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I Did it!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I survived the fist day of Bootcamp!!!! Yipee!!

I know some of you are saying, "Big deal....whatever.....man she's weird!" Yeah, maybe I am.....but I'm making a commitment to get this weight off. And I have day one under my belt.

I have a feeling I'm going to be really sore tomorrow. My aunt got this big idea that we should buy The Biggest Loser on wii and follow their exercise program. I figured...Why not...any exercise is good exercise. So I bought it.



I still can't do squats without serious pain to my knees but I'm sure it will lessen over time. It was a really good workout and it focuses on adding challenges too. My challenge today is to eat a apple. That I can handle!!!!!



It was a great day......I look forward to making this workout a habit....

Hugs,

Keri

  
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DGRAB79 1/5/2010 1:40PM

    Thanks for the encouragement! I actually went swimming yesterday (which is my least favorite thing to do) but I did it for 45 minutes and my knees did not hurt at all. It was so amazing to work out with no pain. I was really surprised. I am also planning to give up wine and my favorite Diet Pepsi! Good luck to you!

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AMBERROGUE 1/5/2010 12:08PM

    emoticon One step at a time!! Go you!!

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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 1/5/2010 11:51AM

    Good Job!!! That's always a big deal! ;-) Keep going!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/5/2010 11:05AM

    I never say "big deal." It's a successful step, and one worth celebrating. Good job!

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LOVEZ2SEW 1/5/2010 5:00AM

  Awesome on surviving bootcamp. I can't do a lot of the exercises the way they want us to but modification to what I can do it key and I don't feel like such a failure. Thank you for stopping by my blog-- appreciate the support!

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LUCKYDUCK2 1/4/2010 4:35PM

    You ROCK! Congrats!

Try doing modified squats until your knees get stronger.

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MSLZZY 1/4/2010 6:55AM

    You found exercise you like and made a commitment! Ease into it to avoid hurting your knees. It took me awhile but my knees have been strenghtened since I started a year ago and it is so much better now. emoticon

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NANCY- 1/4/2010 5:30AM

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be sure to take care of that knee!
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145HEALTHY 1/4/2010 3:18AM

    Fantastic! Keep up the good work and the enthusiasm. emoticon

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MIRANDADENISE 1/3/2010 10:09PM

    Give yourself a STAR! Way to go!

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MYRENAISSANCE09 1/3/2010 10:04PM

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You did a great job!! I am so out of shape, but I will get better! Tonight I got off the couch and did the elliptical for 15 minutes. Not much, but it is a start.

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TIGERBABY73 1/3/2010 9:06PM

    You're off to a great start! Maybe we should all stop and shout "I did it!" more often :) Way to go! :)

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MARUMAN 1/3/2010 9:01PM

    Starting can sometimes be the hardest thing of all! Great work, but make sure to rotate & warm up your knees before doing squats so that you don't hurt yourself! (: I've found it helps me not feel the odd aches the next day

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I Would.....by Grace Webb

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

If you haven't read anything by Richard Paul Evans.....you're missing out. I have read three of his books this holiday season and I am amazed by each one. They are very easy reading and each one has tugged at my heart strings. Each one has also been better than the last. Right now I am finishing up the book, "Grace". It's about a girl who is abused by her stepfather and runs away. She is hidden in some young boy's club house. It is amazing. In it is a poem that the character "Grace" has written. I loved it so much, that I have to share it with you.....




I Would.....by Grace Webb

If only I could shine in your life as you have mine....I would.
If only I could love you as deeply as you have loved me....I would.
If only I could heal your heart as you have healed mine....I would.
If only I could lead you to God as you have lead me.....I would.
If only I could give you the hope that you have given me...I would.

If only I could stay with you forever.....I would.



Happy New Year!

Love,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 1/1/2010 11:47PM

    Good one Keri! You always seem to come up with something that makes one stop and reflect.

Thanks for sharing that.

