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Deficit Tracking Begins!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

OK, so the idea is that I'm going to look for a deficit between 1750-3500 (1/2-1lb) per week. I'm not trying to win any weight loss land speed records, I'm at a healthy weight, I just want to nudge the actual number down a bit for a more comfortable buffer between me and the overweight range, and also hopefully lose some fat %. I'm going to figure out a good ST plan that I can stick to this week (probably full body twice a week - Tue&Thu) and go from there.

So I'm looking for an average daily deficit of 250-500 calories and a weekly deficit of 1750-3500 -- this will help me know from day to day where I stand in reach of that goal and how much wiggle room I have to adjust based on hunger levels. I'm hoping that doing this for a while will help me to plan better for what I will eat the day I do particular activities without going too under/overboard.

I know several people mentioned being more hungry the day AFTER vigorous/intense exercise - sometimes that's the case for me as well. I'm not necessarily doing this because I can get an exact deficit each day that is equivalent to each other, but if that's what ends up feeling good to my body so be it. I may find I feel better creating a huge deficit one day and eating up some of it the next. :D haha. But at least I will know where I stand in a more specific way than I would otherwise.

I weighed myself this morning and was at my "Scary Weight" again -- 5lbs from the top of the healthy range. I'm guessing some of this is fluctuation due to period starting soon combined with a little lack of sleep last night (I did NOT get to bed like I said I would!), but I'm going to go with this number to start my tracking and adjust if it goes down.

Just so you know - Scary Weight is 190 for me, although lately I've been more around 185, and I think an ideal weight for me now, with more muscle, is more like 175. I think I'd feel good maintaining around there. Maybe 175-180. The more I think about it, my chest was too bony for me at 165 and if I added muscle to that bony frame, I'd weigh more. So.... yeah. I don't have a goal to be at 165 again. But I want to lose some fat that I have right now, and have a bigger buffer from scary weight. If 190 is a fluctuation and I fluctuate quickly down to 185, this could mean losing only like 5 harder to lose lbs.

I'm not changing any tickers yet because I just hate people coming to my page and being like -You'RE ALMOST THEREEEEE!!!!

No, I've been there, now I'm elsewhere, and whatever. I might take the ticker off my page altogether, but at the same time I remember I used to go look at people's SparkPages and get inspired by those who lost as much as I needed to. I will have to change my page to reflect what I've accomplished, which is essentially to have lost around 110+lbs (294+whatever I gained those holidays to 185) and maintained that loss minus minor fluctuations from there. I consider now for my 165-168 to be kind of a low fluctuation that didn't last. Ya know? Anyway.

More to the point of all this -- the deficit tracking -- this puts my sedentary daily burn estimate around 2000. I'm going to actually go with a 1.1 multiplying ratio vs. 1.2 , round it off, and go with 1900.


cintake = Daily deficit

(1900+1254) - 2152 = 1002

This is like, 4 days worth of 250 deficit or 2 days worth of 500 cal deficit. In any case -- a lot of deficit.

I'm guessing today's deficit will be small to none.

(1900+405) = 2305 -- todays total burn.

My Spark Range is from 2180-2530 -- so if I ate to the maximum, I would take away some of my deficit, but I should probably at least eat to the minimum of the range that is in Sparks, bare minimum 2000 cal. I'm at 1421 for the day prior to dinner, so that means for dinner probably 760 calores minimum to get to the bottom of my spark range. If I eat just 2180 today's deficit will be:

2305-2180 = 125

With yesterday giving me some deficit in the bank - OH and I almost forgot, I'm doing strength training tonight so that will ad some more burn -- I can at least eat that much or more. I think I should have eaten still a little more this morning or at lunch maybe. I've planned a protein bar for post workout already and snacks, just those two meals are a little weak in calories for this plan.

EDITED TO ADD: I've set my ticker with a low of 185 and said I'm already there. I'll just change it as I go to avoid weird comments, but still leave it up as a monument to my success as well. Thanks for the suggestions guys!

