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Midnight blogs require coffee, don't you think?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This week is a blurring by!

On my $62 Target menu (remember, I based off of what I had at home mainly) I came up with a Cheeseburger Quiche. Now, I LOVE quiche, but wasn't sure if my family would approve.

Ya know what? they DID!!!!



I even made a homemade crust, who knew I was even capable? (ok ok, I knew lol)

Let's see. I also made a ratatouille that was so freaking yumdelish!! Since then I've included the leftovers in my stew for tomorrow.

My folks are up from Texas this week. We went two hours south to some of my family and basically party on the lake. It was really a lot of fun! Now, I have some family members that would make even Jerry Springer blush, but I always love going to catch up on the gossip, meet the new babies, and reflect. My dad has 12 brothers and sisters so since I've accumulated well over 200 cousins and we are loud and big and ... well, we are like the Big Fat Greek Wedding only we're not Greek :o) At least, not that I've been notified as of yet.

I've gotten down my Hip Hop Abs and I'm pretty excited to be starting that. I want to do it WITH my new Slim in 6 series. I should be sweating up a storm here!! wowza! I'm going to try the HIp Hop Abs in the morning.

That's about it...It's about midnight and I still have to get up to take middle one to band, little one to tumblin and buy the oldest our text books. OH!! I forgot.

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No. I mean it. I forgot. I was just gonna say something and it left my brain and fizzled right out the nose.

challenges, weight, food, ... I think I covered it...OH, maybe it was something about having another "daughter" out next summer and buying the youngest a planner to make it happen...maybe....I dunno but now I'm ramblin. I need to run, I need coffee, I need....

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ANDI_3K 8/24/2011 11:53PM

    midnight requires caffeine only if you have to be up for awhile or are like me and it actually puts you to sleep.

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SCOTMAMA 8/21/2011 11:27AM

    You are a busy person -- I'm surprised with all that family that you had any energy left to blog with at midnite!

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NELLIEC 8/16/2011 6:11PM

    Definitely the sleep rather than coffee!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/16/2011 3:53PM

    Girl these are all the reasons why I love you SO much!

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TEMPERANCE88 8/16/2011 2:53PM

    Great blog! The quiche looks delicious!

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CAMROLA 8/16/2011 11:58AM

    Brilliant! I followed at every step. And you're blog made me hungry.

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RICKEFFEL 8/16/2011 9:33AM

    Love ramblin blogs, cover a lot of territory! Hope you slept well and rarin' to go today!

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TWNOMWE 8/16/2011 8:28AM

    emoticon two cups of coffee will clear all the cob webs emoticon
Visits with family are great way to catch up and have fun as well.
Have great day, emoticon blog.

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POLK-A-DOTS 8/16/2011 7:21AM

    Super blog...covered a lot of ground! Especially for a midnight write! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/16/2011 6:07AM

    Funny stuff...and yummy food!

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DTOWNSEND1966 8/16/2011 4:25AM

    Ramblin blogs are the best to read! Hope you slept well emoticon

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Suddenly last Summer

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Strange how life can change in an instant.

There we all were at our annual camping trip in LaPines, Oregon. The trip is relatively important, you see, for it entwines our families from Washington and California. In organizing such an event my husband and I usually take charge of the food portions. We purchase it, organize the menus and bring it all down. This year we purchased food for over 30 people for a week; a hefty bill to be paid back at the camp ground. Good thing as I used my rent money to purchase the foods...

Only the 2nd day in we had a death in the family and seven people left..without their payment. Hubby asked if we should ask them for payment and I said "no". and I still won't ask for it...we even donated another $150 for the funeral. Another couple also didn't pay and said they would send a check. It doesn't "bother" us really as we always have tended to put forth the foods. The point of the whole paragraph REALLY is that in doing so, I put MY intermediate family in a budget crunch for the next two weeks.

When we came back home my daughters and I had to figure out how to purchase groceries for two weeks. I sat down and crunched out a menu; looking online for attractive meals under $10. I also looked up recipes for venison. My husband hunts and I rarely use the meats in fear that I will spend the day cooking and we still order pizza that night....LOL (It's been done!!)

I am proud to say that I came up with 14 meals and shopped at Target. Between the items we still had at home and the menu in my hand I spent (are you ready?) $62 for two weeks. This did NOT include produce, but still...I couldn't help but to do the happy pee pee dance a little.

If that wasn't enough one of the creative meals was done last night...Venison marinated in sweet sauce covered in BACON!!



