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BLC-16 B.L.C all team challenge Sat

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I don't think I'm going to be doing very well with the tracking food. We had mashed potatoes, chicken, dressing and biscuit. I didn't measure anything so impossible to figure calories.
I used to do so well tracking my food. I made it out for the week and followed it most of the time. Now I just can't get back into the swing.

Today is my arms/abs day and have the abs done so far.
Cardio - did the peddaler for 15 min. and a 5 min warm up. = 20 cardio

I figured out how to download my pictures for the before.

April 16, 2011
April 16, 2011

Need to work on lower abs and thighs. Also arms, but they don't show up much in the pictures.

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JENS_DOIN_IT 4/18/2011 7:46AM

    WE do what we can! Be contsious of your choices and move on. We won't be able to do everything perfectly all the time, but knowing that you are doing what you can will help you get far!

YAY for posting your pix!!!

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DEVORA4 4/17/2011 10:57AM

  emoticonLooking good

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SHIITAKE 4/17/2011 1:01AM



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FITLIKENIC 4/16/2011 6:56PM

    WooHoo... Posted my pics and an Ready to HUNT up a better healthier me!

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-COURT- 4/16/2011 3:41PM

    I had a devil of a time trying to download and post. I couldn't find the pictures after I downloaded them. I was wearing a floppy T-shirt, too and almost forgot to change.

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MACKANDME 4/16/2011 3:18PM

    You reminded me, I need to do that too. My first instinct is to where something that hides me...but that don't really do any good. I will try to get mine tonight and at least post by tomorrow.

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BLC-16 - B.L.C.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Part of our BLC-16's first All-Team Challenge is:
B - blog our plan or anylize our day/progress each day of the challenge 4/15 - 4/18.
L - list Calories 'Bite it, you write it; Sip it, script it; every nibble, be sure to scribble.
C - cardio/strength

My plan for today is:
today is leg day for my WWoHP team. Use my Body by Jake (hip & thigh machine.
Dance for 20 min, day dream, spend time outside(which I never do) for my Middle Earth. I can dance and day dream.
50 crunches +1 min Plank for Stomach Must Go team.
20 min cardio/strength for BLC streak.
GYM 24/7 for BLC

I don't think I have a lot to do today so I should have time for all of this.

I'll try to come back this evening to post what I did get done.

I got everything done, but don't think I did very well tracking food. We had company in evening, I may have eatedn less than what I had planned. Still have to check it out.

I took before pix but now can't find them to download, stupid computer. Guess I'll have to have my sil help me.

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AIDELADE27 4/15/2011 2:35PM

    Go for it!!!

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Prayer request for sister-in-law

Monday, April 11, 2011

I just got back from my mother-in-law's house. My sister-in-law, Jill, went into her doctor’s office for results on the test she took to see if her cancer has come back.

It wasn’t good. It has come back, throughout her body and in her bones.

He gives her 3 months unless she can do something about it. They are going to do an MRI, and other test. She has to do something first before having chemo as the chemo would break her spine. Her bones are so brittle.

I know I’m not being as clear on this as I would like, it was hard to understand everything plus everyone was still upset by the time we got to the house.

Please pray for Jill. I know He answers prayers as He pulled her through her first bout with cancer and He cured 98% of Laura’s cancer. (the dil of another SP member)

We’re discussing going to Moffat in Tampa. They have a full body scan where the test here can only do part of the body at a time and would take more than one day.

Those who have had cancer may understand what I’m trying to say. Sorry if it isn’t very clear.

Jill is my husband’s youngest sister, she’s in her 50s. She comes over every Sunday to play cards with Jim. (my husband) They are very close and I consider her a sister more than sil.

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DEVORA4 4/13/2011 6:54AM

  OMG Court I am so sorry. She is in my prayers FOR SURE

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LOVESLIFE48 4/12/2011 7:44PM

    Sending prayers your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BBURGER62 4/12/2011 12:33PM

    Adding my prayers for her and your family as well.

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DDUNKIES 4/12/2011 6:52AM

    i am SO SORRY to hear about this diagnosis- i will definitely shout out some prayers for her and your family- emoticon emoticon love ya donna

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LINDA! 4/11/2011 11:21PM

    I am so sorry! emoticon

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RECOMMIT2ME 4/11/2011 9:40PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this Courti. My thoughts are with you and your family!

