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Outlet Shopping

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My BFF and I went to the Outlet Mall for a shopping trip today.

I bought lots of awesome new things, but right now, I am exhausted. I will post pics of all of my new things in a few days.

I ate like CRAP today (all fast foods) and my body is telling me it was a horrible idea. I am going to head to bed for now

Hope everyone had a great day!

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BRADMILL2922 5/1/2013 2:40AM

    Sounds like a fun day! You can get back on the healthy eating train tomorrow. It is good to enjoy somethings from time to time!

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/1/2013 2:10AM

    That really is shop until you drop. Glad you had fun!

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ALICIA214 5/1/2013 12:38AM


Sounds like you had a fun day {apart from the junk food that is}


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JO88BAKO 4/30/2013 11:51PM

    Sounds like an awesome day!! I miss my BFF a lot.

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SISTERPRETTY 4/30/2013 11:48PM

    emoticon I live shopping emoticon

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Not the Challenge I had hoped for

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today I decided I would do some more training for Mud on the Mountain. I had my boyfriend take me to the end of the road, and I walked home.

I thought that this was going to be a HUGE challenge for me. It is up and down a lot of BIG hills. (Hopefully, I will be able get some pictures and post them so you can see these hills)

When I started it was 3:30. I told my boyfriend if I wasn't home by 5 to come look for me. I made it home by 3:50. 1.3 miles in about 20 mins. I thought that these hills would be awesome. I was expecting my legs to be on fire within the first five mins... that didn't happen. By the time I was at the top of the second hill, I was a little out of breath, but that is about it.

I was very disappointed.

I am thinking tomorrow I am either going to go to the gym or walk from my house, to the end of the road and back. I guess I am fitter than I thought!

When I got back 20 mins later my boyfriend looked at me and said "What took you so long"? Then started laughing. He was quite impressed that I made such good time. I always run the last part home. I noticed today that it was a lot easier to run it. I wasn't even panting by the time I got to the door! I said to my boyfriend.. "Admit it, there is nothing sexier than seeing me run down the road in this cute little spandex top" to which he replied... "I can think of a lot of things that are sexier"

By the end of the conversation, I was busting my guts laughing!

I think that is all for now

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KATIEM929 4/29/2013 12:08PM

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HINK2013 4/28/2013 12:21PM

    Looks like you are definitely ready to take that to another level!! Congrats on being way more fit than you thought you were :-)

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/28/2013 3:15AM

    I think it is time for you to start Spark's run walk program up those hills. And it sounds like you will have to do them twice?
See, you are an athlete!

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Seriously Fitbit?

Friday, April 26, 2013

This has to be one of the greatest videos of all time.

Anyway, I went for a bike ride today. I went 10 minles in the interest of time. It was a little difficult because for the first 5 miles I was riding directly into the wind. The ride home was nice! Not only was the wind pushing me, but it is on a slight downhill grade, so I just kind of sailed along taking in the wonderful weather.

I have to say, I *should* have went to the gym today instead of riding. For me, riding isn't really exercise, but more of something I enjoy doing that just happens to be exercise. Does that make sense? I find myself ditching the gym a lot in the summer so I can ride.

I rode 10 miles today and Fitbit tracked 1,000 steps... seriously? I am going to try putting my Fitbit somewhere else. I don't think that is very accurate?

i am in a bind of what to get my mother for Mother's day... I am thinking of getting her a Pandora bracelet. That way, I can add charms, she can add charms and so on.There is Charmed Memories too. I think that would be a good gift. I am tired of getting her the same thing every birthday and mother's day. She has too many candles, tarts, books... perfume, body lotion, clothes...she has a lot of jewerly too, but I think this might be kind of special? Dad can add to it too.

I don't really have a lot to talk about....

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-LINDA_S 4/29/2013 10:27AM

    I got 2 Bella Perlina bracelets on my recent cruise. I think they're comparable to Pandora but more reasonably priced. I like them very much.

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LANNIEMANUEL 4/26/2013 6:40AM

    sorry to hear that. but as a mom i would love the bracelet too. and something sweet for a charm. good luck

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    I've found that the fitbit gets 'confused' during different activities. When my husband and I go out on our motorcycle, the steps really add up and I'm sitting! Just experiment with where you place it. Good for you to have done that much bike riding!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/26/2013 1:53AM

    You're doing good!

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/26/2013 12:54AM

    That is way more than 1000 steps. Check it out. I would love the bracelet. I am sure your mom would too. I am getting my mom a voucher from Exclusive Books. She would love that. I won't buy her a book because she is always reading and 'obsessed' with something specific.
Have a great day. I am going to watch that video now.
I tried, the content is not available in my country.

Comment edited on: 4/26/2013 12:55:09 AM

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CASTIRONLADY 4/26/2013 12:37AM

    Nope, one the days I right my recumbent I get my most points. Maybe it is defective and has great customer service. Replace mine 3 times when I through it in wash on sportsbra. ( Mine is original and not waterproof.) emoticon

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Vent Blog

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I am amazed at how snotty and snide people that work in the fast food industry are.