Vandal

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ELLENIRENE 12/31/2009 8:20AM

    That is really touching. Thanks

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MSLZZY 12/31/2009 8:18AM

    I read the condensed version of this story in a Reader's Digest book and loved it! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Year! emoticon

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BOLAURAOK 12/31/2009 7:54AM

  I love books. I have a gift card waiting to use on a speicial book this may be the one. Can't wait to get to Sioux Falls so I can look for it.

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DEEGIRL50 12/31/2009 7:31AM

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You touched my heart with this one!

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Busy, busy, busy....it's all good!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

We finally had Christmas with the kids. It was a great time. I love being around the grandkids. Here is a picture of the cuties.



I took this week off from work to watch the youngest, Aubrey. Her babysitter took the week off. It has been fun, but very busy. She is three....we took all the decorations off the tree, but she wouldn't help me remove the tinsel!! LOL! I don't know what she has against tinsel.....I love it but it is messy!

I was also able to put a roast in the crockpot this morning. My hubby loves it when I'm home and can take the time to prepare special meals. Special meaning they take longer than 5 minutes to make.....it's hard when you work every day.

He is a great person. We shop together, cook together, and clean up together. We draw lines with things like mowing and snow shoveling....he does that....and he doesn't clean bathrooms. But he will run a vacuum from time to time. He also does his own laundry....gotta love that!



I am really looking forward to the bootcamp coming up. I have been very good at maintaining but haven't had any weight loss lately. Of course, I am not making a concerted effort to do so either. I need to get refocused. I have been reviewing my Becks books and rewriting my goals and statements. I have been taking time to write new cards and will be making more of an effort to make things more specific.

I have been focusing on my goals and getting them specific and meaningful so I can start this new phase right. I am confident that it is going to work this time. I will also be making a concerted effort to post more of my progress on my blog so that you lucky readers can help me be more accountable.

I should have been doing that all along. It's hard to stop the feeling of being embarrassed and ashamed of your condition. It's kinda stupid too, because we are all in or have been in the same situation. And we are here to do something about it. And DO we WILL!!!!!!!

I'm ready........



  
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DEEGIRL50 12/31/2009 7:35AM

    emoticon emoticon Refocusing with you!!

1-2-3 You and Me... Bootcamp!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLEENCOLE 12/30/2009 12:10PM

    Thanks for stopping by. Happy 2010!
We are in this together.

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P316LEIA 12/30/2009 9:49AM

    I'm with you Keri!!! We Can Do IT!!
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p.s. you're lucky with a husband that'll do laundry!! I hate laundry and it's just my own.

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NANCY- 12/30/2009 8:49AM

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Here's to 2010!

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GINILEE4 12/30/2009 8:24AM

    Keri. I'll be right here to cheer you along. Count on me for support and I will count on you!!!

Gini

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MSLZZY 12/30/2009 7:29AM

    Refocus and recommit-very positive! I love "turn over a new leaf"! It helps to be specific. Keeping things vague leaves room for a lack of attention and I need to
pay attention and stay sharp!
Here's to 2010! Happy New Year for a happier and healthier NewYou!

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ELLENIRENE 12/30/2009 6:57AM

    Bootcamp will be here before you know it! I just hope I find enough time--just have to make time!!
Thanks for getting us "fired up" and I really like your "turn over a new leaf"!

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LUCKYDUCK2 12/29/2009 11:50PM

    Just reading your blog got me all fired up and ready to tackle this head on again. THANKS! Nov and Dec were hard months and I became a real slacker with my health goals. I am going to prepare for the New Year too.

Your grandbabyjoys are so precious. Love the Pic.

Wishing you and yours a Healthy New Year.

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FROGGIE13777 12/29/2009 11:12PM

    Great. I'm new to this team but sounds great!!!! Froggie

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Christmas??? I think I missed it!!!! LOL!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It has been years since I have seen this much snow!!! I am about stir crazy for being stuck in the house. It has been a CRAZY weekend.



On Christmas Eve, our son came over for supper. Afterwards we opened presents and then he went home because the snow started coming. DH and I were in bed by 10 p.m. How pitiful!!! We were supposed to go to my Aunt's house but it wasn't meant to be. Our candlelight service was even canceled.

