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Outdoor activity.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I got out and ran at the state park today. It was wonderful.

Went to Weight Watchers tonight. I am up 1.5 pounds from two weeks ago. I'm okay with that. I have been insatiably hungry for the past several days.

I don't have a lot today. I need to pack up my lunch and get in the shower.

I am so glad to have each of you. Thank you friends.

Love,
Janette

  
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APPLEADAY2010 1/19/2011 6:31AM

    Hiya, well done on your weight loss. You sound super positive at the min and you are doing great! Your run has made me want to go for a run! Hope you have a great day xx emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/19/2011 12:33AM

  Your doing great on your exercise, that one and half doesn't stand a chance. Someday if you come to Washington State...I will show you some fabulous places to run! Robin

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STUFFEDPUPPET 1/18/2011 10:28PM

    Great attitude.

Hope you enjoyed your lunch. Running out in the open like that -jealous. Ok maybe not running but I sure could spend hours walking around snapping pics.

No worries on 1.5 lbs. You will get it. Have a good day tomorrow.

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Another one down in the book.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I started a "new year" off right. That's right, folks, I turned the big 3-5 today. And, as promised, I would like all of you to go to JohnJT1's 1/6/11 blog and read the "12 things you should know", courtesy of his baby sister. I told John that I was going to do this on my birthday. I read each one, some aloud, stopped and took a moment to reflect on each. Thanks again John for that blog.

In keeping with my new year, I got up 45 minutes early and did P90X. I have had the DVDs for a while and started them a while back. This time, I read the warning/disclaimer at the beginning and one part caught my eye. "anyone with a...., shoulder.... injury". Hmm, I've had one complete shoulder reconstruction and one partial. I was not going to use these as an excuse. I started into it and before I realized it, I needed to be getting ready for work. I got about 20 minutes of it done. I am going to try to finish the DVD tonight or tomorrow or whenever.

The song lyrics to "Feelin' Groovy" have been running through my mind all morning. "Slow down, you're going too fast. We gotta make the morning last". We need to make the DAY last. I am going to slow down. I enjoy my busy time, but holy cow, yesterday was so nice... even though I did have to beat on my tractor with big tools for a while. :)

I told my coworker this morning, just having that one day off yesterday, I feel like my life is back in order again. Sure, I still have things to do, but I got rid of the clutter last night. I guess I should say, I reset last night. It felt great.

I am exactly 6 pounds heavier than 1 week ago today. I'm sure it is that tasty italian sandwich (sandwiches!) I ate. I don't care. Like Coach Jeff used to tell me, "you know how to lose weight, now do it." And he's right. I had my day of yummy over indulgence. Now, back to what I know and love. My routine. :)

Have a wonderful day, friends. Give yourselves a hug for me.

Love,
Janette

  
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APPLEADAY2010 1/19/2011 7:57AM

    Just seen I missed your birthady - I hope you had a great day! :-) xx

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/17/2011 4:49PM

  Happy, happy Birthday...glad you had a great day off...you deserve it! Hugs...Robin

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JOHNTJ1 1/17/2011 1:17PM

    "You know how to lose weight, now do it."

Thank you for that Janette. You seem to know the right thing to say at the exact moment I need to hear it. I have been lazy the past few weeks, living healthy more in my head than in my heart. Thanks for those words. They are what I needed to hear. Gonna put them on my Spark Page

Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great day!!!

Much Love

John

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VEACHXCL 1/17/2011 11:01AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And I like your attitude about the 6 lbs....you know how to get them off, go do it!! Love that, gonna keep that one for myself when I need it.

Hugs, Chris

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TESHIE4ME 1/17/2011 10:08AM

    Mmmm. Italian sandwiches are delicious. I don't blame you. Congratulations on the changes you have made!

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STUFFEDPUPPET 1/17/2011 9:06AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday!! I am glad you had a wonderful day and feel at peace now. That is a wonderful feeling. The 6 lbs will fly right back off especially by using PX90. I have heard good things about that series. Good luck with it. Have a wonderful week and stay with you workouts.

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Quality Time

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My husband came to visit between shifts today, Well, he came in last night and stayed through this afternoon. We talked and laughed and just had a great time. He made me birthday lunch. It was so tasty.

I need to finish sparking and get to bed, but I wanted to say that I really enjoyed my quality time. Back to the grind tomorrow... work, workout, meeting tomorrow evening, etc.

Quality time is so precious, friends. :)

Love,
Janette

  
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JOHNTJ1 1/17/2011 7:43AM

    Very precious and often over looked in our desire to be busy.

