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So the SparkRally...

Monday, June 29, 2009

...was KIND of a bust.

Granted -- JHUBKA84 and her hubby came... um... but that was it. *sigh* But I'm not giving up on Alabama Sparkers!!! I know our local T-Towners had some obstacles in coming, but I never heard from any of the B-hamers that were supposedly going to come. :P

I think they got scared of the heat, but it was actually really gorgeous (ok AND really HOT) outside. :) The Botanical Gardens were just BEAAUUUTIFUL. :D I had a great time, took a ton of pictures of the Lilies mostly. I have yet to upload any, though, so those will be coming later. All those that didn't come missed out.

I made the most amazing Hummus EVER. SO GOOD. And SO EASY. I will post a recipe once I tweak it a bit to see how much of the oil I can cut out, cause I'm sure I can do it with less and still have it be delicious. :) But essentially - can of chickpeas + olive oil + sesame oil + cumin + salt = AMAZING. It was whipped up in my blender/food processor on the food processer attachment. So good. And baby carrots to dip in it! JHUBKA84 brought a delicious chicken salad made by her hubby w/ chicken, apple, grapes, celery, and very little FF mayo apparently! It was really good. :) They had some thin wheat crackers and bread to go with as well.

Then we walked around and looked at the gardens, and JHUBKA84's hubby ran off and did the photobug thing. He rejoined us after a while and then soon they left and me and my hubby tackled the entire gardens pretty much to see everything we could see. They also had a delightful gift shop where we managed to purchase Christmas gifts for 5 people. YAY.

Then we were on our way home, got turned around, and saw a creamery... DUN DUN DUN!!!!

They offered this crazy low cal frozen yogurt called "Only 8" but... I was at a creamery DARNIT. The first time in ages I've been to an actual ice cream shop and I was going to try out a newfangled froyo that only came in chocolate or vanilla??? No. I got one of their freshly made waffle cones and Bear Claw Ice Cream -- dark chocolate covered cashews and caramel swirls in a chocolate ice cream. :) MMMMM. Hubby got a Banana Cream Pie Milkshake which I tasted and it was amazing.

So that kinda foiled my plans for the day being so uber healthy... dinner was really good at the friend's place... I was doing fine, the food was healthy and then I just went into, must eat everything mode. The hostess kept encouraging us to go back for more because she made SO MUCH FOOD, and I just kept obliging. OH and then I ate two big slices of carrot cake.

The next day I was like....... what is wrrooonnnggg with me! UGH. I ate very very well the next day.

But get this -- I've been holding at around 170 for a while now. Day after the Rally+food insanity and Thursday's nonsense and all that???? 177.

I was flabbergasted.

Um but today after yesterday's good eating... 171. :P Whatever body. Get it together.

I've been not weighing myself for a while since before last TOM, but I got weighed in at the study, so it's not like I've been completely oblivious, but I definitely still haven't been losing like my plan was before. Now it's back to being friends with my home scale to find some motivation in numbers again.

sPEAKING OF WHICH.

:D I GOT MY HRM BACK TODAY!!!! YAY!!!!!!! I was all mopey this morning waiting for a knock on the door to get it, I didn't do ANYTHING because I was hoping it'd show up. Oh turns out while they recommended for us to mail it FedEx or UPS, they used the USPS. HAHAHA. :P It was in my mailbox though on my way to work so I was like SWEET. It's back on my wrist and all is well with the world.

So -- this week -- tomorrow morning - Rowing then a run. Wednesday - Run+Full Body ST. Thursday, Rowing + Run. Friday - play day! :D hahahaa. Maybe rowing? Maybe full body ST? Saturday+Sunday - running. Saturday full body ST if not completed on Friday.

OH. And I'm gonna take the mileage down this week for the most part and maybe take an extra running off day or two just because I've had a week off of running COMPLETELY and I don't want to wack myself out by jumping right in at 4-5 mile runs or something.

I'm really still a bit surprised at how big a difference it made in my motivation not to have my HRM. I guess I'm really addicted. I'm sooooooo happy to have it back. :)

And I'm stoked about this week in general -- I get to row BARE MINIMUM twice, I only work Mon-Thur AND it's jeans all week in honor of the holiday. :)

Yesterday was a great re-charger day for me in general, and I'm glad that I don't have to go straight from ONE regarcher day into a madhouse week.

LASHERTHECAT's comment reminded me -- there was also GARLIC and LIME JUICE in my hummus!!! :)

  
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SUMMERVA 7/2/2009 10:26AM

    Where was the rally, again? Which botanical gardens were you at? I apologize if you said and I didn't read it...

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/30/2009 10:56PM

    I wish I had a blender and or food processor

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LANC92 6/30/2009 2:13PM

    I went to Florida for a long weekend for my niece's wedding. Wouldn't you know it there was an ice cream shop right next to the hotel we were staying at. I can't even remember the last time I ate full fat ice cream, but on Saturday (day of wedding) we ate a big breakfast around 9, then around 3 I was hungry so I walked over and got a scoop of peppermint and a scoop of german chocolate in a waffle cone. It was delish. I figure that's real life hahahahahahahahaha!

