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Plan for Saturday

Friday, August 06, 2010

I have been away, done some camping, and I have 6 rebound pounds to lose. I lost 3 of the 9 I regained while I was away, now I am going to blast the lats 6 over the next two weeks.


Rollerblade for as long as I can handle, up to 1 hour, first thing in the morning.

Find Garmin charger and charge Garmin.

Eat 8-10 freggies, drink 10 cups of water at least.

Get 8 hours sleep.

Hang 1 load of wash, finish folding and putting away all other laundry.


Tidy two shelves in bedroom of eldest child to accomodate new toys, tidy off desk in room of youngest child.

Go to library.

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    Busy saturday ahead of you.....here's to a healthy one!

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BETRME100 8/7/2010 5:56AM

    Sounds like you have a productive day planned...enjoy!

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Listening to the signals my body is sending, and internet down for about 2 weeks

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Thursday everyone! I started a running streak back in April, with the lofty plan of a 365 day streak. I didn't run yesterday. My body kept saying I got nothing left! Let me rest, PLEASE! I recognize some of the things that tell me I am overtraining, and to avoid getting pneumonia again like last summer, I decided to stop my streak. I managed 80 days! I am now going to rest for about a week, let my body recover, and when I return to running, I will do it a few times a week instead of every day. I will maintain my sugar junk free status (80 days so far), and I have also started a no diet soda streak, 3 days so far! I have gained 8 pounds in the last 2 weeks, most of it since last Friday. My eating has been indulgent and unhealthy. Today, I start eating right again, to fuel my body to heal itself and feel comfortable in my skin again. I have no internet access for about 2 weeks, so I won't be able to track my food here, or my fitness. However, I will write down what I eat, and make healthy choices. I expect to return here after my internet is back up and running with my weight maintained, or down somewhat. Keep working hard everyone, and I look forward to seeing progress upon my return!

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CRYSBROWN1 8/3/2010 11:16AM

    80 days is quite a streak! Good job on listening to your body, you're going to come back better than ever!

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AGINGDAISIES 7/31/2010 6:12PM

    You are doing great! It is so tough to find that balance between eating and exercise and then you loose some and you have to find a new balance! But you are doing great and 80 days straight is awesome! I feel at our Reunion/Vacation and banged up my knee pretty bad and sprained and ankle and I thought of you and how you pushed through that and kept your running streak going! :) I applaud you for listening to your body then and taking it easy, and now that it just needs to catch up! :) We will miss you!

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IAMTAUREN 7/31/2010 9:01AM

    Enjoy your rest.. but don't get to comfy there! Ya might try giving yourself 3 days rest then taking a swim or going for a light bike ride. You'll be missed here for the two weeks your gone.. emoticon

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GOEGIRL 7/29/2010 10:48PM

    Good luck on your 'time away' - we'll miss you!

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BETRME100 7/29/2010 6:46PM

    We definitely have to listen to our bodies...overtraining can really weaken our immune systems...and that's something you don't want...I just had a bad bout of pneumonia this winter...took me forever to get back to being able to really work out a lot again.

Hate not having internet..is there a library nearby where you can go every few days?

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DENI_ZEN 7/29/2010 6:09PM

    That's the spirit! Sorry about the Internet deprivation; that's a real bummer. But you'll easily be able to turn this around. Everybody has those little glitches - Internet and other - and we can always come out on the other side at the end. Best to you! - Sandi emoticon

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SAISHA100CJ 7/29/2010 5:06PM

    You have done such a fabulous job! Take good care of yourself, and get the rest you need. We will see you when you get back. emoticon

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KIM--POSSIBLE 7/29/2010 1:30PM

    It is important to allow our bodies to rest and recover! You have made some amazing changes and come a long way in the past few months.

Great that you can identify the issues that have your weight up and pinpoint strategies to conquer those!

I rather enjoyed my week where I didn't log everything online, but just wrote it down. This was during my Florida vacation, and I came back down a pound. Really helped me see that I do know what to eat and how to fuel my body, even if it isn't always easy!

I look forward to seeing you back in a couple of weeks, rested and healed! emoticon emoticon

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CINDYC53 7/29/2010 12:29PM

    You have accomplished so much since the spring, Goddess. It's all about the journey, and not letting the bumps in the road derail us!! See you soon -
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Weekend away

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I returned this evening from spending the weekend in Toronto with my Uncle and Aunt. We ate most meals out, and I did my best to choose wisely for those meals. We had sushi, freshly shucked oysters, bareka, smoked salmon on an omelette, many new experiences with food for me! We also spent much time walking, wandering around the beaches, Kensington Market, the PATH under the city and the Jazzfest. I got my 1 mile run in on Saturday morning on the boardwalk, it was really nice. My eating was crazy all weekend, with timing as well as type, and when I got home tonight I was nauseated and hungry. I know I went over my calories today, but tomorrow I will be tracking everything again and getting lots of freggies. Maybe shaking things up this weekend will help me break the plateau!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 7/26/2010 6:48PM

    Wow!! What a great weekend!! Nauseated AND hungry at the same time????!!

What the...lol

Here's to kicking that plateau square in the buttocks (quoting Cartman)!


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LORES777 7/26/2010 8:24AM

    lol @ freggies! Calorie overages suck :( but today is a new day!

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    Sounds like a good trip, welcome back...:)

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AFRISAM 7/26/2010 3:54AM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!! And great that you managed to get your exercise in too.

I ate way too much but will be doing my best to achieve good deficits at least 5 days out of 7 for the next week.

