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Off From Work Until Tuesday

Thursday, February 11, 2010

emoticon I am off work until Tuesday!! Even though there is a lot of snow on the ground, I am enjoying my time off.

Today I did the Biggest Loser workout and also biked for 40 minutes. Wow, when you don't work you have a lot of time to exercise. I really needed some time off since I wasn't able to take any during the Christmas holiday. I really haven't had a solid week off since my son got married over a year and a half ago, so it's nice to get a few days to myself.

Tomorrow I need to grocery shop since I haven't done that since early last week before the big storm. Then going to get my hair cut and then come home and tackle my art room that I keep picking away at. It got rather messed up at Christmas, so it's time to reorganize and declutter it. Working in there is a challenge, but I do enjoy being there.

Now for some bad news, got on the scale and I am up a pound. Not quite sure how that happened because I log in my food every day, so need to really be careful even more so now. I have upped my exercise a lot in the last 2 weeks, so not sure what this is all about.

Oh well, as long as I am eating healthy, I figure that's a good thing even if the scale isn't showing a loss. I just don't want it to show another gain.

Hope everyone is having a blessed evening.

Linda

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 2/14/2010 7:07AM

    Hey, a pound's not so bad - our weight fluctuates during the month whatever we do. The main thing is to keep going with the healthy eating and exercising. You'll get there!
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Jackie x

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ARTGLO 2/12/2010 12:59PM

    I enjoyed your post, and you are so right... as long as you are doing things that are good and healthy for you... you are on the right path! Enjoy today ~ Glo

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DPETERSON54 2/12/2010 10:15AM

    Enjoy your time off.
I wouldn't worry a 1 pound. It will come off. It could be water retention. If your sodium is up.
That was pointed out to me. So I thought I would pass it on.
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FITKAT2010 2/12/2010 7:06AM

    If you have upped your exercise, UP your cals. Whole foods eating is the best fuel you can feed your body also.

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KELPIE57 2/12/2010 2:00AM

    Enjoy your time with yourself emoticon

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Short Blog

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Nothing too new to report. Today was the 'ole' birthday. I am closer now to 60 then I am to 50, but hey -- I never thought when I was younger that I would live this long, ha, ha.

Anyway, this will be short since it's been a long day. We got another 6 inches of snow, Federal Government is shut down and I doubt that too many places will be open tomorrow, so today was a snowed-in day for my husband and I. On a good note, I stayed within my calorie range and still managed to do 30 mins. of cardio.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better weather and the sun will shine. Thank you all for the birthday wishes and goodies. I just love all of my SP friends -- you all are the best!!! Thanks for making the day more special.

Linda

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GINA7249 2/12/2010 10:53AM

    hope ur birthday was so great. hope you have another good year untill your next one.

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STARTWME 2/11/2010 9:48AM

    Happy Birthday. Birthday celebrations can last well into next week. Congratulations on staying within your calorie range. You're enjoying the right things.
Christine

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STARTWME 2/11/2010 9:48AM

    Happy Birthday. Birthday celebrations can last well into next week. Congratulations on staying within your calorie range. You're enjoying the right things.
Christine

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KELPIE57 2/11/2010 3:25AM

    happy Birthday to you! emoticonI consider that we are like fine wine....

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/11/2010 2:12AM

    emoticon emoticon Hope it was all you wanted it to be.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 2/10/2010 11:56PM

    Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a wonderful year! You are not getting older, you are getting better!
HUGS
Pam

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Bad Day/Good Day

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Well, this has been a very weird day. First, I worked from home all morning and my husband came home early and took me out to lunch. That was a really good thing since I have been in the house since Friday due to the weather/snow.

Now, for the bad...I lost my work blackberry while at lunch. I was checking my work emails and thought I had slipped it into my bag and it must have slipped on the bench seat I was sitting on. Needless to say, I went to charge it tonight and couldn't find it, had a huge panic about it and realized that I could call the number. Well...it's ringing busy. So I had to email some people at corporate late tonight to let them know it's lost and have it deactivated ASAP. I just realized it at 10:30 when I went to charge it.

I feel really bad about it and called the restaurant and of course, they will look for it but I think it grew legs and walked off somewhere.

And..of course it's snowing again. We are to get another 6-10 inches on top of the 30 some we just got. Now we have to worry about the snow weight on the roof. Also we are to get some terrific wind with this. I am hoping it won't materialize at all or just be a little snow.

It's going to get better. Thursday through the weekend is suppose to be cold but clear.

Well - thanks for reading. I promise to have a smile on my face soon.

Linda


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KELPIE57 2/10/2010 4:14AM

    the profile picture above might help to bring a smile, it did to mine! let us know how it goes

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GOSPELCLOWN 2/10/2010 1:26AM

    Yikes one thing seems to pile on to the next. I have been hearing about the fantastic snow storms all over the place.

So sorry to read about your lost Blackberry. They can be so useful and then such a complication when they are lost.

Keep us up to date on how the rest of the week progresses...

Karen

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Been Too Busy to "Spark" as Much

Monday, February 08, 2010

I am working from home this week and while I normally enjoy that, we are really busy, so I ended up working a 10 hour day.

The good news is that I was still able to get over 11,000 steps on my pedometer. I took a 5 minute break from my computer every 30 minutes and walked around the living and dining room. Tonight I walked around every time there was a commercial on TV. Wow, some of those commercial times seem really long too.

We are to get 10-18 inches more of snow starting tomorrow night on top of what is already on the ground, which last snowfall gave us 36 inches. Now we are worried about the roof holding this much snow at one time. I will be glad to see winter leave for sure.

Hope everyone is having a great evening.

Linda

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 2/9/2010 5:09PM

    Well done with the steps tally - I'm seriously impressed!!
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Jackie x

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KSCHIENBEIN 2/9/2010 11:30AM

    Good job with the walking and I hope the roof holds up for you!

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PRESSUREDIAMOND 2/9/2010 5:30AM

    Nice job.

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KELPIE57 2/9/2010 12:32AM

    Well done for making those steps add up! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 2/8/2010 11:31PM

    Good for you for working exercise into your day even while you are working. Good luck on your healthy lifestyle journey.

Darlene


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Thank you SP friends for the Goodies

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I just want to say thanks to everyone who has sent me goodies and emails in the past week. I haven't been as active on SP as I usually am. Partly because I was so busy at work and then with the storm, I was busy making sure we had supplies.

We lost power from 2 AM until 4PM the next day, so that meant no computer time during the day and then by evening I was exhausted. We got over 30 inches of snow and today we finally got shoveled out. One of our friends had a snow blower but it took over 4 hours just to get our driveway, front walk and some of our deck cleared.

Again, thanks for the support. I am not sure how my weigh-in will be. I seem to want to eat a lot when the snow comes -- maybe a preservation instinct kicks in, I'm not sure.

Anyway, the good thing is that I will be working from home this next week, so won't have to go into the office unless they really need me to. Our secondary roads have only one passable lane in them, so not sure how travel to work would be. The major roads are fine.

Again, thank you all and I will send each of you an individual thank you this next week. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Linda

  
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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 2/8/2010 4:35PM

    The snow is coming back to the UK too!
I also seem to eat more during the cold weather - will just have to exercise more too! emoticon
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Jackie x

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