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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So full of excitement! :D

DH passed his prelim UNANIMOUSLY so it's full speed ahead on his Dissertation. Now is when he begins his data collection and then it's the final write up and his DEFENSE. :) PhD - here he comes!


I'm just making sure I have everything in order, not forgetting anything, because I am soooo absent minded. I am almost all the way packed now -- just whatever I'll be carrying is all I'll have left to take care of pretty much. The workout gear is packed, HRM strap is in there, stuff is at home charging... yeah.

:) :) :) :) :)

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BUTTAFLYH 5/6/2009 10:18AM

    Congrats to DH!!! Yay!!

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KMKMOM 5/1/2009 12:00PM

    Congrats to your DH! That's great news.

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CECE0330 5/1/2009 11:00AM

    Sorry I missed you....congrats to your DH, and I hope you have a great time at the convention!!!!

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SLCOLMAN 4/30/2009 1:29PM

    Woo Hoo for your DH!!

Enjoy the trip!!

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WHATAGRL42 4/30/2009 11:59AM

    But did you remember to pack that mysterious, omnipresent BACKPACK of which was spoken on the convention team page??? hehehe

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NATURALLYME126 4/30/2009 11:55AM

    Can't wait to read your blog when you get back from SD! I know you will have a great time and represent at the convention. :0)

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MAKI34 4/30/2009 11:11AM

    You go girl, keep inspiring us!

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I<3ZOMBIES 4/30/2009 9:52AM


and also *jealous*

and also emoticon!

i think i've got it all covered :)

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SANLONDON 4/30/2009 6:15AM

    Have fun in SD - are you going to the world famous zoo?

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SKINNYSOON13 4/29/2009 11:02PM

    Too bad my sister's visiting this weekend, it would have been fun driving down to SD and meet you! I'm only one hour away.

Funny, about this time last year, I met MAMABEAN37 and JULIEAM in San Diego!

Have a great time!

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4565S568SDS 4/29/2009 9:03PM

  I'm so jealous that you get to go to SD! I expect a big, huge entry when you get back on how rad it was.

Also, big emoticon to your hubby!

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    I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to read your recap blog when you get back. Be sure to take your camera and get some pics! Have a good flight, girly...

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QUILTHORSE 4/29/2009 5:58PM

    Congratulations on passing this big step for your DH.

Have fun in San Diego, and eat well. Reward yourself when you finish your run.

When you get home, remember the value of a real rest day. You deserve it, and your body will need it!

Beth G

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COLTDANCER 4/29/2009 5:44PM

    CONGRATS to your hubby; may he have more motivation and inspiration than me on that endeavor. ;)

Have a SAFE trip and most awesome experience! I know you'll really rock the convention and spark tons of people! ENJOY it!

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/29/2009 4:48PM

    have a great time!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/29/2009 4:47PM

    yay!!! today is a great day :) hope to see u tonight!!

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150-HERE-I-COME 4/29/2009 4:07PM


Safe travels!

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/29/2009 3:15PM

    emoticon emoticonto your hubby!

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MARLIE13 4/29/2009 3:01PM

    emoticon YAY to the hubs!

emoticon That was just for you.

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SWEETZMIX 4/29/2009 2:53PM

    emoticon for your hubby!! emoticon

Have fun Dana, ur presence on the website will be used, but I know you will SPARKING!!

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MDTWEETY 4/29/2009 2:50PM

    Congrats to your hubby!! YEAH!!
So, the big weekend is almost here! I can feel your excitement over here. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY!

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TELERIE 4/29/2009 2:42PM

    Congratulations to your hubby and have wonderful time at the convention! Enjoy the chance to meet lots of wonderful Sparkies!

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SPRING4FAL 4/29/2009 2:36PM

    Congrats to your honey! That is awesome!!! WAY TO GO!

Ummm, what are you wearing to the convention? I am thinking a cute workout outfit but I have no idea what everyone else is wearing. LOL! Letta girl know!


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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/29/2009 2:04PM

    Yay!!! Congrats to your man!!!

Have fun at the Spark Convention!

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KEAKMAN 4/29/2009 2:03PM

    Congrats to you hubby - what a relief!

And try not to get tooooo excited about leaving for San Diego... we don't want anuy "accidents" happening! :p

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LOBO1978_2000 4/29/2009 1:55PM

    have fun.

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BRUIN2 4/29/2009 1:53PM

    WOOOOHOOOO for H!!!!

