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Monday, July 19, 2010

Where have I been? I know. Missing, but I have been reading everyone elses blogs. It's been so crazy. Busy, busy, busy. Yesterday, I had a bittersweet day. I had a wedding to go to. One of the teacher's from the elementary school got married. I went with my kiddies (DH refused to go. "I don't really know her" Duh, she was 2 of your kids teachers.) Anyway, it was all the way in Norco. We piled in the car and off we went. Got there a few minutes it started. And, of course, my daughter had to go to the bathroom. When we got back, the ceremony started, so we waited on the side. As soon as the bride starts walking with her 16 year old son on her arm, I totally lost it. Thank goodness for sunglasses. She looked absolutely beautiful (picture in a minute). The ceremony was so nice. The venue was beautiful. We all had a great time. Got to see some old friends, some teachers, it was great. My little one had a blast.


Groom, Isaac (15), Elie (20), Bride, Rachel (7), me, Tzvi (18)

Ok, so you're thinking, "Bittersweet? Huh?" Well, this wonderful teacher who we have know since 1998 and have been so close to, is moving to Las Vegas. I know, she is so happy and so in love and has found the man of her dreams, but, Las Vegas? Now, my little one won't have the opportunity to have her as a teacher. It's gonna be weird not visiting her classroom after school. I just wish her the best of luck!

Tomorrow, I get to weigh in. I'm feeling good and hoping for the best. I hope I get to blog good things. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm going to try to blog more often. I miss doing it, so I'm going to try hard.

Until then-
~Chana~

  
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MSEVERLAST 7/20/2010 2:53PM

    How great that was that your kids were there for their former teacher's wedding! I love it!

You are a good mama!

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THIRDXACHARM 7/20/2010 1:11PM

    What a great picture. Was that the teacher this past year when your little girl had all the tummy aches?

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Jury Duty, NOT!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Ok, so I called to see if I have to report for jury duty tomorrow. NOPE! I do have to call tomorrow night between 7:00-12:00 to see if I have to report on Wednesday. Keep your fingers crosssed.
Yesterday was a ncie day. Went on a 90 minute hike with my gym buddies. Even got a surprise visit from one of our buddies who joined us. It was tough, but good. Got home and had some breakfast. Then, went on another hike with my DH, princess, baby boy and 2 dogs:



They needed a rest, so we stopped under the overpass:



The dogs had a great time. They were pooped the rest of the day. So cute! Next time, we'll remember to bring water so we can go further.

I thought I did okay with my eating, but when I got on the scale this morning, I guess I didn't. I decided today that I'm tired of feeling this way, so, I have to get back on track. Not very happy with myself, so I have to change that. I go to WW tomorrow. Not looking forward to that. Not sure if I'm weighing in or not. Going to get up to exercise like usual and I'll decide then if I weigh in or not. Going to watch the Tour de France w/ DH early. it's a good stage so I'm excited.

Had a good workout this morning. Strength trained for 40 minutes and took spin for an hour. So far, I've been good with my eating. I'm hoping it continues through this evening.

Oh, I made this recipe yesterday.

Peanut Butter Cups

8 oz fat free cool whip 1/2 c. Trader Joe's Better N Peanut Butter
2 TBL chocolate syrup

Line muffin pan w/ linesr. With a spoon, mix cool whip and PB 'til combined. Spoon even portions into muffin liners. Top each with a swirl of chocolate syrup. Freeze 6-8 hours.
12 servings = 1 point 52.1 calories, .7 fat, .7 fiber
Had one today and it was yummy. Nice treat.

Until tomorrow-
~Chana~

  
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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 7/11/2010 9:44PM

    Looks like a nice walk - water always predicts my walking outcome. I need to invest in a better bottle or holder so that I can be more prepared. Good luck on your WW meeting.

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LADYJANE30 7/11/2010 7:52PM

    I love peanut butter cups so I have to make these.
I too have to get back into the routine with my ST workouts, I've been slacking.
Colette

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MSEVERLAST 7/6/2010 7:40PM

    I have GOT to try those peanut butter cups!!! They sound absolutely delicious!!

