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Friday, May 13, 2011

I was still pretty sore this morning so I decided I'd just make it my rest day and try for ST tomorrow. Lots of stair climbing at work though. My inner thighs weren't liking that very much but I made them do it anyway. Got lots of samples prepped. The freezer maintained it's -85C temperature all day. Hopefully it'll continue to do so for at least another couple of years. They cost about $10,000.
I went to the chiropractor for an adjustment. It feels so nice when they put the EMS electrodes and the heating pad on. Then he comes in and does his thing. Then its off to the massaging table thing. About 2 hours later my lower back gets sore. That's okay, it will feel much better in the morning and my butt is doing awesome.
We went back and forth on where to have dinner tonight. I finally suggested City Diner which is about 0.5 miles away. We walked over and back. I had a turkey burger with fruit and I saved half of the burger for another meal. Not too bad.
I am exhausted so I will be heading to bed very soon.
Have a wonderful weekend!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/14/2011 8:59PM

    That Chiropractor sure does a nice job! glad you are doing so well. Hope your weekend is a fun one!

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BREW99 5/14/2011 8:09PM

    Sounds like a nice day besides the stair climbing. They always beat me too. You deserve a day off - yesterday you worked so hard. I think I would still be in bed if I had to move around heavy fridges! Yikes! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 5/14/2011 8:04PM

    The chiro visit sounds awesome. Well worth the soreness. Hope you're having a good weekend!

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WONDERWOMAN 5/14/2011 7:59PM

    Liking that awesome butt. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/14/2011 3:22PM

    Love those electrodes!! Hope you feel better today, I am slowly working on stairs with my knee.

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/14/2011 3:05PM

    I am so glad you are feeling better. Hope your weekend was good.

I have an appointment set for a chiro also. My right hip is still twinging leftover from my stressfractures, etc... i hope he will be able to help me out too.

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/14/2011 1:57PM

    have a great one yourself!!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/14/2011 12:44PM

    Wow, that chiro sounds kind of good. Glad it's helping your butt so much.
Have a great weekend!

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THEHONESTME 5/14/2011 10:52AM

    OOPS!!! LIFESADANCE was me -- i didn't realize I was signed on as her. I'm sure if she were here, she'd wish you a good weekend, too, though.

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LIFES_A_DANCE 5/14/2011 10:48AM

    I hope the chiro is helping! Have a great weekend, Nat!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 5/14/2011 10:39AM

    I'm so glad the chiropractor is helping!!! Enjoy your weekend :)

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MISSMITSY 5/14/2011 7:53AM

    So glad your back is finally starting to feel a little better! Nice that the chiro could do something for you...

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MDTWEETY 5/14/2011 7:12AM

    "My inner thighs weren't liking that very much but I made them do it anyway."
Haha, loved that!! emoticon

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VYVIENN 5/14/2011 5:51AM

    Mmmmh, another tasty meal! We had Gardenburgers, broccoli and curried carrots, also yummy.

Have a restful weekend!!

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JLITT62 5/14/2011 5:21AM

    Glad to hear the chiro seems to be helping! Stair climbing is definitely a good workout.

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KNITTABLES 5/14/2011 2:17AM

    Take care and have a great weekend, Turkey burgers are great.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/14/2011 1:25AM

    Rest up and I hope your back feels better. I love turkey burgers, yum. Now I want one for dinner tomorrow.

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 5/14/2011 12:13AM

    Have a great weekend! Glad your butt is doing awesome! :)

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GLMOM2 5/14/2011 12:04AM

    Sounds like your weekend is off to a wonderful start. Have a great weekend!

Yum. Turkey burgers.

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Sore Thursday

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I amazingly got out of bed this morning and did my run/walk...2.5 miles even. I've been super sore today from Jackie's beating yesterday. Boy, I really am out of shape already. The lower back soreness from the chiro visit is nothing compared to my thighs and shoulders...ouch!
It was busy at work today. We were able to get blood from the fellow today and then while it had an hour to spin in the cold room, we went to Pete's to get some coffee. When we got back, one of the -80C freezers had lost it's power. Very odd. There is a common room where we have two freezers among many. I decided to see if maybe it was the outlet, so I'm pushing giant freezers out of the way. I unplugged one of ours that was working and plugged the other one in to see if it would go on...yes, it did. I called to get somebody to reset the breaker. They did and the power was working again on the formerly down freezer. As of 6pm, it's still okay. I'll check first thing in the morning.
After work, I had to pick up a package at the post office. Always a pain. Our nearest post office is not a regular one. It's more distribution. There is no service counter. You have to knock on the double door and somebody comes out and will get a package for you. There were 6 people lined up when I went in today. Now I have a GPS for my heart rate monitor watch.
I baked some cookies for somebody at work who has been very helpful in getting us the mass spec detector. Just chocolate chip...nothing fancy.