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CATIATM 9/1/2010 12:54AM

    A woman with a plan - I love it!

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SEEHOLZ 8/31/2010 5:28PM

    I know what you mean about having been there, it being too low etc. I want to get back to 165. I'm only 5'9 though. I don't know, but anything lower is just too low for my body, as long as the 165 is mainly muscle.

I think your approach is totally reasonable- not crazy nor extreme, but doable and focused on fat loss, not muscle mass loss!

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SEPPIESUSAN 8/31/2010 4:04PM

    I'm so with you on the weight ticker...too bad they don't have options to put in your own labels for the ticker such as "acceptable weight range," "warning weight," "low weight I once hit but not sure I want to get that low again," etc... that'd be more helpful than just start and finish! In real life there never is just a start weight and a finish weight!

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WHATAGRL42 8/31/2010 2:54PM

    It always boils down to the math. I did a nine mile hike this weekend at a decent pace, burning 831 calories. With a BMR of 1400, I figure if I eat 1200 a day I create a 7 day food deficit of 1,400 calories. This, plus my 800 calorie burn for hiking equals 2200 calories. For one pound, I need to exercise off another 1300 calories this week. That's another 260 calories a day this week. I ran this morning, for 172, and will probably burn at least 150 in yoga tonight. But if it weren't for this site where I could track my food, and my trusty heart monitor, I'd have NO luck in losing a pound!

I like your precise plan. Reminds me to keep on TRACKING!
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MSSUNBUG 8/31/2010 2:36PM

    Sounds like a solid plan. I'm all for slow, sustainable losses--I like the small(ish) deficits.

Might you just take the "goal" weight of 165 off of your ticker since it doesn't really reflect where you've been hanging and where you intend to hang? I agree that 165 would be boney-skinny on your tall, slender frame. Could you just change your ticker to reflect a lowest weight of, say, 180 and label yourself there now? I dunno. Just a thought. I agree the ticker is a good thing to have, but I also hear you on the frustration of "you're almost there!" Over the past year I've gotten a lot of "But don't beat yourself up!" on my blogs, and that always irks me. In my head I'm like, "You don't even KNOW. I'm totally good with me."

But I digress. :-) Just offering a suggestion of a different way to honor the ticker without having the hullabaloo that comes along with sitting just above that lowest "goal" weight.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/31/2010 12:39PM

    Dana, I can see why you would want to take the ticker down. But, I really appreciated that it was there when I found you. You have been so motivational in showing me that it can be done. It gives credibility to any struggle you are having now. Not that it matters what others think but, it helps to know what the end of the journey might look like.

Thanks so much for sharing this journey with me. I think you are doing awesome. I love that you are willing to admit to bumps in the road.

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MBSHAZZER 8/31/2010 10:52AM

    Dana, you are tackling this in a very sensible manner! I've no doubt you will be successful! Slow and steady wins the race! I also think it' a good idea to not get too hung up on the daily deficit as long as your weekly deficit is on track.


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Monday, August 30, 2010

I think with my current amount of activity, the best way to make sure I'm eating enough/not eating too much will be deficit tracking.

It is so tough when you're rocking a long run that burns around 1900 calories, or going to a couple of classes one day, and then another day taking a complete rest day, to really get a feel for what you should be eating.

I find that I too often eat not enough or too much because I just don't feel like the calorie range tactic is suiting me. Anyway -- I've done deficit tracking before and really liked it. It WILL require me to be more diligent with my tracking -- but it is so rewarding to see the numbers each day, I think it will help motivate me to track better.

So I'm going to try it.

I will need to get a good weighin to see what my BMR settings should be so I'm going to try to eat nice and clean tonight, get plenty of sleep, and get a weighin tomorrow. Granted -- TOM is coming Wednesday, but I'm just going to use this to get my settings straight.

