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A rainy Labor Day!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Here in Sugar Land , we are under a flash flood watch until Tuesday evening. That means having an indoor Labor Day. I want to plan some activities around the house that will help us be active and have fun. We plan on playing in the rain, then cleaning up, then have a scavenger hunt around the house. You can make it a fun way to clean the house at the same time. have the kids take pictures (digital) of everything they pick up and put up. You get one point per item and 10 points if no one else has it on their list. Then everything is picked up and all you have to do is the dusting and floors! I will let you know how it works out and if the house really does get clean!

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KELLIGIRL523 9/7/2010 2:06PM

    Great idea - how did it work?

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Labor Day - not so laborious

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I am having to celebrate Labor Day with my husband in another state. That means that the kids and I have to find a way to celebrate without him. we were going to have a glorious day at the water park, but, it is too expensive. So, we are opting to go to the movies today and hopefully go to the big park to have dinner and hopefully have an OK day on Monday as it is supposed to rain tremendously all day long. We may play in the rain and get soppin' wet and then relish hot baths to warm up again! It's a really fun way to burn calories as you run and jump in the mud puddles!


Having a great day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I am having a great day simply because it's my birthday! I have gotten so many birthday wishes that it made me cry. I don't believe in counting calories on my big day so here goes on day down the tube! I don't think that one day will kill my overall plan to lose weight. I will still get my 3 mile walk in so that I can minimize the impact though! I am having a big party. I invited everyone I know to come and swim and eat some tacos. I am having my tacos on whole wheat tortillas. I love the taste of them more than the white flour counterparts. I asked everyone not bring a present. Just contribute to the food. My sister is bringing the coveted Chuy's creamy jalapeno sauce with the yummy tortilla chips. The sauce can be made diet friendly. Use low fat ranch dressing and add garlic powder, roasted Jalapenos, and thin with milk. It is absolutely addicting!

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KELLIGIRL523 9/1/2010 1:39PM

    I hope you stayed on track after your birthday. For some reason, my birthday - back in May - sent me backwards and it took me a couple months to get back to business.

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SONYATAYLOR1 8/20/2010 8:34AM

    Happy Birthday!!! emoticon I hope that you have a great day.

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I can lift weights again, Yeah!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I had surgery 2 months ago on my left shoulder to repair a torn capsule. I have been very restricted in my exercise options and doing painful rehab. I had lost 16 pounds from January to June. I gained 5 back with the loss of exercise. I had gotten a little depressed over this inevitable fallback. But now, I have been cleared to do bicep curls and tricep extensions with 3- 5 pound weights! I have gotten back into my walking routine. It used to hurt to walk long distances as it jostled my shoulder. I am back to eating the spark people menu and I am looking forward to losing 25 more pounds in about 8 months. This little setback was even good for me. My weight loss journey had lost it oomph! I am recharged and refocused like when I first started! I hope that I can keep the momentum going to get down to a reasonable 140 pounds. Here's to a do-over!

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KELLIGIRL523 9/1/2010 1:40PM

    Thank goodness for do-overs!!!


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Swim team finals are over!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Well the madness is over! We had finals yesterday. Two of my four kids made to the meet. My 13 year old got 7th in her freestyle. That may not so impressive to you, but, you have to understand that she didn't start out in May like everyone else. She also took a week off to go to camp. We weren't even expecting her to swim at finals! She also swam a highly impressive time and still only got 7th place!
My youngest got 3rd place for his freestyle relay. It was exciting to see because it was the first time he got to go to finals! He was so excited that he had to write his name on his medal so that no one else could say that it wasn't his medal.
My other two middle children weren't interested in even trying to go to finals. One didn't even go to pre-lims. The other wasn't upset that he didn't make it because it meant he could sleep in!
I am hoping that I can take my journey in weight loss as easily as my kids seem to take the events in their lives. I want to do well without thinking to hard about it. Get excited when I make even a modest accomplishment, and not let it bother me if I don't do as well as I expected. I am having ups and downs but as long as I keep getting a little better, I want to make it a celebration. I am not where I used to be and I just want to appreciate what God has given me to accomplish the important things in life - like loving my kids and trying to be healthy to love them for a very long time!

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