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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I dislike having a job where I sit at a desk all day.

I try to get up a lot (have to, with all the water I'm drinking), and I make sure to stretch for about 10 minutes at least once a day, but ugh. There are many days I wish I had a job where I was on my feet. Grass is always greener, I'm sure.

(I also dislike having my computer screen visible to all who walk by!! Specifically, my manager, who can see when I'm goofing around on Sparkpeople! Luckily, she's on here, too, but... still.)

Today's going well for me and I've planned my dinner so I can eat THREE tacos. Taco night is my favorite! Only thing is I need to stay away from the CHIPS. :)

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/1/2011 8:47AM

    I know it's difficult to exercise sitting at a desk. Taking those bathroom breaks gets in more steps. Shoulder rolls, sitting leg raises, etc, are some that I do when I'm sitting.
Playing with your kids gives you exercise. I'm sure you get plenty of that.
Good luck,

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TISH0125 9/28/2011 1:47PM

  I work from home most days on the computer and phone mostly (sitting on my butt too), but luckily I can take a quick 5-10 min break whenever and use my go-to exercise ball, or do lunges around the house, or something at least. Who cares if your co-workers look at you crazy if you randomly start doing jumping jacks at your desk LOL!! Or get one of those exercise ball chairs :)

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BLACKJEN82 9/27/2011 11:49PM

    LOL about your computer screen, I feel the same way!!! I also hate that I have to sit. I'm lucky that I work about 32 hours a week so from 2:30 on, I'm not confined to a desk but still....

Way to plan your day to eat what you enjoy!!!

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MOSTMOM1 9/27/2011 3:11PM

    I emoticon Taco Night.

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Good workout yesterday, and an idea

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yesterday I walked 1.6 miles (measured it this morning in the car) and then did my abs workout. It felt great, although it was humid! Ick!

This morning I can feel the good sore. Yay! I've missed you, good sore!

Last week, a friend I hadn't seen in a while said "you look great, what have you been doing?" Truth is, I haven't lost weight really, but I'm glad she said that. Even if it's only politeness talking, it's a good motivator. I would like more compliments like that.

Finally, I had an idea this morning. Maybe I should record "Biggest Loser" to my DVR (or watch it On Demand) on Saturday mornings, to keep me motivated on the weekends! I typically do watch it on Tuesday nights, but since weekends are so tough for me.... just a little strategy I might test out.


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JANESSMI 10/5/2011 10:14AM

    Good idea. Like many others i do good with the structure of work during the week but on weekend I do not eat as regular or have healthy snacks as consistently.

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MOSTMOM1 9/22/2011 6:50PM

    Good for you!

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ELISOS 9/22/2011 3:23PM

    great to kkep yourself motivated during the weekends. Congratulations that your friend noticed that you are thinking healthy. emoticon

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ANASONIC 9/22/2011 8:29AM

    great idea about watching the motivating stuff on the weekend. I tend to do well all week and throw it all away on the weekend. Your friend must have noticed that glow of healthy living! Keep up the motivation! emoticon

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Where I've been... (more excuses)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

...My office, my kid's martial arts classes, den meetings, pack meetings, volunteering for his school, at Costco, helping with homework, singing at choir practice, and church, falling asleep on the couch every night, barely remembering to make the next day's lunches, NOT getting the haircut I need, NOT doing the clothes shopping I need to do, but somehow spending plenty of money anyway...

Stupid, crazy week since I last posted here.

Nutrition has gotten lazy again. (French fries anyone? I had them at lunch yesterday. It has been a while since I allowed myself fries at lunch.) Workouts have all but stopped. I need a swift kick in the pants. I need that ONE workout. WHEN? Tomorrow at noon is the first time I'll be able to.

I'm discouraged because I KNOW I have gained pounds again.

I think I need to find a "TEN POUNDS TO LOSE" team.

Anyway, I'm back. I'm still gonna try. Someone please give me a pep talk.

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EL-E-E 9/16/2011 9:07AM

    thank you for all the pep, people!! I greatly appreciate it. SP is great. emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/16/2011 6:59AM

You have been so busy and in motion constantly. I don't think you have gained any weight. The french fries are gone with all your moving around.

When things calm down, let me know. We will take another walk and talk.


