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Kind of Irritating Day...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So..... last night I found out my DH had scheduled us to meet with our Apartment People about signing a new lease this morning at 10:30. This kind of threw a wrench in my morning workout plans.

So this morning I called my workout buddy and cancelled.

Then slept a bit more and got up to go do this thing. We get to the door of the office and it says "The office will be closed intil 11:15AM" ????????? My DH JUST made this appointment YESTERDAY. ? Anyway, we were kinda ticked. We go back home and wait and he calls over after 11:15AM and apparently the lady we were supposed to meet isn't even there. I hope we're able to figure it out ASAP. :P

So then we go back home and I see I have a message on my phone, it's my work telling me not to come in till 4 because I have overtime that needs to be squashed -- hey, at least my regular hours aren't being cut. In this climate, I'm trying to be grateful. But it still means I'm awkwardly planning for the 3rd thing that day that didn't happen... :P

I got the go ahead to go shopping for those items on my LIST. :) So that was kind of fun... only I had a hard time finding what I wanted. I ended up finding some shorts that I liked at Target - YAY!!!!! And I got some new workout socks and undies -- gonna try the boyshort cut and see if it can make panty lines disappear -- but uh -- I tried on the beautiful sports bras I had been admiring and hated them. :P I want one just like what I have but a different material!!! Anyway. I got frustrated. Tried on one of the "duo/dry" fabric shirts and it was just cut weird, didn't like it.... so.... while I DID find some of the things I was looking for, my shopping trip ended on kind of a sour note, AND I spent WAYYYYY too much time looking for stuff. By the time I got home I had like... 40min before I had to leave to come back to work. Not enough time to do much of anything.

So here I am. :P

I did decide to take an off day from working out today. Plans - tomorrow run+full body ST at the gym. Friday meet gym buddy for light cardio crosstraining. Saturday run.

Sunday is another community band concert which is nice. I signed up to bring a fruit+cheese tray. Woot. That's it for now.

  
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KENSINGTONC 4/23/2009 1:26PM

    Ugh, I hate days like this! Is your Thursday better?

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THECOOLESTSARAH 4/23/2009 12:07PM

    Sounds like you are taking it all in stride - and what is this community band thing? Do tell! Are you a musician too and I never knew until now?!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/23/2009 11:56AM

    sorry your day yesterday was kind of crappy!!! my week has been a rollercoaster. im still trying my best to stay on track. u might be able to find some workout clothes at TJ Maxx, you'll have to dig but they usually have some good stuff. i'll see ya tomorrow. oh and for some reason, i know i subscribed to ur blogs before but the alerts stopped coming... hmmm... i'll re-subscribe.

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MARLIE13 4/23/2009 10:59AM

    Have I not converted the whole world to butt floss thongs yet?

PS I feel your pain about things not going as planned. For a perf. like me, it's the grim reaper. Be thankful you have a Target. The closest one to me is 1.5 hours away. Boo!!! lol! Here's to you have a super fabulous day today!

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LASHERTHECAT 4/23/2009 8:35AM

    I'm such a creature of habit that it's really hard when the unexpected gets thrown in... and it's only gotten worse since I started exercising and trying to get 4 meals a day etc...

Good Luck with tomorrow!!

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HRDWLBY 4/22/2009 11:43PM

    Hope tomorrow runs more smoothly!

Helen

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/22/2009 9:40PM

    Bummer- the upside is that today is almost over and tomorrow will be a better day emoticon
But that reminds me I really need to get a sports bra- I don't even own one... try jogging or jumping jacks without one when you're a 38DDD- hahaha.
Missy

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KEAKMAN 4/22/2009 9:17PM

    grrrrr. I hate it when people flake out on me about appointments. You were so nice not to do something like egg the lady's car.....(just kidding!)

Glad you got the green light to do some shopping. Hope youfind the kind of bras you want. I never like shopping. I want to go in, get it, and go home. Too much bother and hassle. Maybe if I could afford a personal shopper (how's that for lazy?!)

Sounds like a good workout plan for the next few days. Run some for me - and tell me how the wind felt as you ran like a gazelle!

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 4/22/2009 7:27PM

    Sorry you had a bummer of a day! But, bad things happen in threes (or so "they" say). So - tomorrow should be awesome! lol. Glad you take it all in stride... I would be freaking out. I could probably lose weight faster if I didn't stress out about stuff so much. Like I said - tomorrow will be much better! Go to sleep early and dream of a great day with a great workout!