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SKYEFYR 6/30/2009 12:22PM

  Don't beat yourself up about the creamery. We all need a treat now and then. Ironically, we hit one Sunday night also. I don't even want to know how many calories there are in cotton candy ice cream. But hey, it gave me a cool blue tongue!

HRM's can be great motivation, always trying to outdo the prior numbers. I guess I can look forward to reading about you really ramping up your workouts again, huh?

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SEEHOLZ 6/30/2009 9:56AM

    You had fun and met a friend and even if small, great company always counts!
I so hear you on the GIANT fluctuations--- my highest ever was 12 lbs.... my Dr told me that the more active and tall or big or whatever, the more normal it is... especially when your hormones are at that point of holding on to all the sodium/excess sugar or processed crap...
( well for me.... that is)
Have a good week getting into your routine- you're smart for easing your way back!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/30/2009 8:27AM

    The hummus sounds excellent - I've never tried homemade hummus before.

I thought of you while watching crew teams rowing down the Charles River yesterday. They looked so strong and graceful, and they were slicing so quickly through the water but it looked almost effortless.

Sorry the scale's been frustrating you lately... but it sounds like you're going to have some great exercise this week with your HRM back. I felt really naked without mine at first, but it's been wow, like probably almost a year since my most recent one broke, so I'm pretty used to exercising without it now. Pretty soon I'll probably get myself one of those Garmin HRM/GPS type dodads. I've been thinking goal weight reward.

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TRACYZABELLE 6/30/2009 5:58AM

    so many people think you must use the tahini but it is just too many calories... i want to try to make hummus with edamame-- i had it once and it was awesome..congrats on your buys , sorry your rally had low attendance.

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LAFTERSFREE 6/30/2009 12:12AM

    so glad u got ur HRM back, i know how much that's been driving u crazy.
and yeah the carrot cake was delicious! actually all of the food was great that night... so it was very tough not to over indulge! i kind of find it hard, u know, when u feel like everyone around u is eating whatever they want, so u think, WHY CANT I? idk if u ever feel that way, but i often do... have a good week!

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SKYFYRE 6/30/2009 12:06AM

    Way to meet some fellow sparkers, you are the real deal, Dana! Well, there must have been a bunch of SALT? in your creamery ice cream? Oh an dYou must have thinner legs than I because I have a heck of a time wrapping my ankles!

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PAULA_COACH 6/29/2009 11:29PM

    THE POINT IS...YOU TOOK ACTION...YOU PLANNED A SPARK RALLY AND YOU CARRIED IT OUT...EVERY TIME YOU DO SOMETHING, SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND IT'S GOING TO GET BIGGER AND BETTER....GOOD JOB!!! LOL AKI emoticon

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KENSINGTONC 6/29/2009 10:57PM

    SO MUCH in this blog post! I love "get it together, body." Cracks me up! If I were in Alabama I would have been at your SparkRally!!! Sorry it was disappointing but keep at it!!!

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BRE7482 6/29/2009 9:56PM

    I'm sorry there wasn't a lot of people at the rally, but it's great that you got your HRM back today

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VHASKEW36 6/29/2009 9:32PM

    Sounds like you had a very good time even if there were only a few. Perhaps the fall would be better because it will be cooling down then. God bless, ginny

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HRDWLBY 6/29/2009 9:26PM

    Too bad you didn't get the turn out you would have liked. We had about 25 people for our picnic in Ohio. Once I get my pictures downloaded I'll blog on it.

It sounds like you had a good time, anyway.

Helen

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LASHERTHECAT 6/29/2009 7:21PM

    Too bad about the rally...

Glad you got your HRM back...

I love hummus, but I can't imagine it without garlic and a splash of lemon Juice! I just use a little olive oil, or sesame oil, not both...

I also LOVE ice cream!! I think that was a worthwhile "cheat" emoticon

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JESSIEW84 6/29/2009 6:53PM

    1. Boo on no one showing up for Spark rally! Shame on all of them! If I were in AL I'd totally show up just cause you were there!!!
2. Thank goodness I can't eat dairy anymore because creamery + me = well, see before picture! Haha.
3. YEAY for HRM being back!!!! It IS amazing what that little tool can do!
4. GOGO plans for the week.

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MARJIJANE 6/29/2009 6:14PM

    You did the sundae right! LOL... and sadly you paid $$ for it and # for it...pick one lol!!! Our rally did not happen because I was waiting for a new water heater and that took all day! I did spark a bunch of ladies at the party I went to on Sunday, but I did not make the hostess happy as an excuse to eat, I was careful... Still, you let me live vicariously through your blog and I feel like i gained 2 pounds reading it!

