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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

emoticon I got on the scale this morning and the horrible instrument tried to tell me that I had gained 5 lbs in two days.

Now there are a lot of ways that you can react to such a device and in different times along my healthy journey, I'm sure I've done a lot of them. There's the temptation to:

A) Throw the hated monstrosity out of the window while shouting very bad words,
B) Jump up and down on it saying WTF?!?!?!
C) Throw in the towel for the day and say oh what the hell, I'll just eat what i want it doesn't matter anyway.
D) do some stupid crash diet to try and rectify the situation immediately

I fortunately did not do any of those things. I did email my SP buddy and she wisely said forgetaboutit and stay on track! I'm quit sure she used that mafia voice when she typed that.

I'm quite certain there is no rhyme or reason to weight loss sometimes. So I did what I knew I should do:

A) tracked all my nutrition on the SP Food tracker
B) made sure I drank all my water and hit my fruits/veggies goal
C) ate healthy all day and did not skip meals or cut calories
D) went to the gym for my normal Tuesday class and busted buns in the shift & lift class
E) set up the Easter Challenge for my Twilight Challenge team
F) Read the latest issue of Oxygen Magazine
G) Did some healthy grocery shopping
H) most importantly I did not freak out

Here's some of what I ate today:

I used a fruit I don't normally buy - blood orange. I sauteed 2 cups baby spinach, 2 scallions, 4 cherry tomatoes, 4 baby portabella mushrooms, and added 1 egg, 1/4 c egg beaters. I topped that with 2 T salsa, and 1/4 avocado.

My new favorite snack, 1 small sliced banana, 1 T almond butter, 1 T granola, and a dash of cinnamon.

Oxygen had one of my fitness heros on the cover - Dara Torres. Great issue!

I got this issue of Texas Runner & Triathlete in the mail and I researched some new events. I emailed my running buddy (also on SP) and we're looking into our first attempts at a duathlon and a sprint triathlon later this summer.

I used the Fooducate app on my Iphone and found a new cereal to try that rated as an A.

It was a very successful day, and the scale monster was defeated.

Maybe I should wear war paint the next time I step on that thing!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHELLEJOBEAN 3/25/2011 9:51AM

    Hi there. Just wanted to tell you that I read your blog and loved your snack recipe. I have been eating it all week. Yummo!

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CATHRINE2010 3/20/2011 5:10PM

    Oh sometimes it is hard to keep on trackyou totally motovate me thanks

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JMERLAU 3/18/2011 6:55AM

    I'll wear the Kilt if you wear the paint!

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    Way to go for doing what you did!
Staying focused is key and that's all we can do when things don't turn out the way we want them to.

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CHERKYLE 3/17/2011 12:55PM

    Way to go!! That was good advise you got and great way to follow thru!

How was the blood orange?

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VIAFREE 3/17/2011 8:38AM

    What a positive attitude! Good for you, and I think I'm going to try the spinach and mushroom sautee you made, sounds yummy.

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JESSFLO1 3/17/2011 1:14AM

    LOLOLOL! Totally wear the paint. Great blog!

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NANNAMOM60 3/16/2011 8:04PM

    Don't throw it away. You will come back.

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LYNMEINDERS 3/16/2011 6:01PM

    emoticon That is so often the freaking scales rule our lives and our day.....
Am so proud of you for not letting them throw you....

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JESSIEJUICE 3/16/2011 1:35PM

    haha I love the "fuggedaboutit!" that blood orange looks amazing and I love that you immediately knew what to do. Those 5 lbs don't stand a chance!!

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PRESHUZ 3/16/2011 10:44AM

    You didn't let the scale win & ruin your day. Great job! You should definitely do the duathlon and sprint triathlon. It will be amazing experiences for you.

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FATHINSN 3/16/2011 10:20AM

    Don't forget to howl your war song before, during and after step on the scale! My battle with the scales (yes, plural coz one at home, one at office for colleague challenge!) will be on this Friday, can't wait who will win and it's not about the number!

That Oxygen magazine looks a great read but I don't think I've found it here or if it's available, probably very pricey as it will be imported. So, I'll stick to my Shape magazine (has local edition here and it's quite good, too)

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TRIPLE_EMME 3/16/2011 9:33AM


I'm so proud of you for living healthy and not letting that wretched scale derail you.

You ROCK!!!

If you wear the paint, please post a photo!!! (Perhaps, that can be your look for your next race.)


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1HOTMAMA2BE 3/16/2011 9:24AM

    It came in two days and it will be gone in two days. I swear! The scale is the emoticon !!! I thought this month's Oxygen magazine was very, very good. I love that magazine! Also Women's Health. Your food blog looks awesome!

Wear the paint! emoticon

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LIZZYP609 3/16/2011 7:35AM

    Yep Yep! Don't let that scale determine your mood or what you should do. If you know you are on track than stay there! emoticon

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FIERCESTCALM 3/15/2011 11:10PM

    I am in complete awe of your attitude here. this is something I need to do. Awesome job staying on track!

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