That's it for today. I'm beat. Spark at you tomorrow. It's very nearly Friday!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/13/2011 9:15PM

    ah, the benefits of a small town. we get all packages delivered to the door WITH treats for the dogs too! and we go out for dinner with the postmistress and her hubby on a regular basis too. I know what you are talking about though Nat, because that is how things were in Tucson. it was horrid.

yummy looking cookies!!

goad your pains are good workout related ones!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

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LARIESHA 5/13/2011 5:29PM

    Oh our UPS office is that way. I hate going there especially in the dark. Good job on the workouts. I am on mine tonight, I did not get up this morning to do it. I also have basketball today, so I will be doing something.

Cookies (in my cookie monster voice).

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BUTEAFULL 5/13/2011 1:13PM

    choc chip cookies is a very nice thank you gift

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BREW99 5/13/2011 12:48PM

    Such a big day of working out at home and at work! You always make me tired just reading all that you do in one day! Lol I hope tomorrow you feel better again.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 5/13/2011 12:46PM

    Super busy Thursday for you. Those cookies look awesome! Have a great friday! emoticon on the workout!

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/13/2011 11:15AM

    what is a Nat blog w/o pic's of emoticon

Very good of you to plug the freezer in elsewhere! Sorry you are sore, but it's a good sore!

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MISSMITSY 5/13/2011 9:01AM

    Your chocolate chip cookies look like they have loads more chocolate then mine... DH says he loves my choc chip ones but the thing that would make then perfect would be if I left the chocolate out... He's a tad weird...

Glad you got a good muscle shaking workout in finally, it's been a long while since you could!

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SOKKERNUT 5/13/2011 8:56AM

    Aaahhhh that's more like it pictures of food! emoticon

Hope you are feeling better today. I know I am IT'S FRIDAY! I love me my Fridays. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/13/2011 8:22AM

    Nothing fancy, she says, I love chocolate chip!!! Nummers!
I missed your blogs! Good job on the workouts, I am sore too, and I love it! Have a wonderful day today!

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/13/2011 7:38AM

    Super busy as always, up early to exercise, work and run and bake and... WooHoo
Please please bottel up some of what you've got and mass market it for the rest of us little people...
it's friday and a lovely weekend is around the corner. hope you enjoy yours and your well deserved rest.

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JLITT62 5/13/2011 4:36AM

    Everyone's been tempting me with food lately . . .

Good job figuring out the problem with the freezers (not to mention moving them around!).

If I didn't keep spending on clothes, I could have a GPS watch, too. At some point gotta do long runs off the treadmill!

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SARAHFAILLA 5/13/2011 2:09AM

    cookies pls! :-) glad you are getting to workout some again- u think ur just sore bc it's been a while?

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VYVIENN 5/13/2011 1:38AM

    What did you think of your chiropractic adjustment? Can you feel a difference already?

DH loves chocolate chip cookies. I'm always glad we have a friend who sends a big box for Christmas... emoticon

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LEN_VERSION32 5/12/2011 11:59PM

    I am happy you have started your workouts again! Take it easy still! emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/12/2011 11:27PM

    I'm glad to hear you're getting workouts in! That's the good kind of sore, but I don't have to tell you that.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/12/2011 11:19PM

    COOKIES!!! That's all I got to say today. MMMMMM

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KNITTABLES 5/12/2011 11:03PM

    Have a great sleep and those cookies look yummy.

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TEDDYBABE 5/12/2011 10:55PM

    Oh I love your blogs! Guaranteed to find something wonderful to gaze upon and dream about eating! haha

