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Weekly Weigh In has been moved to Fridays

Friday, September 09, 2011

I prefer having my weigh ins on Mondays, but I joined the 5% Fall Challenge & read that weigh ins will be on Saturdays - or Fridays if needed. Fridays are better than Saturday for me. I only want 1 official weigh in day so I'm going to use Fridays. Doing this adds one more weigh in for the year. I'll still check it on Mondays but I won't count it as official.

For the first month I've lost 3.5 of my goal of 7.5. How about that! Today was also measuring day for the Challenges for Sparkers team. I've also lost inches from a month ago when I measured. Haha!!
I've still got 4 more to go. I know it's going to start getting tough but I'm ready to step up to the plate (a small salad plate).

In other news, I had to cut down my running this week. My hips were bothering me. Hopefully my LSR tomorrow will go ok. I'm going to plan on doing 8 miles, but if all is right in the world I may go as far as 10. I'll just have to see how I'm doing.

Ok, ladies, I hope you all are doing good & that cool fall weather is giving you a kiss each morning. I love it!

8/15/11: 129.6
8/22/11: 128.7
8/30/11: 128.3
9/05/11: 127.9
9/09/11: 126.1
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BOGUSANNIE 9/12/2011 1:24PM

    WoooHooo!!!!you are awesome!!!
When I grow up...I sooooo want be just like you!!!
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SPLASHDOG1 9/12/2011 12:59PM

    Wow that is a great first month! Way to go! You are kickin' that challenge in the bee-hind!! I'm impressed with your running regimen too- hope your hip cooperates. I'm giving it a stern talking to in my mind!

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PROT358 9/11/2011 10:26PM

    You are doing great! I bet if you really push you could get below 120 by New Year's. Keep inspiring!

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MAMAOFTWINS 9/11/2011 10:03AM

    Your such an inspiration. Hope your hip is feeling better :)

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LISAINMS 9/9/2011 10:25PM

    Amy you are doing so well working toward your end of year challenge! Glad you took some rest time. Your hips will thank you.

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THEHONESTME 9/9/2011 8:23PM

    Look at you go! WOO HOO! You're doing great Amy - keep up the good work - I bet you get in 10 miles tomorrow. Something tells me you're ready - you'll be at 8 and say 'why not?' Let us know how it goes - I'll be waiting to hear from both you and Lisa on how things go.
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MUMMAMICHELLE 9/9/2011 6:48PM

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JICASMOM 9/9/2011 5:48PM

    You continue to do great! Have a super duper weekend and enjoy that 8 miler... Hopefully all goes well and your run is hip-pain free. Our mornings aren't so chilly yet... Waiting for that fall kiss morning to settle in....

Love ya! Have a good onexxJ

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PSYCHBAMA 9/9/2011 3:17PM

    Go girl!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!!!! Sounds like the challenge is working. I haven't figured out a "challenge" yet but am working from a 2 month training schedule I made up a couple of weeks ago. Seems to be working, except for the weekend sabatoge in my diet. Ha! Oh well. You give me GREAT inspiration!!!!! Thank you and keep it up!!!
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YOURJONES 9/9/2011 12:11PM

    You're doing great! You're wise to take it easy if your hips are bothering you. Have you tried the hip stretch that goes like this? Stand in front of a chair, dresser, kitchen or bathroom counter (you get the idea) and put your right ankle over your left thigh just above the left knee. Then slightly bend your left knee while dropping your hips down a little ways until you can feel a good stretch in your left hip. For a deeper stretch, reach forward with your arms. If your balance is good, then you don't have to do it in front of something then reach forward and drop your hips down until you are touching the floor. I LOOOOOOOVE this stretch so much!! Have a great weekend!

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YOURJONES 9/9/2011 12:10PM

    You're doing great! You're wise to take it easy if your hips are bothering you. Have you tried the hip stretch that goes like this? Stand in front of a chair, dresser, kitchen or bathroom counter (you get the idea) and put your right ankle over your left thigh just above the left knee. Then slightly bend your left knee while dropping your hips down a little ways until you can feel a good stretch in your left hip. For a deeper stretch, reach forward with your arms. If your balance is good, then you don't have to do it in front of something then reach forward and drop your hips down until you are touching the floor (with your hands). I LOOOOOOOVE this stretch so much!! Have a great weekend!

