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Still missing, doing pretty ok.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So last night I had an internal battle of the wills for a moment to stay within range, but I DID IT.

And today might have been tough, but by planning out dinner I think I've figured out how to make a very filling dinner for few calories and set myself up for success. (Check out the tracker -- I will be adding some flavoring ingredients to the dinner but it won't add too much cal, not sure which sauce (black bean&Garlic or Teriyaki but about 30cal each for my portion) and or garlic/ginger....)

Workout last night was tough -- I was so sore from the video yesterday it was hard, but I got some calories burned and I'm taking today off to recover.

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SWEETZMIX 2/11/2009 10:18AM

    YAY!! I AM GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE DOING OK DANA!! I know Roscoe is still missing but I am glad you are sounding more like you. We are still praying for you!!

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LAFTERSFREE 2/11/2009 1:31AM

    i am SO sore today, everywhere. i could barely move in wateraerobics today... soooo im thinking yeah,,,,, i need to realllly start stretching more!!! my legs feel the worst!!! i hope i make it through tomorrow !!! emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 2/10/2009 6:14PM

    It is good that you exercised more to burn off the extra you ate yesterday. Everything is good with Garlic! I am making a pork loin in the crock pot tomorrow with garlic! YUMM!

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_RAMONA 2/10/2009 5:36PM

    I so admire you, and your graciousness! Thanks for your wonderful example!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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HOPERY 2/10/2009 5:29PM

    I'm so proud of you! You are doing so well in spite of crappy life situations. You are a real warrior princess!!

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Still missing....

Monday, February 09, 2009

... sorry if I let my ugly out with that rant, but I had to get it out of my head. And now it's over.

I'm feeling SLIGHTLY more head screwed on straight. About to head to BAND and then the GYM. I'm quite sore from yesterday's video! Especially my hamstrings! I think it's from the plyometric circuit.

Tonight I'm making homemade chili cheese dogs. (OK, so um... the homemade part is the chili. But still!)

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LUCYA8 2/10/2009 1:17PM

    hi sweetie - your rant was totally understandable. sometimes nice isn't the answer.

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BRUIN2 2/9/2009 8:32PM

    Oh how I love hot dogs.

Hope you have fun at band and have an awesome sweat at the gym!!

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TRACYZABELLE 2/9/2009 7:49PM

    Any leftover chili you can make taco salad with tomorrow! YUM! You don't need to add taco chips-- just lettuce, tomato, onion cheddar and chili! YUM! (I like other veggies in there too )

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All the well-intentioned people...

Monday, February 09, 2009

... who suggest someone took in my dog without attempting to find the owner...

Just fill me with anger. What moronic hillbilly person is going to just take someone's dog and make no attempts AT ALL to find the owner? If they made the BAREST effort, they'd find us. Chances are he still has his collar on, which has our info, even if not, I have ads spread all over the internet, in the newspaper, on the lost and found hotline, flyers in every vet and shelter and petstore... All they'd have to do is make the TINIEST effort. And I'm scouring the "Found" information in all of these locations as well.

OH not to mention that if they were intending to take good care of him, I'm sure he'd at least need a vet visit after being in the woods/on the streets so long, just to check him out... and he's MICROCHIPPED. So if they took him anyplace around this area, I checked with them they ALL scan for microchips.

If this is the case I'd be so angry. It is NOT comforting to think that instead of me not having my dog because he's wandering living life as a stray and avoiding capture, it's because some other family decided to declare him THEIR DOG. You know?

Anyway. I know people mean well when they say that and I am not upset at their intentions.

But it frickin ticks me off.

This weekend was mostly good. Got in my birthday gift of Jillian Michaels' two new DVD's. I tried the "cardio" based one and it kicked my butt, per usual JM standards. I burned like 602 calories in 51 minutes or something, and that's including about 10min of warm up cool down. YEAH. And no equipment. JM is a vicious task master.

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SLCOLMAN 2/9/2009 7:06PM

    Sorry about the stupid people....
Awesome about the new DVDs!!!

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SWEETZMIX 2/9/2009 1:36PM

    Dana, u know how it is on the cpu. People leave comments without thinking or not knowing how it is going to be taken. Very insensitive people, I tell ya!!

And that JM DVD sounds wicked!! You gotta give me the name!!

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    are those her newest dvds??? people say dumb things.

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_RAMONA 2/9/2009 1:02PM

    Aw Dana, I'm so sorry for you... my heart aches right along with you. I don't believe I have mentioned it as yet, but it did cross my mind. There are a number of people just this selfish and moronic out there. And no, it's NOT comforting one little bit.... in fact, it's even more disconcerting in some ways. My cousin 'lost' his pure bred, micro chipped, rotwieller puppy... only to find him a year later five houses down the street, still wearing the expensive leather collar HE had bought for him! As he apprehended the dog with no resistance from the thief, she just shrugged. I know, it makes NO sense, but it does happen. I 'lost' a cat for two weeks under similar circumstances. I did (as did my cousin) everything you have done. I went door to door telling people my story. I've been praying that this isn't the case... but.... The good news may be that should this be the case, as in the case of my cousin and myself, Roscoe will eventually make it home to you.

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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Still missing...

Friday, February 06, 2009

... and I'm just. Not quite right.

I'm being more productive at work, I'm getting in my workouts... but everything just feels less good.

