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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Doesn't it look inviting? The colors of cheer? and when it hits your belly you feel satisfied, if even only for a minute...

sighs...but then reality sets in. The pic of the saggin chin, the dress that won't fit.

I'm trying to remember this. I'm trying to focus on my motivation wall with the upcoming races and Slim in 6 challenge.

emoticonYou can't work out...your foot is still bummed..
emoticon You'll never fit into that dress!
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Today I took my little VW Bug to the dealership. The check engine light came on and I knew I was due for an oil change. The service person came out and said "alright, who heard the bump?" We looked at him confused....and he proceeded "someone had to of heard it" and I raised my hand (yeah, like a school kid) and replied "A rock hit my car when I avoided a pothole last week?"

"well" he said, "that rock cracked your undercarriage and fuel is leaking everywhere. I can't let you drive it and I would call your insurance company as this is going to be EXPENSIVE"


My oldest and I made it threw that no prob...no prob. The VW dealership gave us a rental for one day free so I could get home. Coolness :o)

But....I had to tell my hubby. And he is a man of blame. I just can't figure out why he couldn't blame the damn rock.

So, I look at the treats and catch myself...I may not be able to work out fully yet, but, I can take a shower instead. I can blog....I can do my homework, and I can breathe. I just need to breathe...

I did have some candy from my youngest....but then I got the diet pepsi. (Twizzlers)

I'm gonna go take a shower and breathe before I binge on something worse that candy...

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ENDUROVET 3/23/2011 12:29PM

    At least such mechanical probs are 100% fixable, even if expensive!

My DH found a similar rock (probably in our very own driveway) which cracked the oil pan of his lil' Dodge...

I sympathize w/ya on the foot pain! As I told DH last night, when your feet hurt, ALL is misery...

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    Oh no!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your car problems and that damn rock :( You're being so strong and only eating those twizzlers, Lord knows, I turn to everything BUT Twizzlers (too healthy for me).

Keep your head up, girly!

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LYNNA7499 3/17/2011 10:07PM

  Sorry to hear about your car. It is just a car and stuff happens to cars and tell your husband to get over it. Cars can be fixed easier than people can. Hope your foot heals soon!

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HEATH2 3/17/2011 11:42AM

    aww i feel ya girl... i dont know why we reach for food, its awful and the one thing I wish I could control!
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TWNOMWE 3/17/2011 9:41AM

    Sorry about about your car. Take heart that it is only a car. Hoe is your foot. Hope that it getting better with each passing day and you will be able to work out. emoticon

The temptations are every where and when one is feeling low they call out loud to you. The rebuttal i am now using is that if I don't see them they can't hut me.
But on the other hand if you count it in your day's calorie budget ., it will not be so bad.
Also use the 20 minute rule, but I saw you already have a good one, A good soak in the tub. emoticon

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BAKER1009 3/17/2011 8:48AM

    Glad you are finding alternatives to indulging in something that is just going to make you feel worse in the end. So sorry to hear about your car! I hope that it isn't too expensive. Glad you got it in and they are taking care of it. Just think how much worse this could have been! Hope your husband sees that!!

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sifting through confetti again...

Monday, March 07, 2011


Bear with me today as I a lot of times write to think...or is it the other way around? These past few months have been interesting to say the least. My oldest "panda" and I are back in school full time and this time I was determined to keep my healthy lifestyle in part of my schedule.

I created a vision / motivation wall. Finally. I put it together and I really like the way it came together. I will have to steal one of my kid's camera's and take a pic of it. But here's a faded, blurry one from my phone....

I'm hoping to really add to it the with Bay to Breakers race and whatnot. Make it like a scrapbook as well as a motivation poster...

My niece is engaged. She's hoping to get into shape before next year and so I am doing Slim in 6 with her. We try to hold each other accountable. It's been a lot more fun that I thought. I was afraid that...well, I dunno...I feel awkward working out in front of people and over the last year I think I have really overcome that. If she wants to work out, great otherwise I try not to use it as an excuse to get out of it..

