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I Felt Fit Today!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Today I put on one of my tightest workout tops, which I hadn't worn for several months, since before I gained back the 30+ pounds I'd lost. It still clings to more belly than I'd like, but still, it made me feel pretty. :)

I wanted to run outside, but the weather had other plans, so I rushed to the gym so I'd be able to get home in time to watch Entertainment Tonight (which I am doing right now) to see the segment on SparkPeople. I did my biceps and triceps routine in 18 and a half minutes, and felt pretty strong when one of my male gym buddies told me I was using the dumbbells he wanted - 20lbs!

After strength training I decided to use the treadmill for my cardio. I had 38 minutes until I had to get home. I started at 5.0 mph for 2 minutes, and then went up to 7.0 mph, which is where I stayed. (That's an 8:30 mile.) I felt fantastic at that speed, and I couldn't help but notice that everyone around me was going 6.0 or slower, even people who looked far fitter than me. I channeled some Zircadia and sang along (silently!) with some of my songs - which must be fun for her when she's outside on her own, but I'm sure I looked extremely strange doing it at the gym, ha. Who cares. My 5K time (including warmup time) was 27:12. I stayed at 7.0 mph until minute 31, and then I did a two-minute sprint...8.5 mph for a minute, 8.0 for 40 seconds, and then at the very end I bumped it up to 9.0 for 20 seconds before my 5-minute cooldown at 4.0 mph. I felt so goooooood!

I stretched at home as I tried to figure out what channel ET was on and then realized they were going to talk about a lot of silly stuff for a long time before they get to the segment about SparkPeople. In fact, it's half over and they haven't gotten to it yet.

Oh, as for that steriods documentary last night... we both fell asleep while trying to watch it! So far what I got was that the documentary maker seemed pretty pro-steroids, talking about how it's really not that bad for you and the only reason he doesn't use them himself is because he felt unethical.

I also started to read _My Life on the Run_ by Bart Yasso. An acquaintance of mine recently ran a half marathon, and then read this book and got so pumped up that now she's doing a full marathon. So of course I had to get it myself!! Can't wait for it to inspire me! :)

Ooooh, here it is! The SparkPeople segment, yay! OMG OMG OMG speaking of Zircadia, she was just on TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's famous!!! (and wow, that was short.) Congrats Dana!!!

  
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SEEHOLZ 7/24/2009 4:35PM

    Whatever keeps you going! Hello, I mind my own business at the gym-- those who don't have other issues-LOL- go people watching somewhere else!
In the winter ( that's the only time I can stand a treadmill!) I do some speed intervals too and I love those days when I feel FIT! Lately, my "fit" standard was lowered, but it's cool to see that I still got it at times-LOL!
I'm glad you're feeling fit Susan, because you sure as heck ARE!!!! Embrace it girl!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/24/2009 4:17PM

    Great times on the treadmill and the excellent job using the 20s - heck yeah, baby!

OMG, Susan, If you check out the men's health workout link, then read this, if not skip to next paragraph: for that multi-step thing on the swiss ball in the men's health workout - I had to use FIVES!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously girl! Like I said, humbling, but that shiz was hard, the middle three of the exercise I could have gone heavier, but the first thing 5s were right and the last thing was FREAKING SO HARD even with 5s. I think on balance since you do them back to back to back to back it makes sense to just go with the five than to line up 3 different weights for the one exercise.

That ET segment was cool, we know famous people!

I rock out on cardio equipment, too, I figure everyone else is doing their own thing, they are concerned with me ;)

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MAK45365 7/24/2009 1:48PM

    Great workout girl!!! I do the TM workouts too, have only ran outside a few times this year, except for actual races. With kids it's just easier to take them to childcare at the gym. Do you do 5k's? I have found that I am much faster outside than on the TM. Just wondering if it's the same for you. I do mostly speed training on the TM, like this week.....ran 8.6 for one minute, then I stop for one minute and I did this for 30min. Seems to help me with my races. Congrats to your successes! Stop by anytime!

Missy

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TERRIANGEL 7/24/2009 1:11PM

    What an awesome run!!! I totally forgot about spark on ET...and I even put it in "my book" so I wouldn't forget.

