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Productive Day!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Yesterday I did NOT do any exercise, just a brief walk with Roscoe (super short - just for him to get his business done), but I did clean the whole house pretty much. The house looks great now, feels great to be in. :) YAY!

There are only a couple things to do housekeeping wise that I want to accomplish today - check the shower drain! And maybe tidy the closet. Also clean my camelbak so it's ready for my LR tomorrow!

Tcal - 1598
Carbs 241, Protein 62, Fat 62 (less protein, more carbs and fat)
Sugar - 3 ice pops (17 cal each, but pure refined sugar)
Water - ???? What's wrong with me tracking this???? hhahaa

Rest day!

Super productive and happy with my accomplishments for the day, first total rest day from exercise since the weekend before last, so that is pretty great! :)

193 - feeling kinda bloated and just not myself this morning really, TOM is still in swing...

RUN! Do some ST since I "skipped" it yesterday.

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HALFWEIGHT 6/2/2012 6:49PM

    Yeah, call the housework "cross-training", and mark the day up as perfect! Seriously, cleaning up the house is not only more strenuous than sitting in front of the T.V., but it is great motivation. I have always gotten enjoyment out of cleaning (well, once it is DONE, at least!) ;-)


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KENSINGTONC 6/1/2012 12:10PM

    What a happy, optimistic blog! I love it. Liz ps this has motivated me to post mine for the day - next on my to-do list!

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MBSHAZZER 6/1/2012 10:53AM

    Oh, to be productive!!! And housecleaning and organizing IS exercise!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Last night I "went with the flow" foodwise, which meant I ate cheesecake at a church activity and I came home and ate a slice of pizza and some "pizza bones" for dinner.

But I did my best to track it! And I think I was under 2000 still, so that's pretty good.

Weight this morning: 192.5

And voila, after my 7 mile run this morning - SHARK WEEK BEGINS!!!

So blurgedyblurgh.

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FARRAH511 5/31/2012 3:55PM

    Well, good for you staying on your calorie range, but you know Pizza and Cheesecake are not your best friends, right?

Besides the weight, we have to also be healthy...

I'm really proud of your 7 miles... emoticon

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SEEHOLZ 5/30/2012 2:11PM

    I only like the crust- so that would be me-- but only from husband.
Sounds like just one of those days. Moderation- I'm working on that as well :-)

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NATURALLYME126 5/30/2012 2:10PM

    What are pizza bones and why do you refer to your cycle as shark week? I heard somebody else say shark week and all I can think of is sharks and blood? Lol

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FITGIRL15 5/30/2012 10:35AM

    Remember when it come to food, quality always outweighs quantity!

Yes, I too want to know what "pizza bones" are. I agree, sounds like left over crusts! LOL

My "TOM" came this week too... It's been a bit of a struggle, but we can handle it, right?

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SKYFYRE 5/30/2012 10:25AM

    Ah yes, nothing like a solid run to get the cramps and Ickies going... Well done on the tracking and the run!

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MBSHAZZER 5/30/2012 9:52AM

    Mmmmm pizza! What are pizza bones? The leftover crusts that some poor, misguided soul did not eat?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So Sunday I did NOT go hogwild.

I ate some food before we went out to dinner. (orange, PB + pretzel sticks)

That was kind of my lunch.

Then dinner was shared appetizer, half of my ordered meal (jerk chicken w/ rice and beans so nothing crazy there either) and a shared small dessert (small avocado milkshake, so also based on the listed ingredients I honestly think that milkshake was full of good for you things! Just surely high in healthy fats).

Yesterday I weighed at 191.

?!? OK I'll take it scale!

Then we went out for breakfast yesterday (I got granola+yogurt+fruit and had a small piece of banana bread w/ maple nut cream cheese), lunch was leftovers from Sundays dinner, then I had some snacky things, popcorn+PB, an orange, whatever.

And then dinner I was feeling pretty full, I didn't really eat a proper dinner but we shared some of what we received in our CSA - some local rustic bread with goat cheese spread topped w/ berry preserves. So good.

I didn't track anything yesterday at all.

This morning's weight - 193.

Last week I ran 39 miles! And felt GREAT! I need to keep up that kind of mileage.

I know what worked for me - getting up and logging that 7 miler in the morning and another run in the morning without Roscoe. AND running both days on the weekend. This needs to be my pattern for reaching my running goals.

So far this week - I did 2 miles yesterday - was going for 4 but got called by the friend to meet for breakfast, so I cut it short (I knew that might happen so not miffed at all or anything).

