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Day One hundred three - The Backs of My Eyelids - 4/14/10

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Okay, I made it....work today, then came home and sis was bleeding all over from getting her cumadin (sp?) test. Rebandaged her arm, took her on an errand and then she decided we should eat at Chili's tonight (she saw a commercial). Okay, not that I mind eating out, but I already had my meal planned for tonight and you all know how I am about changes in my plans by now.....

I am getting better though, because after she got pouty, I realized how lonely she must be and decided if it would cheer her up, that I could find something there. At least they have SOME "guiltless grill choices" and I could always take some home. So we got there and I orderd the Santa Fe Chicken wrap (guiltless style-no cheese and low fat ranch) w/veggies and sis ordered the Quesadilla explosion salad. Boy was SHE shocked when I told her that it had 1400 cals and 88 grams of fat. I did eat 1/2 of one southwestere eggroll - no dressing and all my veggies and 1/2 of the wrap. Total cals. around 450 - t0tal fat ariund 20 grams, well below my high end total, but probably not llow enough for me to break into the 140's tomorrow.

What upset me the most was after going to the bother of order the healkthy choices, the waiter asked "fries or vegetables" - really he did!!! NEW!!! Guiltless fries I guess?!?!? AND when my food came out, there was shredded cheese spilling out of my wrap, I never even bothered to check on the dressing, just set it to the side when they brought the new wrap out - there were lumps in the dressing however, so I assume it was blue cheese, not low fat ranch.

So much for a healthy menu. But I now have all the fat food I need for the next two to three days.

I got some stretching in when I got home, but the motivation is just not there. It is just now 9PM and I'm going to bed. I guess I could sleep in, but I really just want to get some rest tonight. I can feel myself getting aggrevated when Internet Explorer quits or the computer starts to drag, so, maybe it's best to just call it a night and do a little reading and get to sleep early.

Will try to catch up with you all tomorrow. KEEP SPARKING!

  
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MIMIKK7 4/15/2010 10:53AM

    Your blog is great! I laughed about your sister bleeding all over and about the issues with the waiter and the guiltless fries! emoticonSome waiters are clueless! Get some much needed rest emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEVIECAT4 4/15/2010 9:19AM

    Don't you just love it when try as hard as you might, they sabotage you anyway??!! It's almost as if satan gets in there and says "I know I can, I think I can, I know I can" and is waiting anxiously to see you fail. Well, har har har dee har har on him. You're the woman!!!! You reminded me of when I used to be "good" and now I want to be "good" again.

Thanks for this blog. You've re-inspired me. I just threw out my buttered roll and am moving on to eggwhites instead!!

Gracias my darlin.!!!
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BE_STRONG 4/15/2010 6:48AM

    Good for you making the right choices and for sticking to your guns with your order. You can go out to eat (even when it is unplanned) and stay close if not within your range. I'm sure your sister enjoyed the time she had with you too.

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/15/2010 6:22AM

    Wait staff can be pretty oblivious! I was so thrilled when I went to Denny's early on in my program. I ordered egg whites, turkey bacon, and whole wheat pancakes. When the server brought my order out, he said based on my order he assumed I wouldn't want syrup on my pancakes, but he had it on the side just in case. It hadn't even occurred to me that they might put it on the pancakes without asking. He got a big tip that day!

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WINNINGSPARK 4/15/2010 12:47AM

    OMG I laughed out loud about you telling your sister about the calorie count of her meal. That is hilarious in itself. And the waiter - well - some folks forget to put on their Stupid pins before they leave the house. Great job at sending it back and getting it right and choosing healthy things to start with. And good job on the stretching. Sleep well and enjoy your day off tomorrow. You earned it!

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LOSINWEIGHTJEN 4/15/2010 12:08AM

    Thanks for the kick in the butt on my blog!!! I SO need it!

HAHA- fries with the guiltless! You should have kicked him in the shin!

