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Thursday, March 31, 2011

I had planned on getting up early this morning and doing the elliptical but I've been so tired in the mornings this week. Today it may have been the after effect of the migraine.
Busy day at work but I managed to get in 40 minutes of dancing anyway.
When I got home it was really hot in the house. The elliptical is upstairs and it was just too hot in that room today to do it. I decided to go downstairs and see what was On Demand. I ended up doing Leslie Sansone 3 Mile Walk. Not as high intensity cardio as the elliptical but I was still sweating...maybe because it was so hot. I felt like I did something, though so it's all good.
I had ordered TurboFire and it arrived yesterday. Some of the discs were scratched so I've been watching them to make sure they played. So far I checked 4 of the scratched discs and they all had playing issues. I'm going to check every disc to make sure. The set is not cheap and I ordered the advanced workouts as well. Since I didn't purchase the insurance on them, I cannot return them for free replacements after the first 30 days (as far as I know). I know I won't be doing the workouts for quite a while but it's better to check them now so I know they'll be playable when I'm ready for them.
Nothing else going on today.
I do plan to get up early tomorrow. I want to do the elliptical and even if it's not as hot as today, I'd like to get it done early. I'm meeting my BFF for lunch. Yes, a short day at work. What a great way to start the weekend!!

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APIRLRAIN888 4/1/2011 11:19PM

    oh that sux, for NEW DVD!!! hope you can replace them!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 4/1/2011 3:06PM

    Oh sorry to hear that your new dvd's are scratched, that sucks! Good job on the 3 mile walk though. Even though it is not high intensity I also sweat a little doing it. Have fun @ your lunch with BFF!

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BAILEYS7OF9 4/1/2011 1:47PM

    glad you're feeling better! I would certainly return the discs asap. They might not have issues later, but I can see over time stuff accumulating in the scratches and then you'd be out of luck!

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WONDERWOMAN 4/1/2011 1:30PM

    You just keep on keeping on no matter what, don't you? I admire you for doing it in an intelligent way...where you aren't pushing too hard, but not giving up! Have a marvelous weekend!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/1/2011 1:14PM

    Yeah, I hope you can get those discs fixed.
Have so much fun with your BFF and the short day!
I don't even remember what hot feels like. It sure is spring here, though, because it won't stop raining. Oh well, it's good for the ground.

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REEKU731 4/1/2011 1:08PM

    Boo for the scratched DVDs!!! That's terrible!! I hope you get it worked out soon!!!

I think you're doing a great job at getting your workouts in, even though you're tired & recovering from your back injuries! Keep up the amazing work my friend! You are a rockstar!!!


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    That's a real bummer about the scratched dvds :( Enjoy your lunch and the early start to the weekend!!!

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KAMAPERRY 4/1/2011 11:24AM

    That sucks about the discs, where did you buy them? Getting hot here too, and I don't want to turn on the AC yet. emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 4/1/2011 9:26AM

    It is 34 degrees here. Send some warm weather my way please!! I sick of the cold. your cookies.


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MISSMITSY 4/1/2011 8:08AM

    Have you got something in place for the summer when your upstairs room gets super hot so you can still use your elliptical?

I hope you can get your discs replaced it would be really annoying if you couldn't!

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SBATES63 4/1/2011 7:01AM

    I am glad it is hot somewhere. The snow is melting here, though. I am going to try for my first 5 km straight run since October last year. I took the day off work so I also want to get the housework done before DH gets home around 3 so we have the rest of the weekend to do what we want. It is great being a grownup!

Hope you have a good day. What are you baking? Will report on the run later.

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STRINGS58 4/1/2011 6:46AM

    Sorry your discs are scratched! I've been watching the turbofire infomercials. I'm still trying to use the resources I have. I think you were smart to do something, but not push too hard. When I overtrain, I actually lose workout time resting up.

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JLITT62 4/1/2011 5:28AM

    For one reason or another I haven't slept well for several days. Good thing this is my easy week of exercise. Here's to a great lunch & a good night's sleep.