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TRUE-NESS 9/9/2011 11:47AM

    Steadily moving downward! Good job!

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KUANGIE 9/9/2011 11:38AM

    Congrats! I weigh in on Friday's also...before the damage of the weekend LOL!

When is your half? I am running the KC half on October 15th. I ran 10 miles this week, will do 11 on Monday. What are you using for fueling? I need to run to the store and get some more Gu's.

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 9/9/2011 10:32AM

    Well done. I wish I could be so consistent. Love it.


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    You are doing awesome Amy!! emoticon emoticon

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SHRINK71 9/9/2011 10:11AM

    I also changed my weigh in day for that exact reason!!! Good luck on all your challenges. I know you will totally ROCK them!!!
Hope your hips feel better soon... Good for you for giving them a rest!!
Have a fantastic weekend!!

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CARLA-216 9/9/2011 10:10AM

    Awesome stuff right here! Great job!

Hope your hips feel better.

And yeah, I love the cooler morning temperatures. Bliss!

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MCLAFLIN 9/9/2011 10:02AM

    WTG on your loss, AND your run! Boo on the hips hurting you.

I walked outside a few days ago, and found my hips hurting my for a couple of days. My body can't handle the uneven ground where I walked...

Looking forward to that 5% Challenge coming up! I think with the new Daisies our team will be up there in the fitness minutes part of the challenge!
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HUTTONSMOM 9/9/2011 10:00AM

    Things are really going well - fantastic!

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ROBYN168 9/9/2011 9:57AM

    Way to go AMY!!!!! What a great week. You are rocking your end of year goal!!!! Keep it up!

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Weekly Weigh In

Monday, September 05, 2011

I survived the brownies!! Thank you for supporting & encouraging me : )

Seth was still throwing up this morning but he ate a bowl of chicken noodle soup awhile ago & is acting like he feels good & is asking for more. Tomorrow is the first day of school. I couldn't imagine having to miss the first day. Hopefully he'll continue to feeling this good.

I had a fabulous run this morning. My schedule had 5 miles for today but the cool weather & beautiful blue skies kept me out until 6. I didn't look at my HR after the first mile (I'm addicted to watching it so this was a big deal for me). I felt very free. Free to listen to my body & not let the number on the watch tell me what I should be doing. Although, that last 1/2 mile my knees & feet were telling me "you just ran us 10 the day before yesterday & now your pushing us 6?". I told them I'd slow down & take it easy on them if they'd just hold out a few more minutes.
So, I checked out my stats after my run & much to my surprise my HR stayed relatively low & my pace a little faster than normal. That's what I call a good run!

On to the weigh in....
I really thought I'd see a bigger loss today after the number I saw Wednesday. But I'll still be happy showing another .4 lb loss. I'm not getting the "Lost 1 Pound" in my activity feed this week, but you know I'm working on it for next Monday.


8/15/11: 129.6
8/22/11: 128.7
8/30/11: 128.3
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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/7/2011 1:13PM

    Just saw this! I hope everything is okay with Seth!!!!!

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SONGBARDBIRD 9/6/2011 7:44PM

    Sorry Seth still isn't feeling well...hope he made it to school today!

Sound like an awesome run...a loss is a loss is a loss, eh? But yeah, I know the feeling of wanting it to be a higher, but it's a step in the right direction of course. Keep on movin'!

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SPLASHDOG1 9/6/2011 4:29PM

    That's some nice steady downward progress on the weight - congrats! I too am adicted to watching the HR when I wear it. I haven't had it for very long though so sometimes I forget to bring it with me (and then I am annoyed! lol!) Great job on the run!

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CARLA-216 9/6/2011 2:02PM

    The scale is moving in the right direction, and that's what counts. Right? Keep it going!
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SHERR513 9/6/2011 8:19AM

    Thats great! I like how you got that wrote down weekly.I'm gonna have to do that. Glad your baby is feeling better.

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GLMOM2 9/5/2011 9:35PM

    A loss is a loss! Take it!!!

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Don't forget - the "Loser of the week" award in the Feeling Fit for Fall challenge too! Just another push to keep you going!