(And for you too of course!)

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Have fun at the convention!!

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CALICAVEGIRL 4/29/2009 1:25PM

    Whoo Hoo!!! Have FUN =)

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**PRICELESS** 4/29/2009 1:19PM

    YAY!! How exciting!!!!!
Congrats to your hubby!

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So, no run this morning...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

... I slept in a little late and then I just didn't feel like rushing around today to just make things happen. I dunno if it's because I'm leaving soon and the vacation mindset is creeping in... I think it's more so that I know I'm leaving home soon for a while and I have lots of fun fitness activities planned for while I'm going to be gone, and I wanted to stay HOME and enjoy HOME more before I go.

Let's Dance was fun last night. :) We danced to Jennifer Lopez's Let's Get Loud. Hahaha. :D Very fun and sassy.

Then I did some squats and deadlifts and was like... yeah that's it. DONE. I'm going home to be with my hubby. :P

We had tacos, they were delicious.

I've had one treat though today and yesterday -- those Oreo Funstix or whatever they're called? The straws??? Just FYI - they're only 90 cal for the twinpack, so not too bad. And they had me drinking some milk. So if that's my only indulgence for a few days, I have no problem with that.

So anyway. I'm just getting excited to leave. :) WOOHOO! I remembered to grab my swimsuit from the gym last night, so CHECK on that.

Tomorrow morning DH has his big meeting for his dissertation so everyone give him positive thoughts/energy/mojo/prayers. :) I'm very confident it will go well. Then tomorrow night his mentoring professor will be taking us out to dinner.

And don't worry folks -- I will be a picture taking MACHINE while I'm gone. Not sure if I'll have ready internet access to share, but there will be much posting and updating after I come back for DEFINITE. :)


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~*~*LISA*~*~ 4/29/2009 12:54PM

    Whoo hoo ... can't wait to see you :)

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**PRICELESS** 4/29/2009 9:54AM

    It goes without saying, of course, but HAVE FUN!! Can't wait to see the pics! :)

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LOBO1978_2000 4/29/2009 9:15AM

    Have a good time at the convention.

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SKISINCO 4/29/2009 8:22AM

    Have a safe trip, looking forward to hearing you speak!

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CATIATM 4/29/2009 7:55AM

    One more day! *hums Les Miz to herself* Have a FABU time, Dana! emoticon

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QUILTHORSE 4/29/2009 1:00AM

    You've been working hard for this, so just go and have fun!

I wish your hubby good luck on his meeting.

Go for it, girl!

Beth G

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STACEYSGETNFIT 4/28/2009 11:58PM

    Have fun, and your hubby is in my prayers! Gotcha covered!

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/28/2009 11:40PM

    You are gonna have SO much fun! And, ya, all of us that can't join you expect to see tons of photos!
WooHoo One more day!!!!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/28/2009 8:14PM

"argh! pirate trainer is not happy with your st today little missy. stop wimping out like jen or i will make you both walk the plank!"

i will do some st during the bl tonight. maybe i will get up to 4 bicep curls? lol

good luck to your dh tomorrow!

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CECE0330 4/28/2009 6:09PM

    Oh it would be too mean if the Spark folks didn't have PCs around for you to log in! Not everyone has a laptop they can bring with! Tell them a loyal Sparkster suggested that. emoticon

Sending your hubby well wishes from the Midwest! emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 4/28/2009 5:38PM

    Dana have lots of fun!! I am sO excited for you!!!!!!!

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LASHERTHECAT 4/28/2009 5:21PM

    YOu will have a great trip!! How could they not have Internet access at a Sparkpeople convention??

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LAFTERSFREE 4/28/2009 5:09PM

    how exciting, i know u will have a great time on this trip!!!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/28/2009 4:22PM

    Sending LOADS of confidence to your DH! I'm not sending luck because I'm sure he doesn't need it :)!

Can't wait to see all the conference pictures, man I wish I was going to hang out with everyone!

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    I'm so jealous - I wish I was going on vacay too!!! Especially somewhere warm - it's cold and wet in Oregon today.. bleh!

Good for you for getting in the gym and doing anything when you don't feel like it - it's better to keep showing up and just having a light day - that's why you're awesome!

hugs and loves!

