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Friday, August 15, 2008

Not much of an update but I guess I want to keep everyone in the loop on the sick saga.

Still sick. Yes it's worse than yesterday. No I didn't call in to work for some reason...

I decided to get up and take a shower to see if I felt better, and of course I did slightly and then I was thoroughly awake... so I decided to go, but I started feeling worse again very soon so I dunno, whatever. Hopefully the day goes quickly. I had to be here 2 hours earlier than I usually have to be here on Friday -- which is normally 2 hours earlier than the rest of the week. So I'm definitely feeling that as well.

No word on the job yet, but apparently they couldn't do the last interview until today so hopefully I'll find out soon. *fingers crossed*

P.S. -- Just found out that they'll be able to discuss and deliberatae Monday and should have an answer that afternoon hopefully.

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TERRI4EVER 8/18/2008 10:22AM

    Hope you find out some good news.

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SLCOLMAN 8/16/2008 4:51PM

    Feel better soon!! Good luck with the potential job!

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BLAZEGRRL 8/16/2008 3:14PM

    Feel better soon, girl! And good luck with the job. Hope the sickness won't hamper your weekend too much :)

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LEDMCGOWAN 8/16/2008 9:51AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. And good luck on the job. emoticon

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NATURALLYME126 8/15/2008 9:26PM

    Hey Dana!! Sorry to read that you are sick. emoticon Hope after the weekend is over you will be feeling much better.

What job interview? Are you looking for a new job?

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/15/2008 6:14PM

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop, we're all hoping you get better soon. Thanks for the links btw, I did have a lot of info already but more is always better. That spark article on deficit tracking was interesting and I liked how it broke down all the steps. I had to put everything together from bits and pieces the way I looked it up, lol. I think I'm gonna try it and see how it goes.

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BRUIN2 8/15/2008 2:25PM


I got unsubscribed to your blog AGAIN. I'm going to have to talk to the spark-higher ups. This can not be tolerated.

No good to still be sick. Summer sickness is the worst. Are you drinking lots of water and OJ? Chicken noodle soup for supper?

emoticon I'm hoping that you HOP right into the new role!!! Good luck!!!

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LOBO1978_2000 8/15/2008 2:07PM

    Still sick...wow thats not good.

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ZELCAT7 8/15/2008 11:04AM

    I've got my fingers crossed for you, Z! And hope you shake this cold asap!

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WAhhh. Sick sucks.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Yeah, so it's worse today. I ALLLMOST called in to work but realized that I was not THAT bad, and hey, tomorrow would be a better day to call in so we'll see if I can make it and if I'm still horrible tomorrow I can call in then, right? *sigh*

I hope it gets better tomorrow and not worse.

This morning I just sat and watched youtube and ate and then got dressed and came to work. I didn't even shower. I know I know -- it probably would have helped me feel a little better but I couldn't muster the motivation/energy.

I am in a happy-ish mood, but just feel kinda miserable. I think it's deceiving. hahaha. But whatever. Resting so I can get better soon! ASAP! DANGIT!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/14/2008 11:14PM

    Sorry to hear that you turned out to be sick. No one likes being sick, doesn't the world know we have things to do? I mean come on! I hope you get better quick.

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SWEETZMIX 8/14/2008 9:11PM

    Being sick sucks, but ur right. Friday's are better to call out than a Thursday. Plus it's like I like to hold onto my sick time for when I really need it, aka not really sick but need to take a day off!!

Feel Better and Take Care of yourself.

And I never told you emoticon for offically kicking those pesky ounces to the curb.


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    Awww. I hope you feel better. Just remember not to get too crazy about not exercising because next week you will feel better and get right back into action!

Here is some yummy chicken soup:


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MARLIE13 8/14/2008 8:08PM

    I made zero calorie chicken noodle soup for you...AND...brownies..no calories...no kidding! Feel better? loL!

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KMKMOM 8/14/2008 8:03PM

    I hope you feel better soon. It's especially yucky to feel sick in the summertime. Hang in there!


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ODETOLIFE 8/14/2008 5:36PM

    Aww get well soon honey!
It sucks to feel like crap. I always bask in the feeling of feeling better though. Makes me so much more thankful for feeling good!

hang in there!!!Chicken broth!

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LOBO1978_2000 8/14/2008 5:24PM

    Hope you feel better. I think you need to take that shower before going to bed. It will help you rest better.

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ZELCAT7 8/14/2008 5:24PM

    Sick *does* suck and I'm sorry you're dealing with it, Z. Waaah! I hope you feel better soonest and I do think you should call in if you don't feel well tomorrow. You might need the rest. Fluids, fluids, fluids and lots of sleep! emoticon

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Good things and bad things...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I feel about the same as yesterday -- only my sore throat didn't disappear after food and water for breakfast. It has stuck around all day. Not SUPER SORE BAD, just mildly irritating and annoying. It's so annoying because I'm not SICK, I'm just feeling the yuck factor. I don't want to complain about it too much because hopefully this means I'm fighting whatever it is off and I WON'T get really sick... but it's still irritating.