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VYVIENN 4/1/2011 4:25AM

    Did you get them from BeachBody or Amazon? I don't know if someone is pulling a scam on the latter, but I've read a LOT of reviews there that said the discs were defective and couldn't be replaced, because Amazon is like a reseller and BB won't honor whatever warranties they usually issue on the sales. Sounds like a load of BS to me...

I hope they won't give you any trouble replacing your discs. You've paid good money for them!

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    That really sucks about the discs, but such great advice to check them out when you first get them. I hope that you are able to fix them or find a way to get them replaced. I love when a short day comes for work, enjoy it.

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INIT2LIVEIT 4/1/2011 1:01AM

    What a bummer about the discs. Will they give you a hassle about exchanging them?
The turbofire is an incredible workout. I decided to put it off for now because it was too high an impact on my ankles. Hopefully in a few months running and this!
In the meantime I live vicariously through you... hehehehe

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KNITTABLES 4/1/2011 12:45AM

    It was a warm and sunny day for me here. Sorry your DVD are scratched and I hope you can something out of them. Take care.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/1/2011 12:42AM

    i am glad someone has some warm weather. we have been running our heater this week.
Have a GREAT weekend!

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CHERWHOAH 4/1/2011 12:06AM

    Yay!!! you got Turbo Fire! Weren't you concerned about your knees though? The good thing is the modifier though, i did notice If i make sure i engage the core, its easier on the knees.

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CARIBBEANLOVER 3/31/2011 11:48PM

    Yeah for getting Turbo Fire!!!! I can't wait for you to try it!
It was hot today! It was 85 when I got home from work at 5pm! I used to have to workout upstairs with no AC and it was horrible and so hard to get motivated! Good for you for doing something. Leslie Sansone is so cute and positive! I have a couple of her dvds.

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I Started Out With a Migraine But it Went Away and I Baked Cookies

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I stayed home from work because my migraine became visual and I knew I couldn't drive anywhere. I emailed my boss..that took a while because it was so hard to see..and then I went back to bed. It did go a way for a while, coming back a little now. I hope it goes away over night.
Enough of the migraines.
I did get in 4.5 miles on the elliptical today. I did a load of laundry. Don't worry, I carried small batches of clothes down stairs rather than the whole basket all at once. I baked the chocolate chip cookies for my Niece's boyfriend:

For dinner we had casarecce with the leftover spinach and quinoa and Whole Foods chicken chili (canned). The casarecce is the pasta.

It was very good. the combination of textures and flavors really worked well.
Tomorrow it's back to work. Which is a good thing.
Have a good one!!

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SARAHFAILLA 4/2/2011 8:50AM

    Sorry about your head! :( The cookies look awesome! I just made some banana muffins! :-)

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REDEMILY 4/1/2011 7:14AM

    Wow. Cookies look awesome.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/31/2011 3:24PM

    SOmetimes working out has helped my headache. Just depends. Those cookies need to come my way emoticon., who doesnt love chocolate chip cookies!
Glad your headache went away.......hopefully it stays that way! emoticon
Your dinner looks delish!

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KNITTABLES 3/31/2011 1:22PM

    Hope your feeling better today. Sorry about the migrain.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/31/2011 1:08PM

    emoticon Hope you're not working too hard today.

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/31/2011 12:59PM

    Yikes! So sorry about your migraine! I hope you are feeling better today! Cookies and dinner look delicious!!

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WENDYSPARKS 3/31/2011 11:27AM

    Glad you are feeling better. My dad used to get migraines when I was a kid. Now not so much. He usde to work 3rd shift and now retired. Your cookies look delicious! Yummy! I can see you love baking!

Wendy :)

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/31/2011 10:50AM

    emoticonyou baked emoticonwho would have ever guessed emoticon emoticon emoticon

Those migraines need to go away!

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/31/2011 9:58AM

    You are the cutest. What job do you do? :)

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MDTWEETY 3/31/2011 8:19AM

    Wow! Elliptical with a migraine? Ouch!! Cookies look good. So, gotta ask: What is that on top of your dinner? :)

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/31/2011 7:41AM

    Both look delicious! So glad you are feeling better.
You go girl!

