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CoHP - Advance Occlumency

Sunday, December 16, 2012

We’re to write a blog to keep our memories from vanishing completely.

The memories I want to keep are the routines I went through back in 2009, when I was at my healthiest and skinniest.

I tracked and stayed in range. I had a set of exercise routines that I did each day. I did a lot more cardio.

Doesn’t sound like much, but it worked. Evidentially changes the metabolism. I had the skinniest thighs and butt I’d ever had.

Don’t let anyone tell you can’t lose weight or inches because you hit a certain age, because I was 60 years old then.

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IRISHMUM3 12/16/2012 7:57PM

    Thanks for the boost! I have been feeling blah and blaming it on turning 43 soon. No more excuses!

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NBARNES 12/16/2012 6:26PM

    Well Court, I think you still look terrific! I know you're not where you want to be yet, but you still look awesome. Those daily workouts are also so much more important than just keeping us looking trim!

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Making Out a New Workout Schedule

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I used to have a schedule of arms/abs on Tue, Thu and Sat. On Mon, Wed and Fri I did legs and most days cardio. Since I can't do my regular arm routine...well I can with one arm, gotta keep it fit. LOL, I want to work out a new plan.

I have certain tapes I've worked out to and have incorporated some of their routines. Tamilee Webb, Margaret Richards, Buns of Steel, Joanie Greggains.

I thought maybe abs and what arms I can do on certain days and maybe some legs, ike squats and calves. I have been doing everyday abs, I could do as on stability ball on days and other days do my own routine or Tamilee's abs.

Other days I could do other leg parts like my Jake Machine for hip and thighs, booty kick, Tamilee hip......okay, I get hip and butt exercises mixed up. Isn't leg lift for hips?

So what parts do we exercise that needs to be put into a routine: abs, arms, inner/outer thighs, hips, rear {butt, bum, glutz, whatever}, calves.

Like to have your ideas.

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KIBAISREADY 12/4/2012 8:34PM


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NBARNES 12/4/2012 8:08PM

    Looks like you're off to a productive plan for the challenge :)

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1MIN17SECB412PM 12/4/2012 1:46PM

    Basic Strength Training Routine made up & used on Middle*Earth & M*E team, Courti:

Monday- upper
Tuesday- core
Wednesday- lower
Thursday- upper
Friday- core
Saturday- lower
Sunday- off

***SparkPeople Upper Body link:

rkPeople Core link:

***SparkPeople Lower Body link:

I like your 1st schedule best.

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CoHP - Where do I want to be a year from now.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Decide where I want to be this time next year in my quest for a healthier me.

I’m pretty sure I’ve written this before and it fits for this challenge.

I want to be 98 lbs, slim hips and abs, toned legs and arm. Believe it or not, it made me feel taller.

I want to be able to say ‘NO’ to temptation…which didn’t work tonight. I want to eat more freggies. I want to fit into all my ‘small’ clothes.

I want my DH to agree to help up the weekly menus for our meals and stick to them.

I may add to this if I think of anything else.

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NBARNES 11/30/2012 2:46PM

    I agree that being slimmer makes you feel taller! When I'm thinner I feel like my arms and legs are longer emoticon .

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Tried to highlight

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I bought the little hat with the holes and used my auburn hair dye. I couldn't do the hair in the back so DH guided my hand to where the hole was. Her's not good at that kind of thing. I think he was afraid of hurting me with the tool.

Anyhow, I did get some streaks of auburn. Makes me miss the all over auburn.
I doubt that I will do it again. It was a chore pulling hair through those little holes. I only used the holes in the blue circle.

Thanks for all the advice.

It doesn't show a very good close up, sorry. Some places I had more hair pulled out than other places.

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-SEVEN- 11/28/2012 11:27AM

    I think it came out great, 1st time or not! That's how it's supposed to look! Live with it for awhile, then if you want the all over auburn again, color it all. :) Thanks for sharing, brave girl!!

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NBARNES 11/27/2012 8:51PM

    Court, looks terrific, I also like that it's not all over, the variation is not only interesting, but looks much more natural. And really, it's not that I'm all about the natural but I think you're adorable with the silver, it's much softer against your skin tone than the dark auburn. For myself I find that it's not just the hair that gets lighter with maturity, my complexion seems to get lighter as well.

