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4/9/14 Day 1 Operation #springintoshape

Thursday, April 10, 2014

emoticon Good Morning everyone! Hope all is well. I am emoticon !!! Day 1
Operation #springintoshape was good! I am proud of how I did yesterday. I got a complete ST and cardio workout done, which almost didn't happen, I tried talking myself out of it but finally got up and did it and next thing I knew I was enjoying my workout!!! I ate better than I have lately although I did get a bit of a sweet tooth last night and ended up having a small bowl of cereal and a pc of chocolate. I must get this sweet tooth under control.

I don't think I have mentioned it yet but I began a new journey yesterday! I have to get my weight under control! My girlfriend began Body by Vi a couple months ago and is having awesome results so I am joining her. We have also decided to start walking 2 times a week beginning next week. She is definitely helping me stay motivated! I really need that right now!

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M0MTH3W1TCH 4/18/2014 8:49AM

  Sounds like a great plan and what an inspiration to have a friend who is just a step ahead of you to keep you motivated.

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AMARILYNH 4/11/2014 11:10AM

    Its always great to have a workout buddy! Then if you don't 'feel' like it you do it anyway!!

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GODZDESIGN95 4/10/2014 10:49AM

    Great! I wish you the best! emoticon

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AIMEE1983 4/10/2014 9:53AM

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2BEABETTERME 4/10/2014 9:39AM

    Yeah for sticking to your plan and getting your sweat on!

A workout buddy sounds delightful! I would love someone to keep me motivated and on track.

Keri up the great work!
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NEW-CAZ 4/10/2014 9:06AM

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/10/2014 7:52AM

    I've tried those Body by Vi shakes and will make an exception to my preference od not drinking my calories for these great supplements. Great reboot for spring!

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WIN reflection 3/12/14

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hello all. I am just getting on the computer for the day. Went to work early to get some extra time in since kids school cancelled bc we got another 10 inches of snow again :( Just when we could start seeing grass again :( Really getting tired of this freak weather!

GREAT NEWS...I got my official acceptance letter today to grad school! I AM OFFICIALLY A GRAD STUDENT!

Bad news...I am sick. I got Jay's cold and stomach bug that he has this week :( Evie started complaining of a stomach ache too today :(

oh and the other bad news...I am up 1 lb this week...no surprise considering all the fast food again lately. Oh well just too much going on! Not going to dwell, just got to move on and keep trying!

I also made a big decision today. I have decided to take a break from the next 5% and BLC challenges. I have been just overwhelmed lately and not been able to really participate like I did in the past. I do plan to still participate on SP just not in the challenges. I will continue to weigh in each week and do all my other SP stuff. If any one is interested in keeping in touch with me after the challenges end please feel free to follow my blogs, stop by my page or join my Fitness in Motion team. I will miss everyone when the challenges are over and this was a very hard decision for me to make. But it is for the best for right now!

Have a great night everyone!

  
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GODZDESIGN95 3/13/2014 10:01AM

    Girl you know I will keep a check on you. I hope and pray you and your family get better. My son teacher said she had the yucks and now her girl has it. PU I just do not like to think about it. Vomiting makes me sick to see it or do. Prayers. Best wishes on your continued journey.

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JUSTME29 3/13/2014 8:54AM

    Congratulations on grad school! That's great news!

I'm thinking about taking a break from the 5% challenge too. I haven't decided yet, but sometimes there is just too much going on to keep up.

I hope your mom is getting better.

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NEW-CAZ 3/13/2014 3:38AM

    emoticon on your acceptance, a new challenge for you!
Life comes before SP, I'm sure your teams understand and will still support you as you are so supportive to them.
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MISSY455 3/13/2014 12:46AM

    emoticon on your acceptance to grad school!!! emoticon emoticon
I am sure your challenge teams will miss you, but you have to do what is best for you and your family. The added stress does nothing good for the weight loss. When things calm down, you can always jump back in!

Hope your weather turns to spring very very soon!
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2BEABETTERME 3/12/2014 10:44PM

    Congrats on grad school!

Feel better soon (and the kiddos too)!
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HHOLT6 3/12/2014 8:46PM

    Congratulations on Grad school! wooo hooo

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/12/2014 5:39PM

    Congratulations on your acceptance into Grad School. That's great news! Even while you're away from the challenges, hopefully you'll stay the course with your healthy eating and moving habits. Hug, hug - Evelyn

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WIN Reflection 3/5/14

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Good afternoon! Hope all is well with everyone. I have been extremely stressed lately and everything keeps going down hill for a while but we are headed back up :) Yesterday on the way to take the kids to school my car started overheating. I pulled over and immediately had an emotional breakdown. I was totally inconsolable when I got home. Luckily I was just around the corner. I attempted to take the mustang but I just spun down our street with all the left over ice. I have no idea how Jason drives that thing! I just knew too that I was really upset and despite the rest of the roads being ok I was in no shape to drive or work. So the kids and I stayed home. Jason changed the thermostat housing and there is still an issue with a sensor but my car is drivable right now. Heat is working really good now too. I took the evening off school also so I can concentrate on the GMAT. I went to bed at a decent time, got up, weighed in, ate breakfast and looked over a few more things for the GMAT and was out the door by 7am. It was as awful as the first time. That test is just really hard! So after tons of studying, tons of stress and $500 later I FINALLY PASSED THE GMAT! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Such a big weight off my shoulders. So now I just wait until registration starts in a couple weeks and my official acceptance letter for grad school and I AM OFFICIALLY DONE AND A GRAD STUDENT! Oh I am super happy. Now I am still going to be busy but I don't think I will be as stressed out! Tomorrow we go see a house. We drove by it this weekend and the outside is really cute. In a country setting going towards the kids school, on an acre with a fenced in backyard. Corn fields in back and on one side and another house on the other side. THe owners did a job with painting and painted every room dark horrible colors so no issue there, I expected to paint. I am worried about the size of the bathrooms and the kitchen. Hopefully its just the pics online. It is supposed to have a finished basement but no pics online so we can't wait to check it out!

