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Christmas tree, kid-free and me!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

It has been a really good day. Got up after 10 hours of sleep to see DH off to work. He went to Jackpot with a friend directly after work, so I won't see him until tomorrow afternoon. Jackpot is like a really miniature Las Vegas, without the neon, the showgirls or the shows. Just gambling and about four casinos! (And, no, it's not a good day cos DH is gone! LOL!) After he left, I got the laundry going, made breakfast for me, my son and his friend who had stayed the night. Sat on my butt for awhile and finished my book.

Daughter had spent the night at a friend's and wasn't home yet. Then, son went to a friend's house to play. I have two kids and one husband. If you have done the math, you will realize that I am now ALONE! Woo Hoo!!! I actually did a happy dance as I was closing the door after my son left. I sang too, but be glad you didn't hear that! LOL!

I sparked a little and then headed to the gym for a full hour on the treadmill. I decided that I would run until there was 3.2 miles on the display. I walked for two minutes and then ran the rest. 36 minutes and 10 seconds later, I hit that 5k mark! Woo Hoo!

Came home, showered, and ordered Chinese for dinner. Went to get the girl and the boy and now we're going to rearrange the furniture, vacuum underneath and then put up the tree! (We vacuum after moving the furniture and before putting up the tree every year, whether it needs it or not! LOL!)

Okay, she's done eating. Time to go get busy! Night all!

  
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DOINFINE 11/29/2009 12:37PM

    So glad to hear you had some alone time and spent it wisely, working out! Congratulations on the 5K on the treadmill! I must admit, I am a bit jealous. I've been trying to train to run for weeks now and haven't made it too far, but I'm going to keep on trying! If you can do it, I bet I can too!
Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!
It's a beautiful day outside, the hubby is gone, I have some alone time and I think I'll Spark awhile then try, again, to run. Woo-Hoo!!! emoticon

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Combat shopping and I was victorious!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I had a blast shopping. In line by 4:30. Shopping until noon. Then, off to work for three hours. Now...my Boise State Broncos are kicking some butt on the Nevada Wolfpack (ran the opening kick off back for a touchdown!). Gotta go support!

More details tomorrow.

Happy Sparking!

  
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BKNOCK 11/28/2009 2:32PM

    Glad you had a blast!

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Combat Shopping is for me!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I usually HATE shopping when there a bunch of people. All those people need to get out of my way and let me shop! LOL!

Tomorrow, I am going out and being part of the mob at o'dark thirty. And I'm looking forward to it! My friend and I are meeting at her house around 4:30 so we can get to Target first thing. We've mapped where we're going, when and what we will get at each store. We plan to shop until at least noon. We would shop later, but I have to go to work (Dang Marketing Department! More on that later! LOL!).

Anyway, we do this every year that we can and it is a blast! We're not rude. We're not pushy. We're not mean. Unless someone else starts it. Then we go into combat mode! LOL!

Happy T-day to all and to all a good night!

  
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MUSIC66 11/27/2009 10:14PM

    i hate crowds would love to have a whole shopping centre to my self now that would be fun.

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GEEMAWEST 11/27/2009 8:48PM

    Did that one year. Won't do it again.

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BKNOCK 11/27/2009 8:07PM

    I was at Walmart at 4:30. Wow, what a crowd! This was my first black Friday sale in years. I am still shell shocked and exhausted!!



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CARLANNIE 11/27/2009 5:34PM

    How'd it go?

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DUTCHIEKIWI 11/27/2009 4:00PM

    This year... I'm staying away from the crowds... it brings the worst out in me.

Good luck, and have fun!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 11/27/2009 1:54PM

    You are crazy!

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NANC304 11/27/2009 10:03AM

    I hope you had a good time. You couldn't PAY me to get out there today.

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RWETHAIRYET 11/27/2009 9:30AM

    Better you than me...I think I'll just stay right here at work...the quietest place in town today!!

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 11/27/2009 12:41AM

    Combat shopping, I like that name for tomorrows big day of shopping. I will also be out there tomorrow. Have a great time and don't let anyone push you around.

Sorry about so many of same comments, I suppose I was being inpatient and thought that it was not going through and now I cant take them back.

