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Weekend OVER!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Yesterday I did not eat WAYYYYY too much food - just way too much at once. Luckily I didn't really eat anything else that day much, but still it did not feel great.

And I made the same mistake already today -- ate wayyyyy too many calories at home this morning before even leaving the house and now I'm just so full. :P I'm postponing my lunch until later than usual just because I can't fathom eating right now.


Deficit Tracking for last week.

6/1: (1950+0) - 1638 = 312

5/26-6/1 = 4163, Average/Day = 594.714...

As for the scale, it's been showing the same lately, although everytime I weigh I'm not feeling too hot about it. It's like -- I know I'm feeling slightly bloated or something. It's been showing 172.4 ever since I lowered my ticker before. HAHAHA. But I'm not moving my ticker yet, because I'm pretty sure that later this week it'll be moving back down. :P

Did not do any excercise today, which is not really part of my "plan for June" which is not completely defined yet. I know I want to swim 3x per week, and theoretically I'm doing this Runner's Yoga Class, but that doesn't start till next week. I want to run a minimum of 2x per week and I want to do more intense strength training but I haven't defined what that will mean for this month yet. I hope to have a really good plan outlined by the end of today since I'm considering today an off day, and then get started on everything tomorrow.

Just feeling EXTRA LAZY TODAY!

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LOBO1978_2000 6/3/2008 9:45AM

    Lazy,,,I don't think I heard that come out of your mouth.

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SKYFYRE 6/3/2008 2:55AM

    Thou shalt get over the Lazy!!!
I knwo you are going to SMOKE June, you just have to put your mind to it and you will do it!

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BLUEFISH2 6/2/2008 9:11PM

    I hate that bloated feeling after I eat to much. All I'm thinking of is why, why, why did I do that. At least it takes a lot less these days. I swam a mile today.

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MARLIE13 6/2/2008 7:11PM

    Get up off yer lazy butt! lol! I know, I need to write my goals too...Briegh has her's done...I'm waiting again until you all write yours so I can copy, I guess. ;o)

I'm scared about moving my BMR up and multiplying it by 1.2 I think I'll start with 1.1 and see what the scale says? It's been tough this week with TOM. At least I'm down 2 pounds from last weeks binge-o-rama.

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Short blog to update a bit on this weekend... :)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Yesterday was a bit of a food insanity, but I think I somewhat held it in check. I ate really GOOD food at lunch, just too much of it. Ate a really GOOD dinner. Just supplemented these choices with some SWEETS that I didn't need.

I was so uncomfortable most of yesterday -- I went running. I waited for at least 2 hours before running because I just felt so... OVERSTUFFED. My stomach literally felt in exploding territory. :( Why do I find it so hard to realize at the time I'm putting the food in my mouth how it's going to feel later??? Unless I measure it beforehand??? I'm really good at planning and really good at scoping out menus before going and making good choices about the items but I'm SUCH a "clean plater" I STILL struggle with this issue. On top of the fact that we almost never get to eat at this place so I'm wanting to "make the most of it". Well, I paid for it. I've got to realize that eating the MOST FOOD I POSSIBLY CAN is not only not worth it, it's not enjoyable, and it doesn't make the experience of eating any more valuable. I've tasted the food, I've enjoyed it. Doing this in a larger quantity does not necessarily equal a larger return on the enjoyment of it. :P

I can make these realizations when outside the situation, and hopefully someday I will be better at controlling myself when faced with the choice to continue eating or not. :P


And I thought this was going to be short. :P

I ate a small size salad at Applebee's for dinner - very good. And I split a dessert that I really didn't need to eat with my DH. Well -- I count that lunch+desserts as my cheat meal for last week! And today will be calorie counting mania. ;)


5/31: (1950+322) - 2105 = 167


Let me tell you about this run -- it felt really good... except for my stomach!!! I started cramping and feeling totally nauseated. I've never run after eating so much food before and apparently I needed to wait like 24 hours to feel better about that one, because I didn't run out immediatley after eating. It was torturous, but I survived and I burned calories. So I'm ok with it. Hahahha!

5/26-5/31 = 3851, Average/Day = 641.83

Looking at my numbers and seeing that *hopefully* my extra food yesterday did not ruin all my hard work is making me feel a little better and this good feeling should hopefully reinforce me making good choices today. :)

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SKYFYRE 6/3/2008 2:53AM

    I hate the overstuffedI'malmostgonnabarfIateso
much feeling. Good for you for going out for a run and resisting the couch! Fight the lazy, and reversed the bad decision, I like it!!!