I can't wait for you to post your hummus recipe, it is one of my favorite "snack" foods...I even indulge with original Wheat Thins, not the low fat...but if you account for the calories, then the tale will be told... no..not tail! lol

All in all, it sounded like a wonderful day with friends and family. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MISSJCISRUNNING 6/29/2009 5:23PM

    Hey Dana...sorry things didn't turn out the way you planned but if you have yourself and one other person you can have a good time and SPREAD THE SPARK!!! The hummus sounds great!!! I made a ton of food including roasted red pepper hummus but didn't take any pictures of the food!!! Stop by my blog or FB if you want to check out the pics!!!

Jackie!!!

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DDOORN 6/29/2009 4:23PM

    These SparkRallies are more of a challenge than we realized, eh...?

I was at first a bit disappointed with the six that turned out for our Spark Rally at the Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society, but you know, we had a super time and I'm hopeful it will be only better in the future!

Keep spreading that SPARK! :-)

Don

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TAKEONME48137 6/29/2009 4:15PM

    Mmmm ice cream. hahaha I'm sure everything will be fine despite the ice cream and such. Yay for the HRM! Mine should be here on Wednesday. I'm really excited! =)

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KSIGMA1222 6/29/2009 4:08PM

    Well my T-Town Spark Rally was similar. The Topeka SP Rally was myself and two other members of the team. I also brought my daughters and wife and Vickiweightloss brought her husband and 2 grandsons. So our kids played foosball together while we talked. HeatherHusker was our other member. We took a picture and I will post it later. We were going to do a walk around a local park but the weather was not with us for that. We talked more about Omaha, NE than anything funny enough since we all lived there or were raised there, small world! We also talked about just setting up a regular meeting once a month for lunch and just keep putting the word out and try and gain members who will attend and make the team more active.

I am running a 15k on the 4th, same one I ran last year and it was my first race ever and so now am coming around to my second time to run 3 different races that I ran last year in a month and see how I do compared to last year! Keep running and hope to see you at the conference!

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MISSY_MAGOO 6/29/2009 4:08PM

    Sorry your spark rally was a bust- but at least you weren't the ONLY one that showed! How much would that have sucked. Ours didn't go quite as planned either- 6 of us did show (with our families) so the numbers weren't too bad for such a small area. We went to a baseball game... little did we know it would be the only time- like ever- that one of our local games would get SOLD OUT! We did all get tickets- but not together. I was able to sit with two local sparks for a bit- and we found two others for a photo- but we didn't even see one of our other members! Oh well- the cool part was they announced our presence over the loud speaker- woohoo, spreadin the spark!

And that 177 sounds like a fluke- I'd believe the 171. It can be tough to eat all healthy all the time with as often as you're out and around friends- don't get too hard on yourself.
Enjoy jeans week! Missy

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 6/29/2009 3:55PM

    Wow that ice cream sounds good. We have a new Marble Slab Creamery nearby... but I won't go... yet.

Yay on getting your HRM back.

...Pam

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/29/2009 3:40PM

    Yeah, honestly Dana, not trying to be discouraging here, but truthfully you look great and you can obviously maintain with relative ease at this weight. Are you sure that you really want to lose? Or maybe you just aren't motivated now, but getting frustrated with yourself sucks. I have been there, girl!


Most days I would really like to lose 5 more pounds (really 7 b/c in in me experience weight always goes up about 2 pounds from the low, low in maintenance and then sticks). But I know that I don't want it badly enough RIGHT NOW to put in the work, so why frustrate myself?

Just a thought.

That chicken salad sounds good! FF plain yogurt, grapes, chicken, celery and cumin make a great low-cal chick salad, too. Black bean hummus with a jalapeno tossed in is a good variation. I need to whip up some of that.

Here is to a great week. My diet sucked this weekend, so I am right there with you getting back on track!

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No funk that can't be cured by a good rock show.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

WOOT.

I'm feeling totally un-funked.

But I am a little tired -- went to bed somewhere between 1 and 2 I think, had to get up at 5:50AM. YAYYYYYYYYYYYY. It was totally worth it.

Now I'm at work and post work I head immdiately to SparkRally, do not pass Go, do not collect $200... um, but I will collect my hubby who is going to come with me. :) YAY.

We also made a post show stop at... CHECKERS. I got a BLT though. HAHAHHA Which was kind of weird. It was on a burger bun... but not very much bacon on it. They really made it like it was going to be a bacon burger but just left out the burger part of the equation. Small fries, which were honestly too much still, and a baby sized banana milkshake. mmmmm Checkers fries used to be... I dunno THE FRIES. And Arby's Curly Fries. And now... they just don't do a whole lot for me. I'm so happy about this. :) hehehe.

But for today it's 100% healthy food land. Except the Carrot Cake my hubby bought for our get together tonight... forgot about that. But healthy food so far, healthy potluck at the SparkRally, and healthy dinner night w/ some friends (plus carrot cake). At least as cake goes, carrot cake isn't too bad... it also isn't some double chocolate heaven cake that will tempt me into overeating it. I do enjoy carrot cake, but only in smallllll doses. :) So YAY.