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I'm Back

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday morning I finished week one of the Galloway 5K training. Then we drove down to LA for the funeral of my oldest friend's father. A very sad occasion but I did get to see my sister and have a Mother's Day dinner with her. After the funeral, I took my husband to my parent's wall crypt. I'm surprised I remembered the number as it's been 10 years since I was last there.
The funeral was on Monday but I knew I wasn't going to be in any shape to drive back up here, so we stayed the night and drove back on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning we were all set to use the tiny hotel gym. Just as we were going to ask at the front desk for the key, two people entered the gym. It only had 3 pieces of equipment and some weights, so we knew we were out of luck. We decided we'd just run/walk on the street. So down Sepulveda Boulevard we went and around the corner onto Ventura Boulevard. I was listening to my Galloway app and it ended when we hit Land Rover Encino (about 1.9 miles away from the hotel). Then we walked and did a little running back. A very nice workout. After a relatively good breakfast at Denny's (I got egg whites, English muffin dry, chicken sausage and turkey bacon...I ended up having only 1 slice of the bacon) we headed back home.
It was definitely nice to be back and see my kitty and sleep in my own bed. I totally did not want to get up and go to work this morning. I ended up not doing my workout this morning but that's okay. It ended up being a sort of short day because we were trying to draw blood from the fellow that I work with but we couldn't get enough tubes..her vein collapsed (as sometimes happens). We'll try again tomorrow. Since I didn't have to do all the spinning in the cold room today, I was able to leave a little early. I did Jackie Warner Xtreme Timesaver Training with 3 pound weights since I haven't done any weights for a while. Whew...I forgot how much that workout made me sweat. Then I hosed myself off and went to the Chiropractor for an adjustment. A little sore now, but that is to be expected. I will be getting up in the morning to do my run..It's pretty warm around here and it's much better to get the exercise in during the early morning hours.
Happy to be back. I've got some whole wheat spaghetti on the stove and turkey meatballs in the microwave (no time to go shopping). Have a happy Wednesday night. I missed you all.

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VYVIENN 5/13/2011 1:32AM

    Missed you too. Good for you for getting that run in! I'll bet there are lots of nice stretches to run down in L.A.

Nice to read about your workout with Jackie, too. I'm quite impressed with her Xtreme Abs, so I've kind of been considering looking into her other vids...

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HALFFAST 5/12/2011 4:29PM

    Welcome back! Sounds like you're doing great with the Galloway plan. I've been having tummy issues again the last few times I've tried to run :( And while I've now lost the 5 pounds I gained over Easter/Passover, I'm just feeling totally unmotivated and blah. I did go and get the Biggest Loser Yoga DVD the other day but won't have time to try it until tomorrow. By the time I get home from CCC I have no energy left to do anything. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday - I'll be so happy to have a day off! Woohoo!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/12/2011 3:06PM

    Welcome back and kudos to you for fitting in a workout while you were away. emoticon

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MDTWEETY 5/12/2011 2:56PM

    Welcome back, Nat!

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JOAN_HEO 5/12/2011 1:38PM

    I missed you too! Welcome home!

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SOKKERNUT 5/12/2011 11:58AM

    WOW you have been a busy little bee! I am shocked just totally shocked no pictures of the food! emoticon

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MAGGIE805 5/12/2011 11:54AM

    Aaaaah, Land Rover Encino. I know I'm home when I hit "Beemer-ville" Westlake Village. But I'm with you, there is no better feeling than going to sleep in your own bed.

Again, my condolences and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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LYANCEY_0810 5/12/2011 11:10AM

    Welcome back! Your dinner is almost exactly what I've laid out for tonight for my family, whole wheat spagetti and turkey italian sausage! Yum!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/12/2011 10:50AM

    Welcome back! I know how nice it is to be home.... emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/12/2011 10:35AM

    remember to drink lots of water emoticon after the chiro, to help flush the muscles.

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REEKU731 5/12/2011 9:26AM

    Welcome back my friend! We missed you! Glad things are going well!! Can't wait to see how you like this running program!!


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MISSMITSY 5/12/2011 7:59AM

    Glad someone gets to appreciate all the warm that we're not getting anymore!
Sounds like you had a pretty good weekend, that's the best thing about running isn't it, you can do it anywhere!

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STRINGS58 5/12/2011 7:10AM

    Glad you are insisting on ways to exercise when traveling. Hope you continue to enjoy all the "adjustments"

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/12/2011 6:00AM

    Missed you too. I am sorry to hear that you lost your parents so young. Family is important, it must have been very special to see your sister.
How was your back after running on pavement?

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JLITT62 5/12/2011 5:44AM

    We missed you too! Sounds like it was a good visit for a sad occasion. It's weird how such things can be good - getting together with family & friends. All the cousins & my brother were at my sunt's funeral cept me & my sister.

Haven't been able to get my runs in this week due to illness & I'm missing them.

Jackie is tough, but I like her!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/12/2011 12:44AM

    So glad that you had a safe trip. It was sad the reason that you had to go, but good that you were able to spend time with your sister.

