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How long does one week take?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Holy moly! This week is taking forever. And I'm not the only one who feels this way. All week, it has seemed like the week should be over, or almost over, and it hasn't been! emoticon

It is finally Friday Eve! And I still feel like the week should have ended long ago! Does anyone have a time machine? I'd like it to be tomorrow at this!

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JUNIAATROME 1/30/2011 1:22AM

    Oh my, my week is over before I notice and there is so much left on my desk to do. I turn around and it's Friday: What's up with that time???

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/29/2011 7:02PM

    Sunday morning here, so you must be enjoying some good times now...



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CMRAND54 1/29/2011 9:45AM

    January seems like it will never be done this year. I am sooo tired of winter.

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RWETHAIRYET 1/28/2011 4:21PM

    I just want a time machine to stretch out my weekends, haha. I say goodbye to coworkers on friday evening and I swear I'm saying hello to them 20 mins later come monday morning.
But yes, it was excruciatingly long this week. I thought it was friday by tuesday morning, haha.

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BKNOCK 1/28/2011 9:23AM

    This has indeed been a very long week! Sitting around drives me crazy!

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/28/2011 7:58AM

    I totally agree about the week but I was just saying yesterday that I don't ever remember a January lasting this long!!!!! Argh! Could we just flip that calendar page please?

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DEUSMACHINA 1/28/2011 3:51AM

    Just come down here. Friday's done already. Nothing left to do but sit back with a cold one.

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KENDRACARROLL 1/28/2011 12:00AM

    Ya, weekend would be nice :) Just one l-o-n-g Friday to go...
We'll get there :)

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RANGERFAN10 1/27/2011 11:05PM

    I am so ready for the week to be done.

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ELYMWX 1/27/2011 10:45PM

    I'm so with you. Meetings most of the day. I've blocked all of tomorrow off in my calendar as "GSD" a.k.a. Getting S#%& Done - hopefully no-one tries to book me a meeting!

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STEELKICKIN 1/27/2011 10:06PM

    My last two days have felt like two weeks. I dunno, Barb, maybe it's the weather doing this to us. When you find someone who has a time machine, PUH-LEEEEEZE share with me. I wanna go back to when I could eat anything I want and not gain weight! No wrinkles, too!!

I would totally share with you!

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/27/2011 9:37PM

  I'm with you. It has been a loooooooooooooooong week. Of course the weather has been miserable which hasn't helped.

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GEEMAWEST 1/27/2011 9:34PM

    I have a Time Machine that's in a Rubber Room. You just keep bouncing back and forth from today to tomorrow and back again. Wanna give it a try? hehehe

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Peanut Butter Burger??

Friday, January 21, 2011

For lunch today, I went with some co-workers to a restaurant called "The Ram." It is one of those restaurants that I don't go to with my family because DS can't eat anything there, DD won't eat anything there and DH isn't interested. Whatever.

As I was reading the menu, I saw that they had a burger called "The Peanut Butter Burger." Here is the description.

Peanute butter, cheddar, hickory smoked bacon, sliced tomato, lettuce and mayo 9.99

BTW...they spelled peanut with the extra "e" on their website. I just copied and pasted! emoticon

Okay, so I like peanut butter. I really like peanut butter. And I'm a fan of the cheddar and the bacon and the tomato and the lettuce. Not so much on the mayo. But...put it all together? I'm not sure about that! I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with monterey jack cheese, no sauce, and fries. (Fries were VERY salty so I only ate a few). I was satisfied and pleased and pretty darn proud of myself for ordering a fairly healthy meal.

But now I want to try that PB Burger! emoticon Dang it! It is on my mind and it is haunting my taste buds and it is luring me back to that restaurant. Gosh darn it!! Maybe I can order a sampler? Or make my own? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 2/11/2011 2:21PM

    I saw a peanut butter burger on Man vs. Food... it didn't look too bad. If you try it, you MUST post an update emoticon

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CBARRETT10 2/11/2011 1:33PM

  Great choice on your selection! emoticon
When you make it or order it...let us know what you think!

