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Christmas Party Fun & Some Pictures!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Sunday Sparkers! I can't believe the weekend is almost over!!!

I had a lovely time at my Christmas parties. My work Christmas party was very nice. The country club was a very lovely place. The food was great & I didn't over eat. However... I did over drink haha. I did a lot of dancing, and I drank a lot! The bartender did a great job, but I had way too much to drink. I was nervous I wouldn't be able to talk to my co-workers, but once I was there it went a lot smoother than I thought. It was 11:30 when I left. All of the other co-workers left, so there was just the two bosses & clients left. They seemed to be drunk too and they were saying to me "You are leaving already?!" haha. Then they said thank you for dancing since not a lot of other people did. Music + alcohol + me = dance!!! =) I am not very good at it, but I don't care! I wonder if any of my co-workers will make any comments to me tomorrow about dancing haha. =)

I didn't sleep very well Friday night because of the booze - and I woke up a little bit out of it Saturday. I got breakfast & went to the Old Navy outlet. Usually I don't like going to the mall on weekends, but I wanted to look for some new pants. The first time I took clothes into the dressing room, they were all 12s and were too big! I found a pair of skinny jeans in a size 10 that fit! Unfortunately, I had to wait 45 minutes in line. Everything in the store was 50% off so I understood why it was so busy! I also got some cheap tshirts - size large and medium depending on the shirt. By the time I was done, I as super sleepy. At least I had time to take a little nap after shopping. The second Christmas party started at 7 and was fun too!!! My parents came for a bit, and I talked to a lot of people. I only had two small drinks, and I got super tired around 11. The only dessert I had was strawberries! I did good with the food, woohoo! I helped clean up a bit and then headed out!

Today I did a lot of relaxing. I did some laundry, wrote out some Christmas cards & went to a comic book store. Where I was at, the cat in the house was having fun laying on my cards haha. My weekends have been so much fun the past few weeks. Even though I still have a lot of stress in my life, I still have been much happier.

Here are some pictures from the two parties & of a new outfit! Large black striped shirt/red skirt! Medium black/gray shirt & size 10 jeans. woohoo =) I definitely like being healthy, but feeling skinny definitely is a bonus for me. I don't always feel skinny at my current weight, but sometimes I do.

I hope everyone has a spectacular week! I can't believe Christmas is approaching so fast!!!!!!
























  
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NIELSENSLADY 12/20/2012 2:24AM

    You're so cute! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 12/19/2012 12:52PM

    You look fantastic! I'm happy to hear you had such a great weekend!

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9CATMAN9 12/19/2012 3:59AM

    Your pictures are fabulous! So glad you had fun...I hope your Christmas is filled with peace and joy! You've been SO GOOD.... emoticon emoticon emoticon I told Santa to make sure he brings you something very Special!!! P.S. I Love your cat!! Just like the one I'm fostering!!!
Peace and Holiday Joy!! Scott.

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-VIXEN- 12/17/2012 10:54PM

    Glad you had such a great time and the outfits are really cute. :)

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/17/2012 7:57PM

    The parties sounded fun and you look great in your pics.

Keep up the good work!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/17/2012 5:29PM

    Kimpy had a fab time! I am glad! I knew you would and you looked amazing! Sparking is definitely doing you justice!!!!
hugs Kimpy,
linda

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TATTER3 12/17/2012 3:32PM

    I'm jealous over the sizes. Keep sparkin'!!

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JORDANLHALL 12/17/2012 1:15PM

    YOU LOOK GREAT!!! And it's wonderful to hear that you had a great time! And I wouldn't worry about indulging in the alcohol. You're still on track, and there's nothing wrong with a super special occasion, right?

And your relaxing day sounded great! Nothing better than recharging for the coming week. I hope it's a great one!

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RACEWELLWON 12/17/2012 12:15PM

    Did you purchase the Old Navy "Flirts" - I like those Jeans - you look spectacular my Dear !! Very Happy that you had a good time and still in control Kudos !!! - Hugs K

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KARASU_888 12/17/2012 12:14PM

    I'm glad you had a great weekend!

