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Sunday, February 28, 2010

I finally updated my Spark Page! Not a lot, but some. I rewrote my introduction and defined some of my goals. Hope this gives me the kick that I need to get that last four pounds gone! I need to have someone take some pictures of me that I like so I can add those to my page as well. Good thing we've gone may take a very long time to get a picture that I like! LOL!

In June, I will celebrate both my two-year Spark-iversary and my 20-year anniversary. I'm trying to decide how to celebrate them both. Any ideaas?

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BKNOCK 3/1/2010 5:47AM

    You have your list of things that you want to buy, do you have your list of places you want to go? I would get away for at least a weekend!

Great job on being so close to your goal, that is so awesome!

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DEUSMACHINA 3/1/2010 2:11AM

    Just get the photos up already! ;) I'm sure you look FINE! Look at the photos I've posted! Me all red and sweaty, and one in my freaking UNDERWEAR *shudder*.

And G-Ma and Dutchie are right. Get the kids out of the house for the night. Or better still, get the two of you out of the house for the night!

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JUNIAATROME 3/1/2010 12:42AM

    We wanted to change our rings for our 20th anniversary, decided that we had no money for that and then DH gave that amount of money to a beggar "who was really very bad off. You should have heard his story!" - I was ... well you can imagine. You don't want my input on celebration issues. Not good at that, not at all.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 2/28/2010 11:17PM

    Celebration ideas...we'll need to noodle on that before June. In addition to crossing the finish line (which is, OF COURSE, part of it) is there anything you have been longing to do? Place you'd love to go? Experiences you'd like to share?

You will come up with a worthy reward for all your hard work and for your celebrating your life together!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/28/2010 11:15PM

    Awesome stuff!!
* If you don't... WE will kick your butt the last 4 pounds...
* How about a huge tray of strawberries, cherries, and... a bit of naughy champagne??
* How about having that in a special hotel room for the night... ;0)

* I agree with G-Mama...... Kids are a no no.....

I'll stop here,

well... you DID ask ;0)



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GEEMAWEST 2/28/2010 11:07PM

    Congratulations on your achievements so far. You will kick that last 4 pounds out the door in no time. As far as how to celebrate your 20th anniversary I think that's a personal decision that I'd rather not be involved in. LOL (just don't invite the kids!)

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ANAMIA8 2/28/2010 11:00PM

    only four more pounds? thats awesome!! u can do that NOO problem!! good luck =)

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Ugh...brain is full...must empty!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kids are watching Titanic. I wish they weren't. I bawled like a little baby when the mommy put her two little kids to bed while the boat was sinking. I do NOT need to see that again!

DH took me out to dinner. Buffalo Wild Wings. Tried the boneless wings...not impressed. Don't have to have those again. Think of all of the calories I'm saving!

Need some new workout shoes. Keep hoping that I can get the time to go buy some, but it hasn't worked out.

My baby is turning 11 on Wednesday. So far, I've bought pumpkin and frosting for his birthday. He is very excited!'s not what you're thinking! (Dirty birds! LOL!) Since he cannot have gluten and is not a big fan of chocolate, I am making a pumpkin cake for his birthday. It is really very tasty even without frosting. But, he likes the frosting, so he gets frosting. Really need to buy some gifts, send out invites, generally plan the whole darn thing! LOL!

Making potato soup tomorrow. If I don't, have of my lunches for this next week will be air. Air is not very filling, in case you were wondering.

Taxes have been filed and we are getting a refund. A new dishwasher is in my future!!! Dish machine...not new kid to hand wash. emoticon

Did my fifth day of JM's 30-Day Shred. Good thing it's only 20 minutes! Dang that sucked! But I felt so much better after I did it. I even did full (boy) push ups for the whole first 30-second interval and then four more in the second one before I had to switch to modified. Yay me!

