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Terra Firma

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Yep, you guys grounded me back so thank you! I am being such a strong little sparky these last few days! I have moved, eaten really well and rested, stayed hydrated, sparked and been sparked. Back on solid ground!

I am ready for the weekend and starting Monday, 5 days of fun!

I have lots of tools I will utilize to enjoy my cruise, I have a SIL (someday, I hope, I hope, I hope) who is a gym rat so I told him I would go with him each day, gonna eat lots of fruits and veggies BEFORE main meals, drink water in between alcohol, eat lots of protein, dance-dance-dance, hubby and I vowed to walk every night just like at home (how sad without my Stitchy!!)
Yeah, she is already sad about it....


I will remember that this is just part of my life and my new lifestyle so I will do good.

The most important thing I will do is to take tons of pictures.

Stuff like this:

We took this on Kady's 21st birthday a few weeks ago. I know I am always talking about them, but geez, how did I get such gorgeous kids??


Weigh in tomorrow so I am excited! Dinner of salsa chicken was fabulous last night and tonight is Pasta with veggies. I may even take a picture for some food porn tomorrow... Love you guys, have a great day!

  
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GRACEISENUF 9/9/2011 4:25PM

    The cruise will be a blast and you got beautiful girls because YOU my friend are beautiful!

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CHAR1970 9/9/2011 12:59AM

    You do have beautiful girls.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/8/2011 4:38PM

    emoticon for being back on track!

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BAYBELIEVER 9/8/2011 10:53AM

    I am so glad to see such a great attitude here! Wow! You said you were struggling a little too on my blog and I see you are pushing through it too! Awesome, chickie! And a cruise too. So jealous.

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CHELEMIA 9/7/2011 9:04PM

    Doesn't it feel good to be in control again!! Awesome!! You are 1 strong women.

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DAISY443 9/7/2011 5:05PM

    How did those beautiful girls get such a beautiful mom! Poor Stitchy! I understand entirely! While I am in SD my Daisy is busy whining incessantly, pulling out and hiding all the toys that belong to my sons dog, eating it's prescription food and generally being obnoxious! Can't wait to get that obnoxious little bitch (female dog, SP, acceptable useage) back home!

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TREASURINGLIFE 9/7/2011 3:59PM

    Gorgeous kids come from gorgeous parents! :)

Have a great evening.

- Michelle

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 9/7/2011 3:53PM

    Gorgeous kids and you don't look so bad yourself!!! Have a wonderful trip, I am so jealous. I want so badly to go on a trip where I could truly enjoy myself, no more being limited because I don't want to walk anywhere! Someday....

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KAMAPERRY 9/7/2011 3:21PM

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CANNIE50 9/7/2011 3:19PM

    How did you get such gorgeous kids? Well, um, hello - GENETICS! you silly gorgeous mama. I am so glad you are feeling all strong and sparkly once again. I love your plan with your future s.i.l. It so helps to have a buddy. And, that face - that Stitchy face? So glad I am not the one leaving that face - wowsa, that is a breaker of emoticon

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CAALAN23 9/7/2011 3:00PM

    Yay for food porn!

And a scritch behind the ear for the woeful pup. ;)
Tina

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BROWNSNAPPER 9/7/2011 2:08PM

    .....food porn .........????????????

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What I did right today

Monday, September 05, 2011

So after yesterday's blog and all of your awesome comments, today, I went back to basics.

Had a good breakfast (1 egg, 2 toast, lite butter) then I sparked and re-read your comments. (protein is key, right Cannie?)

Then I sat around and wanted to go back to bed. But I didn't.
I loaded a 10 minute cardio video and did that, and then I took a shower.

Then I sparked some more and re-read your comments.

I made a comment on a friends blog about dinner ideas and realized:
I need to make a menu for this week!

So I did that. Then I ate lunch (PBJ and light chips). I didnt want to go to the grocery store on a holiday, but I did. I NEED some fruits and veggies so I went.
It wasn't even bad.

