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Found the book!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yeah... the book I lost that I last remembered reading in bed? Was in bed. HAHAHAHAHAHA

I looked there!!!!!!! I PROMISE!!!!!!!!!! But then last night I lifted a sheet on my hubby's side of the bed and there it was. *phwew*

Anyway -- this morning I got up and headed to the Aquatic Center to meet Rowing Club members for an erg session. That was great! :D Then I did upper and lower body ST in the AC weight room -- which, btw, has a small cardio room as well!!!! If continuing rowing in the fall is something that becomes important for me, I may want to consider keeping this same little set up going. I'd have access to a treadmill if I wanted it for running purposes, and a weight room... so...? No classes. :P We'll see.

I ate an apple to start the day, then when I got home from the workout session I made a smoothie up! :)

I looked at some examples and then just experimented with a variation using the ingredients I had -- and VOILA! The Tofu Protein Strawberry Banana Smoothie was born!!! It was creamy and thick and delicious. I shared it on SP Recipes if anyone is interested. The totals were 243 cal, 4g fat, 31g carbs and 26g protein...


3oz Lite Silken Firm Tofu
1 cup Light Vanilla Soymilk (Silk)
1/2 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 cup frozen strawberry/banana mix.


After that I took a nap. Then I packed my lunch+snacks for work, which I'm really looking forward to.

Lunch will consist of:

1 flatout wrap with: 42g romaine, 3oz cooked chicken, 1 laughing cow cheese wedge, and some amazing salsa.
Cottage Cheese w/ Blueberries
Baby Carrots

Snacks: 1 - THE MOST AMAZING YOGURT (Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Probiotic Strawberry), 1/2 oz Blue Diamond Sea Salt Almonds

2 - 1/2 oz same almonds and a pack of salmon (2.5oz)

Before leaving for work I enjoyed my old FAVORITE - pretzel sticks w/ natural PB, and also had some popcorn.

Tonight for dinner I planned some eye of round marinated in a Spicy Ginger sauce, couscous, and Green Giant Healthy Digestion Veggies.

Also I've planned in the previously denied frozen yogurt parfait. ;)

I am LOVING the food options today, so since that's what I'm excited about right now -- I HAD to share. :) I'm over 1-2g in carbs/fat/protein with these foods, and 15cal under in my calorie range -- weird. But since the calories fit and everything is perfectly balanced I'm calling this menu plan for today a smashing success!!!!

In reviewing my detailed totals my saturated fat said 30g!!! WHAAAT?! So I looked at the details and some joker who entered the Flatout wrap has total fat of 2g, saturated fat - EIGHTEEN GRAMS. HAHAHAHAHA yeah right. So I'm actually fine in that category.

So I opted not to run today -- since I found out I'm running a 5K race this weekend and I REALLY want to PR!!!!! I'm trying to take it easy the rest of the week. I plan to run an easy 2 miler tomorrow, chill chill chill pace, and then KILL it on Saturday!!! and then easyeasy run on Sunday as well.

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ROYABOYA 6/12/2009 1:26PM

    how is silken tofu different than tofu? I need some protein in my diet, so I was thinking some sort of protein smoothie in mornings would be good.

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    How far ahead of time do you think I should rest up before I do the 5K? Mine is on a Sunday morning. Hubby thinks take off thursday and friday, but I don't know. I don't workout on saturdays so that's a 3 day wait until getting some movement in. I know how sluggish I feel on monday mornings - don't want to feel sluggish at my run!

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KEAKMAN 6/11/2009 9:10AM

    GOOD LUCK ON YOUR 5K! What is the PR you are shooting for? Have a blast and make sure someone gets more pics of you triumphantly crossing the finish line!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/11/2009 1:15AM

    What does a smoothie taste like with silken tofu? Is it just for the consistency or does it add some flavor?

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SWEETZMIX 6/10/2009 9:29PM

    This does sound like an awesome day of food. YUM!! Hope you enjoyed. Good luck on your race on Saturday and with ur other blog, I don't think I would be able to make that spark convention due to work. BUMMER!

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LAFTERSFREE 6/10/2009 7:23PM

    whoa u are all about the interesting and creative food today! way to go. u seem kinda wired though !!! LOL, guess ur just full of positive energy :) see u saturday!!!

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    Thanks for sharing the recipes and your amazing energy!!! I'm sure your 5k will be a smokin success!!! Jackie!!!

