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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Waking up this morning and finding out that it "felt like" -34C (-29F) did not inspire me to get out of bed and go to the gym. Something I felt bad about until Colin showed up early to get the things that he'd forgotten when he went back to his Dad's on Saturday.
This evening though I felt guilty for not doing anything active and went to the gym for BodyPump. It was good. Real good.
So! here are my charts for the last two days. I think all my decimals were in the right place this time.
Sunday:
Monday:

Two more good things for today. 1) My friend Leanne told me that I inspired her to run today. 2) My step-daughter, Jessie, is going to be staying with us for a bit. I haven't had a lot of time to spend with her since her dad and I split up three years ago so I'm looking forward to the next two to three weeks. I just hope she remembers that I'm the strict one.

  
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CASSIOEPIA 1/17/2012 11:10PM

    Tonight's windchill is forecast to be -48C and -50C by morning . . . When we are leaving for the South! Hoping we drive out of this in our first day. Great job on getting your butt to Body Pump.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/17/2012 11:38AM

    Good job for making it to the gym after all. It's so brutally cold right now -- even I couldn't bear to walk to work this morning. BTW, thanks for your comment on my running blog. It feels good to run again. Did 7K last night and loved every minute of it!



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BLACKROSE_222 1/17/2012 11:19AM

    Great work! Yep, I'm still recovering from my cold, so I decided to take ONE more day to get better before getting back to it - but I'm absolutely going bonkers. Stupid Cold Weather.

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NEPTUNE1939 1/17/2012 1:20AM

    When its too cold to go outside I walk inside the house and do my cardio in the garage which is insulated. Have a great New Year, Earl

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Sunday's are for sleeping in...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Today is a lazy day. I woke up with a headache so I ditched my run. Then I found out a) it snowed and b) it was -29C with the wind chill. That's -20.2F
I'm thinking it is a good day to stay in bed & watch movies. Which is EXACTLY what I'm doing. I started with "the Blind Side". Now, I'm watching "the Help". Not sure what I'll watch next.
I probably won't get any points for exercise but I'll get my water and calories points for sure.
Tomorrow means back to Mommy/baby bootcamp. WOOT!

  
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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/17/2012 11:41AM

    Oh, I totally remember the days when my son was a sleepy newborn. I'd settle down with the laptop and the nursing pillow. I'd let my son sleep on the nursing pillow snuggled next to me while I relaxed and read the news on the computer. Ah, quiet days. Yes, definitely enjoy them!

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RUNNINGWILD 1/17/2012 12:16AM

    It was a wonderful day indeed. We also watched "Friends with Benefits". I agree, "the Help" was definitely not as good as the book.
As for Princess Roo, she's been in a weird mood. Eat, sleep, poop... not too much play. As long as we maintain closeness, she's okay with us doing nothing. I have to admit, she's a little bit boring right now. On the other hand, being allowed to be lazy is something I know won't last forever so I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/16/2012 1:22AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/15/2012 11:32PM

    YAY!!! LOVE both those movies..though the book was better than the movie for Help.
hope your day went well...and HOW does Princess let you stay in bed watching movies??? just asking-my last few had to be up moving and shaking...UGH! I'm SOOO thankful to be out of those times...these that Daniel is in now are easy peasy to all that crying he did.

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The difference a decimal point makes...

Friday, January 13, 2012

AKA, "well THAT'S different....
I've been saving the little pie charts from my daily reports and using them to tweak my eating. If I can't figure out what calories I need, I'm going to work towards giving it the percentages of carbs, protein and fats it requires. Yesterday, I tracked everything including the mini pig-out on Werther's chocolates that I had while writing an email to my ex-husband. (*mental note*, I'm an angry eater) Anyway, this morning I ran the report and got this breakdown of my 2,490 calories:

Admittedly, I know I overdid it on the chocolate but, other than those, I think I ate fairly reasonable so I was curious to find out what was up. Looking over the report, I realized that instead of entering in 2.5 for the amount of fat in one little chocolate (I enter all my own foods unless it's generic stuff), I typed in 25. Times seven... I've never seen my percentage for "fat" get that high. Here's the revised report/chart:

I'd say, despite the crazy amount of calories I consumed, this is much, MUCH better. Also, I no longer feel the need to throw away the remainder of the box of chocolates.

