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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Drink a ton of water. I've been slacking on this again, and I really need to make it a habit to have my Sigg full and with me whenever possible. Also, yesterday, I went out to eat for lunch (Panera - yum, but sodium!!!) and dinner (cheeseburger and fries and cherry crumb cake at a wonderful little diner). No regard for nutrition facts, just thinking about how good it would taste. But that's life. I have to flush out the sodium with some good old H2O.

Whiten my teeth. I have been putting this off, and yesterday I finally scheduled a dentist appointment to finish off my teeth. I need to finish whitening my teeth so they can do their work at my appointment.

Make a healthy soup for tomorrow's luncheon. I thought soup would be something interesting and different - it's usually baked pasta, casseroles, and other cheesy (literally cheesy) foods. A good veggie soup will be a nice addition to the spread.

Eat mindfully all day. The last two days I have not really been thinking about my food, just kind of eating to eat. Not today. Today all my eating is going to be purposeful and mindful.

Off to put in my whitening trays...

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ROGUE_1 6/11/2010 1:42AM

    Curry apple soup! DELISH, i've never heard of that before.

Great plan, hope you accomplished all you set out to do!

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    All the pasta and cheesy and fattening stuff is one of the main reasons why I do not like pot lucks. A soup would be a great thing to bring. It's different so I know lots of people would have some.

I've been slacking too on the water intake. Why is it so dang hard to get it in sometimes??

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COOPSM 6/10/2010 7:40PM

    Good plan Carrie!!!! Maybe I will whiten tonight...thanks for the reminder!!!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 6/10/2010 1:52PM

    sounds good to me....

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KARVY09 6/10/2010 8:30AM

    Mmmmm, soup. Just the thing for a day like this! Have a wonderful day!

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PINKCOCONUT 6/10/2010 7:53AM

    I've never whitened before but have been wanting to give it a try!

Have a fab day woman!

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I feel good!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Kind of like James Brown.

Went to the gym, did a great 20 minute TM run. Got in some great upper body ST. Packed my bag to go biking after school. Coffee is hot. Breakfast is yum. Half day of kiddos. Hair is cooperating - mullet is growing out nicely. Weather is beautiful. Sun is shining.

Today I will:
Drink a ton of water.
Keep up this good feeling all day!
Call for a dentist appointment.


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SOUTHGOINGZAX 6/13/2010 7:05AM

    Mullet? Since when? Are there photos?

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    I had to laugh at the mullet comment. Sounds like you are having a great day already.

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PINKCOCONUT 6/9/2010 3:43PM

    Your blog updates stopped coming into my mailbox! The SHAME!!!! I have fixed that!

Hope you're having an awesome day!!!

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ROGUE_1 6/9/2010 9:44AM

    The title of this blog immediately made me smile!

You crack me up with your mullet talk, althouth I don't know why anyone wouldn't want a mullet, I mean - business in the front, party in the back?! Sounds like a good time to me!


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KARVY09 6/8/2010 9:01AM

    Let's do it!

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CASSIOEPIA 6/8/2010 8:14AM

    emoticon Can't imagine the mullet!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 6/8/2010 8:04AM

    Wow! Love the positive attitude!!!!!!!!!

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You take the good, you take the bad...

Monday, June 07, 2010

This weekend was kind of strange. There were some moments where I was totally blah and other times when I was loving it.
Saturday started out as a bust. I woke up early and waited around for honey to wake up- we were going to get some fresh strawberries, run some errands, spend some time together. I went to wake him up and he says "I'm really tired, I'm just going to sleep in." I was in a foul mood that morning. But then I came home after having some time to cool off, and realized that it wasn't the end of the world. Had a great workout that afternoon and it was good.

Yesterday we went grocery shopping in the morning, stocked up on some yummy food (including a rack of lamb - yum!) and spent the day relaxing and enjoying each others company. We cooked together, and we had dinner all planned out. And then the electricity went out. Right as we were getting ready to start dinner. Dinner was going to be lamb on the grill, which we still could have pulled off, but the rest of dinner was stovetop stuff. Bleh. So off to get pizza we went. The pizza was only ok, but we had it with the really good wine that honey bought for the lamb.

I think the power finally came on around 11:00. I was most worried about all the food we had just bought - there's a lot of money sitting in our fridge and freezer! We kept the door closed all night, so all our food survived.

Today is some early morning swimming (have to get a jump on burning off those pizza and wine calories - ick) and my last full day of school for the year. Yahoo! Honey and I are going to have the lamb tonight - no wine, but we'll live.

Today I will:
Drink a ton of water
Clean up the downstairs clutter
Plan my workouts for the week
Find something to buy at the Spark People store with my $20 gift certificate that I won this morning! Wahoooooo!

