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Sunday, August 26, 2012

We get ready to look at pretty much the only house for sale in town when I find my pearl necklace. Granted, I don't wear much jewellery I like this necklace because my sister in law had given it to me when her and my brother in law broke up. It's pretty and I rarely get to talk to her much anymore. Anyhow, I put it on with my baggie Capri, throw my hair up in a ponytail, debate on eye make up, decided against it and get my coffee. Hubby looks at me and says "why are you so dressed up?" Confused I look at him and he points to the necklace. I can't help but wonder....what's that all about? How bad must I look to have a necklace be "dressed up"? LOL

Do you ever watch "Cops" and wonder if you know the people?

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Well, as feared I have slacked off this week due to scheduling of school and what not. I don't like it at all so come heck or high water tomorrow I will work out!!

I'm holding me accountable!!

Oh Oh! My niece...the one getting married, came over with her fiancÚ and cute little baby girl. I couldn't hold the baby much since I have a real knack for making them cry. I don't know why it is really, but I do. Anyhow, she's one of the few that doesn't cry too terribly much around me. I forgot where I was going with this story...I must be tired. I think I wanted to say something about it's her wedding that I want the goal dress for, but got sidetracked with the baby.

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I'm still lingering at 171. I suppose that's good ...I'll be great at maintenance if I ever get there...

Class is going good this first week. I'm really enjoying my forensic anthro class. There's a LOT of reading though so my eyeballs feel like they are going to just "shut" on me. I'll have to tell you guys more later...there's so much to say and my brain won't get it out on blog.

Well, it's either Saturday night or Sunday morning so Good morn-night!!
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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/31/2012 3:48PM

    It's NICE to feel dressed up - especially when the rest of me doesn't look as well, due to ill-fitting clothes. I read that years ago, men are attracted to "movement" (the hunter thing, I guess - maybe they will talk about that in anthropology!).. so that's partly why I keep my hair long. Then I'll wear dangly earrings and a cute necklace so everyone looks up at my face ... as in the words of the Wizard in "The Wizard of Oz" movie - where he says "never mind what's behind the curtain!", and I'll say, "never mind how lumpy and fatlooking my lower body is!!" I've even had people ask if I had lost weight and all I did was a different pair of earrings!! or a necklace I hadn't worn in a while. And Pearls are a timeless classic - they never go out of style!!

You'll get there!! You will! It's been so long since I've seen 170's, wow, wouldn't remember when...

Have a great weekend and don't stay up too late studying!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 8/29/2012 4:54PM

    Oh you are going to school. That sounds great. Sounds like a CSI major? I am STUCK in the 219 and 218 range. Sigh. Well, we just got to keep pushing :)

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MIAJOEB 8/27/2012 11:42PM

    you sound so busy but don't forget to take care of yourself or to wear the pearls often.

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MISHAMW 8/27/2012 6:03PM

    I wish I could trade you classes! I love (and miss) my anthropology classes (my major was in Anthro). Now I am going back to school and am taking Chem.

Have fun with your class!!!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/27/2012 3:57PM

    Dear you will get there, just don't give up. Which reminds me....we really need to figure out where we are headed off to in 3 years. The more I think about it the more I'm saying Mexico or somewhere tropical. One of the adults only places where food and drinks are included!

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 8/26/2012 3:34PM

    Have a great rest of your weekend. And do tell us more about your class.

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because she's preoccupied with 19, 19, 1985

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Still teetering at 170-171...it's as if the scale says:

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I have slackered off on the war effort of exercising though so the little buggers are creeping in my tush, back to the squats to keep them at bay. Break out the celery swords!!!!

We got loan approval on a house!! That's the good news. The "not so good" news is that it's for an amount just below what all the houses are selling for. hmm.

OH! speaking of houses....as some of you know my kitchen is awesomely pink. Tom sometimes dare to ask "when can we paint" with a reply from me of "when we move"..

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do you see where this is going? We are going to look at a house, and sad to say, it will not have a pink kitchen.

Now, I said nothing about not having a pink workout room though...hmmmm.

