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Goal/Resolution Update

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

At the beginning of this year, I set four goals for myself.

1. Save $1 in week one, $2 in week 2 and so on up to $52 in week 52.
2. Read, on average, one book per week.
3. Lose ten pounds by April 1st.
4. Build tone and definition in my arms.

For the saving goal, my goal is to check off each week. However, I don't have to do them in order. I've already checked off the $52 week and a whole bunch of the smaller ones. The remaining weeks will be a challenge, but I feel like I'm on track to meet this goal.

For the reading goal, I've read 15 books so far this year. Since we are only 12 weeks into the year, I'd say this goal is going well! Please note...I read NOTHING educational! I just finished James Patterson's book "First Love" - written for teens. I don't care...I liked it! But, no educational value. Easier to read that way!

I wanted to lose 10 pounds by now. Partly because my 25th reunion is in one week. Partly because I wanted to get back to maintenance. I managed to lose about four pounds. I didn't hit my goal, but I am closer! I'll get the rest off later. I won't let those few extra pounds ruin my fun!!

My last goal is the least defined and the hardest to measure. My arms have some jiggle and I don't like it! I covet Kelly Ripa's arms!!! I've done more arm and upper body exercises this year than I did all of last year. I took a before picture, but I don't feel like I've made enough progress to call a new picture an "after" picture. Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the trainer at my gym. I'm going to ask him about my arms. My main goals are to get a routine to tone my arms and to get a realistic idea of what my arms could look like. To look like Kelly Ripa (my arms, that is), may require more than I'm willing to do. I'm not willing to give up pizza and the occasional cookie. I'm just not!

Oh, and I added something. It's not really a goal, more of a challenge for myself. Caffeine, to me, is a very good thing. I love caffeine!! However, I do not like coffee. My caffeine of choice, for years, has been Diet Pepsi. I would drink a can on the way to work. Then I would have another at break, a liter bottle at lunch and generally another one in the afternoon. I also get in my water and some iced tea. (I know where every bathroom is at my work!) One of my Spark Friends (Triangle-Woman) has a 100 Days until Summer countdown every year. During those 100 days, she challenges herself to do something good for herself every day. I decided to join her. This year, I decided to stop drinking Diet Pepsi for 100 days. I can still get caffeine from tea, but no Diet Pepsi. It's been almost two weeks, and I've stuck to it...so far. There have been some pretty rough days, but I'm gonna do it!!

Did you make New Year's Resolutions? If so, how are you doing with your goals?

  
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CINDYSDAY 3/31/2014 10:30AM

    I am doing the money challange also except I decided to put $25 a week aside.

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PITTYPAWS12 3/30/2014 4:12PM

  Wow! Now that's some goal setting! You have given me something to work toward. I'm impressed with the way you explained everything and your determination to be successful. Hope you have fun at your reunion no matter what the outcome of your goals. I'll be excited to hear more. Go! Go! Go! emoticon

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MOODYKEYS 3/28/2014 8:07AM

    great read. I gave up diet coke on the first day I started my new heathy eating plan. 2 1/2 months ago. only time I even had a taste was when I had a stomach flu and throw up for 6 hrs and needed something that whould stay down. you can do this. I don't miss it at all. ggod luck

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/27/2014 11:52PM

    You can and will do this. You're already proving that you can.

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BKNOCK 3/27/2014 8:34PM

    You are doing awesome! Great job!

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STEVEN2GO2 3/27/2014 7:59PM

    I am with you on the money and book reading goals. Congrats on your weight loss so far, you are moving in the right direction.I hope your trainer had decent suggestions. Hey you can enjoy the pizza if you swapt healthy toppings, which I have done. Way to control that diet Pepsi!

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AJDOVER1 3/27/2014 6:57PM

    Sounds like you're doing great!

I guess I've got to google Kelly Ripa...

I have the sense I'm doing well with most of my goals. I guess this is a good time to do a quarterly reassessment. I'll put that on my list of things to do.

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MOM2ACAT 3/27/2014 1:48PM

    You are doing great! emoticon

I try to read one book per week too; sometimes I manage 2; I've finished 19 so far this year.

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GEEMAWEST 3/27/2014 1:45PM

    Way to go, Barb! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You've given me some things to think about, and that's a good think (for the most part).

