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A little better today...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Somehow -- despite less sleep and more workout, I feel a little better today than I did yesterday.

Maybe because I've eaten more food? HAHAHAHA :D I have no idea.

I got less than 5hrs of sleep last night, waking up at 4:55AM to get to rowing. WOOT.

Rowing was interesting -- we were in a different boat than the one I've ever rowed in before and apparently it's less nice and harder to "hold the set" (keep the boat balanced and steady) than in the other one. Well I definitely felt that today!!! Usually when me and my pair were rowing more so than any other time -- we kept leaning onto the port side and it was causing my pair the Stroke Seat to have a hard time on recovery because her oar blade kept skipping across the top of the water due to the boat being lower on that side. I could tell she was feeling frustrated about it but I just kept trying to follow what her stroke WOULD be if she was moving evenly and we usually caught up to each other on the catch. (AKA when you put the oar into the water to begin driving (pushing against the water).)

SO! My coach said she could get me off the water AT 7AM, I figured a few minutes late to Walking Study would be fine, but when we pulled up she apologized for making me late and it was like... almost 7:10AM. Luckily the place was close and everyone had to put in their probes and get weighed and all that good stuff so it didn't really matter, but yeah. It was funny -- I felt SO WEIRD because when we pulled up to the dock she's like, OK, Dana you can go now! And I just left my oar and the boat and sprinted up the hill to my car. I didn't help do anything! hahaha it made me feel very... OFF.

So the "Walking Study" is not actually studying Walking -- it's researching "non-caloric hydrating beverages". So there are three time frames during the day when people are walking outdoors for an hour, and they give us a different drink mix each day to use as our hydrating beverage basically. We are there for about 3 hours because it's like an hour of prep, an hour of walking, and we have to be in monitored recovery for an hour, also drinking the same drink and turning in our urine and getting weighed and all that good stuff.

The thing that has been so unpleasant about it is that the beverage yesterday aND today was so gross for me that it was hard to drink enough to hydrate. Todays was better than yesterdays -- but still a little bitter. Some people have drunk theirs and been like -- OOH!! it's sweet! So I'm ready for that one! :D Also apparently one day you get water... so I have at least TWO good days to look forward to out of the last three. HAHAHAHA.

So... Upper and Lower Body ST was the plan for today in addition to rowing and walking, but I needed to buy groceries. By the time I did that, and took a shower, and got my lunch ready... yeah I had no time for anything. I also hard boiled a dozen eggs and cooked up a bunch of chicken breasts and prepped those for the week.

My eating has been...... not that awesome lately. I've been having more trouble staying on track than I have before. I have two theories -- BOTH might be right actually.

1. I'm burning more calories than I think I am so I really should be eating more.
2. Because I have no idea how many calories I'm burning I'm becoming nonchalant with my intake.

OK so "NO IDEA" Is kinda exaggerating, but honestly, I'm really convinced I'm burning more than the Spark Estimates for my activity... but without KNOWING I don't want to randomly start eating more. The compromise is to be at the top of my range most days and splurging more on the weekends.

Clearly this plan is kind of not really working. Since I adusted my calories to start trying to slowly lose weight I've not lost anything. And mayyybe gained just a little recently. :P

Could I be DRASTICALLY eating too little? I don't really think so. I just want my HRM back. :(

I paid for it to be returned to me yesterday.

SO GET THIS. The buttons are apparently able to be mailed free to you and they snap on. I didn't even NEED to send my HRM in. UM WHAT?!? But because I did, they did a routine check up on it and said I should replace my battery. Well -- in order to keep my warranty for the full two years the guy told me I had to replace my battery. I'm pretty sure that's a load of bull crap, but to be honest I figured why not replace it since I already paid the shipping to mail it there and back again and then I'll have a longer battery life than I would have by keeping my old battery and let's just get it back NOW and not have to worry about whether the warranty would really not be affected. You know?

But at least I know that if the buttons crack and fall off again what to do. :P And I read on one of the Polar Forums this woman said that a rep told her that SUNBLOCK is what causes the buttons to crack and fall off. ?! So I'm gonna try to be careful about getting sunblock on the HRM but even so, oh well. They'll mail me new ones apparently.