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GINGERHAWK 12/17/2012 11:44AM

    I'm so glad you had fun at the parties and you certainly looked great! Nice job on keeping your eating in line during them as well - that's hard to do during a special event!

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SIRENSONGS 12/17/2012 11:23AM

    Glad you had such a nice time! You look lovely, and your cat is adorable! :)

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/17/2012 8:22AM

    You look great. And sounds like you had lots of fun.

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ALICIALYNNE 12/17/2012 8:18AM

    Glad you had fun, sweetie!

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SUSANBEAMON 12/17/2012 2:16AM

  party, dance, eat healthy, have fun, sleep, get new clothes in size smaller, great weekend!

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MICKEYH 12/17/2012 12:34AM

    Congrats KIMPY !! You looks beautiful !! Love your red skirts and size 10 skinny jeans.
Also, you know how to find good bargain too. Good for you girl !! I am so glad to know that you had a wonderful time @ your work party. Not to worry about drinks. Since you we're dancing a lots, so most of calorie you must have Burned off. Lol))
Have a nice week for you too !!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/17/2012 12:21AM

    You are looking great!!! So proud of your efforts on this journey! Enjoy the holidays!

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Stress! How can I manage it?!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Friday everyone!!! Thank you for the awesome support as usual =) I lost another pound! 161.8!! The scale actually said 159.6 this morning - but I am not going to count it until I get that low at least two more weigh-ins. I hope I don't drink too much alcohol this weekend at the parties. I will do fine with the food. The alcohol is the only thing I am stressing about a bit.

I randomly get stressed. Basically I can get stressed about anything!

My work Christmas party is tonight - I am excited!! But I am also nervous & a bit stressed about it. The past couple days have been tough because of the stress! I have a nice outfit, but I will feel a little self conscious wearing it. I don't wear skirts very often, so I have been stressing about how I will feel in it. When I get inside in my head, my body feels it too! I have been trying to breathe and relax the best I can. The party is tonight & now in my mind I am going ahhhhhhh! I am smiling, but I am also feeling anxious!!

There are many other thing I am stressing about - I have a few more Christmas gifts I need to get & wrap. I know it isn't the end of the world, but I wish I had it all done. I won't stop worrying about this until it is 100% done! But then I will worry I didn't get enough presents haha. I know it is the thought that counts, but I like doing a lot for people when I can! My funds aren't too great, but I still made the hot chocolate mix to give to everyone coming for Christmas dinner - I think there will be 22 of us then!

When tax season starts, I will be learning a new job. I also will be working late nights. I am worried I won't have the time or energy to exerise! There are two Challenge teams I am on, and I hope I have enough time to keep up with them! Being healthy is the most important part for me - but the challenges really do help me focus!!

What can I do to help with these stressful issues?
I need more ME time I think! I do count wrapping gifts & writing out Christmas cards as KIM time though! While I am working - I multi-task! I catch up with shows or listen to music while I work. I have a hard time sitting still. My mind works too fast sometimes.

I am going to try and schedule a movie night or game night to try and relax at. The planning of this gets a little stressful, but I have been much better at managing it. I only ask people once or twice instead of 10 times! If they don't get back to me - oh well!

A few weeks ago I bought an online deal for Laser Tag - I think doing this will actually relieve some stress! It will be a lot of fun. It has been years since I played that!

ROUTINES! I really need to create a bunch of routines for my eating & exercise once the stressful tax season starts. Even if I plan & eat the same food most days, I will feel better than worrying about what to have each meal. I need to schedule my exercise and then actually do it! The treadmill is in the room where my computer is - so I have no excuse now!!! I need to use it!

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful Friday & Rest of the weekend! I will try to get some pictures posted of me in my fancy work outfit once I get dressed after work!!



