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Sunday, January 09, 2011

I slept in until 6am. Boy, I felt great when I got up. I must have needed the day of rest and some good sleep. I did end up playing some ping pong on the PS3 move last night but that was about it.
Today I did 6miles on the elliptical. It felt good to post my mileage on the relay. My knees were a little tight afterward but really haven't been for the rest of the day. Maybe they're actually getting better. One can only hope.
We grabbed lunch at a taqueria. Yes, we do that a lot. I thought I had ordered papas con huevos plate but ended up with the burrito. That's okay, I just opened it up and ate the insides...not all of the cheese, though and certainly not all of the giant 11" flour tortilla. I think it was actually less food than if I had gotten the plate and it was cheaper so no complaints.
Afterward we stopped at Whole Foods. Well, I went in to Whole Foods and my husband went into Kragen. I was able to pick up some buckwheat flour (Arrowhead Mills Organic) so now I will be able to make my own buckwheat pancakes as soon as I find a recipe. Maybe next Saturday for breakfast.
Then we went to Golfland and played some miniature golf. I almost lost my ball once and hit it into the water once. Not a great showing for me but it was fun.
I think we'll be having something light and full of vegetables for dinner tonight. Just haven't decided what.
It was a good day. I'm not looking forward to work tomorrow but I am looking forward to having dinner with my BFF tomorrow, so to work first and then fun.
Have a great Sunday night!!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 1/10/2011 3:44PM

    Sounds like an awesome day!!

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/10/2011 1:06PM

    I haven't played put-put in forever. So much fun!! We have a course out there the last one is a bucking horse with a cowboy on it. If you get a hole in one, the horse starts moving!

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MISSMITSY 1/10/2011 7:35AM

    Sounds like an awesome Sunday! I'm wishing I had an elliptical or an indoor bike so I could still do something, until the treadmill gets fixed!

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JLITT62 1/10/2011 4:48AM

    Sounds like a great day! Miss the little whole-in-the-wall Mexican places in Austin. Hope the knees continue to improve!

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INIT2LIVEIT 1/10/2011 4:01AM

    Sounds like a lovely day. Now this would have been a great vacation day. Glad you got it in ;-)
I really admire the way you always cook something fresh for dinner (when you eat in). I find that at the end of the day the last thing I want to do is fuss with making something and standing over the stove to do it. It doesn't help that both my roommates are home in the evening too, so I never really get the kitchen to myself.

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BLEIGH711 1/9/2011 10:04PM

    Sounds like a great day. I would love to whole foods nearby. I never have a great showing at mini-golf, but its always a ton of fun. Come to think of it, we don't have mini-golf anywhere nearby either :)

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 1/9/2011 9:15PM

    Whole Foods is great! And buckwheat pancakes are my favorite. I wonder if there's a SP recipe for them?? It sounds like you had a nice day to finish off the weekend with a smile.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/9/2011 8:42PM

    Wow Nat, you are getting the hang of sleeping in! glad your knees are doing better. Love that mini-golf. we always talk about putting in a putt-putt here. one of these days....

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THEHONESTME 1/9/2011 8:40PM

    It sounds like you had a nice day ... you ALWAYS have a nice day! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 1/9/2011 8:21PM

    thank you for your 6 miles! lol sunday is chinese school for kid, MIA day ;p
glad you had sleep and a good day

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SBATES63 1/9/2011 8:12PM

    Sounds like you had a great day. I wish we had Whole Foods here.

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MARCHEM 1/9/2011 7:53PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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LARIESHA 1/9/2011 7:32PM

    What a fun day. We are going to have Chicken and Broccoli stuffed baked potatoes. One of my favorites. Then I will have the leftover chicken and broccoli for lunch tomorrow.

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YAMINOKODOMO 1/9/2011 7:31PM

    sounds like you had a nice relaxing day! I love days like that!Hope you have a wonderful time with your BFF tomorrow night!