Then we shall see! I have been running in the AM so really the only day I have a considerable calorie burn to think about later in the day is Monday with Zumba and Hoop Fitness in the evening. This should allow me to plan for a certain amount of calories through breakfast/snacks/etc and adjust on Mondays with dinner if needed, and adjust on other days throughout the day once I know what my burn was that morning, smaller adjustments for things like dropping by the gym for some ST or whatever.

Now that I have the gym back, I think I will look at my New Rules of Lifting for Women workouts again and see if I can fit some of that in as well. I haven't really had a plan for ST and it has resulted in some ok upperbody workouts, and neglecting abs and lower body almost entirely. Bad business.

THANK YOU for making me feel SO GOOD about my weekend of running as well!!!! :D And especially those comments about my half goal from those runner sparkies -- very encouraging. :)

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SEEHOLZ 8/31/2010 9:56AM

    YOu got this girl!

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SKYFYRE 8/31/2010 8:14AM

    Yay deficit tracking! Go Dana Go!

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QUEEN_REINA 8/30/2010 8:26PM

    I can't wait to see how this goes, I've thought about doing it myself but not sure I can be vigilant enough.

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MSSUNBUG 8/30/2010 6:37PM

    I've had a similar experience to what 4AHealthy listed: the days AFTER exertion I'm generally more hungry than the days I actually work harder. You should do whatever works, of course. The inconsistency of day-to-day stuff can sort of throw me too. But I do have some consistency week-to-week, so I'm able to develop a calorie range that works for me.

So glad you've got the gym back and have been getting so much out of it (I've been keeping up with your blogs, just not been faithful about commenting). Glad to see you in training for the half too. I'll confess, I'm envious. I had a knee injury that set me back a lot back in early July, so no running on the menu here. I'm getting by though. :-) Well, better than that, really!

Good luck!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/30/2010 5:26PM

    I tried deficit tracking of a sort when I was earnestly training for the triathlon. My nutrition tracker would automatically increase the calories for a day when I'd exert a lot, and decrease them on rest days.

I found it difficult to eat a lot one day and less the next, especially since I actually seemed more hungry on the days AFTER heavy exertion than the day OF the exertion.

So in the end I gave it up and tried to balance the average calories needed rather than the exact calories per day. At the same time I became less vigilant about tracking so I'm not sure how well that would have worked, but I think for me it would have been more comfortable.

And yeah, I hear you on the "hard" days. Saturday I spent 6+ hours kayaking and burned (according to my HR monitor) 1530 calories. And that was just during the kayaking, not counting my basal metabolism. That's more calories than I usually EAT, on a weekday!

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MBSHAZZER 8/30/2010 5:15PM

    Great idea, Dana! Will be interested to follow along and see how it goes!

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Hood to Coast Ghost! :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

So I believe last we left off I was bragging about resisting cake and ice cream (which I had some of the next day) and lamenting my soreness before running my Hood to Coast Ghost legs!

Well I was sore -- but I did it.

Friday I got home, ate cake and ice cream, and waited for time to go run. I think my nervous energy had me reaching for simple carbs and I did not resist this time. Nutrition is still a work in progress obviously -- and it will continue to be I'm sure for the rest of my life. I need to be tracking better, but to be honest -- this weekend I was so sore and busy that I was not thinking about going downstairs to track my food. I know that's lame. I think my MIL's computer is upstairs now, now that I think about it... so maybe I can used hers to track sometimes... OOH! :D I never would have thought about this if I hadn't blogged about it!

So anyway -- I napped, and then woke up to get ready to go run. I got dressed in my Sparkin Hood to Coast shirt and reflective ghostie hooked to my brastrap and I was ready to go. Oh wait. Flashlight! haha I would like to get a headlamp sometime I think... anyway -- I got the text at 11:48pm that about 10min, then one at 11:49 that said Gn!!!! And I took that to mean GO and I DID. I finished that first leg of 3.52 miles in under 11min miles!!!!! For me -- how SORE I was at that time -- I was amazed. WOOHOO! 38:05 for that leg.