OH and Sunday I made Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole for my Healthy Meal Night and we watched Sweeney Todd on BluRay and it was wonderful. (Both the food and the movie). I had the leftovers for lunch yesterday - yay!

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DDOORN 6/24/2009 9:11AM

    Oh to have such SPARK after only 5 hours sleep! WOW! :-)


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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/24/2009 8:19AM

    Oh yeah, that casserole sounds incredible! Is it a spark recipe?

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/24/2009 8:18AM

    I was talking with Jessica, FITGIRL15, about how the spark things drastically underestimate. I use them only to compare week to week. I no longer use my HRM (because I had to send it in for a battery change and I was over it and on to the next piece of gear by then, so GOOD MOVE on the battery, Dana) but I know from using it in past how to estimate cals based on my pulse (I take it the good old fashioned 6 second way periodically during a workout) as well as my RPE and Spark's counts are not for people that have lean mass or push it during a workout. If you are looking for another way to estimate maybe compare to Caloriesperhour.com they have an extensive list of activities and their counts always seemed pretty in line to me.

I know you'll be glad when that hydration study is over. It sounds like a bit of a pain.

Prepping chicken breasts and boiling eggs. I am impressed. I usually buy the bag of cage free boiled eggs at Trader Joes but they were out of them the last two times I went. They're a great little protein snack to keep on hand, for sure!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/24/2009 8:15AM

    I'm always in that tough spot... Am I really eating enough for my activity level? Hope you get your HRM back soon!

Are you paid for this study?

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/24/2009 7:48AM

    It's going to be really curious to see what the old HRM says about your activity. I'm betting that you are consuming too little for you AMAZING activity load.


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TRACYZABELLE 6/24/2009 5:44AM

    Rowinf sounds awesome! My aunt who has had MS for nearly 20 years kayaks to keep moving!

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SKYFYRE 6/24/2009 1:10AM

    Ok, I'm sorry, you aren't even a nurse and you just said/wrote: "everyone had to put their probes in" Hahaha! That is so stinking funny! I am just imagining you all lining up an poppin' 'em in! Ha! Ok, Sorry!
Well, that boat sucks, I hope you don't have to use it again! Sad, about the crappy sprts drinks, I want something other than G2 for a change! On the subject of calorie deficit vs calorie surplus, I feel ya! I despise being without my HRM but I can't just yet afford to replace it:( I hope you are reunited with yours soon and get all this in and out stuff figured out!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/24/2009 12:39AM

    Enchilada sounds yummy and Sweeney Todd is freaking awesomeee love johnny depps voice

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/23/2009 8:39PM

    enchiladas! emoticon i have been eating so poor lately too. the more i seem to try the worse it gets. agh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Glad you're doing better today! emoticon

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SARAHISKIDA 6/23/2009 7:22PM

    The SP estimates for my calorie burn were definitely off, especially for running. I sometimes burn over 100 calories more than what they say, so I bet yours are off, too.

And I just have no comment about that boat. That's the one I was in during the LTR, but today was particularly...special. I'll leave it at that, haha.

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LAFTERSFREE 6/23/2009 7:21PM

    i agree today WAS better, and im not so sure why either, maybe b/c we knew what to expect more, or b/c it wasnt so hot. even the sweet drink after a few sips is really not that great, i can't WAIT until my water day, i will down those suckers!!!!!!

ur enchilada stuff sounded so good, i should try to make it some time, im always down for stuff that's semi-easy..

i'll be happy when this week is over, i'll feel more back to my normal schedule.
thanks for helping me w/ the BMR stuff this morning. im kinda sad that im back in that 1200 min again, it's hard to stick to now more than before for some reason... maybe b/c of stress? or being busy?? idk.

anyway, have a great night, see u bright and early!!!!

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SWEETZMIX 6/23/2009 5:32PM

    hmmm I am thinking more about the HRM thing. I think I am having a issue b/c mines needs a new battery. I need to take care of this, maybe I am going through ur option #2.

Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole sounds goodm mmmmmmmmmm was there cheese?? lol I love me some cheese!! Leftovers are always the best!!