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MARLIE13 6/2/2008 7:09PM

    I did the opposite. Ate too much but spread it out over the whole day. At least I avoided the overstuffed feeling. lol!

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WOLFKITTY 6/2/2008 2:07AM

    This weekend was the first time that I really didn't make good choices. I realized at the end of the day on Saturday that I didn't really eat lunch, I snacked on chips and some cherries. How is that really fueling myself?

It's still good that you're learning what triggers you to stray from your healthy choices. We can learn from our experiences and keep our focus, though!


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BRUIN2 6/1/2008 10:06PM

    Oh my gosh Dana, sounds like we were on the same path/wavelength this weekend. I don't know what happened to me yesterday - something in my brain just said "you may never have another peanut butter cookie again, so you might as well have three" (eek, it may even have been four). Gah. I'll blog about it later. But my point is: you were not alone this weekend!

Drink lots of water and get ready for a strong, healthy week! I can tell right now that this month is going to ROCK!

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SSPANIER 6/1/2008 12:12PM

    I totally know exactly what you are talking about, I think when I overstuff myself like that, I eat too fast, and it hits all at once! Good for you for surviving the run after that one! you are better then me! I hate cramps! Hey and what are all the numbers you are doing there, that looks like something I want to know...the deficit tracking thing

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CATIATM 6/1/2008 11:55AM

    *laughter* We're an "all we can eat" culture, but there's a difference between CAN and WANT! emoticon leads to emoticon!


I have a 1600-calorie deficit going so far today. I hope I can maintain it!

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**Deficit Tracking**

Saturday, May 31, 2008

5/30: (1950+224) - 1756 = 418

That recipe was AWESOME, btw. I'm so happy we have leftovers. :)

5/26-5/30 = 3684, Average/Day = 736.8

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LOBO1978_2000 6/2/2008 11:03AM

    good numbers.

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WOLFKITTY 5/31/2008 12:42PM

    I love raw Edamame, was it cooked with the tofu or fresh?

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Just feeling thoughtful...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

So I was getting a but nostalgic this morning and reading my VERY FIRST BLOG entries this morning. :) I got up to when I met my first goal.

Check it out!

This is from March 2007:

"I set a tentative short term goal to be below 270 by April. I figured it was a good idea since everyone else seemed to have short term goals too.

Anyway! WOW I DID IT!! :) I saw the 269 number for the first time ever last week and this morning I weighed in at 268.5. WOOHOO!!! :) That's a little over 20 lbs gone! I can't even believe it! I am a bit wary because I just got over being sick and I'm hoping that I didn't lose weight because of being sick, only to gain it back. But I haven't been able to go to the gym since last Monday. I think I will be good to go on Wednesday finally!! I can't believe I now miss going to the gym! :) hahahaha.

Anyway, I just wanted to document my first EVER met goal! I'm psyched! Even though I'm slightly ahead of my goal curve, I'm still setting my goals based on the long run pace so that if I come across any plateaus I don't get bummed. According to the pace I should weigh in on June 4th at 250. So that's going to be my next short term goal -- 250 by June.

Just imagine -- when I get there, I will have lost FORTY FREAKING POUNDS!!! And I have confidence I can make it, too! :)"

I'm really amazed that I was able to have such a positive attitude almost throughout this entire process -- it's not that it wasn't hard at times, but even at the beginning I was psyched about every little thing. HAHAHAHA. I was reading my entries and I was like -- yeah!!! I burned 334 calories today! WOOHOO! -- stuff like that. :) It's really been key to my success I think. To focus on the positive and keep working to improve myself in little ways -- at first it was about increasing time or incline on the treadmill. I was reading one of my beginning entries about how I was walking at a higher speed and incline than usual and kept it up for a certain period and then had to slow it down to get my breathing back and stuff. :D Now it's hard to imagine a type of walking that would require too much recovery for me, but the point is, I was challenging myself even when the challenge was something small.

ANYWAY! Just wanted to remember those beginning months and write a bit about it. It's always refreshing when you remember that perspective of how far you've come. It's easy to get so focused on the future that we forget our progress.

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BRUIN2 5/31/2008 2:02PM

    WOW Dana. Look at you.

Now you RUN. You SWIM. You ROCK everything you do! What an amazing journey!!

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**PRICELESS** 5/31/2008 1:35PM

    You ROCK Dana!! You're so positive, supportive & inspirational. =D

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AMUNET_RA 5/31/2008 1:06PM

    You have done amazing things, Dana! You should be SO proud (I'm proud fo you, too!)

