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Made it to the pool today!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Well It has been a busy day!
This morning 9 am I was at the Spa and Salon to get my eyebrows done!
Threading is PAINFUL!!! ( I was saying to myself silently : " ouch , ouch ouch !!!")
but at least then there is no redness, whereas waxing pulls the skin and causes redness!

I went straight from there to the pool!
I was EARLY FOR A CHANGE!!! HOW NICE!!! no flying by the seat of my pants!! whoo hoo!
We are working on IM at the moment ( Individual Medley ) so we are doing a lot of mixed sets!
WE clocked up 3050 metres today , I stayed an extra 15 min to get a good cool down!
and to make it up to 3000 metres....so I had a nice easy cool down!

then I FORGOT MY TOWEL at home! ( all that because I was out of the house so early! hehehe! The coffee had not kicked in yet! ) - fortunately a team member had a spare one, even if it was TINY!!! but it did the job!

Then I went off to "winners" to buy pantyhose for tomorrow night
I could not decided whether to get sheer black or skin colour! so I got both...
I am wearing the SECOND DRESS!!!
As much as I like the VERSACE we had a look at the venue and the occasion and the Versace would be too over the top for what this is!
SO HUBBY PROMISED TO TAKE ME TO A REALLY POSH RESTAURANT on a DATE NIGHT so that I could at least wear it once!! how nice is that!!!!


ANYWAY so I am still fighting the germs , but seem ok so far!
Had more chicken soup for dinner and fruit !!
BELIEVE IT has lent me like a spandex underwear thingy, like a seamless all in one thingy to wear under the dress, so that will make it more comfortable to wear! THANKS!!!!


DD has had a good day, first thing we gave her her birthday gifts from us, her brother and Granny and Grandpa this morning before breakfast!
Then I had a balloon tied to her chair with a personalised birthday message on it in marker ready and waiting for her at the breakfast table! ( I had it filled with helium last night at work) She also opened her cards from people overseas....she is keeping the stamps for her stamp collection!


I am at work at the moment! LAST SHIFT OF THE WEEK! O BOY I am sooo happy!

I want to have all WORK behind me so that I can enjoy tomorrow night and also the party on Sat! I have a whole bunch of little girls and guys coming around to decorate their little cakes, hot dogs for lunch....DD's babysitter whom she adores is coming for an hour, ( it is a surprise!! )- she is going to be sooo excited!
Her babysitter is moving to Beijing for 2 years and we have not told the kids yet, they are going to miss her!
and so are we! HER MOM IS IN MY SWIM TEAM and a good friend! I will miss her too!

So tomorrow is going to look like this:

Take kids to school, sneak in a 60 min RUN!!!!! then CLEAN , clean some more, clean , clean some more, spark for10 min, clean some more....lunch( while I spark! lol ) , clean some more....squeeze in my UPPER BODY ST's ....clean some more....
get the kids from school.....get a bag packed up for them to take to SIL's - them leave when DAD comes to take them to SIL's place ...they will be there while we go to the cocktail party ....
then fetch them afterwards....and get to bed!


SAT is going to look like this:

Get up , breakfast , quickly assemble dd's birthday cake
last minute cleaning for party and set out stuff.... pple will start arriving from 11: 15 am - and by 3pm it will all be over! THEN I AM GOING TO RELAX!!!!!!
maybe watch a movie with hubby and get an early night!

HOPEFULLY I CAN STAY HEALTHY!!!

next weekend is the SWIM MEET!!!! YIKES...ok I am not thinking about that yet!


HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY EVERYONE!
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added at 10:30 pm, I did my upper body st's tonight so one less thing to do tomorrow! yay!

  
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YB0511 4/9/2010 7:18AM

    Have fun at your swim meet next week!

Not great forgetting your towel - but forgetting underwear would have been worse. LOL.

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SPARKNMOM 4/8/2010 9:40PM

    Wow....busy busy lady!! Sounds like great times, tho...

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LOOZINITNOW 4/8/2010 9:32PM

    You are quite the busy bee! Have a great time on your date!