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ELISOS 9/15/2011 6:20PM

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MOSTMOM1 9/15/2011 5:06PM

    Do you want a swift kick in the pants, or a "Sister, I hear that!" Because I can do both. I wish moms got a freebie 20 lb weight loss per year, or 10 lbs. per kid, or at least a percentage of your kids' combined weight. Sigh... Hang in there, sister! Now, hold still while I aim a Chuck Norris, spinning roundhouse kick to your derriere. Don't move, cause I can't kick very high! Go get 'em!
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STEADYON 9/15/2011 7:53AM

    You can do it! We can encourage each other like in the good 'ol days :)

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JOABEHR 9/15/2011 7:29AM

    You have an insane schedule. The key is you have to make time for YOU. I hope you can do that. I know it is easier said than done. Also take healthy snack with you as you do all your errands. Yougurt , almonds, fruit and raw veggies. It will help you not reach for the fast foods. It's hard being a Mom. Keep Sparking, You can do it! emoticon

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The days are long, but the years are so short!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I realized the other day that my baby girl will be FOUR in just a few months. It blows my mind. Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital the other day? I mean, I know that's not true, but wow. FOUR is so grown-up! Crazy.

We're getting through our days, neither my husband nor I has gotten to workout in the past 5 days. We could have squeezed it in, but there has been a tiny bit of home maintenance stress (refrigerator died, then came back to life (after we'd spent a lot of $$ on a new one, but before it was delivered), then died again, and then we had a 3-day delivery snafu). Starting tonight, I hope to get back on track FOR REALS THIS TIME. emoticon
But we've also had the lovely relief of some rain in the area, which we have sorely needed. Yesterday I took a walk in the rain. It wasn't a very athletic walk, just a leisurely one with my umbrella, but what a nice thing to do!! And better than continuing to sit at my desk for 8 full hours. I hope to do that again today.

Life's just busy, but it's really, really good. I hope all of you are having a great week, too.

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KAYYVAUGHN 9/10/2011 2:58PM

    I know your daughter had a great birthday. They do grow up fast.
We are enjoying our son this weekend. He is home for his birthday.

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KPRICE354 9/7/2011 9:46PM

    You are dedicated walking in the rain...here if was too stormy. Bravo! Keep going. emoticon

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ELISOS 9/7/2011 5:25PM

    I agree with you!!! It is raining here too... we always get wet... the hildren love the rain. emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 9/7/2011 9:10AM

    Thanks for this blog! If it starts raining again, Audrey and I are gonna take a walk in the rain.

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Well THAT really knocked me down!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I was just thinking last week that I hadn't had a cold in a LONG time, and then BAM, one of the kids brought home a cold that really knocked me down for a few days! Today's the first day I've really felt back up to speed (first night I've slept without NyQuil since Saturday). Ugh.

'Tis the season, though, y'all, so: MAMA SAYS WASH YOUR HANDS.

Anyway, I'm back to it today. I have errands to run at my lunch hour, but plan to get in some cardio, somehow, during the day. 10 minute bursts, probably.

I've also decided that my September needs to have a STRONG ABS focus. On my cardio days, I'm also going to do some abdominal workouts. (On strength days, I'll stick with arms/legs.)

Good plan? Good plan.

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ELISOS 8/31/2011 4:03PM

    Great that you are feeling better... I love the new plan for September....hugs

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CJBAGGINS 8/31/2011 1:39PM

    Oh, what a bummer about the cold. I bet you get over it soon, though.

Great plan with the workouts: hitting all the zones, but not back to back days.


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DEE0973 8/31/2011 10:22AM

    glad that you are doing much better, but you should try not to overdo it

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ONMYWAY4EVER 8/31/2011 10:09AM

    Sounds like a wonderful plan! I am glad you are feeling better. I am staying clear of everyone who is sniffling around me. Cross you fingers I am not next on this list for the end of summer cold!

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KAYYVAUGHN 8/31/2011 9:30AM

    I'm glad that you are feeling better, but don't overdo your workouts. Ten minutes sounds good. I like your plan on abs, etc.

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MOSTMOM1 8/31/2011 9:26AM

    DS started sniffling around here yesterday. I'm tempted to make him stay in the garage. Hope you're feeling 100% soon!

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