  
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MDTWEETY 6/29/2009 3:41PM

    Sorry your Spark rally was a bust. I found out there was supposed to be a Spark rally at the park a few blocks from our house but I already had plans on Saturday so I had to miss it. It was one of two locations and it looked like most of the people were RSVPing for the other location, so I am not sure if anyone actually showed up here.
Your hummus recipe sounds amazing. Can't wait to see it when you get the amounts squared away. I will definitely try it. :-)
I ate soooo much over the weekend as well. Lots of carbs (Italian) and still battling the leftovers. I also didin't exercise all last week, except for Monday. Getting back to that today too.
Have a good day! Hugs....
Oops. This was meant to go with the blog above. Not sure how I ended up posting here. Oh well.

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SKYEFYR 6/29/2009 3:14PM

  Gee, thanks.... Now I want carrot cake.... *sigh*

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/29/2009 12:04AM

    yea! glad you had a better day.

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SSPANIER 6/28/2009 1:12PM

    I still love the Arbys fries!!! Luckily Arby's is a LONG way frome where I live....it is not worth the drive! LOL emoticon

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KAYAKID 6/28/2009 11:12AM

    Dana,
I am a big fan of costco Carrot cake. You got to eat at your spark rally - all we did was walk. I am not sure which one I like better! You have a great Weekend and Enjoy yourself!
Mike


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TRACYZABELLE 6/28/2009 4:51AM

    I hope you had an awesome time! Unfortuantely, I had to work so I was unable to participate but looking forward to next time!

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MISSY_MAGOO 6/28/2009 3:18AM

    have a GREAT time at your rally! And woohoo on getting out of the funk!

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SKYFYRE 6/27/2009 7:44PM

    Funny, I had Mc Donalds friens the other day and was dissapointed that they werent what I remembered!

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CATIATM 6/27/2009 6:33PM

    A Sparkrally? That's so cool! I'm holding a Sparkrally here in Tunis! *Cat jumps around and cheers all by herself.*

Ok. I'm back! emoticon

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JESSIEW84 6/27/2009 5:08PM

    Have fun today at the rally!!!

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KENSINGTONC 6/27/2009 12:48PM

    Oooooh I'm jealous that you're heading to another SparkRally - I'm thinking of going to the conference in September in Ohio, what an awesome group of people to meet!

I love your numbered list on my blog, and I also love all the compliments :-). Thanks!!! I'm hoping for an awesome strength workout today followed by a short but refreshing run...we'll see! Have a super time at the rally!!!
Liz

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/27/2009 12:23PM

    Love carrot cake. Can't wait to hear about the rally

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SWEETZMIX 6/27/2009 11:23AM

    Can't wait to hear about the spark rally!

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/27/2009 11:10AM

    Yum! I love carrot cake. It is pretty easy to lighten up, too, but it sounds as though you wouldn't have had time to prepare one anyway.

Glad the show was fun, hope the sparkrally is great!

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 6/27/2009 9:22AM

    Maybe it depends on the brand of carrot cake, but I remember being shocked when my WW leader told us that the cake that was worst for you (highest in points and therefore I am assuming highest in calories and fat) was carrot cake. So, unless you know where it's from and all the nutrition info, maybe (in all your spare time, lol) you could try to figure out the fat and cal in carrot cake just so you're more informed.

So glad you're feeling better! have fun @ the Rally and with your friends!

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LAFTERSFREE 6/27/2009 9:04AM

    i was just about to ask u how the show was on ur last blog, guess u read my mind. im glad u guys had fun! emoticon

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My name is Dana, and I'm an emotional eater.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Usually my emotions are pretty even keeled. So this is not usually a problem.

Yesterday was a total disaster.

:P

So... I forgot to mention this, or maybe I purposefully didn't because it's kind if disgusting so
BE WARNED,

gROSS STUFF AHEAD. URINE TALK.

On Monday my urine was like... fruit punch colored after the study. Then the rest of the day it got normal and Tuesday and Wednesday looked normal, then yesterday again -- FRUIT PUNCH - but more of it because I drank a lot more of the beverage yesterday, which tasted like a normal sports drink (sweet but not too sweet). ANYWAY. It was gross but I was like, whatever...

But then on my way home I started to feel lower abdomen cramping and whatnot. It sucked.

I took a shower and did some stuff and then went to the bathroom and my pee was still kinda red. Then I ate some food and drank water and watched tV and fell asleep -- that whole time I was feeling crampy and bad.

When I woke up I was feeling better so I started to head to work, but as I was driving to work I felt worse and worse. The people at work said I looked awful and I told them I didn't think I could make it and went home. I called the guy running the study to tell him and he called to find out if there was something in the drink that could be doing that. (he also mentioned that they noticed my urine color and were "concerned" although apparently not concerned enough to TALK TO ME ABOUT IT?!) Anyway... he calls way later and says nothing in the drink should've turned my urine red and they recommend I see a Dr. However by that point I've been drinking water and whatnot and my urine is now back to normal.