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    You are too Cute Dana! Love your energy :) I can tell your extra Chipper today! and I'm offically trying that protein shake recipe. YUM sounds so good. maybe have to have it for dinner tonight :)

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/10/2009 3:56PM

    Wow, Dana, are you sure someone didn't slip some caffeine in that smoothie? I am picturing you bouncing off walls as you write this. :) Haha. I wish I had that kind of energy on a Wednesday afternoon.

Frozen strawberry/banana mix would be my dream smoothie ingredient. Frozen strawberries are easy to find but with bananas I always have to calculate exactly how many yellow ones I should buy for early in the week and then greener ones for later in the week so I'll always have a ripe one for my smoothies...such a hassle, but banana makes smoothies have the perfect texture.

Where do you see fat broken down into different types? I didn't know you could look at saturated fat totals separate from overall fat totals!

Hey, a 5K this weekend! Yay - can't wait to hear how it goes. :) There is a very very slight chance I might be in one too - with my mom - but she probably will decide against it and I'm not doing it without her. The one where I want to PR is in 2.5 weeks - this one would just be for some family bonding. :)

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KJNE8O 6/10/2009 3:46PM

    I am SURE you will KILL it on Saturday and set a new PR!

Your recipes and food combo's sound great! I'll have to try the tofu smoothie for sure ;) Thanks for sharing.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Not SO much on the workout front -- but I almost skipped my run and DIDN'T so I'm VERY happy about that. :)

Today I went to meet the Walking Study peeps -- got to see the probe and it looks very unoffensive and should not be a problem at all.

Blood sugar, fine, Blood pressure -- he had to try to take it like 5 times. Apparently I have a very hard to hear pulse??? Anyway it was eventually like... 114/78 I think? Then they weighed and measured me and...

ONLY 6'1"?!? I'm REALLY not sure if that's right though... because their scale and measuring stick were kinda weird... the measuring stick FELL OFF the scale before I got measured... ? I will have to measure at home to make sure. But oh well, if that's true, who knew? It's just an inch and one measure or the other was wrong, no biggie.

Then it was body fat time!!!!! So by the calipers I measured....

24%. ;) HEHEHEHE. So ok, apparently the parts of my body that get measured by pinching are athletic and fit, it's the other parts that need to get with the program so that my overall measurement can come down. I really do believe the accuracy of the BOD POD, because I know if she had pinched that inch in the middle of the front of my stomach above my belly button, or say the upper inner thigh instead of the front of my quad... yeah. But I guess seeing that number helped me feel better in a way -- like ok, so I guess that's why I thought my BF% would be lower, because parts of my body ARE a lot lower. Just those odd bulgey areas are bringing me down!!!

I THINK my weight was like...172ish. Which from 170 the other day after a good night sleep, for today after little sleep and TOM arriving tomorrow... I believe. UM, but I'm guessing using calculations from what I remember of her doing my kg measurement. When she weighed me using lbs... it said 160. I think she might've had the large counterbalance in the wrong spot, but I saw her try it over and over and it was the same. So either I'm remembering the kg wrong or something was wayyyy off with that scale.

But I do think the BF% was a good measure, she REALLY knew what she was doing with that equipment and we discussed my results, etc., I just think that scale was... weird.

ANYWAY -- then I went to the Aquatic Center, bought my measurement, looked for SARAHISKIDA, but I was late to meet her and she wasn't there (turns out she didn't go, but I was like... 20-30 min later to meet her so hahaha), so I just looked around and left. Went GROCERY SHOPPING and MAILED MY HRM!!!

And scheduled for today was a 5 mile run and ST??? I was just not feeling that.

I came home and put away groceries and headed straight out to do a 2 miler. I figured I could fit that in and trade my run tomorrow (which was supposed to be 2 miles) for today's 5 miler. Tomorrow I'm erging WITH rowing people at 6:30AM so I will be up and ready to run nice and early, PLENTY of time to run 5 miles.

So I got my run done, and then started cooking meat.

I cooked 2lbs of chicken and 4oz of steak (eye of round or something? it's lean). I packaged half of the chicken and all of the steak into little baggies of cut up 4ozraw/3oz cooked servings. :D I didn't have time to package the other chicken, but it's cooked as well. I AM SOOOOOOOOO SET. :) I'm sure will may use some of that chicken for dinner this week at some point, but I also stocked up on more meat that's in the freezer. WOOT.

So I am really working to get that goal of eating cleaner with my protein choices.

I also picked up a bag of frozen straberries/banana slices MIXED to use for smoothies. WOOT.

