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Almost a US Citizen

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today was my interview and test for our US Citizenship, we passed! Now we just wait for our date for the ceremony. My son will wait until we have citizenship and then I will have to apply for his certificate of citizenship. emoticon

This evening I went to workout and had a great workout - 10mins on elliptical, 15 mins on treadmill, 30mins with trainer including battle ropes - they are so much fun! emoticon

  
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4_MY_LIFE 7/17/2013 11:44PM

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/17/2013 9:33PM

    Well done!

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LYNNIERN 7/17/2013 8:53PM

    Awesome! So excited for you! emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 7/17/2013 8:24PM

    emoticon Congratulations!
Passing that test will guarantee that you know more than most Americans who were born here, LOL. emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/17/2013 7:03PM

    Congratulations! Great job!

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LJCANNON 7/17/2013 6:44PM

    emoticon Great Workout!!
emoticon I have seen Videos of the Battle Ropes, and they do look like a Fun Workout! Probably a LOT harder than they look, too!!

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BTWIMKEE 7/17/2013 12:20PM

    Congrats! That's awesome!!!

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KATESQUEST 7/17/2013 9:28AM

    Congratulations! I have heard that test is hard! Many folks born here would not be able to pass it.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/17/2013 8:45AM

    Congratulations.

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WATCHMEGO! 7/17/2013 8:42AM

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I was fortunate to be able to see the ceremony in person when my DH became a citizen in 2004. It was so moving!

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TATTER3 7/17/2013 5:14AM

    Welcome!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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JUNIAATROME 7/17/2013 3:08AM

    Well done!

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LEANGIRL22 7/16/2013 11:38PM

    Great job! Congrats on your citizenship too! emoticon
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Broke my record!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Went to the gym today and thought that I would try for 10 mins on elliptical, last time I did 8.5mins! Well I broke my record and got to 10.5mins, I only stopped because I needed to start my trainer session!! emoticon

Worked out for 30 mins with Kayla, working triceps and chest today. emoticon

Once I was done with that....back on the elliptical (Is Kayla trying to kill me? I just did 10.5 mins before my session!) Well, with the distraction of watching NCIS I made it! Yep another 10 mins! Feeling pretty good right now!!!

Just downed my post workout protein shake :)

  
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TATTER3 7/16/2013 9:40PM

    Yea you!!!

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PATTYKLAVER 7/16/2013 8:34AM

    emoticon I'm impressed! You sound like me - watching TV while on the elliptical or treadmill is a necessity for me. While on the exercise bike, I grab a book. I can't believe how many books I've read this year.

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WATCHMEGO! 7/16/2013 8:33AM

    I LOVE beating myself!!

Great job!

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NELLIEC 7/16/2013 12:03AM

    Wow! That's wonderful!

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BTWIMKEE 7/15/2013 10:34PM

    Congrats! emoticon

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LYNNIERN 7/15/2013 9:57PM

    Congrats! You've inspired me, I'm working on the Elliptical also!

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LJCANNON 7/15/2013 6:42PM

    emoticon AWESOME!! Congratulations!!

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/15/2013 6:22PM

    Way to go!!!

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FEMISLIM 7/15/2013 6:16PM

    Woo Hoo!!!

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Love of food

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Today on Sparkcoach, my task was to blog about my food - whether it was healthy or unhealthy? For the most part it is healthy, but last night I had quite a few calories left so we took our son to Wendy's for dinner. I decided to have the chicken grill sandwich and fries instead of a salad! I knew calorie wise, I could afford this treat! But it did not sit well! It had been 2 months since I had had fries etc and it felt like lead in my stomach and I had terrible burping!!! I am not used to eating like this and I will not be doing it again! The good thing is, I did not have any soda, so I have been 2 months without Dr P :)

  
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NANNABLACK 7/14/2013 9:17AM

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LJCANNON 7/13/2013 7:42PM

    emoticon The longer we eat Healthy, the more we notice it when we eat something that we shouldn't. Our Bodies adapt quickly to changes in our Nutrition.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/13/2013 7:38AM

    There are foods that do that to me, so I've learned to avoid them. People that are not trying to eat healthy have no clue as to what we are talking about when we say this. Great job on not drinking Dr. P!

