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I feel the need....

Friday, February 24, 2012

to blog. Bet you thought that I was going to say "the need, for speed", didn't you? I'm not. I don't even know what I want to say tonight but I had the urge to open the "add a blog entry" window and start typing. Weird huh?
Maybe it's because I'm fighting the urge to have a full on chocolate splurge. Maybe it's because my workout got cancelled and I have excess energy. Either way, here I am.
Roo's sleeping quietly in her bassinet/playpen. We've been trying to get her in there for as many hours as possible since Friday. So far, her record is 9. Nine blissful, cuddle with my honey, straight hours of rest. The last two nights have been not so blissful. Here's hoping tonight we do better.
Tomorrow morning Roo has her 4 month check-up. FOUR MONTHS!! Where the heck has the time gone? Wasn't the day before yesterday October 26th? This keeps up and we'll blowing out a birthday candle. I'M NOT READY!!!

*SIGH* I think I'll try sleeping. Here's a new pic of Roo for all her Sparkfans:

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CARILOUIE 3/1/2012 5:38AM

    Crazy - I remember learning that you were preggers, learning that it was a girl, and all that other jazz. She is just too cute! I can't wait to meet her!!!

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BOBBYD31 2/24/2012 8:11PM

    awww sweet roo! take the sleep while you can get it, i remember those days of very little sleep.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/24/2012 12:02PM

    She is soooo sweet!

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CASSIOEPIA 2/24/2012 8:37AM

    I actually thought your need was to vent last night, since I had already read that your run got cancelled. Bummer. Guess winter got some motivation back, and decided to try a little.

And yes, it goes way too fast. I am so very lucky that they aren't far from me, but still miss them hugely.

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CINERICIA 2/24/2012 8:22AM

    Yesterday I laying my oldest daughter down in her crib. Today she is waiting to her back from colleges and starting her first job. The time never slows down. (Sigh.)

Absolutely adorable, by the way.

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VLKSHA 2/24/2012 7:49AM

    love the pics. My little one is 5 and still carries around that stuffed animal we tucked under her arm at that age. It was a bright pink bear; a little grey today. Boy the time really does fly. Enjoy every moment even the sleepless ones.

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BLUEROSE73 2/24/2012 7:44AM

    Love the pics. And you'll get to sleep through the night again... someday.

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JASR countdown

Monday, February 20, 2012

Alright, it's official: Roo and I are going to Pittsburgh. Since Friday, we've booked our flight, had her passport photo taken, secured our room reservation with the lovely Suezette AND ordered the passport. They assure me it'll be here by March 9th. *fingers crossed*
Now I have to, like, train. OMIGOSH. I haven't run a half marathon in almost a year. The MOST I've run is 10 kms and the most I will have run by the end of March is 12 kms (with a little bit of hill training). Having said that, I'm not in this to win it so, even if I have to walk, I will finish.
"Excited" does not even begin to describe how I feel right now. I've met a lot of Sparkpeople over the years but there are a few on this trip that I have waited years (YEARS!) to meet. I've been happy dancing since they gave me the receipt for Roo's passport.

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JONAHSADIE 2/22/2012 4:59PM

    How exciting! I have met only a few people from SP and this will be by far, the most I will meet.

I have been sidelined with hip issues so I know I will be far slower on the 1/2 than you will!

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JOPAPGH 2/22/2012 8:17AM

    That will be the cutest passport ever. My younger brother has one like that on his green card from when we relocated from the UK to the USA.

So looking forward to the meet and greet and race day!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/21/2012 11:28AM

    YAY!!!! I am thrilled for ALL of you!!!!

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CASSIOEPIA 2/21/2012 8:53AM

    So excited for you (and disappointed for me at the same time). You all are going to have such a great time. And SCORE that you get to room with Suezette. How cool is that!

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CARILOUIE 2/21/2012 5:27AM

    OMG How stinkin' cute is that passport photo?!?!?!?

I can't waiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!

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BOBBYD31 2/21/2012 12:05AM

    we are so excite to have you come to jasr this year! you probably won't get to hold roo much all weekend

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ETTEZEUS 2/21/2012 12:04AM

    And i've been happy dancing since I made the room reservations!!
I Can't Wait!!!

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Weekend Challenge - Pick two

Friday, February 17, 2012

Weekend: Pick two goals that are stretch goals for you, one food related and one fitness related; announce them to us by Friday morning and then track against them;
10 pts/goal/day + 5 pts bonus per day for completing both.

