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2011 Bucket List

Sunday, January 09, 2011



Happy New Year! We were away for 18 days visiting family and friends - Christmas in Edmonton, Alberta and New Years Eve in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was great to laugh and have fun with everyone.

2011 Bucket List

Get under 200 pounds
Train for 5K run/walk
Sell house
Get park model trailer for Washington
One month boot camp at the farm
Las Vegas July 17-19 to celebrate my daughter’s birthday
Move to Vancouver BC
Spark mini convention in Las Vegas Dec. 4 2011

I am not ready to update my ticker till my water retention is gone. This week I will create my January fitness plan.

  
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TUDI4480 1/18/2011 11:35PM

    Great bucket list. Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BENSMOM12 1/15/2011 6:24PM

    Nice picture of you! And a good bucket list!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/11/2011 10:14PM

    You look BEAUTIFUL!! Glowing and happy.

You have a very busy year planned and I wish you, Kali, and your hubby the best of luck with it. Enjoy!

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HOWLERMOM 1/10/2011 9:12PM

    Great list and you DO look great - well rested and healthy!

What is this Las Vegas Spark Mini Convention you refer to?

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PJCHILIS 1/10/2011 6:57PM

    You're looking great!

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PERSISTANT123 1/10/2011 5:53PM

    Lynn, I'm so glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy the holidays. You have a lot lined out to do in 2011, but with some planning I'm sure you will get it all accomplished.
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MRSGOFARR 1/10/2011 4:40PM

    Love your goals. I am right there with you. Going to do P90x and running at the same time. Its time to make 2011 the year where everything is possible. get your tools together and lets get moving. i was soo sick last week and turned the corner over the weekend. ready to jump start the week.

love your goals and that pretty picture of you. YOU can do this. you have NEVEr GIVEN UP! You have come so far in your view of youself and what you are capable of. anything is possible if we believe.

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LAURIETAIT 1/10/2011 2:38PM

    You're looking wonderfully well rested. The holiday season was good to you. Your list looks good and definitely doable. Spark On!

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CHALLENGER15 1/10/2011 12:55PM

    Sounds like you had a great time! I like your list!

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SUZANNE3018 1/10/2011 12:19PM

    Love the pic. You look good!

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FVHORVATH 1/10/2011 11:52AM

    Great list! I am working on getting under the 200 mark myself so I will be there to give you that emoticon if and when you need it! Just do the same for me! LOL

You do look great and I know you will get that list done!

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BRIDGIEEE 1/10/2011 11:49AM

    I hope you have a wonderful and successful 2011!

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MYYEAR7 1/10/2011 10:11AM

    I like your page and blogs. This is a good list, and I think you have a great year ahead of you. You have started me thinking about mine! You look just great and I know you are on a roll!

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MIPPY265 1/10/2011 8:33AM

    Looks as though you have a busy year planned. I cant wait until you get to Onederland.

You look awesome my dear!!! Cute little doggie!!!

Have a great day!!

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MESEATURTLE 1/10/2011 3:59AM

    Good luck!!!! Have a fantastic 2011!!!!

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MNABOY 1/10/2011 12:49AM

    You have a full year planned! Keep after it.

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RUTHXG 1/9/2011 10:49PM

    Wow, this will be a full year! And an exciting one: I LOVE Vancouver. Best wishes with it all!

Lovely photo--thanks for sharing it!

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HAPPY0408 1/9/2011 10:14PM

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KMICHA 1/9/2011 9:10PM

    Wow! Sounds like you had a fun 18 days! I like your bucket list. Good luck on selling your home and moving. That can be a lot of stress right there! Thanks for all you do in the leadership role. Good luck as you reach for your goals in 2011!

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DREMARGRL 1/9/2011 8:43PM

    Wishing you luck on your journey. XoMaryAnn
Happy new year 2011!!!

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69NURSE 1/9/2011 8:33PM

    Lynn,

Great picture!! You look wonderful and I love bucket lists. You will succeed this year I am certain. Glad the holidays were good to you. emoticon emoticon

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BECKA525 1/9/2011 8:08PM

    Great bucket list. You look great by the way.