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PALMETTOGIRL22 12/16/2012 1:05PM

    Hey Sweetie! I hope the Christmas party went well on Friday night. I'm sure you had a great time and looked BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Stay strong....I know this is a hard time of the year for high levels of emotion and stress. As someone else said here, take it one day/challenge at a time.

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MSGETHEALTHY35 12/16/2012 10:02AM

    emoticon Take it one task at a time..

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9CATMAN9 12/15/2012 10:29PM

    Hi Kim!! You'll have a blast at the party...once you're there you can relax and have fun!!! I used to be a " professional partier " back in college! Just remember...regarding what you're wearing: just like the christmas presents you've been wrapping..its not so much about the "wrapping paper " as it is about whats inside that counts!!! And you should have tons of confidence because you've worked SO HARD lately. I'm sure all that hard work will show and you'll have a GREAT TIME!! Just remember Have Fun and make sure you have a designated driver.... Peace and Christmas Joy, Scott. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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JORDANLHALL 12/15/2012 12:09PM

    I'm sure the skirt will look great! After a lost my first fifty pounds someone talked me into wearing a pencil skirt, and I ended up feeling cute and sexy in a way I never have before! To get over my anxiety about showing my knees and legs, I paired it with knee-high boots and tights and it came out great! I'm sure you'll look fantastic and feel fantastic too (not to mention get a ton of compliments!).

Allowing yourself some relaxing me-time is very important! I get up in the morning and allow myself to sit and watch one or two episodes of the show I'm currently watching, all bundled up in my bathrobe with a mug of my favorite tea. While watching I allow myself to sit, write, browse the web, whatever I want - and I refuse to feel guilty about it or think that I should be doing chores or something instead. It really helps for me! It sounds like you have some great ideas set aside already, though! I would also recommend a relaxing bubble bath! Haha those always seem to do the trick.

I hope the Christmas party was great!

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RACEWELLWON 12/15/2012 11:20AM

    Just Breathe - stress holds onto that weight ! You know this ! You know when I was in college I had this huge project to complete and at the time - life was just life very busy- so I was telling a professor that I was not sure how I would get all this accomplished - his answer - One at a Time - I hate to admit he was right ! LOL Congrats on your weight loss - Oh - Megs - High Protein - Low Sugar Berry Muffins - Mmmm - check them out Hugs K emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 12/15/2012 8:26AM

    Pick the stressors you listed above one at a time and deal with each individually rather than altogether. Them they won't be so overwhelming. So, for example, fitting exercise in when your work hours change - the solution could be to write when you are going to do it and what you are going to do on a calendar and checking it off each day when you are done.

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FATHINSN 12/15/2012 12:16AM

    Basically, one of good way to destress is get a Me-Time, whether spend time in a quiet, peaceful area or do something you love to do :D Or don't overthink about the issues - I usually smile/laugh to ease back the stress which makes it easier to find solutions!

Laser tag makes me think of laser pointer people use in presentation, last time in our office we got from our vendors (usb drive with the pointer) and we played them, tease others in our breaks from work LOL

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MICKEYH 12/14/2012 11:56PM

    Yes, you need some you time. And I need some me time too. lol)) I can definitely relate to you about stress of everyday life being so busy and mind is going to haywire.Lol)) my recommendation to you is some tranquilly time for just you and universe..how about some meditation with relaxation music?? Or nice lavender babble bath with a piece of dark chocolate and wine?? Hope you are having a wonderful party. Looking forward for your pics.

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2HAMSDIET 12/14/2012 10:06PM

    My husband eats the same thing for breakfast and lunch during the week. He calls it mindless eating and it does help. emoticon Have fun at your party and enjoy.

