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Christmas Gift Project Update & Declutter!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone!

So....I have moved most of my belongings 7 times since 2006. I moved out of my parents, then back, then out etc.... I used to have a nice filing cabinet with everything organized. As time moved on, I got rid of it & most of my important paperwork got shoved into big tupperware containers. I had to look for important documents last night, so I decided to throw out a lot of old receipts and bills I definitely don't need anymore! It took me two hours to go through everything, but I feel so much better now! Now I just need to figure out how to shred my information!

After I cleaned up, I did some more work on my Christmas Gift Project. My parents have Christmas dinner every year for both sides of the family. I think there will be 22 of us this year! Instead of buying big gifts for everyone, I like to make something and give it to each person. Sometimes I bake cookies, muffins, etc. This year I decided I wanted to try to make my own hot chocolate mix. I am done the mix & I packaged 30 of them. I bought small cinnamon bun marshmallows, small chocolate mint marshmallows, and the regular vanilla flavored kind. Last night I rolled all of the cinnamon bun types together! Hopefully tonight or tomorrow night I will get the other kind done too. I also bought plastic spoons & I want to try covering them with chocolate so they can be used to stir everything together. My co-worker gave me that idea, and it sounds really fun! Once all of that is done, I need to fill out the recipe cards with the ingredients & also want to give directions on how much mix to use and what to add to it. I love choices, so I will give each person all three kinds of marshmallows, white chocolate and chocolate covered spoons, dark hershey kisses, and candy canes! They can decide what kind of hot chocolate they want with the mix I gave them. Yum! My parents lucked out because I was testing it all on them haha.

I also posted a picture of a cute little snowman! My friend gave me a snowman that grew crystals. It is so cute! I love little decorations like that. I put him on my desk at home. =) Little things make me super happy!

My work doesn't exchange gifts to everyone (except giving to the bosses). But I may make up a fruit and candy basket. My co-workers love dark chocolate and caramel candy so.. I may go and pick some up. I randomly buy some when it goes on sale & everyone jokes saying I am trying to make them all fat so I look better haha. I don't eat the candy, but I know they enjoy it.

I really want to do some 5K training this weekend. Although I am not currently signed up for a race, I don't want to slack off too much! I could use the extra exercise, and if I want a better time, I really need to keep training!

The scale hasn't moved too much since I started in December - I am at 162 now & I started at 164 when I made my December goals. If I lose one more pound & I will get to my hopeful goal of being at 161 by the end of this month. I think I need to up my exercise to get there. My food tracking has been pretty good lately!

Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week! Keep pushing towards your December goals! It isn't too late- every day counts =)

So much paperwork Ahhhhhh

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LINDAMARIEZ1 12/20/2012 10:07AM

    You are doing and receiving such cute things for the Holiday! No wonder you are in the spirit! love the snowman Kimp! 20 people? what fun! There will be 10 at my home from 3 to 66 years old!!! I hope yours is the bestest ever!
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TATTER3 12/20/2012 6:20AM

    I've GOT to do this next year!!! I am SO behind on EVerything!!

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NIELSENSLADY 12/20/2012 2:21AM

    So creative!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 12/19/2012 11:15PM

    What fun!!!

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AEROGIRL1594 12/19/2012 7:32PM

    I love your present idea that is awesome, and it has to be soo much cheaper haha! I also love that snowman it is adorable! Good luck working towards your goals for the month I know that you can do it, and you are right it isn't too late!

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KARRENLYNN 12/19/2012 4:21PM

    Sounds like some lucky people on your gift list this year, homemade hot chocolate with choices and candy. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures, very cool!

Good luck on your 5k training,

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PUPPYWHISPERS 12/19/2012 3:13PM

    I love the hot chocolate gift idea! I saw recently a hot chocolate mix that was in a jar that was decorated to look like a snowman. I thought it was such a good idea; I may try it.

I really like the snowman that grows crystals. I'm going to have to find one of those.

I know your family is going to love your gifts--so much love and thought put into them.



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SOOKIE 12/19/2012 2:41PM

    WOW, you've been busy! I am so lov'n the snowman. And your gifts are so nice - nothing like a handmade gift. You put your time and love into those. emoticon

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PRINCESSAMY 12/19/2012 2:12PM

    Nice project!

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BOILHAM 12/19/2012 1:41PM

    Cool gift idea you have there. My DW helped my granddaughter make Christmas themed home-made soaps then packaged and labeled them for her friends and family. Home made gifts are so special!
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ALICIALYNNE 12/19/2012 12:08PM

    Too cute!

We don't do any sort of gift exchange among the employees at work, except for people who actually like each other. For example, I give a gift (bath stuff from a nice store) to my supervisor... who is also my son's basketball coach, and someone I consider a friend. I also bake treats for another co-worker who bought me a gift last year. I also contribute a few bucks to the group gift to the VP and Pres of the company. That's it. There's not an elephant exchange or any of that. It's nice to not feel obligated to buy stuff for someone when you have no clue what they want!

