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Watchmen...

Friday, March 06, 2009

... was AWESOME. As if there was any doubt.

Lots of nakedness, but then again, there was in the graphic novel as well, so I can't complain. I need to reread because there were definitely some things about the plot that were changed, but I feel it remained true to the feeling of the original work.

Anyway -- it let out at 3AM, I got up at 8:10AM to go to the gym and workout. Woot. But I'm tired.

Not much else to report but Week 2 of the pushups challenge is complete and apparently at this stage you do another Max test to see how you should proceed, so I'll be doing that at some point this weekend.

  
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MARLIE13 3/10/2009 4:45PM

    So how you doing with the pushups! Cool cool! My hubs can't stop talking about that movie. I think we'll go see it for date night this weekend.

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QUIDDITCHWITCH 3/7/2009 10:51PM

    OMG! I saw it last night and it was phantazmaliciosus. It is a bit different from the comic, but I think they did a good job with keeping the same theme.

I was pleasantly surprised at how close a lot of scenes were to the comic. I saw it with three friends, two of which had never read it, and they liked it a lot, too. ^__^

I'm going to probably read it again and then see the movie again.

Movies have been getting really expensive, but I actually thought this one was worth it. ^__^

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TELERIE 3/7/2009 4:55AM

    Glad you liked Watchmen. I think I'll re-read it before watching the movie and I try not to have too high expectations.

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LASHERTHECAT 3/6/2009 4:37PM

    I don't know if or when Watchmen will come here... We are looking forward to it though...

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**PRICELESS** 3/6/2009 12:52PM

    Okay, curiosity got the best of me....& no, it wasn't because there's lots of nakedness. lol
What is Watchmen?

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well...

Thursday, March 05, 2009

... no rice bowls last night. DH treated himself to his favorite pizza for lunch and was not hungry and it wasn't worth chopping up veggies just for myself, so I had a sandwich. :P

BUT! The plan exists for the delicious rice bowls and I get to eat them some other time. :)

AND TONIGHT!!!!!! WATCHMEN at midnight! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!

I slept in as much as I could this morning and then watched the premiere of America's Next Top Model. That show SUCKS so much now, but I can't help myself...

  
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MSILVER94 3/11/2009 8:58AM

    humm, what are these delicious rice bowls? They are sounding kindof good...and does DH stand for darling husband? I notice you say it a lot and I'm just guessing ;)

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MARLIE13 3/10/2009 4:46PM

    Two OH NOooosss!! I MISSED the premiere? And it sucks more than usual? Oh NOOOOoooo!!! lol!

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LANC92 3/6/2009 9:10PM

    I have shows that I watch and I say they are like a horrible accident, I just can't look away LOL!

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LASHERTHECAT 3/6/2009 9:18AM

    Watchmen!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSY_MAGOO 3/6/2009 2:27AM

    Hee hee- top model is one of my guilty pleasures too- my hubby really hates that they marathon them on the weekends now, so when nothing else is on you can guess what I'm watching. I missed the premiere this week though, i didn't even know it was starting again. Maybe I was too concerned with the finale of the girls next door, which is totally embarrassing to admit that I watch, but like you said about top model, I can't help myself :)

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4CAKES 3/5/2009 11:39PM

    Its the show you are embarrassed to admit you watch

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LAFTERSFREE 3/5/2009 9:54PM

    i need to watch it, i missed it, but this season im not all that devastated.. i used to schedule around it and now im just like psshtt.. probably just missed them doing some kind of cheesy space suit crap again this season or something.. have fun tonight at watchmen!!!

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/5/2009 6:15PM

    i thought the same thing last night when i watched it.

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SLCOLMAN 3/5/2009 5:51PM

    I need to go see if the DVR worked and recorded ANTM!!!

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KSTYLEFITNESS 3/5/2009 5:23PM

    I watched ANTM too, you're right, the show is so over itself. BUT I am so excited and happy and CANT WAIT for the next cycle with the shorties. I'm only 5'2" and I can't wait to see what the shorties represent. If only I was 15 years younger, I would have auditioned. They are in my city this weekend for the auditions.

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LYNNETH7 3/5/2009 4:40PM

    Oh nice! I plan on seeing Watchmen this sunday with my friend :D Have fun!

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Pushups...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

...ROCK!

Ok so I still really suck. Pushups are HARD. DANGIT. But I'm determined to see this challenge through!!!

Today I was a little ADD in my workout. I worked out for about an hour and within that time I did:

The pushups challenge
Ran about a mile around the track
Stairclimber machine for 10 min (YIKES! at 5 I was like.. I'm gonna die... but I made myself do 10)
Arctrainer for about 20
Finished on the Spin Bike -- not sure how long...

YEAH. :)

Then to home and eat the oddest breakfast I've ever had.

First was a course of Celery and PB, and celery and Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Cheese.
NEXT was a bowl w/ a can of low sodium tuna + a Tbsp of a salad dressing and 3 Wasa Light Rye crackers.

