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I feel short

Friday, September 21, 2012

I don't know why. I'm 5 ft 7 inches which by some standards should be tall. I was talking to my daughter on their way to school and I tell her "I feel short. I wish I could gain about 3 inches and wear heels, I'd feel like Lady Diana!!" She laughed at me and said "Mom, I AM that tall and I hate it because I tower over everyone"

I thought about this. It's true. She's tall, very tall. In my family she fits right in. In my family, I'm short, but in society she's "too tall" and I'm probably pretty average.

But it came down to the perception we both had about ourselves and each other. We both longed for what the other had.

I wonder if this is what we all do with everything in our lives.

I know.


Well, the buggers are back. I didn't even creep up to 173, more like JUMPED to it. I can't understand why. Let's break it down.

Was it the lack of exercise since school started? emoticon could be.

Was it the inconsistency of working out? emoticon possibly

Is is Spark's Fall/Spring/Summer challenge breaks? emoticon for sure!

Could it be the three plates of nachos covered in Velveeta? emoticon hmm, no. I think not.

I did my first Cross Fit class on Tuesday! Yup. I went in all nervous and looked around at these gorgeous (what are you even DOING here?) people sweating like no other. I was so nervous I almost didn't go, but I really want to beat that feeling this year. I advised the lady it was my first time and I was hard of hearing. I kept in my ears and she stayed by me giving me advice on how to do the moves and whatnot. Remind me to give her a card. Next thing I knew everyone is running out the door for a 400 meter dash. I tried to keep up with them but lingered behind.......they all ran to the back door to go in so I tried to keep up with them.......but somehow when I got behind the building I realized there were SEVERAL buildings and I was on the wrong block.


Yup. Got lost running around the building. Only I can do that.

Once I figured out which building was mine the class was already doing bars and practicing their "lifts" and stance. The nice lady (Aubry) came and caught me up. I still need to practice the stance (I keep jumping and you can't do that with weights)

Then we did 250 meter rows, jump on the box (I did it I did it I did it!!!), dumbbell lifts, more rows, more jumps, more double lifts...People were falling down on the ground and sweat was decorating the carpet. I had my 3 pound weights and realized quickly that they had been replaced with ten pounds (not by me, but the nice lady LOL)

Then we did like a captains chair thing on the bar for our cores and called it a class. Throughout the whole thing I was last, clumsy, falling, tripping, getting lost, and hurting. But, I also managed to jump on the box (something I never thought I could do with my limited vision) and row like it was nothing.

I came home, freshened up and went to algebra. After we all came home that afternoon I was still thinking about the class. How even though it was so hard, I couldn't wait to go back. I didn't tell my family I had gone. Not out of embarrassment or anything but because it was such a good feeling, I didn't want anything to taint it. I will go back on Tuesday.

After I came home, hubby says to me "we haven't had our walk in forever, lets go" I was already sore, but again, didn't tell him why so as not to let on I went for a walk...an 80 minute brisk, 3 and a half mile walk. LOL

To say I was sore the next morning could be and understatement.

Classes are a little stressful now. I'm into week 5 and this is exam week. I wish I could say I'm acing my favorite class, but somehow the features of the skull eluded me. I now know what a humerus and femur really look like though.

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OH OH! Guess what?
Looks like we got a house. Really. The appraisals done and we just need underwriting to finish being picky about the file and give us the okay to close. Lots of good vibes please! It's funny how this October moving doesn't seem to stress me as much. Maybe it's because it is with my husband rather than from him. Yes. That has been one year folks. Alcohol free I might add :o) He's become more than the man I married and I might ALMOST venture to say "I love him" almost.

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but I still haven't talked to his family **cough MIL cough** in a year....ah, life just keeps getting better!!

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Oh yeah, before I lose my train of thought. So, I want to say that my biggest goal right now is to establish a workout routine IN SPITE of school and all of the above mentioned.

I went to the wedding. The dress did NOT fit (in the bosom area still) so that is still a goal, but the shoes. I wore them, they were so freaking tight and I didn't care. I felt like the wonderful quote from Sex and the City: "these shoes, they pinch my feet. But, I love them!!"

