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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yesterday we went to San Francisco. I was dressed for the rain because it was raining in San Jose and figured for sure it would be raining in San Francisco. As we got closer, the rain and clouds just dissipated. It was beautiful and sunny but a little cold (which is to be expected). We had lunch at an Indian Buffet and then decided we needed to walk around to work some of it off. It was a much slower walk than I'd normally take and I was kind of hunched to the left because I can't seem to stand up straight but it was nice.
Today I had to go back to work having finished my short vacation. I actually ended up calling it sick time because it didn't seem like much of a vacation with my back being injured and my boss said it was okay. He actually told me I should have stayed home today but there were some things I needed to get done, so I stayed until about 12:30 and then left for the day.
I had planned on picking up some Epsom salts on the way home at Target because they were out of them at the VA store. Target didn't have any either. Must be lots of people who need muscle relief.
I made some lunch when I got home and then decided I needed to move around a little and did some dancing in the living room while watching some Biggest Loser On Demand. I think I hate that the show is a game.
My husband bought some Epsom salts at the grocery store on his way home, so I soaked for a while in the tub.
For some reason, I can never get comfortable in the tub. I don't know if it's because I'm short and I can't prop myself up very well or what. Maybe I need a bath pillow? My hair always ends up getting stuck in the seam between the tub and the wall. I don't know if it helped or not. My back is a little sore. I'm hoping that maybe tomorrow I'll be walking more upright.
Okay, not a very eventful day and it's kind of a rambling blog.
Have a great night.

  
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CYNTHIAMINUS40 3/23/2011 10:19PM

    I hope your back feels better soon. emoticon

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THEHONESTME 3/23/2011 9:53PM

    Sorry to hear you're still hurting! I hope you get it looked at soon - -back pain sucks!
Take care! emoticon

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STRINGS58 3/23/2011 4:18PM

    I like a bath pillow! I hope you are feeling better. This is probably my last season of watching BL -- I don't like not being happy about a 4 pd/week weight loss when it takes me months to make that happen. I heard there was even more "gaming" going on -- I don't like that aspect. I like that it challenges me to exercise harder. I like seeing transformations, because I want mine!

The day in San Fran sounded nice!

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MSPRIS3 3/23/2011 3:46PM

    When I hurt my back last year, I was crooked too! I tilt slightly to the left. The pain is gone, but when I do a lot of housework or sitting, when I stand, I'm still crooked

Hope yours get's better soon!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/23/2011 3:35PM

    Def. rest and hopefully your back will be good as new soon! I also hate the game play in Biggest Loser.

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/23/2011 12:54PM

    great that your boss let you change it to sick time! Hopefully the back issue goes away as quickly as it came! emoticon

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LARIESHA 3/23/2011 11:52AM

    Sorry your back is still not feeling better. I hope it is feeling better today! Have a wonderful day!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 3/23/2011 8:54AM

    :( Sorry your back is still hurting you. Have you tried one of those Thermacare wraps? I love those things...even buy 'em in bulk at BJ's LOL. I agree with you about the Biggest Loser...the game play part of it takes away from the real reason they are there. And yes, you probably need a bath pillow...look for one with suction cups so it stays in place. Hope you're upright today!

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HALFFAST 3/23/2011 8:40AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon! I have the same problem in the tub so I can definitely relate! You'll have to let me know if a bath pillow helps and if so, which one. And I still love the Biggest Loser, even with the game playing. I cried like a baby at both lasts weeks, and this weeks, eliminations!

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/23/2011 8:26AM

    Sounds like you need one of those husband pillows (used for nursing) for the bath! Of course I am sure you would prefer to not need the bath at all :)

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SOKKERNUT 3/23/2011 8:01AM

    I love San Francisco we have been 4 times, we always take different ppl or couples with us and they enjoy it as much as we do.

Sorry to hear about your back doll, hope it gets better soon.

I hear ya about Biggest Loser I tell hubby I watch it for transformations but I don't like all the drama, game playing, voting off. I think whomever doesn't lose the most weight goes home period, but then again this is TV and nobody would watch since ppl are all into reality shows these days. This is the ONLY reality show I watch, other than that tv is off.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 3/23/2011 7:30AM

    Hope the hot bath helped you feel better. Take it easy. Sounds like you have a really great boss. emoticon

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MISSMITSY 3/23/2011 6:56AM

    I can't believe it's still hurting, you are having the worst luck with injuries lately... Glad you turned it into sick time though, now you can have a proper mini vacation later!

