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Really? It went down? Really?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

I stumbled out of bed this morning, went potty and got on the scale. It's a really loud talking scale and it shouted at me that I was 186. That kind of woke me up. I didn't even have to play the scale game to get it at the number! I stepped off and thought, "no, too aggravating to go down, put it on SP, then it goes up 4 pounds the very next day." and stepped back on the scale: 186.1

Really? I can take that number? I haven't seen that number since .... gosh way before I stopped smoking :o) Usually I can go up pretty fast, but down takes weeks, months....maybe even years!!!

I guess that number makes all the shin pains of running totally worth it! I want to run again today, only it's rest day.

BUT!! Slim in 6 is here! Let's check it out!! emoticon

I am a soooo excited today. I'm going to decorate, I'm doing Slim in 6, I'm going to run tomorrow and I'm going to see if we can get to 185 by ... next week.

and not up.
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CAMPBELLTC 12/6/2009 9:58PM


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JANISLI 12/6/2009 1:24PM

    Keep up the good work. Slim in 6 looks great.

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TONYABRIAN819 12/5/2009 9:29PM

    I afraid to hear what my scale would say!! Keep up the good work!

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ARMYGIRL1968 12/5/2009 7:56PM

    After 41 years, I just made friends with my scale. We would not be such good friends if he could talk!!!

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LADYINOHIO 12/5/2009 6:39PM

And a talking scale? Egad, I'd be swearing at the thing, lol!
((Shut up scale!))
Glad to hear you're in good spirits, and I wish you th best of luck on your goal for next week... sounds very do-able. :D

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/5/2009 6:14PM

    Thanks mom! emoticon

You need to finish your spark page so I can refer you to some good teams and comment cha!

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MARGECAM52 12/5/2009 4:06PM

  Thant's my baby girl! Your momma is putting up her decorations today also...oh...and I embroidered on lace ribbon...love my embroidery machine!

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PRINCESSBRIDE42 12/5/2009 1:17PM

    congrats! I know it's so nice when the scale is happy to you! good job on working hard!

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THERESEMB1 12/5/2009 1:17PM

    You sound like you are doing GREAT!!!!! I don't think I would have the nerve to have a talking scale. But I do like seeing mine go down too. namaste

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Duck it

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ok, I slacked. No excuses allowed. Slap my jiggles and move on forward.

Today I read all the motivating blogs and thought "I really need to do this...I WILL do this!" I'm no quitter. Nuh uh, no way!

So, I get up to do this....I leave the comfort of SP and my computer buddies to stretch and out of the depths of my mind comes....

"but" -----------and said with an excessive amount of whining

"the shins, Oh! the agony of the shins!"

No problem. I'm a fixer. I fix. I research, I will not lie down!!

First....the medicine cabinet. Strongest thing? Exedrin **pouts, but will have to do** The bottle reads not to exceed 8 per day? No prob...I'll take seven of these bad boys.....check.

My bottle of water.......check

MP3 player jacked from the kid.........check

Rober Ullrey's Week 3 podcast.........yup, check

and, for the shins.....

DUCK TAPE!! with Peas n Carrots please....


Week 3, Day 2? Bring it baby!! emoticon

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SAMGERBINE 12/4/2009 12:10PM


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LADYINOHIO 12/4/2009 10:23AM

    That is some authentic photo-comedy right there. :D
Truly a LOL moment.
Glad you were able to push thru!
Keep it up!

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CHERYL1105 12/3/2009 10:59AM

  That picture is priceless! And I love the whole "MP3 player jacked from the kid... check!" But I have a few helpful hints for the shins. First, about an before you run, try taking Ibuprofin. That really helps. And also be sure to stretch out all of your leg muscles before and after your run. And don't do any high impact cardio on your days off. From one to another who is prone to shin splints!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 12/2/2009 8:22PM


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DXTREME45 12/2/2009 7:33PM

    You go Girl! Don't Stop, Get it Get it! Peas and carrots to the rescue. you are inspiration in itself. I'm getting up as soon as this show goes off.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/2/2009 7:01PM

    I wouldn't recommend actually "jogging" with them though. The veggies are actually something that doesn't stick to duct tape and they fall everywhere. "ehem, yea so I heard...ehem.." LOL

eh, maybe I'll find a rich Santa who can get me some good running shoes....

Or I can keep on keeping on to lose the weight and quit pounding it on my shins...

either or, I have more veggies.

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 12/2/2009 6:54PM

    OMG...what a picture...and I am sorry but I had to giggle...and I know you are in pain...looks like you should be doing some other kind of cardio...
Good luck with the veggies and ah...duct tape!!!

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DUNLAPMOM 12/2/2009 6:54PM

    LOL!!!! love the vegie idea. That is awesome and very resourseful. I cant stop laughing!