Speaking of colors, we took the other kid shopping and I kept exclaiming "look at this one!" and "OMG, this is SOO cute" to these really beautiful vibrant colors, shoes included.

Tom says "why must you insist on being attracted to everything that is trackable by space satellite?"

But seriously, have you SEEN these??


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does it NOT remind you of these days??


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sighs....Oh, I can't wait to wear scarves and sew "vintage" hot colored outfits. I may never been seen with my husband again, but I'll look GOOOOOOD whether he knows it or not. LOL okay, so I'll look good in my own mind. Have I mentioned I'm probably going to be one of those eccentric older gals with lipstick stuck in her teeth and vibrant reddish pink hair and cool freaking hats?

or twisted.

Speaking of twisted, why does Boy George look better as a girl than I do?


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probably because he wasn't at war with his own arse.

  
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SHELLIECAN 9/16/2012 4:37PM

    Oh I just have to "friend" you, please..your blogs had me almost crying with laughter.

.....And I too ADORE the dress....

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/23/2012 10:48PM

    hah I LOVE those shoes!!! And the rainbow colored ones I wanted from New Balance you can't find in stores. Every once in a while I see it on eBay for like nearly $200 and not in my size, either! But I did find some cute Nikes that are chocolate brown with the pink swoosh and the sole is pink, and then I found a pair of Adidas?? not sure the brand... they are a hot pink shoe with white sole. (neither are very comfortable right now - think I'm too heavy for them and they don't cushion as much!). But yea, I love lots of color. I don't have a pink kitchen or bathroom or nothing like that!! (I laughed at Tom's comment about liking stuff that is trackable by satellite!! Too funny!).

Oh..., Boy George, or even that other guy, I saw him on TV had his own cable show - goes by "RuPaul" - drop dead GORGEOUS and makes every woman I know look terrible in comparison. But I think we are happier even if we are plainer - we have our family and kids that we are blessed with!! There's nothing really to compare us to Boy George (just imagine what he will look like trying to be in drag when he's 85 years old and wrinkled skin??? oh dear! My head will explode trying to visualize! poor guy!).

Hope you get some cool shoes!!!


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WHITNEYLD 8/23/2012 11:01AM

    You're hilarious!

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BAKER1009 8/22/2012 4:30PM

    Yes, a pink workout room would be awesome!
Tom's comment about the satellite tracking, cracks me up!
You? You always crack me up. My I wish you lived in this state with Kim and I. But of course I also wish Kim lived on this side of the state. At least Terry could be closer to the Steelers that way, LOL! And technically Kim would be closer to you on this side of the state.
Ah, well, a girl can dream, right?

Good luck with the house hunting. When you settle, I'll buy you a housewarming gift, such as this!
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Hugs,
Beth

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/22/2012 10:02AM

    Girl you always put a smile on my face! I think that the new house the workout space needs to be pink. Heck I can always fly out there and paint a bathroon black and red!! ROTFL!!!


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SHERYL_B 8/20/2012 9:42PM

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Insomwant colorful shoes, but I am too cheap!

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TINAJANE76 8/20/2012 9:36AM

    Thanks so much for the regular dose of humor! I love stopping by your blogs. Keep 'em coming!

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/20/2012 5:50AM

    I always LOVE all of the brightly colored shoes and running gear. Sadly the cool looking shoes do not work for my feet so I always wind up with basic white with some faint ugly color markings in a men's...or I could always have the powder blue/pink gag me with a spoon women's shoes in my style...NOT!

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STUFFNEARTABOR 8/20/2012 1:13AM

    You are so funny - I laughed out loud!!

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 8/19/2012 11:23PM

    I love those shoes! Maybe I should buy some. At least my feet would look good while I walk the littles to the park. emoticon

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MYOWNHERO 8/19/2012 11:06PM

    I have painted at least one room pink in every house I have ever lived in! I see a pink kitchen in your future somehow.

Also they were playing your title song at my gym this afternoon so it's been in my head :D

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 8/19/2012 6:04PM

    Definitely reminded me of the 80's clothes!! emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 8/19/2012 5:38PM

    You continue to crack me up!

