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Monday, January 24, 2011

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My younger sister is back on SP w/ some prodding from me. She gave me her screen name and told me to kick her butt so I am going to do just that AND I want all my sparkly friends to help me! Her screen name is WANNABEAMILF, so please go write on her page send her goodies, etc.

Little family history, latent diabetes runs in our family, does not hit until usually in your 50's and it it only hits the women EVERY OTHER GENERATION. My sister and I are the generation to be hit. I remember as a youngster watching my grandmother give herself insulin shots emoticonnot for me sorry!

My Dr's always said to watch your weight and you can probably not be effected by this. Our mom always said this too. Also, our mother actually got this in her 50's. First time in many generations that it did not skip. She was overweight, but I would not say obese.

My seestor was very proud of me for shedding the weight, it gave her hope that she could shed it too. I have been gently nudging her but not gently anymore, since she gave me permission to kick her butt after all!!!

Weekend... Was NICE... We actually took a break from dancing. I did nothing on Friday night, except have too much emoticon

Went to Curves Sat morning and there was a Zumba class going on. Okay fine, I'll do it again! I have a confession to make. I want the Zumba instructors butt! I believe she is around my age and yes, I have butt envy...something to work on.... I also ran Saturday afternoon redoing the C25K program and it really is helping not to be staring at the display!

Got lots of errands done!

Saturday night we went to dinner emoticonyum. Sunday, checked on the horse and got a lot of computer work done.

This morning, back to my 170 crunches and I cranked out another C25K work out! WHOOT Let's go sparkly buddies!!!
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RUNNINGPFUHL 1/24/2011 5:43PM

    What an awesome weekend!!

you're seestor is about to have her BUTT KICKED!!! emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/24/2011 12:40PM

    Sounds like a great weekend!!!
Here's to new butts all around ;-)

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NEDERLUNG 1/24/2011 12:34PM

    I knew it, you do have mean-ness in your bones - Smiles

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Not where I want to be, but okay with that, and other musings

Friday, January 21, 2011

Okay.. so the emoticonshows 108 this morning and thought huh. Looked in the mirror and said 'I'm okay with that.' I like how I look, I don't 'feel' 108, which is usually a emoticonfeeling for me. So maybe, just maybe... I'm finally building more muscle? Would be nice since I've been doing 150+ crunches for the past few weeks!

I need a day off..sheesh! There is so much going on as of late and it's time to take a step off the social train and chillax baby. We have been dancing 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks! While we love it, we really need to get some stuff done around the house and I have tons of errands to do. That and I want to emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonespecially now that I have a new game plan!

Going to hit Eddie Bauer and return a gift that just 'isn't me' and either get another one of those shirts the my BF said looked really good on me, or something else. Of course, since I'll be in site of Under Armor, I'll just HAVE to stop there. I am taking Cindy's advice and just buying another compression shirt because, hey, I'm worth it baby! I still have no idea where my other one went... Murphy's Law, will find it over weekend once I purchase another one!

emoticon emoticonThere should be a law that negative temperatures should NOT be allowed. -5 this morning, that is just SO wrong. emoticon emoticon

ZUMBA! Loved it!!! There were some moves I could do real easy and others that made me feel like suck a dork!! But it was FAST! So in time, the movements will come. It's not that much, $25 for 13 work outs. If you have the opportunity, try it! Definitely something different, and I have been in a zone where I need something different!

I need to really go thru my closet. I keep pulling out sweaters to wear only to find they don't fit. Clean out, give away, declutter, that sorta thing.

Hmm what else can I muse about?

Oooh... I really want to do a few 5K's this year. I promised my BF though that I would not be competitive. I wonder if he'll think running 5K's as competitive or if just marathon training is competitive. hmmm

Well all my sparkly friends.. have a WUNDERBAR WEEKEND!! Stay warm and pain free!! I'll be in the garage with the coverette driver that never passes me ... as it's gonna be cold! emoticon

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RUNNINGPFUHL 1/24/2011 5:42PM

    Chillax is sooo what we all need from time to time.....hope you got a bit of that in this weekend!

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STEPHIEKNITS 1/21/2011 2:55PM

    Clean out the closet is always good! Hubby had me do it last week and we got rid of 5 trash bags full of clothes. I love most everything left in my closet and feel like I only need to add a red shirt to complete my wardrobe. I am going to be doing the chill thing a little this weekend too! Have an awesome weekend.