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MUEHLBBO 1/9/2011 8:03PM

    Sounds like you had a good time away. Good luck on the bucket list. It certainly looks doable! I know about Bucket Lists, but just have never thought about compiling one. I just might have to do that. Good luck to you and welcome back.

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MELLIL 1/9/2011 7:58PM

    Sounds like a great list! Good luck with the sale of your home and the move to Vancouver! WOW! Big changes! Exciting too! I am absolutely DETERMINED to get under 200 this year too! 30 lbs... but that's 20 less than last year! emoticon I walked two 5ks this year... I would LOVE to run one - but I don't think that's in the plans for me THIS year... we'll see. Blessings on ALL your efforts!!! emoticon

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BETRME100 1/9/2011 7:38PM

    I like your bucket list!! And the picture of you and Kali is adorable!!

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JESSABELLA23 1/9/2011 7:35PM

    I love your list! It really is all about the planning.

(random factoid: I want to move to Vancouver when I'm done school)

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BRATS4 1/9/2011 6:58PM

    sounds good to me.lots of luck

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B_2011 1/9/2011 6:47PM

    emoticon goals!
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ANDYINBC 1/9/2011 5:01PM

    When will your move to Vancouver be complete? At that point, we can officially let you know about the best kept secrets of the lower mainland that we don't share with the rest of the world.

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SAISHA100CJ 1/9/2011 4:48PM

    You and Kali both look so very pretty! Great list for 2011. emoticon

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MAUITN 1/9/2011 4:36PM

    Beautiful picture of you and Kali.

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BEXNEW 1/9/2011 4:21PM

    Sounds like a great plan!! Go for it! I am positive that you can do it. That Spark mini convention has caught my interest - perhaps I should think about it too!

Happy 2011!!

BEX

P.S. Love the picture!

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JOANOFSPARK 1/9/2011 4:19PM

    emoticon emoticon You've got a great plan.....way to go...... emoticon

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MIKEAZ 1/9/2011 4:12PM

    Wow those are some great goals for 2011. You can do it!

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Free Pass is Over!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I hope you are enjoying the holiday and Santa was good to you. I told myself I had a free pass for a day or two, it's over and time to get back on track. That was only a day pass! Why wait till New Years to start a new habit? Today is a great day to get started. I ate lightly and planned my exercise for the next couple of days (almost as good at doing it LOL). Have a great week!

  
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MRSGOFARR 1/3/2011 11:10AM

    girl - i had a free pass all xmas and didnt look back. that is just how i do the holidays for bad or for worse. but today starts the new year for me. with 100 email to check - I am getting back into the eb of my day. will be doing dailly check in s with you. i am going to find a race to sign up for in feburary. its about time i test the boundaries with my running.

Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/30/2010 12:56PM

    You are so focused!! Good for you! I'm ready to get back to basics as well.

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PJCHILIS 12/29/2010 9:22AM

    We all need a boot in the right direction!

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LAURIETAIT 12/28/2010 7:38PM

    I agree. Don't let those good habits fade away! Here's to a fabulous 2011 for us all.
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JULIAOAK 12/28/2010 1:18PM

    yep - getting back into the swing of things again!! emoticon

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CARRAND 12/27/2010 9:27PM

    Today is a great day to get back on track!

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MELLIL 12/27/2010 8:19PM

    YUP! Definitely time to get back to it!!! emoticon

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LHLADY517 12/27/2010 7:34PM

    Good for you.

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BARBARASDIET 12/27/2010 4:50PM

    Even if you end up with another free pass day for NY, it is better than a whole week of it!

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SPEEDY143 12/27/2010 3:13PM

    emoticonit's like a "Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free-Card"you can use it once and why wait until 2011 emoticon

SparkPeople has taught me not to wait... do it now, even if you start over a couple times a day it's better than waiting for that tomorrow that never comes emoticon

Blessing in 2011 emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/27/2010 12:12PM

    Agree!