WHAT A COINCIDENCE - so they would like me to think. I really don't believe it was a coincidence, but whatever. I looked up stuff online and there aren't too many "substances" that are supposed to turn your urine red, apparently it's usually from blood in the urine, etc... but honestly it had such a pinkish blue undertone... I thought blood in urine would have a more orangey undertone? Anyway.

They obviously didn't want me to continue in the study but today was the last day anyway so I went in and made my paperwork be finalized for getting paid and that's that.

I think I was mostly upset that they were trying to act like it couldn't be anything to do with their drink... when it seems to ME at least, the person with the body that is experiencing things wayyy out of the ordinary that have never happened until I did the study -- that it's something to do with ME or because the exercise aggravated some CONDITION of mine (which is total nonsense, YOU all know I exercise way more than an hour walk on a regular basis...). If it's a coincidence it's a really big one. Especially how my urine would clear up right away after I had been drinking water again.

Anyway -- that had me miffed plus I was feeling poorly, and then my DH came home early so oYAY WHOOPEE but I feel like crap. We started watching TRUEblood finally which was awesome, but then we randomly started grating on each others nerves- - it was like we were both extremely irritable and sensitive (well... I know I was extremely sensitive and somewhat irritable at least). And I went into a total emotional nonsense land and BINGEVILLE.

WHAT GIVES?!? I've had more emotional binge eating this year than like... ever before in LIFE. Is it maybe just because I've been living so long in a healthy lifestyle that now I'm actually capable of RECOGNIZING these events? Like maybe I didn't care to acknowledge my eating habits in any way before, didn't care to relate them to how I was feeling, what I was doing... it was a hobby for me to eat before. A pleasant event to be enjoyed whenever and however I felt like it. Now I think overall I have such a more healthy relationship with food that these occasions stick out like a sore thumb.

That HAS to be it, because honestly it really CAN'T be that I'm now living overall the healthiest lifestyle I ever have, yet I randomly also start emotionally binging. :P

Anyway. I stopped myself at one point saying ok. I will have one more ice cream cone (the prhase one more should tell you something, although I will tell you there was only one before that but among many other foods in between) and after that I will pop a stick of gum and NO MORE FOOD. And I did it.

I didn't just keep going until all the food was gone or until someone stopped me. I stopped myself. I am in control of my urges and temptations. Not the most awesome control sometimes, but it is my choice what I put in my mouth.

Anyway.

I still don't feel phenomenal today -- I think I slept too much yesterday and probably the ridiculous eating might have something to do with it, but the gastrointestinal nonsense is definitely 100% over as of like... 2-3PM yesterday. :P I just feel kinda tired and worn out.

Then today people say I look like I'm about to cry, look sunburned, still look sick, etc. And today's the first time I've worn makeup in WEEKS. So... I kind of made an effort and apparently I still look like crap so that can't be a good sign. OH WELL.

Life goes on -- I'm so ready for next week.

I AM excited about the SparkRally tomorrow, though. And other fun things that will be happening this weekend.

I just haven't snapped out of the funk that started yesterday when I started feeling like poop yet. :( Wah.

Whiniest blog ever.

  
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SKYEFYR 6/29/2009 3:13PM

  I'm with you, I don't think it was just coincidence that you had such colorful urine. I think there was something in there, but for the life of me can't figure out what could have done it. Then again, I'm thinking from an herbal viewpoint not strictly chemical. I'm just glad you're feeling better and it was over in a relatively short period of time.

I also think you've got yourself figured out pretty good. In "our past lives" we didn't really analize eating. Now that you do you're more sensitive to it. And I think you're probably doing it a lot less than before, just more aware of it.

Hope that you had a good food weekend and gave your body the stuff it likes and you're feeling more like yourself today!

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SUMMERVA 6/29/2009 12:41PM

    crazy!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/29/2009 12:03AM

    sorry you had such a crappy day. i can't believe they brushed you off like that. i tend to binge kinda like posted below. i am always so in "control" of my diet, exercise, time, LIFE, so it is my way of being "wild and crazy." some people jump from airplanes, others may party all night, some drive too fast..... i eat a whole pizza hut pizza to myself.

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/28/2009 11:13AM

    Dana,

I popped over to your page to thank you for your blog comments and noticed that I missed this blog :(? I don't know how, it must have been when the spark ferry unsuscribed me to stuff, anyway, this is important.

I know you are doing way better now because I read the subsequent blog, so I don't mean to make you revisit all of this unpleasantness.

I hate the binging, too, it is like "why am I doing this to myself?" I don't know if this is true for you, but for me I think that binges happen because generally speaking I do try to be so healhty and portion controlled and I worry about maintenance and yo-yoing. So when a binge comes on I am tired of caring about those things, I never really binged before, overate, yes, but more consistently, like most people do, rather than isolated events of fantastic proportion. When I am feeling emotional I use it as an excuse to stop caring and being concerned with maintenace "I am upset, I don't care about that right now!" then I start eating and then I say "OKAY GET IT ALL IN BEFORE SHE COMES BACK TO HER SENSES!" Kind of deal. It seems like since realizing all of this I have gotten a *little* emphasis on little, better? I don;t know if any of that is relevant for you?