I'm gonna go google it and see if I can watch it on line.



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RA4945 7/24/2009 12:24PM

    Your workouts inspire me Susan! You are one fit chick! Keep it up!!!!!!

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MBSHAZZER 7/24/2009 9:44AM

    I absolutely cannot run fast or far on the TM, so WAY TO GO! Glad you had a fantastic workout and I'm sorry I missed the SP segment... I don't have a TV, BOO! I'll have to see if I can find the segment on youtube!

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ELFITZPA 7/24/2009 9:31AM

    I don't think I use anything more than the 15lb weights for ANYTHING, so I'm suitable impressed!! And nice job on the treadmill - I hate it but I SO admire people who have the discipline and will power for it!

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LIVINFIT4ME 7/24/2009 7:22AM

    You SHOULD feel fit...thats an awesome run! great job!!!

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 7/24/2009 1:20AM

    Congrats on getting into that workout top again.

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DRAGONFLY180 7/23/2009 11:33PM

    whoa, that was some fast running, girl! you felt fit? you obviously ARE fit!!! way to go! let me know how the book is. i need some motivation to train for some races, myself.

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KJNE8O 7/23/2009 9:06PM

    All I can say is - DARN! You can RUN!

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ZIRCADIA 7/23/2009 8:01PM

    OH MY GOSH WHAT THE HECK?!?!??! I've now heard about this from a few people and I had no idea I was going to be on and therefore have totally missed it. WAH! What did they show???? (P.S. - yay for singing and for cool running books, I'll have to look for that one!)

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Workout Stats for tonight

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chest and abs, 18 minutes.
Elliptical, 65 minutes. 10K time - 56:36. 60 minutes=6.61 miles.

Yay, a REAL workout! :) Off to watch Bigger, Stronger, Faster, a documentary about steroids.

  
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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/23/2009 10:30AM

    I watched a DEPRESSING documentary last night on the drug war in America. All about the Iran Contra / CIA importing cocaine and the incarceration of non-violent drug offenders and the profit of private prisons, REALLY DEPRESSING! I love documentaries and I am not much for conspiracy theories but I think there is some pretty overwhelming evidence in favor of the CIA/cocaine connection to the point that it isn't even that secretive, but there is so much fatigue on the part of the American people toward political scandal, which I get, starting with Watergate and moving forward, and there is a lot of apathy, which I don't get, anyway, I hope yours was more enjoyable :(. Sorry to get WAY off topic here!

Yay for proper workouts!

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MBSHAZZER 7/23/2009 10:11AM

    That sounds like an interesting documentary!

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SEEHOLZ 7/23/2009 9:57AM

    GREAT WORKOUT!

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FITGIRL15 7/23/2009 12:33AM

    Steroids = bad! That's all I know about them! LOL (Oh, and they deform men's body parts, not cool!)
Let us know what you learn! The documentary sounds very interesting to me!

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 7/22/2009 10:59PM

    I just watched a preview for a documentary about food. LOL

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TERRIANGEL 7/22/2009 10:59PM

    Nice job today!

Where'd you see the documentary?

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ZIRCADIA 7/22/2009 10:31PM

    YAY WORKOUT! :)

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How things are going, in general.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I wonder if sleep deprivation can somehow make you gain weight. I only work until noon during the summer, and on Monday afternoon-evening I ended up taking an impromptu six-hour nap!! I have felt much better ever since, even though my weight is still up at 148.6 (much higher than the low of 146.4 I saw last week). I didn't work out at all on Monday and got a lighter than usual workout yesterday, so I've kept my calorie intake a little lower - around 1,600 on Monday and 1,900 yesterday. Today I need a good solid workout!

Still, I am happy with my progress and thrilled to be in the 140s. Keep in mind that even in high school I weighed in the 170s, so the 140s is a big deal for me and have only been able to reach it intermittently with the help of SparkPeople over the past couple of years. Right now size 10 pants are loose on me but I still wear them, and size 4 pants are tight on me but I can button and zip them. Oddly enough, I have very few pants that are size 6 or 8, but the few that I do have probably fit me pretty well right now. On Sunday I pranced around the beach in a bikini without too much embarrassment, so I'm getting to a place where I'm not that ashamed of my body!

