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Shorty.....but goody!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Just a short blog tonight. It was a big weekend. Thanks to everyone for the birthday greetings! It meant a lot. It was a great weekend. I got to spend most of it with my kids and grandkids.



We went to see Avatar in 3D. It was really fun. The hubby hadn't seen a 3D show before so that was a real treat for him. It was a great time. I also spent time with my sister and my niece. They took me to see The Lovely Bones. I had read the book and movies rarely live up to the books and it was true in this case. I'm glad I got to go and spend time with them tho.



Didn't make great food choices on Saturday but the rest of the weekend went well. I even got some walking in. I spent most of the day organizing, cleaning, doing laundry and hanging pictures in my bedroom. It was a good day.

I'm really going to be stepping up the exercise this week. I'm still tracking my food and trying to stay in range in all the categories. I'm still having some trouble with protein but I'll get there.

Have a great week everyone!

Keri

  
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CHILDNUMBER10 2/14/2010 10:46PM

  Well this is a really late Happy Birthday wish but hope for the great year ahead as great as your birthday was. You are awsome. emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/10/2010 3:54PM

    I've been wanting to see both of those movies, where they good ones?

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DEE_DEE1972 2/10/2010 1:13PM

    Hey Keri, happy belated birthday! I am glad you had a weekend filled with fun and family. Remember, a little hiccup along the way is not enough to derail you! ;-)

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ID_VANDAL 2/9/2010 12:09PM

    Good job on the food tracking - that is very important and something I need to do a LOT BETTER.

You're inspiring me to do better.

Glad you had a great week-end.

Take care!

Vandal

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THINGEN 2/8/2010 5:59PM

    We enjoyed Avatar too! Great job on the organizing and cleaning! (I need to get busy doing some of that.)

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SEWINGMAMACDS 2/8/2010 11:03AM

    Happy Birthday!

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AMBERROGUE 2/8/2010 10:05AM

    Happy Birthday!!



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PAXOPALIAN 2/8/2010 7:45AM

    Happy Birthday Keri!

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ELLENIRENE 2/8/2010 6:19AM

    Sounds like you had a great time. emoticon

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NANCY- 2/8/2010 4:32AM

    Keri,
Glad you had a great birthday weekend.

Wishing you many more.
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MOMFAN 2/8/2010 12:29AM

    Keri, Happy Birthday! Look how far you have come!

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Busy....but very excited!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010



I haven't been around much in the last week. I have had ALOT of deadlines at work. I even worked last Saturday and I can't tell you the last time I had to do that. It shocked DH...he thought he didn't hear me right!!!



I believe things are going to settle down now. Today should be a great catch up day!

I fell on the ice Sunday. Took one step out of the truck and down I went....under the truck! I have some pretty big bruises and a really sore knee. It's so weird......it never fails.....every winter I end up under the truck because of ice. Poor DH....it's probably pretty comical. I open the door and then you hear a shriek....a thump...and a groan! Poor DH runs around the vehicle, accessing the injury and then gets me back on solid ground. Fortunately it's mostly my pride that gets injured!!!!



I got some really exciting news two days ago. I am going to co-lead the class of Feb. 7-13. I am so excited. It should be a really great experience. I can't wait to catch their enthusiasm. It should be awesome!



This weekend should be a great time. All the kids and grandkids are getting together to go to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. We bought everyone tickets for Christmas......it will be a blast! I can't wait to spend time with them!



Life is good. I am still sparking in a good way and am still reading The Spark....I'm a little slow....what can I say.....I've been really, really busy! I have a daily check in buddy for the month of February and I think that will also help me stay the course. I hope you are all having a great week and I look forward to catching up with you soon!



Hugs,

Keri


  
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APPLEPIEDREAMS 2/8/2010 10:42PM

    That's exactly what I feel like too! A jumping crocodile!

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MOMFAN 2/7/2010 10:15PM

    Yak Traks, yep that is what you need. I was told under no circumstance could my head handle another fall! So I bought them and no more falling for me. Glad you are so focussed!

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P316LEIA 2/4/2010 12:14PM

    emoticon stupid ice...what was it doing there anyway? It should know better than to "hide" outside your truck door. Feel better!!!

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MSLZZY 2/3/2010 11:34PM

    Ice and snow really love warm shoe soles! Instant slick underfoot. So sorry you are all banged up.
I am sure you will make an excellent co-leader! You rock!

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ID_VANDAL 2/3/2010 4:49PM

    Keri - everyone else is right - another great blog. Those pictures along with the story are just great.

I to am sooo sorry to hear you took a fall but glad nothing too serious but you be careful.

You are doing great - just keep working that program and KEEP THAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE!! You are headed for one great week-end so you enjoy it!

Later

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/3/2010 12:43PM

    Poor lady, soor about the fall and the bumps and bruises you have as a result.

Congratulations on becoming a coleader to the newbies at spark. Woohoo.

Hope work starts easing up for you.

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WANNABTHIN2010 2/3/2010 11:55AM

    i love the added pics to your blog. i liked the blog also

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AMBERROGUE 2/3/2010 11:53AM

    Eek! Sorry to hear about your fall on the ice. Glad you don't have any major injuries!