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JESSIEW84 6/23/2009 5:26PM

    Bitter drinks are the worst. Ew!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/23/2009 5:14PM

    Hmm...you're still tracking just as carefully as you were when you decided to lose weight, right? I just looked at your tracker, and it looks pretty thoroughly filled out to me! I wish I had some advice for you as to why you're not losing weight, but I really don't. It sounds like you have a great system in place WHEN you have your HRM, so I hope you get that back very soon and start getting closer to your (new) goal weight! I also hope you get to drink the sweet beverage soon too, hehe. :)

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Monday, June 22, 2009

UGh, I just feel so DRAINED today already -- and I haven't even been at work for ONE HOUR of my shift yet. :P

This weekend was good -- not so good on the eating again, but yesterday was not too bad... just one more serving of "Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Granola" than I should have had... which is actually a calorie difference of about 300cal... :P But otherwise a decent day.

I made a new recipe that I get to enjoy leftovers of for lunch today so that's fun.

Saturday was realllly nice to be with my family. We ate at Boston Market which does have some nutrition information available so I did pretty well there -- ate SOME of the skin of my chicken but left most of it alone. :)

Had no time to run when I came back before it got dark and I missed my hubby so I decided to go without.

But I DID get in a 5.25 mile run on Sunday and kept the pace RIGHT where I wanted it to end up average -- just under 13min miles. I was trying hard to remember to take it fairly easy since I did not have my HRM to remind me with numbers.

Gotta call Polar today actually because I received a baffling email regarding my service, charging me for a battery replacement and shipping and not even MENTIONING replacing any buttons so...?!?

Today was the first day of that Walking Study. The probe was ok, the walking was good... the beverage I was drinking was... awful. Super bitter and sour. At first I was like whatever... and while I was walking I was thirsty and drinking it but as I went along it just ... ugh. My throat was kinda burning actually. I hope I get a bettertasting one tomorrow. :P

Also we used the hydration belts that have a big bottle in the back and I ... did not really like it that much. It was functional and I liked the bottle itself, but I don't think I'll be going for that style when I finally get my own. :)

Um.... not much else to say really. I'm just ready to get this week over with. Once the study is done, that'll help me get more sleep and do my other workouts better. I'm gonna have to cut WAY down on the running this week. Not sure yet exactly what that will equate to, but I still want to get in a long run this weekend. No distance expectations for the rest of the week, or number of workouts really -- it's gonna be tough because I'm doing the walking study every morning from 7-10AM roughly, tomorrow morning I'll be rowing BEFORE the walking study... and Saturday I work and then have the SparkRally. This week is sooooo packed. BUT! DEFINITELY STRENGTH TRAINING!!! Tomorrow upper and lower, Wednesday PILATES - I haven't done this in a while and I miss it! Saturday full body ST??? Yeah. Cause I have to be at work on Friday at 11AM and I'll be walking till 10 -- head to AqC to use their shower and then into work...

Maybe I can do some body weight exercises with Sparkers at the Rally?

Yeah I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed. I know I can handle all of this, it's just gonna be a rough week and I'm not super looking forward to it as a whole. There will be some fun things: a concert Friday night, SparkRally and Dinner at a friend's Saturday night... but yeah.

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/24/2009 12:35AM

    One day at a time. One hour at a time. It will get done

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BRE7482 6/23/2009 12:39PM

    Sounds like you have a super busy week and I know this CRAZY heat doesn't help at all. The walking study is 3 hrs??? Be careful out there.

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SKYEFYR 6/23/2009 9:23AM

  Wow! Talk about a busy schedule! Just remember to get the rest you need to take care of yourself.

What is the walking study actually studying? And ick, what were they making you drink!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/23/2009 8:33AM

    A full schedule can drain you before it even starts. Try not to look too far ahead and enjoy what you are doing.


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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/23/2009 8:33AM

    Did you do the healthy dinner thing last night with your other spark buddy?

I have never been to a boston market, actually.

That study takes THREE HOURS!?!?!?

Why is that you're not doing any running, because of the study?

I thought about you last night, I was on the arc trainer that was next to the rowing machine. I am always looking for new ways to cross train, but I need to get someone to show me some kind of form on that thing. I have no idea how to use it.

Busy weeks are fun, I think you're just feeling overwhelmed (understandably) because you're tired.

What concert is Friday?

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TRACYZABELLE 6/23/2009 5:53AM

    My daughter and I like Boston Market too and try to get the sides that are better for you. MY daughter prefers the turkey and I like the ham. We have to let our hair down once in a while right?