But I was so busy this morning -- little time to do ANYTHING else fitness wise than the 2 mile run, and I BOOKED IT on that run. I started out slow to warm up, but then just kept turning up the juice as I went and finished with a sprint. Average pace ended up under 11min mile, so that was nice. :)

But no HRM. :P So I'm using the mapmyrun estimate. (Which I think has historically been lower than what my HRM tells me, so I guess we're doing extra credit?)

AND TONIGHT I WILL DO LOWER BODY/ABS/BOTH ST. WILL. DO. IT. And tomorrow I'll do whatever I didn't do tonight. (And if I do both I'll do upper body tomorrow.)

OK. It's time to eat.

OH. :( I lost my book... dangit... I have no idea where it is. :( I was reading the fourth book in the Otherland series by ... Tad Williams? Something like that. Anyway it was so good and I have NO IDEA where it is. I thought I was reading it last night in bed... but now I can't find it. ?

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/11/2009 1:14AM

    Yay for leaner proteins!

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MDTWEETY 6/10/2009 2:22PM

    WOW, you DID have a productive day!! Awesome! I love days when I get things accomplished. Way to go, girl.

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KEAKMAN 6/10/2009 10:19AM

    AAAAGGGGHHHHH! Lost books are the worst! Hope you found yours!

HOORAY for you for figuring out how to be flexible with your schedule and runs. Hope today was a good 5 miler!

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    I know what you mean about eating cleaner with protein choices. I really need to do what you just did - cook up some chicken and steak and have it all ready to go.

BTW - what do you use in your smoothies? Are you using a protein powder? I keep wanting to make a smoothie after my workout but they always seem to be high in calories. I use Designer Whey powder. Any smoothie secrets you want to share? (I'm so needy, hey? Always asking you questions... lol)

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SWEETZMIX 6/9/2009 8:44PM

    Kudos for you for getting that run it. It seems like you had a busy day to me anyway, so glad you didn't get lazy. I never thought about BF % being different all over your body but it makes total sense now!!!!!! Glad it made you feel better even with TOM around, I know how emotional one thing can get with TOM.

And thanks for the comment on my blog. I know eating that apple was right instead of going out to buy a scone but to be honest, i was dreaming of one at work. lol And eating that darn cake messed up my eating schedule, I wasn't hungry for lunch, just ate a little veggies to have something in my system. I got home at 7pm and ate a HUGE DINNER without even realizing it. 660 cals..ugghhh I am all off. I am in my calories for the day, but I am about to workout sO only lean protein when I am done. I HATE, HATE, HATE that!! Now I feel like I need to sit on this heavy tummy..GRRRR

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/9/2009 8:31PM

    Hmm, you just gave me a realization - up until now I was thinking of body fat percentage as just one number, but it makes total sense that the number would have to vary depending on what part of the body you're talking about! I KNOW my upper half is leaner than my bottom half, sigh...heh.

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LAFTERSFREE 6/9/2009 7:55PM

    p.s. in response to PRAIRIEDAWNPAM....... those of us participating in the wire-in-the-butt study prefer to use the term "Core Temperature Measuring Tool" emoticon

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LAFTERSFREE 6/9/2009 7:53PM

    i think the scale was wrong too, she said i was "barely 5'2"... ummm i thought i was "barely 5'3" and to me, thats a HUGE difference. but yeah that scale was kinda wacked, but it showed me at 179, and yesterday morning i was 177. My BF% was 38.6. so, sad, but not worthy of crying over i guess. but the girl who took the measurements, is the old water aerobics/kickboxing instructor and i LOVE her!!! she's really sweet, and positive and always helpful. well im at work and i actually have to "work" so i will catch up w/ u later!!! glad u had such a productive day!

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BRE7482 6/9/2009 6:39PM

    Your blogs always make me laugh. "The measuring stick FELL OFF the scale..."hilarious. I also cooked a ton of chicken today. I had to get ready for my work week, so that I have no excuses. Under an 11 minute mile is awesome!

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ROYABOYA 6/9/2009 6:33PM

    I met Tad Williams at a homeschooling conference some years back. Brilliant guy.

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    The very fact that its called a "probe" makes it offensive.


Tad Williams. I have a book here by him. Its about cats. Hmmm... (*Googling*) its called Tailchaser's Song. I know I didn't finish it. I don't know why not. Maybe I lost it? The part I read, several years ago, was good. The cats all had really cool names. (I like giving my kittens cool names, too). I may have to dust that book off - assuming its been found and is back on myshelf. I hope you find yours.