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LARIESHA 5/12/2011 12:34AM

    Happy your back safe and sound! Glad you were able to see your sister for Mothers day. Sorry to her about your friends lose. Have a great night!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 5/11/2011 10:52PM

    Welcome back. Glad you got some family time in with your sister.

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 5/11/2011 10:34PM

    Welcome back! I'm sorry the trip was for a sad occasion, but glad you got to spend time with your sister on mother's day. The workouts sound great. Also, I didn't know that Denny's had turkey bacon . . . it's been a while since I went to D's, but I might try it again soon. emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/11/2011 9:53PM

    Welcome Home GirlFriend!
sorry that you had to make that trip, but it was good that you were able to see family, friends and spend time wtih the Hubby! it's great that he is running with you.
I am glad that you are taking a chance on the Chiropractor. I really hope it helps out. it is hard when you have those irritating pains and cant seem to get the "regular" docs to figure them out.
As i was lazily spreading cookie dough in to a pan yesterday, i though how ashamed you would be to present my creation as dessert to your friends. but i did, and even though it wasn't pretty and barely presentable, it tasted GRRRRRReat! it's already too stinking hot to spend time in my kitchen making all those little balls and opening and closing the oven a gazillion times. haha. thats my story and i'm stickin' to it!

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TEDDYBABE 5/11/2011 9:40PM

    Welcome back! Glad you were able to have some family time during difficult times and had a good workout.

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THEHONESTME 5/11/2011 9:23PM

    Glad you're back! We missed you, too!! That's the same JW DVD I did tonight. it's a quick one, but an intense one -- I was sweating by the time I got done. Definitely a good one if you're crunched for time. Hope the rest of your week goes well!

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LINDAGRAVEL 5/11/2011 9:21PM

    Glad to have you back

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/11/2011 9:19PM

    I'm glad you had a good time with your sister. How's the back and butt?

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    Glad you got to spend time with your sister, but sorry it was such a sad occasion. JW's workout is a killer. Enjoy your dinner and evening!!

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KAMAPERRY 5/11/2011 9:10PM

    So happy you are back!! I am sure the trip wasn't easy on you, but sounds like you stayed on track! How is your back?

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Yes, I'm Still Here...Just Busy

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Friday morning I did do my Galloway walk/run for 2 miles. The back felt good. I was tired, though. I only got about 4 hours of sleep the night before. Work was busy and had lots of trips to the cold room. Only slight tingly from that.
I saw the chiropractor that afternoon and he showed me the x-rays. I have mild scoliosis and my spine is also twisted making one hip higher than the other. The plan is to go 2 times a week for 2 weeks and then once a week for a month as long is there has been improvement. That sounded reasonable to me. It was definitely weird having an adjustment.
On Thursday night I had dinner with my best friend for her birthday. I baked her some gluten free chocolate chocolate chip cookies:

Friday night I baked the gluten free red velvet cake for the party today.
Here it is with just the middle frosting:

All frosted:

And decorated:

We just got back from the party. Everybody had a good time and the cake was a success :-)
I am going down to LA tomorrow for a funeral on Monday. The father of one of my oldest friends died on Wednesday. A very sad time. But also nice because I will be seeing my oldest sister tomorrow and can celebrate Mother's Day with her.
Have a great one and I'll talk to you on Tuesday (or Wedesday).

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/11/2011 1:02PM

    I just stopped by to see if you had been baking lately, I was hungry and I knew you had probably made something good to eat. Low and behold I see cake and cookies. Thanks for the pics, they are low fat, and low cal. Enjoy your day. emoticon

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YAMINOKODOMO 5/10/2011 1:45PM

    Hope you had a great time with your sis this weekend, and I am very sorry to hear about your friends father.

I am a sucker for red velvet cake. If I go to a bakery and they have it I cant say no, and that is why I hardly go to bakeries! The cake looks great though! Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 5/10/2011 12:59PM

    Those cookies look great and that cake looks to die for!!!! Great job on decorating it too emoticon! Sorry about the funeral though, at least you will get to see your sister. Have a great week, and hopefully you wont too much pain to deal with.

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SOKKERNUT 5/10/2011 9:16AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend's dad passing away.

Yes, your first adjustment is feels awkward especially when they get to the neck, scary but feels so much better afterwards. GOOD LUCK with that, keep us posted.

Hope you had a nice visit with your sister.

Have a great day.

