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Day 20 of 30 40K again!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tiny got the garden done. I did not make him write the sentences again today. A bit too much housecleaning for him to do. So he did laundry and dishwasher and a few other tasks that I gave him

He pulled my Zuccchini and cucumber plants. Didnt really get any cucumbers this year at all. He also pulled a few Tomato plants out before I realized. He said they were dead. I told him to just leave the rest and let me finish.

I got 40391 steps today. Lots of stuff around the house and 10.21 miles on treadmill. Weight this morning was 151.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with Samanthas school for her IEP meeting. So I have been thinking about that for the last day or so. Wondering since she will be 16 soon.. I know when she hits 17 I have to figure out how to file for guardianship so that when she is 18, she still recieves her check, which I find stupid because Im her mother. Yet I digress.

I thought for sure that I was going to get caught up with Spark today until my sis started bugging me and I went over to facebook to help her out. Its fun but its taking more time from Spark then I would like. That will change because I will not let that take over my goal.

Travis says that every time he calls Im walking. LOL I said well I start right after you leave sometimes then I have to deal with kids and then walk some more. i wish that I liked walking slower on the treadmill on weekends then I would just do it in the mornings but I hate walking at 2-2.5mph. Its way too slow for me at times.

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JENNNVA 9/21/2009 8:49PM

    Wow Jenn!! Awesome job on your steps! I can only wish to keep up with that! emoticon emoticon

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MACMOM57 9/21/2009 5:43PM

    You will have you mill soon. Keep working hard. I love face book only to play farm town and farkle

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MOMBUCK3 9/21/2009 11:49AM

    Way to go Jenn. I have an IMVU account that I set up with my girls, but just cannot get into it, its for the younger ones I think. I know what you mean about seeming to be going to slow, I always walk at a fairly fast pace and sometimes treadmills just seem to one speed. It used to drive me crazy to have to match my pace to slower people when walking in a group, so when I walk walk, I set my own pace.

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DTONEY76 9/21/2009 5:44AM

    Hey Jen, Facebook is one thing I could never get into. I had my husband deactivate my account.

You friend is right, walking at 2-2.5 is much better than not getting anything in at all. Keep up the great work.

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FITKAT2010 9/21/2009 5:37AM

    Why is it Jenn, that Facebook makes it impossible to terminate your account?
I am a Sparker 100%.

I find that any speed is better than nothing. You are doing swell! So is Tiny.

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MISSBEAR11 9/21/2009 12:00AM

    You're doing great!

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Day 19 of 30 Whoa

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I am awesome LOL!! Ok just kidding.

Tiny' Checklist

Walk the Dog - Done several times
Sentences - Done - 100 more for tomorrow
Dishwasher - Done - again tomorrow since he filled it tonight.
Laundry - 2 or 3 loads finished today.
Garden Clean up - Not done, Rained today
2 miles walked on Saturday - Not done
Homework - All Done, need checked first thing in the morning by me.

He didnt get nasty with me at all today.

My steps for today were WOO HOO 42044!! 10.52 miles on Treadmill and stuff around the house. I did a little jogging for a minute or so every 1/4 mile on Treadmill. Only 4.0mph jog but a jog to break out in a sweat none the less. Im pretty proud of myself.

Today wasnt so stressful. Although I havent had much time to just sit here and update everything. I am so far behind its scary. Hopefully I can catch up tomorrow.

HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend.

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MOMBUCK3 9/20/2009 8:41AM

    All Right Jenn! I saw the post for September threads and no comment after your new high. So I came to your page to ask why you didn't remark about that high, only to see that you did here! emoticon emoticon So I guess I don't have to pick on you after all! LOL
Hope your Sunday is as good as yesterday, I am glad Tiny is behaving.

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MACMOM57 9/20/2009 7:04AM

    Glad Tiny had a good day. Maybe the meds are starting to work.

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MISSBEAR11 9/20/2009 12:52AM

    Way to go Tiny. High 5 Jenn! You don't have time to sit down and do this cause you must be walking constantly. lol You're doing great.

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FITKAT2010 9/19/2009 11:12PM

    Yea Jenn! And, Yea, Tiny!

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Good Morning

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I have a list and he will be getting them done

Breakfast - Done
Medicine - Done
Miss Domino - Done by me
Homework - Being Done now
Sentences -
Dishwasher -
Garden Clean up -

The garden and the sentences may have to wait till tomorrow.

He doesnt seem to be quite as tired as he was the first day of the new medicine so we will see how it goes this weekend. Everyone have a great weekend.

Guess I should have added that I will be getting my excersize in today too. LOL

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MOMBUCK3 9/19/2009 12:59PM

    I agree with Kat, they can all get done by Tiny yet today. He has to understand that when you screw up you pay the price. Have a great day and enjoy the peacefulness of your walking.