I had my interview today for that position I'm applying for at work and it seemed to go really well. One of the guys I work with told me he thought it went really well, as well as it possibly could even. So WOOHOO to that! (He's a position above me and will be taking responsibility for the tasks that our boss has once my boss is deployed next year, so whoever gets this position will be working very closely with this dude so he got to be in on the interviews.) It was kinda weird because it was FOUR PEOPLE interviewing me. But I've been interviewed by more than that before. :P So I guess that experience helped me in a way.

I'm kind of glad I had that interview actually, because the last two times I applied I was never formally interviewed. I talked to my boss briefly the first time, the second time I never even got that much. So at least this time it gave me the opportunity to DAZZLE them. ;) HAHAHAHA

Well -- as far as fitness/nutrition goes... I ate leftover pizza for breakfast. My DH bought a take and bake pizza from Sam's Club yesterday and saved me some. Well, I didn't want to eat it last night because I had dinner planned and calories worked out, but I ate it this morning. Looked it up at work and HOLY MOLY. It was almost 200cal more than I mentally alotted for. I figured 500-700 cal, and it was like 885. But with everything else entered I still have a buffer after dinner, so I'm not feeling too bad about it.

Just tired. And semi-sore throated and semi- congested. BUT.

I worked out. I didn't run because I thought that doing the ArcTrainer would be a more efficient use of my energy -- burn more calories for the time spent and through more use of my muscles than aerobic capacities. Worked well. And then I did ST, really focusing on intent and form and doing opposing stretches in between sets. That part felt really good.

Not sure what I will do the rest of the week when it comes to excercise, but I'm going to try to keep it up for sure, just seeing how I feel and everything.

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LOBO1978_2000 8/14/2008 1:25PM

    Good luck on the job stuff. my wife has been looking too and I hear all the stories. I hope you get better soon. I was about to say maybe you have some acide reflux but then you said you had congestion too. so that is out .

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    Hope you get feeling better! Good luck with the job stuff...I hope you get the new position!

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MOM2ACAT 8/13/2008 9:33PM

    Hope tomorrow you are feeling better and that the sore throat goes away!

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TRECECOOKS 8/13/2008 8:57PM

    Good luck!!

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ODETOLIFE 8/13/2008 8:04PM

    "I've been interviewed by way more than that before. ;P"

I can totally hear you (well in the voice I have picked out for you) Kinda spunky, and firmish. lol

you're cute.
Now I swear somewhere I told you to cut up garlic and swallow it, I swear it was on your blogs..but I ain't seein it. Man, I must read a lot of blogs and not reply or I get sidetracked or something. I go back and look for what I wrote you before, and it aint there! lol
I'm sorry. Know I do read them If you don't see me talkin.

SO anyways, chop up some garlic into tiny pieces and slam it down with some milk. lol
Watch now it will be a comment I left on your page. lol

This book I am reading is amazing girl. Its just a whole different approach! Its kinda hard to wrap my brain around it. So i've been reading the same 2 chapters over and over today. lol

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Yuckity yuck.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

So.... I WAS going to run this morning.

And do ST in front of the TV.

But I got down and did like 3 pushups and was like.... that's it.

I have been so tired the past few days -- at first I thought it was just the Friday night payback or something, but I took a nap on Saturday, and then slept a full night Saturday night... and Sunday night... and last night.

Yeah. And I have been feeling slightly congested -- like randomly having to cough and actually coming up with something?

I don't feel SICK. But I don't feel WELL either.

So I decided to take today off as well and just give my body a little longer break than usual -- hopefully this doesn't throw me for a loop. I usually never take off more than 2 days in a row -- except when sick. And I DO NOT WANT TO BE SICK. SO! Everyone around me's been getting sick... so yeah. Trying not to be like them. ;) hahaha I took my vitamins this morning (for the first time in who knows how long).

If I feel about the same tomorrow, I'll go for an easy run and do some ST in the gym. I want to get some activity since I'm not really congested or anything (just veryvery mildly).

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/13/2008 5:56PM

    Well we'll just all have to check back in on you tomorrow and see how you're doing then. Lol. Sorry don't have mush else to say accept the same old: hope you feel better soon!

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    Sorry you're under the weather! Hopefully, you're only feeling a little sick because your immune system is winning the battle, and will kick the sniffly coughs to the curb ASAP! I hope I'm better soon, too! Only a little over a week left till my sister's wedding! I want to hit that gym hard and finish preparations! I don't have time to be sick!!!!!!! :-(

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LUCKY8GAL 8/13/2008 2:37PM

    Hope you feel better! Some times we just need a break. Take care. emoticon

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MDTWEETY 8/13/2008 11:54AM

    Hope you feel better today! I'm sure your body appreciates the break. :)

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MUSIQLUVER 8/13/2008 9:20AM

    Man, I hope you got some rest & are feeling better today. Geesh!

