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Fort4Fitness THIS WEEKEND!!!!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

I am SO tired today. I am SO hungry today. I don't know, guys...this training/diet mix is so difficult to figure out. I did all the math and I know what SparkPeople tells me I need to eat daily to meet my weight loss goals. But then there is this whole other world of hunger when you are burning 5,000 calories per week with endurance sports. I've had headaches and been dizzy (yesterday, walking with my sister and my niece, I almost fell over on the trail because a spell of dizziness hit me). My hunch is...I need to eat more. Quite honestly, at this point, the exhaustion and headaches are so annoying, I am almost OK with maintaining my weight for awhile if it means I can FEEL better.

So, as I was laying around lethargically trying to figure out how I'd make it a whole other 1.5 hours to my kids' bedtimes, I suddenly was jolted awake because I remembered....

IN FOUR DAYS, I GET TO GO TO FORT WAYNE AND MEET MY SPARKPEEPS!!!!!

My lovely roommates this weekend will be:

RUNFOR3POINT1 (the artist formerly known as MOM2IAN)



SNEVIL1



ABSOLUTZER0



I can't even tell you how excited I am right now. All three of these are so dear to me and we've never even met face to face. Just kept in touch via SP, text and e-mail. You'd think I'd be nervous to "meet new people", but I don't think it will feel that way at all. It will be like a bunch of old friends that haven't seen each other for awhile.

I'm also pretty excited because it's my first race longer than 5k. Right this very moment, I'm nervous because I'm currently back in the boot (merely a self-imposed cautionary measure...NOT doctor ordered). Something is wrong with my ankle again...but what the hell is new? I'm actually getting pretty damn sick of this crap. But...just a bit longer and I can work on getting into perfect shape.

So excited so excited so excited!!!!!!!!!!!
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SUPERSYLPH 8/26/2013 11:39AM

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ADAPTINGANNIE 6/11/2013 9:29AM

    Thanks for sharing. Hope that "getting into perfect shape" is happening. Sounds like you are very goal-oriented. emoticon

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FRABBIT 12/7/2012 4:21PM

  great blog!

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GOSPARK45 10/17/2012 5:06PM

    You have to sometimes tell SP how much you are exercising. Go to your fitness tracker page, then click on Fitness Setup near the top of the page. Then fill in your weekly fitness minutes. Now it should adjust your calories to give you enough energy for your workouts.
Hope this helps. I had to do this twice so far.

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MISSLISA1973 10/15/2012 7:04AM

    Sorry I missed it... how did you do?

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FATHINSN 10/10/2012 6:55PM

    Awesome! I hope you had great fun there :D (by the time I post this, you probably already post another blog about the trip and meeting the SP buddies, hehe)

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/9/2012 9:38PM

    Have a great time!

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DEBLYNN323 10/8/2012 10:54AM

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 10/1/2012 12:42AM

    have fun

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JADE465 9/30/2012 12:48PM

    This is a pretty awesome blog.

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35ANGELS 9/29/2012 11:16PM

    I'm sure you will do emoticon

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DEFININGMYSELF 9/29/2012 5:44PM

  When you are burning that many calories exercising, you need plenty of good fuel. I had the same situation once. I felt so weak that you probably could have knocked me over with a feather. More good fuel was my answer. Hopefully it will be yours too. Have fun this weekend.

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HEATHER3477 9/29/2012 11:42AM

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NELLBELLA26 9/28/2012 9:20PM

    That's pretty awesome! Spark love! Have a great time! emoticon

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RUNGRL2013 9/28/2012 1:40PM

    emoticon for the race--enjoy! Please watch for dizziness, headaches, etc-- these are messages from your body that must be paid attention to. You're a winner no matter what emoticon !!!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 9/28/2012 10:06AM

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HHB4181 9/28/2012 9:45AM

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SPARKL3 9/28/2012 8:53AM

    Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!!!! emoticon

See you soon!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 9/28/2012 5:30AM

    emoticon What an honor to have your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/27/2012 9:42PM

    Maybe you should re-evaluate your eating plan. You may not be getting the proper foods for your exercise program. I find that my diet is constantly changing according to my activities and I have been doing fairly well with this. Not eat enough is the worse thing you can do for yourself

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EOWYNRUSS 9/27/2012 8:24PM

    Boy, do I know what you mean. I practice judo. Judo is a killer workout, it's aerobic exercise and builds muscle. However, when the workout is over, I am so huungry I feel like I could eat an entire cow. Same thing happens when I am just working out doing cardio and strength training every day. The hunger is insane. I am ravenous all the time. What I do (and this may or may not work for you) is protein load to combat this. I eat my normal calories, then add some extra of pure protein. Maybe an extra helping of meat or soy, an extra egg at breakfast, even cheese or greek yogurt help. I think you are right, your body needs more calories. Give yourself an extra allowance of maybe 100 a day, then 200 a day, etc. Until you find a calorie amount that works and still allows you to lose weight. Good luck.

