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Day 122

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Again I went a little lighter on the workout. I only did a weight routine. That lasted 30 minutes.

My rough week continues. I paid my property taxes today. We are officially broke today. Luckily, hubby gets paid tomorrow. I sure hope his bonus comes in too, so we don't have to make payments on our back taxes.

We've also made a decision on the car. The old van got totalled by State Farm. We've decided on the Honda CRV. It's cheaper than another van, it gets better mileage, but feels safer than a civic. We also like the four wheel drive for the winter. This will be our commuting vehicle, so it usually will only have one person in it. We don't need two family vehicles.

Hubby went in a pool at work for the lottery. Here's to hoping!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/30/2012 12:26AM

    Glad you were able to come to a decision on the vehicle that seems beneficial in multiple ways.

You've reminded me of the lottery - coworker had mentioned it. I think it's time I bought a daydream ticket again. Good luck!

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ALLISON145 3/29/2012 9:28PM

    I love my Kia Sorento... You might check them out!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/29/2012 4:08PM

    I'm so sorry that it has been such a stressful week. Way to keep that streak going!

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JENNY_BILLOT 3/29/2012 3:37PM

    Good luck and keep your chin up! You're doing great.

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Day 121

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I took it easy today and went just two miles. My jogging mile was 13:45 and my walking mile was 18:15.

Another interesting day around here. I went down to the school to volunteer. I'd been in the classroom 10 minutes when I got called to the office. All I could think of was, "What did I do to get sent to the principal's office?" emoticon

On the way the PE teacher told me that my fourth grader, Stevie, had fallen and hit his head. He's ok, but he's got quite a bump. I spent the next hour calming him down, then I took him home. Poor guy still hurts, but he's hanging in there.

So I'm ready for another week to begin. This one has been really rough.

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ALLISON145 3/28/2012 10:52PM

    Awwww what a rough day. Hang in there!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/28/2012 7:07PM

    Whew, glad he's okay.

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/28/2012 6:01PM

    Hope the rest of your week ends on a high note. Way to keep that streak going though!

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WooHoo! Day 120!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

That's four months if my math is correct! My math could be off, I just finished jogging. I walked for 0.25 mile, then jogged 4 miles, then finished with another 0.25 mile walk. Total time was 65 minutes. Jogging time was 55.3 minutes. My miles are still around 13.5-14 minutes each. It is such a beautiful day out there. I can't believe it's still March. I think I got a bit of a sunburn again. If I keep this up, I'll be tan by April.

I really needed the jog today. Lots of stress to burn off. Last night, hubby was in a minor accident. There were two major accidents on I29. He's was thinking of stopping to help and was looking for the first aid kit. He looked up and the car in front of him had stopped. He swerved, and almost missed her. Our older van got banged up on the front, driver's side. Hubby was not hurt, but he's pretty frustrated with himself.

The other stress: I went to H& R Block today. We owe the Feds, we owe Nebraska (and we don't even live there!). OUCH!!! I won't give an amount. Hubby reassures me he's getting a bonus at the end of the month. Much of that will go toward taxes. If he doesn't get the bonus, we'll be making payments. We also have to adjust how much we withhold for next year. OUCH!! How will I ever get things paid down?

I think I'll just have to log lots of miles this week to work off that stress.
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KPETSCHE 3/28/2012 1:49AM

    We met with our accountant yesterday, also. I'm thinking that I'll be needing stress relief when we hear the news, also. Hopefully my overpaying in will balance Hubby's non-paying for the year. Hopefully our deductions help out somewhat.

Glad Brian wasn't hurt in the little mishap. I hadn't heard about any wrecks on I-29 but I've been living in my own little world lately.

Great job on the jogging. I've just been walking Daisy most days - I need to take the time to do some jogging over the next few days. See you Friday!

WooHoo on 4 months!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/27/2012 4:15PM

    Sorry to hear about all the stresses right now. You really did need to go for a run! Hope the rest of your day goes better!

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Day 119-Total workout!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Last week was kind of a slower week for me with exercising. I still got my time in every day. Some days were more casual than others: disc golf on Saturday, walk with Hubby Sunday. I looked at my chart today to log my weights and I noticed that I haven't done weights in two weeks. Yikes! I planned to cut back to twice a week, not stop all together.

Today I did my intervals, at least that's what I call it: 3 min elliptical (warm-up), 1 mile jog, one round of weights (chest press, delt press, bicep curls, quad press), and one round of crunches (30 regular, 10 bicycle, 10 reverse). I did this three times then finished with ten minutes of stretching.

Total cardio: 51 minutes (9 min elliptical and each mile was about 14 minutes)

I feel really good right now. I've started sleeping better thanks to another breakthrough in my thyroid dosing. I've started taking 5 mcg Cytomel before bed and that has really helped. I even had a glass of wine last night, and it didn't affect my sleep. Alcohol has had a tendency to keep me awake lately. So I think I'm well on my way to figuring out my long term thyroid dose. I still have a few weeks until the dessicated thyroid and reverse T3 work their way out of my system completely, so I am expecting some more dose adjustments. I'm just taking it really slowly.

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KMVBBAM 3/26/2012 8:19PM

    A friend of mine just had her thyroid meds adjusted and can't believe how much better she feels Good for you in keeping up with exercise.

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BLUE42DOWN 3/26/2012 3:34PM

    A good thing you looked so you can get the strength training back in place. And even better than the thyroid dosing seems to be getting close to what is livable and workable for you.

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/26/2012 3:09PM

    Way to go on the total workout!! Glad to hear that you are still finding some success with the meds. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Day 118-Walk with Hubby

Sunday, March 25, 2012

It was such a beautiful evening that I talked Hubby into going for a walk with me. We went one mile in 20 minutes. That's a great pace for hubby, and my left knee is sore so I didn't mind going a bit slower than usual.

We have friends that need prayers for their son, Bernard. He burned himself a week ago on 20% of his body. He's still in the burn unit, and his family needs prayers too. They don't live close to the hospital, so it's been a difficult week for them. Grandpa and the teenage kids have been left in charge of the younger kids. Mom and Dad stay in the city with Bernard and their small baby. It's been hard on all of them.

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/26/2012 9:05AM

    Prayers are being sent that everything will work out and he heals completely.

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BLUE42DOWN 3/26/2012 3:50AM

    Your friend's son is in my thoughts. I dread burns more than most injuries ... I hope he comes through okay.

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