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Day 143-Lazy day

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I felt really tired today. It couldn't be all the running around I've done this week for the family, or the two awesome workouts in a row?

I really took it easy today. I went back to bed after everyone left and stayed there till 10:30. Then I watched TV for a few hours. It's funny, even on my lazy days I still get several loads of laundry done and folded and I clean the kitchen and do dishes. After school the kids and I worked together to hurry to get the split pea soup going, and then I had to run them to piano and Bridget to the doctor. I took her in for pink eye, but found out there that she has a fever. Horrible mom!! I missed the fever!! She appears to have some kind of virus and her eyes are watery because of it.

The rain today made my evening easier. Soccer and track all got cancelled, so less running around.

I finally got my workout done, at 7:30 tonight. I did 20 minutes on the elliptical at a slower pace, not all out. It still counts though and my streak continues.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/20/2012 8:41AM

    Sounds like a calmer day to me! Hope your daughter feels better quickly. I always hate when the boys are sick. Take care of yourself today and have a great Friday!

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    I LOVE the way a "lazy" day still involves laundry and dishes. It's the same way at our house. With so many children it has to, huh?

I hope Bridget is feeling better soon. Maybe you have a touch of her virus and that's why you were dragging today. Our family is going through the same stuff and my heart really goes out to my little one. I keep having to suction her nose so she can nurse. Awful! I always treat a fever because if it gets too high then they are completely lethargic and I can't get them to drink anything and if they do it comes back up. At least if I can keep the fever down then I can keep them hydrated and we don't end up in the ER. But each of my children handle illnesses differently. Some just have stronger constitutions I guess.

Hope you all feel better soon!


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SUPER_ACE115 4/20/2012 1:40AM

    Ok. I don't count that as a lazy day. Perhaps a "light" day. emoticon But as moms do we ever actually get a lazy day? I've found that when I do have a lazy day, I end up with twice as much work the next day.

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KPETSCHE 4/19/2012 11:47PM

    Great job, Chris. Don't you just hate it when you miss something like a fever in one of your kids. At least it's good to have that fever do it's job and work on knocking out that virus. I know I used to try to treat the kids' fevers when they were little so it wouldn't get too high. Now, I mainly treat them for the discomfort and try to let some of the fevers go for awhile. Of course, it's easier now that they are older, too. Hope she's feeling better soon.

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Day 142-Another sunny day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I LOVE getting outside in weather like this. Today I did jogging and weight intervals:

1 mile jog, weights, abs (non-crunch)

I did this three times.
My jogging total time was under 42 minutes. I felt slow today, and it felt pretty warm out there. I hope the weather cooperates. I'd love to get outside again this week.

I am doing great at avoiding fat, alcohol, and high glycemic foods. I'm also trying really hard to watch my portions, 3/4 of my plate as veggies, 1/4 meat. I think I really needed some extra last night after dinner. I was starting to crash and had an extra ham and cheddar cheese (a fancy Irish kind from Costco). That helped a lot instead of my usual stick of string cheese. I still think I'm making progress, but can only weigh myself once a month, if that often. I don't want to discourage myself.

Hubby is still trying hard at eating well. He also tries to get some sort of workout in, but he is pretty tired after work.

I'd better go now, lots still to do around the house.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/19/2012 1:56PM


Great job! You're doing so good at keeping the streak going.

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SHELLKAYE 4/18/2012 10:30PM

    It was a beautiful day. I wish everyday was like this. These nice weather days really inspire me to get moving. Keep up on motivating the husband.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/18/2012 7:11PM

    Chris, you are doing great! Keep it up!

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    Your workout sounds great! I got my workout done today too. WooHoo! And a high protein snack sounds like just what you needed. Have a great evening!


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Day 141-Five miles

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I finally got in over sixty minutes of cardio. Today I did some walking and jogging intervals: 0.25 mile walk/1.25 mile jog/0.25 mile walk/1.25 mile jog/0.25 mile walk/1.5 jog/0.25 mile walk.

That totals 4 miles jogging in 54 minutes and one mile walking in 17.5 minutes.


For the record, I did take my nap this morning after everyone left. It was cold and rainy, perfect sleeping weather. It felt great!!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/19/2012 1:21AM


How exciting to have the chance to do more than just enough for the streak!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/18/2012 12:45PM

    Awesome job! Sounds like the nap was just what you needed. Have a great Wednesday!

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MJ7DM33 4/17/2012 9:42PM

  emoticon on your exercising!

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    Great job exercising! I firmly believe that exercising in intervals like the walk/jog/walk/jog is the prime exercise for weight loss. Keep moving!


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Day 140-Lots of running around

Monday, April 16, 2012

I finally got a workout in today, at 7:30pm. I walked around the track down by the soccer fields. I couldn't find my sweats and was in a hurry, so I decided to walk instead of jogging. I did two miles in under 31 minutes. I feel really good about that.

Today was a day of running around. I had to get the title from our totaled van from the county courthouse and then take it to our insurance company so we could get the check. Then I had to drive to Omaha and meet hubby so we both could sign the check and deposit it. I was then able to pay our taxes. I really don't want to think about that part too much. Hubby and I had a nice lunch together, gyro salads. Afterward it was off to Costco for lots of fresh veggies.

After I got home it was the usual trying to get dinner and other various kitchen jobs done while getting kids to and from their practices and lessons. I think tomorrow morning, I'll go back to bed after everyone gets off to school and work. I need a break!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/17/2012 2:01PM

    Hope you are able to regroup! Have a great day!

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BLUE42DOWN 4/17/2012 3:26AM

    emoticon job making sure you kept your streak going - and 2 miles in under 31 minutes for a walking pace is excellent!

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KPETSCHE 4/17/2012 2:01AM

    Great job on the walk (we were actually walking at the same time - almost like walking together LOL) but it sounds as if you need a morning for regrouping. Nothing better than going back to bed to do it right. Have a great day.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 4/16/2012 10:32PM

    I exercised at 7 p.m. this evening too, but I am so glad I got it done! Feels good, doesn't it?


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SHELLKAYE 4/16/2012 10:10PM

    That's a busy day. Way to go on fitting in that walk. I know what you mean about fresh veggies at Costco. I've been thinking of getting a membership again to Sam's Club. They always had good qualilty produce that was flavorful and lasted longer. Enjoy that break tomorrow.

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Day 139

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I only got 10 minutes in on the elliptical, but that's all the time I have. Getting ready for church, then off to work. It's a busy day.

I sure hope the storms are done for a while. The forecast says windy today.

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KPETSCHE 4/16/2012 2:07AM

    Yep, that wind was a pain. Good job on the streak!

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    It's definitely windy out there! Good for you for fitting in at least some kind of a workout on a very busy Sunday.


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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2012 11:17AM

    Yeah, not looking forward to the drive home in the 40 mph winds! Have a great day!

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