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TELERIE 4/28/2009 4:00PM

    Enjoy the experience!! Cherish the moments at the convention and I'm sending mojo in the direction of your hubby! You sound so happy and I'm so glad! emoticon

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MDTWEETY 4/28/2009 3:52PM

    Yes, take lots and lots of pictures! I can't wait to hear all about it.
And best of luck to your hubby...

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KMKMOM 4/28/2009 2:57PM

    Good luck to your hubby! I hope all goes well. Is it a defense?

The dancing sounds like fun. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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KEAKMAN 4/28/2009 2:55PM

    Best wishes to you hubby! What an exciting day for him.....

And I am sure I have a "skip a run day" coupon around here somewhere...so you can turn it in to the execise monitor and get an excused absence.

Enjoy home while you are there!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

So... maybe not the most healthful food weekend, but other than that my weekend was perfect.

It had the most amazing balance of relaxation, productivity, and FUN. :)

The bad food was -- checkerburger+small fries Saturday night post concert, and Sunday night we went out to a burger place. I kept it as healthy as I could w/ a black bean burger no mayo and grilled veggies, but I also had some of other people's fries and fried pickles... So, eh. Oh and lots of licorice.

I didn't eat until uncomfortable though. Just a little more full than usual, but not horrible. :)

But seriously -- the Avett Brothers are amazing and put on an amazing show.

Their music is kinda bluegrassy but they ROCK OUT. Some have called it punk played with bluegrass instruments. :) Great musicians -- maybe not the like, amazing fast picking you might expect from a traditional bluegrass player, but their music is DIFFERENT than that. The musicality comes from the WAY they play, not the level of skill (although they are talented in that arena as well). I got a T-Shirt signed by their cellist and one Avett. They were so nice, too! The one Avett that came out (Scott Avett, btw) was asked by some obviously high school girls if he would sign their shirts. They were so adorable. He tried to do it through the fence but his hand wouldn't fit right (he tried really hard to mash his hand through the fence, too!). The security guy had them come over the the gate in the fence and he opened it just large enough for them to stand in and face their backs toward him. Anyway -- while he was signing, another guy standing there asked him does it ever get old?? and he was like, Never! And don't ever take it for granted either. There are a LOT WORSE things I could be doing right now. :) And he genuinely seemed to be enjoying himself. Oh also someone said, I love you, and he was like, I love you, too! Then my hubby said, "I think you're nice." And he cracked up. :)

The cellist (who was amazing -- he was somehow playing while standing and wedging his cello I don't really get it, but he was rocking out the whole time, singing along to every song and everything) signed my shirt and it was handed to him by a guy who was closer to the fence. When he handed it back over I was like YAY! And got it back and he saw me and that it was MY shirt, so he reached his hand over so I could grab his hand and then he gave my hubby a high five.


Look up the video Murder In the City to get a glimpse of the brothers and them singing a touching mellow song -- and then see if you can find "Nothing Short of Thankful" which is an uptempo number that I adore! :)

As far as workouts -- I got to Pilates class as mentioned on Saturday, and then yesterday I did a 2miler which included the MASSIVE hill near my place which I have not run in ages so that kicked my butt -- and also I did some upper body ST.

I also got a lot done as far as preparing for my trip -- the shopping completed (including grocery shopping), did laundry, packed MOST of my bag since the clothes I will be bringing don't really overlap with my work wardrobe. I'll just have to add the little things on Wednesday evening, and workout stuff.

So tonight I plan to head to the Let's Dance class again and do some lower body ST at the minimum. Tomorrow is a run -- abs? And Wednesday will likely be an off day for cardio but I'll try to get some upper body ST in that evening.

Thursday in SD I intend to do a short run. :) Then there is the SP run before the convention on Saturday, and the 8K on Sunday, and I'll try to run on Tuesday before I leave as well. I'll be bringing my resistance bands and intend to get in my ST with them and body weight exercises. WOOT. :)


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SUPERPOSITIVE 4/28/2009 3:09PM

    You are so amazing! I am so excited for you to go to the SP convention. Have fun and you will have to let us know how everything goes. I cant wait to hear!!!

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CATIATM 4/28/2009 2:28PM

    Have a safe trip and an AWESOME time!

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SARAH_VW 4/28/2009 12:10PM

    Glad you had such a great weekend! The convention sounds like it will be lots of fun. Have a great trip and good luck on your 8K!

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ORANGE-AVOCADO 4/28/2009 10:55AM

    Sounds like so much fun! And LOL, your hubby is funny. Have fun at the convention! And update mucho if you're not having too much fun! Don't forget, the rest of have to live vicariously through you!