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ROGUE_1 6/9/2010 9:45AM

    Phew, thank god the power came back on before everything got spoiled! I love your positive outlook on things, you have SUCH a wonderful attitude, it's quite contagious Im sure, and those who are around you are very lucky indeed :)

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LOSINGITALL4ME 6/7/2010 8:15AM

    Enjoy your last day of school. Great job making the best of the power being out.

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CFMOSS 6/7/2010 7:20AM

    Here's to a beautiful day and congrats on surviving the downs as well as the ups.

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COOPSM 6/7/2010 7:15AM

    Carrie---sounds like some ups and down for the weekend....what a way to start a Monday though...rack of lamb for dinner, win a GC and last full day of school....

Have a HAPPY day!!!

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TMAC10 6/7/2010 6:05AM

    I'm glad you took a positive twist on things! Sometimes guys (hubbys, bfs, etc) can be such pains and I dont think they realize it when they upset us! that is crazy about the power outage...enjoy your lamb this evening!

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GRAMMYEAC 6/7/2010 5:58AM

    What a great job of salvaging your weekend. Way to find the bright side of everything!

Enjoy that last day of school!! I've still got 12 days (counting today) to go.

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Singing the praises of fresh food.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Today was full of farm-fresh food. Egg for breakfast, strawberry smoothie for lunch, fresh greens with strawberries and garlic vinegar (vinegar from the farm, too!) for dinner...

Picked up two containers of strawberries this morning and one is almost gone already. I started some strawberry mousse for dessert when honey gets home from work. It was SUPER easy and I'm looking forward to trying it later. (The recipe is from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest cookbook - one of my favorites.)

Took a nap this afternoon and in NO WAY felt like going to the gym. Went anyway and sweated a lot. It felt good. Got a good whole body workout in. Yahoo! Once again, the feeling I got after I left the gym was all worth it.

Tomorrow morning I'm planning on a short swim. I think for the summer I'm going to get back into writing my workouts in my calendar so I know exactly what I want to work on each day. I think I'll even start tonight. It's a beautiful night, so I'm off to the deck to read and plan.

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COOPSM 6/6/2010 6:27PM

    Carrie---I can't wait to get to the market around here......with working some weekends...I can't go every weekend...

Good luck with the upcoming week....

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ROGUE_1 6/6/2010 6:18PM

    Fresh strawberries - delicious! I have been eating them with everything lately - as a side during breakfast, with Jello sugar free pudding, with yogurt and cereal...the possibilities are endless!

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CAMROLA 6/6/2010 4:20PM

    Fresh food = real food and what a good time to enjoy and get back in tune with mother nature. Sounds like a nice day with a look to a positive summer. Enjoy it! emoticon

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PJGABRIEL 6/5/2010 7:52PM

    Love fresh strawberries, there are the best, sweet and so good. Jealous did not have any today, but did have blueberries.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 6/5/2010 7:14PM

    Yum... farm fresh foods!!! Best way to get them :)

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Oh vendredi, je t'adore!

Friday, June 04, 2010

At least I'm *pretty* sure that's how you say "Friday, I adore you." I was feeling non-English for a minute.

Today I woke up feeling much better. Yahoo!
I wrote all my food in my diary, and how I felt when I ate it. I had four (yes, 4, bleh) cookies at lunch today. I think I was just so excited to have my appetite back that I went a little crazy. All I ate yesterday was a bowl of soup and a few crackers, so I don't think the cookies put me *too* much over for the week. I drank a ton of water today - it was SOOOO hot and humid in school today. We don't have a/c, and the music room was like a sauna. Like an actual sauna. The kids were antsy, I was antsy... boy was I glad to go home today. Next week is supposed to be a little more tolerable.

My hair is growing out nicely - I can put it up in a little nub, put in some clips, and it's good to go. Perfect for the heat.

I'm thinking about tomorrow already. Honey and I are going to get some strawberries (either picking our own or going to the farmers' market) in the morning. I'm going to make it to the gym at some point for a TM run and some strength training, most likely upper body. I will keep hydrating myself like crazy - this humidity is crazy.

Rest of tonight - maybe a tepid bath, a little TV, and my regular bed time of 9-9:30. I love love love getting up early. I plan on continuing this schedule when school is out for the summer; it's just too nice. I'll be able to get to the gym early - get it out of the way.

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ROGUE_1 6/6/2010 6:19PM

    Glad you are feeling better! Hope the rest of your weekend is going well!

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COOPSM 6/5/2010 8:53AM

    Glad you are feeling better...enjoy the strawberries and the gym....

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KISSATESSA 6/4/2010 8:13PM

  Sounds like a good plan, fresh strawberries won't be available to me for awhile yet so I'm very jealous. And yes your french is correct (I teach elementary school French).

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