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Reflection and Shred week 4 again

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Good morning everyone! So this time last week I was looking for a part time job. My DH and I have really been talking about it and neither one of us really want me to go back to work at this time. It would just be too much for us all to handle! I have a hard time as it is especially during school months. We are talking to my FIL about adding an addition to this house so hoping for that to get put into gear this summer! A lot of stress going around here this week. My little guy is really having a hard time with his Safety Town classes. He just doesn't want to stay. He cries and really breaks my heart. He has 2 more classes one today and one tomorrow then on Friday is graduation. He is very very shy and the class is in the afternoon and I think he is getting way over tired and not used to it. I asked the director if either myself or my daughter can stay with him since the one volunteer that he did like is now gone. Other wise I am just going to pull him out. I feel bad forcing him to stay. I never had this problem before with him but I know that when he is tired and doesn't want to do something you might as well forget it! Hopefully she will let one of us so he can just finish up this week and be done for the summer. So dealing with this last week and this and then trying to finish up shopping for his bday party this weekend its has been hectic! Not getting much of anything else done! I am exhausted!

WIN Reflection--
I am up 1.0 lb today. I have noticed this week that I have been very bloated and irregular so thinking that may have something to do with it. Not sure what is causing it. Probably a combo of the stress and going to Mcdonalds this weekend lol

I was over my FM goal this week. My goal was set at 195 minutes and I got 250! YAY!

BLC habit--
Not doing well at all with the laundry. I set myself up for failure picking that especially to start it with so much chaos going on right now!

So today would be the start of week 5 (Cleanse) for me. However after I read it last night I realized I need to go major grocery shopping and I can't go until next Wednesday. So going to re-do week 4 because I have enough of what I need for that! I am pretty sure after seeing recommendations from others shredders that I can get some of what I need at Whole Foods so I don't think I will have to run around for hibiscus tea and 100% pure cranberry juice. Going to sit down and study week 5 again so I don't miss anything!

Have a great day everyone!

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GODZDESIGN95 6/26/2013 11:08AM

    Oh my I feel sorry for your little guy. I remember my middle son had to started to not be happy in school and was crying. I found out that the teacher was pregnant and well stressed. I told her he did not like yelling which she did cause he told me. That he was good and listened well. I went with him to school for about a week and I had to take my younger son with me to school (he was a babe at that time). He was always very smart and I would ask him how did school go after that. I am a very involved mom as you know. Now of course hes grown up and in college. I always check in there classes one way or the other. Poor guy I hope things get worked out for him. I was blessed to be a SAHM and still am. That may be changing once my younger son turns 18?? We shall see? Any way keep going with your shred and best of wishes on your journey.

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2BEABETTERME 6/26/2013 9:41AM

    Hope all goes according to your plans for the house plans...less stress is always helpful! Have a great week!

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Reflection and Shred week 4

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Good Morning...wow what a beautiful week this is turning out to be. I wish I was organized up enough to get outside and put that pool up. That is one of my goals for tomorrow and Friday since they are saying storms this weekend! So we got the news yesterday that we were approved for USDA funding to get a bigger home! YAY! The kids can finally get their own room!!! So that means I am on a major hunt now for a part time job. I was lax on it because we thought it was going to take longer than it did. It looks like they filled the position I wanted at my school so I am looking everywhere now. I switched the one class that I have this fall in the morning to evening class so that should help with my day hours.

WIN Reflection:
I was down 2.4 lbs this week WOO HOO!!! I didn't fail like I thought I did!!! Week 3 of the Shred was really hard for me. I needed to eat sometimes instead of just soup or smoothies so I did. I wasn't going to make myself feel hungry so I made the best choices I could! I didn't get my FM in like I wanted to so that is one thing I really want to work on this week. I must get back to Curves today! Haven't been since June 3rd :(. I am also very surprised since I ate like a horse on Sunday lol.

Spring 5%:
We have 2 weeks left in the challenge. I have yet to meet a single goal in any of the previous challenges I have done with my Teddy Bears! But this is the time! I am 6.6 lbs away from meeting this seasons goal! I know that's a lot but I think I can do it with a lot of hard work and SHRED!

