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Weekend Eating - GOTTA GET IT UNDER CONTROL!

Monday, June 15, 2009

So...

Friday was ok. A little splurgey but not too bad. (Also the concert was AMAZING -- Ted Leo + The Pharmacists = heaven. At The Bottletree I had a burrito w/ vegan chili, cheese and rice, side of tortilla chips w/ guac and salsa. So good.)

Saturday was total nonsense. :D After my race I made full use of all of the free food and it was ridiculous. Then I went swimming and ate a ton of chips and salt free pretzels and a sub (which was all veggie and not too bad for a sub but still... white bread roll ugh). THEN that night I went to a birthday party and ate wayyyyy too much dessert. :P wah wah.

Then Sunday -- I ate well. Except for the FOUR PROTEIN BARS. I bought them on the spur of the moment at WalMart to taste test the brand and ... I ate all of them. In addition to what would amount to a normal calorie day. Yeah. Not good.

(Ok the bars were DELICIOUS in case anyone's wondering they were Pure Protein brand! -- all under 200cal and 19-20g of protein each 2-3g of sugar, although they do use sugar alcohols.)

That said, I AM happy with my level of activity this weekend with the race and the rowing on Sunday - I just really need to make sure I'm not losing focus on my eating when the weekend rolls around.

This weekend I will face a challenging eating day on Saturday because I'm driving to and from Atlanta that day to go through the temple with my brother before he goes on his mission. I will eat wherever and whatever my family eats. Just gotta plan to make the best decisions I can except for ONE splurge meal. Also I will plan some healthy snacks for the road.

NO EXCUSES THE REST OF THE WEEKEND. Friday - on point. Sunday -- I'll be hosting healthy meal night so I gotta make sure I make it good. :) hehehe. TRACK EVERYTHING FRIDAY AND SUNDAY.

I haven't weighed myself in a while. Last week I was starting to feel really slim again -- my sides were firming up again and I felt great. The weekend has pretty much undone that feeling -- so I'm going to wait until later in the week to check in with the scale. :P

Rowing club has made boat and lineup assignments for the summer up until the new learn to row camp. The thing is we have enough people to fill 3 boats and we can only take out two 8boats (because that's what we have -- and two coaches anyway...) So not everyone gets to row two times each week -- we're on kind of a rotation. HOWEVER -- I'm going to sub for someone in another boat tomorrow so I will still get to row twice this week.

My workout plan for this week:

Today: OFF. Did nothing
Tues: Rowing, erg at the Aquatic Center unless no one can go with me, upper and lower body ST, and a 2 miler
Wed: 4 mile run, Pilates on the Ball
Thu: Rowing, 3 mile run
Fri: Erg at the AqC, ST
Sat/Sun 2 miler and 5 miler - the day will depend on when I get back from ATL. If I have enough time I'll do the 5 miler Saturday, if not either a 2 miler or off and 5 miler on Sunday.

There's also an optional open row again on Sunday, but I think I might opt out this particular weekend.

  
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NATURALSOAPGIRL 6/16/2009 4:37PM

    Aw, I'm sorry. I can totally identify. Friday thru Monday were crazy eating days for me... as usual. I GOTTA get out of that!

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SIRABE76 6/16/2009 10:39AM

    Yea weekends are hard to keep up, but you can get it back under control. good luck

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SKYEFYR 6/16/2009 10:32AM

  I think everyone has eating challenges on weekends. Identifying that is half the battle! I bet you're right back on track and will have a great week!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/16/2009 7:55AM

    Identifying a challenging eating situation is the first step to combating it.

You will be fine this weekend. Enjoy the time with your family.

ttyl

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MDTWEETY 6/16/2009 6:51AM

    I hear ya on the weekend eating thing. I am often out of control on weekends too. :(

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LANC92 6/16/2009 6:08AM

    I've been back from vacation for a week but I'm still eating like I'm in the Caribbean. Sigh. Feel better to know you're not alone?!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/16/2009 5:45AM

    Looks like you have a busy week ahead of you! Be sure to keep fueled!