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SBATES63 3/31/2011 7:21AM

    You are way stronger than I am to make chocolate chip cookies and not eat too much dough. Hope you migraine goes away. I used to get them every month, but not in the past few years. Healthy living, maybe. Talk later, friend. Send some of that cookie love my way!

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STRINGS58 3/31/2011 7:19AM

    I get silent migraines -- funky stuff. congrats on exercising! some people find that hard to do with migraines in play. I saw that dinner and had a strong "I want that" -- maybe I'd better go eat breakfast . . . . Looks good!

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APIRLRAIN888 3/31/2011 6:40AM

    aww sorry you are not well, but got a lot done despite it! was just thinking your house must smell yummy with all the baked goods

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MISSMITSY 3/31/2011 6:11AM

    I love choc chip cookies!!
Sorry your head is aching again, is there anything you can take for them to help?

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JLITT62 3/31/2011 5:48AM

    That had to be a bad migraine to keep you home cause you're the energizer bunny! Hope it's much better today.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/31/2011 1:01AM

    Sorry to hear that the migraine took you out of commission to day, not cool.
MMMMM, Cookies again. I must make me some with Splenda though.

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VYVIENN 3/31/2011 12:57AM

    They used to say, all roads lead to Rome. I think we need to correct that to say, all roads lead to cookies. emoticon

Dito on the migraine: I'm glad it got better.

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KAMAPERRY 3/31/2011 12:09AM

    Glad you are better, and I hope you stay that way. And ALL the food looks awesome!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/30/2011 11:18PM

    dinner and the cookies look yummy! i am glad the migraine is improving. so glad i don't have tom to deal with. just the mental-pause!

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LEN_VERSION32 3/30/2011 10:47PM

    the cookies looked delicious!!

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Oh, It's Tuesday

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I had planned on getting up this morning and doing the elliptical but when I woke up I had the worst headache. I have had it most of the day. It seems to have finally gone away (fingers crossed). It's just my standard TOM migraine/sinus headache combo. Boy, do I hate it.
Okay, that's enough ranting.
I did manage to get some dancing in my office which is good because I didn't end up doing the elliptical today. I had a lot of statistics to do at work...yuck!
We had some Trader Joe's Chili and Lime Chicken burgers for dinner. They were very tasty. I'm taking the last one for lunch tomorrow. On the side we had edamame. Sorry, I forgot to get a picture.
I was good and did not indulge in any M&M's today.
Oh, my back is doing a lot better. Much less crunchy when I stand up after sitting for a while. The knees are a little less sore, too. Maybe they decided to give me a break because of my head?
The plan is to get up early and do my workout. I'll be baking some chocolate chip cookies for my niece's boyfriend. His birthday was yesterday and he requested chocolate chip cookies. So he shall have them.
Have a great night!!

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HALFFAST 3/30/2011 8:52PM

    Oooh! Is that all it takes to get chocolate chip cookies is to request them?! Consider this my request! Lol! I hope your headache is gone, and I'm glad your back is less crunchy (makes me think of PB also ;))

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YAMINOKODOMO 3/30/2011 6:45PM

    Hope you got in your workout this morning!

Oh man my coworker LOVES edamame! I owe her a edamame hummus dip, saw the recipe in a magazine and she looked at me pointed to the recipe then said "make" lol

Hope you are feeling much better today, have fun baking!

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KAMAPERRY 3/30/2011 4:17PM

    Ok, you want to send me a cookie care package? I love chocolate chip!! I need to try those burgers, but I hardly ever get to Trader Joe's!! emoticon Hope you are feeling better today, statistics would give ME a headache, emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/30/2011 2:03PM

    mmmmmm lime chili and lime chiken burgers? YUM!

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KNITTABLES 3/30/2011 1:58PM

    Glad your back is feeling better. I just got over TOM so I know how you are feeling with the sinuses and stuff. Take care.

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THEHONESTME 3/30/2011 12:53PM

    Well, now it's Wednesday, but I'm still glad your back was better! Hope it still is!!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/30/2011 12:40PM

    That dinner sounds tasty! Good job on resisting the candy! WAY TO GO! Glad your back and knees are better. I get headache during my TOM also and they are a pain!