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COMPUCATHY 12/14/2012 9:36PM

    Looking forward to the pics! Just keep telling yourself the positive thoughts...you are doing great...you look great...you feel happy...this is fun! You can do it! Hope you have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/14/2012 6:20PM

    You can do it Kimpy! Take a deep breath! I know you wil look very pretty in your new skirt! Rember you just lost more weight too! You are doing wonderful GF! Put a smile on your face and go to the party. You have choices with what you eat more bites of the legal, less bites of the not so good for you! Tis the season you know! Wish I could go to a party! emoticon

luv ya
linda

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CRAMOMMY 12/14/2012 4:42PM

    Recognizing the causes of your stress is the first step to conquering it! Im a lot like you that I let it get to me .... try to hold on! This is a generally a stressful time of year .... but you seem to have a good idea of how to deal with the stresses



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BOILHAM 12/14/2012 3:45PM

    emoticon Holiday Stress - you have a lot of company there! emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 12/14/2012 12:45PM

    It's easy to let things stress us out. Try focusing on a positive aspect of each thing/event that stresses you out (i.e. having to get more Christmas presents...think of how happy the recipient will be and how much you're looking forward to giving them a gift). Routines help me a ton - I know when I'm going to exercise for the most part each day and it's just part of my overall plan and schedule, that way I'm not sweating it throughout the day. Try to prioritize your stuff and if there are things that really aren't essential don't beat yourself up if you have to put them off. Cut yourself some slack and try to get rid of some of the built up stress. I love yoga for destressing but I know it's not for everyone. Happy holidays!

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-VIXEN- 12/14/2012 12:23PM

    Stress is so bad for us. Hope you get a chance to look at all the blogs being posted with stress busting tips and put them into action. The holidays shouldn't be about worry. :)

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BATCHICK 12/14/2012 11:45AM

    Yikes! You are a stress-ball! I think the routines will help a lot! The less you have to think about all the day-to-day the less you will stress over it. (hopefully!!)

Good Luck!

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Jolly Holiday Challenge - December & the next 10 weeks!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I definitely have been feeling very festive the past few days! Christmas is coming so soon.

I am glad the Jolly Holiday Challenge started! This blog will mostly explain what I want to accomplish within the next 10 weeks. Hopefully I stay strong even though my busy tax season is coming so soon. I already notice I have less time to Spark. Hopefully I can at least get the exercise in I need!

I modified my December Goal list to include the entire Challenge!

- No Tortilla Chips for 12 weeks. I already started eliminating these from my diet December 1st!
- Try to complete all Fitness & Non-Fitness challenges the best I can!
- Hopefully I lose 3 lbs each month. My Team #2 will definitely help me reach this!
****End of December Weight Goal - 161
****End of January Weight Goal - 158
****End of February Weight Goal - 155
- Get at least 1,000 Fitness Minutes each month (I am at 596 for Dec)
- Keep searching for another 5K to do! I also need to continue my training!!
- Use the treadmill more - especially when I work long hours starting next month
- Continue using the measuring tape at least twice a month
- Try new Spark Recipes - hopefully one every 2 weeks
- Plan out my lunches & dinners since I will have to bring both to work starting next month
- Continue to do non-workout activities I enjoy even if I go alone(craft & pet fairs)
- Try to stay patient with my parents even when they are on the fritz!
- Don't get discouraged if I don't reach all of my goals!

Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week! I am getting really excited for my 2 Christmas Parties which are this weekend! Yippee!!

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ANDREA10291 12/15/2012 2:20AM

    As a fellow member of team 2 I will be here with you thru this!! I also have little extra time but together we will keep everyone motivated to do their best! You have awesome goals set out! They will be challenging but worth it! If you ever need someone to talk to or you need a little ego boost, because let's face it we all need that once in a while, I will be there. :) you have come so far already an are doing a fantastic job!

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MIMISBEE 12/14/2012 6:07PM

    Hey! I love the details in all of your goals! Way to go! Also I think it's awesome how much progress you've made. You should be very proud of yourself! Keep going! :)

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SOOKIE 12/13/2012 10:52AM

    emoticon goals.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/13/2012 9:53AM

    I am starting the holiday season off great too! 5 # down! You can do your goals Kimp! I know you can! emoticon

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NEWNAC304 12/13/2012 9:35AM

    These are great goals!