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    I am SO jealous u r going to the spark convention... but so happy for you at the same time! LOL Maybe next year I can attend, too.

I will check out that band. Sounds so interesting and good!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/27/2009 9:27PM

    that IS a great weekend, i didnt realize u had such upclose contact with the band, thats awesome!!! im glad u had a great time :)

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KEAKMAN 4/27/2009 6:58PM

    What an awesome weekend! And what a great way to send yourself off to the Spark Convention!

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/27/2009 6:10PM

    I'll have to search that band out on youtube, I'm a punk fan and my sis likes bluegrass- so maybe it's something we can both enjoy!
Only two more days! I'm so excited for you! You're going to have such a great time :)
Also I'm proud to report to you I went and bought a heart rate monitor today- and two, yes two sports bras.

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SKYFYRE 4/27/2009 6:05PM

    What an awesome weekend, and getting to enjoy others making music has got to be a favorite activity for me!

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MARLIE13 4/27/2009 5:22PM

    What an awesome weekend...and how cool on the shirt/concert. Fun times!

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CECINOAKLAND 4/27/2009 5:13PM

    I love the natural high of a good concert! I hadn't heard of the Avett Bros before, but I used to be way into the alternative country scene. Are you a whiskeytown/ ryan adams fan?

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    Glad you had such a great weekend, that concert sounds like a lot of fun!

Have a great time in San Diego, I know that you will rock the convention!! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

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    Glad you had such a great weekend, that concert sounds like a lot of fun!

Have a great time in San Diego, I know that you will rock the convention!! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/27/2009 4:31PM

    YAY!!!!! I am so happy for you! Again, I am so there next year!!!!!

I'll check out that band, I like some sunny, bluegrassy stuff.

Glad you had a great weekend. Your diet is saintly compared to how mine was this weekend - holy crap. I am back on the wagon today!!!!!!!!!

PS: I deleted that blog entry - if you even noticed, because I decided I was kind of embarrassed posting that. I'm a nut. I know. But I am going on the 31st, so we'll see.

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/27/2009 4:31PM

    i am so excited for you. i have never heard of the band you went to see but it sounds like a blast. sounds like such a great weekend. i had a couple of burgers too this weekend but i skipped the fries!

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STILLILL 4/27/2009 4:21PM

    i'm sooooooooooooooo jeeaaallouuusssss!!!! i LOVE the avett brothers! i have a playlist of all their songs that i listen atleast once a day and almost always when i'm painting. i hope they're playing near me soon! glad you had a super fun weekend : ]

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CECE0330 4/27/2009 4:17PM

    So the big question is: When do you start accepting house guests? emoticon Cuz I wanna be where the fun is, too! I don't know what it is about music, but being at a live show is some of the best energy you can tap into. Hooray for your good weekend!

I'm totally psyched about our Wing Ding concert next month-the 24th. It's a bunch of bands playing all day (Saving Abel, Shinedown, Powerman 5000, etc) and the tix cost $10!!!!!! Yes, $10!!!!! I've been looking forward to it for a while now, and reading your blog puts a little more longing in there! I also can't wait to hear all about the conventi0n!

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150-HERE-I-COME 4/27/2009 3:38PM

    Sounds like an awesome weekend!! I checked them out, and totally agree -- they're pretty good!! AWESOME JOB keeping up with your workouts too!!! ENJOY THE CONFERENCE!!!!!!!!!

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ELFITZPA 4/27/2009 3:26PM

    That DOES sound like a fun weekend!! I'm going to look up the Avett Brothers after work, their music sounds like a lot of fun!

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Just a short one...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Not really feeling a long blog but wanted to share:

1. CONCERT = AMAZING. If you haven't checked out the Avett Brothers, do it NOW.

2. Sports bra = FOUND! Amazingly at the last place I checked (WalMart) I found a Danskin High Impacts Sports Bra w/ a thin foam layer and moisture wicking fabric as well as a nice open back w/ mesh. It was $9 and it makes me look like I have boobs AND my boobs move NOT AT ALL. I was very impressed.

