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I don't know how this happened...

Friday, October 15, 2010

But I was SURE that last night I ate over my calorie range. Honey was home and made fried rice and shepherd's pie... I was all ready to count yesterday as one of my 10 days out of range, but for the heck of it, I entered in my calories. And what do you know, I'm about 200 calories *under* my high limit! Yahoooooooo! I am totally amazed. I mean, mashed potatoes? ground veal??? It's amazing what a little portion control can do. Everything was in little dishes, and we had a big glass of water with dinner. Huh.

So I am TOTALLY in a wonderful mood this morning. It's Friday, my hair is doing what I need it to do, my calories are in check (which means that *tonight's* calories will be in check, too, because I'm having shepherd's pie again), and it's a rest day. HOLY MOLY I am just feeling so happy right now!

AND! Last night Brad (my honey) told me that he thought I was still changing - for the better, of course. This was after my stretch class and a little training for my Spartan 300 Challenge. Last night I did:

- box jumps (with two risers and a step) 50x
- pushups - 50x (YES!!! 50!!!! 50 man-pushups!!!!!)
- ab work
- leg press

AAAAAHHHHHHHH I'm so excited!!!! I don't know that I'll be able to meet the 15 minute part of the goal (phew!), but I am feeling good about the rep part of it.

- water water water (the silly band counting method works really well for me)
- REST DAY!!!!
- spread my good mood around the school (although I'm sure to get smacked)
- clean the veggies as soon as I bring them home

Happy Friday!!!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 10/16/2010 9:36AM

    I'm glad you entered you food yesterday. Otherwise, you might have felt angry with yourself today and gone overboard.

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BOBBYD31 10/15/2010 10:49PM

    now how is that for a way to start the weekend!

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CASSIOEPIA 10/15/2010 9:56PM

    It's so funny how a good day can be made when our hair does what we want it to!

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COOPSM 10/15/2010 9:48PM

    Carrie--keep up the great work and the positive energy!!! You are doing so good...
I have been doing pretty well on my 1--5...not sure how to track it though...frustrated with this part...

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JESSICAH311 10/15/2010 7:02PM


I totally agree with you...its amazing what portion control can do. Also taking your time while eating. I was always one that ate so fast and now I am amazed at how portion control and taking my time makes a toll on my fullne3ss and how I feel later.

Thanks for your update!

It keeps us all going :)

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MAIA2011 10/15/2010 2:23PM

    Yay pushups and staying in range. I love that feeling!

Enjoy your rest day!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/15/2010 9:16AM

    Make sure you share some emoticon with that sweetie of yours for that nice compliment.
50 MAN pushups??!!!! OMIGOSH!! Carrie-you are awesome!!! emoticon

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BAM0827 10/15/2010 8:34AM

    Excellent example of how all food is good in moderation!

Enjoy your good mood

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BAM0827 10/15/2010 8:33AM

    Excellent example of how all food is good in moderation!

Enjoy your good mood

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MOMONTHERUN1 10/15/2010 8:23AM

    You sound like you are making great healthy choices!! Isn't it great to hear your sweetie tell you how awesome you are? Great job and keep up all of the great choices that you have made.

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KEAKMAN 10/15/2010 8:06AM

    What a great way to start out your weekend! (and that little compliment from your sweetie was best of all I bet)

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PINKCOCONUT 10/15/2010 7:59AM

    You are a machine! I love hearing about your progress, you're amazing!

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JUDYFRANCE 10/15/2010 7:35AM

    Good for you! Healthy has become a habit.

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PAMINHALF 10/15/2010 7:27AM

  sounds like things are on track for you. It is awesome when our loved ones comment. My rest day today too so enjoy it. Good job.

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WALIDGAZALA 10/15/2010 6:59AM

    Excellent, and well done.

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Getting this one in while I can...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tonight my honey has a night off. Woohoo! So I know I won't be Sparking tonight.

