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No time!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Phew!
This is the first time in a really long while where I have felt behind on things that I need to do. Behind on working out, behind on my goals, behind on paperwork, behind on Sparking... and this is also the first time where I honestly feel like there isn't enough time in the day for me to get it all done! It's a strange feeling and I don't like it.

Last week I was pretty much out of commission with a yucky cold, so there was an entire week where I didn't get to do much of anything.
And I don't know if it's like this for anyone else, but Not Exercising is a cycle that is difficult for me to break. Always something to catch up on, something "more important" to do...

So this is why I'm so determined to make it to stretch class tonight. No, it's not high intensity, but it's SOMETHING. Something to get me back to the gym, back to working out, back to what is normal for me. I'm definitely feeling less toned, even though everything still fits. Chocolate has become my enemy. I have been eating too much of it and not keeping track of it. Too many snacks, not enough fruit. I think I need to make a real effort to keep fresh fruit around. It's the snacky time of year for me, and snacking on fruit is SO much better for me than snacking on cereal (I mean, like bowls and bowls of cereal, which is what I do).

So keep your fingers crossed that my car makes it through the day (it was acting funny yesterday) and that I can make it back from my conference in time to go to stretch class!


- water
- fruit
- workout
- not stress about the car. It is what it is, and I have AAA. This is why rental cars were invented.

  
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COOPSM 11/18/2010 9:56PM

    Carrie---here is hoping you are back on track soon...those other things can wait--take the time for you....those things will be there when you are done and you may be more energized to get them done then....

I have to stop buying cereal and girlscout cookies....

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 11/18/2010 4:56PM

    Oh! Fruit! I forgot I had fruit! I've been wandering around this house like a lost soul, or a vagrant, searching for something sweet to eat - I even considered sticking a spoon into the strawberry jam jar....must have opened the freezer 20 times (nothing sweet in there), too...I TOTALLY forgot I have apples to eat - DUH. Thank you for reminding me.

Also, yep to the "getting back to the gym" thing. It's crazy, but I somehow get it in my mind, once I have been gone from the gym in a while, that somehow, I no longer belong there, or that I have, in my absence, proven that I'm not dedicated enough to deserve to go to the gym, or, even more bizarrely, that perhaps, because I have been gone so long, people will notice and think I am just a "fake-fit" person...or, that I will have fallen completely out of shape and it will take me months to get back to where I was....

I could go on and on.

Which is why I think most of Life is about getting over yourself.

That, and moving things from one place to another.


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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 11/18/2010 11:58AM

    great job,Carrie!!!

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LONGWINDINGROAD 11/18/2010 8:51AM

    It's frustrating that getting into the habit of working it is so hard (for me anyway) but once you take a couple days off it's SO easy to take another day off, and another, and another. Why is that?! I think stretch class sounds like a PERFECT way to get back into things! You're going to have a great day!

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MARLIMOO 11/18/2010 8:41AM

    I know how you feel. I know though your history. YOU CAN DO IT. YOU CAN DO IT!

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BSTAKINGACTION 11/18/2010 8:25AM

    I could have written this. Really. I don't know if it helps, but you are not alone and I'm struggling with EXACTLY the same issues. The no time, overwhelmed, CHOCOLATE, even the car. Luckily I work close enough to home to ride my bike so I can at least get that exercise in.

I've committed to just giving myself one daily goal to meet. I figure if I string together enough of those...maybe I'll find my spark again.

And, yes, Not Exercising is an easy habit for me to fall back into.

I think you've got a good plan for today. Just try to get back into ONE thing.

Sending you lots of positive energy and "everything go right today" vibes. emoticon

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MRSSIBRAT 11/18/2010 8:18AM

    i know how you feel girlie!!! you go this tho...stretch class is a great way to get some time to just relax and breath too!

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LALAFLOWERS 11/18/2010 7:00AM

    I understand. I'm glad that you see what's happening, and are committed to making the change. That's a big part of it. Hope you make it to the gym!