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NANCY-GIRL 4/11/2011 9:23PM

    Oh Courti, of course I'll pray for Jill. I pray that she will see God's plan in all of this. Of course I pray for healing, but if that's not His will, I pray for God to be glorified through her courage and faith. And I pray for peace beyond all understanding and strength to face whatever's ahead for Jill, your brother, and your family.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/11/2011 9:18PM

    This is exactly what happened to my dear cousin (like a sister to me)who passed last July. Life has not been the same since. In fact, I'm still trying to put myself back together. I wish Jill and your family the best.

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SEANDA 4/11/2011 9:15PM

    I will gladly stand in the gap, lifting her up in prayer! Our God knit her together in her mother's womb.. He is the Great Physician... and He loves Jill more than we can imagine... He can move mightily.. and we will pray that He does! And that He pours out His love and comfort upon Jill and her family. (((hugs)))

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JOSI1959 4/11/2011 9:11PM

    Court, Just sent up a prayer for Jill and the rest of the family. Cancer is an awful disease, I pray that there will soon be a cure.

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JUSTJUSTY 4/11/2011 8:55PM

    Sending many prayers emoticon and well wishes. emoticon

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~ELLE~ 4/11/2011 8:35PM

    So sorry to hear that Courti. My prayers are with Jill and your family

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NEKOPIE76 4/11/2011 7:48PM

    My prayers are with Jill and your family. emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 4/11/2011 7:26PM

    My dearest Courti,

I am standing with my arms upraised shouting down the Gates of Heaven in prayer for ALL of you. I know it is going to be some rough weather ahead but as we believe *all things in Him are possible* let it be out constant in this.

She is a fighter because she has done it once before so let her lean on you and Jim as she picks up her armor, sword and sheild.

My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you.

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PURPLE180 4/11/2011 6:01PM

    Praying for your sister in law and your entire family. Blessings to you.


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SUETINGE 4/11/2011 5:45PM

    Courti, I'm so sorry to hear this. Lots of prayers headed her way.

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KARLYNCANDOIT 4/11/2011 5:40PM

    I am so sorry your family is going through this. I just lost my husband to this terrible thing and my sil has it as well. emoticon

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ANGORA4 4/11/2011 5:37PM

    So sorry to hear of the news. Sending our best wishes and prayers.

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    prayers coming your way for the whole family. So sorry and yes my sister died lst july from cancer. Another sister with 5 different cancers around her whole body. I was feeling sorry for myself today but I realize my whinning can be gone soon but cancer is a killer.

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    So sorry to hear - Will keep everyone in prayers. Hang in there. emoticon

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--MAY-- 4/11/2011 4:21PM

    Courti I am so sorry, I will be praying and sending good thought y'alls way!! emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/11/2011 4:06PM

    Oh, Courti, yes, YES, a thousand times, yes!! And my heart goes out to your husband, Jim, too!! She *licked* this once around, so she knows the ropes, and she must hang on, cuz' we're comin' FULL CHARGE!! emoticon

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MDMNINA 4/11/2011 3:28PM

    My prayers are with you, your sister-in-law and your entire family.

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    So sorry to hear this. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers, Courti. Be strong, we're all here for you. emoticon

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ANMISU 4/11/2011 3:14PM

    Cancer has touched my family's lives on many occasions so I understand your pain. I will pray for you, Jill, Jim and the rest of your family. emoticon emoticon

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SHIITAKE 4/11/2011 3:12PM


I'm so sorry to hear about your sil.....you will all be in my
thoughts and prayers each and every day, Courti !!

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AIDELADE27 4/11/2011 2:56PM

    Sorry to hear this news. I'll be praying for her. Hope things go well, Courti.

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THANA45 4/11/2011 2:40PM

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ANYA_ONION 4/11/2011 2:36PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about this, Courti. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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Walking to Rivendell

Monday, April 04, 2011

Eonwe the wise, a Minstrel Wizard and Lyssa, a Hobbit, from Far Downs, started their journey from Bags End. Their journey to Rivendell would cover 458 miles.

They each carried backpacks, with what they felt would be needed; such as clean clothing, food, and what nots and each carried a walking stickor staff. Their weapons were dagger, sword and Eonwe's flute.

Eonwe woke early, stretched and yawned then made a fire for breakfast: mushrooms, carrots and a block of cheese. Might not sound like much, but it was nourishment.