I just bought myself a new pair of those incredibly light nike sneakers - black with HOT PINK trim. I totally wanted the neon coral colored ones, but they were out of my size.

And as for the 80s...I TOTALLY rocked them with my acid wash jeans, and then come late 80s, early 90s with my spiral perm and very big hair. I have never been at peace with my hair since then. I am MADE for big hair.

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VLL723 8/19/2012 5:33PM

    You go girl. The 1980's totally rocked!

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Seriously. Don't take this seriously.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This blog is rated PG-13 for SC, L, PN and for AAF *

Today I mixed it up!!

Yippee!! I did too.

This one: **imageshack.com**

It wasn't bad. Actually, today I decided to be bold, to be different. I worked with my hearing aids IN!! whoa

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Yup. It was AMAZING!! I could hear Debbie telling me when to breathe and counting to eight and "just a few more, I know it hurts" type thing and I swear the hour went by that much faster because of it. AND, I know it sounds crazy, but I swear I was able to do the lunges better. Was it because I'm finally getting the hang of it after 3 years.....or hearing has something to do with balance? You be the judge. So, at the risk of having sweat pour into my ears and shorting them out (that's what a warranty is for, right?) I shall remain able hearing for the duration of my DVD workouts...I may even attempt the gym classes with these babies in. At least until I get the jargon and memorize everything, of course, that's when one must switch up a routine. Who knew having mild disabilities such as being blind and deaf could be so annoying with working out? I wonder if Helen Keller shared these very same dilemmas?? I wonder if she asked Anne for Jumbo dots on her braille? I know I did...I thank God and science daily for the Stem cell/cataract removal...whew Now I can read the dots just fine.

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Went and bought my girls and I bras....I'm a 38A. Do you know how hard it is to find a 38 A??? dang near impossible. My grandmother and her lack of boobies, I couldn't inherit her toenails or something? I either have to get a B cup and rattle around in there (although they make great pockets for phones, kittens, and whatnot) or strap a 36 A on and pray I can breathe for a bit. I opted not to breathe.


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So, I took out my zucchini from the fridge yesterday. My husband exclaims: "What are you going to do with that?! I can't compare!"

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okay, we'll leave that one alone. Anywhoooosit, I got on my Pinterest and made a creamy zucchini dinner (yum), zucchini brownies, (yum), and two loaves of chocolate zucchini bread (uh, yum?!). After I did the dishes and watched the Big Bang Theory I decided to try the Big Bang Theory on my husband.

BAM!

Oh man, see what workouts, coffee, and pink kitchens do to a gal??






*SC = sexual content, L=language, PN=partial nudity (bras), and AAF= all around fun!! Which I hope you had.

  
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MRSCLAUS46 8/22/2012 8:08AM

    Just had to comment WOO-HOO emoticon Love your blog! I also wear a hearing aide (only one as other ear is gone) and also have balance problems. Interesting about wearing the aide while exercising--will have to see if it helps! emoticon

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WINACHST 8/18/2012 8:56AM

    First time I read one of your blogs! I just want to say that when I work out I have better workouts when I use a coached program. The "voice inside my head helps me stay focused on what I am doing.

Looking forward to reading more of your blogs.

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KIMPY225 8/17/2012 11:23AM

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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BAKER1009 8/17/2012 11:00AM

    OMG Cori!! You always crack me up. Between bras, zuchinni, and the Big Bag Theory, sounds like a good day to me!

Have an awesome weekend!
Hugs,
Beth

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RUFFIT 8/17/2012 9:54AM

    You are too funny!! Hugs, Moni emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 8/16/2012 6:57PM

    You are always so entertaining! I have the same trouble with bras especially since I had a botched up lumpectomy on one breast. I have more room on one side-thats for my cell phone-lol!
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ENDUROVET 8/16/2012 3:52PM

    Ha ha ha - thanks for the laugh, it was much needed!

("Can't compete" - GOOD ONE, honey!)

