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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Apparently this morning I was going to live up to my username of THECRAZYMANGO and be healthy crazy today! I haven't done this in such a LONG time. I forgot how much I love the challenge!

emoticon Boy, did I go a bit crazy with the exercise today.

I did 3 miles on the bike for one of my assessment class. We are learning a new test and someone needed to be the person to be tested so I basically I got to "work out" in class.

After class, I decided to work out... and did another 3 miles on the bike in like 15 minutes. Than, I decided to run. I did a mile before I was like "forget this"! I gave up and moved onto some strength training. Since I don't EVER do strength training, I should get a emoticon for that! I did some tricep and squat business with kettlebells. Than, I pulled up the Sparkpeople app (which I LOVE when wifi is working because I can try new exercise so easily) and did some medicine ball moves.. and finished with three 20 second planks! emoticon Feeling pretty sweaty and pretty good (except for only running one mile).. I went home. A few hours later (after buying a new CUTE swim suit), I found myself in the pool doing some laps and treading! emoticon

Than, comes the food part....

I was supposed to go out to eat with a friend at a Mexican restaurant tonight so I was trying to eat light. It ends up we won't be going but rather tomorrow. No big deal.

I did make plans with a different friend to go to Applebee's. Did you know they now have their nutritional values online? So.. not feeling motivated to work on homework, I did something I haven't done in ages! I logged all my calories today. Right on track at 1300 calories. Than, because I know I have worked out more than usually, I looked at my daily differential and it was -1100. emoticon In other words, I can eat 1100 calories and should still maintain. I pulled up the nutritional menu... poured over it... looked at what has what calories.. looked at the sodium.. and picked out what I am going to order a hour or so before I am even going to be leaving! emoticon Now, that is planning at it's best!!! By the way, I decided on...

Without the shrimp...

It will put me back around 300 calories or so. I can handle that!

So, I am feeling pretty good.. kinda even strong and invincible, hehe!

Last night, I was feeling pretty emoticon about getting SUPER close to my goal weight when I should be emoticon. I think it was more that I was sad that my weight loss journey is ending... than a emoticon went off. It will be SO much easier to train for events like a half marathon if I am already at goal weight. I've heard so many times that it is hard to lose weight and to train for an event... it CAN be done.. but it can be a struggle! Than, I was like... it will be hard to lose weight once my body is used to running and has adjusted.

Than, this morning the emoticon said: 167.6. A number I don't remember seeing in my adult life.... EVER! So, it was like GAME ON! I felt like there was MY challenge and it even makes it fun!

How is your weight loss "fun"?

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/11/2011 8:19AM


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1CRAZYDOG 3/4/2011 3:06PM

    Excellent! Your journey doesn't end when you reach your goal weight, though. Maintenance work is difficult . . . maybe even a little more difficult than weight loss! But you're developing the tools you need to carry you through. Good job!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/3/2011 11:41PM

  160-Ville!!!!!!!!! I haven't been there in so long!!! You must be so proud. All of your hard work is showing in so many ways.
I can feel your energy when I read your blog. Is it fun being in this new place? I want to feel that upbeat and full of energy I guess I need to work on my patience!!!


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JOAN_HEO 3/3/2011 8:15PM

    Sounds like you had a great day!!!! I'm thrilled for you!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon to 160Ville and moving quicly to on the edge of moving out... emoticon

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Not ready for the 160s...

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I feel so "off" today.

But, I did weigh in today at 170.6.

Maybe that is why I am so off today.

Like I got up late than got pensive.. which probably did not help.. but all day today I seemed to want to snack.. even through I am not hungry.

You know what that means?

I am freaking out about being in 160-ville. And, maybe be one step closer to my goal weight. If I stayed at my goal weight, 160-ville would be my last -ville I would be in.

Than, what do I do?

For the last two years, I have been so focused on the scale, and reaching my weight goal. Now that I am nearly here.. now what? I guess I will have to focus on my Half Marathon training a little more... or even toning a bit more.

Anyhow, I feel like I just needed to say it. I'm nervous, and scared about reaching my BIG weight loss goal.

