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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Found the secret to doing these pushups...wait before starting the next set until my arms stop screaming at me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am in range on every single nutrient I track. Every one! High end on calories (yep, that's a trend), but in!!! That is a rare occurrence, let me tell ya!

Day three and no problems. Must still be in the honeymoon stage. Fresh cookies in the cafeteria? Just walked right by! Pie on my counter? Nah, don't want it (not a big pie fan anyway, so that one kinda doesn't count).

They raised the price of my sugar free NOS by about $0.80! I think that's a sign that I need to stop drinking those. emoticon

Just finished Week 3 of the Hundred Pushup Challenge! Yippee!!! Of course, i started on Week 3, so that makes it a little easier to be that far in the program! LOL! Can't feel my arms...except the tri's. They are making sure I am aware of their presence!

When you take off your socks, do you make sure they are still right side out? If not, do you turn them back wrong side in when you put them on? If you do other people's laundry, do you turn their socks in or out? It might be fun to turn all the socks inside out, just to see if anyone notices. Personally, I keep my socks right side out. If I miss one, I fix it before I put it on .

Okay, that's enough with the flood gates. Time to move on. emoticon

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JANNIEWANNIE 5/7/2010 9:57AM

    My honeymooon stage was over a long time ago. And about the socks, I always take mine off and on right side out; but for other family members, I let them make the choice to turn them inside out or not. I don't see it as my responsibility because, after all, I am the one who washed them. Thank you for stimulating my mind this morning. Hugs from Janet in sunny central Illinois.

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SANDIE4HLTH 5/7/2010 12:42AM

    A role model if there ever was one...the 100 pushup challenge...And you're tackling it. Awesome!


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BETHGILLIGAN 5/6/2010 6:02PM

    My socks are always right side out. My husband's are wrong side out when they go in the laundry (at least one of them). I do NOT fix them. However, I do turn his tshirts right side out.
Why tshirts and not socks???

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RWETHAIRYET 5/6/2010 4:09PM I put my socks on, right side out or wrong side out, depends on whether it's dark or not or whether I"m awake or not. They go in the basket however they come off....and they go from dryer to dresser the same way, hahaha.
Hubby informs me, however, that since he is OCD, his socks always come off right side out...which is probably just as well, since I don't turn them for him. His t-shirts, however usually come off inside out, I don't touch them and he wears them however they come out, haha.
Good job on the goals, sounds like they're going great so far!!

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    I find that push ups are not that hard,

My stomach is almost as long as my arms, LOL

Open those flood gates more often
we love to hear from you!

Have a SPlendid Day!

Sorry that I was so late!

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STEELERCRAZY 5/6/2010 1:36PM

    I used to pull my husband's right side out until one day I stuck my fingers in a pool of sweat. Now I don't care if they're outside-in-inside-out or all wadded up in a little ball....ME NO TOUCHY.

Wait...why am I talking about my husband's nasty socks?

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, GIRLY, FOR YOUR WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENTS! I'm not sure if I'd have the endurance to walk by pie and you DID. You walked by cookies, you are forsaking your NOS...awesome deal there, sweet lady. And the PUSHUPS? You're absolutely more woman than I am.

Keep up the stokin' good work, chica...

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CAROLEHZ 5/6/2010 8:46AM

    I fix the socks as they come out of the dryer. I had two sons so I did spend too much time doing that at one point in my life, I'm sure that if I hadn't turned them to the correct side they would have just put them on any old way.
Woo Hoo on the push up Challenege...way to go!

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CARLANNIE 5/6/2010 8:45AM

    Great idea about starting on Week 3 rather than Week 1!!! I'll have to remember that, you tater, you!

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DEVORA4 5/6/2010 12:34AM

  We all feel like that from time to time Take care

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Short but sweet

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Yep, that describes me! LOL! But I was referring to this blog. emoticon

Day one and I am doing pretty well on my goals. In on calorie range, exercised and my plan was to head to bed by 10:30. It is now 10:32, so time to go.