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CJADERUN 8/16/2012 3:28PM

    I just had a whole blog about bras! Ugh. Sometimes I wish I were a man, because having breasts is expensive and difficult!

Great blog! :D

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LYNSEY723 8/16/2012 3:17PM

    Very funny! Why have I not been reading your blogs all along???

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KIMCOLLINGS 8/16/2012 2:39PM

    Love your blog! So funny! I added you as a friend. Hope you will add me back :)

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STUFFNEARTABOR 8/16/2012 2:01PM

    Too funny!

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VLL723 8/16/2012 10:12AM

    You crack me up! Thanks for brightening up my day.
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MNABOY 8/16/2012 9:21AM

    Should not have read this one but you were too intertaining to quit.

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/16/2012 6:55AM

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TINAJANE76 8/16/2012 6:05AM

    You're a total riot--I love it! I think Playtex and maybe Danskin too make bras 'in-between' sizes like Nearly B for women who are bigger than an A but not quite a B. Maybe one of those would be a better fit for you!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 8/16/2012 12:14AM

    LOL

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SCOOBEES 8/15/2012 11:55PM

    Yeah - totally agree with the bra extender things...didn't know they even existed till about a year ago lol!!! I can breathe! :)

Ooh, haven't done Mix it Up in ages...I miss Debbie '8 more reps' Siebers.

And, as always, your blog is like totally AAF!
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RORYLYONS 8/15/2012 7:07PM

    It is nice to look at life with some laughter... emoticon emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/15/2012 4:42PM

    pssch, because that, like totally, made too much sense? fer sure girlfriend.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/15/2012 4:36PM

    ROTFL!!!!! Girl you are NUTS and I LOVE it!!! Why not get the 36 and get one of the extenders for the back? I think they sell them everywhere. That way you can not shake rattle and roll right out of your bra! HAHAHAHA

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Hot August Days

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Still lingering onto 171.4

Those fat cells are resistant I tell you, but I WILL hit the 160s. I will!


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Yesterday I did only half of my Shape it Up. I thought I was doing okay. I just kept staring blankly into the television screen, giving it my all. but not even half way my heart rate began to accelerate a little too high (even for me and my WPW) so I thought I'd better slow down. Then the youngest came through the door, then hubby, then dinner, then.... you get the idea. I'm about to finish it up and then Firm it Up.

I like these DVDs in particular because they entail a lot of weights and ST with the cardio and I'm really digging it!! There are six DVDs in the series (one a day) and I will be doing them for four weeks then recover for a week.


**both pics courtesy of amazon.com & Beachbody**

I've been slacking on the nutrition. Not because like I've been stuffing my face or anything. I am just really doing well at eating mainly plant based and with having to help the oldest out and fixing the bug, we are a little tight. Meaning grub shopping on hold until Friday. So until then I look through the kitchen and there is turkey meatballs, lots of tri tip, chicken and NO veggies. LOL So, I've been eating cereals, drinking coffee, tea. I have a zucchini that I'm going to make into a nice lunch today. It's large enough I may make a zucchini brownie I found on Pinterest. I'm really starting to get addicted to that site.


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well,so my real estate agent tells me to go look at the house and if we like it we'll put in an offer on it. We take the whole family down there and of course, we love it. It's on .25 acres backed up to a greenbelt, 3 bedroom open concept, granite, etc etc...everything we want in a house. We tell her "go for it" and she says "weeeellll, I was hoping to hear from your lender first" and shot that idea down. Needless to say I was NOT a happy camper. It's one thing to go look at a house (which I love to do) but don't drag my family into your false lies!!

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So, because we were UGH and it was 108 and we were hot and ugh we headed north. the kids didn't want to go so we dropped them off and headed to Grass Valley. Only Grass Valley was ALSO hot. Tom looks at me and says "I bet it's cooler in Tahoe" so we drove to and threw Tahoe. We had lunch, (veggie burger & Fries...I love me them fries!!) and oh man was it pretty. We decided it was definitely in the plans to book a room and come back.

We drove back that night where it was hot LOL but I do look forward to going back.