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Walking Study

Monday, June 08, 2009

So something I forgot to blog about (and almost forgot I was DOING until SARAHISKIDA reminded me and I checked my voicemail and had one from the study guy about me meeting TOMORROW haha), is a study being performed by this guy in the Department of Kinesiology at UA. "Influence of individual components of non-caloric sport beverages on taste and hydration during and after a one hour bout of exercise in a hot environment" is the mouthful of a title.

Tomorrow morning I go for the inital meeting to complete paperwork and do a screening. Gotta be from 19-35, BMI between 18.5 and 35, MENSTRUATE, not preggo or plannig it, blahblahblah. HAHAHA OH you cannot "Refuse to drink sport beverages or water". HAHAHA :D There are also blood pressure and blood sugar requirements.

So anyway, tomorrow I'm going to have my height and weight measured, a glucose test, blood pressure test, AND get this -- a body fat percentage measurement!!!! This will be a caliper test, so I'm intrigued to see if it's the same or different from my bod pod measurement. They say they will test at the back of the arm (ok flabby), middle of thigh (not so flabby), and immediately above the hip bone (SOOOOOO not flabby). So we'll see.


So in addition to the planning things for your menstruation, I also JUST read the part about how during the study you will be inserting an 8cm wire of a temperature probe INTO YOUR RECTUM for each walking session. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

***TMI OVER***

So basically once you're in, you walk around this path for as many laps as possible for 50-60 minutes, come back, get weighed again, then there's a one hour recovery period with a new "chilled beverage" and you get weighed again, and for all this you get paid $12 an hour.

I'm just excited to be participating in a study, but it's extra cool that it's related to fitness/hydration and that I get paid. :) HAHAHA. So I will probably post about this every now and again. :)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/17/2009 8:24AM

    Okay, I know why I missed this I was taking the LSAT.

Interesting. . . hmmmm . . .

So how did the caliper test turn out?

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/11/2009 1:11AM

    Sounds like a pretty cool study, except for the anal probe part?? Haha. I hope you qualify for the study.

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CECE0330 6/10/2009 1:20PM

    Talk about taking one for the team! emoticon emoticon
So is the "recovery period" on account of the probe? hee hee hee

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TELERIE 6/9/2009 5:56PM

    Really intriguing. Hope you have fun doing that, and the TMI was too funny!

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KNH771 6/9/2009 3:58PM

    It sounds interesting, but maybe a bit uncomfortable... glad you get paid for it!

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    I thought your tmi part was soo funny! My jaw seriously dropped and I had to reread it to make sure I understood it correctly! :)

Anyway, good luck!

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BRE7482 6/9/2009 1:40PM

    I agree with everyone else...the TMI is soo funny. When I first began reading it I was laughing then I was like What!?!? Very interesting indeed.

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    Your TMI is too, too funny. Good luck with the study! I agree that it's cool that it involves fitness.

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    Your TMI is too, too funny. Good luck with the study! I agree that it's cool that it involves fitness.

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    the TMI part cracked me up! Very cool that you get to be apart of the study!! and "flabby arms" um I dont think so! i dont see any flab on you! you look great :) cant wait to hear more about it!

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BOTZZZ 6/9/2009 11:31AM

    Hmmmmm, I am interested in hearing how this went...but you can leave anything about your temp out k thanks :P lol.

As Ever

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/9/2009 8:26AM

    I am laughing out loud about your TMI warning. And I'm jealous that the middle of your thigh is "not so flabby." Can I sign up for some of THAT? I'm also glad for you that you'll get a second opinion about your body fat percentage. I bet it's lower than that last test had told you.....even though you said it was an accurate assessment....it just didn't seem right!!

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MDTWEETY 6/9/2009 7:53AM

    Wow, that's interesting. Sounds like it will be quite an experience!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/9/2009 4:41AM

    Oh my-- good luck? LOL! I hope your input.. or output is helpful *teehee*

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SEEHOLZ 6/9/2009 3:52AM

    OMG- 8 cm... the TMI was the most "interesting" part of the whole study---what is that going to measure? Your body temperature? ( sorry, I'm just not really familiar with rectal devices-LOL- sorry for the TMI here)

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SKYFYRE 6/9/2009 3:03AM

    I didn't know you were into that, ppffffftttftftfthahahahahahhaa! OMG don't know if I could do it! Is it worth 12 bucks?

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SARAHISKIDA 6/8/2009 11:14PM

    OMG--I totally missed the wire part! But, um, at least we'll get "chilled beverages"?

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NGILLARD 6/8/2009 10:57PM

    Yikes. Wire inserted......yeow! $12/hr.......all right! Keep blogging. Sounds interesting. Have a good day.