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GOLDENANGELFISH 12/27/2010 11:57AM

    Yes - I agree!
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JAVALOVERTOO 12/27/2010 11:40AM

    Making plans for the new year and I'm with you on getting the eating back, no reason not too between the two holidays. God bless you!

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MIPPY265 12/27/2010 10:20AM

    I am with you. This holiday season was horrible for me. Felt like I was a train going downhill with no breaks. Time to refocus and undo all that damage.... emoticon

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SPARKIE1964 12/27/2010 9:55AM

    Today IS a great day to get back on track...I'm right there with ya...

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CHRISTINECAN 12/27/2010 8:46AM

    Ditto and instead of it feeling like diet deprivation time, I am anxious to get feeling good again which comes from clean eating.

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MLKDUD 12/27/2010 8:39AM

    I did the same thing. Time to get back to it!

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IMAGINE_IT 12/27/2010 8:31AM

    I said the same..why should i wait until the New Year to pick up with the good habits i had already formed?? So for me Yesterday was it!!! I am back on track!! Glad you are too emoticon

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MOMONTHERUN1 12/27/2010 8:05AM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! I am also hoping to get back in the swing of things after allowing myself a full week to splurge.

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VTORIA3 12/27/2010 7:25AM

    Sounds like a great plan and I'm hoppin' on board with you. I, too, see no reason to wait another day longer. Go, US!!!

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KGIBBY159 12/27/2010 5:47AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track. I also took time off and need to get back t otracking what I eat, fast!

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SHEILA1505 12/27/2010 1:56AM

    Yes - I went for a good walk yesterday - would have gone on Christmas Day, too, but felt a bit insecure as the neighbourhood was soooooo very quiet - anyway swam around a little bit - or rather I played about in the water with GKs

Today it's back to gym for a hectic BodyWorx class :)



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ANDYINBC 12/27/2010 1:17AM

    Way to get back at it. I took off Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and felt an irresistible urge to exercise and eat healthier today. Enjoy the week!

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BUTEAFULL 12/27/2010 12:58AM

    yep no time like the present

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CHICASMISSION 12/26/2010 11:44PM

  Exactly what I told myself.... You can splurge a bit... but back to the healthy lifestyle just as soon as it's over!! Tomorrow starts in exercise and tracking everything I put into this mouth of mine!! Great job on staying focused!! :)

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GSCOTTC 12/26/2010 11:41PM

    Christmas and boxing day were free. Tomorrow it's back to the grindstone. Big plus was I didn't totally breakdown and I ran on Christmas morning. We also didn't bring much crap into the house .

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DORENC 12/26/2010 11:35PM

    This is sort of what I have planned and hope to get back on track soon. Best wishes to you.

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Graduated From the Trainer and Decluttering for the Realtor

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am really getting into preparing for a move. Yesterday afternoon I decluttered our bathroom cupboards. It was a challenge to rid us of oodles of hair and skin products. I noticed with the hair products there are no two with the same name. Is a texture mousse the same as a volumizing mousse? Is a finishing spray the same as hair spray? There are no instructions on what they are for or how to use them. I know some go in dry hair, some go in wet hair but which ones? They got here from my hair appointments. I would get a cut and style and ask what product was used to style my hair. Of course I had to buy it to maintain the style. Then my hair would grow out and I would pony tail it for awhile then repeat the cycle - new cut, style and product. So I threw out hundreds of dollars in products but am saving money doing it. The cost of renting a very small heated storage locker is over $200/month!

Tomorrow I am having a realtor in to look at our house. I know from watching Sell This House, etc. I need to declutter more. The kitchen is almost done and I continue to sell things on Craig's List. There are no home stagers here, but I advertised for one and got a call from someone who paints, sews, etc. who has done her friends' house. If I rent furniture it will come from a city 5 hours away.

Last night was our last workout with our trainer. It felt like graduation! Our goal was to learn posture, balance and flexibility exercises. We want to look as young as we feel and I think we got it. We will be in Las Vegas and Arizona for a couple of weeks and I will do some planning on mapmywalk to get some ideas.

