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Groundhog day

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I woke up this morning and wiggled out of bed to go get my breakfast and coffee before Roo took notice that I was missing. Luckily, she's a heavy sleeper because I don't wiggle so quietly anymore. Got it all done and settled before she popped her eyes open tho'. Score one for Mommy! I didn't even know she was awake until I turned and saw this:

Yesterday, I set myself some goals for February. So far, I'm on track.. sort of.
*More days within calorie range - DONE
*More gym time - IT WAS A RUN DAY
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - FELL SHORT WITH 3
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water - DONE

Today was marginally better.
*More days within calorie range. - OVER BY 510 (this has been edited)
*More gym time. - BODYPUMP CLASS (1 HOUR)
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - DONE
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. - DONE

I feel pretty good about things so far.

Tomorrow, I'm getting up and going to a class I haven't tried yet at my club: NewBody. ( I hope I don't fall on my head) Then I have to drop Hughy off at doggy daycare, go for a visit at my old work, hit Walmart for a few things and pick up my mother so that she can visit with the kids before we go to the farm for Grandpa's birthday (#85). We're coming back Saturday evening but boy-oh it seems like I have to pack a lot of stuff. I blame Roo emoticon
Hopefully, I can stay connected while I'm gone. I want to get a "perfect attendance" trophy for February. I blew my chances of getting one in January at the last minute.. GRR.

*EDITED* after I posted Logan called for me to pick him up at the basketball game he'd gone to. Everyone decided they wanted Blizzards. Since I squandered all my willpower at Costco this morning... I had a mini Oreo Cheesequake. SO not worth the 380 calories.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/4/2012 12:32AM

    What a gorgeous smile! She's so adorable.

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LIZZYP609 2/3/2012 7:22AM

    Love that Smile!!
great job on your tracking and being on track!

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JOPAPGH 2/2/2012 11:38PM

    Sweetie! And congrats on your great start to the month.

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GOEGIRL 2/2/2012 10:06PM

    Aaaaaahhh... that is one CUTE baby! What a joy to see those morning sunshine smiles! That's what I miss most about babies, they almost always wake up happy (well, in the morning anyway.)

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    hope you can get in here over your farm stay!
Love the picture and I remember those mornings...when they wake up smiling and you just DIE inside from all the love and cuteness!!!! aahhh!!! nothing like it ~~

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Reviewing January

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Running - 13 activities - 65.72 kms (7:54:51)
Walking - 3 activities - 10.44 kms (2:11:28)
Gym time - 7 classes - 6:15:00 BodyPump x 4, Baby Bootcamp x 1, Awesome Abs x 2
Total workout time: 16:36:19 emoticon

I tracked my food 26/31 days and earned two gold stars for staying within my range. emoticon

I lost 2.5 pounds. emoticon

Things to improve for February -
*More days within calorie range.
*More gym time.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. I'm at 68% since 11/01 (when I reset my spark to stage 2)
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. I'm at 67% (since 11/01)

I can do this!!
Here's one of my favourite pictures of Roo from January:

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    Great month,Penny!!! and you forgot some numbers: 150% given to your baby girl and those handsome boys!
You inspire me even more to do whatever I can to lose this doggone weight! I feel like it's forever attached...

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BOBBYD31 2/1/2012 8:52PM

    didn't you just knock out some great numbers this month.

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MIAMIA7 2/1/2012 8:43PM

    You are amazing. Keep up the good work. And yes, you CAN do this...and so can I...right?

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JOPAPGH 2/1/2012 8:22PM

    Sounds like a productive month. Hope you have a great February!

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MARGARITTM 2/1/2012 3:03PM

    You are doing great - Keep it up for February!

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Bad Penny....

Friday, January 27, 2012

I did good all day but I just caved and ate a serving of chocolate covered pretzels. They were so delicious.

I went for my blood tests this morning. Thirteen tests = four vials of blood and a container of something that would be called TMI. Hopefully I will have the results next week. I have to tell you, though, an enforced "no eating breakfast" SUCKS! I was pretty growly by the time I was actually allowed to eat.

The nutritional balance looked like this today:

And my goals:
8 water emoticon
5 fruits/veggies emoticon
No baked goods emoticon
No foods that I cannot track emoticon

My only exercise was a few ST moves. And running up and down the stairs. Tomorrow, I hope to take Roo and the dog for a walk. We all need the fresh air.
OH! my baby's 3 months old today :)

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ETTEZEUS 1/28/2012 11:59AM

    I just want to squeeze her!

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BLACKROSE_222 1/27/2012 11:35AM

    what an adorable picture!

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CANDIS799 1/27/2012 10:28AM

    It's never too early for rose colored glasses!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/27/2012 2:37AM

    She is SO cute! Hope the tests aren't for anything serious. Take care!

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Another new challenge

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Simply count your minutes beginning Friday-Monday the 30th

Weekend challenge #3 Simply Minutes
S: 71
M: 0
Total: 71
Bonus of +5 if you do 40 minutes or more for all 4 days.

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RUNNINGWILD 1/29/2012 6:30PM

    Diane ALL points count. Including strength training.

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LIZZYP609 1/27/2012 10:02AM

    oh how i love simply minutes!

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WESTJETDIANE 1/26/2012 7:47PM

    Are the ponts for cardio only or strength training minutes as well? Great weekend challenge Penny!

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4 calories!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

LOL - Are you kidding me?! Ok, it's not horrible, it's actually funny.

Today looked like this:
I met all my nutrient goals except for going 4 calories over my range and I was a little low on calcium.

I'm officially fasting for my blood tests in the morning. This sucks. I love having my breakfast about an hour after I'm up and I'm already missing it. I'll have to make one to take with because the plan is to head to the gym after my appointment. I hope. I may just end up coming home and doing the mountain of laundry that's accumulated. And then go to the gym in the evening.

Paul's in California until Friday. Roo and I are on our own. I kinda wish she was older so that we could go do mani/pedis. GOTTA get her passport.

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RUNNINGWILD 1/26/2012 10:37AM

    Now all I have to do is figure out how not to eat so many carbs and I'm golden. Although, it was still in range for what I'm allowed, it's a huge percentage..... geesh, I hate math.

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BLACKROSE_222 1/26/2012 10:24AM

    So... close... but that is still amazing! Great work!

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CANDIS799 1/26/2012 9:43AM

    Ugh morning fasting is the worst!!! Especially when you can't sleep in to avoid the hunger pangs.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/26/2012 2:02AM

    Great job staying in your range (4 calories don't count). I know what you mean... I can't wait until my DD and I can go to the spa together.

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