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It's HOT!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I haven't moved a whole lot since I got home from work. The couch has been my friend this afternoon. Later tonight I have a performance with the high school show choir and I think I'll go to the gym after that for a short run and a lower body workout. I have been neglecting my lower body weight training, even though I have been doing a lot of running.
The last two days have been great for my water intake. The 8 glasses of water a day steak has been a good one for me to re-visit.
There is a wasp's nest right outside my front door. I'm glad I found it, though, because there have been a number of wasps in my house the last few days. Ugh.
I didn't want to pack another salad for tomorrow, but I got two nice compliments at lunch today. One girl actually said I looked "fit." It was so nice, since I have been "unfit" for my whole life until now. That compliment is why I'll go to the gym tonight and do a mile.
Off to get ready!
Have a Sparky evening.

  
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EATNBOOGERS 4/28/2009 8:18PM

    Zax's comments are making me giggle. I resemble that remark. ;-)

I can only make it past 8 glasses by making (dilute) herbal tea (1 teabag in ~30-32 oz).

I'm impressed with all the musical/show choir/teacher-related stuff you do. I'm sure it takes a *lot* of time and energy. Good for you for hitting the gym!

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 4/28/2009 6:55PM

    Yeah...that darn lower body. Me from the ribcage up - AWESOME. The lower portion - not so much. Seriously, how can I have such cut, muscle-y arms and love handles at the same time?

Good for you for the water intake - I can *NEVER* make it to 8 glasses. Ever.

Enjoy your gym time - Run, run like the wind!

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My dogs are barking!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today we went to Philadelphia to walk around. It was HOT. And we walked ALL afternoon. It was wonderful. Stopped in Chinatown for some wonton soup and it was delicious. It made me really want to move to the city; all that walking and all those fun places. Sigh.
Got ALL my water in today. It so happened that I drank some soda today. The soda that I drank caused my calories to go over my limit by the exact number of calories in the soda. Weird, huh? If I would have had water instead of the soda, I would have stayed in my calorie range. And that was even with duck in my soup for lunch and a grilled chicken sandwich and french fries for dinner! Ugh, soda.
I am SO tired. I'll sleep really well tonight.

  
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EATNBOOGERS 4/27/2009 5:22PM

    I love walking, especially in a different place.

Soda is a just a little bit evil, because it hide a *lot* of calories, but it doesn't fill you up.

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My trouble goal

Friday, April 24, 2009

I've been going back to my goals and trying to figure out why I've hit a plateau. I attest it to that I have not been consistently getting all my water in every day. When I started Spark, it came so easy to me to just keep drinking water. Not so much anymore. I need to get back into the habit of keeping a full glass or bottle of water with me all the time.
I'm sure my body is at a weight loss plateau because it's trying to tell me to DRINK MORE WATER! I actually just filled up a glass now.
For the next two weeks I am going to do what Spark suggests and go back to having 8 cups of water be a "fast break" goal.
On a fitness note, I did a really good upper body workout tonight (I'm getting ready for sleeveless shirts!) and this afternoon I went up to the mountain and ran a 5K around the top. I took a few breaks (some of those hills are very long!) but I felt good when I was done. The breaks actually seemed to help me; I was able to do some tempo training after my breaks.
Tomorrow morning is 5K training at my gym. It's almost 5K time! Wahoo!

  
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EATNBOOGERS 4/25/2009 6:19PM

    I'm actually looking forward to going *back* through the spark diet and all the stages all over again when I finish them. I drink *way* more water than I did before SP, and this is a hard one for me, too, especially as the weather gets warmer.

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Coconut Coffee

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I got my order from Green Mountain Coffee yesterday and Island Coconut was in it. YUM. Yesterday I had decaf in the AM because I had no more regular coffee and it was not good. I had a mild headache all day. Damn, I can't believe I *need* caffeine in the morning.
Last night was a swimming night. Did about 1/2 an hour. My legs are *still* sore from my lower body workout earlier this week. I guess all that time off really did make a difference!
Tonight is my rest day. I am meeting a friend at his new house to see it and then I have some grocery shopping to do. I am going to re-read my Moosewood cookbook and get some new ideas for meals. The pasta and salads are getting a little boring.

I have no pants! There are two pairs of pants in my closet that fit. One is even getting too big. I used to *love* having pants that were too big. they made me feel small. But now I really want pants that fit. I have a few coupons, I think I may go this weekend for a pair or two.
Off to school... have a Sparky Day!

  
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EATNBOOGERS 4/23/2009 2:04PM

    I think the hardest thing about time off exercise is yes, it's not going to be fun once one gets back into it (that could be a negative or positive thought--negative as in, "I've slacked off and I'm dreading getting back into it!" or positive as in, "I'd better not slack off!"). ;-)

I really like the Sundays at Moosewood cookbook. (That's the international-y one, right?)

Belt? Tailor? Woo hoo on pants!

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The hardest mile

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tonight I went to the gym (yay!) to get back into my cardio and weight routine after a long time off for various reasons. The treadmills were all taken so I decided to do my lower body and core workout first, and then do my mile run. HOLY MOLY. It was the hardest mile I've ever run. My legs felt like they were going to give out on me. My lungs were fine, though. I guess it was good to confuse my muscles a little bit, but my gosh it was hard. It was nice to do some weight training again. Because I've been so busy, I've been spending more time on cardio and less on resistance training. I feel very lucky that I've been able to keep losing a bit of weight. Hopefully now that I am back into my routine the pounds will start to come off a little more regularly again.
Check out the new pic of my dinner - egg nachos. Those are most certainly a rare treat. They had a ton of fat in them but they were SO good. And they were all made of "real" food as opposed to if I had eaten a Big Mac and a large fries. I saw my fiance cut up all the fresh food to make the nachos, so I don't feel totally guilty about eating them. I really need to run a lot this week! Weather.com is calling for a BEAUTIFUL weekend. Saturday is more morning running at the gym and on Sunday we are planning on going to Philadelphia to walk around and explore some neighborhoods. Wahoo! Walking!
Super tired. Can't wait to go to bed. I NEED ROUTINE!!!

Spark on!

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EATNBOOGERS 4/21/2009 10:50AM

    I feel like jello after I do strength training after a break. I guess I've never really thought about the order in which one does cardio and strength training... for me, it's generally just easier to fit the cardio in first thing and then the strength training in bits and pieces later. Maybe someday I'll try it the other way around to torture myself. ;-)

Real food is good food. I've never tried egg nachos... sounds interesting!

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