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TERRILC66 3/27/2014 11:42AM

  Awesome goals I to set a goal to replace pop from my diet and a few things that I found amazing and helpful to do. one have something to drink that tastes sweet but doesn't have all the calories and bad stuff like pop I got a water infuser and before bed every night I put fresh fruit and fill it with water so when I wake I have a lovely tasting water. 2 I got a Britta water bottle wich is great cause all u need is tap water wich u have access to pretty much anywhere and u got yourself 3 cups of fresh clean water and the unique straw for the bottle really seems to help me consume more water per day and also track how much water I did infact drink.

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LUCKYLORA677 3/27/2014 11:30AM

    Way to go CartoonB! I think I might adopt some of your goals for myself!

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GESCALANTE76 3/27/2014 8:46AM

    Congrats on the soda! Soda is my biggest obstacle, Coke for me, and I have always struggled to give it up. Best of luck on continued success!

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JOHNTJ1 3/27/2014 8:33AM

    Dont fret too much about the educational value of your reading, lol. I read to relax, especially in the evening, and I average about 2 books per week.

Good job Barb on sticking to these goals. Most of my clients, who have set such ambitious goals as yours are not answering my emails when I ask for an update, lol.

You have a solid infrastructure and a good base. So I am confident you will reach your goals soone rather than later.

I'm going to share this blog with the team of new Sparkers I'm leading. It's a good example of success.

But then, you've always been one of my heroes.

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/27/2014 8:05AM

    I would say you're doing a great job with those goals!!! I, personally, have given up on the arms and have chosen to just cover them. emoticon They could be worse.

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RWETHAIRYET 3/27/2014 7:57AM

    Sounds like a great job on the resolutions to me, after all it is only the end of the first quarter of the year. I had to laugh about knowing where all the restrooms are...with all the water and coffee I drink, Bob jokes that I know where every available restroom is in a 100 mile radius.
I wish mine were going as well. I am exercising a lot more consistently, but still have work to do. I still have organizational goals to work on, though there is a modest improvement in not leaving "piles" to be dealt with "later" around the house. I'm still not finding much time for "fun" though. Who'd a thunk that'd be the hardest bit to work on.

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KMICHA 3/27/2014 6:41AM

    You are doing emoticon girl!!! Hang in there and keep up the terrific job! emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 3/27/2014 4:04AM

    I didn't do any resolutions this year. Glad to hear you are making progress on at least some of your stuff. It is hard to do it all and you are doing well being a quarter of the way through the year! Have fun at your reunion!

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I got my hair done today! With pictures!!

Friday, March 07, 2014

There is a trend at my work - many ladies are chopping off all of their hair! And I mean short, above the ears short. Everyone who has done it looks very cute with their new, short hair. However, I don't think my face can support hair that short...it just wouldn't look right.

But...I did decide that I am sick of my hair. I wanted to do something new and different, but not too different. Goth and pink were both out! I knew I wanted to have shorter hair and I was waffling between going more red or more blond.

Here is what I looked like before. Please note, all of these pictures were taken in my bathroom with my iPhone. I am not a professional photographer, so be kind! emoticon

Front:


Side:


Other Side:


Back:


And this is how I look now.

Front:


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Other side (not the best photo I've ever taken, but again, be nice! Tee hee)


Back:


And I don't know if you can tell from the photos, but I did choose to be blonder. We decided that spring and summer are coming and I will get a little bit of a tan, so blond will look good. Besides, DD just went red and I don't want her to think I'm copying her!! LOL!

I'm happy with it, so I'll probably keep it for awhile. After I get used to it, I can decide if I like the length or if I need to let it grow a little.

  
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PITTYPAWS12 3/30/2014 4:22PM

  I like your new do especially the back. Very pretty. Ironic that you should mention the women at your place of work cutting their hair really short because I just did that to mine! My hair dresser said...are you sure? But I love it. It is a tad chilly in the wind and rain we've been having but I've got a hood! emoticon

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KRICKET4 3/19/2014 3:50PM

    Love it! (I'm so due for a haircut myself...) - Soon :)

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BETHGILLIGAN 3/9/2014 10:09AM

    Looks great!! Love the cut and the color is perfect!!! I need to get some highlights, too. Mine are pretty washed out.

