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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My goal was to be within calorie range. What actually happened was that I was 128 calories over. I did make the fruit, veggies and water goals that I set so I'm still good with today.
Tomorrow I run!

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KEAKMAN 11/17/2010 8:17AM

    Sounds pretty darned good to me! Enjoy your run!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 11/16/2010 1:59AM

    Woo hoo!

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This week in review (7th - 13th)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This week:
I consumed 11,290 calories. That's four days eating within range, two over and one under (Sunday, I was sick).
I burned 1320 calories. Not bad considering that was over three days.
I ran once - 3 kms. Twice if you count the mile that I ran at the gym to warm up for my ST session.
I strength trained twice.
I drank my goal of 2L+ per day - 6/7 days.
I at my goal of 5+ servings of fruits/veggies - 5/7 days

The plan for next week:
In range 5/7 days
Burn 1800 calories (minimum). Should be doable because last week, I missed two runs.
Strength train twice.
Drink my water & eat my fruits/veggies.

Tracking todays fitness before I did it REALLY helped me follow through so I might do that again this coming week. I might also start pre-tracking my meals again, too. Just for added accountability.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/14/2010 11:38PM

    Looks like you had an awesome week Penny!

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MKKAYA 11/14/2010 11:14PM

    Penny, Nice job this week!!!

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GEOGIRL 11/14/2010 1:26PM

  I totally find pre tracking my meals the way to keep me on track, hope next week is fabulous for you! I just loved my LSD run this morning....I'm digging this fall weather, too bad it won't last forever :)

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KEAKMAN 11/13/2010 11:50PM

    Sounds like a bunch of gold stars coming your way.....18 if I counted correctly!

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If you see a turtle on a fence post...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

he probably had help getting there. - Little Jimmy Dickens emoticon

I heard this on the CMA show today (rebroadcast), Brad Paisley said it as part of his acceptance speech for "Entertainer of the Year", and it got me to thinking: Sparkpeople is a lot like he claims Country music fans to be - loyal to everybody. No true fan is against any entertainer and no true Sparkperson is any more, or less, supportive of any other. I love that about this place. Not like, love.

Anyway, this morning I went to the gym with the intentions of doing my favourite class: BodyPump. Unfortunately, I misheard the girl on the phone and missed the first half. At first I felt a little lost and disappointed but then, I hopped on the treadmill for a bit of interval training to warm up before doing some strength training. Cooled down, stretched and headed home.

Plotting my next maneuver is taking longer than anticipated..... clean, go for a run..... I just don't know.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/11/2010 10:12PM

    Oooh! Thanks for the eye candy Penny!

And good job figuring out a plan b at the gym today. Sometimes it's hard to switch gears when your brain is determined to do something else.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/11/2010 8:25PM

    emoticonLove me some Brad! And I love SP too. Did you run?


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ETTEZEUS 11/11/2010 5:46PM

    Go for a run!

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KEAKMAN 11/11/2010 5:25PM

    Run! (but you knew I would say that!)

I have this thing for Brad Paisley...not a country music fan much, but I do think he is might easy on the eyes....(shhh, don't tell Scott)

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Whenever you knock me down...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I will not stay on the ground."

My last whiny blog was my last whiny blog. I'm tired of opening my mouth and hearing negativity fall out. And I'm certainly tired of looking back over my entries and reading it.
This isn't right, this doesn't look good, I'm too fluffy, and on and on... It's time to stop it.

So, the positive for this week:
I've received two gold stars (for Monday & Tuesday)
I've, apparently, lost two pounds since my last weigh in. (down to 130.5#)
I've run once. (3.42 kms @ 6.22 min/km)
I've eaten my goal amount of fruit and vegetables. (5+)
I've drank my goal amount of water. (8+)

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day in Canada and I have the day off of work. I called the gym earlier and they have two classes happening. Since I don't have anywhere else to be, I'm definitely going to go to one of them. Need to burn some calories and release some endorphins.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 11/11/2010 2:02PM

    Whiney?? I've never heard you whine. You are inspiration at its best! Way to go on those positives!!

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GEOGIRL 11/11/2010 12:20PM

  Yay for positivity! Enjoy your class today, I'm stuck at the office and very jealous :)

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KEAKMAN 11/11/2010 12:05PM

    AND you raised spirits with this blog! (can you get a smile face for that one?)

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BOBBYD31 11/10/2010 8:47PM

    nice penny! keep up the good work and i don't thing you are negative or cranky.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/10/2010 8:35PM

    I hear ya Penny. I'm going through an Eeyore phase at the moment. It seems that the world is conspiring against me to push all my buttons at the same time.

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RUNNINGWILD 11/10/2010 6:35PM

    Hughy ate that one a while back. I still have fond memories of it, it was SO comfy. Now we're using Paul's emoticon So far, Hughy's not interested in it as a snack.

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CASSIOEPIA 11/10/2010 5:45PM

    Words to live by Penny! Love it.

BTW, my brother & SIL have the same couch. Made me smile to see it.

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YOGAMASTER 11/10/2010 4:49PM

  enjoy your day off!

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Good questions Jillian

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

"Before you eat anything, I want you to ask yourself two questions: Are you hungry? And are you depressed or anxious? Then ask the following question: Can you find an appropriate way to address whatever emotions you've uncovered instead of suppressing them?"

Truth be told, it's not much of an "article" but it does give me a jump-off point to figuring out why I can't seem to lose these last five pounds/inches and keep them off. There's got to be SOME reason why, even after I stock my house with healthy foods, I run to the vending machine at the first sign of trouble.... I've just got to find it.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/2/2010 9:42PM

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could think of these things *before* we eat? I usually think of them after I've hoovered out my pantry from stress.

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ETTEZEUS 11/2/2010 9:28AM

    If I would think about anything before I reach would be a good thing. Half the time I reach and eat before I even realize I did! Now that would definitely be categorized as brainless eating!

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CASSIOEPIA 11/2/2010 9:10AM

    Seeking the answer to the question, "What is my method of self-sabotage"? Those are great questions, IF you slow down long enough to ask them before throwing those loonies into the machine. I hope that this jump-off point helps you to discovering your answers.

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RACING4ME 11/2/2010 1:35AM

    Yikes!! Yeah, that is a toughy!!

I get choked with myself a lot over this type of thing. For me it is always that I have done a great week of workouts, so believe that it is OK for me to do whatever...then, 3 days later, I am still ok'ing it. Only when I notice the bulge in the belly (that doesn't quite go away in the AM), I say...DANG, I guess I better get back to it.

Me thinks that you and me would give even Jillian a run for her money:)


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