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Cute Cartoons

Sunday, November 22, 2009

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MIRDREAMS 11/23/2009 9:39AM

    Thanks for a smile!

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3CATSLEP 11/22/2009 9:15PM

    That was great! emoticon emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/22/2009 6:43PM

    Awwww... thanks for the lightheartedness, we need it! :D

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/22/2009 11:20AM

    Thanks for the laughs this morning! Kind of keeps it all in perspective.

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TRIGFROST 11/22/2009 10:56AM

    I love Cartoons like these, I collectthem from New Papers... Your are pretty good ones... tahnks for Sharing.. Send them over to my sparkpage... emoticon

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MSOREED 11/22/2009 10:41AM

    I needed a good laugh emoticon emoticon

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THETRACYSR 11/22/2009 10:37AM

  Hee Hee Hee....

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3rd Week in November Results

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's hard to believe that already it is the third week in November and a few days until Thanksgiving! This Thanksgiving I have a lot to be Thankful for such as selling our house after moving to another state and also losing some more weight while learning how to become a runner! It is all very exciting and I am thankful I am able to see this day come and for all the blessings (good and bad) that God gives me daily. It is a blessing to be a child in the house of the Lord! On to the results:

emoticon Pounds Lost: 1 more pound! It has been a long time since I have been able to say that I have lost a good amount of weight, I have a very slow metabolism so it takes extra long to lose even one pound. Thankfully I am sticking to my reduced diet plan of 1200 calories and burning off around 3000 calories a week or more. Usually to lose a pound one must have a difference of 3500 calories but with my body it seems like 6000 calories is the key. So, I am averaging around 1 pound per week that I am losing. Not good but not that bad either. I am seeing a change in my body inches and my abs are becoming more pronounced which my husband is adoring.

emoticon Total Time: 0 Minutes! Weight lifting has been a downfall in our household again this week. It is always my intention to go lift some weights at the gym however after a long 5K training run I am so tired and only have enough energy to take a shower and cook a healthy full course meal... Does lifting the ten pound cat or dog count?

emoticon 18 Miles Ran! This week has been a challenging week since my DH and I have had a lot on our plates for work. It is the crunch time before the holidays to get things completed so we haven't had the time to get things done with exercise as much as we had hoped. We want to run outdoors as much as possible however it has been raining and also it has been very cold. These two things on top of the sun going down earlier is all creating a new challenge in our lives. It is something that we have to work around so that we can workout 6-7 times a week as I always want to do. This week we gave ourselves a few days in-between to relax so that we didn't tire our muscles for the Turkey Trot. It seems to have worked and my DH is having better luck with his sore back (he pinched a ligament). Next week we plan on training hard on Monday and Tuesday and taking off on Wednesday. Then Thursday is the big day!!!

Overall Lost: (Not that bad when I look at it)
Thigh: 2 inches
Chest: 4.5inches
Arm: 1 inch
Weight: 13 pounds
Waist: 11 inches
Hips: 6 inches
Neck: .5 inches

emoticon Our third week ironically was our worst week for getting out and running however it did contain our best run ever! We ran a 31 minute 28 second 5K run. We have some more to go however we plan on getting it down to 30 minutes by race day. It does plan to have a mixture of snow/rain on that day though so we may be slightly slower than we have wished but we will try our hardest to meet our goal!
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YOUCANLOSEIT 11/22/2009 10:33AM

  I love your blog! It makes me want to go to the gym. :) Keep up the good work!

ps. I've lost about 15 pounds in 5 months... but it's OFF FOREVER! :)

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So Inspiring! Thanks All!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just wanted to pop in and thank everyone for their encouraging words! I am so thrilled to have found some great people at Sparkpeople to increase my motivation, even through my rant and raves. Thanks again to everyone that continues to encourage me and be an inspiration to my successes!

5 days and counting... I'm hoping to complete my song playlist (editing right now) for Thursday - 5K Trotting day. My list so far includes:
SOS by Rihanna
Funhouse and So What by P!nk
Walking on Sunshine
Turning Japanese by Shankin Pickle
Jump, Jive, and Wail
Come On Over Baby by Christina Aquilera (may be taken out)
I want you to Want me by Gwen Stephanie
Louie louie by Kingsmen
Chocolate Love by SNSD (Korean Girl Band)
Sorry, Sorry by Super Junior (Korean Guy Band)

If you are making our your new running playlist I highly suggest looking at this website for English Speaking Song ideas.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/22/2009 6:44PM

    I love running to pink! :)

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/21/2009 4:45PM

    Sounds like a good playlist to me. Have fun! I also like Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovie and New Attitude (not sure of the artist).