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LIS193 4/8/2010 7:41PM

    Wow - you crammed in a lot today. You probably went to work for a rest :)
Auch on the eyebrows but you'll look well groomed. Good choice on the 2nd dress and how sweet of your DH dream up an occasion to wear your designer one.

Have fun tomorrow - don't over do it :)

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HEALTHYJOANN 4/8/2010 7:37PM

    I love the water too!

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O boy Fighting to be fit!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

FIghting to be fit, and I don't mean the FITNESS kind of fit.
Seems everywhere I turn people are sick!
DS has a snotty nose, Dh felt like HE was fighting something in the last few days, niece is sick, colleagues at work are sick!

AND I HAVE A SORE THROAT and am really tired today
taking my VIT D, C and zinc and echeneachea...( however you spell it! )
I had Chicken and rice soup for dinner and FRUIT....
so am doing all I can to FIGHT TO BE FIT!!!
I am going home after work, having a HOT BATH and STRAIGHT TO BED ( with a short stop to wrap DD's birthday gifts for the morning!

Dang! I can't get sick! I have a birthday party to get through as well as a swim meet coming up!
O well.....

can only do what I can! right!


Tomorrow I go for brow shaping first thing, threading is NO FUN!!!! ...but the result is worth it!
then I have to finish off cleaning and get to the pool ( IF I FEEL OK! )
I am borrowing 10 inch pans to bake my dd's birthday cake for sat, will bake that either first thing FRI or thursday night , if I have time!

I have to decide finally which DRESS to wear tomorrow!
I think the 3 Lb loss will make a difference! who knows maybe I will be able to fit into the Versace??
I will see which one is the best for the occassion as well as for comfort...AND THE WEATHER TOO!

It is REALLY quiet at work tonight , which is a good thing.. I am really tired!
concentration on the LOW!!!!


I have had a nice time browsing blogs though...lol....

Tomorrow is a NEW DAY!!! I hope it is a good one! for ALL! emoticon

  
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YB0511 4/8/2010 2:36PM

    I hope you don't get sick!!! My kids both fighting colds and hubby a sore throat. Try to stay healthy.

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CELEST 4/8/2010 12:44PM

    Brow shaping.....I understood. What is threading which is NO FUN?


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TWIRLYTWIRL 4/8/2010 9:54AM

    stay well. you do so much and sounds like lots of people count on you. Have a good weekend

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JUNEPA 4/8/2010 12:53AM

    Hope you stay well, I mean getting sick is inconvenient for moms, and just not allowed, lol

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KALISWALKER 4/7/2010 11:30PM

    What an incentive to lose weight ..... a Versace!

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HEART_N_GRACE 4/7/2010 11:28PM

    Take care! Take a deep breath and lots of peppermint tea!! (ummm when you can!)

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SPARKNMOM 4/7/2010 9:45PM

    Hope you are able to fend off the crud :) Sounds like you've got some busy days ahead :) Enjoy!!

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LIS193 4/7/2010 8:09PM

    You don't have time to be sick, you don't have time to be sick... you won't be sick - mind over matter
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Keep doing what you're doing an see how the Versace fits on Friday and how comfortable you feel in it. Feeling confident about your dress shows in your face :) The other dress is gorgeous too


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This side of 145 Lbs looks Sooo good! and feels even better!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

This morning I am down to 144 lbs, YAY!!!
( avoiding that vending machine worked) and also the fact that I am over the TOM bloat now also helps!
The pants I wore to work last week were tight and bulgy, esp around the ABS!!!
LAST NIGHT I WORE THE SAME PANTS...and my stomach was FLAT and the pants were bordering on too loose! SEE HOW MUCH 3 lbs diff makes to me!
I know some of it is hormonal, but as of Sunday I ate properly , and avoided sweets and ate according to plan! and 3 lbs DOWN after drinking water and also swimming over 3300 m yesterday! ( I WAS WIPED!! IT WAS A TOUGH SWIM!!! )

I have been tracking my food and watching what I eat!
I FEEL HEALTHIER!!!
no abdominal bloat ! YAY!

yesterday this was my post swim lunch!