You did a great job ordering at Chili's! I love that they have the guiltless menu. It makes it so nice when those you are with REALLY want to eat at Chilis!

Well...the pillow is calling my name! Night!

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ANGELFMABV 4/14/2010 10:11PM

    Sleep well my friend and keep up the good choice making! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day One hundred two - I Can See The Light - 4/13/10

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It has been a crazy stretch, but today I actually had a hour to get (some) Sparking done....of course, not enough in my book, and I was BAD and blew off fitness all together. By the time I got home, it was dark and to late to run and I still needed to eat, yada, yada, yada. Truth be told, it's strength training day and I didn't want to hit the basement...ST is boring.

Then while sparking, I ogt the idea from someont to use the time when tapes are forwarding and rewinding to do some sprints on the treadmill to cut some time off my runs...WOOHOO!!! GREAT IDEA!!! I think that's just what I needed to reinspire me.

But, tonight, it is 10PM and I have to be up at five. Need to call both running buddies and see if they are up for tomorrow night or Thursday - and Sunday afternoon. Yeah, now THAT excites me. That and the thought of being off work on Thursday. Plus my sis, has appts Thursday morning, so I'll have a little quiet time around here to start my day off.

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ANGELFMABV 4/14/2010 7:22PM

    Great job! I do hope your running buddies follow through and that you have a great night! emoticon

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MIMIKK7 4/14/2010 3:40PM

    You are simply amazing how you fit everything you do into 24 hours! I sure hope your running buddies pull through for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WINNINGSPARK 4/14/2010 12:42PM

    Here's hoping those running buddies come through this time! Way cool on the saving time technique. We can all use some of that. And so glad you are seeing light. I just know my tunnel has a curve in it!
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SPARKIE1964 4/13/2010 11:17PM

    You're doing great! You're a runner which is inspriing. Have tried it a few times, but find it so difficult. Thought spinning was tough at first, but enjoying every opportunity I can get. Maybe I'll giving running another whirl...

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Day One-hundred one - Streak Maintenance - 4/12/10

Monday, April 12, 2010

Streak maintenance, that's what this blog is all abouot. Life is good, busy, but good. It is 9:15PM, and aside from 1:45 mins between work and going to church for leader training, I have been gone since 6:30 this morning. I don't think I could have packed one more thing into this day and I'm feelling a bit tired. The cat kept me up last night so I only got about 6 - 6 /2 hrs sleep and I have a busy day tomorrow. I don't remember if I've ever gone to bed with less than 30 spark points before, but I am tonight.

Hope everyone is having a Sparktastic week. My upside to this is.....hmmmm...
I'm off at 4 on Wed and all day on Thursday. There, found something, now bed.

  
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MIMIKK7 4/13/2010 10:21PM

    emoticonone busy, dedicated woman!! emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 4/13/2010 8:46PM

    You are one busy lady!

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ANGELFMABV 4/13/2010 8:35AM

    You are doing really well and looking great! Keep up the good work. Soon you will have a break! emoticon emoticon

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 4/12/2010 11:08PM

    WOW!! Busy busy days!!! But it sounds like you have a plan to deal with it all!!

BTW, you're a Dalmation!! Get it -- 101 Dalmations?? LOL! Never mind!!

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TDHFIFTY 4/12/2010 10:24PM

    It's hard on those really busy days to keep the points going. But if you can find a way, it feels good! Keep up the great work.



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Day One-hundred one - Streak Maintenance - 4/12/10

Monday, April 12, 2010

Streak maintenance, that's what this blog is all abouot. Life is good, busy, but good. It is 9:15PM, and aside from 1:45 mins between work and going to church for leader training, I have been gone since 6:30 this morning. I don't think I could have packed one more thing into this day and I'm feelling a bit tired. The cat kept me up last night so I only got about 6 - 6 /2 hrs sleep and I have a busy day tomorrow. I don't remember if I've ever gone to bed with less than 30 spark points before, but I am tonight.