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KEAKMAN 6/8/2009 10:36PM

    holy cow - $12 for all that fun. You ought to pay THEM! :P

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/8/2009 10:33PM

    omg i am laughing so hard. cool but funny. tell me when you are walking cause that will bring a smile to my face.

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CECINOAKLAND 6/8/2009 10:29PM

    walking around with a wire up your butt: $12
being part of a fitness test: priceless
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BRUIN2 6/8/2009 10:02PM

    How much are you getting paid that it's worth having wire up your BUTT?!?!?!?!?!


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SWEETZMIX 6/8/2009 9:50PM

    HAHAAAAAAA I don't know about the wire in the booty. lol It's just funny to think about but $12/hr of tax free (it's tax free right) is some good extra cash. BUT STILL I would have to think about it. Good luck on this. heheeeee

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LAFTERSFREE 6/8/2009 9:43PM

    sooooo did not have a clue about the rectal junk!!! WTF. wellllllll.... the things we'll do for money LOL. but seriously im happy to get paid for something i already do daily, and by THAT i mean... walk the quad, not stick a wire in my ass.....

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TAKEONME48137 6/8/2009 9:42PM

    hahaha that sounds awesome...please do share how that goes!

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CRAZY EATING this weekend...

Monday, June 08, 2009

I have two theories as to why my eating was nutso this weekend:

Theory for possible contributing factor number one - I didn't eat enough during the week.
Theory for possible contributing factor number two - TOM is coming.
Contributing factor number three - I didn't track anything.

I could feel my inner self yesterday saying, she isn't tracking, take advantage of this moment and eat more! hahaha. OH man.

But seriously -- I was over my cal burn last week by almost 200cal BEFORE counting ANY rowing. I didn't count ANY cal burn from rowing camp, and then yesterday during the Sunday Open row I used my HRM for the first time and in an hour and 16 min, I burned 626 calories.

I think we worked harder yesterday than I have in any of the single days of rowing camp -- but that still put me in that one session WAY over my estimated calorie burn and that's not counting the contributions from those other days... so... I think my body was just like FEED ME!!!!!!!! Although the bar of chocolate I ate yesterday was certainly TOM related...

I started to have another mini bingefest this morning (SO unlike me!), and then when I was going to add one more treat to the pile and was taking a delicious frozen yogurt w/ granola on top out of the fridge I said. NO. You don't need this. And put it back. I did instead get some pepperoni thinking I could help my protein count for the day and a piece of gum to pop and END this food nonsense -- and then I tracked everything.

I'm staying within range today DARNIT!!! (Although not on fat...but my SAT fat is low enough) And I'm not adjusting my food range yet -- since I won't be rowing this week AND I won't be rowing as MUCH in the future anyway, I figured I'd wait and try to track EVERY activity as best as possible as I go along and see where I end up.

This morning I also did some upper body ST to help get my focus back on health and fitness.

I intended for today to be full body with the No More Trouble Zones DVD or at the Aquatic Center -- but I think I hyperextended my left leg a bit yesterday when lowering one of the boats into the water. I stupidly left me leg near a rigger and it pushed back over my knee as I lowered it down. OWWW. So I'm trying to take it easy on that hamstring right now cause it's feeling tender and I do NOT want a serious injury!!! The plan tomorrow is to go to the Aquatic Center and finally ACTUALLY GET MY MEMBERSHIP and then ERG and do some ST. There is a run scheduled for tomorrow as well, but what ST I do and running depends on how the leg feels as well. I'm hoping it's feeling 100% again ASAP because it really isn't that bad, I just don't want to take any chances and put myself out of commission for running because of it.

ANYWAY. I found my HRM box -- and the receipt WAS in there. YAY :D But now that means I will be without my HRM soon -- I plan to mail it off tomorrow. :( OH and the other button fell off, too. :P

My weight this morning was holding steady -- since I did the BODPOD STILL. But! I ate REALLY weird this weekend AND TOM is coming, so I plan to wait and see how it is after that. Also it's actually down from BEFORE the weekend BEFORE getting good sleep, so hopefully with all the stars aligned it's even lower. :) HAHAHA. But I'm not concerned about it dropping fast. I want to keep all the muscle I can. Just wanted to give the scale update.

