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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

OH good GRIEF.

I did not do as well as I expected myself to do while gone...

I DID do well on the working out!!! Only missed ONE day. :) I actually worked out on Christmas Morning, believe it or not. Listened to Hanson's Christmas album. :) hahahaha.

But the FOOD.


Cuban Restaurant -- Ooooh PLANTAIN SOUP! Fried plantains a plenty, steak, some fries, some other fried things... SO GOOD... my grandmother constantly providing food and always asking if we've had enough when I'm totally STUFFED, Trying to get on track when driving all day, ate a light breakfast but never stopped allllllll day. Got to the in-laws and they had these AMAZING cookies out!!!! ALSO not to mention, I ate at every restaurant I never get to eat at.


So... I dunno. I dunno how I did. I haven't weighed myself yet. I came back today and had just enough time to change and come in to work. I plan to check my results tomorrow.


If I see 200 again, so be it. I know I can overcome this obstacle and my wayward actions during the holidays. I am proud of myself for the changes I DID make during the season. I did eat LESS than I normally WOULD have. I WORKED OUT while on VACATION.

I RAN OUTSIDE IN THE COLD. Granted, I could only run for like 20 minutes... I still don't have warm weather running gear and I foolishly thought I was going to be ok, but I wasn't. :P

I DID MY STRENGTH TRAINING. So not only did I get in some cardio, I did squats, bridges, crunches, reverse crunches, dumbell curls, tricep extensions, all that good stuff.

I am really really really realllllly anxious to get back to normal though. Tracking is going to be very important to me these next weeks. In fact, I'm going to make it the first challenge for the new Spring Semester of the Challenge of Harry Potter.

FYI: THE TEAM IS CURRENTLY PUBLIC. So if you're interested in being a Hogwarts student, feel free to join. I'm going to turn it private soon if an insane amount of people join. :P :)

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RHALES199 1/3/2008 10:24PM

    I'm so happy and excited to hear you're in one- der ville, and you had a good holiday season (despite the food, but we all went throught the same thing!). Thanks for checking in on me, as well :)

Take care!

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    Welcome back Dana! I solemnly swear that I was up to no good the entire time...wait, I'm not supposed to say that!!! Sounds like you did some great things over the holiday, and you've got a great attitude about things-way to go!

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DEEDRZ 1/3/2008 12:41PM

    Welcome back! Hope that your holiday was fabulous!

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J~E~N~N 1/3/2008 10:00AM

    Glad to see you are back.

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LOBO1978_2000 1/3/2008 8:56AM

    Welcome back...Can I get your weigh in for the biggest loser challenge please. Thanks.

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FITTYTIFF 1/3/2008 12:23AM

    Welcome Back!!! You were missed. I can not wait for the new term to start. I feel so ouit of sorts noting being able to go to my weekly challenge class. Yeah I know it is the little hermione in me. LOL
Sound like you did great too me on you vacation. ME, I only got in two days of exercise and even though I am home now I am still on vacation from work and I still have not gotten in anymore!!!

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MISS_BETH12 1/2/2008 10:18PM

    it sounds to me like you still did good. I mean, YOU WORKED OUT ON VACATION! I think that alone is amazing. :) Even if you didn't eat as well as you hoped, I think you still did pretty well for being on vacation!


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GUGIE76 1/2/2008 9:35PM

    welcome back!!! it sounds to me like you dd great and i'm so glad you pointed out all the good things you did...and that you came clean on all the food you're not too happy you ate...it's so nice to be back...and have my blogs read by you - you're such an inspiration and i'm cheering you on...20 min run...remember when you first started running - or when you couldn't????? way to go - last year was a true success for you!!!

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KIMCATUS 1/2/2008 8:15PM

    *hides dungbombs* Misbehaved? Us?? Surely you wouldn't believe the Slytherin Head of House, now would you?? (J/K...you know I love you Bonnie!!)

Sounds like you did good on the holidays...hey it is the holidays, the hardest time of the flipping year, plus when your somewhere where they have such fantastic food, yeah I don't blame ya.

But you did things right, and if you slipped a little, like you said, it's OK. :D

PS...I'm glad you're back...and had a wonderful time!! Welcome back Headmistress!!

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AMUNET_RA 1/2/2008 7:25PM

    Welcome back, Headmistress!

The students were very poorly behaved in your absence! LOL! Just kidding, (of course) but we're all glad to have you back in the halls...

P.S. I'm on the Silver Team for the BLC5! So we're Silver vs. Gold there too! LOL! ;-)


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Saturday, December 22, 2007

I am going on holiday, so if anyone wonders where I am... THAT'S WHERE! :) I'll be putting up my Spark Break icon as a reminder.

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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THICKY_THICK 12/26/2007 3:50PM

    have a great time!

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LEONAMASHA 12/24/2007 9:15PM

    Hope you enjoy your time away! By the way, love the icon!

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JERSEYPRINCESS1 12/23/2007 11:11AM

    Enjoy! You will be missed!

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I've been blogging like crazy!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I chalk it up to the fact that I'm ridiculously bored at work and no longer have access to my email so I have to think of all kinds of lovely other things I can do to waste time...

Today is my four year wedding anniversary. :) It seems like four years is a long time!!!! hahaha! But I'm definitely in one of those paradoxical places where it feels like it's still brand new, yet I can't imagine life without him. :)

Poor DH was so bummed this morning. The Holiday stress is really getting to him, and me being so busy he was feeling neglected and burned out on the healthy eating/excercise wagon all at once. So I had to hang out a little while longer than I planned on staying home to take some GOOD CARE of him and give him lots of love and attention so he knows I still love him mucho mucho. He is the greatest!!! I can't wait to go home......

I still have 2.5hours. UGHHHHHHHH.

