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SNACK FOODS come straight from the DEVIL!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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I don't know what possesed me to buy these things in the first place... mini flavored rice cakes?... does that even SOUND appetizing? Ugh, not really!

I decided to crack the bag of dill pickle flavored (my FAVORITE flavor of chips!) ones last night and I told myself I would only eat 1/2 a serving (which was 4 crackers, according to the nutritional info on the bag)
GAH... about 20 crackers later I decided to close the bag and get my a$$ up to bed!
Why did I need 20 dill pickle flavored rice cakes before bed?
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I think I would have been better off having 1 full dill pickle, since I KNOW it was the flavor I was craving!

DAMN, snack foods are terrible! Now I get why they've created those "100 calorie packs"... for people like me who get carried away with a BIG BAG of carbolicious goodness in their face!
And what's worse, is that I bought 3 bags of the puffed crap! emoticon

I know... it won't happen again! Promise! They aren't good enough to justify eating on my regular days, and they definitely aren't BAD enough to justify eating on my cheat days either! LOL

Just say NO to snack food! LOL
Well, unless they are in a bowl, portioned out... no more snack foods straight out of the bag/box/container! BAD NEWS for me, regaining control NOW!
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Back to buisness! I teach Spin class today... but I really want to weight train! (I actually really enjoy weights again, now that I've got my strength back up!) Yesterday as I was teaching my tai-bo class I was checking out my shoulders and arms in the mirrors... and DAMN, I'm pleased with what I see!
emoticonTomorrow is ARMS training with Wendy and I am so looking forward to it already!
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DIANEMARY126 10/5/2008 10:04AM

    don't beat yourself up over one slip up!

as for the rice cake bright orange things- emoticon

i remember hearing on rachael ray a guest saying rice cakes are nutrition hell. sure they are low in calories but there is absolutely nothing nutritious about them and they are high on the GI index and send your blood sugar out of whack.

jillian michaels was talking about bright orange colored chips on her radio show one day. she said (in referance to all food) "if its not from the earth or doesn't has a mother-don't eat it. who's the mother of a cheeto?? a cheez-it?!?" LoL it made me laugh and seeing the bright orange crisps made me think of it

dill pickle chips are good. oh man when i used to work at a supermarket a few years ago i'd eat them by the bag emoticon


you are doing awesome though! remember as amazing as you are, you are still human too so it's okay that you slipped up, learn & move on



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NICKEL51 10/2/2008 1:03PM

    LOL! This one made me laugh so hard. I am totally with you. When Lays did that commercial, "Betcha can't eat just one" I was like, "That's me!!!" ARgh . If there was no such thing as snacks, I would be waifishly thin. Oh well. Plus, rice crisps are soooo not the worst choice you could make. If you downed half an ice cream cake, then we would have to talk.

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THELILMERMAID 10/1/2008 3:15PM

    I do that too! But your right, it IS easier to indulge when you count out the rice cakes, put them in a bowl, and close the bag! I had no idea there were dill rice cakes, wonder if we have them in Tx.

Have a good day!

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GOALBY66 9/30/2008 7:52PM

    Snacking is bad, but imagine working in a convenience store, where anyone you are working can buy a bag of chips or candy and invites everyone to share! Then you have dip ice cream with plenty of ice cream to "sample".

It's horrible! emoticon

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YELROCK 9/30/2008 3:13PM

    I totally agree with you about snacks! I won't even let them in the house. They are always the easiest thing to reach for when I'm hungry, and I just don't want that temptation around.

I wish I could have that desire for weight training! I am on a running kick, but I really want to make sure my lifting does not disappear.

Have a great day!

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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/30/2008 3:00PM

    I really look forward to my weight training days. There are just not enough of them for me!!!!! (And, she keeps "rescheduling" urgh!) lol

How many freaking classes do you teach, girl? I am thinking about taking a course that my gym is offering in October (for a fee, of course) to teach.



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ROCKNROLL916 9/30/2008 1:33PM

    Hahah, I read this blog while munching on Cape Cod Miquite flavored chips. I tried so hard not to indulge during lunch and now I gave in. Ugh....

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SEPPIESUSAN 9/30/2008 12:28PM

    "Dill pickle" is a flavor of chips?!? Seriously?

I didn't know you taught Spin. What other classes do you teach? I really admire anyone who can not only complete the workout perfectly, but also belt out instructions while doing it!!

I only tried Spin once and was very uncomfortable on my bike..kept sliding foward on the seat. Do you have any suggestions to make sitting on the bike more comfortable?

Enjoy "arms day." :)

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SEEHOLZ 9/30/2008 11:59AM

    Totally agree about snack foods! I'm glad you are human sometimes. It makes me feel a bit better about myself-- just beign honest! That said, I am joining the "no snacks from bags" train-LOL! How do you like that? So, if ever in doubt, seek me out-LOL! For now, no snacks from bags for both of us!
I know what you mean about weights- I love them, too and I cannot wait for my BQ, so I can focus more on weights!
No snacks from bags!

Hugs,

Patty

Oh, what about a cool food donation for someone who love those suckers? There might be that one perfect person... hmmmm

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KSTYLEFITNESS 9/30/2008 11:43AM

    Oo, I love those mini rice cakes! My fave is the cheese ones. Yum! Needless to say, I haven't bought any in months! Portioning them out would not help me at all, I'd still eat more than a serving.

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RA4945 9/30/2008 11:25AM

    I did that with cookies last night! Grrrr! I don't know what got into me. And then.... MILK DUDS! Where did they come from? We bought them at the store last night. Another grrrrr. I hope I didn't ruin my whole week from one bad, very bad, night. emoticon

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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!
OK... consider this my WARNING! emoticon

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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