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BOA - Week 8 Tuesday

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I kind of fell off the blogging bandwagon for a couple of days but I'm back on track now.
On Sunday, I did my first long run in a long time. Actually, it was my first outdoor run in two weeks. Not that good considering I have a half marathon to complete this coming Sunday. The only other exercise that I got that day was grocery shopping. :~) In my downtime, I did make a decision to swear off fast food for the month of November. So far, so good.
Monday morning was my first day of Chas' boot camp. It was challenging but doable. I don't have any DOMS so I guess I'm ready for tomorrow's class. She promises to make each of the remaining 5 weeks more challenging than the previous week.... I'm thinking she wasn't kidding when she said one of us was going to puke. I just hope it isn't me.
Last night, I had another email showdown with the ex. Apparently, the upcoming long weekend isn't a real long weekend. Not by society's definition (his words). I say that if every school, public and separate, in Calgary is taking Monday off then it most certainly DOES count. But hey, what do I know? emoticon
On a good note.. I did not eat in anger.
Oh and I've been tracking my iron levels through Spark again. I'm back in the ranges for that, too.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/5/2008 7:52AM

    Our kids have Monday off too, here in NE Saskatchewan (and the Friday before, and the Tuesday). Definitely a long weekend for them!

It made me chuckle to see you put down grocery shopping as exercise! That used to be the case when I was dragging a toddler and baby around the store, but I don't think I could justify it anymore. I'm picturing you hauling 50 pounds of bagged groceries while walking 20 blocks home. I only had to learn that lesson once. Geez, I still wince at remembering that....

Don't puke!

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FITGIRL15 11/4/2008 12:45PM

    It isn't a STAT holiday for us offie employees, because we get the Tuesday off instead. The schools must have just given the kids the Monday off to make it easier on them! I'm sorry you had a big fight with your EX about it though! :(

Good Luck on your 1/2 marathon this Sunday! 'm sure resting up for it isn't such a bad thing!

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BOA - Week 7 Saturday

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I had a really eventful day. I worked until 12:30 and then I headed to Cardel to the blood donor clinic. For the second time since I've been donating, I was turned away for low iron. I was so bummed. I used to be very good about monitoring my iron intake and the moment I let my guard down BAM, low iron. Home for a sandwich (tuna LOL) and I was on the road again.

My next stop was Inner Spirit Photography. I have to say that, for as nervous as I was, it was a LOT of fun. I spent five hours in various stages of undress and in about a hundred different positions. I have a whole new respect for models because it is not easy to relax and feel comfortable and it is NOT easy to hold a pose. I go back to pick out my favourites on Monday, the 10th. From what I saw today, I should have no trouble picking out a half dozen or so.

Nutritionally, today was another good and bad day.
Three servings of fruit, three of vegetables, 3.5 litres of water.... and 2370 calories. Over again.

So here's my newest goal: NO fast food for the remainder of November.
This is going to take some willpower.

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FITGIRL15 11/3/2008 12:10PM

    I am so glad your photo shoot went so well! I'm pretty excited to have a photo shoot of my own soon! (well, I definitely will be having one in April before my show!!!)

How do you rectify your low iron situation?

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JEANELLEN59 11/2/2008 6:00AM

  Are you going to post some of the photos on Spark? Hope so! What an interesting day this must have been!!

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BOA - Week 7 Friday

Friday, October 31, 2008

I was doing really well today and then I got hungry. Really, really hungry. So I had some pretzels, twizzlers and banana bread. Now I'm really over on calories. 508 over. Omigosh. I think my nerves about my photos have kicked in full throttle.
Alright, focus on the good:
4 servings of fruit
4 servings of vegetables
1 hour of BodyStep and 15 minutes on the Cross Trainer (elliptical w/attitude)
2L of water
I burned off more calories today than the amount that I went over by. Hopefully, that means I'll maintain and not gain this week.
Fingers crossed.

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JEANELLEN59 11/1/2008 6:38PM

  I love Twizzlers. LOL!!!
Thanks for all the support!

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BOA - Week 7 Thursday

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ok, the internet demons just ate my blog!! I'm not happy!

I'm feeling pretty accomplished at the moment. It's only lunch time and I've hit all of my "goals" for today. I did a 5 km run this morning (40 minutes & 560 calories), I've had two good servings of fruit and I have another waiting for afternoon snacktime. I've had three servings of vegetables. I've already had 1.5L of water. Another .5L should not be an issue. emoticon
It's a good day. Best part is, if I keep on track, I'll be within calorie range for the second day in a row.
OH! and I did a half an hour of strength training in BodyPump class! (un)fortunately, my client showed up and I had to bail early but I still got a good upper body workout and a ton of squats in. emoticon

Update: I had a total of 3Ls of water, 4 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables yesterday. I also ate Pringles and earned myself a nasty case of cramps and heartburn. They're officially off my list. My calories for the day 2238. That's 268 over. Bleh.

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KWASYLIW 10/31/2008 12:24AM

    I am starting to get really envious! I need this roller coaster that I am on to slow down some so I can take better care of me. Happy Haunting!

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BOA - Week 7 Wednesday

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fruit 4, Veggies 4, Water 3.5L Calories consumed 1850 (within range!)
Cardio - 33 minute (3.5k) walk - burned 136 calories 6 minutes on XT ellyptical - 60 calories
Strength - 2 sets of the Fitfix circuit PLUS adductor/abductor and glute exercises.

All goals - ACCOMPLISHED!!

Plan of attack for Thursday - Running during downtime @ work. Three servings each of fruits and veggies.


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