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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 08, 2012

My husband is Canadian so I use that as a reason to celebrate Thanksgiving twice :-) Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. I try to keep our Canadian version scaled-down and healthier than the American rendition.

We're having -
My favorite Chardonnay :-)
Seltzer
Homemade sugar-free cranberry sauce
Stuffing made with broth (not butter), lots of veggies, and a mix of whole wheat and white breads
Steamed green beans
Turkey breast roast with fat-free gravy (from a jar though)
Low-sugar low-fat crustless pumpkin pie & coffee

My forearm is bothering me after all the pronation involved in paperwork over the weekend so I decided to skip Power this morning (which is also very hard on my arm) and just do an elliptical workout followed by my complete 'home' therapy regimen developed by my physical therapist, and then Centergy. Good call as my arm is feeling MUCH better this afternoon.

Thinking about how I want to handle our anniversary on Friday. DH is totally distracted with work right now. I think the most likely scenario is that he'll work late enough that we can't really celebrate on Friday. (I've BTDT too many times to count. Shaping up that way for tonight's holiday dinner as well. Even though he says he'll be home by 7, I know he may well call and tell us to eat without him.) I'm trying to decide if I should ask him to commit to getting home at a decent time on Friday or if I should ask him NOW if he'd like to postpone until Saturday when chances are slim that work will impact the celebration. What I most want to avoid is being disappointed on what should be a happy day.

  
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MOONSTORMER 10/9/2012 1:22AM

    enjoy the second thanksgiving!!

i know what you mean about avoiding disappointment on special occasions. i think you need to decide how much celebrating on the day means to you this year. i go in waves on this - sometimes i'm fine with delaying celebration for when it's convenient, and sometimes i want THAT DAY to be special. whatever you do, i hope you enjoy it!

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FEMISLIM 10/8/2012 11:53PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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PHEBESS 10/8/2012 8:01PM

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

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CODEMAULER 10/8/2012 7:56PM

    Congratulations; let love rule!!!

I say Saturday - take the pressure off of both of you for a special celebration!!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/8/2012 7:04PM

    Hmm, know what you mean about avoiding disappointment on anniversaries. I tend to plump for offering DH the opportunity to decide when we should celebrate. We tend to Saturdayise our whole wedding anniversary but always gave birthday gifts on the day, even if we shift the celebration to the weekend.

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PEZMOM1 10/8/2012 5:05PM

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On Top of Things & Running Update

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I am membership chair for our PTA. As of today I have ALL membership entered and ALL membership cards printed. Tonight I'll make address labels and separate the cards while I watch the PTA game, tomorrow I'll buy envelopes and stuff them, Tuesday I'll drop them off at the schools and see if any new forms are waiting for me. I am getting this done MONTHS earlier than last year. Go me!

Running update:
Running for 2012:
130 miles + 4.0 miles = 134.0 miles
next 5K in 6 days

Today I ran outside. I ran about 4 1/3 loops around a loop that is supposed to be 'about a mile'. I think it's slightly less so I'll call it 4 miles. It is cool and cloudy today and it was a really relaxing run :-)

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/8/2012 7:03PM

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LOGOULD 10/8/2012 8:11AM

    Great job staying on top of everything - and getting in the miles. I want to grow up to be like you!!! LOL!

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MOONSTORMER 10/8/2012 1:12AM

    wow, well done for being on top of things! that's something i wish SA would get organized with - no real PTA orgs here....

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/7/2012 8:45PM

    Our schools couldn't run without volunteers and the PTA. Thank you.

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 10/7/2012 6:09PM

    Way to go getting your PTA cards done:) Do you have any exciting plans for the school this year? We just had our fall fest and raised a pretty huge chunk of change. Can't remember the exact amount.
Hope all goes well for you this week!

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MJZHERE 10/7/2012 5:38PM

  emoticon emoticon Feels great to get things done! especially ahead of time!

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SWEDE_SU 10/7/2012 4:24PM

    way to go on getting things done early - that's a great feeling! your run sounds like it was really pleasant - good luck on your 5k next weekend!

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TONYVAND1 10/7/2012 3:06PM

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Running Update

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Not a lot new. Thank goodness. I need a breather :-)

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Running update:
Running for 2012:
124.75 miles + 5.25 miles = 130 miles
next 5K in 9 days

Fourth day doing rolling hills on the treadmill. Feeling more energetic this morning. Did 5 miles of rolling hills and then walked to cool down. Then a half hour break before Centergy (grabbed a snack and drink). Centergy was good. Felt easy despite the long run before hand.

