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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Take it easy!

Lovin' my classic rock Pandora station. Waiting for students to advise. Got one, but no others. Almost ready for class on Tuesday, if almost means my list of things to do is only one post-it long.

I'm fasting today, although it's actually a terrible fast and I've been munching on jellybellies and chocolate every hour However, I didn't fast over break for almost a month, so I'm both mentally and physically not used to it. Once I'm teaching all day Tues/Thurs and using those days to fast, it will be a breeze. Seriously, I have classes almost back to back 9am to 3:15pm both those days.

Link to more info on me fasting for new readers:

Exercise is still good. I did some punching drills on UFC trainer this morning with a different trainer. It's cool that it keeps changing up what I do over the 60 day training. I ran yesterday and did speed intervals. I have to remember to focus on form when doing speed, though, or I through out my knees and ankles. When I stand straight and run on my midfoot, nothing hurts except the muscles.

Tomorrow is another trouble food day because there is a provided lunch, but I didn't do too badly yesterday, so I feel okay about tomorrow. I don't expect much weight drop for another week or so anyway since I ramped up the training. Overworked muscles cling to water like they are hiking in the Sahara.

I was super tired this morning, thus the afternoon blog. Probably a combination of extra workouts and maybe fighting a virus (had a slight tingle in my throat). I'm hoping to be in typical sleep mode today. I still need a power nap, but I'm planning to grab that just after dinner.

Okay, time to cross something else off my to-do list.

Onward and upward!

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-SHAWN- 1/13/2012 1:27AM

  I read your sparkpage... A biologist...huh What do you think of Bruce Lipton?
Very interesting young lady...
Keep on succeeding, it's inspiring.

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She's Got a Pretty Mouth

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

... to swallow you whole.

Because she's a creepy doll. It's a song by Jonathan Coulton. Don't ask.

Things are going well. Weight was 166.2 this am. I already did my UFC Trainer this morning, and I learned how to speed through the tutorials using voice commands. I'll bring my bag of running stuff to work for this afternoon.

Today is in-service day at work, so lots of learning, or teaching, since I tend to know as much as the people giving the presentations. I'm taking a bunch of tech seminars too, including one on social media in the classroom. I only run about 5-7 social media sites/accounts.

Food is questionable today because they are providing lunch, which could be anything. Also, they will give me gluten-free goodies. Still, I'll have a good breakfast and bring some healthy snacks.

Okay, time to get on that.

Onward and upward!

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SUPERSYLPH 1/11/2012 2:37PM

    You're always a very busy bee! emoticon

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HOPESINGH 1/11/2012 2:08PM

    It always seems like you tackle so many things every day! I know I've said it already, but I'll say it again - very inspiring.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/11/2012 12:56PM

    Good luck with the provided lunch!

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Light the Sky and Hold on Tight

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday.

Today was a yoga morning, which is a bit more relaxing than UFC Trainer. Yesterday, I also got a 30 min run in. I did well enough on it to only check my watch twice, once after about 27 minutes, and once just after 30.

Food is decent. The husband made dinner last night. I'm kind of forcing him to do that so he'll learn and I'll get a break once in a while. That means dinner isn't calorie perfect, in fact, we had lasagna. However, it wasn't that bad, and it was a smaller portion, we essentially made it in a bread loaf pan. Also, salad, veggies, and for dessert: a small amount of chocolate ricotta.

Only issue is now I have a lot of ricotta and need recipes. Ideas?

Today is the big meeting day at work, joy, so I best bring stuff to work on. Right this moment, gotta get ready and make breakfast.

Weight this morning: 166.2, even with lasagna!
45 days, 16.2lbs to go

Onward and upward!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/10/2012 10:18AM

    That's good that your DH is willing to learn to cook. I am on a mission with my DH to do the same.

Good luck!

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SUPERSYLPH 1/10/2012 8:55AM

    I suck at cooking so my husband does all the cooking! LOL

It sounds like you had a pretty good day! emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/10/2012 7:58AM

    All in moderation, right? Good work on getting your run in, and I like the idea of getting the hubby to cook more.

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Don't Look Now But I've Lost My Shoe

Monday, January 09, 2012

For my SPN buddies, that's not a reference to Jared's infamous pout, it's Buddy Holly by Weezer, but I like thinking about Bad Day at Black Rock anyway.

It's Monday, new year, new week, and I'm ready to roll. Back at work today, though we don't start classes until next Monday. I'm excited about this semester. I'm ahead of my classes, and I intend to do some fun things.

In other news:
Current weight 167.6, yikes.

My goal right now is to lose ~10 lbs by my birthday, 2/25, which is the day before the Disney Princess Half Marathon to get to 155lbs. I think this is totally doable, so long as I stay on track. We're planning one anti-Valentine's party, but other than that I should be able to easily eat right.

Now, I have to finish watching Once Upon a Time and do my Kinect UFC Workout for the day. I already did quick foot strengthening yoga. I also intend to do a short run today at the track at school. I think I'm pretty much set in terms of a plan!

Have a great week y'all!

Onward and upward!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 1/9/2012 2:14PM

    Of course Jared's lost shoe pout popped into my head when I read the title, but knowing you I figured it was referring to something else. But hey, thanks for the image in my head anyways! haha

I like the plan - keep it up! And are you going to wear a tiara during the princess half marathon? Maybe you should think about it... or at least posting a picture of you wearing one before the marathon so we can see!

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SUPERSYLPH 1/9/2012 8:51AM

    That due date sounds reasonable to me! emoticon

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HOPESINGH 1/9/2012 6:25AM

I'll be following you emoticon

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Hope Rides Alone

Saturday, January 07, 2012

This morning was a day off from UFC Trainer, so I did yoga instead. Of course, it was power yoga with a serious balancing section. That's good, balancing is good for my feet. I'm trying to strengthen my feet using yoga. I have a short series I do daily, and then I also do my usual yoga Sat. and Tues. with standing and balancing poses.

Eating has been decent for just getting back and having my carb-friendly sister here. We did bake, but I've been mostly not overeating the things we bake. She's leaving tomorrow, so then I can go back to almost no baking.

We also make savory food. You can see both on the new tumblr

I'm watching lots of Burn Notice in an attempt to catch up on Season 2 before the rest of the tv I watch comes back for the season. It's a fun show.

Okay, well, I'm off to do things, prep stuff, have breakfast, the usual.

Onward and upward!

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SUPERSYLPH 1/8/2012 8:47AM

    Sounds great! I need some balancing too! lol

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HOPESINGH 1/7/2012 10:32AM

    I hope this title is not about me! I just don't ride emoticon

Enjoy the weekend

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