I hope the walking study comes out well!

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    OMGosh that granola's name alone makes my mouth water. LOL Hang in there. You'll make it through the week. I know you will. Just don't go liking that probe, too much.


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FITTYTIF 6/22/2009 8:49PM

    Well The walking study sounds interesting! I have done some things like that before!
I usually enjoy it.
But for the rest of your schedule, You are making me tired just thinking about it!
Good luck and do not over do it!!
See you when I get back!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/22/2009 6:19PM

    Have a great week!

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SEEHOLZ 6/22/2009 5:41PM

    Hang in with the study - I've been sleeping more and feeling better, so I know what you mean! I know that you'll do great! Have a good week and enjoy the upcoming week-end!

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LAFTERSFREE 6/22/2009 4:59PM

    this morning felt like it lasted forever. i may need to talk to the guy b/c all day i have felt drained and my head and stomach were killing me afterwards, i felt a lil dizzy i think it's from no real hydration since i couldnt bring myself to drink much of that drink. i think it's a lil dangerous to not be drinking lots after a walk in that heat... idk. i didnt feel well most of the afternoon though, and that is pretty unusual for me.

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DDOORN 6/22/2009 4:36PM

    Looking forward to hearing how your SparkRally goes!

We had a great time this past weekend with our local SparkTeam rallying at the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Unfortunately I'm out of town this upcoming weekend so won't be pulling a Rally together...

Sounds like you are as SparkTastic as ever! :-)


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SEPPIESUSAN 6/22/2009 4:32PM

    I guess I'm not the only one who wants the week over already even though it's only Monday. HA. Nice job on that long run yesterday! (long to me at least!)

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/22/2009 4:22PM

    i am glad you said the probe was ok and not great. that would be creepy. i am obsessed with your probe. that is creepy lol. emoticon
i hate the waist packs with one big bottle. besides not being comfy i always seem to get tummy distress when i wear them. sparkrally sounds fun. WE WILL STRENGTH TRAIN TODAY!!!!

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SIRABE76 6/22/2009 3:33PM

    Strange about your HRM. a new battery?!?.. It sounds like they took the liberty of replacing it without you requesting it.

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JESSIEW84 6/22/2009 3:27PM

    Ooo why not have a 20 minutes workout session at the rally?! Tell people to bring their resistance bands if they have them or just show up and do one of the 20 minutes Spark workouts or something.

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Nice solid day.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Got up not super early (although my alarm went off at 5AM! UGH, forgot to change it last night), and went to the AgC to meet SARAHISKIDA to do an erging session. WOOT. Then I did upper body only ST. My lower body muscles were like - PLEASE NO MORE, and my core was feeling similarly -- plus I was short on time, so I just hit the muscles that were least hit by rowing -- CHEST, shoulders, biceps... and skedaddled.

I got to make use of the AqC locker room for the first time -- with my own little combination lock! :D It's so cute - it's red. hahaa. Anyway. I didn't bring my robe!!!!! I always have a robe. So I wrapped myself in my towel. Why have I not been doing this for ages??? I guess I had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that I fit in my towels now. Anyway -- I was all worried for like 2 seconds until I got the towel on and I was like - OH. (I'm definitely not a walk around the lockerroom naked type of person -- sorry to the nudie lovers out there, I don't like to see everyone's bits and pieces, nor do I want them to see mine.) hahahaha.

I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening at home. I've planned to make pasta w/ meat sauce and asparagus and then it's to bed semi-early so I can get up at 5AM again and go see my family! :D YAY! Tonight I will pack some almonds+dried cherries little containers and rinse an apple or two, make sure my water is ready as well. WOOT.

Then Sunday is church and later that evening I'll be cooking for Healthy Meal Night and we're gonna watch Sweeney Todd on bluray. I'm sooooooo excited. :D I LOVED it in theaters. :D

Fun note about today -- aside from the towel incident, I have another reason to be appreciating my NOW slim figure as opposed to my BEFORE -- I have a Ouchless Hair band (the thick kind) around my wrist and it actually fits loosely (without squeezing my arm) for a couple of inches down my arm as well!!!! I remember I could not put one around my wrist without it leaving an impression before -- I always thought girls that could do this were definite skinnie minnies. :) hehe.