Today it is thunderstorming - thunder and lightning so I am staying inside and keeping an anxious puppy company. I'm not sure if I will get to run today or not. I'm hoping to get something in with Roscoe at least, then tomorrow get in the midlength run of 8. If I can do that, I think I can manage to keep my week on track.

Also today is ST day! So I need to remember to at least do that! :)

Also last week I did ST on Tue/Th and I did short runs with Roscoe both days, so that worked pretty well...

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SEEHOLZ 5/30/2012 9:07PM

    39 miles is more than double what I do on a good week :-) Great job Dana on keeping it real, keeping it moderate and eating what you love :-) I call that a balanced approach!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/30/2012 8:39PM

    39 miles in a week?? you rock girl.

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LEIAMLOW 5/29/2012 11:31PM

    39 miles! Woo hoo!!

Avocado Milkshake?!?! That sounds so gross! I love avocado, but I don't know about a milkshake, lol.


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FARRAH511 5/29/2012 11:46AM

    39 miles? you're Awesome!


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MBSHAZZER 5/29/2012 10:35AM

    39 miles is FANTASTIC!!!! WHOOOOO!

I found that once I added in running on BOTH weekend days, it was so much easier to get the mileage up there.

Also, I do think it's good to cycle calories - keeps the body guessing and keeps you from getting bored.

Your CSA sounds really good! YUM!

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FITGIRL15 5/29/2012 10:24AM

    Sounds like you are in a good place!

Yay! Keep running, I really can tell how happy it makes you!

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KENSINGTONC 5/29/2012 9:14AM

    You are doing so well!!! Keep it up. And ps what an AMAZING CSA you must have - that sounds incredible!

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Did not go hogwild! :D

Sunday, May 27, 2012

So I did have kind of a splurgey dinner also - we ate out and I got a pesto tortellini and split a grilled portabella (w/ cheese) and had a couple bites of spumoni... and some candy.

But really and truly, it wasn't as bad as my pre-tracking focus time.

But I didn't track, so I'm off format. I did weigh this morning

193 - for a dinner out the night before, not bad at all! I would expect an uptick even if just from sodium.

Haven't eaten much today yet, a marathon bar (210 cal) and an orange (80ish?) and a little bit of candy (grapefruit slices, do you guys know those?) but that's about it. Going to go out to eat w/ my marathoner pal, but will "not go hogwild" again. That is my goal. :) To be reasonable and mindful!

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SKYFYRE 5/29/2012 6:17AM

    Looked back at a few of you blogs and you are doing great!! Keep up the fantastic work.! I might have to copy your daily blogs for accountabilitys sake!

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SHERMOR13 5/27/2012 5:08PM

    Good job - way to go!

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Another Solid Day!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I'm feeling the soreness in the side glutes from my lunges on Thursday still - glad I did them!

Yesterday was a good day, and I decided for the sake of simplicity on the blog I'm blogging every morning about yesterday, but I weigh-in in the morning, so I'll blog about yesterday but the weight will be from today. Maybe that's confusing but I think it's kinda better because I'm blogging about the day and then the weighin is kind of the immediate result of that day. For loss, it won't matter much, but I'll see if something is causing the scale to fluctuate up, too.

I went to the local marathon's expo and was able to pick up some headbands and two singlets for a good deal! :)

Tcal - 1520
Carbs 187, Protein 92, Fat 52 (more protein, same fat and less carbs than yesterday)
Sugar - 2 ice pops (17 cal each, but pure refined sutgar)
Water - ???? What's wrong with me tracking this???? hhahaa

4.2 mile run w/ Roscoe - 12athon Towel Day challenge



Today will be VERY busy - and I will be going out for a couple of food related things. I will splurge on an ice cream cone at the chocolate factory, but my goal is for that to be my only splurge today and to keep everything else on track!

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MBSHAZZER 5/27/2012 4:27PM

    Great job planning your splurge!

BTW, just wanted to say that 14 miles is 14 miles, no matter what time it takes you to cover it!


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HALFWEIGHT 5/27/2012 12:29AM

    I like your idea of blogging in the morning about the previous day, but using current weight info. It should make it easier to correlate actions with results (mostly in terms of how it affected water-weight gain or loss, since you are looking at single-day weight change).

Planned splurges is such a great way to enjoy treats and still stay in control of your progress. I will have to see how I can incorporate them into my plans, as well.

emoticon for always inspiring me. emoticon

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BRE7482 5/26/2012 11:43PM

    Any place called the chocolate factory makes me smile emoticon

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LISEIGHT 5/26/2012 2:16PM

    Good! I hope today was good too even with the icecream splurge!

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KENSINGTONC 5/26/2012 9:08AM

    Woohoo! Here's to solid days. I can't wait to hear about the interesting weekend I'm sure you'll have!

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