  
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PJCHILIS 12/17/2010 7:33PM

    You're on a roll.

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MRSGOFARR 12/17/2010 1:46PM

    Wow - you have some fab travel coming up this month. So super jeolus. I love Arizona!!! Congrats on graduating with the trainer and I hope you learned a lot about your strength and your body. PT is good stuff right! Well I hastill need to get in 180 minutes to reach my 300 goals and I will - even if I have to walk on the treadmill for 4 hour on sunday. I will get it.

I love those show about housing hunters and sell this house. You sould like you are making huge progress. You should ttake some pics so you can remember this time! HA!

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FVHORVATH 12/17/2010 9:34AM

    I envy you getting all that done! I have tried to declutter but Dh seems to find it and pile more in it's place or the other thing he does is save thing because he "might" use or need them again! he has empty boxes stashed in the garage (I can live with that even though the car will not fit anymore) and in the basement. All because we might need them so time in the future.

I wish you all good things and safe travel as you head for Arizona and Vega! Win big! And a very Merry Christmas!

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DRB13_1 12/17/2010 1:36AM

    You're doing great emoticon

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XENA1956 12/16/2010 11:15PM

    Good for you on getting the house ready to sell. Watching those shows on HGTV and such really helps one to understand what goes into selling a house. Good luck and good job done.! emoticon

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CARRAND 12/16/2010 8:36PM

    I am always looking to de-clutter the house. I want my house to look like the homes on "Designed to Sell". But my husband wants it to look like "Designed to Live In".

Good luck, and have fun!

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FUNNINFIT 12/16/2010 8:33PM

    I dread moving again, but it certainly does 'declutter' your life...I have 4 sessions left with my own trainer-ready to take what I've learned and go from here-enjoy your next couple of weeks! emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 12/16/2010 8:25PM

    Now you have reminded me of the clutter in my own bathroom drawers! Today I organized two clothes closets and they look wonderful-but one of these days I too have to tackle those drawers !

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SPARKIE1964 12/16/2010 6:10PM

    Decluttering can be quite theraputic...Moving can be stressful. You got a grea attitude & working in fitness which is great. Way to go!

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MUEHLBBO 12/16/2010 5:55PM

    I certainly don't envy you. I so need to get rid of so much stuff. I keep trying and it seems like I get rid of a lot, but no empty cupboards, etc. Am I just filling it up again? Have a great trip to Vegas and Arizona. I so miss Arizona in the winter. Good luck.

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69NURSE 12/16/2010 5:50PM

    Lynn,

Good luck with all the cleaning, packing and moving. I certainly don't envy you, but I do admire your discipline. When do you leave there? Safe travels and may you have a wonderful Christmas and a VERY happy, healthy and fit new year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 12/16/2010 3:25PM

    Have fun in Los Vegas and & Arizona! Great that you are thinking ahead to excercise!

Yikes on the decluttering - I need to do that but I'm not moving! LOL Sounds like you are really organized and making great strides!

Good job on finishing with your trainer!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2010 2:47PM

    Enjoy your trip to Arizona and Vegas.

You should take some nice picts of your house when you get it ready to sell.

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LIS193 12/16/2010 1:50PM

    Great job in decluttering! Good luck with the sale!

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LAURIETAIT 12/16/2010 1:14PM

    I need to declutter too. But I don't have the incentive of moving to spur the process along.The big problem is my mother the pack rat. The whole " We might use this to (fill in suggestion here) someday. Unfortunately someday rarely comes. In fact it comes just often enough for her to justify hanging on to things. I guess I'll just have to concentrate on my space.

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SHEILA1505 12/16/2010 12:48PM

    I am sure you can stage your house without having to bring in other rental furniture etc - just keep on with your decluttering and you will ace it - it does have to have a lived-in look and you do need to be comfortable living there too!
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DOGSTARDADDY 12/16/2010 12:18PM

    I went through all that just a little over a year ago. It is such a draining process. Good luck with everything. It took around 6 months, but our house did eventually sell. Don't give up.