3. Pilates - at the gym.

4. Oh also got a Danskin shirt at WalMart which is really cute and my DH was like, mind boggled at how thin I looked in it. I'm like yeah, cause it REALLY fits me. :P I wear a lot of shirts that are cut with a "swing" type cut, kind of voluminous... just because I'm a big fan. I have a few shirts that fit me that are cut close to the body, but a lot of my other stuff is a size too big. So anyway, psyched about that. ($7 btw - may try to get more later)

5. The end for now.

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    I like your little recap! I found my very favorite sports bra at Walmart too - I was shocked cuz it's hard to find one in my size anywhere, but Walmart? Also - my boobs don't move at all either! And I don't have a uni-boob! i love it. Glad you had a good time at the concert!


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MARLIE13 4/27/2009 2:18PM

    Heehee....thanks for the comment/support on my blog. It was definitely a fun day.

Thanks for the heads up on your Walmart finds. I need at least one new sports bra. What a sweet and awesome thing for your hubs to be boggled at. Way to GO!!!

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KEAKMAN 4/27/2009 1:49PM

    Shopping can now be checked off of your list! And it's almost time to go!

Glad you had fun at the concert - good music is so wonderful!

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MDTWEETY 4/27/2009 8:42AM

    Thanks for the info on the sports bra. I'll have to remember that one. I have trouble finding good sports bras. Not sure how it would fit me right now, but I will keep it in mind for the future.

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CALICAVEGIRL 4/27/2009 8:31AM

    Wow, Walmart? Thanks for the tip! I've been looking for a sports bra that actually fits without making me look flat AND keeps my boobs in place! Wonderful... =)

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/27/2009 1:37AM

    Seems like every time I read your blog lately I add something else to my list of things I want for fitness!
heart rate monitor
sports bra
work out shirts
my list just keeps growing!
Glad to hear you're checking things off your list with Sparkcon just around the corner :)

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JSTINMT 4/26/2009 11:39PM

    I have about 4 of those Danskin sports bra's. I also got them at WalMart. . .Who Knew?? The BEST ever for sure!!

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SKINNYSOON13 4/26/2009 10:57PM

    I'll have to check out the Danskin sports bra - hate when it's "cold" and letting everyone know it! Hopefully that would fix the problem, plus looking like I have boobs, and especially boobs that don't move would make me fit in with the artificial boobs around here! :-)

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    emoticon on a great weekend!!

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SKYFYRE 4/26/2009 4:10PM

    I LOVE thos Danskin shirts! Yepper, I have 'em too!
Sounds great that you are still doing the pilates!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/26/2009 1:28PM

    I love those danskin bras for the same reason! No smooshed boobs!! Woo hoo!

I am all about the fitted gym clothes. I used to wear larger, more shapeless stuff, but girl, we work too hard not to show it off ;)!

Those swing type of shirts are cute for going out, though, and I think they look better on thin gals like yourself.

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MRS.HOWE 4/26/2009 12:37PM

    I have those shirts from walmart too! I love how the sleeves are cut, not to short and not to long!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/26/2009 12:09PM

    i have like 10 danskin v-neck shirts from wal-mart, they are a GREAT fit, they have a bunch of colors, they are cheap, and they are soft and comfortable. YES IM A FAN!!!! i gotta look into their bras, right now i have some champion ones, i feel like i sweat more than necessary in them, but they have pretty good support for the price i paid... its hard to find them in my size w/out costing a fortune, and with good support and NO padding!!! LOL. glad u had fun at the concert, i hope i'll see ya tonight.

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Good day, Sunshine!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Last night was very nice -- a nice relaxed evening w/ hubby at home. I got all domestic and made breakfast for dinner -- cottage cheese pancakes!!! Those things ROCK! I had two this morning if you're interested in checking out the nutritional stats. So high in protein and filling and delicious!

Last night I had mine some w/ apple butter and some w/ pear honey, and we had biscuits too. :) hehe. With strawberry jam. Yeah we were REALLY ROCKIN the crawfish boil finds from last Saturday.

I didn't actually get a ton of sleep last night, but this morning I didn't feel overtired either! WOOHOO! I popped up at 8AM, got ready to go, and headed to the gym. I got in an ALMOST 3miler, reallly made sure to pull myself back the whole way -- on an extended uphill section my HR got to 171 at the highest. That is not too shabby for me!!! Usually it can get a lot higher when running. The resulting time was 12min miles, but I'm pretty happy with that.