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150-HERE-I-COME 6/16/2009 1:42AM

    Have a good and safe trip to ATL! I'll have to check out those bars you "taste" tested ;) hehe.. I'm hooked on one made by Stinger, the peanut butter one :) :) To die for! It's their heartier bar, not the ones you can find at Walmart/Target. I found these at REI. It's higher in calories, but it "tastes" JUST LIKE a peanut butter meltaway! I swear!! Try it if you ever run across it. 20g protein and they're made with honey, so no sugar alcohols..

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KAYAKID 6/16/2009 1:39AM

    Where is your brother going on his mission. I remember those days. I got home from my mission 31 years ago it seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago. I went to Arizona - Navaho Speaking. Your plan looks great! keep it up.
Mike


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BRE7482 6/16/2009 12:24AM

    I agree with everyone else...weekends are rough. The meal you had at Bottletree sounds great though. It's great that you're feeling smaller! I love that feeling. It keeps me motivated. I'm glad you'll get an extra row in this week. It sounds like you're really enjoying it.

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KEAKMAN 6/15/2009 11:37PM

    Don't you love being aware of your body - when it's slim, when it's heavy, when it's ready for exercise, when it's time to rest it?

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THECOOLESTSARAH 6/15/2009 10:50PM

    Great plan to get back on track.. I need to do that, too!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/15/2009 10:03PM

    Sounds like a good plan to me

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SWEETZMIX 6/15/2009 10:02PM

    OK Dana we got to get this together. I think it's all the social things that are being done and it just sO happens we tend to eat too much. I feel like what I do on the weekend undoes all my hard work during the week. Now it is time to ask ourselves, it is really worth it. One splurge meal a week is fine but a whole weekend, not sO good. Living & learning right?!?

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LAFTERSFREE 6/15/2009 8:57PM

    weekends are always tough for me too, as far as eating goes. sounds like u are packing in the exercise though so u should be ok. eating with your family will probably be challenging, but i know that you are really good at making the best choices possible in a given situation. you'll be fine!!! and i hope u have a LOT of fun... can't wait to see what u come up w/ this weekend for Healthy Meal Night!

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KENSINGTONC 6/15/2009 7:03PM

    I think the fact that you are into rowing is AWESOME!!! Seriously, very cool. What an upper body/abs workout...

I still haven't figured out to get over the guilt of a super bad weekend (or weekday, for that matter) splurge. I usually end up punishing myself with carrots or something and then eating more later on the next day. Anyway, thanks for the blog! Really hit home. :-) Liz

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/15/2009 6:12PM

    The weekends are tough, I feel your pain! But it sounds like you had a good time and like you said, loads of activity :)

Oh wow, I wish we could hang while you're in the ATL. Sometime you gotta visit and plan a cheat :)!

I am so digging that Passion Pit! The album is Manners, it is REALLY GOOD!

What is healthy meal night? That sounds great!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/15/2009 6:11PM

    I'm sooo hungry... It's almost time for dinner!! Omega-3 loaf with rice and cheese emoticon

You'll get back on track with the food... no biggie...

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BRUIN2 6/15/2009 6:00PM

    Good plan!

(and this blog made me hungry....hahah)

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 6/15/2009 5:46PM

    You've been doing a lot of exercising. That, in and of itself can lead to hunger. You'll do fine getting back on track with eating the right things. Thanks for the tip on the brand of protein bar you tried. Hubby and I have tried several, too, and our fave is "Extreme Protein 32"; we buy it at a Canadian drug store, though.