Really should start some more auctions for DH but I don't wanna. I have so many things I should do and I just don't wanna. And I'm a grown up so I don't have to so there. Ppffftttttt! emoticon

Okay, that's enough for now. Brain is less full now. Not of anything important, mind you. But I'm sure we'll all sleep better now for my sharing. tee hee

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STEELERCRAZY 2/28/2010 11:47AM

    Mmmmmm, pumpkin. Mmmmmmmm, potato soup. Mmmmmmmmm, buffalo wings.

Thanks. All you managed to do was make me wanna eat.


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LADYIRISH317 2/28/2010 11:14AM

    The pumpkin cake and potato soup sound YUMMY! I totally agree with you about Buffalo Wild Wings, though.

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that potato soup sounds good. Tis the season!

HB to that 11 yo "baby" too. His cake sounded interesting too.

Party or is that Par-TY

Have a SPlendid week!

Signed: Brainless!

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CARLANNIE 2/28/2010 9:46AM

    Heading to the B city right now to do a little shopping and get our taxes done Monday. Hope we are lucky, like you, to get a refund - I absolutely hate having to come up with more. I did talk dh into looking at lighting stores for some new track lighting for our tall ceilings. We'll hit Home Depot and then pull out the phone book for more ideas.

WTG on doing the grown-up push ups! Have fun with the birthday party!
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BKNOCK 2/28/2010 8:26AM

    I have that movie in VHS and after the first time I saw it I never watched it again. The first tape is fine but oh gosh you are right that is terrible. Thanks for the reminder though because it makes me realize how lucky we are.

Glad you did your exercise and wow Bufalo wings again? Mmmm you do make me jealous!

Have a great Sunday!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/28/2010 3:27AM

    Yeah, thanks for that... that will get my brain going on all the things you mentioned.... What about me..?? ;0)

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USFBULL 2/28/2010 1:01AM

    Stay busy, woohoo!! emoticon

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If I can do it, anyone can!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Does anyone else hate that saying? I realize that it is supposed to be motivating, but to me it just isn't! I figure there are two ways to interpret it.

First, I did it so that means you should be able to. If you can't, you must be the biggest loser ever! Well, I happen to love geometery, especially the logic problems (yeah, I know NERD!). So, to me logic problems make sense and some of them are easy. If I can do them, anyone can! NOT!! LOL!! I have a very good friend who is very intelligent. She just isn't a math person. She can write very well. Very descriptive, very well worded and she'd probably tell me that I used the word very too many times in this sentence. Just cos she can do something doesn't mean I can. And vice versa!!! Ugh!

Okay, second intepretation. I am such a total loser that I can't do anything at all. I did manage to do this one thing. Since I can't do anything and I did this, anyone else can do it, so I'm still not special. WHATEVER!!!! You should never downplay your achievements! Everything you have worth having, you worked for and earned! Don't put yourself down by saying anyone could have done it. You did it and you should be proud!

What put me up on my little soap box? I was watching the Dr. Oz Show at the gym and he started some neighborhood weight loss challenge. The leader of the team was some guy named Rocco (or Rocko or Rock Oh, I don't know how to spell it!). Apparently, this guy has lost about 45 pounds in 6 or 7 months. That is amazing! It is hard to lose weight. If you lose weight because you worked at it, be proud. Rocco is the one who said that if he could do it, anyone can. Grrr.....No, I'm not starting my rant again! LOL!!

Okay, on that note, I'm going to finish my sparking fun, finish my book (only 30 pages left!), and then go to bed. If I can do it, anyone can! LOL!

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RWETHAIRYET 3/1/2010 1:34PM

    heeheehee...never really thought that hard on it...but you're right.
Now logic problems??? YOu should hear my husband laugh when I try to do those!!!!!

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GEEMAWEST 2/27/2010 8:11PM

    Hmmmmm?. Definitely something to think about. And if I can think, anyone can.

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STEELERCRAZY 2/27/2010 6:23PM

    My interpretation of this neurotic phrase is...well, let me break it down for you:

If I can do it ("I consider myself a loser. I surprised the crap out of myself when I DID DO IT!")...