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KKLENNERT809 1/9/2011 7:27PM

    What a wonderful day you had today! I know, Monday morning and work just creates that same old feeling every Sunday night. I hope that you have a great week, enjoy and smile!

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Relaxing Saturday

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I slept in this morning. Got up at about 6am. You all know that is late for me.
I did not do an hour on th elliptical like I had planned. My knees were a little sore last night so I thought maybe I had been pushing too hard and took a rest day. I know that's unusual for me. I did do my QuickFire team things: 3 sets of 10 squats and this month is pilates moves so I did the single leg stretch. I swiffer vac'd a little, did a couple of loads of laundry, went grocery shopping but that's it. Maybe after dinner we'll turn on the PS3 and play a game...not sure.
Before heading to the grocery store, we stopped for lunch at a place we've been wanting to try. Alexi's Resturant is a small diner. I had an egg white omelet with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, zucchini and feta cheese. Very tasty but a little heavy on the feta. I didn't eat a lot of that. The home fries were very tasty. My husband ate about 2/3 of mine. He had a hot turkey sandwich..the face with turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. I want to try the blueberry buckwheat pancakes next time we go. I love buckwheat pancakes. I was so sad when IHOP stopped serving them.
We decided to walk around Michael's crafts for a little while afterward. They're in the same shopping center. I bought some more cupcake boxes to use for gifts. Then off to the grocery store to stock up on a few things.
I think we're going to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner tonight. My husband wants some vegetables since he hasn't had anything but potatoes yesterday and today. That should be good. I hope we go soon, I'm pretty hungry.
Have a great night all!!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 1/10/2011 2:09PM

    6am is sleeping in?! Wow! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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JLITT62 1/9/2011 8:32AM

    Sounds like another nice, semi-relaxing day with good food choices. And you must've rubbed off on me cause after getting up at 3:30 to pee, I slept in til 6 am this morning myself.

But at least it is my official rest day!

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MISSMITSY 1/9/2011 7:30AM

    Sounds like a great day, sometimes your body just needs a little break, it's good that you listen to yours...

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INIT2LIVEIT 1/9/2011 5:01AM

    The omelet sounds yummy. Michaels and Jo-Anns are so much fun to browse around. I love seeing all the crafts and colors.

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KAMAPERRY 1/8/2011 9:43PM

    You deserve the rest!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/8/2011 9:36PM

    Nat, sounds like you had a great day! i can hardly believe i woke up before you did! we were up at 5am and out the door by 6am.
i am envious of your husbands hot turkey sandwich. i have been craving one of those for a few months but just haven't been anywhere that serves them. one of these days! your omlet sounds great. maybe i will make one in the morning, or a pfannkuchen, yummy!!

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APIRLRAIN888 1/8/2011 8:49PM

    what I nice day

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GLMOM2 1/8/2011 8:44PM

    Buckwheat pancakes? Seriously I have never met anyone outside my family who likes them! My dad used to make a family recipe of homemade buckwheat pancakes. The sad thing is he & my grandma that used to make them are both gone. Nobody in the family has it & she never wrote it in her recipe books I have of hers. I've tried recipes over the years & can't get it even close to dad's.

Thanks for the memory! emoticon


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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 1/8/2011 8:41PM

    a good day

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LOVE_ART 1/8/2011 8:40PM

  sounds like a perfect saturday!

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I Am So Happy It's Friday!!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Well, I was a slacker this morning. I didn't get up to workout. I decided to sleep in until 3:45. That's okay, though. When I got home I did Jackie Warner Xtreme Timesaver Training and then did about 40 minutes on the elliptical to get in 3 miles for the Virtual SF to NYC. It was a good workout. I'm pretty sure I'll be feeling it in my shoulders tomorrow because Jackie loves to work shoulders...trying to make everyone Red Carpet Ready.
My husband called and said that they were not going to meet to pick up the TV and move it until 6, so he thought he'd just stay at work because it's close to the TV. He offered to bring El Pollo Loco home for dinner. It's always tasty and depending on the sides, it can be very healthy. I don't like the skin so that cuts out some fat a calories. It should be a very nice dinner.
I'm glad he called before I took my shower. That way I was able to just put on my pj's instead of getting dressed. I'll just have a nice cozy evening. That's the way Friday should end.
Have a great night and a wonderful weekend!!