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Sleep = Awesome.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I felt so good when I woke up this morning -- just one of those days when I wake up and my body feels RIGHT. Got a good night of sleep.

Weighed in -- and I'm right back at the sweet spot in the middle of my maintenance range. :P HAHAHA

SO YAY for getting good night sleep!! :)

Last night I was so tired when I got home -- I was totally devastated because I was planning on us having sandwiches and chips -- easy and quick. And then I realize WE HAVE NO BREAD. So I was like wah wah wah I have to cook what to do??? We had tacos -- so all I really had to do was brown some meat. It was perfect. They were like... soft tacos w/ corn tortillas, slaw mix instead of lettuce, a bit of cheese and FF sour cream and salsa and VOILA. DINNER.

Also last night was day 29 of MTC, and this morning was day 30. DONE DONE DONE. :D I get to cross another goal off of my 101 in 1001 days! :D WOOHOO!!! I also think I had this as a goal on my SparkPage... I DID IT! YAY!!! :D hahaha. It was tough, and I'm ready for some more relaxed moments at the gym, but man, it felt good to do it.

I also got in a little run today. I'm looking forward to being able to shift focus more to my running, but I'm also trying to take it easy leading up to the 8K since it'll be the most I've done in a while, so prior to the Convention I'm not gonna stress it out. I think I'll actually wait to really start a new PROGRAM until post Convention anyway because I won't be able to continue with any serious lifting while I'm gone either. (Not that I consider myself a super serious lifter, but that's the kind of program I'm aiming to start and I would need a lot more than some resistance bands. :) hehe).

  
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THECOOLESTSARAH 4/23/2009 12:09PM

    YAY for you finishing MTC!!!!! Whoo HOOOOO!

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TELERIE 4/22/2009 4:43PM

    I'm working on getting enough sleep on a consistent basis myself! I find it really helps when I am well rested. WAY TO GO on finishing off such a goal as MTC! You are amazing!!! (I think I've said that before! LOL!)

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150-HERE-I-COME 4/22/2009 3:14PM

    WOOT!!! MTC -- √!! CONGRATS on completing such an awesome goal!!

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MARLIE13 4/22/2009 11:25AM

    Kicking butt and taking names...who's that? It's YOU! Way to go Dana!

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QUILTHORSE 4/22/2009 11:03AM

    Well done!

I love your writing, and enjoy reading your blogs. You rock!

Beth G

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CATIATM 4/22/2009 7:46AM

    Done! Wow! That's an accomplishment!!

Now how many minutes until you leave for the conference?

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TRACYZABELLE 4/22/2009 5:10AM

    I somehow caught a cold and it is wearing me out! I fell asleep on the couch yesterday for 2 hours then retired to my room for another 7 hours! I woke up feeling better than I have in months, except for the runny nose, lol! Sleep is good!

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BEL_RIOSE 4/21/2009 10:03PM

    I am so jealous of you and your sleeping! Congrats on getting back to that sweet spot. emoticon

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 4/21/2009 9:55PM

    Great job on finishing your MTC (especially now that I know what it means! lol). What is your 101 in 1001? Is it a goal list? Oh yeah... and I see you blog about sleep a lot - what's the deal? Does more sleep = weight loss? If so, I'll never leave my bed! LOL

Sarah

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/21/2009 9:30PM

    way to go on finishing mtc again!!! just reading this about your dinner reminds me i haven't had any dinner myself - i love tacos.
doh! (also said like homer simpson)
i should get on that. i can't believe i forgot to eat dinner. i have totally shifted off st lately again. so weird how i flip flop. earlier today i did like 3 bicep curls after my run and i stopped.

Comment edited on: 4/21/2009 9:31:32 PM

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LAFTERSFREE 4/21/2009 9:29PM

    congrats on MTC, that is truly an accomplishment!!!! and im also out of bread and that makes me SO sad, and even sadder that im too lazy to go to the store and get more.......

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/21/2009 8:33PM

    Yeah, if I were you I would just have a basic plan like "I'm going to lift chest and back one day, shoulder arms the next and then legs" and just do what looks/sounds/good is free at the gym. I think it is good to do "maintenance lifting" give yourself a break from all the hardcore, tracking and working it.