So I have a week of groceries, a huge fruit salad in the frig that I will eat over the next few days, I skipped the cookie aise (sorry, Frank, but you are gonna suffer too!) and have good dinners planned.

Tonight I am grilling up some chicken breast, vegetarian baked beans, corn on the cob, broccoli and french bread (only 1 small peice for me, but I gotta have it!).

Tomorrow is salsa chicken tacos (steamed corn tortillas and pinto beans and salad)

Weds: Halibut, green beans and baked potatoes

Thursday: lean pork chops, rice and veggies

Friday: Pasta with chicken, broccoli, asparagus, squash and a lite chicken broth/white sauce

I have no saturday plan yet but I am going to excercise every day this week even if it is just 10 minutes. I will drink my water.

That will have me back on track firmly before I go off on the cruise next Monday. I think that is enough of a jumpstart to remind myself of what and why I am doing this and how I am going to continue to move forward, be healthy and not destroy my hard work because my inner brat wants everything and anything at the drop of the hat.

It also occured to me today that even tho I am a rebel, I am also a people pleaser. I am not going to fight that. I am going to embrace that. So I am going to dedicate this week to making you proud of me. Are you ready? I am.

  
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SKINNYPOWELL1 9/7/2011 9:17AM

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CANNIE50 9/6/2011 7:31PM

    Mission accomplished - I am already proud of you. Yes - protein, early and often, is KEY for those of us who have sugar cravings that chase us like hounddogs on the scent of runaway convicts. You have done SO many things right. I guess I won't have to kidnap you and drag you to Camp Cannie after all. I LOVE that you didn't say "oh (insert bad word here) it - I am going on a cruise, having a birthday, I will just start up again after all that is done". You are taking the healthier route - good job, MamaJan.

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TREASURINGLIFE 9/6/2011 2:19PM

    Go Mama! You got this! :)

- Michelle

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BLACKJACK67 9/6/2011 9:57AM

    Way to plan! You can do it!



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KRAWRS 9/5/2011 11:02PM

    Good job!!! You are off to a GREAT start! P.S. I second what HealthyAshley said.

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BIGMAMAT 9/5/2011 10:05PM

    If you didn't live so far away I would come over for your wonderful planned out meals! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 9/5/2011 8:39PM

    Of course we are proud!! This is awesome and Frank doesn't need the cookies anyway!

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/5/2011 8:30PM

    How could we NOT be proud of you?! Your menu sounds yummy; go you!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/5/2011 7:34PM

    I'm always proud of you! Excellent week planned!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 9/5/2011 7:15PM

    yay for planning! :) its gonna be an awesome week for you

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DESERTFLOWER8 9/5/2011 7:12PM

    So proud of you, Jan! emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/5/2011 6:42PM

    I am already pleased! Great planning of your menu!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/5/2011 6:39PM

    I am always proud of you. Regardless.

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GHK1962 9/5/2011 6:30PM

    Ahh...I find menu planning for the week AND doing the shopping to get the groceries for it helps keep me on track...so good on you for that.

And...I learned a little trick from another Sparker on here that I find really does work. Sounds goofy..but it works (at least for me). When you don't want to go and do your exercise...day out loud (and this is key...saying it out loud)...something to the effect of, "Ok Jan. You WILL go and exercise. Now."

And as strange and simple as it sounds....hearing it out loud kinda makes you want to go and do it. When I try it just by saying it in my head it never seems to work though.

Anyway...happy almost 50!

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CHELEMIA 9/5/2011 6:24PM

    We already are proud!!!! Nothing you can do to change that!!!!

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DAISY443 9/5/2011 6:18PM

    We are already proud of you! Look what you have accomplished. OK, a little backsliding lately, but that does not undo everything else. Sounds like you are back on track and you know you can do it! GO!!!!

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GRACEISENUF 9/5/2011 6:17PM

    Your menu sounds so good...can I come eat at your house?