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/9/2011 1:36PM

    really hope the chiro helps you. When I first went, I had a lot of left knee pain and it was because my left hip was rotated down 5 degrees or something vs the right hip and caused more pressure on the left than the right. Was so glad when that went back to where it belonged, knee stopped hurting!

Love the pic's

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VYVIENN 5/9/2011 6:44AM

    One thing my DH misses about the States is his chiro... he used to go regularly, and it really helped. I hope yours will help your back, too.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's dad. I dread the day I'll have to say goodbye to my parents. But I hope you had a nice time with your sister!

That cake... mmmmmh! I love Red Velvet Cake! Do you know, for the longest time DH's aunt claimed this was a long-kept family secret?!? LOL

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LEN_VERSION32 5/8/2011 11:07PM

    the cookies and cake looks great!! I wish I could taste them

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 5/8/2011 5:45PM

    The cookies and cake look amazing. I'm glad the chiro is helping with your back. Have a safe trip! emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/8/2011 1:44PM

    I hope the chiro can relieve that stuff going on with your back.
Sorry to hear about your family friend. Enjoy your time with your sister.

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MAGGIE805 5/8/2011 10:47AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend's father and have a safe trip to So. Cal. Btw, the cookies and cake look yummy!

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LYANCEY_0810 5/8/2011 10:33AM

    Your cake looks beautiful!

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THEHONESTME 5/8/2011 9:42AM

    First of all, sorry about the funeral. I'm so glad you have a plan with your chiropractor to get you back to your old self. At least you have an answer and a solution -- cool! As always, the food looks delicious! Have an enjoyable visit with your sister. emoticon

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MISSMITSY 5/8/2011 9:11AM

    Sorry about the funeral, but yay for seeing your sister! Your red cake looks so pretty, I tried to make a red cake once, it turned out like play-doh!

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JOAN_HEO 5/8/2011 8:31AM

    OMG you're making me crazy with the food!!! It all looks so wonderful!

Have a safe trip.

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 5/8/2011 8:14AM

    Your cake skills are amazing!!! Sorry to hear about your friend's father, but I hope you enjoy the visit with your sis!

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JLITT62 5/8/2011 5:35AM

    Was a bit worried - sorry bout your loss. Damn, I was almost going to be in south CA myself - learned Friday night that my aunt had died - I was really torn about going, but the funeral is today & it just didn't really give me any time to even think of going. Even if I had, I probably would've come back on a red eye tonight, since DH leaves for a business trip to CA tomorrow - oh, not to mention it was in San Diego. Just too little time to make arrangements.

Anyway, again, glad I'm not there cause I'm in pre-TOM hungries & it all looks wonderful.

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    So sorry about the news on your back but it's good you know what is going on and hopefully the chiropractor will help you. The cookies and cake look delish, what a good friend you are!

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KNITTABLES 5/8/2011 1:52AM

    WTG on the cake, you did a great job.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/8/2011 12:34AM

    Everything looks so good. Have a safe trip.

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LMSMOMMY 5/8/2011 12:22AM

    That cake looks delicious!!!!!

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KAMAPERRY 5/8/2011 12:04AM

    Nummers on the cake and cookies!! Glad your back did ok. I also have scoliosis, I had to had surgery when I was a kid due to the severity of it, I still have low back problems due to it. Hope the chiropractic helps!
Glad the party was great, that makes you feel good.
Sorry about the funeral but happy you get to see your sister!
Got my foam roller finally, my back hurts so gonna try it out tonite. emoticon

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Busy Day Yesterday and Today

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I had no time to blog yesterday so here's the recap.
I thought about doing run/walk in the morning but I was exhausted so I slept in.
Lots of running around at work and then it was off to see the chiropractor. He asked a lot of questions and took some standing x-rays. He did some pushing me around to see if it would make me hurt..not happening. He did say that my hips are uneven and that he thinks one leg is longer than the other. He also thinks that some of the back soreness may be from the arthritis. Not sure about the butt yet. I will go back on Friday to go over the x-ray results and hear what his plan is. He did say that I should do what I usually do, so I went home and did day 2 of the Galloway ultimate 5K (somehow the app skipped day 1 and I didn't realize until I was done). It felt great. No pain at all while running...a little sore this morning but not sure what it's from since it's all very random.
We had some Trader Joe's Chinese type foods for dinner: pork bun (yes, I bit in before the picture was taken..I was starving), stir fry veggies and chicken wontons. Very tasty.

