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Made it!.. Sept. 5

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I wasn't sure that I would, but I did.

Sept. 5 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups of coffee
5 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
12 strawberries
1 Chobani no-fat peach greek yogurt
1/2 cup Nature's path granola

9:30 am
1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes

12:00 pm
3 oz chicken breast
2 cups mixed sauted veggies
1 giant-*ss cookie

2:30 pm
1 pear
1 Frigo light string cheese

7:00 pm
3 oz chicken breast
1 cups mixed sauted veggies
1 slice garlic sourdough bread
1 pat butter

Calories In: 1576

Fitness Minutes:
2 hours OHS dog walking

Calories Out: 700

Eaten 1,576
BMR* 2,158
Exercise 700
Total Burned 2,858
Differential -1,282
Excellent calories in.
Excellent calories out.
Excellent deficit.
I thought I was going to go over my calorie range again yesterday. D*mn office meetings anyway. We had another one, and they had the big cookies again. Sigh. I waited until the end then sauntered by the platter. Stinkin' coworkers couldn't be bothered to finish off all the cookies, so there were plenty left. I felt duty-bound to take one.
What? Is that a little too dramatic? Ok, fine, you're right. There was no duty there, just craving. And you'd think I'd learn! I ate the thing back at my desk and mostly.. sorta.. kinda.. enjoyed it. It was alright. It left me feeling somewhat cravey though. Not crazy (that's a normal state here, don'tcha know!?) but wanting more sugar and flour and crunchy sweet stuff.

I resisted, had a pear instead, and finished off my at-work eating with a string cheese. It was just right, and held me over as I headed to OHS to walk the kennel kids. I know I go on about them, but they're just SUCH lovies and make my day. Yes, my own kids are just as much lovies and snuggies and precious to me, even moreso, but the kennel kids are just extra special.

I realized my legs were pretty tired about the third or fourth trip back up the path. Roxanne can tell you I'm not a big fan of hills - I can do them fine, I just like to do them slowly (she does NOT have a slow gear in her body LOL) and this path is no different. The dogs, on the other hand, mostly like to go loping up the grade. At one point, I must admit, I was tugged up the hill by a little dachshund/mix! Oy!

Bill is settling into walking very nicely, so while he finished up walking a couple of kids an extra round, I spent kennel time with a few others. I brought out the brush and got positive reviews for my efforts LOL imagine a wiggling behind and little legs stretching to push back into the bristles for moooooorrrrrreeeeee!

All in all, a good evening with the kennel kids then home we went for dinner and puppie nuggles. Instead of cooking anything, I finished off the leftover chicken and veggies. It's probably a good thing I don't report on what Bill eats daily - you'd turn me in for spousal neglect. No matter how much I nag.. erm.. remind him he needs to eat healthily as well, he doesn't. He had a peanut butter and jelly sammich for lunch, and a peanut butter and jelly sammich for dinner.
I offered to make him something, but he wasn't interested. I'm telling you, this walking thing is great for quelling an appetite! Anyway, perhaps that should be one of my new goals - get my husband to eat a healthy balanced amount of food each day.

Ah well. This is my Friday this week emoticon so I have another three days off!

We're kennel-kidding early tomorrow morning, then I'm getting my hairs cut one last time before the Half (I'm planning on letting it grow out), then hopefully doing some menu planning and grocery listing.
Saturday I've asked Bill if he'd like to come with me to check out the trail we'll be on for the Multnomah Falls Trail race at the end of the month!
Sunday we'll meet other OHS volunteers for a mulch-spreading party to beautify the trail area and then probably hitting up the grocery store and seeing about getting ready for the week.
Inbetween all of that, our own kiddies will get dragged around the neighborhood repeatedly to wear the lil boogers out.

Hopefully it won't be too hot here over the next several days. We've got stuff to do! And, I'm determined to not let weekend eating get the best of me. I'm going to make a point to stay on track, and on plan, as much as possible!
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    I have posted several photos on my DailyMile log, of little Buddy (our Chihuahua) WAY out there, pulling me along at the end of his leash! He's good motivation...

    Way to track it girlfriend - but remember, the only behavior you can control is your very own.
    3206 days ago
    hubbies eat what they want - I have that same issue, nagging is pointless (at least in my house anyway).

    Good for you for eating well and walking at the kennel!
    3207 days ago
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    Way to go Candy! Thank you for your doggie walking at OHS :)
    3209 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    You are certainly doing it girl! I'm so proud of you and you're inspiring me to want to keep pushing myself. Good for you for indulging a little but then reining it in for the rest of the day. That's the way to do it. The unconditional love you get from your furry kids and kennel kids is awesome, isn't it? You sound happy and back in the groove and I'm thrilled for you my friend!


    P.S. As similar as you and I seem to be, sounds like our other halves are equally so! My Christopher will eat a PB&J more than twice a day too! As a matter of fact, he's just finishing one now for a snack...
    3209 days ago
    Way to go Candy!!!
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    What a perfect deficit! You are getting into a great groove! I still don't know how you keep up with all that walking!?!? My legs are sore from the 5 miles I did today! I think maybe I am just way to comfortable with my cushioned treadmill?!? When I get out onto the pavement it's a whole other feel! I sure hope I will be able to get used to the outdoors. I love the fresh air! I truly am happy you're back! :)

    3210 days ago
    Our dog doesn't walk well on a's tug tug tug all the way and it wears us both out. Your volunteering sounds like great fun though! Do you ever get the Oikos greek yogurt at Costco? My dad gets it in KS at Sams Club which is the Walmart version of Costco and I bet they'd have it too. I didn't have one but it looked pretty good. Nice big servings.
    3210 days ago
  • LISA01605
    It sounds like a great time with the kennel kids! What a wonderful way to volunteer. You are doing great!!
    3210 days ago
    You're really doing great, Candy--way to go on keeping things in balance! All you can do for Bill is suggest some healthy options for him, no way to force a grown man to eat well. Mine tends to do the same if left to his own devices . . .
    3210 days ago
    Sounds like some great things coming. I can imagine those dogs having to slow down to inhale all the new smells you introduce with the mulch. :)
    3210 days ago
    I will be meeting a few of the other volunteers on Sunday to check out the trail!

    3210 days ago
    I love that you call them sammiches... I do too!! hehe!

    It sounds like you're doing a great job, balancing your meals and walks. That's fantastic! As for the hubs, having the choices there for him is good, and encouraging him is great, but in the end he's gonna eat what he wants to. I have the same prob with my partner sometimes. He used to be the world's pickiest eater (no joke) and would still probably eat oatmeal every night if I'd let him, but he's gotten much better about trying new things, even if he just tries it and still makes and eats his oatmeal. emoticon

    But honestly, I think you're doing a wonderful job focusing on you and including him as much as possible. Keep it up!
    3210 days ago
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