Glad you are feeling better today. I just now read and commented on yesterdays blog. For some reason I can't subscribe to blogs so I have to be very careful to read my feed and check my SP buddies pages....I would have been here in a nano second if I knew ya needed help.

Lucky you going on a cruise...how fun will that be! I think it's great we share the exact same birthday, no wonder I like you so much, lol...... but I got three years on ya Jan.

I am already proud of you Jan, but I know you are going to make the most of this SP week....LET'S DO IT!

xoxox
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DRUIDPRINCESS 9/5/2011 6:15PM

    Congratulations! What an awesome person you are! You're focussed, and positive, and I just know you will keep to your healthy habits and meet your goals! Have an excellent week, xxxooo

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I'm on a roll.....with butter.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Seriously, last week messed me up! I don't know whether it was being at the races (bored, too many hours, snacking, late eating, drinking) or the entire drive from hell to Vegas (inactivity, drinking, late night cheeseburger) but I am really having a hard time getting back on track!

I'm tired, have only walked once this week and it was a third of what I normally do, have done no stregth training, am struggling to get the water in, fruits and veggies are minimal, I am craving sugar really bad and I am hungry all the time, even after I just ate an adequate meal.

I actually said in my head last night "F*** it, I don't care." And then I ate a peice of cake.

Uh, yea. This scares me. I cannot afford to start down that slope! I have come too far and I have a long way to go.

So I am open to some drive by cheerleading, advice, butt kicking or other words of wisdom.

Obstacles for this month:
12-16 -Mexico cruise: food and drinking!
Solutions: dancing, the gym, having lots of salad and fruits FIRST before a meal and water during the day!

28: my 50th birthday
Solutions: Plan for the dinner by eating accordingly during the day and enjoy it without guilt cause I am gonna be 50, people!!

29-October 2 16th annual racing event which I run and feed 300 people for 3 days as well as sell T shirts, raffle etc. It is 9 am to 2 am (or later) for 3 long days. It is exhausting but fun. Drinking is involved and encouraged. lol. Late night eating since we serve dinner about 10-11 pm.
Solution: eat a good protein packed breakfast, bring snacks that are healthy (fruit, yogurt, almonds, cheese sticks and healthy crackers) for the endless hours, go for walks to de-stress and that way I can visit everyone anyway. It is a physically demanding weekend so at least I will be active.
Here is a picture from last year's event...

Ok guys, give it to me... Help me out!!

  
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CALIPIDGIOUS 9/7/2011 8:48AM

    Sounds to me like your plans are well thought out and healthy. Also, I am a believer that there are some events that you can plan to get in healthy habits but that are not meant to be as healthy as we all strive to live daily. Sounds to me like you have 3 days of fun coming up and I wouldn't stress to much about how you will do. We all know you will do great!

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JEANNERR 9/5/2011 8:35PM

    When you can't resist temptation, practice portion control. Two bites of cake are far fewer calories than two slices. Plan ahead and have fun.

Jeanne

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GRACEISENUF 9/5/2011 6:11PM

    I had forgotten we share the EXACT same birthday and how in the heck did i miss this blog....I come to your page all the time looking for blogs...SHEESH!

I would have been over here pronto to light your spark hun.

Protein is the key Jan and I know you already know this so I don't want to sound like a Momma hen but you asked so.......SUGAR, it's a mother you know what and it makes you crave more and makes you HUNGRY all the time.

Okay here comes the butt kick emoticon...now off to read your new blog.

LOVE YOU!
J



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DAISY443 9/5/2011 6:06PM

    emoticon emoticon A kick in the a$$ with love! Hugs!