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SBATES63 3/23/2011 6:08AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon. Missing my running mate! On to Week 6 Day 2 today. Spark Virtual 5 k in 3 weeks. I should be ready.

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JLITT62 3/23/2011 5:59AM

    I almost never take baths, but I do have a bath pillow/mat & I highly recommend one.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/23/2011 12:56AM

    Nat sorry about the pain your back is still giving you. I'm glad you enjoyed you mini vacation. Rest up, hope you feel better.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/23/2011 12:45AM

    Hi Nat! bummer about the back still giving you pains. i broke down and got a really nice bath pillow and also a pad that goes on the floor of the tub. my butt has NO meat on it to pad against the hard surface. you know, i bought those things a few weeks ago and still have not tried them out!

the pillows and pads are hard to find. i ended up at bed bath and beyond. the only others i could find were online and who wants to buy a pillow online. some things MUST be squeezed before you can buy them!

Get well SOON! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 3/23/2011 12:38AM

    Ooh, hope you feel better. I have a baht pillow, and it does help! emoticon

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CHERWHOAH 3/22/2011 11:43PM

    Oh man, i'm glad you were able to use sick time! I really hope your back gets better soon :(

I never got into the Biggest Loser, i wished they could let the contestants just stick to the program and whoever lost the most wins. Something like this can really benefit the contestants' lives and yet they need to be all evil and strategic. I've only watched it once though.

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APIRLRAIN888 3/22/2011 11:34PM

    argh for your back just when you were on a roll!

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CARIBBEANLOVER 3/22/2011 11:20PM

    Funny, my hubby needed Epson salt and they were out at Target too! Maybe there is a shortage? LOL!
Gosh, how tall/short are you? Poor thing! You can't get comfortable in the bath? I haven't had a bath in years...I remember how good they feel! I hope the warm water helped a little bit and I hope you get better soon! Take care!

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LEN_VERSION32 3/22/2011 11:09PM

    Hope the back feels better tomorrow too!! emoticon

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Sore Sunday Morning But the Evening is Feeling Better

Monday, March 21, 2011

I definitely should not have been walking at a 16% incline yesterday. My back was pretty pissed off at me this morning.
Getting in and out of the car while running errands today certainly didn't help matters. We attempted to pick up some frosting sheets for the Cricut today at Michael's Crafts but apparently they no longer stock any Cricut Cake supplies. Big Lots was having a sale on Cricut cartridges so we thought we'd see if they had other supplies. Nope. We finally gave up and had lunch and then went to Trader Joe's. Boy they were crowded. They're always crowded on Sunday afternoon.
This evening we met up with my husband's family and my brother for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. It was very nice. We went to a Turkish restaurant.
www.zarapaloalto.com/
I had the very tasty falafel plate. The service was little slow but the food was excellent. We had a very nice time. Miraculously when we went to leave, I could stand up almost straight. Pretty much the first time since Friday morning. YAY!!!! I guess I should eat at Turkish restaurants more frequently ;-)
Even though the day started out kind of bad, it ended very nicely.
Happy Sunday night!! Have a great week!!

  
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KNITTABLES 3/22/2011 9:08PM

    Glad to hear your evening turned out great Take care of the back.

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KAMAPERRY 3/22/2011 12:23AM

    Happy Anniversary, and take care of your back!

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THEHONESTME 3/21/2011 8:47PM

    I'm a little behind in my blog reading, but Happy Anniversary! CONGRATS!!

I don't know where you live, but it's planets away from where I live. You have so many options near you. Me? Well, there's the pub, the pizza joint, or the Chinese restaurant... take your pick! And, Trader Joe's? Yeah, well, we have ONE grocery store in town and while it's gotten better, it's no Trader Joe's.

Mind if live vicariously through you? LOL

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WONDERWOMAN 3/21/2011 8:19PM

    Happy Anniversary yesterday! Keep on being smart and you'll be back before you know it.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Trader Joe's. Too bad the closest one to me is about 8 hours away. It's on the route we take between our two "homes" - so I always stop and stock up each way. My husband has learned to be sure there's plenty of room in the truck.
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CARIBBEANLOVER 3/21/2011 4:04PM

    Happy Anniversary! How long have you been married? Cool you were able to stand up straight. You are recovering! Good job!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/21/2011 2:04PM

    Happy Anniversary. Hope your back is better today! emoticon

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JLITT62 3/21/2011 1:21PM

    I'll have to try to remember the Turkish restaurant trick if I ever tweak my back! Or maybe all you need is falafel?