We are going to make some soup for dinner (kale, white bean, and soy sausage). Yum!

I have stretch class tonight, and I'm going to start working on my Spartan 300 Challenge moves. They are super hard, so I really need to work on my training. Even if I don't do the 15 minutes, doing all the hard stuff is still going to be good for me. So maybe tonight I'll work on some box jumps, pull-ups, and ab work.

Have a super day!

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ROGUE_1 10/15/2010 12:59AM

    Mmmm dinner sounds delish. Have a lovely evening with your honey!

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ONECOOKIETWO 10/14/2010 2:38PM

    Have a great evening having a delicious dinner with your best guy!

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MAIA2011 10/14/2010 12:22PM

    Your food always sounds so good! Where do you get the recipes?

Have fun with your honey!

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JUDIL62 10/14/2010 8:32AM

    Good for you!

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APPLEADAY2010 10/14/2010 8:32AM

    Good luck with that - sounds great! xx

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LALAFLOWERS 10/14/2010 7:28AM

    sounds like a busy, busy day. Have fun!!

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10-10-10 Challenge - Day 4

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Still going strong! I am really motivated by my goals and REALLY wanting to see that scale go down for this challenge.

Went for an after-school walk with my workout buddy - the weather was crisp and cool, and just perfect for a walk/run.
Made some WONDERFUL butter-braised baby turnips for dinner. I didn't put *too* much butter in them. Didn't bother tracking the butter because I've been so careful - a little butter is OK by me in the name of good cooking.

I am SO looking forward to my rest day on Friday. I have been working really hard and my body is definitely ready for it. I am also looking forward to my Friday glass(es) of wine and perhaps a little chocolate. Trying to decide if I want to track wine and chocolate on Fridays... I am giving myself ten days of being over in calories, but I really consider that more for nights when I go out to eat or I'm away from home. Friday Night Wine is a really wonderful part of my week, and I don't want to lose that... I don't want *everything* to turn into something I have to watch like a hawk...

Pick out clothes for tomorrow, clean up a bit, plan breakfast, hot bath, BED.

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LALAFLOWERS 10/13/2010 8:33PM

    I always track everything... when I'm in a tracking mode. If I'm over, then I'm over, and I know it. I can adjust the next day to be in the green for the week. Great job on the challenge so far!

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MAIA2011 10/13/2010 8:29PM

    I think that we go through phases starting with tracking obsessively (phase I am currently in) and then we can go more on intuition. You've got this so do what you have to do!

Good luck on the challenge!

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JESSICAH311 10/13/2010 7:27PM

    I agree! I just started and trying to stay on track, but it seems once that weekend comes around and I get to drinking I feel guilty. I just got to stay motivated, do right throughout the week, and make up for it somehow.

Good luck and enjoy your rest day and weekend!!

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Another challenge!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And this one's a doozy. At my gym, they run a yearly challenge called The Spartan 300 Challenge. Every time I see it, I'm totally intimidated, because it's hard. Like, REALLY hard. But this year I took a paper, and I am going to train for it. This is what it looks like:

- 25 Pull-ups (with 45% body weight assist)
- 50 dead lifts - 95 lbs
- 50 push-ups ("man" push-ups)
- 50 box jumps
- 50 floor wipers - 65 lbs
- 50 dumbbell clean and press - 20 lbs (I think it's 25 per arm)
- and finish with another 25 pull-ups (with assist)

And the kicker is that it has to be done within 15 minutes. AAAAAAAHHHH am I totally nuts??? Yes. But, I'm also motivated, and this will give me something to challenge myself. I am meeting with my trainer next week to work out a plan to get me ready. I am a little scared - it's pushing myself harder than I've ever pushed! But I can do it.
I've pushed myself before, and I can do it again.


Met my 10-10-10 challenge for today... yahoo!