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DEBBIE19580 9/5/2011 5:29PM

    What i do is constantly look at my before and after pics. I just did a blog with before pics.,after i eat more then i should its really hard to get back on it for me, i will have less calories the next day, but no where what i would normally have, i will have like 2500, then the 2nd day ill have like 2300, then the third day, like 2100, by the 4th day, im back to my usual 1800-1900 a day. its hard cause after i overeat, i have such bad hunger pains to deal with. i re-gained 50 pds.of my weight,, soooooo not worth it. im working on gettin that off now. it suks big time. you got a great plan going there. hang in there, im really working on getting better with my negative thinking too,my thoughts in my head were andare my own worst enemy, your gonna do awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 9/5/2011 9:17AM

    I love the planning!!!!! Dancing, great cardio burn!! Drinking??? No problem!!! alternate between Captain's and water all night(less chance of hangover also). Eating???? Eat all your veggies first, then carbs and meat(hmmm should heed own advice here). Have fun!!!

oh and can I be an honorary family member??? you do the coolest things!!!!!!!!!!!
xoxoxo ~D

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CANNIE50 9/4/2011 11:12PM

    Hmmm, acknowledging problems, owning behaviors, asking for help - sounds pretty darn healthy to me. If I could, I would bring you to Camp Cannie and not let you leave until you had a chance to recalibrate your system after wacky schedules/lack of sleep/excess sugar/booze (they are basically the same thing, chemically). I am 2 years older than you. I have found that road trips take me much longer to recover from than they used to. Sugar hangovers seem to be harder to bounce back from, too. I love how you blogged in problem/solutions form. You may have to go back into "I HAVE to do it until I WANT to do it" mode for awhile. I think after you force yourself back on track, it won't be long and you will be rolling along just fine, once again. I love the suggestions you have gotten. Maybe you have to take a week putting all these sparkly suggestions and advice into play. That will keep you too busy to dive into the sugar or onto the couch! PS Get your arse to a store and pick out your fabulously cute 50th birthday outfit - that will motivate you, I bet. emoticon

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KRAWRS 9/4/2011 9:24PM

    You've got a plan for everything, and that's great! All that is left is to execute it. Now I know all these are significant obstacles. And I do know that once you "slip" a little, its super easy to full out FALL DOWN and stay there. I'm actually going through the same thing after slipping, then slipping some more, trying to get on track but not always succeeding... I either eat well but don't exercise or exercise a little but eat terribly. However, you know and I know that YOU CAN DO IT! All these plans will help you not go crazy, so use them!!! You wouldn't let me use excuses to not exercise before when I was feeling down, so you know I can't let you use excuses now!!! Yes, you will be challenged. But you will meet that challenge with a mighty roar, and you will execute your plan, and you will still have fun, and you will succeed, and you will meet your glorious 50th birthday CELEBRATING your many successes and joys in life. XOXO!

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ASHARON 9/4/2011 7:41PM

    Sounds like you have it all planned out....just stay on track and enjoy your 50th Birthday, it only comes once.

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CHAOSTHEORY635 9/4/2011 6:19PM

    there's some good advice here for kicking sugar cravings: http://www.stumptuous.com/how-to-du
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KAMAPERRY 9/4/2011 5:52PM

    You have it all planned out, so OWN it! KNOW you can and will do it!! You got this!

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SARAWALKS 9/4/2011 2:06PM

    It sounds like you have a good plan, Jan! Hang tight. One bad week does not ruin it all! Week before last was bad for me but somehow then I was motivated to get back on track and this last week was great.
I find that getting in my exercise is a BIG key for me - even if I can only do small amounts, I try to do something and eventually I am back on track...
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DONNACFIT 9/4/2011 1:00PM

    Loved your blog..it was the butt kicking that I needed as I've been on that slippery slope for a couple months now..stress eating and feeling blue and getting too busy so now Sept is my "get back on track" month..You can do it..I know you can.