Updated goals as of today:
Weight Loss Goals
Lose 5lbs by 6/8/2013-Motivation: Orion Music Festival ...NOT MET
Lose 5% (down to 158.84) by 7/3/13 for SP 5%
Lose 10lbs by 8/16/2013-Motivation: My 30th Bday
Lose 12 lbs (goal weight 155) for BLC 22 by 8/28/13
Lose a total of 47 lbs/ Goal weight 120
Reach goal weight by 6/19/2013
Weigh in every Wednesday
ONLY count planned fitness minutes

160 1 new outfit
155 Night out with the hubby
150 Extra day off of exercise
145 1 cheat treat (food)
140 2 new outfits
135 Tattoo on my ankle/top of foot
130 3 New outfits
125 Tattoo on my side (kids portraits)
120 New wardrobe :)

Have a great day folks!!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/20/2013 6:35PM

    WOOHOO! Sounds like a good week. Congrats on getting the financing for a larger home.

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SHIMMERMAMA 6/20/2013 2:40PM

    Congrats on your weight loss and the house!! House hunting is tons of fun!!

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LYNCHD05 6/19/2013 10:14PM

    That will be fun looking for a new home. Also, awesome goals,and rewards. I know you,can do,it!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/19/2013 9:13PM

    YAY!!!!! I am so glad you were approved!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 6/19/2013 4:08PM

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ADRIENALINE 6/19/2013 1:41PM

    Congrats on your approval!

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GODZDESIGN95 6/19/2013 9:53AM

    Congrats on your loss and house. Glad shred is working for you. I am trying to figure how I can work it since I am diabetic etc. When I figure that out them I may began again? emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 6/19/2013 9:37AM

    Congrats on the approval! House hunting is stressful; but, fun!

Great job on the weight loss, enjoy the week!
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Wednesday Reflection, Shred Week 3

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Good Morning everyone! Orion Music Festival was the BEST! I will post a blog with pics soon!


I am down 0.2 lbs this week. I was very surprised considering TOM, all the beer I consumed this weekend emoticon, and that we ate out for the first time, a few times this weekend, in over a month. But I certainly got my share of walking, dancing, jumping and so on this weekend. I got in way more that I actually tracked.

Shred wk 3

Last week I decided to post-pone my restart of week 3 until today. So here we go again! I am excited to get back on track! I miss my smoothies lol.

Now lots of stuff to get on at home. Evies last day is tomorrow then both the kiddos are on summer break. I really have to get back to Curves! Which will be hard this summer since it is across from the kids school so I would drop them off and go. Now the whole routine is going to be weird.

Well have a great day everyone!

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LYNCHD05 6/12/2013 11:02PM

    Jennifer, knowing you I am sure you will work it out! Way to go on the weight loss withall that was going on!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/12/2013 2:35PM

    With this new day, may you stay focused on reaching your goals. You deserve it!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/12/2013 11:47AM

    Glad you had fun at the festival! Sounds fun. I'm sure you'll get your summer routines down and find a way to get back to Curves or some other way to get it done.

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This weekend, Shred week 3, and SMART Goals

Friday, June 07, 2013

I have decided to restart week 3 next Wednesday. This has been to hectic and with the festival this weekend I didn't want to set myself up for failure. I plan to not eat like a pig though! And I will get plenty of walking in over the weekend! I ate pizza yesterday which was the first time in over a month that we have had fast food. Made my stomach hurt. So I know I have to make sure to get the healthiest options I can find down at the festival since I am unable to bring food items.

I will do my best to post over the weekend for the challenges in BLC and Spring 5%. I should be able to do a quick post tomorrow morning but I doubt I will be able to on Sunday. I am not sure what time on Monday we will be home so I will do what I can then too.

J (Real information about me): I am a wife and sahm mom. My hubby was my fourth grade crush and we have been married for almost 9 years. My daughter Evie is 8 and my son Jay will be 5 on the 5th of July. I am a student and I am constantly on the go. I stopped working in 2009 to focus on my children and school. I didn't want them to go to the district we live in so I drive them about 20 min away everyday. I love to read mysteries, romance, erotica, and non fiction. I love watching movies. Some of my favorite actors are Bradley Cooper, Sandra Bullock, Jen Anniston, Josh Duhmel, Channing Tatum, Nick Cage, Robert Downey Jr...just to name a few. I love action, romantic comedies, horror, just about anything really. We have a collection of Disney, DreamWorks and so on DVD's of over 300. I love Amazon lol. I am a perfectionist so I get down on myself a lot. I am trying to fix that! We love to go on trips, family outings, fishing, bowling, and swimming. Which I still need to get our pool up. I have a strong interest in Bulldogs since we got Bella. They are the best breed! And that's about it!

