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  1. Woah! Ruck time, huh?? That's awesome! And love the bacobrick.
  2. So allow me to preface this with: You guys are awesome. I know I haven't been updating much, but I appreciate that you are still checking in on me! THANKS! As for goals: Breakfast has definitely become a habit. I may not be eating anything remotely paleo, but I'm considering my fortified cereal just an added folic acid boost. (Right?) Exercise is still pretty hit or miss. I try to do yoga a couple of times a night, but week nights are brutal. We're trying to get some small home projects done in the evenings and I'm basically a zombie after doing that work + dinner. But every now and
  3. I've got a few things checked off! Updated list to follow. And yeah... I'm finding that yoga seems to be the most tolerable and least frustrating, so I've been leaning on that for now. I just try to make sure I include strength poses in addition to flexibility ones... Yeah... I know in my head that it was not a bad showing all things considered. It was just a bit worse than I was anticipating. And I really think that's it. I've started keeping some trail mix next to my bed and if I wake up in the middle of the night I grab a handful to help with the morning blechs. It's definitel
  4. Glad to hear things are staying pretty well on track. Good luck continuing to battle the sugar demon!
  5. Those are pretty solid results! It seems like you are progressing pretty well toward your goals... Have fun on your workout tomorrow.
  6. I hope you're feeling better and had a good Thankgiving! Can't wait to hear how you kept things up.
  7. I'm a little relieved to come back and see that I am not alone in a complete lack of posts. Hope your semester is going well and you enjoyed Thanksgiving!
  8. Hey SMurray! Hope you survived Thanksgiving relatively in tact. I discovered that in addition to chicken, turkey is a touch-and-go food item as well, which I suppose cut down on my leftover indulgence a bit. Can't wait to hear how you're doing!
  9. Heya MLP! Hope you had a good mini-vacation! How's everything going with the goals? Still on track?
  10. Holy moses. It has been crazy. Sorry for the complete lack of updates. I've been fighting some serious exhaustion and just having a bit of a rough go the last few weeks in general. Week 2 Summary: Mission 1 Breakfast (6/7): Skipped a Saturday. Wound up going right back to bed after letting out the mutts (usually when I eat) and didn't wake up for a few hours. Wound up bleary and dizzy. Learned that lesson... Mission 2 Exercise (2/4): Totally slacked. Wound up with only a yoga session and a short run. :-/ Mission 3 Planning (1/6): Completely forgot about the classes. Need to sign
  11. Week 1 Summary: I finished the weekend ok. I was missed a workout and was a bit lazy on Sunday, but better! Mission 1 Breakfast (5/7): I've settled into cold cereal for breakfast. I know it's not eggs and bacon, but at least I'm getting something. Mission 2 Exercise (3/4): I ran on Friday and did yoga Saturday. Needed a rest day on Sunday, but I did rake leaves in the front. Huge yard + Huge maple tree = sore abs for Rin. I'll take it. Mission 3 Planning (1/6): Got one item done! Supplemental Walking (9/15): I'm not sure how to grade this one on the weekends. We tend
  12. It wound up not too shabby. I've definitely been on the super lucky end as far as morning sickness goes. Every now and then a texture will push me to the brink, but aside from the orange juice mess and one bad bout with chicken I've been puke free. <knocking on every piece of wood in reach> Which is a good thing. Because I don't do well with puking. Cereal seems to save the day. I tried oatmeal for a while and it just didn't sit quite as well - and it takes longer to make, so I'm less inclined to throw it together first thing when I get up. Plus I get a small boost in folic a
  13. I definitely feel you on the dinner time crunch. Some days it seems like no matter how much I plan, dinner is never quite ready when I intended. Glad you were able to find a suitable backup when the chicken plans fell through!
  14. Sounds like a pretty good week all things considered! Glad to hear you're already going to knock out that test. Hope this week got off to a good star. (oh - and p.s. the wine holder is awesome and I think it suits the clubhouse well.)
  15. Yay for clearing the air - but keep that feeling for future motivation! Keep up the awesome.
  16. Man - you are still making great progress. Glad to see you are making good progress on getting those crafts out of the way. How is the lifting going? Has it started to seem more challenging yet?
  17. Woot! Sounds like a great weekend. I hope the puppy is sleeping better! All three of ours have been sleeping lately and man - three dogs are fidgety. Good luck!
  18. Sounds like an all around not bad week, to be honest. I also suffer horribly from the procrastinators. I've tried 5 minute bursts, blocking bad sites, rewards, you name it. I'm still a slave to the impending deadline. :-/ Sadly, self imposed deadlines do not have the same effect. Keep up the good work and maybe give the lifting guy a shot. If he really starts to bug you, suggest he ask one of the aerobics group instructors if he can make a quick pitch for "test subjects" at a class. That might get him a wider audience and demonstrate that you aren't just blowing him off... (I'm ter
  19. Keep up the good work DLS! I love how hard you pushed yourself on those planks - it's funny how a little external motivation can push you past that little mental barrier.
  20. Yay! Thanks for all of the suggestions, guys! Ina May and the Baby Owner's Manual were on my list, but I'll add the others to the library cue. Week 1 / Day 4 Status: Mission 1 Breakfast (2/7): Cornflakes are a winner. As long as they don't get remotely soggy. Mission 2 Exercise (1/4): Totally and completely spaced doing my yoga when I got home. Was distracted dealing with day care stuff. Mission 3 Planning (1/6): Day care reserved! YAY! Supplemental Walking (6/21): Totally slacked on walking. I need to set myself some reminders on my work calendar.
  21. Good golly! Feel better soon. Hopefully you'll be able to salvage the week.
  22. Bummer about another schedule slip, but hopefully that just means you'll be more than ready. Great job getting in your steps and workouts this week!
  23. Those calorie quotes aren't super reliable. Especially if you've never done a VO2 test to try and calibrate it. This guy has a pretty good write-up on the Garmin devices, specifically, but you can get an idea of what impacts the measurements over time: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2010/11/how-calorie-measurement-works-on-garmin.html However, if you feel you aren't making progress you can try cutting back by 100 calories to see if it kick starts things. :-/ Sorry it's so frustrating!
  24. Oh man. Carrot cake sounds delicious. Icing is probably the killer on the calories. What I wind up doing is taking a super-duper small slice of cakes when we have them around. It helps satisfy the craving without going overboard. Luckily I have a husband who thinks that 1/6th of a cake barely qualifies for a slice so it doesn't sit around forever.
  25. Thanks for the advise! Right now we're planning on breast feeding, so I'll add it to the list. As far as type of birth, I am still relatively undecided. I selected my OB/Hospital based on the fact that they are pretty open to allowing a natural birth to keep my options open, but other than that, no real decisions made. Do you have any book recommendations? I've already cranked through the frequently suggested ones (Mayo Clinic Prengancy, What to Expect, and The Girlfriend's Guide), but I'm all for getting more suggestions! Week 1 / Day 3 Status Mission 1 Breakfast (1/7): I got through
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