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THEHONESTME 1/8/2011 7:34PM

    Sounds like my kind of night! I hope your weekend is just as relaxing and enjoyable emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 1/8/2011 1:58PM

    Sounds lovely - and you sound really relaxed too.

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MARCHEM 1/8/2011 12:24PM

    Sounds like an awesome relaxing day. WTG, squeezing in a workout!

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SBATES63 1/8/2011 7:22AM

    Thanks for the reminder about tracking the miles! I think I have about 5 so far this month, but I will start putting those in. I love lazy Friday nights since I am usually tired after the week of work. I thought 5:45 was getting up early to work out! Lucky you that you got dinner brought to you. I can't complain because for the past 2 nights, hubby made dinner for me since he was home early. Last night we had my favourite Friday dinner, peameal bacon (Canadian bacon), eggs and whole wheat toast. Didn't even have a veggie, but I'll eat extra ones today. Have a wonderful day today.

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JLITT62 1/8/2011 5:23AM

    Since the snow was still coming down into the wee hours yesterday, we could stay all cozy too. Except DH did have to shovel off a little so the dogs could get to the shelter.

Here's to the weekend & being cozy -- but moving some, too!

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KAMAPERRY 1/8/2011 12:04AM

    You are amazing and I am sure you needed the rest! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/7/2011 10:28PM

    That just sounds so wonderful! not sure which part is my favorite, having someone bring dinner home to me, or getting to eat dinner in my pjs and not having to do a thing to prepare it!
Have a fun weekend!

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/7/2011 10:19PM

    Thanks girl you too! :D

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YAMINOKODOMO 1/7/2011 10:07PM

    You still got in a great workout! Thats good.

Quiet nights like that are always the best after a long day! I though thats what was going to happen tonight but then my boyfriend told me a few of our friends were coming over and so plans changed, but still they are like family so if I really wanted to I can just jump into my pjs and relax lol

We used to have an Ell Pollo Loco over here but it got shut down, but their foood WAS really good!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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APIRLRAIN888 1/7/2011 9:58PM

    3:45 AM? I was thinking PM! wow that is not slacking
and thanks for cranking out 3 miles for us today! slow today

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GLMOM2 1/7/2011 9:40PM

    You slept into 3:45! You call 3:45 sleeping in! What time does one go to bed at night to up that early? I have to applaud you for being able to do that.


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Thursday is Almost Friday

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Well I was so exhausted yesterday that I slept in this morning. The headache was gone and I felt good.
I was good today. No candy. When I got home from work, I did an hour on the elliptical and added 5 miles to the virtual ST to NYC challenge. I'm thinking I might elliptical again in the morning and maybe do some strength training after work. My husband has to help a friend of his move a TV after work so he might be home latish. It's always good to burn a few extra calories on Friday because we go out to dinner.
Tonight I'll be having some of the leftover roasted chicken. I was thinking of making a wrap with the pita and adding some pepper jack cheese and some onions. Maybe even put it in the oven like a pizza.....yeah, that sounds good.
Happy Thursday! We've almost made it!

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YAMINOKODOMO 1/7/2011 9:28PM

    Mmm your wrap sounds yummy!

I was exhausted thursday morning too! I had to call my job up and tell them I was coming in late because I needed to sleep some more. I definitely didnt tell them WHY I needed to come in late lol but my body seriously was burnt out for whatever reason.

Hope you have a wonderful night out! Enjoy!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 1/7/2011 3:22PM

    That sounds delicious! I hope you did the pizza idea ;)

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/7/2011 11:21AM

    Glad to hear you are taking it easy. Ignoring signals from our bods is not a good idea!

I was under calories last night, so today the scale was much better.. love the calorie cycling! And you are right... good to burn off extra calories if you know your day might be a big meal day.

