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Friday, May 14, 2010

Today was day 7 of the No Baked Goods/Candy Challenge. Success!
Tomorrow is symphony night - have to check out the menu so I can plan ahead.
Trainer kicked my rear this afternoon.
Bought bike shorts - I am looking forward to feeling the padded rear on a ride.
Drank all my water today.
Cleaned up a lot of the house this morning.
Did some laundry.
I am thinking about what my next challenge will be... I like a nutrition challenge.
I am up to two sets of 12 full push ups.

Have a good night!


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RANDOM00B 5/14/2010 10:10PM

    Congrats on being able to do so many full push-ups plus the good eating!

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CASSIOEPIA 5/14/2010 9:35PM

    Wow, there's lots of good stuff in there!

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PATRICIAAK 5/14/2010 9:28PM

    Sounds like a good day!

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PUREJOYPHOTO 5/14/2010 9:24PM

    I am on a "progressive fast"... sounds kinda like your nutrition challenge, only I do it to remind myself of my reliance on God. On March 1st, I gave up all things to drink except for water and milk. On April 1st, I added all deep fried foods. And on May 1st, I added desserts/baked goods/candy. It will last until August, I think... not sure what's next on my list either. Things I've thought of are bread, red meat, going semi-vegetarian. Kinda fun that I saw you were doing something similar. :)

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AKAYEP 5/14/2010 9:21PM

    Sounds like one of my days. emoticon

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Hump Da Dump

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I got home from school yesterday and all I wanted to do was crash. I didn't even stop to pick up my prescription; all I wanted to do was come home. I had some sea bass that honey left for me, and packed my lunch (at least I got *that* part of my list done). Ugh. I planned on going to the gym for some strength training - it was seriously the last thing I wanted to do. But I already had on my gym clothes (I changed right when I got home because I knew that I wouldn't want to go). So I went.
I hopped on the bike to warm up, and almost immediately, I felt better. It had been so long since I'd been in the gym! I forgot how much I liked being there! I didn't have to think about the to-do list, didn't have to look at dirty dishes... just time for ME.
I got in some really good strength training - my muscles are thanking me today. I read a very wonderful blog yesterday (ZAX!) about approaching this next step in the journey as if we're just starting it. While I am very pleased with how far I've come, I *know* i can keep going. I have to re-train my brain to think of where I am now as the starting point.

This 10-day No Baked Goods/Candy Challenge is just what I need to get back in gear. Today is the half way point. I almost forgot about it yesterday morning - one of the girls at school had a giant KitKat and it looked SO good. I was thisclose to going to the vending machine - but I'm halfway through! I can't ruin this streak now!

Tonight is a run with my buddy from school. We're going even if it's raining; we both decided that the rain is much more manageable than the treadmill. So out in the rain it is.

Today I MUST:
Pick up my prescription.
Pack tomorrow's lunch.
Clean up SOMEthing.
Drink a ton of water.
Roll and ice my knee when I get home from running.
Give someone a compliment.


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SOUTHGOINGZAX 5/13/2010 11:22AM

    I'm glad I could return the favor at least once - I always get inspiration from your blogs!
emoticon Keep challenging yourself! I think you'll be surprised at how strong you really are!

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ONECOOKIETWO 5/12/2010 12:17PM

    Thank you for posting this. It is helping me get back into my own stride. This end of school thing can really flatten me. You're inspiring me and reminding me that I can continue taking care of myself, even when I just want oblivion!

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KARVY09 5/12/2010 8:23AM

    Congrats on doing so well on your baked goods challenge. That's a toughie!

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CFMOSS 5/12/2010 7:23AM

    Good goals for the day; glad you kept going yesterday when all you wanted to do was plunk. my muscles are currently informing that i have used and abused them with strength training the past two days and that they would very much like a recovery day - maybe yoga tonight. Have a great day.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I was nervous about this morning - I like to review my goals from they day before and see if I did everything. Since I didn't do a whole lot last night, I thought for sure I didn't do everything I set out to do. But you know what ? I *did* do everything on my list!

Water - YES
Compliment - YES
Roll and ice knee - YES
(OK, so my list wasn't exactly the most challenging.)

Wahoo! Today will have to be a little more ambitious; I have a lot to do.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water.
Pick up a prescription after school.
Pack my lunch for tomorrow.
Clean the dining room table.

I wasn't going to pack my lunch today, I thought "ugh the kitchen is a mess and I just want to stop at the store for something." But then my rational side got the best of me, and *it* thought "oh hell, just make the spaghetti. It takes 10 minutes." So spaghetti it is. And in the time it took me to type this blog, the water boiled, the spaghetti cooked, and I saved myself some money. It's a good morning.

Tonight I absolutely MUST get to the gym for some strength training. It's been too long since I've done weights - the weather has kept me outside and away from the gym. But back to the arms it is.