It was a little overdone, but all three of my girls ate it! (something that rarely seems to happen in this house) They admitted it was a little overdone, but that was okay as it tasted likey jerkey...I think that was a compliment. LOL

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Oh, camping: I was worried about the menu as it did consist of hotdogs, burgers, spaghetti and such and I was ever thankful that Tom (hubby) went out of the way to buy me watermelon, cantalope, grapes, and other amounts of fruits as that's mainly what I ate. I tried doing my C25 run. I picked week 2 as that is my favorite playlist and I thought how easy it would be to do the six 90 increments...WRONG!! By increment number two I was gasping and panting and kept trying to push myself forward. I tried going AROUND the campsite roads so no one I knew would see me, but that didn't work....they looked for me and cheered me on. I guess they've never seen a fat lady run and found it encouraging and entertaining.

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Truth be known, it was nice to see them cheering me on (I couldn't hear as the playlist was a buzzing away)

I'm pretty sure I couldn't do the increments because of the higher altitudes. I will work on that.

Looking at last years pics and this years...although I've lost 15 pounds I don't see any difference and neither did anyone else. That's okay though. Really. I carried my weight well until it all hit and I will until it all falls off. I know this.


This was last July (2010) I was hoping then to get INTO the 180s (196 lbs)


and this is me IN the 180s hoping for the 170s.

Hopefully I can lose more than 10 pounds this year. I DO have mutant ninja resistor fat cells though and they are EVIL little B@st*rds. I did come home to the scale at 180.2. Not bad.

Hiyah!!

I wasn't able to get back into the groove of exercising or Spark yet and I'll tell ya why. We began our life routine already. Sort of. First, we went to the funeral (my mom in law was who passed....well, step mom in law, but really)

Then even though the girls don't start school until end of August my Katie has band every single day 8 hours a day for the summer. OMG they are so dedicated!!! Then there's cheer four days a week for the youngest and dance for Kate a different four days a week. My oldest, Panda, and I are looking for school books as our financial aid was denied (booooo) and because that clearly isn't enough to do my husband is happily moving forward with our Humdinger BBQ business. We have an event for the 27th of this month, a ribfest on the 10th of next month and I am in charge of seeking a BBQ competition for us to enter in.

The event on the 27th is a Fundraiser for my daughter's band. I contacted the City of Lincoln to promote it and somehow ended up possibly getting our business a gig every Friday in the town of Rocklin......keep your fingers crossed on that one please as I think that would put hubby into an actual (dare I say it) happy mood for a minute.

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Okay! For those of you in Slim in 6 (or not) we will be starting a new challenge on August 21st. That will be our Six weeks of September challenge. For those who don't have a Slim in 6 account, come on over...you just have to work out for 6 weeks is all. I just love the daily interactions... :o)

alrightie.

My oldest is pestering me to visit her in the living room, there are still dishes, my youngest wants a cell phone, there's cheer tonight and I'm creating a homemade hamburger quiche for tonight. The pool has to be cleaned and the garden re-tended to. I hope I can get in a small run just for relaxations' sake!!!!

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OH!!! For those who haven't yet to see Katy Perry's new "Last Friday Night" video. It rocks. It freaking has Corey Feldman as her Dad, Debbie Gibson as her Mom and Kenny G as her Uncle. I love artist who appreciate the 80s.

Had to throw that in....go watch it...it's freaking awesome!! Oh, I'll help you. Here's the link. Watch it....I commad you!! (not really...I really wouldn't be that mean, but I hope you watch it) and watch it past the credits, freaking cute.

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ENDUROVET 8/31/2011 10:46AM

    Late to comment but yeah, baby, LOOK AT YOUR FACE!!! You look great!

Keeping my fingers crossed for your BBQ gig...

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SILVERWITCH59 8/15/2011 8:20PM

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MIAJOEB 8/12/2011 2:28PM

    Wonderful spirit keep up the positive thinking. emoticon

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CAMROLA 8/12/2011 12:38PM

    What a difference! You ARE changing in so many ways. Take pride in that!

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RICKEFFEL 8/11/2011 9:04PM

    Great blog. My you are a busy girl! Good grocery shopper too! Love it. Hope the BBQ thing works out. Good to hear from you.

Exercising in higher altitudes is awesome! You can probably tell some improvements now, compared to before you left.

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THETURTLEBEAR 8/11/2011 6:49PM

    DEFINITELY a difference - in appearance and mindset. Hurray for you!

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LINDSAYB2217 8/11/2011 4:19PM

    this blog is funny!