For a hint how about find a inspiring quote that speaks to you and post it, carry it with you..repeat it often like a mantra :)

ex..nothing tastes as good as skinny feels
or every journey begins with a single step
or what ever moves and speaks to you :)

Good luck!! I'm rooting for you..ps enjoy 50! It can be lots of fun (I'm 53 )

Love Donna

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DESERTFLOWER8 9/4/2011 12:56PM

    I have no advice to add beyond the EXCELLENT advice already given by other posters. You have it all figured out, Jan, so I know what you are struggling to secure is the determination to stick to the plans you have already devised. I am confident you will, because the steps you have planned to incorporate are the ones that tend to keep us in that "positive space", and that lead to further good choices. You have a great and busy life. Enjoy every one of those upcoming activities to their fullest. Always bear in mind that this is a long haul journey...one day is not determinative of the next....and each choice is a new one. Just determine to "do your best" with each choice, stay mindful, and you will be fine...

P.S. re title? ROFLMAO!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/4/2011 12:49PM

    OK, you are SO not going back "there." You are the one that kept me motivated when I first started, and you still motivate me : ) First suggestion, have a couple before photos around the house, in your purse, taped to the bathroom mirror. I do that and every time I want to say f&*k it, I see those horrible photos and it brings me back around. Second, it sounds like you have a great plan to get through this month. And as far as your birthday, seriously, eat what you want sister, your 50! You have to remember how badly you want this and how far you've come, hence the before pics. you can do this, I have total faith in you! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 9/4/2011 12:46PM

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You have good plans in place, just keep your mind on the long term goal and not the short term indulgences. Like the other poster said I find it helps me to go try on all the clothes in my new size - even if I don't buy anything - so I can stay motivated 'cuz I never want to be as big as I was again. The clothes are too ugly LOL!

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TERRYT55 9/4/2011 12:20PM

    I had a f*** it day last week, made a cake and ate quite a bit before I found self control and threw it in the freezer. It is a scary, slippery slope. For some reason going to Kohls and walking through the large size section helped me. Seeing clothes I NEVER want to have to wear again and then trying on something nice in my new size slowed me down.

You have great strategies in place for dealing with the next month.......

Baby steps.....commit to 10 minutes of exercise everyday. Once you get going you'll probably keep it up for much longer.

Start your day with a healthy breakfast and a glass of water. I find if a start my day well it's easier to avoid temptation.

Be accountable.......log your food, every bite!

Keep moving.......pace, take the stairs, park far away, use the bathroom upstairs etc.

Good luck! Let me know how you are doing.

I KNOW you can get back on the wagon. Look at all you've accomplished so far!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/4/2011 12:03PM

    We need a butt kicking Emoticon emoticon

Hey, come join us at the fall 5% challenge! It is a great way to stay motivated.

http://www.sparkp
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Joining might help keep you moving forward.

By the way, I truly believe you can do this! emoticon

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DOLPHINFAN1334 9/4/2011 11:59AM

    YOU SHOULD DO FINE...IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ALREADY HAVE EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT TO HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL!!! YOU CAN DO IT!! emoticon

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Another

Thursday, September 01, 2011

What a whirlwind!!!!! Last Friday, Frank and I went to a race for 2 days (stayed in a teeny little country motel) then went with our Utah friends and our local friends camping and riding our Razors in the mountains below Reno and stayed in our buddy's RV. We did some fishing and riding...

Prosser Lake in the morning.. that little spot in the sky on the left? A hot air balloon. How fun would that be??




Frank and I....

Then we saw the creepiest thing! This little water snake was eating a fish from the tail first! He actually caught it and drug it into the rocks.. Pretty wild to see that in the wild!


Then Weds. am, the girls drove up and met me and we headed to Vegas.

We went on a road I had never been on. In the desert. In the dark. SCARY!!! We got to Vegas a little after 2 am, got a free upgrade to a beautiful mini suite at the Flamino and the girls wanted to go out cause, come on, we are in VEGAS! So at 3, off we went downstairs and had a drink. I guess I should say a shot. And we were off. They both got sooo much attention, it was embarrasing and ridiculous.
This old guy LOVED Kady... I mean, I was gonna have to get tough with him at one point but we escaped...