My oldest is doing well in San Francisco. She got her place fixed up nice. She's met another girl in the neighborhood and a few people around town. Actually, she's met more nice people in San Francisco in one week then she has here in the Sacramento area in three years. I wonder what THAT says?? LOL It says the sun makes people all cranky arse. Go rain and score another one for Washington niceness emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I opened my big, fat mouth again.

yup....I think this time I should've been stuffing it with food, but instead let words spew out. Remember how I said I tend to be more vocal with the issues of teenagers? Man, I did. See, i have this very dear friend who keeps asking for advice, only I really don't think she wanted it. Sometimes I think she just wanted everyone to know she was unhappy. Sometimes I wonder if she LIKES it when people see her unhappy. My mom was kind of the same way for awhile. Anyhow, I had just spoken to the realtor, it was hot and she had text'ed me and once again the term "bratzilla" (her calling her daughter that) came out and I completely lost it.

See, the thing is that I don't consider myself an expert so I don't care if you ask me for advice and don't take it. Actually, I don't mind just being an ear. But you know that bee that keeps lingering around your flowered shirt? You keep stepping away from it, dodging it because you really don't want to have to tick it off but it just keeps inching closer until you either run like heck screaming into the horizon or you swat the thing really ticking it off or killing it. That's how this situation was getting. I ended up swatting it with my mouth.

We talked again this morning, so I suppose that was good. So now the bee is buzzing around me again. I make it a point never to get angry and voice any opinions unless I know I'm right. and dang it if I know I'm right!! And I just don't want to see a mother/daughter relationship lost over stupidity. sighs. I guess I should practice what I preach "not my problem" LOL Just hard. I've known these gals ten years. Feel like I've helped raised the daughter...anyhow.

well, if I'm ever to work out now is the time. the 160s aren't going to get here by themselves...

Stay cool everyone. If you've got rain, you best be thanking someone!! Be good to one another and let's get healthy!!

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BLUE42DOWN 8/15/2012 3:28PM

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Love your comparison to a bee buzzing around.

Hope the lender pipes up and you're able to move forward on that dream house.

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LYNETTEMOM 8/15/2012 10:59AM

    keep on being YOU because we love ya!
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CINDYLUUU 8/15/2012 9:50AM

    The 60's will be there, just keep doing what you are doing. Sometimes we don't always eat what we think we should, but your motivation is there and that is the main thing. Once you head is set to loose the weight, your body will follow.

As for giving advice..... I don't have any advice to give on that one......

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TINAJANE76 8/15/2012 7:10AM

    Great job getting your exercise in in spite of the scorching hot temps. You'll be down in the 160s before you know it! Hope things cool off and that everything works out for you with your car and the house.
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SHERYL_B 8/15/2012 12:37AM

    It is hard to give friends advice. I've chosen to not give my opinion, but just be available to listen. It has worked well for me, but I really have to think about it and hold my tongue.

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MNABOY 8/14/2012 9:53PM

    You are working hard and setting a great example for the team. Maybe I better investigate pinterest!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/14/2012 3:38PM

    You are not wrong in telling her your opinion on the matters at hand. All we can do is pray that between you and I she listens to everything that was said and can do the changes that need to be done for them both. My heart goes out to all parties in this because no matter what there is a break down somewhere. All we can do is continue to be there and keep them in our prayers.

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HELDER8 8/14/2012 3:07PM

    First, congrats on all the hard work!!! Second, I can sympathize on the difficulty balancing healthy foods with a tight budget. Keep up the good work and stay motivated!!!

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PEPPYPATTI 8/14/2012 2:32PM

    When you are hot everything else seems to get elevated too. Our temps have temporarily cooled down but I know they will rise up again. Way to go on your exercise. Any is some!
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The bug & other news (with pics)

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

First of all, I'm having a happy day on the scale. After last week's disappointment, I just figure my body is slow at reacting to the hard work I'm putting into it. So, in a nutshell, it's not my "official weigh in day" but I'm at 171.0. soooo freaking close to the 169 mini goal I can taste it. Now, to get my body there by Friday/Saturday.

