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Friday, May 24, 2013

So this weekend is the Whity International North Marathon. I am registered to complete my first half marathon. My perfect world goal is 2:15 but I think that a more realistic goal is 2:30 considering all of my various running injuries.

After a week or so of recovery, and doing a light amount of different exercises, I am going to start running in the mornings again, before work. Now, this involves waking up around 5:30 and being on the street around 5:35! In case of flagging enthousiasm, here's a reminder of the benefits of morning exercise:

1) jump starts metabolism
2) become energized and gratified
3) increases mental acuity the rest of the day
4) higher quality of sleep
5) helps circadian rhythm
6) regulates appetite for the day
7) something to look forward to (!)
8) insures your commitment to healthy lifestyle
9) statistically helps weight loss to exercise in the morning
10) trick yourself into exercise since you are not quite awake yet (!)

Wish me luck on this morning exercise thing!

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MAMISHELI53 5/24/2013 11:49AM

    I like that 10th one. It was a blessing that my DD moved the exercise bike to my room to make room for the Total Gym downstairs, because now it's easier than ever to drag my sorry carcass out of bed and plop on the bike and start pedaling to get the blood flowing to my brain. Even if it's just 10-15 minutes to loosen up the joints!
Blessings to you on this journey to a healthy lifestlye.

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ROSCOEKR 5/24/2013 11:48AM

    Gooood Luck

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Online shopping

Friday, March 15, 2013

Online shopping is making me crazy, and not only because there are so many gorgeous things out there to buy!

I don't have a clear vision of what I would like "my look" to look like. Obviously, comparing my wardrobe to those of others makes no sense as I don't have the same shops, lifestyle or resources as they do, but I often find myself in situations where I do not feel comfortable in the clothes I am wearing in the moment.
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I feel like a lot of these happen when I am wearing blue jeans... I don't know what to do about that? Throw away my jeans? Wear more skirts? Get more casual black pants? Jeans are very comfortable, and when one is not too confident in oneself, comfort can make things easier to bear, I think. Would the ultimate solution be to lose some weight? Now it just sounds like I have a terrible body image.
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I have to think about this... Its not just about the blue jeans though, its that my wardrobe is scattered and not cohesive at all. I suppose that's ok because no one person has just ONE style every day... Maybe constructing an "inspiration board" isn't such a bad idea?

Anyways, I'll be going through my clothes soon to see if anything really sticks out like a sore thumb. Maybe I'll find some clothes that were too tight 5 lbs ago and are now wearable? Here's hoping!
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LYNNWILK2 3/16/2013 12:29PM

    My general rule of thumb when it comes to my clothing options is -if it fits and I am comfortable and everything sort of matches (I tend to go with solid colors and avoid disfunction prints or patterns) then that is what makes me happiest.
While I am loosing weight and tightening up my body I have found that nice fitting clothes do help me feel better about the work I am accomplishing and don't challenge my self-image too much in a negative way.
I hope you find some super values in the closet, they are always great rewards, more so if you were in a store and found a great outfit because this is something you have already selected (so you liked it) and being able to get into it again with comfort and ease is a find worth taking note of.

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EWL978 3/15/2013 11:05PM

    I"ve got loads of jeans and henley's and other pull over shirts....also some nicer slacks...but still casual....don't have any dress slacks at this time and think I've got enough to worry about with what I've got... I'll wait and see what the summer brings on QVC...who knows what might be next?? I just got down to a 1X from a 2X and I figure it will take a bit of time for me to get into anything smaller, so I'll be patient and wait till summer.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Someone has left cake in the break room... I don't know what kind of cake it is but the icing looks delcious!

HOWEVER, I will not eat it! It is not worth it: I have enough to eat to last me through the day, then I have to eat a light dinner, and then maybe a protein shake between running and kettlebell bootcamp.

If I don't eat this cake then I will have room for some Faux Cheesecake that is in my fridge right now, made with jell-o, french vanilla protein powder, flax seeds, bran, cream cheese and cottage cheese, YUM! It is nice to have a treat to look forward to eating, that is healthy as well.

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DIETSAFARI 3/17/2013 12:34PM

    It sounds awesome, I would run away from that cake too...

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KATV865 3/15/2013 10:40PM

    Oh yeah and the nutrition facts (OF COURSE!)
makes 6 slices
per slice: 240 calories, 27g protein, 27g carb, 3g fiber, 7g fat

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KATV865 3/15/2013 10:30PM

    This is from the Men's Health Nutrition Guide 2013 Bookazine:

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
1 cup graham-cracker crumbs
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup raw oat bran
1 oz fat-free cream cheese, warmed in microwave
1/3 cup water (approx)

2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 pkg Jell-O instant pudding powder, cheesecake flavour
3 oz fat-free cream cheese
3 scoops strawberry or vanilla protein powder
1 cup sliced strawberries
strawberry jam

Mix crust ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir this mixture until it is all the same consistency, and then press into a 9-inch pie pan coated with olive oil cooking spray, stretching the crust up the sides of the pan.

Blend the remaining ingredients except the strawberries on high until smooth and creamy.

Stir in the sliced strawberries, then pour the mixture into the crusted pan, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

**disclaimer: I would suggest baking the crust for a few minutes because it tends to be really squishy and soggy raw***

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SUE5007 3/14/2013 12:14PM


Your faux cheesecake sounds really good. Where did you find the recipe?

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More motivation for myself

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

So I just bought my first pair of NEW ROCK BOOTS!! I have been dreaming about them for so long but the price was discouraging me, so finally I made them the reward for reaching my second weight loss goal of 139 lbs.

Now, as I'm sitting here waiting for them to arrive (10 minutes after purchasing them LOL) I am getting excited/nervous thinking about all the outfits I can put together around them. Miniskirts, dresses, etc. etc. I plan on not only wearing the New Rocks as much as possible, but looking HOT in them as well!

Hope my weigh in/measurement tomorrow is encouraging, this week has been a bit tough to stay on track! 5km run tomorrow, then part II of KETTLEBELL BOOTCAMP!

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DIETSAFARI 3/17/2013 12:51PM

    Enjoy your boots!!!!!
You deserve it!

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Weekend update

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Last night was a bit of a (planned) blowout with the man because even though we are both trying to lose weight we don't want to completely cut out things like wine or (home-made) pizza from our diets, so that's what we chose to do last night! And we ran 13 kms so I think we deserved it??

Today was my grandma's 80th birthday so I went over to my mom's house to celebrate. One guest brought side dishes from WholeFoods and they were YUM! She also brought a flourless chocolate cake which I fell in love with but did NOT take any leftovers home with me.

Anyways, I am really hoping to be able to buy my New Rock boots tomorrow (139 lbs goal) and I might be there because my end of day weight after the party was only 140.8! I like to weigh myself in the morning and that weight is usually 2-3 lbs less than after dinner the previous day.

We shall see! Running 6 km hills tomorrow then kettlebell bootcamp starts on Tuesday!!!


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