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/24/2009 12:33AM

    Love those realization moments

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TRACYZABELLE 6/22/2009 5:24AM

    Woohoo! Let's hear it for the slim girl! I am not an exhibitionist but I do not worry if someone sees my nakedness.. but if I am walking around the locker room, I generally am covered up.

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150-HERE-I-COME 6/21/2009 11:06PM

    Woohoo!! That's awesome!! My little "thing" was when I put my everyday belt on (that I don't apparently wear everyday these days..) and had to put it on the LAST hole and it was TOO BIG!! I jumped up and down!!! I think when a normal towel finally fits around me, I'll cry.. CONGRATS on your discoveries!!!!

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TRECECOOKS 6/21/2009 9:46PM

    Just got caught up on your blogs! OMGoodness, Dana!! You are just doing SO well!!
Thanks for all your support on my blogs - it means a lot.
I am so excited for you about Memphis!! As SKYFYRE said, "Training Blogs"!!!

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WOLFKITTY 6/21/2009 9:25PM

    I totally misread that and thought you said the hair band around your WAIST and had to go back to re-read. EHhee. Made me laugh though.

Sounds like you're doing great! And even after maintaining for so long, you're still learning more things about your new shape - that's priceless!!

Yay for you Dana! I'm glad you're doing well!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/21/2009 1:45PM

    Outstanding on the towel thing. I have noticed that too.

Keep on enjoying and discovering those little things and they will serve as a motivation to never go back.

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SKYFYRE 6/21/2009 2:02AM

    Skinny Minnie, Um, that's you! I know I definately have ideas about really skinny girls and how they are able to do certain things like cross their legs and their top ankle is touching the bottom ankle since there isn't any meat/fat on their thighs!

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KEAKMAN 6/20/2009 9:22AM

    Okay, so what is an erging session anyway?

I love it that you say "skinny minnie" - that has always been a family saying of mine, and my DH has never heard of it. Maybe that's because he grew up in a household of boys!

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SEEHOLZ 6/20/2009 5:00AM

    Yeh for the ouchless hairband--I'm one for walking around naked in the locker-room, but won't do it, because it doesn't seem appropriate in the U.S. I love that about Europe-- no one cares and no one thinks twice about it-- it's just natural! ( sorry if that's TMI-LOL) Anyways, you got me a tad curious about Sweeney Todd, as I totally did not want to see it in theatres, after my Mom went to see it on Broadway and didn't care for it. Also, it lookes strange and that can either be great or totally lame--- anyways, enjoy your week-end!

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    I can't believe you mentioned the rubber band on the wrist - I just said the exact same thing to my hubby yesterday! For the first time that I can even remember, the rubber band is loose on my wrist - and I totally think that's a skinny girl thing! (or teensy person, either way..) But it happened to me, too! yay! No more cutting off our circulation!

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1D1W1Y 6/19/2009 11:08PM

    I misread wrist for WAIST and really thought... OH my ;)

Well done on the weight loss !! I still have about 90 pages to go on your blog.

I think I just read where you hit 190!!! I can see that goal was just the first :)

Check out you tube videos of Memphis Marathon. I watch the Cold ones of Philadelphia often to motivate me ;)

See ya

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MDTWEETY 6/19/2009 8:42PM

    I love noticing little things like the rubber band. YAY!! That's the fun thing about weight loss. You get to celebrate all the great little milestones.
I love almonds and dried cherries. Walnuts are good with dried cherries too. Ellie taught me that one. :)

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    I like your stories about the towel and the hair band being signs that you are a skinny minnie. I have one that you might not because I'm so short; I can buy pants from the kids' department now. Woo hoo! LOL


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BRE7482 6/19/2009 8:13PM

    Oh, I love Sweeney Todd. When I was in the 10th grade I saw the UA's production of it. It was so great. The note about the hair band gives me something to look forward to. Congrats!

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TAKEONME48137 6/19/2009 7:47PM

    Yay for being a skinnie minnie! The towel bit was quite amusing, hehehe. I hope you enjoy your weekend with your family! =)

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RHALES199 6/19/2009 7:39PM

    look at you, you skiinie minnie! You go, girl!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/19/2009 5:55PM

    It's funny the things you notice...

Yay for you...

