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Short Dance Party Video

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Song: Vi Sitter Dota (Basshunter)

This was from late Monday night, but I did 75 minutes of dancing and 20 minutes of strength training last night (Tuesday evening), too. WOOHOO! Proud of myself.

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JINLYNN 6/21/2012 2:17AM


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BOGUSANNIE 6/20/2012 12:53PM

    do you ever hold weights when you dance? wonder if that would add to it?

I have never heard this song either...but I am not a big 'dance' music type listener...

well done on all the exercise!!!

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CARMEL_466 6/20/2012 8:48AM

    emoticon emoticon da da da da dum dum emoticon emoticon

Love the music to this. Don't recall ever hearing it before. Thanks for getting me up and moving this morning. Needed it! Have a good day.

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Haircut Ideas, Vision Issues, Plans

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I took my son and husband to the ball game tonight and hoped to have a relaxing time when they were out. I went to the bookstore to buy a new journal. I like to write in a paper journal pretty often. They're expensive, but it takes me 4-10 months to go through one. I ran out three months ago and just had a stack of paper in the back of my old journal and I was really sick of that. My private writing is sacred and I value that outlet. When my son can read I'll have to lock it up and will need a special locked box for it, I think, but that isn't til at least the next one.

(Ok, gals, time to start doing the Kegels again.. two sets of 15. Go!)

I wanted a haircut tonight, but the hairdressers I wanted to go to had moved and were not in the same place as the bookstore like it used to be. I found them and they couldn't take me as a walk-in tonight, so I have an appointment tomorrow evening. I'm open to idea for haircut styles. I think it will be shoulder length with layers as that's what the hairstylist who will be doing it suggested. Are layers a bad idea for me? I don't know. I think you have to keep it up every 6 weeks or so. Hrm. But my hair has virtually no style -just long, straight, limp, all one length right now. I have been wanting to get it cut for a few weeks now as it's just a bit too long and uncomfortable to sleep on and sticks to me and gets caught under my arms. It's just time for a cut.

I bought some salmon for dinner and more dark chocolate and then realized my credit card was missing. I must have paid for the journal with the wrong one. Yup. Used my Paypal for the groceries and went back to void original payment for the journal and pay with cash (which is my son's money for a toy from his savings acct.) Hm. I have not found the right debit/credit card even where I thought it was at home, so that is a problem. I will find it!! Or I will have to go cancel it and get a new one tomorrow.

Took a walk with the dog just at sunset and was attacked by mosquitoes. Also got text messages every thirty seconds from my DH as the game was ending, so that was stressful. I was determined to finish my walk before I came to get them and I did. Well, the endorphins and serotonin and other good chemicals that you get from exercise did help me as I was able to be calm on the drive to get them.. And, my DH and son had a great time at the game!

BUT, I can't do that again. I would have to be there before the game is over as I can't see well after dark when headlights are coming at me and if you go after it lets out then you get a steady stream of cars coming at you as you head back to the park. UGH! I have a visual problem called trefoil, I think, that makes star patterns around lights in the dark and it's become more pronounced. It's supposed to be very minor, but it's so bad I can't drive safely after dark much. I need to get back to the eye doctor and see what can be done. I think maybe they can do something with glasses to help or it may not be as bad with glasses instead of contacts.

So the salmon was going to be for dinner, but I was super hungry when we got home so I had the last of the Terrific Turkey Burgers I'd made last night and had that with lettuce and tomato on wheat Goldfish bread with some baby carrots and a Smartfood cheddar popcorn 100 calorie package. I feel better and no longer hungry. Guess we have salmon for dinner tomorrow.

I'm going to do some dancing and strength training tonight and I think that will help me feel better. I'm on Day 23 of my 28 Day Boot Camp Challenge. BUT I have to do this in front of my DH, which sometimes really bothers me. Maybe I'll go in the kitchen. I don't know yet. Hrm.

(Did you do your two sets of Kegels yet?)

Hope you're having a good Spark Day. Are you eating well? Did you exercise? If not yet, can you get up and do 10 minutes of something at least? I may not be able to do an hour, but I CAN do 10 minutes of dancing. I CAN do my 10 minutes of strength training. Can you?

