2 intense exercise sessions (30 minutes +) per day anymore!
I plan to hold true to this at least until January 2009. After that I will be ramping up my training to get into TOP SHAPE for my fitness competition! Here's to MORE rest days too!
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I think it was a BAD idea for me to train and eat like a fitness competitior before I'm actually "there" yet! ... I'm glad I am able to read these signs now!
(PS... I saw Wendy at the gym today and she said she thinks I'd probably be ready to compete in December, if there was a show then! I told her I was thinking the exact same thing.!
... I'm going to be SO READY for April 2009!)
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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/26/2008 11:25AM

    I KNOW that you will be SO READY for your competition in April, girl! emoticon You are AWESOME!!!!

Now, the flat iron thing.........

LMAO!!!! I am just picturing that! I have heard of women doing that before when they have been in a pinch, but I don't think that HAD the shirt ON! Lololololol! You are too funny!



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TESS6166 9/26/2008 9:28AM

    Hey! sounds like you are really on the right track! It took me awhile to figure out what kind of diet worked for me, to feel sane and not crash/burn!

thanks for the comments on my page! MVI is just a multivitamin. I take my creatine immediately post workout, 5 grams.

thanks for noticing my boys, also :-)

4 weeks to go! Woo hoo!!!

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KELLYFIT4U 9/26/2008 9:05AM

    Ironing with your flat iron that does sound funny, I never ever thought about doing that!! That's too bad about your knees. My running buddy has the same problem with her knees occasionally when we are running. You will be so ready in April for your competition!

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SEEHOLZ 9/25/2008 5:35PM

    When you get a change and with her persmission, of course, let me see that picture of that Wendy... she's like your new "wise person" and I was trying to picture her-LOL
Too funny about that ironing and ITA, you will be SO READY come APRIL!
Oh, you could look around for other shows and make it a road trip. You did say that you have plenty of vacation after all....

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Taking a step back to see the bigger picture

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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So, you saw my Food Logs... have you? And you're saying:
"White rice? Pasta? Soy Milk? Cheese? What??? Isnt she on a carb deplete diet???"
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Ya... well, I didn't even last a WEEK on it! Not that I started to feel bad or anything, but I started to feel very unsure of myself everytime I ate! I felt like I was doing it ALL WRONG! (when it all honesty, I was probably doing pretty decent!) I started to feel like I might be ttrying to PEAK too soon (since I still have weight to lose, why hinder my weight loss efforts with an unbalanced/ low carb diet?) and that I may lose my desire to keep going forward (because I feel like I'm doing it for nothing!) if I start changing my diet. Eventhough, I kept reassuring myself that "It's only for 4 weeks! Only 4 weeks!" I still couldn't do it 100% justice that I wanted to! So I'm officially off that plan... FOR NOW! :)

I love my dairy... it is really hard for me to find non-dairy substitutes for my favorites: cottage cheese, yogurt, milk (rice milk is ok), it seems like every meal I was eating before I started thisdiet contained cheese in it to some degree!!! (Maybe that in itself needs to be addressed!)
Next time I try to do a carb deplete, I will call my nutritionist and have her set me up a plan that I can stick to! It was really overwhelming for me to try to limit my carbs and still feel balanced!!! (I know it was mostly a mental game I played with myself here!) I hope by January 2009 I'll have learnt some ways to do it more successfully!

As for now... I'm still plugging away at the BIG PICTURE. I'm going to continue training like I would for a competition, well only up until the competition on Oct. 18th, 2008 (because that isn't too far out of my abilities! Exercise is like breathing to me!) but the DRASTIC DIET CHANGES, I'll save those for MY competition time! No need to waste a competition worthy diet and exercise routine if i'm not even going to be going for the gold!
I will save that for my chance to shine next year! I'll make sure my diet gets 100% dedication and focus when it really counts!
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SEEHOLZ 9/24/2008 4:09PM

    Oh, that is like music to my ears! Neatless to say, as hard as I try to respect your fool-proof plan, I have been around the block and I am not lying when I say I've done pretty much everything and anything when it comes to food, dieting, eating etc. Anything too extreme seems to always come and bite you in the rear-LOL! If you have a short term goal, heck, who cares about some mood swings here, some dairy cravings there-LOL- it's like the price you pay, just like I don't care so much about being fatigued after my 20 mile training run or in pain... I mean, I am willing to pay a price, but even the fittest fitness competitors have "off season diets" and with carb depletion, as can be seen, people just never last forever and stay happy and healthy at the same time! For me, it just doesn't seem to be a worthy price to pay. That's why you see 2 types of diets in fitness competitors stories- on season when they are super-lean and off season when being lean is good enough! Unless leanness is your signature, the only thing you want to be defined by.
I hope you know I respect your discipline, your dedication and find it, overall,, inspiring, but I take what I want and leave the rest-LOL- just like it should be.
Oh, talking ot your nutritionist is the perfect idea!
Love you--- but you already know that one!


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