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Day 87 Check In../A Little Help From My Friends!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 87 Check In...

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Exercise - 20 minute Zumba Ripped (I am still sore from 2 days ago!) and 10 minute hoop cool down to John Denver (I know, I'm such a dork!)

Calories - 1310

Fiber - 37

Freggies - 5

Water - 8

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I'm happy to report that today was much, much better. I was able to keep that carb monster at bay, and made some good choices.

My boss took me and the other secretaries out to lunch today and I ordered a tortilla soup and a salad. The tortilla soup was really not very good, so I decided to just eat the salad. Instead of the dressing, I used the salsa and it was really good! I had a couple of pieces of chicken fajita strips for the protein and counted out 10 chips so I wouldn't overdo! It was very satisfying and I am so glad I didn't eat the soup, even though it did go to waste. I just decided it wasn't worth the calories! Challenge 1 met!

I came home and had my healthy soup, logged my food, and realized I had enough calories for the day, so I shut down the kitchen. Challenge 2 met!

My workout tonight was the Zumba Ripped DVD. It is the one that you use with toning sticks. I did it for the first time 2 nights ago and I am still feeling the effects in my core. It was a really good workout, but only 20 minutes long, so I followed it up with a hoop cool down! I hope to keep whittling away at my problem spot which, if you saw my before pictures, is my belly! I carry most of my excess fat right around the middle! I was so excited when my waist finally shrunk smaller than my chest and hips - lol!
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Speaking of hoops, I watched MOSTMOM1's vlog today on how to choose a hoop and found out that I really was using a child's hoop! I am doing just fine with it for now, so I will hold off on moving on to anything else until I do a little more research. She said it was actually harder to hoop with the cheap ones than the more expensive ones. I was thinking, "isn't it a better workout if it is harder to do?" Just wondering...

I don't have to work tomorrow (yay!) so I am going to spend a little time catching up on my blog reading (I missed you guys!) and then go to bed and read a mindless novel until I fall asleep!
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Thank you for all of your encouragement on my blog yesterday when I was really struggling! All the support really helped pick me back up and get me going again today. I really wanted to be able to give y'all a good report tonight!

Good night, sweet friends! Have a happy Friday!

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Dachelle
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CLAIRESGG 6/15/2013 9:26PM

    GREAT job! Wished I had done as well at the beekeeper picnic! Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

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4RASCALS 6/14/2013 5:43PM

    Great job ... Keep it up

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NILLAPEPSI 6/14/2013 5:23PM

    Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 6/14/2013 2:51PM

    Enjoy your day off! Way to go on meeting those challenges.

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KAMINEKO 6/14/2013 12:05PM

    Hooray for a day off!

Nice that you are seeing results in your target area from the Zumba and Hooping.

From what very very little I know about hooping, I think the cheap hoops are "harder" because of maybe the weight and plastic? I think the better hoops have better tread on them and weigh more *shrug*. I kind of agree with you though. You would think "harder" would be more effective in terms of exercise.

PS: I don't think you are a dork. I have the John Denver box set (not joking)!

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Have a great weekend, Dachelle!

Comment edited on: 6/14/2013 12:06:15 PM

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NHES220 6/14/2013 10:33AM

    Sounds like you made some really good choices! Good for you. Don't apologize for you guilty pleasures in music, we all have them - LOL. Have a great weekend!
Noreen


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STAY39 6/14/2013 6:28AM

    Wow, your discipline at lunch today is very impressive! Good for you! I have the same problem area as you. Feels like my belly will never go away. I hope I can get to the point where I am not self-conscious about it anymore. I am always crossing my arms over it trying to hide it (yeah right). That is funny about the hoop! Who knew there was a science to it! Lol! I say just keep doing what you're doing. I am definitely going to get on board with that too. Be proud of your day! Have a great day 88! emoticon

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 6/14/2013 5:28AM

    Great day! Yay for you! Btw-- here in Colorado we still love John Denver too.

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TRINIITY1 6/14/2013 1:43AM

    Since we are kinda on this theme, I like Louis L'Amour western novels. Wow! What a read. The Silver Canyon was one of my favorites with lots of adventure and just a great story teller! Right now I am reading Made To Crave by Lysa TerKeurst about craving God and not food. It is really helpful.

Great news that the carb monster did not come to dine with you again! He didn't come here today either. Glad we both had a great day with eating! And yes, I would think if it is harder to do, the better the workout!

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ADAPTOR 6/14/2013 1:43AM

    Hey I am a Colorado kid too and I also am a John Denver fan. I have been in the front row of one of his concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Anyhow, I am proud of you sticking to your guns and staying on plan today. Pat yourself on the back and smile big. emoticon

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MSHEL7 6/13/2013 10:42PM

    You are not a dork and don't forget I am from Co.- emoticon Rocky Mountain High, Colorado emoticon . We have a fierce love of John Denver here-I have been to his place when I was a little girl, so cool, came home with chicken pox, but I got to go.
Your doing great, I am with you on the hooping thing, maybe I'll just keep using my harder child's one too. I am so glad you have a day off tomorrow, it will be good for you. You have been working long hours.
Yay on your food choices today, you did great, that would be so hard for me when out with friends.
Have a great night, love those mindless novels. I am reading a marriage help type book, it is good, read it before, loved it. emoticon

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