And I did eat a Dove Dark Chocolate. :)

I entered my lunch and dinner and my protein is ROCKIN today! I also checked out the "feedback" thingie for the first time and if you haven't looked at it yet DO IT! It's pretty cool. When it first showed up I tried it but it must not have been operating yet and today I finally tried it again and it worked! Very cool.

My Chicken Noodle Soup turned out good last night -- first time ever attempting such a meal. I used the recipe from the Best Life Diet Cookbook. It basically was: 4 Cups of liquid, 2 cups chicken broth ish 2 cups water (I use Better Than Boullion Chicken and I estimated the boullion but anyway, 4 cups water), one chicken breast cut into little bite size pieces, a bag of baby carrots cut up (65grams - the recipe says 1 medium carrot), about half of an onion diced up, a celery stalk diced up... seasonings (I just used my "Italian Seasonings" blend), annddddddddddd Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Thin Spaghetti, broken in half.

IT WAS GOOD! :D I was so proud! hahahaha. I cut the recipe in half to only make 2 servings, but you could easily double it for four. The servings were HUGE, by the way. You could probably easily divide what I made into four smaller servings to be honest, at LEAST three. But I was quite hungry so it worked.

Tonight I plan to make a rice bowl thingie. Brown rice (which I steamed this morning in bulk to save some time), then some sauteed onion and green bell pepper and canned black beans, broken up Morningstar Breakfast Patty, and a big fried egg on top. :D I'm pretty excited about this actually.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

  
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150-HERE-I-COME 3/9/2009 5:45PM

    I'm on WEEK 2! I'm not nose to the ground yet, but I am doing them without knees!! I'm feeling stronger every time!!! I'm so glad I caught this on LAFTERSFREE's blog! It's something to shoot for instead of just doing them to do them :)

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4CAKES 3/5/2009 11:38PM

    I am so with you on the push ups I can lift weights just fine but push ups you might as well ask me to pick up a stinking car!!!

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LASHERTHECAT 3/5/2009 1:19PM

    The "rice bowl thingie" sounds good... I made a great turkey barley soup, and I'll have the last bowl for lunch!

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MARLIE13 3/5/2009 11:19AM

    You just made my tummy growl. Yum! Loved your ADD workout. Talk about changing things up to keep your body guessing. You've got that down to a T. Woohoo!

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BOTZZZ 3/5/2009 10:56AM

    ahhh push ups,I do miss mine :( I hurt my shoulder and haven't done any in a while, I did try and do some a week ago but my shoulder still hurt so I didn't push it (I should go see a doc) that quick soup thingy ya made sounds interesting and your workout? wow I bet you were sweating! keep on keepin on and all that (I know you will ;)) and until next time..

As Ever
Me

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LANC92 3/5/2009 8:52AM

    I finished the hundred pushup challenge two weeks ago. I never did make a hundred all at once - BUT - I was able to do 65 which is pretty amazing since I could only do 4 good ones when I started. My overall goal was to be able to do 3 sets of 10 or 15 during a workout and now I can so I'm real happy with that. :-D

As usual, your food sounds YUMMY. Keep up the great work Dana!

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CALICAVEGIRL 3/5/2009 8:50AM

    Mmm,... food. Well now I'm hungry and it's hours until lunchtime. I guess I'm going to have to break out my snack a little early today. Ah well =) Hope dinner was delectable yesterday... sounds good on paper anyway!

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CARTOONB 3/4/2009 11:24PM

    Pushups ARE hard!! But we'll both be at 100 soon!! Keep it up!

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SWIMMERYOGINI 3/4/2009 8:31PM

  Great cross training followed by eclectic, but complete meal! You had me laughing - thanks!

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TRACYZABELLE 3/4/2009 5:52PM

    I love the feedback feature as well! It helps a lot!

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LAFTERSFREE 3/4/2009 5:45PM

    i do like the feedback report also, i tried it a while ago as well, but i think it's been working for about a week or so now, also u get 2 points each day that u use it, added bonus :)

im glad we're doing pushups together, it keeps me motivated. have a great night!

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TELERIE 3/4/2009 5:35PM

    Oh you're making me hungry! LOL! I'll have to make something like what you're having for dinner tomorrow, I'll be spending the evening alone for once, since my darling is off to have dinner with some friends.

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Week of Awesome continues...

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

So..... ok there have been moments of negativity, but the overwhelming feelings of the week so far have still been very positive and I really do think it's due to reclaiming the optimism and positive outlook on life that used to come so easily for me and lately has been full of cynicism. WOOT.

Like last night during band rehearsal I was ready to strangle one of the conductors because he was conducting so ambiguously the entire trombone section got completely lost. :P And our concert is NEXT WEEK. But overall it was a great rehearsal, I get to play my trombone with a band!!! Even if it's not perfect it's an opportunity to use my talent which, until last Spring, when my work was able to shift schedules with me so I could attend rehearsal. Even though I have a bit of a "I went to college for music and this is community band" snobbery in me somewhere, I really have a great time 99% of the time and I love being able to perform in the concerts as well.

