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Kickin' off the last week of March!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So for being a little sick (allergies? stress?) I feel pretty good. Today was weigh-in day, and it was a nice way to start off the week. I'm taking today as another rest day so I can get closer to 100% before I go back to school. It got very chilly today - last week we were so spoiled with temps in the mid to high 70s! It *is* only March, after all...

Lots to do today. I already have in half of my water for today... yesterday I didn't do so hot with the water. I know I should have had more because I wasn't feeling well, but sometimes that's the hardest time for me to drink all my water. Weird.

- water water water!
- hang some pictures
- packing list for Pittsburgh
- workout schedule for the week
- laundry

Have a super day!

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CFMOSS 3/26/2012 6:45AM

    nice job! glad for reports on a good day.

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BOBBYD31 3/25/2012 9:10PM

    see you sooooooonnnnnnnnnn

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RUNNINGWILD 3/25/2012 2:42PM

    I printed off my packing list last night and Paul made fun of me. Good to know I'm not the only one with a list.

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DRAGONCHILDE 3/25/2012 10:14AM

    The water thing gets better... I've noticed that after months and months of trying to drink more water, I"m getting to where I crave it over sodas and things. It'll change eventually!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Well hello there, couch. This morning I woke up with a little something in my throat, so I decided to take the day off from working out. Turns out I really needed it! I took two wonderful naps. I think tomorrow is going to be another rest day. I've really been going hard... it's time to rest. Can't be sick for Pittsburgh!

This week of poor eating is over, thank goodness. I went out to eat so many times - I'm looking forward to eating at home this week. Made the best choices I could (well, except for last night - dinner was a plate of nachos; I could tell I was getting sick because I wanted to eat greasy food) but now it's back to good food.

Not much else to say...

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CFMOSS 3/25/2012 6:52AM

    Hope a restful day refreshed. Glad you're coming to western PA - hope it's lovely then.

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TUCKERKT 3/24/2012 7:54PM

    Yes, don't bring any sickness to the burg! Hope you feel rested and enjoy your weekend of relaxation!

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CAMROLA 3/24/2012 6:04PM

    Good to listen to your body! Rest up and feel better!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/24/2012 5:33PM

    Rest up - have to be ready for next weekend!

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SEPPIESUSAN 3/24/2012 4:37PM

    I woke up with a little sore throat too! I took a Cold-Eze.

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Three cheers for arms!

Friday, March 23, 2012

I know I recently wrote about this, but I can't even tell you how excited I am. Today I looked in the mirror while I was getting ready, and I saw some arm definition. Without flexing, without doing anything. It was just *there*. I have been working so hard on my upper body strength - it feels amazing to have something to show for it!

I'm feeling super good today. My bum looks great in my pants, my arms are lookin' fine in my sleeveless shirt, and my hair did what I needed it to do today. This is a great day.

Last night I went out to dinner with my bestie - we started planning our summer road trip to Florida. I thought we were going to Red Lobster, but she said she was in the mood for pasta. So Olive Garden it was. I'm not a huge fan of Olive Garden - I'm not really a pasta eater anymore, and their chicken dishes aren't all that good. So I checked on the website to see what the calories looked like - wow. Not too many "good" choices. So I did a mix of:

- garden salad with dressing on the side (the salad there is often swimming in dressing)
- Pasta e fagioli (130 calories for a serving - not too bad!)
- Caprese flatbread (300 calories for half - I brought the rest home to hubs)
- a breadstick (come on, they're good!)
- NO dessert!

So I consider it a successful night. This week has been insane with the eating - I miss eating at home. And tonight is another night out to eat - I am hosting a talent show at school and I don't have time to come home in between school and being there. So I have to get *something* for dinner. I think take-out sushi might be a good option. There is a great little place close to school and they have great sushi.