Comment edited on: 11/27/2009 12:45:06 AM

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 11/27/2009 12:40AM

    Combat shopping, I like that name for tomorrow big day of shopping. I will also be out there tomorrow. Have a great time and dont let anyone push you around.

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 11/27/2009 12:40AM

    Combat shopping, I like that name for tomorrow big day of shopping. I will also be out there tomorrow. Have a great time and dont let anyone push you around.

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 11/27/2009 12:40AM

    Combat shopping, I like that name for tomorrow big day of shopping. I will also be out there tomorrow. Have a great time and dont let anyone push you around.

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So....complaining works?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yesterday I blogged about my scale not behaving as expected. Not that I was that worried, just something I noticed. My scale and I meet up this morning and what does it say? Down 0.8 pounds. The 0.4 pounds I was B*$CHING about yesterday are gone and they took some friends with them. LOL! Of course, it was one day and tomorrow is Thanksgiving. They'll be back and bring enough friends for a party!! LOL!

Everyone have a geat Thanksgiving day and practice moderation. That's my plan, anyway!

  
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BKNOCK 11/26/2009 8:11AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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SHIRLEYSAUL 11/26/2009 1:37AM

    Moderation... I will keep telling myself that tomorrow! emoticon emoticon

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Success...I think?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I have kicked butt the last four or five days. I've worked out every day and been within my calorie range every one of those days. I have not snacked on things that were unplanned. Yay me!

I must admit that I am one of those people who weighs every day, in the morning, once. I'm not obsessed with the number on the scale (okay, maybe a little). I use the number to give myself feedback on how my body is reacting to what I did the day before. If I was low on fiber for a couple of days and then suddenly increase one day, my weight goes up. (I won't go into the details on that one! LOL!) If I drink a lot of water instead of soda, my weight goes down. Simple things like that help my enginerdy mind understand (or think it understands) what's happening to my body.

So, back to my success. I've kicked butt for the last couple of days and have been rewarded on the scale with...drum roll please.....a 0.4 pound weight GAIN!!! I know, I know...normal weight fluctuations. I totally get that. I think what bothers me is that I input the data that I've put in before and I got different results (I usually see a loss when I make this kind of change).

For those of you with analytical minds, you know that if you do x, you get y. Or, if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you always got. Well, I did and I didn't! LOL! I suppose tomorrow will be different and I will see those 0.4 pounds are gone. I hope so. But, if they're not, I'm not letting it derail me. I know I'm making healthy changes and I feel better about myself. I may be obsessed with the scale, but it will not run my life!

Thanks for listening to my self-involved blog. emoticon

  
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RWETHAIRYET 11/25/2009 11:04AM

    Well, I actually weigh every morning just once myself. Thankfully I have a thick skin and can handle the fact that it usually just sits there on the same number over and over for forever...unless it bumps up (pizza and chinese food almost guarantee it, lol, but usually come right back down after a day or two.
One thing I've learned though, is the body doesn't follow any necessarily normal laws of biology, chemistry, or physics, lol.
It does what it wants, when it wants, doesn't matter a whole lot what I say, do or think. So, I just keep plugging along.

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BKNOCK 11/25/2009 9:26AM

    Don't forget that the scale is alive and it is playing with your mind, it is not happy that you are working so hard so it is playing mean! LOL! Keep working at it and it will go down!

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JUNIAATROME 11/25/2009 9:23AM

    Don't be mislead by the stupid scale! Just hang in there and soon enough "it" will have to agree with you! Have fun working out!

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KERRYMONIQUE 11/25/2009 8:53AM

    This is why weighing yourself every day can be risky. You are doing FABULOUS, don't let the number ruin your success!!! And there isn't just 1 x factor, with metabolism, hormones, exercise, muscle building, fat loss... there are numerous x factors.

I know your frustration - we want tangible rewards for our hard work. Just keep going, you will get them!!!

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SKMINNY 11/25/2009 8:37AM

    yep, me and the scale have a continued date. some days i like it most i don't. but i need to dump the feelings i get when it doesn't like me! lol

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GEEMAWEST 11/24/2009 11:49PM

    I am so glad that you admit that you weigh every day. I thought I was the only one. LOL My weight fluxuates sometimes by a couple of pounds each day. But I, like you, use the info to figure out what is working and what is not. Keep on with the healthy changes. We will prevail!!

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