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BECCABOO127 6/21/2012 8:27PM

    I go on google images and search for different types of cuts there. It gives me some really good ideas. Do you remember the texture of your hair when it is shorter? Do you have some curl to it? Sometimes, it gets straight as it gets longer.

I always like to get a cut that I don't have to do much to my hair. I like to work with the natural texture. I good stylist can help you out with that.

Good for you for getting in a nice walk!


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SIONED40 6/20/2012 10:39PM

  You are doing so great Wendy...just keep at it...on day at a time.

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BOGUSANNIE 6/20/2012 12:49PM

    do you have enough hair to donate to cancer? you need 9inches of non colour treated hair....that would be nice to do...

I think you would look great with just above your shoulder length hair...maybe let the hair stylist do something fun with it?

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DARKLIGHT31 6/20/2012 11:37AM

    Can't wait to see pictures of your new haircut. I haven't had a haircut in a year and a half. Might have to do something about that.

Congrats on keeping up with your exercise, and motivating others in the process. Great job!

P.S. - I did the kegels emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 6/20/2012 11:25AM

    You are delightful! I am happy you were named DG not just because you are a bright star, but because it also helped me to find your blogs! emoticon

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JOYINKY 6/20/2012 8:52AM

    I too had trouble night driving. I think my pupils opening wider allowed me to catch the edges of my contacts; causing the glare from the lights. I do have glasses now and wear them for driving at night; makes all the difference in the world. I know how you felt; it's scary driving when you can't trust what you see!

Enjoy the haircut! Will you donate your long hair??
Have a great day!

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MRS_EVA_K 6/20/2012 7:39AM

    I'm glad your DH and son enjoyed the ballgame. Hope you found the card.That's really annoying. I look forward to seeing the new hair cut.

Enjoy yourself!

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NUTRON3 6/20/2012 7:36AM

    Have a great day!

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WINDSONG~ 6/20/2012 3:33AM

    Can't wait to see pictures

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CKENSINGTON 6/20/2012 1:57AM

    Hi Angel! I bet you'll have fun with your new haircut. I had a few highlights put in a couple weeks ago - it's just nice to mix it up.

My eating was right on track today, and although I seem to have hurt my foot such that running is out of the question, I did a half mile swim and 10 miles on the stationary bike. Whew!!

Thank you for your posts - I am home late but came to check in and see what you are doing! Good job with your exercises and I'll talk to you soon!

Love Suzy

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BLUE42DOWN 6/20/2012 12:20AM

    Layering is supposed to leave you the longer hair while also providing more fullness from the shorter layers. The last time I got my hair cut, the stylist put in layers ... but I can't really say I could tell the difference since I have a LOT of hair and pretty long. You're reminding me that it's probably about time for a trim (*shifty eyes* been around 6-8 months since that trim. LOL)

I hope there are some sort of corrective lenses for that - sounds quite limiting at night.

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SHRINK_U 6/20/2012 12:12AM

    I had to dance Hip Hop Abs Extreme Cardio for 55 minutes in front of my husband. After a while I just tried to forget he was there. I almost did until I was doing a certain part that I guess he found to be very exciting and he said outloud, "work it baby, work it." lol

I think you would look great with some layers!

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SONIA260 6/19/2012 11:10PM

    I was just saying to my husband yesterday that I want salmon! Definitely go for layers....and lots of them....texture, texture, texture! My hair is the same as yours, but I'm super busy, so I generally only get to the salon every 3-4 months. I start with a chin length inverted bob, and by the time I get back, it is just past my shoulders with the layers and still looks fresh and full of character. Can't wait to see what you get done!

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CARMEL_466 6/19/2012 10:54PM

    emoticon and thank you. I really need to do them more often. I love salmon but have been out for a while now. Waiting for another big sale at Wally World. Still haven't gone grocery shopping so well below my calories... going first thing in the morning. Hope these few days of eating under calorie won't hurt me too much. Have fun with your dancing.

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Dreams of Defying Gravity

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I have dreams in which I'm running and then I become lighter and lighter. I defy gravity and float up in the air.. still can land and each step I fly/float higher and go further. I wish it was really like this.

