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Interim Summer Assesment

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday when I got up the cable was off and the cellular network was off. So I was unable to use the internet. Both were off the entire day. When I returned home around 7:30 p.m. the networks were up. Thankful the electricity was on so your house could stay cool.
This morning the cable and cellular network were working fine but the electricity went off bout 7:30 a.m. I took my bathe (in cold water - thankfully the weather is warm) and headed into work.

Soon time for back to school. The summer is in its last throes. My fall running plans are beginning to take shape - on paper that is. I don't have a training schedule formulated. But I've been riding bike and swimming very regularly this summer - so that is great. I wanted to exercise 2x a day - 2 days out of the week. It did not work quite work out like that it's more like 1day a week I exercise 4x. So that averages out to 2x a day 2 days out of the week.

My eating continues to be the challenge. I am compensating with the increased exercise but I am not really happy about that. Portion control is my challenge. I track but my portion sizes are too large for my daily calorie intake. By the time I log breakfast, snack and lunch - I'm usually up to 1000 - 1100 calories. So I know that dinner is going to likely carry me over to 1700 if I am good and 1900 if I'm regular. So I need to reduce the portion sizes.





  
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ALLYCANDOIT 7/29/2014 9:40AM

    so sorry about the cable and power issues, oh and cell too.

Don't remind me of school. Next week I'll be working daily again. Not looking forward to that. But I have a job and am grateful for that and so many people don't have breaks in the summer at all except a vacation so I am so grateful for that.

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You've done so well already. You will overcome!

Ally

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SETTIMIA 7/29/2014 1:54AM

    oh wow, when are the schools, back. The children only broke up last week!

How is the hula hooping going, can not wait to see a pic with your hoop!

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NHES220 7/28/2014 11:45AM

    So what is your target calorie range? I try and stay under 1550 for the day and usually do.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 11:44AM

    Oh my dear, you've nailed my nemesis . . . it's not necessarily the food that I eat but the portion size! Have just had to realize that at least for now I need to measure and weigh my portions and that's that.

HUGS

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Busy Weekend

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yesterday was my birthday. It was a lot of driving. I decided not to check calories. I made a pound cake & had vanilla ice cream. Wasn't able to drink alcohol because I drove so much. I swam, played tennis & did my ST/Abs/Stretches.
Friday & Sunday attended DS soccer game. They didn't win any but was good to see him in a different setting. I was proud of how he played hard to the end. So gotta plan the rest of his summer.

  
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MYTURNNOW2013 7/28/2014 7:32PM

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NHES220 7/28/2014 11:31AM

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a good one. I love pound cake! You must be proud of how DS played. Hard to believe how quickly the summer is flying by!

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THIN133 7/28/2014 8:50AM

    Oh happy birthday! Sounds like you had a good day ..Although busy. Isn't it amazing to watch your son play soccer & just be filled with so much joy & pride! They grow up way too fast.

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SETTIMIA 7/28/2014 12:50AM

    OH BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES, SORRY I MISSED IT, ESPECIALLY THE POUND CAKE LOL, SOUNDS DELICIOUS!

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Saturday

Saturday, July 26, 2014

  
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LEANJEAN6 7/27/2014 8:11AM

    Love the weekends!-Lynda

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THIN133 7/27/2014 8:10AM

    Hope you're having a great weekend !

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 8:00AM

    Hey . . . that works for me!!!! HUGS

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 7/27/2014 2:29AM

    I like that! Everyday should be as great as Saturday.
We're more relaxed when it's Saturday.
Love it!

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ALICIA214 7/27/2014 12:27AM

 


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Bee Happy Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Managed to get to the pilates class at 5:30p and get that exercise in before collecting DS yesterday. Came home and planned to go to bed early but that did not happen. Ended up going ot bed about 1 a.m.

Today is the next game for DS' soccer team - so will be attending that this evening. Did not go to exercise this morning but there is a small window before I have to go to the soccer game. It's just that between 5 - 6:30 p.m. it's really hot here. So the options are the gym or swimming.

I had a binge yesterday with some cookies. I had the urge around 1:30 p.m. and went to the supermarket and bought some bing cherries. I ate them but on the way to the gym around 5 p.m. I was ravenous and I had eaten everything I'd packed that day and drunk all my water. So I stopped before I got to the gym (grocery stores are always so conveniently placed) and bought some cookies - the box holds 12 and they have a milk chocolate covering. I had 3 before the gym. When I got home I was still hungry and I polished off the box. Dinner was 3oz chicken breast and a baked apple. But the cookies alone where like 1k calories. So that was about 90% of my daily calorie count.

