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Friday, August 08, 2008

Got woken up this morning by some ridiculous girl (remember Speedy from Runner's Yoga? Well she worked with my DH...) calling to yell at my DH for "telling lies" about her. WHAT?!?!?!? Some people are so insane...

Basically some things got out about some really DUMB stuff she said, and now she's embarrassed and wanted to call him while in front of everyone they work with and call him a liar in front of everyone as some kind of demonstration. ???? Anyway. They all know her so I don't really get the point of that -- beside the fact that he doesn't even work there anymore. It was a summer job in between school semesters.

I mean, if she hadn't woken me up, I'd JUST be laughing about it. But since she woke us up early, it's an irritation as well. :P HAHAHA.

Anyway -- not TOO early. Legs sore from running, upper body sore from ST. Guess I could have done some crunches or something but I decided to take the day off, especially since I'm gonna run again in the AM.

Tonight is the going away party at the bar. Ate a healthy breakfast and will soon be eating a healthy lunch. :D WOOHOO! :D And then whatever nonsense I eat tonight will be filed away under "cheat meal of the week".

So........ So You Think You Can Dance winner. Thoughts? I was kind of shocked about who WASN'T in the top two, but after the top two, the one I wanted of those two ... won. (How's that for commentary without spoiler? :D HAHA)

  
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SLCOLMAN 8/9/2008 1:04PM

    Gotta love the psychos of the world... LOL - NOT!!!

I hope you enjoyed the cheat meal :)

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CURVES_N_CURLS 8/8/2008 7:29PM

    Some people are such freakin' psychos! :-/

Enjoy that cheat meal... Eat up! :)

-Lisa

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/8/2008 5:21PM

    Oh okay... cheat meal of the week not cheat meal of the day... hmm. Just kidding, but seriously if anyone has earned a "cheat meal" it is you. I know though if you think that way all the time you could end up going back the way you came. Good way for people to realize that you should never let your guard down and stop thinking about what your putting in your mouth. Its a lifetime habit to stay fit.

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MARLIE13 8/8/2008 4:03PM

    I'm thankful that when I have my dramatic outbursts where I appear to be all of 13 years old...that they aren't nearly as dramatic or insane as that chick's. lol! Sorry you were woken up early by that. Have a super duper weekend!!

I was surprised by the winner as well, but very happy for them too.

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LYNNETH7 8/8/2008 3:41PM

    ahahaha drama.

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LOBO1978_2000 8/8/2008 3:07PM

    Yeah I think that is a crazy person. Calling people out and making a scene. Someone really needs attention in order to do that.

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BRUIN2 8/8/2008 2:43PM

    I could not BELIEVE Mary's legs. Holy crapola. Guess I should take up ballroom dancing! Who knew?!?

I loved last nights show - so great that they did all of those dances. Oh so wonderful.

As for the winner - good for them. I was surprised with third place...after that I was just enjoying all of the emotions!

Have fun at the par-tay!!

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 8/8/2008 2:35PM

    Whoa, that is absolutely nuts! Some people don't know where to draw the line.

Have fun at the party tonight!

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WOOHOO! :D

Thursday, August 07, 2008

So I got up early and did my long run like I did last week -- I think I LIKE this early morning midweek long run. Most people I guess do theirs on weekends, but for me that was not really working so YAY for trying new things!

It was so tough to get up last week, and same was true this morning, but I mentally did not allow any alternatives.

I got to my running spot and pulled out my MP3 player that I plugged up to charge last night (oh how smart of me! I remembered to charge it, yay!) annnd... it was dead. I dunno what happened, I didn't really check to see it say charging so maybe the cable was not quite connected *shrug*. BLAST!!!

So.... I RAN ANYWAY. YES. I braved a LONG RUN with NO MUSIC. This is very unlike me because I LOVE music so much and it is what I cling to sometimes while running to ge tme through. But -- I ended up with a better time AGAIN for this route of 5.15 miles. :) MWAHAHA!