What is hamburger quiche and why do I want some like right now?

Btw I can completely see weight loss between those two pix! look at your face it looks a lot thinner!

And how in the world do you spend so little on groceries for 5 people for 2 weeks for that price! I'm shocked and in awe!!

Way to go!!

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AANGEL3 8/11/2011 3:52PM

    I can see the difference! And even though I'm old..I love Katy Perry!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 8/11/2011 3:46PM

    Look at you doing C25K while on vacation... that is some dedication. I'm super impressed with your ability to go grocery shopping. You'll have ot let us know if there are any winners in yoru meals for under $10.

Fingers crossed for you guys on your BBQ stuff!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/11/2011 3:45PM

    LOL...ok ok. Cutie, you know I love it when you smack me around! LOL

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/11/2011 3:30PM

    I haven't finished reading...but HAD to stop and give you a "over the web lines" smack on the face!!! The differences are in the pictures! You can see it in your face, and I'm SURE if the big baggy jacket wasn't on we would see even MORE of a change! You are rocking it girl! (ok now I'm reading the rest)

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Stress induced exercise

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I had a little fender bender last weekend. The people took off with no insurance and I took it into an autobody shop to get the estimate: $1500. Thank goodness for insurance, right? The check engine light came on the very next day and I hoped it was nothing serious.

Anyhows I had planned on taking the car back in to them at the end of the month. Our family is going to LaPines, OR then and I won't need the car. I NEED the car until then. My youngest has cheer 4 days a week, and my middle has band 2x a week and etc etc. Plus she has her friends here from Washington State and I've been running them ragged, or them me?

Last night after dropping Nikki off at cheer I drove the other 3 girls to Skyzone. I was in the parking lot and the car died. Just flat died...no sputter or nothing. I knew I had to get the engine looked at.

So, after dropping Kate off at her high school I drove over to Duncan's automotive to have them look at the car. $125 for diagnostic before estimate....of course. He can't look at the car until after noon (It's 815am) I wouldn't expect no less. :o)

I walked back to the high school and when her band was over told her we were walking the 5 miles back home. Me in flip flops and her carrying a mellophone!!

LOL

We did it though. Two hours later we were both sore and tired (I did stop at the local Starbucks....I can't leave her dehydrated on a five miler) but we did it! According to my iPod pedometer we did 14,898 steps in 2 hours burning 700 calories. According to Spark I wimped out at a mere 500 calories. LOL eh...both burned off the Starbucks as far as I'm concerned.

oh, and it's a sticker!!

But, then I got the call...Duncan said it IS from the accident and that it punctured the air injector and guess what? It's only another grand.

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I called my insurance company (I'm sure they just LOVE me by now) and explained the situation. They are going to pick up my car and do their own diagnostic and if it IS related they will reimburse the $125 I have to pay today. There is concern as the check engine light wasn't on that day/...but it was on the next day. so if they declare, I could be screwed a good grand.

I haven't smoked in two years and let me tell you...I sure want one. I don't crave one, but I really want one!! (and there is a difference) UGH!!

So, not only is my car gone I have 4 girls at the house looking at me with blank stares.

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alright girls...play rockband, swim, clean, weed or walk. Those are your options until ...um ... at least Saturday.

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I just did 5 miles, but I think I'm going for a run. I really realy need a stank.



the blue bug (Iggy) is mine...we posed it next to the cute little pink one! LOL



soooooo I did do something kinda bad. I made my Shepherd's pie yesterday and boy was it gooood. The ONLY reason I put it in Sparkrecipes was because I really didn't know the fat/calorie content in it. Let's just say Blindbatty's REALLY happy I didn't eat anything else that day...gulp...It's like almost 500 a serving!! yikes!! But it IS comfort food at its finest...sighs. Maybe I shoulda stuck with fried chicken? LOL

emoticon oh c'mon....like celery makes you feel better!!

No. but a smoothie would? Loaded with protien and bananas?

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SCOTMAMA 7/27/2011 11:06AM

    I remember I bought a VW right after I had gotten a divorce years and years ago -- I figured driving around would be the only entertainment me and the kids would have. Good thing gas prices were low back then.

Way to go on the 5 miles -- I guess a taxi was out of the question? 5 miles would kill me -- at least here in Phoenix.