So I'm thinking maybe my birthday for the dress.....November. nah, I don't celebrate that day. LOL okay then HUBBY'S birthday in November. There we go. I figure if I don't celebrate a birthday I can't get older....

I wonder if that works on getting taller too.....


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CADDYBROWN 11/1/2012 9:55AM

    Also 5' 7". I feel tall with everyone around me.

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    Hey, girl, anytime you want, come over and stand next to me (barely 5 ft). Your crossfit class sounds killer! Hope you keep going!! And congrats on the house!!!!! And happy birthday coming up!!! emoticon

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LYNETTEMOM 9/24/2012 5:53PM

    I love reading your posts. Many positive vibes being sent your way. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/23/2012 10:28AM

    Congrats to your husband for his one year success. And to you for the house. Best wishes.

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/23/2012 10:08AM

    When I was growing up I wanted desperately to be a tall big bosomed redhead. I am instead a short small bosomed brunette. And my tall friends all want to be my height and my overly endowed friends wish they were flat chested and the redheads want to be blonds...and we all want to be what we are not. So I figure if I want anything bad enough I can go get it (after all if I want to be tall I can wear 6 inch heels, I can get a boob job and dye my hair), and then it just seems better to be happy with what I've got.

Congrats on the house! How exciting for you and your family!

BTW, I'm 5'5" and I'd love to be even 5'7" emoticon

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MOCHA2470 9/22/2012 2:12PM

    You are an inspiration... I never signed up for the crossfit even though I really think I should. The next time I see the groupon I will go for it! thanks for sharing your story!

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PEPPYPATTI 9/21/2012 7:28PM

    I just love to read your stories! You are too funny. You do things I think only I could do-lol! Way to go on taking the class & then going for the walk with Hubby. I understand your not wanting to tell them. I did not tell my Hubby when I started running as I was afraid he would talk me out of it. And short at 5'7''? I am only 5'3'' & I feel pretty tall or at least average. But then again I do not get out the house much! Do celebrate your birthday & wear your dress! That will truly be a special day for you!

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LYNSEY723 9/21/2012 4:32PM

    There are so many different subjects in this blog, and therefore so many things to comment on! In order to not write you a book I am going to say this:

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MENNOLY 9/21/2012 4:09PM

    The sad thing is as we get older we get shorter. I used to be 5'7" but now I am barely 5'6" which means I need to lose more weight to reach a healthy BMI. Doesn't seem fair. I will be going to a wedding in October wearing a vintage dress that belonged to my mom. She would have worn it in the 50's. It is lace and lace is back in style emoticon . She was barely 5 feet tall when she passed away but I am sure she was closer to 5'4" when she was young.

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BAKER1009 9/21/2012 4:04PM

    Cori you're so darn cute!
I am sorry you got lost behind the building. I was not sitting here laughing...really... emoticon

It's so good to hear about your husband and being sober. That makes me happy for you, but really happy for him. I came across a letter today that my husband wrote me when I was one year sober. It brought tears to my eyes. It's been way longer than that now, but it's still just as important.

Anyway, sending super BIG HOUSE vibes your way!! And keeping all body parts crossed! Everything will work out the way it is suppose to!


. I'm 5'7" too :) It's perfect here, let it be!

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MRSCLAUS46 9/21/2012 3:41PM

    I agree the 3 plates of nachos with Velveeta had absolutely nothing to do with it! I've been trying to "grow-up" tall for a very long time--alas not one thing has worked to achieve that goal (I am barely 5 feet and my daughter is 6'1"). Glad you wore the shoes--they were awesome! Good luck with wearing the dress for Hubby's birthday--you can do it! Just vow to push Nachos off a cliff.............
Good luck!

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I don't know why they call me Quirky

Friday, September 07, 2012

First of all to be Spark related: the battle is won!! 168-8

Finally broke through that pesky 170s trail that have been long since guarded by the pesky and relentless mutant resistant fat cells.

Still have quite the war on fat though......

As a reward, I bought the shoes to go with the dress. What do you think? They are SUEDE!!!!!!


