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But Mommy, it burns!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The money in my pocket it's burning a hole! I have to spend it! LOL!

So, today I took the kids to spend their Christmas money. They behaved very well (after I told them I was willing to turn around and go home whether they had spent any money or not). We went to four stores plus the mall. They each bought a pair of pants and at least one shirt. The rest was just spent! He's broke and she has $5 left. Silly babies!

It was fun, but I'm glad we don't have to do that every day!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 12/30/2009 8:49PM

    I hate to be a naysayer (ok, no I don't). But I never spent the $5 from grandma in my valentine or that check from my birthday...for years. And my husband took the money intended from his grandmother to pay for his college education, worked through school as an RA, and we had enough to pay down payment on a house when we got married and both have cars that we don't owe on. Everyone has their own style, but it sure is nice to not regret any trendy jeans or a toy that wasn't as fun as it looked!
Maybe one of them will have an "A-Ha" one day.

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STEELERCRAZY 12/28/2009 11:55PM

    Aw. You're so sweet. But wait til they are teenagers. Oh, that's the best part. We'll see what you're gonna be blogging THEN, my friend.

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GEEMAWEST 12/28/2009 9:50PM

    My granddaughters are the same way, too. They just have to spend it, don't care what they spend it on, just gotta spend it.

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BKNOCK 12/28/2009 8:55PM

    My Niece and Nephew are the same way! I told them to save it for a while and they thought I was crazy! Off to Target they went and spent all of it, poof!

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DH went to the gym with me today!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

DH decided that he wanted to go to the gym today! I've been inviting him to join me for months, but he has not taken me up on my offer...until today! He even ate better today, more fruits and veggies, more water, and less Dirt Pepsi. I just hope he can practice moderation and not burn out too quickly.

We're going again early tomorrow! Yippee!

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CARLANNIE 12/28/2009 10:17PM

    Take him when you can get him - excellent!

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MOM2ACAT 12/28/2009 6:05PM

    That is great!

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CAROLEHZ 12/28/2009 3:09PM

    That's how it worked with my husband..but in reverse..he was the one exercising and I was the one saying "not today thanks"..he didn't harass me, but he would invte me to join in...I finally was ready..I got into it and then I found Sparkpeople. I hope that your husband will do great!

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LILMISSRED79 12/28/2009 12:56PM

    Very exciting! Way to lead by example!

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CALIMAN1 12/28/2009 12:29PM

    Barb, that is simply awesome. Gives me hope as well...thank you.

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AWYEAGLE 12/28/2009 11:37AM

    What a great way for the 2 of you to spend time together! Hope you had fun and that you guys can continue it.

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BKNOCK 12/28/2009 7:16AM

    Wow, that is such great news! I hope that he keeps it up too.

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SWIMLOVER 12/28/2009 3:30AM

  That is really Great! It sounds like he wants to get healthier also.

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 12/27/2009 11:35PM

    Thats great, my husband use to never come and then started coming along with me a couple of months ago, he became my motivation on days when I felt like not going! Now he is working out of state, so time to dig deep and make myself go!

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Home again

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just spent three days traveling and visiting...translate that to three days of eating poorly. I did get at least some exercise in every day! I'll be back in my ranges tomorrow by gum and by golly!!

On a side note, I need 155 exercise minutes to meet my fitness goal for the year! I should make it...I hope!

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DOINFINE 12/27/2009 10:07AM

    155 minutes? You can do it!
It's a piece of emoticon!!!

Comment edited on: 12/27/2009 10:07:59 AM

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BKNOCK 12/27/2009 9:40AM

    You can do it! How about that slogan JUST DO IT!

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JUNIAATROME 12/27/2009 1:35AM

    Of course you will make it. Take a long, long walk. Two hours of walking in the woods or somewhere pretty is NOT long at all.

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Starting early...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Eating too much, that is. I started out fine, even went to the gym for an hour. Then I had some errands to run and decided to go out to lunch. I almost ordered one of the biggest burgers, but ordered one of the smaller ones instead. Then, I came home and made pumpkin muffins...and ate 6 of them!

Then DH decided we were going out to dinner, Johnny Carinos. I had soup, salad and one piece of daughter's cheese pizza. Then came home and had 3 more muffins! Jeez! And tomorrow is weigh-in day!

Oh well. Maybe I got it out of my system early! LOL!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all!

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MARLOU4 12/24/2009 6:22PM

    Tis the season. Thank heavens we can start free in 2010.

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BKNOCK 12/24/2009 9:05AM

    I know the feeling! Yesterday I had Chick fil-a for breakfast and McDonalds for lunch. Really good food for me huh!

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Ready for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I am ready for Christmas! All presents are wrapped and bought. I am not on the hook for any treats, even tho I will probably make some anyway.

Tomorrow I'll take the dogs to the kennel for Christmas and pack for the trip to the inlaws. I should have time to work out too!

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MOM2ACAT 12/23/2009 8:40PM

    Merry Christmas!

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STEELERCRAZY 12/23/2009 12:00PM

    Don't forget to swing by my house and drop off your iPhone.

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AWYEAGLE 12/23/2009 11:13AM

    Glad to hear that you are so on the ball - that makes for a much less stressful holiday. Enjoy and travel safe.

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BKNOCK 12/23/2009 7:40AM

    Wow, you are awesome! Have a great time and a Merry Christmas

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MR.NET1 12/23/2009 4:31AM


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JUNIAATROME 12/23/2009 3:38AM

    Sounds like a plan - any time to relax in all of this? You have been very efficiant you need a break too. Have a happy holiday!

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L-OSTER8 12/23/2009 1:58AM

  You sound very efficient . . . I'm sure your family appreciates all of your great qualities!

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MERLINANDME 12/23/2009 1:26AM

    Congratulations! I wish I were in the same boat.

Merry Christmas.

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