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Cookie of the Day 10/28/10

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting up at 3am has started to grow on me again. I did my final bootcamp video (abs), my push ups, situps and jumping jacks and finished C25K week 6...I ran a full 25 minutes (2.4 miles). That's definitely the longest I've ever run. I'm thankful for Nine Inch Nails for coming on as the last song because that definitely made it a pleasant last few minutes.
Work was okay. I got lots accomplished and we should be ready to start some people in the study this weekend.
I'm trying to stay away from the sweets but I just had to taste one of the cookies. They came out quite tasty. I made them chocolate sundrop cookies. I know, everybody wants to see the cookies. Here they are:

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 10/29/2010 9:26AM

    Congrats bootcamp grad and damn those cookies look good. Happy I was not there while they were coming out of the oven so warm and tasty. I would have probably devoured more then one. emoticon

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/29/2010 9:01AM

    Congrats on the final bootcamp. emoticon
Those cookies looks so good. Hope everyone enjoys them.

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HALFFAST 10/29/2010 8:55AM

    Congrats bootcamp graduate! Woohoo! Now hand over a cookie! emoticon

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BECKYR16 10/29/2010 4:55AM

    Looks delicious!

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NEWMIRROR 10/28/2010 9:32PM

    So tempting. I am salivating just thinking of the cookies. YUM.

Great job on your day. Wow. Lot's of movement :) Does shopping count? Because that's what i did this evening.. last minute Halloween costume prep. And some other things that i hadn't planned on buying. Murphy's law: Always come out with more than you went in for!
Have a good night!


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Hump Day 10/27/10

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I was good at the potluck yesterday...had some chicken breast and rice and beans. No dessert.
This morning I hiked on the incline trainer, did those jumping jacks, push ups and crunches. Also did my bootcamp video twice (upper even more push ups). Only one more day of the bootcamp. I'm looking forward to doing some other weight training.
Today I'll be mixing up another batch of cookie dough. I'm going to bake cookies on Thursday to bring in for the clinical lab people on Friday. There will be pictures of the cookies tomorrow after they are baked. Similar to the ones on Monday but I think I'll used a different recipe.
Tomorrow is the last day of week 6 of C25K. A 25 minute run. I'm looking forward to it and I hope that doing it in the morning won't be too hard. I don't have time to eat a snack before I exercise if I do it so early....time is of the essence.
I'm hoping everybody has a good day today. I'm certainly glad the weekend is approaching. It seems like it's been a long week. It's been stressful at work because somebody has turned in their resignation and now we're scrambling trying to keep the study going. Oh well, that's the way it goes.

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MISSMITSY 10/28/2010 8:51AM

    Sounds like a pretty good day! Hope the work stress ends quickly, stress is the worst thing out for WL!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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HALFFAST 10/27/2010 10:21PM

    Way to go with the potluck! I'm terrible at those kinda things- I tend to take a little of this, a little of that, and before you know it the whole day's calories are gone! You're also rocking out on that bootcamp! I, unfortunately, am a bootcamp dropout :( I just have too much other stuff going on right now. But, I will start it again once we're settled. Jeez, I feel like I've been saying that for like a year now- UGH! Really want to get this over with ALREADY!

And of course, I can't WAIT to see the cookies! emoticon

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 10/27/2010 10:15PM

    Glad to hear the potluck went well! Resignations are always stressful - - - no matter whose they are, but hopefully it will all work out. That upper body workout sounds killer! I can't wait to be completely well so I can start weightlifting again; it is such a good stress-reliever. Have a good Thursday! emoticon emoticon

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MIRWYN 10/27/2010 8:05PM

    Woot, doing awesome. I feel your pain on the work thing. I am so busy I leave each day feeling like I am drowning. My stress levels are through the roof. I have even smoked this week which is a big FAIL in my book. It will pass soon though so I'm just waiting to that sweet spot. My work outs are all messed up this week so you are really inspiring me to get my butt moving!