One guy stopped on the street, openly staring and gawking and I told him off... The girls were laughing at me but then told me I should be careful cause it was 5 am in Las Vegas and the guy was a big as a tree. WE stopped and got a big fat Johnny Rocket's cheeseburger and crashed! Here is our room...
and the view...
The girls being silly... lol.

ANd this was us at the end of the night...


Got up at 9 am and went to breakfast, gambled a bit and had to meet the guy I was buying the trailer from. We got a toyhauler (which is a camp trailer but the back opens so we can take our toys with us!), had to get new tires etc. So by the time we left Vegas for our 9 hour drive home, it was 110 degrees and 4:30 in the afternoon. Another 2 am arrival was in my future. We stopped in Baker (home of the world's tallest thermometer) and went into the Alien Jerky store... It was a riot. And yea, we bought some Jerky...

Thank God for music and 5 hour energy drinks! It really saved my ass.

On the nutrional side, it was just shy of a disaster. I didnt track (except in my head which was a good test because I think I did very well estimating what I was at). My problem was I think that I kinda felt unaccountable and did go over every single day. I drank every day (not a lot every day but still). I did go for walks but I am up 5 pounds today and is what I expected. I know it will come off but it has been quite a challenge this summer.

I feel like I have learned a lot, that I will be able to maintain my weight loss once I am done but I am not done yet and I need to continue to lose the remaining weight so it feels good to be home and back eating the way I normally do and walking my dog and doing my ST in the morning.

I will catch up with blogs later and see what is up with all of you. I hope you are all well and I didnt miss too much!! Hugs, Jan

  
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BIGMAMAT 9/3/2011 12:04AM

    Glad your back! Looks like you had a blast. emoticon

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CHAR1970 9/2/2011 11:59PM

    Looks like you had fun!

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LUVDOGZ 9/1/2011 8:05PM

    Looks like you had a fun time! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 9/1/2011 4:24PM

    emoticon to you too!

Sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful time!

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TURTLERASKIN 9/1/2011 4:09PM

    Great pictures, and glad you're back! Vegas can be fun, but it is hell on good planning!

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GRACEISENUF 9/1/2011 3:16PM

    I sure missed you Jan. Looks like you had a great time with the girls! Ihaven't been to Vegas since l989 when we got married there...we are overdue for a trip down memory lane, lol!

Love that toy hauler/trailer. That will be so great for all your little trips.

Those 5 pounds will come off in no time. Prolly a couple of pounds are just water anyway.

Glad you are back!

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DEBBIE19580 9/1/2011 2:35PM

    Gorgeous view from your room, beautiful daughters! Looks like a awesome time!! I'm so afraid to go back to Vegas cause i associate it with my drinking ,of course, but i quit smoking 2 yrs. ago this month, and i associate vegas with smoking.Girls gotta have fun! I'm happy you guys did!!! emoticon emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 9/1/2011 2:33PM

    Sounds as though you had an awesome trip. The pictures were great. LOVED THEM! :)

- Michelle

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IMIN2GENES 9/1/2011 1:57PM

    Looks like an awesome time all around! Thanks for sharing your pics - you had some pretty awesome views! That lake is beautiful and I love the view from your room in Vegas. Glad you're back safe and sound!
Chris

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KAMAPERRY 9/1/2011 1:41PM

    Gorgeous! Sounds like an awesome time!

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DAISY443 9/1/2011 1:30PM

    Hey, just turn on the Mamadwarf charm and take those old guys away from the girls, then poke them when they make a pass at you! What a great time! How many hours did you sleep when you got home? Now, get back on track!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 9/1/2011 1:22PM

    Missed you. Glad you are home safe and had fun!

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CANNIE50 9/1/2011 1:22PM

    Okay, you prove my point: I think it should be perfectly legal for mamas to poke old guys (and some young ones) in the eyeballs with sticks if they leer at our lovely daughters. A quick glance is perfectly acceptable, but an open-mouthed, pervy stare, esp if accompanied by a pervy comment? POKE!!! emoticon
PS That camping spot? Gorgeous. I am glad you are home but not nearly as glad as your sweet dog, right?