Then I showered and buzzed around online talking to other ghosties and I talked to Jackie on the phone and got a big hello from the Coasties (as us ghost runners are calling them) around. :) Jackie finished in 41min but then again -- she ran the first leg of 7+ which I was at work for , and then stayed up to run this leg! haha. GO JACKIE!!! (MSJCISRUNNING) I was busting my bootie to try to run as fast as possible so as not to disgrace my much faster than me running partner.

Then I worried I gave it all Friday night and would have nothing for Saturday!

I slept in, and then ate and got ready to run my final Hood to Coast Ghost leg. The Coasties had been mostly incommunicado since the night before, entering sketchy cell coverage area. Last I heard we were running about 9min late, so that's when I started my leg -- 10:35 for 4.2 miles. I gave it everything I had to keep going at a decent pace -- it was tough. Tired and sore, I just kept thinking about Jackie and all the other Coasties pulling through the night with little sleep, no showers, etc., racing their hearts out.

Prior to the event I had asked Jackie about her favorite running songs so I could get something to listen to in her honor -- when I started feeling rougher on Saturday I started playing her song -- Tom Petty's Runnin' Down a Dream! I had never heard it before but I figured Running Folk were always referencing it so it was about time. Good running song! :D I thought of Jackie and busted my butt and finished that leg in 49min for about 11:39 min mile pace -- less than a minutes slower than the night before in hotter tireder more sore conditions -- I'LL TAKE IT! :)

So then my participation in Hood to Coast was over, but there were still more legs to be run by the Coasties and Ghosties alike. I was anxious to get some reports back and I'm still waiting on some more blogs from the Racers themselves! :) I've read several Ghostie blogs already -- us having faster more immediate internet access post run.

So DH and I headed to our local artist's market, picked up some of our favorite bread ever (a local breadmaker - bread called "Fred Bread") we got a round of garlic herb and a loaf of spinach & Feta. Then it was back home to get ready to head to the Roller Derby! :D

YES I went to a Roller Derby double header and it was so fun! My BIL is like - Dana I want you to do this. I secretly would love to be a Roller Derby girl -- or mabye less secretly and more fantasy-based. Because I can't at this moment in time roller skate. HAHAHAHA So I'd like to learn finally, now that I'm fitter and braver. (Less afraid of the inevitable falling...)

Then it was home and I was pretty tired -- made some pasta for dinner w/ some of the Garlic Herb into Garlic Bread and I was done.

But this running weekend was NOT OVER YET.

I still had my long run to accomplish! I was a bit scared of the 11 miles to follow me racing my butt off for two legs of pseduo HTC in my hometown... I just decided I was allowed to go as slow as possible as long as I kept going, that was the goal anyway -- just to log the miles. So I set out and did it. Yes - it was REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLY REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY SLOW. 14:40 mm I think? One of my slowest runs ever. Only thing worse for the wear are some pinky toe blisters. AGAIN. I think I might just get rid of my pinky toes altogether, those jerks. But anyway -- 2:41 minutes later I had 11 miles to log and I had gotten in all intended running for the weekend. :)

I just kept thinking about the Coasters and that this was my 3rd leg and just to keep going. :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!!!!!

This week it's some 3 milers, a 7 miler (I think?) and 13 mile long run before a mini taperish section before my race. :D YAY! The speed I was able to attain while mega sore for my 2 racing legs this weekend did help give me some confidence in the fact that I might be able to actually reach my goal of breaking 2:30 for my half. Of course, that is before it took me 2:41 to do 11 miles. BUT! I keep reminding myself -- Long Runs are meant to be SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. In fact, I TRIED to run as slowly as possible on Sunday. I WON'T be doing that on race day. I have the raw speed to be able to run fast enough to reach this goal, it's just a matter of maintaining enough of it over time with my endurance to achieve the end result I'm looking for. I'm still not sure I'll be able to do it this time, but I'm pretty confident I can come close at least. It can be hard at times to trust this training.... It was so different when I didn't have any time goal for the marathon! hahaha :D But I'm looking forward to trying!

