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Fire Alarms at 3:30 A.M.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sleep... for some reason I didn't get much last night. How can you sleep with fire detectors going off at 1 am and 3:30 am with no fire, no smell of fire, nothing. The weather outside was very nasty. So we weren't sure what was going on. We couldn't get them to stop til my husband took one out of the ceiling and took the battery out only to find that the detector is WET!!! And the ceiling around it was damp. So now we gotta make the landlord aware so he can get someone to come find out what's going on. My husband I both are so very sleepy this morning. But I have lots to do today.

I got a call yesterday that I got a VERY part time job with Hallmark merchandising their greeting cards in 3 local Wal-mart stores. This means I'll be visiting a Wal-Mart on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for at least an hour! So maybe 3 hours a week... not much but its a start. Then right after that call ended, I got another call from another merchandising company asking me if I could do the balloons in Wal-Mart... So now I have two stores that I have to and visit today. It would be nice if these turned into permanent stores, that would be a couple more hours a week. As much as I dislike working as a merchandiser, it is work! Hopefully when I finish my BAS I will be able to find a full time job outside of merchandising.

Well time to go apply for another job, finish my coffee then get myself out the door to go work out and then to go blow up some balloons! LOL

Hope everyone has a very productive day!!!!

  
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DOLPHINNUT 7/12/2012 1:51AM

    Wishing you luck!

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VETTRANGER 7/11/2012 11:16PM

    I agree wtih Regilieh. People who keep moving forward get where they are headed for!

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REGILIEH 7/11/2012 7:04AM

    Good Luck! It WILL happen!

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WOOHOO Go me!! Go ME!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ok so I'm a little too chipper for 7 am! But hey I've been up since 5:30 am!!! And I have NOT gone back to bed! Then again this is a normal thing for me now since my husband started this new job a couple of weeks ago. I used to just sleep in when he got ready for work at his other job. But now I'm a good housewife! LOL I get up make coffee and make his breakfast and pack his lunch. Then when he's out the door at 6:15, I begin my day with coffee!! Typically I'll go to the YMCA around 9 am for the 9:30 a.m. Water Cardio class. But on Tuesdays I go at night for the deep water class. I like the deep water better. I feel like I work harder in the deep water b/c I can't touch and have to keep myself afloat!

Well, all my excitement and chipperness is b/c my husband has decided he wants to start working out now. So now I go in the mornings for water cardio and then at night with him! Yesterday was the first of two workouts in a day! Last night I did the recumbent bike for 20 minutes and then I did the ab machine, seated leg press, chest press, leg extension and one other thing that I can't seem to remember right now. But I'm just proud of myself b/c I could have either sat home or sat and waited on him to finish at the Y, but I chose to work out. (When ever I say or hear work out, I instantly think of LMFAO's song.... ) I guess I'm gonna get this weight off of me one way or another!

Last night, one of the trainers told me that losing 2 pounds a week was ideal. Really!? Just 2 lbs a week!? Good lord this is gonna take me forever to lose the weight I wanna lose. But baby steps .... that's how its gonna happen.

Well since hubby and I will be going to the Y tonight and I have water class tonight, he will do the weights without me. I guess I should get myself in gear and go do the walking/weight routine this morning so I still get 2 workouts in today! So with that being said, time to fill up the water bottle and get going!

WOOHOO!!! Let's go SparkPeople!!!!!!

  
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VETTRANGER 7/10/2012 11:48PM

    Thanks goodness for helpful wives! I'm travelling to Columbia two days a week and Betty gets up to do the same things for me. It is SO much appreciated!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/10/2012 11:43AM

    We're sexy and we know it!!

Thanks for the smile this morning - your energy and good mood are infectious! Good for you for getting in two workouts a day. Yes, sad but true, 2 pounds a week is a healthy rate of loss so we don't gain it back. But it all adds up to big improvements. Keep it up!