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your pictures!

Enjoy watching Chipmuncks with the kids. Sounds like fun!!

All the best,
Amber

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POSITIVELY_EB 2/3/2010 11:46AM

    Enjoy co-leading a team! You'll be great at it!

Hugs! Beverly

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BUFFYFAN85 2/3/2010 11:40AM

    Great blog entry! I love the pictures you added!

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GLASSYJEN 2/3/2010 11:39AM

  Sorry to hear about your fall...congratulations on becoming co leader...how exciting!!!

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Maintaining a streak!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am really enjoying The Spark.....it is soooo good.

I started something new this week.




I have been tracking my food. I had been resisting this from the beginning. Not good. It is really making a difference. I am going to continue to focus on this and make it a real streak.





I have also started making lists of things I need to do. So far it has been going pretty good. I don't get everything done, but I make sure to get some of it done everday.





I am really trying hard to create new habits for myself. We will see what happens......but i feel pretty good!



Hope your day is going well!!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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MANDY0011 1/29/2010 10:49PM

    Going streakin' huh?! I might join you with a new streak of my own too. I love spark people and see why you enjoy it too. It keeps me soo motivated :) I saw that you talked about me in your last blog. It made me smile. You are a sweetheart too! I'll be home next weekend. Maybe you, my mom and I can have a girls night out movie night on Saturday night? Let me know!! Keep that streakin' up!!

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ID_VANDAL 1/28/2010 3:49PM

    Hi Keri - you and I have something with that wheel. My number has been 3 for about 4 days in a row now. That 500 points just keeps rolling by!

Anyway I guess 3 is better than the 1's I was getting earlier this month!

Vandal

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BUDDY_LOVE 1/28/2010 10:41AM

    I need to get back in to tracking my food. I've gotten off the bandwagon since Thanksgiving. It really does make a hugh difference in how much food you consume when you have it written down in black & white right in front of you.

I'm so glad to hear you sounding so positive. It makes me want to do better!

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MSLZZY 1/28/2010 7:42AM

    Keep that positive attitude! The Spark is an awesome read!

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VICUNJA 1/28/2010 1:44AM

    I've been tracking my food from Day 1 which is now over a year and 99 lbs ago! It was actually the first thing I did - unlike you, it appealed to me from the get-go. And now, it's completely habit. Of course it takes a little time and effort, but as far as time consuming activities worth your while go, weighing and tracking what you eat is definitely one! The most amazing aspect is actually finding out that you can keep full on few calories and still leave room for treats and then, at the end of the day, lose weight.

Anyways, it's really good to hear you sound so motivated and optimistic. You go, girl! x

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GINILEE4 1/27/2010 3:37PM

    You have some great ideas there Keri. I hope you won't mind if I borrow and try using a few for myself? Thanks for being so thoughtful,

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ID_VANDAL 1/27/2010 2:16PM

    Way to go Keri - I love that attitude!! Tracking food is hard but worth the effort!

We just need to do the basics and be better at the end of the day!

I also got 3 points on the wheel - I think something's going on and we just don't know about it! emoticon

Take care!

Vandal

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AMBERROGUE 1/27/2010 11:22AM

    emoticon Keep it up! You're doing emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/27/2010 12:18AM

    All it takes is small changes done consistently! emoticon

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Another week......heaven help me!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I did pretty well over the weekend considering I was home most of the time. I didn't get a lot of exercise in......oh well.

Work has been very stressful the last couple of weeks. Everyone is so.......PUNCHY!



It must be the weather .......gloomy .......snowy .....windy .....icy. I'm getting tired of the drill. I need sun. And so do the people around me......in large doses even!!!!!



I'm reading the Spark and I have to tell you I am pleasantly surprised. I thought it would regurgitate everything on the site and I wouldn't get much out of it. But I am really enjoying it! I can't wait to get into some discussion groups about it tonight.



Finally, I surprised to find that my niece has joined us on Sparkpeople. She is a total sweetie who is putting her self through medical school. I can't even begin to tell you how much she means to me. So if you see Mandy0011 make sure and say hi. She is a great girl!



Have a good week.....do everything right......okay just have a great week!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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MOMFAN 1/28/2010 2:22AM

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ELLENIRENE 1/26/2010 6:49AM

    Sunshine, or lack of, does a lot for people's attitudes.
Have a good week!

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MSLZZY 1/25/2010 10:15PM

    Think positive! I WILL have a great week! Thank you!

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/25/2010 6:19PM

    I, too, felt the same way about The Spark! But I totally love it!

Hope you are doing well!

Hugs! Beverly

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/25/2010 5:12PM

    Our work places must be contagious!! Punchy is a great adjective:)

Here's to a better week this week!

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AMBERROGUE 1/25/2010 4:52PM

    I'll make sure to tell your neice "hello!"

Hope you have a great week!

Amber

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JULIETEXAS 1/25/2010 4:09PM

    Nice blog and pictures, thanks for sharing and I hope some sun comes your way soon!