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SCRAPPY_RN 9/19/2009 12:42PM

    I am definitely a list person. Hope you have a great weekend :)

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MISSBEAR11 9/19/2009 11:49AM

    Its good to have a list for him to see. He can check them off as they get done. I make lists for myself. It just is good to see it so you don't forget what has to be done. Sometimes things are so overwhelming until you have a list and start checking off items.

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ITSABOUTME2407 9/19/2009 10:10AM

    I am a list person too wishing u a great week end ..trish emoticon

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FITKAT2010 9/19/2009 9:41AM

    Jenn, all of this can be done today. Don't slack off now....LOL

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BUBBLES1541 9/19/2009 9:21AM

    Great you list the things that need to get done! That always works for me as well. Enjoy your weekend!

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Day 18 of 30

Friday, September 18, 2009

I hope that everyone had a great day.

Today you all know about my past few days. This afternoon was a little better. He didnt do anything to irritate me. I never said being a parent was easy but sheesh there are just those days you want to curl up and do nothing.

I did 5.5 miles on the treadmill total and 6 miles total outside. Made Tiny walk with me when he got off the bus since there wasnt time for homework before Sam came home and we were leaving to go get groceries. He walked 2 of the 4 miles between 3 and 4pm with me.

I got 40076 steps for today. I still need about 39k for the rest of the month to get the million. Thats alright I figure I will get close if I dont meet it.

Ok Im going to take a long soak in the tub now and not think about anything.

Calories in 1500, Calories burned 1284

Here are a few links that I thought some that were teachers or with kids might like.

I can't "fix" a child with a learning disability and make it so that child is not "left behind." However, with reasonable resources, home support, and, more than anything, a reasonable student-to-teacher ratio, I can teach that child the basic skills he/she needs to become a productive member of society. Often, children with disabilities have artistic, mechanical or other gifts that, if developed along with basic literacy skills, will enable them to become self-sufficient, successful adults.

We think children need all of the gadgets, bells and whistles. Actually, "old school" is best! Sometimes plain old vanilla is just fine! Parents need ot take responsibility for their chlidrens' actions and stop blaming teachers!

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FITKAT2010 9/19/2009 7:23AM

    Amen to that sister! Good old fashioned learning and loving them.

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MACMOM57 9/19/2009 7:19AM

    Love your post. I agree now days the parents are not teaching children what they need to do the right thing. The teachers can only do so much. Jenn you are really working hard with everything. I cant imagine its easy. I'm glad you have your husband support. I'm thinking of you keep going. emoticon

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MISSBEAR11 9/18/2009 10:54PM

    I'm happy for you that you had a great day. Yes parents need to take responsibility but teachers also have to be part of the equation to a good education. Some are great and some not so great. When you get a teacher that helps the child learn in the way that he or she can then you have a good teacher. When you get a teacher that believes there is only one way to teach all children then you have a problem.

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Have you ever been.......

Friday, September 18, 2009

SO TIRED/worn out that you do not want to get up out of the chair that you are sitting in to go to bed. Or even touch the keyboard on the computer to check email or even change the channel on the TV because you just dont give a rats behind.

All this dealing with Tiny has just worn on me the past few days. I was supposed to go to my mothers and clean today. Well at least I think I was supposed to. Heck if I was, she didnt remember and at this point I dont even care.

I just want to yell "if I tell her" that "when i got caught doing something! I Quit". I cant get him to quit sneaking things that DO NOT belong to him. Heck I caught him in my little purse this morning. ARRGGHH!!!!! Theres only 2 dollars in there and hes not allowed to use it for lunch because I have restrictions on his account. Theres nothing else he can spend money on and he doesnt go anywhere except with me or Travis. I just dont get it.

As for my excersize so far for today. I feel great while Im on the Treadmill. I got on this morning after walking 2 miles outside and put the Treadmill on 2.3-2.6 mph so that it wasnt so loud and it wont wake Travis up. I got in 3.41 miles and already have 20K by 11am. So I have 19K more to go and I will get them.

So everyone have a great Day.

This weekend Tiny gets the job of clearing out the dead stuff in the garden as punishment for everything hes done lately and Sentences that say "I will not take anything that does not belong to me" 100 times.

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MOMBUCK3 9/18/2009 9:09PM

    Kids, sometimes you just want to pull your hair out. I completely sympathize with you. i used that same type of punishment on my girls growing up. When you need an ear, give me a yell, if I am on I will be glad to chat with you. As for your steps, just do what you can, don't make yourself sick to meet this goal. No one will think any less of you, we are all amazed at how well you are doing! So get some rest emoticon

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FITKAT2010 9/18/2009 7:08PM

    Who said raising children was easy? No one who is in their right mind.

Discipline IS love.

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