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Friday, March 13, 2009

This morning's weighin was down .5lb from Monday. Rock on!

I am so happy to be back in my maintenance range and hangin in there you do not even know. :) hehehe.

Catfish and slaw didn't happen last night -- I was reminded by DH that I promised we could have the grilled cheese w/ sliced gouda and the Campbell's Tomato and Herb soup soooooo we had that. SO GOOD. :)

I was planning on going on a walk today but it was looking kinda gross outside when I got to work. Hopefully it'll be a little nicer when it's time for my lunch break!

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SLCOLMAN 3/14/2009 10:59PM

    WTG for getting back to maintenance! Such a success!!

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MDTWEETY 3/14/2009 11:12AM

    YAY for being back in maintenance!! You rock!

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CAROL_HOORAH 3/14/2009 8:54AM

    Back in your maintenance?!?! That's AMAZING congrats!!!!!!

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WOLFKITTY 3/14/2009 4:51AM

    Yum yum! I love cheese and tomato soup! LOL!

Congrats on being back in maintenance mode!

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TRACYZABELLE 3/14/2009 1:58AM

    Congrats on an awesome WI!! Woohooo!

It is the weekend so I have time to come online to post!
I missed you all so much! Weigh in is tomorrow! EEK!
Sorry but my laptop is still not back! Time to catch up
on my friends blogs and pages!
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MSSUNBUG 3/14/2009 12:46AM

    Yum! And congrats on your weight loss!

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/13/2009 11:41PM

    it's gooda to eat gouda - lol. hope you got your walk in. have a great weekend.

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NATURALLYME126 3/13/2009 8:15PM

    What is Gouda? I assume it is some type of cheese. Congrats on being back in your maintenance range. I am actually looking forward to my weigh in next week. I am not weighing in this week. I needed a scale break. I was focusing on it way too much and it was making me depressed. So I have been using my tape measure instead and focusing on other areas of progress.
Enjoy your weekend!

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MARLIE13 3/13/2009 6:49PM

    Gouda is very good, no?


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LASHERTHECAT 3/13/2009 4:13PM

    I Loooove Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!!!! emoticon

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TAIMOIRAI 3/13/2009 3:10PM

    Way to go!

And those sandwiches sound delicious. I can't remember the last time I had grilled cheese and tomato soup. I see that for lunch in my near future. :)

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Kinda successful at dinner last night?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

So here's the real honest breakdown:

I did share a BIT of an appetizer (well, 2, but one came AFTER dinner).

BBQ Nachos -- Had a couple nacho chips, mostly with very little cheese, more of the lettuce and pico de gallo, and a bit of the BBQ
ONE mini-corndog. And then I was like... gihaosirh. No more. It was sooo greasy.

For my meal I ordered the Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sandwich w/ Buffalo Chips. The sandwich was GOOD. It's a grilled chicken breast w/ a carribean jerk rub and it was drizzled w/ some of their jerk sauce. I added no other sauce to it, and I didn't exactly leave anything on my plate...

... but my husband ate some of my buffalo chips when I got done with them. :) That helped! AND I stashed a piece of gum in my pocket and started chewing it when I was done as well. Good stuff.

This morning is another story....

My wonderful husband bought those Reeses PB Eggs that they have at Easter. I ate 3 of them. 180 cal 11g of fat each. But now MY SHARE of those suckers is GONE. *phwew*

I will not be craving any kind of splurge for quite a while now. I am all splurged out. I just want good clean eating. I was even irritated at how sweet my all-natural Dannon Strawberry Yogurt was today at lunch.

So -- I'm still kinda proud at how I did last night. I left feeling more full than I do after a nice healthy meal, BUT I was far less full than I USUALLY am after leaving a restaurant. I felt like I showed some restraint which is hard for me to do, and made relatively wise choices.

The salads at BWW just DO NOT appeal to me. They are lettuce and chicken. Basically. Maybe some cheese, cilantro... ok one has pico de gallo. But that is just not enough for me in a salad. I want something more interesting. Definitely a healthy option!!! Just not the kind of thing I want to pay money to eat at a restaurant, you know?

Ummmmmmm not much else to report, off day from working out today. Work has been stressful and irritating. I have a pile of things to do before I leave and all I want to do is go straight home. :) But I will survive.

I want to make some catfish and slaw tonight from the Best Life Diet Cookbook.

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TAIMOIRAI 3/13/2009 3:05PM

    BWW is my hubby's favorite restaurant. It's now on the list of "Places you will go with your friends and leave me at home." Next time he begs I'll try the chicken sandwich you got, otherwise I find I don't enjoy their food enough for the amount of calories it costs to eat there.

We're both going to get back on top of this eating right thing. Let me know how the catfish turns out. It sounds delicious!

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/13/2009 12:48PM

    great job!

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MARLIE13 3/13/2009 11:16AM

    Good job for taking your gum with you to the restaurant. That's an excellent way to help control your environment when you eat out. I had stopped chewing gum for a bit because of the negative side effects but the positive ones outweigh the negative so now you can find it in my purse again. lol! You're doing great. And I'm interested in how your catfish turns out tonight! Sounds yum!