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DREBENEZER 8/31/2010 3:00PM

    Amazing job!!

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NICOLELOVESGOD 8/31/2010 12:31PM

    I'm proud of you!

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BOBBYD31 8/31/2010 11:49AM

    nice runs dana, pulling that 11 miler after 2 ghost legs, wow! you'll do great on your HM, but that 2:30, you can do it

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CLOVERR1 8/31/2010 11:09AM

    lol...I tried out for the Dixie Derby Girls a few years back (when I was NOT in shape); I was so sore the next day.....

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KEAKMAN 8/31/2010 11:04AM

    WOOHOO!! Way to go Dana! I am so happy that you were part of our ghost team and I am so impressed by your times and mileage! You did GREAT!

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LILHLFPINT 8/30/2010 11:11PM

    (you go, girl! ::hugs::)

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ETTEZEUS 8/30/2010 10:32PM

    OMG! You ran an 11 miler after running 2 legs! Holy cow! You rock! I'll bet you do finish that half in under 2:30.

Way to go Dana!

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MIAMIA7 8/30/2010 8:37PM

    Wow! An 11 miler AFTER two ghost runs! Amazing! You will do great in your race.

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MARIE625 8/30/2010 8:11PM

    Great blog! But hey - you forgot to include that you commented on a certain FB photo every couple of hours just for me. :) You really are my new best friend! That picture will never get old. LOL

I'm sure you'll rock your up coming race. Enjoy!!

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HEALTH4LYFE 8/30/2010 8:11PM

    Wow! Impressive running 11 miles after having run two legs of the HTC...
Congrats on an awesome fitness weekend, building your stamina, speed and being prepared for the 1/2 emoticon

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RDARLING 8/30/2010 7:53PM

    Hats off to you Dana!

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GOEGIRL 8/30/2010 4:17PM

    See, I knew I wasn't the craziest ghostie this weekend - you did 2 legs and 11 miles! that's awesome!! Way to Gn!!

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BRUIN2 8/30/2010 4:07PM

    Way to Gn!!!!!!!

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GAYEMC 8/30/2010 3:37PM

    11 miles after the H2C legs? That's a lot of running!

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LYNNANN43 8/30/2010 1:32PM

    I can't believe your ran your 11 miles after the ghostie legs! emoticon emoticon

Would love to have seen pics of the roller derby! LOL!

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MBSHAZZER 8/30/2010 1:30PM

    Awesome Coastie Ghostie! What a trip! Sounds like fun and I know you are going to rock out your HM!

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SEEHOLZ 8/30/2010 1:05PM

    You so got that PR in you and I think even more! But, just keep training and things will come together for you.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/30/2010 12:29PM


Where are you from? I am in Oregon too. But, not running HTC. What a great exercise weekend. Take care of yourself.

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BANKER-CHUCK 8/30/2010 12:25PM

    Awesome that you were able to be a part of the Sparkin HTC.

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JOPAPGH 8/30/2010 12:12PM

    Nice runs fellow ghostie, especially the 11 miler!

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TOBEARUNNER 8/30/2010 11:59AM

    I'm totally impressed too! I was scheduled to run 32K (sorry, I'm Canadian after all!) but ran a combined 27K for my three HTC ghost legs and considered that that was it for the weekend! I'll have to tackle 32K next weekend, with lots of sleep, lots of fuel and lots of water!

Congrats on all you accomplished this weekend -- it was A LOT! :)

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DDHEART 8/30/2010 11:58AM

    Oh My! I'm feeling like a slug as I read this! LOL guess you've given me a kick in the tush and I had better heed it!