I'm so excited to get them. My niece's wedding is next Saturday (not this one, but next) and I'm so hoping to squeeze myself into the dress and shoes...they still make corsets if all else fails right?

Classes are going well. I'm taking Nutrition which I'm hoping helps out with my daily life. Anthropology IS as fun as I'd hoped. Hard, as I'm studying the various names of the skull and bones, but fun reading case files and determining how one can be identified when nothing is really left. Crazy stuff!!

Algeblah still plagues me with those negatives though.

and I'm taking Public Speaking, it's nothing like Larry Crowne.

Ever heard the expression "you're not helping me, but making more work for me"?

I have this thing, you know pet peeves kind of? It's with laundry. The never ending battle of laundry. I have just today discovered why I'm always doing this thing and how my family, bless their little hearts, are always creating more work for me.

See, my "rule of thumb" is that the laundry is never done unless it's been washed, dried, folded and put away. If it's just "washed" it's not done, right? right. Knew you'd understand.

Well, I caught myself today looking at the heaping pile of laundry on the dryer and out of habit threw them all on the ground to wash.

When it dawned on me.

I'm always forever washing clean clothes......and I don't mean the one or two items that magically appear back in the basket even though no one has worn the darn thing.

I stood there having internal battles with the various voices in my head.

"They're clean!"
"but they're not done"
"that's true"
"all you have to do is fold them"
"they're not warm"
"nope they've hit the floor, too late"

and back in the washer they went. I looked in the dryer. Yup, more clothes. So, the dryer went on. One simply cannot fold clothes unless the clothes are warm and the top of the washer/dryer is empty.

So, guess what I'm doing today??

so, call me Quirky.

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LYNETTEMOM 9/24/2012 5:56PM

    love the shoes. I myself have a pr of blue suede ones that look very similar. They were a sale buy that I could not resist.
Alas, Elvis and I will never kick off our blue suede shoes to snuggle on the couch but that is part of my fantasy..............

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EMFRAPPIER 9/21/2012 11:15AM

    Fantastic shoes!!

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/21/2012 6:20AM

    Hey Quirky, pleased to meet you. I'm OCD.

At least your quirkiness is in the relative privacy of your home. I constantly catch myself starting to straighten the papers on other peoples' desks. Which is not always appreciated for some reason.

Congrats on the loss!

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VLL723 9/11/2012 10:51AM

    LOVE the shoes...........

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PROVERBS31JULIA 9/10/2012 9:00PM

    Ohhhh the red shoes are AWESOME!!

I'd have to be wayyyy thinner before I can ever get back on high heels shoes. I can't get much higher than Birkenstocks or Kalso Earth Shoes - maybe Alegria shoes. But once upon a time I did have some hot high heeled shoes... my my !

Last night we were at TJ Maxx's and I saw some KILLER blue satiny high heeled pumps, had to be 5 inch heel just for the rise itself, plus another 1.5 inches for the platform part. Gorgeous but it was a trip to the Emergency Room just waiting to happen so I just admired them and left them on the shelf!!

Sooo wayyy to go on the 160-ville. You are gonna ROCK THAT WEDDING!!


And I agree, you're not a HIPPO any more. Gotta think of something more positive.


and I DO NOT mean HUMONGOUS, because that's the opposite direction way past HIPPO.... So now, maybe CURVACEOUS CORINNA? CUTIE CORINNA? COURAGEOUS CORINNA?



Just something to think about!!!


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MIAJOEB 9/9/2012 7:31PM

    So congratulations and emoticon on the shoes

As far as laundry goes it goes in a basket to the room it belongs and I fold it there.
I never put anything on the top of the dryer. I feed my cat there. He loves it but his hair never mixes with clean clothes...

Not one to ever do something twice...

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PEPPYPATTI 9/8/2012 6:10PM

    I guess you can call me Quirky too as that is what I have done all day!
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MCFERRET 9/8/2012 6:37AM

    Great dress and shoes! Congrats on reaching your next level! It always feels so good when you can break through. Keep up with healthy choices and really - no need to rewash the clothes. I usually just run them back through the dryer for about 10 minutes to make most of the wrinkles go away. Quirky is all good!