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ROBYN168 9/5/2011 9:16PM

    You are Rockin' it Amy......way to go!!!!!

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PSYCHBAMA 9/5/2011 7:48PM

    hey, a loss is a loss! Go girl!! AND you survived the brownies! Big accomplishments for this week. Keep it up!
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GYMRAT_AT44 9/5/2011 12:26PM

    Understand the not losing, I posted a .3 - but guess it is better than going up! Good for you and nice run! Don't you just love those!

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LISAINMS 9/5/2011 12:19PM

    Woo hoo! Great run and you are continuing toward your goal!!

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THEHONESTME 9/5/2011 12:05PM

    I think you're doing a terrific job... with running AND with weight loss! You're so close to your goal that losing .4 in a week is AMAZING! You're doing great - keep up the good work :)

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 9/5/2011 11:47AM

    Totally consistent with your loss. Well done. Nice job with the runs, I love when they just feel right.

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JICASMOM 9/5/2011 11:46AM

    Great job! You are definitely on the right road!! Brownies, not a problem.. Seth is feeling better... A run that was terrific....a loss that is still showing you are headed toward your yearly goal.

Wow you are on a roll!! Keep up the great work!

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I Forgot to Mention Something

Sunday, September 04, 2011

This summer I've been seeing a guy who was friends with my brother when they were little out running with his wife while their 2 kids are on their bikes. I get pretty excited when I see anyone out running, but for some reason this family really tugs at my heartstrings when I see them all out together.
So, yesterday while I was running we passed each other while I was finishing up my first loop of 5 miles & said hi. After I turned around we passed each other again. The guy says "what are you doing, training for a marathon?" You all know what my answer was. He says they are training, too, for the Half in Oct in St Louis. The old cheerleader in my came out & I started jumping with my fists in the air. I get to the wife & say "You guys are doing the Half in Oct!" and I'm yelling "your doing great" as I keep running. That is just so cool! That makes 5 people that I know who are doing it, plus a couple of Spark friends, plus a couple Spark friends who have their own Half that day.

I think I passed the danger zone with the brownies. Here is the proof that I didn't have any more. You know how the camera adds 10 lbs, well I think the same should be said for a pan of brownies. These things look huge in the camera, LOL.

I think I'll have a glass of chocolate milk, though. That sounds yummy.

And here is a picture of my sick little sweetie & my big sweetie on our vacation.

I promise, hubby was not wearing short shorts. It just looks like it cause they rode up, LOL. Looks like he's not wearing pants at all, hahaha. Wait till he sees that picture.

  
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CARLA-216 9/6/2011 1:59PM

    Yay YOU for not having another brownie! Boy, they sure look good.
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ROBYN168 9/5/2011 9:15PM

    Those brownies need to stay in MO!!!! I would have eaten half of the pan....brownies are my downfall...I can't have them in the house ---- I will cut the edges out for everyone else, and eat the middle.

Love your picture......and that I have a spark friend whose hubby doesn't wear pants!

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HUTTONSMOM 9/5/2011 12:23PM

    I'm amazed and impressed that you can resist the brownies. In our household we only get small servings of things, and I pretty much never bake because I have a sugar problem! I guess I'm not the only sparker with this problem, but I often wonder if I will ever get control over it. Well done girlie!

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 9/5/2011 11:53AM

    Well done with the brownies. I love them so much, that I can only make them when I am sure other people are going to eat most of them. I would have had to put them in the car with my husband, tears falling down my cheeks. Ha! How cool to see a whole family training for a half. My oldest daughter can do short runs, 3 miles or so, on her bike, but the baby is still on training wheels and just can't go that far yet. One day.

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TRUE-NESS 9/4/2011 11:29PM

    Did you forget to mention that you were running a half marathon or did I just miss that blog??? CONGRATULATIONS Lady!!! That's is so great! And to find out that others are running it too! Super Great!! emoticon

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SONGBARDBIRD 9/4/2011 11:00PM

    Hahha, you are totally lying, he is for sure wearing hot pants! :P

Hurrah for resisting the brownie temptation...congrats!

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LISAINMS 9/4/2011 9:49PM

    Sweet! You made it through the Brownie Challenge (at least until 7:03 haha). I always wonder what "the regulars" think when they see me running by (again). So vain! That's cool you know so many people running the HM.

