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Christmas cookies, doot doot doot

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I can tell the holiday season is in full swing - I had my first night of overeating Christmas cookies. I went to a Christmas party last night. Dinner was salad (I had a huge salad!), baked ziti with meatballs (stuck to one serving!), some yummy bread (stuck to 1 slice!), and cookies for dessert (enter the "wah-wah" trombone). However, I am going to focus on the positive...

emoticon I only ate the cookies that were homemade. Someone brought a cake from the store, and I remembered my holiday rule of only eating things that were homemade. YAHOO!

emoticon Someone brought these peanut butter fudge squares. They were tasty, but when she told us what was in them? Shortening - YUCK. Hershey's chocolate - ugh. I can get that anytime. Give me a good piece of dark chocolate Ghiradelli anytime. So while they tasted good at first, the more I knew about them, the less worth-it the calories were. Only had one. YAHOO!

emoticon Had minimal cheese and crackers. I brought some good crackers with a homemade cheese ball (garlicky and a little spicy - delish!) but I only had a bit of it. YAHOO!

So despite the 78437859230 cookies I ate (or at least it seemed like it), they were (relatively) small and I managed to not go crazy with the rest of my food. I will chalk up last night as a win. And if I can be even *more* conscious about what I eat through the rest of the holidays, I'll be buying some smaller pants in no time!

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COLORMESKINNY2 12/17/2010 9:39AM

    You are so positive! Had that been me I would be down on myself for sure, way to look at the positive side :) and you have AWESOME will power because I don't think I could have ever said no! haha

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MARLIMOO 12/17/2010 8:10AM

    Ha ha ha. I can not believe this but I said NO to the C word. Cookie. Our company brought in cookies to thank us for our hard work- thanks but can I have some greenbacks? Anyway- I said no thanks and DID NOT partake in any cookie eating yesterday NOR did I have ice cream. Can I get a WAHOO? I did have a glass of red wine. Hey- it was well deserved. TWO HOUR commute into work yesterday. OOF

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COOPSM 12/15/2010 9:11PM

    Keep up the good work Carrie....

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BUGSMOM211 12/15/2010 12:56PM

    Well done emoticon

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LONGWINDINGROAD 12/15/2010 11:18AM

    YAY for you! I LOVE the way you only looked at your choices as positives instead of pointing out all of the negative things. There were a LOT of positives in your decisions, and they outweighed the negatives! I just got called out for being negative in my last blog, so I need to take some lessons from you! You're amazing! Keep it up!

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PINKCOCONUT 12/15/2010 9:54AM

    Well, if you were going to splurge, at least they were homemade!

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GSDMIKE 12/15/2010 9:25AM

    You are doing better than I am this season. I told myself a few weeks ago I was going to only eat desserts that I REALLY loved, and that I wasn't going to freak out about eating those. But somehow that turned into eating my favorite of the desserts at a party. Not at all the same.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/15/2010 8:46AM

    Carrie-your blogs are such a lift to my day. Could you start writing one each morning JUST FOR ME??? LOL! (like an ole kick in the pants,make good choices ,etc kinda blog)
Very good rule on 'only homemade'.
Do they make pants any size smaller than you already wear?? I doubt it!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/15/2010 7:53AM

    Why would someone use shortening in a dessert? That is just gross and so unhealthy. In this day and age it is pretty unnecessary. Proud of you for sticking to your plan!

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BSTAKINGACTION 12/15/2010 7:39AM

    Its so nice to hear about someone else's adventures in cookie land. I had the same experience yesterday...and the same rules. They better be flippin' works of edible art if they're going in this mouth. Unfortunately, there are a lot of great artists out there! to the gym now!!!

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MRSSIBRAT 12/15/2010 6:53AM

    lol I love your exxageration of how many calories you ate...I am proud of you for sticking to your homemade only plan!