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NWLIFESRC 9/1/2011 12:55PM

    great pic and a time had bet it was fun

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/1/2011 12:54PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome time, 5lbs be damned!

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KRAWRS 9/1/2011 12:52PM

    That lake looks beauuuuuuutiful! You girls look like you had a lot of fun!

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Friday

Friday, August 26, 2011

SO Kady's birthday was last night. My baby is 21!!! WE had a fabulous time and she looked adorable! we sang, dranked and danced and had so much fun... (Natural woman by Aretha. Oh yea, Karaoke happened!)

This pretty much tells the story of the night.. lol.

This morning we are leaving to go to some races about 3 hours away in the mountains and then we are going riding on Sunday through Tuesday and the best part....

Kelly and Kady are going to meet me below RENO then we are driving to Las Vegas to pick up a trailer Weds. am.Frank has to come home to work...... SO that means. my girls and I. In Las Vegas. For one night.... SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEE! SO excited. It will be so much fun!!!

Then we come home late weds so this will be a whirlwind of activities.

What is your plan, Jan? You must be asking yourselves becuase that sounds like an alcohol, bad eating, no excercise next 5 or 6 days!

Limit the booze to one or two days (Captain Morgan and diet pepsi)
Dance when the option comes up and walk the rest of the time. I can ALWAYS go for a walk!
Make the best choices I can for food and keep the sodium down!

Just because I am going to be away from home does not mean I can go crazy!

I am also thinking of my East Coast friends and praying for your safety for yourselves, family, pets,friends and home...

Be safe and be good and I will spark when I can. Otherwise, see ya Thursday with all my news! Love ya!

  
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OJIBWEEQUAY 8/30/2011 10:47PM

    FUN! Vegas baby! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 8/28/2011 12:26PM

    Have a blast with your girls Jan! I just got back yesterday from 5 AWESOME days with Kate at Bass Lake. I know you are like me and spending time with our daughter/daughters is some of the best times we EVER have. My DD is my best girlfriend AND my daughter and I cherish our times together.

Happy belated birthday to your baby girl!





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BRAINYBLONDE5 8/28/2011 10:58AM

    HOPE YOURE HAVING AN AMAZING TIME :D

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/27/2011 10:03PM

    Enjoy!

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CULAINA 8/27/2011 1:51AM

    Have an awesome time, make the best choices and have fun!

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IMIN2GENES 8/26/2011 6:35PM

    Have an awesome time!
Chris

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JOMAMA99 8/26/2011 4:52PM

    Have a great time and remember, what happens in Vegas-stays in Vegas! emoticon

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DAISY443 8/26/2011 4:19PM

    You know you can have fun and still stay on track! Good for you! Have a blast!

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BADASSBLONDIE 8/26/2011 3:06PM

    Honestly, food in Vegas is the best food I have EVER eaten. Enjoy every second of it - it's just one night. :D

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CANNIE50 8/26/2011 2:32PM

    We are sparksisters for sure - MY baby girl Lexi turns 21 in a few days. Have so much fun with your girlies. Be safe and sparkly.

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TERRYT55 8/26/2011 1:38PM

    Happy Birthday, Kady! Hope you all have a terrific time. Drive safely

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KAMAPERRY 8/26/2011 1:18PM

    Enjoy!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 8/26/2011 11:50AM

    Have fun!

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TREASURINGLIFE 8/26/2011 11:39AM

    Looks like last night was a blast and your upcoming trip is going to be AWESOME! Have fun with the girls...and enjoy every second of your trip!! :)

- Michelle

PS - Yes - prayers for all those on the East Coast.

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DIFROMWYOMING 8/26/2011 10:58AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time! Wish I could join you. (Lime rum and diet pepsi) lol. Have a great time!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 8/26/2011 10:47AM

    Have a great time with your girls! Be safe. Will miss you.

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