Comment edited on: 6/15/2009 5:48:30 PM

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MSSUNBUG 6/15/2009 5:35PM

    Great job, as always, being accountable to yourself. That's the most important thing, right? You don't have to be perfect--just honest and always looking for the space to improve to help you meet your goals. You're definitely always doing that, and it's a great example! :-)

My weekend was out of control too. The summer is always worse with all the social time excuses. I too am feeling like all the good I was feeling at the end of the week was completely undone by one stupid day. Grr... I'm sure your ambitious routine will get you back there in no time though!

Good luck, especially with the upcoming family time. Sounds like you're ready to face it head on though! :-)

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CECE0330 6/15/2009 5:33PM

    Weekends are definitely my weak zone...with it getting progressively worse as each day ends. Yeah, I snacked on 2.5 svgs of Chex mix last night when my day should have been done food wise. Thankfully I came in at 1551, so it wasn't horrid, but still! I can totally relate to just losing that good feeling (you are what you eat, indeed!) Have a strong, kick butt week!

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GOAL ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I met my goal of a sub-30min 5K!!! :D

I came in at just about 29:50, which if I calculated it right is like a 9:37 min mile!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me and LAFTERSFREE (It was her first 5K!):


LAFTERSFREE (and her co-worker) coming in to her first ever 5K finish!!!


They had SMOOTHIE KING!!!


ME POSTRACE!


And yes, that is my SparkPeople technical shirt! And it did rain. But not mostly while I was running -- it just started when I came in.

I can't wait to see the official times and any photos! They DID have a photographer at the finish and I wanna see my super intense sprint to the finish line cause I was focused!!! As I first saw it it said like... 29:30something so it really helped push me to get that final kick! :)

I didn't get to sleep until 3AM last night after the concert and the course was... kinda weird. I honestly did not expect to reach my sub-30 goal today, so I am REALLY jazzed with those results!!!! :D WOOHOO!!!

  
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WAVEDANCER7 6/16/2009 7:19AM

    Jazzy Jazz!

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HOPERY 6/16/2009 7:13AM

    Whoo HOo! I have an under 30 goal set too. You have inspired me!

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SUPERPOSITIVE 6/16/2009 7:00AM

    you are awwwesome dana! way to go girlfriend! You are such an inspiration!

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KAYAKID 6/16/2009 1:34AM

    Great Race and loved the pics.... I am shooting for under 30 in my race on thurday - My last race was 30:20 with losts of hills. You go girl - what is your next race???
Mike


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150-HERE-I-COME 6/15/2009 7:36PM

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JESSIEW84 6/15/2009 3:45PM

    Wow, grats on not only hitting your goal but pushing your hardest even at the end!

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BOTZZZ 6/15/2009 3:25PM

    Nice! congrats on hitting that goal, its always nice to get where you were aiming! keep up the good work.

As Ever
Me

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ZAEZAE 6/15/2009 2:29PM

    Congratulations on hitting such a huge goal!! Woo hoo!!!!
You are SUCH a SP poster child (and that is a huge compliment!)

Keep up the great work, your success show others - like me - that it can be done!

And p.s. you look SO skinny! And it's even a white t-shirt! HAAAAAA ;-)

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CECE0330 6/15/2009 11:51AM

    Nice job! As always, you rock!

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MDTWEETY 6/15/2009 9:06AM

    Awesome!!!! Way to go! woo hoooooooooooo!

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SKYFYRE 6/15/2009 12:53AM

    emoticon Congratulations! That is awesome!!!
I love the look of the rain, wish San Diego could get about 10 inches this summer! Ha!

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KJNE8O 6/14/2009 9:28PM

    AWESOME!!!! Woo Hoo!

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CBLING 6/14/2009 8:18PM

    Great job! You look very pleased. Thanks for your support.
Celine

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 6/14/2009 8:12PM

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MISSROCKABILLY 6/14/2009 5:16PM

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Congratulations, Dana!!

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MISSROCKABILLY 6/14/2009 5:16PM

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Congratulations, Dana!!

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LYNNETH7 6/14/2009 12:51PM

    Congrats on your amazing accomplishment!!! You're always so motivating to me!