I could do with a good lie in - but that won't happen before next weekend.


  
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TWEETYKC00 7/26/2014 10:31AM

    At least you got to the gym. Hang in there.

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SETTIMIA 7/26/2014 10:01AM

    HAPPY HULA HULA HULA HOOPING emoticon

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 7/25/2014 11:16PM

    I have moments like you describe where I give in to the cavings or I just choose the wrong stress coping mechanism and I binge... then what is next... let it go and move on. You know what to do and YES!!! Today was Friday and there is a wonderful weekend ahead of us!
Enjoy! You know, your determination and commitment to an active lifestyle is a strong manifesto.
You are strong.
You are beautiful.
You are inspiring.
Be proud, even with a detour, you will make it to the finish line ... you know it!!!
Hugs. Julia

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PEGGYO 7/25/2014 8:56PM

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/25/2014 8:50PM

    Darn those one serving size boxes! I am that way with cookies too.

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THIN133 7/25/2014 6:56PM

    We've All munched on cookies when we should have eaten something healthier ! You got some exercise in...so that's great ! Have a great Friday !

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2014 12:39PM

    Hope you have a good weekend.

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NHES220 7/25/2014 9:43AM

    Oh well, at least you got some exercise in to counteract the cookies! TGIF! I need to get a run in this morning and then tomorrow. Some weights today or tomorrow since I see my trainer on Monday morning. Sunday is my day with my parents, so I'll have to get something done in the morning before I head over there. Vacation is around the corner!

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Tired Thursday

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DS' team had the 1st game vs Bermuda. They lost 4 - 0. His number is 10 and I learned that the Big Dogs wear 10. It was amazing to see him so animated and giving instructions on the field. He's nothing like that at home. There was good support for the team. The next game is Friday.

I am very tired this morning, so exercise is in the evening. I am going to try to go to the gym between 5p - 6p, so I can do pick up of DS at 6:30p. I am so tired that I don't feel like cooking, but tiredness also makes me snacky... I tend to eat when I'm not hungry. So I have to remind myself why I am snacking - I do a check and realize I'm tired and sometime it prevents me from eating the snack. Sometime it doesn't. At least it's 50-50. Trying to get it to 85-15 to not eat when I realize I am tired.

  
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SETTIMIA 7/25/2014 2:36AM

    HI HUN, YESTERDAY AFTER MY WALK WITH FRIENDS, WENT TO A PUB AND HAD A LIKKLE RUM AND COKE, JUST TO LET MY HAIR DOWN, SHAME TODAY IS WORK, NEVER MIND, WEEKEND IS HERE

HAPPY HOOPING

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1CRAZYDOG 7/24/2014 9:12PM

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ALLYCANDOIT 7/24/2014 8:10PM

    Good that your recognizing your snacky trigger!

Get some much needed rest. You've been going full barrel for a while.

Ally

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THIN133 7/24/2014 7:57PM

    Hope you get rested up ! Good for you for knowing you snack when you're tired. That is great you are aware of that. Hope the munchies didn't take you over ! :)

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NHES220 7/24/2014 11:58AM

    Hang in there! I'm getting home late tonight from Denver and need to run in the morning - 3 miles and I know I'll be tired. But I will try. I don't want to run later in the day since I have to run at 6:30 on Saturday morning with my group.

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MYTURNNOW2013 7/24/2014 8:16AM

    You have made a revelation there. If you are sleepy, food won't fix it. I hope you can squeeze in a nap somewhere in your day.

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SETTIMIA 7/24/2014 7:34AM

    YEAH I UNDERSTAND, I AM TIRED TODAY AND THE SUN IS SHINING HERE, BUT STILL 6 HOURS TO GO AND STUDENTS TO SEE, BUT I WILL BE HEADING TO THE FOREST STRAIGHT AFTER WITH FREINDS. DO YOU DO THE HULA HOOPING ON THE BEACH, I WOULD LOVE THAT?

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DUTE06 7/24/2014 7:33AM

    You are doing great if you are aware of what you need to do ! Keep on going !
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ELRIDDICK 7/24/2014 7:33AM

  Thanks for sharing

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