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Streak ended at 370-Will start new one after illness

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The stomach flu plague has hit our house with a vengeance this week. We had such a fantastic weekend: craft show, basketball win, St Nicholas at church, visit with my parents, Christmas boutique, Sunday dinner out. Monday went ok. I had a nice walk with hubby, despite him having some asthma trouble. The kids went to school. I got Mikey to the orthodontist, and did a Costco run. Then, late Monday night, it all fell apart.

Mary (13) started vomiting. Later, Stevie (10), joined in. Hubby and I struggled through the night taking care of them. We got the others off to school, and hubby to work. I went back for a nap as Mary and Stevie were resting. I got up around 12 noon and it was my turn. I never actually vomited, but I can't remember when I've had such dizzying nausea. My skin hurt later that day, everywhere, even my ear lobes. I never had a fever, but the chills set in. We got some good sleep Tuesday night. We all went to bed really early. Actually, I had pretty much stayed in bed all day.

Wednesday, Stevie still stayed home recovering. Hubby worked from home. I went in to work. I was weak, but I made it through, eating saltines all night. I guess four people called in sick yesterday. The whole place smelled of bleach. The bosses wiped everything down. When I got home, Mikey (16), and Sean (7), were down for the count. Bridget (7) joined them in the middle of the night. Hubby and I were up all night again.

So today, I have three out of six home from school. I will probably keep them home tomorrow too. I pray that hubby and Pat don't come down with this. They have enough trouble with asthma, they don't need this. And, my exercise streak came to an end. I ended up doing 370 straight days of 10 min per day of exercise. I plan to take a short break, mostly to recover from this bug and catch up cleaning the house and doing laundry. Everything is behind. I'm not stressed about decorating yet. We normally wait until closer to Christmas. I would like to get some cards out. They will probably be simple. We have the picture taken.

I'll keep you all posted when I start again. Keep healthy and thank you for the continued support!
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KPETSCHE 12/7/2012 8:53PM

    Bummer, Chris, but we totally understand. Sounds like quite the run you guys have had with everything. Give yourself some time!

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WOUBBIE 12/6/2012 10:22PM

    Ugh. I hate when all my sweeties are so sick. (And I REALLY hate it when I'm sick too and still have to take care of them all!)

You're a real superhero in my book - you should call yourself The Power of 10!!!

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So, recuperate, rejuvenate, and rejoice that you'll all be better soon! I look forward to following your next adventure in wellness!

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KAYTIE22 12/6/2012 10:13PM

    Hope everyone feels a lot better real soon. Sending lots of good wishes your way.




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MUSICMOMOF2 12/6/2012 8:24PM

    Sorry to hear that everyone has been sick. Take care of yourself!!

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ALLISON145 12/6/2012 4:14PM

    Oh no - hope everyone is better soon! Hugs (but only from Afar - eek!)!

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Days 369 & 370

Monday, December 03, 2012

This weekend was a fantastic weekend, except for the Husker loss. Saturday, it was so great to see Stevie's basketball team get their first win, and for Stevie(10) to do so well. I mentioned his eight points, I forgot to mention that he scored the first two points of the game, and it was an awesome shot.

Sunday we went to mass first. Then we had the monthly eggs/pancake breakfast afterward. Since Saint Nicholas' feast day is December 6th, he made an appearance and gave treats to the kids (St Nicholas, not Santa). We then went to my mom's house and had a nice family picture taken. I'm anxious to get the Christmas cards put together. Then we ended up going to Aksarben Village. There was a Christmas boutique there and they had it all lit up for Christmas. We also ate at the Thai restaurant. It was a great family day.

My exercise yesterday was playing basketball with the kids at my Dad's house. We had so much fun again. Dad and I couldn't hit any shot. We were pathetic, but we still kept trying.

I've already gotten my exercise in today. Hubby and I went on a short walk, only eighteen minutes, but he was with me. That's all that matters.

  
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KPETSCHE 12/4/2012 2:39AM

    Yeah Chris. Sounds like you've been busy. See you at work!

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MUSICMOMOF2 12/3/2012 2:07PM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend! Here's to a great week!

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367 & 368

Saturday, December 01, 2012

367- I had a nice 50 minute walk with Hubby, lots of good hills and beautiful weather.