Planning on tomorrow being just as great!

Later taters!!!

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STEELERCRAZY 5/5/2010 2:19PM

    ARE YOU from Idaho?

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GEEMAWEST 5/4/2010 8:42PM

    Way to go, Barb!

Later Taters? You'd think you were from Idaho or something. LOL

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/4/2010 10:20AM

  You go girl!
I made exercise work yesterday and I'm determined to get it in again today.

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/4/2010 10:20AM

  You go girl!
I made exercise work yesterday and I'm determined to get it in again today.

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AUNTIEANNE22 5/4/2010 10:20AM

  You go girl!
I made exercise work yesterday and I'm determined to get it in again today.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 5/4/2010 5:15AM

    one day at a time and 2 in. late is acceptable

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GEORGE7551 5/4/2010 12:40AM

    just keep moving

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ELYMWX 5/4/2010 12:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The "Plan" you've all been waiting for!!!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Okay, maybe you weren't, but I've been mulling it over ever since I blogged about it. I've been over my calorie range for the past six days. Over on fat most of those days too, if not all. Not the best choices, I must say!

First, I had to define what it is I really want to achieve from this plan. First and foremost, I want to lose weight. Yeah, I know, we're supposed to want to get healthy first, but that just isn't the truth for me. It's second, but not first. There. I said it. I want to lose weight. emoticon

I've also noticed that I have issues sticking with one particular goal for very long. Either I get bored with it or I forget it's a goal or I get too busy to work on it. Or who knows! Maybe they really weren't goals at all, just wishes.

Lastly, I feel like I drink WAY too much Diet Pepsi and I'm starting to drink energy drinks. I don't want to get hooked on the energy drinks and I want to get unhooked from the DP. See? That's a healthy goal! Oh...and I don't get enough sleep.

Based on the items listed above, I've made the following changes/plans/goals/whatevers.

1. Changed my weight goal to lose 5 pounds by June 1. That's just over a pound a week and it's for only one month. Hard enough to make me stick to it, not so hard that I'll be a weeny and quit, close enough that I can remember it! LOL! After I hit that, I'll set a new goal to get to the 126 ultimate goal!

2. Pushup challenge - I'm doing it! I started on Week 3 and just did Day 2. That means I have just over three more weeks. Another short term goal! After the pushup goal is accomplished, I will start working on being able to do at least one unassisted pull up. One unassisted dip will be a bonus!

3. I need more sleep and most of the reason I don't get enough is because I spend so much time on Spark People. I'm not going to stop logging on. I love you guys too much! Instead, I'm going to use my time more wisely and focus on the parts I like the best. I like interacting with people on the site, so teams, blogs and comments will be my focus. That and my streaks. I'll still enter nutrition and fitness and goals. In case you hadn't noticed, I tend to be a bit competitive. Part of that has been in accumulating Spark Points. I'm just over 400 points from the highest "trophy" they currently have. I'll get that within a week or so. Pressure off. No need to read articles just for the points...not that I would ever do that! LOL!

4. Measure food. I've done a lot of the "looks like four ounces to me" thing. I'm generally not too far off, but I'm not always correct either. Oh, and I'm trying to reduce the amount of processed foods I eat. More veggies and fruits. I hardly ever hit my carb range, so I'm going to see what I can do about that.

5. Mix up the exercise. The elliptical is my cardio of choice. I'll fit in some other forms of cardio. With the warm weather coming, I can hit the sidewalks for some outside runs. And, the month of May we have a walking challenge at work. That'll help too.

That's it. Not huge, but hopefully life-changing. There are other changes that I need to make, but I can't concentrate on any more than I already picked! I'm going to have to really focus to keep these in mind!

Okay...since it's so late, I'm already slipping on the get-more-sleep goal. Gotta go and I'll spark y'all tomorrow!

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TYLARDERDIN 5/5/2010 2:39PM

    Small changes, done every day add up to huge changes in lifestyle.