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THEHONESTME 9/4/2011 8:58PM

    You did it! CONGRATS on getting through brownie challenge!
I love the picture of your hubby and son - they look like they're having a great time and once again...you made me laugh out loud!


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HEALTHYCOCONUT 9/4/2011 8:58PM

    That's really cool! Chocolate is safe from me in my house...I'm not fond of it...yeah, weird, I know lol. I do love dark chocolate covered espresso beans though.

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JICASMOM 9/4/2011 8:32PM

    Those brownies are danger I tell you... I would be like a crazy brownie addict snarfing them up and drinking milk like it was my job on Food Network... It would be such bad news for me... They look DELICIOUS!!! Be happy you aren't my neighbor bc I'd be over to check on Seth for you emoticon and then I'd have to stop by your kitchen stove to check out the brownies.... ugh... I am bad... sounds awful doesn't it? I am a mess.... a brownie mess...

I'd be the same way about the neighbors... YAY!!! I always wonder what people think when they see me running the same paths... like oh here comes that runner girl again... oh she looked better/quicker yesterday... wow... she is really sweating today... emoticon

brownies and skim milk... still on my mind... ugh...

Haha you made me laugh with the short shorts picture... I actually didn't notice that... I noticed how much fun they both look like they are having... what a great picture, but I do have to admit... I did chuckle out loud reading your comment on the no shorts look... that was funny... emoticon

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I Am Not Going To Eat Another Brownie

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Hi.

I'm sitting here. And I am NOT going to eat another brownie.
I made them this morning with the intent of taking them to my aunt's house for a family get together. Instead, I am at home. With the brownies. Dark chocolate with milk chocolate chips.

The rest of my family is having a fantasy football draft party. The men folk are having a draft, the girls are talking, laughing, probably playing a game. My little guy has been looking forward to this all year. He & hubby have been working on their rankings. He gets to draft his own team. Last year he came in 2nd.
This morning he woke up sick. He tried to tough it out. We went to church but I had to take him back home. He's pukey & poopey & bummed out that he's missing one of the best parties of the year. Dad says he'll call us when it's his turn to draft so he can make his picks by phone.
Ah, my boys love their football.
I made a pan of brownies to take to the party. I asked hubby & Nat if they would take them. Nat wanted to leave them here. I don't think she wanted to share, LOL.
I had a little corner one around 1. At 2 I had a second one that was a little bigger. They are VERY rich. If I eat another it will just make my belly feel yucky so I WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER. For the last couple of days I was telling myself I would have ONE brownie on this day. Here I am at 2.
I may have already blown my original goal but I will succeed in not eating a 3rd.

Not only am I bummed because my sweetest little sweetie is sick & because those #%$Q# brownies are tempting me, but I was looking forward to talking to my aunt who has recently lost 40 lbs & is working on losing more. I also wanted to talk shop with her husband & another aunt who are running the Half that I am. Hubby called me a bit ago & said that she just did 10 miles, too, so we are at the same place. But he said she has her ankle wrapped so I hope she's ok.

We are having wonderful cool weather! Yesterday it was 100. Right now, it's only 73. I've got the windows open. Fall is on it's way!
During lunch it was even cooler. Seth was complaining of being cold. I made myself a simple soup of low sodium chicken broth, brown rice pasta noodles, & carrots. It was very good. But I'm hungry again & I need to find something HEALTHY that does not included brownies to eat for my dinner. Something with fiber. I've been pretty low on that the last few days.

Can you tell I'm bored? I'm not used to being home with nothing to do. I've already done some cleaning. I guess I could do some more.
7 weeks from today comes the day I've been training for since the beginning of June. JICASMOM & ROBYN168 have their first Half the same day. I changed my spark page to reflect my excitement, which I'm sure you've already noticed.
If you have a race on Oct 23, tell me so I can virtually train with you, too.

Check on me later to make sure I haven't had another brownie, ok? Weigh in day of my 20 Week Self Challenge is tomorrow. I want show you guys a loss.
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BECKYBEFIT 9/10/2011 10:34AM

    Good job on not eating a 3rd brownie! And congrats on your weight loss!! Hope Seth is feeling better!