Great advice, for us all to look back once in a while to see how far we've come! It can make the journey ahead seem much less daunting!

This is why you're such a great head-mistress! ((HUGS))


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WOLFKITTY 5/31/2008 12:41PM

    Small goals, staying positive, celebrating accomplishments, challenging yourself and... reviewing your progress/how far you've come. Thanks for sharing your recipe of success! :D

(I'm happy to compare and think that we're alike. Seeing your progress makes me even more confident that I can continue to reach my goals. Thank you!)


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SSPANIER 5/31/2008 9:31AM

    Good for you!!!! emoticon

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Happy Friday!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

So I went to the gym this morning to pre-register for that course and I think I must have been the first one because everyone was like, "HUH?" And then when I finally got to the right people, they were like, oh, that? It's not in the system yet... but it was supposed to be but it should be soon, let me get your name and I'll make sure you get in and we'll contact you if there are any changes. SO WOOHOO!! I guess I'm bound to be in. Minimum participants is 4 so I hope at least 3 other people sign up!!!

Indiana Jones was... fun. I have to say there are things I didn't like about it, but because some people told me they hated it and other things about it, I was prepared for it to be really awful and it wasn't. :) hahahaha. So I enjoyed it even though I shook my head through certain parts.

Went to iHOP afterward and I got the Harvest Grain n Nut Pancakes w/ Apple Compote and Whipped Topping. SO GOOD. I definitely did not eat all of them, though -- I only ate two of the four pancakes, and DH finished off the rest. The nutrition facts for the pancakes themselves are available online and I estimated for the compote and whipped topping.

5/29: (1950+605) - 1570 = 985


5/26-5/29 = 3266, Average/Day = 816.5

I think I will most definitely hit the 3500 today, which means all I would need to do this weekend is eat up to my BMR and relax. ;) HAHAHA But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to do a run tomorrow if at all possible! And if not -- Sunday. We may be going out of town to visit my in-laws. They have a nice neighborhood so I may go run around it.

Got in my final SHRED this morning and sent it back to Netflix. :D 3x Shred this week, got my 2x Bike+Swim already -- just 1 more run and I will close out May with my May goals complete. OH!!! I guess I have to run tomorrow then to be accurate. ;) hahahaha.

Today so far:

(1950+224) - 1050 = 1124

Will probably eat around 600 cal tonight -- we'll see. I'm not sure what I will fix for dinner tonight but I'm considering a recipe from this amazing book I checked out from the library. I had been wanting to buy it, but yayyyyyy it's at the library. :D

The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger

She's a registered dietitian and has a show on Food Network that I've only caught like... once or twice before and I just love the way she cooks. A short description of her style as mentioned on Amazon.com -- "a proponent of good, fresh food, simply but deliciously prepared. And she's not about denial -- no nonfat foods here, because when you take the fat out of natural foods, in go the chemicals."

The recipes all have nutritional breakdowns and my favorite thing -- measurements for the serving sizes. I hate when something's like -- this makes 6 servings, but I only want one and I don't know how big it should be because I'm not eating with 5 other people. :P I have to do visual division, or weigh the entire meal and divide it that way -- it's just awkward. She lists with each recipes -- 1 serving is equal to - 2 cups of greens and 2 Tbsp of sauce - or something like that. :)

I've only tried one recipe so far but it was a HUGE success. These amazing Garlic Fries... MMM!

Tonight I'm thinking of trying a Tofu+Edamame featuring fried rice thingie with brown rice...


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WOLFKITTY 5/30/2008 8:35PM

    Oh Yum! I've seen her show a few times on Food Network. That's neat that she has explained the serving sizes. I think I'll check that out!

I saw Indiana Jones too, and it was "very Indiana Jones-y". It seemed to fit the other movies pretty well. And although as I was watching it I predicted everything that happened, it was still fun.

Okay, so I might have asked before, but what is "Shred"? Is it part of Turbo Jam, or a different DVD? I see that around SP a lot, and know that you'll let me in on it. :D

Keep up the good work!

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SAPOROUS 5/30/2008 3:57PM

    Yay for Tufu! I love seeing tofu eaten by people other than us vegans! It does a body good, and for WAY less calories than meat.

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MARLIE13 5/30/2008 2:16PM

    That cookbook...you totally got me with the measurements for serving sizes. I LOVE THAT! I'll totally check out her book or look into getting it somehow. Thanks! I get Ellie's emails and see her stuff in the Clean Eating magazine...she's awesome.

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