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RWETHAIRYET 3/9/2014 8:22AM

    It looks great Barb! I like the blond for the summer and I think it's a good length for you.
Hee hee, mine just gets longer and grayer, though I suppose I'll have to go have it trimmed soon, just to get rid of some of the damaged ends.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/9/2014 8:05AM

    It does look brighter and blonder!

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CLOVER2 3/9/2014 4:17AM

    I think it looks great!! I want to do something different, I just can't figure out what! The color is very flattering!
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GEEMAWEST 3/9/2014 12:43AM

    I like it!! Very perky!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/8/2014 10:34PM

    It looks good on you especially the color.

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BKNOCK 3/8/2014 8:33PM

    I think it looks awesome!

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KMICHA 3/8/2014 7:55PM

    Awesome!! You look great! I love the color too! The style suits you! Good choice! emoticon

I when short 4 summers ago, over the ear, almost shorter than hubby's short. . . . the length of the first cut ( at my shoulders, she wouldn't believe me when I said I wanted it ALL cut off, so she inched her way up until I was satisfies!) . . . was 22.5 inches.

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CHRISTINEBWD 3/8/2014 3:23PM

    Wow! Your hair looks great! Love the blond too! Good Choice!!!

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MOM2ACAT 3/8/2014 3:21PM

    Beautiful cut and color!

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STEVEN2GO2 3/8/2014 2:30PM

    You look great coming and going...and from the side! I am trying to decide if I need to have some hair chopped off.

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ERINLINDSAY83 3/8/2014 10:15AM

    Very cute!!

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CHERYL_ANNE 3/8/2014 9:41AM

    You are beautiful. Love the shorter length. Love the color you've chosen. Here's to enjoying your new look!


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LIQUID11 3/8/2014 8:12AM

    Beautiful!!

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JOHNTJ1 3/8/2014 7:15AM

    Looks nice-------- of course anyone with more hair than me, which is the rest of the world - looks nice

Nice smile 2

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AJDOVER1 3/7/2014 11:49PM

    You look fantastic! Good choice in not copying DD! You look great for summer. Maybe you can do Goth in the Fall.

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DAILYCHOICES 3/7/2014 11:23PM

    Love it! Like the blonde. It'll definitely be great for summer! I think you would also look fantastic with a graduated bob where it's a little shorter in the back and it comes down in an angle towards your chin! That would look great as well! You look fabulous! emoticon

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DLYNCH86 3/7/2014 11:12PM

    emoticon Looks great - I love the blonde bits.

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Why?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

People are odd. Okay, so that's not news for any of you.

Today, the entire family went to the gym after work. That is a busy period for my gym (as I'm sure it is in most gyms) and one of the three ellipticals I like is broken. DD got on one of the remaining two...right next to the one already being used. emoticon So I got on the treadmill. I don't like the treadmill, but I need to mix it up, so whatever!

Anyway, there are six treadmills in my gym (small gym) and no one was on any of them. I took the second one from one end just because I like to not be on the end. Partway through my treadmill, a woman got on the treadmill to my right. Still no one on any of the other treadmills. That bugged me (really lady? move over!!!) but that's a personal problem and she really didn't do anything wrong. As she started her treadmill, she kept looking at my display. Then she set her machine to go faster with a higher incline than mine. I didn't notice at first, but she kept looking at my machine and I couldn't help but notice.

What did I do? I just did my normal workout. I discovered that I HATE running uphill - it's HARD!!! But, the only way to get better is to practice doing it. So, I practiced...some. When I was running, she upped her incline to 15. I don't know when she lowered it - I was too busy trying to breathe!!

After we left the gym, I asked the family if they noticed...they had. And, apparently, a woman on a treadmill three down the other way (I don't know when she got there - again, trying to breathe) kept looking at me and what I was doing and then checking her DH's display. (She was walking and playing with her phone, so she couldn't possibly compare her activity to mine.) I have no idea how I compared. I don't care.

Which means brings me to my question. Why do people compare themselves to other people in the gym? Or anywhere for that matter? I will admit that I do notice what some other people are doing. If I see someone who looks to be in good shape and doing an exercise that I'm not familiar with, I'll look and try to copy. Helps me learn and add variety. Also, we are having a challenge at the gym - we are walking to different towns within our state. One of the other regulars (and my friend) told me that I have a target on my back - he's going to catch up with me. That kind of comparison, friendly competition, is motivating. I get that kind of "comparison".