On Christmas morning, DH was called out to a catastrophe at one of his customers. He is an electrical contractor. He got a call from a dairy.....one of their barns had partially fallen and they were concerned about the electrical. I was so worried about him driving out into the country. The blizzard was so bad.

He made it out there and it was worse than we first thought. They had emergency rescue crews there. Two people had been in the building but they got out. They weren't hurt--thank goodness. Many cows were injured and the highway patrol had to put many of them down. A lot of neighbors showed up and spent the day shoring up the rest of the building in order to save the rest of the cattle. He milks 1200 cattle a day. They had plows keeping the roads open for them.



So because of this I spent Christmas alone. Normally.......I would love a house to myself. But on Christmas......it was just sad. Because we hadn't planned on being home for Christmas, we didn't have any of the food trappings here.......that was a blessing. I tried to keep busy and really didn't think about food much even though I was so worried about DH. I was so glad to see him when he got home........which was about 1/2 hour before the second wave.

Finally Saturday afternoon we were able to get out of the house. DH spent over 3 hours moving snow so we could get our vehicle out of the garage. I haven't seen so much snow in many years. We went into Sioux Falls and had lunch.....wandered around the local Walmart.....didn't even buy any bargains.....hmmm.....wonder if I'm sick? LOL!!!









And then it started to snow again!!!!! So we headed for home. I hope we will be able to go to church tomorrow, and the rest of the children are supposed to come over in the afternoon. Our Christmas tree still has many presents beneath it so it hardly feels like Christmas is past.




But it was a time for a lot of reflection and I am grateful for the roof over our heads, a warm house, and plenty of food on the table. I hope you all had a blessed holiday! I am looking forward to starting the Bootcamp in the new year and wish you all much weight loss!!



Hugs,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 12/29/2009 3:16PM

    Hi Keri - so glad you and your husband survived Christmas. I always marvel at how people can rally to help someone else when they need it - even when it puts them at risk. You have a very special person in your DH!

I do love coming to see your blogs with all the pictures - you just keep things so fresh!

I do hope the snow goes away without the flooding!

You take care and stay safe!!

Vandal

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MSLZZY 12/29/2009 7:49AM

    This was definely a different Christmas for us, too. 18 inches of snow and no church services until Sunday. I heard about the dairy barn collapsing and felt so much sympathy for that family. How difficult that must have been to lose so much. This reminded me of the '68-69 winter with all that snow.
But we were warm and dry and only lost electricity once. We had our Christmas
in Irene on Sunday but left for home by dark as the blowing snow reduced
visibility and partially blocked the roads we had to travel. We had 6-8 foot
snow drifts in town and everyone was helping the neighbors dig out. We'll remember this Christmas.
The New Year starts soon and I am glad most of the goodies are gone. I'm back on track! Here's to a Happy New Year and a Happy New You!

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GINILEE4 12/28/2009 3:52PM

    Keri, What you got in snow , we got in rain the following 2 days. Thankfully my DD &DSIL had already made the 5 hr journey and were safely in Toronto. A christmas day alone would not be my choice either but thank goodness for people like your DH who were there to help. Hope the rest of the holiday goes better for you,

Gini

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CHILDNUMBER10 12/28/2009 8:05AM

  The weather does have a way of changing our plans, and making us mad,and making us grateful. the true blessing in your area sounds as if its all your neighbors and DH made it back home again safely. WW got called to his place of work but because we had 2 1/2 hours of snow to move before we could get out of the driveway they told him to stay home and called someone else. So the two of us was home alone also. the season won't officially be over here until January 17th that's the first we could all get together again so the tree will stay up and come that weekend the lights will be on. I keep telling myself and kids that it doesnt' matter the date we celebrate its that we do get to is the important part. So I wish you a blessed Christmas whenever your day shall be.

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AMBERZADE 12/27/2009 1:40PM

    That's a lot of snow. No wonder you had to delay Christmas. I never knew until I moved away from California how weather can effect people.