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Silent Disco - My Way to Exercise At Home

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My plans just changed, I am not going to the gym and Kali needs her treadmill time. So I am going to take my iPOD and ear buds and go downstairs and dance to my playlist while Kali runs on the treadmill. A silent disco is a disco where people dance to music listened to on headphones. See the 2 videos, this could be me!

video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/the-sil
ent-disco/2089jcvx


And I will turn on some music if Kali will dance with me...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc9xq-TVyHI

  
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LESLIE_2B_LESS 12/16/2010 3:26PM

    emoticon I could just see it!

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LAURIETAIT 12/14/2010 6:47PM

    I have done the silent disco thing. Ehat I really want is to be able to merengue like that dog!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/13/2010 3:12PM

    Sounds like fun!! Enjoy!

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LONGWINDINGROAD 12/13/2010 11:54AM

    Good for you! I am going to have to do some different things this week since the weather is so crummy...I'm slightly nervous because I really LOVE my wogs and I know they're a good workout for me! The joys of winter in the midwest!

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MRSGOFARR 12/13/2010 10:40AM

    that sounds fun. Do you have a way to know how much you are able to burn. Have you ever done a zumba dvd!!!??

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ANDYINBC 12/13/2010 9:30AM

    Too much fun! Keep dancing! emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 12/13/2010 9:25AM

    Great videos... my DD will like the the dancing dog!!

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LOVESLIFE48 12/13/2010 9:23AM

    sounds like a plan!!!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/13/2010 8:07AM

    I love this blog! emoticon

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XENA1956 12/13/2010 1:09AM

    Get your exercise any way you can. I love this idea. LOL
I always dance around the house when I do housework with my headphones on. emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 12/13/2010 12:20AM

    Good for you!

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LINZEE118 12/13/2010 12:16AM

    I loved it! I think I could handle that kind of exercise. I wonder how many calories you burn? emoticon

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KMICHA 12/12/2010 8:54PM

    Love the silent disco . . . I have been know to do that! The dog is amazing!! Why can't my dog do that??? emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 12/12/2010 8:00PM

    I've done the silent disco thing. What I really want is to be able to do the merengue like that dog!

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MT-MOONCHASER 12/12/2010 7:58PM

    Much more impressed with the dog's dancing than the silent disco dancer.

Really enjoyed the dog video. There was a lot of training that went into that performance!!

Have a good week. I sure hope your weather is better than ours, but looking at the weather map, it looks like it's pretty much the same. Do you cross-country ski?

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BECKA525 12/12/2010 7:52PM

    That was great. Just think of all the calories he just burned getting down to his own music. Used to do that in the kitchen when I was cooking. Then a friend walked in while I was singing and dancing. Kinda of embarassing. Have a great time dancing. emoticon

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CHALLENGER15 12/12/2010 7:51PM

    Funny! And I think I would consider doing that!

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PERSISTANT123 12/12/2010 7:40PM

    Silent Disco --- that one's for me! I could definitely see me doing that!
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MARTHAWILL 12/12/2010 7:28PM

    Hilarious. I loved the video. Hmmm, I am looking for a new exercise DVD.


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VLRATLIFF 12/12/2010 7:20PM

    Great videos. You made my day.

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FVHORVATH 12/12/2010 7:16PM

    I have done that and it's so much fun! But if it was ever seen some one would probably lock me up and throw away the key! LOL

Have fun!

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BETRME100 12/12/2010 7:06PM

    funny video...I can so see myself doing that...lol!!

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CARRAND 12/12/2010 6:59PM

    I am amazed that your dog will run on the treadmill.

Enjoy your dancing!

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ANELAKANOA 12/12/2010 6:50PM

  omg I love putting my ipod on and dancing in front of my mirror! You really get an amazing workout in emoticon

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EEEEEEOOO 12/12/2010 6:40PM

    Fantastic! I might try this myself!