I also want to really clean up my act this week with my protein sources -- pepperoni (even turkey!) and cheese (even 2%!) are not the best ever. Neither is sodium packed lunchmeat. I'm not going to cut those out 100%, but I think I'm gonna do the old grill up a ton of chicken breasts to add to stuff routine and see how that is. Also MORE eggs and egg substitute. (I like to use both -- I love regular eggs, have no problem with them, but egg substitute lets me get more protein for less calories so that's why I still like to use both.) Then dinners and other meals can be from various protein sources including the chicken sometimes, but also fish (tilapia, canned tuna, packages of salad ready salmon), extra lean ground turkey, lean ground buffalo, sirloin, whatever else. OH!!!! And get the TOFU in on the act. And make some smoothies using some tofu as well. I have 2 packages of silken tofu that have been sitting in the pantry that are just begging to be used.

But it really never fails -- the less packaged and processed I eat, the more full I can get on fewer calories. It's like magic. :)

So - here's to cleaning things up and giving myself credit for ALL the work I'm doing. :)

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/10/2009 11:55PM

    What do use to track cals? BTW you got me craving a salmon asian y salad! I will have to get one after I finish this current greek salad stuff.

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CECE0330 6/10/2009 1:27PM

    Good luck on the clean up front! Hope that leg feels better soon, too. I'm going to try to clean my act up this week as well, as I have gotten very sloppy lately. I've definitely been there where you are working extra hard, and your body just freaking wants FOOD.

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    Sounds like a good game plan. I'm all in. I went to a local health food store on Saturday and loaded up on organic fruits and veggies. Then I went to Trader Joe's on Sunday and bought the rest of my groceries there - organic as much as possible. I have some popcorn and some gluten free crackers and some low-fat cheese for snacks - and of course the freggies. I am excited to see what kind of healthy eating I can do when I eat less processed and more healthy. I was headed in that direction anyway, but reading Master Your Metabolism has given me renewed ambition to get the processed stuff out and organic in. I didn't have a great weekend with eating either (if you really want to look at that train wreck you can cuz it's all TRACKED) but am doing fairly well this week and plan to do great from today on. I have to - I got all those fruits and veggies to get rid of! lol.

Glad you found your HRM box. Have a good day!

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COLTDANCER 6/9/2009 10:12AM

    I just have to say 'it happens'. And it's totally okay. You're human, you have moments where you just have to let go...and I'll bet it doesn't really hurt you. The key is that you KNOW what you are doing and you STOP it. I find I do this on occasion, too...especially if I'm not charting, which I haven't done as I was running such high mileage and was CONSTANTLY hungry...in the end, over a month's worth of time, the weekend isn't going to make a bit of difference. Month by month instead of week by week weighing/maintaining shows much better consistency of the maintenance, I think.

And you still ROCK. I am supremely envious of all your workout time!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/9/2009 7:33AM

    Our bodies are like kids. You take your eyes off of them for a minute and they just start misbehaving.

How does the buffalo cook compared to beef? I know that we have cooked ground deer and it is very dry.


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ROYABOYA 6/8/2009 7:44PM

    haha I spent like 15 minutes trying to figure out who the heck TOM is. I finally understand. ;)

Yeah, that much working out definitely means up the fuel!!!! Good luck with everything! And thanks for posting about protein - that's one of the hardest things for me to get enough of.

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LAFTERSFREE 6/8/2009 7:30PM

    congrats on putting back the yogurt and stopping yourself, i actually LOVE when i have a moment like that b/c it shows me that I AM IN CONTROL! i know it's not easy to do sometimes, so pat urself on the back..

i feel ya on the crazy eating, today i tried a place i've never been to before and have been wanting to try (Tut's on the Strip). well, it was sort of like.... I knew i was going to pig out there. I ordered a slice of pizza and some fries... not toooooo bad, until i ate a quarter of a friends meatball sandwich slathered in delicious cheese..... OOOH THAT TIME. why, oh why. But hey, it happens, then we re-focus and move forward. ur doing great, as always :)

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SARAHISKIDA 6/8/2009 7:03PM

    Wow, we're apparently the same person this week! We should definitely erg this week--I felt myself slipping back into some bad form this past row.

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SKYFYRE 6/8/2009 6:55PM

    Dana! Yeekers! You are a calorie burning machine! Big thumbs up for the amazing work! My muscles are jealous of yours :) I hope that the hamstring heals up fast!

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SWEETZMIX 6/8/2009 4:21PM

    So you had a crazy eating fest but you put that in check. You have multiple reasons that can be attributed to your out of control eating. Now that you have this down on paper (well virtual paper) you can always look back at this. Plus you got some ST in and you already have all these food ideas swirling...you are back!!

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BRE7482 6/8/2009 4:18PM

    I'm on the same page as you this week. I'm trying to clean up my eating. I stay under my calorie range, but I eat complete junk.

