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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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Morning Run - DONE.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


Got to bed probably by 1:45AM... got up 5:30, was running by 6:05, got back to work at 6:35. :D YAY!

ALLLLmost 3 miles. So that's awesome. :D 10:06 per mile -- SO CLOSE to my goal of 10min miles for a 5K distance -- just a TINY bit faster and a TINY bit longer and I would have nailed it. But I must admit I'm pretty stoked about being that close. :D WOOHOO! Especially for getting up so early after staying out so late and all that good stuff.

That's it really.

Last night was fun, BTW.

OH, there was this one guy... (the guest of honor actually)... who kept calling me a hottie and giving my husband a hard time saying I was too pretty for him and all this crap. It's KIND of an inside joke, because he was giving this other dude at their office a hard time about that once and he apparently told everyone that he thinks I'm out of his league (my husband said this I mean) and so anyway. It wasn't TOTALLY awkward, but it was still kinda awkward (while also flattering).

This other girl that I met like... last year when I was not halfway through losing 100lbs yet even... she was like, "You look SO SKINNY. I mean REALLY. Like skinny skinny" I was like... Thanks? :D HAHA cause she meant it as a compliment. Then she was like, let me see your shoulders, and she came over and put her hands on my shoulders and was like, FEEL YOUR SHOULDERS. Now feel mine. And I was like, wow my shoulders are bony. HAHAHA

It was weird.

But these people were both very drunk.

(As were most of the party, except my husband and I because we don't drink... so that always makes for amusement. :) hahaha)



I had a burger. A big big burger w/ bacon and BBQ sauce and cheese, and I added an onion ring, and ate a couple on the side, and gave a couple to my husband. We were actually going to order an appetizer too (we discussed it before, but were going to order it later), but we ended up leaving that place to go someplace else, and it's a good thing, because I was really full and did NOT need any other food and yay, I didn't eat anything else. My DH even stopped on the way home to get something for himself and I declined any additional food. WOOHOO. So splurge meal managed.


One more to go through. :D I'm excited, actually.

Well, back to work.

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MARLIE13 8/11/2008 6:20PM

    Woohoo!! See you ARE a rockstar. A skinny shouldered one with amazing talents for running while sleep deprived. I'm jealous! You're doing so awesome. Keep it up!!

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SKYFYRE 8/11/2008 5:30AM

    Well sounds like everyone is impressed with your commitment and taking notice to the changes in your body. I am sure that they meant their comments in a nice way, even though they said it in a drunk way! You deserved the slurge, and quite honestly after a bunch of flatter it is like you've been given a carte blanche to eat what ever you want since you are so darn skinny!

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TRECECOOKS 8/10/2008 4:32PM

    You did great!! Sorry that guy was such a jerk.
When we quit drinking, and went to a party, it was amazing to watch how stupid and awful people can be. But it was still nice that she like your shoulders. . .

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MISSHOLLYDAE 8/9/2008 8:49PM

    Yeah seriously drunk people can be really funny. They can also be reeeeaaaally inappropriate, as you know. Lol. I always love being the sober one though so I can tell people the silly things they did after they recover, hahaha! Of course the only people that drink around me these days are the ones that know they're limits and therefore don't do stupid drunk things. Luckily they do silly sober things all the time and that makes up for it (hubby I'm looking at you, LOL)!

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LUCKY8GAL 8/9/2008 5:56PM

    Thats great. You control the food, the food doesn't control you! I think you look great! emoticon

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SLCOLMAN 8/9/2008 1:06PM

    Awesome job on both fronts!

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MOM2ACAT 8/9/2008 12:38PM

    You are doing great! It sounds like all that running is giving you some great endurance!

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BRUIN2 8/9/2008 10:40AM

    YOU ROCK!!!!!

Running *before* work, *after* a late night out?!? You're my hero!!!!

And I'm so happy that you splurged on a burger - maybe it'll fatten you up a bit. BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH - as Amee would say, "ROFLMBO". Just joking, of course!! Glad you've got bony shoulders! hahaha.

Happy Saturday!

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Silly People

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! :)


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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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    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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