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ATINYDANCER 7/23/2011 6:30PM

    Comfort food...mmm...I love comfort food. Good job on the five miles and making the most of the car troubles! You're awesome! emoticon

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RICKEFFEL 7/21/2011 12:47PM

    Wow. I HATE car troubles. It's usually sooo expensive too.
Congrats on the 5 miles too! = )
Found a great smoothie recipe if you like buttermilk. (I LOVE it.)
1/2 c lowfat cottage cheese
1 c buttermilk
1/4 avocado
Sweeten if you like, optional

YUMMY!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 7/21/2011 11:30AM

    Oh I TOTALLY want the pink bug! Couldn't you just see me driving that! As for the accident and all the car problems I'm really thinking you need to paint the car a different color. LOL All in all I'm glad that you and the girls are fine. Just think of all the years you didn't have a car and made it...this too shall pass!
I miss your Clam Chowder! YUMMMM now that was some good stuff!!

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NELLIEC 7/20/2011 6:36PM

    Just so your shepherd's pie didn't contain ground lamb which evidently is really high fat!

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TWNOMWE 7/20/2011 4:07PM

    Have not had any since we left UK ( 1985). It does taste great and the best comfort food all around.!!.
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JAISLING 7/20/2011 12:50PM

    I love Shepherd's pie! It's one of my weaknesses. Sorry you've had such a bad day - it will get better, promise!

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BAKER1009 7/20/2011 7:26AM

    Do you ever feel like that car has been a curse for you? I swear girlie, you're always having issues with it, lol!
Way to go on walking the 5 miles home!! I'm sure you did burn 700 calories!!

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LINDSAYB2217 7/19/2011 8:55PM

    LOL! I love comfort food!!

Sorry to hear about your car, I've been in a situation similar, only the woman hit me trying to get MY insurance to pay for HER P.O.S car! The nerve of some people. If your insurance company doesn't think it's related to the accident they're dumb... i walk into things all the time and it's not that instant that the bruise appears... it's always LATER! Your poor car is BRUISED!

As for spark people, I find sometimes that I wonder if it takes weight into account on these trackers. At my gym they have some really nice machines that measure heart rate, height, weight and age... and I ALWAYS get stuff that's diff from what is on here... so chin up.

Btw I have a sweet potato turkey shepherds pie that is to DIE for! If you're into that kind of thing ;). emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/19/2011 7:55PM

    Cars!!! They can be such a pain. Insurance companies too. That Shepherds Pie sounds yummy. Better than fried chicken!

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VIBRANTVIC 7/19/2011 6:43PM

    Hey I get the car repair thing. We finally got rid of our 1990 VW Vanagon this spring after driving it for about 15 years. When you have kids, it makes things hard because you don't want to leave them stranded. Hope your insurance pulls through...all that money should be going to something right? emoticon

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GEORGIAINVT 7/19/2011 6:12PM

    There are definitely days when comfort food is called for! I'm sorry you're dealing with that.



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very stressful week (no motivation here..sorry)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Do you have a "bad luck day"? You know, a lot of people use Friday the 13th as theirs (my personal good luck day really) Well, if I had to pick a day it would always be the week of August 4th. It just seemed like something always affected me on that week, something out of the ordinary for me or whatever and mostly not good. (Baby Jessica was taken from her adoptive parents on Aug 4...little tidbit of info)

With that in mind, I wonder how the planets got discombooberated to this past week?!

DISCLAIMER: if not interested in private drama, skip past this section on to weight and workout. quick...ready? SKIM!!

My Private drama:

actually. I deleted this. I just couldn't publicly post it. sorry guys! LOL

How about you know...I had a very stressful week and yeah.

ugh!

WEIGHT AND PROGRESS....YOU MAY PRESUME READING HERE.

I didn't hit my 179 goal just yet. Still lingering on the 183 mark. Which I suppose isn't bad for not working out and keeping the eating in check. I will finish my week six of Slim in 6 this week and from there progress to the series of "keep it up"

but I will be able to say (not yet...but sooo close) "I did it"

and oh how good will THAT feel!

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Monday. I love Mondays! the beginnings of a new week, a fresh start :o) Here we go! I still have my Kate's friends here from another state for one more week. Going to try and figure out either a Harry Potter day or perhaps the Fair? hmmm...

after my run of course...the youngest found my earbuds!!


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HEALTH-E-CLARE 7/19/2011 9:11AM

    You are almost a slim in 6 graduate!!!!!

I hope that writing it out (even if you needed to delete it) help get rid of some of the stress. Use that emotion in your exercise and you'll be down to 179 soon, I just know it!

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LOSTLIME 7/19/2011 4:44AM

    We all have bad days. So just pick yourself up by the boot straps and keep going. You will get there. The movie or the fair? I like both!! Have a great time!

