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January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's been a tough five days. I had a three day weekend, and spent two of them in bed sick. Had this nasty cold, that kicked me hard in the butt. I am still not at 100%, but I am well enough to be able to go back to work today. Even went to the gym this morning, and put in an hour of a workout. Totally drained me, but it was worth it. Went to the gym at 5 this morning, had a hard time sleeping last night. Finally decided to get up, and get to the gym before having to get my children up, and off to school. It was so quiet this morning at the gym, even watched the sunrise while I was on the treadmill.

My friend gave birth to her first daughter yesterday. Tesla Grace was born at 2pm yesterday(January 13, 2014). She weighed in at 6 pounds 12 ounces, and was 19 inches. Can't wait to see her. Then on Monday a member of our church goes in to give birth to her son. It's sad to think that her husband won't be able to be there with her to enjoy the moment. He is in Afghanastan, but will be able to watch through Skype. Still not the same thing. At least her mom, grandmother, and great grandmother will be there for her, and her big sister as well.

Have so many things going on in the spring and summer months. In May my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. In June Daniel graduates from the 8th grade, and in July I have a family reunion to attend. This gives me more and more determination to get
this weight off.

Quote of the day:

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

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JUDITH316 3/21/2014 3:17PM

    It has been 2 months since you wrote this blog, just want you to know you are being missed, hope you come back and start blogging again with us at Spark! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REEDWEEB 1/14/2014 8:41PM

    Glad you are starting to feel better. It is very hard to exercise when you feel awful. I would enjoy seeing the sunrise while I workout. That is pretty cool. Take care and keep on moving! emoticon

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    LOVE this quote. I also am very proud of you for getting to the gym, even though you have been sick. I am impressed. I hope that you will take care of yourself and not over do. I'm sorry that you were sick. Be blessed my friend.

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TINADEE86 1/14/2014 2:55PM

    Glad to hear of all the good things going on in your life. Hope you get to feeling better.

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JENLUCE 1/14/2014 1:08PM

    You have a lot going on! Glad to see you working towards your goals!

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January 9, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Here it is Thursday already. Only two more days of work, and then my weekend starts. This week has been very busy at work. With a move in, a resident passing away, different medical issues with some of our residents, and the paper work. I don't know how I have kept my sanity. I start training a new med aide tonight. Should prove to be very interesting. The young lady I will train, has shown to be one of our best caregivers, so time to step her up to the next level.

Woke up with my chest on fire this morning, and a nasty cough. I should have stayed home from the gym, and gotten over this cold, but hard headed me had to go to the gym.

We got about an inch of snow on the ground last night. Is winter finally here?

Been looking online for a new dress to buy before my anniversary in May. Going to wait to buy it at the first part of May, so I can get so more weight off. I have narrowed my choices down to three dresses. One of them I am not so sure of. Going to be a great time.

Time to get some laundry done, and head to the store. Have a great day everybody.

Quote of the day:

Sometimes things in life happen that allow us to understand our priorities very clearly. Ultimately you can see those as gifts.

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    Sorry that you're getting sick. Take care of yourself. Love the quote!

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REEDWEEB 1/9/2014 2:10PM

    Hope you feel better. emoticon

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January 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Having a really good morning. Went to the gym this morning and had a good work out on the treadmill. I start out with a slow work for about 3 minutes, and then each three minutes I increase the incline until I get to 10, and then I drop down again each 3 minutes, until I get to 30 minutes, and then I do a cool down for 10 minutes. Making it a 40 minute workout on the treadmill.

Getting ready to make some chili in the crockpot for dinner tonight. I am trying a new recipe, instead of using hamburger, I am trying it with ground turkey.

I weighed myself this morning(I know said I wouldn't weigh in a month). I just had to find out, and one of my teams is doing a weight loss challenge for January.
I have lost 4 pounds this week. Feeling good, and knowing that I can do this.

Have a great day everybody.

Quote of the day:

It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.

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    Great job on the 4 pounds gone! Keep up the good work my friend.

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January 7, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Here it is Tuesday. Woke up this morning with a stuffed up head, and nose. I have a cough. I have no energy what so ever. Welcome to the cold and flu season. I still have to go to work today. Hopefully I am feeling better soon. Decided not to go to the gym this morning, want to get over this and start feeling 100%.

I can't believe we are even in January. No snow on the ground, it has been cold, but not like we usually get around here for this time of the year.

Have a lot more responsibilities with my new job. I am going to start learning how to do some of the office work as well. I will be starting that in the next couple of weeks. Right now we have the regional managers in our building, going over paper work, and our books. They will be here for this week.

Making my famous beef and barley soup for dinner tonight. This has become a favorite of my husband and my oldest son. Found the recipe on line by accident. It is also good.
I also found some recipes that you make up head of time, and put into gallon freezer bags. Take them out of the freezer and put them in the crock pot, and you have dinner.

Hope everybody has a great day. Stay safe and warm out there.

Quote of the day:

the greater the number of people willing to lift, the lighter the load that each individual must carry."

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DONNA19711 1/7/2014 3:28PM

    I live in Oregon. Live in the cascade mountain range, usually we have snow in the mountains. Two of our ski resorts have not been able to open, because of no snow. We did have cold snap come through here about a month ago. We got down to -36 in some areas. Had no water for a week, due to frozen well house, busted pipes.

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    Another great quote. Glad that you are taking care of yourself & skipped the gym. Where are you that there is no snow? I'm in VA & we have no snow either but the temperatures are lower than ever before. Record breaking cold they say. It looks like tomorrow may be more of the same. Be blessed my friend.

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January 6, 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Today is Monday and the start of another work week. Went to the gym this morning. Did 30 minutes on the treadmill. 2.5 mph at a 5% incline. Then I did stationary bike for 30 minutes.
Making fruit salad to take to work with me for dinner tonight.

The boys went back to school this morning. It's been a very quiet morning. Going to go and get a sandwich from subway and then it's off to work. Not much to talk about this morning.
Have a great day everybody.

Quote of the day:

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now

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    I love these quotes that you are sharing. Hope that you continue to do well my friend. I'm cheering for you.

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LUANN7 1/6/2014 2:09PM

    keep up the good work!!!

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WIFE49 1/6/2014 2:06PM

    Sounds like you have a good day planned. emoticon on the exercise today. emoticon

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