Good thing about last night!
I Sparked my friend! She was bummed out about her weight, so of course I went on and on about SparkPeople. And I think the biggest testament to how well it works is my success! I don't like to brag, but I'm proud of the fact that I've kept with this for over three years and I've kept my weight off. Last year's ten pound creep-up was due to not tracking my food and not Sparking as diligently as I had been in the first two years. But I got back on track, and I've lost all but three pounds of my creep - all since January! So I think she's signing up for a 5K walk! One of my little hints for her was to sign up for something because like it or not, the event will be there! So you might as well be ready for it.

Happy Friday!

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RUNNINGWILD 3/23/2012 2:00PM

    Excited is a good thing. I noticed bicep muscles this morning and let out a little squeal.
You've worked hard for everything you've accomplished, celebrate! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONCHILDE 3/23/2012 10:33AM

    It feels SO good to actually see the results, doesn't it?

I catch myself flexing my forearms while I'm driving just because I love the fact I have REAL definition. That I'm honestly and truly getting stronger. My oldest child likes to flex her little muscles because she sees my pride.

I even bought a sleeveless workout shirt so I could show off my more toned shoulders.

I love it so much. Congrats! It feels great!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 3/23/2012 10:23AM

    another fabulous Carrie blog1!! LOVE 'EM!!! mmm...Olive Garden..I love eating there but do NOT like the cals and fat involved...

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    I love reading your blogs! You're so positive and you ARE such a success! I can't WAIT to see some definition in my arms...they're my least favorite part.

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MUFFIY831 3/23/2012 9:21AM

    Great job!

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WE_PA_FIT 3/23/2012 8:26AM

    this blog is full of successes!! ooohh nothing like toned arms to feel strong and sexy !!! and way to spread the spark love! emoticon emoticon

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A beautiful day

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I need today's rest day. I've been go go go go go-ing and I'm ready for a day off.

Last night I went to dinner before the school board meeting and I went with seared tuna with seaweed salad, and a little roll of sushi to start. We even split the sushi! (I am proud to day I introduced someone to sushi - it was her first time eating it and she loved it!) I *did* get a piece of peanut butter pie, but it was so delicious and I enjoyed every bite. Tonight is out to dinner again! Probably more fish - I think we're headed to Red Lobster.

- water water water!
- watching the calories at dinner... maybe sticking to the light menu.
- stretch stretch stretch!

Have a super day!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/22/2012 8:06PM

    Love Red Lobster, but I have to each at least one cheesy biscuit!

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    all I have to say to this blog is: peanut butter pie...YUM!!!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/22/2012 11:40AM

    Sounds like a healthy, relaxing day!

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Track track track!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wow - this week is going to be a crazy eating week. Brad and I went out for dinner last night, I had a burger and fries. VERY delicious and the tracking was very eye-opening. Today the faculty is getting lunch from a local pizza place - I'm getting an Italian sub. Yum! Tomorrow night I'm going out for dinner between school and the school board meeting. Thursday night I'm meeting a friend for dinner so we can start planning our Florida road trip. Phew!

This week it's going to be important for me to use the tracker. Last night I entered all my calories. ALL. Even the beer! Wow... those calories sure add up. But I'm using it for good. I know that this week I need to get in some extra workout time to burn it off. I am more motivated than ever to get in a good run this afternoon. If I wouldn't have seen how many calories were in my dinner last night, I might just brush off tonight's run and call it a day. But not tonight! I feel more disciplined than ever - I have lots of events coming up, and I have to really be in great shape for them.

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful sunny day! Almost 70 degrees - all week, it seems. What a lovely way to celebrate the first day of spring!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/20/2012 9:41PM

    I can't do it unless I track.

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DRAGONCHILDE 3/20/2012 11:42AM

    Every time I stop tracking, I gain. I use it for accountability, and mindful eating. It really helps!

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    I hear ya on the tracking! I'm proud of you for doing that. And enjoy all this time with friends!

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CFMOSS 3/20/2012 6:57AM

    Well here's to track, track, tracking for the track. Have a great day and an even better week. Supposed to be 70s in western PA too. Forsythia popping, daffodils up in their splendor - wow.

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