Trust the process. Do right, things go right.

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SANDIE4HLTH 5/5/2010 12:52AM


I think you've made some very significant commitments to good health and nutrition with these goals. The sleep one would be particularly difficult for me -- I'm a night owl as you can see from when I usually post on SP.

I wish you success with all of these goals. I'll be interested in reading your future posts as you update us.


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AUNTIEANNE22 5/3/2010 11:36AM

  Great goals. Are they posted in many places so you see them and remember them?
My biggest problems are meeting my fiber and protein requirements. I don't care if I don't make the fat one because some experts say it is inflated. I now drink a protein shake for breakfast to give me a head start.

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BCGIRL74 5/3/2010 10:51AM

    emoticonThose sound like excellent goals. I know you can do it!! I think you should reward yourself after a week of meeting your goals. Maybe a new book or nail polish? (LOL..those are things I reward myself with!) Sometimes they keep me going, sometimes chocolate wins!

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CARLANNIE 5/3/2010 9:16AM

    Those are great goals, and the most significant part is that you wrote them down. Now print them out and put them some place where you will see them so you remember they are your goals. LOL, I do the very same thing about making goals and then forgetting I've made them. Must have a small brain in here.

I like your One Month Plan - it should work! emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 5/3/2010 2:06AM

    Finally, I will be able to sleep. The cliffhanger has been played out.

Now that I have caught my breath, it all sounds like a sound plan to me. Very doable.

Baby steps - they work.

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USFBULL 5/3/2010 1:51AM

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JUNIAATROME 5/3/2010 1:28AM

    Good plan!! I think it could work for me too (add the cookie challenge - had no in over a week :). Rushing off to work. DH behind my back, will comment more when I come around to it later. Good luck with those goals today.

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Holy maloly! I'm glad that's done!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

It all started yesterday morning at 4:00 am. I got out of bed and got that work out in! Didn't sleep very well the night before, so figured I might as well get up...I wasn't going to get any more rest! Worked all day, including a cross-functional team meeting that I got to lead...and then go tell all of the powers-that-be why we were scrapping all of my product. Not fun. emoticon

Hurried home, took four girls to a softball game (one was playing) and then came home for dinner and primping...they primped, I Sparked...before heading out to the movie. Saw Date Night (hilarious!!). Home and in bed around 12:30am. Back out of bed this morning at 8:30. Had planned to be up at 8:00, but that didn't happen.

Started laundry, ate some breakfast, did the beginning of my cleaning. More laundry, run to the library and then my workout. Came home, deep cleaned the counters and stove in my kitchen, swept, mopped, recleaned the kids' bathroom (eleven year old boys don't get bathrooms "mom" clean), more laundry, cleaned off tables in the living room, gathered odds and ends and more laundry. Made chocolates for Bunco and then finally took a shower. Finishing touches on the house and finally sat down for about 20 minutes before folks started arriving.

Bunco was a blast! DD played and had fun. Neither of us won, but that's all right. Everyone had gone home and the house was put back together by 9:30. More laundry and Sparking and now getting ready for bed. 11:35.

My plan is to sleep until Monday. Wish me luck on that!! LOL!!

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SANDIE4HLTH 5/5/2010 12:56AM

    ...and you lived through all of this!!! I am in awe...

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CMRAND54 5/2/2010 7:51PM

    I got tired just reading about your schedule! I hope you had a peaceful Sunday.

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DUTCHIEKIWI 5/2/2010 3:48PM

    Never a boring moment in your life either!!! ;0)

have a great sleep xxx


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AUNTIEANNE22 5/2/2010 3:19PM

  I could stand to sleep until Monday. I am home unexpectedly because a client went to a tea. Will make up the hours tomorrow - my day off (HAHA).

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ELYMWX 5/2/2010 9:58AM

    In the industry we are in, unfortunately the "scrap the WIP" discussions are a fact of life. Semiconductor design is a complex task, done by humans, often without complete knowledge of the process parameters while under time pressure. I've been in a couple of those meetings (thankfully never had to lead one) and they are never fun. Given the complexity of the problem, I'm sometimes surprised they don't happen more often!