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TORTUETOO 10/14/2010 3:00PM

    That sounds hard - what on earth is a floor wiper!? You can do it - gooooo Carrie! emoticon

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BOBBYD31 10/14/2010 1:29PM

    wow!!! rock it out carrie!

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MIAMIA7 10/14/2010 1:24PM

    Go Carrie...Go Carrie!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/14/2010 1:04PM

    WOW!! !I have no doubts that you will accomplish this! Good for you!!

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COOPSM 10/14/2010 12:57PM

    Carrie---believe and you will achieve!!! You will be ready adn you will do great!!!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 10/13/2010 7:53AM

    That is quite the challenge! good luck with that can't wait to read how you do with it.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 10/13/2010 6:15AM

    That sounds really exciting. I might try to do some of that on my own but don't know what floor wipes are.

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 10/13/2010 1:20AM

    Sounds like the Filthy 50 - ten different exercises, 50 reps, in 30 minutes - only harder! 15 minutes? That's not a lot of time. I LOVE/HATE time challenges - because I am so competitive, I push and push myself to beat the clock, so I enjoy that feeling of "winning" - but man! Does it ever hurt. In a good way, of course.

You'll do awesome!

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PINKCOCONUT 10/12/2010 9:54PM

    Wow! You go woman! You're going to be beating UP Spartans pretty soon!

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GSDMIKE 10/12/2010 9:06PM

    Yowza. 15 minutes, so that's what, a rep every 3 seconds. Yowza. I'm getting light-headed just thinking about it.

Good luck with it.

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While I ice...

Monday, October 11, 2010

10-10-10 challenge Day 2
Water - the last half glass is sitting in front of. Make that 1/4 glass. Wait - water is done for today!
Workout - did a 2.17 mile run in a local park. Lots of hills - my bum will look great!
Calories - Planning on a low-cal dinner of spaghetti squash, salad, and half a pretzel roll. I have no doubt that I'll stay in range today. And maybe a little room left over for an apple and peanut butter!

I'm being a good little runner and icing my knee. I felt a twinge ever so slightly this evening, and I think a lot of that comes from taking so much time off. Bleh. I hate being sick! Which brings me to my next 5K. I was planning to run one this coming weekend, but I don't know if I'll be ready for it. (It's been a while.) So I think I'll take these next two weeks to really concentrate on 5K training and then run a 5K on the 24th. It's a scarecrow 5K, which will be more fun than the one this weekend, anyway. So there is my next goal - stay healthy and train for a 10/24 race.

I put the free version of MapMyRun on my apps list today - I LOVE IT. It's like the Garmin I never had. I'm super excited to look at my runs online! Yahoo!

- pack tomorrow's lunch
- get clothes ready for tomorrow (for school and gym)
- plan workouts and meals for the week (I was too exhausted last night to do this)
- relax a *little* bit!

Knees are iced, time for a shower and some sweatpants!


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COOPSM 10/12/2010 7:09PM

    CARRIE--I am racing in the 24th too...going to hold you too it...did you sign up yet?? LOL

Keep up the great work...

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FRANKLYN22 10/12/2010 10:13AM

    Good job recognizing that you need to slow down a bit and take care of your knee...a little bit of resting now will save you a lot of pain and frustration later!

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    I think it's great that you're just rescheduling your race for a couple of weeks...rather than scrapping it. You're going to do so great! I'm working on some 5K training...ultimately, I'll be doing a 1/2 marathon in May, but I'm starting small! Setbacks stink, but you've got a good plan and a positive attitude so I know you're going to come back from it!!

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ONECOOKIETWO 10/12/2010 12:10AM

    Lovely to read how well you take care of yourself.

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PINKCOCONUT 10/11/2010 8:58PM

    I LOVE MapMyRun! I'm slightly obsessed with it...

Great job on achieving your goals for the day!

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JUDIL62 10/11/2010 5:06PM

    Sounds like a great plan! I'm jealous, would like to put my sweatpants on but I'm putting my workout clothes on for Zumba.

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