Wanna hear something funny? I got done weighing myself and got dressed, when I went back into the bathroom I totally checked myself out. LOL I'm getting a waist again!! AND my boobs look bigger than my belly today. That's so awesome. Hey, check it out for yourself. Just don't look at my wild morning hair or the kid's dirty mirror. Am I crazy? Well, probably, but still the clothes at least make me look good and that's a freaking first for a long time, let me tell you.

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So, I guess that should motivate me to workout a little more today...SHOULD LOL

My hubby came to the rescue for my bug. It's in the shop and the little bugger is being fixed. Well, one of many little things. We are hoping to hear from the underwriters today regarding the possibility of a home loan approval. Everyone keep your fingers crossed! Think of me when sweating it out...yell at the universe! I want a house!! I want a garden!! Okay, really you don't have to do that. LOL

In other news My hubby and littlest just got back from Washington. Today they received a phone call stating they should send out thank you cards to the bride and groom for I guess, in essence, being allowed to be in their presence? LOL No, really something about because the bride bought the littlest dress (which we offered) and because she did her hair and makeup a card should be sent. I think that's a little weird and pompous, but what do I know about manners? I think they should send US one for allowing them to drive the 800 miles, pay for their own tux and do the speech at the wedding. **scratches head** I just don't get people at all, and last I checked I AM one. Although my Dad swears I'm Bert the alien's kid (from the show SOAP) That WOULD explain the ninja mutant resistant fat cells residing all over my a$$, I mean buttocks.

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I helped the oldest pack her final box into the car. She's officially a San Francisco kid. I love her little place and I know she'll do well if she stays focused. Today she woke up to little water ants in her bathroom. Oh the joys of your first place on the first day. I think I have pics of her pink house somewhere....ah well, can you tell we like pink? LOL

Let's see, let's see what other rambles? Doing way better on nutrition. Been forcing myself to eat breakfast before coffee. It's hard because I feel very nauseous when I eat in the morning. Anyone else have this? I think it's just because I've never eaten really when I get up so to all of a sudden change, my body is saying "hold up!!" But, it's supposed to be important. Once, I get the food (oatmeal) literally SHOVED down my throat and I think I can contain it, I RUSH back to the coffee pot LOL That's right, it's still my reward. LOL Only difference with the coffee now is we use Natural Bliss creamer...holy moly .... all I'm going to say is read the ingredients on Coffee Mate Vanilla, then read the ingredients on Coffee Mate Vanilla Natural Bliss. Should speak for itself.

Well, School is about to begin. I'm nervous. Not because of the intense class load I have inflicted upon myself, not because my oldest won't be by my side this semester, but because I always seem to lose track of my time and workouts for 16 weeks at that time. I'm trying to figure out a way NOT to do that. Maybe make myself become a 430am worker-outer.

Oh, I think I just got queasy thinking about that.

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LYNETTEMOM 8/15/2012 11:03AM

    great pics--you look good. A picture is worth a thousand words!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/14/2012 12:03PM

    Oooooh hey looking gooood there! That little "side post" really sets off the curves in a gooood way!

I know what you mean about breakfast.. I figured out I had to drink a LOT of water first, like this tall iced tea glass I have is 24 oz. I have to add a bit of natural apple cider vinegar for a litttle-bitty- tiny bit of tart flavor in my water (supposedly it makes the liver and guts squeeze inside - kind of like "Toning In A Bottle" - don't we wish?!). That gets my guts primed and then after awhile I can eat!

And today I wrote in my goofball blog about making my oats WITH my coffee maker! How cool is that? Coffee? Oatmeal? (in my case today, it was actually the multigrain hot cereal with flax, made by the "BetterOats" company, oh well.). Double Reward, right? Have your breakfast and your coffee.. and then.. maybe a better cup of coffee as your big reward?? hehe. Just a thought.

Getting hungry so it is lunch time now... gotta scamper!

Have a great day!!

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HEALTHYLU1 8/13/2012 8:04PM

    Wow Hope, you're looking svelte! I am your opposite on breakfast, it's my favorite.