368-Only ten minutes on the elliptical. Good news today, though, Stevie's (10) basketball team got their first win. Stevie scored 8 points and did great today. The whole team did great. They really needed this win. They are learning a lot, but you need at least one win to boost your spirits every now and then. It was extra special since my parents were there too.
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/2/2012 7:01AM

    Way to go!!

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TROUBLE2ME2 12/2/2012 6:09AM

    What a good example you and hubby are setting for the kids

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MJ7DM33 12/2/2012 12:15AM

  emoticon Go Stevie & Stevie's team!

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KPETSCHE 12/1/2012 11:22PM

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Nice that Brian will take the time to walk with you. Ed always says he wants to but seems to be busy (conveniently? who's to say, I guess - LOL) 50 minutes in a nice long walk, too.

Yeah for Stevie! 8 points had to be fun for him. It's always nice when the Grandparents get to watch AND see a win AND see the Grandkid ROCK the show.

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Days 365 & 366-One Leap Year of 10min/day of exericse!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today, November 29th, is my one year anniversary for doing 10 min of exercise per day! I thought my math was off, but then I remembered that 2012 is a leap year. I double checked my blogs from a year ago, and November 29th was when I started this challenge.

Yesterday's workout was a nice walk with hubby and my twins (7). It wasn't the stellar workout that I wanted, but I really enjoyed having some of my family with me. I've been working a lot of shifts at both my jobs, and it's slowing me down a bit. It's also taking away a lot of valuable exercise time.

Today (Day 366) !!! I wanted to do a better workout to celebrate one year. I walked by myself in my new shoes for a total of 60 minutes and 3.4 miles. There were several hard hills, and I tried to push myself. Hubby exchanged my Asics that I just got (one or two months ago) and got me new ones. The new ones are slightly different, but I think they'll work. I can't believe my shoes got a hole in the toe, and they were so new. My last Asics didn't get holes until after two, maybe two and a half years. Anyway, I had a fantastic walk at a pace of 17.6 minutes per mile. That is a fast pace, especially considering the hills.
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Well, I have to go. My 14 year old son wants to go on a walk, so I think I'll up my mileage for the day.

We just added 1.2 more miles to my total today. Half of that was up hill, including about 130 stairs by the schools.
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MJREIMERS 12/7/2012 2:55PM

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Now that you have a healthy habit, it will be easier to keep it going!!!! emoticon

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You've done great keeping up your streak for so long. Congratulations!!!!!

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KPETSCHE 11/30/2012 7:12PM

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I knew you could do it, Chris. Way to work it good for that full year! Leap year made me do a double-take also and recount.

Hope things are going well with your extra shifts at Mo Valley. See you next week.
Kelly

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WOUBBIE 11/29/2012 11:03PM

    We're all so proud of you!!! Squee!!!! Well done!

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BLUE42DOWN 11/29/2012 7:33PM

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A big BIG emoticon on a full year of healthy activity!

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NYS_EMT 11/29/2012 7:20PM

    Awesome job!!! :)

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/29/2012 6:57PM

    Way to go! Here's to the second year!

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TROUBLE2ME2 11/29/2012 5:33PM

    Great way to stick to it!!!!
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Days 363 & 364-Almost a year!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm still very busy and can't believe how much I get done in a day. Yesterday was filled with trying to get the laundry caught up because I went from working only two days this week, to three or possibly four. I also got dinner made for the family (spaghetti) and myself (taco meat for taco salad) and the quick shopping done (just the local grocery store). Sean (7) and I went to the doctor too. He's had a back ache for a while and I took him to ease hubby's mind. Doc confirmed it's probably just muscle ache for the rough housing incident, bones look fine. I got some names for possibly getting my gall bladder checked out. Since I had a negative scan, though, it's hard to say if I need to have anything done. At 9:30 last night I got my 10 minutes in on the elliptical.

Today, I'm still busy with the checkbook and laundry and catching up paperwork at home. I squeezed in another 10 minutes on the elliptical, so my streak is almost at one year now!
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KPETSCHE 11/28/2012 1:28AM

    That's great, Chris. You're doing awesome.

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MJ7DM33 11/27/2012 8:39PM

  You are doing great!!! Keep it up!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/27/2012 4:34PM

    Sounds like you have a lot going on right now. I hope that things slow down for you a bit. Keep that streak going!

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