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AUNTB63 7/12/2013 10:52AM

    Your blog turns out to be like the same thing that happened to me. I ate fried food that I have stayed away from for quite awhile. Felt bloated etc. I will not be doing this again too soon. Have a great day.

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LYNNIERN 7/12/2013 7:47AM

    It's just crazy isn't it? What I notice now is how salty everything tastes.

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TATTER3 7/11/2013 11:21PM

    Same here...just keep Sparkin'!!

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NELLIEC 7/11/2013 4:10PM

    Recently when I went to a potluck for a wedding, the only meat they had was covered in BBQ sauce. I noticed that when I ate it, that it was also sitting like lead in my stomach. I figured I would give it a rest and eat some veggies which helped my tummy. I'm guessing the BBQ sauce was too potent.

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LJOYCE55 7/11/2013 11:01AM

  Did you notice you ate faster? It's weird, but I find if I get a fast food meal, I actually seem to stuff it down so that the guilt is twice as bad. One that I ate high fat food and one that I ate so fast I did not really enjoy the sin.

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Spark Coach Message for the day!

Monday, July 08, 2013

  
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DONNABRIGHT 7/12/2013 8:59AM

    Good advice!

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LYNNIERN 7/12/2013 7:48AM

    Everytime I see that motivational picture I think of that song...What have you done today to make you feel proud! Thanks for the reminder.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/10/2013 8:49AM

    Okay - maybe this is the motivation I need this morning.

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TATTER3 7/9/2013 10:35PM

    UHHHHHHH...okay!

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    I'm trying! emoticon emoticon

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SISSIE21 7/9/2013 11:43AM

    Love it. I will take the message to heart today. emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/8/2013 9:26PM

    And today that is huge for me. Thanks for the reminder!

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Progress Report

Monday, July 08, 2013

Progress report on my fitness......

Today completed 6.5 mins on elliptical (remember that I add another 30 secs each time) - did not need to push myself to stay the time, that being said I worked hard but not to the point of pushing past my limit!! This is HUGE for me!

Tried to do a push up today with my trainer! Hilarious! Could not even do one - does half count?? I told her that I do the SP wall push ups, so that is what we did, she is sure that eventually I will have the strength for floor ones, but for now I am happy with the wall :) She showed me how to do narrow wall push ups and ohhhhh! I felt the difference. emoticon

Tried some chest presses today too! My trainer was right there helping me! Have I mentioned how much I love her??!! emoticon She knows just what I need and she is so supportive! She is always coming up with new ways for me to workout, I love the variety!

Ended with 10mins on treadmill, then 3 mins cool down. Did great! Sweat was dripping from my hair! But I did it!!! Was not too hard either :) Kayla (my trainer) was thrilled with my progress and said that 2 weeks ago I could not of done this!

Also when I was exercising, she said that she saw my bicep for the first time!! emoticon

Christine

  
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JUNIAATROME 7/10/2013 1:23AM

    Keep it up! Well done! Every new half minute brings you closer to the goal. emoticon

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TATTER3 7/9/2013 10:35PM

    You are so smart! 30 seconds is so do-able!!

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/9/2013 11:09AM

    Reading your blogs about your trainer almost makes me want to get one! You are oing fantastic!

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PATTYKLAVER 7/9/2013 8:43AM

    Great job!

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/8/2013 9:30PM

    emoticon I was just getting close to 15 min. on the elliptical without needing a break so I applaud you for reaching that 6.5 minutes and increasing 30 seconds each time! That's a great way to go at it! Sounds like you have a great trainer!

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UMBILICAL 7/8/2013 8:12PM

  Sweat works.

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