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Another quick one!

Monday, May 21, 2012

So...

Weekend sumup-

Didn't track everything, but didn't splurge as much as before. I did well yesterday only splurging at dinner (It might not've been that bad but I cooked something kinda freestyle and it had bacon and cheese in it -mac&cheese - and I didn't track it). I even gave away a cookie to my husband! WOW.

I also didn't run at all. :P My weekend was just SO PACKED. I should've realized it ahead of time so as to plan my LR better but... it just didn't happen. So now I had a wimpy week last week (only 16 miles instead of the closer to 30 I was looking for). But I decided instead of cramming in a LR today, I should just try to move ahead with this week's schedule and make it on point. I'm gonna be trying to run 7 tomorrow anyway, which is like a midlength run for me.

  
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FARRAH511 5/21/2012 5:12PM

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WAVEDANCER7 5/21/2012 4:42PM

    Being busy burns calories too! As long as you were being more mindful about calories in, you can be a little more lenient about calories out. But keep running and hooping! Its good for the soul!

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WINDO4 5/21/2012 1:46PM

    I keep telling myself what is done is done. Just learn from the mistakes made. Maybe your last week is something you can learn from. Commitment to exercise (my problem) is hard but oh so important. You probably just had an off week so move on forward!
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SEEHOLZ 5/21/2012 1:31PM

    How was the hoopathon? Ummm... wasn't that like a lot of exercise- aka fun exercise! I totally thought of you last night, as the neighbor stopped by to drop off a hoolahoop- for the kids ( our nieces). It was totally random, but nice.
Given that cookie away is definitely success in my book! Keep up those little habits and they'll start adding up :-)

Happy Monday!

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MBSHAZZER 5/21/2012 10:31AM

    Dana, life happens. Sounds like you really made the best of it. Sometimes, "could have been worse" is better than anything else! :D

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KENSINGTONC 5/21/2012 9:15AM

    I agree - it's ok to take a breather from exercise especially if you've got a packed social schedule!! ps post some pics of your fun adventures!!

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EMGERBER 5/21/2012 8:18AM

    Now you have evaluated your past. It is the past, start new today and move forward. It is okay to take time off, it is okay to relax. We do not have to be on guard all the time.

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Quick check in!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Not the full summary -

Yesterday, splurge. I tracked a lot of it but not everything. Mostly the splurging was because there was a bake sale at my hoop-a-thon and also at my concert and I indulged in both locations. I also had ice cream yesterday.

This morning, scale says 193. Yesterday, 193.

So I'm sticking in the same place for now, but honestly I didn't weighin when I started this and I bet it was higher due to previous splurging. So I will stay the course!

Today I have a long gig, but they're giving lunch and I asked for a salad w/ grilled chicken. go me! :)

  
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SEPPIESUSAN 5/20/2012 9:16AM

    Good for you for still checking in and getting right back to healthy choices the next day. That's always the hardest part for me.

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LISEIGHT 5/20/2012 8:58AM

    Go you! It is so hard not to eat cake and baked good when they are aaround: I had a donought yesterday (bought by my boss), and managed to keep it till dinner time, when I can handle sugary stuff better! I am just just within my allowance, as I also had a spoon of peanut butter (to finish the jar, silly me scraping fat from the plastic that will go straight to my thighs!!!)
Have a good day today!

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Stubborn Scale

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NUTRITION:
Tcal - 1540
Carbs 224, Protein 48, Fat 50 (more fat, less carbs + protein)
Sugar - Hot Chocolate mix, sugar cookie+mini cookie
Water - I at least got to 64! I'm still not really tracking this well but I have a couple of water bottles that are at least 22oz and I drank more than 3 full bottles, so I'm doing ok...

FITNESS:
2.5 miles w/ Roscoe, a few ST moves, but not my full ST routine as planned. Got to work on making hula hoops and had to get to a concert and I just didn't do it bottom line.

HOW I FELT:
Pretty good.

WEIGHT:
192.5

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
I did NOT do abs yesterday, so I'll do that. I already missed my window for early morning LR, just tooooo tired. I needed the sleep. I have the Hoop-A-Thon soon, so I'll be doing that anyway. Then this afternoon if I go, I'll miss my only time w/ my DH because I have a concert again tonight. Tomorrow I have a gig playing for a graduation which takes all day. I may just need to do my LR on Monday or something. :P

  
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MBSHAZZER 5/19/2012 2:22PM

    Hoop a Thon sounds like FUN!!!!

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KENSINGTONC 5/19/2012 10:39AM

    Your water intake is so impressive. And you are such an interesting person - Hoop A Thon!!

