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Friday, June 14, 2013

Must remember to Blog. I've had a crazy week... First, It was my first week of summer classes. Second...let's just say we had a plumbing DISASTER on Monday, and couldn't get in touch with our landlord/maintenance for a really long time. It was verrrrrry stressful. I ended up not able to sleep, which sort of messed up the beginning of my week. Eating wasn't bad, but not great either. Then I had a MINOR medical emergency (not going into that... but I had to make a Dr. appt and spent a couple days worrying about essentially nothing, but I am ok now, lol). Then the power went out in the storm. Greeeat. Then I got an email from my landlord that they were going to do an inspection. GREEEAAAT. So I've been cleaning like a crazy person. Need to get the hair dye stains out of my bathtub. Anyone else get that problem?

But things got better. After a few nights of extra sleep, I was feeling better (Sleep is SO IMPORTANT!), and yesterday I went swimming and did a super-extra-mega-hard workout (I did my running HIIT in the pool, and also did a bunch of other stuff for a total of 60 min of intense / moderate cardio, phew). Today is full body strength training and a long, slow walk to finish up my cardio for the week. I didn't get around to doing any classes, oh well. Considering all that's been going on, I think I did ok.

Weekly Goals (Jun9-Jun15)
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Full-Body ST: 1/1
Sprinting Intervals 20+ min:1/1
Yoga or Tai Chi 30+ min: 0/2
Light Cardio & Stretch 30+ min: 4/4
Stay below 150g net carb each day: 4/7

Eating oats is working out well for me... I thought I'd get tired of it by now, but I really am not... my favorite breakfast is:
2 eggs cooked in pasture butter
2 slices of bacon
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats cooked in microwave for 2 min
1 tsp maple syrup and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup berries in my oatmeal

This breakfast keeps me going from 7 am til noon, walking to school, all over campus, then home again, with no need for snacks. Win win win win win. It's about 650 calories, 50g carb, 30g fat, 30g protein... and it really satisfies/sticks with me until my late lunch (which is usually light). Having a big breakfast like this and a small lunch/dinner seems like a pattern I want to continue... it just feels better. It makes sense.



(A typical lunch for me... a salad with meat and veggies, curried tuna salad over greens, or a cucumber "sandwich")

Next week, I am going to reach EVERY SINGLE goal on my list, and I am going to eat completely home-cooked meals. I will go to bed at 10 pm every night to make sure I am well-rested for the day ahead. Definitely going to get my yoga on to reduce stress. Bring it, week.


(I am on the right track, but I need to push myself a little harder next week)
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BOOKWORM27S 6/15/2013 1:54PM

    Love that cucumber sandwich idea!

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KIKKI-G 6/15/2013 12:30PM

    OMG those cucumber sandwich things look AMAZINGGGG!!!

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KIPPER15 6/14/2013 8:06PM

    Great workouts even if you did not get everything done you wanted. Love the looks of the cucumber sandwiches! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/14/2013 8:03PM

    That cuke sandwich is ingenious! You have a good plan and bonus that it's working for you.

HUGS and smiles.

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CAROLJEAN64 6/14/2013 3:46PM

    Wow, you did well considering all that was happening to you this week. BTW,those cucumber sandwiches look awesome.

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