N (SMART Goals):

Lose a total of 47 lbs
Lose 5lbs by 6/8/2013-Motivation: Orion Music Festival...did not meet :(
Lose 20lbs by 8/16/2013-Motivation: My 30th Bday
Reach goal weight by 11/14/2013
Weigh in every Wednesday
ONLY count planned fitness minutes

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MAGGIE101857 6/8/2013 8:23AM

    Have fun at the festival! Make the best choices possible; count your steps!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 6/8/2013 4:57AM

    Happy you are staying focused. Say hi to the Violet Venuses for me. Continue moving towards your personal goals. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/7/2013 7:36PM

    Love learning more about you. We have a lot of common interests including the types of movies and books.

Also like your goals. Seem doable and smart.

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AMARILYNH 6/7/2013 7:08PM

    Sounds GREAT - you have an awesome plan!! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/7/2013 6:25PM

    You're doing great and well focused on your goals. WooHoo! I, too, love the writing of SMART goals. May you review them regularly to help stay focused. My best as you make the best of this great journey to improved health. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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NEW-CAZ 6/7/2013 10:39AM

    SMART goals!
Like Evie says walking will take care of any munchies munched at the festival but if you think before you buy you'll do yourself a great favour..Have fun

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EVIE4NOW 6/7/2013 7:39AM

  Great goals. Good luck at the festival. Don't think of it as a way to postpone but just another bump in the road. The walking will help so you may just surprise yourself.

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Wednesday Reflection: Shred wk 3/BLC 22 Begins :)

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Good morning all,

Wednesday Reflection

Weigh in/Measurements:

*Last week I had to lose 5.8 lbs to meet my goal for today for this weekends Orion Festival. Well needless to say I didn't reach that BUT I did LOSE!!! Only 0.6 of a lb which I thought for sure with TOM in the mix it would be a big gain! That's awesome!!!

*Since Jan 2013 I have been a member of Curves. They weigh and measure me every month. I got measured on May 31. Before she handed me my report she went onto explain since my last measure in in April they have had a training session and discovered all employees were measuring too tight. I always kinda figured that something wasn't right but maybe it was just me and I measured myself wrong since I figures weren't totally the same. Well needless to say I had a total increase in inches of 19.25 which was not what I wanted to hear. But looking back these were more close to mine. However I do know that I am losing around the waist because my wonderful hubby noticed!!! So when I measure in at the end of this month I should see an actual change!!! For the better :)


Shred week 3 was a bust for me. As I stated before it was going to be the hardest week. I followed for the first 2 days and then I got hungry so I ate all weekend (good things, stayed in cal range). So I learned from my mistakes this week and have decided to repeat week 3 this week.

Orion Music Festival:

This weekend is mine and my hubby's early anniversary mini vacation to the Orion Music Festival. This is going to be quite the challenge for following Shred. We are not able to bring food into the festival. There are no microwaves in the room where we are staying and getting a refrigerator is requested and based on availability. So taking a small cooler with my fruits and veggies, some canned fruits and veggies, proportioned snacks, my Magic Bullet, and my Shred book and will do my best this weekend!

Family news:

Jay graduates from preschool this morning :( So sad yet so exciting!!! His official last day is Friday and then he will officially be a Kindergartener. Evie's last day is next Thursday and she then is officially a 3rd grader. Bittersweet! Lots of stuff going on from Jay's bday party at then end of the month to a couple graduation parties this month and next. I get tired just looking at my calendar. Going to be a busy beginning to the summer

BLC 22

So happy that the challenge starts today. Excited to be a Violet Venus again! Love this team! Such a great support! Good luck to all the BLCer's!

Spring 13 5%

Proud to announce that I have been consistently losing each week so this maybe my first time that I meet goal with this challenge! GO TEDDIES!

All for now have a great day! emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 6/5/2013 11:13PM

    I will attempt to start shread tomorrow. Best wishes on your journey. I am down about 4 pds

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    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing great!!!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/5/2013 7:05PM

    Sounds like you are doing well. Even with the measuring snafu at Curves you are maintaining your positive attitude.

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MUSCLE-UP 6/5/2013 4:40PM

    You're doing good! Ah, glad that you can put the measuring in perspective. Doing well and having to give up the real inches you have lost thru wrong measurement techniques would make me want to grab a brownie.

Thank you for the update on the Family. Now that I am grandma age, I hate to see little children grow up.

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WALKING_WONDER 6/5/2013 3:35PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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AMARILYNH 6/5/2013 1:25PM

    Progress not perfection!! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/5/2013 7:10AM

    sounds like a busy but balanced time, keep focused emoticon

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DMEYER4 6/5/2013 7:05AM

  sounds like you are really busy. hope you enjoy all your activities and happy anniversary

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