That is so awesome you're back in the sweet spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am hoping to be there with you in a few days - but hey if it takes a few weeks, whatever, however long it takes I WILL be right back there with you!

Tacos, hmmmmmmm (said like Homer Simpson) don't you love how easy it is to make your favorite foods low cal and healthy when you make it at home? I am having tofu coconut green curry myself :) (light coconut milk and light tofu, of course! ;))

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**PRICELESS** 4/21/2009 7:46PM

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YOU FREAKIN ROCK!!! Way to go on finishing up MTC!! I have the book...although it's packed, but perhaps I'll be looking into that once I get moved and settled! :)

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SARAH_VW 4/21/2009 7:05PM

    Yay for finishing MTC!! emoticon

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LASHERTHECAT 4/21/2009 5:11PM

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CECE0330 4/21/2009 5:10PM

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YAY!!!!!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/21/2009 4:49PM

    Congrats on finishing MTC!

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BRUIN2 4/21/2009 3:56PM

    YOU DID IT!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOO!

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KEAKMAN 4/21/2009 3:38PM

    Three cheers!

Weight right where it needs to be!

Dinner figured out successfully!

MTC completed successfully!

WOW! you are doing FAN-TAS-TIC! you are set and ready for San Diego!

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Feeling Good!

Monday, April 20, 2009

OK so I just wrote the most amazing entry and I clicked connect to facebook and it disappeared. It was probably too long anyway so I guess I'll try to sum it up.

Weighed this morning -- top of maintenance range, 3lbs lower than entering the weekend. WOOOOT. I lost over the weekend! Granted TOM is now over and sleep had a lot to do with it, but I'm glad to see myself officially back in range. I also took my measurements and they are the same as last time I measured (which was at a lower weight) so that's good stuff.

Been reading a "The Non-Runners Marathon Guide for Women". Very amusing, I suggest it!!

www.nonrunnersmarathontraining.com/

Um... what else... Tonight and tomorrow morning are the last two days of this MTC cycle. SCORE! :D I am so close to reaching that goal!

It also means I adjusted my potential calorie burn down significantly to compensate for less super crazy buttkicking madness. I'm not sure if it will really be where I adjusted it to, considering I'm also adding an extra run this week, and will be doing other Strength Training still, but I don't want to over estimate. So I've currently got it at 4000, it's now at 2500.

I didn't meet my goal last week either -- only a 250 short (not counting anything I may have burned doing laser tag or the reformer pilates intro class, both of which I forgot to turn on my HRM during). I went to that intro class and since it went over, I was in the position of being 15min late for yopa, and over an hour early for pilates. So I went home instead. BUT!

I'm still glad I went to the Reformer Pilates Intro class. It's still too expensive, but it was really cool to see how the reformers worked and to get to try a couple things on them. I also got some very valuable feedback from the teacher.

So -- confession, I always thought I had a massively huge ribcage for some reason. Whenever I laid down and turned and looked in the mirror my rib cage was sticking up/out like crazy compared to everyone else's. I was like, man, what gives -- my rib cage is HUGE. I'm deformed! WAH!

Turns out you can actually change the way your rib cage lays inside your body using some as of yet undefined muscle. I really don't quite comprehend how the change is made, but by the adjustments the teacher gave me, I was able to shift my body in a way that when I turned and looked -- HOLY CRAP I LOOK NORMAL!!! It feels INSANE, but I LOOK normal. HAHAHAHA. So the teacher was like, you will need to really focus on that at first, maybe in your mat classes, or your first few reformed classes, to get used to that, and then focus on the hip position. (every time I tried to close my rib cage, I curled my hips up, too. I was able to slowly manipulate myself into the right position -- shoulders down and back, rib cage closed and pressed down, hips in neutral position so there is still a small curve in the lower back -- but um, it was challenging!) So she recommended I focus on the ribs more at first and then adjust the hips. Anyway -- I'm glad I was able to get that instruction!!!

It made me wish even more that I could take her class, but alas -- way too expensive right now. I hope it gets cheaper.

Also! I have a potential new running partner!!! I was kinda uncertain about it at first when she was like WE SHOULD RUN TOGETHER!!! but then I was like... yeah that's probably a good thing for me, let's do it. So I hope to try it out this Saturday morning maybe.

