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Road Trip was alright, calorie-wise!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So, the road trip wasn't bad! Started out great. Filled up on Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal for breakfast and drank a lot of water on the trip. Stopped at McDonald's for lunch and I had a grilled chicken salad with water. Then, there was another unscheduled Taco Bell stop and I actually resisted and got nothing...because I figured I didn't need second lunch when I knew my evening was going to be a challenge (stadium food and alcohol). It was pretty hard sitting in the car smelling Taco Bell, but that moment passed and I was OK. At the bout, I caved and ate nachos...but only ate half because they were kind of gross. Still, those packed a 650 calorie punch. Blech. At the after party, I had THREE Smirnoff Ices, which added up to 750 calories. I thought it was all over for me when I logged everything this morning. But no!!! I also danced (like crazy, high energy, sweat pouring off me dancing) for at least 30 mins, which BURNED 500 calories. So, I ended up UNDER my calorie limit! Sweet!

Today was not as great...but I only went over by a couple hundred. Not nearly as terrible as I expected. I think I have lost weight from last week. I really do. I am excited for the weigh in tomorrow morning.

When I got home, I took the family on another 2 mile walk. And, I feel GREAT. Even after the extra calories today...who cares? My body feels awesome and that's all that matters to me right now. I am so happy!

  
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BETHKK 3/21/2011 8:18AM

    Body feeling awesome...THAT is what this is all about!! You are doing a great job!

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MARVEEME 3/20/2011 8:38PM

    Excellent! Renewed, refreshed, and re-ignited SPARK!
LOVE IT!

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ROAD TRIP

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Going on a road trip today to Akron, OH. Cramming in a car with 4 other rollergirls (should be comfy for 6.5 hours each way. LOL!) Then, double header tonight and after party. Wish me luck in the calorie department! Road trips can be killer. And since we're all poor, I'm sure it'll be all fast food all weekend. My first REAL test. Can I make healthy choices when there is REAL peer pressure involved?

We'll see!!!!

  
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MISSYGEEN 3/19/2011 8:56AM

    If you must stop at a burger joint do not order the fries, drink water or watered down tea, and ditch half the bun and the mayo. Surprisingly when you ditch half of the bun you taste the meat even more(if you're a meat eater. Good Luck. Let us know how it goes.

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MARVEEME 3/19/2011 8:52AM

    These are the days when I wish that just trying burned calories! Good luck!

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QUEENGARLIC 3/19/2011 8:45AM

    Hey there are some good fast food choices - Taco Bell has a fresco menu and Jack in the Box has a chicken fajita pita that is a great calorie choice and tastes great. I do this same thing and sabotage myself by not setting up food or places to eat. Just wanted to give you some road trip options! Have a great time.

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LAURIELYNN50 3/19/2011 8:44AM

    You can do it!!! Think salad!! emoticon

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3 Yr Old = Exercise

Friday, March 18, 2011

So, we took the kids to The Indianapolis Children's Museum today. In case you're not familiar with it, it is the largest Children's Museum in the World. Five stories of exhibits, the place is HUGE.

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Well, from the moment we got there, my 3 yr old literally took off running and he honestly didn't stop for the entire 7 hours we were there. Yes, we stayed the whole time they were open. We went through every single nook and cranny of that place. My kid didn't even stop long enough to eat lunch. And we had two pretty severe meltdowns where I had to hold that kid down with all the strength in me while he had a royal tantrum in my arms. During these times, the sweat was literally pouring off of me. I felt pretty gross today, let's just leave it at that.

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So, I thought, "Hmmm. I wonder how many calories I burned?" Judging from the way my feet feel right now, I'd say it has to be a lot. I went to the cardio section and I thought "playing with kids" sounds about right (lol!) and I put in 5 hours instead of 7 (just to make up for the rare times I did get to sit down today). Do you know it says I burned 3100 calories??? HA!

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So, there's a secret of success for ya. Take a 3 yr old boy to the world's largest Children's Museum and have one of the most frustrating days of your life. BEST. WORKOUT. EVER.

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AWOOD1973 3/21/2011 3:39PM

    Love this blog! And a 3 year old with energy to burn...no way, you've got to be kidding me! lol Hahahahaha My 5 year old is the same way! Great job burning calories while having fun!!

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MARVEEME 3/19/2011 12:04AM

    Sleep well, my dear. Tomorrow is another day!

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BETHKK 3/18/2011 8:05PM

    HAHA! My kids LOVED the Kids Museum (our nickname for it) when they were little...actually, they still do and they're 19 and 18! But I remember those days when at the end of the day at the museum I just wanted to go home and put my feet up and relax! Great workout, though...and a fun one at that!

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Healthy Family!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For the first time in this "health journey" of mine, I was able to get the entire family involved. I left work somewhat early today so I could get home and take advantage of this gorgeous weather for working out. I told the family ahead of time to be ready for a family walk on the trail (a great thing about our house is that it's right ON the trail). So, we all set off and walked a good two miles. And, if you've seen my status, you'll know that this was the first time we've ever walked the trail and had all three little ones walk by themselves the entire way. It was AMAZING! No back pain or twisted ankles for Mom and Dad. Hooray! I was so proud of my kids. And they didn't complain even once! (In fact, Daddy complained more than anyone! But he has a bad knee and had physical therapy on it today, so I guess he's got a decent excuse.) emoticon

So we're home now and I'm making tilapia and couscous and sauteed carrots for dinner. So proud of my family and proud of myself too. Feeling great!

Happy weekend everyone!

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AWOOD1973 3/21/2011 3:36PM

    So nice when you can incorporate your whole family in your journey to health! Way to go!!! Keep it up!! :)

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JEDIGYRL 3/18/2011 9:14AM

    Good for you. emoticon
one day i'll get my husband to exercise with me.

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COUTURELADY 3/17/2011 9:08PM

    Brilliant! Good work mamalady! That's the way to take care of everyone, including! emoticon

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MARVEEME 3/17/2011 8:58PM

    This is too cool! Gotta love it when the biggest kid is the biggest problem...LOL.
I got one like that too, double knee surgery 30 years ago and in addition to knee pain, also got GBS from a flu shot 10 years ago. It's so difficult to get and stay physically active without an equally able hubby, and this I know well. Keep taking the kids on that walk yourself, and put him in charge of the kids when you return. It might work out better for both of you!

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Over On Calories...Darn It!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Well, went over on calories today...but just by 24 calories. So..who knows...maybe when I get home I'll do even just a little bit of cardio to try and work that off. Or...not. LOL. I still do plan on doing my 50 crunches, 50 push-ups and 50 squats. I know SP doesn't actually report the calories burned doing strength exercises, but I'm thinking it's gotta be at least 24 calories.

Come to think of it, why DOESN'T SP count strength training as calories burned? I don't get that!

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MARVEEME 3/17/2011 3:34PM

    Ummm...perhaps that's the "loss" burn?

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BETHKK 3/17/2011 9:06AM

    Yeah, I don't get that either. Of course you burn calories when you strength train...not as much as when you do cardio, but your heart rate usually elevates somewhat during strength training. At least, mine does! Especially when I do pushups!! I've started wearing a HRM whenever I work out, and I enter the calories it says I burned into SP.

BTW...only 24 calories over?!!? I don't think you need to worry much about that! That's a "win' in my book!

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