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CARLA-216 9/6/2011 1:55PM

    I'm hoping that Seth is feeling well today and that you didn't have another brownie.

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ROBYN168 9/5/2011 9:13PM

    I hope Seth is feeling better!!!!! Not a good way to start the school year - after feeling crappy....

love the new background.....it's getting me excited too!



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PROT358 9/4/2011 11:10PM

    Brownies are evil. They're not much satisfaction per serving. Since a brownie is so much denser than, say, a slice of chocolate cake there are lots of calories for a relatively small piece of brownie. Me, I'd much rather have a slice of chocolate cake and not think twice about it. It's a case of sour grapes for me (as from Aesop's Fables). In case you aren't familiar, some character - a fox maybe? - desperately wants some grapes but can't reach him, keeps trying to get them and still can't reach them, so then he gives up in frustration and says he didn't want them anyway because those grapes are sour. Ha. Okay I guess I'm the fox and I kind of do like brownies but that is one dessert I can swear off and not miss too very much. Brownies are evil. And you're right, they do look bulky and not-so-very innocent staring up at us from that pan. But don't be too hard on yourself because you have resisted as far as the rest of the brownies go!

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SONGBARDBIRD 9/4/2011 10:49PM

    So sorry to hear you babe is sick and there are stupid brownies tempting you...it sucks when plans change like that...hope everything turned out okay! I am LOVING this weather, it's the perfect weather to snuggle up with a good book or movie...can't wait for fall!

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THEHONESTME 9/4/2011 8:11PM

    I hope you did it - did ya? Did you stay away from Brownie #3? I'm so excited for the 3 of you running your first half's - that's a great incentive right there not to eat that third brownie. Tell yourself you have to wait til tomorrow and if you still want it then, well, that will be a new day and a new decision - I bet you won't want it by then!

Good luck :)

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JICASMOM 9/4/2011 8:09PM

    Need more protein and fat for sure!!!

Ugh... Brownies... Ugh... I'd have every excuse in the world why today would be an ok day to have more... You are very brave!!!!

I hope Seth feels better soon!!! I also hope he has a fun time on the phone making pics he is happy about....

You are doing FAN-TAS-TIC with your training!!! WooHoo YOU!!!

I wonder how your aunts ankle is... I hope she just needed some 'extra' support and that it all is fine...

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PSYCHBAMA 9/4/2011 7:54PM

    I loved reading your blog! It felt like I was talking to you on the phone. Ha! It's okay to have a brownie or two. Just make sure you keep staying focused and you'll be fine! So sorry you are missing the party, but hopefully that little guy will be running circles around you soon enough. NO MORE BROWNIES! The scales may not thank you. But you can manage anything!!!!!
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LISAINMS 9/4/2011 6:37PM

    Protein?? Brown rice noodles, chicken broth and carrots. It's no wonder you are hungry. There was no fat or protein in that list!! Just tell yourself each additional brownie will add 15 seconds to your pace. That should do the trick.
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L3DESIGNS 9/4/2011 5:52PM

    You can do it. Stay away from the brownies.

Hope you little guy feels better soon

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MUMMAMICHELLE 9/4/2011 5:33PM

    STAY AWAY FROM THE BROWNIES (using past megaphone protocol!!)But don't beat yourself up over them either, moderation..hope you found something healthy to fill the void!

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TRILLIUM22 9/4/2011 5:32PM

    That third brownie is not in your plans. End of story, there is no more.

I'm running the RnR Full on Oct 23. My training is going well. Just 7 more weeks.
Woo Hoo.

There are a few more on the Spark Saint Louis team that are running the Half.
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Weekly Weigh In

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Iíve been a busy bee lately.
This year, orders have been very slow to come in at my work. The few co-workers left all had their hours cut a long time ago. Iím the only one that didnít. Works out that way when youíre the lowest paid, but Iíll take it! All that changed last week because we suddenly got very busy. I had to take off almost a whole day to take Seth to the orthodontist. He broke his retainer for the 2nd time in 3 months. Plus, I had vacation days Friday & Monday. Why couldnít we have gotten busy when I had nothing going on? (Side note: Today I got to work in packing for the first time. I did actual labor type work. I got dirty & sweaty. I liked it!)
Other than work, this is what Iíve been doing:
Friday: Ran 9 miles. I was nervous because the Saturday before when I ran 9 I puked. This time was GREAT. I loved the whole run & loved not getting sick afterward.
After my run we hopped in the car & headed to Branson. That day we went to White Water.