Then I went in the gym and hit my Upper Body again for some ST, showered, and went home. And then sat around cuddling myself in my hoodie until it was time to get ready for work. HAHAHA I was not feeling so hot. But I ate, I drank water, I feel better now. Been having some slight congestion lately, on top of TOM etc... so I think that's all it was. And post run come down. I went to the library before I came home so that was all while I was still feeling the good stuff :D HAHAHA.

Got a new book to read called "Hot Point Fitness". No idea what it's about, but I like reading about different fitness ideas so I'll let you know if it's any good. Also got some good fiction to read -- Orson Scott Card "Homebody" and Chuck Pahlaniuk "Haunted". Still haven't read Fight Club, but they didn't have that. This is the only other one I haven't read (I'm pretty sure) so I'm still pretty psyched about that. I actually put the first few books of the Twilight series on request. :) But I have to wait for someone to check them back in first. So I'm set for the meantime.

I guess that's about it for now. I'm happy about my run. My plan is to run again on Saturday morning before work since I'll be working -- I liked doing that before and that'll get it out of the way for my weekend. :)

  
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SLCOLMAN 8/8/2008 11:20AM

    I love to read too! Sounds like you got some good ones going right now :) I want to read the Twilight series too but haven't been able to get them.

Have a great weekend!

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MDTWEETY 8/8/2008 10:51AM

    Wow, sounds like an awesome run. Without music?? I couldn't do it. :)
I love books too. And the library. Not much is free anymore these days, so that's why I love it. ;)

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MUSIQLUVER 8/7/2008 10:58PM

    A huge kudos to you for doin' your thing without music (it's hard for me too, b/c I love it so) & also kickin' the run's butt when TOMs in the mix. Geesh! You are a superwoman! :-)

I feel so outta the loop on books. I just can't find the time & nothing that holds my interest much. I'm reading The Bible right now though - in pieces here & there & that holds my attention, but I'm still not a consistent rear. I fear checkin' out books at the library b/c I'd not have enough time to finish them. Geesh! Maybe I'll catch the grown up bug some day & actually be intellectual. I'm a few years behind my actual age. heheehe!

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NATURALLYME126 8/7/2008 10:44PM

    Wow!! That is all I can say about that long ass run you did! You go girl! I remember when you first started running............... now look at you!! You are unstoppable!! I am soooooo proud of you. :)

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CATIATM 8/7/2008 10:18PM

    Did you ever imagine you'd be this strong and committed when you first started? You are HARD CORE, girlie. Good for you!

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DIVINEMADNESS 8/7/2008 9:40PM

    woo hoo!!! i can almost run 3 miles straight. im ecstatic. right now its like im doing HIIT but im almost into a full on run for the entire length.

and yes i love music when i workout too. love it!! what are u listening to?

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/7/2008 5:58PM

    Oh I love having music when I'm doing things, especially cleaning. I don't have my own MP3 player. The hubby has one (he got his and I got a Nintendo DS *blush*) but he usually takes it with him. I can play it from the computer's speakers but after the girlie goes to bed it gets more complicated with long headphone cords and the like, lol.

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MILLER32807 8/7/2008 5:53PM

    Way to go, Dana!!

I'd have crumbled under weakness the moment I realized my music wouldn't work!!! lol

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MARLIE13 8/7/2008 4:19PM

    I'm having to do my long runs (when I do actually do them ;o) on Tuesdays. And I feel the same way about my ipod and music when I run as you do. So how you did it? I don't know! The Twilight series? I had to stop reading books because I don't put them down until they are finished. lol! I wonder if I might teach myself to pace my reading habits. lol! Anyway, I think you're doing a great job. I'm getting back at it and I'm gunna beat you! MWUUHHAHHAA ...maybe. lol!

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LYNNETH7 8/7/2008 3:33PM

    How do you get the motivation to do that stuff in the morning? I need to be awake like AT LEAST 2 hours before I can even conceive of doing exercise. . . that means either waking up at 6 am during next semester, or doing my walks later in the day :(

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ODETOLIFE 8/7/2008 3:31PM

    Girl you are doin good!
You got it goin on!

