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Full Moon Monday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Well, my computer is graciously allowing me to blog so hopefully I remember what it is I'm supposed to say.

It's been a little nuts around here. I've been doing some online schooling and that's been going well. I pat myself on the brain now for doing online this semester and I'll tell ya why.

I originally did it because hubby was due for a back surgery on February 13. We've been waiting quite some time for the VA to kick in and get hubby that surgery and at last we thought we had made progress. We thought. The doc changed his mind and sent us to someone else.

At least, that's our theory. He called us into Travis AFB to say "I can't get a hold of the other surgeon to help me so I'm sending you to Sacramento to a real doc. Thanks for playing!" Soooooo, trying to get the VA to pay for the referral and not have to get a NEW MRI and a NEW muscle junction test and a NEW... Just give the man his surgery! He's had a broken (literally) back for seven years! Fix it!!

AND, he's been stressing about the job situation. It finally made the news that his unit will be no longer. The date is set for his job to be gone by September, but he and his boss have been diligently working on assigning people to other bases or jobs as they come available. To say morale at the base is at an all time low is probably and understatement. I guess one guy had a Congressman come up, shake his hand and say "thanks for serving son I really appreciate it" and when the guy said "really sir? Then can you help us out by cutting your pay with ours so it doesn't hit as hard?" Well, you can imagine what the fellow did. Gave him a look and turned right on his heels.

This is why I personally am a firm believer in you can't vote for a Commander in Chief of the Military (aka President) when the person has never even served. It's like putting a McDonald's manager in charge of Microsoft. The ideas may be great, but unless you've been working there and know what you're doing, don't apply. It's why I voted McCain. He's served and I wish he would've run again (without Palin preferably)....Obama has not. I wonder if I could start a petition for that.

BUT....here's what's making ME nervous. Hubby and I just bought this house. Now, we probably could make it on his VA disability and unemployment and what I bring in and survive. But, he's looking at jobs in Washington or Travis AFB. I'm thnking to myself "why"? My thoughts are we need to take care of his back and heck maybe he can sort of retire for the next 2-4 years pending what he owes (we have separate accounts now......and I LOVE it) Maybe I could get a job to help out more while HE stays home. The middle one will have her license this summer...But to contemplate taking a job in Washington and living with his parents. I don't know.....I smell trouble all over that. I don't think it will happen, but I don't particularly care for the thought of it either.

My daughter had her 21st birthday. She had her friend from Chicago visit her. He seems nice. A little too "charming" but nice :) Let's put it this way, I can see WHY she's gaga over him and my heart aches a little for her. All you Mom's out there are nodding with understanding, I'm sure of it.

ANYWAY, we took her to the casino AT midnight with her two friends. We bought her her very first legal drink. As, like I said, we weren't feeling well she never even finished it. LOL BUT she did get to gamble a bit and won $70!! Happy Birthday to her!!

She was feeling better after a rough night of nausea. We have this weird thing. If we don't get a full 8 hours of sleep, we vomit. I know. weird, but there it is......it's always been that way and everyone thinks we're nuts but it's true and very consistent...if we're up late **puke** especially ESPECIALLY if there's any stress such as finals week or ya know, losing a job.....need I say more? LOL Anyone ever heard of this at all or is it just me and my girls that have this lucky thing? So, to say we are not much of party animals LOL I've just always had kind of a heart palpitation thing with slight queezie....but Panda, she just gets sick on little sleep.

So, with all that going on and with a cheer competition Every Single Weekend in February my Day 1 is back on. But, I don't feel "bummed" because I'm not being lazy or sedentary. On the contrary, I walk, I am always moving, I still try to watch what I'm eating.....even in Vegas. My weight is starting to fluctuate back down to 175 which is good cuz it was creeping right back up to the 180s fast.

OH and the cheer competitions: undefeated. AND my friend's daughter on the other side of the country has been doing cheer comps too. This is her first year so it was really REALLY cool to be texting each other from across the country, both of us watching our daughter's team take first.

Yes. A LOT of rambling. but, I'm all caught up and ya now know why my emotional roller coaster has left my blogs and statuses a little sporadic.