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WHATAGRL42 6/8/2009 3:49PM

    Wow! You're working it hard, and your body needed food. That plus "tom" definintely makes for atypical hunger and appetite surges. The rowing sounds so fun! I like that you are always trying new stuff. I've added some HIIT sprinting on the weekends. As usual, my body is slllloooowwww to respond. What can we do? Just keep it movin, and make sure the chocolate bars are few and far between! At this point, I'm just making it a goal not to throw in the proverbial towel and un-do any good I've done.

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    feed me!!!!!

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    You've been kicking some serious butt woman! Your body def. was crying out "FEED ME!!" TOM is rough too. Your doing great!!

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DDOORN 6/8/2009 3:21PM

    OMG YES you deserve SO MUCH credit for the work you've been doing!

It's tough when we let that "sleeping tiger" wake up...I suspect you're right, over-depriving your body of needed nutrition got that tiger awake with a ROAR!

Good for you to NAIL IT and get right back in the saddle! I love it when I show myself that I'm strong enough to zap those backslides before they gain any momentum!


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150-HERE-I-COME 6/8/2009 3:04PM

    Sounds like you've got a good plan! Take care of that leg!! You're right!!!! You don't want a serious injury!!!!!! Have a great week!

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    Sounds like you have a pretty decent handle on why you were eating as you did this weekend. Way to go on eating cleaner and putting the froyo back. I hope your leg is feeling better soon, definitely take it easy for a day or two.

I attended a free rowing class this Saturday for National Learn to Row Day and had a blast! It was individual rowing in the sculls, with an instructor along in a kayak, once we finished with the ERG machines and got in the water. I loved it! If I can come up with the money, I'm really hoping I can take lessons starting next month. All of your blogging about rowing helped me get up the courage to give it a try, and I'm so happy I did. Thanks, Dana!


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    Working out makes me ravenously hungry, too. If I don't give in to that hunger, I loose weight, but I hate feeling hungry. If you figure out how to drop pounds without that feeling, please fill me in because after a year and a half of Sparking, I haven't overcome that challenge.


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TAKEONME48137 6/8/2009 2:52PM

    Ooo ground buffalo...I still need to try that because I hear good things. The overeating doesn't sound too bad in that at least you're acknowledging you're doing it..but that's just me. I know it's bad. lol I enjoy reading your blogs by the way because it gives me ideas about all sorts of stuff, so thank you for updates on what you're doing for food, working out, and such. =)

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I<3ZOMBIES 6/8/2009 2:52PM

    oh man, it takes SO MUCH willpower to put something back into the fridge (i say as i think about the extra mini frittata i had last night). i'm chewing gum RIGHT NOW just thinking about all the tasty treats i'm keeping locked away.

anyhow, i hope your leg feels better for the aquatic center tomorrow!!

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SparkRally Pictures!!!!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Let me say again -- SO FUN to meet everyone from my team. :D I look forward to our future meetups for sure!!!

I think this is the best one I have of all of us, even though me and Bre are totally looking at the wrong camera... hahahaha. :D And I'm looking spastic. Oh well -- I guess it's true to life. ;)

This one's a little blurry... but we're all looking the same way!

And HOW CUTE is LAFTERSFREE with her collage??? :)

SIRABE76 with her collage - ADORABLE:

And I don't have a picture of BRE7482 holding hers on her own but here it is up close:

All of our collages together!! :D


SO FUN. We're trying to establish a weekly walking time and our next meetup is likely to possibly be an inspirational movie night. We'll see. :) LOVE MY TUSCALOOSA SPARKERS! YAY!

OH. And my DH came and made his own collage -- an homage to how much he hates Stacy London. :P

For the record: I LOVE What Not to Wear and he HATES it. He calls it my "Devil Show" and he hates Stacy London most of all. :P

P.S. -- yes that's a baby leg in her teeth -- he has her eating babies and standing on a panty liner next to catfood and cookies... hahaha

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TRUE_TEXAN 6/9/2009 8:12PM

    Oh my that had me laughing outloud! I like that show too! Love the collages! Tiff

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COONHOUND1 6/8/2009 9:55PM

    That is sooo funny!! Glad you had fun meeting some Sparkers!!

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TAKEONME48137 6/8/2009 9:02AM

    hahahaha I loooove the last picture!!! =) =)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/8/2009 8:36AM

    OMG! NOT COOL what he did to Miss London :(!