But, if the guy next to me is running at 8.0 on the treadmill, I will notice and be impressed. But I won't feel like I should compare myself to him. I don't know his story and he doesn't know mine. Maybe 8.0 is slow for him? Maybe I'm recovering from an injury? Maybe his wife just left him and he's working out the grief, stress, anger by running at an ungodly speed? I don't know. I don't care. I'm there to make myself healthier. If I can learn from someone else, I'm happy. If I did what I planned to do, I'm happy. Heck, some days if I just made it to the gym, I'm happy!

My point? Do what is right for you. Don't worry about the guy next to you. Just do your thing and be proud you did.

  
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JOHNTJ1 3/6/2014 8:11AM

    I run into similar issues Barb. There are two elliptical s at my gym that everyone likes. If you are not waiting at the door to rush on to it, you end up waiting for ever.

But the larger point is the WHOLE family is at the gym. That is something to be proud of. you are setting a good example

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KMICHA 3/5/2014 6:37AM

    . . . . which is why I like to work out alone! LOL!!! It takes all kinds to make the world go round!!!

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BKNOCK 3/3/2014 3:12PM

    Wow! I notice the strange stuff at the gym. Like the other day some lady was on the treadmill with a pair of pants on and one leg was missing.

Some guy picks up things on the floor by licking his finger.

Some really beastly guy keeps prancing in front of me like he is body beautiful!

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KRICKET4 3/2/2014 12:41PM

    Being so competitive really sucks, doesn't it? emoticon

I have to say those treadmill displays tempt me too to look and see what my neighbor is doing. Albeit I don't go into competition. Reason enough to stay off the dreadmill altogether... (hate the dreadmill!)

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CLOVER2 3/1/2014 2:15AM

    Maybe they look at you as someone they wish to be like? That if they work harder and try more they can get where you are. Or maybe they're just silly. People are strange. I find that most of them seem to think that they have to "better" than the person next to them or they aren't whole. I dunno....I am working hard at just being the best me I can be, I sure don't want to worry about being bigger and badder than anyone else.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/28/2014 11:40PM

    Well said! That is kind of creepy that she did that.

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/28/2014 8:22PM

    I think the whole thing just sounds creepy! Why compare to you or anyone she doesn't know??

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GEEMAWEST 2/28/2014 5:33PM

    Just gotta laugh at the competitive nature of some people. I'm with you, just do my own thing. I also agree with Sherri, I would take the one on the end and then put an 'out of order' sign on the other one next to me.


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MOM2ACAT 2/28/2014 5:08PM

    I agree with everything you said.

It sounds like this woman has issues with insecurity, if she is trying so hard to "beat" someone who is a stranger to her.

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CHRISTINEBWD 2/28/2014 2:16PM

    I hope that doesn't ever happen to me! It would of made me feel weird! Like someone behind you when you're at your computer. I don't care for that either!

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RWETHAIRYET 2/28/2014 12:56PM

    well, I would always pick the treadmill on the end...unless there was someone on the one right next to it, and then I'd want to put an empty treadmill between us. What can I say, growing up rural as me I have a great need for lots of personal space and I always need an easy exit.
Why the need to compare? I don't know. I just know that if you have time to be looking at what I'm doing, you're probably not working out hard enough, ha ha.

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AJDOVER1 2/28/2014 12:25PM

    It's easy for me to tune out the details of other people's workouts. I don't wear my glasses in the gym. I simply can't SEE the display on the next machine!

The funniest thing I've seen in the gym lately was a guy who kept taking pictures of the display on his treadmill. I was impressed -- I can barely run and listen to music at the same time!

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CHERYL_ANNE 2/28/2014 7:40AM

    Rhetorical answer... because it takes all kinds

You are comfortable enough in you own skin and mind to continually do what it is you need to do and then simply do it.



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Chinese New Year = Resolution/Goal Update

Friday, January 31, 2014

I have a few goals for this year and I've found that if I don't regularly review them, I will forget them. So, here is a quick review.

1. Goal: Read an average of one book per week.
Update: I've read five books so far this year and am half way through a sixth book. I'm on target for this goal.