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ANNIE1114 7/18/2011 8:11PM

  Now if we could just delete our bad days altogether. I hope things get better for you.

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SETAGOAL1 7/18/2011 6:58PM

    You have chosen not to give up on yourself. You have shown you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

you have chosen to succeed.

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ATINYDANCER 7/18/2011 6:50PM

    I'm glad you found your ear buds. I can't workout with out mine either! I laughed at your deleted personal drama...I've done that on here before too, typed something and then just gone "oh please, get over it" and hit delete emoticon

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RICKEFFEL 7/18/2011 5:17PM

    I vote for the FAIR!!

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AMYMOHIO 7/18/2011 4:44PM

    I got married on Friday the 13th emoticon

I never thought about a bad luck week.. huh.

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LINDSAYB2217 7/18/2011 4:30PM

    We all get in funks, just be happy knowing you'll get through it. You have a great support system on this site and you're doing fantastic work!! :)

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NELLIEC 7/18/2011 4:24PM

    At least you have the positive of your ear buds being found! emoticon

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AUNTIE65 7/18/2011 3:46PM

    Great blog and regardless of what your private a drama is, you keep that sense of humor!

You are going to make your goal.... just keep moving forward one.step.at.a.time!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 7/18/2011 2:48PM

    You cracked me up when I got to the (missing) drama part. That's what I love about you - you keep your sense of humor, no matter what. Thanks for the warning about that week - I will be on guard!

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TWNOMWE 7/18/2011 2:31PM

    I never connected my bad days with any specific time of the week and/or month.
The revolving planet may be responsible especially for the change in the weather which will affect our moods and I am sure this affect every thing else we are doing.
I am not superstitious and I do not follow horoscopes (my hubby religiously reads his horoscopes and says they are always right on with what happens on that day).
However., it is wise to learn the alignment of the planets as they affect our atmosphere.
Have a great work out and enjoy your visitors.

Molly



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Surprise!? Breathe. Do again.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's weird. When I work out or run I always think about my blog. I think of what to say that could be inspirational or I think of a story I'm going to tell. Then I get here and "blank" goes my mind. I usually end up writing whatever comes to mind and usually for the sake of writing for myself more than anything.

I thought yesterday was going to be rather "uneventful". We had a Trader Joes shopping trip to do. It was the first time I've ever gone there. Loved it.

After the girls and I got home we worked on the house then I don't know what wild hair got up my fanny but I ended up weeding my veggie beds. Let me explain. There were so many weeds in it that it killed all my veggies. I managed to save ONE carrot. emoticon

Anyone who knows me knows I am NOT an outdoorsy type of person. Which probably explains the slight sulk when I have to go boating or camping. So to be out in the backyard weeding and getting dirty in spite of the fears of spiders and snakes....well, that's a HUGE accomplishment. It was nice. the girls were in the pool with little Tuckerman (yorkie) floating on the raft.

As my workout didn't occur in the morning I worked out at 10 pm again. I decided since Jillians Level one was soooooo easy I would do level 2. I spent most of the 20 minutes looking at the tele saying "you want me to do WHAT?!" I'm doing level one again today.

It's those damn lunges!! Only NOW I'm supposed to be able to balance on one leg AND do the weights?! I wish the trainer would come out of the tele and show me what I am doing wrong.

Ugh!!

When I did the Burn it Up I was giving it my all. I know this because the sweat was pouring (literally) off of my face and dripping on our freshly steam-cleaned carpet. My body felt like it was made of lead, but I kept pressing on.

I woke up this afternoon (yup....slept waaaaay in) and could barely move. Something I haven't felt in a loooooong time! and I literally shuffled in pain to the scale after doing the finaggle moves on the toilet ( you know...where you shuffle and kind of wiggle and kerplop yourself on the toilet in pain?)

I look in the mirror butt naked. Hoping to see some sort of progress. I see it but it doesn't thrill me. I am losing my boobies. Poor boobies. Always the first to go and last to arrive.

Anyways...the scale said 181.5

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did it again....181.5.

I closed my eyes. I am slowly but surely breaking the plateu of self sabbatoge. I wanted to hold on to that moment for just a bit.

I want to put it on my tracker but because my weight fluctuates soooooo much on a day to day, well I will wait just a couple more :o) Tuesdays are my official weigh in days anyhows (Biggest Loser days don't cha know?)

2 more pounds...then I will have to argue if I can bring myself to get the tattoo. I'm *ehem* 40 something and have never done anything as daring as body art...I can do it. Heck, if I can get down to 179 I can withstand a little ol' tattoo. right?