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LEARNING2LUVME 11/18/2010 6:49AM

    You can do this. You'll feel so much better when you are done with that stretch class. Just focus on that.

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CIVIAV 11/18/2010 6:42AM

    Stretch class here you come! If not then 10 minutes of something...
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Hump Da Dump

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wow... miss a couple days of Sparking and it's difficult to get back into the swing of things!
I am finally almost 100% over my last cold - it's at the stage where I'm coughing all the time, and that means it's almost over. Thank goodness!
The plan was to go to the gym yesterday morning, but I hate going when I'm coughing like crazy. I hate the germ thing. So I did some simple strength training at home.

Today:
- lots of water. Wear Silly Bands to help me.
- keep in mind that I don't need to drink the entire glass of wine at tonight's wine tasting.
- Order a Christmas present or two
- Track my food

Chiropractor tonight and then a wine tasting at honey's restaurant.

  
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GSDMIKE 11/17/2010 11:00AM

    Nothing wrong with taking it easy when you are fighting a bug. Give yourself the extra recovery days. Exercise when you feel strong.

Happy Wine Tasting.

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PINKCOCONUT 11/17/2010 9:16AM

    Mmm!!! Wine tasting!!!!! Have fun!

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LONGWINDINGROAD 11/17/2010 8:40AM

    I used to put colored rubber bands (before Silly Bands were created!) on my water bottle...Every time I drank a bottle, I removed a band...it made keeping track SOOOO much easier. Silly bands are a super idea!

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MRSSIBRAT 11/17/2010 7:40AM

    omg...sill bandz for water...= BRILLIANT!!!! I will have to try this idea!!

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LEARNING2LUVME 11/17/2010 7:36AM

    Welcome back!! I'm so glad that you're feeling better, and hope that you stop coughing soon!!

Have fun at your wine tasting. I've never done one before, and we live near a bunch of wineries. I want to do a tour some year for my birthday.

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A bit of randomness and weekend re-cap.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I cleaned out my e-mail just now. It took a long time - my e-mail had been piling up. So while I didn't comment on every blog, post on every board, reply to every message, I did read everything. Sometimes the huge number of e-mails just sneaks up on me... one day it's about 20, and the next day it somehow gets up past 60. Hm.

This weekend was symphony weekend at my mom's. Saturday morning was a little shopping with my bestie - I had a friends and family coupon for the Gap, so I got some shirts and a sweater-vest-cardigan (XS - woot woot!), and some pants for my honey. Went to lunch at Panera - the calories are listed on the boards now, which is good and bad. I really wanted some creamy tomato soup, but I saw that it had 300 calories in it. Add that to the 400ish calories of the sandwich I really wanted, and it equals a really high-calorie lunch. Sigh. So I got the black bean soup (120 calories) and the sesame chicken salad (200? calories). Hm. The kicker is that I got a cinnamon roll to share and didn't even bother looking at the calories in *that*. Ha!
Dinner was Mexican at one of my very favorite Mexican restaurants. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their chicken chimichangas, but a deep-fried burrito is not exactly a "relatively healthy choice" like I told myself I was going to make. So fajitas were my Mexican of choice. YUM. Sizzling plate of chicken, shrimp, and beef... perfectly steamed tortillas... delicious sides... heaven. Dessert was fried ice cream. YUM.

This morning I woke up, threw on my running stuff, and ran to breakfast. I wanted to run for about 30-45 minutes, but I woke up late. But I ran anyway. So it was for less than a mile, but it was better than not running at all. Pigs in a blanket for breakfast... yum.

So my nutrition was not very healthy this weekend, but I planned for that.

Tomorrow:
- morning doctor appointment
- mid-morning gym time
- 12-8pm: conferences at school. Ugh.
- water water water

  
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COOPSM 11/16/2010 5:59AM

    Carrie--sounds like a pretty good weekend....congrats on the XS!!
Did you get to the gym yesterday???