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USFBULL 1/24/2011 3:46PM

    What you have not had it yet... mmm ok maybe it needs some cheese on it, oh wait cheddar is there, maybe it needs some tomato, oh yea that is there already. I've got it, cut out something else for the day add a few miles or minutes/hours to a work out and go for it. Like John says, lemme know how it tastes. LOL enjoy, drop the guilt and try something new. woohoo!! Then work out but do let us know. spark friend. I was thinking of a nice Thai burger with ..... I will not tempt you emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 1/23/2011 8:37PM

    I say, make your own and post it in the recipe section here.

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MYOWNHERO 1/23/2011 8:10PM

    Not a healthy choice, but I used to sometimes make myself a cheesesteak sandwich with a smear of peanut butter on the toasted bread. Add fried onions and mmmmmm.

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JPRICE217 1/23/2011 7:55AM

    I vote to try it

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CHEF4RENT 1/23/2011 1:09AM

    Hmmm...well maybe it's just me but I bet that burger is awesome. I suspect if you got some natural peanut butter that wasn't too sweet and made one yourself it wouldn't be too bad. Truly you are just some hot peppers from having a Thai burger. Drop the mayo and add some dried Thai peppers and you are golden!! Just go easy on the serving size like Rachel Mac said both the beef and the peanut butter are super calorie dense. If you use either ground turkey or 97% fat free beef and only 1 T of PB it wouldn't be too bad. Just watch all the extras they add up quick. Maybe make bite sized and share with the whole if they would eat it.

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/22/2011 11:06PM

  I say make your own because then you know exactly how much of everything you use and can log it. We ate peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches when we were kids. Actually pretty good.

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 1/22/2011 10:39PM

    I love peanut butter! But on top of a burger? With mayo? Bacon? Cheddar? Ummmmm....not so much. But if you do try it out, let us know how it is!

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ALESHABEE 1/22/2011 10:37PM

    Yikes...maybe make your own at home. It would be much better and a lot healhtier. Kudos to you for making healthy choices while dining out... emoticon

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RACHEL_MAC 1/22/2011 10:28PM

    AVOID IT. Peanut butter is so dense and they probably slop it on. The burger and fries before the peanut butter is a nutritional disaster--almost certainly more than 1500 calories and 75g fat, probably more than a day's worth of saturated fat (25g+), but when you add a decent schmear of peanut butter it's going to add about 500 calories and 40+ grams of fat on top of that. Not worth it ... put it out of your head!

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EM4488 1/22/2011 9:52PM

    Oh.Mi.Gosh! I had one... I forget where. I even took a picture (I must now find it).
Awesome. Absolutely awesome.
I heart burgers. And I heart peanutbutter. And a + plus a + = a BIG PLUS!

Go try it. I demand you :)

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JOHNTJ1 1/22/2011 9:46PM

    Well Barb.

You are only young forever so go for it.

(Lemme know how it tastes)

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NEWNAC304 1/22/2011 7:48PM

    Great job choosing healthy. I'm not sure about the peanut burger. If you try it be sure to let us know.

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    A Weird combination eSPecially since I had a PBJ this afternoon.

For $10 I probably would have chosen the same thing that you did!

If you try it and like it, let us know

Have a Wonderful Weekend

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/22/2011 8:30AM

    I LOVE peanut butter (and peanute butter!) but this just isn't working for me. Let us know how it is--now I'm curious. Good lunch decision---way to go!

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BKNOCK 1/22/2011 6:24AM

    That combo does not sound good to me at all, let me know how you like it!

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FROGGIEBEAR 1/21/2011 11:16PM

    I'm ashamed to admit that my parents frequently sent me to school with a peanutbutter and mayonaise sandwich. Truthfully the combination isn't that bad, but try to trade that lunch off!

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GEEMAWEST 1/21/2011 11:09PM

    I googled Peanut Butter Burger and was surprised at the number of sites that came up, 994,000 to be exact. I'm sure you could find a recipe to your liking. I like peanut butter but it sounds too weird in a burger. Let me know when you try it, my curiosity has got the best of me.

Good job on ordering the grilled chicken instead!