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SEEHOLZ 11/21/2009 4:08PM

    Thanks a lot for the link! I'm happy to report-LOL- that aside from the Korean stuff, I know all songs by name.
Enjoy your TG 5K-- it's so traditional, there will be lots of people, so no doubt it'll be fun! I'm running a 5 miler!

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3CATSLEP 11/21/2009 2:46PM

    emoticonCool songs!

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6 Days Until First 5K Run!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The timer has started and it is officially less than one week until I run my first ever 5K run - or any run if you are keeping count. I'm thrilled and nervous all at the same time - as many of you already know. I keep having daydreams about the gun going off for the start of the run (I'm extremely against guns so the thought unsettles my nerves to say the least); tripping on something in the cross-country path; losing a shoe in the mud since it's supposed to rain everyday next week; going overboard the first mile and then keeling over during the second; and so on... Just a few of my worries. haha I can travel and work overseas in a foreign, non-English speaking country by myself but the thought of running a 5K is getting the best of my sleep pattern. My husband thinks I'm overreacting but seriously it is a big life changing event and I want to make sure that I make it through remembering the day.

Enough said on my craziness and irrational daydreaming... I found this list of people that have run marathons (celebrities) and found it interesting to see their times run.
I tried to look for celebrity 5K running times but I guess they weren't as important as the marathon runners. Oh well...

Last night's run: 31 minutes and 28 seconds. We still have about one minute and 28 seconds to shave off our time. Our plan is to run the Turkey Trot in 30 minutes. It is something to work towards! Hoping the rain stops enough so we can run the next 6 days!

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3CATSLEP 11/20/2009 8:00PM

    Best wishes and praying for the weather! emoticon

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SZ5_SKINNYJEANS 11/20/2009 5:50PM

    That is amazing!! Good luck! I'm sure it will be a day to remember (sans the whole tripping, and losing a shoe and keeling over). emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/20/2009 2:35PM

    In one way I think your husband is right. You are over thinking it a bit. You are already running 5K's. You are increasing your speed continually so there is no reason to think you can not make that goal.

The fact that you see it as life changing is where I think most of the pressure is coming from. You have already changed your life. This is just a symbol of the changes you have already made. You are already a runner. You have already proven that.

As for the fear of the gun, remember this one only makes noise, like a loud firecracker. You will not fall or falter. If you do you will just pick yourself up and continue on to your goal. You can do this!

Now take 3 deep breathes and say 3 times I think I can, I think I can I think I can... I know I can, I know I can, I know I can!

Live healthy, live strong!

Comment edited on: 11/20/2009 2:36:45 PM

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KARVY09 11/20/2009 10:09AM

    Don't fret if you don't finish in under 30. As you mentioned, it's a different course than what you are used to. We're going to do great, regardless.

And yes, I agree with you about the fear. I was so nervous at my first 5K, I was shaking. But traveling and living in Japan alone? Eh, piece of cake!

So weird.

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Weight Fairy

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Have you heard about the weight fairy that implants heavy weights in your legs before running? Well, I am destined to believe that this fairy is real and has played a double prank on my body. Yesterday was a strange, my legs were feeling as those each one had gained about one hundred pounds each! We took yesterday off from running to allow our bodies to rest and recuperate after all the exercise that we have been logging in the last few weeks. We try to take one day off a week do relax and give a little R&R to our bodies. hmmm Not sure if it was the best plan since we felt worse the day after relaxation than what we had the previous workout day. From now on I think we will take a general relaxation run without trying to beat our previous time, instead of taking the whole day off from working out.

Yoga is in my nearest future to try to get our the kinks in my legs and hopefully some of the "fairy weight" will fall off during the process. Beware: watch out for the weight fairy!

emoticon emoticon One Week Away!!!

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/19/2009 3:22PM


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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/19/2009 2:44PM

    Bad fairy, no cookie. Better the 100 lb legs today than next Thursday!
Best wishes for your turkey run!

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GABBIE00 11/19/2009 11:48AM

    I was hopeing the weight fairy took waight the waight off you.I was wanting one then

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NOTBLUSHING 11/19/2009 11:12AM

    I was hoping you were gonna tell me the Weight Fairy would leave money under my pillow in exchange for pounds I lose.... emoticon

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