  
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RUNNERMOMTO3 1/24/2012 7:48PM

    LOL I can just imagine what you were saying before you figured it out!!! LOL

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/14/2012 11:20PM

    HAHAHHAAA!!!! sorry,I can only laugh~

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DRB13_1 1/14/2012 12:44AM

    keep tweaking that pie chart - I'm paying more attention to my feedback as well.

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RICHOJOHNSON 1/13/2012 8:19PM

    Lol too funny

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MIAMIA7 1/13/2012 7:23PM

    Wow...bet that was a shocker. haha

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CASSIOEPIA 1/13/2012 6:52PM

    LOL. That would make me open my eyes in disbelief too!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/13/2012 6:41PM

    Ha ha, too funny. So glad you can keep the chocolates!

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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CHRISTINA791 1/13/2012 3:05PM

    I've done that before with serving units on the food tracker. Turns out 110 grams of carrots is a little different than 110 cups emoticon.

I love your way of tracking things here! I don't pay enough attention to the pie chart.

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My challenge for the weekend

Thursday, January 12, 2012

WEEKEND CHALLENGE WEEK 1: The Select FEW

Food - Earn 1 point for tracking and an additional 1 point for staying in range
Exercise - Earn 1 point for every 30 minutes, up to 90 minutes per day
Water - Earn 1 point each day for 8 glasses of water

1 point daily bonus for doing all of the following:
* staying in range
* Minimum 30 minutes exercise
* 8 waters

An additional 5 points for anyone who earns their daily bonus point for each of the 4 days.

Format...

Weekend Challenge #1 - The Select FEW:
F - Food: 1 Exercise: 0 Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 2
S - Food: 1 Exercise: 1 Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 3
S - Food: 1 Exercise: 0 Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 2
M - Food: 1 Exercise: 2: Water: 1 Bonus: 0 TOTAL: 4
Mega Bonus(+5) for Bonus F-M:
total points earned for the challenge: 11

  
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WESTJETDIANE 1/14/2012 12:04AM

    i hit all of the goals for today and did 30 minutes of exercise so 5 points for me!

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WESTJETDIANE 1/13/2012 3:07PM

    i accept that challenge!!! So far so good today! I will try to be creative on adding some extra exercise this weekend!

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RUNNINGWILD 1/13/2012 1:33PM

    Diane, of course you can! In fact, I challenge you :)


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WESTJETDIANE 1/13/2012 1:00PM

    i love this Penny, can I participate as well!

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LIZZYP609 1/12/2012 9:08PM

    Yeah! Dragons rock!

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GAYEMC 1/12/2012 5:27PM

    You go girl, rack up those points!

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So far behind in my blogging....

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Alright, to recap the week since my last blog, I've been doing okay. Nutritionally, I've scored like this:
01/06 - 2072

01/07 - DID NOT TRACK - Started to but then Paul to me to his Grandmothers house for the day. Lots of baked goods and an awesome dinner. All enjoyed in blessed ignorance.
01/08 - 2326

01/09 - 2145

01/10 - 1971

01/11 - 1686


My fruit/veggie and water goals have been mostly met. Five out of six days for F/V and four out of six days for water. I have GOT to get better at hydrating.

On the plus side, last Thursday I went back to the gym. I went for a short walk on Friday, I took a "rest" day on Saturday because I was still VERY sore from Thursday. On Sunday, I went for a run. Monday, I did Mommy bootcamp. Tuesday and Wednesday were run days. In short, Spark's given me the warning about my calories two weeks in a row. I'm going to wait two more week's before I adjust the "calories out". That way I'll have an average that is an actual average not just wishful thinking.

I promise three things today: I *will* continue to blog at LEAST every other day. I *will* lose at least half a pound on my next weigh in. I *will* hit my goals for F/V and water every day until January 31.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/12/2012 8:17PM

    AWESOME!!! you are something else!!!

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 1/12/2012 7:34PM

    Way to go P! You're doing fantastic and considering you're already exercising every day I have zero doubt every goal will be met :)

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