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Weekly Goals

Sunday, August 15, 2010

They're a little later than usual - I typically do my goals on Friday evening, but I just didn't get around to it this weekend.
So here goes:
75 grams of protein a day (this is a stretch - I would be happy with 70)
Gym time 3x first thing in the morning (to get used to my school schedule - day 1 was today)
425 fitness minutes
Get something from the back-to-school list

I am super excited for tomorrow - honey and I are going canoeing in the morning! It was all his idea - can't wait to spend some time together.
Did a little laundry and vacuuming today. Watched The Matrix. Was not a very exciting day, but the good thing is that I'm learning to relax.

Honey is home!

  
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TORTUETOO 8/16/2010 10:33AM

    Loooove canoeing! Have lots of fun!

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COOPSM 8/16/2010 8:06AM

    Carrie---enjoy the AM with your hieny---sounds like fun!!

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TMAC10 8/16/2010 6:43AM

    sounds like a great plan :)

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Snacky

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This blog is a little girly, so there's your warning.

Today is a really weird day. I don't feel sad, I am actually in a good mood, but I just don't feel like doing anything. I feel a little tired, I took a 2-hour nap, and then I watched a movie. I am headed back to the couch with an English muffin in a minute.

I just started the pill on Sunday. I had been on Depo-Provera (a shot) for years, but my doctor wanted me to switch. Depo-Provera has been shown to cause bone loss, and switching to the Pill will help me get some bone density back. So I don't know if this is the new medication that I'm getting used to or not... I'm guessing it could be; one of the side effects is slight nausea within the first week or two, and I am definitely feeling that... it's very slight, but it's definitely there.

Another weird thing about today is that I'm totally craving carbs. After my normal breakfast, my lunch consisted of chips and salsa, and I just had some more. I've really been upping my protein lately, and maybe I'm not getting enough carbs...?

All I know is that today is weird. This kind of laziness doesn't happen very often... I'm not concerned yet, it's only been today, after all, but I am definitely going to pay attention to my body and see if this turns into a pattern.

That's all, it's back to the couch.

  
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SOUTHGOINGZAX 8/16/2010 3:51PM

    I'm actually contemplating stopping the pill entirely - having been on it for most of my adult life, so who know what I might actually be like?

I did try the Nuvaring, and I loved the convenience of it - problem is, it made my hair fall out, and a lot of high-androgen index birth control can do that to you if you have a genetic predisposition for it - a lot of OB/GYNs won't tell you that because they don't really know, but there is a ton of stuff online about it. Anyway, b.c.p.s can definitely impact your metabolism and influence your cravings.

Awesome fitness minutes, too, by the way!

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COOPSM 8/15/2010 7:34PM

    Carrie---could be the pill...keep an eye on things...could just be the bod getting used to the hormones...

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BOBBYD31 8/14/2010 7:08PM

    LOL it is they guys commenting on you blog. hey we all have the carb days and we all have the lazy days so don't worry you'll be back at it soon.

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 8/14/2010 6:44PM

    I believe now and then our bodies just tell us something else is needed. As long as those "needs" don't become a habit again, I see nothing wrong with a day of babying yourself.

Be sure to let us know when you start to feel better. emoticon

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GSDMIKE 8/14/2010 6:36PM

    Kinda craving carbs too, so maybe it's just the sitting on the couch and watching movies. You wouldn't happen to be watching movies on Lifetime movie network would you. I'd love to have a good excuse to ask Sherry to change the channel...

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DREBENEZER 8/14/2010 6:33PM

    Nothing girly there...we all have those days...it's normal. We are not rabbits that can eat all our veggies all the time and we are not robots that can keep going day after day without a recharge. Enjoy your day off and relish it. Take two if you have to and come back strong...btw, have you looked into the "ring" - might be better if you are worried about the pill.