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LARIESHA 3/21/2011 12:12PM

    Happy Anniversary to you guys. Happy the back was feeling good. Hope it feels good today to. Joanns currently has a 25% off coupon, let me know if you find it online (I didn't see it there), if not I can email it to you. Never mind the 25% off all cricut products are excluded. There is a free shipping one from now until 3/27 with a minimum purchase of 40.00.

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/21/2011 11:06AM

    So glad you are feeling better emoticon hope you can find your Cricut supplies.. never heard of that. I think I'll use the search feature and get a point to see what it is!

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LEN_VERSION32 3/21/2011 10:40AM

    Glad the evening went well!!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/21/2011 8:34AM

    Take good care of your back. I agree, I don't spend enough time at Turkish restaurants either.

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 3/21/2011 8:26AM

    I hope your back is feeling better today!!!

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MISSMITSY 3/21/2011 7:21AM

    Sounds like a fun evening even if the rest of the day was pretty terrible! Glad you enjoyed your dinner out with the family!

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STRINGS58 3/21/2011 6:25AM

    Happy anniversary! I love the Turkish remedy. Don't push too hard, because you'll push again (though maybe differently) when you are fully recovered. (I'm having memories of back issues and pushing it didn't solve it)

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SBATES63 3/21/2011 6:11AM

    Take care of yourself! Who would have know that falafel was a miracle cure. Off to take care of the dog, change and do Week 6, Day 1. Glad for the treadmill today. I was really looking forward to taking the running outside again, but this morning it's snowing to beat the band again.

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APIRLRAIN888 3/21/2011 3:42AM

    your poor back!!!!! but glad you had a great day

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/21/2011 2:15AM

    I am so glad for you. Keep up the great self care...

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CHERWHOAH 3/21/2011 1:33AM

    I'm glad that you're feeling a little bit better! Happy Anniversary!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/21/2011 1:15AM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Sounds like a great dinner. I'm glad that you're feeling better.

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Hamentaschen and no ChaLEAN or running for a little while

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, so here's the recap.
As I said on Thursday, I did something to my back when I put my 20 pound weights down. It didn't hurt, but I felt something. I did ice but it has turned into some ouchiness. I did not exercise yesterday except for some walking around.
We decided to have lunch in Santa Cruz yesterday at a place we hadn't been to for a while since we hadn't been to Santa Cruz for a while. Zachary's has some really tasty food including their homefries. I enjoyed them very much. I got corned beef hash which was more potatoes than corned beef by a lot. Super greasy though. Felt kind of icky the rest of the day. We did walk around for a little bit but it was pouring rain so we hung out in Borders for a while and then had some coffee at Peet's. Last night was the model club meeting so we went and stopped at Lu for a little dinner first. I had some tofu and veggies over rice. Light and tasty. I really wanted some veggies. After the meeting we went to the Mini Gourmet. I only had coffee.
When I got up this morning the back was feeling pretty go so I decided to walk on the treadmill/incline trainer. I guess I should not have put it at 16% incline because when I finished my back was not happy and has been pretty cranky for the rest of today. No treadmill tomorrow for me. I definitely won't be running until my back is feeling better and there will be no ChaLEAN for at least a week if not two. I haven't decided if I'll just start the ChaLEAN from the beginning or just keep going from where I left off. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
We had brunch with my brother at Southern Kitchen today. I got a veggie omelet (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese) and had half...it was huge. It came with home fries...much less greasy than at Zachary's yesterday. And I was craving some sausage, so I got a side of sausage patties...I had about 3/4 of one. Maybe not the healthiest food choices but some days you just want not so healthy stuff.
I did bake some hamentaschen for Purim. Hamen is the bad guy of the Purim story. These cookies are to represent either his three-cornered hat or his pocket (depending who's telling the story).
Here they are rolled and cut with the poppy seed filling:

Here they are folded into their shape and ready to bake:

Here they are out of the oven:

I chose the best looking ones to photograph. Some of them sprung open completely so they look like baked versions of the first picture.
Happy Purim!!

  
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KATRINAKRAUT 3/22/2011 4:32PM

    Those look good. I keep hearing about Chalean. What exactly is everybody talking about? I'm in the dark.Hmm...

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CARIBBEANLOVER 3/21/2011 12:12AM

    Natalie, I hope your day of rest did you some good....you poor thing! I do not like when I can NOT exercise! I am not happy! Hang in there and take it easy.

