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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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Sick.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I really hate being sick. Having to lie on the couch, not doing anything, does not work for me. It makes me feel lazy - I don't like feeling lazy.
This morning around 3am I woke up feeling pretty horrible. Woke up again at 5:00, my usual time, still feeling bad. Took a shower, thinking I'd feel better, but I didn't. When I went downstairs I slept on the couch for 45 minutes before I had to leave for work. I should have been smart enough to call for a sub, but we had a bridal shower for someone at work and we're at the end of the year!
Went into school feeling absolutely awful. Everyone kept asking me if I was ok, so I obviously looked like hell. I felt so bad that I almost started crying. Bleh. I went to the nurse and she sent me home. Thank goodness. I took some Motrin and spent the morning in bed. Came downstairs and spent the afternoon and evening on the couch. My stomach is still hurting (although not as much) and I think I'm still running a fever. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get over this for tomorrow. It's a bummer to be sick at the end of the year.

If I don't get to the gym tomorrow morning for my challenge, I guess I can't be too upset. Maybe I'll try to get there tomorrow evening after I pick up my CSA veggies.

Bleh. Tomorrow is a new day.

  
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COOPSM 6/4/2010 5:18PM

    Hope you are feeling better!!!

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FRANKLYN22 6/3/2010 9:45PM

    Get lots of rest and feel better! emoticon

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KAYAKID 6/3/2010 8:55PM

    Carrie, I hope your feeling better! nothing wrong though with a rest day or two! don't worry about the gym - it wil still be there next week!!!

Mike


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GSDMIKE 6/3/2010 8:31PM

    Feel better. The gym will still be there when you are back on your feet.

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J-j-j-j-j-june!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

School is winding down and I can finally start thinking about how I'm going to take care of myself this summer. My goals are only weekly right now - it's hard for me to keep track of anything longer. So this week I will:

Get to the gym three days before school (Day 1 - done!)
Enjoy sweets that are NOT baked goods or candy.
Write everything I eat in my food diary. I am trying an experiment (thanks PinkC!) where I'm writing down what I eat, when I eat it, and how I feel when I eat it (did I enjoy it? Was I really hungry?). I think this will help me curb the random cereal eatings that I've been doing lately.

Today's fitness:
morning swim
evening run

Today's household stuff:
clean the upstairs bathroom
clean up closet room

Today's nutrition:
Stick to the lunch I packed
salad with grilled chicken for dinner
pear for dessert
Lots and lots of water

Happy June!

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FITGIRL15 6/3/2010 12:07PM

    "Enjoy sweets that are NOT baked goods or candy."
I am trying this too... but my favorite sweet things are baked goods and candy! D'oh!!!

Actually, lately I've found Yams (Sweet potatoes? I dunno, the orange tuber looking things) are sooo yummy, when you bake 'em, mash 'em and add cinnamon and butter! OH BABY! This tastes like Pumpkin Pie to me!!!
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COOPSM 6/3/2010 8:24AM

    Carrie---if you figure out away to leave the cereal alone..please share!!! I have one bowl and it leads to 2, sometimes 3...and I am not even hungry...its like its in the cupboard calling me....I really shouldn't buy it at all..but do like it for dinner sometimes when hubby is working....never eat it for bfast...

Have a great week!!!

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ROGUE_1 6/2/2010 12:55AM

    Happy June to YOU! You're rockin' as usual, I see - awesome, you're such an inspiration!!! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!

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JOPAPGH 6/1/2010 8:54AM

    Sounds like a great plan, especially the what I eat and why I eat it.

Have a great June and enjoy the great outdoors!

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GSDMIKE 6/1/2010 8:46AM

    I don't really set monthly goals either. I guess I recap progress on longer term goals in monthly increments, but that's not really the same. Speaking of which, I need to recap May!

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PARKERB2 6/1/2010 7:30AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track with the healthy eating and exercise. Maybe the kids can exercise with you this summer while they are out of school. Good luck. emoticon

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