Wishing you all the best.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/27/2009 12:42PM

    So glad your husband is safe and was able to help. Sorry you were alone and sad on Christmas day. Christmas is really not about the presents and all about the blessings, spending times with those we love and being thankful. Sounds like you have all these things and can pick your day of celebration. Make all the memories you can.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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LUCKYDUCK2 12/27/2009 10:36AM

    Wow! You got hit so much harder then we did in Watertown. I think we got allot of snow but really were spared compared to the rest of the State. Our town always seemed to be on the edge of it.

I am so glad your DH made it out there and back home safe! All of our Christmas plans were put on hold also. It really felt strange to be sitting in an empty house on Christmas day. We are all getting together, weather permitting , this coming weekend.

Hugs and wishing you a Healthy New Year.

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BUSSMOM 12/27/2009 9:53AM

  I have friends in Lincoln, NE that were digging out about the same as you. Their Christmas Eve services were cancelled too.

One of my friends is a shut-in during the winter months. At 86, she is fearful of getting out in the ice and snow, but she always makes it to Christmas Eve services and was surprised that they had to be cancelled.

Hope your snow melts quickly and safely....no flooding.

Glad you are able to stay warm. Enjoy your Christmas whenever it comes.

Maribeth

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COLEENCOLE 12/27/2009 9:06AM

    We had our blizzard the weekend before Christmas and we were worried about the weight of the snow so my teens had a blast getting on the roof and pushing the snow off. Have a belated Merry Christmas!

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NANCY- 12/27/2009 9:03AM

    Don't worry ... this is only the third day of Christmas.... Enjoy!

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LEEPFROG95 12/27/2009 8:06AM

    great pictures....and I uderstand the Christmas Day thing but my Christmas day is Jan 2nd when my DD makes it home the tree is still up with all the presents waiting for her...
have a great day
Mic

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ELLENIRENE 12/27/2009 7:21AM

    I heard about the barn collapse on the radio, yesterday. There were 2 or 3 more, too.
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing

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Bracing for winter weather

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The whole area is panicing!!!! My goodness!

Snow is coming!!! Check



Buy out the store!!!! Check



Cancel Christmas!!!!! ERRRRRR! What??????? Cancel Christmas? No way!!!



My mom is already panicing about Saturday.....I think we should wait and see what happens!



It's okay if we have to postpone our festivities because of the weather. I may not be able to travel in this weather but we will celebrate the Lord's Birthday!

DH and I are ready to hibernate for a few days. Work has already been canceled for tomorrow. So I'm gonna settle in with a good book. I am going to try to convince my son to come stay overnight so at least he will be here!

I hope everyone is ready for what the next few days bring!

Merry Christmas!

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 12/26/2009 7:43PM

    Hi Keri, Hope Christmas turned out good for you. I've reading about the weather and how bad it is. I hope everyone who was stranded found some way to make it a joyous Christmas although I don't think Travelgrrl did (check her blog out).

Anyway I ALMOST feel guilty enjoying the blue sky and 80 plus degree temperatures we are having here!

You take care and keep with the program.

Vandal

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LUCKYDUCK2 12/23/2009 11:30PM

    LOL. LOVE the photos and yep....everyone is in panic mode here.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New year! Stay safe and keep warm. Hugs

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BOOPBETTY7 12/23/2009 5:28PM

    emoticon It sure will be a frosty one for sure in this area. Have a nice Christmas even if it's a bit chilly out. Be extra careful if you are in the area where there is ice/sleet/snow mixed and a Blessed Christmas day to one and all. For this is the Lord's day. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 12/23/2009 5:17PM

    I love it, you sound just like my sister, she told me, they were canceling Christmas Eve Family get together, because of the weather, she is in Iowa, What if it doesnt get there, like our rain, so often, out here in California, anyway, Wait and see, and enjoy your book, Merry Christmas emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 12/23/2009 5:16PM

  Hope the weather doesn't inconvenience you too much. Have a good Christmas. emoticon

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PRICKLY101 12/23/2009 5:13PM

    That's it! Once we look at it as Christ's Mass - the day doesn't matter! I celebrate Immanuel and His light on any day!

A blessed Christmas to you!
dona

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