On the food front, I am very pleased with my current routine. I am still having smoothies for breakfast - my recipe lately has been unsweetened soy milk, fortified orange juice plus some antioxidant-rich berry juice, unsweetened fat-free Greek yogurt, a banana, and a mix of frozen mango and berries. I also have coffee with more unsweetened soy milk - sometimes one cup, sometimes three! (though never three in a row - the third is later, if I have extra time and it's not too late in the day.)

Mid-morning snack is an apple...I tend to be really hungry by lunchtime... I have been having a lot of big salads for lunch. My two staple salads both start with baby spinach leaves, two tablespoons of cider vinegar, and a teaspoon of either extra virgin olive oil (vegetable salad) or peanut oil (strawberry salad). I also like to add fat-free feta cheese and/or walnuts. (I have 50 grams of walnuts every day either in my salad or as a snack, or I have 50 grams of almonds instead, but usually walnuts.) I like to add onion and Mrs. Dash Tomato-Basil-Garlic. In my vegetable salads I like tomato, red pepper, and baby carrots.

It's summer, so of course I've been having a lot of fresh fruit for snacks, and some fresh vegetables too. My favorites lately are apples, berries, pomegranate arils, cherries, grapes, and sugar snap peas. I'll also occasionally have cantaloupe, watermelon, grapefruit, or oranges. Sometimes I'll just have fruit or vegetables for a meal, too...steamed butternut squash or brussels sprouts are some of my favorites.

I'm still batch cooking, but now that it's summer it doesn't have to happen so strictly on weekends...today is Wednesday and I did a batch. I also haven't been following recipes lately - instead I just throw stuff together. Today I made a vegetable primavera and topped it with salmon. It made 10 servings that are now in the freezer. I also recently made something with quinoa, vegetables, and salmon. Yeah...everything has vegetables and salmon - I'm so glad I love healthy food. (I always have loved healthy food - it just took me the longest time to learn to love healthy food in healthy QUANTITIES.)

On the drinking front, I have been doing a lot more of just simply pouring a glass of water from my Brita. I'm trying to eliminate disposable plastic water bottles from my life and plan on buying a stainless steel water bottle. I already talked about my 1-3 cups of coffee I drink a day (I will admit on crazy days when I know I'm going to be out and about and busy until late I have been known to have FIVE coffees, but that's rare), and I start each day with green tea. I sometimes have cold blueberry green tea with lunch. I have stopped drinking even decaf tea at night in an effort to improve my sleep. I love Polar Pomegranate seltzer even though my students are convinced it must be soda despite my efforts to explain to them what seltzer is (just carbonated flavored water - no calories, no sodium) and usually drink one or two cans a day, especially at school. I have been drinking alcohol on social occasions - almost always red wine (which I may have with dinner too on occasion), or Captain and diet if I'm really out to get a little crazy, though last weekend I went crazy and had those two coffee martinis.

When I eat out these days (I'd rather eat my own food most of the time), I almost always have a salad and I usually don't use the dressing. I try not to have those big dinner salads that make you feel virtuous until you realize they have more calories than most entrees (though today I made myself an 800+ calorie salad for lunch, which I enjoyed guilt-free), preferring instead to choose smaller side salads, maybe topped with some sort of seafood. I also try to have salads at parties too, when available. Ironic - I remember a time when I didn't like salads. Now I love them!

I'm still sure I'll hit my goal weight of 140 within the next few months, but I'm no longer sure I'll be satisfied there and I may want to try to keep losing a bit more than that. Luckily, since I'm not there yet, I don't have to have my mind made up yet.

On the workout front, I am running more than ever, and especially outdoors and in fun new locations (it's the most portable workout I can think of!), but I also try to mix in some elliptical, bike (indoor or outdoor) and stair climber. I haven't taken any classes since February though. I do anywhere from 20-60+ minutes of cardio at a time these days, most days of the week. Some days I go for a run outside, AND do 20 minutes of recumbant bike at the gym. When I'm at the gym these days I do my strength training first, which tends to be 15-30 minutes long, almost every day. I have four general routines, but I switch up individual exercises or reps. Day 1 is legs, day 2 is shoulders and back, day 3 (today!) is chest and abs, and day 4 is biceps and triceps. For most muscles, I do 3 sets each of 3 exercises. I also stretch after my muscles are warm, some days a little, some days more.