A little background -- I don't really know this lady, BUT, I remember last year when I ran my best 5K time to date, she was like... 7 months pregnant and running in that race. She passed me a few times and I was like AWRIHAOIRTHAOISDRHAOISE?!?!?! I'M SO SLOW!!! I finally passed her at one point - um when she was WALKING by the way, not when she was running, and didn't see her again. I told her about this and she said that she hadn't been running and her husband made a comment about her putting on weight being pregnant and she was like, "WHATEVER I'm gonna RUN THIS 5K!" She said she was sick the whole day afterward!!! AWW! :( hahahahaha. But anyway... now she's NOT pregnant, so I'm guessing she will be a speedy one. We'll see.

I think that covers all of it. :P Here's to a hopefully awesome week!!!

9 Days, 7 Workdays till I LEAVE for SPARKCON!!! :)

  
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MARLIE13 4/22/2009 11:29AM

    That book is awesome. Me thinks we need to see a picture of this crazy ribcage of yours. Befores and afters baby!!

PS...awesomeness on the potential new running partner!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/21/2009 9:27PM

    the rib cage thing is crazy, didnt know we had control over that. when i find my ribs, i'll let you know. :) glad u liked the reformer class, i was wondering how that went.

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CATIATM 4/21/2009 2:23PM

    Whoa - you can change the size of your rib cage??? Giiiiiiirl, we have got to talk!

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ORANGE-AVOCADO 4/21/2009 12:59PM

    YAY LASER TAG!

Haha, sorry, just had to get that out there. Congrats on getting back in range! And figuring out how to fix your rib cage...? I admit, pilates scare me, so kudos to you for doing it!

Okay, gonna go check out the page you linked now... thanks!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/21/2009 8:58AM

    I love pilates! I always had a poochy stomach, it was the BANE of my existence, pilates has helped me train all the core muscles (transverse abdominals, is that right?) and really helped get rid of that.

I have never done a reformer. The studios here that offer reformer classes are too expensive, too. Oh well.

It sounds like you're back in full-on maintenance with measurements and the scale all confirming it. That is awesome!

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MDTWEETY 4/21/2009 8:18AM

    Good job on the weight loss! YEAH!!!
And um...I am NOT one of those pregnant women who run 10ks...LOL! In fact,l just gave up on running once I found out I was preggo. But I still do other cardio and plan to get back into running after the little girl is born. I just felt like I wasn't running regularly enough to keep going during pregnancy. But good for her!!! That is awesome.

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JAZZSIREN 4/21/2009 12:02AM

    Kudos on your loss! You are all over this maintenance shiznizzle! :)

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KMKMOM 4/20/2009 8:49PM

    Congrats on getting back into range - and over the weekend to boot! That's great. I hope it works out with your new running partner. I always worry that I'm too slow to run with someone.

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SKISINCO 4/20/2009 6:18PM

    That is quite intersting about the rib cage! I really want ot try a pilates class, it sounds like an amazing workout for your body and I think I'd like all the core stuff that comes along with it. I am getting so excited for the convention! I've been driving my family a bit batty with it lately. =)

Have a great week.

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CECE0330 4/20/2009 4:54PM

    Well who knew about the whole rib cage thing? (and FWIW, in your pics, I never in a million years would have thought there was anything out of ordinary about your ribcage....lol)

Yay to the weekend loss!



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LASHERTHECAT 4/20/2009 4:49PM

    Hey... I think I have a weird ribcage too... but I think it's because of the surgeries I've had... I need some "normalizing" exercises too!!

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 4/20/2009 2:03PM

    Wow. I've always envied people who worked out (or ran a marathon!!!) while pregnant. I haven't been able to get pregnant in 6 years, but I think it's cuz of my weight. So I am saying right here and now - after I get thin, if I get pregnant I WILL WORK OUT AND SAY HEALTHY!!! Let us know how it works out (and remember, it's not a competition - it's accountability).

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Sarah

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KSIGMA1222 4/20/2009 1:38PM

    Rib cage, never even thought about it. I look more at my stomach because well I'm a guy and it always seems to be to big to me but I am still figuring out what I should look like. Great on the weigh in!!! I went down this weekend as well but am still not happy. I burned over 10,000 calories last week and only took in 19,000 which my minimum for the week is 22,500 based on a 6,000 calorie burn per week. So I was 2 pounds under in calories for the week in theory.

