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Thursday, January 07, 2010

I'm on Day 4 of the Slim in 6 program and I love the thought that I am doing this with a few other Sparkers. We have all been doing the "Start it Up" program and I thought, "I'm going to try the Ramp it Up." Ramp it Up is a longer version of Start it Up (from 30 min to 50) and contains resistance.

I'm pretty proud of myself. This girl (that' s me) the one who can't do a push up can do 10-12!! Okay so my arms feel like wet noodles right about now, but I feel GOOD!! I feel like I could run a marathon, or jump to the moon or something.

I still fall over at the lunges. I topple like cow tipping. But, Debbie (coach thingie) says it will get better...

Kids are home...time to shower, homework, dinner, and then?? hmmm clean? LOL Oh, I can't WAIT to do it again tomorrow! How crazy is THAT?!?

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TEACHEROF4TH 1/8/2010 12:06AM

    Just look at you go! Amazing work, keep it up!

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MIAJOEB 1/7/2010 10:24PM


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ABKWELL 1/7/2010 6:49PM

    I love your username! I'm also in awe that you can do 10-12 push ups, that's amazing.

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It's 2:31am...

Monday, January 04, 2010

Normally I laugh at the challenge of 8 hours a night. I can do three nights worth in one!!

But, not tonight.

I'm hungry.

I need to sleep as tomorrow I resume my C25, begin Slim in 6, and back to school for the kiddos and myself.

Tomorrow life resumes.

or wait, that would be today.

I "forgot" the 1st was on a Friday. I am a Monday gal so everything starts today for me...there are a lot of new Sparkers on here!

I'm rambling.

I'm tired and have to get up in two hours....

I'm going to go find something....some blueberries? water? I dunno..... I'm tired, hungry and rambling....

did I already say that? fudge....no, I meant that as a swear word, not as food. LOL

eh, there's my 3 points today :o)

and it's 2:36 am

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MIAJOEB 1/4/2010 9:32PM

    Some times you have to ramble,,,,, but I have found when I am floundering in the middle of the night, a gratitude list helps me get things in perspective...

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TEACHEROF4TH 1/4/2010 6:03PM

    Oh, I think you voiced an issue common to so many of us! Thank you for your transparency and sense of humor! I do hope you'll sleep better tonight though!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/4/2010 9:48AM

    I did manage to fall asleep for a bit after the blog...

wierd! or is it weird? too tired t care!! LOL


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  LOL!! I'm there with ya!! Happy Monday! emoticon

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Now I get it......

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I thought I was discombooberated.

I thought it was just me...


I was just preparing for what was to come.

She is the loudest voice in the tiniest body.
She is the first to warm my lap.
She loves motorboats on her neck.
She loves her sweaters.
She shivers even in the summer.
She was HIS baby girl.

She ran outside before I could holler.
She only wanted to go bye bye
He didn't see her
He shut the door of his pick up truck.
She's only 2 pounds.
She died in my arms on the way to the vet.....

She was beautiful.


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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/1/2014 4:08PM

    Oh snap, read this again four years later...still makes me cry. **shudders**

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LADYINOHIO 12/13/2009 8:15PM

    Oh gosh I'm so very sorry for your loss~
Pets are soooo part of the family here too!
My thoughts are with you,

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BBAHONORS 12/10/2009 8:25AM

    emoticon I know how hard it is to lose a member of the family.

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PATTISPAGE 12/10/2009 12:34AM

    Aw, so sorry!

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GAMMY98 12/9/2009 6:43PM

    so sad and I am so sorry. I lost my dog last summer and I still miss her.

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MOMJMGR 12/9/2009 1:37PM

    Oh so very sorry. Brought tears to my eyes, I know how much those little four legged animals are just like a human family member. She looks like she was a bundle of joy and happiness.

Big hugs to you and your family! emoticon

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BAKER1009 12/9/2009 1:25PM

    Aw, that is just terrible. I am so sorry! Losing a furry family member is tough. My thoughts are with you.

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CORINA-MOMOF4 12/9/2009 11:11AM

    I'm sooooo sorry :( emoticon

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ANGELREIGNS 12/9/2009 7:35AM

  That made me cry, it was so so sad!

I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful dog in her picture.

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MARGECAM52 12/9/2009 1:31AM

  Baby Girl, dad and I know how you feel...Tommy must be feeling even worse than we did. So very sorry for your loss...We kow you will miss her...she was a sweetie.


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CHERIRIDDELL 12/9/2009 1:06AM

    So sorry for your loss!

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When I wake up.....

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I posted this blog twice.

I'm not doing it again.

If it doesn't post....poooey.

This is what happens to my brain when I try to go a day without coffee. I am so EXHAUSTED!!!

I am supposed to run today, but I can't decide between redoing Week 3's 90sec/3 min intervals or the Week 4's 3min/5min intervals. It is now 3:14pm.