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ROOT4HOME 7/26/2010 12:08AM

    Sounds like a great weekend trip!!

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AGINGDAISIES 7/25/2010 11:56PM

    Sounds like a great time! Welcome Back!

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BEFIT014 7/25/2010 10:12PM

    I'm glad you had a great time with your Aunt & Uncle.

What is bareka?

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DENI_ZEN 7/25/2010 10:05PM

    I'm glad you had such a great time with your uncle and aunt. Sounds like some pretty fantastic food! And it may well be that the extra calories will nudge your metabolism again, especially now that you're back to freggies, etc. But what a great time! Have a good week ahead - Sandi emoticon

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Crazy deficit Wednesday results, Thursday plan

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh boy, talk about a huge deficit. I usually keep on top of my deficit every day, check it before I go to bed and make sure it is under 1000 so I don't send myself into a feeding frenzy the next day. Well, I ate 1557 calories, and burned a ton. I check my deficit this morning, and it was 1257! Darn! Now, today, I will have to be very careful not to overeat.

I did my 5 mile run, upper ST, and swam with the kids.

Dishes got totally done, and were still cleaned up when I went to bed. Laundry didn't happen, I ended up playing with the kids instead. I didn't get out to shop for my fish dinner, so I had to use a different recipe, and sort of morph it a bit. Turned out okay though, because my kids loved it!

Thursday plan

Eat 1550-1590 calories, keep my deficit below 1000.

3 mile treadmill run, 30 minutes on bike, core ST, swim with kidlets.

Keep the dishes caught up, Laundry, Laundry, Laundry!

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PRANALII 7/26/2010 2:52PM

    I run plus walk for 60 mins everyday and i used to think i do so much workout and why i am not getting any results. but looking at your workout, I understood where I am!
It is really motivating to read your blog. I also want to lose 15 pounds until oct. Hope to get some results like you :)
nice post!

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AGINGDAISIES 7/23/2010 10:36AM

    You can do it!

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AFRISAM 7/23/2010 1:52AM

    Remember to weigh in on Friday morning on our little team!!! Hope that big deficit did not bite you in the butt!!!!!

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CINDYC53 7/23/2010 12:20AM

    You're pretty amazing :) I like the way you plan your day in advance. So smart!

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BETRME100 7/22/2010 8:23PM

    Great job!!! You are Wonder Woman!!

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SAISHA100CJ 7/22/2010 10:52AM

    WOW! You are doing great! emoticon

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Horrible Grumpy Tuesday results, and Wednesday plan

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I ate 1584 today, cutting it close again!

3 mile run got done, lower ST got done, short little swim with the kidlets in my running clothes right after my run.

Worked on the dishes, washed and dried two loads of laundry. No basement.

I was in a miserable mood today. Felt low energy all day, lazy, lazy, lazy. I was planning to skip my ST and do it tomorrow, which would have pushed me back a day for the whole week. Then, while I was watching Losing it With Jillian, I decided to give it a try. I gave up on the idea one more time before I finally said, darn it, I am going to get it done! Then, I went for a 10 minute swim in my pool with a giant frog/toad, not sure which one it was cause it was kinda dark out there. That sucker jumped clear out of the pool all on it's own! That was after I tried to clear it out with a pair of goggles and it swam through my legs, brushing me on the way by, and hiding at the bottom of the deep end! Eeeewwwwwww.......... Anyway, my stinky mood has finally lifted, and I am feeling pumped to get more out of tomorrow. Gonna make a schedule and stick to it! I am ready for bed, dressed in my running gear, so I can get up and run 5 miles on the treadmill to start the day off right... SO THERE! Huh!

Wednesday plan

Eat 1550-1590 calories

5 mile run on treadmill, upper ST, swim with the kidlets.

Dishes, laundry, work on the basement with the kids, shop for fish dinner to prepare in the evening.

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SPARKYJEANIE1 7/21/2010 11:36AM

    I see so far you've got that 5mi and the swim chalked off the list already!!! Great work!!

LOL over the frog/toad.. you are one brave woman..I woulda probably high tailed out OUT of that pool especially since it was dark *giggling outrageously over it swimming through your legs*..... emoticon

Glad today is shaping up to be a better day for ya!! You still did awesome, in MY book! Funny how Jillian can motivate ya even when you feel all lazy lazy, lazy bones! She helped ME out yesterday too!! Got my Shred on last night after kind of letting it lapse a bit to make room for hikes and walk/jogs and stuff. Only 6 more days to go!!!


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AGINGDAISIES 7/21/2010 9:41AM

    I had a gumpy day too! I am glad you made more of yours than I did! You go girl!

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DENI_ZEN 7/21/2010 8:31AM

    I've always noticed that my low moods and low energy always seem to go hand-in-hand. Glad good ol' Jillian - I get a kick out of her! - helped blow you out of the water, frog included, lol! emoticon Ribbet, ribbet! Let's hear it for a great Wednesday! - Sandi emoticon

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NINJALINDA 7/21/2010 8:04AM

    For a grumpy day, I'd say you did great. Hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

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SAISHA100CJ 7/21/2010 7:27AM

    You are amazing! Wednesday should be a busy, but fun day for you. Have a good one!

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BETRME100 7/21/2010 6:54AM

    Way to go on getting your strength training done even when you tried to talk yourself out of it...that's determination!!

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IRONGRANNIE 7/21/2010 5:58AM

    Hey! going to bed in your running gear!! What a great idea!!

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JENNKHEALTH 7/20/2010 11:27PM

    You are now ready to rule Wednesday!!!! Keep it up.

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