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Quick catch-up..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My three-day weekend seemed to fly by, and somehow now it's Tuesday, and I've been very very busy, which is very very good.

Friday saw me making a nice investment in a few new clothes.. of the size 16 variety! W00T! I did some shopping, updating my clothes and picking up a few pair of shoes. Who knew I liked shoes this much?! Anyway, I've found that it's not just those particular big-box size 16s that fit, but pretty much each pair I tried on fit. That's a loverly feeling, truly.

Saturday was chores at home day, with a run in the morning and a walk with the puppies thrown in. Otherwise, it was nicely lazy, which I fully believe everyone needs now and again.

Sunday I did a bit of cooking, making chickpea stew and vegetarian chili. We liked both dishes very much, and it left me in good position for my lunches for work this Very Short Week! Another walk with the girls, albeit slow, was a nice use of the sunny day.

I'm finding myself, the last couple of nights, struggling with evening snacking. I've got an evening snack planned for each day, but it doesn't seem to satisfy. I don't know if it's just my body on a too-frequent eating schedule/habit deciding it needs something because it's been 2-3 hours or if it's just boredom. The scale has reflected most of my positive efforts, and I'm fluctuating a lb here and there. Now, it's TOM, and I'm prepared for the uptick.

Oh. And then there's Thanksgiving. Yes. Bill had decided over the weekend that since we won't be having any family over (mine is back in W.Va., and his will be otherwise occupied) he'd prefer to simply grill a nice steak and have a simple dinner instead of a small feast. That's fine by me - less work, prep, clean-up and calories!

Of course, the rain in Portland is now coming down in biblical proportions today, and he has decided he will not want to grill steaks outside on Thursday in the rain. Uh... well. Ok then. He's gone on the hunt for a small fresh turkey this morning. We have acorn squash on hand, plenty of veggies and yummy fixins to make a nice dinner, albeit greatly reduced. Again, that's fine, I won't have to worry about over-indulging as much.

We won't be turkey trotting that morning, but I will be out for a run, and then a walk later on with the puppies.

Ah, running. I've decided to go back to basics. I was so burnt out by the time I ran the Girlfriends I just completely quit for what felt like a really long time - in reality it was only 2-3 weeks, but it felt longer. I'm using DJ Steve's Podrunner C25K podcasts to bring myself back up to speed. It makes sense to me - a set time, a good pace, an opportunity to work on running consistently to hopefully improve my overall pace, endurance, and efforts using the Galloway r/w/r method. I don't see it as a step back from where I was before, as a runner, but as a nice break to keep myself in the game without beating up my body too much. I'll start back with Half training in earnest again in January. Until them, I'm happy with my podcasts.

I think that's the latest and greatest. No real interesting or exciting news... just me, living a healthy happy life.. as best I can.

I wish my Spark family and friends a great Thanksgiving.
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    Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... !!

    :) Hope you get the running bug back soon :)

    3487 days ago
    Have a romantic Thanksgiving for two! Enjoy the steak!
    3488 days ago
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    You will have a wonderful thanksgiving! We are going to hit the gym right after I get the turkey in the roaster. With this rain and wind no hiking on my thanksgiving day!
    3489 days ago
    Living a happy healthy life is what it's all about! Wishing you and your hubby a wonderful Thanksgiving together!
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    3489 days ago
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    3490 days ago
    Awesome likqe dj steve
    3490 days ago
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! A small dinner sounds wonderful. We're doing the huge family get together which is sure to have some family drama. LOL! Still much to be thankful for!
    3490 days ago
    Congrats on new clothes in a smaller size. You worked so hard this summer getting ready for your half that I think your body and mind needed a break. Sounds like you're back at it with new motivation.

    I hope you and Bill have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    3490 days ago
    Hmmmmmmm back to the basics. Sounds pretty good to me.

    Your Thanksgiving sounds just as it should be as well..... back to the basics. Why do we do such a huge meal? In the state of the country right now and so many people hungry......we should all just do a small meal like that! Enjoy it doll.

    Have a wonderful time with your hubby and enjoy those size 16's. You've earned them!!

    3490 days ago
    Hurray on fitting into those 16s--that's wonderful! Great idea to go back to the podcasts, too; I find I do a lot better when I have a set plan to follow for running, though I often adjust it to fit my needs. Hope you have a wonderful, healthy holiday!
    3490 days ago
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    3490 days ago
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    Thanks for the catch up! Happy Turkey Hunting!
    3490 days ago
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    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. Sounds like you are doing great!

    3490 days ago
    Congrats on fitting into the size 16s! I do hear you on the snacking. I have to give myself a firm talking-to in the evening to remind myself that I'm not hungry, my stomach is just empty. It's taking quite a while for me to distinguish the two feelings!
    3490 days ago
    QUICK catch up? Lady, you are one busy person. Sounds like you will have a truly lovely Thanksgiving with a healthy meal. I'm having a small gathering as well at my house. There will only be about 15 of us. Yes, that's small. Hubby and I have huge families. Sad thing is none of our own kids and their spouse will be here. Best wishes for a wonderful quiet holiday.
    3490 days ago
    I'm doing a small dinner thing at my house too. Everyone lives too far away to get together even tho I miss those times, I'm not sure others do.

    I hope you have a lovely holiday. Sounds like you've got a strong game plan. I hope to get in some activity that day too. If the weather cooperates, maybe the pups and I will take a quick walk.

    Enjoy your time with hubby.

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I'm thankful for you!

    3490 days ago
    Sounds great to me! I never actually finished the C25K podcasts.. hehe maybe I ought to try that too.. or carli at has some bridge to 10K podcasts.. not sure how many she's recorded so far...

    Anyhow, glad to hear you are just living a happy, healthy life the best you can. Its the best gift you can give yourself and your family.
    3490 days ago
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