Thanks again for inspiring me when I "get" there. lol

xoxox

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BRUIN2 8/7/2008 3:14PM

    WOOOT WOOOOOT!!!

Awesome long run Dana!!! Isn't it fun to just be with your thoughts sometimes?!?

Make sure to get lots of water in today, you're body will be thirsty after that awesome run!!

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CHASINGPAVEMENT 8/7/2008 3:05PM

    Right on!!! Great run! sounds fantastic :) my ipod crapped out on me 2 days ago so i have been doing musicless runs the past few days too. I know what you mean about the music gets you through it. im the same way..

and omg TWILIGHT series. LOVE IT! I read the first 3 books in about 2 weeks and then just finished the final one 2 nights ago. its an amazing series :)

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Feeling strong? HAH.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I guess days like yesterday exist to balance days like today.

Woke up way too early. And then the CRAMPS kicked in. OH HELLO, TOM. WELCOME. WAHhhhhhh.

Then I couldn't get back to sleep. So started reading. Read and ATE all morning. Yeah. I ate way too much food for what would be considered a "breakfast" it was like an all morning buffet. Healthy stuff, really. But just too much food. I WILL be within range today. But. I was feeling totally chaotic this morning -- a bit out of control. And so tired. *sigh*

NO excercise either. My legs are sore from sprinting, my upper body and core are recovering from yesterday. I would have pushed my lower body to do some ST but... TOM plus Long Run tomorrow = bad idea. So today will be a 100% off day, which is totally fine with me.

Just not the best day.

Oh and I come to work and learn that I get to arrange for a pizza lunch reward tomorrow and a management dinner this weekend. And I got that done so, *PHWEW*. :D That was a relief. But it also means there's pizza tomorrow, a going away dinner at a bar (so the food as ALL fried stuff), and another dinner out the next day. WHAT A FAB ending to the week, yes??? And all at the perfect time -- TOM when I'm totally ravenous! SUPER. HAHAHA. I will plan for the pizza, bar will be a splurge day, and dinner out will be a planned extravagance. I've looked up the menu for where we're going and think it will definitely be manageable to find something reasonably healthy. Pizza I can fit into my ranges because I KNOW I won't eat too much (if I did I'd be stealing food from co-workers ;) haha) and I'll bring a salad or something to supplement it. And the bar -- it's gonna be disastrous. I will try to manage HOW MUCH I eat, but I am fairly confident a healthy choice is not going to be an option.

I feel good about my plan to tackle these obstacles. :) And not deprived either. :D YAY.

  
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SLCOLMAN 8/8/2008 11:17AM

    I love how you are handeling these challenges!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/7/2008 1:14PM

    Still sound strong to me emoticon

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RUTHIEBABY1 8/7/2008 11:18AM

    way to plan ahead when you know its gonna be a challenge! i need to take these steps. this week is my family reunion week, and its really too good home cooked meals every night that i can't say no to, so i volunteer to bring the fruits and veggies. last nights chicken enchilada was really good. i had to physically stop myself from getting seconds. lol! emoticon

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MILLER32807 8/7/2008 7:50AM

    I had TOM last week, and I had those uncontrollable munchies ALL DAY LONG!!! It is horrible! WHY does TOM have to be connected to our eating habits. And I seem to never get full then either.

Good plan for the eating out... hope that works for you. I'm bad about making a plan, then totally ignoring it. I get out, see the food others are eating and say "why not?" Not smart, huh?