Today I weighed in and I stayed the same. Considering how emotional and stressed I have been I am ecstatic! I was expecting a gain! I will take it! Now maybe I will start losing since I won't be half as upset as I have been.

Well off to get prepared for the house tomorrow with questions and then me and the kids are going to relax and watch a movie. Tomorrow I will resume my homework!

Have a great night!

  
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/7/2014 12:43AM

    emoticon on passing your GMAT! Happy things are beginning to look up. Hang in there sweetie! You're gonna be OK!

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JUSTME29 3/6/2014 8:57AM

    Congrats! That's got to be a huge relief.

I hope this house is what you're looking for. It sounds like the outside is perfect, I just hope the inside is nice too.

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NEW-CAZ 3/6/2014 2:41AM

    emoticon on passing the GMAT!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/5/2014 11:05PM

    CONGRATS on passing the GMAT!!!!!!!!

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GODZDESIGN95 3/5/2014 5:53PM

    Glad you pass the GMAT test. No wonder the ugly devil was busy he knew you had a blessing thur the messing. I pray you much success on your continued journey. emoticon emoticon

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WIN Reflection 2/19/14

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hello all. Still busy as usual. Still just focusing on eating instead of fitness. I have gotten better. Only had take out a couple times instead of everyday. Which shows in my 2.2lb loss. Technically I only lost .4 lb because of my 1.8 gain over the last 2 weeks but that is better than nothing! With all that is going on in my life I am very surprised its not up.

Short reflection this week as I have tons to do and more just got added :( Have a great night!

  
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2BEABETTERME 2/20/2014 7:36AM

    You are doing great, keep it up!

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NEW-CAZ 2/20/2014 2:54AM

    You're making progress hun emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSY455 2/20/2014 1:33AM

    Do what you can for yourself. I hope things let up for you soon.
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GODZDESIGN95 2/19/2014 7:11PM

    Best wishes! Beautiful back ground! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We fall down but we can get back up again.

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UMBILICAL 2/19/2014 7:10PM

  Start with eating right

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JAMBABY0 2/19/2014 7:08PM

    your getting there

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WIN Reflection 2/12

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I haven't been sparking much lately. Trying to do my best with my challenges but I just have way too much going on. I made it thru exams this week and I really like our new realtor. We aren't finding much but she is showing us a lot more and answering our questions within just a couple hours. I am getting another cold. Not feeling well at all. My weight is up 1lb this week. Can't say I am too surprised with all the junk and fast food. I have been eating whatever I can get my hands on, sometimes I only get to eat 1 time a day and then its the worst junk fest! One day things will settle down for me. Just wish is was sooner than later. Oh well doing my best. My plan is I want to stop focusing on fitness for a minute. I will still do my daily walk and TNT once a week and any requirements for challenge but I am not going to make it anymore of a goal to do any extra. What I want to attempt to focus on is getting back my healthy eating habits. So slowly that's going to be my focus. Weed out fast food and junk food and bring back in the freggies!

I don't have class tonight so me and the kiddies are about to relax and watch a movie! Have a great night!

  
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GOING4GOAL2014 2/14/2014 9:32AM

    You need to tell your realtor that you feel she is wasting your time. And that if she can't help you pin down what your looking for you will find someone else. There is no reason why this house hunt should be this time consuming! Sounds like your realtor is not doing his/her job. By now she/he has to have an idea of what you are looking for hun. She should be able to narrow some of the crap down and start showing you true possibilities. It is his/her job to run around like a crazy person! Not the clients! He or she should be able to go and scope these houses take pics of the rooms, front and back of house, and send you an email for you to peruse at your leisure. Then you go see homes you are authentically interested in seeing! Imagine you were trying to buy a house out of state?! The realtor wouldn't have you physically going to see EVERY house. They would use the virtual tour method to help you rule out possibilities. Save yourself some headache. emoticon Thinking of you.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/13/2014 12:04PM

    emoticon Hope the cold is short-lived. Hang in there. I think it's good to focus on one thing at a time, especially if you've gotten a little off track. When you're young with a family, school, hubby, home...life just seems to get in the way sometimes. Try this: Take those kiddos freggie shopping with you and give them this assignment: each day one of your little ones gets to play Chef for the Day & create/serve a freggie treat for the fam. While they prepare...you meal plan for the following day. Hope it helps! emoticon

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BELLSES 2/13/2014 10:21AM

    It is hard when you have so much going on.

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NEW-CAZ 2/13/2014 2:52AM

    Sometimes priorities shift and we all need to step back and have a break. Focusing on eating well is the best thing to do, keep well emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/12/2014 10:25PM

    I think focusing on your food is a great plan

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AMSPARKS23 2/12/2014 5:53PM

    I believe that a healthy diet is the foundation of improving your lifestyle, and that (to me) is more important than working out like a crazy lady-only to eat fast foods. Juggling family, work, school--life, will always be hectic. There will always be something that demands your attention. :) I wish you the best of luck in your house hunt and goals!

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HAFSOH 2/12/2014 5:48PM

  I want to encourage you to improve on your eating habits. Make a conscious effort to do away with the junk foods. It is not an easy task but you have to have self discipline. It is part of the motivations, remember? All the best!



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LYNCHD05 2/12/2014 5:47PM

    Jennifer, sometimes we just need to take a break from being busy all the time. You have lots on your plate so I am happy to,hear you are taking a much needed rest. Sometimes we have to be selective. Enjoy your kiddie time!!!

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