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50 Questions ~borrowed from Samaara

Thursday, July 28, 2011

1. When's the last time you ran? LOL! No idea!
2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? No
3. Would you bungee jump? Maybe. Most likely not though.
4. Do you own a pair of Converse? No.
5. Were you named after anyone? Yes.
7. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes.
8. Do you like your handwriting? Yeah.
9. What do you do when you're sad? Go online and surf the internet.
10. Who would you call first if you won the lottery? My husband.
11. How do most people spell your name? The normal way
12. Would you survive in prison? No.
13. If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would most likely over pack? Me.
14. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Probably.
with a different personality? Probably.
15. What song best describes your life right now? Toxic by Britney Spears (things are stressful here now with our kitchen being remodeled)
16. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed.
17. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? Neither!
18. Do you have freckles? Some.
19. Who do you miss the most? My maternal grandfather.
20. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing? Sometimes
21. What size is your bed? Queen
22. Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Yeah.
23. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Dirty Dancing, Ghost, a couple others I cannot think of at the moment.
24. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? Never.
25. Favorite smell? The beach/ocean
26. How many languages can you speak? one
27. Are you afraid of heights? a bit.
29. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Definitely
30. Can you swim well? I think so.
31. Favorite sport to watch? Ice Skating.
32. If you could make the sky any color what would it be? The color it is at sunset with oranges and purples.
33. What's your Zodiac Sign? Libra
34. How tall are you? 5'1
35. What's your favorite number? I really don't have one.
36. What's your favorite type of animal? Dogs
37. Do you have a special talent? I'm crafty.
38. What is the least favorite thing about yourself? Allergies
39. What are you listening to right now? The hum of the pool filter & crickets.
40. How many siblings do you have? 2
41. Are your parents married? Yes.
43. What are your hobbies? reading, watching TV/movies, browsing the internet. I used to cross stitch and scrapbook before I had kids. Would love to get back into that one day.
44. How often do you listen to music? Daily
45. What is your song of the month? N/A
46. What is your favorite color? That changes by my mood.
47. Favorite flower? Never thought about it.
49. Was the name that you just thought of someone you know? Yes.
6. Have you ever stayed online waiting for someone to get on? Yes.
28. Name a favorite past time memory? Going on a cruise.
42. If you were stuck on an island and could take one person who would it be? Jim
50. What is your full name? Lisa Marie

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LILIVW 8/16/2011 9:43AM

    Fun to read somethings about you. Good luck with that kitchen remodel!

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GETFITNLEAN 7/29/2011 10:50AM

    I'm definitely a shorty! emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 7/29/2011 1:07AM

    Cute! So much fun!!
I didn't know you are 5"1, that's like my Mom.

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Kitchen Remodel~Photos!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

So I stepped back on the elliptical for the first time since 6/27 on Monday, 7/25.....almost an entire month without stepping on the elliptical! I hope this never happens again because that workout really kicked my but, but I did it! I haven't been back on it since then, but I knew this week was going to be sticky because of the kitchen being remodeled.

Speaking of which, here are some pictures for you all:


This is the state of my kitchen right now:

This is the back wall in the kitchen and this part is an addition. My husband made
the little window which looks into the living room so we could let some natural light into our kitchen.

The cabinet doors will be installed tomorrow (Friday), the granite countertop on Saturday, the sink on Monday and the tile backsplash on Tuesday. The floor may be scheduled to be installed by the end of next week. We still need to find a stove and dishwasher, but we did find a model refrigerator that we like, we just need to order that. Will share more pictures when things are more complete.

Granite Countertop Sample

Flooring, cabinet Door & Granite Samples

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MRSMILLER777 7/29/2011 2:38PM

    wow! talk about busy! Hope it get's finished up quickly so you can enjoy it soon!

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GETFITNLEAN 7/29/2011 11:03AM

    The old kitchen cabinets made the kitchen really dark. That photo was taken at night, so it actually made the old cabinets look better than they really were. They were the original cabinets that were in the house since 1978 and in not great shape....along with the nasty counter top.

As you can see the walls are a light orange. The floor will be a grayish faux stone and the granite countertops have a mixture of black/tan/off white and specks of the orange in it. (I will add a photo to the end of the post above so you can see it). We're definitely trying to make the kitchen brighter.

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INIT2LIVEIT 7/29/2011 1:08AM

    Your kitchen was pretty, if somewhat dark. What colors did you chose to switch it up to?

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

My last blog entry was exercise on 6/27/11. That was the last time I stepped on the elliptical. Obviously I did not complete the 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge. I should have known better than to pick that type of challenge for this time of year.