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LEEKA5 9/27/2012 4:02PM

    Listen to your body, it sounds like it's desperately trying to get your attention. Would it be so bad to maintain for a little bit and settle everything down before you go downward again? You have, after all, the rest of your life to do this and live life at the same time, but it won't do to derail yourself at this point.

You know your body better than anybody else - what's it telling you?

Otherwise, have a good trip and visit with your sparkpeeps. I hope your ankle holds out for you.
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NEWTINK 9/27/2012 9:24AM

    Sorry for your recurring ankle issues ... I think you will have a wonderful weekend and remember that if your diet plan is causing health issues it is time to change diet plans. It wont do you any good to be sick and tired all the time. emoticon emoticon

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SLFGOLF 9/27/2012 1:03AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy!!

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WINNIE-POOH 9/27/2012 1:00AM

    emoticon Enjoy!

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AJB121299 9/26/2012 10:40PM

    enjoy

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HHOLT6 9/26/2012 9:40PM

    Alright! Sounds like fun! emoticon

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CAROL494 9/26/2012 8:57PM

  Take care! Have a great time.

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MAMA_CD 9/26/2012 7:02PM

    Hope you're all better soon

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STUFFNEARTABOR 9/26/2012 6:52PM

    Congrats & have fun!

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MOUSE39 9/26/2012 6:47PM

    Have fun in the Fort! I grew up there and miss it most of the time.

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MYBABYGIRLS 9/26/2012 6:22PM

    must be exciting to be meeting your spark friends! emoticon

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ONEATATIME3 9/26/2012 6:15PM

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SH9719 9/26/2012 6:00PM

    I had a similar weakness spell last night after 2 hours of hard workout and probably not enough fuel since breakfast. I ate a quick turkey burger and hummus on a small pita to get some carbs in my system. I felt a lot better after that and was able to finish the day with a 1.75 mile walk with the dogs. (Their request not mine.) I was hoping I could get my son to do the duties, but no his boss was taking them out to a $100 a plate tasters dinner the night before they left for Hawaii on businesss. So I walked the dog and finished the day eating corn on the cob and blueberries in greek yogurt. There is not justice.



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EVERYBITE37 9/26/2012 5:37PM

  Cool blog!!! Hang in there.!!! Hope you have fun in 4 days!!

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OPENESS 9/26/2012 4:44PM

  I hurt my knee last Friday and missed three days of exercise. Was back up and did a lesser version this am...we all need to respect our bodies emoticon

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PMFISH 9/26/2012 4:24PM

    I have found I great horrific migraine headaches if my back is out of alignment. I see my chiropractor and receive immediate relief with an adjustment. Enjoy your visit with your peeps and hope you feel better soon.

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DIETER27 9/26/2012 3:26PM

  Hang in there and have a wonderful time with your spark friends.

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ORODEO73 9/26/2012 1:33PM

    sounds like lots of fun. Have a good safe time

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CICELY360 9/26/2012 1:29PM

  Good Blog

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SPEEDY143 9/26/2012 1:06PM

    emoticon have fun!!!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 9/26/2012 1:04PM

    I think listening to your body is a good idea and the dizziness is prolly due to needing more fuel. I am so excited for and jealous of your meeting sparklers! I hope you all have a great time and easy on your ankle!

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NKOUAMI26 9/26/2012 12:24PM

    Good for you! Have a wonderful weekend

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DOTTY7267 9/26/2012 11:18AM

    You'll do great! Enjoy your run.

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JO28352 9/26/2012 11:14AM

    With the weekend just ahead, hopefully that will help you get through the "now". Hang in there and have a wonderful time with SP friends!!! emoticon

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RUFFIT 9/26/2012 10:09AM

    Have fun!! Moni

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 9/26/2012 9:49AM

    I'm not sure how long it takes for SP to re-adjust your cals. I've seen my ranges go up as I exercise more. Maybe go to the main message boards with your questions. The answers are sure to benefit many.

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LICHAL 9/26/2012 9:39AM

  congrats! sounds like fun!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 9/26/2012 9:31AM

    That sounds exciting!

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