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MISSMITSY 1/7/2011 6:35AM

    Yay for feeling better! Glad you got your workout in!!

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JLITT62 1/7/2011 5:23AM

    Mmmm, now you're making us all hungry! Sounds like you just need some rest (big shock there with how little sleep you get!) but you're still getting that exercise in so it's all good.

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INIT2LIVEIT 1/7/2011 3:18AM

    Sounds like an awesome day. Glad you're feeling better.
Shabbat Shalom

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APIRLRAIN888 1/6/2011 10:24PM

    glad you have no more headache and thank you for the 5 miles! lol spent too much goodie point ;p

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DSTDIVA9 1/6/2011 10:21PM

    Sounds great! How did the roasted chicken pita turn out emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/6/2011 10:10PM

    Good for you with no candy. I'm on day 10 or 11 (I'll have to check) and feel the difference in having no sugar. Have a fun Friday.

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KATIECALLOS 1/6/2011 9:55PM

    OMG your dinner sounds Delicious. I am going to have to make that over the weekend. Yummy!

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LARIESHA 1/6/2011 9:53PM

    So happy the headache is gone. It's okay to sleep in. One of my favorite things to do.

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HARRINGTON5 1/6/2011 9:50PM

    Oh, that does sound good. I love how you can still make wonderful meals with left-overs.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/6/2011 9:45PM

    Hi Nat! i am so glad that you are feeling better today. sometimes sleeping in is a good thing! i was doing that yesterday when i was rattled out of bed by the dogs barking like crazy. big alert, the horse was out loose!

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KAMAPERRY 1/6/2011 9:43PM

    emoticon So happy you feel better!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 1/6/2011 7:59PM

    Sleeping in is good, you probably needed the rest. YAY on no candy! Way to go! Your dinner sounds great!

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Yay for Wednesday!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I went to bed with a migraine yesterday and woke up at 2:30 this morning and it was still pretty bad so I dragged myself downstairs and took a couple of Tylenol and got back into bed. I knew I wasn't going to be able to face Bob Harper (as pretty as he is) with that headache. By the time the alarm went off at 3:45, it was gone and pretty much stayed gone until about 1pm when I had to take more drugs. Just one of the crappy side effects of TOM.
I did exercise when I got home. Bob Harper's Inside Out Pure Burn Super Strength...66 minutes of fun. I even used some 8lb weight for some of it. I can't use any weights on the push ups and T-stands at the end. They hurt my hands even though they are padded. I don't think I could add any more padding to them but ouch. You have the weights in your had on the floor and prop yourself up. Does that make sense. Anyway, I have to just rest myself on my hands and then pick up the weight for the arm that goes up.
I'm trying to decide if I'll do the elliptical in the morning or wait until the afternoon. I guess I'll see what my legs feel like in the morning. There were a lot of squats and lunges holding those 8lb weights.
Tonight we're having some pork tamales that I got from a coworker. She had made them for Christmas and save some for me in the freezer. I can see how they compare to the ones we had on Christmas. I'll heat up some refried beans and dinner will be complete.
Much better than the peanut M&M's I had for lunch. I don't know why I was craving them so much..yes, I do....TOM. At least they have some protein from the peanuts and they're low sodium. I will not have any more of them this week...I have written it and I will heed it.
I'm looking forward to Friday. It's been a weird week back at work. That always happens after a vacation. Next week will feel normal.
Have a great night!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 1/6/2011 8:02PM

    Oh sorry about the migraine. Hope it is gone completely now. TOM sucks. I just got over mine. I agree that Bob is a cutie! Great job on the workout though! Mmmm I love peanut M&M's! You might have needed the extra calories.

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 1/6/2011 7:41PM

    Yum, Tamales! I am so sorry to hear about your headache. You got your exercise in, though, which is awesome. Don't worry about the M&Ms, you get some "freebies" when TOM is in town.