Hope everyone is having a Sparktastic week. My upside to this is.....hmmmm...
I'm off at 4 on Wed and all day on Thursday. There, found something, now bed.

  
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WINNINGSPARK 4/13/2010 12:43AM

    That's the attitude to have - look for ANYTHING positive and run with it. You go!
Have a terrific Tuesday. Sometimes Sparkpoints just aren't all they are cracked up to be...;)
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ZETA_DOVE1 4/12/2010 10:42PM

  You are awesome!!! Enjoy your rest

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One Hundred Days of Sparking - 4/11/10

Sunday, April 11, 2010

One hundred days....sparking really has become a way of life. Some days I do better than others and some THINGS I am stronger at than others, but I keep trying. I finally saw the numbers on the scale move today, and that was a relief. As of this am, I am finally at 150.....waiting eagerly to dip below that mark, but any movement at this point is a good thing.

Church today was marvelous, we had a guest preacher from Sierra Leone and he spoke about success and failure...and on the way home I listened to another speaker, on failure and success.....and then read a very poignant e-mail from a friend on overcoming failure and what it means to be successful. What all of these boiled down to is that failure is mearly a transit point on the road to success. Basically, you can't fail if you don't quit. Success is continuing to stay on the right track....until you reach the destination. So, I'll keep on keeping on.
Sometimes stronger than others, but with you, my dear spark friends, I know that this journey will be a wonderful growing and learning experience.

Got quite a bit done, of course not everything I wanted to, but I think I'm pretty well prepared for the week. Had a LOT of grocery shopping to do - four stores and got a couople of extra meals made and even some tracking done for later in the week.

I also met a couple of people who are signed up to run the same 5K as me in May. Both say they are willing to train together and they both use a running path that has some small grades and is marked and quite picturesque they tell me. The plan is for us to meet up this week and do some training together. I have not yet had anyone follow through, so I'm not getting my hopes up. I have a run scheduled for tomorrow and it is going to be tough to get it in as I get off work at 4 and then have to leave at 6 to go to training for group leaders for my church. Somewhere in there I need to eat.

But, for now, it is 10PM and I am up at 5AM so it is a little past my bedtime...trying to get better about getting my rest every night.

Love to and much gratitude for all of you, spark friends....I am so glad I found you and have you in my life!

  
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MIMIKK7 4/12/2010 11:09AM

    Great blog and very inspirational! But then again, you are inspirational emoticon! emoticonon your your weight loss and reaching 150 pounds!! That is emoticon!! I hope your new running partners follow through this time. I loved the information on success and failure! Keep rockin it! Remember to take time for you in your hectic schedule! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LKEITHO 4/12/2010 8:36AM

    Congratulations on reaching 150! I hope the new folks follow through on the training for you. Either way, your take on success and failure is very true!

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ANGELFMABV 4/12/2010 8:28AM

    You are doing a great job! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BE_STRONG 4/12/2010 6:58AM

    I love that failure is transit point on the road to success. I had never thought about it that way, but your right. The only way we can fail on the journey is to quit all together. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not quitting. emoticon

I'm so glad you were able to get so much done. I hope these new running buddies pan out of you. It is just more fun when you run with someone. It will add a little variety too. Good luck to you this week.

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AMYSTRONG 4/12/2010 12:26AM

    You're truly an inspiration. I too am on my journey pretty much alone and can relate. It takes strength to keep plugging along through the highs and lows. It takes true courage and discipline to have made it this far. Congratulations!!!
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WINNINGSPARK 4/11/2010 11:18PM

    How cool your scales moved. That is a wonderful thing when that happens! And great stuff about success and failure. My mind is still sorting through that one. I think that makes me on the road to success! Let's keep it up and win this thing! I know you'll figure out how to get your run in and eat and still make it to your church group. We'll look forward to hearing all about your day tomorrow evening after you've successfully accomplished all that!
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