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Waiting...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This morning, our group of neighbors was supposed to meet with a siding representative. This meeting was supposed to happen at 10:00. It's now 11:12, and still no meeting. I do *not* like waiting around. It gives me a bad feeling... The most annoying part is that I would much rather be sitting around in my sweatpants, but I don't want to go to the meeting looking like a schlep. Today is definitely a schlep around day... it's overcast, a little cool, and I have a food hangover from last night's ice cream.

I think today is also going to be a new goal-setting day. My fitness minutes are coming along nicely, but the calories burned number is not where I planned it to be. And this is ok with me; right now I'm going through a little workout phase where I am enjoying my yoga and pilates classes. Not the most calorie-burning workouts, but they feel really good. So I think I'm going to adjust my calorie setting today.

Bought a French press yesterday (FINALLY!) after hemming and haw-ing for a few months. I loved the whole experience of making my coffee today. I even got out the nice coffee cup with the saucer to enjoy it. I felt a little pampered.

Today I will:
Drink a ton of water
Adjust my calories burned to more accurately reflect the current reality
Clean up a little bit
Relax (there has been a relaxing trend lately... I think I'm trying to get in all the relaxing I can before school starts. And today is that kind of day.)
Plan next week's meals

Keeping my fingers crossed that the siding guy shows up soon... my sweatpants are calling!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 8/14/2010 3:05PM

    You would still look good dressed as a schlep! How frustrating I hope that guy finally made it. Enjoy your weekend!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 8/14/2010 1:12PM

    How utterly annoying!!! He'd better have a very good reason for keeping all of you waiting!! GGGRRRR....
Enjoy your weekend!

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It's Friday...

Friday, August 13, 2010

and that means tonight is New Weekly Goal Night. I am going to take some time this evening to look at my nutrition from this week and see how I'm doing. Overall, I feel pretty good about it. I think there are a few things I'll tweak, but I'm not going to do a huge overhaul of goals. I am determined to stick with my August plan for the entire month and see what happens.

Today:
Drink tons of water (I've been slacking a little bit).
Pick up some school supplies.
Work in my classroom a little bit if I can get in (they are waxing the floors at some point; I have to check to make sure I can get to my room).
Do a load of laundry.
Relax a bit.
Work on new goals for next week.

I'm thinking that today might be the day I get a French press. I've been thinking about it for a while. A few nights ago I had some tea made in a press, and it was AMAZING. There was so much more flavor in it than tea in a bag. Not to mention it was really fun to pour the tea from the press. I love my morning coffee, and this might make it a little more special for me. It's the little things...

It's time to get in gear. I have been sitting at the computer long enough. I *did* make it to the gym this morning - it's good for me to get it out of the way on Friday, since Fridays are my evening to relax and chill.

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COOPSM 8/13/2010 12:32PM

    Have a great day Carrie---great job on getting to the gym...

I have often thought of getting a press..let us know if you get it and how you like it...

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 8/13/2010 11:12AM

    The right kind of beans in a french press - perfection.

Good for you on your goals and getting to the gym!

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PINKCOCONUT 8/13/2010 10:59AM

    Yeah! French press all the way! I've never had tea french pressed before but coffee is SO MUCH BETTER!!!

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Thursday

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I feel much better after yesterday's little vent. I didn't spend the day on the couch, and I made it out to the gym. I did a little shopping and made some good pizza for dinner. I think letting it all out sometimes makes me feel much better.

Worked my upper body like crazy at the gym. I was going to do a little TM run, but I just wasn't feeling it. Walked an incline instead and spent some extra time strength training.

You guys are the best - I never expected so much support, and I really appreciate it all. It is very comforting.

Off to watch So You Think You Can Dance - I need some relaxing time.


  
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ONECOOKIETWO 8/12/2010 10:10PM

    You ROCK, my friend!
You're my little inspiration.
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BOBBYD31 8/12/2010 8:59PM

    super duper, glad you vented and are feeling better.

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MIAMIA7 8/12/2010 8:33PM

    Glad you are feeling better today!

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