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JAXMOMMY 12/13/2012 7:43AM

    Great goals! Keep that patience with your parents. My mom died yesterday and I am lost. I mis all of her fritzes! You will reach your goals with great success! Congrats in advance!

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MICKEYH 12/13/2012 7:43AM

    Congrats for your great goal.. It looks good. You are definitely right on track. Enjoy your Xmas party!!

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VIOLETVICKIE 12/13/2012 1:56AM

    Great list of goals! I'm happy to see that you listed some non-fitness goals in there as well, like trying to not get discouraged. Lets have a great holiday season together!

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2HAMSDIET 12/12/2012 9:57PM

    I like that you are being realistic with you goals during your busy season. Remember no matte what just don't give up. Modify if needed is ok. emoticon
Have fun at your parties in your new outfit. Enjoy.

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PEPPYPATTI 12/12/2012 7:23PM

    Those are some great goals! Way to go! emoticon emoticon

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MARATHONDAD 12/12/2012 6:55PM

    good luck u can do it

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/12/2012 3:47PM

    Wonderful goals.

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EMERALDELEPHANT 12/12/2012 3:19PM

    Love your goals! Go Team 2!

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WAREAGLEGIRL 12/12/2012 2:47PM

    Great goals! Team 2 is here to cheer you on the whole way! These challenges have helped me stay on track in the past and I hope they do the same for you! Have fun at your Christmas parties this weekend! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 12/12/2012 12:57PM

    Sounds good - perhaps - and I am sure you do this already - look up the spark recipes - cook on the weekend - split up and freeze in containers -then it will make it easy to bring for dinner to work. I am confident you will Rock this challenge - do not worry so much about getting back to everyone - we are here and understand that happens to me sometimes - like when Rory's sick. Keep me posted on your next 5k ! Hugs K

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DAWN14163 12/12/2012 11:42AM

    Great goals! Enjoy your party weekend!

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PHILLY_DANIELLE 12/12/2012 11:25AM

    Great goals! I know it can be a challenge this time of year to get the workouts in, but you have set some very realistic and achievable goals for yourself. Good luck and keep up the great work!!

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JORDANLHALL 12/12/2012 11:22AM

    This sounds awesome! Great job keeping goal-oriented!


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A-NEW-TARA 12/12/2012 10:58AM

    Great goals and plans you've set for yourself! With your motivation and determination I have no doubt you'll be checking those all off as the challenge goes on!
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LIVINGFREE19 12/12/2012 10:49AM

    Great list! You are really focused!
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My busy seasoning is happening already!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I have had less time to be on Spark recently. I had to edit the work Christmas Card mailing list, fold the cards, stuff envelopes, postmark them & print the labels. Once I am done that, I am going to start with the end of the year tax organizers. The extra work is making the days go by faster, but I am also tired when I leave work now. It will get even busier once I start my training for the new position - then tax season will be here before I know it!

Even now, I have less time to Spark. I feel like I am missing out on a lot of good blogs from you awesome Sparkfriends. I miss reading them! It will be tough keeping up with these two challenges - I can feel it. At least in the one, I am an honorary member - I still want to do a good job so hopefully I can be in their Spring challenge!

Once tax season starts, some days I will be working 8:30am to 8 pm. That means even less time for Sparking!! Hmm... I will have to start bringing lunch and dinner with me. Yikes. I may need two lunch boxes or one bigger one! The fridge is small here, so it will be tough fitting my food in there. The bosses buy us dinner when we work late, but I don't want to get paninis and salad every night. I enjoy variety in my food choices.

There are a few more things I need to get for Christmas. I feel the Christmas pressure hitting me! I need to get the ingredients for the Hot Chocolate Mix I want to make. I also need to pick up the chocolate to melt so I can try making the chocolate covered plastic spoons! At least I don't need those right away - but the sooner I get it, the less stressed I will be. My payday is today, so I can go out this week & weekend and finish my shopping.

