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Thursday, September 18, 2008

I cannot do 1500 calories. I just cannot. Two things are against me. First, I'm hungry. Second, I'm quite fond of 2000 calories. emoticon I don't think that Spark takes into account that I'm running my butt off for a living. OTOH, if I can figure this out and make it down to the 1500, when I stop working at Timmie's and concentrate on GL I may feel differently. Then again, if I'm in a gym for 6 or 7 hours a day, odds are good that I might start working out/burning more calories..... It's just not going to work.

Bottom line: I'm putting my calories back up.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 9/20/2008 12:30AM

    I can't believe SP calculated 1500 calories for you. It's calculated 1750 calories for me and I don't workout nearly as much as you. And I add on 300 calories on top of that for breastfeeding. So yes, I think you should bump up your calories. 1500 for you is insane!

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FITGIRL15 9/19/2008 10:22AM

    The only way I can get to 1500 calories is by carb depleting... this is not a diet either! This is a temporary nutrition plan people follow pre-fitness competitions!

I think it's GREAT that you have decided to put your calories back up!

emoticon Remember, it's the QUALITY of those calories that is WAY more important then the quantity! emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/19/2008 10:19:51 AM

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KWASYLIW 9/19/2008 1:02AM

    You know what you need and that is all that matters.

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Calorie range change

Monday, September 15, 2008

I adjusted my calories burned today to reflect the average of the last six weeks and Spark dropped me from a max of 2040 to a maximum of 1550. I'm seriously considering over-riding the system. I'll give it until Sunday to see if I'm going to bed hungry. (yikes!)

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FITGIRL15 9/19/2008 10:25AM

    If your BMR is 1331, and you are exercising at least 400 (I'm being modest with this number) calories per day, you should be eating AT LEAST 1731 to MAINTAIN what you've got, right? So, it's like Spark still thinks you are trying to LOSE weight!

Strange. I think 200o calories per day is a way better number for you, cause I'm sure you work out way more then what my example says!

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RUNNINGWILD 9/15/2008 11:36PM

    My BMR is 1331

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FITGIRL15 9/15/2008 8:27PM

    WTF??? Are you serious? I think Spark's "automatic" calorie ranges are dead wrong! I've never used what they told me (ALWAYS at least 300cals higher!)

Have you calculated your own BMR to see where you should fall?

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The Battle of Alberta week one, day one

Monday, September 15, 2008

After a weekend of splurging on chinese food, chocolate and (oh my) a trip to McDonalds, I'm completely ready to get back into my healthier way of life. Last week's back issues are still lingering but I'm taking care of them and hopefully they won't affect my ability to run my Half Marathon on the 12th of October.
I put up a few challenges to the Calgarian group this week. I'm posting them here so that when I read my blog, I'll remember what MY goals are:
Challenges for the first week:
Nutritional - consume at LEAST 8 glasses of water per day.
Cardio - at LEAST 30 minutes on 5 out of 7 days.
Strength - at LEAST two good strength training workouts this week.
Stretching - remember to stretch after EVERY workout.
Blog on Monday and Sunday

My BIGGEST challenge will be to BE a leader this week and not just talk the talk..... Having said that, I have three days of running scheduled, two nights of strength and I WILL fit in at least two more 30 minute cardio sessions.
This is my promise to my team and myself.


Should I?

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ok, so a while back I was trying to figure out a way to celebrate my weight loss and maintenance. I think I've figured it out BUT I don't know if I have the nerve to do what I want to do. I guess what I need is some reassurance that what I'd be doing is art, not smut.
I just wish I knew someone who had done this...

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IAMAVICTOR 9/1/2008 5:45PM

    This is a GREAT goal for you Penny! As long as you're not making it your Christmas card or anything...hahaha. Go for it! Look at how far you've come from your sons first birthday photos. You should definitely do this! emoticon

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FITGIRL15 9/1/2008 4:19PM

    OMG... this is a FABULOUS idea to reward yourself for acheiving your goal weight and maintenance! I am sure you have the power to ask for a tasteful photo shoot rather then a risque one!

I am going to do the same, but AFTER my training for my fitnes competition! I am sure It will be the first time my body will ever look like that so I need to remember the feeling! Photos are GREAT for that! I say GO FOR IT!

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

On 9/17/06 I had my last dose of caffeine. Today, I accidentally made an extra Brownie Iced Capp Supreme at work tonight and instead of giving it to Jessie like I planned, I drank it. So now it's 12:42 a.m. and I'm sitting up watching senseless television. My head kinda hurts and so does my chest. I'm thinking that my body is going to hate me later this morning when I try to make it run 16 kms. HOPEFULLY, it forgives me in 5 or 6 hours.

In other news, I'm getting more & more clients at GL. Now I have to make another life altering decision. Do I keep working at TH full-time and earn a guaranteed income OR do I take a chance on the opportunity to become a full-time PT and earn a non-guaranteed income..... I'm not good at this kind of stuff. I'm really not. I LOVE being a PT. I like being an asst. mgr. I LOVE working with my clients. I don't like .... well there's a lot of things about TH that I don't like but there's a few things I do. I DON'T KNOW!! emoticon What I need is someone to make these kinds of decisions for me.

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FITGIRL15 8/26/2008 11:53AM

    I can imagine what you are going through. If it were ME... I think I'd wait it out a while with the PT thing... You haven't been at that job too long, right? Perhaps in a few more moths a clearer picture will emerge! I know, personally for me, I'd L.O.V.E to be a full time PT... but the $$$ isn't as good as what I currently do, and I can't give this up quite yet!

I'm glad you are loving PTing so much! emoticon

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 8/25/2008 1:13AM

    I've been working as an independent IT consultant since 2004 and I love it. I love the freedom and the variety. Some people question why I would want to go from contract to contract instead of having a permanent full-time job, but this arrangement works for me and for my family. And I've had the good fortune to always have a job (except when I didn't want it, for example, when I went travelling for several months or when I had a baby). I won't presume to know anything about your financial situation, but I find if you're good at what you do, it works out. It really does. And the fact that you're getting more and more clients speaks volumes about your skills.

Good luck with your decision!

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KWASYLIW 8/25/2008 12:39AM

    I think you know what you want to do! And I think you will do a wonderfully awesome job at it.

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