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an unusual day for me

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hi kids,

NOTHING that happened today was NORMAL for me.

got snowed in today


got up late

did relatively NOTHING all day

made chef meg's boston baked beans today.. quite yummy

gym did NOT OPEN today... not a happy camper about that.. wednesday is my day to stay as long as i want and kick some royal butt!!!!! not happy that i missed THAT day.

went out to dinner with hubby and had a sinful dessert at the ninety-nine restaurant called Jungle Rumble Pie (It is a petite treat, just like 3 small bites) but boy was it yummy.

then, came home and did 1 whole hour on the wii doing the wii fit free step (constant walking for 60 minutes, yayyyyy)

i had to, i felt awful for not going to the gym AND having dessert, lol!

it was fun, i can watch tv while doing the free step so i got caught up with stuff recorded on my dvr.

all's well that ends well!!

hope all is well with the rest of the world!!


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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/13/2011 8:22PM

  sorry that you missed your day at the gym... but at least you did an hour on your Wii. :)

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/12/2011 11:45PM

    Sounds like you still got a lot done, even if it wasn't your normal routine! The dessert sounds intriguing--Jungle Rumble Pie--never heard of it! I love that a lot of places are offering really small desserts (my favorite place calls them mini-desserts) Enough to satisfy the desire, but not so much to do a lot of damage, especially when planned for.

Hope you're able to get back to your normal routine soon!

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JRZG8R 1/12/2011 11:29PM

    I think my gym did not open as well but to day was not a gym day it was a skating day, they were open and crowded like every other wednesday, I hope you had a great day I did. I took it a little light since my knee was still giving me trouble.

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DOWNTOWNJEN 1/12/2011 10:04PM

    I so want a wii!! Sounds like you made the best out of the day you were dealt - I'm proud of you. Please apply this emoticondirectly to your forehead! emoticon

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A week in review

Sunday, January 09, 2011

so like,

this was an eventful week:

- tried a new chili recipe --- came out darn good
- went to gym 5 days resulting in 360 exercise minutes
- lost 4 lbs
- tried a recipe for coconut shrimp, never did that before -- very tasty but not crunchy!!
- got rear ended on the way home from work on friday, i am fine but my muffler is damaged and not sure what else happened to the car
- went shopping today and found a few coats, but i could not decide which direction i wanted to go in.... so i went and got hubby for his opinion... well - i ended up getting a long winter coat (originally $150 for only $49) and a leather coat (originally $95 for only $30) yeah, macy's was having a great clearance sale!!
- all my measurments went down!! waist dropped 2" -- i was so excited. but bummed because i cannot get my waist to hip ration down.

well, i gotta run. gotta go to work early in the am and my hubby is headed to new york for a few days. i hate it when he is away. expecially when it is cold outside... now i have to be the one to take the dog out (and FREEZE). usually he saves me from the elements. my hero is deserting me!! so sad... lol

have a fabulous week one and all. thanks for dropping by!!

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THOMS1 1/10/2011 10:04AM

    emoticonweight loss and except for being rear ended you had a good week. You are doing an amazing journey and you so motivate me. emoticon

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JRZG8R 1/10/2011 12:38AM

    What a great week. Hope this one treats you well.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/9/2011 10:42PM

  congrats on the 4 pounds! :) glad to hear that you are fine from getting rear ended. what a great deal you got on your winter coat! and, congrats on all of your measurements going down. sounds like you had a great week! sorry to hear about your hubby leavin' you to take out your doggy by yourself.


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Saturday, January 01, 2011





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LOSINGTHISNOW 1/12/2011 10:08PM

    Thats so amazing. I cant even imagine. congratulations!!!

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DITZYCHICK 1/9/2011 12:20PM

    WOWZA!!! What a great start to your new year! Be proud of your accomplishment because you've earned it. CONGRATULATIONS your successes...enjoy your new healthier lifestyle and you!!! Very inspiring!!!

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MOCUEVAS 1/2/2011 3:08PM

    You are so amazing... way to go!
Hope I can join you in one-derland this year!
Smiles, Mo

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BOOMAC1961 1/2/2011 12:46AM

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ALICEM13 1/1/2011 11:33PM

    "ONE-der"land !!! So proud of you! emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/1/2011 8:20PM

  emoticon Girlie! You have done soooooo amazing! So proud of you!!!! :)

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JRZG8R 1/1/2011 7:18PM

    fantastic. I hope to follow you this year.

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-FEMALE- 1/1/2011 12:49PM

    WOOHOO WTG!!!!!!!!

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You should be very proud of yourself and this huge accomplishment, keep up the good work

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DOWNTOWNJEN 1/1/2011 11:12AM

    emoticonU N B E L I E V A B L E ! emoticon

What a journey you've had - thanks for being a emoticon and may 2011 be your year and all years to come!!!

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SPATTERS3 1/1/2011 11:07AM

    happy new YOU !