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SMPRICE 12/2/2009 6:49PM

  I'm proud of you :) Today I have my first day back after a break.... it's tough. The hard choice is to keep pushing, instead of accepting defeat with how hard it is to get back in. Keep with it so you don't have to make that choice again! :)

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The calandar SAYS it's December....

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

And that is what my tracking order says. "shipping date, December 1st". I've got my tele set up, my mat. All I need is my Slim in 6. I'm pretty excited.

This with C25 should get me started. Should, I hope I hope I hope!! I'm hoping by February, I will be ready for the next step and soon I will be the fitness guru champion with a body enough for Playboy!!

Is that the door? Could the UPS man be here?


Maybe I'll stretch, put on my running shoes and go C25 a UPS truck.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/1/2009 10:34PM

    UPS never showed today :o( Thus, with hopeful hope, they show tomorrow.

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CORINA-MOMOF4 12/1/2009 8:28PM

    LOL don't ya love waiting for the UPS!!

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KLS777 12/1/2009 2:24PM

    LOL, that;s great, isn't waiting for something so frustrating!

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BAKER1009 12/1/2009 2:19PM

    You're so funny! Hope you got that run in, LOL!

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LRK4CHRIST 12/1/2009 2:15PM

    I happy u making moves. keep it going until u get to where u want.

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Where are those endorphins I was promised??

Monday, November 23, 2009

It wasn't that bad. I did my running with my birthday girl. She's 11 today and if I could ever keep up with her it would be a miracle. I guess I better get working on my own miracle then. Did Week 2, Day 1 and the calves didn't hurt at all, shins ached, and the knee kept trying to "pop"...but I did it. And I really want to do it again, actually. Why do we rest when runners run daily again? I know there was a reason, I just forget. I do that sometimes.

What was I saying?

I wonder if it's possible to be so addicted to Spark People. I was concerned I was on here more than exercising and that it would never do. But, it just simply means I take a lot more motivating then others. Without reading Yoovie's and others blogs, I wouldn't have ever had the gumption to jiggle my arse in public. This exercising would be unnecessary if i could just move my arse up to my breast. I would just call it good.

I bought my Slim in 6 last night. I should have been sleeping, but I actually record infomercials now. How bad is that? I Tivo'd Slim in 6, then bought it. LOL Can't wait to get it.

I'm really trying not to give up mentally. I feel I have. It's frustrating tho to lose 2lbs and gain 5 in a day by day scenario. I'm too stubborn to give up physically. I will do this. I will lose the weight and be "cute" or maybe "hot" someday. Or I am going to be the healthiest jiggler on the running tracks.

I know! I will make a motivation collage. Do you think my hubby would find it wierd if I take a bunch of pics of hot girls in lingerie as my motivation and stick it on our bedroom wall or fridge? Maybe not the fridge...that might look awkward next to the kid's drawings and report cards.

I think I will go work on that now...I'll make it a family project :o)

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CORINA-MOMOF4 11/23/2009 8:49PM

    Happy birthday to your DD!!
ROFL at the pics of hot girls in lingerie!!

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TUCKERW 11/23/2009 7:03PM

    I'm sure your Hubby will not complain.

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Week 1 Day 2 C25K

Friday, November 20, 2009

I can't believe it.

First, I asked my littlest for her MP3 player again and she asked "can I run with you?" I told her, "yes, but if you get tired Mommy still has to do this. You just walk right back home." We live in a development and I keep my beginning runs simple. So, I wasn't worried. We begin the brisk walk. I keep one of my hearing aids in and the earplug in the other awaiting my "jog/walk" instructions. Trin keeps asking "when do we run?" and I tell her "5 minutes." when sure enough the voice comes on to begin my 60 sec of jogging. I jog and she says "Mom, I walk faster than that!"

Oh, to be 11 again and be able to there Ms. Soccer Queen! LOL When done doing 60 seconds and shins aching we slow down to a brisk walk...."what?! But I still want to run!!"

Good gravy! And here I thought I would have to send her home because she would be too tired. I explain to her the program and how at my weight it was a bit slower. She walks a bit, then "okay mom...let's go! You can do it! Move it Move It MOVE!!"


Yep, my own personal 11 year old trainer. She could hear everytime my podcast said to run and she was going to get me trained to catch up with her.

We run again in two days and apparently I am not allowed the MP3 player without her running with me.

I wonder if this constitutes a reward system or do I ground her? I'll contiplate this as ice rests on my shins and she literally runs around the house singing: "Mommy's new trainer, mommy's new trainer!"

kids. emoticon emoticon

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BAKER1009 12/1/2009 2:21PM

    LOL!! Too funny! This sounds a lot like my daughter, who is 12, going on 30! I LOVE to take her with me to the gym, she's constantly cheering me on. Some times it gets to be a bit much, but I just smile and keep on moving :)

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NPAUL929 11/21/2009 10:06AM

    Kids! Ya gotta love 'em.

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