I have my work Christmas party Friday & a friend's holiday party on Saturday. It will be tough with my food this weekend. I won't cave in to the bad foods, but I may not get enough good foods. I still need to figure out what to bring to the holiday party - I need to skim through the Spark recipes & find somethin healthy and yummy! I bought a new outfit to wear to the work Christmas party. I got a frilly shirt & a skirt! I barely ever wear skirts. I checked with my Mom to make sure the outfit looks ok together haha. Black & white striped shirt with a red skirt. Hopefully it is presentable enough!!!!!

My calves are still super sore today - even to the touch. Hopefully they heal up by Friday so I can dance at the Christmas Party =)

Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week. Good luck to everyone with any holiday festivities you may have! Keep Sparking!


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SOOKIE 12/13/2012 10:45AM

    Planning is key and you're already ahead of the game! emoticon emoticon

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    Oh Kimpy!! You so inspire me!! Maybe you can post pics of you dancing in your new outfit!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWNAC304 12/12/2012 2:18PM

    Don't forget to take care of yourself!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/12/2012 3:28AM

    You are and will be a busy gal over the next months. Very wise of you to think about planning ahead on the meals during the long work days coming up. I know what you mean about missing sparking when you have to cut back. I am finding I need to cut back a bit right now and miss it so before I know it I am at it and spend more time reading friends blogs and feeds than I have. I just realized a few minutes ago that it's already after 12 midnight and I thought it was like an hour earlier. I need to get to bed but am caught up in sparking. I will call it quits soon.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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ROXYZMOM 12/11/2012 4:54PM

    Good job thinking ahead on your meals. Have a great time at your parties! Dance the night away!!

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RACEWELLWON 12/11/2012 2:10PM

    That outfit sounds adorable emoticon I am sure you will be the bell of the ball ! Do not worry about us - we will still be here ! I here you on the calf's - mad me laugh. emoticon I am confident that you will make all of this happen as you always do - keep that stress level down - enjoy yourself at both parties - lunch box suggestion - small cooler on wheels that takes reusable ice pack - check the dollar store - Hugs K emoticon

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LYNSEY723 12/11/2012 1:54PM

    Wow! Very busy! I'm sure you will make it through just fine, you are on top of things and have come so far. The things you have learned along the way will carry you through this busy time.

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GINGERHAWK 12/11/2012 1:45PM

    It sure sounds like you've been busy but the good thing is it also sounds like you've got a plan and you're staying on track. Remember, Spark will be here waiting when you get back so no worries on that front. I'm sure your outfit will be great for the work party - black and red are a winning combo! Have fun!

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PDSLIM 12/11/2012 12:27PM

    It's important to take time for yourself. Do you have a very organized friend who could maybe suggest ways to shorten certain tasks.

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My third 5K - details & a new PR!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Saturday morning came way too fast for me. It was 7am, and I didn't want to get out of bed. It was still dark outside when I woke up, and it felt like I didn't get enough sleep. For a second, I even felt like missing the race. Something made me get up & get ready! I put ribbon in my hair to try to dress up a bit. They gave us bells at the race, so I put one on each first. I listened to my music this time. The only time I heard the bells was in between songs!

It was a bit misty for most of the race, but at least it didn't rain. My hands were a little cold, but at least my feet weren't. Christmas is coming up soon, but I think I may ask for a workout jacket/long sleeve shirt. I wore a regular sweatshirt over my workout shirt, and I had to roll up the sleeves towards the end of the race. A few times I felt like I was going to slip and fall because of how wet the ground was. There were some leaves in the park part of the race & that was super slippery! We raced around the school once, and then ran through the park. I saw two squirrels and the creek! I can't wait for the warmer weather again. This 5K reminded me of how much I miss the park!