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/11/2011 8:20AM

    its OK baby.. repeat to yourself over and over that the scale doesn't mean anything it is really just a number. a box you step on that shows a number. any meaning we ascribe it is a total construction made up by us. you are amaaaaaaaazing.

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JOAN_HEO 3/7/2011 7:30PM

    If you don't want to be in the 160s, can I be for you? You are 10 ahead of me!

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/3/2011 12:17PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

focus on 160.6... you can do it!!!

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    You should be EXCITED, ELATED and most of all CELEBRATED!!! You deserve this!! It's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!
emoticon and almost in time for St-Patty's day!! emoticon emoticon

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Another day in paradise.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

This morning I started my day with a counseling appointment. While there, I said I was content in which she was like, "Yes, you said that last week." But, that's the thing. I really am. This feeling is such a feeling of, "Ahh, this is nice." Sure, things could be going better.. but, boy, they could be going worse. What a nice feeling!

I always feel a bit anxious after my counseling meetings. It probably is because she challenges my thoughts. So, after my class I decided to emoticon. When I first got up this morning, I wasn't going to run. I slept hard last night and thought maybe I should just relax today. Anyhow, the emoticon was amazing. I did 2 miles in 30 minutes. I feel that was pretty darn good for the first week of working out again. I was pretty happy about it. I even got my pace up around 12:00 for a minute or so. On the TM, I have noticed that I run at a pace under 14:00 which I, also, feel pretty good about.

Than, I was going to study before a quiz I had to do... but I realized I was raving hungry. Did you know you need carbs to think? So, I decided to go home.. and eat. You would think I was eating cheesecake or something by all the sounds I was making! emoticon I had cantaloupe for dessert.. YUM!

The endorphin high killer was my quiz I took. That class stresses me out more than any other class I have. Maybe it is the fact that the professor blew off our meeting when I wanted to discuss my grade. So unprofessional! I really need to let that go. Or maybe it was the fact that everyone is like.. Oh, it will be so easy. Anyhow, I got it done. I don't think I did great... but it is done and behind me.

Than, off to catch up on emails... maybe eventually clean my car... (it is beautiful out) and than off to work!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/2/2011 11:15PM

  You are turning into quite the runner and I know how good it feels after you have had an invigorating run. I am glad that you are easing into your workouts after being sick. You definitely don't want a relapse. I read that Wisconsin has quite a few flu cases at this time. Take care!!!

Hasn't this weather been great? We have washed the cars in the driveway and I even washed windows yesterday. I am really looking forward to Spring. I don't know why, but this winter seems especially long to me!!!

Have a good rest of your week. emoticon

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LCORTEZ7 3/2/2011 2:09PM

    Wow, what a great run. I've haven't been out for a least 3 months. I can't wait to hit the pavement again. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/2/2011 12:51PM

    Good for you!! You listened to your body again. Way to go. Hope you did alright on the test. I'm sure you did. Yes, I would be a little miffed that a professor would blow off an appt. But, you're right to try to let it go.

Hope your feelings of contentment last for a long time.

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HANNAHV 3/2/2011 3:46AM

    Enjoyed reading your blog....very possitive, keep up the good work!

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JOAN_HEO 3/1/2011 3:57PM

    Sounds like YOU have had a busy day!!!

Your run sounds great. I'm getting ready to suit up for one and try out Upbeat Workouts with an arm band. I'll let you know how it works.

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Nervous to start working out again... WHAT!?! - Part II

Sunday, February 27, 2011

If you haven't read my blog from earlier today.. you may want to or you might be confused.

I did it! I ran! I was super nervous that I wouldn't be able to run. After texting two Spark friends, I decided to take their advice.

Take it easy today.

I ran/walked 1.54 in 25 minutes. In the grand scheme of things, it probably wasn't the best time.. but...

I was able to run for at least 5 minutes without hesitation at the same pace I was at about a month ago and it was even easier, if that is possible! I know I could have ran for 10 minutes before taking an one minute break.