But first I have to get there. I have to continue to sweat, work on the stupid lunges that seem to plague my workouts and put the ache in my ankles. I have to continue yelling at my Spark trackers that say "you are working out too much and not eating enough"

emoticon HELLLLLLOOOO That's what got me into this mess in the FIRST place!! Not exercising enough and eating too much!! Make up your mind will ya?? emoticon

crazy tracker dude.

  
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ENDUROVET 7/18/2011 12:18AM

    Ha... I got home to find another one of my tomato plants has bitten the dust (Hubby bought 5 of those fancy topsy-turvy planters; we're now down to 2 survivors). I think I've picked 3 entire tomatoes - w/the withering heat, the poor plants can barely stay alive, let along produce anything!

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SCOTMAMA 7/16/2011 2:08PM

    Wow! It wore me out just listening to all that exercise you are doing!

Well done! I enjoy your sense of humor also.

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 7/12/2011 1:02PM

    Awesomeness on the getting ready to bust the plateau out of the water (hopefully you and me both).

I was going to ask how you are able to work out so late. But since you can sleep it I get it now.

Have a fabulous day and do something to get your sweat on again.

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YOURJONES 7/11/2011 3:00PM

    Way to get out there in your garden. Maybe you'll slowly become more "outdoorsy." I have 2 raised beds: 1 full of strawberries. No fruit yet, they're newly planted. The other bed has 10 tomato plants. Each year I do one more thing so I'm not totally overwhelmed. Next year I'll add a 3rd raised bed.

1st time at Trader Joe's? WOOOOOOW! My first time there was when I lived in L.A. back in 1991. It was the very first Trader Joe's store ever built (in Pasadena). What a fun day that was!

I hate the lunges too but I hate them even more when I'm trying to balance AND Jillian thinks I can multi-task and lift weights at the same time! Doesn't she know I have to focus on one thing at a time? LOL!

You're doing a great job! Congrats on the scale movement. If you keep those workouts up, you'll see 179 in like lickety split!



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ATINYDANCER 7/11/2011 1:17PM

    You can do it girly! Lunges are so damn hard they make me want to lay down and cry actually. Yay for you gettin your fitness on!

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BAKER1009 7/11/2011 7:59AM

    Sounds to me like you're pushing through all kinds of obstacles...awesome! I'm right next to you on the spiders and snakes. I'm suppose to be going camping with my mom Friday (her car broke down, so we're in limbo at the moment) and I love the idea of camping, I love the fire, but then I have this horrible fear of snakes that almost keeps me from sleeping at night!
Anyway, this is not about me, lol! I think you're doing a great job and you need to keep it up girl! The 170's are calling you, and they want you BADLY!

Have a great week! Can't wait to see what Tuesday brings you!

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NELLIEC 7/10/2011 7:18PM

    Hmmmm, we must be related. My poor chest is nothing to brag about and it likes to disappear when I lose weight!

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SCOOBEES 7/10/2011 6:49PM

    Weird coincidence regarding tattoos! I've 'sorta' always wanted one (not close to being brave) and hubs hates them and prefers I never get one. But obviously it's my body and if I REALLY wanted one I would...and he'd get over it. But we were actually talking about tattoos for some strange reason last night, and now I'm thinking I want one again lol! He asked what I would get and where I'd put it...has to be something Scooby...but where - I don't know!

But we ended up laughing...we both know I'd get one dot of ink and end up running outta there anyway.

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Nice job on the workouts!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 7/10/2011 6:27PM

    you are doing wonderful...I'm thinking tattoo's in the middle of the country. LOL

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JAISLING 7/10/2011 6:12PM

    Great job for doing Jillian and Burn it Up! You're amazing! emoticon

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TRIGFROST 7/10/2011 6:07PM

    emoticon for loosing the Boobies..

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TWNOMWE 7/10/2011 5:21PM

    emoticon on the BIU, I bought Jillian beginner for my daughter and she says she is doing. Yesterday she came with it to my house and I had a peep at it I am not sure I can do all the lunges even with the chair. I thinking to go buy one for myself and see if I can do it.
Well gardening is a good exercise and if you hate/fear spiders and snakes make sure to wear gardening gloves. I hate touching sluggs.
My scale has been yoo-yooing this week to up 2 lb one day and down 2 the next day so I also Always weight until I get the same number 2X in a row and then I post.
You will get to 179 and then say Hello to the tatoo (very brave).
Have a great week and keep moving.
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