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Soooooooooooooo tired.....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Yeah, so I definitely slept until I had to get up and go to work.

We DID go to IHOP last night after the movie...

Which started at midnight and was 2.5hrs long...

And then we watched the results show for So You Think You Can Dance...

And then I went to bed. at 5AM.

And got up at 10.... so I'm sleeeepy. I usually stay up till 1 or 2 so you'd think this wouldn't be quite so weird, but I usually don't have to be at work till 1 either, except Friday's I have to be here at 11. :P

I didn't eat enough before I left/pack enough for the day.... but there was pizza.

I ate ONE SLICE of PapaJohn's CHEESE pizza and it put me right about where I like to be with breakfast+lunch completed. SO YAY. :)

I did not go crazy. hahaha.

But I have also not worked out today -- tooo tired!!!!!!! So this weekend will be full of working out. :D And seeing The Dark Knight again. It was SOOOOOOO AMAZING. Heath Ledger gave me goosebumps multiple times as the Joker -- he was sooooo chillingly creepy/terrifying... but also humorous at times. Aaron Eckhart gave a really great performance as well. Unfortunately I did doze out a couple of times (DANGIT) -- but we're seeing it again! :D YAY!!!!!!!

7/17: (1940+0) - 1981 = -41

Well -- I ate .5 a pancake more than I planned... but I did manage to give the last 1.5 pancakes to my hubby and not throw all resolve out the window. So although it was a tiny weakness, I'm actually pretty happy with how I did last night even though I took a small amount of calories away from my deficit.

I may not reach my deficit goal this week, but I'm not going to kill myself trying. Just do what I feel capable of and work out with good form and strength and not push myself too hard just to see that number. It's not CRITICAL. I'll be ok. ;)

7/14-7/17 = 1716, Average/Day = 429

Today's deficit will be low-nonexistant depending on dinner... so that will bring my average at worst down to 343.2 per day and leave an average deficit requirement for Sat-Sun of 892. YEAH. I really do not foresee that happening. But I'm not throwing in the towel -- just trying to make sure I don't set unreasonable expectations of myself.

I joined a new team that I think will help me kick my butt a little harder -- it's called Project Mayhem! and is Fight Club based, but basically there is a weekly KILLER challenge.

This week's challenge for example:

"Misery loves Company!

Start with 10 minutes BRISK cardio to warm up

3 sets of 10
3 sets of 9
3 sets of 8
continuing in descent to 3 sets of 1 (if you are tough enough)


Get ups *mynote* (They explained these as laying down and standing up as you normally would... but I might try to do some turkish get ups with my kettlebell.. although probably not as much as in the challenge)
push ups
Tricep dips
Mountain Climbers -Start on your hands and knees and get into in a sprinterís start position. Keep your hands on the ground and push off with your feet so you alternate foot placement (run in place) as long as you can. Be sure to keep your back straight, not arched.
lunges (each leg)

Finish up with 100 curl ups (not three sets.. just 100) this is like a sit up. Lay down, knees bent and arms fully extended on the floor above your head and you are going to slowly curl up to an upright position keeping hands above your head then reach for your toes and slowly curl back down.

10 minutes of good stretching - you will need it after this one.

Mr. D. Sends his best to you and says he will be back soon! Be good monkeys... or you will pay for it later.

Don't ya just love him?"

Looks like a good bunch of insanity, yes??? :D But I think it will be fun to have a new challenge each week -- give me someone else throwing stuff at me to do other than myself for some variety.

  
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SKYFYRE 7/21/2008 5:47AM

    Dana, you are one tough puppy!! I like this workout though because it can be done at home! yay! might jus give it a try tomorrow!

I am a late night owl myself d/t the night shifting.... so evil on my brain and body, but alas it must be done! Stay strong, glad you had a slice, I'm feeling a little less guilty about the one had about a week ago! Hahahaha!

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MILLER32807 7/19/2008 5:20PM

    You indulged, you had some fun, now you are getting back on track. You're doing it the right way... don't set unreasonable expectations so you can be happy with yourself when you achieve better than you thought you would.

And The Dark Knight was awesome!! I totally loved it; Heath Ledger did do a great job. He was totally in the role and he gave it a creepy, yet funny twist!

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FIREFLYJD 7/19/2008 9:39AM

    Glad you are enjoying PM ... although I don't know how you functioned after going to bed at 5, that would kill me! :)

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LYNNETH7 7/19/2008 6:00AM

    BWAHAHAHHAA I love Project Mayhem. Glad you joined. Misery Loves Company killed me :)

I did Turkish get-ups too!