Oh, I downloaded My fitness Pal or something like that to my phone. All my friends and several Sparkies have been mentioning it so I thought what the heck....only it wants my Facebook info. Can I do it without FB because I NEVER want them to see what I am (or mainly NOT) doing. LOLOLOL

OH!! I almost forgot. Hubby bought me a daily calendar and I've been writing in it this past week on every hour what I'm doing. Now, I've looked at it and was able to determine if I had any wasted time (no) LOL but I did have mismanagement of some time. So this week I will be trying to schedule my calendar a little better with stickers and a menu. I even made an appt in there to do my run as soon as I drop off my kids at school and BEFORE my own homework (I had kept trying to prioritize wrong) Let's see how this week goes :o) I will make this work dang it.

And I'm starting to feel better from this sinus head cold thing. One full bottle of Robittusen in two days later.

ah yeah....that's all I can remember right now. I'm off to bed and I'll get back on here tomorrow after a quick run.

S"eya" later!!

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 3/25/2013 1:41PM

    Hmmm wish I could puke after less than 8 hours of sleep. Maybe I'd lose more weight??

oh wait... you're on here anyway to lose weight. my bad!

Not sure about that or what it means, other than get to bed early!? or maybe you need to eat some little bit of protein before you go to bed to keep blood sugars from doing weird stuff to your tummy? (kinda like when I was preggers ??).

and here it is nearly one month later, for the Passover moon!!

Gotta scamper!

Julia



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KIM_POSSIBLE77 2/28/2013 11:33AM

    YES....it was SO much fun to have you to talk to all day on Sat. I'm so happy that Sammy wants to continue with the Cheer. We have a pep assembly today at school that I will be going to. Hopefully I can get a lot more pictures to replace the ones that were deleted! I'm going to scan the one that I bought and send them out with the 8th grad graduation stuff in a month or so. Just waiting for a nice day to go take pictures because we are going to make little "save the date" magnets for her graduation day, as there are not announcements for that.
There is an option to stop your feeds from fitnesspal to FB....let me know if you need me to tell you how.
Love you Sis!!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 2/28/2013 3:17AM

    I hear ya on not electing presidents who have never served--they just have no idea! I hope your honey can get his back fixed, thats just awful!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/26/2013 6:38PM

    That is so weird about the no sleep and the puking thing. I have never heard of anything like that. That must not be pleasant.

I really hope your hubby can get the surgery he needs and soon.

Sounds like your daughter is enjoying her cheering.

Glad to read your blog. It has been awhile.

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TEACHFIRST268 2/26/2013 6:37PM

    Holy cow! Fingers crossed that things work out. Your poor husband. I can feel your frustration for him in your blog. I hope they sort out this mess soon.

And YES...I get sick when I'm over tired, too! Though I don't have the 8 hour thing...I frequently get by on less (something I need to work on) but when I'm down and out and exhausted, yep...the nausea hits and sometimes I do get sick. I also find I'm more prone to getting carsick when I'm overly tired.

You keep on keeping on, okay? The fact that you're here and still trying to make this work while going through all of this is just amazing to me. You really are an inspiration!

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LYNSEY723 2/26/2013 12:16PM

    Wow! Crazy busy! You'll have a friend here if you move to Washington!! Lewis-McCord?

I hope you guys are able to figure everything out. I can't imagine how stressful that is! I hope things go well when he does FINALLY get the surgery. I'll be looking for updates!!

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AUSFAM 2/26/2013 11:52AM

    Good luck with everything--I hope it all works out!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/26/2013 10:43AM

    You have been crazy busy! Congrats to your daughter! Hope you are having some fun and me time in all that!

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CDCSMITH2013 2/26/2013 4:47AM

    Sounds like you have a lot going on in your life as well. You and your family will be in my thoughts. As for the staying up late thing... Last Thursday, there was a sleep over for the neighborhood kids (there are 4 families that are close - 1, her children are grown, another has 3 kids ages 5-10, another with an adult child, a 10 year old, and an 8 year old, and then me (2 grown, and the 7 year old). One of the mom's said her kid will throw up if she stays up too late. She'll get a slight headache first and if she doesn't go to bed right away, the puking will start.

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BOPPY_ 2/26/2013 2:33AM

    Good luck with all the chaos swirling around you.

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Self meet self

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I haven't been stuck on day 1 so that's a good thing. I've been walking with hubby (as much as he can with his back) and trying to get my body's strength back up. Yesterday I was able to do the week 1 of C25. It wasn't so much the gasping for air this time, but rather calf cramping during the first half. I kept pushing though and completed it. I'm debating on continuing day 2 & 3 in a row since the girls and I leave for Vegas on Friday. I don't want to say "oh I'll do it there" because hellloooooooo it's VEGAS?! Talked myself into it. Week 1 day 2, in the fog...today.

