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post #21 of 1011
DrJen - Wow, what a day! I'm sorry you're getting hit with so much at once. If you can't post a vent online I just hope you've got an outlet IRL. I can only imagine the mixed feelings about bio-dad being back on the scene after so long. It must be stressful for your dh too. Sending you vibes for better times fast!

JenLove - Can you post us a link to see?

Eks - Have fun playing tennis, I have a long latent desire to get back into tennis (I was last "into" it when I was about 8 ).

Sorry for the lame-o personals but I've got to get to the market before the heat hits!
to you all!
post #22 of 1011
Jen What an emotional day for you. Your DS sounds like a great kid.

Great running vibes to all of the July 4th racers!!!!

Have a fun trip to the mountains Kate~mom. Should be interesting with all those young-uns!

Eksmom ~ that's how I play tennis too. No competition, just lots of ball hitting !

I had a good 17 mile bike ride last night although I failed to maintain the pace I'd hoped for. I started out stiff and tight, so my starting pace probably dragged me down a bit. At least that's what I'm telling myself ! Tonight I'm planning on running 5 miles at an easy pace. I'm supposed to be tapering this week, but I figure my two days with no activity (Friday and Saturday) will be enough of a taper for a sprint distance. I've been obsessing like crazy over last year's results to see if I have a shot of making into the top 100. Let's just say it's a LONG shot....
post #23 of 1011
wow jen that sounds like a tough day. I hope today's better.


gotta run, crisis abounds here at work....
post #24 of 1011
Jen, Those poor mamas, I was so grateful when we thought my pg with R was not making viable for the kindness of the nurse who handled the second ultrasound. Your gentle touch surely is making a tough thing the small bit of easier it can be. So sorry for the shock out of the past, and glad your DS is seeing the nice girl.

Mostly subbing, gotta leave for a preschool pickup in a few mins. Running is going well, but DD is having a tough time.
post #25 of 1011
DrJen
post #26 of 1011
Wow. DrJen. That day is one for the books. I hope there are some glimmers of better-ness today.

Trying to decide about a run today. I think I may gather up the kidlet (who won't nap, anyway) and head out to the LRS (local running store!) to find a mesh hat. My cotton ones are just getting too gross.

JayGee, Trimomma... what are you guys wearing on top for your Tris? I'm having a devil of a time deciding what to do. My dream thought would be a one-piece tri suit with a really great tri bra underneath, but that's lots of $$. I wrote to the folks at TeamEstrogen.com to see what their recommendation for a larger-chested (I'm 32DDD right now w/ nursing boobs) triathlete would be. Yes, I did specify "triathlon." They wrote back and said "Enell." Ummmm... I *have* an Enell. Wouldn't swim in that thing for the world! Well, maybe if I could take it off immediately. But think about my transition time if I tried to put it on after the swim! Not to mention the public exposure!!!

So.... sigh. I may just have to live with some bounce. But I'm going to go to the general fitness store near the LRS and see if they've got any Tri gear I can "Tri" on. Wokka wokka wokka.
post #27 of 1011
Just finished 3.10 miles with a pace of 10:17. Next week I have to do some slightly longer runs because 3 miles is starting to feel like a long way again. It's nice to have more variety. But, I'm super excited about this short term consistency! I hope it sticks! Also, I'm up ANOTHER freaking pound today. What is the deal? I'm starting to feel fitter, but getting fatter? I know, I know, it's probably some muscle. But it can't be that much muscle. I have to quit eating. I don't see any other way.
post #28 of 1011
CherylAnn, I feel your pain. I'm working my arse off here, and it's soooo slooooow. Worst of all is that I have been here before. My advice is to take the opposite tack: aim to eat a LOT, and make your food choices based on the things you can eat a ton of, get quality nutrition, and still lose weight. You can make a gigantic salad with wonderful greens, a whole tomato, half a cucumber, throw a few raisins and sunflower seeds on, or some chickpeas and then have fresh fruit alongside, and just the right amount of a good, fresh dressing, and you'll feel great. I've been avoiding a lot of breads because they are like crack for me, and just eating a controlled amount of really high-fiber crispbread. Go with major quantities of the "freebies," so you can eat the right amount of the tougher stuff and still survive. But eat, mama.

The politics are those of self-promotion, taking credit for another's skill development and performance, and controlling just how much opportunity that person has to fully develop by carefully limiting access. It feels a little condescending, and I'm sure it's not personal. See, I have never been one to step on someone else for my own benefit (middle child here). In HS, I'd never say anything about my own performance for fear of being called a braggart. I'm slowly learning that there are times I have to tell someone when I did something--because if I don't speak up, someone else is ready to take credit. To me, that's like stealing. It's just not me.