We'll all get back to normal soon!!! It's those fricken holidays!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/6/2010 5:18PM

    I agree with Mackenzie, because of you I have reconsidered rejoining WW. I may wait until I get on track with my new doctor to see how that works because throwing more money into the wellness pot. She's quite expensive as it is. The pics are great, glad you enjoyed the hike!

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SWEETNSKINNY 7/5/2010 9:13PM

    recipe sounds so yummy!! I've been thinking about going back to WW..just nice to have a support system in person but still not sure yet! So fun about your two hikes, thats awesome! Just keep tracking and you will get your eating back to normal..just keep swimming, just keep swimming :)

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Trying Again

Saturday, July 03, 2010

I was so into typing my blog and the computer shut the program down. Ugh, hate when it does that. I so don't want to retype everything again. But, I will. Started my day off at the gym at 7:00am. Took a 7:30 spin class which was so tuff, but so good. She went for 70 mins. Kicked our butts good. Then, decided to take an hour body sculpt class. Warm up with a jog around the room, stretch and then, shadow boxing for about 20 mins. After that, 40 mins of weights: upper and lower body using barbell, dumbbells and a step. Boy, was I tired after that. Needed a nap, but didn't take one. Came home, had some yogurt and caught up on email. Finally got into the shower around 11:30. After that, Rachel wanted to go to her friends house, so I called over there and they were having a team soccer party. She was welcome to come. Big bro was on his way to play golf, so I was off the hook to drive. Got to love those drivers!!
DH came home from playing tennis with the baby boy (ok, he's not a baby, he's 15, but he is THE baby boy in the house) and we went shopping to look at a new oven and range hood (I think that's what its called). Didn't buy anything, but got some prices. Then, off to Costco. Oy, how crowded. But, we needed to get stuff.
Came home and watched the first day of the Tour de France. Love it!!
Eating today was TERRIBLE. Yup, capital letters b/c that's how bad it was. Never ate one good meal which isn't good. I'm trying to get my head into this, but I can't. I need to refocus. I need HELP! I know it's Rock It July and I was supposed to post my goals for the month. Well, there's so much I need to work on, I don't know where to start.

1. Need to get my eating into check and get back to being healthy. I have to stick to my 3 square meals and 2 snacks in between (and that doesn't mean any snacks either).

2. Continue with my exercise. This is not a problem area, but maybe if I can find something to train for, it will help my eating pattern. Any suggestions??

3. I would love to fit into a dress for my cousins wedding on August 14th. It's black tie optional and I have the perfect dress (actually, 2 dresses to choose from). Now, I have to see if they still fit me. Keep your fingers crossed.

4. I bought 2 new pair of jeans in September (yes, 2009) for my anniversary. Never got them hemmed (that's what happens when your short) and now, they don't even fit. So, by my next anniversary (September 17th), I would like to be able to wear them (not again, but for the first time. How sad is that?)

That's all I can think of right now. I'm disgusted with myself and maybe by putting it out there for everyone to see it will encourage me to change. Something has got to give here.

Wishing everyone a very happy 4th of July!!

Until next time-
~Chana~

  
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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 7/11/2010 9:41PM

    You are doing a great job ~ you can't beat yourself up over it, but know that you are doing everything that you can. I am sure you'll find something fun to train for - that's a great idea!

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MSEVERLAST 7/4/2010 8:03PM

    Hey at least you're not - eating like today and NOT exercising. The fact that you exercised all that you did is really great!!

Hope your Fourth of July is great!!!

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SWEETNSKINNY 7/4/2010 12:05AM

    Is there a turkey trot in your area on thanksgiving?? Maybe you could train for that..as for getting the eating back on track, what really helped me today was writing everything down! (can you tell im a weight watchers gal lol)

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I Chickened Out!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ok, so there was a wake tonight for the boy that was killed last week & I just couldn't go. Now, I'm feeling so guilty because one of my friends originally asked me to go & then, said, "No, I don't want to do that to you." She's having a hard time dealing with this. And, I didn't go. I just finished texting her to see how she was & oh, man, GUILT!! She said that as soon as she got there, the mom saw her and totally broke down. Before that, the mom was doing ok. Can you imagine?? My friend told me that she totally understood me not going and she still loves me. But, me, being the Jewish mother, is feeling horrible about it. I'll be fine, but I just thought if I blogged about it, it would make me feel a little better. Sorry to be a downer on this one, I'll do better on tomorrow's blog.