I say if you are only taking a week off from CLX, just pick up where you left off.

Cookies/pastry thingies look good. YUM!

Louisa

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/20/2011 7:16PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your back! You are definitely doing the right thing by giving your body some time to rest and heal. I wish you a quick recovery!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 3/20/2011 5:51PM

    Happy Purim! The cookies look fantastic. I am so sorry your back is worse. I guess it depends on how you feel when you get ready to resume ChaLEANX, but I have been out for about 2 weeks I think, and I am planning to start over completely. I have actually lost muscle mass, though, so my situation is probably different. I have had to stop ChaLEAN for a week before (not due to sickness) and I was able to resume without dropping amount of weight lifted, with little difficulty. Be kind to your back and feel better soon emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/20/2011 4:52PM

    sorry to hear you hurt your back some, that is NOT good!

Cookies look really good! Did you brush the dough where it squeezed together with egg yolks? That helps it keep it's stickiness while baking.

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LEN_VERSION32 3/20/2011 8:28AM

    Hey Nats, if you are grounded for two weeks or less, I don't think you should start over...your body wouldn't have lost the level of fitness that you gained in the last 3 weeks from CLX. Keep icing it for week 1 and then hot compresses after that. That is the mistake I made with mine...used the hot before the cold. emoticon

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STRINGS58 3/20/2011 8:00AM

    I hope you feel better soon -- but that means you may have to feel better before your back is ready for the hard stuff! go easy, easy, easy and let it recover!
My family really likes cheery and apricot. I like prune, but didn't find any prune filling when I found the poppy seed. The cherry spreads like mad --- careful! I tend to claim the open ones as my own !!

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MISSMITSY 3/20/2011 6:03AM

    Sorry your back is being difficult again! Hopefully a little bit of rest will do it some good, it's good that you're listening to it and taking a time out though...
Your 3 corner hats/pockets look really good...

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JLITT62 3/20/2011 5:35AM

    Purim just always passes me by. Sorry about the back - hope it's better sooner rhan you think. Good job on craving veggies!

Is ChaLean meant to be progressive? If it is, probably wouldn't hurt to start over again. If it isn't, I probably wouldn't.

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/20/2011 4:56AM

    A Freilich Purim!!!

Don't be too hard on yourself, R & R is the best thing you can do. As for starting up again, you are so fit I shouldn't think you'd need to start from scratch. Dialing it back a bit from where you left off might be enough. It all really depends on how you feel though and how long the rest ends up being.

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DTSOBEL 3/20/2011 3:38AM

    Happy Purim. I plan on making some tomorrow. The kids want to make apple filled, cherry filled and chocolate filled and I added white chocolate filled. Hope your Purim is happy and fun filled.

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/20/2011 2:24AM

    Yikes!!!!!! I hope your back is better soon!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad that you enjoyed your food and the cookies look delish. :)

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KAMAPERRY 3/20/2011 1:56AM

    Happy Purim!!! Those cookies look great!! I am really looking forward to tomorrow!! So sorry about your back!! Do take care of yourself! emoticon

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THEHONESTME 3/19/2011 11:34PM

    Oh gees, Nat! I'm sorry to hear about your back -- take care of yourself! Cookies look very interesting and yummy!

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CHERWHOAH 3/19/2011 11:11PM

    Oh no, i hope you feel better soon. Regarding CLX, I say start off with lower weights than you last left off, but you might want to just move fwd so you don't get bored. But it's really how you feel.

Model Club? What kind of models? I see some in anime where they paint figurines or stuff like that.

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SBATES63 3/19/2011 10:38PM

    Sounds like you had a good couple of days. I hope you feel better soon. Never had those cookies but they look interesting and yummy. Take care and talk soon.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/19/2011 10:32PM

    I love hamentaschen!
Sorry to hear about your back. I would take it easy on the Extreme stuff until you know you're recovered.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/19/2011 10:27PM

    Hi Nat! sorry about the owie back. i hope you heal up quickly and well! maybe a nice soak in the tub, an ice pack and a rest will do you some good. and some of those wonderful cookies cant hurt either! my Grandma used to make something like that, but i dont think they had the same name.

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APIRLRAIN888 3/19/2011 9:34PM

    ouch! no good! best thing is layoff for the wk ;p

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JOAN_HEO 3/19/2011 8:54PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your back! =( Don't mess around with it!