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Weekend Recap

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday - Brad's Christmas Party. Really enjoyed dinner and my cabernet.
Friday morning - felt pretty good - I drank lots of water on Thursday night, so I knew I could handle one more work day.
Friday afternoon - felt like poo. Sinus infection: headache, runny/stuff nose, nausea... bleh. Came home from school and parked myself on the couch. Ate random food all night.
Saturday morning - woke up feeling like poo. Headache, tooth and jaw pain (!?!?!?!) - nasty sinus infection. Spent the day drinking tea and sleeping.
Sunday morning - felt a bit better. Still had jaw pain (which was weirding me out). Got some Advil cold and sinus.
Sunday afternoon - took Advil. Felt a million times better. Went on a holiday inn tour around the area - had little snacks along the way.
Sunday night - went to dinner with Brad and his parents. Ate a ton. Loved every bite.

I didn't get much planning in for this week, but I think I'll do minimal planning this week and see what happens. I have a general idea of what is going on... lots of morning gym sessions. There is stuff going on after school almost every night!

Have a great day!

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    I hope you're feeling seems like you've been so unlucky with illnesses lately.

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COOPSM 12/13/2010 11:30AM

    Carrie---hate sinus infections that hurt the teeth!!! Hope you are feeling better and that you have a great week....
The Inn tours were pretty I bet...

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MRSSIBRAT 12/13/2010 7:47AM

    hey girlie..I hope you are feeling better by now!

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Oh, for goodness sakes, this is getting old.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ugh. Another cold/sinus infection. This time I woke up with jaw and tooth pain. I didn't even know that one could get that kind of pain from a sinus infection. But after some Facebook investigating, I found out that some of my friends have/had the same thing.

So today was a total couch day. Did a little bit - wrote out some Christmas cards, did a little laundry, but other than that, I slept all day. I have a headache - soon taking some Nyquil and going to bed.

Brad's parents are coming up to visit tomorrow... as much as I like to see them, I would honestly rather spend the day in bed. We'll see what happens.

The worst part about being sick is how is affects my workout routine. It's so difficult for me to get back into it after I've been away from it for a few days. But I guess the only way to do it is to do it... so hopefully Monday morning I'll be good to go. Unless we get snow (I'm keeping my fingers crossed!), and then I'll go later on Monday.

Off to visit the couch...

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LEARNING2LUVME 12/13/2010 7:12AM

    Go to an herbal store or chiropractor and pick up some congaplex. I had a sinus infection that antibiotics wouldn't touch last year and my chiropractor gave me this, i took 3 pills 3x a day and it worked in like two days.

Also, try 3000 mgs of vitamin c a day, that works wonders, too. I hope you feel better soon!!!

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COOPSM 12/12/2010 8:10PM

    Just now saw this blog...hope you are feeling better!!!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/11/2010 11:16PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon and back at the exercise!!! emoticon emoticon

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MIAMIA7 12/11/2010 9:41PM

    Yup Carrie...sinus infections can hurt a multitude of things. I have had scalp pain, ear pain and the tooth and jaw pain. Hang in there and feel better soon. Put a warm washcloth on your sore parts of your face. Take care. Anne

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Snow-covered roads vs. the gym

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I consider myself a good driver, and I'm pretty good in the snow. It helps that I live close to a ski place - the roads are generally taken care of very well so that people can go skiing. The worst part about my drive home is getting into my development. I have to go up two hills to get to my driveway, and then I have to go down a hill to park. Getting out of my driveway when it snows is a big problem - I have been stuck a few times because I can't get up the hill.

So anyway, this morning I was up early to go to the gym, and to my surprise, we had some snow on the ground. I love when it snows! But I don't love the thought of having to get up the driveway. I heated up my car and was all ready to go. I had a heck of a time getting up the hill - my tires were slipping up near the top. There is one side of me that says "just get out of the development - the rest of the roads are fine." But there is another side of me, the one that says "you don't need the stress of trying to get back home after the gym." So I parked my car at the top of my driveway and came back inside.

"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape."