I briefly considered doing a 5-mile race that is taking place tomorrow, but never signed up. I have no races on the horizon except the Tufts 10K in October - it will be my third time running it! (2007, 2008, and now 2009). I like the motivation that comes from training for a race once in a while, but I feel so much pressure when I'm training for a race that I'd go crazy if I did too many, I think. I like to push when I feel up to pushing, not when my training schedule dictates it.

Other healthy habits that have been working well for me have been the continued support of SparkPeople, my boyfriend, and books/magazines on "healthy" topics like running. Getting plenty of sleep at night and staying happy have helped me too. Gum is a mixed blessing - it helps me fight the urge to munch when I don't need the calories, but it has unhealthy stuff in it. Chewing gum is probably the most unhealthy thing I do on a regular basis these days. Well, that, and I'm overdue for a checkup at the doctor's. I also try to recycle, reuse, and reduce whenever possible and stay organized and efficient with helpful routines.

I've been really happy and proud of myself lately. I'm proud to live such a healthy, improved lifestyle, but most of all I am extremely happy, content, proud, excited, any positive word you can think of really, about my relationship with my boyfriend. He makes me a better person and as he put it to me earlier today, "We take care of each other and make each other better people by encouraging one another to stay active and sometimes do things we donít really want to do but do it for each other." We're still not engaged yet, but it'll happen any day now. I am so glad I get to spend the rest of my life with this amazing person.

  
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SABRIELSWEETIE 7/24/2009 5:17PM

    Honestly--I don't like the stainless steel water bottles... They get cold/hot way easy.. there's no temperature regulation and the cold steel is pretty uncomfortable to hold onto. I'd recommend one of those eco-friendly plasticine bottles, if you can..

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SABRIELSWEETIE 7/24/2009 5:14PM

    "I wonder if sleep deprivation can somehow make you gain weight."

I think it can. I lose sleep, eat more, crave caffeine and sugar etc..

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SEEHOLZ 7/23/2009 10:07AM

    You sound like you're in such a GREAT place! I can really sense that you're aiming for overall health and well-being and that you actually TOOK and continue to TAKE the steps that will get you there! What I have noticed even more is that your main focus is not on the scale anymore and that's huge progress! The more you let go of the number and focus on doing what it takes to be truly healthy ( proper nutrition, fueling your workouts, listening to your body, sleep, taking care of your environment, having fun), the less the # will matter and the more you'll reach the body you want!
I can't really describe it in words any more, but to say that you're a HUGE role model to others, including me! I respect that you EAT, that you SLEEP, that you have FUN, that you foster RELATIONSHPS and most of all that you're REAL!
I am really excited for you upcoming engagement and the whole wedding planning- what a better way to stay motivated than to look gorgeous on your wedding day!


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VIVA_VICTORIES 7/23/2009 9:19AM

    There was A LOT of information on here so I'm going to comment on the things that stick out to me.

Size 4!!!! That's awesome. You're so close to getting in them comfortably, I bet that's a big motivating factor.

I'm trying to reduce my use of plastic too. Plus most water bottles have BPA in them, which is linked to breast cancer. My fiance and I used to buy a big thing of water (or two) every week. And yes, it made getting my water in easier because I would just grab and go, but it littered my car with tons of trash from the bottles, I was suspicious of the BPA, and I felt a waste of money. I bought a stainless steel bottle and used it religiously. I stopped after awhile, but am picking up now to help save money.

I like the idea of ordering a side salad at restaurants with some protein on top. Instant portion control!! Plus portions are so crazy anyways, and I'm incapable of cutting things in half. I think our parents ruined us by teaching us that we have to eat everything on our plates.

Sounds like everything is peachy in your life! Hope it continues that way!