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Kitchen cures for gorgeous skin???

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I have a magazine (Woman's World) that I read. It is a weekly periodical and every week they have new ways to keep your hair shiny or your nails perfectly manicured or whatever. (BTW...I'm about six months behind, so this was a June issue) emoticon

The week that I'm reading has the headline "Kitchen Cures for Gorgeous Skin." Now, I know what they mean. They are going to give us great hints on using items that we already have in our kitchens to make our skin gorgeous.

But that's not what it says. It says they are going to *cure* our gorgeous skin with stuff from the kitchen. I don't have gorgeous skin, so I don't need to cure it. But if I did...I still wouldn't want to cure it! LOL!

Okay...done with semantics and whatever else this is called. Just wondering if anyone else sees stuff like this and wonders if magazines hire proof readers any more. emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/17/2011 10:27PM

  I love to find stupid errors like that. I have seen tons of them in our local papers. I swear the editors wear blinders or they really don't know their job. I take care of a woman whose husband was the publisher of a paper and it is full of mistakes. I just shake my head.

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RWETHAIRYET 1/17/2011 4:48PM

    Heehee, my favorite was a sign at a local hair salon a couple of weeks ago...
"Go Green with our new organic hair color product line"
Um, if green is the only color available, I think I'll stick with the gray, haha!

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GEEMAWEST 1/16/2011 11:58PM

    The good news about the kitchen "cures" is that you can eat them after you use them so it doesn't matter if you're gorgeous anymore.

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/16/2011 8:37PM

    Kitchen cures TO gorgeous skin ?? ;0)

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JOHNTJ1 1/16/2011 10:54AM

    There always seems to be so many paradoxes in life arent there?

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CARLANNIE 1/16/2011 10:29AM

    LOL, I love finding little errors like this - very funny to my sense of humor. I love Monday nights with Jay Leno because he does the newspaper bloopers - having written for a newspaper for 18 years, it really appeals to me! There's some good ones out there.

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BKNOCK 1/16/2011 7:42AM

    This sounds like a blog to get 3 points! Just ask John, he will explain! Yeah, I am at least six months behind too and yes lots of junk!

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TRIGFROST 1/16/2011 1:21AM

    I have Household books like this one...

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/16/2011 12:29AM

    I have this awesome book with every tip and hint that you could possibly think of... you have a problem..?? tell me, I'll help find the solution. love that stuff he he ;0)

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/16/2011 12:25AM

    I am in a "transition" period... I'm looking for everything natural, andf cheaper ways to look after skin, hair, house, wounds... you name it...

Iam all for it....

scrubbing yourself with caster sugar with some honey is awesome... who needs expensive stuff? and Eucalyptus oil is my new life elixer...

love love love it.

Any tips in that mag of yours??? PLEASE SHARE IT WITH ME!!!


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Lower body exercises

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I have decided that I need to restart my lifting routine. Lifting upper body, for me, is easy. By that, I mean that I know lots of different exercises for each muscle group. I can vary the routine fairly easily using free weights, machines or a combination. No problem!

However, lower body is another story. I won't use the inner/outer thigh machine. Too likely to cause an injury. The leg press is the wrong exercise for my body type (my booty is the size it needs to be, thank you!). I've done lunges, both standing and walking, and I'm currently doing squats. I also do calf raises. That's it. Not very much variety. And because of that, I get bored with my lower body routine very quickly.

Does anyone have any a ideas? I do my workout at a gym, so there are machines, weights, resistance bands, etc. available. However, no PC or video player so videos aren't an option. I think I will add some plyometrics, but would like ideas there as well. I'm open for suggestions. Flood me!

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DEGODDESS 1/12/2011 11:56AM

    Spark has several lower body exercises on the site; have you looked there? Good luck.

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/12/2011 11:11AM

  You can do abductions and adductions with a resistance band as opposed to the machines. Spark People shows a lot of lower body exercises on the fitness page. Lower body exercises are always harder for me to do, but that is where I need the most work. There are also several you can do on a mat by getting on all fours and then lifting your leg out to the side both bent and straight, swinging your leg to the front and back, lowering your head to the mat and then lifting your leg straight up or kicking in to your butt.
These are all coming back in a rush because they are the ones I hate to do.