Poached egg with a very light sprinkling of cheddar cheese , harvest loaf, veggies ( asparagus, onion, peppers and mushrooms sautéed in olive oil)
I had a little bit of REAL BUTTER on the toasted harvest loaf, that is because I BELIEVE that Buttric acid is great for recovery of muscles! ( it is an amino acid)
I read that somewhere.....

I ate just over 2000 calories yesterday all told , but since I burned over 1000 in the pool, it was ok with me! and I ate well, no junk!

I also wanted to mention that yesterday was raining , so my kids asked if they could please have "Nana's pancakes"...they know that when I was growing up , on a rainy day we always had crepe's with cinnamon and sugar.
SO here is a pic of them enjoying Nana's pancakes after school, it made me smile to know that Nana's memory is living on in their lives!


On Monday DD had her fingers and toes painted while she was on a playdate with her friend....looks so cute!


For dinner last night I made Turkey bolognaise with whole wheat spaghetti.
YUMMY!

This morning I had ALPEN muesli cereal, I know !!! I did not make my own granola this week, too busy with prep for DD's birthday , so I actually BOUGHT SOME!! but it is no added salt or preservatives , so I am ok with it as a temporary measure!

I am going to put the last 4 cakes in the oven for Dd's party and while they are in I am going to do my CORE ST WORK OUT!!
( my limbs are too tired from yesterday's swim to do their st's! ) and I am swimming tomorrow so they need to recover well!
I am sure tomorrow's work out is going to be tough too! we are headed towards HIGH intensity training since we have NATIONALS coming up ( in MAY) which I am not attending , but still train as if I am.
I DO however have a swim meet on 17th, so it is FULL SPEED AHEAD ON THAT!!!
I sooo want to be able to RUN MORE!!! but mon - thur are no run days, or my swimming will suffer....so I have to wait till FRI!!!

I need new running shoes! o well....in it's time!

O one more thing, I read this in a fellow SP's blog today...made me laugh , I can identify...many a time I am in the Pool before I am awake!!


Here it is:

I have to walk early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

  
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TWIRLYTWIRL 4/8/2010 9:57AM

    145 is a dream weight for me. I think I would settle for 150. I'll have to keep looking at you and remembering what my work could get me. p.s. I love the blue toes.

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RAZZAMA_TAZ 4/7/2010 8:36PM

    Wow,,, look at u go! Awsome!

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LIS193 4/7/2010 8:06PM

    WHOO HOO on the pounds lost!!!
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Your lunch looks really good :)


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JUNEPA 4/7/2010 11:07AM

    Your training sounds tough, and you can totally do it!! Loved your vegetable sautee, very interesting and tasty combo.

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LOSINWEIGHTJEN 4/7/2010 10:49AM

    That's so true...the brain is still sleeping when I leave!

Congrats on the weight loss!!! It always feels great when TOM leaves, you lose weight, and pants fit nicely- or even loose!!! Congrats on that!!!

Her toe nails are SO cute!!! Now I want to do mine in cute springy colors! I may have to make that an award for me the next time I lose a pound :)

You're kicking butt in the pool woman! Way to go! 100 calories!!! You rock!!!

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BELLEFAITH42 4/7/2010 10:36AM

    Hey Mel - are those real flowers at your table? You don't have tulips already do you?

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YB0511 4/7/2010 9:41AM

    Your lunch looks yummy!!

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Planning for the week ahead......

Monday, April 05, 2010

I have 2 MAJOR events happening this week:

First is the cocktail party on FRI eve....downtown , hob nobbing with the MAYOR....of the CITY and attending the launch of the movie "the Island"....
I have a dress to fit into! ( inspite of the 1 LB gain over easter I am positive that I can get rid of that pound and a little more before FRI)
I sent the easter goodies to work with DH and told him he can bring whatever is left over back after my April 17th swim meet! lol....
I also am watching what I am eating, my intention today was to just LIST my food, but since I am at work and it is SLOW ... I managed to track it all!
I am actually UNDER my calorie range, so I will have to have a small snack when I get home! I AM NOT GOING NEAR THAT UGLY EVIL VENDING MACHINE!!! I WILL NOT!