Keep on track.... I had a few slip ups in the past few days too. OH, and MY GOD THE DARK KNIGHT WAS AWESOME. XD

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HISHAPPYAPPLE 7/18/2008 7:45PM

    Love the insanity! The PM challenges are great for throwing variety your way!

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STRONGANDSEXY1 7/18/2008 5:53PM

    Glad you enjoyed the movie and get to see it again to fill in those parts you missed! Good luck with Project Mayhem. I've seen the group and it looks like a lot of fun. I've thought of joining it...maybe when I get under 200 so I can actually participate. LOL! Have a great weekend!

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Relax Day

Thursday, July 17, 2008

So I've opted to take today as an off day.

I got my DH to rub my calf last night and I did some this morning, and it's feeling much better. :D So YAY on that. Yesterday's deficit wasn't GREAT, I let myself get carried away with some dark chocolate blueberry candies there at the end... but so far this week my average is still above 500. Depending on today, it'll probably dip below 500, but I'm ok with it. I still intend to get a bare minimum of two more workouts this week -- swim+bike and a long run.

7/16: (1940+306) - 1850 = 396

7/14-7/16 = 1757, Average/Day = 585.667

I decided my body probably needed a break today, plus I slept in extra due to us going to see THE DARK KNIGHT tonight at midnight! WOOHOO. ;) I'm VERY excited. I'm not sure what our dinner plans will be, though -- possibly IHOP after the movie, or if we come home definitely sandwiches - EASY and FAST. ;)

  
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MDTWEETY 7/18/2008 8:35AM

    How was the movie? DH and I want to see it too. I loved Heath Ledger.

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SLCOLMAN 7/17/2008 10:44PM

    Have fun at the movie!! Love the new profile pic!

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MARLIE13 7/17/2008 8:34PM

    Have a great time at the movie tonight...even if you aren't dressing up. Ummm...which I would probably NEVER do...as a character that is. lol!

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CATIATM 7/17/2008 7:51PM

    Whoo hoo! SOMEone has a new picture, and they are QUITE the cute couple!

I admire your discipline. I seem to have injured myself, although I don't recall a "moment". I just woke up on Monday feeling gimpy. By Tuesday, the ankle was really sore. Yesterday, it wouldn't rotate or bend. Today, the calf and other knee are sore, probably from limping. So I haven't worked out, and that always brings me down. However, were I more discilpined, I wouldn't have eaten Japanese this evening, and Subway for lunch, with trifle for dessert. See the problem here? Borrowing your blog math, we have Eating a bit more because I feel sorry for myself- less physical activity than usual = Blubber Bottom!

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BOTZZZ 7/17/2008 7:48PM

    Good Idea taking a break, gotta listen to your body right? :) I want to see that flick as well but I ain't stayin up till midnight to see it :P ahhh the joys of having to get up at 6:50 am each day :) hope its good. IHOP ooohhhbe careful there ;)

As Ever
Me

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MILLER32807 7/17/2008 7:45PM

    You do good because you listen to your body. If you needed the break, its good that you gave in and took the day off. And enjoy the movie tonight, we'll be watching it too :)

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Let me just say...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

... WOOHOO! :D

I'm not down to 167.2 again, BUT I was down to 168.2 this morning and I'll TAKE IT. What a relief to know that that 172 was more of a fluke than reality, because I definitely don'e think I dropped 3+ lbs of fat in a couple days -- definitely water weight. Here's hoping for 167- next week! :D

Yesterday's calorie deficit was really good --

7/15: (1940+583) - 1679 = 844

YAY! :D Today's excercise was a bit lower though.

My calf doesn't hurt, I was paying a lot of attention to it today and what it feels like is a ROCK. Like there's a massive KNOT inside. I think I mostly need to stretch and massage it and try to get it to loosen up to feel better. Although it didn't hurt at all today, I didn't run as much as I wanted to, either. But I did try to fartlek my little heart out and ran around the circle in the park quickly, and down all the hills. :) HAHAHA. Mapmyrun.com was acting insane, but I hope soon it's better and I can map what I did and really see what kind of a burn I got today.

Tonight's dinner will be quite light, which is good for what I ate earlier today... my plan for tonight is tilapia, couscous, and Green Giant Frozen Veggies. I looooooove their little 2 serving microwaveable packages. There's like... Healthy Weight, Healthy Vision, Immunity Boost.....something else? I don't remember if the one tonight has a special name but it's potatos and some other green veggies and some red peppers of some kind. I think maybe snap peas are the green ones... I can't remembmer. But it's got seasonings on it and they're delicious. So - fish=fast, couscous = fast, microwave veggies = fast. Which is awesome because tonight is So You Think You Can Dance night. :D I love TiVo!