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MSSUNBUG 6/14/2009 12:31PM

    Congrats on your fabulous success!!!!!!!!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/14/2009 10:15AM

    Fabulous!! You look great!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/14/2009 9:14AM

    YAY!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/14/2009 8:41AM

    That is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!! GO DANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
R>I see our favorite danskin sports bra, too ;)! Speaking of sports bras, I have been to tell you I splurged on a GREAT one the other day. It is the perfect amount of padded and holds everything tightly in place. I love it, I think I am going to order a pink one:
http://www.movingcomfort.co
m/product/101635/300118/_/Alexi
s_Printed_Bra

Why was the concert weird?

PS: you look amazing, really small, you even have tiny thighs, girl!!!!!!

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SWEETZMIX 6/14/2009 1:07AM

    emoticon you gals look great. You met your goal and LAFTERSFREE & her co worker finished their first 5K!! DOUBLE YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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QUILTHORSE 6/14/2009 12:22AM

    Great job!! That's a great time for 5K

Beth G

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AUNTC321 6/13/2009 11:26PM

    Congratulations on your achievement.

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/13/2009 10:50PM

    I'm really sorry about your dog, but congrats on the race! Awesome time, you look great.

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KNH771 6/13/2009 10:02PM

    emoticon You go girl!

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/13/2009 9:16PM

    congrats dana!

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NERDYCARLA 6/13/2009 8:05PM

    way to go girl...you are amazing

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BRUIN2 6/13/2009 7:58PM

    Way to rock it!!!!!!!

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OCLIZZIE 6/13/2009 7:48PM

    Congratulations that is a great accomplishment!

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 6/13/2009 6:48PM

    Way to go! That's a fantastic accomplishment and I'm proud of you!!

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AINTSKEERD 6/13/2009 6:45PM

    AWESOME!

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KEAKMAN 6/13/2009 6:17PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon How fantastic for you! I am soooo proud of you Dana - you set your goal, you worked to reach it, and then you did it! HOORAY for you!

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ENCHANTEDMAMA 6/13/2009 5:48PM

    Congrats! I'm so proud of you! emoticon

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CECINOAKLAND 6/13/2009 5:15PM

    i just did my first sub 40 min 5k (on a treadmill) so i can't wait to be at the point you're at! congrats on rockin it!

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LAFTERSFREE 6/13/2009 5:08PM

    im soo proud that u made a new record for urself, that's sooo exciting, im glad u got to do the race today, i had a lot of fun, swimmin in the rain was great too !!! :)

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I<3ZOMBIES 6/13/2009 4:21PM

    WAY TO GO!!!! That's AWESOME! I'll tell you, you have me totally inspired to sign up for a 5k. It would be totally motivating to train for.



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My fish died! :(

Thursday, June 11, 2009

So sad. Last night I went to feed him and I noticed there was still food on top of the water... and I didn't see my fish!!!! The water was slightly cloudy, but I STILL should have been able to see him moving around.

I picked up the bowl (cause it has a blue stand and background and he's blue so it's sometimes hard to see him) and he was laying at the bottom with the rocks.. SOMETIMES he hangs out like that -- but after picking up the bowl and moving it around he wasn't moving and oh man, so sad. :(

We had him for like... 3 years. Which apparently is the typical life span for a betta (2-3 years). WE LOVED YOU, ARTURO!!!!!!!!!

So now we have no doggie AND no fishie. :(

*sigh* I think it was so sad that we didn't notice he was dead after he apparently didn't eat last night either. :( wah.

Anyway -- this morning I slept in -- LOVELY. And ran for two miles. I didn't chill my pace as much as I intended to, apparently...still ended up at like 12min miles I think it was. I ran without music and it was super hot so I think I was getting anxious for it to be over. Plus I didn't have a concrete number staring me in the face telling me to slow down. HAHAHA But still. I'm aiming for 10min miles on Saturday, so that's a good 2 min per mile slower than my goal pace so it was still a pretty relaxed run. I just know I can go slower. HAHAHA

My abs are sore from erging yesterday so I did not do any abwork today like I intended.