  
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MOONSTORMER 10/5/2012 8:54AM

    well done! glad you're listening to your body and taking it easy a bit. still doing SO well!!

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FEMISLIM 10/4/2012 5:17PM

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SEATTLESIMS 10/4/2012 1:26PM

    great job! I get bored on the treadmill. BUT, my next work trip will be treadmill based workouts.. I'll give the rolling hill workout a try!


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BIGDOG1969 10/4/2012 11:45AM

    You've done a fantastic job! You're before and after pics are amazing. I hope you inspire many others!

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SUNGBIRD2000 10/4/2012 11:42AM

    way to go!

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I thought I'd share one of my favorite lunches.

2-3 oz baby spinach
3 oz shredded carrots
12-15 baby tomatoes
4 oz thin & trim buffalo chicken
1 oz reduced fat blue cheese

Dressing - if desired (I usually skip it)
1 T lite blue cheese dressing
1 T fat-free greek yogurt
water as necessary to thin

This makes a huge salad! It's a very satisfying lunch!

  
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COMEONMA 10/7/2012 7:03PM

    emoticon yummy!

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LOGOULD 10/3/2012 8:46PM

    Sounds TASTY - love hot wings and buffalo chicken! Sounds like an awesome substitute when I am having cravings!

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SEATTLESIMS 10/3/2012 12:27PM

    hhhmmm.. yum! thanks for sharing!

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SANDYCRANE 10/3/2012 10:36AM

    Sounds good, but what is buffalo chicken? Do they sell it in the deli?

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Have you gotten your flu shot?

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Just a little PSA..... flu season will soon be upon us. If you get flu shots... now would be a good time.

The kids go to their flu clinic this afternoon. Despite my asthma, I don't qualify as 'high risk' at my PCP's practice so I got mine at Walgreen's this AM. Had to pay out of pocket for it but it was just $7 more than my doctor's office co-pay so I figured I'd just get it done with.

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Running update:
Running for 2012:
121.25 + 3.5 miles 124.75 miles
next 5K in 11 days

Third day doing rolling hills on the treadmill. Went in thinking I'd see how far I could get in 45 minutes but I'm feeling really tired this AM and that didn't go away while running. Cut it short at 30' which was about 3.25 miles and then walked for my cool down.

Monday back-to-back power and centergy classes are wiping me out AND irritating my elbow. When I did Rachel Cosgrove workout before Centergy I never felt like this. I'm not sure why this is so exhausting. I don't even feel like I work out as hard in power as I do when I'm lifting. I'll give it some more time but if it continues to bug my elbow AND I continue to feel this tired on Tuesday, I may go back to a 'regular' workout on Monday. I could do Power (and just power) on Wednesday.

  
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LOGOULD 10/3/2012 8:44PM

    I was scheduled to get mine at work and got so busy I totally forgot! Do you think someone would have come out to remind me.....heck NO! Oh well, need to get in for my annual physical. Guess I can do it then!

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MOBYCARP 10/2/2012 9:21PM

    My employer arranges for a flu shot to be given at my place of employment once a year, so I get one with minimal inconvenience each year. It's actually a bigger nuisance to haul the paperwork to my doctor for the chart than to get the shot.

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62NVON 10/2/2012 3:32PM

    Actually, just got mine at lunch instead of waiting until this evening. All set!

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OBSIDIANFIRE 10/2/2012 1:34PM

    I agree, might be overtraining. Could also be your cycle, I know I have low energy at certain points.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/2/2012 1:27PM

    Hmm, sounds a little like over training, not that this little chickie babe ever has to worry about THAT! You can tell, because if you have a rest day and feel better, that is probly what it was.
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FEMISLIM 10/2/2012 12:26PM

    Thanks for the reminder

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62NVON 10/2/2012 9:56AM

    Dang, I keep meaning to do it, but also keep forgetting. I am going to hit the CVS on the way home. Thanks for the reminder!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 10/2/2012 9:32AM

    I'm scheduled to get mine on October 16th. I was going to bypass it this year but why take the chance? Luckily, my company reimburses us for the shot. Thanks for caring! Pat emoticon

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