It's like I have this anxiety gnawing at me in the background and I feel this constant need to be amused/entertained/distracted... otherwise I just get bundled into a bunch of nerves.

And the ache in my heart just won't go away. It's like I'm living life on pins and needles. I'm trying really hard to just think about the moment and be very PRESENT. It works sometimes, but mostly in those times when I'm being amused/entertained/distracted.

I need some all encompassing personal project or something.

This weekend I plan to do some things on my computer at home that I've been meaning to do... (load my new MP3 player for running with some music, upload some photos). So maybe that will help.

I'm still not where I want to be weight wise but it's going. I'm not too worried about it, it's just a matter of time.

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_RAMONA 2/9/2009 1:00PM

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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TRACYZABELLE 2/9/2009 6:14AM

    Hang in there! For him to not come home or show up, it makes me think someone took him in. If he was a friendly dog that is entirely possible. Hang in there!

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SKYFYRE 2/9/2009 2:04AM

    Dana, Sorry you are going through this. I hope distraction helps.
Think of you! Hugs, KRissy

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SLCOLMAN 2/7/2009 10:17PM

    Hang in there!

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MOM2ACAT 2/7/2009 5:52PM

    emoticon That's got to be so hard, knowing where Roscoe is, but still out of reach.
I continue to pray that he will come home to you.

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TRECECOOKS 2/7/2009 3:52PM

    I have been where you are, and I commend you for not eating non-stop; I was a basket-case. I continue to plead Roscoe's case before our Heavenly Father.

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TELERIE 2/7/2009 4:39AM

    emoticon A project sounds good. Something else to think about...

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**PRICELESS** 2/6/2009 9:26PM

    I anxiously await the day I get to open your blog to immediately see ROSCOE'S HOME!!

Until then, take care of yourself hun!

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Roscoe still missing... Birthday was good.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The best news? Water Aerobics rocks. :D Can be a totally good workout -- it all depends on what you put into it. I got a 502 calorie burn for 49 minutes -- average heart rate 146 and max of 175. And the instructor says I was probably working harder than the HR shows due to the cooling effect that the water has it lowers your heart rate. So rock on!

My husband gave a bonus on his test if all the students would tell me happy birthday -- so I had about 200ppl telling me Happy Birthday yesterday. :D We also went out for sushi last night.


I ate WAY too much food -- mostly due to ordering some of those amazing donuts... but still. It was my birthday. That and Thanksgiving are like the two days a year that I really enforce the no guilty feelings rule.

I ate healthy the rest of the day as well.


Today I'm back to feeling anxious and whatnot about the missing doggie. It needs to go away. But yesterday was a really great day.

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SKYFYRE 2/5/2009 6:56PM

    Glad the birthday was good, 200 birthday wishes?! So cool! Nice burn in water aerobics too! Ya! Who care about the doughnuts, it WAS your birthday!!!

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KIMCATUS 2/5/2009 4:25PM

    Glad that you had a great birthday and I'm so sorry about the stress about Roscoe. Hang in there girlie!!

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MARLIE13 2/5/2009 3:53PM

    A very happy belated blog birthday greeting to ya! Donuts? At the sushi place? Ooh maybe I've missed some important donut explaining blgs. You are awesome! Way to rock the water aerobics!!

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KMKMOM 2/5/2009 3:21PM

    Happy belated Birthday! I'm glad you had a nice day. emoticon

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ANGELBLEU 2/5/2009 12:08PM

    Happy Belated Birthday girlie.. you so rock!

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SWEETZMIX 2/5/2009 10:32AM

    Happy Belated Birthday!! I didn't even know. I am glad you enjoyed urself and had a good time. I know ur upset about Roscoe..but all we can do is hope for the best!!

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SLCOLMAN 2/4/2009 9:10PM

    Glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday!

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ORANGE-AVOCADO 2/4/2009 6:44PM

    Happy belated birthday! Haha, just to add to your 200 birthday messages already. So I feel like a total dork asking, but - you can take your HRM underwater? So cool!

Anyway, congrats on letting yourself go with the sushi and being guilt free. We all need those days once in a while. And I have complete and utter trust in your ability to get right back on target after a feast. :D Glad you had a great day and could get your mind off the doggie for a little while. You guys are still in my thoughts... :)

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TRACYZABELLE 2/4/2009 6:24PM

    How awesome! You really sound like you had a great day!!!

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    sounds like you had a great birthday!

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MDTWEETY 2/4/2009 3:40PM

    Happy birthday! It sounds like it was a good one! :)
And I agree, water aerobics ROCKS! Love it!

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TELERIE 2/4/2009 3:33PM

    Happy Birthday, Dana!
Hope Roscoe returns soon!!

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_RAMONA 2/4/2009 3:33PM

    Happy belated birthday, Dana! It sounds like you had a great day, and I'm glad to hear you're enjoying yourself despite your heavy heart!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}

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TRECECOOKS 2/4/2009 3:28PM

    Happy Birthday!!

Still praying for Roscoe's speedy return. Hugs, me

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**PRICELESS** 2/4/2009 3:27PM

    Awww, Happy (late) Birthday!! I'm glad it was a great day =)
Roscoe is really about as stubborn as it gets!! Silly dog! Any more sightings??

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RHALES199 2/4/2009 3:19PM

    Glad you had a great birthday! Hope Roscoe comes home soon...

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