Anyway.
post #29 of 1011
Megs, although My 34B nursing boobies are nothing in comparison to your gals , I'm wearing a bra tri-top (UnderArmor) with my tri-shorts for the swim and adding a quick dry shirt for the bike/run. I'd do the whole thing in just the bra, but my abs are not quite what they ought to be yet ! I'm a little too self conscious to not cover the belly.
post #30 of 1011
Jo, to you too. I got burned a bit a few years ago in my very small office by politics, even though I thought it could never happen in the situation I'm in. It all worked out in my favor in the end, but not in an obvious way. I'm not a good self-promoter either but I'm getting better. I think it helped to start small, and practice. But the other thing I would say is don't feel compelled to do things out of your value system, it doesn't pay in the long run.

I got the catalogue for the Wisconsin Sheep festival yesterday and was thining about you...

OK, gotta get some lunch on the table. This was supposed to be a work email check but I've been missing you dingos.
post #31 of 1011
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Originally Posted by 1jooj View Post
CherylAnn, I feel your pain. I'm working my arse off here, and it's soooo slooooow. Worst of all is that I have been here before. My advice is to take the opposite tack: aim to eat a LOT, and make your food choices based on the things you can eat a ton of, get quality nutrition, and still lose weight. You can make a gigantic salad with wonderful greens, a whole tomato, half a cucumber, throw a few raisins and sunflower seeds on, or some chickpeas and then have fresh fruit alongside, and just the right amount of a good, fresh dressing, and you'll feel great. I've been avoiding a lot of breads because they are like crack for me, and just eating a controlled amount of really high-fiber crispbread. Go with major quantities of the "freebies," so you can eat the right amount of the tougher stuff and still survive. But eat, mama.
: CherylAnn, have you forgotten your Eat to Live ways??? You know all Jo says is true. Like I mentioned before, I entered in my food intake in fitday yesterday to see where things stand. (and keep me honest) I can't keep it up too long (the entering), nor want to, but will do it for a few days until I feel ok with it. As an experiment, I also entered in DH's data. Interestingly, he consumed about the same amount of calories (was actually under 1200 until he ate hotdog as I was doing this) but was MASSIVELY lacking in almost all the nutrients that fitday tracks. I, on the other hand, but far exceeded almost all of the nutrient RDAs. It is of course what E2L claims, but it is nice to see it in action. I guess you could call his diet SAD. He had no fruits or veggies yesterday, raw, cooked or otherwise. I think that based on what I showed him, he opted to put strawberries on his cereal today.

Ok, must get dough started for a cake I am making for tomorrow, and then maybe I can get my run in afterwards.
post #32 of 1011
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drjen -

1jooj -
post #33 of 1011
2 down, 18 to go. Just did 35 min (3 miles, although my ipod and treadmill still don't agree, I am not really going for speed, but counting time), which was a bit more than I had planned, but all worked out. I do need to start going out earlier in the day. It has been amazingly non-humid here, but I suspect that might be changing soon. But still 3:30 is still a hot part of the day.

Trying to motivate to cook dinner.
post #34 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Balancin1 View Post
I got the catalogue for the Wisconsin Sheep festival yesterday and was thining about you...
My mom is vending at that festival! Handspun by Stefania, if you want some very yummy handspun, naturally dyed yarn. She also sells roving, if you want to take up spinning!:
post #35 of 1011
Hi all! I often lurk, but figured I would join in since it is the beginning of the month and the thread is still manageable. I run whenever I can. I was running daily with the jogger, but then I got freaked out so now I have to fit it into all the things I try to do when dh can watch the kids.

I think I may try a different, safer route with the jogger at the end of the week.

I am going my first triathlon in a week and a half! I'm so excited.

Tomorrow I plan to do a long road bike and a three mile run. I hope the weather holds up though.
post #36 of 1011
Welcome SugarandSun! Wow - a tri in a week and a half?! Way to go!

DrJen. What a really tough day. Hope things get better and that work brings you some joy this week to offset the sadness.

Jo, for you too. I hate work politics. It's why I'm choosing to do contract work now; it's much easier not to get involved.

CherylAnn, my weight is up 3 lbs since I increased my mileage. I'd like to think it's muscle, but it may have something to do with this beer I'm drinking right now, not to mention the 3 pieces of pepperoni pizza. : The more I run, the more I crave high calorie foods, salads alone just don't seem to cut it. :

Eksmom, add me to the race list: July 28th - Santiago Festival 5K (tiny little village run in which I placed 2nd in my age group last year!) and this half on Oct 21 - Duke City half You all need to hold me accountable for the half. I'm not allowed to back out unless I break a limb or someone in the family gets really sick!