Tomorrow I'm taking off of work because we're going to a concert that night and I'd have to leave early. Since someone's covering my night shift I figured it'd be a great opportunity to take the WHOLE DAY off. :) I'm looking forward to it. I'm thinking I'll definitely hit up the AqC and do some erging and ST. Then that night it's Ted Leo and the Pharmacists! WOOHOO!!!

I almost always run to Ted Leo. :) I hope they stick around and chat because I would love to tell him that I run to his music. hahaha. Then in the morning it's the 5K!!! :D I will be arriving early to register. I'm pretty pumped! Then probably hanging out with LAFTERSFREE who is participating in her FIRST 5K with this race! WOOHOO! and swimming. :) Later that night there is a Rowing Club member having a birthday BBQ - bring your own MEAT.

Sunday - church and rowing and healthy meal night.

So another packed weekend -- another reason I'm very happy to be taking tomorrow OFF.

  
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SIRABE76 6/14/2009 12:25PM

    sorry about your fish

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/13/2009 10:37AM

    What in the heck is erging????

I have heard about Ted Leo for awhile now, are they similar to like Spoon?? We have a couple of shows coming up Sonic Youth, which I am really excited about and The Black Moth Super Rainbow. Have you heard Passion Pit? I just downloaded their album from I tunes, I haven't had a chance to check it out yet. This summer I am going to make a mixed CD of cardio music for a few of my spark friends that I feel like have similar taste.

Sorry about Arturo :(

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LAFTERSFREE 6/12/2009 9:28PM

    aww, im gonna miss that little guy :( im glad i got to see him last week.

hope u guys are having fun at the concert tonight, i will see ya tomorrow!

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LILHLFPINT 6/12/2009 7:54PM

    (oh no! i'm so sorry! ::hugs::

i'm fish sitting at work - my coworker's father is dying and he went to see him before he dies and left ME in charge of fish-sitting.

i'm terrified the fish will die and he will come back to work and that will just be too much for him to bear.)

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SWEETZMIX 6/12/2009 12:29PM

    Sorry to hear about your fish. I used to always have fish but after a few years when they died I was devastated, so now I don't even bother. You have a weekend full of very exciting things, a concert, a 5K AND A DAY OFF FROM WORK!! I love those the most. Enjoy your weekend Dana!!!

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SEEHOLZ 6/12/2009 12:02PM

    Enjoy your week-end and sorry about your fish- I know that feeling too well--- it's worse when you got to explain to a 5-yr old that the fish went to heaven- ( that's the last time we had fish).
Sounds like you got a fun, packed week-end ahead!

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**PRICELESS** 6/12/2009 10:49AM

    Awww, I'm so sorry to hear about your fish. :(

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4CAKES 6/12/2009 10:35AM

    We love Betas because they are so easy to care for, But its sad when they die Maybe its the consistant in my life. I hope you have a really good time! by the way this is 4Cakes I changed my name.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/12/2009 7:53AM

    With that much activity, I think I would need a week.

Condolences on the fish . . . Was he named after a character on Sliders?

Hope everything goes according to plan over the weekend.

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MDTWEETY 6/12/2009 7:49AM

    Sorry about your fishy. So sad. :(

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SKYFYRE 6/12/2009 6:40AM

    Wow! You are Sparking in more ways than one! How cool that you get an AB workout and don't have to do one separate from ERG! I love that you go to live music that is something I really enjoy too!

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KNH771 6/11/2009 7:35PM

    Sorry to hear about your fish...

Enjoy your busy weekend! I'm hoping to "chill" this weekend. I've been running like crazy lately.

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 6/11/2009 7:22PM

    Sorry to hear about your fishy... and your doggy. Run fast this weekend in their honour.