Thankfully Jake LOVES that show, too, he says it makes him want to workout and dress well. I can't tell you how many times my gay husband (not really, he can't cook for shiz, or decorate, or clean :P) has been like, "Is this like a Clinton Kelly outfit?"

Great collages! So glad the meet-up went well :)

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/8/2009 7:07AM

    Sounds like a great time. Not sure if I'm going to be able to make the St. Louis rally or not.

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SEEHOLZ 6/8/2009 12:57AM

    How cool! I think it makes them so much more memorable that they are actually funny!

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LILHLFPINT 6/7/2009 11:47PM

    (that is so cool! we'll be having our sparkrally here in long beach on saturday, june 27th. i'm a little nervous because i've never organized an event before but i know as long as there are sparkpeople, we'll have a good time.)

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    What great pictures! looked like you all had a great time! LOVE the Stacey collage from your HB. I love that show too! seriously hillarious tho!

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BRE7482 6/7/2009 7:13PM

    HaHa! It's so funny that we were looking at the wrong camera! I loved meeting up with you all!

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MDTWEETY 6/7/2009 5:52PM

    CUTE pictures!!! I love your collages too. Who could possibly hate Stacy London?!?!
Hope your weekend was awesome! I would love to meet some Sparkers too.

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LAFTERSFREE 6/7/2009 5:35PM

    the avocado looks real! i had a lot of fun, and im sooo happy i finally made a vision collage. im not sure where to put it yet though... see ya tonight!

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KEAKMAN 6/7/2009 5:18PM

    What a great idea to make your motivation collages at a Spark Rally! I need to find out if there are Gresham/Troutdale/Wood Village/Corbett Sparkers out there and WE could do the same thing!!!

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    I LOVE your hubby's colage. LOL

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SARAHISKIDA 6/7/2009 2:54PM

    You guys are TOO CUTE!! How can your hubby hate Stacy?!? Now, if it were Rachel Ray...totally different story. :-)

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SIRABE76 6/7/2009 2:03PM

    I had dun, your pics are much better than mine. I had a really bad angle. But it was totally fun .

ps I did not get into super trouble when I got home for taking my hubby car .. he he

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SWEETZMIX 6/7/2009 1:52PM

    haha ur hubby is funny. I LOVE WHAT NOT TO WEAR TOO!! You gals look great, sO happy...I can tell you all had a wonderful time!!!

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    LOL! Your husband is FUNNY!!!!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/7/2009 12:34PM

    Stacy London standing on a maxi pad with cookies in the background? Love it.
Love your collages too, meeting up with sparkfriends again must be awesome! I hope I can do that someday!

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    What a great collage of pictures! I love it - you guys have inspired me to do mine!

P.S. I think your honey's collage is pretty funny, although I'm totally with you - I love WNTW! But I have to say, that although Stacy and I share the same name (different spelling), Clinton has GOT to be my fave!

- Stacey

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CATIATM 6/7/2009 12:08PM

    Oh, it sounds like it was awesome! I'm jealous: I want to go to a Spark rally now, too!

I love DH's sense of humor! What does he dislike about her and the show so much? Maybe he secretly hopes you'll volunteer him and his wardrobe? *grin*

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LASHERTHECAT 6/7/2009 11:48AM

    Sounds like you had so much fun!! I wish I could get to a rally, but I'm pretty isolated from anyone else as far as I can tell...

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MISSY_MAGOO 6/7/2009 11:35AM

    I love all the vision collages! haha- your hubby's is hilarious (what is that he has clamped in her teeth?!? is it a baby arm? does he have her eating babies? I can't tell on my small screen)! I too love what not to wear- I heard that Soleil Moon Frey was going to be on the season premier and thought "NO- it's Clinton and Stacey not Clinton and Punky!" I was so relieved to find out that she was getting the makeover- not taking over as host!
I'm loving the superman symbol on SIRABE76's collage and the photo of Alton Brown ripping open his shirt to reveal his fruity undershirt on yours :)
Looks like you guys had lots of fun :) My local team is all going to a baseball game later this month for spread the spark day! I'm looking forward to it- it'll be so much fun!

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/7/2009 11:04AM

    looks like you had a great day. what did dh put accross stacy's chest? i can't tell. too funny though he took the time to do that. he must REALLY hate her - lol.

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150-HERE-I-COME 6/7/2009 11:03AM

    Looks like a great time! Glad you were all able to get together!!!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/7/2009 11:00AM

    Uh....what's wrong with Stacy London? Sure, her Pantene commercial's a little annoying, but I love What Not to Wear!!

PS - glad you guys had fun rallying it up :)

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