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TERRIANGEL 7/22/2009 11:06PM

    THIS is the blog of one HAPPY woman! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonKeep up the wonderful, healthy outlook!!

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DRAGONFLY180 7/22/2009 9:34PM

    i'm so glad to hear that you are loving being so healthy. when i went to atlanta over the weekend, i found myself getting aggravated that everyone else wanted to eat at so many unhealthy fast food joints, but that realization made me really proud of myself! we both are becoming committed to a better lifestyle. what a great feeling!

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BOOTS1221 7/22/2009 8:09PM

    I agree, sleep deprivation definitely hinders your weight loss efforts. It's good that you're able to catch up these days. Your salads sound delicious too!!! mmm now I'm hungry.. haha! Keep up the great work!

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MBSHAZZER 7/22/2009 6:01PM

    Sleep deprivation WILL make you gain weight! Honestly, I think the single healthiest thing I do is to get a consistent 7.5 - 9 hours of sleep a night. So take that nap and don't feel guilty about it!

It sounds like you have everything in place.. it's nice when that happens. I love salads for lunch, too. Otherwise I feel too weighed down all afternoon (although I admit if I get stuck late at work, a salad leaves my tank empty!). I am SOOOO with you on restaurant salads, too! When I was visiting my parents in AZ in May, we ate at a ClaimJumper just because it was on the way to the airport. Anyway, I had a salad, knowing it was probably not all that healthy. Hungry Girl just posted that ClaimJumper now has nutrition info available... so I took a peek and my salad was 800 calories!!! I didn't even look at the fat grams, what's done is done!

Anyway, keep on enjoying your summer! You're doing great!!!

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ZIRCADIA 7/22/2009 5:49PM

    Sounds like you're doing GREAT. Sleep deprivation DEFINITELY makes my scale go up -- but then when I get enough sleep it usually goes right back down. Dunno what the deal is with that, but it's good for me to know about myself so when I weigh myself on a day when I haven't gotten any sleep (um, like this morning after my run) I know what's up. Food sounds delicious, workouts sound on point, WOOHOO on being comfortable frolicking in your bikini (HOW COOL IS THAT - AWESOME). :) Overall I'm giving you smiles and warm fuzzies and that definitely includes the boyfriend feelings! :D

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Not a fan of Mondays

Monday, July 20, 2009

I don't know how to say this without sounding braggy, but I think I did a really good job on the eating front this weekend. My summertime weekends are three days long thanks to Fridays off (tough life, I know), and I stuck to my normal eating schedule on Friday except I saved a couple hundred calories for drinks. My friend and I ended up at a place with a dance floor so I got a nice little bonus calorie burn in too. ;) Considering my boyfriend and my friend both ate their greasy saucy salty Thai food in front of me (I'd already had dinner), Friday night counts as victory #1.

I was out very late Friday night - something I'm not at all used to anymore - but I still managed to get in almost an hour at the gym on Saturday morning, which was perfect because there was NO time for a workout during the rest of that incredibly busy day. I'd made my breakfast smoothie in advance, but the rest of the day all my eating was going to be done at a party, on the road, and on Martha's Vineyard - thank goodness I went in with my attitude prepped in advance! Here's how it went:

Lunchtime party - I had to REALLY pat myself on the back for this one. I skipped all drinks other than water, burgers, hot dogs, and dessert. I also skipped the regular potato salad in favor of the sweet potato salad, and ended up doing the Picky Eater thing when I tried some carrot-raisin salad and didn't even like it. I left food on my plate - that is so uncharacteristic of me!! I also ate some fruit and the best part was the sugar snap peas that we plucked right out of the garden and ate fresh! Yum!

From there we had a very long drive to the Martha's Vineyard ferry (this party was WAAAY out of our way). All I had between lunch and dinner though was lots of water, an iced coffee with skim milk, and one apple.

By the time we were settled at a table at the Sand Bar in Oak Bluffs (the busiest town in Martha's Vineyard), it was probably around 9 p.m. I had a garden salad topped with lobster salad!! Skipped the dressing, but the salad had pistachios on it. I did make a few un-diet-friendly moves though... I "helped" my friend with her crab cakes, and I also drank too much. Two coffee martinis (I was tired and asked the waitress if they had coffee - she said, "No, but how about a coffee martini?" How could I not??) and two glasses of cabernet!