Hope you enjoyed your rest from exercise. I know you'll be back on track with eating and exercise. You somehow manage to have your "free" days, and still jump right back into your program :)

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LIVEYOURDREAMS 8/6/2008 11:43PM

    Ugh. My TOM showed up early Saturday morning... on my anniversary! I have a love/hate relationship with TOM... glad no more babies right now (2 is keeping me quite busy), but YUCKY feeling and crampy and grumpy. Ugh. This too shall pass! And my friend's nutritionist told her that you actually burn more calories on the first day of TOM! Yeah! That may lift your spirits? :-)

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SWEATONCEADAY 8/6/2008 7:57PM

    let's see i leave tomorrow for vacation and tom comes sunday. i bet you can see where this is going - lol. way to plan though!

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SKYFYRE 8/6/2008 7:34PM

    Sometimes I feel like we are walking through a food mine-field! Don't step on one Dana! You can do it and you will be STRONG!!! Ok, that said I have been particularly naught the past 3 days leading up to TOM and not it's here and,... still naughty :( I even ate MSG, what was I thinking?!?! Be strong, it is so ugly here! Haha!

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BLAZEGRRL 8/6/2008 7:09PM

    Doesn't having a plan make you feel so much more level-headed going into that?!?! Enjoy your treats and in a couple days you'll be good as new :D

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LYNNETH7 8/6/2008 6:27PM

    I feel exactly the same way... Pushed myself hard last night and cramps this morning, blah! Is it tomorrow yet?

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MDTWEETY 8/6/2008 6:25PM

    Yay for plans!! I must say, I'm not great with making a good plan when it comes to such situations. :)

These days happen to all of us. I had one just this week. Yesterday I think or Monday.

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MARLIE13 8/6/2008 6:08PM

    I just have to say that I'm SO GLAD IT'S YOU this week and not me. I couldn't deal with that right now AND with TOM? You're a rockstar. I'm treading water. gulpsputtersputter. lol! Ok, I'll be fine...I just wish I would hurry up. I ate and read this morning too...but only my "scheduled" oatmeal. No more slackerism!!

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Feeling Strong

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

So I did my sprints this morning -- HURRAH! :D

What a fun/torturous event speed work is -- I love it at times and hate it at times, and all within the same workout or thinking about the same workout. There are some moments when I'm sprinting that I'm like WEEEEEEEEEEEE FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Feel the air rushing past!!! And other moment that I'm thinking about *HUFF*HUFF*HUFF* RUNNING FAST IS FOR THE BIRDS. *OW* Am I DONE YET?!?

Eh. HAHA I really do love it in the end.

Also did upper body and core ST.

Food is good. Except for the Red Hots. But otherwise, doing well. :) Looking forward to making that awesome rice tonight to have with some tilapia. WOOHOO! :D

Really feeling ready to keep the ST at a higher level -- no more ST slackerism!!!

  
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RUTHIEBABY1 8/7/2008 11:07AM

    WOOHOO! YOU ARE ST AWESOME!


KEEP IT UP, AND SHOW US THOSE GUNS!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/6/2008 4:14PM

    Yeah I don't do running, I haven't since gym in high school and I was forced to do that to pass. Lol. Everyone has their thing though, and running is yours. I have yet to find my thing. I've tried a lot of different exercises, mostly videos which for the most part I hate. I just can't stand the way most of them talk. Like Denise Austin looks like she is on something. Billy Blanks doesn't seem to know his own strength, he does this one move called the "horse stance" and tells you to just stand that way for a couple of minutes and at my fitness level I can barely stand that way at all! I did this yoga video for a little while but they would do these poses that just didn't seem humanly possible to me and she was just all sweet telling me that this should feel "so good" and I wanted to yell at her to shut up. Lol, but anyway, I think I would really enjoy swimming but I can't get the nerve up at this point to put myself in a bathing suit or to go in the pool around strangers. As I don't have my own pool, this may have to wait for me to test my theory.