My family has been strangely supportive lately. Yes, I used the word strangely. Although I'm not used to such things, and maybe there are ulterior motives to the support, it feels very nice. My Kate, who is my very tall ballerina, wants better arms. She has accepted the fact that our family produced very tall, very "big boned" women but still wants to look good and really, I can't argue that. We did the Biggest Loser workout together and even though I was gasping and begging Bob for a little mercy on the "low intensity" workout my daughter was not impressed. She's looking more for arm sculpting. So, I'll find some nice dumbbell routines for her arms. The youngest Nicole comes home from cheer and says "you want to workout with me?" and was not pleased when I told her I just worked out.

My husband even took the time to go in the bedroom to let me work out. That's right. The man gave up his living room tv set. But............................there's more.

I had been in kind of a kanundrum about self identity lately. See, you all know I just love color and the 80s. and I do. This is me:

**sears, I may to to buy this...**

**either woman actually....ruthless people**

**I wanted to be Madonna (1983) OR

**still awesome today**

However, some days I dream of being this:

**so clean, so classic**

**absolutely timeless**

**okay, who WOULDN'T love to look this way?**

We were shopping at Target the other day and I told him. "I was going to buy this purple purse because I just love it, but this black and white purse is the person I want to be: all classic and clean. So, I didn't buy either. What do you think?" He looked at me. I couldn't tell if he was exasperated or perplexed that I'd spring this dilemma on him. He immediately threw the purple purse in the cart. "It's you" he said and kept going.

I suppose it is. But I still look at that black and white, the cleanness of it. Then I look at my shoes, all hot pink and ready to run. I'm a nut....40something and I still don't know who I am.

Maybe I can be both. It's possible to mesh one world with another right? Well, I have 40 pounds to figure out how to get out of the life of sweats and into something a little more "fashionable".

Let's see...if I were to mesh the two together. Self, meet self. It would probably look like:


So that is what happens when I meet myself. I love her! Mission accomplished.

  
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AEROBISAURUS 2/12/2013 5:55PM

    Love it! Mesh it up all the way :) There is no rule that says you have to be defined by a certain age. Change is what makes the world go round!

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MOCHA2470 2/11/2013 1:15PM

    It 'a always going to be a journey to discover who you really are. We are all there! Keep up the Good work!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 2/8/2013 2:49PM

    Ah Stevie Nix, so beautiful! And today, just as beautiful as she was back then.

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/8/2013 1:50PM

    Get what makes your heart sing (love that the hubby threw the purple one in and said..."it's you"). You are such a breath of fresh air. I think of you in fun things, but I could totally see you decked out in the glamorous ones as well. Do it all and wear what makes you feel spectacular for the occasion. I think you should totally get a pink tutu though :) I was class of 84 so I totally understand!

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AUSFAM 2/7/2013 5:10PM

    This blog makes me smile! :) The best part about fashion is that you get to re-invent yourself every couple of years! Glad you're taking the time to introduce yourself to yourself. It sounds dumb, but changing your lifestyle creates a new self that you need to recognize. GREAT BLOG!!! :)

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DOLPHINSINGER72 2/7/2013 3:04PM

    Mesh the two. I love it.

I have found when I get thin, I start dressing like a teenager. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? I am still a teenager at heart.

I feel so much younger thinner, so why wouldn't I dress like one? :)

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VITCHY-VICKI 2/7/2013 8:52AM

    Like some of the others said you can be both
your doing so well keep up the good work
V

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ARW715 2/6/2013 10:41PM

    You are right, best blog ever. :)

Congrats on starting c25k. Try Biggest Loser Yoga for sculpting, it kills my arms.

Girls trip to vegas? Be still my heart.

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ENDUROVET 2/6/2013 5:14PM

    Glad to see you got past "Day 1"!!!

Meanwhile, I need to pick out a running event just to test out my ol' flat feet again...
(there's a 5K on 2/23 I'm considering)

I have had no success in enticing son OR husband into the hot yoga studio w/me!

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TEACHFIRST268 2/6/2013 5:09PM

    Love it! You don't have to pick "ONE" you! Be ALL of them! Buy all the d*mn purses and chose the one you feel like using that day (from the woman who has had the same purse for nearly 5 years!)