Your cookies look delish! I'll take a dozen and I don't care what they look like! emoticon Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to taste them right now but this cold isn't slowing down my eating... unfortunately!

I love that UC Santa Cruz has the Banana Slug as it's mascot! How funny is THAT??

Be sure to check out the super moon tonight...it's a beauty!

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BARCLE 3/19/2011 8:29PM

    Yummm - those cookies look divine! I hope your back recovers quickly, ouchies - poor you emoticon

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AARONSGIRL420 3/19/2011 8:28PM

    Those cookies look absolutely divine. I love poppy seed filling!

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MDTWEETY 3/19/2011 8:23PM

    Happy Purim! We are planning to take Laila to a Purim carnival tomorrow. :) She doesn't really have a costume. i will probably put her in a tutu. :) Can you share your Hamentaschen recipe? Been craving those!! Or better yet, send some of yours my way! ;)
I'm sorry about your back. Take it easy, OK?

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/19/2011 8:22PM

    The cookies look good. I just got a email from Martha Stewart and that was the cookie of the day. Ouchie about your back, better rest that up and not do anything strenuous to injury it more.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/19/2011 8:21PM

    Hope your back feels better soon! Your weekend sounds productive and fun! Your hamentaschen looks soooooooo yummy! Ive never had them before.

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ChaLEAN Extreme Day 19

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I went to bed a little late last night so I was too tired to get up to do my workout in the morning.
That's okay. I ran around a lot at work and did a little office dancing ;-)
When I got home I did my workout:
3/17/11
Burn Circuit 3
Sumo Squat with Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Calf Raise ~W-20 R-12 (I twisted funny putting the weights down)
Squat with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Frontal Press ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Sumo Squat with Delt Raises ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Double Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-12 (6 on each leg)
Sumo Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12

Unfortunately now my back is a little sore. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the 20 pounders or maybe I just shouldn't have put them down. It's been iced and ibuprofened. I'm hoping it will be happy in the morning. If not, tomorrow is definitely a rest day.
The good thing is I'm off of work until Tuesday, so I can sleep in as late as I want tomorrow...maybe even 6am.
Have a great night!

  
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WENDYSPARKS 3/19/2011 5:59PM

    Hope your back is feeling better. Good to get some rest. Enjoy the time off. See you on Spark!

HUGS Wendy

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YAMINOKODOMO 3/18/2011 10:10PM

    Hope you had a good sleep in this morning! And I hope your back is feeling a little better.

Enjoy your nice long weekend off of work! Hope you have nice weather by your way for you to enjoy emoticon

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STRINGS58 3/18/2011 6:01PM

    sounds intense, and I was proud of myself for doing 10 minutes of yoga while the family asleep and 5 minutes of shadow boxing while waiting for my first client ---shhhhuh -- a wimp in comparison!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 3/18/2011 4:22PM

    I love to hear that you've been dancing in your office! I noticed some back pain when I was using 20 lb weights, too. In my case, I had the pain because I wasn't ready for that much weight yet, and I was subconsciously using my back muscles to "assist" during the lifts. No matter what the cause, I hope your back feels better tomorrow! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/18/2011 2:29PM

    I hope your back is feeling better today and you enjoyed your "late" wake up time!

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/18/2011 1:05PM

    emoticonsleeping in til 6 a.m. girl.. .we need to talk!

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MISSMITSY 3/18/2011 8:21AM

    Enjoy your sleep in! I know the back pain thing, mine will get that way at times, though not as bad as yours by the sounds of it! I hope you're feeling better in the morning...

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JLITT62 3/18/2011 5:38AM

    Odd, my upper back is bothering me & I didn't do a thing to it. Probably a combination of my old pillow & mattress.

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/18/2011 5:27AM

    Goodness, I hope you feel better and that you sleep in, it's such a delicious luxury. Enjoy your time off and have a great weekend!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/18/2011 3:02AM

    Ouch! Hopefully you'll feel just fine in the morning.

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/18/2011 1:35AM

    (superwoman) *cough*

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APIRLRAIN888 3/17/2011 11:38PM

    me too pain!!! back and biceps last night

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LEN_VERSION32 3/17/2011 11:20PM

    Take care of your back! Jealous of your days off!!

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CHERWHOAH 3/17/2011 10:59PM

    OH nooo :( I hope the pain is gone tomorrow.

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KNITTABLES 3/17/2011 9:26PM

    Great work outs and enjoy your days off.