  
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MSEVERLAST 7/1/2010 2:39PM

    emoticon

You are not alone. I might have done the same thing.

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/1/2010 1:58PM

    I'm sorry to hear about this, it's the first I have. I will keep all in my thoughts and prayers!

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THIRDXACHARM 7/1/2010 12:16PM

    It's terrible! Everyone deals with things differently and you can only do your best. It is just so tragic. Did they ever find out more details? When you're ready, and feeling up to it, maybe you'll shed more light for us on what happened. You're in our thoughts.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 7/1/2010 5:58AM

    emoticonGood for you blogging and getting those feelings out where they have less control over you. You're taking such good care of you. Life is really hard some days!

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Another Weigh In

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Woke up early so I could get a good run in before WW. Well, went out to the front part of the house and Oh so gross! One of the dogs decided to leave a major present. Not very hapy. After cleaning it up (do I get exercise points for that??), I hopped onto the treadmill. Ran 2 miles and walked a little over a mile: total of 40 mins on the treadmill. Took a fast shower and woke up the princess. We left at 8:35 and walked 2 miles to WW, which took us 35 minutes. Not bad for a 7 year old. She was a trooper. Weighed in and ended up gaining .2 oz. I was ok with that. After the mtg, we went to Starbucks with our friends. I had a venti nonfat misto w/ sugar free vanilla (2 points). At the meeting, I had a afiber one bar (2 points). We had some time to spare, so we went to Color Me Mind (MSEVERLAST, here's one to add to the list!!). Had to explain to my daughter that it's MINE, not MIND. So cute. Totally forgot to take pics of the girls. I'll take and post next week when we get our stuff back.

Got home and DH and i went to buy a new dishwasher. There was a floor sample on sale, so, that was easy. Can't wait. Hate washing dishes. It's being delivered on Thursday and installed on Friday. Yeah! After the store, my DH took me to get my car. Got home and finally ate lunch at 2:45. A little late and very hungry!! Went to Trader Joe's (after dropping my son off at a party. Won't tell you why he didn't want to drive. You can use your imagination on that one.) Picked up some slurpees for the 2 that were home. Checked some email, made some phone calls and then, time to make dinner.

Now, it's after dinner and waiting to have some dessert. Oh totally forgot: yesterday, I decided to throw away a cake (home made) that has been sitting in the house and I've been eating. Well, DH comes home with a box of goodies from an amazing bakery and informs me, "Oh, I bought a cake for the boys b-day." WHY???? Thank goodness, the cake was pure dark chocolate mousse. Not my liking, so I had a WW strawberry smoothie bar later in the evening. The other goodies in the box? Well, I've been picking a little, but, not too bad. Gotta keep my hand out of the box or make sure my DH eats it quickly. The croissants I don't touch. it's the little pastries he gets that I pick at. He shouldn't be eating it either!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far.

Until next time-
~Chana~

  
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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 6/30/2010 3:34PM

    I bet you were really down at that weigh in. Curves doesn't like us to workout before weigh in's and measurements because your muscles expand because they are drawing in water. So those 2 ounces was just your muscles doing their thing. emoticon Glad you had a great time at "Color Me Mind!" hehehe Awesome on the new dishwasher and at least your son was being safe by asking you to drive him. Hope you have an amazing day!

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MSEVERLAST 6/30/2010 2:44PM

    "Color Me Mind" LOVE IT! They are yummy aren't they?!?!

What is it with our hubbys bringing home this crap?!?! UGH! Sometimes I want to wring his neck!

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THIRDXACHARM 6/30/2010 11:49AM

    Sounds like a great day. I am soooooo glad that my hubby doesn't bring home bakery boxes. He knows better! :-)

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MALEXANDER4 6/30/2010 8:10AM

    Wow you sure do move girl. I'm good to get my hour daily. Glad you threw out the cake, have done that one myself, But like you I would have to pick at pastry, a weekness for me. have a great week, and hey that .2 was probably musle from all the work you did before the meeting. lol.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/30/2010 6:02AM

    Sounds like a successful day, my friend! You did well!!! emoticon

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