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SUPERCLAM 1/1/2011 10:55AM


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Ring in the New Year with a BLOG!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

well folks,

it's been a while since i've blogged. been a really hectic time of year for me. the past few weeks, ok, the whole month of december REALLY.

i started off the month kicking butt with my goals.... not sure what the past 5 days have done to those. won't know until the morning when i weigh in on MY SCALE. it's not easy living healthy and staying the course when you are staying at other people's houses. i've been at my in-laws since the 22nd and just got home today. we were supposed to be home 3 days ago, but our flight from florida got canceled and with all the airport closings due to the storm up the easter seaboard, today was the earliest we could get a flight home. which was sooooo inconvenient for me. i had work commitments i needed to attend to and those just bit the bullet. so i got home around 4pm and had to hop in my car and drive to boston to do my end of the month crap and get a schedule done for next week. needless to say, when the new year got rung in.... i was DRIVING home

not exactly the way i wanted to spend my new year's eve. so, how did you all spend new year's eve?

so, while we were in florida we had an awesome time. well, the whole time except the day we found out our flight was canceled. me, hubby and my son were all angry. we all had work commitments and there was just nothing we could do about the situation, so we made the best of it.

i bought myself a coach purse and pocketbook!!! my son did not like the one i had so he and i went shopping. he says he has enough female friends that he knows what is cool and what is not, so he was the expert. we got a great deal at the coach outlet store at the mirimar outlets. the were having a storewide sale and on top of that, i got a 30% off coupon when i walked in the door. my total bill was only $80!! retail was over $180 at full price. merry christmas ME!!

HUBBY, the wonderful guy that he is, got me my very first diamond earnings!! i am soooooo excited.

and then thursday came around and we decided to take the drive. hubby's sister came over early and we were out of the house by 7am... off to the MAGIC KINGDOM!! yup, we decided if we were stuck in florida we might as well have some fun! so we drove 3 hours to orlando and went to DISNEYWORLD. we had a great loooooong day. didn't get home until 1:30 AM. i'd almost forgot how much fun the rides were. splash mountain, runaway railroad, it's a small world (yes, that song is stuck in my head now) and let's not forget SPACE MOUNTAIN!! a wild rollercoaster in the dark, you have no idea what is coming, it is definitely a heart stopper!!

while i was away i tried to stick to my healthy eating plan and for the majority of the vaca i think i did ok. however, there were a few times i went overboard. like when hubby and i split an apple crisp at this restaurant called 'cheeseburger in paradise' (i had grilled chicken and broccoli for the main course, yay me). and i am sure a few of my servings of food we had at home were a tad on the 'larger than usual' size. but i did get grilled chicken and broccoli and lighter fare whenever i was able to.

i guess we will see when i get up in the am just how successful i was at making good decisions.

it didn't help that i only got to a gym ONCE in the past 11 DAYS!!! i am going to be soooooo hurting when i go tomorrow. get the wheel chair ready, i am going all out!! lol. although, i must say, i got quite a workout walking around disney for 11 hours stopping only for 30 minutes to have lunch (rotisserie chicken, green beans and potatoes) YAYYYY ME.

well, it's almost 1:15 AM so i should probably retire soon.

i wish all of my friends here on the spark a happy and healthy new year. 2011 is OUR YEAR!!

my best to all of you!!

thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

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MOCUEVAS 1/2/2011 3:11PM

    sounds like you had quite a trip and one that was filled with fun and laughter (except for when your flight was canceeled...)
My holiday was fun too, though I think you did better at staying on track and doing all things good for you than I did.

It is a new year and here we go, so glad you are part of this journey with me!

Smiles, Mo

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HERE2BTHIN 1/1/2011 1:57AM

  Not tiring to get Tech on You but, It's Disney World in Fla. I used to go there quite often as a Kid. It's a REALLY Kool place to go.

Well, Good Morning & Happy 2011 Goals & Weight Loss


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Only 1 Pound....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

i saw this on a friends blog and just loved it so i wanted to share it with everyone!!

Only One Pound

Hello, do you know me?

If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat,

And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet.

Want to know why?

It's because no one ever wants to lose me;

I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound!

Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one.

So I just stick around and happily keep you fat.

Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it.

That is, until I've grown to ten, twenty, thirty or even more pounds in weight.

Yes, it's fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT, left to do as I please.

So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying, "Oh, I only lost one pound."

(As if that were such a terrible thing.)

For you see, if you do this, you'll encourage others to keep me around because they'll think I'm not worth losing.

And, I love being around you - your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips and every part of you.

Happy Days!!!

After all, I'm ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!

- Author Unknown

Never will i think "only one pound" again!!!

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 12/22/2010 11:42PM

  that was very interesting!! thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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-FEMALE- 12/15/2010 10:31PM

    Wow!! That was awesome and so true!

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BEVERLEAF 12/15/2010 5:53PM

    This is a real beauty ... thanks for sharing!

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