That deal with the study would totally piss me off, that is SOME BULL! Glad you stood up to them and got paid!

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SKYFYRE 6/27/2009 7:43PM

    Oi! Well, I am so glad you were the catalyst to stop the frenzy! I have been there, often recently, and you are a great example of what I should do. You are an athlete and this little bump won't ruin you, and you recognize that, do you know how huge that is?! Great Job Dana!
On the pee: I think, now don't kill me... that you probably had a kidney stone. Water flushes your system and make it easier to pass them. If you take ibuprophen when this happens it will dilate your ureters and make it easy to pass a stone if you have one. I am glad that this stuff seems to be over for you!

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FITGRL124 6/27/2009 4:56PM

    Hey Dana - I hope that your blog made you feel a little better. Glad to hear that the GI problem has cleared up! :) KUDOS for putting that piece of gum in your mouth. So you messed up a little bit - don't beat yourself up over it. Get right back up and move on. It seems as though you are learning that (just as we all are)!

Have a good weekend!

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LAFTERSFREE 6/27/2009 9:00AM

    im sorry u had such a lousy day yesterday and that u weren't feeling well. hopefully your weekend will be much better! i think it's pretty weird that that happened to you during the study, and i agree with some of the others here that if it happens again u should go see a doctor. im trying to figure out why it might have happened, lots of people are suggesting dye, but since the drinks didn't have any color, it doesnt make any sense... i can't figure it out... hope u are ok!!! and i just thought the face u were making when i was talking to u made u look like u might want to cry i think it might have had to do with seeing u wearing eye-liner which i normally dont see u wear!! hang in there.. my week was also pretty tiresome so i am really looking forward to resting over the weekend. see u tonight!

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BRE7482 6/27/2009 1:09AM

    I'm glad your urine has cleared up, but next time go to the doctor. Working in micro I deal with urine constantly and we could have easily analyzed and cultured your urine (along with other things, that's what I do...gross...I know). I'm very happy everything's cleared up though. The fact they would not contact you to say your urine had them concerned or even consider it was their drink has me a little ticked off. Unbelievable!

Emotional eating is tough, but at least you were able to stop yourself. You took control. I think that's very important.

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/27/2009 12:17AM

    I am sure it was that sports drink that turned your pee red. When I was 2 ish and was toilet training, this is told by my mom since I don't remember, I had some kool aid and later peed and pooped red. Maybe the high amount of food coloring or something? But it's definitely the best option that they are dumb and or lying.

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/26/2009 8:23PM

    I'm sorry Dana. That really sucks about the drink, but you convinced me NOT to be a subject in any "studies" any time soon! I also have been feeling yucky and can totally see how physically not feeling good could lead to arguing with your man and even eating poorly. Ugh. I wanna feel better too.

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SARAHISKIDA 6/26/2009 7:10PM

    Okay, now I'm slightly freaked out. That's just too weird. I'm sorry you're feeling off emotionally--I find that my emotional and physical states are definitely related. I hate that I have to miss the Spark Rally tomorrow, but I don't think I'll be back in town in time.

BTW- If it makes you feel any better about the craziness of medical studies, I have a friend who is taking part in a study right now where he has to be QUARANTINED in a hospital and eat bad oysters. They're studying the Norwalk virus, apparently. So, yeah...

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MDTWEETY 6/26/2009 5:47PM

    That is kinda scary that the drink turned your pee RED! Crazy! Is it FDA-approved or is this study before it gets approval?? I hope it was a relatively minor side effect and nothing more serious. Do you get to leave feedback now that it's over?
Congrats on taking control of the emotional eating before it got too out of hand! And you know your normal eating habits are phenomenal so there is nothing to worry about there. We all need a treat once in a while.
I hope you start to feel better and have a happy weekend!! *HUGS*

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MRSBIGGLESWORTH 6/26/2009 5:35PM

    Dana -
Weird study....good thing they have them, but bad that they didn't acknowledge that it could be their drink!! Hope that thing doesn't get on the market! If you don't feel better over the weekend, you should go to the doc to get checked out - it's never a bad thing!

I think you're totally right about noticing the binge eating. I don't think you're doing any more - probably a lot less since you're keeping your weight off (WOO HOO!!)....you're just more aware of it - and that's a GOOD THING! New habits are great, aren't they?? Having the control to stop is good too - everyone messes up - we're human. Don't beat yourself up, just stop and move on with your healthy lifestyle. Sometimes we need a "treat"....just don't do it all in one sitting! LOL

As far as being irritable towards DH.....well, maybe because you didn't feel great....hey, we all have days like that! I've been married almost 29 years - the joke is, it's called sex when we say "F-you!" LOL

Have fun at the Spark Rally - I can't make it - got a bunch of last-minute wedding things for my niece we're doing (she's getting married in a week on July 5th).