See the slide on the right & all those stairs? I walked up those too many times to count, plus I donít know how many other flights of stairs for other rides. Not the taller slide though, I was too chicken. Plus I was carrying a mat, tube, or double tube up all those stairs. I was worn out. My hips were so tired from running 9 miles that morning, I was barely making it.
Right before we left Natalie & I got separated from Jay & Seth. We walked & walked trying to find them. Then Nat says she sees them Ė headed toward the stairs of the big slide. My little guy went down that super tall straight down slide! I about had a heart attack. Itís a good thing I wasnít with them; Iíd have talked him out of it for sure. He said ďdad told me heíd give me 20 bucksĒ. Sheesh.
Friday night I was exhausted.
Saturday we walked around downtown which meant lots of hills. Then we rode lots of go karts, bumper boats & did laser tag. Saturday night we went to a dinner show. After that more go karts.
Sunday morning I ran 4.5 miles. I canít believe I was brave enough to go out by myself, but I did. And Branson = Ozark Mountains, which = killer hills. But I did it, NO, I rock starred it out! I felt great : )
Sunday my plans were for us to go to Silver Dollar City but the kids had so much fun at White Water they wanted to do that instead. That meant more walking & stair climbing for me. I donít know what got into me that day but I decided to do that tall slide that I was afraid of. It was over in about 4 seconds. My suit bottoms got all twisted. Felt like I was flashing everyone. It was not fun. I will not being doing anything like that again.
Monday we packed up & came home. I slept almost the whole way. I was so tired. Tuesday morning I overslept by an hour - & I never oversleep. Last night I went to bed at 7 pm. Maybe I finally caught up on my sleep.
So, I got lots of exercise in but I ate a ton of crap. Several servings of fries, 2 lemonades with full on sugar, 2 funnel cakes that I did not share, 2 trips to Cold Stone Creamery, fudge, fried chicken, waffles every morning with full sugar syrup. Thatís all I can remember. Good grief, by Monday morning I was sick from all the food. Iím feeling sick just trying to remember what all I ate. It was bad.
But apparently not bad enough to make a weight gain. How did I lose .4 lbs? I donít know but Iíll take it! That was when I weighed in yesterday. Today I wanted to check to see if it was a fluke. Nope, down another 1.1. WHAT! WOOO HOOOOO!!!!! But I wonít count it as official or change my ticker until next week.
Only 17 more weigh ins left & as of today only 5.1 lbs to get to my goal of 122!

8/15/11: 129.6
8/22/11: 128.7
8/30/11: 128.3 (but today was 127.2 haha!)
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PROT358 9/4/2011 11:13PM

    Hey skinny lady, I think you're doing great! I am joining you in your last 20 weeks plan as well. This week shows a mystery lardy gain - which I think is complete crap and a result of the sickness/water retention. I am very determined to end the year strong with you!

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THEHONESTME 9/3/2011 8:38PM

    Way to go, Amy!! Your vacation sounds like a lot of fun and congrats on losing!! You're on a roll now and your metabolism must be working like it's supposed to - AWESOME!

I think it's so great that you, Janelle and Robyn are doing the half on the same day - I'm marking my calendar so I can cheer for all three of you!!

Oh, btw, you made me laugh out loud - literally - when I read your comment on twisting your bottoms - you're too funny - you always make me laugh! 'i won't be doing anything like that again!' LOL
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JICASMOM 9/2/2011 9:50PM

    Incredible. That's all I can say. You go on a fabulous vacation eat everything I love and still come out a loser! :):) you are incredible. When I grow up I want to be you. Your metabolism is on fiiiiiiiiiiire!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Way to go on those hills!!! You are going to be great with your/our half!!! Yay ! I'm happy for my friend!