OH!!!!!!!!!!

And I dunno if any of you will remember, but ages ago I spun the sparkwheel and won a workout DVD? Well! I got it very quickly and haven't even looked at it till today. It's actually a SparkPeople workout DVD! It has videos (I guess from the workout videos online) compiled into a DVD. :D I didn't do any of them, but there's a Jumpstart Cardio, Jumprope workout, Abs, Pilates Abs, Lower Body Blast, Lower Body Stretch, Upper Body Stretch... and I think one or two more that I'm forgetting. I'm pretty excited to use that sometimes for a quick something extra at home.

My wrist still feels tender and I'm wondering if it's not from doing yoga with lots of downward/upward dog and half pigeon poses.... I looked online and saw a suggestion for placing your fingers differently to avoid wrist strain from these poses, but I think for now I'm going to just avoid using it too much and skip the yoga for a while till it feels better.

  
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SWEATONCEADAY 7/17/2008 9:40PM

    those veggies sound great. my goal is to get my son in bed by 8 so i can watch the rest of yesterdays sytycd before i watch tonight/

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MARLIE13 7/17/2008 8:31PM

    I'll have to look for those veggies to have around when I haven't made it to the store for fresh. Great idea, thanks! Oh and mapmyrun? It went insane on me as well. I thought it went to a pay site where you had to pay to print stuff out...but I just logged in and used the "Old map tool" and it was going to let me print. WHEW!

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MDTWEETY 7/17/2008 2:59PM

    How did your dinner turn out? It sounds like it was YUMMO!! You've inspired me to go searching for those frozen veggies. That is cool that you spun a DVD on the sparkwheel. The coolest thing I ever got was a bumper sticker. I keep hoping for a T-shirt. I so want an SP T-shirt! Earlier this week, there were 2 slots with 100 sparkgoodie points, but it didn't land on either one!! Bummer.
Have an awesome day!

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BOTZZZ 7/17/2008 11:28AM

    Glad to see the weight came back to where it should be, damn those flukes! ;) I have never used mapmyrun but if its acting up try gmap-pedometer.com it what I use and it does what its suppose to ;), looking good and take care of the "ROCK" so y don't end up injured.

As Ever
Me

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GRACEFULTURTLES 7/17/2008 11:12AM

    I love fartlekking! HAHA The Germans here don't understand why I love that word so much... To them I am just that crazy American!

Hey, btw - take it easy. You are getting aches and pains because you are pushing yourself to see those deficit numbers (can you tell this is the voice of experience talking?). Stay motivated, but find some balance. When you have an off day, make it up over the next couple of days, your body will never know the difference...

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SKYFYRE 7/17/2008 12:43AM

    Sounds funny you "fatrleked your little heart out' Hahahaha! Congrats on the workout video! That will be fun to try! I will have to look for those veggies, they sound yummy!

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 7/16/2008 10:14PM

    Hey, I got that same DVD! I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good...

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KIMCATUS 7/16/2008 8:08PM

    I was just thinking about you and your DVD...glad to know you got it and very cool that it's a SP one!!! And I totally heart those Green Giant microwave veggies...the Weight one with the edamame (I THINK it's that one) is my fave!!! Glad to see that 172 was a fluke...whoo hoo...go you!!

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Week "BACK ON TRACK" has begun!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

So let's start with yesterday's deficit -

7/14: (1940+450) - 1873 = 517

And maybe a little more if we consider I weighed 172 that morning and not 167 - but I'm not adjusting for that yet. I gotta get those wicked vacation lbs GONE ASAP. :P

This morning I SWAM and it went REALLY WELL, which I am happy about. Spent 30 minutes doing drills and some crawl worked inbetween. I feel like I could tell an improvement today which is exciting. I also did some HIIT on the stationary bike, and some yoga. So I've got a pretty good calorie burn for today as well.

Tomorrow is supposed to be speed/hills for my running program and I'm just hoping my calf continues to feel better and better. It's feeling ok today -- it was kinda hurting yesterday, today it just feels weird... so fingers crossed.

And tomorrow is my moment of truth day. :) hahaha. Well that's about it for now.

  
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DIVINEMADNESS 7/17/2008 12:46PM

    i know i asked this before. but i cant remember.. how do u figure your deficit?

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SLCOLMAN 7/16/2008 6:51PM

    Sounds as if things are going well!!