This was supposed to be a run day for me. I have to admit, I was a little bummed that I didn't make it to the gym. For a minute, I even told myself "that's a really lame excuse. You know the roads are going to be fine once you get on them." But I know that if I would have gone to the gym, my run would have been filled with thoughts of "are you going to be able to get home? Will you make it to the house?" I don't know how any of you are, but if I have something like that on my mind, I can't concentrate on a really good workout.

So after pouting a little bit ("My workout schedule is RUINED!"), I came home, looked at the forecast, and saw that tomorrow is going to be clear. So instead of tomorrow being my rest day, it's today. There. Done.

And actually, it's a good thing. My legs are still sore from Tuesday night's classes, and I just did upper body ST yesterday. So all my muscles need a rest day before I do any more strength training anyway. And besides, this gave me time to pack my lunch today.


- Drink five Siggs of water
- Enjoy my meal tonight at Brad's Christmas party
- Stay positive
- Roll with the kids' excitement at school (they are getting excited for Christmas - the first snow does that to them. And rather than fighting it, I will adapt to it. My most important job is to keep them safe. So we will do lots of moving, and I will keep them safe.)

I did everything on my list yesterday, so I treated myself to a glass of wine. And Brad was home early, so I treated myself to a second glass. Lucky for me, I drank lots of water yesterday so I woke up feeling great.

Make it a good one!

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ETTEZEUS 12/10/2010 11:08PM

    When I lived up north, I hated driving in the snow, slip sliding all over the place. One of the main reasons I moved. I would have stayed home too!

Good move Carrie.

And I love that saying too!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/10/2010 10:46PM

    Great job on making things work for you and having that positive attitude! How was today's run?

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COOPSM 12/10/2010 8:27PM

    Carrie---me thinks you made a good choice....

How was the WO today???

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JUDYFRANCE 12/10/2010 5:21AM

    I have the same problem when it snows. So, I watch the forecast closely and when cold temps and humidity mix, I park my car down the street. It sleeps outside and I have a ten minute walk, but at least I can get to town.....and the gym....

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RUNNINGWILD 12/9/2010 10:56PM

    "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall never be bent out of shape."
I'm stealing this emoticon

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    Great job! I understand about the pouting...I did that yesterday when my plans had to change. It's great when you can be flexible...and a rest day sounds perfect!

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JUSTBIRDY 12/9/2010 9:08AM

    Kudos for making the best of things and staying on track.

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My car is heating up, so make it quick!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Good things:

emoticon The daily goal thing worked! I knew what I had to get done, and I knew I had a glass of Pinot waiting for me when I did it. And everything got done in a timely manner.

emoticon A hard workout is awesome. I just love it!

emoticon More water = a less hungry Carrie. Duh.

emoticon A motivational note on my alarm every morning makes me jump right out of bed. Ok, maybe not jump... Right now my alarm reads "Wake up! Time to get buff!" So if I stay in bed, I won't get buff.

Today's goals:
- Wrap presents that need to be wrapped
- Drink five Siggs of water
- Pick up clutter from downstairs
- Try on the pair of shoes that came to see if I like them

Reward for today:
- A glass of wine in my jammies

Off to the gym!

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GRAMMYEAC 12/9/2010 6:15AM


You rock!!!

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GROOVYCHICK9 12/8/2010 10:34PM

    You go girl!!!

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MKKAYA 12/8/2010 8:44PM

    WooHoo!!! Carrie!!!

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COOPSM 12/8/2010 8:18PM

    Did you get your wine???

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PINKCOCONUT 12/8/2010 10:06AM

    WOO HOO!!! You can do it!!!

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RUNSTRONG128 12/8/2010 7:46AM

    Great blog!!

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RWALTON730 12/8/2010 7:24AM

    Excellent goals! I like your idea of a reward, too. :)

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MRSSIBRAT 12/8/2010 6:52AM

    a talking alarm clock! i love it!

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LAGREBE 12/8/2010 6:22AM

    What motivation! I love it!

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LMATTHEWS76 12/8/2010 5:56AM

    Great goals! I need to try this too!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/8/2010 5:52AM

    Have a great day!

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