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ID_VANDAL 1/25/2010 3:52PM

    Hi there Keri! I love your picture to go along with the "punchy" theme. You do a great job with your site here.

I think everyone is tried of the snow and cold but I promised I wouldn't complain. You people up North are having it far worse that rainy California.

I'll try to do everything right and if I do it will be a great week!!

Hope you start grabbing some HUGE amounts of Spark points!! You deserve them!

Take care and stay warm!

Vandal


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What's the weather like where you are?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What a crappy day!

I woke up this morning, got up and turned on the news. The newscaster was discussing how many accidents the icy roads had caused this morning. I wanted to crawl back into bed! But I didn't. I made my DH drive me to work today! I hate icy roads......with a passion. I admit this is the only weather condition that bothers me....or should I say scares me.



I must tell you that I think the trees are beautiful this time of year. The frost can paint a really pretty picture. But I'm over it.......done......enough already.......




Oh well, we had freezing rain this morning that converted to snow. I miss taking walks outside. And don't say I can still take walks!!! I am a wimp! I don't like to walk in the cold!!! Okay......you are right......I could do it.....but really in the wikipedia my picture is under Wimp!!!!



Yes.....I am complaining.......do you know what my mother used to tell me? You should always do things that you are good at.....

I decided I was good at complaining so I guess I'm going to continue to practice that until I'm really good at it. Hee Hee!

Just kidding.....I'm just anti snow and ice today!




So I guess I have one question for you today?



What's the weather like where you are? I might want to come visit!!!!



Hugs,


Keri



  
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PAXOPALIAN 1/27/2010 12:51PM

    You have Great blogs! I live in South Dakota, so this kind of weather is exactly what we are experiencing right now! I love how beautiful it is too, but it is so hard to get out in this cold cold weather. Your humorous pictures have cheered me up though! I think I may be able to make it through winter after all!

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MARUMAN 1/21/2010 6:27PM

    Come visit us in Australia!! (: It's 31-6 degrees Celcius here and so humid you could scoop the air into a bucket! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the snow, I've never seen real snow before it looks beautiful

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LVNG4ME 1/21/2010 10:50AM

    Dreary, cold and wet. I too am a wimp when it comes to going out in this weather. Tuesday morning I waited to late to take the trash out for pickup, and when I heard the garbage truck I went running outside a not knowing that the drive was icy, slipt and slided all the way to the curb. Scared me half to death. I'm sure I put on quite the show for the trash collectors. Not to mention I was in my workout clothes, that are way to baggy, and my hair was a mess. What a sight I must have been. LOL Oh well, we will get through this season. All things shall come to pass. Take care and keep the blogs coming. Your one in a million!

Barb

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HONEYLEA 1/21/2010 9:51AM

    I was lucky and got the day off due to the ice storm here. You could still come and take a walk on my treadmill though. I do keep my house warmer than the outdoors!

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EGGBASKET1 1/21/2010 9:07AM

    IT'S 32 DEGREES AND WET HERE IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA !!! I LIKED YOUR BLOG...GREAT PICTURES. COMPLAIN ALL YOU WANT...GET IT OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM ! SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER !!!

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NANCY- 1/21/2010 7:24AM

    Cute pics... today it will finally be warmer... in the upper 30's here in Connecticut.

Hang in there Spring is coming.

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DEEGIRL50 1/21/2010 4:12AM

    Hee, hee!! Your good at complaining... I like that one.

We've been having mild weather this week for Wisconsin. Bite my tongue for even saying it... now a storm will surely hit. Jinks!!

I like that hubby got up and drove you to work. What a sweetie!!
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MSLZZY 1/20/2010 11:00PM

    You are so funny! Thanks for the laugh!
Rain, freeaing rain, ice, snow and no school. That pretty much sums it up. Oh, yeah, more for the weekend. Yippee! (Just kidding!)

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GINILEE4 1/20/2010 8:35PM

    There was a cold wind from the north but as winter goes, not too bad today. All our ice and snow have melted and we are not expecting anything in the coming week. Sorry your weather stinks. I'm NOT coming to visit you. LOL

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/20/2010 6:44PM

    Chilly....it was supposed to be 47 but I don't think it was. Maybe 40.
I like looking at snow also but not driving in it:)

Here's to thawing out soon!
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CHARGER25 1/20/2010 5:53PM

    Crummy at the beach where I live....hoping to dry out this weekend.....!

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ID_VANDAL 1/20/2010 3:47PM

    Right now it's blue sky and 46 but we are just between storms - you might want to wait til this weekend to visit but more rain in the forecast for next week!

Loved your comment about doing something you're good at - complaining - made me laugh!

You have a great day and keep the pictures coming - they are gorgeous!

Vandal

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POSITIVELY_EB 1/20/2010 2:46PM

    You definitely don't want to come here! It's the same as you! LOL!

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AMBERROGUE 1/20/2010 2:22PM

    It's rainy, but in the 60's, so none of that sleet stuff!! I think that snow is very pretty, but I definitely don't want to drive in it!!

Hope it warms up soon!
Amber

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