2. Goal: Lose 12 pounds by end of April.
Update: I've lost one pound, so a little behind the pace. However, I'm working on changing my mind set about food and that will be a HUGE benefit. Haven't given up on this goal.

3. Goal: Add definition to arms.
Update: I took a picture of each arm while flexing in the mirror. It's too soon to take a new picture, but I have been doing a large variety of arm exercises. I think I'm making progress, but won't have a good update until a few more weeks (or months) have passed.

4. Goal: Save money each week.
Update: I've saved money and been able to cross off five or six of the 52 weeks. I keep looking for ways to save money and be able to cross off some more weeks. The hard ones will be 30 and up. Maybe I'll win some Super Bowl bets and make a big deposit? Yeah...probably not. I'll keep working on it though.

So, overall, I'm doing pretty well.

How are you doing on your goals?

  
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STEVEN2GO2 2/6/2014 10:44AM

    I am through book 7 on my common goal with you! I just finished 7 last night!

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KRICKET4 2/5/2014 2:50PM

    Yup, gotta keep those goals in the forefront. As long as we're moving forward, all's good. WTG!



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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/3/2014 10:51PM

    Those are wonderful goals. Good luck with them.

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AJDOVER1 2/1/2014 11:16PM

    Thanks for posting this -- I needed the reminder to pay attention to my own goals!

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CMRAND54 2/1/2014 6:09PM

    I didn't shop all month in January, except for food and real necessities. I tracked my food and got lots of exercise, but didn't lose a pound. I'm not giving up, though.

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WALLINMW 2/1/2014 10:48AM

  Stay motivated!

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PEGGY11 2/1/2014 10:14AM

    I didn't make a lot of goals. I just want to keep steadily losing weight. I hit a plateau at Christmas so am only down 4 pounds since then, but it is going down more now. Yes we can do it.

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JOHNTJ1 2/1/2014 8:29AM

    Years ago a boss of mine had a sign on his desk that read

"What get's checked on, gets done."

You're living proof dear friend.

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BKNOCK 2/1/2014 8:10AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/1/2014 7:53AM

    Sounds like you're doing great! I'm doing well at staying on track but have not lost anything. My body does seem to be changing, with jeans that are looser. Have a great weekend!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/1/2014 7:03AM

    Happy New Year Barb! emoticon Let's jump in that horse and ride like the wind!

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KMICHA 2/1/2014 5:29AM

    Great Job Barb!! Keep up the good work!!

One of my goals was to read the Bible through this year, I'm ahead on that. As of today, I'm at March 17th. I didn't really make other goals. I'm working hard to eat healthy and to maintain my weight. One thing I have started doing is writing down the menu each day and where the recipe was found. Also whether it was a "Keeper" or "uh . . no thanks!".

Love your updated page!


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CHRISTINEBWD 2/1/2014 12:06AM

    I "liked" your blog! I've also been looking for ways to save money! My goals (so far) seem to be on track... but it is early in the game - I take it one day at a time. One of my goals is to be positive - so far so good! emoticon and keep blogging!!!

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JOHN_SKIM 2/1/2014 12:02AM

  If it works for you, check your resolutions at the end of each month and keep up a good work.

7 books so far so I am a little ahead of you ;-)

Good luck!

ps. ok, 3 of those books had only 70 pages ;-)

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PJ2222 1/31/2014 11:59PM

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144AUTUMN 1/31/2014 11:53PM

  You can do it!!

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Warning - TMI and a little bit gross

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Back in June, I was playing softball on a grass field. I was playing catcher and the play was at home. The runner slid and slid right into me. Bruised my shin and squished my toe. The shin healed quickly. The toe, however, had a dead nail. I thought that maybe the nail was going to be black forever. However, about two months ago, I started to see a white line at the base of my nail. A new nail was growing!!!

As the new nail grew, the old nail stayed in place and protected my toe. In the last week, however, I noticed that the old nail was loose on one side. Only one side, though. I put on a bandage and continued through my days.

Tonight, after my shower, the old nail finally fell off!!! The new nail is only about 3/4 of the way up the nail, so there is a new bandage on the toe to protect it until I either get used to it or the new nail grows back.