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SAISHA100CJ 12/12/2010 6:21PM

    Great idea! I like it!! emoticon

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Mindful Eating, Decluttering and Trainer

Friday, December 10, 2010

I was home for lunch today and just a little hungry. I really focused on what I was doing as I had some extra time. I made an open faced tuna salad sandwich. I toasted one slice of frozen sprouted wheat bread and let it cool a bit before I buttered it. It took less butter than hot toast would take. I waited to see if I was still hungry or if one slice would suffice. Yes it did! I realized I was mindfully eating, not too hungry, not rushed and eating slowly really tasting the food. Rather just focusing on what I eat, I will also note how I eat and train myself to be a mindful eater.

We are getting our house ready to sell. We have lived here 11 years and will be moving 18 hours away. The last few years we put off buying new things knowing we would move. So decluttering is selling furniture, lamps, etc. yet keeping enough so the house shows well. I would apprecitate any moving tips you may have.

I get motion sickness performing abdominal exercises on a ball, or a mat. I looked it up online and it's more common than I thought. Having a trainer caused me to try the type of exercise I avoid, but I decided to give it a try and I am still trying to get over it or modify the exercises.


This is Alan and I before we went out dancing all night.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/13/2010 3:11PM

    You look beautiful!!

I love mindful eating too. It makes everything taste better and makes eating more enjoyable.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/11/2010 12:03PM

    way to go first on the mindful eating and on the dancing the night away you lucky thing.did i mention you are both looking good?you do anyway.right re the move.first in trying to sell your place this is a nice time of year to make your house look all homly and inviteing.put up the decorations and christmas lights,also in the garden when possible,make it inviting have a fire going in the fireplace if you have one.when you know the protental buyers are coming.have a day blanket lying on the couch or over it.make sure you have some freshly brewed coffee going to offer them and because of the smell,have some freshl bread or cookies either baking in the oven or just come out of the oven so they can smell it it makes a place seem more homly and family orintated.if you have a little coffee table or bedside tisch have a couple of books lying there with one looking as if you have just put it down.all this will help to sell the house.if you have friendly neighbours ask them to pop by and say hello when the people are there to see the house.might help as well especially if you know if the people who are coming have kids or not.

packing tips,first decluttering,any object you have not worn,played with or used in the last year adn half,chuck.sounds hard but if you havenīt needed it in that long and in any of the seasons of the year you probably wont need it.if you already know what your house is like that you are moving too,when you pack put them in boxes etc and label the box with the room it will be going into in the new house,that will make it easier to put straight away in the right room rather than by labeling it with what is in the box.write fragile and this way up on fagile stuff.remember when you are doing books,books are heavy so not too many in a box or pack them in small boxes.what i did with my books was put them in suitcases that had wheels on then,saved carrying.get everybody to pack their own personal stuff and label it them self.that way if anything gets lost or broken it is there own fault and not yours.you have enough to worry about with the moive itself than having to look for everyones elses things.remember to do a to do list of things you are to cancel or change.forward your mail to new address,cancel newspapers or vegtable deliveries.get all your medical records from dr etc.cancelling telephone, electric.that is your responsibilitry not the new people in your house.also in the new house try and sort out the telephone,computer network etc before you move so you have it when you first move in.you donīt know what you might need the first day,same with electric etc they can take a while to get conected overwise.have a look on the computere the place you are going to move to.look up drīs,churches etc.find what is on offer for you what shops etc.after living where you are for such a long time and leaving your friends you might feel lonely,disorinated and home sick.by knowing what is available for you and maybe having something to look forward to might help.good luck and if you need any other tips let me know.my father was in the forces and we used to move around often as a child then i was in a job which involved working around the world with several changes.you can do this.izt just takes organisation and strong nerves whaich you process both.

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SWEETNSKINNY 12/11/2010 12:01PM

    Love the photo! Good luck with the decluttering, and moving. Fantastic job on lunch. Mindful eating is key!!

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CINDER1971 12/11/2010 7:10AM

    I thinks it's great you and your husband go out dancing. My fiance is NOT a dancer...if I can get him to sway, it's a major accomplishment. The mindful eating thing is amazing. Great job. Good luck with your move. Oh, and motion sickness on the ball or mat? Have you tried closing your eyes? I know it sounds silly but I get some kind of weird vertigo sometimes when I'm doing situps but if I shut my eyes, it goes away. I don't know why.

