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Trade you a Now-N-Later for....

Saturday, October 31, 2009

something chocolate! My kids each have a friend over and they all went trick-or-treating together. They went to EVERY house in our subdivision plus the one next to us (only if the light was on, of course!). They made a HAUL!!!

DH and I sorted the candy and threw out anything that looked questionable. My son is doing the extra sort to get rid of any candy that has gluten in it. All of them are now sorting, trading and basically be little barterers! LOL!! The girls will only trade for chocolate! Good girls!! LOL!

As for me, I have done very well. Two challenges from Spark Teams had me forgoing both Diet Pepsi (UGH!) and refined sugar. The no-Diet Pepsi is for four days total, the no refined sugar is just today (can you say cruel?). LOL! I am taking my Halloween tax from the kids so I can overdose on refined sugar tomorrow! LOL!!

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JUNIAATROME 11/1/2009 11:29AM

    No refined sugar for you - don't you remember that is NOT GOOD for you. There should be a rule that only icky stuff should be given out at all time and we all would be doing just great.

JUST KIDDING of course! I did absolutely great and that's because Halloween is not a holiday around here and nobody bothers about Tricking or Treating. emoticon

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SEASHELL78 10/31/2009 10:44PM

    After we finished trick or treating I did my inspection of the candy and then we did a sort of anything they wouldn't eat and it got distributed out to trick or treaters that came to our house! We also gave out odds and ends that have accumlated here that nobody likes. At least we managed to get rid of all the icky stuff!

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Morning Workouts are HARD!

Friday, October 30, 2009

I know, I know...wahhh, wahhh, whine, whine! emoticon But that's the way I feel! LOL!

I had an appointment to get my hair cut and colored (first time in 8 months!) this afternoon. I generally work out after work. For those of you who don't color, it's generally not a good idea to wash your hair right after you get it done. For those of you who don't work out, your hair generally needs washed after a work out! LOL!! make sure I still got in my workout AND got my hair done, I decided to work out this morning. emoticon

For me, that means getting up at 4:20 in order to have time to workout and make it to work on time. As I laid down to sleep, I visualized myself getting up, getting dressed and getting to the gym. Amazingly, it worked! Or something did! LOL!! I actually got up and went to the gym at oh-dark-thirty! I got on the elliptical, set my normal settings, my normal time, my normal machine. When I finished, I had burned more than 100 calories less than what the machine normally says AND gone almost a full mile less!

I will admit, the elliptical did seem harder to get moving today than normal. And now I know why. They reset the rubber bands in the elliptical every night, so they're wound tighter in the morning. By the time I get there in the evening, the rubber bands have stretched back out! LOL! Either that, or I am not a morning person....Nahhh, can't be that! LOL!

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RWETHAIRYET 11/3/2009 10:43AM the rubber band theory, but since I do strength routines with free weights, I guess I can't use that one for why I just cant seem to work as hard in the morning.
So I guess I'm back to the lousy mattress, older bones theory of morning stiffness and lack of omphfff!!

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PINK-LADYBUG 10/31/2009 9:55PM

    I am totally buying the rubber bands theory! It explains so much! I think they also tighten up the bikes, too...
Great job on getting your butt there and getting it done, though!

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BKNOCK 10/31/2009 3:21PM

    Good for you getting up so early and working out! Great job!

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NAJEAN 10/31/2009 12:36AM

    I'm with you on that! I hate working out in the morning. Give me an evening workout anytime.

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SNIRODY 10/30/2009 11:52PM

    I concur. Morning workouts suck at any time :D

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Why I stopped tailgating...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

In case you can't see it, those porta-potties are about two feet taller than that overpass clearance!

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MUSIC66 10/31/2009 7:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon that is so funnyhahahaha

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DUTCHIEKIWI 10/31/2009 7:55PM

    LOL, when are you going to post the WHOLE video?????? I HAVE to see this!!!!!!!!!


chie x

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 10/30/2009 12:06PM

    and here i was expecting this to be a sports, football or other ball game blog

you could be dressed up for halloween as momma smurf,

cause of the blue water in those portapotties, LOL YUCKY

have a great weekend and enjoy your halloween too, Mamma Smurf

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GEEMAWEST 10/30/2009 10:42AM

    I'll have to show this to DH. He's a horrible tailgater.

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RWETHAIRYET 10/30/2009 9:32AM

    ewwww. I think that car is a tad too close!! Especially with the top down, lol!

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BKNOCK 10/30/2009 6:32AM

    Wow! That happens a lot in downtown Raleigh right where I work! At least once a year some big truck gets stuck under the bridge. One time the guy was going to fast and ripped the whole top of his truck off.

Thanks for sharing!

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JACLYN_1005 10/30/2009 12:13AM

    OMG! lol.... That would be funny to see.

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A little early for Christmas, but...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My house is the one on the right.

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STEFFIIE 10/30/2009 1:22PM


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SEASHELL78 10/30/2009 9:20AM

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BKNOCK 10/30/2009 6:33AM

    Too funny!

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MOMMAKATES 10/30/2009 12:33AM

    LOVE IT !!

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JACLYN_1005 10/30/2009 12:14AM

    I love this! that is so funny!

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Have you ever been so tired...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

that you were dizzy and slightly sick to your stomach? I felt that way at around midnight last night. I'm at that age that I cannot make it through the night without getting up at least once. (Okay, so I could stay in bed, but I'd be buying new mattresses like crazy!) Last night, during my nightly trip, I felt HORRIBLE! I had only gotten about 1 1/2 hours of sleep, so my tiredness was explainable.

I did my business and fell right back into bed. I even went right back to sleep...but not before telling myself that I was going to get to bed early tonight! So...on that note...good night! emoticon

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TEASINME 10/28/2009 2:13PM

    I feel that way right now. Work is driving me crazy. Between Sunday and today I have worked a total of 50 hours and I am on my way back in.

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RWETHAIRYET 10/28/2009 1:36PM

    I feel that way a lot myself. One thing I miss about being younger (and truthfully, my youth wasn't so wonderful that I'd like to repeat it thank you very much)was being able to function on not a lot of sleep.
Now, I feel a lack of sleep...for days!!!

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/28/2009 8:49AM

    Sleep is important and your body makes sure that you realize it!!! Glad you fell back to sleep!


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GEEMAWEST 10/28/2009 12:21AM

    I feel that way often. Some times I feel like I bounce off the hall walls to get to the bathroom. Just wanted to let you know that you're not alone. You're just with us old folks. Bwawahaha!

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