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TAMTAM64 8/30/2010 11:44AM

    I am in awe that you still ran your 11 mile long run after running those ghostie legs... Wow, girl - that's impressive!

You did so great on your ghostie legs!

Trust your training - you will rock that time goal of yours!

Run Strong,

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Still Sore!

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm having flashbacks to when I did that Relay for life and a couple days beforehand I completed a t0ugh New Rules of Lifting for Women workout with heavy single leg straight leg deadlifts.... my hamstrings were dying but I was running all night.

Now my legs and my left butt cheek are just totally totally sore STILL from TRX class+running on Wednesday and I'm supposed to race 3.5 miles tonight and 4.2 miles tomorrow. YAYYYYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. :P

I think I will be fine but I'm not sure it will be enjoyable. And then there's the matter of the 11 miles I'm supposed to then run on Sunday. I'm just thinking I'm gonna be running my Hood to Coast miles MUCH slower than my twin in Oregon, Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING). Oh well. I really thought that Wednesday 5:30-6:30, being more than 48hrs from my first leg of HTC would be fine. I'm hoping the rest of the day helps my muscles recover some more and everything is just totally fine. I slathered icy hot and took some naproxen sodium this morning.

Food... I didn't track last night. I probably need to go add everything and see where I ended up, but I'm pretty sure I was within range. I mean dinner was chicken broccoli and rice. Then I had some gingersnaps and a couple red vines, but also a small section of a meatball hoagie. So....... it was kind of random. But not too much food. I actually almost got some cake and ice cream but I kept making myself not do it and when I finally wanted to I got told that the cake is gone. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I lasted! hahahaha :D Ok actually, there is still the white wedding cake, but it was the chocolate groom's cake that I have been eating tiny slivers of every now and again since the wedding and that the groom himself was eating big pieces of with mint chocolate chip ice cream in front of me last night. After he was finishing his second serving of that tempting concoction is when I asked if it was alright for me to have some - and he says there is no more.

I was like oh. OK. I wasn't really disappointed, I was actually a little relieved which is creepy if you think about it. But trust me - I am so untempted by the other cake. And getting just ice cream was not so attractive either. So the temptation passed and I survived. :) hehe.

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MARLIE13 8/30/2010 10:05AM

    And you survived! Looking forward to your blog on that one! Your cake-capades reminds me...our wedding cake was soooo delicious. Fast forward a year, this competing cake place makes an almost identical cake...strawberry poppyseed. My dad had that cake for his birthday...it was ok. We've had it before from the same place, always just "ok" and never measures up to what we had at our wedding. So a week later....last week, we dig out the big piece we had save for our anniversary...it's got a bit of freezer burn on the top with the icing...we scraped that off. Lo and behold, this piece of cake is better even after one year in the freezer than what we had fresh.

OK, sorry...just had to share my cake story with you. I understand cake...good cake. lol!

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SWEETZMIX 8/28/2010 11:53AM

    ahhh you survived. It really wasn't meant for you to have any of that cake.

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MBSHAZZER 8/28/2010 10:05AM

    Dana, I didn't realize you were Jackie's ghost runner! NEAT-O! If you come to Miami, you'll meet her and just love her! She's the coolest! Out of all the Sparkers in N.O., I think I spent the most time w/ her and Carolyn (GLADGAD) - two totally awesome ladies!

Anyway, enjoy the ghost running! Can't wait to read your blog about it!

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CLOVERR1 8/27/2010 3:26PM

    ha..I just scooped up the "New Rules" book from the library shelves today.

Hope your weekend running goes well!

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CATIATM 8/27/2010 3:15PM

    I've been taking epsom salt-baking soda-lavender oil baths to ease my aches and pains. Have you tried that?

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RUNSWITHDEER 8/27/2010 1:50PM

    Maybe you need a good ole fashion ice bath to take away the soreness. Hey-good luck in the Hood to Coast!!!!!!!!!!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/27/2010 12:16PM

    Enjoy Hood to Coast. I am near there and it sounds hard. I have never tried it. But, part of me thinks it sounds like great fun.