I began my new classes today and I'm supposed to read 4 chapters and comment on Money Matters.....I printed it. They are sitting on my printer.....

I am supposed to Start my Slim in 6....we won't even put that on our list yet...

I tried to finish my Christmas decorating. I have managed to move all the lights from the living room to the front entrance, vacuumed and gave up when i couldn't find the stapler.....

Maybe I will just restart my day. Go make a cup of coffee and start over. Wait!! I don't have creamer. I don't drink coffee without creamer which is why I told everyone not to buy me creamer.


I'm going back to bed.

and it's only 3:16pm.

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CORINA-MOMOF4 12/8/2009 8:19PM

    ROFL Love your blog today!

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Everyone needs a treat day, right?

Sunday, December 06, 2009

That's what I am telling myself today.

I WAS doing great! I woke up at 8 and ran. Stepped outside and bbrrrrrr was it cold! I did my brisk walk as instructed by Robert Ullrey and thought "I'm ready for my first 1.5 minutes!" The motivation was there.....buuuut.....

You ever have one of those dreams where you are running and the more you run the heavier your legs get? No matter how hard you try your body literally weighs you down?


Well, anyway my run today was like that dream. I was actually VERY surprised but my legs felt soo heavy and I was out of breath! Was it the cold air? Was it my body stating "ENOUGH CHICA!! BACK OFF!!"? By the time the 3 minutes hit, I was sputtering and tripping all over the place. I don't understand....two days ago I did it like it was a regular. Wasn't easy, but wasn't this dang difficult either. I am still debating on repeating week 3 and seriously leaning towards doing that.

After I got home and showered, still wondering in disbelief and soaking as much hot water on my achey shins as allowed, the girls took me to Tom's Christmas work party. I, again, did FABULOUS!! Carrots, no dip, brocolli, no dip..no meats and water. I didn't even cringe, I just did.

We came home and docorated our own house. Actually, I think we imploded it as there are more lights, tinsel, and broken leftovers on my floor than hit the tree. My Harry Potter train set broke, the Ski Slope keeps falling off the tree and is now sitting in the corner of our living room. As my girls poetly described it at dinner: "Dad, it looks like Santa tried to throw up in our living room."

That's my project for tomorrow.

AND, as Tom made the work pumpkin rolls and imploded the kitchen AND as we haven't been out to dinner since.....gosh, when did we last have money? We still don't, but went out anyway :o)

It was Red Robin.

I forgot my glasses! emoticon

Screw it, it's treat day.


I tried!!

I'm not even going to talk to my scale in the morning. emoticon

BUT!! After....or maybe before cleaning the house, I start my new classes and my Slim in 6.

I love Mondays....start of a brand new everything :o)

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GRANLUND 12/7/2009 9:36PM

    I've had workouts like that. I was motivated, but just couldn't get moving and finally gave up.

I don't have that dream, I have the one where all of my teeth fall out in my hand....I think I'd rather have the running dream!

Our kids get out on the 18th as well...then our whole family get 2 weeks of break since my husband and I are both teachers. YEAH! I can't wait. My husband and I also get to go to Chicago the 16-18th, so I really only have 7 more school days left (not like I'm counting or anything!)

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BAKER1009 12/7/2009 4:31PM

    I always love reading your blogs! Keep up the good work, you're doing just fine!

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CHERYL1105 12/7/2009 12:18PM

  Yeah, my weekend was kind of like that too. It was fine until I made "Mother Load Pretzels"! You take pretzel rods, snap them in half so they are shorter, dip the broken end in melted caramel, and then roll them in mix of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee bits, and walnuts. It is delicious... and I couldn't stop eating them. :( So I'm just like you... glad it's Monday and I'm back at work and back on my eatting plan!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 12/7/2009 11:17AM

    I'm not too worried about it. It was a crazy up, down, up, down day. We were all too excited and happy to be frustrated and down, even though we technically should have been.

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LADYINOHIO 12/7/2009 9:38AM

    Doesn't sound too bad to me!
Everything in moderation, right? You said yourself that you haven't been out in the longest time to eat, so I think that's okay. We will get some kind of prepared food for my family maybe once a month, and on Saturday I surprised everyone with some awesome pizza for lunch...and then I had a leftover slice for lunch on Sunday. =)
I'm not gonna feel one bit bad about that, ya know?
I don't think you should even give it another thought after this.
You're doing great kid!

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MARGECAM52 12/7/2009 1:16AM

  Yep...cold air will do that to you.
I got the tree up here...went out and bought a ton of garland, etc...it's still in the bag..lol...kinda like all those Christmas cards I never mail.
Love you kiddo... you will do great at this...you do great with everything...your Momma loves you! emoticon

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 12/6/2009 11:01PM

    We all have good days and bad days!! Sounds like yours was a mix -- which is better than all bad!!! Glad you did good at the party without feeling deprived!! AWESOME!! Good luck with your next cold weather run!!

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