Even though I was nervous and excited for my 5K, I still forced myself to do it. It was my third one, and I knew I would get through it. It actually seemed like this was my easiest run so far. I jogged a lot more than I normally do during my training. My race time was 36:11 but my chip time was 36:04. New PR!!! I was a bit further back from the starting mat/line so it took me a few seconds to cross it! My first 5K was 37:37, the second was 36:36 and now 36:04!!! I was # 250/317 of the timed racers. There were a lot of other people who were walking that didn't have bibs. I feel very proud of myself! I just need to keep up my training.

I need to figure out my next 5K race. I did a search the other day, but there aren't any close by. There are a few in Philadelphia, but I don't know if I want to go that far by myself. Hopefully a few more pop up soon! I will probably do my own around the neighborhood, but I still like the whole atmosphere of the race.

My legs are sore today, but it was definitely worth it! Besides the 5K, I had a fun weekend. I played the game Risk, and I won! I took my normal 5K after-race photo!!! I also took a picture of the lovely flowers which are on my work desk. I am getting more into the Christmas spirit every day.

My two challenges start soon - tomorrow & Wednesday!! I hope everyone has a great week!







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FATHINSN 12/14/2012 9:37PM

    Love your description about the race! Your hair accessories looks festive, I imagine lots of red and green and bells ringing :D

Best of all, you got new record, CONGRATS!

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NANCYSINATRA 12/12/2012 11:23AM

    Woo Hoo!!!!!! Love new PR!!!! Great job!!!!!

I use the race calender AND my local running company to check out local races. This is my favorite one though. http://www.racecenter.com/race-cale
ndar/ I can use it to see if there is a race coming up somewhere I'm traveling to also. Hope it helps, and keep up the great work. You have some AWESOME times. My first 5K was 40+ minutes, so you are ROCKING girlfriend!!

PS I have those same Christmas towels. :)

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SABLENESS 12/11/2012 7:04PM

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/10/2012 7:30PM

    Great Job. I'm hoping to one day be able to run/jog or walk a 5k. Keep up the good work.

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JAXMOMMY 12/10/2012 7:09PM

    I had no doubt you would rock this race! Wish I could see those ribbons everyone is commenting on! Congrats!

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SIRENSONGS 12/10/2012 3:50PM

    Love the ribbons in your hair! Congrats on completing another 5k and on beating your PR. You rock!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 12/10/2012 2:37PM

    Fantastic! I knew you would do great!

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RACEWELLWON 12/10/2012 1:22PM

    You look cute - very good Kim - I am so happy for !!! Good job - nice motivation getting out of bed !! Keep it up - you are almost there !! Hugs K emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 12/10/2012 11:15AM

    Nice going!

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MICKEYH 12/10/2012 10:10AM

    Congrats for your new PR!! Well done for your 5k. emoticon emoticon

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You are so inspiring, my friend!
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POMATOJUICE 12/10/2012 8:54AM

    Does your city have a local running club? I only knew about the 5k to benefit the zoo and the jingle bell run in my town. When I started looking around, though, I found out that we have a running club that keeps a calendar of all the runs coming up, and there's at least one a month around here! I was totally shocked! I had no idea that there was so much going on in my dinky little city.

Great job on your PR! I'd definitely count the chip time ;)

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ALICIALYNNE 12/10/2012 8:24AM

    WOOOHOOO on your new PR! Knew you could do it!

And those ribbons in your hair are too cute!

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PMRUNNER 12/10/2012 7:36AM

    Way to go!
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ROXYZMOM 12/10/2012 7:25AM

    Very good time! Great Job!

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    Congrats on the new PR!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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KAPELAKIN 12/10/2012 12:25AM

    Way to go!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/9/2012 11:33PM

    Congratulations on another successful 5 km. I love your after photo. You look so pleased with yourself and you should be! Not only did you run the 5 km. but you improved your time once again. I am hoping to run a 5 km in the new year. I started training in the fall but had trouble with my foot. Not giving up though. Congratulations on a great finish!
Wishing you a fantastic week.

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