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HAPPYMOM8 12/11/2010 12:40AM

    You both look great! You must be doing something right-(like mindful eating!)

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MARTHAWILL 12/10/2010 10:53PM

    Congrats on the mindful eating. Thanks for sharing. Good luck on the move! Our last move is still fresh in my memory although it was about 6 yrs. ago.

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CARRAND 12/10/2010 10:45PM

    I think mindful eating is the key to success. I haven't moved in 12 years so I've almost forgotten how hard it was. I try to declutter frequently, but my husband is a pack rat, so I can only do so much. Good luck to you!

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JMCADE 12/10/2010 10:20PM

    Great photo. Good luck with the decluttering. We are trying to do some of the same - it is truly a challenge.

Great job on the lunch also. You are doing everything right.

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TUDI4480 12/10/2010 10:12PM

    Great photo! Looks like you're on your way out to a very fun evening!

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HLTHYETER 12/10/2010 9:46PM

    My advice on moving? 1. Avoid it if at all possible. 2. Consider a professional mover. 3. If 2 not followed ask for friends, relativies to help--it is really too much for one or two people to do by themselves. Not planning to ever move again--had too many already! Best of luck on the move--and way to go on the mindful eating!

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MARYBE4 12/10/2010 9:43PM

    Great picture. emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 12/10/2010 6:51PM

    Good work on the mindful eating. As for the motion sickness maybe try lying on your back, knees bent, with the exercise ball between your feet and lifting the ball off the floor.
You look very spiffy all dressed up and on your way out! And your going out to be active too!



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YICHE12 12/10/2010 6:45PM

    You two look lovely. I sure hope to get some dancing done during these holidays. DH and I haven't gone out dancing in quite a while now and we both love dancing.

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BETRME100 12/10/2010 6:14PM

    What a great picture...and going out dancing is one of my favorite things to do too!!

Isn't it amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the years? My boss is moving and has so much stuff that he never uses...I suggested he sell some of it...he has furniture, in his garage, that he hates...but he keeps it because it belonged to his grandmother...

Good luck with your move!!

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MAUITN 12/10/2010 4:23PM

    Beautiful picture.

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SAISHA100CJ 12/10/2010 4:23PM

    Mindful eating - that's great, Lynn. I need to do that more often!
I love the photo and love the idea that you all went out dancing all night! We love to dance & it is great exercise!
I hope the motion sickness goes away with some of those exercises. That is no fun!
We have not moved in a while, but, the best advice I can give you already know... declutter, - makes everything look very neat and clean, and makes the rooms look bigger, too!
Have a nice weekend!

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INTOTHESOUTH 12/10/2010 4:07PM

    I loved the mindful eating sentence. It is always a good day when we realize that is how we are eating.

As to moving tips, if you are still looking to get rid of things I recommend contacting your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Goodwill. Either one will take donations of household goods and you get a tax deduction from your donation.

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TISHTOES 12/10/2010 2:41PM

    Thank you for the reminder to try mindful eating. A good strategy.

I have been in my house for 28 years so I have decades' worth of decluttering to do! You are wise to think ahead.

Sorry you are having motion sickness issues with the exercises. Keeping your head above everything should help (I think!). Just like in a ship, try looking ahead at a single object.

Good luck!


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LESLIE_2B_LESS 12/10/2010 2:24PM

    I love the picture! You guys look great and so happy!

emoticon on the Mindful eating, I think that I sometimes just eat because I want to or by habit.

I haven't moved in 14 years, so I have no advice on that. Good luck with your move and 18 hours away! That's a big move!

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LYNNOTT 12/10/2010 2:22PM

    Thank you for sharing your tips in this blog - I will have to remember to eat mindfully. Can't help on the moving tips as we've been in the same house for 29 years! You make a very good-looking couple!

Have a great weekend!

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