You crack me up!

(Stevie Nicks - well, more Fleetwood Mac - fan, myself!)

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PINETREEGIRL 2/6/2013 5:02PM

    haha, great for Cindy Lauper! And good for your husband for giving you your purple...it's okay to want to be something. I always want to be a person who looks beautiful and arranged, but really I'm a person who showers right before bed and sleeps with wet hair. The medusa look, my husband calls it...

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BAKER1009 2/6/2013 4:24PM

    Love the blog Cori...it's so you! LOL!
So glad the family is being supportive. Like Kim said, maybe they are finally listening to you and are ready to help you reach your goals.

Have a super time in Vegas!!
Hugs,
Beth

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LYNSEY723 2/6/2013 3:00PM

    Love this blog. Awesome!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 2/6/2013 2:38PM

    I think I would have grabbed the purple one for you too. LOL You get to your goal weight and I will buy you a nice classic Coach purse....how's that for being supportive.

I know what you mean about the strange support from the family as I am getting the same thing. But heck maybe they finally are HEARING us and listening to what we need from them so that we can be sucessful!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/6/2013 2:26PM

    Honey, you are ALL of it!!! That the great part about being US. I'm goth one day and classic the next. I have purple hair extensions and an Ann Klein suit (I haven't tried that on in a while - hmmm). You don't have to pick, be both. I've worn the classic black dress with pig tails and goth boots.

You are a wonderful, glorious, fabulous individual! I adore you for it! Be proud of it.

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Forever Day 1

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Do you know what happens when you start to get stronger and then you stop working out for awhile?

NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

I finally got off my tushy. I decided it was time to get moving as the Biggest Loser's new slogan states. I THOUGHT I could just pick up right where I left off. Week 4 of C25. I THOUGHT by doing Week 1 I could just "breeze" right threw it.

I was wrooooong.



Not only did I NOT breeze through it, I ended up walking most of the way.

I started off with Week 1 Day 1 of C25 to get myself back into it. I began the 5 minute warm up and thought "golly geeze this is.....this is......HARD!"



I came home after 10 minutes calves cramping. Of course it didn't help that I had my broken purse wrapped around my neck and my nightie underneath my jacket. Guess I could've been a bit more prepared.

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I came home and was about to give up when I started reading Spark Blogs. I read notes from my friend basically saying "get moving" and a blog about a person who kept trying to work out even though her power kept going out and frustrating days and I thought, "no.....I need to redo this"

So, I'm back on Day 1.................again.

Day 1 of C25
Day 1 of my DVDs
Day 1 on my scale
Day 1 on resetting my mind

I went back out again. This time I set my mind to just a walk up to Target. I would buy me a fanny pack. I made it almost there calves a blazing when I turned around. I don't know WHY I did, but I kept getting this stitch. It wasn't painful just annoying. Like my skin was trying to rip open on my belly.

That was another 17 minutes.

But even though I'm slightly bummed at how desperately out of shape I am this just screams in my mind no more excuses! I HAVE to make time for this if I want it.

I have to WANT this. and I do. I've GOT to get a plan going and stick to it. I have got to quit this "starting over" period.

Tonight I'm going to throw in a DVD (probably Jillians 30 day shred) and get my strength back up.

so that I can be rid of Day 1 forever.


I just love this one....


and this one is so true for me...



  
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AEROBISAURUS 2/12/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon Best wishes for your continued success!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/31/2013 5:51PM

    Hey, am I the person in your blog that you are referring to who kept trying to work out with the power going out at her house. :) :) Because I had that *exact* thing happen to me last week. It was OH so frustrating.

I am on week 2 day 2 (just finished it today) of C25K and you know it *is* hard. Exercise never gets easy, it just gets less hard. Does that make any sense?

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/25/2013 2:10PM

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/25/2013 1:45PM

    Congrats for getting out there not once but twice! There is always a time and place for a reset, and it looks like you hit that point, and now you are going to get right back to it... and you'll be amazed at how quickly the body remembers. Now I'm not saying you'll be running a 5k tomorrow, but you will get back there.

Here is to your fresh start with C25k and Jillian and the rest of your workouts!