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SONGBARDBIRD 9/1/2011 4:55PM

    Woo! You probably didn't gain any weight because of all that walking/running/climbing you did! Glad you had fun at white water and that you did that scary slide, even if you didn't like it. At least you overcame your fears and tried something new! Good luck with your future weigh-ins! :)

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WENDEECOURTNEY 9/1/2011 2:05PM

    Love, love, loved White Water when I was a kid!!!! I went back when I was in college, went down a slide and my bathing suit bottoms went down, too. I was so embarrassed!!!! I couldn't believe it. But, in true Wendee fashion, I made everyone with me (and the others in the pool at the bottom) laugh!

Branson is totally exhausting! And, they have the best freaking fudge! OH.EM.GE.

You were on vacation....you weren't supposed to share the funnel cakes. LOL

Sounds like you had an awesome get away with the fam! WooooooFreakingHooooooo!!!!!

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CARLA-216 9/1/2011 11:52AM

    Sounds like a great time and I love all the activity you did. Awesome job coming home after all that food with a loss on the scale! WooHoo!

The fact that you packed your running shoes and ran may just be the nudge I need to go ahead and pack my running shoes and clothes for Ireland. I've been contemplating it, but contemplation doesn't burn many calories.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/1/2011 9:12AM

    Water slides are so much fun! I have done one as straight as the one in your picture and it is not fun standing up after that. Your swimsuit really does shift!

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Exercise should always = fun! Great job!!!

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HUTTONSMOM 8/31/2011 10:35PM

    I love water slides! What alot of activity, that's really great - and even better that you lost some weight AND got to eat junk food at the same time. Probably because of all the activity. I find myself so tired from all the activities with the kids too - everything seems to involve alot of walking, lifting, and carrying around for many hours.

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MYLADY4 8/31/2011 9:50PM

    Well, there may be something to eating more to trick the body. Looks like you tricked it. Great job

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GLMOM2 8/31/2011 9:49PM

    You are a ROCK STAR for running those hills! WAY TO GO!!

LOL about the steep slide. There was one like that at Jellystone Park where we were last week. I have to say neither one of my dd's rode it but it sure was funny watching the others come down. We did see a few people get hurt so that was not funny. One girl tried to stop herself with her hands part way down & gave herself a burn on her hands. Those slides are dangerous.

Keep up the great work on your mission to 122!! Go Amy!!

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HALLELUL 8/31/2011 9:35PM

    I laughed at loud at the part of, "My suit bottoms got all twisted. Felt like I was flashing everyone. It was not fun." Congrats on your .4 lost and the 1.1. You go girl and glad you had fun and that your work hours weren't cut.

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ANGEISBACK 8/31/2011 9:34PM

    sounds like you had an amazing time! thats the important thing....building memories thats what matters :) way to go on your sunday run! woo hoo!

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LISAINMS 8/31/2011 9:24PM

    ROCK STARRRRR!!!! What a great weekend getaway. You are going to make that goal!!

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ROBYN168 8/31/2011 9:14PM

    Active.....you just kept moving!!!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!

Way to go rocking out those hills. I bet your runs around home feel stronger now. I felt stronger after my vacation of hills.

Congrats on the great active trip.

I bet you will love packing.......moving = calorie burn that you don't see!!! Whoo Hoo!

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KANSASROSE67 8/31/2011 6:29PM

    I think all that exercise and stair-climbing did it! We went to Branson a couple of years ago and had a lot of fun. It's one place where everyone in the family could find something they wanted to do.

I'm impressed with you going down that slide. I am afraid of heights, so that WILL never be me!

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TRUE-NESS 8/31/2011 6:17PM

    I wouldn't get on the slide to the left either. LOL I look at those water slides that seem to go straight down and I think... if I wiggle to the right or left I might just pop right out of that thing and splatter all of the ground! LOL I'm too chicken too. And I'm feeling you on the swimsuit bottoms being every which way but loose!! Definite flashing!

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YOURJONES 8/31/2011 5:50PM

    You were so active! Way to go!

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LINDSAYHENNIGAN 8/31/2011 5:42PM

    It's all those stairs, and the increased heart rate from the BIG slide. Great job on the loss, that weekend of food sounds wonderful, memorable, and stomach churning. I made it through the whole summer without getting one funnel cake. I wanted one so badly, and they seemed to be EVERYWHERE I went. I might just have to have one...I'll probably share. Probably. Maybe. We'll see.

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