Dh didn't have to go into work until noon today, so we actually got to sit around this morning drinking coffee and talking. What a treat - we rarely get to spend time together early because of opposite work schedules. Then he stayed with the kids while I went to the gym, did an excruciatingly boring 3 on the TM and lifted.

It was over 90 here today and we're all hot and cranky. Callie, I'm thinking of you in Phoenix - hope you're staying cool!
post #37 of 1011
Wow. Dude. I am so dang tired. Dan got home just before 5:30 pm and I pretty much said "the baby is YOURS" and I went upstairs to lie down. Got out of bed at 7:15, but I don't feel rested. I was dreaming, and I was drinking glass after glass of water in my dream, so maybe that should tell me something.

I want to feel rested, darnit! I had halfhearted goals for a bike ride or run when Nevie went to sleep. I think I'll just go to bed early instead.

We are going north for the 4th tomorrow. First the parade in my mom's hometown, then BBQ and whatever at the family lake house/aunt n' uncles house (they're next door to eachother) afterward.
post #38 of 1011
Happy July, Sistah Friends!!

I have to go back to the old thread and catch up on the last couple of days. Things have been nuts here. i finished my old job, am off this week, and start the new one on Monday.
I had a photo shoot yesterday that went SUPER well. If you'd like to see a few, there are a handful on my photography blog (link at bottom) and if you're a glutten for punishment you can see all of them on the online proofing site...let me know and I'll give you the addy and password.
AND big news for me on the blog.....regarding my motorcycle.

Dr jen, I hope things are brightening up for you. What a horrible day. You have a lot of Dingo love being sent your way, though. Can you feel it?

I ran on Monday after not running at all the week before. I only ran two slow miles to test my lungs. The lungs hurt and burned, but not as bad as I thought. I'm still coughing nasty green chunks out, but it's slowly getting better. I'm going to run short and slow tomorrow again. And I really want do do a longish run with Jo on the weekend..... JO???? It would need to be Sunday.

have a happy and safe 4th, everyone!!
post #39 of 1011
1jooj, you are so right on. That is totally E2L. It's good when I do it. I've just been wanting to indulge in an occasional cookie and some pizza like the rest of these naturally thin freaks I live with. I'll do as you say.

Moonshine. You, too. You're right. I'm just having a pity party. I didn't eat any treats today, but I wanted to so badly! I've been having a Mike's hard lemonade or two for the last few days and often end the day with broth which is super high in sodium. That means I retain water the next day. But, I figure that if I'm drinking broth, I'm not eating anything. But, it backfires.

So, you're both right. I'm in denial. I have the tools and I'm not using them. I want to go out and buy that new diet drug, Alli. Used to be rx only, Xenical.

1jooj, I'm sorry to hear about the politics. That's so frustrating!! I've worked with one person in particular like that, and the good news is that most people can see right through it. It doesn't always seem that they do, but in the long run it becomes clear. And in this case it just becomes clear over and over and over. So frustrating!!

SugarAndSun, how exciting about the tri!! Glad to see you back!

Taosmama, see above about the Mike's. I'm with you! I'm just loving having a cold Mike's! It does level out, though. When my mileage was high I also noticed a gain, but as I got closer to event day, it leveled back off again, while I was still eating an increased amount of food. So, even though I know my increased running will help me feel better about my body, I'm not counting on it for weight loss. Plus, I'm not exercising enough to justify higher calorie foods. It's like a mirage. The calorie deficit doesn't really exist for me. Keep me posted on your progress!

Sending loving and happy thoughts out to all of you. I really appreciate you guys!!!
post #40 of 1011
Woo hoo - 4.25 at the gym today, finally can move the running smilie up a notch!

Paige - Thanks for asking we are hanging in here... I had to laugh when I read the latest RW about running in heat and it said that in Phoenix the runners get up at 4:30 AM to go run : I think I will stick with the treadmill for the summer

HBM and MB - have fun at the Ptree tomorrow - I will e-drink a bloody mary in your honor!

Reb- how was your last week at the job? good or sad?

Megs- I have had those dreams too!! You sound dehydrated!!

Jo - your office politics sound really rough! I hope everything smooths over soon!

Bec- good luck tomorrow too!

Hi Sugarandsun!!

Any more July 4 racers?? Anybody w/ big 4th plans?

nada here, except cookout w/ DH's boss...
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