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NATPLUMMER 1/21/2011 2:29PM

    Yes, chillax!!! Get some stuff done. Treat yourself to some Under Armor. You are worth it.
108, no worries. I'm 108 right now. We'll be twins.
I'm glad you had fun with the Zumba. Yes, it'll just take time to get the moves down. The way any sort of dancing is. You'll be a pro in no time.
It's a good idea to get rid of the stuff that doesn't fit. Leaves more room for stuff that does.
Have a fabulous weekend!!! Get some good emoticon and watch out for emoticon!

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    108 - WOW - that would be so thin for me...

Wishing you a fabulous weekend too!

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YOURJONES 1/21/2011 2:18PM

    I have a lot of things to do this weekend but thankfully, we don't have anything that we have to go to. Woo Hoo! You have a great weekend too!

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I got an idea

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Okay... I got an idea. I really dislike running inside on the emoticoncompared to being outside. But living in WI and working full time with a 45 minute commute really takes away from any available light source in which to run before or after work. Weather also effects this. I have run when it was 13 degrees, but the roads have to be clear of ice and it has to be daylight (BF's rules)

So.. I'm stuck on the emoticonin the garage starring at a shelf emoticon Gets kinda boring. yes I have an ipod. I also have a training program to work on endurance that I have used and I need some other motivation. This is not cutting it.

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Oh... I can REDO the C25K program as 1/2 hour on the emoticonis about where I sit. (or run technically) before I am SO bored out of my mind.

So I can throw a towel over the display and not watch the minutes pathetically pass by and just follow the program on a pod cast! YES that is what I will do!!! Fantastic... I have a plan... yippee...

Figure in 9 weeks from now, it will be be March and I'll have more
emoticonto move outside and then I'll be ready to switch over to the 10K program where I was last fall before the weather drove me inside.


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SNOWFILLY 1/21/2011 7:11AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Is it cold enough for you?

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MTKRITTER 1/20/2011 10:21PM

    Sounds like a great idea! Wish I had an ipod so I could pass my time of the ellipical, oh well, maybe some day!

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HALFFAST 1/20/2011 3:59PM

    ROFL! I could have written this exact post myself! I too, am stuck in the garage on the treadmill. But instead of staring at a shelf, I stare at a golf cart ;) I really wish I would have bought those Yak Tracks last time we were at Cabelas. I'm hoping it warms up (or at least my running path clears up) by the end of next week when I start the regular 5-mile runs (HM training). But you are right, having a training plan definitely helps with the motivation to get on the stupid thing! LOL!

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NEDERLUNG 1/20/2011 9:44AM

    That ice can be a real pain in the butt (when you fall, smiles). Hope the weather warms for you soon. This morning forecast (after last nights freeze) is for mid 40's and rain, followed by sunshine by Sat to hold until next Wed - Whoopie!

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NATPLUMMER 1/20/2011 9:17AM

    Great idea. I think when (and if) I am able to get back to running, I will be joining you on the C25K because it will have been so long since I have run.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/19/2011 11:58PM

    Sounds like a great plan to me!

I was wondering.. do you have a motivational board? If so, you could take down that shelf and put up an exciting motivational board to stare at. emoticon

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JADEDRIDER180 1/19/2011 10:01PM

    For me cardio is just that way, whether I have a diversion or not. Sometimes switching exercises helps, maybe a small TV? I set the machine and half way through it is always I have how many minutes left? He he, then I tell myself just to suck it up and take it with my big girl panties on. Good luck on your quest for interesting cardio.

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MEADSBAY 1/19/2011 9:47PM

Sounds like a good plan!

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BAILEYSMOM4 1/19/2011 8:16PM

    Don't know which podcast you use but this one is great:
>It has real music not just elevator music.

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DREMARGRL 1/19/2011 7:58PM

    Moving my treadmill into the living room in the picture window overlooking our pond made all the difference. I can watch tv or check out the nature scene in my own back yard. Perhaps you can change the scenery by talking the BF into moving the machine to a more pleasant place than the garage. Just a suggestion......Good luck no matter what your choice of exercise is!
XO MaryAnn

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/19/2011 6:59PM

    YES YES YES! Redoing c25k will be FUN! :D

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DXTREME45 1/19/2011 6:18PM

    You might tell BF to put you a TV in the garage and watch some Biggest Loser or something. Just a Thought. I would go mad, so I really am not any help. Keep us posted about how it turns out.