The next morning I was up two pounds - from 146 to 148. Still low enough for a net two pound loss for the week, though.

On Sunday I had a smoothie I'd prepared in advance for breakfast, and then we went to a general store down the road for some coffee. (Well, my boyfriend had pizza there, but I had coffee with skim!) Know how those little general stores on touristy islands jack up prices? Well, I bought $20 of fresh vegetables to nibble on all day long! Instead of having lunch, I just munched all day, but I thought it was okay because of my selections. I had a pint of cherry tomatoes, a pint of blueberries, a bag of cherries, and part of a bag of baby carrots with a small amount of guacamole my friend made by mashing up an avocado with some salsa. I also drank a lot of water and went for an hour-long jog along the beach. For dinner I had shrimp cocktail, a side salad, and I again helped my friend finish her meal (BAD habit!! Doh!), plus a couple glasses of wine. Didn't eat anything else the rest of the day.

Today I was up ANOTHER two pounds - now I'm at 150 basically (149.6). UGH. I honestly thought I'd done well, and I guessed that I was in my calorie range. I'm almost wondering if the gain is a coincidence - I have gained this much before for no good reason. However, more likely I probably WAS above my calorie range a little bit. I have no doubt that it'll come back off now that I'm back to my normal routine, but it just goes to show how much I need my tracking.

Anyway, the trip was perfect - the weather, the fun, the beach, the rental house, everything. We got home very late last night and I'm tired today, but it was worth it!! I forgot my camera, but my friend is going to email me some pictures that I'll share with you guys.

  
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SABRIELSWEETIE 7/24/2009 4:13PM

    I'm so proud of you for your outstanding effort!! That's awesome. It's always hard for me to leave food on the plate ^-^;

I'm sure the weight gain is reflective of the food... maybe it hasn't had time to move through your system.. so to speak.

It could also be water retention ^-^;

you're doing fabulous, though. Really.

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FITGIRL15 7/22/2009 1:09PM

    It sounds like the perfect trip too!!! Awesome!
You did eat very well, and controlled! Contrats! I bet the scale rewards you this week, with a BIG drop!

Have a good day, Susan!

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RA4945 7/22/2009 11:08AM

    Hi Susan, I just caught up on your last few blogs. You are doing great, despite this temporary gain from the weekend. You are making lifestyle changes that really make a difference. I love how you just run anywhere, and you make preparations to try to stay on track with your eating (smoothies, fresh veggies). You inspire me in so many ways. I truly hope your body rewards you with a loss in the next day or so. Perhaps it already has! Keep up the great work girl. This time it is permanent!!! emoticon

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/21/2009 9:12AM

    I think maybe just the travel and sleep disruption as welll as alcohol is just making you retainwater. I think it will be back to normal by Wednesday.

Buying the fresh veggies was such a good idea, way to go! I am definitely stealing that idea my next trip!

I'm glad you had afun time :) i can't wait to see the pictures :)!

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VIVA_VICTORIES 7/20/2009 6:57PM

    I would say that's an AWESOME weekend, both for fun and food. I bet the weight gain has to do with the alcohol consumption and maybe sodium too. And kudos for getting a run in... TWICE!!

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AMANDA_MS_RD 7/20/2009 6:24PM

    I just stopped by because I saw my friend Natalie post. I couldn't help but say something.

It sounds like you had a great weekend!!! Don't get down on yourself for the weight gain. You ate out quite a bit and restaurant foods are higher in sodium. I'm guessing between the sodium and the drinks, you are just retaining water. Check yourself later in the week. You'll probably go right back to normal. You can't gain 4 pounds of fat in just a few days. Especially with how well you tracked your food!

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DAMIENDUCKS 7/20/2009 4:55PM

    Sounds like you did great! Esp. with all those veggies! Glad it was a good time.

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SEEHOLZ 7/20/2009 4:47PM

    Oh, coffee martinis-- that does sound tasty and that from someone who basically doesn't drink-LOL! Nibbling on those veggies and fruits all day sounds actually quite heavenly to me---- so summery!