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BLUE42DOWN 9/8/2012 2:26AM

    Why hello there Quirky!

And, oh, I was so so so glad when my kids got old enough to do their own laundry. If they didn't fold or put away, it was their own problem. I washed, dried, folded, hung, and put away my things and felt so done each week it was refreshing.

Very cute shoes! (I'm a fan of suede, though I lean more to boots.)

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COLLIMA 9/8/2012 1:13AM

    Hi, This is Margie, from Fat Busters!

Now that you are down to the 160's, do you now have that waist that you've been wanting?!!

Maybe you will consider a name change? Somehow "Hopeful Hippo" doesn't go with someone who now has a waist and can fit into that dress!

Great work!


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SHERYL_B 9/7/2012 8:41PM

    Awesome shoes!!!

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MYOWNHERO 9/7/2012 4:55PM

    FABulous shoes!

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TEACHFIRST268 9/7/2012 4:41PM

    lol! Have missed your great sense of humor. I can so relate with the laundry 'issues'. I feel like my life revolves around Mt. Clothesmore!

WAY TO GO hitting 160-ville!!! Join me in that new group - the folks there are MUCH too quiet! That's the first thing I did after I weighed myself and logged in. I'm SO PSYCHED to FINALLY be there!

Your shoes are awesome!!!! You will totally rock them, girl! Congrats!!!

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    emoticon job on your weight loss! I know you'll be where you want to be for the wedding! Love the dress! Love the shoes! Make sure you share pics!

I used to be like that with laundry. Now, with all the littles, we're just wearing whatever is the cleanest. Notice that I didn't say clean, emoticon . We're all human and we just do the best we can with what we have! If you want to only fold warm laundry, then go for it! emoticon

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CJADERUN 9/7/2012 2:52PM

    Way to go on the weight loss! You're a baller! I'm just ITCHING to get to my next tens-mark, it must feel AMAZING!

And...I know nothing about shoes, so...they're cute? That's what I should say, right? They're red. They're red shoes. Did you want red shoes? I hope so. Because that's all I can tell. They're red.

Gosh, I have baskets of clean and dried laundry that I just NEVER have time for folding! Boyfriend and I usually just end up pulling our day's clothes from the baskets! Awful, I know, but we're super busy as of late.

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LYNSEY723 9/7/2012 2:35PM

    Love the shoes! And I agree with only folding warm laundry! Although, I will fold it cold and wrinkled (my boyfriends work clothes can be wrinkled - I don't care!!) but if it's my pants or jeans, back into the dryer before they are folded!!! My boyfriend (er, fiancee) does 99% of our laundry (I'M SO LUCKY!!!!) but it usually ends up in baskets unfolded. Anyway, I understand!!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 9/7/2012 2:23PM

    You my dear are funny! Yes they can be folded if they are cold, if they are coming out of the dryer they are clean. I personally hate clothes and Terry actually does it 99.9% of the time. Yes I know I'm spoiled!!
So proud that you have hit below the 170 mark as I know how hard you have been working. Me on the other hand have been super lazy in the last week and not tracking. I know shame on me.....but the walking is back and I will also get below my stupid marker. It's that one pound....I know once I drop that I'll be good!

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GOPINTOS 9/7/2012 2:21PM

    Love the shoes!! emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 9/7/2012 2:11PM

    You are so funny (and quirky). Who knew someone could make laundry so entertaining!

I'm fascinated with archeology and the anthropological side of it is so interesting. Finding out how they lived with just little clues is so cool!! I bet you are loving the class!

Anyway, the shoes are adorable and you are too. You're going to rock it at the wedding! Congrats on the weight threshold breakthrough too!

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Happy Sat-un-day

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?


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.


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"..


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??


does it NOT remind you of these days??


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?


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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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

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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    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


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.




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!"


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.


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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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!

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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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    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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VITCHY-VICKI 8/16/2012 8:11AM

    emoticonBlog made me laugh emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/16/2012 6:55AM

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Thanks for the laugh! And I hear ya on the bras!

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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


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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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