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January so far...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 so far has been reminiscent of my first few months on spark. My enthusiasm is back & I've been inside my calorie range 12/16 days. Two of those four days outside of my range were by less than 50 calories. I'm even strength training on a fairly regular basis, thanks to my Dragon challenge.
Oh! and this makes my third year at my goal weight/range. emoticon emoticon

I just have to keep this momentum rolling...

  
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ETTEZEUS 1/22/2011 10:53PM

    You are on a roll!
Keep it going!
Woo Hoo!

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BLACKROSE_222 1/18/2011 1:29PM

    Congrats! Keep it going!

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SEYSARAH 1/17/2011 2:45PM

    Yeah for Dragons and their enthusiasm for just about anything lol!!!! So glad you joined in the fun and mayhem!

Congrats on your three years in maintenance..that's awesome!

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JOPAPGH 1/17/2011 9:50AM

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TOBEARUNNER 1/17/2011 9:45AM

    Yay for returned enthusiasm! So glad that you're liking the Dragons as much as the rest of us do. I mean really, what's not to like? emoticon

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Last chance workout

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tonight our BLC15 Dragon team had a little last chance workout of our own. Simple really, 30 minutes (or more) of cardio/intentional exercise. I'm happy to report that, with the help of my HM training group, I completed 37 minutes during our 5 km run tonight.

I'm still within my calorie range, too. Right on target for my goal of being there 5/7 days a week for January. In fact, I've only not been inside my calorie range twice since the new month began. Fruit, veggies and water are all on track, too.

Feels like a whole new me for this whole new year. Let's hope this reflects well in tomorrows weigh-in.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/12/2011 2:44PM

    Awesome, Penny. Keep up the great work!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/12/2011 12:26PM

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/12/2011 9:47AM

    Great job,Penny!

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TOBEARUNNER 1/12/2011 7:59AM

    Great start to the year Penny! Hoping the scale rewards you this morning. :)

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NEW Challenge - Day 4

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

N~Calorie range is 1560-1910 - I scored a perfect five on this today. Not only did I get my freggies for the day, I also drank all my water AND have calories left over. 16 of them. LOL
E~Exercise - 30 minutes of strength training doing Option 2 and 3 of the BLC15 gym program. 5 points again!
W~Wellness -Breakfast, lunch, dinner and three snacks. I even treated myself to a small piece of dark chocolate for no other reason (no emotion) than "just because" and I feel pretty good about how things went today. 5 points!

Total for the day 15 points.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/11/2011 1:49PM

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New Challenge - Day 3

Monday, January 10, 2011

N~Calorie range is 1560-1910 - Today, with 5 freggies included, my calorie count is 1983 so I'm a little over.
E~Exercise - 20 minutes done. I'm opting out of the gym program today. I did 15 minutes of tobogganing (too fricken cold) and a 98 minute run on the treadmill. I feel done.
W~Wellness - I slipped up and grazed through 2 extra crescent rolls BUT I realized it right away and didn't eat the final two so that's something... I feel like this has been a good day. My meals were planned and everything fit into my calorie range. Even with the slip, I am only 73 calories over. Considering I just burned over 1200 on the treadmill, I'm okay with that.
15 points.
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It snowed here yesterday and today. When we left for running this morning, the snow was drifted across the roads. By the time we were half way to the Running Room, I knew that I would be renewing my friendship with the treadmill sometime today. A 12 km run that, on a regular LSD day, would take me 84 minutes took me 98! When I realized that I was going into overtime I started to get a little loopy. I'm NOT a treadmill runner and I now have a new appreciation for anyone who CAN run on the dreadful things. All the power to ya. Hopefully, it'll be another 3 years before I have to get on that thing again. Paul's doing his run now. I'm *supposed* to be showering but I'm sparking.. shhhh.
It's getting late tho' so I *should* get to bed. I still need to make a lunch, too. I guess I'm outta here.
Til next time!
~p.

  
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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/10/2011 4:12PM

    Sounds like you had a great day Penny! And better the treadmill than no run at all. lol

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TRUEART2 1/10/2011 2:30PM

    I hate the treadmill too - it's awful. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who is slower on the treadmill than on the road. I have a couple of friends who swear the treadmill is easier and are faster when they use it. I hope you get some better running weather soon!

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ILOVEROSES 1/10/2011 5:00AM

    Another great day Penny! emoticon

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NEW Challenge - Day 2 & other options.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

N~Calorie range is 1560-1910 - Today, with 5 freggies included, my calorie count is 1801.
E~Exercise - 20 minutes done. Option 2 and 3 of the BLC15 gym program completed.
W~Wellness - Well, after a relaxing morning at the grocery store, a good meal and a movie night with the boys, I feel much better. I didn't do ANY emotional eating today. I feel good about my food choices, including the two pieces of chocolate, and I did more exercise than I thought I would.

Five points for N
Five points for E and
Five points for W.
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Tomorrow morning I'm going for a 12 km run. There was a nasty storm here today. Hopefully, the 70 km/hr winds will die down and I won't blow away. Between that and the -25C scheduled for tomorrow, I'm a little worried that my runners will not show up in the morning. Guess we'll see.

  
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RUNNINGWILD 1/10/2011 7:22PM

    Aww, thanks! I felt like an "A", too.

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ILOVEROSES 1/10/2011 4:57AM

    emoticonYou forgot to give yourself a grade. I think an A is in order!

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