I'm glad you were able to get through it, and seriously impressed with how much you got done afterwards. Great job!

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BRYLIA 5/2/2010 8:58AM

    Happy Zzzzz's to you! You deserve at least a little more than usual! Sounds like it all worked out and everyone had a great time too! emoticon

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BKNOCK 5/2/2010 8:12AM

    Wow, I am exhausted reading this! I am glad that you had fun though and I hope that you get to rest today.

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SUGARPUNK52 5/2/2010 2:34AM

  You deserve to sleep untjl Monday! Sleep tight.

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MUSIC66 5/2/2010 1:59AM

    sleep tight.

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JUNIAATROME 5/2/2010 1:53AM

    then I won't leave you a note today. Will wait for Monday emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 5/2/2010 1:41AM

    Oh, if I could only sleep until Monday. Then I could skip the housecleaning and the grocery shopping.

Sleep tight!


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Random thoughts that went through my head

Friday, April 30, 2010

While doing my first day of pushups (finally!), I thought "why do you want to do 100 pushups in a row? Who cares?" Admittedly, this was while doing one of the grueling sets. Afterwards, I remembered why. But that one little thought snuck in!

Mulling over my plans to change my plan. Trying to figure out exactly what I want to do and for how long. Mulling is good for me, right?

Hosting Bunco in two days. To-do list is HUGE! Plus, DD is having her birthday party tomorrow. She turns 14 in 4 days. Gulp! emoticon Slumber party with three more girls. Double gulp! LOL!

Other things went through my head, but most of them were either work related, not interesting or inappropriate for this forum. Or all three! LOL!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 4/30/2010 5:03PM

    Anything to keep your mind off those push-ups, eh?
100 is rather about 1 more each day?

Enjoy that slumber party...remember that they are great memories in the making!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 4/30/2010 5:00PM

    Never heard of Mulling before.. but sound kinda naughty hehe ;0)


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BRYLIA 4/30/2010 12:28PM

    Mull away!!! I feel your overwelmingness (Is that a word? LOL) We have a 14 yr old daughter who will be turing 15 on my sons HS graduation in June. She is hoping for a sleepover party (something girls this age just love) that weekend and the following weekend we have a huge graduation party. Prom is in a few week with a Prom party at our house and to make it more interesting, we are in the midst of a renovation... yup you guessed it... where all the events will take place (LOL).
Life brings a flurry of activities but when you look back at the memories of all the things you have accomplished in life, somehow it all just happens or at least the most important things. And the things that haven't, well I have found they make the best stories.
Congrats on your pushup success and Enjoy all your upcoming events... Happy 14th Birthday to your daughter!

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JOHNTJ1 4/30/2010 11:18AM

    Shoot girlfriend, half my life is spent mulling.

It is there we really discover ourselves. when I mull stuff over it helps me create an action plan and I feel a bit more in control of my life.



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STEELERCRAZY 4/30/2010 11:11AM

    G-MA!! LOL!!!!

14, huh? Won't be long before YOU'RE buying the prom dress.....


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CMRAND54 4/30/2010 10:43AM

    Keep on thinking, and stay calm. You will need all the calm you can manage with a 14 year old daughter.

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GEEMAWEST 4/30/2010 10:28AM

    Mull, mull, mull your boat. emoticon

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AUNTIEANNE22 4/30/2010 6:46AM

  Great job doing your push-ups. Better to do your mulling then, then when you are trying to get to sleep. that's when all my crazy thoughts pop up.

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    Sounds like FUN
Take a chill pill Phil and enjoy the ride!

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BKNOCK 4/30/2010 6:29AM

    I like the way that you mull things over! Wow, 14 year old in the house, that must be fun! Sounds like you are going to be a busy person! Did you really get up at 4:00 AM? I can't do that, maybe 5:30 but 4?

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