I mixed up some gluten free cookie dough..chocolate chocolate chip with a little added cinnamon and cayenne for my BFF's birthday today. I will bake them when I get home and get a picture then.
I'm fasting for a blood draw right now. I hope my boss comes in soon so we can do this already. I'm starving.
Have a good one!!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 5/7/2011 1:18AM

    The dinner looks wonderful. What does the chiropractor think? Have you heard from him? emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/6/2011 4:00PM

    Awesome workout and good luck with the chiro!!!

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KNITTABLES 5/6/2011 2:26PM

    Glad you saw the chiropactor, can's wait to hear what he has to say. good luck.

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ANEPANALIPTI 5/6/2011 1:08PM

    Hmmmm how did you feel about him? Did you get a good vibe? (What is a pork bun?)

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MAND8301 5/6/2011 11:51AM

    That dinner looks really yummy!

Hope all goes well with the chiropractor and the xrays. Back pain sucks. Been there, done that...I ended up with surgery as a I totally feel where you are coming from! emoticon

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MDTWEETY 5/6/2011 7:53AM

    Hope you were able to get a tasty meal after your fast. How was your Cinco de Mayo? I ate way too much Mexican food and felt sick to my stomach afterward. Lesson learned. LOL. Have a great weekend, Nat! emoticon

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MISSMITSY 5/6/2011 7:27AM

    Heh that picture reminds me of when my brother and I were kids, we'd just got done making our school lunches in the morning and he started eating his because apparently it just looked too good to wait...

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 5/6/2011 12:48AM

    I wish you all the luck with the results. Praying for good news and keeping my fingers crossed for ya.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 5/5/2011 9:53PM

    yay for the work out!
I hope mr. chiro has a good plan.

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BREW99 5/5/2011 8:06PM

    Oh, you are making me hungry!!!

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LEN_VERSION32 5/5/2011 6:25PM

    can't wait for the results

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SPARKVAMPY2012 5/5/2011 3:58PM

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Your dinner looks yummy! Hope your back is back to normal, did he recommend any pain meds for it?

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LARIESHA 5/5/2011 2:23PM

    it is good that you can continue to workout. I just wish whatever would go away, it has to be tough on you and your body. Dinner looks good again of course. Have a wonderful day!
Happy Cinco De Mayo to you too!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/5/2011 2:01PM

    Love Trader Joes. Good job on your workout.

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JLITT62 5/5/2011 1:59PM

    Love pork buns & haven't had one in forever. Dinner looks delish. Good thing my lunch is almost ready cause it's late, that looks good & I'm hungry!

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BUTEAFULL 5/5/2011 12:04PM

    Happy Birthday to your sweetie give him an extra sloppy wet kiss from us

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SOKKERNUT 5/5/2011 11:52AM

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

YUMMYYYYY I should know better reading your blog when I am hungry! emoticon

So happy you got in to see chiropractor, keep us posted. Look forward to hearing how your visit goes on Friday to get x-ray results.

Have an emoticon day.

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INIT2LIVEIT 5/5/2011 11:25AM

    Missed your blog, so happy to have you back! Good luck with the news form the dr.

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KATIECALLOS 5/5/2011 10:44AM

    Your dinner look so good.... You always seem to have such wonderful choices! I need to start bring in some new ideas! How did the cookies come out?

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STIPER23 5/5/2011 10:28AM

    I'm in the Gallway HM program now. I planned to incorporate the Galloway plan into my 10K race last weekend but ended up running the entire race! I hope all of your medical issues get resolved...or at least that the doctors can sort out what the issue is.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/5/2011 10:27AM

    Glad you are going to the chiropractor. i think you will like the results. just remember that sometimes after an adjustment you might be a bit sore (very low level) for a day or 2. keep the ice packs handy! not that the adjustments hurt, just your body reacting to the adjustment.

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    No pain while running = YAYYYY!! Your dinner looks delish. Are the chicken wontons spicy? Did you get them at TJ's? Hubby loves wontons but they can't be spicy...we both don't like spicy foods.

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VYVIENN 5/5/2011 10:19AM

    Well, that didn't really tell you much you didn't know before... hmmmm. Then again, it's good that you're already doing the right things. Are you working on improving your 5K time? Or is this program seguing into a 10K one? Very exciting!!

Food looks delish, as usual. We ended up ordering the breadmachine from amazon; KAF charges too much for shipping over here because we don't qualify for ground. Can't wait!!

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MELISSAISAFOX 5/5/2011 10:18AM

    Dinner looks yummy. I think I am going to use the Galloway Program to train for a 10K.

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