For my sons' teachers, I bake goodies! This year it was meringues and peppermint chocolate bark. I bought beautiful cellophane bags and boxes at Michael's to put them in.

Those marshmallow bags are so cute!

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FITBIZZZ 12/19/2012 11:50AM

    Nice details.

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GINGERHAWK 12/19/2012 11:45AM

    Doesn't decluttering feel great? I try to tackle that at least a couple of times a year at home and LOVE the way things look and how I feel when it's done. What a great Christmas gift idea - creative, thoughtful and yummy. I'm sure everyone will enjoy. Nice work also on losing 2 more pounds this month - December is full of pitfalls for most of us so it's awesome that you're losing now and not gaining! Enjoy the holidays.

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TOPCAT93 12/19/2012 11:36AM

    you seem to be a very gifted person . also we get ready to attempt to clean out the clutter and gunk in our lives from the holidays

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Raise & a Bonus - simple celebration time!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy... almost Tuesday!

I was promoted to a better position within my company a few weeks ago. Although the training did not start yet, I had my review today. I started my job with this company last February. The review went great. I was given a $2 raise & a Christmas bonus. Woohoo! With my last job, I worked there for two and a half years and never got a raise. I did so much for that company, and everyone hated each other there. I am so thankful for the company I work for now. I never imagined I would be this happy at a job. Even though I never imagined working for an accounting firm, I love it!

When I first got to work this morning, my co-workers & boss all said to me: "Did you have fun at the Christmas party? It looked like you had fun!" hahaha. I know I felt silly dancing and laughing so much- but Oh well! Everyone had a good time so it was definitely worth.

After work, I used a free Redbox movie code & walked around the food store looking for something to reward myself with. It sounds silly, but I wanted to celebrate with my parents. I knew they were already cooking dinner, so I didn't want to pick up any real food. I walked around for about 20 minutes before I decided what I wanted - angel food cake & berries! Oh and I couldn't forget the fat free cool whip =) My Mom apparently never had raspberries or blackberries before? My parents thanked me for the dessert & the movie.

I finished my Christmas cards finally & had my dessert. Yum yum! Normally I try not to have an actual dessert - I prefer some kind of snack instead of a baked good - but it definitely was a nice treat. The new training will probably start in January once my position gets filled! I am still nervous & excited! Even though I will be working tons of hours soon... at least I will be paid more & I know I am appreciated at my work!

I still need to figure out what kind of workout schedule I will have. It will be so easy to just forget about the exercise =( Hopefully that does not happen. I wish I had a workout partner closer to home to push me to workout!

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NIELSENSLADY 12/20/2012 2:23AM


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IRISHGIRL3 12/19/2012 7:13AM

    Congratulations on your raise and bonus!!! You definitely deserve to celebrate!!!!

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PURPLELVR7 12/19/2012 7:04AM

    congrats on the promption - glad you are so happy

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KAPELAKIN 12/18/2012 8:56PM

    Congratulations on the promotion! If you're going to be presseed for time to work out soon, I can't recommend kettlebells highly enough. You could get one and just do swings intervals for 10-20 minutes and get a great workout.

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TATTER3 12/18/2012 6:26PM

    Yea you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/18/2012 5:37PM

    Congrats on the promotion!

The dessert looks awesome!


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ROXYZMOM 12/18/2012 8:57AM

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

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ALICIALYNNE 12/18/2012 8:29AM


And that dessert looks YUMMY!

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GINGERHAWK 12/18/2012 8:23AM

    Congratulations on all the good work news and what a great choice for dessert - delicious and it shouldn't break your calorie bank! Nice job!

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9CATMAN9 12/18/2012 4:37AM

    Congratulations Kim! How ironic is this: today I was just thinking what a very intelligent and happy person you are and it kind of made me wonder whwt kind of job you had and how lucky they should be to have u working for them. I ran a dept in my engineering firm and its hard to find people who love their job and get along with their coworkers. Well u answered my question! Your company is truly fortunate to have someone as
Positive and committed as yourself and they saw that and rewarded you for your hardcwork and comittment. I'm sooo happy for you...but, YOU EARNED IT!!!

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JERSEYGIRL24 12/18/2012 12:11AM

    What a great way to end the year!!! Having a job you love is so important.

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MICKEYH 12/18/2012 12:07AM

    Congrats on your raise and be happy@your job. I am so happy for you. Keep up a good job. Thanks for sharing your celebration desert . It sure looks yummy!!

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2HAMSDIET 12/18/2012 12:06AM

    emoticon on the raise and your bonus. So glad that you had such a good time at the party. Yum on the dessert.

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JACKIE542 12/17/2012 11:58PM

    Very happy blog, congratulations on your job, it is a big plus to like where your work. You made a very good choice for your dessert. emoticon emoticon

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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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BRENDABUNNY 12/17/2012 8:22PM

    emoticon pictures you look emoticon

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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,

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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 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 are doing look 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

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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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    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

P.S. You are only a smidgen away from your goals !!! emoticon

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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!
Have a great day!

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