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LYDILOS 1/6/2011 7:29PM


We have a soft spot for tamales here! I like to reheat them in a pot on the stove with a little water. The steam heats them without drying them out more. Although, my mother-in-love fries them the second time around.

Looks like you got a handle on that headache! emoticon

Keep it up, you are terrific!

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KATIECALLOS 1/6/2011 4:37PM

    I hate migraine's, glad that you have started to feel better. Its supper great that even though you weren't feeling well you still got a workout in...

I have never had a thing for M&M's but I do get a craving for See's candy... Yummy!

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HALFFAST 1/6/2011 3:01PM

    I love peanut m&ms too! I hope you feel better soon. There's definitely something going around. My stepson is sick, my husband is sick, a bunch of people at work are sick, and I'm trying like hell NOT to catch it. Have a great day!

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KAMAPERRY 1/6/2011 2:48PM

    Hope you are better! emoticon

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JKSOCAL 1/6/2011 2:47PM

    I love peanut M&Ms. And my family does too, so it's a problem. We can down a whole big bag before we even notice. Yum and Ugh.

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HARRINGTON5 1/6/2011 12:39PM

    You are awesome! To do those kinds of exercise after not being able to sleep and having a migrain, tells me you are motivated!
You can reach any goal with that kind of attitude!

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/6/2011 11:04AM

    ooh peanut butter m&ms....I can see the draw! Glad you felt better and hopefully Thursday will be headache free!

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MBSKIT 1/6/2011 8:21AM

    Hope you are feeling better today!

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MISSMITSY 1/6/2011 7:49AM

    Ahh those chocolate cravings get you round this time don't they! I just try to leave room for some at night when they get really bad...

Great work getting in that workout even when you weren't feeling great!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 1/6/2011 7:38AM

    I also gave in to peanut butter M&Ms yesterday! We deserve it :)

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/6/2011 7:13AM

    So sorry about your migraine, they are the worst. And good job on exercising anyway. That totally makes me feel better during that TOM if I exercise. And I love your healthy viewpoint on the peanut M&M's, lol, my weakness. Hope you are feeling better after a good nights rest. Have a sunshine day.

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DSTDIVA9 1/6/2011 6:41AM

    I suffer from migraines as well so I feel your pain.

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JLITT62 1/6/2011 5:01AM

    Glad the drugs worked! TOM arrived here also, but oddly enough I felt much better after its arrival. There must be something hormonal that drives those symptoms I was having -- it's not the first time I haven't felt well before the arrival, but it doesn't happen everytime either, thankfully.

Thankfully peanut M&Ms aren't my thing . . . now peanut BUTTER M&Ms, that's a different story. They used to be my treat on New Years -- but not for a while now!

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INIT2LIVEIT 1/6/2011 4:04AM

    One of the reasons I love Thursday night - it's always the evening before Fri. Feel better soon and rest up for the new week. I know for you that means at least an hr of cardio a day... :)

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LARIESHA 1/5/2011 9:47PM

    Headaches are no joke. They will derail anything you are doing. I too suffer from migraines, but they are usually brought on by stress. I did not allow myself to be stressed out at work today. I just handled the situation, although I was very irritated to the point that I had to take that walk, but I let it go. Any who hope your headaches stays away, they are no fun!


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THEHONESTME 1/5/2011 9:28PM

    I don't have a clue what exercise you're talking about -- I think you should do a video or picture blog to show us emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/5/2011 9:14PM

    i will have to try that exercise with the hand weights. i see them do it on the show, but have never tried it. i bet it does hurt!
i have no excuse for my cravings. it's just the way i am. i always crave sugar, but i work it in to my daily calories. i do have my priorities!

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APIRLRAIN888 1/5/2011 9:09PM

    sorrry you feel icky today

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GLMOM2 1/5/2011 8:54PM

    I think I know what you mean. In Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred that workout or similiar anyways is on it. That is tough to do with the weights. I just figured out to grab by the sides & not all away around the weight handle. Does that make sense?

You gotta love TOM, it makes us crave things!!! emoticon

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