Had a good run finally outside again, may have gone a bit far for first day back outside but the trail was there so I ran it. Took me 2 hours though to run 14 miles which is ok I keep telling myself but I am always wanting to average an 8 minute mile or better. Have to tell myself I am jogging and not in any hurry, yeah that works, not.

Ok now I am blogging on your blog, sorry. Looking forward to next week and really want to run SD. I have a 5k race this weekend that run right in front of my house but not much more planned before the conference. Talk at you later!

Greg emoticon

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KEAKMAN 4/20/2009 1:27PM

    Sounds like an AWESOME weekend! Glad you have a running partner, and now know how to minimize your ribcage - I was wondering about that..... :)

Do you think you will get any sleep between now and the convention? I'm sooooo excited for you!

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SWEETZMIX 4/20/2009 1:16PM

    WOW OK, so this lady was preggers and was running. I hope it works out for you 2. And emoticon on being back in your range. You are right though, sleep and TOM can turn the scale upside down. Oh and that class sounds crazy, very interesting. I hate when something you are kinda interested in is a little too expensive. For a new class, I would figure it would be cheaper or have some discounted classes to get people to take them.

Enjoy your day :)

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Report in after Crawfish Boil...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I had FUN. I had a tiny little bit of Funnel cake, the doughnut in my tracker was actually a "pistolette" really not sure how to track it, but it was fried dough with some kind of crawfish paste inside? I only ate half of one, but I figured overestimation was better than under. I also am not sure I got a lb of crawfish to start with, but I'm gonna go with that. A lot of work for a little meat but it was DELICIOUS.

The best find of the day was this woman who made AMAZING homemade jams and jellies. She let us taste some on crackers which is where that part on my tracker comes in -- we got the Pear Honey. SO GOOD. After I had my bit of funnel cake I was full so I popped in that gum. I got offered powder sugar, more jam tasting, and what all else afterward and said no. I also said no to a cookie BEFORE all that happened. (But I did take a small bite of my hubby's that I forgot to add to the tracker, will go do that now...)

But overall - PROUD of my restraint, PROUD of my recognizing my fullness, and PROUD of implementing the gum method!

I'm also very proud of my fitness accomplishment today, ran a little over 4 miles! :D The longest run to date this year. I took a brief stretch break at the halfway point because my left hammie was feeling funky, but the rest of it was SMOOTH SAILING and all felt good and wonderful.

It was actually lightly raining when I headed out, but I was like, this little drizzle won't stop me!! LET'S GO! :) It stopped when I was about halfway through. I subtracted about 5 min total from my running time because I started my watch while still walking in the parking lot across and down the street a bit from where I started running, plus the stretching break -- it MIGHT have been a tiny bit more or less than that, but the average I got from that calculation was just under an 11min mile which I'm very happy with for that distance and everything. This definitely made me feel more confident about my upcoming 8K in San Diego.

THE TRIP IS SO SOON. :D EXCITED!

OH and the mechanical bull cost money that I did NOT want to spend, plus it was set up basically on a concrete lot with verrrry little padding. So spending money to potentially get thrown and jack up my body that I plan to run all over the place in San Diego soon??? NOT HAPPENING. I was expecting like... piles of hay or something at least. But it was like a small airfilled mat. My DH was like, I'd rather you not... especially at that price. Apparently in previous years the mechanical bull at this event was free. I was still kinda torn.... but decided against it. ONE DAY I WILL RIDE A MECHANICAL BULL. Now that I've gotten the idea in my head, it's my mission.

WELL! Off to spend the rest of my evening relaxing at home. :)

  
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SLCOLMAN 4/20/2009 8:59PM

    Sounds like you had a great time!!

Yum CRAWFISH!!

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SWEETZMIX 4/20/2009 1:19PM

    You had some restraint indeed. I love me some funnel cake!! LOVE IT!! And I recently started back with my gum thing again too. Funny thing is, if you use it..it works. lol

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GOALWEIGHT4LIFE 4/20/2009 11:26AM

  Great job on running over 4 miles!

Feels good doesn't it?!?