TGIF! :) Hugs, Brenda

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SIRABE76 6/26/2009 4:46PM

    OK Z, the Urine thing SCARY!! no more strange studies. OK

I understand the binging. I ahve moments like that I think everyone does. As far as you looking sick and stuff. I think the drink has something to do with. Please keep seeing a doctor. I am worried about you chica.

All couples m have those moments that they just get on each others nerves. you are not alone. Keep you head up Ok

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RSCOZZAFAVA 6/26/2009 4:15PM

    With all you have been through this week, with the wire up your whazoo and the urine thingy you have earned a good whiner. You are living a great life girl and you know it! Don't let it get you down. (As you usually tell us) Hope you have a great rally and get out of that funk. You are our rock
Keep the Spark!
Roxie


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TAKEONME48137 6/26/2009 4:06PM

    So did you/are you going to the doctor? That doesn't sound good at all. If there is something wrong with you, maybe the drink was what triggered it to make it obvious or something to that affect? I hope you feel better!

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LASHERTHECAT 6/26/2009 3:57PM

    Maybe no more questionable studies?? Good for you for recognizing the start of your binging... and congrats for stopping yourself!!

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ZAEZAE 6/26/2009 3:45PM

    I'm proud of you for popping the gum and cutting yourself off, for me that's a major one! Kudos to you.

I think there's also tons to your point about maybe now you recognize it where before you just enjoyed the crazy eating. I call that type of eating, "eating for sport". Like when you're at a restaurant and just keep eating chips and salsa because they keep refilling it....clearly, 'eating for sport' right there!!

Blogging about stuff makes me feel better - I hope it did the same for you.
And remember, 'you gotta put your past in your behind', to quote our friends at Disney!
Have a good weekend!!

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4565S568SDS 6/26/2009 3:42PM

  I know there was something in that blue Mountain Dew (and purple Kool-Aid) that turns poo green, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some dye or something in whatever they gave you that turns urine red.

If it comes back, see the doc. If not, blame the sports drink.

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 6/26/2009 3:26PM

    Whining done... moving on. Correct? Glad it's out of your system. And the thing about red pee... strange - very strange. I would keep on top of that product and keep researching the ingredients. Seems to me that they are covering up a possible problem and you are the one who experienced it. Could it be a moral obligation? Maybe uncovering this problem is your destiny... my inner drama queen is coming out. lol. Anyway, don't even worry about the eating thing. You stopped it and it's done. And yes, you probably notice it now BECAUSE it doesn't happen as often as it used to. You'll get over it quick, Dana - that's one of the things I love about ya!

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CBLING 6/26/2009 3:12PM

    LOL. You have a way of talking about things that makes me laugh. Ya the study thing NOT a coincidence. And the noticing your feelings for binge eating I find I can recognize them more now too. Oh well it's the weekend more on and enjoy!

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BOTZZZ 6/26/2009 3:09PM

    :( sorry that you are having a not so good time, it will pass...it always does :)

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Me

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CALICAVEGIRL 6/26/2009 3:06PM

    Hey Dana! I've been kinda MIA lately. Sorry bout that. But I finished my triathlon and I'm signed up for two more this year already - hee =) Strongly considering a third, but I'm still waiting to hear back from a friend who has a friend that has done it before to give me some feedback on the event.

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DDOORN 6/26/2009 2:58PM

    Hey, whine away...! That's what we're here for...the shoulder to lean on, as well as the high five for those Woo Hoo moments!

After hearing about your reactions, I have to wonder about this study...

But you've already stopped the slide, so WTG! I'm sure you're gonna get right back to SPARKING as soon as you are able!

Don

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I gained a TON of water weight today! :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

hahaha.

So during the Walking Study today my beverage was SWEET! It was really too sweet for me, but the sweetness made me want to keep drinking it, because as you may ahve noticed after drinking something sweet you have that lingering sweet taste in your mouth and it made me feel thirstier/want more...

I gained 2.5kg or FIVE AND A HALF POUNDS from BEFORE we started and after. :) That is before peeing... by the time I left I was still up 1kg I think though. hahahahha.

Just goes to show -- in case anyone has had a funky weighin - YES. The food you have eaten and how hydrated you are, when you go to the bathroom, etc, DOES have an impact. Because the activity was light and it was cooler today I sweat very little. When they tested my urine for hydration levels I was actually MORE hydrated after walking than before. hahahaha.

ANYWAYYYYYY I'm sure you're all FASCINATED to hear that. TWO MORE DAYS. *phwew*

BUT!!! Due to the fabulous hydration levels and no pressing obligations for tasks that needed to be done, I was able to head over to the AqC and hit the weight training! I REALLLY taxed my upper body. My lower body is still feeling really sore in areas, so I hit it a little differently and less today. Just did the Leg Ext. and Curl Machines so I could hit my hammies and quads, but not stress the helper muscles that were really the ones feeling funky. I did some slow bridges to hit the glutes a bit, but mostly it was allll about the upper body and abs.