Last Friday her, Panda and I all worked in our hour workout...the house smells like a sweat factory hubby says, but we do it. I went to go get my phone downstairs and do a quick jog. Train for the Bay to Breakers. I was soooo happy that I started singing "1,2,3, 4, 5" in "Electric Company" format ya know...with the pinballs and colors and what not?

Well, anyway stair number 3 got counted for "3,4" and so when I got to stair 5...well, I had already counted it in my head and missed it....long story short I fell and I couldn't get up.

A week later with a swollen, bruised foot (I didn't even know the bottoms of our feet could bruise..hmm) I do the crunches with the girls, but mostly am couch bound. With that one can do a LOT of thinking.

I know everyone has stress and let me tell you...i don't like drama. at all.

I have a question that seems to plague the ever loving daylights out of me. One of the things I've been learning with weight loss, health, and overall general life is to rid yourself of all negative influences. Whether it be dark people or ... anyways. I wonder how this works when you have been married to one for umteen years?!?


Yeah. I bet those experts don't take THAT one into consideration. **scratches head**

I thank goodness for my girls and my friends daily. I signed up for the Bay to Breakers. My very first race. It's their 100th one and I thought this would be a good one to start with.

"he" freeeeaked out. I mean, like "why are you doing this to me?!" freaked out. Angry. "you can't even walk a mile what the hell are you doing?!" freaked out.

We won't even get into the lack of support when I mentioned the hotel. Now we just don't even talk about it. at all.

I think I figured out why I like to work out in private.....

but my girls....they all stepped up with their money and said "we'll walk it with you. We believe in you." as well as my oldest's guy friend. It was just what I needed. So, I may not be running...but with the support of my girls and Zack, we be trekking it :o) I think my first run will actually be next month. I am doing a Deaf Event Run for my ASL class. well, if my foot heals enough...LOL May just do their facepainting ...

Food. That's tricky. I'm starving sitting on this couch! LOL

Well, going to try and sleep. I have to somehow get a challenge going for my team. I really really need additional team leaders for support. I may just delagate a few whether they like it or not :o)

Hey, did you know crutches burn a major load of calories? Good, cuz I always look like I'm gonna pass out when I am getting where I need to go....

Ooooooh! I just ordered my Shakeology :o) Healthiest shake eva!! I really have to get my webpage up for that.....OH...hubby wants to do a competition for his BBQ this May. Have to schedule that in somewhere....and I got Rev Abs coming soon....

Working on my six pack baby!

Wow....there's a lot of confetti in my mind...at least it's on paper now some of it. There's still a lot of sorting to do.. LOL


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TWNOMWE 3/16/2011 12:59PM

    Hope you feet are are healing well. I can identify with you where activities are concerned and Hubby support. Mine will say why do it? I have learnt to tune out all the negative feed back. So Just do it for yourself and feel proud.
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I do my exercises alone and in the house, I have never felt comfortable in a with other people. I can do a walk with two friends but not more. I have to learn to do events too.

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Any way keep pushing play.
Today I will do it after work.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 3/8/2011 10:02PM

    I wish that I was able to do the run with you. I think that everything you do is amazing! I can't wait to see you in just a few weeks. I hope that you can walk by then...or at least hop down the aslie.
As for the other part we will talk when I see you. LOVE you and I'm always here for you babe.

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    I liked all the pictures :) It was fun to have pictures to help tell your story...the confetti one at the end was my favorite :)

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BAKER1009 3/7/2011 8:43AM

    Hang in there darling! Do what you need to do for yourself. That is what is important. It can be hard when our significant other isn't supporting us, but we have to move on anyway. Hugs to you!! Keep it up, you're worth it, even when you don't feel like you are!

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WENPLUSKEN 3/7/2011 1:23AM

  Here's a prayer for you that your foot heals nicely and you do get a lot out of the race day that the sun shines and you stay surrounded with supportive people. I am not a runner yet just trying to increase my walking did walk almost two and a half miles today on the treadmill. Was 27 and cold and wet out here in NY the weather is not the best for being outside yet. Hope you are happy this week and keep up the great attitude. Thanks for sharing your thoughts I enjoyed reading.

