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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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Thursday, October 21st - Another silver star day

Friday, October 22, 2010

emoticon Water (2L), fruits/veggies - somewhere around 7 servings... no exercise (scheduled rest day). Calories - I *think* I'm okay... I loaded half of my plate with veggies for supper but 1/4 of my plate was ginger beef and another 1/4 was shanghai noodles. I couldn't find those in sparkpeople.
Hughy's new lifestyle is going okay. He didn't have any treats today. Tomorrow, we're going to go play at the park :o) before I go to yoga class.

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 10/27/2010 1:14PM

    What's up with Hughy?? Way to go on everything else. And I'm sure you were ok with the dinner you had.

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KEAKMAN 10/22/2010 9:43AM

    Silver stars are better than none! CONGRATS! Three days in a row!!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

I made it through the fruits/veggies (6), water (2.5L) and exercise (3km run) part of my plan today but when I was having my treat, I realized I'd had a snack that I'd forgotten to log. The good news is that, in the end, I was only 34 calories over and all my other numbers are good. (fats, proteins, carbs)
It was a great run tonight - AP 6:10/km - with the Hypothermic HM crew. Hughy came with me and he enjoyed it. Maybe he'll lose that 6 pounds the vet suggested if I keep bringing him out. Of course, I should probably stop buying him timbits after we run...... I always buy him two. Tonight the drive-thru dude gave him one (obviously he didn't know that the two I bought were for the dog) so I ate the third one. THEN I found some very nom-nom mini Rolos, dark chocolate, at Superstore, bought them and had a serving. Therein lies the oops. I *thought* I had 180 cals left to play with and it turns out I was 70 calories off. Oh well. No gold star today but that's ok. It was still a VERY good day.

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RACING4ME 10/22/2010 1:05AM

    Nicely done Chicka!! Sounds like you and Hughy had a FANTASTIC day:):)


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SAMMYSWEETPEA 10/21/2010 2:56PM

    I agree that it was a silver star day!

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ETTEZEUS 10/21/2010 9:17AM

    Great job.

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CASSIOEPIA 10/21/2010 9:09AM

    Honesty is the best policy, and 34 ain't that bad!

Do you know that the only notification I have been getting from SparkPeople in the past two days is the one that tells me you wrote a blog? I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm glad at least you are writing, or I'd get no notes!

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MARIE625 10/21/2010 8:51AM

    Good job! emoticon

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KEAKMAN 10/21/2010 8:01AM

    How 'bout a silver star for the day? Plus a smiley face for being honest with yourself about what you ate!

You're doing great Penny!

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