Anyhow, I felt I needed to answer to my Spark friends and let you all know where my mind has been. Everything went downhill for me soon after my 8 year old daughter ended her school year (that was on June 7th). Sleepovers, birthday parties, her first time at camp and trying to pinpoint when the kitchen remodeling would take place occupied my time and thoughts. Anxiety about a lot of things I guess. I just stopped exercising (although we've been swimming a lot because it is so HOT!) and haven't been watching what I've been eating as closely. My sleep habits have been awful as well.

So, tomorrow my husband and his friend will be tearing out our kitchen cabinets and this entire week will be the installation. So we will be without a kitchen (that includes the sink and dishwasher folks) this entire week. We do plan on eating out some, but not all of the time. It will be a treat for our family, as we do not eat out much and are thinking of frequenting a diner a few times in place of fast food, which just makes everyone feel gross anyway.

On the positive side I have not gained any weight. It surprises me because I have been eating some junk food snacks, but I guess I haven't been eating as much and of course swimming helps. I hope to get back into the habit of visiting SparkPeople daily again. I was on a 7 week streak of exercising 90 minutes or more per week and I really screwed that up emoticon

Time to look forward and lose some more pounds! emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 7/24/2011 5:55AM

    Great to have you back again and good luck with the remodeling.
You must be a lot more active than you thought, running around and swimming as opposed to standard exercising. Good job on maintaining.

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CARTER4414 7/24/2011 12:27AM

    Well, it is good news if you have been able to maintain your weight even as you haven't been doing as much exercise.

Probably. getting back on track won't be that hard.

Here's to losing again! emoticon

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My 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June 1st through 30th : Exercise for 10 minutes per day at least 5 times per week.

***As you can see, I messed up half way through the month***

1- 30 minutes elliptical
2- 10 minute walk w/dog (tummy issues today)
3- 30 minutes on elliptical (Intermediate Level 2)~20 minutes on elliptical (Beginner Level 1) and 15 minutes of strength training TOTAL: 65 minutes (not to mention 2 1/2 hours of steam cleaning the upholstery on the sofas, recliner, pillows and 1/2 the hallway!)
4- Way more than 10 minutes of physical activity. I pushed all the furniture in the living room to one side of the room and then steam cleaned the rugs on the empty half. Waited for it to dry, then pushed all the furniture to the other side of the room. Repeated the steam cleaning of the carpet. After completely dried, I rearranged the liviing room furniture! This probably took me 2 1/2 hours total to do. I am whooped!
6- Elliptical 30 minutes @ Intermediate level 2 / 20 minutes @ Beginner Level 1
9 minute video: Day 7 New YOU Bootcamp Workout/9-Minute Core Workout
8 minute video: Day 6 New YOU Bootcamp Workout/8-Minute Upper Body Workout
TOTAL TIME: 67 minutes
7- Elliptical- 30 minutes
8- Leg exercises in the pool today - 10 minutes
11-Elliptical-30 minutes
14-Elliptical- 30 minutes / 15 minutes strength training
15- 50 minutes on the elliptical
19-15 minutes on elliptical....something was wrong though because the resistance level wasn't changing. It was so tough and I had to get off because I had an asthma attack. Hope it's not broken!
27-20 minutes Beginner Level 1. Started out with high resistance level, but went back to normal as soon as I put on the fan. Hm?

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LILIVW 6/5/2011 2:12AM

    Great idea! Good luck this month with your fitness goals.

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/2/2011 4:11AM

    emoticon Will be cheering for you, you can use this as your June challenge too...
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My June 2011 Goals

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

So I took my measurements today. There have been some slight changes. The largest thing I've noticed by looking at my reports is that I lost 1 inch off of my hips since March and 2 inches off of my thighs since last July. I need to make more significant changes than these though.

Yesterday ended the Spring Into Spring Bootcamp Challenge. I hung in there and made it, but it was not easy. I think I could've done better. I did not lose any weight, but I feel more toned and definitely stronger.

My next challenge is the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge. I have never exercised consistently for 30 days in a row. I'm going to try my best to at least get in the 10 minutes a day and whatever else this challenge asks of me.

My goals for the month of June 2011 are to lose 5 lbs, focus on the target areas I need help in most (tummy, jiggly arms and inner thighs) and to step up my healthy eating. That is what has been jeopardizing me these past 3 eating habits really haven't changed drastically. I'm hoping with more fresh fruits and veggies in season I can focus on healthier meals and snacks. I will have a separate blog that tracks my 10-minute daily exercise streak challenge to help me keep track.

Bring on June!

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BUGSMOM211 6/2/2011 4:23PM

    Those are some great goals..go out there at get em! emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/2/2011 4:13AM

    Sounds like you have a plan. It's going to be awesome, I know it!
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CARTER4414 6/2/2011 12:08AM

We're going to hold you to these goals!

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    Great Goal!

Wishing you much success! You're definitely on the right path!


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