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Balls to the Wall (AB Challenge)

Monday, February 14, 2011

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MAKE ME _"Slender"_.

Current Weight: 194

Current Measurements:

1. Chest (under boob) 38.5

2. Arms 14 (is it good they are getting bigger? ..yes, right?)

3. Hola Hips Hippo! 46.5

4.Thunderin Thighs 26

5. Witherin Waistline 38.5 (yes, bigger than chest)

Amount of time you can reasonably dedicate to exercise EACH DAY (oh yeah I went there):
**I will come rain, sleet, or snow (ha ha ..I live in Cali ha ha) spend ONE HOUR each day. I will I will I will!!!**

Number of Rest Days needed per week (maximum):
**As I have a goal for a wedding I really don't want a rest day...That and I know I will slack if I even take ONE day...therefore, from here til April 1st I will avoid "rest" days and will beg the support of my team if I do take one..."*

Is your goal for this challenge...

A) Lose weight **YES**

B) Maintain **NO!!**

C) Lose inches **YES**

D) Prepare for a race **sorta, I'm walking the race w/my kids**

E) Surprise yourself **more like convince myself**

F) Get stronger **eh, just comes with territory, doesn't it?**

G) Start exercising

H) Exercise regularly **YES!! Consistency: I am so bad to it**

I) Break a plateau **again....those darn 190s**

J) Combination of these options: **noted above**

emoticon Do you have the balls to take a new before pic or use one you already have? (If using one you already have- please note the weight on the pic) **DO I POST ON TEAM PAGE?? WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO OWN THIS?? **

Do you have any physical restrictions due to injuries, babies, vampirism, living dead syndrome, severe laziness, etc? **LIVING DEAD SYNDROME?? AWESOME..NO, BLIND/DEAF..WHICH MEANS NO BALANCE...I MAY HIT A FEW TREES, FALL ON A FEW CURBS, BUT, I WILL EVENTUALLY EFFIN PREVAIL!!!**

Which muscle group do you want to start with? (I will definitely be paying attention to these- so be honest)

A) Upper Body (back/arms/shoulders/chest) **I've been currenlty working on this which I think is why my arms increased an inch....they aren't "gunny" yet, which I am hoping for"

B) Core (abs/back) "THIS is my main goal I think for this challenge. I think if I can get the waist/core down the rest will follow...is that good logic or chick logic? .Wait, chick logic IS good logoic!!!"*

C) Lower Body (legs/ass)**I do have a HUGE arse...but waist 1st**

D) Total Body (all of above) **I kept trying to do this and I really think I should go to baby steps or something...what do y'all think?**

Which of these things are you excelling in the LEAST and which do you think is your BEST area?

A) Cardio. **videos..pretty good...my most consistent so far**

B) Strength Training/Toning/Scuplting **My weakest for sure, mainly due to utter confusion and loss of what to do, I do SOME light ST in videos with resistance bands**

C) Weight Training (heavy weights) **wwhhhhuuuuuuaaaat?!**

D) Flexibility Training (stretching) **did we not discuss the lack of balance? Now, I'm wondering really where my weakness is....hmmmm"

E) Agility Training **??**


Do you have a goal outfit or an upcoming even that is motivating for you? **Wedding April 5, Bay to Breakers 12K May 15th"*

Which kind of Motivation has seemed to work best for you in the past? **I hope I say this right, but someone doing this with me. Like one member of AB and I would "workout" evrery morning" together. Made me feel guilty if I didn't...so, I guess.that. I think that's why we all love this team so much :o)**

A) Visual
B) Verbal/Written
C) Your own progress
D) Combining with other activities (such as gardening, volunteering, babysitting, etc)

E) Other **see above! LOL**

Let's nail these boobs to the wall!!! Oh wait, "Balls to the Wall"....HUBBY COME"ERE!!!

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ENDUROVET 3/2/2011 6:02PM

    OK, I did it! posted some photos from iPhone, crouched in the bathroom of my gym...