I have booked my EYEBROW shaping appointment on Thursday morning first thing! ( before swimming! )


The SECOND THING is on SAT
I have my daughter's 8th Birthday party
I have baked all of the mini cakes ( bar 4 more ...but I ran out of clingwrap to wrap them in to freeze ) ....I can't belive how messy baking is!
I have got the paper plates ( purple) and purple table cloth, and serviettes for the party
I have got the boards and boxes for the cakes and I got the disposable bags for frosting them with ( piping bags)

I have sorted through all of DS's clothes and got rid of 2 large bags of stuff he has outgrown!
Passing it on to SIL....and I have 1 bag of DD's stuff to pass on , that will make clean up a little easier this week!


DD had a playdate today and the girls went with her mom to have their NAILS and toenails painted! how special for her!
she has blue toes and Green fingernails! So special for her!
I WISH I COULD HAVE GONE!!! boohoo! I need a pedicure really badly!
Anyway I am pleased she got to go with her little friend!
She is also doing so great with riding the bike without training wheels! she is gaining confidence!

I gotta say as nice as it was to have both kids out at a play date, I REALLY MISSED THEM!!!
I was busy , but the house was too quiet without them!

I have a lot to do this week, LOTS of extra cleaning....and I have to do the grocery shopping for the party on FRI....
still have to try figure out how we are going to manage the babysitting for FRI...SIL is supposed to be watching the kids, but we have not pinned down the logistics yet...like whether we are taking the kids there for a sleep over , or whether she is bringing the kids to our house for a sleepover and then leaving to go home when we get back???
Not sure...will figure it out later on in the week!

The weather today cleared up nicely, it started off dreary!
But my Crocuses are up! I will try take a pic tomorrow!


HAVE A GOOD NIGHT !
I guess I better get back to work!

would rather be out on the deck having tea with hubby.....but I gotta work to pay the bills, so here I am.....

TOMORROW IS SWIM DAY... I hope I don't suffer too much with the weight gain!

GOODNIGHT ALL !
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KALISWALKER 4/6/2010 10:06PM

    The girls must have loved getting their nails painted. Have fun this week!

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CELEST 4/6/2010 10:34AM

    I always smile reading your blogs, cos they sound a lot like mine, never a quiet or dull moment. Every day bursts with energy and things to do. By the way, your cake making is absolutely marvelous. You could be doing that for a living except for being so busy lol. But when your kids are grown and married.....nah never mind, it doesn't happen, they grow up, get married and still find things to keep you busy...TRUST ME!

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LIS193 4/6/2010 12:24AM

    Busy, busy week. Take each day as it comes, you have a good plan.
Maybe you can get a pedicure before Friday? What fun for your DD to have colorful nails :)
Have a great week!
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SLIMLILA 4/5/2010 11:45PM

    Wow! What a busy lady you are. and well-planned and that's always a big help. My motto is "Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance". emoticon

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SPARKNMOM 4/5/2010 10:34PM

    Ooh...I'm working on the daggone bloat from holiday eating as well. I'm sure it won't take too long to come off. What a lot of fun you have planned for your weekend!! Can't wait to see all the pics!

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Easter Blog ....3 cakes, pancake breakfast , family gatherings and easter celebrations.....

Monday, April 05, 2010

So the damage is 1.6 LBS up ,after Easter weekend, now to expect me to be the same or have LOST is unrealistic! Easter comes but once a year!
I know it is a temporary gain so no panicking yet! ( wow I AM LEARNING!~!!! )
I am pleased with my new hair cut so far, I just think it is going to take some time to get used to having short bangs again and it is a little trickier to get it looking like the pics I posted on my own.... it means using the straightening iron, which I don't ALWAYS have time for , so getting used to the new cut is going to take some time! This morning , those newly acquired short bangs were sticking straight up! LOL.....

I will get used to it!