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CHANGINGSEASONS 1/25/2013 9:00AM

    I like the morning exercise quote..and agree about the texting. It's so much faster. lol. I say bravo for pushing yourself even when you were uncomfortable. Trying to walk to Target after the 'run' that morning. I bet your calves are super sore today. You'll get there though..just gotta work up to it again. I do this each summer when the pool is nice and warm again...I feel like i'm going to die the first week or two but then by the end of summer i'm in the pool for hours working out and I have muscles and tone in my arms and shoulders. Kind of sneaks up on you..the progress. I will enjoy reading about your exploits while you get on your way again. I love your 'can do' attitude! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 1/25/2013 3:02AM

    Love the quotes, especially the voice mail. Life would be so much easier if people didn't actually want to speak to me lol!

Day 1 forever....just like your own personal version of the movie Groundhog Day.

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HI-NRG 1/25/2013 12:20AM

    I came down with a bad cold the week before Christmas. I was just getting to a point where spinning class and aerobic classes were no longer torture. Then I didn't get to work out for 7 days. OMG. Months to get there and only 1 week to set me back. Very frustrating. So, I work at it and then I came down with even a worse cold 3 wks later. What's up with that? I can only hope that because I had the flu shot that I experienced a milder illness than it could have been.

But, what a reminder how important it is to keep moving , EVERYDAY. Darn, I was kinda hoping that once I lost all the weight I could back off of all this exercise.

Now, this week I am starting to feel strong again. Didn't take as long to get back into the swing of things.
I don't want to go back to day 1 either...

I am so glad you didn't stay away.
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BIGPAWSUP 1/24/2013 10:06PM

    I'm right there with you! I'm having a hard time today myself! But we can do it!

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SACHABEE 1/24/2013 7:13PM

    That's frustrating! I hate when day 1 is Groundhog Day. But your motivation is going, so take advantage! Maybe start a streak.

I started a 15 min per day workout streak on 12/31 and its working for me. I worked out 60+ minutes every day this week.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/24/2013 6:29PM

    Sweetie you will not have a forever day one. I know you once you get your mind and heart into it your body will follow! Don't give up because this friend/sister will tell you daily....You got to move it move it!!!

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LYNSEY723 1/24/2013 6:07PM

    Back to square 1......... but you can do it!!!! I just went through the same thing and now I'm feeling in control and like I'm making progress again!

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KIMCOLLINGS 1/24/2013 6:04PM

    Way to get in there and take care of business! I especially like "day 1 of resetting my mind". You're going to rock this!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/24/2013 5:39PM

    This is such a motivational blog--Way to Go!! getting back in there and doing it again. I guess everyday is Day 1, in a way, so its just one more Day 1 afterall. Today is my Day 1 of learning how to do pushups. When I got out of the army I could do 50 pushups with my feet up on the steps, but it doesn't much help me now, so now I am doing 12 pushups with my hands up on the steps ha ha

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CASTIRONLADY 1/24/2013 5:27PM

    GREAt. GREAT, you old Sheldon wanta be!!! We are so smart we believe our own lines. But your blog is great and you are still here sweating with the oldies.
Keep up the good work!
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wait! Stop! at least slow down!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Does anyone know where the new year went? I was supposed to begin some me time. I had all sorts of plans, Well, mainly to finish what I started with juicing and C25 but those are huge goals. Maybe sign up for a run as a reward, but somewhere I got lost and I can't seem to find that road that leads to somewhere else...



Okay. Breathe. Look around. Sift through that confetti-head you call a brain and let's figure this out.

Over"h"aul goal is 135 with a cute, yet strong bod and lifestyle.

More moderate goal is: getting healthy. Finish juicing. and C25.

Short term goal: survive this week.

Today's goal: figure out what's going on and what happened.

See? easy. Okay.

What happened? Self sabotage. Oh you bad bad girl. emoticon

You let life get in the way of you. tsk tsk.

I did too. I found myself huddled over peanut butter and crackers yesterday as I tried to figure out how to console daughter for the loss of her bird. That bird should've lived 20 years...he made it 3. Poor thing died of starvation and we don't know how. He was fed so much...almost too much. I sat over the counter watching Oakland declare a state of emergency for 14 shootings in 3 days and wondered if the media is hyping up shootings for the President..... I ate another cracker as my relatives split up after 15 years and I thought of everything Tom and I had been through... I thought of everything I had to do today. The list ... that forever in your head list of things to do. just an odd odd day, week..YEAR

SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!

These having nothing to do with your progress! What am I DOOING?

Get off this computer.

Put on your yoga pants...yes, this entails getting OUT of your one and only pair of blue jeans.