Well, it was TOO CROWDED to stand out there in the open, so you'll just have to wait for pix of my great-if-I-DO-say-so-myself legs ;-)

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ENDUROVET 3/1/2011 7:37AM

    I am still using the excuse that I can't find my camera's data cable, but will try to find the courage to take a pic w/iPhone... That may be just the motivation I need!

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FUNKYKIM 2/16/2011 7:00PM

    Ahahaha "chick logic is good logic"! emoticon

Let's rock this! emoticon

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HEATH2 2/15/2011 12:50PM

    this is great... i wanna join! what team is this for?

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C.U.P.I.D's Final Week!!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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Let's see how I did...or didn't...no...did. or will do. emoticon

Dare, De-clutter, De-stress, & Determined

Cupid’s arrow for the week: You’ve made it this far!!!! You’ve worked your tail off for the past 4 weeks and are going to finish the CUPID challenge strong and DETERMINED!!! Show me how you are going to finish this challenge with the wind to your back and carry it on through the rest of the

1. DARE – What’s holding you back? What are you afraid of? I DARE you to dare yourself to do ONE thing this week that you are uncomfortable doing. Is it trying a new food? Going vegetarian all week long? Trying a new class at the gym? YOU figure it out. DARE yourself and take it on!!!!

emoticon So many so many have I! Let's see...Oh! I know. My niece has been wanting to work out with me and I've always been very uncomfortable working out with people. My DARE is to let my fears down and to INSPIRE!! emoticon

2. De-Clutter – How do you expect to make forward progress when you have clutter in your way? Be it your home, your office, your car, your gym bag, your purse, your fridge….DE-CLUTTER and start fresh. Start that Spring cleaning early!!
emoticon I am taking this one literally and decluttering my home, my mind, and my fridge of bad foods... emoticon

3. De-stress – So, you have that gift basket full of bath salts, relaxing music, and candles and still have yet to use it. You will this week. Pick one day/night where you take one hour to De-stress yourself however you can. An hour of meditation, yoga, busting a$$ on the treadmill, or soaking in a hot tub with a glass of wine. Make the effort and do it. You need it!!! Let yourself recharge.
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4. Determined – How are you going to continue on with this energy after this challenge is over? You have to be determined. Write down 3 goals that you are determined to accomplish before St. Patty’s day and post them to your template.

emoticon 1. Working out with niece for six weeks starting TODAY!!
2. Running 3 days a week as I entered the Bay to Breakers 100th 12K..GASP!
3. Look good for Kim's wedding in April :o)


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KIM_POSSIBLE77 2/9/2011 9:33PM

    Oh babe you are going to look WONDERFUL!!! I love you and can't wait to see you. Did you get your flight yet? Did you get your dress? Love you!!

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SCOTMAMA 2/8/2011 11:00AM

    You've got the spirit! You've got the plan!

The pounds are gonna come rolling off!

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SASSAGAIN 2/8/2011 8:20AM

    Awesome! That is so great that you are going to work out with your niece. Just remember that YOU are important, too and to get in your workout as well.

And the Bay to Breakers 12K sounds great! Keep running!
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2 all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a seseme seed bun..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The school had a fundraiser and really, it's a great idea. I went out grocery shopping today and spent my $320 for the next two weeks. When I got home the girls were like "let's go let's go"...

So, there we were at the local McDonald's for the McTeachers night. The teachers were working the the cash registers, parents and kids running around everywhere. I told them that I would probably get a diet coke as I really really only like ONE thing from McDs.

Yea well, that lasted about 10 seconds. Double quarter pounder later ....


I'm not gonna feel TOO terribly bad about it tho. It is for charity (school) and my menu is on the fridge for a full 2 weeks of healthy, calorie maintained foods.

Now...the workouts..

I need to get on that....STAT!!

What's holding me back? I dunno...yeah...yeah I do....

*Hubby on swings so I spend mornings with hm watching the tele and evenings with kids catching up on house and "stuff"...

*lack of motivation for some reason. I've bought the new workout pants, I've bought the new shoes...I really really intend on starting but something always happens or gets int he way...and the thing is. My mind and body seems to really want this...so why am I not moving yet? ugh!!