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/30/2011 12:11PM

    so glad to hear your back is feeling better! don't rush it though!

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MIRWYN 3/30/2011 11:31AM

    So glad your back and knees are being cooperative! Hope you woke today with no headache!

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LARIESHA 3/30/2011 11:27AM

    Hope the headache goes away soon! I hate headaches they just drain you. Glad the back and knees are getting better. Oh chocolate chip cookies! Good job on the M & M's too!

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REDEMILY 3/30/2011 8:01AM

    ooo, might have to buy those burgers the next trip I take to trader joes. They sound awesome!

Sorry you were having a migraine/sinus problem. That stinks. Feel better!

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MISSMITSY 3/30/2011 7:52AM

    Maybe the knees are still hurting, but because your head hurts so much you don't notice... I can always tell when your TOM is on the way because your blog always features M&M's somewhere, you only seem to indulge in that one week, I eat chocolate so much you could never use that as a gauge...

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MDTWEETY 3/30/2011 7:48AM

    Choc. chip cookies are my favorites!! YUM!! Good job on avoiding the M&Ms. I had waaaay too much chocolate yesterday. And a headache too. LOL. Hope you have an awesome day!

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/30/2011 7:45AM

    Sorry about your headache. Hope it doesn't last long.
Can I put in my cookie order? Bday is next month, hehehe

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    You should open up a bakery! You can do the cookies & muffins/cupcakes and I'll do the cakes :)

Hope you have a great day!

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STRINGS58 3/30/2011 6:56AM

    I'm glad you got in the "move it, move it" when it fit into the schedule. I had a cancellation and had time to walk to a doc office to sign a release form -- and I was disappointed with the calorie burn. I just walk a little too slow -- dancing would have been higher impact. Still, it felt good and the swans are nesting by that lake, so the scenery was interesting.
Hope Wednesday is fabulous!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/30/2011 6:54AM

    Since folks are getting their requests in now, my birthday is next month, can I get some of those cars? Hee hee!
i hope the headache is gone. That sounds like a doozie.
Good job on the m&m's! I'm impressed.
Ok, so it's almost 4a.m., time to get up and do my workout. How was yours this morning? I hope all parts and joints were feeling good.

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SBATES63 3/30/2011 6:22AM

    Back and knees crunching and stiff when you move after sitting. I'm always like that. I guess I am just used to it. Sound like you are doing well, though. I am off to do another 27 minute run, maybe 28. I think I will reset the treadmill after my 5 minute warmup and see how far I get. I have a day off Friday and if I feel good, I might go for 30 minutes, or even 5k. I feel good and I am ready.

Oh, and this weekend, I think I might get new running shoes. I love the "goodie" shoes I have gotten, but they all are wearing out. I am going to the New Balance store an hour away and will get fitted for the right shoes. I have a thing with my professional accounting association that I get 15% off and free shipping if I order then online from the Toronto store. I will ask for the 15% off where I will be, and if they won't give it to me, I will just take my info and order online. That's the way it is. Every penny counts these days.

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VYVIENN 3/30/2011 5:46AM

    Statistics always made me want to dance... emoticon Seriously, that sounds like a fun workout, even if it was in the office.

Mmmh, chocolate chip cookies! DH loves them. He has a friend in the States who is renowned for his recipe and sends a large box every year for Christmas. Kind of a cute tradition.

Chili and lime are one heck of a tasty combination! I hope there's a Trader Joe's near us whenever we end up moving!!

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JLITT62 3/30/2011 5:34AM

    Glad everything but the head feels better! Hopefully that will be gone soon!

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LEN_VERSION32 3/30/2011 5:08AM

    I hope your back, knees and headache gives you a break today! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/30/2011 12:47AM

    That's a bummer about your headache, gosh I hate when those come on. They make me cranky. With all the good sounding food you get from Trader Joe's I wish we had one in Denver, but nope.