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Accountability Blog!- How did Thursday go?

Friday, May 18, 2012

NUTRITION:
Tcal - 1563
Carbs 253, Protein 56, Fat 42 (more carbs, less fat and protein than the day before)
Sugar - Hot Chocolate mix, piece of dark chocolate
Water - well I'm confident I had at least 50oz that I counted, so I'm hoping with the extra (because I did drink other water) I at least got to 64!

FITNESS:
Ran 5.17 miles on my own and 1.35 w/ Roscoe, so about 6.5 miles run. That worked out really well - I felt like I was flying on the run by myself because there was no moseying to sniff things, and then I enjoyed the run with Roscoe even more. :) Looking at my splits, definitely faster than I have been running. All are better than or on the fast side of my Easy Pace Range.

I hooped for a couple of songs, too. I didn't mention this for Wednesday's sum up blog, but I had a rehearsal that day which was about 1.5hrs, and last night which was 2hrs. Both ensembles were brass groups which meant I was playing my trombone almost the entire time. I know playing a musical instrument is in the cardio tracker. I'm NOT tracking it, because I don't feel it gets my heart rate up or anything, but I'm hoping I am getting a bonus burn.

HOW I FELT:
Pretty good - SORE. Still sore today. The ST I did Wednesday was apparently very effective. Hungry sometimes. Last night I ALMOST CHOSE to go over range for an ice cream cone, but then I said - Dana, the rule was you could have it IF it is within range, and it's not, so NO ICE CREAM TONIGHT. And I was ok with that! :D I felt very proud of that decision.

WEIGHT:
192.5 - good good.

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
Do ST again so I don't slack off. I'll be making hoops today and finishing prep for the hoop-a-thon so that will get most attention, but I'll still go on a short run (probably all with Roscoe to get 2 birds with one stone), and do my ST! Including randomabs.com!

  
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SWEATONCEADAY 5/18/2012 12:54PM

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SEEHOLZ 5/18/2012 10:33AM

    Didn't that decision somehow leave you completely empowered? I decided to cut myself off the pretzels last night- and I woke up this morning thinking- good job-LOL!

When't he hoopathon?

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MBSHAZZER 5/18/2012 10:09AM

    You know what else is good about an activity like playing a musical instrument or knitting? You are not eating while doing it! So you may not be burning a whole lot of calories, but you are also not eating any! :D

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KENSINGTONC 5/18/2012 10:05AM

    Yeehaw, way to say no to the ice cream! This is a really inspiring summary blog. You are doing so great!!

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LISEIGHT 5/18/2012 9:12AM

    Well done on the saying no to ice cream! maybe you can pre-track it for today! (that's what I try to do with treats!)
Good job on running, and the hooping ( I had never heard that verb before, little frenchie non musical me!) Have a blast! And keep up the good work!
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ROCWITHLEIGH 5/18/2012 9:06AM

  Hi Zircadia! I am new to Spark people and yesterday was quite a challenge because it was my first day counting every single calorie that I took in. I have to say that your blog gave me the encouragement that I needed to go back at it again today, because now I can see that this will eventually become a habit and that I will eventually get to the point where you are now. Thank you! Best of Luck!

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FARRAH511 5/18/2012 9:04AM

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Keep it up Dana!!!

By the way I'm really proud that you didn't go to get the icecream. emoticon

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MYBULLDOGS 5/18/2012 9:02AM

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My sister lost 93 pounds walking 15,000 steps a day.

I lost 44 pounds giving up all grain and sugar products



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WALLINMW 5/18/2012 9:02AM

  Moderation is key....weekends are just as important as our weekday accountabilities. Thanks for sharing!

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How I did Yesterday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So I figured I probably would be doing these every morning, instead of at night before I go to bed?

Yesterday was a great day right up until I spilled burning hot noodle soup on my hands. I was crying, it was horrible. After I calmed down, it only hurt if I stopped putting ice on it... then it felt like fire right away. Um.. concerning. And I already saw a blister forming.

Well fast forward, and it was only hurting if I didn't have it in the air from the fan, then going to bed, it felt mostly ok - this morning? Some parts of it feel like a mild sunburn, and there is one blister that is particularly bad, but mostly it's not bad at all. And my right hand is just fine, it's only my left hand. I just want to be able to play trombone ok - I have a rehearsal tonight, concert Friday and Saturday night and a gig on Sunday.

But I stayed on track!

Also yesterday I got a bike!!!! WOOHOO!!!! It's like this one:


A Schwinn Mirada, likely from the mid 1980's - this picture is from their 1985 catalog and it looks almost exactly like this. By the 90's the Mirada looks a lot different- flat handlebar and other changes...