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CALICAVEGIRL 3/13/2009 9:38AM

    OMG, catfish and slaw? What time is dinner? I'm sooo there. Lol. As for dinner,... I've been cutting everything in half before I even start eating (when out at a restaurant) for some time now. At first I wanted to keep nibbling even after my "half" portion is gone,... but now I find that eating just half of what's on my plate is more than enough. Then at the end I just ask for a box and I've got lunch for the next day. Although if you find it too tempting to have that second half hanging out on your plate then just ask for a box right up front and then box up the half you won't be eating and then set it aside on an empty chair so you won't be tempted to pop open the lid and keep nibbling. Or better yet, bring a small roll of tape and tape the lid shut so it really is a pain to get at.

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SLCOLMAN 3/13/2009 12:26AM

    You splurged and are right back on track so all is good! :)

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SWEETZMIX 3/12/2009 10:33PM

    I love jerk chicken, I should make some this weekend. Anyway I kinda feel the same way about the dannon yogurts...like they just taste too sweet. GRRR And I LOVE yogurt and those are sO easy to take to work.

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150-HERE-I-COME 3/12/2009 8:00PM

    YaY!! Good job dining out! I wouldn't put too much weight on your slip-up this morning.. They're gone -- right?! Why do we do this to ourselves....LOL! After my slip-up yesterday, I've been sick all day today, so I have a feeling it will be a long, long time before another big slip-up for quite a while here too..

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KASSIANDORA 3/12/2009 7:40PM

    If I am not satisfied after a meal and I find myself wanting to eat more I try to drink 8-16 oz of water just to give me that full feeling.

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Another day, another great workout!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

So, today's been a pretty good day.

My DH had a pivotal meeting for his dissertation today and it went well so WOOHOO on that! :D We WILL be going out to eat tonight to celebrate, and my plan is to LEAVE FOOD ON MY PLATE unless I order something uber healthy.

Although we're going to Buffalo Wild Wings so the healthy options there are generally extremely limited and unnappealing so the chances of that are not super likely...

I will be reporting back on this goal tomorrow. Maybe it will help me to finally DO THIS. This is something I have NEVER gotten a hold of -- stopping when full, not just cleaning my plate... especially when eating out. OOH! I will make sure to bring my gum in so I can occupy my mouth when I am DONE. And maybe ask for a box?

Anyway -- this morning was gym buddy day and DAY TWO OF WEEK THREE of the pushups challenge. YEAH! I'm SOOOOOO proud of myself and LAFTERSFREE for completing today's challenge. It's getting tougher and tougher!!! And while my muscles are screaming by the end of the max set each time, I'm somehow able to complete the next day so I guess it's working. At the beginning I could barely complete 6 and I was um... doing them horribly wrong. Now I'm able to knock of 10 RELATIVELY easily. Today's longest sets were 12 reps long and I KNOW that last one or two were dropping in form, but hey. I got through it.

Then I was on the spin bike and feeling somewhat uninspired, over to the stair climber and feeling irritated. When I did 10min on the stairclimber I was like, hey! I haven't done ST since Monday! :D So I went downstairs and ROCKED some ST. It felt great to be doing that. It was just what I needed this morning to really get the most out of my workout. Off to track that now...

OH. And my nutrition tracker is tracking high today for my current calorie range, but to be honest I've been eating a bit higher the past few days and not just because I wasn't paying attention, but because I'm happy where I am and I'm not concerned about losing at this point. I'm waiting until Monday to officially change my tracker back to MAINTENANCE MODE, but I'm kinda transitioning there already.

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SLCOLMAN 3/13/2009 12:28AM

    You are doing super with the push up challenge :) Woo Hoo!!

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SWEETZMIX 3/12/2009 11:15AM

    So today is thursday, how did it go for dinner. I am awaiting the blog. hehe

Dana u are doing awesome. You are just there u know?!? Thank you for all your comments and advice you leave on my blog.


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LANC92 3/12/2009 10:43AM

    I never have a problem leaving food at a restaurant (or having it wrapped to go) but ALWAYS at home. Additionally at home, I will pick,pick, pick from the bowls on the table after I'm done. Since I'm also trying to stop taking seconds, I've started leaving everything in the kitchen and making my plate. It has been working so far - YAY!

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LASHERTHECAT 3/12/2009 8:53AM

    Congrats to your DH!! And as for dinner...I'm sure you did fine...

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SWEATONCEADAY 3/11/2009 10:20PM

    great job on the push ups. congrats to your dh!

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LAFTERSFREE 3/11/2009 9:16PM

    i had a feeling u guys would go to buffalo wild wings! NOW im super jealous!!!
last time i was there, i ordered 6 wings, with no sauce and a small order of their cheesy buffalo chip things... it was actually pretty filling, munch on celery if ur still hungry after you're finished what you want to eat. I had like 2 celery refills and a LOT of water :) u guys have funnnn, u both deserve it soo much!!!! well, im off now to clean my apt and get packing, and then to bed early for my long day tomorrow!!! have a great time tonight!