Put on your running shoes.

Take the dog out for a walk...heck take all three.

Just get MOVING!!


There, that takes care of today. So I will. I will report back here tomorrow now that I have my computer back and tell myself and whomever is listening how I did survive today. More than survive today. I will LIVE today.

I don't know if I can slow time down or even stall it...but if I'm going to be whisked away in time, I best be moving in it. right? right. right.



  
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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/22/2013 3:58AM

    IS that YOU in the picture, and wow what a Beauty you are!!! I love your hair, gee you look like a young girl!

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ENDUROVET 1/17/2013 7:16PM

    Deepest sympathy on the loss of daughter's birdie...

I haven't even been able to blog about our latest household tragedy - last week old fat spoiled housecat slipped outdoors (prob under DS's feet when I asked him to go fill dog feeders for me :-( & got himself killed by young overenthusiastic big dogs :-( :-(

If something tragic had happened to Red Mare too, that would have been just TOO MUCH!
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LYNSEY723 1/17/2013 11:40AM

    I'm feeling the same way - Big goals but it seems like time is skipping right over me! What do you mean I haven't worked out in 2 weeks??? Yesterday was New Year's Eve!!! ...wait... it wasnt??? emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/16/2013 8:17PM

    We all stumble along the way. What matters is that you get back up!
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KIMCOLLINGS 1/16/2013 12:53PM

    I like how you looked at what was going on and made adjustments. No one's perfect but the important thing is that we make changes along the way to get back on track. Sounds like that is just what you're doing. Great goals!! emoticon

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SORGIN 1/16/2013 11:45AM

    Thanks for the perspective reminder! I think I have been in your head, especially when it comes to those runaway thoughts. I hope you had a great walk and I look forward to seeing your, "I SURVIVED!" Thanks again!

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/16/2013 11:34AM

    funny blog! all you need is the pic i posted yesterday! LOL

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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/16/2013 1:19AM

    I was just thinking something so similar!!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/16/2013 12:27AM

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It is great that you are making goals. Goals for every day. You an do this. We are awesome!

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AUSFAM 1/15/2013 10:55PM

    This blog is something to be proud of--you are making a LIFESTYLE change and it's evident here. I'm proud of you for realizing why you were eating and analyzing it, I'm proud of you for restating your goals and looking for ways to change your setting, attitude, etc, for the positive. Keep this up! We all have setbacks and crappy days, but it's how we choose to work through them that separates out the achievers. You are on the path to success!

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TEACHFIRST268 1/15/2013 8:40PM

    It can all just get to be so much, can't it? UGH! But make sure you put YOU on that list of worries and to-do...'cause YOU are so worth it, too, my friend!

Did you get out for your walk with the pooches?

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LINDAM.1 1/15/2013 8:09PM

  Feel like the sign. Life is to short to drink bad wine , or not enjoy part of the day

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LYNETTEMOM 1/15/2013 6:54PM

    love that traffic sign! That's often how I feel about life.
Good for you for getting out the door for a walk. It can only do you good.
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BIGPAWSUP 1/15/2013 1:44PM

    Many of us have been "stalled" glad you snapped out of it. Hope you had a great dog walk!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/15/2013 1:26PM

    I have confetti brain too (love the imagery). We will get it sorted out and we will make it our goals. Now get moving and you'll end up back on the path you wanted!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/15/2013 1:08PM

    I have that same Starbucks cup!! Mine sits on my desk at work for my ice water. LOL Girl I swear one of these days you and I will be on the same track at this weight loss/workout thing. I'm going to start sending you a text in the mornings that I'm in the gym....maybe that will help you. Over all though I think (beware of total HONESTY)......I think that you HAVE to start saying NO to others. You used to plan out everything for the girls...well get back to that. Go to Staples (I know your FAV store) and get a big calendar and track your families comings and goings. Then put down in PEN when it is your time. Even if you just get out and walk, you can do this! Focus on getting one thing on your list down and then move to the next. I won't give up on you!

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TRACYLYNN853 1/15/2013 12:52PM

    I have no idea lol

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You know Day 2 is really Day 1 right?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

All over Spark, Facebook and any social media around, stores, shopping malls, and even the good ol' calendar...Januray 1st is always emoticon .