Also -- last night's workout ROCKED. I was planning on sticking after pushups and ST together to do some cardio, but we got over 300cals burned with our ST so I was like... I'm going home. Had a lovely evening at home with the hubby.

This morning I was going to go grocery shopping but I realized we don't really need to until maybe even next week! I'm going to use what we have and I might need to pick up some fruit for lunches, but we're pretty much set. Instead I took the time to plan menus for next week and watch a little TV and relax. It was very nice. :) Got plenty of sleep -- FORGOT TO WEIGH myself, but oh well, I'm not really bothered with it. I feel good.

Kinda like that article I posted yesterday -- I know I'm right about where I feel happy with my body and the scale probably reflects similar to what it did last year when I was maintaining, but the number itself is not super important to me.

Today will be awesome because: I'm making Chicken Noodle Soup tonight and I'm excited about that, lunch activities include reading more of Ben Templesmith's Welcome To Hoxford (Graphic Novel favorite artist/author ever) and playing Locoroco 2, and I get to go straight home after work.

  
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LYNNETH7 3/5/2009 4:43PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you've taken control of your emotions, and that the bubbly, optomistic you is returning. You really are an inspiration. You've been through a lot, but you're still so strong!

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MARLIE13 3/5/2009 11:21AM

    Catching up on your blogs. YAY you're doing great!

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TRACYZABELLE 3/4/2009 5:51PM

    Somehow I missed you play an instrument-- what do you play? I played French horn and Xylophone when I graduated high school even though I played many instruments duting my schooling! Awesome! I could lose myself in my music.

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CATIATM 3/4/2009 8:08AM

    Hey there! It sounds like you're doing a lot better emotionally. Hey! Tell me about this concert! Where are you performing?

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LAFTERSFREE 3/3/2009 9:07PM

    ur having a concert next week??!! why havent i heard. i want to go!!!

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MDTWEETY 3/3/2009 7:55PM

    Glad to hear about all the positive feelings and thoughts! They truly make a difference. Hope your week of AWESOME turns into a YEAR of awesome! emoticon

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TELERIE 3/3/2009 5:31PM

    YOU're awesome, Dana. Glad you're feeling positive and up-beat. Good luck with the concert, sounds like fun! The food sounds delicious! I made some spinach soup yesterday and it was lovely & I still have soup for tomorrow. Yum. Wanted to thank you for dropping by my blog with support too. Wishing you more awesomeness this week!


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LASHERTHECAT 3/3/2009 4:22PM

    More Awesomeness to come!!

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SLCOLMAN 3/3/2009 3:47PM

    Sounds like a great day overall!!!

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CALICAVEGIRL 3/3/2009 3:43PM

    Sounds like such a wonderful productive day =)

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Cool Article

Monday, March 02, 2009

This is from Figure Athlete and it's called "Why Scales are for Suckers"

www.figureathlete.com/free_online_ar
ticle/features/why_scales_are_for_suckers


The title is a little harsh for what the articles really about, but basically it's telling you not to obsess about a number because there are so many other more important factors to consider about your health than a number. Loved it! GO READ IT!

  
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SWEETZMIX 3/3/2009 11:50AM

    Thanks for the article. So true, "you don't have to be 110 pounds to be happy with your physique."

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CECE0330 3/3/2009 9:56AM

    that WAS a cool article. Thanks! I am guilty of getting caught up in the numbers game, which is why I threw out m y scale last year. Of course, then I went haywire and GAINED, but I think even though I weigh myself regularly now, and have a "goal" weight in mind, I will understand once I get to the point where I like my body, it won't matter what the scale says. (Ugh, and I still have flashbacks to when I was dating this cute guy, and we were sitting around with a bunch of his male/female friends, and the discussion turned to weight-many of the men maintaining that 150 was the "cut off" weight for them when dating....I sat there, weighing 154, thinking "oh crap...I'm over! What a cow!" even though I was in size 8/10 clothes, and didn't have the lumpy parts I have now! Stupid young men!

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CAROL_HOORAH 3/3/2009 9:15AM

    thanks for that! :)

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JBMT08 3/3/2009 6:28AM

    Thank you SO much for sharing!

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SWIMMERYOGINI 3/2/2009 10:14PM

  Great article - thanks for sharing!

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KIMCATUS 3/2/2009 9:11PM

    I love her last comment..."Look in the mirror and if you like what you see, then to hell with numbers!"...that is awesome!! Great article...thanks Dana!!

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LAFTERSFREE 3/2/2009 8:01PM

    that was a good read, i esp liked the picture of fat blob vs. lean muscle... and also the bit about the BK whopper commercials. soo true! thanks for posting this.

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**PRICELESS** 3/2/2009 7:54PM

    That was an awesome article!! Thanks for sharing =)

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