My mother recently joked with me that when I get down to my ideal weight I'll just float around the circle. Well, it may seem like it, but I'm afraid I'm still going to be disappointed that gravity has such a firm hold on me still and that I won't really float up in the air with every step, leap, and bound..

But the dream sure is nice.. and I am getting lighter every day, metaphorically, metaphysically, and physically.

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BOGUSANNIE 6/20/2012 12:43PM

    dreams are great to will be as close to this as you possibly time :)

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SHRINK_U 6/19/2012 4:35PM

    I love dreams like that!!

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SOLSTICE4 6/19/2012 10:21AM

    What a lovely dream to have. You really are making it happen! Gravity always has a hold on us but less so with even the smallest amount closer to our ideal weight that we reach. Huzzah! Congratulations on all your good work!

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JOYINKY 6/19/2012 8:57AM

    As you keep moving, you ARE getting lighter and lighter! You may not float; but you'll definitely move with greater ease. May you exceed your wildest dreams!

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MRS_EVA_K 6/19/2012 8:18AM

    You feel 10 times lighter when you let go of as much stress and anxiety as possible. You also sleep better (looks in the mirror on this one) even if the time is the same the quality is better.

Your doing awesome Angel. Keep going lady. inspire the masses!

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DEEO12 6/19/2012 7:03AM

    You are making it happen. Keep it up, you have turned your exercise into fun with vlogs of dance parties and congrats on getting up and exercising last night even when you didn't feel like it. emoticon

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Dance Party Part 2 - and Kegel Challenge

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The song is "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran

This is the third song of a Dance Party set, but all three together was too long a vlog. The first two were posted before this. This one has more talking, esp. after the song. I talk about 2.5 min. after the song is over.

Do you get "hungry like the wolf" during your time of the month? OMG I do.. and I need to eat meat then, but rarely eat meat other times of the month. I don't eat much of any beef ever, but I got lean ground turkey and made turkey burgers today and created a recipe from several here on SparkRecipes. I posted it, too. Check yesterday's nutrition tracker and you can find it.. Wait.. can I get the link? Yes!

There it is! Even my picky eater son loved it!

Challenge- Do 2 sets of 15 kegels. :) Vlog in the last 2.5 minutes discuss kegels and how to do them.

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BOGUSANNIE 6/20/2012 12:41PM

    I saw Duran Duran in the 80s!!

Kegels after childbirth helps get your insides back in shape...I was doing them on the delivery table right after my first born and my doctor gave me crap...I hadn't finished delivering the afterbirth...LOL oops :)

By the probably need more iron if you crave beef during your period...that may explain your low energy levels takes a lot of time to get your iron levels up but a really short time depleting them.

BTW kegel is pronounced KEEE GAL
do kegels WHILE have sex....they notice!!! LOL

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CATDUG19 6/20/2012 11:52AM

    Great vlog, love DD. i too get very very hungry during that very special (haha) time of the month

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    Yeah girl..I get hungry like the wolf..always! I got to keep my inner wolf down. Love the dancing with the doggie...thank you for sharing this, you made me smile!

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CHIRPYBIRD 6/19/2012 2:33PM

    You cheer me up!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEEO12 6/19/2012 2:25PM

    huh, interesting. I have never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.

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Dance Party!!! (Part1)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Come on! Get up and dance with me?

Song 1 - Funkytown
Song 2 - Mony Mony by Billy Idol

There is just a bit of talking at the beginning and then mostly just dance.

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BOGUSANNIE 6/20/2012 12:35PM

    good for you for making sure you got your min of 10 minutes in...I always say commit to 10 and everything over that is gravy!!! emoticon

I remember seeing Billy Idol in concert in the 80s...damn I am old!!!

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SHRINK_U 6/19/2012 9:55PM

    love it!! just what i needed .. now i need to get off my butt and go do my workout dvd.

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    Kudos for getting the execise in. I was too tired,next time I will try to dance for 10 mins. I love the music;some of my favorites to dance to. Hope you have a great day.

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    Congrats on getting your 10+ minutes done for the day, even if it was midnight!

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 6/19/2012 3:26AM

    emoticonsongs!Thank you for sharing!

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