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LEARNING2LUVME 11/15/2010 7:10AM

    I just went to Panera for the first time on Friday. I got their Orchard Chicken Salad and it was SO YUMMY!

Hooray for an XS in ANYTHING!! I can't wait for that day.

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MRSSIBRAT 11/15/2010 7:06AM

    sounds like soo much fun this weekend. I love panaras but haven't been there in forever!!

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PILLOWFOOL 11/15/2010 12:54AM

    it sounds like a great weekend!!! and you MUST tell me about the mexican place. mexican is my FAV - good for you for getting healthier options even though it meant leaving out your favs. :)

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It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

One day at a time here...

Today:
- Drink five Siggs of water (I just found all my Silly Bands I lost, so I can get back into using them to track my water)
- Keep the shopping reasonable (the term "reasonable" is open for discussion...)
- Make relatively healthy eating choices while keeping in mind that I planned for this weekend to be a little off track. Symphony weekend is my time to not worry so much about what I'm eating - eat what I want, which usually includes a dessert. I am also good about getting an appetizer and a salad for my dinner...
- Make some goals for next week

I feel about a million times better than I did yesterday. Thank you all for the get well wishes! It's awesome that there are such wonderful caring people out there in Spark Land!

Off to finish packing for this weekend... enjoy the day!

  
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COOPSM 11/14/2010 9:45AM

    Carrie---glad you are feeling better!!!

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FRANKLYN22 11/13/2010 11:50AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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LEARNING2LUVME 11/13/2010 9:25AM

    I love the silly band idea for keeping track of water. emoticon

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Snap out of it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I spent all day on the couch. Today I didn't care what I ate - bagel crisps with almond butter and banana, mac and cheese (without measuring portion size), cereal... anything I wanted.

But about 20 minutes ago, I had a sudden urge to STOP. I poured myself a big glass of water and decided that I didn't want to eat that junk anymore tonight. Weird... like I all of a sudden felt better.

So tomorrow I am going to my mom's house for symphony... in the morning I'm doing some shopping with my bestie and we're going for lunch. I packed my clothes for the weekend - I plan on going for a run on Sunday morning since I haven't been to the gym since Wednesday morning. Stupid cold...

So off to check the weather and fold some laundry.

  
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JUDIL62 11/13/2010 12:27PM

    Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy your run!

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CASSIOEPIA 11/13/2010 12:31AM

    Sounds like someone's starting to feel better :)

Don't worry about what's already in the past. Enjoy the symphony (I originally read, "going to my mom's house for sympathy"). Have a great weekend.


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MKKAYA 11/13/2010 12:22AM

    Carrie, don't fret - tomorrow is a new day! blame it on the cold! have a good run and enjoy your weekend! We didn't get in - HTC - decline email received by Trish today! bummer for us - but we are planning on another relay somewhere else!

so are you coming to run htc on one of the other teams or were you just a ghost - I was just wondering

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GONE2014 11/12/2010 11:18PM

    Don't beat yourself up ... just move on!

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CONTENTCHRIS 11/12/2010 10:33PM

    For sur for sure ..its your life not a few hours of errors or mistakes. Just keep at it. Anyways I think you already got it down , your overall totally owns! emoticon

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 11/12/2010 10:18PM

    I think the problem is you work with, like, 100 little germ factories.

I do hope you feel better soon. If it's any consolation, my new skinny jeans are now too tight to be comfortable after all the drinking and eating on my vacation. Bleh.

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LEARNING2LUVME 11/12/2010 9:25PM

    I had one of those nights. I just got done eating a 5 layer beef and bean burrito from taco bell. It tasted awful. Don't know why I did it. But now I'm going to go drink a big bottle of water and watch a movie with my honey. Tomorrow morning I'm going to get up early and do my new walk at home dvd that I got today.

I hope you have a GREAT weekend!!!

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MEXGAL1 11/12/2010 7:44PM

    just get back with the program...you can do this!

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