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CHASINGPAVEMENT 8/6/2008 12:23PM

    how long do you do your sprints for? i have the same feeling about them. its a love hate relationship for me. lol

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CATIATM 8/6/2008 8:22AM

    Whoo hoo! Yay for activity! I'm still sick, so my activity is mainly trudging from the sofa to the bathroom ... but I do overhead press ups along the way, just to pretend I'm still in the game. emoticon

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WHATAGRL42 8/6/2008 12:20AM

    My God! Sprints. I haven't sprinted since HS (I ran track: my events were the 400 meter and the 400 relay). My best time at the 400 was 63 seconds. Not bad. But the idea of sprinting now? I guess I should try it sometime; see if my body would even respond to the brain's command to run my fastest. Anyway, I'm glad you saw the humor in Ellen's only gay friend to be the one to pull off a "furniture prank"! Ellen said it actually looked good. hahaha!

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BRUIN2 8/5/2008 10:23PM

    Red hots? You mean candy?

Hey, how's the sodium intake going?

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LYNNETH7 8/5/2008 9:46PM

    Awesome. You rock. I can't wait til I can sprint :P

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CURVES_N_CURLS 8/5/2008 9:18PM

    I can TOTALLY relate to your bittersweet attitude toward the speed work, woman!

Lucky for me, I have this little doctor-prescribed 9-month break from it... He he he! ;-)

-Lisa

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SLCOLMAN 8/5/2008 8:45PM

    WOO HOO on the ST!!!!

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Maintenance - 1 week and counting. :)

Monday, August 04, 2008

SO! :D

I'VE DONE IT! hahaha for one week. WOOHOO! :D

I weighed this morning and it was actually slightly lower than last Monday's 167.2 weigh-in, still within my maintenance range and going strong. :)

I have to admit I've been a bundle of nerves this week -- this maintenance thing is SCARY for me. I was able to kind of examine my thoughts and admit it to my husband yesterday that I was having a hard time relaxing and feeling fidgety and whatnot... I think it really was because I was afraid of gaining weight. It's so hard to trust in the system, even though I was able to trust in it while losing. It worked the way it was supposed to then, so why shouldn't it work the way it's intended to now?

I was being silly. I KNOW that I'm still excercising and working hard in that area. I'm still eating mostly healthy and still trying to keep tabs on that even with my daily mini splurges that I nearly always have. I'm still working to eat fruits and vegetables. I'm still drinking my water. I'm maintaining all my healthy habits. AND I'm still weighing myself at least once a week.

So nothing is going to SHOCK me. I'm not going to wake up one day and be 20lbs heavier. I'm MANAGING my weight -- even in maintenance. It's not that I'm "DONE" doing anything just because I'm done LOSING weight.

I have to get used to these ideas and keep reassuring myself until I get used to this. I think the longer I'm able to continue maintaining is going to build my confidence. SO! ONE WEEK DOWN!

I've reduced my average calorie burn estimate per week to 2000 calories -- I'm not really swimming much anymore and although I would like to change that, I need to make sure my estimate is realistic. So my calorie ranges have changed VERY SLIGHTLY from what I posted last week and they're updated on my page.

I was very proud of myself for resisting temptation at a bookstore Starbucks this weekend. My DH wanted to go get a cupcake. So we went, bought a book, bought an Oxygen mag for me to check out, and headed to the Starbucks. I decided not to get anything. The treats looked good -- but they looked so HUGE!!!! I knew that getting one meant I'd eat all of it and I really just didn't want to. So I took a bite of sample cookie on the counter, and a couple bites of his cupcake and felt good. :D Then we got one of their new Vivanno thingies. SO GOOD, folks!!! And not too shabby in the nutrition department either. It's in my tracker for Saturday if you're curious -- I entered .5 serving for me since we shared it. Description for the kind we got (Banana Chocolate Blend) - semi-sweet chocolate, banana, whey protein and milk. 21g of protein for one serving. Anyway -- it was good. And a smart choice I think.