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WONDERWOMAN 3/17/2011 9:15PM

    You have been a major machine with those workouts! Take care of yourself. Enjoy your "lazy mornings".


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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/17/2011 8:51PM

    Woah thats alot of squats and lunges, great job! I hope your back feels better by tomorrow. Enjoy your days off!!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 3/17/2011 8:37PM

    Sorry to hear about your back :( I had the same problem but I can't remember if it was from Burn 2 or Burn 3. I hope you're all healed in the morning. Enjoy your long weekend and sleeping in.

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THEHONESTME 3/17/2011 8:29PM

    Sorry about your back, but glad to hear you have a few days off -- maybe it's a good thing, it will give you extra time to heal your back and knee.
Congrats on keeping up with those tough workouts!
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C25K W5D2 & ChaLEAN Extreme Day 18

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I was my usual self and got up early to get in my C25K run. I ended up adding 1 minute of running to the first interval and 2 minutes to the second. That was nice.
Lots of running around at work today, but that is a good thing.
When got home it was time for some Burn Intervals and Ab Burner. I cannot get through all of the Ab Burner exercises. Wow!! I really need to work on that.
We had pork chops, green beans, lentils and some KFC mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner tonight. Sorry, I forgot to get a picture. It was very tasty, though.
It is our third wedding anniversary today so my husband brought home some flowers (irises one of my favorites). He also brought the mashed potatoes and gravy. It was a nice treat.
As I was arriving at home from work today, the UPS guy was knocking at our door with a gigantic package. It was my present:

I guess there will be some fancy looking cakes and cupcakes now. :-)
Have a great night all!! Gotta get to sleep soon so I can get up and work out tomorrow morning.

  
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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/18/2011 2:25PM

    Happy Anniversary! I'm with everyone else and have no idea what that contraption is! ;)

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WENDYSPARKS 3/17/2011 4:24PM

    Happy Anniversary!! What is the gift?

Wendy :)

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MDTWEETY 3/17/2011 2:55PM

    Happy anniversary? Trying to figure out what your gift is. :)

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/17/2011 2:51PM

    WHAT IS THAT?!?!?!

Happy anniversary sweety!!!!!!!!!!!! (and thank you thank you for the support these days emoticon) you're awesome.

dimitra

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STIPER23 3/17/2011 11:31AM

    Happy anniversary!

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JESS0107 3/17/2011 11:26AM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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DSTDIVA9 3/17/2011 11:23AM

    Happy Anniversary!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/17/2011 9:31AM

    Happy Anniversary! That Cricut Cake thingy looks COOL! And Ive never heard of it before. Your dinner sounds really delicious! Great job on the workout!

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STRINGS58 3/17/2011 8:34AM

    Happy Anniversary!! Great going on the workouts too!

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MISSMITSY 3/17/2011 8:31AM

    No idea what that is, but it looks super cool! Happy anniversary!!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 3/17/2011 8:26AM

    Happy Anniversary!!!! emoticon emoticon
OMG I want that machine :) Have fun with it...can't wait to see your creations! emoticon

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LILDEE4370 3/17/2011 8:25AM

    emoticon gift! Can't wait to see your creations with that!
I have both cricuts for paper stuff and love them :)

Happy Anniversary

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/17/2011 7:51AM

    Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to see what you and that thing makes.
I'm about to do my morning workout. Thanks for the motivation!

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JLITT62 3/17/2011 5:47AM

    Happy anniversary! DH definitely sounds like a keeper. Had to google cricut cake - what a name! - never heard of it before.

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/17/2011 3:30AM

    Awww Happy anniversary!
emoticon emoticon
Enjoy your new toy - whatever it is... :)

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VYVIENN 3/17/2011 3:13AM

    Happy Anniversary! emoticon

Ab Burner sounds seriously vicious, lol! Do let us in on the secret of your shiny new piece of hardware, please!

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KNITTABLES 3/17/2011 2:13AM

    AWesome, happy anniversary!

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KAMAPERRY 3/17/2011 12:00AM

    I don't know what that is either! Happy Anniversary!

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LAFFLOTS57 3/16/2011 11:18PM

    Awwwww, flowers--that is really sweet especially since they were your favorite
Happy zenjoyful day to you both emoticon

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LEN_VERSION32 3/16/2011 10:43PM

    Happy Third Anniversary!!

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APIRLRAIN888 3/16/2011 10:42PM

    happy anniversary again! lol what is that? a toaster? oven? bread maker? lol as you can see I am hopeless

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