Then I headed inside, changed shoes, and rocked some ST. I turned up the dial on my weights since I was not doing a million sets of crazy compound moves and I think I could even go higher on some things -- will have to try next time. But I was usually doing chest presses on the stability ball w/ 10lb weights during MTC, and today I did decline chest presses w/ 15lb weights. I think I could possibly go up a couple lbs on that, but the next level at the gym is 20lbs, so I think I'll work w/ the 15 for a while first. But that's a 5lb jump!!!! So I'm gonna try to REALLY push myself in that department as I press forward with my strength training in the next phase of things.

Still got in a great calorie burn, too -- 713 cal in just over an hour.

So...... my hubby called to let me know we got tickets to go to see the AVETT BROTHERS tomorrow night!!!!!!!!!!!! :D WHEEEEE!!! I'm so excited! That will be VERY fun. You should all go to YouTube and look up their video for "Murder in the City" and check them out. Very folksy -- two brothers singing w/ guitars. They also have a bass player and one of the brothers plays banjo sometimes and anyway, I'm sure they'll be amazing live and we both really wanted to go but it was kind of expensive... so we were deciding not to go... but I guess he changed his mind and I am more than happy to oblige. ;)

Anyway, I've got like 350 more calories to burn this weekend which will EASILY be done. I intend to do some pilates tomorrow at home (unless my plans to visit the temple fall through then I will go to the class), and I have a run scheduled for Sunday and plan to do some ST at home as well, so woot. I also want to get to look for a sports bra this weekend. Then it's 3 days of work and then I'm GONE!!!!!! :D

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    Cool stuff. So you set a calorie burning goal per week? How did you come up with that number? How do you track calories for stuff like DVDs? I am interested.... Oh - and also I am stoked for you and the conference! Comin' up so fast!


p.s. can I have the recipe for your cottage cheese pancakes? do you always use apple butter or do you use other stuff like syrup? I LOVE breakfast for dinner.

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/25/2009 5:10PM

    I'm really impressed with how you're sticking to your calorie-burning goal. I never did my goals that way and I'm fascinated. Keep up the great work and have fun at your concert :)

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150-HERE-I-COME 4/25/2009 2:41PM

    emoticonon upping your weights!!! HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE SHOW!!!!!

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MISSY_MAGOO 4/24/2009 10:23PM

    Okay- how do you make the cottage cheese pancakes? Now I have to know.

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KEAKMAN 4/24/2009 9:21PM

    Can you count the exercise of being at the concert - all excited and cheering and clapping - that should be a few calories! Sounds like a great weekend - and just a few days until your big trip! WOOHOO!

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LAFTERSFREE 4/24/2009 9:10PM

    sounds like u had a really productive day! im happy that you have such an exciting weekend ahead of you. hope to see u at class tomorrow.

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MARLIE13 4/24/2009 7:29PM

    Those pancakes ARE the best. Haven't made them in eons but now I'm craving them. Thanks. Bunches.

Have fun at the concert!!

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SLCOLMAN 4/24/2009 4:47PM

    Sounds like you are doing wonderfully :) You truly are an inspiration!!

Thanks for checking up on me too :)

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TELERIE 4/24/2009 4:46PM

    It's great to hear about your day! Hope you have a fun concert and enjoy the weekend! How many hours until you leave for the conference? I can't wait to read about your experience there! Wish I could be there! Take LOTS of photos! :)

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SWEATONCEADAY 4/24/2009 4:18PM

    seems like you had a great week. enjoy your concert! i have yet to strength train this week. well except for my grueling 3 bicep curls. tom arrived though which explains my lack of energy and motivation i guess. emoticon

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 4/24/2009 3:46PM

    Hi lady! I am digging your positivity and energy - AS ALWAYS!

Curious, talk to me about the rationale behind holding back on your HR when your run? I know when I run I get to the way high end of my heart rate a lot versus say doing the stairmaster or arc trainer where I can get right in the target zone. With running it seems almost hard not to go over and I never cared, figuring that if I could sustain that heart rate for a prolonged period of time then it was okay. So anyway, you know what a geek I am about this kind of stuff so I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Have fun at the show! We're having all sorts of cool festivals and stuff and our stupid finals are precluding us from attending any of them, boooooo, hissssss!

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CALICAVEGIRL 4/24/2009 2:45PM

    That concert sounds fun. I love "folksy " =)

And why are comfortable sports bras so impossible to find?

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BRUIN2 4/24/2009 2:32PM

    What a day!!

Sounds like your two days of rest really were good for your body!!

Have a blast at the concert tonight!

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