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HOLLYL7 1/19/2011 5:47PM

    I feel your pain staring at that shelf! You might try a dif podcast - I really liked the Chubby Jones podcasts - she has them for 5 and 10K. She's funny and plays interesting music while chatting through the workout. If you're a reader, the Kindle rocks for treadmill workouts because you can pump the font up to something readable while you are bouncing around. I like to have a health/fitness/motivational book to read for workouts (reading The Spark now emoticon). Of course, a book on tape might pass the time as well. Have no fear - we'll soon be complaining about the hot and humid summer emoticon

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LAUROCHKA 1/19/2011 5:41PM

    Yeah I can only manage about 30 mins on the treadmill before getting really bored!
Sounds liks a good plan to lead into Spring!

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Don't do this....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do NOT add whey powder to your oatmeal. It does not taste good. In fact, it's kinda pasty! And I only did 1/2 a scoop!!! I was good and ate it all.. fast before I changed my mind!

I was wanting to increase my protein in the AM and figured this might do the trick. Um... nope!!!

Weekend was busy with running and dancing. woo hoo. Monday, I planned all these errands to do and the snow came down, hard. BF went out and called me and told me to stay home! LOL So I at least got a run in and did a bunch of book work yesterday. I really hate when your plans for the day get waylaid.

HOPEFULLY this week with charge right along though!!! Started with 50 bicycle crunches, 110 crunches and 10 Lying 45-Degree Abduction, I pulse them. I thought they were reverse crunches at first, but they are not, and they are much harder than reverse crunches!

Will be going to Curves later tonight!

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CSIENK 1/19/2011 12:07AM

    The whey powder in oatmeal doesn't sound good to me either. I am jealous of your ability to work out. (Not really - just feeling mopey and sorry for myself because I can't right now.)
Take care,

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LAUROCHKA 1/18/2011 3:36PM

    He He - I've tried whey powder and not a huge fan - well done on eating it all.
What are Lying 45-Degree Abductions? Sounds interesting.
What a way to start the day!
I need to become a morning person!
Well done you.

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CHEFKATLEANER 1/18/2011 3:12PM

    I scramble an egg in with my oatmeal and cook it like a pancake. I then top it with a bit of yogurt or apple sauce. Yummy!

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BAILEYSMOM4 1/18/2011 2:40PM

    I know this sounds gross and I've never tried it, but I've heard of people putting egg whites IN their oatmeal before they cook it. Just mix it in with the oatmeal. I figure they don't have much taste, right?

And this sounds weird but its really good. I take cottage cheese and blend it in the food processor with either chocolate pudding powdered mix or I think I've used chocolate protein powder and some splenda to taste. Kind of tastes like chocolate cheesecake! YUMMMMMMYYYYYYY!!!!

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MEADSBAY 1/18/2011 12:49PM

    I eat 2 or 3 hard boiled egg whites with my oatmeal- 5 gr of protein each - no fat.

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NEDERLUNG 1/18/2011 12:40PM

    I live a scoop of chocolate whey blendered with shredded ice (add water so it isn't too thick), yum and sometimes add a little OJ instead of water, yum yum

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LOREENYK 1/18/2011 12:04PM

    We have oatmeal with protein and flax almost every morning. I think the key is to try making the oatmeal a little on the watery side so there is enough liquid to blend the protein in.
Also, you could experiment with fruit flavoured proteins (mango, berry or banana come to mind). We did try chocolate once but that didn't appeal to us.

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KANSASROSE67 1/18/2011 12:04PM

    I tried a smoothie with soy protein powder once and I felt like I was drinking chalk! I used up some of the powder (I hate throwing away expensive stuff!) making protein bars which were a lot better.

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 1/18/2011 11:50AM

    Glad I read this post, I was planning to put a scoop of whey protein in my oatmeal tomorrow. So glad I didn't! Thanks for being the guinea pig for all of us!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/18/2011 11:44AM

    LOL - sounds like me when I added peanut butter to my cream of wheat - blech!
But I ate it! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/18/2011 11:38AM

    I add whey powder to my oatmeal all the time. I also add fiber one to increase the fiber content. I usually add a little vanilla extract for flavor.
Sounds like a great weekend!!
Your abs must be fabulous!!

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DELPHYNE 1/18/2011 11:25AM

    Thanks for the warning! I've been upping my protein. Now I know what I can skip trying.

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Looks like you are on the ball with your fitness!


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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/18/2011 11:16AM

    Wow, you're a dynamo! Yes, peanut butter in your oatmeal is good. I also like greek yogurt in the morning.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/18/2011 11:14AM

    May I suggest string cheese for your protein? Also, this morning I saw a recipe for peanut butter banana oatmeal. Basically, it said to add your peanut butter after you cooked it. You could try that for an increase of protein.