ANYONE can! ("So, if you can't do it, then you're a bigger idiot than I am! I'm secretly wishing you CAN'T DO IT because THEN I will be superiour TO YOU and I can rub it in your face all the days of your life.")

Well, I'm gonna go get my fitness minutes in...if I can do it, anyone can!


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NANC304 2/27/2010 9:11AM

    I guess I never stopped to think about that phrase. I'll look at it differently now and be sure I never use around you. (Or anywhere you might see it).

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BKNOCK 2/27/2010 7:14AM

    Geometery problems for fun? Wow, you are a nerd! LOL! You crack me up! Keep ranting, it is better to get it out than to bottle it up! I hope that your book was a good one, what was the title? Something about math?

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!

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DEUSMACHINA 2/27/2010 1:34AM

    Yes, I get whiffs of this when people say it, too!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/27/2010 1:06AM

    I like to think that they admit they were or even are losers... with the Large L...
and they are amazed they could do it....

and YOU.... since you ARE SO much smarter and no where near being a loser with the big L.... can OF COURSE easily achieve what they have just achieved....



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SPIDERWEB1016 2/27/2010 12:42AM

    I loove Dr. Oz!

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Can you say "enabler"?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not only can I say it...I can act it out! LOL!! I'm going to start out with a list of excuses. None are valid, but that matters not! I'm doing it anyway.

Really long, boring day at work. Tired of being bored and asking the boss and having him not rearrange some of the work...especially since the new guy is buried!

Hungry all day. Don't know why, just was. Ate all of my healthy snacks that I took and did not go to the vending machine.

Gave blood. 'Nuff said! LOL!

Kids didn't do their chores...again. Made me cranky! Okay...crankier! LOL!

Anyway, after dinner, DH said that he would buy if I would cream. Okay! said I (after about a millisecond hesitation, if that). Of course, I didn't want ice cream. Mostly, I wanted out of the house. Went to the grocery store and bought ice cream for the family and Lorna Doone cookies for me. I had two servings (and no servings in the car on the way home! I wanted to, but I didn't!) and then I put the cookies away. STEP AWAY FROM THE COOKIES! DANGER, DANGER!

So, not only did I enable DH's craving, I enabled my own! I also didn't go to the gym, even tho I dressed for it. I decided that I needed to stay home and get some work done. After all, I gave blood and I'm supposed to rest up. (Told you I had a list of excuses!)

I'm feeling less cranky now. Tomorrow is Friday and another chance for the boss to give me something to do! Plus, it's pizza night. Chicken, garlic, artichoke, bacon pizza, here I come!!

Oh yeah, and when I asked my son what I should blog about, he said to blog about how handsome he is, how much I love him and how much money I'm going to give him. So here it is...Very, Lots, Zero! emoticon

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AWYEAGLE 2/26/2010 12:22PM

    Well you can now tell your son that we all love him very much also but he's not getting money from us either! LOL

Thanks for the laugh this morning - you are so darn funny.

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RWETHAIRYET 2/26/2010 12:14PM

    Funny, that's exactly what I tell my son!!
And I'm buying the rest up cause you gave blood bit...being a tad anemic myself emoticon

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LADYIRISH317 2/26/2010 9:39AM

    Your son sounds like an adorable handful!

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    Super blog!

How entertaining and the ending was a hoot!
You rock girl!

I guess we are supposed to have days like that, but not sure why!

I guess those days make us appreciate the other, in control days, even more. The part where you described cranky or crankier, reminded me of OUR house, and of course I'm SPeaking of my DW, not Little Ol' Me,

LOL and we all know that I'm certainly not a little ol' me, just ol me

Have a super Friday and that pizza sounds super, Hope you don't notice that you're missin' a piece, LOL

Stay SPlendid!

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JUNIAATROME 2/26/2010 7:08AM

    sounds like my house... are you sure you were not teleported to a small country which offers great holidays?

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BKNOCK 2/26/2010 6:15AM

    Thanks for making me laugh again! Cute blog!

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DEUSMACHINA 2/26/2010 1:32AM

    XD Hope your son's happy with at least two of them!