SO mine will be:
Food: 100% tracking. I usually only track breakfast on the weekend and then just let everything slide.
Exercise: At least 1 hr per day (cardio, strength, yoga)

Fri Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise __ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_0_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Sat Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise _10_ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_5_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Sun Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise _10_ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_5_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)
Mon Food _10_(0 or 10 pts); Exercise _10_ (0 or 10 pts) Bonus_5_ (0 or 5 pts = (25 possible total)

Total for the weekend: 85

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    Track,track,track....'chuggin' down the track,track,track,track...little red caboose behind the train...
ooh!sorry,got side'tracked'(that was not intended) with the tracking chant for you!!!

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Weekend Challenge: 4 x 50

Friday, February 10, 2012

The challenge runs from Friday to Monday and there are four possible components:

50 reps upper body ST
50 reps lower body ST
50 reps core work
50 minutes cardio

Points are awarded for each rep/cardio minute completed... with a maximum of 50 per category, per day. A bonus of 50 points will be earned daily if you max out all four components! Daily maximum is 250 and the overall challenge maximum is 1,000!

Here's the tracking template:

Week #5 Weekend Challenge: 4 x 50
F (max. 50 each): upper: lower: core: cardio: bonus: total: 0
S (max. 50 each): upper: lower: core: cardio: bonus: total: 0
S (max. 50 each): upper: lower: core: cardio: 50 bonus: total: 50
M (max. 50 each): upper: 50 lower: 50 core: 50 cardio: 50 bonus: 50 total: 250
Total: 300

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RUNNINGWILD 2/17/2012 3:01PM

    This one did not go so well. I got lazy LOL

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    Hey-how did this one go????

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    Good luck this weekend!!!

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Can't. Stop. Eating.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

2317 calories - 617 CALORIES OVER!
3 fruits/veggies
8+ glasses of water
4+ km run


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TKAYSMILES 2/10/2012 5:26PM

    You should be proud to that you tracked it all. I mean I usually give up when I don't have a good day. Like everyone else said...your a nursing momma. You have to eat more then just normal. Be kind to yourself!!

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COOPSM 2/9/2012 8:30PM

    Pick up and move is a new day!!! Don't let one get you down...

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BOBBYD31 2/8/2012 8:18PM

    you will be fine, your taking care of roo too. plus your burning calories with your workouts

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    Same problem here. Good choices, too many of them. I have a motto: "Cancel and Replace". Yesterday's done...canceling. Today's here....replace with better choices.

Hang in there!

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JOPAPGH 2/8/2012 10:19AM

    Win enough daily battles = win the war. Today is a chance for a fresh start.

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JSIM92480 2/8/2012 9:22AM

    I agree with Lizzie, is you're nursing there are different rules to go by in regards to calorie intake and SparkPeople (as wonderful as they are) just is not equiped to take that into account. So give yourself some slack :D. emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 2/8/2012 8:23AM

    Is Roo going through a growth spurt? When she needs more, you will need to eat a bit more - they go hand in hand. I wouldn't worry about one day - you did that Burn workout the night before too, that could have something to do with being extra hungry.

Oh, and about the status comment...not really bribing him at all with popcorn. He is just being his protective self, and not wanting me out by myself. Since I still want to go, I just have to say I'm going, and he grudgingly follows. Kind of fun to get him walking that way, but it works!

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LIZZYP609 2/8/2012 7:45AM

    If you are still nursing you need to listen to your body! This could very well be what you needed. You don't eat like this everyday. Give yourself some slack!

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DREBENEZER 2/8/2012 7:44AM

    I can only echo what Sprouts said. Don't worry about one day in the day to day to day calories count. What counts is how you feel and that your weight doesn't go back up. Today will be a better day.

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    One day at a time,Momma! So, yesterday wasn't the greatest...improve upon it today. :) What are you putting in that makes it so far over? Is it baked goods?(did I see you got some more from Auntie?) or portion sizes of healthy foods?

Plus-cut some slack. You're still nursing that sweet little Princess who needs a happy and well fed mommy. AND you got in a run!! Yeah, so maybe there's not a calorie deficit today,but you probably burned at least 1/2 of the extra calories. Not necessarily a way to lose weight,but it's not ALL lost.

BTW-HOW do you get your pie charts from nutrition page to your blog? It's really a good way to show how we ate.

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    What state of mind were you in while eating? I know when I am frustrated, tired, overwhelmed I tend to eat more. A nap or taking a 5 minutes break helps me re focus. I hope today is better for you.

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JOCKOLEWIS 2/8/2012 1:35AM

You ran, that counts for something!
You'll do better tomorrow:)

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