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Happy Happy Joy Joy, oh wait.. Okay Happy Happy Joy Joy

Friday, January 14, 2011

Last night was my guy's birthday. I bought him a card and really thought about what I wrote in it. I got a great big long hug and kiss for it. emoticonHe so rocks my world, I love to rock his too.

This morning I did 170 crunches!!!

Got my paycheck... ooh, it's smaller.

emoticongood that I got a paycheck, I'm employed
emoticonsmaller because health insurance cost more, but that means I have insurance
emoticonsmaller because I doubled my 401K withholding, thankful I am able to do this.

Found out that we have Monday off!! emoticonHow emoticonis that? A day off when you were not expecting it?

Tomorrow will be doing strength training. Then planning a 2 mile run on the hills, emoticon emoticonoh the hills are alive with the emoticon emoticontrust me, you don't want me to sing! Then we are dancing (again) Saturday night. emoticon

Sunday, I want to run some more. I have been behind w/ all this dancing we are doing! I cannot run the morning we go dancing if it's a week day because I'll be way to tired to finish the night off and will make mistakes and don't want to do that. I cannot wake up early the next day because we get to bed do late!! So hoping to catch up Sunday.

Probably will be working with stacking wood, lots of wood Sunday too. Monday.. hmmm all sorts of stuff to do ... maybe I'll finally get around to trying out a new DVD!!

Hope everyone has a emoticonweekend!!

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MRS.NG.06 1/19/2011 7:57AM

    Looks like you are a roll girlie! : )

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Sweet Blog!

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ANOPTIMIST 1/17/2011 10:25AM

    Stacking wood is a good workout, that's for sure! We just got our wood stove this winter and of course I had to help my fiance stack wood and man did I feel it the next day!!!

Sounds like everything is going well, glad to hear! emoticon

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SUZANNE0606 1/16/2011 1:05AM

    Yayyy for Monday being a holiday!!!!!

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LORIAPO 1/15/2011 6:35PM

    Loved reading your Happy Happy Joy Joy blog!
I could just feel your happy energy coming off the screen!
Yahoo! emoticon ... and it makes me happy too!

Keep up the good work & have a wonderful three day weekend!

emoticon Lori

PS: My check is quite a bit smaller because of our family health insurance too. I am lucky I don't have to support myself on just my income.

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HOLLYL7 1/15/2011 9:55AM

    Your upbeat attitude improved my attitude this morning =) Then I looked through your pics and saw your rescue dog, and I smiled even more emoticon.

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CELLO23 1/15/2011 9:05AM

    Your emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon is infectious! emoticon

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KATHLEEN0222 1/15/2011 12:22AM

    I'm so happy for you and all of your Joy!!! Are you Rehn or Stimpy? LOL!!! Sounds like an awesome weekend you have planned! We do wood too... I really enjoy the workout!!!!

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NEDERLUNG 1/14/2011 11:22PM

    Three days of joy, gonna call you Happy Pants, smiles - have a great weekend, and don't forget that the horse might want some of the fun too!

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MEADSBAY 1/14/2011 10:59PM

    Just reading this made me feel happier!

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LUNATIFF 1/14/2011 10:22PM

    Awesome blog and I love how you looked on the bright side of the smaller paycheck!! Wonderful attitude! Have fun this weekend!! emoticon

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FRAN0426 1/14/2011 8:16PM

    Happy happy joy joy for sure, your three day weekend is already booked with lots of exercise and fun. Hope all thfee days work out well. As for me, we plan on going to some home type show in the covention center in Mpls. tomorrow---lots of walking. I guess Su7nday will be catch up day and some more exercisae.

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NATPLUMMER 1/14/2011 7:31PM

    Great things all around!!!
Have a fabulous loooooong weekend!!

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    Wonderful news all around. Love that you got rewarded for your kind gesture towards your guy (and it always warms my heart to see true love)...

You are truly blessed... and it's because you are able to see it all, in a positive light as it should be!


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KRYANPRINCESS 1/14/2011 6:24PM

    Great blog! Made me smile! Sounds like life is just grand right now! Love your positive attitude! emoticon

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HALFFAST 1/14/2011 5:49PM

    Just reading this made me feel all Happy happy joy joy! emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/14/2011 5:44PM

    HAH.. guess not!!! I didn't even know they were playing!!

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READNKNIT 1/14/2011 5:42PM

    You mean you're NOT going to watch the Packers on Saturday night??!! What kind of Wisconsinite are you???!!!

It's all right. I'll do enough yelling and screaming for both of us!


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