Good job girl!

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NBARNES 11/27/2012 8:51PM

    Court, looks terrific, I also like that it's not all over, the variation is not only interesting, but looks much more natural. And really, it's not that I'm all about the natural but I think you're adorable with the silver, it's much softer against your skin tone than the dark auburn. For myself I find that it's not just the hair that gets lighter with maturity, my complexion seems to get lighter as well.

Good job girl!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 11/27/2012 2:35PM

    Now see... that wasn't so bad for your 1st time round, Courti, and it's got a lot of variations so that if/when you ever do want to 'do' the dump, it's got a lot of different lo/med/hi-lights already *there* to work with. Brilliant not to keep everything even because that would make it look too fake.

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ARKPLE 11/27/2012 1:17PM

    Looking great. You look very youthful.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 11/27/2012 1:06PM

    I think it looks cute!! I would be too scared to do it on my own, you're a real champ!

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Can you streak your hair with hair dye?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I saw videos where the person was streaking their hair using, looks like Reynolds Wrap, but i know it isn't. Can I just use regualr hair dye and finger it throw with the gloves?

Someone mentioned doing streaks so i could do the auburn that way.

What do you think?

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NBARNES 11/26/2012 12:55PM

    Oh, pictures, I want pictures when you're done! emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 11/25/2012 8:16AM


This is done with a very flexible foil, like the consistency of a chocolate foil. The hair specialist tells you to look in your phone book/yellow pages for it- that it's real cheap.

Each color treatment for each time you're ready to touch up or add a bit of sparkle to washed out areas should be *specialized* by basically looking at where you need your *magic*

The back of the hair is always naturally darker, so don't 'do' an all over the head dump. See how she zig zags in the back? She's doing that to keep the hair filled with that natural quality of many shades and tones.

Each part will be about an inch wide at the widest- then narrow- to about an eighth of an inch at it's narrow point. Then she divides the hair and 'pastes' the bottom with conditioner and lays foil over that for the top piece.

That top piece is getting one of two color choices. She's using a lo-light (or darker shade) which will become the medium 'step' to bridge your color (the darkest) to the hi-light (this will alternate with the lo-light).

Once the back is done, she proceeds to the crown. You'll notice she is pretty much done with the zig zagging and now switches to the old 'weave' method (tiny over/under skips using the 'tail' of the comb) mixed with the zig zag.

The side bar of the YouTube site gives you all sorts of info, if you want to investigate another method. Just go with what you feel you can do easily, or to your best. Brushing a few hi/lo lights in would be the easiest way...

but it may not be enough. So. This will be *fun* for you, Courti, and that's what sooo *F*U*N* about color, if you mess up... color it. ::winks:: Just take your time and YOU too, can look like you've been to a color sage!!

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EVWINGS 11/24/2012 11:55PM

    When I used to do my niece's, I would use a frosting cap and pull through different amounts in staggered places so it would look more natural. I learned both cap and foil methods when I went to school. Then i used permanent color rather than straight bleach and toner. It was a lot softer looking and damaged the hair far less than the bleach/toner double process would have. If you have a beauty supply store near by, such as Sally's, you can get what you need for much less than even most discount stores and know it is for professionals and not cut with water like a lot of the other stuff. I will tell you I haven't done hair in about 6-7 years, but I keep my license current and keep up with my continuing education on all subjects. If you need more help, or have questions Spark message me and I'll help as much as I can.

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PJBONARRIGO 11/24/2012 11:06PM

    They have kits to frost/streak your hair at CVS or Rite Aid. You can get all kinds of help on line from eHow, Allure, Clairol etc.- Google it :-) Have fun and good luck! Can't wait to see pix :-)

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BASKETLADY13 11/24/2012 11:03PM

    I get my hair highlighted and my stylist wraps each highlight in foil and then lets it sit on my hair for awhile before washing out. I'm not sure that you can do it by just combing it through your hair. They sell at home highlightling kits at Sally Beauty and other places. That might be your best bet if you want to do it yourself.

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