Sunday, I went to Subway for lunch. My order, while a little off the wall isn't complicated. I always get...
6 inch club
wheat bread (scooped out)
No cheese
Spinach, tomato, onion, pickles and oregano
Red wine vinegar on the side.

My co-worker always gets a Chicken Bacon Ranch. She doesn't like the dressing slopped on. I said to the girl "one thin line of ranch" she looked at me, and globed it on.

It seems like they don't listen! They are in such a hurry, they don't listen. It isn't like I am rude. I always ask nicely.

On Monday I went to Chipotle, and it was the same thing! They don't listen to me! I ordered a burrito bowl, and she puts a tortilla in the steamer... when I said "No, I want a burrito bowl" she got huffy with me! She asked me what kind of rice I wanted, and I said, no thanks, no rice. She just looked at me? I added black beans, steak, a double scoop of fresh mild salsa, a scoop of corn salsa, and cheese. I asked for a small amount of cheese, and I swear she put twice as much as normal on it!!

I realize their job isn't fun, but seriously.

I am looking for a second job, and I am thinking about applying at Subway. I promise that if I do I will listen to people and take some pride in my work.

Next item... my grandmother. I love my grandmother, and I realize how fortunate I am to have her. I wish though she would have a little more faith in me. I posted the Map and obstacle list for Mud on the Mountain today on my facebook page and she says...

"Corty how in the world are you going to do all that?"

and I said

"Because I am tough and I am determined"

she is worrying herself sick about me doing this race. She is also the same grandmother that wouldn't let me walk in the woods because I would get "jiggers" (when I spent most of my time at home playing and walking in the woods) I wasn't allowed to run around outside because I was going to get "over heated" (WTH is that anyway? Like seriously? My chubby butt needed to be outside running!!)

Even now she yells at me for "over doing it" because I have been working out a lot to prepare for my race. Trust me, I am not overdoing anything! I push myself, of course I do, I like to push my body! I like how it feels, but I know how far to push it!

anyway, that is all I have to say about that for now

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/24/2013 1:08PM

    I just love your Granma! I know, I know she is not mine so it is easy to enjoy her and laugh over here in Africa. But she makes me miss mine, who has gone Home. Have fun. I bet you she braggs about you to her friends.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/23/2013 9:57PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about how you're treated. I hope it gets better.

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ADVENTURE_KALE 4/23/2013 9:43PM

    Ha, I know exactly how you feel. I love your spirit.

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A Trip to the Circus

Saturday, April 20, 2013

After five years of being together, my boyfriend finally whined enough that I went with him to the Circus.

I am not a fan of the circus. I really disapprove of ALL circuses. It is a hold over from my vegan/vegetarian days. You can read more about it here

(I would like to note, that I think PETA is a bunch of loons, but this does offer pretty good information)

It just hurts my heart to see some of the most majestic creatures on earth forced to perform silly acts for people. It hurts me to see them caged, abused and mistreated.

So, we went to the circus. When they brought the Tigers out in too small cages, some of them stir crazy and turning in circles, peopled ohhhh'es and ahhhh'ed... and I had tears in my eyes because my heart hurt for them. While the kids lined up for Elephant rides, I cried because my heart ached for them.

A lot of the other acts were pretty neat, but were overshadowed by the overwhelming sense of sadness I felt for the animals. I don't think I will be going back

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PATTYR81 4/23/2013 10:47AM

    It took me a few days to figure out what to say here because your thoughts and feelings are sooooo like mine about this subject! It really hit a long-sore nerve!

My DH LOVES animals. My kids LOVE animals. And zoos. And circuses. And animal amusement parks like 6 Flags. And county fairs where they had elephant rides. Every major city that we've traveled to for softball that had a zoo- we were THERE. When my oldest dd was young, we went to the circus every year.

I put on a brave face and sometimes made a few comments, but I was always sooooooo sad for those animals!!! Esp the elephants and tigers. They are so majestic and should be FREE, FREE, FREE!

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LOVINGAFRICA 4/21/2013 3:23AM

    The bonds between ellies in the wild is so strong that they will all turn to fight a chopper if one of them gets shot. That is why when culling it is easy to kill a whole family group, because they all try to help the one who is downed. Some come running from as far as 5 miles away to help.
In the circus situation the buying and selling of animals is the most cruel part. It is totally unnatural for those bonds to be broken that way. It is pshyco torture.
I loved the Moscow circus that came here a couple of years ago. It is only humans and dogs, and everybody knows what a happy dog who likes his job or a scared abused dog with Stockholm Syndrome looks like.
They dress the dogs like horses or lions etc.

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CATTUTT 4/20/2013 1:49PM

    I am totally with you on this. I refuse to go to a circus, under any circumstances. I read the other day how elephants are trained, and it made me feel sick. I feel so terrible for those poor animals, and the lives they lead. It's more cruel than death to treat them that way.

I hope your bf will understand when you refuse to go back.

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