Coffee is tasting good, sun is shining... my second graders have their first big group rehearsal for their musical on Thursday. I am super excited! I don't get nervous anymore for the musical - it's a fun thing and I don't like to get bent out of shape for fun things.

Have a super day - today is day 4 of No Baked Goods/Candy. It's also day 4 of Only Drink Coffee in the Morning. This will be tricky since I'm meeting a friend at a coffee shop after school. But they have great smoothies, and I'm sure there is decaf tea there somewhere.

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CFMOSS 5/11/2010 7:41AM

    You are doing wonderfully - love the 2nd graders getting ready for their performance - count down to end of school year continues....I agree on the strength training - I've been doing crossfit and bodysculpting all of which involves strength training but hadn't touched the equipment for months - last week I did - it kicked my butt or at least my arms and chest felt it for days. so here's to a round of strength training. have a great day.

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Monday - Day 3

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's day 3 of the No Baked Goods/Candy challenge. Yesterday I went out to lunch with my mom and brother and I was sure the desserts were going to tempt me. But they didn't. I didn't even get up to look at them! I ate my lunch slowly, drank a lot of water, and successfully avoided the dessert table. Yahoo!

Including today, there are only four Mondays left in the school year. I couldn't be more excited!

I returned my "goal skirt" yesterday. I didn't like it hanging in my closet... I thought it would be motivation for me, but instead it made me a little bummed every time I looked at it. I feel much better not having clothes in my closet that *almost* fit.

Today I will:
Drink a ton of water.
Give someone a compliment.
Roll and ice my leg/knee when I get back from school and from running.

Have a super day! emoticon

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CAMROLA 5/10/2010 12:38PM

    I'm so glad you took back that darn skirt, and good for you for keeping away from the sweets. Once you start cutting down, you really do have fewer cravings...

Hope you have a GREAT week!


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AGAWRITER 5/10/2010 8:16AM

    Are you remembering to not count Memorial Day? I only have two more Mondaqys, three Fridays, and 4 of all the other stuff. Not that I'm counting.
Think of how much more fun it will be to buy the skirt when you need to buy everything else with it.

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AXISLADY 5/10/2010 8:02AM

    I have the "wedding dress" in my closet and it sure isn't motivating me either. Makes me sad that I probably won't be able to wear it. It's a 16 and I'm an 18. However, I did wear a 16W on Sat. night, so go figure!

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Egg Toast

Sunday, May 09, 2010

My brother bought me the most wonderful gift for my birthday last year. An egg toaster. It cooks the egg and toasts the bread, and the two are done at exactly the same time. I don't know how I lived without it. I eat egg toast (that's what I call my breakfast) just about every day. It's SO easy to do, and it gets me my good protein. So why do I write about egg toast? Well, I think that egg toast can be a good part of my meal plan. Yesterday I had egg toast for dinner, and then a little yogurt with some oats and honey a bit later. I didn't need a huge dinner to satisfy me. I stayed within my calorie range, and I didn't feel ravenous at night. I guess there are worse things than having egg toast twice a day.

Yesterday was day 1 of no baked goods/candy. We didn't have any in the house, so I couldn't eat them even if I wanted to, but it was still nice to be able to check off "day 1" on my calendar and on my "other goals" part of Spark. Today will be a little more challenging. I'm going to visit my mom and brother today, and we're going out for lunch. It's a buffet, and there are always some good desserts. But I think knowing that I can not have any of them makes it a little easier. If I would allow myself one, I could easily justify two. But my goal is very clear - no baked goods or candy. Fruit salad, here I come.

And this makes me think of another challenge - only have coffee at home. Too many times I have double coffee when I go out to breakfast, and there's no need for that. Chocolate chai and raspberry mocha lattes are not helping my weight-loss. If I want this tummy to go away and my arm muscles to pop, I need to drop some of this fat.

F-R-U-I-T!!!! Fruit fruit fruit! emoticon

It's time to clean up a little bit before I head down to mum's house. I have to stop for some flowers and dog treats on the way down. I am looking forward to meeting the new dog!

Happy Mothers' Day!


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GROOVYCHICK9 5/11/2010 1:53PM

    Gotta get me one of those egg toasters!!! Yum.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/10/2010 8:19AM

    My birthday is coming up so I am going to ask for one of those egg toasters. Thanks for the idea.

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CFMOSS 5/9/2010 8:31AM

    I'm back tracking food so that I don't get out of control AND quite honestly it's that candy and sweets thing that is the hugest temptation. Strength and courage to you as well as lots of fresh fruit:) Happy day.

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KRESONNA_SUE 5/9/2010 8:28AM

    Vegies, Vegies, Vegies! LOL

Yes, that does sound good and is nutritious to boot.

Congratulations on your challenge choice.

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FIXIN-TO-THRILL 5/9/2010 8:15AM

    glad i'm not the only one who likes breakfast foods for dinner emoticon

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