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SPY 2; Day 67: I Over Ate and My Legs Burned!

Friday, April 08, 2011

OK, that's a misleading title. I ended up really hungry at dinner and ate too much! Not happy about that and my tummy is unhappy. I also did 10 minutes on the elliptical. It was actually harder than when I did the same on Tuesday. I was about 3 minutes into it when two guys came in, stretched for a nanosecond, picked up some weights and did about 5 curls and left. It sounded as if they had just come in from a jog. At 5 minutes, I almost gave up, but I thought about this blog and kept going. At 8, my legs started to burn and the last minute or so was really hard. But I did it!

  
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CMRAND54 4/8/2011 3:00PM

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You're amazing. The elliptical is really hard.

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FATHINSN 4/8/2011 7:15AM

    yeah, the title is misleading me to think when you ate too much, you legs hurt! And it actually did the trick to make me get interested to read the blog, hehe.

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NONIE_C 4/8/2011 1:38AM

    Way to go!!! I'm so proud of you, and you should feel terrific abut your great work!
Thank you for stopping by to support me in my moment of freaking out about bad decisions. I really appreciate it, my friend.

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LIBBYFITZ 4/8/2011 12:27AM

    Well done on sticking it out! emoticon

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SPY 2; Day 66: A Good Day, But Not an Active One

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The day started off on the wrong foot - I started work later than I wanted to. I thought I had a meeting right the second I walked in the door and, waiting for people to arrive or dial in, I missed the chance to go down and get coffee and fruit. Later, when I went down, all the coffee machines were out. I was starving, so I inhaled a Kashi bar while waiting for the meeting to start. I missed my cereal!

Turns out I was the only one who had the meeting on my calendar! And so the day began.

I spent a large part of the day working on the request for production and discovered, to my horror, that I had omitted one of the requests when I prepped the documents. I was terrified my attorney would come unglued, but she did not!

I evaluated an advanced speech today and took home the ribbon. The speech was from the Special Events manual and the speaker wrote the speech about his stepdaughter's upcoming high school graduation. It was a marvelous speech and, as I told him, it was obvious to me that this was a subject he cared about. His delivery was absent the painful pauses, the uneven delivery and bushel of fillers. It was the best speech I've heard him give!

I did not put in any OT and did not hit the gym on my way out the door. I am feeling really run down. I did not sleep well last night. BF has some serious health problems and I kept waking up because of his issues.

Good news from my friend Yvonne: her cat did not break a toe, but had a torn nail. This cat has enough health issues, so I know Yvonne was relieved.

Today, one of my nephews is 7 and a coworker gave birth to a baby girl.

A wonderful day!

  
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CMRAND54 4/7/2011 9:19PM

    I've had days like that at work. Hang in there. You'll get back to the gym when you're ready.

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JHADZHIA 4/7/2011 1:17AM

    Work could have been better, but I am glad you had some positives. Hope your BF works on getting his health issues resolved if its at all possible.. Lack of rest and sleep will quickly get you into trouble and illness.
Take care of yourself!
Hugs,
Linda

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JAKEANDNELLIE 4/7/2011 12:06AM

    You sound so much more positive lately!
Continue to believe in yourself and have faith that you can change old habits - wheat we believe affects what we achieve!
Sheila

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SPY 2; Day 65: A Personal Best!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I got on the elliptical this evening. Last time I did that was weeks ago, maybe even a month a go and my best time was 4 minutes, I think, Tonight I made it to 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am tired this evening, but I feel great! I am exhilarated!

I can't wait to be doing so much more that I look back at this blog and laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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CMRAND54 4/6/2011 9:14PM

    Wonderful! You're really back on track!

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MYSTERY4EVER 4/6/2011 3:54PM

    Fabulous!! You are looking ahead, not back. Keep up the good work!

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WONDEROONA 4/6/2011 2:28PM

    Great Job!!!! I know when I first started using the elliptical I could only go a few minutes. Keep it up and you WILL be looking back and laughing!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 4/6/2011 6:49AM

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ROX2013 4/6/2011 12:50AM

    Awesome!!! The elliptical is one monster machine I have never tried.. However, the tired part I understand Only to well, I just have started getting my treadmill walking done. Isnt it a great feeling being tired bacause you accomplished some so great!! Have a great day!! emoticon

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JHADZHIA 4/6/2011 12:31AM

    Wow!! Way to go!! That is awesome!! Especially after being ill/ and or tired for so long!! Keep up this fantastic start!!

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SPY 2; Day 64: Zero!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Zero cardio today. I was counting what my pedometer said, but I learned that's not cardio. That was hugely deflating because even walking is more than I used to do!

I'm putting in long hours this week and came home late. BF moved my kettlebell and so I just ate dinner. Yeah, what a lame excuse! All day long I was intending to hit the mini gym at work, but I was tired and just came home.

I did get in over 11K steps today!

  
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CMRAND54 4/5/2011 8:04PM

    I wore my new heart monitor to the gym today while I did strength training and was surprised to find that I didn't burn that many calories (120). I didn't even get my heart rate over 100 so it's not cardio either. I lifted over 12,000 pounds, too. I guess strength training is not done primarily to burn calories anyhow. I'm getting stronger and I enjoy it and that's what counts. But I've got to stop counting it as cardio.

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MYSTERY4EVER 4/5/2011 2:38PM

    Ditto what others have said about walking. Is it possible you could do a little exercise in the morning before work? Even 20 minutes would make a difference. Hopefully this will all work out for you soon.

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JHADZHIA 4/5/2011 1:05AM

    Walking is good exercise and can be considered cardio if you walk fast enough to get your heart rate in your training zone.. Doing it daily can only be good for you as its great weight bearing exercise! Some people have lost their weight doing nothing but walking! May be slower, but steadier and easier to commit to..
Hope you have a less tiring day tomorrow..
Hugs,
Linda

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JAKEANDNELLIE 4/4/2011 11:19PM

    Whoops! I had 0 cardio yesterday, but did better today. Walking is cardio if you walk steadily for longer intervals - not just daily steps, but purposeful walking.
We just need to hang in there and do the best we can every day. If you're like me, you expect too much of yourself and get frustrated when you don't meet your expectations! We need to stop doing that!
Sheila

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SPY 2; Day 63: It's Not Like a Light Switch

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Resetting is not as easy as I wish it were. I was over on some food metrics, low in others and within range otherwise...

Going to bed early. I tried to rest a lot this weekend as last week was exhausting. This coming week will probably be more of the same...

Thanks for the comments, goodies and support. emoticon

  
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CMRAND54 4/4/2011 6:12PM

    I don't always get everything right on my food tracker, but I think it balances out over time. I'm still maintaining, so something is working.

It will work for you, too. Remember that exercise is a great stress reliever. What happened to those kettlebells?

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WONDEROONA 4/4/2011 2:23PM

    Take it easy. Come back slow. It's working for me. You know that. You've seen the proof!! LOL I'll hang with ya every step of the way!!! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 4/4/2011 2:59AM

    emoticonEvery meal is a new start.

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MISSY455 4/4/2011 12:26AM

    I hope you have a good week ahead!

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JHADZHIA 4/3/2011 11:52PM

    Its always hard to get everything exactly right, I sure don't get them all always..
I hope you get a good night's sleep.
Keep on trying, that is all you can do!
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PERKINSSISTERS 4/3/2011 11:33PM

  Hope you have a good week and you're smart to rest up for it!

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