More COOKIES!!!!
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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/29/2011 11:22PM

    Gee, if I had known there was a birthday cookie request list, I sure would have gotten on it sooner!!
Glad you are less crunchy, and hope that Tom issues go away soon.

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CHERWHOAH 3/29/2011 11:02PM

    so umm my birthday is next week, what do i get?! :P

I'm glad you got some dancing in. Your body hasn't been kind to you lately :(

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CARIBBEANLOVER 3/29/2011 11:01PM

    So, on my birthday, can I request chocolate chip cookies too? :D
I hope your back isn't so crunchy tomorrow. :( Poor thing! I am curious, when you say dancing in your office, what music are you dancing to? And, do you have a closed office with no windows? Do you have any good moves? :D
Take care sista!

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Frosted Car Cookies and a Tasty Dinner

Monday, March 28, 2011

I had planned on getting up at 2:30 this morning to do some elliptical but my body decided it wanted to stay in bed so the plan was delayed about 12 hours.
Work was work. Not too bad. We did have a meeting and they always last too long. I ate way too many pretzel M&M's. They are my new addiction since they don't make the crispy ones anymore. I shouldn't have bought them but Monday and TOM had me craving candy. Oh well, I worked off quite a bit of them (if not all) on the elliptical this afternoon. No more for the rest of the week, Natalie!!
We had a yummy dinner tonight. Trader Joes' Organic Sirloin Roast, spinach and quinoa cooked with some curry powder and chicken broth.

My husband helped ice the cookies:

Now the icing has to dry a little before I can put them in a container and they'll be all ready for tomorrow night at the model car club meeting.
Oh my back? It's still a little crunchy and for some reason the knees are feeling sore today. It's not even rainy and cold. Cranky knees...oh well.

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ANEPANALIPTI 3/30/2011 2:04PM

    can you get more adorable???

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KNITTABLES 3/29/2011 9:42PM

    I hope your back feels better soon, Great job on the cookies.

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FITNESSGIRL1020 3/29/2011 9:16PM

    Haha. I had a few too many peanut butter M&M's yesterday at work!!! It was a rough day. Dinner looks yummy and the cookies are super cute. I hope your back is feeling better soon. Are you taking some time off Chalean extreme?

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HALFFAST 3/29/2011 9:09PM

    Dinner looks yummy but for some reason I'm now craving COOKIES! Sorry your back is still "crunchy" :(

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/29/2011 6:04PM

    Those cookies are hilarious!
You said pretzel m&m's, but I'm focusing on the spinach and quinoa. Good thing for me you put a picture of those in!
Hope your knees feel better today.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/29/2011 3:36PM

    Super CUTE cookies. I was looking forward to seeing them with icing.
Your dinner looks YUM-O! Great job on the workout. TOM always makes me crave candy (laffy taffy) too.

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LARIESHA 3/29/2011 3:16PM

    The cookies look awesome. Your baked goods always look good and looked great too. I hope your back gets better and that the knees aren't sore today! It is nice weather outside. Should be for a few more days, then maybe a chance of rain again for Saturday.

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JATHUENER 3/29/2011 1:10PM

    they turned out real cute i'm sure the kids will want to eat them all now

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MARCHEM 3/29/2011 12:48PM

    Cute cookies!

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/29/2011 12:06PM

    bummer on the knees... take it easy on the back. Car's are cute!

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MISSMITSY 3/29/2011 8:06AM

    Poor back and knees, maybe it's just the weather and the summer will sort it out!
We have crispy M&M's here, not pretzel ones though... I never liked the crispy ones thankfully...

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    I definitely do not miss sitting in meetings - blah. Dinner looks delicious and the cookies are adorable!!

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/29/2011 4:36AM

    Good day! hope it's another good one today!

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VYVIENN 3/29/2011 3:07AM

    I can't believe you used "crunchy" to describe your back AND a snack in the same post! emoticon Well, your plan of action seems perfectly reasonable, and I'm glad to hear you're continuing to get better. Backs are such sensitive areas, once there's something wrong...

