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Saturday Check in...

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Pleased to say I didn't just "make" my 1390 calorie burn for the week goal, I busted it at almost 1700 - woo!

A disclaimer: The following info will help you avoid putting icing on the lips and on the hips...but only if you are BAKING the cake, LOL. No help whatsoever if you are just being served cake...
1. Run sinkfull of hot, soapy water before you do anything. Every spoon, utensil, beater, bowl - goes straight into the soapy water BEFORE you lick it! This takes some self training, but it's doable.
2. Tuck a slightly damp cloth into your apron or keep it icing on your fingers? wipe it off on the cloth - NOT YOUR TONGUE!
3. Chew gum or keep sugar free mints or something around to pop in your mouth if you are struggling.

Do I taste as I go? Yeah, I do. But the above strategy has kept a LOT of frosting out of my mouth!

My daughter casually mentioned she and the boyfriend have been "talking about" getting married...I don't know if she'd ask me to do the cake, but I'm definitely upping my practice! emoticon

Off to try a new, supposedly fabulous decorator icing recipe....and enjoy a happy weekend!

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TERRYT55 7/2/2011 11:09AM

    Thanks for the tips! Yippee for you and your 1700 calorie burn this week. I loved the pictures of your cakes & cupcakes.

Have a terrific three day weekend!

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DEVIPUCKETT 7/2/2011 10:42AM

    Way to go on your calorie burn goal!

Great tips for baking - thanks.

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July Goals

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy to say, Down 2 pounds! Woot!

July goals:
1) Track my food.
2) Burn 1400 or more calories per week.
3) Add minimum of 10 minutes exercise in the morning, 5x a week.
4) 5 Freggies most days
5) Drink water.

I'm on a pretty good roll the last 3-4 days...water, tracking, moving, etc. I'm 105 days out from my big dance event and feeling pretty focused.

This weekend - three days off and not traveling for once, woo hoo! I'll be "caking" as I have two birthday cakes, a baby shower cake and cupcakes, AND my fair cake all due in July. However, I've found a couple tricks to keep the frosting off my lips (and hips) and I'll be utilizing them. As well, when I practice, I'll be using a dummy cake, so no temptation to eat it! I plan on breaking out the bike and trying to reaquaint my seat to the bike....taking some walks, and doing some self care - things for me!

Hope your holiday weekend (if you're in the states) is rockin'!

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SINABUNN 7/2/2011 1:05AM

    Look at you go! emoticon
Glad you get a weekend off... maybe you can get some relaxing done. At least some YOU time!!! Would love to see pics of the finished cakes.

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TERRYT55 7/2/2011 12:37AM

    Congrats on being down two pounds! Your July goals sound great.

I need to know your tricks for keeping frosting off your lips & hips. I have five birthdays this month plus this weekend! Cake is my FAVORITE

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AMBERZADE 7/1/2011 6:03PM

    emoticon You're doing great.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and your cake making.

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Wednesday check in

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What went right yesterday:
Tracked all my food
Drank 8 glasses of water
Accomplished my base minimum for fitness
Took the stairs more often than not

What didn't go right:
Stress = binged on cookies = over calories for the day
I wanted to do a lot more than the base minimum for fitness, and it didn't happen

Today is a new day. Every day does not have to be perfect. I can see the good and the needs work things in my life, and I don't need to obsess about the "needs work" category.

Just keep sayin' it....

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SINABUNN 6/29/2011 12:10PM

    I have a new mantra that I stole from JENNSWIMS: Screw perfection, give me perseverance. You're right, every day doesn't have to be perfect. Some days will downright suck. But even in the suckiest of suckfest days, there's a little something to hold onto if we look hard enough, some tiny little victory. You had a lot of victories yesterday, and today will be even better!!!

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108 Days...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I have probably the biggest show of my dance career in 108 days. It's something I've worked toward for the last six years - building credibility as an instructor, dancer, and troupe director.

And I weigh almost the most I've ever weighed.

I watched a video of my performance last weekend...and the belly. Whew, the belly.

So, this a.m. I'm looking at setting a plan for A) Increasing my stamina about 100 fold and B) Creating the best, most original and entertaining peice I can.

Notice I did not say I'm going to lose the belly in 100 days. That would freakin' awesome, but incredibly unrealistic.

I can, however, build the stamina. That is reasonable. I can set a very reasonable goal of 10 pounds. That's not a lot, but considering how I've been mucking around with the same 5 pounds for months, it would be satisfying to get down 10 and STAY THERE. Most of all I can show that I really am a very talented dancer and choreographer - regardless of my weight.

I'm scared. But the choice is stay home and wait till I lose weight, or live life today. I choose today.

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KATCHAGIRL 6/28/2011 1:22PM

    You can do it! Totally realistic! :) Sounds like an exciting show!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!


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SINABUNN 6/28/2011 9:18AM

    You can do this!!! You're going to give it everything you have and you're gonna ROCK that show! Let fear be your motivator rather than the thing that holds you back. You're talented and gutsy and amazing... and after all the time and energy and blood, sweat and tears you've put into getting to where you are, it'd be a crime to stop now. Onward and upward!!

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Sayin' the Serenity Prayer....

Monday, June 27, 2011

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright quotes (1876 - 1944)

I'm trying very hard to be positive....or at least calm. Saying the serenity prayer, even if it is through gritted teeth!

Car blew a tire Saturday - no $ to fix till Thursday. The "temp" tire is not holding air well and must be babied until Thursday (hopefully it will last!), there is no money and i'm having to be pretty creative to make it to Thursday's payday all the way around, and my laptop apparently died this a.m. - with all the music I need for a huge, very important to me, bellydance project on it.

I'm typically able to see the positive, the glass is half full, it will all work out ....stuff, but really? Really?

You know when everything just keeps going wrong and you begin to feel sorry for yourself? That's where I'm at. Did some eating over it this weekend that I'm not proud of...but I'm back on the plan this a.m.

One. Thing. At. A. Time.....the serenity prayer.....walking (instead of eating) to relieve my stress...and it will all come out in the wash. Whew!

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RUFFIT 6/27/2011 9:23AM

    This too shall pass!! Moni emoticon

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    Some people see the glass as half full.
Some people see the glass as half empty.
An engineer knows that the glass is simply too big.

Hang in there!

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