I also did part of the Project Mayhem! challenge. I didn't make it to a 1 rep circuit -- I had to quit halfway through the 15 rep circuit. Here's the thing about Project Mayhem.... the excercises are almost always the same. And I cannot do that many pushups and dips. I have problems with my wrists. And I get really sick of the other excercises which are less challenging for me. I could do modifications... but I'm thinking instead I'm going to forgo any challenges that don't look exciting or interesting, or just do them every once in a while. I mean pushups, dips, lunges, squats, scissor kicks... I can only take so much. I LIKE VARIETY!!! And interesting moves! Simple is still challenging, especially the way the challenges are designed... but I just don't think it's a good fit for me.

So I mentioned getting that Oxygen mag -- I think I'm gonna become a subscriber one of these days. :) Once one of my current subscriptions runs out or for Christmas or something. Whatever comes first. I HATE ALL THE ADS. But the content seems good enough to make up for it. Definitely a little more hardcore than the stuff I'm getting now, I think. So that's exciting.

I got a run in yesterday, too. Not as long as I wanted -- only about 2 miles... but I headed out later than usual and my DH got a bad feeling and came and got me. I don't mind trusting his bad feelings. I'd rather never find out what that bad feeling might have been about and be safe than chance it and be sorry. But I got 2 miles so I'm happy. :) And I was making good time, too.

THIS MORNING'S WORKOUT -- SO FUN. If you've been with my blog a LONG TIME, you might remember me talking about doing a Masala Bhangra workout back in the day. :D Well I FINALLY got Volume 2 and did it this morning. :D I can't tell you how much I love doing this Indian dance stuff. I think it's one of those workouts that could be less challenging if you don't get into it, but if you really throw your whole body into the moves it's definitely heart-rate-raising. :D You're supposed to bump your shoulders up and down almost all the time, which helps. Lots of kind of jumping around and stuff, too. I really like the instructor as well. I RECOMMEND IT. :D

I also have another Ellie Krieger recipe recommendation -- I made the Aromatic Noodles with Lime-Peanut Sauce. SO GOOD. I substituted more sugar snap peas since we had no snow peas available... and we were out of lime juice so that was out. Also it calls for .5 cup of natural PB, but we only had about .25 left -- so I used .25 of cashew butter as well. :D Anyway -- it turned out amazing and I am SO looking forward to eating leftovers at lunch. For those who don't have the book -- it's basically whole wheat spaghetti with steamed broccoli and Snap peas/Snow peas, and then you make this sauce using PB, soy sauce, Rice wine vinegar, lime juice, grated ginger, scallion, rep pepper flakes, brown sugar, and some water. Serve with some crushed toasted peanuts on top.

Well. I think I covered everything. I know it's a long blog but that's what I get for not blogging since Thursday. ;)

  
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SLCOLMAN 8/5/2008 8:44PM

    That recipe is one that I want to try from the book! LOL I loved the penne with roasted tomatos and white beans - DH said yes please make it again but minus the beans.

Glad that maintaining is going well :)

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MARLIE13 8/5/2008 5:06PM

    Awesome awesome blog!! I think you might remember me freaking out being at goal and maintaining? So I know exactly what you're talking about. I think next year will be totally different for us...a year of maintaining under our belts and we won't be nervous about all the fuel we're consuming or the scale going up and down a few pounds.

That recipe sounds wonderful. You've really tried out a ton more from that cookbook than I have. I'm exciting about having a hubby soon to cook for though! Maybe then I'll get more recipe time in the kitchen. ;o)

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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MDTWEETY 8/5/2008 3:19PM

    You are doing great with the maintenance!! Keep making those Ellie Krieger recipes and you'll do just fine. emoticon

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RUTHIEBABY1 8/5/2008 1:52PM

    i'm right there with ya! except i'm not really sure what i'm supposed to be doing different. i ate a little more than normal, and a lot more than normal on saturday, and i still maintained phew!

it is like a weight (no pun intended) has been lifted, not looking for a loss on the scale.

i feel like the strength training challenge really helped me get off to a good start on my new body fat % goal! good challenge! thanks for that one!