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BRUIN2 6/19/2009 3:43PM

    Embrace the nekid!!!

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GIGINAE 6/19/2009 3:28PM

    I'm so happy for you!! I can't wait to fit in a towel. If I didn't have my robe at the gym I'd be up a huge creek - and so would everyone around me!!

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KAYAKID 6/19/2009 3:26PM

    What does your family think of the new you? I know mine are so proud of what I have done. Keep it up - try spreading the healthy eating thing around and it will stick with those we love. You are away and your at the gym exercises. We are sick are we and isn't it wonderful. Have a great weekend and enjoy your family- give your brother going away on his mission and hug from me and tell him it is from a friend in Oregon. Have a nice trip home too.

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_CORTNIE 6/19/2009 3:25PM

    I totally know where you're coming from with the hair thing wrist thing! I can't wait until it's loose!

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JESSIEW84 6/19/2009 3:18PM

    I can just feel the panic when you had to put the towel on...I think we've all been there. I got to this gym that has a bunch of older folk and it just amazes me how confident? these ladies are! They walk around the whole locker room buck naked and there I am trying to master the art of the clothed-undressing.

Have fun this weekend with your family!

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TOO EXCITED NOT TO POST another blog today...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

So... my hubby just called and asked me how serious I was about doing the Memphis Marathon and I was like, WAY WAY WAY serious. :)

He's making our hotel reservations and everything!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

I'm so happy now.

The pressure is on (in a good way) AND now I have a specific goal and dream to look forward to. :) I can think about Elvis Impersonators while doing my long runs. ;)

I AM NOW REGISTERED: St. Jude Memphis Marathon 12/5/2009 HERE I COME!!! :D


P.S. -- I found out we're staying within a mile of the start and finish area!!! :D AND for Friday AND Saturday nights. :) He is the sweetiest!!!!!!!!!

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/24/2009 12:31AM

    Congrats! Thats awesome that he is so supportive and great hotel location

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SSPANIER 6/21/2009 2:47PM

    Oh my gosh!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!! That is a dream I have, to do the marathon! You ROCK!!!!!!! emoticon

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    That's GREAT Dana!!! WHOO HOO!

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MSILVER94 6/19/2009 12:34PM

    yeah!! how fun and cool!!!

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TAKEONME48137 6/19/2009 10:39AM

    Hooray! I'm so excited for you Dana! I hope that you have a lot of fun, that it's not too cold when you run it, and that you overall enjoy that weekend! Good luck!!! =) =) =)

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DREMARGRL 6/19/2009 10:27AM

    Yeahhhhhhh!!! I am SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU! All my life, I have always loved motivational goals to keep me at a "high performance level!". A trip to Vegas, a new pair of shoes, a fab concert.....For you, it's the marathon. It makes you so happy to have wonderful things to look forward to. Now I'm sure it's no secret, but it does help you succeed! Good luck, sweetie!!!! I know that you will train hard, as usual, and do very well. It's great that your hubby is supporting you!!!!!!!!!! Give him a big hug for me and tell him.....KUDOS!!!! My hubby of 43 years has always been supportive and that's one of the reasons I adore him. XXOO Mary Ann emoticon

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JNEUBS 6/19/2009 10:18AM

    Love is in the air!

Rock On!


ChiTown Jeff emoticon emoticon

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KAYAKID 6/19/2009 10:17AM

    Wow! Congratulations! now the hard work begins - Not too much partying huh??
Have a great weekend and good trip to Atlanta

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MARSGIRL23 6/19/2009 10:16AM

    Oh wow, how exciting!! :D Way to go!! What a wonderful thing for your husband to do, and how awesome for you to be living out your fitness goals!! And Memphis sounds so awesome! I'm sure you two will have the best time. :)

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SKYEFYR 6/19/2009 10:15AM


Whoo-hoo! That is fantastic! He's a sweetie and so supportive of you. I hope you did a good job of showing him how happy you were last night! *evil grins*

I'll look forward to hearing about your training and reading about when you do that marathon and cross the finish line. I have no doubt you will impress even yourself with your time!

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SKYFYRE 6/19/2009 10:12AM

    Dana, I am so incredible proud of you for making this commitment!!! You are going to have such a great time training, and I am going to have such a great time reading your training blogs! Yes, "TRAINING BLOGS"!!!! You are officially in training! Wahoooo! And Big Ups to Henry for being an awesome supportive dear of a husband! Now, does he want to train with you?!? :)
Rock on!