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BRIBIEN 3/11/2009 8:10PM

    I may be too late but Buffalo WilD Wings has an AMAZING BBQ chicken salad- I get it without the dressing (trust me, you DONT need it). The only calories are the chicken (which is grilled) and the cheese!

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MIBOUCK 3/11/2009 7:16PM

  Pushups? I'm terrible at them...terrrrible! That's great that you can knock off ten pretty easily now! I can barely do like...four haha. I need to work on that, but I need my husband to be around so he can correct my posture (oh yeah, I know it's off) besides, it'll be nice to have the army's side of views when it comes to push ups. Maybe one day I can beat him!

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BRUIN2 3/11/2009 7:00PM

    You're such a warrior princess!!

You are such an inspiration - mixing things up at the gym until finding something you wanted to rock, instead of just leaving! You are awesome!!

And yay for H!!!

What about ordering a half-order of something? Then you can eat the whole thing, but still be eating "less"... Have fun!

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TELERIE 3/11/2009 6:09PM

    I've never managed the leaving stuff on my plate thing either - working on that when I eat out. Congratulations with hubby's dissertation - exciting times!
I started the push ups challenges in October, but sort of fell through when I got the flu in November and never got started again. Might actually re-start that and try to do real push ups instead of girly ones.

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I'm alive!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Just been busy. :)

So this weekend was me eating a lot of healthy food -- too much a couple of times. Then last night I had my band concert and we went to Waffle House afterward. It was pretty good, but not something I want to do more than like... once a year or so? :D

So I was a bit nervous to step on the scale this morning, but I was at 168.5 again! And this is right after eating at Waffle House the night before! :D So I'm feeling very happy about that.

Had a great workout both Sunday and Monday. Got to go to a class I never get to go to yesterday and it was pretty challenging/interesting. It involved doing a lot of strength training while standing on a BOSU. Also a few balance exercises, and then some core work with the BOSU -- crunching on it, doing a plank onto the firm side, doing a leaning plank -- tilting the BOSU to one side while maintaining stability.

I am QUITE SORE today. But I'm participating in a testing thingie for these Reebok EasyTone shoes so I'm going to try going on a walk on my lunch break for the first time ever. :) It's soooo gorgeous outside, it's the perfect time to do something like that.

Hope everyone else is doing well!

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MISSY_MAGOO 3/11/2009 1:36AM

    Ooh- I want to try BOSU! I have a friend who uses one at home and swears by it, looks like it wouldn't be too bad on my knees also (arthritis).
Have a great lunch walk, and congrats on the maintain!

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KIMCATUS 3/10/2009 9:46PM

    Holy cow I had to Google the BOSU ball...wow! You constantly amaze me girlie!! Go you!!

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SWEETZMIX 3/10/2009 8:20PM

    I heard BOSU is no joke. Dana u just amaze me!! :)

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SLCOLMAN 3/10/2009 7:09PM

    Sounds like quite the workout!!!

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LAFTERSFREE 3/10/2009 6:54PM

    FINALLY the waffle house! haha so sad i missed out. how did ur concert go??? was anyone humming from the audience?!?! ;) how do you get to test shoes???? i wanna!! :) have a great night, see ya in the bright and early AM!

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TELERIE 3/10/2009 5:46PM

    BOSU looks really challenging! I'll have to try that when I get a chance.

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MDTWEETY 3/10/2009 4:57PM

    BOSU rocks!! =)

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BRUIN2 3/10/2009 4:54PM

    Woohooo for Bosu!! (And for you!)

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MARLIE13 3/10/2009 4:39PM

    Mmm waffles! The BOSU class sounds interesting and awesome! Glad to hear that healthy eating is going on...even if there's a little too much of it...at least it's not yucky posion food.

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MIBOUCK 3/10/2009 4:15PM

  You're so lucky you have nice, warm weather. We're still having crappy sleeting, freezing rain and high winds coupled with dusting snow here in Nebraska. Walk for me!!!! I'll do the walking/jogging tonight when I get home from working Curves. Maybe I'll be able to actually do the circuit - yeah!!!

Mm. Waffle House sounds so good right now. *drinks water* It's probably just me being thirsty anyway emoticon

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

From the book I raved about last entry:

On occasionally deviating from his suggested way of eating, which can really apply to all of us intending to eat healthily."

"This is a long range plan, after all, and eating "badly," in the modern American style, is not a physical addiction, like smoking, drinking, or heroin; you can recover from an off day the next day, with no lingering ill effects, even psychological ones."

Of course the lingering psychological effects may be us beating ourselves up, but that's really our own doing. Our minds don't become disturbed from a meal out where we indulge on a big juicy hamburger and fries or something. We can easily go back to eating healthily the next day, or returning to a more strong plant based/whole foods/less animal products way of eating as suggested in his book.

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MARLIE13 3/10/2009 4:40PM

    Ooh very cool!

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150-HERE-I-COME 3/9/2009 5:47PM

    Totally! Just like I was saying in my most recent blog.. That sums it up much better though!

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LASHERTHECAT 3/8/2009 12:07PM

    That's something I've finally learned... If I have a "bad" day today...tomorrow's another day... It's never too late to be healthy!!

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