Glad you enjoyed your week-end and I'm sending you another pad on the back! YOu did great!

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MBSHAZZER 7/20/2009 4:47PM

    Hey, sounds like a fab weekend and you did great with the eating choices... I would worry about the weight swing, it's probably just water retention...

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ZIRCADIA 7/20/2009 4:39PM

    To me it sounds like you did really great! :D I bet the weight is jsut fluctuating and after some more controlled scenario eating (knowing you have low sodium and whatnot) I bet it will go back down. Glad you had a great time as well! :D

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MRS.NG.06 7/20/2009 4:36PM

    "coffee martini" *JEALOUS* MMMMMMMMMMMM that sounds SO good. I've had Espresso Martini's and those are wicked good! YOU should brag that you did good over the weekend..seriously...that is something you want to be proud of! Nice job chickie!

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PAMELA984 7/20/2009 4:22PM

    glad you had fun!

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Week 15 Ends on Martha's Vineyard

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yes, I have a sick obsession. I brought my scale to Martha's Vineyard with me. I am sitting in my bikini right now!! We are having a blast!!!

Week 1 -1lb
Week 2 -2lb
Week 3 -1lb
Week 4 -0.4lb
Week 5 -2lb
Week 6 -1lb
Week 7 -lb
Week 8 -2lb
Week 9 -1lb
Week 10 -1lb
Week 11 -0.2lb
Week 12 -1lb
Week 13 +5lb
Week 14 -6lb
Week 15 -2lb

  
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CWRISTON1 7/24/2009 4:57PM

    haa haa ~ you took your scale to the Vineyard ~ that's hilarious! Way to track your progress!!

Looks like I'll be there next weekend ~ does it get chillly at night being out along the water? I'm thinking I should bring something to cover up with in case we have dinner out along the waterfront (fingers crossed) ~ I'm guessing its ALL waterfront though
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SABRIELSWEETIE 7/24/2009 10:30AM

    Great job! Lol.. that's awesome. I'm bringing my scale with me next time I take vacation too.

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TERRIANGEL 7/20/2009 11:22AM

    You're funny! Are you there for the week, or the weekend? Either way, have a GREAT time! ANd cheers for being in a bikini! Haven't done that in like 3 years. :)

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MRS.NG.06 7/20/2009 11:06AM

    hee hee..hey..ya gotta do what ya gotta do..we all do something a little quirky ; ) I hope you continue enjoying your time in your bikini!! Take pictures!! :D

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LIL_EZZY 7/20/2009 5:04AM

    You have done fantastically. Have a wonderful time while you are there.

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SPARKNMOM 7/19/2009 10:07PM

    Wow...great progress! Oh...believe me...I've been so tempted to bring my scale on vacations. Haven't done it yet, but certainly understand LOL!!

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MBSHAZZER 7/19/2009 6:04PM

    Back away from the scale!!! LOL, glad you are having a good weekend!

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JENONTHEROX 7/19/2009 3:53PM

    Sounds ALL good!!! ENJOY every moment!

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 7/19/2009 1:33PM

    At first I agreed with you that taking a scale on vacation was sick. But now I think I'll do the same thing; it will keep me out of the beer and junky snack foods, I think. Good job!

...Pam

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/19/2009 1:06PM

    That is so awesome! You crack me up :). Are Saturdays your weigh-in day? Because if so that is BRAVE girl! I weigh in on Fridays! I mean I weigh everyday but if I am ever trying to lose Friday is the only official day, gives me time to make up for all the bad weekend food :P

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VIVA_VICTORIES 7/19/2009 11:59AM

    Yes you have a sick obsession... just like all the rest of us!!! We totally understand!!
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JOPAPGH 7/19/2009 11:25AM

    Looks like your big weight gain week was just what you needed to kickstart your weightloss again!

Congratulations on your continued progress.

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PAMELA984 7/19/2009 11:19AM

    Look at your progress! That is soooo cool! (and by the way, I hate to be away from my scale too!)

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ZIRCADIA 7/19/2009 11:07AM

    Congrats on your loss while away! :D heehhehe. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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