“I’m not much of a leader, so I hope you know your way around, Eonwe. Do we have any maps?” I asked.

She searched through her backpack and pulled out a couple rolls of paper. Stretching them out I saw the Shire and all the places between to Rivendell.

“Always prepared.” I say.

We traveled through the rain, fought Trolls and even a couple Orcs.

We saw beautiful sunrises and green lush meadows spotted with daisies, slept on a ‘green floor in the wood, roofed by boughs of trees’ (taken from Éowyn Challenge.net).

Early on I thought I saw a friend further behind, we waited a couple days, but as of yet, have not seen or heard from her. She may have ventured a short cut?
I hope to hear from her.

We venture on……

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-COURT- 4/5/2011 6:56PM

    Rhonda, love your new profile picture. Good luck with the new team. Have fun. I'll be dropping in. hee hee....I'll be good.
::she says with fingers crossed behind her back::

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SEANDA 4/5/2011 6:44PM

    Oh I loved that.. did it once before but never finished my journey... LOVE your background too! Woo hoo

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-COURT- 4/5/2011 6:38PM

    You're welcome to come along Olorin. We're heading to Rivendell. We post it on the 'The Road goes ever on & on~~~'
We slowed down to await another friend, but I'm not sure what happend to her. I hope she didn't encounter an Orc or Troll.

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SUETINGE 4/5/2011 6:24PM

    Perhaps this wizard will join you on the trail.

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ANYA_ONION 4/5/2011 11:30AM

    emoticon I look forward to hearing more about your journey!

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-COURT- 4/4/2011 10:07PM

    Judy, we'll have a feast waiting for you.

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ANGORA4 4/4/2011 9:30PM

    458 miles, I think I'm going to be WAY behind! But I would dearly love to see Rivendell! I'll be coming eventually!

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NIMAWEYGH 4/4/2011 7:22PM

    Such a wonderful journey when you travel with a friend. Thank goodness I have my Dwarf kin, Bilbo Baggins and Gandolf with me. Mayhaps we will meet on a trail sooner or later.


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Spring Challenge on M*E (Sat/Sun)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Awaiting our Spring dance with all my friends, the Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Rangers , Wizards and fellow Hobbits. It should be a wonderous party.
(Per our Saturday Challenge in M*E team, here are my dress choices, recipe and my date for the Spring dance)

My dress choices:

My recipe:
Seedcake for Pippin
Butter Flour
Baking Powder salt
Sugar Egg
Caraway seeds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch round cake tin. Sift 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of salt. Cream together 4 ounces of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar. Beat 1 egg and add to the butter, then add 2 teaspoons of caraway seeds. Fold in the flour mixture, then gradually add enough milk (up to 1/2 cup) to make a smooth, thick batter. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before turning out on a cake rack.

My date will be:

Pippin (Peregrin Took)

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JAMIECARDER 4/6/2011 1:28PM

    Both dresses are beautiful but I love the blue one! And that is a great choice for your date. ;)

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ANYA_ONION 4/4/2011 12:02PM

    Of course you're going with Pippin! Was there ever any question?!

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AIDELADE27 4/2/2011 11:35PM

    You have the perfect dress and the perfect date, Lyssa! And those seed cakes would go so well with my soup. Yum, I can't wait for spring!

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NIMAWEYGH 4/2/2011 8:05PM

    Oh that Pippin is such a nice looking fellow and I knew all along he was the one for you. I believe you should go with the blue because (my blog) I am wearing that color too. Oh my I cannot wait for your seedcakes but you must make batches and batches.

Oh this is going to be such fun. And you are going to be so beautiful.

Hugs, Mera

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ANGORA4 4/2/2011 4:22PM

    Absolutely wonderful choices! You're right, one pan will never be enough with hobbits around! We are on the last chapter of the Fellowship of the Ring now, I'm sure the thought of you in that dress would make the trip much more interesting for them, not to mention the special seed cakes!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 4/2/2011 4:06PM

    Oh, my goodness!! THIS is sooo *p*r*e*c*i*o*u*s* Lyssa!! I *L*O*V*E* your *blue* dress!! I KNEW Pip was gonna' ask you!! You'll have to get a few of your hobbit friends & your sister to bake more than one pan of those Seed Cakes for Pippin though!! hahaha!! They sound sooo delicious, that I want some too!! emoticon

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