I'm telling you, it felt REALLY GOOD to be doing that. The little bits of ST I've been squeezing in here and there -- although I've been lifting a good weight and all -- just don't have the same feeling of really getting in a good full body weights session. I'm looking forward to doing that again soon.

AND TO So You Think You Can Dacne TONIGHT! :)

  
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SKYEFYR 6/25/2009 12:10PM

  I really need to get serious about weight training. Every time you post about your "light" days you make me think how they're better than my "heavy" days. :-)

So was it just me or were the judges really harsh last night on some of the contestants? I feel like we're starting to see who their favorites are. I wish we could have more shows like the first one of the season where everyone did so fantastic! (And hey, how happy are you that there is going to be a fall season also!)

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ZAEZAE 6/25/2009 8:05AM

    The ST sessions sounds awesome! Great job on challenging yourself!

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TRACYZABELLE 6/25/2009 6:05AM

    THis is why I even try to avoid crystal light! If I drin a flavored beverage, I will put the water aside and flavored beverages do have sodium which for me is bad (Un less it is diet rite which is sodium free) Good luck releasing that weight, I know you will not be happy until you do!

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SEEHOLZ 6/25/2009 2:17AM

    I think it's funny about the water weight thing! I totally agree that water weight can change so much - it happnes to me all the time!
Anyways, what a cool experience and I totally get how ready you must be for some real weights!

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BRE7482 6/25/2009 12:13AM

    I'm glad today wasn't as hot for you all in walking study. I didn't realize drinking something could affect your weight that much. Good to know. I love SYTYCD too. I'll have to watch it in the morning when I get off though.

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FUTURERNAIMEE 6/24/2009 11:42PM

    Yeah water weight and bathroom visits definitely affect weight. I only weigh myself in the morning after using the bathroom and before drinking or eating anything. And wearing as little clothing as possible, would be naked but the scale is in my parent's closet so depending on who is home I can't always be naked haha
Loove the burn and soreness from strength training

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/24/2009 8:34PM

    i am stuck at work until 10 so i had to pvr sytycd. not sure if i will stay up late and watch it when i get home or watch it tomorrow?

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TRUE_TEXAN 6/24/2009 7:59PM

    I have been needing to focus more on ST also... I have been good this week so I am going to try and keep it up! And water plays a HUGE role in our weigh in's!!! HUGE! Tiff

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LAFTERSFREE 6/24/2009 7:21PM

    im glad u got a good ST workout in, and im REALLY happy u finall got a better tasting drink!!! the one from today isnt bad at all either so u will be fine, im excited b/c i think tomorrow will be my day for WATER!!! YESSS!!! see ya bright and early :)

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KAYAKID 6/24/2009 6:00PM

    you are having fun telling us all about your pee? huh? looks like an interesting study. I don't drink anything but water and some juices. considering at one time I used to drink gallons of pepsi. I am happy you got some St done. Yesterday I didn't have much time and just abs and XT. Today I got in a 6 mile run with 11:30 pace. It was about 80 degrees with 40 percent hum.
I felt great afterwards. Have a great day!
Mike


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JAZZYJUDE 6/24/2009 4:52PM

    OH very interesting blog. I find hyrdation issue mind boggling too. I found myself having a small chocolate bar and drank a 16 oz water afterwards! I just had the 'urge' to have it.

GREAT job on the ST!! Jazzy!!

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DDOORN 6/24/2009 4:11PM

    Ye olde sweet tooth strikes again...! :-) Goes to show how much that influences our intake of both food AND drink!

WTG w/ your ST!

Don

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TAKEONME48137 6/24/2009 3:38PM

    Hooray for the ST! I'm thinking about changing mine up, but we'll see because I like getting into routines with things. That is quite interesting with the water weight stuff, and it's really frustrating to do a weigh in and know that you've lost something but it doesn't reflect on the scale. Oh well. The study thing you're doing sounds kinda fun in a weird way, hehehe.

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SPARKLINGVIOLET 6/24/2009 3:16PM

    Interesting!!! Seriously, I find the whole hyrdation thing soo interesting!

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SWEETZMIX 6/24/2009 2:41PM

    That sure is a lot of water weight. But it will be gone by tomorrow or tonight if it's not gone already. A great ST session is always in order, and it's great that you are still able to get it in instead of saying you are too busy. Always leading by example :D

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/24/2009 2:39PM

    I agree about the food/water weight thing (how can you not agree - it's a fact)! I have recently realized that I always weigh more the morning after I have a big salad for dinner. Salads are low in calories, but huge in weight! Duh. :)

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RUN_LIFT_EAT 6/24/2009 2:37PM

    I will so miss hearing about the hydration levels in your pee, Dana, that really makes my day ;)!

Glad you got in a proper workout, always feels great,doesn't it?

Sorry about the Trader Joes thing, we just got one like 2 years ago so maybe Bham is due!

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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! :-)

Don

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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.

ttyl

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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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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 6/23/2009 7:53PM

    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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