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LANC92 7/16/2008 9:28AM

    Me too. Back on track I mean. Even if it kills me. I did my speedwork on Tuesday. UGH. But, I did it. Be really careful if you feel any pain just stop because you'll injure yourself worse and won't be able to run at all and you don't want that!

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CAROL_HOORAH 7/16/2008 6:57AM

    doooon't worry about those vacation lbs, they disappear in a few days if your body is anything like my body!! A week of your regular routine will have everything back to normal!!! AND TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR MONOKINI!!!!!! I bet you blast me out of the water!!! lol

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COLTDANCER 7/15/2008 11:31PM

    Oooohhhh, I HATE HATE HATE! speed drills for run training! They work - they really do - but I hate them!!! Good luck! Listen to that calf.

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HOPERY 7/15/2008 10:32PM

    Have fun on your run! Baby that calf if it needs it. No getting hurt!

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KIMCATUS 7/15/2008 9:32PM

    Oh those dreaded vacation lbs...grrr!!! They suck!! But you can do it...you're still my heroine and I still look up to you for inspiration! And yeah you can totally see me standing there on my bike thinking oh crap....thank goodness it was 5:30 am and nobody was around or it'd probably be on YouTube now...rofl!! Hop your calf is doing ok....your leg calf right...you don't have a baby moo moo right??! LOL!!! Take care hon!

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LOBO1978_2000 7/15/2008 5:38PM

    I think I will consider today my back on track week too. I have put off exercising for 2 weeks and need to get back into. I did not gain any weight but lets not go there right.

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BRUIN2 7/15/2008 4:47PM

    I think it's a good plan not to adjust your BMR in your calculations!

And keep your eye on that calf - no running hills with a sore calf...that will only cause more harm than good...

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DUN DUN DUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

That was my dramatic music.

Well anyway -- I ate like a crazy fool this weekend. :P Oh well. Someday maybe I'll learn how to have more control on vacation, but I did get my run in, so that felt good. I ran this morning as well. And I weighed. 172. :P Yeah, I'm not moving my ticker yet because it hasn't been a week. I'm gonna give myself to Wednesday to try to repair some damage by drinking a lot of water, eating my normal healthy foods, and doing my regular workouts, and then I will adjust my ticker to whatever it says on Wednesday, because that will be 1 week since I changed it.

I know that I ate super high sodium foods yesterday and the day before. (Pizza and Hardee's? Yeah.) I succombed to social eating pressures. But I'm still here, I'm ok. And I'm sure that at least part of those 5lbs are water weight fluctuation, and not solid fat. :P I'm just slowing myself down a little, but I'm positive I'll be back in my maintainance range by Wednesday, if not back to 167 yet.

I'm still wearing one of my new clothing purchases!!! :) So I didn't get tooooo bloated for my new clothes, although I have to admit the pants are fitting a bit snugger than when I bought them. :P I know that will change soon.

It's just frustrating everytime I have a slip-up, but I know this will be a work in progress and a struggle probably for my entire life, but I'm committed to living a healthy active life and I won't let those mistakes become the norm, and I will continually try to work towards bettering my habits. This is still my journey and path to a healthy lifestyle.

  
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MARLIE13 7/17/2008 8:28PM

    That last paragraph is perfect. That's me too. I get frustrated too...it's like every weekend is a vacation for me with all the in and out of town stuff we do. Still my journey as well........

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CURVES_N_CURLS 7/16/2008 7:55PM

    I wouldn't sweat it, honestly.

Once you get your mind wrapped around maintaining weight (and not losing all the time), you realize that you can climb up or down the scale quite a few pounds (say, at least 5 either way...) and still wear the same clothes, do the same workouts, etc.

I mean, yeah - keep it under control so it doesn't get out of your grip, but a few pounds up and down is no biggie, and you're NEVER really going to maintain one solid weight each and every day for the rest of your life. It's unrealistic, and the people on here I see trying to do so seem so uptight.

That's my $0.02 anyway. :)

-Lisa

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STEFIPOP 7/15/2008 1:13AM

    MmmmmMMmmmMmm... Pizza Hut! My biggest weakness. I am always up a pound or 5 after eating there. And I still eat there. It tastes too darned good not to.

No biggee about the poundage... you are such a pro at this healthy lifestyle thing, you'll be back to normal in no time! Fer Sher!

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CATIATM 7/14/2008 6:42PM

    I love the "music"! ;-p

I have been doing really well lately, but the scale hasn't been giving me my props. Ah well. Sooner or later!

I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday, and good for you for getting back to your routine. That's the key!

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