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CHASINGPAVEMENT 8/5/2008 1:33PM

    Wow Maintenance! such an amazing word. I hope to be there someday soon! im so proud of you. your such an inspriation to me and im proud of you!

that vivano chcolate banana drink from starbucks = heaven. I lOVE that drink. everyfriday morning i treat myself to a skinny latte at starbucks in the morning. well ive switched over to this drink instead. ive had it twice now and love it.

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BOTZZZ 8/5/2008 12:58PM

    it sounds like you have everything under control and I can understand the scary thing, I just changed my calories because I am exercising more and am worried it will be bad. I can't wait until I am at a Maintenance level and commend you for all of the hard work you have obviously put into getting fit and healthy, keep it up and keep posting.

As Ever
Me

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CALICAVEGIRL 8/5/2008 11:09AM

    That recipe sounds DELISH! How's the sodium content in it, though? (Check out my recent blogs and you'll understand my 'obsession' =)

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PUMPKINFACE73 8/5/2008 8:10AM

    Wow girl you are amazing!
Hats off to you......I struggled with a few stubborn pounds 1st week maintaining (darn PMS I think since I changed nothing)BUT back at goal weight today.......thank god!
So proud of YOU.....keepdoing your thing and sharing it too......xoxoxoxo

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ODETOLIFE 8/5/2008 7:49AM

    YOu sound in check to me! I am so so glad you didnt blog one hunderd posts since I was gone. lol!

It took me a long time to gain weight...but remember I am doing nothing, and eating crap. You are doing lots, and eating good. I think you can do this! lol



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BLUEFISH2 8/4/2008 9:07PM

    You have done it!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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CATIATM 8/4/2008 8:24PM

    Maintenance ... I'm really looking forward to using that word when talking about myself!

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LANC92 8/4/2008 7:41PM

    Congrats! Truer words were never spoken: you WON'T wake up 20 lbs. heavier. Keep up your weigh ins, give yourself a range and snap to if you go outside of that. You can do, you've already proven you can!

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BRUIN2 8/4/2008 6:27PM

    emoticon

And once again I leave your blog hungry.

hehe.

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/4/2008 5:51PM

    Wow I guess your long post made up for my short one. Lol. You'll get used to the maintaining, not speaking from experience, but its just like any new habit. Stick with it you'll do great!

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SWEATONCEADAY 8/4/2008 5:50PM

    it is scary out there in the maint world isn't it!!! i have been doing it since like may and i still have days that are hard as i slip back into "diet" mode. i am not even tracking food for the most part anymore which was the hardest thing for me to do and stop. i still track my exercise as that seems to motivate me. 1 week down.... only about a gazillion more to go - lol/

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 8/4/2008 5:29PM

    Maintenance is such a nice word, isn't it!? Congrats on getting there!

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TERRMOR 8/4/2008 4:05PM

    CONGRATS on hitting maintenance. I saw your comment on Wolfkitty's blog and you said you always wanted a pixie cut. It looks adorable on you.
I just wanted to say you have a great attitude about maintenance. Alot of people slowly go back to the way they used to eat. That is why 90+% regain. You got it right. Always be aware of what you are doing and keep up the exercise and you will do great. Looking good.
Terri


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MILLER32807 8/4/2008 3:43PM

    Way to go, Week ONE, Dana!!!! I'm proud of you.

I'm sure just as it got easier to change your calories, etc so that you could lose weight initially, it'll get easier for you in maintenance. And if you see any areas of problems come up, you've done all this before, so you know what you would need to change to prevent any major issues.

Just remember, you are a *hero* to many of us on here. We have total faith in your abilities :)

~Sarah~

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4565S568SDS 8/4/2008 3:39PM

  That recipe sounds a lot like the peanut lime chicken I made up. I have a weakness for peanut sauce and it's actually pretty healthy.

I gotta admit, even the *idea* of maintaining freaks me out and it's a long way away for me. But it still has to be cool to be an "after." You can do it, though! I want to catch up to you so you have to. emoticon Though I'll still be dumpy at 165. Darn you and your awesome height. (Not that I won't be thrilled to pieces to get there, anyway!)

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