If you peel back the layers of yourself and take a good look, I have found that my level of being busy often equates to my current evaluation of my self worth and value. It's when I can be quiet and listen and simply enjoy my life, is when I am happy.

Thank you for sharing this Janette. It's a good reminder on a Monday morning.

Much Love

John

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VEACHXCL 1/16/2011 11:01PM

    So I'm assuming that Jan. 16th is your birthday? So cool if it is cause that was my Dad's birthday. He passed away a few years ago and that makes it a little hard every year on this day. He was such a great man, and you are such a great gal, says something about the day I think!!! Hope your birthday was great...and who care about over indulging on a day that is your day!!!

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Its hard.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I tried to run on the treadmill this morning before work. I know with a combination of poor nutrition yesterday (stayed on track, but didn't evenly distribute meals), early morning with not so good sleep, etc. made for a hard workout. It just seems like my home treadmill is harder to run on than any other treadmill I run on. I'm sure its because its new and all the others I run on are older, but GEEZ. When did running get hard again?? :(

I barely eked out 2 miles including my warmup walk. I felt like crap the whole time and afterward (physically during and mentally afterward). I got back on and walked/light jogged for another 20 minutes. I eventually did 3.3 miles total. I plan on walking and/or strength training at lunch time. I am really disappointed in myself.

Its like a switch flipped in my body and it thinks its time to hibernate. No hibernating this year. I'm sure the aversion to the treadmill is mostly psychological... I hope.

ok, all negativity aside, here are my positives:
-I stayed on track yesterday even though my meals were really screwy (I had a half cup of cottage cheese and didn't eat anything else until 7PM)
-I finally got out of the house despite the snow
-My husband is coming to visit tonight and is making me (early) birthday lunch tomorrow! (did I mention he's Italian and an excellent cook?) :)
-My dog that had surgery is doing a lot better and is back to his energetic self (pretty good for a 13 year old, 95 pound husky)
-I am working the "late" shift, so I didn't have to be at work until 0900, so I got to spend some time with mom and granny this morning

Goals for today:
-Stay on track eating wise
-Move more (Already did my dreadmill workout this morning, hoping for more later on today)
-Get a nap (my roommate and dogs kept me up last night)
-Make it home on time! (I have no control over this, but I can always hope, right?)
-Give my husband a great big hug and kiss tonight. :)

My lists always have to be 5s for some reason.

Ok, I am going to enjoy my idle time (I dare NOT say the Q word at the station... its a superstition). Have a great weekend.

Love,
Janette
aka Medic 376 today :)

  
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BURGHGIRL 1/15/2011 12:46PM

    You know..don't beat yourself up. We ALL have days that we are on fire and on the ball, we ALL have days that we struggle to get through even the most simplest of exercises, and we ALL have days that were so-so. The important thing is that you kept on going and finished! That is a struggle within itself sometime! But YOU DID IT! You should be proud!

Happy early Birthday!!! Enjoy your time with your husband!!!!

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JOHNTJ1 1/15/2011 11:41AM

    Your workout and mine yesterday seem really similar. I felt like I had almost wasted my time.

However............ Todays workout was great so maybe yours will be also.

Stay warm and have a great day

Much Love

John

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/15/2011 11:34AM

    I love your goal lists. My 13 year old dog is so glad your 13 year old dog is doing well!
I thought of you yesterday because I wanted to hibernate instead of work out, but I remembered your suggestion to just exercise for 5 minutes when I really don't want to. Of course, it became 20 minutes of cardio.
Hope the dreadmill eases up today. Or not, and Jillian Michaels could call you and say "I want my calves back."
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REALLY_ROBIN 1/15/2011 11:17AM

  I had a really rough time of it on my treadmill run yesterday too. And I thought it was weird too. Hope you have a great time with your husband and an awesome weekend! Hugs...Robin

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I got nuttin'

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I read the reflection and I should reflect, instead, I'm going to enjoy my quiet time working from home. The fire is crackling, the dog is asleep on the bed, I have a couple of things to accomplish during my lunch break (unfortunately working out is not one of them).

So with that, friends, have a great one. I am going to enjoy my time away from the computer.

Hugs,
Janette

PS I forgot to mention, MY BEST FRIEND HAD HER BABY THIS MORNING! YEYYYY!

  
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APPLEADAY2010 1/14/2011 6:06AM

    Your fire sounds lovely xx Hope you got all your jobs done xx

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STUFFEDPUPPET 1/13/2011 5:22PM

    I hope you enjoyed your time buy the fire. (and that you got in a work out in at point)

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/13/2011 3:53PM

  Have a great day! Hugs...Robin

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