Of course, I am withut exception. I had began my juicing excursion and getting to the "easy" part when hubby took his Christmas leave. Now, mind you I am NOT blaming him. I am responsible for my own actions. I blame me. I didn't have to eat at four different restaurants in four days because all my kids were doing their thing and we were "empty nesters" for the week. But, I did. Man, am I paying for it today. Not only did I see a significant increase in weight (right back up to where I started on this journey) but the left kidney has been flaring up the last two days in a not so gentle reminder of how I am neglecting myself.

my daughter (the youngest one who runs with me and eggs me on) went out and bought me 3 naked juices for Chirstmas. LOL What a support system :o(

I was going to start my challenge this morning. However last night we ended up in the ER again for my husband's back. I am begining to think this is his way of making a grand exit from a party. We spent nearly six hours there and arrived home by the time most people were getting up via cab. I went to bed and slept til noon when I went and picked up my girls from their party. I made my morning zinger juice (my favorite...the one with kale, apples, carrots and ginger) During the day though I came across the realization that once again there was really no food in the house! LOL so, I ended up having a chowder bowl with the family and will begin my real day one on day 2.

Oh by the way.......Seahawks in the playoffs Saturday!!

Normally, today would be a day of reflections and goals. I decided I will do that tomorrow. Between the ER and the Old Sac shooting (I'm thanking God and all the spirits around me that my brother had decided NOT to go see those fireworks) I am just exhausted.

You know the best thing about January ? Getting back to normalcy.

  
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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/17/2013 7:02PM

    Poor, poor Seahawks. After my Packers lost I was going to root for the Seahawks, and now they are out too. SO, I guess it is "GO 49ers", since I DO live in California and all.

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TEACHFIRST268 1/5/2013 3:49PM

    Yep..Jan 2 is when I 'started' too! Hope your hubby is doing better!
Here's to a great 2013!!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/3/2013 11:26AM

    I posted something similar on FB. January 2nd is really when the year starts!!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 1/2/2013 11:15PM

    I really started the New Year on my nutrtion goals today too. The German side of the family makes too good a sauerkraut, speatzel, and of course I need to eat some of the pickled herring for luck as well. Best of luck coming up with your goals and reflections. I definitely thing you deserved a little break after the evening you had!

Hope 2013 is a great one for you!

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MAMAHOYT 1/2/2013 10:31PM

    I remember the hospital in Sacramento were always so full. I am glad that your brother wasn't in Old Sacramento that night too. Holler if you need some routing to help you along.

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SOKKERNUT 1/2/2013 2:19PM

    I am happy you got some sleep.
Hope your hubby is feeling better with his back.

I loved this: "You know the best thing about January ? Getting back to normalcy." HOW TRUE AND TRUE THIS IS! I love the holidays but so happy they are OVER! emoticon

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 1/2/2013 11:14AM

    Girl I would say the best day for you to start is when you are ready and if that is today the GO FOR IT!! Yesterday I was horrible with my food yet good with my workout, story of my life. LOL

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BAKER1009 1/2/2013 8:00AM

    Yes, that is the best thing about January Cori!
I am totally with you! I actually had a good bit of energy yesterday, but I kind of let hubby hold me back. Like you - my own fault, not his. So today is my day 1 as well!! Who cares, as long as we start, right?! I mean, I can't even start the way I really want to, but I will push for those 10. YES!! You know, those 10 I'm always talking about. I can't wait to fully be back on board with you, and Kim, and all my wonderful SP friends!
16 days...and boy am I impatient!

Guess I'll root for the Seahawks...what do I care at this point :( Yes, I'm still bitter.

Let's ROCK 2013 Cori!! We got this!!
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BOOTSCOOTER58 1/1/2013 11:55PM

    I agree with everyone else here .. Good to get back to normal (whatever that is, ha ha) .. better to take care of yourself; if you don't then you won't be able to care for those you love. Praying for dear husband's back. Sounds like you're on the right track!

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SCOJEN 1/1/2013 11:50PM

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 1/1/2013 10:29PM

    Yes, it is GOOD to get back to normalcy. I'm so tired of the holidays!! I'm ready to get back to basics with tracking my food and exercising regularly and drinking my water and getting as many fruits and veggies as I can into my diet. I'm ready for NORMAL! =)

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2013 10:15PM

    I'm glad you are going to start taking care of yourself again. Hope and prayer for hubby's back.

Let's get 2013 started.

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RUFFIT 1/1/2013 9:38PM

    Always remember to take care of you. Without you - you have nothing!! Moni

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