Also there are some terrifyingly horrible pictures of me from the race I did last weekend - BUT... I let the bad ones overwhelm me and there are actually some ok ones, too. Here are a couple of those:



I'm still going to remember the horrible ones, they are a great motivator for me to stay on TRACK!

NUTRITION:
Tcal - 1532
Carbs 205, Protein 78, Fat 53 (more protein, less carbs than the day before)
Sugar - Hot Chocolate mix, a soda flavor ice pop
Water ?!?!?oz (I still didn't start tracking this...)

FITNESS:
Ran w/ my dog, Roscoe - 2.7+ miles, also did some weights - not at the gym, because I looked at the scheduled workout and realized I could do everything in it at home, and I was running out of time in my day. Did dumbbell Squats, angled pushups (not wall pushups, a more challenging angle, but off of the railing at the top of my stairs - so I could practice the full body position but still complete the reps), bent over dumbbell rows, also rear flys in that position, and the randomabs.com workout of the day.

My chest is sore today, my legs are feeling it a bit, too. I really concentrated on great form and w/ the dumbbells I was just able to make it through the reps. I'm planning to do TWO full body ST workouts a week plus a randomabs.com workout on another day. So 3 ST a week, but only 2 days full body.

HOW I FELT:
Great! Everything was manageable, I got a lot accomplished during the day as well (getting a bike, fixing the audio problem w/ the TV (our infrared sensor is down, so adjusting volume or channels you have to get up, so I routed the audio through the stereo so you only have to adjust when switching between inputs), music rehearsal, workouts)

WEIGHT:
193 - what I expected.

CHANGES FOR TODAY:
Track my water!!!! Go on a run by myself so I can log more miles! Clean the shower!

  
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TRACYZABELLE 5/18/2012 3:07AM

    OUCH!! I am so sorry about the burn but congrats on your new bike YAY!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 5/17/2012 6:19PM

    Ouch, that sounds horrible! I tripped and fell the other day, walking down the street in Boston in front of other people! :/ Still kinda hurts.

The new tracking method seems to be working for you so far!

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HALFWEIGHT 5/17/2012 5:52PM

    Who says noodle soup is not dangerous to your health? ;-)

Seriously, take proper care of that burn. Otherwise, let me just say that you are still amazingly inspiring with your dedication and drive. You may not always be where you want to be, but by continuing to strive you are so much better off than you would be otherwise. As always, you show me that it is possible to have a better life.

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SEEHOLZ 5/17/2012 1:24PM

    Ummm, have you seen my thighs when running? or just in general?

Danny did the same thing to his hands not too long ago- I was realy worried, but TG it was okay.

Enjoy your new wheels!

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MOSTMOM1 5/17/2012 10:42AM

    Yikes in the hand, but woohoo for everything else. Those race pics are GREAT! I love your socks and they match your laces. COOL!!! Look at you go. Hope your trombone hand heals quickly, so you can enjoy your gig.

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FARRAH511 5/17/2012 9:34AM

    Use some raw tomato when you burn yourself, you cut it in slices, or in half and put it over the burned area, and that will avoid the blisters.

I usually use it immediately, but I know it helps over the blisters too, one time I got my back sunburned and it works on that kind of burns too.

I like to use the tomate from the refrigerator so it will be cool.

Hope that helps.


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MBSHAZZER 5/17/2012 9:27AM

    Glad to hear your hand is feeling better! And kudos for not letting that get you off track!

OK, I saw the race photos from my 10k last weekend and I was also COMPLETELY HORRIFIED! It's like, "Oh, there goes a pair of THUNDER THIGHS, crossing the finish line". Literally, I look like a pair of thighs with a pin head attached! LOL! It's totally gross and since my clothing still fits, I am hoping that it was just the angle, but every time I put something in my mouth, all I can think about are the TTs! And Larry is making it worse by bringing home non stop treats b/c he thinks I am being ridiculous!!!

OK, I just hijacked your blog! Sounds like you are doing really well, good balance of nutrition and exercise, with nothing too extreme, which is the recipe for SUCCESS!!

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KENSINGTONC 5/17/2012 8:37AM

    So sorry to hear about your hand but great job with the rest of it. Sounds like yesterday was a great day, from the workout to the being productive And that bike is so cute!!

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MARATHON_MOM 5/17/2012 8:29AM

    I hope your hand is continuing to improve! Vinegar always works for me with burns to help take some of the heat out of it. We use it on sunburns too. It doesn't smell good, but it helps!
Looks like you are rockin' right along with your workouts! Way to go!

Love the race pics!

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