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Trigger Foiled

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today was a rather busy, annoying and productive day as I ran around like a mad woman getting things we may need if the world decides it wants to end in water, rather than fire or ice, tomorrow. This involved eleven different stores (twelve stops since I hit one twice and I only found the D-Cells for the portable water pump I found in a broken box at stop three at stop ten, a Mobile station I stopped at 'cause I figured no one would think of them for batteries and so they'd still have some. And they did). So it was crazy craxy but also pretty satisfying since it hits all those great hunter/gatherer, defend the home front, nesting instincts. I wasn't just shopping, I was protecting my home and family. And shopping.

But still I felt like a rung out dish rag by the end, and that's not even including taking down the patio stuff (hubby was at work so that was my work out for the day, there's a flight of stairs involved and we have too much patio stuff), and generally battening down the hatches. I ate one of my usual sensible 300 cal veggie heavy breakfast, almost missed lunch but had a quick 200 cal Green Giant Steamers bag (I love those so much) and grabbed a quick lollipop at stop 8 so I wouldn't pass out or buy and consume an entire bag of candy. So by the time dinner rolled around I was ready to go a little wild. But hubby wasn't up to going out for food and we didn't have anything all that unhealthy in the house for me to go wild on so I ended up eating a delicious but rather sensible plate of dim sum dumplings and finishing with two cookies and a glass of skim milk. Finished the day with calories to spare, though not really something I can take credit for, more like circumstance 'cause I felt like I'd earned a reward. Moral of the story is that eating badly rewards no one and making your house a junk free zone can be both helpful and incredibly annoying. emoticon

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BELLEHUE 9/6/2011 9:22PM

    Wow, all that running around makes me tired! I've made a junk free zone in my house. I cleaned out a cupboard just for me so when I need something quick and healthy I head straight for it! I find things missing from my cupboard all the time(kids). I think, they think it's more fun and tasty if it's normally off limits for them. So I let them think that. Secretly happy that they are eating good stuff!

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NEELIXNKES 8/30/2011 10:43AM

    Yes it can be both helpful and annoying to have a junk free zone. My poor DH has been on the receiving end of many rampages of why don't we have something sweet here! Not always fair to him :) Glad that you were able to find what you needed and hope you didn't get any damage from the hurricane.

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BREW99 8/29/2011 8:13PM

    Wow! So much in your day makes me tired! haha

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KICKINGIT@56 8/28/2011 3:29PM

    Sounds like there was a lot of organization going along with the "madness" . You deserve multiple kudos for sticking with the healthier choices when bad ones were so accessible .

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STILLFLYIN 8/28/2011 2:02PM

    Keeping your house a junk free zone is a decision that you kept making. I'm sure that you could have picked up some junk at several of your stops. Our local hardware stores have candy and junk food at all the check outs.

So you still get a emoticon


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MIRDREAMS 8/28/2011 11:32AM

    SKYBLUEGIRL, it wasn't so much making good decisions yesterday it was more having made good decisions in the past so I didn't have any junk food in the house to make a bad decision with. The quickest, easiest things to eat in my house right now are healthy and that's making all the difference.

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SKYBLUEGIRL 8/28/2011 9:06AM

    Sounds like a crazy day! Glad all's well that end's well. Good job on staying on track with your meals too - don't know if I would have made such good decisions under the circumstances. emoticon

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ROCKIE0204 8/28/2011 1:39AM

    Good Luck - isn't it amazing how exhusting "running" around can be - even when it's in a vehicle?!?! Great job protecting the family & nest.

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Running Strong

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I repeated W5D2 of C25K today and something weird happened. Even though I had the treadmill set for hills at a higher intensity than ever before, it felt good. I felt strong. I can't say it was easy the whole way but I never got the point where I was counting the seconds, the way I do most of the time when I run. What made it all the surprising is that I haven't done any C25K since the end of last month, the weather's been so nice I've just been going out for walks instead, and I expected that picking up where I left off would be really hard. This just felt good.

In other news the hubby was incredulous when I said I needed another two hundred calories for the day, suggesting I should just leave well enough alone. That is until I said I'd only had 1000 calories for the day, at which point he scoffed in disbelief of that, but I threatened to show him my food log. At least as a doc he's willing to admit that I needed a few more for the day to be healthy. He's a weird mix of very supportive and incredulous. He'll support me and cheer me on, but every so often he'll come out with something like that.

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BELLEHUE 8/29/2011 1:06PM

    Way to go on the run! hubbys are wierd like that.

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STILLFLYIN 8/25/2011 10:33PM

    I think it's something to do with that male type critter.

Hooray on the run! Maybe you really needed a bit of rest.

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    Ditto on the hubby thing. It's very strange.

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So Much Sushi

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

There's a new all you can eat al a carte sushi place dangerously close to my house. I say dangerously because we went there for the first time tonight and oh how I ate. I planned for it, had about 1100 calories to blow (I mean lunch was literally a cucumber and tomato salad with only dill and salt on it, no oil at all) and I still went over by 300 odd calories. Damn you all you can drink sake, you are the devil's drink. But oh so smooth.