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SLCOLMAN 12/21/2007 8:48PM

    Happy Anniversary!!

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DEEDRZ 12/21/2007 10:51AM

    Happy Anniversary!

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 12/21/2007 10:44AM

    Happy Anniversary yesterday!

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LEONAMASHA 12/21/2007 1:16AM

    Awww!!! How nice of you to 'take care' of him! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Enjoy :D

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CURVES_N_CURLS 12/20/2007 8:52PM

    Happy Anniversary! :) -Lisa

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KIMCATUS 12/20/2007 8:51PM

    Happy anniversary!!!! Glad you had some time for the *ahem* good care of hubby.... ;) I'm sure he was quite pleased too! :P

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Musings on goals for next year, and minor SCREW-UP

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Well, I actually tried to enter in what I've eaten today with the Holiday party. I substituted Chicken Corn Chowder for Corn Casserole... hahahaha but I think it's probably close. And I didn't do too bad I guess! :) I'm a bit over on my fat, but still under my minimum for the day, so if I eat a little something still tonight I can't feel too bad about it.

I was searching for some running things today -- reading about SMURFETTE finishing her marathon has really been making me want to run more -- not 26.2 MILES more, but I think a little old newbie runner like myself could train up to a 10K without killing myself. :)

I searched for training schedules and found a few -- did the SmartCoach thing at Runner's World, also got the "BolderBoulder 10K" thing from Shape.com, and the Spark Your Way to a 10K. So far I think I like the Spark Your Way the best for starting out... it really seems to gradually build the miles like I need to. The others seem a little too hardcore for me at this point -- but GOOD!!! I'll probably incorporate some of those techniques once I really get back into running.

I want to train as though I'm eventually going to do a Triathlon -- crosstrain on the other days with bike and swimming.

I REALLY need to get a swimsuit.

I think by upping my miles I can run and getting those varied movements in my cardio it will really help me achieve my fitness goals. I'm really excited about the prospects of next year.

Even if/when I redo my Long Term Goal, I still intend to reach it within the next year, and I think I will be reaching the peak of my body's fitness next year as well. :) This is really exciting!!!

It's been really great to start feeling like my body and I get along. Like I can tell it what I want it to do, and know that it can probably handle whatever I throw at it as long as I'm doing it in a reasonable way. Before starting this journey to get my body healthy, I would have never expected to be able to run a 5K -- even as SLOWLY as I did. ;)

I actually found the results page up at the Hunstville Track Club website and my official 5K time was 40:20 I THINK, which is almost exactly a 13min mile. Which... is pretty much what I was doing on a regular basis... but still! I want more.

Even if I can't find a 10K I can go to, the training will help me be better prepare to KICK THE TRASH out of my next Turkey Trot if NOTHING ELSE. :) I do intend to run one of those suckers EVERY YEAR. :D

Saturday cannot come soon enough! :)

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LEONAMASHA 12/21/2007 1:04AM

    Well! You really do your research :) It's so nice to see that you really are getting along better with your body!

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KIMCATUS 12/20/2007 2:51PM

    Wow look at you go!! You'll be running that marathon yet...just wait... :D We'll be reading about it I'm sure! :P

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FITTYTIFF 12/20/2007 12:15PM

    WOW I wish I could do what you have abnd are planning to do! Way to go!@

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CURVES_N_CURLS 12/20/2007 2:14AM

    Great blog! You've TOTALLY been 'bitten by the (running) bug'!!! ;-) -Lisa

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ArcTrainer = Best Thing Ever

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I just had a REALLY great workout today -- and a good day overall. :)

That ArcTrainer and I.... we put in 45 minutes together and I burned 882 calories. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT CRAP??? I love that machine.

I have big plans for next year that include running more and swimming. :) I'm pretty excited to get that going on... but I want to keep at what I'm doing now for a while because it's working really well for the moment.

I... CANNOT WAIT... for VACATION. I am just getting SO AMPED to finally see my family. :) There's two halves of it.

One is... SEEING THEM!!! I love them, I miss them. :D I am so excited!

Two is... them seeing ME. They haven't seen me since APRIL.

(Checks weight-loss calendar...)

The last time they saw me I was like 263.

That's 65lbs ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And my hubby has lost over 50lbs now. :)

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SEXYCOOL* 12/20/2007 4:13PM

    i can't WAIT to hear what your family has to say about the new you and the new 'he'...i feel like i'm going on vacation with you...

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LEONAMASHA 12/19/2007 7:53PM

    Oh my goodness! You two are really gonna make a stir among the family! Woo-hoo!!!! Here's to your dedication and weight loss!!! Have fun :-D

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KIMCATUS 12/19/2007 2:48PM

    Oh how exciting for you!!! You must be psyched (I couldn't tell from your lack of use of exclamation points!! lol)! 882 calories in 45 minutes??! Holy mega exercise machine!! *bows down to ArcTrainer*

I'll be seeing my family too...I haven't lost as much as you but I know it will be exciting for them to see me even after a little loss. So I can relate to your excitedness (is that a word? It is now.)

So congrats dear...to you and hubby! You continue to amaze and inspire me! :)

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DEEDRZ 12/19/2007 11:34AM

    Woohoo! Sounds like your family is going to be in for a surprise! Have a fun and safe Holiday!

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LOBO1978_2000 12/19/2007 9:14AM

    That must be really exciting to see that much weight off. Have fun on your trip/vacation.

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FITTYTIFF 12/19/2007 12:47AM

    WOW That must be exciting! They are going to be blown away. How fun that will be. You have so much to be proud of!!
Hope you have a great vacation.

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AMUNET_RA 12/18/2007 10:30PM

    Wow! They are going to be blown away when they see you! Do they know that you've been losing?

I'm so excited for you!!


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