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SWEDE_SU 8/10/2012 2:11AM

    you look amazing! i have my coffee first, but have breakfast within about an hour or two afterward - no way i could eat before that. and i'm worried about getting back to the real world too, and figuring out how to fit things in. somehow we'll do it! i emoticon emoticon

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TINAJANE76 8/9/2012 5:44PM

    Looking fantastic, chica! Keep up the great work!
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MIAJOEB 8/9/2012 1:59PM

    You are so much fun...
My youngest and his wife have a house in San Fran also.
I know how to get there easy and we could carpool.
Sometimes you just want to have lunch with them.

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VLL723 8/9/2012 8:37AM

    I think you look amazing. Keep up the good work. I have those same fat cells. Mine seem to like my belly just as much as my a$$.........
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CHOCOHOLIC2276 8/9/2012 7:28AM

    You look great! Keep pushing forward- almost at your mini goal emoticon emoticon

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CINDYLUUU 8/8/2012 11:33PM

    You look great great! You will get to the 160's by this weekend for sure. I too could never eat oatmeal. Have you tried fruit for breakfast? I make for our brunch a fruit drink. First I juice a couple of apples and oranges, then pour that into a blender and add 2 bananas. I then fill the blender with frozen fruit, whatever kind you like or feel like that day. Blend it all up into a smoothy. It tastes wonderful and feels wonderful in your body.

I am glad to hear your bug is at the doc and will be back on the road soon. Good luck with the house loan and as for the 4:30 am work out schedule.... you go girl...

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SHERYL_B 8/8/2012 9:58PM

    Looking good!

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BLUE42DOWN 8/8/2012 6:04PM

    I don't eat first thing in the morning usually - unless I'm getting up later. Very early my body just isn't ready to deal with food, so I might have some juice or something small and soothing (string cheese works for me, as does pudding). All I'm doing is breaking my fast, not trying to do a full-scale meal. Around 9-10 am I finally feel ready to truly eat.

Very nice pics!

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PEPPYPATTI 8/8/2012 5:56PM

    Wow! I can see why you are tired! Awesome that you are getting your bug fixed & your boobs back-lol. Mine unfortunately are disappearing just as fast as my waistline-lol!
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MERRYMARY42 8/8/2012 4:53PM

    nice chatty blog, and yes, you can definitely see the change, isn't it wonderful, and well worth all the work. way to go

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/8/2012 4:37PM

    totally different from front/side view...I can walk around sideways right? LOL

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TEACHFIRST268 8/8/2012 4:34PM

    Your blogs crack me up. I feel like we could be chatting, sitting across from each other having a cup of iced coffee.

First of all, congrats on 171!!!! Hope to see that someday in the near future. (Scale isn't moving much for me this week. I peek, too.) And I'll keep my fingers crossed for your loan approval!

Since I've started my 8 min. in the morning program again I've been doing well getting it in each morning, but it's summer and morning is 7:30 -8:00ish. When school starts it will have to be much earlier...groan. I, too, will face this challenge...and though maybe not a 4:30 am worker outer, I'll have to get up earlier to continue this program - and then will try to squeeze in walk/jog at night.

As for nausea at breakfast - YES - this used to be me, too. I've been working on eating breakfast, though, for the last year and a half or so and it doesn't happen any more. Stick with it a bit and I'll bet it subsides.

Keep up the great work! Loved the picts. You're looking great!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 8/8/2012 4:32PM

    Sweetheart you are looking wonderful! I love the comment about the thank you cards as I am sitting her scratching my head over it too. I never heard of that. Heck I super suck because I never got all my thank you's out to everyone. Guess that proves I was raised in a barn...right? LOL
I will be hoping and praying that you guys get the house. I know how badly you want it. Plus I can't wait to see pictures!!

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ENDUROVET 8/8/2012 4:05PM

    Yeah boy... I am SO not looking forward to my own 4:45 AM alarm when I have to start getting my boy to 6:30 AM football practices!

But ya look great, girlfriend... go get 'em!

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