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SLCOLMAN 8/12/2008 11:06PM

    Feel well soon! Lots of fluids and rest for you!

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SKYFYRE 8/12/2008 10:46PM

    Don't get sick it sucks in the land of illness! Rest, hydrate, repeat!

OK, enjoy the couch time, you will be back to your old tricks in no time! I will be back to mine by Sunday.... or else!

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CATIATM 8/12/2008 9:12PM

    Oh! Take good care of yourself! I was sick for over a week. I mean in bed, on antibiotics, living on jello sick. I still have a stuffed head and wet cough, but I'm getting better. I felt "off" for a few days before getting sick, and I didn't listen to my body. So, you're a lot smarter than I was, and I hope your rest day is what you needed.

Feel better!

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BLAZEGRRL 8/12/2008 9:05PM

    Feel better! Sending some good vibes your way... probably a good idea to take an extra personal day :)

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MARLIE13 8/12/2008 7:04PM

    You're pounding the water right? I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling in tip top shape. I've got my fingers crossed that this extra bit of rest will kick whatever it is to the curb. You are NOT getting sick! You hear me? emoticon

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ODETOLIFE 8/12/2008 6:47PM

    You just go ahead and take a break for today girl. Chop some garlic and swallow it with some milk. Serious. Chop it into little tiny pieces and slam it down. Call me in the morning. ;)

See you tomorow!

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Weekend Complete! (Maintenance 2 Weeks and Counting)

Monday, August 11, 2008

The terrible weekend of temptation has been faced and defeated. :)

I know I said I wouldn't change my ticker unless I started to weigh consistently over my range but........ I weighed 165 even today.

SO! I reallly really wanted my ticker to finally show that I GOT THERE, so dangit, I updated it. :)

I probably ate more than I needed to on Saturday evening, but I didn't go CRAZY either. I got my little steak, baked potato w/ butter and sour cream ON THE SIDE thank you very much (only used a little bit), salad... good stuff. :) No desserts, good good. The extra were a bit of appetizers, but I really didn't eat very much of them at all -- not like I normally would. I was very in control and it felt great. I didn't feel restricted, just good. And normal. :) hehe.

Tracked everything on paper yesterday and stayed to the bottom of my cal range w/ good stuff and feel good today.

I wanted to do SOMETHING workout related this morning but I dunno how it happened -- I totally just lost track of time. I got up just before 10, planned meals, and somehow didn't leave for the store until 11:15, but I don't have to leave for work until 12:40. I figured, ok, I have a list, hit the first store 30min, hit the second store for like 3 things, 15 minutes, I'll be back at the house by noonish, a little after. (I live RIGHT NEXT to the stores I was going to.) Well I get out of the first store and it's already 12:15. OOPS!

So I had to rush home, eat something, get my lunch together, put away the groceries, shower...

Left the house at 12:45 and arrived at work 5 min late. *phwew* HAHAHA. But no time for physicality. Maybe I can do some ST tonight, but everytime I say that I never do. (BWAHAHA I might as well be honest with myself...) Tomorrow is speedwork, though, and probably some Upper Body and Core ST. :)

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LOBO1978_2000 8/12/2008 4:07PM

    Wow that is awesome. Well done.

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    Well done! I think this calls for a party in the Great Hall!

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CURVES_N_CURLS 8/12/2008 1:22AM

    How cool is that?! :)

Funny thing is... When I hit my goal and upped my caloric intake, I actually initially lost even MORE weight, and then bounced back to the goal weight. Just something that may happen, as your metabolism is in full-force right now. It will settle and jump a round a few pounds soon.

You're doing GREAT, Miss Thang! :)


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SKYFYRE 8/12/2008 12:47AM

    Holy Guacamole! 165! You ROCK!!!

Whoa, how your commitment and dedication make me want to be a better sparker! Nice work Dana!

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/11/2008 10:23PM

    Maybe you subconsciously didn't work out because you saw the drop on the scale?? I don't know, lol, but great job. You're in maintenance and at your goal weight two weeks later, how cool is that!

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BRUIN2 8/11/2008 8:07PM

    Go Dana, Go Dana!!

How freaking fabulous to be AT GOAL?!?! You rock!!

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MDTWEETY 8/11/2008 7:59PM

    Congrats on GETTING there! You were already there, but it's great to see the scale say the magic number, right??
Keep on defeating those weekends of temptation! I need some of your dedication to rub off on me. :D

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MARLIE13 8/11/2008 7:33PM

    Oh crap! You weigh less than me. I must FIX THAT!!! Darn you! But I AM happy for you. I'm just so impressed by your ability to do so well over the weekend. I'm going to do great over the weekend. Maybe that's my problem? That I succumb to defeat before it's even begun? I'm totally inspired by you ...and that's a great thing. Keep it up because I need more inspiration!

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