That said it was mostly fish and rice and the odd fried shumai (next time I'll see if they'll take pity on me and just steam them, though the fried ones are oh so yummy). And when we came home the hubby got on the drums and I danced behind him like a mad, possessed woman so I ended up between that and the walk this morning at a deficient of over 400 calories for the day. Not at all too shabby but I will say that if all you can eat sushi opens up in your neighborhood beware, or at least make your hubby walk there to burn a few extra calories.

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NEELIXNKES 9/2/2011 10:05AM

    Sounds yummy but a good day with your extra activity! We all need a splurge now and then and it could have been worse!

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LILMISSRED79 8/25/2011 2:06AM

    Mmm... shumai and sushi. Sounds delicious! At least you got some good dancing time in!

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BELLEHUE 8/25/2011 1:24AM

    I have never seen an all you can eat sushi place. I guess it's a good thing for me cause ikd definitely over do it! Way to dance your way out of trouble!

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    That sounds like a great day - sushi and dancing!

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Milestone Feeling Momentous

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I got on the scale this morning and found I've lost 6 pounds since I came back to SP. This shouldn't have been a surprise. It's one pound down from the last time I got on the scale. I've been really gradual with my weight loss thus far, a lot closer to one pound a week than two but that's ok, it's still moving in the right direction. I've been mostly not worrying about the scale but somehow having that number, 160, so close to breaking down to the fifties, which I haven't seen in a few years, well, it feels real now. I don't know why. But I'm glad it does.

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SKYBLUEGIRL 8/25/2011 9:32AM

    Congratulations! emoticon Slow and Steady wins! emoticon

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NIKORI 8/24/2011 4:50PM

    Congrats!! I know it's frustrating, but losing steadily and slowly is a good thing. It's healthier and puts less stress on your body in the long run. Keep up the wonderful work!

Also, I'm really happy to hear you picked up a hoop. You're going to love it!!

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    Keep it up! emoticon

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LILMISSRED79 8/24/2011 1:27PM


It's not about how quickly you get there, it's about getting there and making it last. I'm so happy for you- not only that you're making it work for you, but that you're feeling it and present for the moment.

Great work!

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Back again, once more round the rosy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

So I had a bunch of work stuff last week that took me out of town. I did well the first half of the week and ate pretty sensibly and exercised a good bit but then the later part of it I was just too run off my feet (well stuck down in a chair in an airport Sheraton, being actually run off my feet would have been better). I didn't go crazy with what I was eating but neither did I make any use of either my exercise clothes or my swimsuit, despite having both gym and pool in the hotel. Not only did I not have a lot of time to exercise some cruel designer had put windows in both of these and they were on the ground floor on the way to the elevator. I don't mind getting sweaty with other people at the gym but being gawked by people who you're attending a conference with was just not on. Monday was completely shot traveling and then I had a cold from the handshaking and the airplane so didn't quite manage to do anything Tuesday (when I compounded the problem by going over my calories) and Wednesday (when at least I think I stayed more or less on target but couldn't quite track dinner as it was a meal out). Today I came in slightly under calories and got a three mile, hour long walk in, which wasn't super intense but a good way to ease back in. It's just frustrating that I only had a few weeks under my belt and I'm having to ease back in again, after doing so well. Well anyway, it's not the finish line, it's showing up every day at the starting line. The finish line will take care itself if I keep doing that.

So a question for you, if you find at the end of the day that you're under calories do you let yourself have a treat, run your daily feedback and then eat something to help bring it into line or just say oh well and go to bed? I did all three tonight, having two healthish cookies (they have oatmeal, raisins, and are half spelenda, about 110 calories each) and a glass of skim plus, as well as having a multi-grain light English muffin and a fried egg. I'm still about a hundred calories under but I'm not going to sweat it, it's all close enough. I should get that tattooed somewhere "Close Enough", then maybe I would stop letting my perfectionism sabotage me.

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MIDDLTEACH 8/16/2011 1:11AM

    Yes, I enter, after dinner, what I've eaten for the day. THEN even things out with my before bed snack. Tonight- just 1/2 an apple will bring me right in line.

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STELLAR-LIGHTS 8/14/2011 12:07AM

    Wow, what brilliant boy designed that gym!? I've yet to see a well designed hotel gym- not that I travel much. Something I read recently said that any bad day is just good data for making change. Know our weakness and plan ahead strategies next time.

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TWINSFITBY40 8/13/2011 7:23PM

    Hi Mirdreams, first I am sorry to hear that you had a rough couple of days but it'll be okay if you keep pushing. To answer your question, I am always under my fats intake and I am still not sure what works better. I have tried to have some lettuce with olive oil or low fat salad dressing. I don't have a treat because I don't know that I would be within the right caloric or fat value. I agree that close enough is better than not doing it at all. Sometimes our lives just aren't as cooperative as we'd like. emoticon

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