But, than the leggings started falling down where I don't like them.. cuz if they go much further.. I might be a little more free than I like. emoticon

It felt REALLY good to run again! Really good! Like meeting an old friend. Feeling good, I worked on some triceps and biceps.. and even did about 10 minutes of kettlebell work!

Feeling on top of the world, I decided to take my progress photo. So here is one I took and one I asked a total stranger on my friend to take.

I love these leggings because they suck to me (well except when they start to fall down) and they make me feel so small!

Have a wonderful Sunday! emoticon

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PAMG415 3/1/2011 3:42PM

    emoticon emoticon

It's hard to start again, I'm still struggling with 1/1 interval in my running. I can't seem to go for longer. Wow, you did 5 min at a time is great.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/1/2011 11:57AM

    Lookin' good! Keep it up.

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SHECHAM 2/27/2011 6:45PM

    Congratulations... Good for you!!! Whooo Hooo!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 2/27/2011 6:35PM

    Good for you. Now you know where to restart at and you will find that you will get back to where you were so fast!

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JUSTBIRDY 2/27/2011 6:24PM

    hey skinny! Lookin' good!

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JOAN_HEO 2/27/2011 5:52PM

    You did good, Ms. S!!!! I never doubted it for a second!

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/27/2011 5:03PM

    I SOOOOOOOOOOOO know the feeling of not having worked out and then being afraid to go back to it, but you always can you just dont know it till u do it and i am so. freaking proud .of . u.!



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Nervous to start working out again... WHAT!?!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today is the day... I am going to work out.

After a month of not.

I am nervous.


There I said it.

How in the world can I be scared and nervous after working out consistently for like two years?!! Sure there are bumps in the road.

Also, what is ridiculous about being nervous... is that I have been waiting for this VERY moment where I can be at the gym.. and now I am procrastinating.. pacing in my room.. trying to decide what to wear. Does it really matter? It is just going to get gross anyhow!?!!

I think I am more nervous that I will have to start all over again. You know.. to two years ago.. emoticon I don't want to go back there. Ever.

Also, I think I am nervous that I won't be able to run as much as I did a month ago.

Okay, okay...

Let's play the WHAT IF game..

WHAT IF I can't? Will I just up and quit?

Okay, probably not. I will get back on that horse.. and start whether I am. It is just a setback.

Today is the day that I find out exactly how much "catch up" I have to do.

Sorry for the scrambled and unorganized blog.. but that is kinda how my thoughts and feelings are right now!

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MSJULES01 3/1/2011 7:56PM

    I know exactly what you are going thru. I had the same problem after not being able to workout for a month. I was laid up for that time with cellulitis. I am still getting back on line with everything.

Good luck to you.

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STRIPEDTIGER 2/28/2011 7:20AM

    I completely understand. I went through, and am going through, the same thing. I was down for 2 weeks with some crud and couldn't run. I was crazy nervous going back. I didn't do well but it's because my lungs were (are) still really inflamed. I've been through a round of predisone (today's my last day), antibiotics (2 more days) and an inhaler. I haven't been able but once for a month. This week will be too crazy to workout and next week I'll be out of town so I doubt I'll get a run in.

I'm SCARED to go back. I'm afraid to see how much progress I've lost. I'm training for a 5k in May and I'm worried I've lost so much progress that I'll do badly. :(

We both just have to get started. One step at a time. Do what we can do and work back up to the rest.

We can do this!!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 2/27/2011 6:34PM

    I am going to go read part 2 since i gather you went to the gym.

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CIVIAV 2/27/2011 5:49PM

    Another woohoo day! WTG Sav!

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SHERYLDS 2/27/2011 3:40PM

    I know you are going to bounce back in half the time and put in double the enthusiasm. You Rock Lady

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    Funny that you posted this when you did. I haven't been able to get into the weight room for almost a month because of illness, work schedule, and other roadblocks. So, today I decided to FINALLY start a new ST routine. I was so anxious about getting to the gym that nearly didn't go. Once I was there it was like "riding a bike" all came back to me and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

So, just accept where you're starting at, take steps to move forward...and enjoy the journey!

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