:-)

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 4/20/2009 1:30AM

    I think some Mexican restaurants have mechanical bulls cheap or free... may want to check into that. Otherwise - great job today! A little bite of everything may be near impossible to accurately track, but it's what keeps us from jumping ship! We can't feel as though we are deprived from everything and so you didn't - good for you!

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BRUIN2 4/19/2009 8:14PM

    What a weekend!!

(At country bars here there are mechanical bulls - I don't know how much they cost, but there is definitely lots of padding underneath...)

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TELERIE 4/19/2009 6:22PM

    I'm proud of you too!!

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LASHERTHECAT 4/19/2009 12:36PM

    Congrats on your restraint!!

Wouldn't you know it... one of my life ambitions is to ride a mechanical bull!!

I don't think I've even seen one...up here in Northern Ontario (Canada)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/19/2009 9:15AM

    That pistolette thing and the pear honey stuff sounds awesome!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!!

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QUILTHORSE 4/19/2009 2:39AM

    You go girl! Great job!!

A pound of "mudbugs" is a LOT of crawfish!

Beth G

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SKISINCO 4/19/2009 12:35AM

    Can't wait to be in San Diego, less than 2 weeks! Does your 8K coincide with the convention?

I have completely given up doughnuts all together, but I must say that pisolette sounds delish!

Have a healthy upcoming week.

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/18/2009 10:30PM

    PROUD!

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/18/2009 10:14PM

    I'm so super proud of you for how great you did at the crawfish boil! great idea with the gum- I'll have to remember to take gum with me to the fair this year (I think I've consume more fair week than Christmas week!)
And, ya, I'm thinking your DH was right- probably not the best day to try the Bull for the first time :) Try it some day when they have a bunch of gymnastics mats under it or something.
-Missy

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SKYFYRE 4/18/2009 8:21PM

    Dana,
emoticon on a sucessful day at a big event! What a fun time, and I had no idea that you not-so-secretly want to ride a mechanical bull, wowzers, you wild woman! Sounds like you are ready for your 8K, too! Great job on the run! I hope we have cooler weather when you come out, it is freaking hot right now! Keep up the great work!

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KEAKMAN 4/18/2009 8:06PM

    I am proud of you, too! What a fun night and all within your limits (including financial nd the bull!)

Congrats on your run today! So glad you were able to do all four miles - and so fast!

You are going to have such a blast in San Diego - and your 8K will be a cakewalk (but not funnel cake!)

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I SUCK at laser tag.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

HAHAHAHAHA.

I kinda wanna practice so I can get better. Now that I'm a goal making machine, being bad at something just makes me want to take it on as a challenge and kick it in the butt.

But to give you an idea -- I was in last place. First place was like 2200pts. Then there were some folk in the 1000's, 750,700,500... oh and then me... with FIFTY POINTS. I kinda half believe my equipment may have been malfunctioning?? Um, but anyway. Not good. :) BUT! I did have fun.

I am however disappointed in myself because... there was free food. And I overindulged. Why I'm disappointed? NOT because I ate the food, but because I again ate after I was full and to the point that it hurt. I have GOT to find a way to push that OFF button when I'm out eating and I'm feeling bored and just KEEP GOING. *frustration OVER*

That aside I'm not letting it derail me or get me down -- I've got a run planned after work today and I'm going to go longer than I initially planned. I also have a plan to help me conquer today at the crawfish boil (which WAS supposed to be my splurge meal, but... yeah). I'm declaring last night my splurge, I'm NOT GOING TO TRACK IT (as suggested by many at my last freakout), and I'm going to be very mindful of my eating today. There will be funnel cake today - NOT GETTING ONE. I'm allowing myself a bite of my hubby's and that's it. (Sorry hubby, gotta help em out!) I'm also going to make SURE I have my GUM on me and when I'm full, a piece of gum is GOING IN MY MOUTH to STOP the mindless eating.

SO! I think this plan will really help make me feel on track and it will be another test run of the "gum-to-stop-mindless-eating-when-eating-o
ut" plan. I did this once before and it worked, but for some reason I forgot about it. And last night I wasn't even expecting food, so I was definitely not prepared for that. Sometimes I think the mental preparation is one of the most important parts for me in resisting temptation. If I didn't know I was going to be presented with the opportunity to eat XYZ, then I like have some kind of malfunction and go back to the old me that would say, "OOH FREE FOOD, BETTER take FULL advantage of this!!!" "OOOH I didn't know I'd get to EAT THAT!!!"" *nomnomnom* ???? This is weird. But anyway.