...Pam

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KEEPSAKES66 6/11/2009 6:03PM

    emoticonsorry to hear of the loss of your beta. It's amazing how pets can be like part of the family. We had a beta like that too, they are cool little creatures.

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DANEDA 6/11/2009 6:00PM

    I'm so sorry about Arturo! That's awful.

I hope you enjoy your weekend, and good luck on your 5K.

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/11/2009 5:35PM

    sorry about your fish. hope you have a great weekend and a smoking fast race.

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/11/2009 5:16PM

    First I just want to say thank you for letting me know about adding nutrients to my tracker, although I seem to be having some techical glitches getting them all in there. Oh well. A few at a time. Also, thanks for letting me know you're "unreasonably proud" of me - that's cool - I love the support, of course. Sorry about your fishie and I'm still sorry about Roscoe..

I'm jealous that you get a three-day weekend! You have way more weekend plans than I do. Have a great race on Saturday!!

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KEAKMAN 6/11/2009 5:10PM

    My condolences on your loss. I bawled when the racoons got at our chicken (and only hurt her) and then when the feral cat who adopted us turned up missing we were both sad for days (maybe it was that coyote I saw the other day! Anyway, I know how the loss of a pet can hurt.
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But great work on your run! I bet you get that sub-30:00 5K on Saturday. It will be earlier than today's run, and therefore cooler, right?

GOOOOOOO DANA! emoticon

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/11/2009 5:03PM

    Hope the 5k goes well. Sorry about your fish, and your dog. What happened to the dog? No need to answer if it brings back bad memories, sorry.

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 6/11/2009 4:53PM

    I'm so sorry about Arturo. We had a similar scare today when we thought our frog, French Fry, was gone. Turns out he was just being lazy. But we sure got sad about it when he wouldn't move! My condolences to you and hubby.

Great job on the running - I don't know if I could run w/o music. did you do that cuz you have to for the run?

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NEXT SPARK CONVENTION SET!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cincinnati, OH 9/26/2009

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=1284


Looks like the same schedule of events as the San Diego Event. IF YOU CAN GO, GO!!!!!!!!!

Even though it's the same talks... I wish I could go again. :) Just to meet with more Sparkers!!!

  
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CATFANDU 6/14/2009 11:49AM

    Hi, I'm in Dayton and need to check out this convention, didn't know about it. You've done a heck of a job on sp and I'm going to go back and read more of your blogs!

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 6/11/2009 5:44PM

    Um, yeah. I was hoping Chicago or Milwaukee - but Ohio is at least drivable! I would love to go! But if you're not going to be there, I don't want to go. Humpf.

:)

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CECE0330 6/11/2009 9:54AM

    HMMMM.........Ohio is MUCH closer than California! (Though I'm still hoping for Chicago!)

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BUFFALOGAL1952 6/11/2009 6:56AM

    thanks for the Post. It is still a little far but doable...and how cool to have the opportunity!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/11/2009 6:47AM

    I am thinking, after spark helps me dump a lot of my excess and I can walk better, I would love to go and share my story!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/11/2009 1:15AM

    Maybe if they come to boston haha

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SHELLPRO 6/10/2009 9:54PM

    Too far & too expensive emoticon

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KJNE8O 6/10/2009 9:36PM

    YES!!! I will be there!

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JAZZERCISEGENIE 6/10/2009 9:04PM

    wow I might. I live near dayton so it would not be too far.

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KENSINGTONC 6/10/2009 8:51PM

    Oooooh I might be able to go to this one! Seriously! How cool, thanks for posting this!

P.S. how are YOU?

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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...

it's:

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

BLEND! YUM!

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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NATURALSOAPGIRL 6/11/2009 5:50PM

    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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MISSJCISRUNNING 6/10/2009 6:09PM

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

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CHASINGPAVEMENT 6/10/2009 4:53PM

    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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