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HOT4FITNESS 1/12/2011 9:02AM

    You knowevery sine I started water jogging and kicking using the lap board, I have really started to develop muscles in my legs. Not sure if you have a pool or water track at your gym, but that is an idea. I power walk alot and that has helped develop muscle also. Just throwing out ideas to you.

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JOHNTJ1 1/12/2011 8:22AM

    There are a number os excercises that work your hamstrings and quads. you might want to look at them.

My only word of caution, and I understand what you are saying about body type, etc, my trainer told me that unless you develop the muscle groups equally you stand a better chance of getting hurt.

But what do I know, lol I wanna rob a donut store

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Unexpected texts

Friday, January 07, 2011

As many of you already know, I celebrated my birthday on January 6th. The twelfth day of Christmas. My 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday. Overall, a very good day. However, it was a day of unexpected texts.

First, my older brother wished me a happy birthday by commenting on how old I was. Please note, I did say *older* brother. Dork. Oh...did I mention that he sent me that text on January 5th? The eleventh day of Christmas. Silly brother! LOL!

Thursday morning, my workout partner sent me a HB text at our normal workout time (4:30 am). Luckily, I slept through that. It was a rest day for both of us. My family, on the other hand, called me on the way to work. I told them all goodbye before I left for work. They were all up and getting ready for the day. They just spaced it. Since the same thing happened last year, I've decided that it is. New family call me to wish me HB instead of doing it in person! LOL!

After I got to work, one of my coworkers texted/paged me with HB wishes. Really wasn't expecting that from him (yeah, a guy remembered my b-day! And he's cute! LOL,). The I got fairly regular good wishes throughout the day. The surprise texts, though, were the ones from my daughter's friends. Totally didn't expect that! Even my dad texted me! Technology rocks!

I must say that I had a pretty darn good day! Can I do it again tomorrow?

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RANGERFAN10 1/10/2011 2:36PM

    Well Happy Be-lated Birthday, I am glad you had a great day!

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NEWNAC304 1/8/2011 10:09PM

    Hapy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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CARLANNIE 1/8/2011 9:42AM

    What's your cell number and I'll send you a text! Or, I'll just send you Happy Birthday wishes right now - cheers!

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    Every darn day, repeat as desired! I love technology too. As we waited in August for our overdue daughter to make her way into the world, texts came in everyday explaining, pleading and coercing her to get on with it already! It made us feel like friends and family near and far were waiting so impatiently with us!

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REJ7777 1/8/2011 9:32AM

    Happy Birthday! Sure you can do it again, as long as it doesn't make you a year older. emoticon emoticon

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JOHNTJ1 1/8/2011 9:23AM

    Well, from my point of view we are all spaecial every day we are alive. It just takes a special occasion for us to remember it.

Do it every day of your life Barb, you deserve it.

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BKNOCK 1/8/2011 8:00AM

    You can do it again only if you let Michelle and I text you this time too! 21? You really want to be that age again? You can have it!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 1/8/2011 12:29AM

    Let's do it again the day we all meet up.... We'll pretend we are ALL having a big birthday all at once!! Who's in??



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STEVENGO2 1/8/2011 12:20AM

    Sounds like you had awesome birthday wishes! emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 1/7/2011 11:58PM

    What fun! Birthday wishes are fun no matter how they are received. emoticon emoticon

Happy Birthday!

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AUNTIEANNE22 1/7/2011 11:45PM

  If you're ready for the 22 anniversary of your 21 birthday - I say go for it. Only two of my five sisters remembered my birthday. My son knew it was coming, but not when.

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ELYMWX 1/7/2011 11:44PM

    Happy Birthday!

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MUSIC66 1/7/2011 11:34PM

    hope you had a good birthday .

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STEELKICKIN 1/7/2011 11:31PM

    Sure! You have my permission to do again. Nothing wrong with being a SparkPrincess two days in a row!

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USFBULL 1/7/2011 11:26PM

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