I will psych myself up. I will. Starting tonight...starting now. I'm gonna start with crunches...even if I don't count them...just DO them!!

Otherwise I won't be watching the Biggest Loser...another 50 pounds and I could be a contestant...

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That double quarter pounder may not have been a good idea after all...

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PJCHILIS 1/16/2011 8:16PM

    Hamburger today, nothing tomorrow.

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VIBRANTVIC 1/16/2011 10:33AM

    The Eat this not That guys (I admit I am a groupie) say those quarter pounders are actually one of the best burgers for your buck. I myself am a Big Mac girl and those are nothing but trouble. What a fabulous idea for a school fund raiser! Keep on! emoticon

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/14/2011 9:42PM

    Sweetheart you know there is always going to be the times that we are bad....knowing that you can't eat like that everyday is where the good part of us comes in.
Go buy your dress for the wedding and hang it up so that everyday you see it. Have you made your vision collage yet? That has really helped me as I keep a copy at work and in my wallet.
Just as you tell me WE can do this! Have the hubby sit by you as you work out. Ask him to help you by counting the crunches you do. Terry watches me while I lift at home just to make sure I've got the right form and I am breathing....yes I forget to do that sometimes! LOL

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TEACHEROF4TH 1/14/2011 9:20PM

    You will get there! Forget that burger and start fresh tomorrow... drink your water, get out of the house for a walk or whatever, there you have it... fresh start! It WAS for a good cause, and now move on because you're worth it!


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RENE54 1/14/2011 2:39PM

    Girl i am right there with you! If you go off track for even a little while it seems like it takes a monumental effort to get back where you were. I also have too many distractions and use them as excuses to not get up and get moving. So here is your "kick in the butt" emoticon to get you moving again. I desperately need one as well. Good luck getting back on track. I know you can do it!! emoticon

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YOURJONES 1/13/2011 12:36PM

    I'm with you on not making exercise a priority. I've got the calorie thing down most of the time but exercise? I just don't love it, therefore, I am not jumping up to do it. So lame, I know. We'll get this though. I'm sure of it.

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    OMG, I don't even like McDonalds, but that picture looks very yummy!!

I wouldn't worry too much about the meal last night since you've got your fridge STOCKED! 1 "bad meal, over the next 2 weeks is NOT bad!

And lets get giong with those workouts!I'm gonna be checking up on you!


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ADVENTURE-GIRL 1/13/2011 10:38AM

    Everything in moderation right! As long you don't start eating quarter pounders everyday its all good. Plus you helped out your kids' school, awesome! As for the exercise JUST DO IT, you'll be so glad that you did.

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KATIE2POINT0 1/13/2011 9:10AM

    It was for a good cause and one quarter pounder won't kill you. You know how crappy it made you feel so the chances of doing it again any time soon is probably slim. You can't beat yourself up over every little set back or you will get no where. You're doing a great job having all of your healthy meals planned out and ready to go!

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BAKER1009 1/13/2011 8:05AM

    Wow, you sound just like me in the motivation department...well, me 2 weeks ago. I finally seem to be doing OK with getting myself to work out every day. I really want, and need, new work out pants, but I told myself I must stay committed for a solid month before I can buy them. That is helping to keep me motivated.
Life is busy, there's just no way around that. Remember that 10 minutes is better than zero minutes. If you can do 3 or more a day, you're getting somewhere rather than nowhere.
You can do this...I already know that. And so do you! So get with it woman!!

Just an idea, and trust me, I know how tempting McD's food is, maybe just donate some money. Take along a healthy snack next time. That way you have contributed to the charity and not to the calories.

Go get'em tiger!

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FRAZZLEPOP 1/13/2011 4:28AM

    It was for a good cause!!! Maybe you could slowly work your way down to the Single Quarter Pounder with cheese. :) Plus family time is important -- maybe you could convince your hubby to go for walks with you in the morning instead of watching the tele? Housework burns calories. You're gonna be HOT!

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BELLA8881 1/12/2011 11:41PM

    emoticon I know the feeling!

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