In the ongoing quest to understand the triggers behind my eating behaviors I'm still going to look at these things, even though I DO feel confident in my abilities to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle overall, I still feel that if I can understand these things better it will make that effort a little easier.

:) So don't worry friends, this is not a freakout, just a full disclosure of how I went off plan, but have changed my plan to MAKE IT WORK, and all is well.

  
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NATURALSOAPGIRL 4/20/2009 1:25AM

    Dana, you really hit on one of my fears! I am changing my brain right now to be in "skinny girl" mode so I think like a skinny girl and not a fat girl. The old me says, "Oh look, food - gotta eat!" The new me says, "Do they have a veggie platter or salad bar? Or maybe just a half a sandwich? Oh well. I hope the other people enjoy the food anyway." I have made good progress, but I really need to be able to control myself around free food or large amounts of junk food or what-have-you. I need to know that I can walk into any situation and not overindulge. Because we have both struggled with this and it's probably what got us to our worst weights I need to ask you this - cuz you have way more experience and you have "arrived." lol. Do you think we will ever overcome this?

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SKYFYRE 4/18/2009 4:33PM

    Good Job Dana! Your reflection here is how change happens! Have fun on the run tonight and that funnel cake stuff is over rated, protein baby, protein!

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MDTWEETY 4/18/2009 3:11PM

    LOL! Laser tag sounds like fun. I have a feeling I would suck too. ;)
Don't beat yourself up. You do so well 99% of the time, and you know how to get back on track.

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BEL_RIOSE 4/18/2009 2:01PM

    I totally want to do laser tag now!! *is working to convince her friend*

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CHEMKATT 4/18/2009 11:36AM

    I am also a member of the "I Suck at Laser Tag" Club. Heck, my first game I had the gun pointing towards me!!!!

The gum thing sounds like a good idea. I should try that. Have fun at the crawfish boil. Yum yum!

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KEAKMAN 4/18/2009 11:25AM

    Gum, water and a watchful hubby. Your three best friends. There are times at food events that I have to ask mine to go get some food for me. Weak, I know, but if I feel like I can't face all those choices without turning into an eating machine (totally wrong kind of machine to be!) then he helps me out. He knows what I like and what I should be eating, and he will "fill" a plate for me, or get one for us to share (putting all the temptation foods on his side next to something gross!) Okay, that has nothing to do with anything (surprise!). Anyway, have a great time tonight, think about lasertag when you want to eat, and pop in a new stick of gum!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/18/2009 11:20AM

    im happy to see you taking last nights indulgences in stride. gotta stay level-headed.. i am so with you on the 'free food = TAKE ADVANTAGE"... which is the same mentality i have at buffets so i try not to do those too much anymore, growing up without a lot of opportunities to eat good food has made me pretty gluttonous (SP?) when it comes to eating at restaurants or buffets, let alone FREE BUFFETS!!! i still fight the urge (and usually fail miserably) to be a member of the Clean Plate Club. dont know when i'll ever get past that. hope today turns out ok, i looked at the weather and there is supposed to be a few hours of sun (happening btwn 1-4, which works out really well for us!!! lets hope its correct!) see you in a lil while.

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/18/2009 10:44AM

    i am not a gum person so i find brushing my teeth helps. i am sure soon you will be the terminator (i said that with an arnold voice in my head) of laser tag!

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BRUIN2 4/18/2009 10:15AM

    Great plan for tonight! Might I also suggest that you take along a water bottle - not only will it keep one of your hands tied up, but marathon runners NEED lots of water!! hehe.

I love that you want to conquer EVERYTHING you do now! Watch out laser tag - here comes the warrior princess!!!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/18/2009 10:00AM

    The gum thing does work! I forgot about it, too, thanks for reminding me. I am not condoning over eating, but you workout enough to cover a multitude of eating sins, I hope that is some comfort.

Anyhoo, have fun at the crawfish boil tonight. Eat some of that, pretty low cal, high protein, right? Skip the funnel cake - just think of all the grease. I think I told you how I wanted those onion rings the other night? I could only eat like have the order before the grease started making me feel nauseated. Us healthy eaters aren't prepared for that kind of food!

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