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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I'm having the worst PMS/bloating that I've had in years. I think it's because of the birth control pills. At least that's where I'm laying the blame. It's the only thing that's changed from last month. I can't believe how big my stomach looks right now. It's icky.
And now I have 5 days to make things right. WHY,why, WHY do I eat crap when I know I a) don't really want it and b) can't afford the calories? I was done eating at dinner tonight. I was close enough to my range that I was happy with my progress and I blew it with a donut AND cherry nibs. On the plus side, I didn't accept the offer of beer and wings but that hardly seems good enough when I ate 380 calories that I didn't want and could have easily avoided. BUT enough about that! I'm refocusing on the good that I did today.

Calories for March 3: 2247/1770
Fruit/Veggies: 10 - 3/7
Water: 2L
Cardio/Strength: 4 km run (26:14), Strength training as per tracker
Stretching: done

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BLACKROSE_222 3/4/2009 1:37PM

    Hang in there - it will eventually go away, and you can go back to your non-PMSing self. I'm looking forward to that as well!

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SKOUET 3/4/2009 12:23PM

    This could have been written by me! Haha... although it ain't funny! I'm right here with you. The positive thing to keep in focus is that PMS WON'T last. Soon we'll feel like ourselves again! Enjoy your run tonight!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Calories for March 2: unknown/1770
Fruit/Veggies: 7 - 3/4
Water: 2.5L
Cardio/Strength: a VERY little bit of core work
Stretching: done

My calories were unknown because my dinner at Richard's didn't have any nutritional information. I'm figuring that with the amount of (white) pasta, the super-lean ground beef w/fresh veggies (that *I* chopped) tomato sauce and cape seed bread , it wasn't much over 500 cals. I kept the portion small because of the unknown factor but DAMN that man can create/cook. It was so much fun to prepare, cook and clean up together. I'm really looking forward to doing it again and, from the sounds of it, so is he. I did go over my calories but I still have 6 days to make it right again.

Today's goal is to get the 50/50/50 challenge completed and to do a circuit or two at the gym. I have a tempo run tonight so I don't want to overdo it but I am getting restless....

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TURBOMEL 3/4/2009 8:06AM

    The thought of preparing, cooking & cleaning up a nice pasta dinner is pretty romantic!
I'm glad you're having fun. emoticon

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End of Week One

Monday, March 02, 2009

Last weeks goals:
Nutritional - consume at LEAST 8 glasses of water per day - DONE ON 5/7 DAYS
Cardio - at LEAST 30 minutes on 5 out of 7 days - MISSED (4/7)
Strength - at LEAST two good strength training workouts this week - DONE (4)
Stretching - remember to stretch after EVERY workout - DONE
Blog at least twice - DONE

Overall, when you look at what I wanted to accomplish and what I actually did, it doesn't look like a bad week. However, since I was over on calories every single day, I didn't win this round. I've gained 2.5 pounds since last Monday... and I can only write so much off to PMS. I made the choices that I did and, ultimately, I am the one responsible. So today is a new Monday and a new week (#2) and I fully intend to make better decisions this week.
I start back at KF in a casual position today. Hopefully, I'll be able to juggle the two jobs with my running and workouts. Ah heck, it wouldn't be the first time that I've had to juggle :~)
I CAN DO THIS!! I packed *healthy* meals and snacks today and it looks like it's going to be a day "in range". I'm off to a good start.

Here are my 5% Challenge goals for THIS week:
Nutritional - include 5 servings of fruit and vegetables in your "diet" daily.
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days
Strength - 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 crunches, 3 planks 3 days
Blog at least twice.

I'm still going to keep up my own "water" goal of 2L per day AND I'm going to add in "staying within calories". Hopefully, I'll hit it at least 5/7 days.

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EVAHUNTLEY 3/2/2009 10:38AM

    I know you can do this fearless leader!

GO emoticon

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14,056 calories

Saturday, February 28, 2009

That's how many calories I've consumed since last Sunday. That's an average of 2008 per day which means, on average, I've gone OVER my calorie (1770) allowance by 238 per day. I'm NOT expecting any weightloss on Monday. There's no WAY I've burned enough calories to make a deficit. BLAH. I know better. Tomorrow starts a new Spark week so I'll have to really buckle down and do more to stay on track.
Today I rewarded myself with a new haircut. I'm liking it. It's a new length and, with the layers that Stephanie cut into it, it feels so light and soft. I keep swishing it... just for fun LOL.
OH! and she said she'd "love to have arms" like mine. "They're so defined". I gushed. :~) It was a good day.

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RHYNIC 3/1/2009 8:49AM

    Hey the new doo looks fantastic. I need a hair cut - BAD! Today is a new month. it's a great time to recommit to healthy eating. I think I will give it yet another try. it's so easy to say when your belly is full - I just finished breakfast. gail

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Day 4 - and the ball bounces away...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Calories today: 1976+/1770
Fruit/Veggies: 8 - 5/3
Water: 2L
Cardio/Strength: none
Stretching: done

Seriously, I need someone to hang out with me 24/7 and tell me "don't eat that". Of course, I'd probably glare and them or tell them to go pound sand BUT I don't seem to have any will power of my own lately. Richard's no help. I told him tonight that I was going to go make myself fat with a banana split and he didn't even try to stop me. He just said "you'll never make yourself fat". By the way, the split was really good. And so were the cookies I ate, too.

Tomorrow, I will do BodyPump and Saturday I will do Awesome Abs. I have a 12 km run on Sunday and HOPEFULLY that'll make this weeks over-eating cancel out. Otherwise, I may be giving Shell a week one advantage and I just can't have that. :~)

I found this while surfing the net last night and wanted to share....

He's just so dreamy.

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RHYNIC 2/27/2009 6:48PM

    Well you surly don't want to hang with me 24/7. hehehe today I have a big bacon classic combo at Wendy's for lunch and 2 hot dogs for supper. No wonder I don't feel like running. Humm...a banana split would be good, thank god I have no ice cream in the house. :-) gail

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BLACKROSE_222 2/27/2009 3:44PM

    And I'm Watching you too, Penny! We need to kick Shell and Rachelle into the ground on this one! Let's go! emoticon

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EVAHUNTLEY 2/27/2009 11:10AM

    Just pin that up on your fridge Penny -now there's a reminder that will make you smile :~)

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KWASYLIW 2/27/2009 12:24AM

    Yes, most dreamy!!!

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