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YAMINOKODOMO 10/27/2010 12:31PM

    Hopefully today isnt too crazy at work.

Doing great on the bootcamp and good job with the potluck last night!

I love to bake but all I can bake is stuff from the box LOL I am actually going to try and make a pumpkin cheesecake pie, not the healthiest of goodies but I have always wanted to make it! I also want to make some regular pumpkin pie. I LOVE the way the kitchen smells when there is pumpkin pie being made!

Happy hump day! COngrats on one more day of the bootcamp!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/27/2010 11:54AM

    Wow you are just on a baking craze! I would be soooo tempted at tasting them.
Great job on the workout. I surely couldnt do it so early.

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Tuesday---Potluck Day

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I got up early to do my C25K week 6 day 2...a couple of nice 10 minutes intervals. I realized that I should probably not be trying to run at 6mph. My heart rate goes over 90% so I decided to slow down for the last half to 5.8mph. I'll do that speed on Thursday for the 25 minute run.
I also did my jumping jacks, crunches, pushups and the bootcamp video for today (lower body). Only 2 more days of the bootcamp and then I'll be back to my regular MWF weight training which will be nice, actually. If I feel like it, I'll do the bootcamp video again this afternoon. I'm curious to see if the leg exercises will feel as difficult when I haven't just been running.
I'll try to be good at the potluck. I'm going to limit myself to one plate (just like any other buffet). Most likely no dessert, but I will bring a pecan pie square home for my husband (my friend Diane the dietitian made them but they are in now way healthy).
Dinner tonight will be some black bean burgers (Morningstar Farm) because we've got some whole wheat buns that really need to get used up before they start growing anything. Some sort of vegetable on the side...I'll have to check the freezer ('cos I'm too lazy to cut vegetables and I eat more if the work is already done).
It should be a good day.
Got lots of data to analyze.
Happy Tuesday my SparkFriends!

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MISSMITSY 10/27/2010 7:47AM

    Hope you had an awesome day! Black bean nurgers sound good, I wanted to try a recipe the other day but I can't find black beans here!

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SBATES63 10/27/2010 7:20AM

    Wow! You are an iron woman. Enjoy the potluck.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/26/2010 1:08PM

    Nice workout and day! What bootcamp video are you doing? emoticon
emoticon on the smart eating.

Comment edited on: 10/26/2010 1:09:57 PM

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HALFFAST 10/26/2010 12:16PM

    Have a great day, and good luck with the potluck!

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BAILEYS7OF9 10/26/2010 11:01AM

    Good luck at the pot luck!

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TBOOM915 10/26/2010 10:21AM

    emoticon on the exercising and making smart decisions!!!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

I baked coffee sundrop (like natural M&M's) cookies for the potluck tomorrow (unfortunately I ate some dough while I was baking which I was trying not to do but it was an aggravating drive home and when I got home somebody was blocking our driveway...grrrr.....)

And because people wanted to see it:
Laundry in the dryer

Laundry folded on our messy bed

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SPARKVAMPY2012 10/26/2010 9:22AM

    Those cookies look really really good.

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Monday 10/25/10

Monday, October 25, 2010

I got up early to get my workout in. 35 minutes on the incline trainer, 25 jumping jacks, 25 pushups, 30 crunches and bootcamp (standing core) video 2x. So that took a good hour.
Then rushed in to take a shower and toast and english muffin for breakfast.
Off to work.
This afternoon I'll bake some cookies (pictures later) and do laundry. It's leftovers from the party for dinner so we can clean out the fridge.
Have a good Monday everyone!

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EMACBLUE 10/25/2010 2:26PM

  Cookie dough cupcakes? and just when I thought I was doing good.... I see these mentioned. Evil woman.

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BAILEYS7OF9 10/25/2010 11:57AM

    Cookie dough cupcakes? emoticon say it isn't so!

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HALFFAST 10/25/2010 10:58AM

    I'm still dreaming about your cookie dough cupcakes :)

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