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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Yeah, so um... my plans fell through again today. But this time it was all my choosing, so I'm much more happy about it.

Well -- I accidentally left my running shoes in my locker at the gym so.... I decided I should take another off day today. It's been quite a while since I had two off days in a row so I figured why not.

So.... I watched America's Next Top Model, the part of Heroes I missed on Monday when I fell asleep out of exhaustion, and Castle, which I missed in it's entirety. :) I showered AT HOME (yeah, it doesn't happen often because I'm always at the gym). It was a nice relaxed morning.

SO! My revamped plan is to do the run and ST (at the gym) tomorrow, maybe off day on Saturday because I will be busy for a good chunk of the day, and then run again on Sunday and probably some ST at home before my band concert. I should be able to burn the amount of calories I need, and if not I can always throw in a workout video. No worries. The only thing that kind of sucks is that I have stuff planned this weekend and then it's work and then I'm GONE! I'm gonna need to try to carve out some good my and hubby time this weekend.

Ok sooo I just found out I'm working till only 8PM tonight instead of 10PM! :D WOOHOO!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 4/28/2009 6:06PM

    What do you do for work? I wish I could be at the convention, it's going to be awesome I'm sure! Is your husband going with you?

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SWEETZMIX 4/24/2009 1:06PM

    We all need a break. That is the awesome thing about a new lifestyle, it's not set in stone, u know?!?

BTW:: Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am trying to get into this ST game like u. I just think of ur kick ass pic and tell myself that shall be me this summer!! hehe

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CATIATM 4/24/2009 11:37AM

    What do you do that you work such unusual (to me) hours?

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LAFTERSFREE 4/23/2009 8:03PM

    yay for getting out of work early! u deserve a break once in a while!!! i know u are soo excited for the convention :)

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150-HERE-I-COME 4/23/2009 6:38PM

    Rest and taking "me" time is good! Enjoy your weekend with hubby!!!!

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/23/2009 6:24PM

    Ohhh- I want a day to sit home and watch TV! I missed Heros and America's next top model this week. Then I made sure to give myself time for Lost and it was a sucky recap episode!
Enjoy your day evening off tonight!

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/23/2009 6:00PM

    When I first saw the title of this blog, I thought it meant you were going vegetarian for the day or had eaten a lot of vegetables or something. Haha. It's okay to take two days off in a row from exercising, as long as you don't use that extra free time to binge-eat. Oh, that's just me? Oops. :) I hope you and hubs get to spend a little time together... he's not going to the concert with you?

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    Well, even though you didn't get to work out today either - I told you today would be a better day! Glad I was right! hehe

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KEAKMAN 4/23/2009 5:23PM

    A bit of rest is good for your soul. Especially with all the Spark excitement coming up. Enjoy yourself today!

(I'm a Top Model fan as well......it's my guilty pleasure.)

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CECE0330 4/23/2009 4:21PM

    Sounds like a perfect day after yesterday's frustration!

So I had this LONG, EPIC dream last night that was Heroes-themed, only Sylar was the only Hero in it....I had powers of some sort, but obviously not enough to counter him. It was a really terrifying dream-I was on the run the WHOLE TIME! And I remember at one point going: Oh, I give up! I mean, he kept changing so I never knew who was Sylar and who wasn't.....(ok, and I guess some comedic relief was needed at some point, because as Sylar trapped me & some other peeps in someone's house as we were eating lunch, my powers made a piece of bologna fly up in the air and hit the ceiling. yeah, that helped TONS! lol)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/23/2009 4:11PM

    Tell me about the band concert.

I am so bad about rest days, too! But they're good for you! I bet you feel strong as an ox after two days off!

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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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    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!


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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.

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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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    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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    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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    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


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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.

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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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SEPPIESUSAN 4/21/2009 4:49PM

    Congrats on finishing MTC!

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BRUIN2 4/21/2009 3:56PM

    YOU DID IT!!!!!


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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!!


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


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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    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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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.


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!!


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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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    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


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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.

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SKYFYRE 4/18/2009 8:21PM

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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