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A bitter battle...

Friday, February 15, 2013

I didn't want to do anything today, but I walked the dog three times, went to the gym and cleaned up a little before my company came this afternoon. (I didn't walk the dog three times before my company arrived, but rather over the course of the entire day.) All together I got in over 19 miles walking, running, pedaling and on the elliptical. Not bad for not wanting to do anything! I had to wage a bitter battle with myself to get myself back out the door to the gym. I only ran 2.4 miles on the treadmill today though. I just didn't have a full 30 minutes in my legs today. So, I got on the elliptical for 35 minutes instead. I didn't have time to do a full ST workout today, but I did increase the weight on one of the two machines I did use. I started out with just 25 pounds on the overhead press, and now I am up to 40 pounds, so I am making progress.

I want to get an air popper, so I can make my own popcorn. I don't have much kitchen space, but I could store it in the hall closet. My parents used to have one, and I remember really enjoying fresh popped popcorn. Anybody use one?

I did pretty well with food today. I have a protein shake for lunch on the days I go to the gym. I actually make it more like a smoothie with fruit in it. I haven't found a brand of protein powder I really like yet, but what I have is okay... just not wonderful. I am actually hungry today for a change. I usually eat because if I don't my hands start to shake, rather from a desire to eat. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy food, but most of the time I would skip it if I could.

Speaking of food... I am off to the Farmer's Market in the morning, then lunch with my parents. No snowshoeing though, as all the snow has melted.

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DOGLADY13 2/24/2013 8:05PM


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GRANNYSUE9 2/16/2013 10:11PM

    Sounds like you have had a very productive day! I went grocery shopping to get some of the things I need to start the challenge with. Keep up the great work and please send me some of your energy!


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LIVINGFREE19 2/16/2013 4:48PM


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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/16/2013 1:11PM


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SARASMILING 2/16/2013 7:37AM

    Popcorn has been my down fall lately! I have become addicted to it and put way to much salt on it!! Way too much salt and way too much popcorn. I guess I'm all or nothing with popcorn too. lol!
We don't have an air popper. I wanted one but my husband found this little popcorn machine he got instead. You put a tablespoon of oil in, so that's better than when I was making it in a pot. :)
Awesome job on the exercise!!!

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FORMYDARLINGS 2/16/2013 4:46AM


You're doing just great every day. Enjoy lunch and the market. Kiss your Cooper for me and have a great weekend.


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COCK-ROBIN 2/16/2013 12:44AM

    You're doing good. I'm proud of you.

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SHARON10002 2/15/2013 11:08PM

  I have an air popper and love it. It's quite old - probably 20 years or so - but it still works like a champ!
I like the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Double Chocolate 100% Protein Whey Powder. That's what I make my protein shakes with. Have been using it for years, too. I order through Amazon or Vitamin Shoppe.

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GEMINISUE 2/15/2013 10:44PM

    If you didn't buy the air popper already, and you have a microwave, try putting 2 T popcorn into a brown lunch bag, fold it twice, put in microwave for 2:30 minutes or until corn pops are 5 seconds apart then stop usually 2:30-3:00 minutes. add spices you want, shake bag. Delicious.

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GOING-STRONG 2/15/2013 10:28PM

    I have an air popper but find that I prefer using the microwave. I put 1/4 cup of popcorn with a touch of olive oil in a brown paper bag and then pop on the popcorn setting. Afterwards I use a little seasoned salt and yummo. I repop the left over kernals a 2nd time in the bag and it works great.


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2BHEALTHY46 2/15/2013 9:49PM

We wore out several air poppers. and especially liked the yellow kernel corn to pop.
Yes, you got a lot of exercise in today. My grand sons are visiting, so we were inside playing quieter games and such.

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