So, the gross part? I took the old nail out to the living room with me and tried to show my son and his friend. They both shuddered and were grossed out. I was a little disappointed because I wanted to show it off. emoticon

So...I told my daughter what had happened. Do you want to see it? I asked her, fully expecting her to say no. She responded, kind of sheepishly, Yeah, I kinda do!

Yippee!! I got to show it to her! She was properly grossed out and I got to share. Win-win for us both! LOL!

Don't worry...I threw it away. No show and tell at work tomorrow. emoticon

  
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STEVEN2GO2 1/20/2014 11:19PM

    emoticon To a daughter who is so strong to witness something gross, and I am happy for you that your toe nail returned!

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KRICKET4 1/20/2014 5:36PM

    Seriously Barb, no picture?!?
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Both my daughter and my son would have grossed out...Wimpy kids!

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GEEMAWEST 1/20/2014 3:13PM

    Come on, you can do better than that!! emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/20/2014 1:51PM

    The title intrigued me.

Totally worth the read!

Only thing that would have been better would have been pictures....

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JSPIN74 1/20/2014 1:36PM

    emoticon nice!

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JOHNTJ1 1/20/2014 11:05AM

    I'm sorta slow.

Where was the TMI part, Barb?

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CARLANNIE 1/20/2014 10:41AM

    That is SO bizarre because I have the same thing! We went hiking this summer up to Boulder Basin - high climb to about 10,000 elevation, and subsequent downhill trek all on shale. Well, the downhill trek pushed my foot forward in my boots with each step, resulting in black and blue big toenails. Only killed one side of each nail, though. They have been growing out. Just this morning, about an hour ago, I got up from my comfy chair and my quilt caught one of the nails that was raised and pulled it mostly off. Picture lots of bleeding, painful "Oooowwwwiiiiieeee!" emitting from myself, and hobbling to clean it up. Now the nail is hanging only on the far left side of the big toe. What do I do with that? I put on a band aid, but it hurts to walk. You are so much luckier to be able to gross your kids out.

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CMRAND54 1/20/2014 9:21AM

    The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. I was worried that the new nail would never come back all the way, but it did. I kept clipping back the blackened nail a little bit at a time, so I never had the whole nail to show off, as I certainly would have done.

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ALEANERGINA 1/20/2014 8:35AM

    I am glad your new nail is growing, and that the old one fell off. I had a can of starch years ago fall on my big toe which lead to bruising, and losing the nail over time. My children were too young to even understand. However, I do have one of those daughters who would want to see it if it happened now. I have learned with boys, You never really know how they will react. :) Hope you have a great week.

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/20/2014 8:25AM

    Could have been grosser (more gross??). I bet that toe is sensitive! Glad you got to share!

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BKNOCK 1/20/2014 7:57AM

    I was expecting way more gross but I am happy to hear that your daughter is so cool!

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MARINEMAMA 1/20/2014 5:51AM

    Your daughter is so cool! I am happy to hear that your toe is on the mend!

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KMICHA 1/20/2014 5:45AM

    I lost a nail like that several years ago when something was dropped on my toe. My daughter didn't know it, and as a surprise, she took me for a pedicure!. . . . minus on big toes nail.

Great blog!!! You didn't keep it with your keepsakes so in years to come when your offspring and their children are going through yours things they won't come across it and go "WHAT IS THIS???"

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CLOVER2 1/20/2014 2:05AM

    Cooool!! I'm glad that it did finally come off though, with the new nail growing in you could have had some problems!

I lost a toenail on my big toe in 2012 when I was training for my Avon Walk For Life and overdid it. It wasn't too bad and it didn't fall off until after the walk. It took forever for the new one to grow in. My nail came off before the new one even started and so I had a naked toe for a few months! It's all grown back now, though!

I'm surprised the boys were grossed out and the girl wasn't as much, it's usually the other way around!

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Comment edited on: 1/20/2014 2:08:29 AM

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TAICHIDANCER 1/20/2014 1:13AM

    That daughter will be a surgeon someday!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/20/2014 1:08AM

    How odd that the boys didn't want to see it, LOL. Hopefully the new nail will grow in faster now.

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AJDOVER1 1/20/2014 12:39AM

    This is the BEST blog I've ever read! emoticon
I'm just disappointed that you didn't post a picture!

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ELYMWX 1/20/2014 12:30AM

    My co-workers would probably have asked why I threw it away - they would want to see it...

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