LOVE your dinner! Ours was kind of hodgepodge, but pretty tasty (and colorful): I tried the spinach salad from the BodyRocker cookbook someone put together (yum!), pan fried some chicken breasts with lots of Mrs Dash (chili/lime) and some broth, and heated up the leftover roasted potatoes from the weekend.

I have to ask: WHY do you have car shaped cookie cutters? That's so cool!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/29/2011 1:16AM

    Oh there's cookies again, LOL! Dinner looks yummy! Put those M&M's away Nat!!!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/29/2011 12:55AM

    I would like your dinner, please! :) Sorry your back and knees are giving you trouble. I hope you are pain free very soon!

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BUTEAFULL 3/29/2011 12:30AM

    now I'm hungry again, even though I ate already

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APIRLRAIN888 3/28/2011 11:39PM

    so cool and so much fun with FOOD!

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CHERWHOAH 3/28/2011 11:27PM

    the cookies look delicious! Your dinner looked even more delicious! Funny thing, i didn't want to wake up to work out either. I think mondays may be my rest days from now on.

:) pretzel m&ms i have yet to try them. it sounds like i should!! :)

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GLMOM2 3/28/2011 11:05PM

    As always your food & treats look yummy.


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PINKHOPE 3/28/2011 10:57PM

    What adorable cookies! That roast looks yum!

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KAMAPERRY 3/28/2011 10:54PM

    Your dinner looks awesome!!! The cookies are yummy looking. Please, don't push it with your back, I am learning a big lesson in patience. emoticon

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LEN_VERSION32 3/28/2011 10:52PM

    Glad you listened to your body this morning! Keep nursing ur back...don't overdo it! emoticon

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STRINGS58 3/28/2011 10:48PM

    The cars look like a lot of fun and the meal looks healthy!! I can fathom being awake at 2:30 but not exercising! I have a hard enough time with that at 6 am!
Go slow with the back -- full recovery tends to avoid reinjury/restrain.

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Sunday Fun (Pictures of Cookies Included...You Have Been Warned)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My back was a little crunchy this morning but not too bad. I decided I needed a good workout and did 4.1 miles on the elliptical. My back has been less sore upon standing today. Better and better.
My workout plan will be the elliptical and body weight exercises and lots of abs for this week. Next week I plan to start running again (I'll go back to week 4 of C25K since I will have been off 2 weeks. Does that sound right or should I just restart week 5? Opinions?) and do the body weight stuff...maybe try light weight at the end of the week...No More Trouble Zones? Then on 4/10 restart ChaLEAN Extreme. It will have been 3 weeks so I figure I'll just restart.
We ended up at the Boiling Crab today for lunch. It would be a great place except I'm not into the shellfish. You get crab, shrimp, crayfish by the pound and can have it as spicy as you want. My husband had a pound of crayfish. I got the chicken strips..the only non shellfish item except for the fried catfish or sausage (side item). We had some cajun fries. They actually had a little spice to them.
We walked around the shopping center for a little while and then got coffee at Starbucks.
I had mixed up some cookie dough before we went to lunch and rolled it out and baked the cookies when we got back.
These are the Porsche shaped cookies:

These are the Mustang shaped cookies:

I will frost them tomorrow with chocolate buttercream...requested by my husband. There will be pictures of the frosted ones then.
I think we are headed to Chavez Supermarket Taqueria for dinner tonight. I see some carnitas in my future...yum!!! It's a good thing I put in some time on the elliptical this morning ;-)
Have a great night and a great week!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/28/2011 11:47PM

    Hi Nat! as usual, teasing me with that wonderful food! I love how you go out to eat often. reservations are some of my favorite things to make for dinner!
i think you will be fine to pick up where you left off. you are already doing 4 miles on the elliptical, and to me, that is the same as running, with out the stress of course. you will do great!

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APIRLRAIN888 3/28/2011 11:39PM

    great plan and cute cookies!

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MARCHEM 3/28/2011 9:54PM

    Cute! Thanks for my cookie porn fix!

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FITNESSGIRL1020 3/28/2011 8:59PM

    Sounds yummy!! I agree with your running plan. Can't wait to see those cookies frosted!!