Good job resisting the cake until it was gone. emoticon emoticon

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SEEHOLZ 8/27/2010 11:22AM

    Have fun tonight! It's the irony of the universe that makes us do a workout that will keep us that sore when there is a race-hahaha.
Glad the cake was gone- for your sake... I know what you mean.

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LILHLFPINT 8/27/2010 11:16AM

    (::hugs:: hope you are doing well, girl, and able to get enough rest in!)

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SEPPIESUSAN 8/27/2010 11:06AM

    Um, you have a twin? I still think it's awesome how much exercise you've been getting and how varied it is. Oh, and I'm the same way with tempting food - it's like I want it, even though I know I don't need it, and I'd actually be pretty relieved if someone else would just eat it for me!

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SWEATONCEADAY 8/27/2010 11:02AM

    yuck for still be sore. do you foam roll or roller pin at all? i find it helpful to get the soreness out.

have fun running tonight! take your time. maybe i shouldn't give advice since i have mustered up only ONE run this week.

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KNH771 8/27/2010 10:35AM

    It's funny about the ice cream... Sometimes we get a little help fighting temptation.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

So I didn't eat my protein bar that I had packed for between TRX and my run and then when I got home I was feeling kind of sick to my stomach so I didn't eat anything right away, fast forward about an hr and I'm feeling crap but I think I realize I NEED TO EAT. So I make a PB sandwich because it's simple and about the only thing remotely appealing, and by the time I get done eating it I'm feeling much better and my body said, YES GIVE ME MORE!

So I did. I ended up estimated over my range, but I'm ok with that since I was below range on Monday. Still working to get this thing balanced! I had a good plan but I didn't stick to it.

So today has been better so far, and no marathon workouts planned tonight.

That TRX class was AWESOME - it really kicked my butt. I have been neglecting the lower body somewhat lately in ST workouts, just running has been working those parts and it is not enough on it's own. I was pretty good on the squats, even doing squat jumps, then lunges ok, single leg squats - still always kill me. I could not get to the "jump" phase of that move. Freaking hamstring curls were KILLING ME. hahaha I did really well on upper body stuff, struggled a bit on core - but we also didn't spend long on core so I didn't have much practice to force my body to do the moves correctly only a few halfhearted attempts after feeling beaten at the end of class. HAHAHA. Loved the instructor, she was fierce. There were like... 4-6 total instructors at that class walking around correcting people since it was a demo class. I never got corrected, but I did get complimented on my chest press/suspended pushup form. WOOT.

Great workout. So I'm sore today - of course - and I plan on taking it really easy until my ghostrunning Friday night at 11:30ish and Saturday morning at 10:30ish. I'm thinking tonight - hula hooping. Maybe some yoga between now and then but that's it. Mostly chilling out. :)

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CARRAND 8/26/2010 11:55PM

    Sometimes we just need to eat. It's good to listen to your body.

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SEEHOLZ 8/26/2010 8:37PM

    WOW-- I'll tell you abs part would be most challenging to me I bet. Hmmm, good sore it sounds like to me. I tend to get ravenous the day after I undereat or overexercise--, aka super long exercise session, but not enough refuel.

I'm working on the whole eating thing, myself. Sounds like things are coming along for both of us, so that's good right?

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MBSHAZZER 8/26/2010 4:26PM

    Glad you enjoyed the class - it sounds AWESOME!!!

I totally hear you on the eating. Sunday, I only ate brunch and Monday my eating was waaaaay off. The body knows, doesn't it?!

Have fun w/ the ghost running!

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RUNTRILAUGH 8/26/2010 3:58PM

    food is good, isn't it!

sounds like a great class!!!

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KNH771 8/26/2010 3:51PM

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/26/2010 3:31PM

    Glad to hear you made it and liked the class. I thik it looks challenging and kind of fun.

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