On SAT I had to assemble 3 cakes for the Family Easter celebration. It has become a tradition to do these birthday cakes for dessert because family from OTTAWA come down and there are 2 birthdays around now, and my daughters next week so we celebrate them all at the same time , as well as easter!
One was chocolate with chocolate cream frosting, one was a Marble cake with choc cream frosting and the other was a lemon and Cherry cake, with cream frosting!
here are the pics:



the family gathering was LARGE...here is the ADULTS table!


TEAMWORK, DD and DS blowing out the candles together!
The family gathering is always fun, with LOTS OF FOOD, and I tried to eat a LOT OF VEGGIES!
There was the most delicious goats cheese starter which really was too tempting for me!

I did not EAT ANY OF THE EASTER EGGS ON THE TABLE! although I wanted one!
But I did have one piece of the lemon cherry cake, since whatever was left over was sent home with the various birthday people!

Easter morning we got up and had hot cross buns and tea and then the kids had a little easter egg hunt in the Living room! Then we headed out for a pancake breakfast at church.
Here is BELIEVE IT with HER DS!
Don't they look FABULOUS!!!

then the we had the service and the kids put on an easter play all about the story of the HOT CROSS BUNS!!
DD was a duck and DS was an easter egg


They brought home little pots of flowers that were so pretty, and in the afternoon we relaxed a little, had left overs for a LATE lunch, and LEFTOVERS in an omelette for dinner! ( I cooked the left over fish with the green beans and asparagus and onion in a pan and then poured the egg over to make am omlette, or fritata , whatever you want to call it! ) it was delicious!

In the afternoon , I sorted through the 4 bags of clothes my hubby's cousin gave us for the kids and I went through DS's entire closet and pulled out 3 bags of clothes to pass on to SIL for her twins.
So Ds's summer clothes are all set to go, I sort of did dd's but have to get in there today and finish her stuff.

Today I am off to BULKBARN to buy the stuff for DD's birthday party
she is having her Girlfriends over on SAT for a party and the "activity" is to decorate a cake ...and they get to take it home, I am going to make mini cakes, I have made 4 already, only 16 to go!
what started off as a small affair has snowballed into a huge party, so I want to get as much done today as I can! I am going to have to have my game together if I want to get it all organised!

AS FOR THE LB and a half up, well......
FROM TODAY I AM EATING PROPERLY , no more chocolate
I sent the easter eggs with DH to keep at work until after my cocktail party and swim meet!
I am drinking my water and getting my fibre in and will be watching what I eat really carefully!

I know that I will be down a LB by the end of the week at least!
Then it's the cocktail party downtown on FRI and DD's birthday on Sat and then get ready for swim meet the next weekend!

Alright , I have had my steel cut oats crock pot porridge for breakfast, time to head out and get stuff done!

  
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HEART_N_GRACE 4/7/2010 11:45AM

    The cakes are amazing... and I love what you are doing with the cake decorating for the party, they will have so much fun ~ you are so brave!!! Have fun!

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JUNEPA 4/5/2010 12:25PM

    Your kids are too cute, your cakes are pure art, your omlette so healthy and delicious, your photos are charming, your blogs are a joy to read. I watched the Pan-American swim trial on TV yesterday, tried to observe the flip turns, but they really do flip in the blink of an eye. They start out way further from the wall than I do, I noticed. Also, I was struck by how unmuscled the swimmers look. They must be pure muscle, but their bodies are so smooth, no definition at all, they look like they have a layer of fat because they are so smooth and bulky at the same time. Aren't appearances deceiving and really not the true story.

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5FRUITSNVEGGIES 4/5/2010 10:43AM

    you are such a great mom! i wish you and i lived closer!

beautiful cakes--um, shouldn't you be doing this for a living?



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LIS193 4/5/2010 10:26AM

    What a wonderful weekend with friends and family. The cakes look beautiful and probably tasted even better :)
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Great attitude about your weight - holiday gain will go again soon, don't worry about it.

Today is our last day here, we're busy packing up. I'm about to do my yoga nd get a start on the day. I'll post my weigh-in later on.
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