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HALFFAST 3/28/2011 8:27PM

    Car cookies! Too cute! As for C25k, I think that since you've already graduated once, you could start week 5, and then if it seems like too much, go back a week. But as often as you work out (and as good shape you are in!) I don't think you'll have any probs w/week 5 :)

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WONDERWOMAN 3/28/2011 7:18PM

    Love all your stuff!

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KAMAPERRY 3/28/2011 5:11PM

    I will think of them as cars, lol. Good job on the elliptical I am jealous! How were the carnitas? I love seafood, had mussels, clams and shrimp last nite.

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TARANITUP 3/28/2011 3:55PM

    Did you lick the spoon? Hehe

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/28/2011 3:45PM

    definitely go back a week at least for the C25K. cute cookies.. where are the Corvettes??? emoticon emoticon

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    Ugh...COOKIES!!!! Too cute. I love them. Did you find cookie cutters for these or make them yourself??

I agree with Samaara on the running. Just try week 5, and if it doesn't workout for ya go back to 4. You might surprise yourself, I always do!!!

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LARIESHA 3/28/2011 1:53PM

    Those cookies are really cute. Good job on the elliptical. I have to get back into it starting today. It doesn't matter where you start on the workouts, because I know you will finish them. Your awesome with the workouts.

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REEKU731 3/28/2011 12:17PM

    YAY for cookies! They look fabulous!!! Definitely Food Porn! haha! I hope your back continues to improve!!! Keep up the good work my friend!


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WENDYSPARKS 3/28/2011 11:01AM

    Cookies look good! YUM!!

Wendy :)

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MIRWYN 3/28/2011 9:26AM

    Love the cookies! So cute! I am so glad to hear your back is feeling better. I'm not sure if you should roll back or keep going? I suppose you could try going forward and if it doesn't feel right, roll back and re-do.

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MDTWEETY 3/28/2011 8:36AM

    Hope you had a good weekend! :) Those cookies are cute.

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MISSMITSY 3/28/2011 8:27AM

    My husband would love that shellfish place... I don't think you'd have any trouble with week 5, it's just a matter of your knees so if you think they'll be fine I'd say go to week 5. Love the cookies, are they for something in particular?

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JLITT62 3/28/2011 6:05AM

    It's probably not a bad idea to go back a week on the C25K - but knowing you you'll push it anyway!

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INIT2LIVEIT 3/28/2011 4:30AM

    Are you going to decorate the cookies too? That would be so cute, but tons of work :)

As for the running, you are SO fit and you hurt your back thru the weights not running. You could always plan on week 5, start it and see how it goes. If it's too much you can dial it back right away.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/28/2011 12:49AM

    What are you doing to me??? MMMMMM COOKIES!!!!

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SPMOM2 3/28/2011 12:08AM

    Looks delicious, I have a terrible sweet tooth.

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CARIBBEANLOVER 3/27/2011 10:04PM

    Oh...yum...carnitas! You are quite the baker! How do you not gain weight with these sweets? You must have good self control. I have no advice on the C25K program. Maybe the repeat is a good idea?
Glad you are healing. Don't rush back into it but your plan sounds good for this week. Good luck....stay strong and healthy! Wishing you a full speedy recovery!

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JATHUENER 3/27/2011 9:32PM

    reading your story and saw about baking cookies i have been thinking of cooking something sweet still not sure but those cars are so cute can not wait for the finishing photo tomorrow

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STRINGS58 3/27/2011 9:28PM

    I tend to do the go backwards to move forwards, as if goig back to week 4 sets you up for a stronger week 5. Your plan sounds pretty solid. The cookies look great! Nice cookie cutters!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 3/27/2011 8:48PM

    Good luck with the running! Those cookies look adorable!

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    Don't have much advice on the C25K. I should be starting week 4 but might repeat wk 3. Haven't decided yet & probably won't until I step on the tmill lol. Love the cookies...can't wait to see them frosted!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/27/2011 8:44PM

    It seems like you like Mexican food as much as Brian! He could eat it all the time...I like it but about once a month is good enough for me! Glad you got a good workout in and it sounds like you have a great plan to get back into the swing of things!

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