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STEELERCRAZY 2/25/2010 11:48PM

    LOL! You son asks you to blog about him and you give him three words???

Shame on you. Did you let him read the WHOLE THING?

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GEEMAWEST 2/25/2010 11:28PM

    Cute! All sounds legitimate to me. emoticon

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Theories about the wheel...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Spark People Wheel, that is. I have two, which I will now explain to you in great detail. That's great as in wonderful, awesome, outstanding. Not great as in lots of details. emoticon

First theory...if you spin the wheel last, after you've done everything else to earn Spark Points, you will get more points. I have proved that this theory is true on many occasions. There are days when I have very few points from other activities, I spin the wheel and get 1 point. Other days, I get as many as I can and then get the top prize, sometimes as many as 25 points! Unfortunately, I've also proved this theory wrong when the exact opposite happens. emoticon Not ready to say this one is busted though. More study is required.

The second theory is that if you add up all of the points you've ever gotten off the wheel and divide by the number of times you've spun the wheel, the number will be three. Three is the most common number (it seems like anyway). If you win one of the 500 Spark Point prizes (for Goodies), you get three points. One plus five, divided by two equals three. Same with 4+2...I have neither proved nor disproved this theory. Mostly because it would require that I keep a running tab of how many points I get each time I spin the wheel. Not that I'm opposed to that! I LOVE stuff like this and Excel is awesome for it. In fact, I'm composing what the spreadsheet would look like as I'm typing this. And it includes both theories!! I'm brilliant!!

Anyway, back to why I haven't done it yet. I keep forgetting. Hard to track trends if you can't remember what they are! LOL! emoticon

BTW...I got three points on the wheel today.

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RWETHAIRYET 2/25/2010 11:26AM

    heeheehee, and what are you trying to avoid doing, while working out all these theories???? emoticon

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    Love your blog and I tend to agree!

Agree that you've cracked up, instead of cracked the code, LMAO

You certainly bring sunshine to our lives though, keep up the SPlendid work, both with the cracking the code, with bringing the sunshine AND with the cracked up part too!

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MDTWEETY 2/25/2010 10:57AM

    LOL! Wow, I think you are close to cracking the code. Next up: Vegas!

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LADYIRISH317 2/25/2010 9:24AM

    How about that the wheel is a contrary little bugger that likes to mess with your mind? Like stopping on the 1 that's right next to the 20 four times out of five?

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LMB-ESQ 2/25/2010 9:16AM

    LOL Man, I thought *I* was a numbers person... that one is beyond even me! But I think I will test out your first theory about waiting till you've done everything else first. I'm sick of getting 1s and 2s when there's a 20 or 25 right next to it!!

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BKNOCK 2/25/2010 6:10AM

    Wow you are such a npumbers person and you actually like Excel? I am sorry I do not share your love! I also think it is funny because I have been thinking about that a bit too but I don't think I would ever try to figure it out! I am too busy playing one minute bejewelled on Facebook!

Thanks for making me laugh!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/25/2010 1:02AM

    Well... I'm gonna have to agree with G-Mama on that...

You are one neurotic person!!! But one thing is for sure,
YOU MAKE ME LAUGH! ( So... stick around!!) ;0)

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USFBULL 2/25/2010 12:50AM

    Ok spin last, got it

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MUSIC66 2/25/2010 12:29AM

    i find the wheel unpredicable every day.

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STEELERCRAZY 2/25/2010 12:26AM

    LOL!!! G-Ma!! Watch out or she'll tell you to bite her.

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STEELERCRAZY 2/25/2010 12:26AM

    In all honesty, I found this VERY interesting and have to concur. I, too, have noticed the odd phenomenon of the getting a lot of points thus getting a big spin! And I, TOO, have noticed three is the common number. Hmmm...would love to see your spreadsheet when it is finished. For real.


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GEEMAWEST 2/25/2010 12:23AM

    You really need to get a life. Maybe you need some grandkids. LOL

OK, OK, please don't hurt me!!

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