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CECE0330 6/19/2009 9:54AM

    Awww...your hubby rocks! My grandma lives in Memphis, and while I've only been there to see her once, I LOVE the city! For a larger city, it was so clean & so cool! (but then, their motto on Beale Street is: Booze, Blues & BBQs....what's not to love? lol)

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LASHERTHECAT 6/19/2009 9:14AM

    Terrific!! What a great guy he is!!

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KEAKMAN 6/19/2009 8:36AM

    How wonderful! You will have a great time. Give your DH a big "thank you!" smooch from me - he has blessed you with a WONDERFUL gift!

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MDTWEETY 6/19/2009 8:34AM

    Sweet! Your Dh rocks!!
Can't wait to read about your training for the big marathon!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/19/2009 8:22AM

    Now the target is set. You will do this.


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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/19/2009 8:13AM

    That is awesome! I definitely think you are going to happy with Memphis :)!

How cool that you can go out Saturday night after! Memphis is a fun City!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/19/2009 6:08AM

    How exciting for you both! It can be a nice little vacation too!

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SEEHOLZ 6/19/2009 2:45AM

    Oh, you will be so happy that you booked the hotel right by the finish! It'll make it so much more pleasant! I'm so excited to see that you're so excited_--- you are so ready! emoticon

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FITTYTIF 6/19/2009 12:34AM

    WAY TO GO! How fun. and what great DH!!! I admire those who can do a marathon!

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KJNE8O 6/18/2009 10:47PM

    WOO HOO!!!

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SWEETZMIX 6/18/2009 10:23PM

    awwwwwwww now that is sweet hubby you got!!

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1D1W1Y 6/18/2009 10:06PM

    Great news!!! I am trying to get caught up on your blog it sounds awesome so far and I am only on your 4th entry. Your marathon is 2 weeks after mine. Congrats on the Hotel accomodations!!!

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BRUIN2 6/18/2009 9:55PM

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!

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SIRABE76 6/18/2009 9:51PM

    So exciting. Yeah your hubby is a total sweetie. So happy for you.

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    OMG! Hooooow exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!


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KIMCATUS 6/18/2009 9:19PM

    Woo hoo that is so awesome!!! You're gonna do great!!!

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SARAHISKIDA 6/18/2009 9:19PM

    YAY!!! How exciting! I feel like I need to start ramping up my training now!

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DANEDA 6/18/2009 9:18PM

    it's great when the hubby is so supportive, isn't it?

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/18/2009 8:57PM

    Congrats! When's the date? Can't wait to hear about the training and the race! Now, I'm off for the night, so if you blog again you won't be hearing from me! :)

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Thursday, June 18, 2009


That area of my gum was still feeling really really tender and honestly, kinda hard, but when I tried to get at it earlier I couldn't feel anything except PAIN, so I figured it was just cut up from earlier but...


The good thing is it feels like almost normal now so I am confident there is no more. :P ugh that is SO GROSS.

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/24/2009 12:30AM

    Ugh the pain!

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/20/2009 12:47PM

    i was thinking the eggshell was in chewing gum. boy do i need another coffee. my bf is a dentist and she says stuff stuck usually will work it's own way out and is usually better to wait then us pick at it. easy for her to say!!!

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MARSGIRL23 6/19/2009 10:14AM

    D: D: D: Ouch!!!!!

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SKYEFYR 6/19/2009 10:10AM

  Ow! Ouchie!!!

Glad you finally got it out!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/18/2009 8:55PM

    Dana, you spent all day walking around with eggshell embedded into your gums??? If I didn't know how painful it was, I would almost want to laugh... you have to admit it's kind of bizzare/funny...

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LAFTERSFREE 6/18/2009 8:25PM

    what?! wow i think i missed a blog somewhere or other. that sounds TERRIBLE. !!!!

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KIMCATUS 6/18/2009 7:55PM

    OUCH. OUCH. OUCH. I'm glad you got it out but ouch.

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SIRABE76 6/18/2009 6:58PM


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    Owie! I hope they're all gone now! And I hope your gums feel better. Ugh!

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