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Slacking

Thursday, July 05, 2012

My youngest son has been visiting this week. (He lives with his dad full time so I only get him everyother weekend and 2 weeks during the summer!) I feel like I've been slacking off so bad since he's been here. But I took him with me Monday when I went to my water cardio class. Then tuesday I didn't go to class because I typically go at night on Tuesdays for the deep water class. But I had a telephone interview for a job at 7:30 p.m. so I didn't make the class, however, I still got some exercise in, b/c I took my son to our neighborhood pool. We swam for a while. Well, he swam around more than I did. But I did get about an hour's worth of swimming in. We were there from about 2:30 until 6:00 p.m.! With yesterday being the Fourth Of July, my husband was off of work so we did some work in the yard, mostly b/c HOA sent a letter saying we were in violation... UGh I despise HOA. Don't they realize its too freaking hot to be out in the yard cutting trees, grass and pulling weeds??? But any way, we cut tree limbs, pulled weeds and all that jazz.. But I still feel like I've been slacking a lot! I am watching what I eat and teaching my son at the same time that you gotta eat better so you don't have to worry about weight or medical issues like diabetes!

Well we're going to the YMCA again today for some more water cardio. I plan to work hard today!

  
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SUSANHGREENE 7/8/2012 2:42PM

    I purposely bought a house in a development without an HOA because I don't like to be told what to do - unless you're paying my bills, of course! LOL!

Hey, where do you go to deep water aerobics? I also go to a Tuesday evening deep water class at Marion Diehl.

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VETTRANGER 7/5/2012 8:24PM

    Yep, yard work in this weather is tough. And I'm no fan of HOAs either. My property, stay out of my business.

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HAS2BEME 7/5/2012 8:08AM

    You are not slacking off. You are still getting exercise just not the way you want too. I feel that way at times too. Just keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Goal Meeting Or Should I Say Exceeding?!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Can you tell that I am bit excited? Today is Thursday!
And so far this week I've managed to meet a goal of burning 2060 calories. As of right now I've burned 2448 this week!!!!! emoticon So I met and exceeded that goal!!! (Although my body is not used to all this water intake, I seem to be frequenting the restroom a LOT today!!! I even had to leave water class just to go! UGH!!! )

Water intake for the day for the day is currently at 6 cups... but I will exceed that by the end of the day. I even drank water with dinner last night!!!! So that's another emoticon

Can you see me doing a happy dance right now?! Oh yeah!!! I can do this! I'm on a roll!!!!!!

I sent my husband a text picture this morning while he was at work and told him I will NOT look like this for much longer. I'm doing what I need to do to change it. He said he will do this together. I told him I've already started! So his response was that he is my support. Lord I love that man! He's always doing what he can to make me happy!

I will not be working out in water cardio on Saturday. We are going to build a horse barn. Or attempt to do as much as we can. Its supposed to be 105 with heat index of 112 this weekend. So we may not be out there doing too much heavy work! But if I sweat a lot that's a good thing right?!

Any way back to my happy dancing!!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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VETTRANGER 6/28/2012 10:57PM

    Sweat IS a good thing as long as you stay hydrated to match! LOL

Grats on all the calories burned. :-)

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MPRILL 6/28/2012 6:45PM

    emoticon on the making your goals.

Building a barn sounds great but be careful of the heat this weekend!

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GOODGETNBETR 6/28/2012 1:04PM

    emoticon meeting those goals!

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Healthy Living Challenge

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Here I am again.. Attempting a 2nd Team Challenge... I tried one last year but didn't keep up with it and didn't finish the challenge. This one is for 9 weeks. This is week one. So far not too bad. I managed (2) 20 oz and (1) 16.9 oz bottles of water yesterday. Which is MORE than I normally drink which is 0 water. ( S.N.: Does it still count as water if I ad a green tea mix to the water? I have tons of questions!!) This challenge seems to have started off better than the last one I attempted. This team has some very encouraging people on it! I like that. Lord knows I need all the support and encouragement I can get on this journey!

I went and did water Cardio at the YMCA yesterday morning. I didn't work as hard as I have in the past. I didn't feel myself getting worked up. But then again I wasn't in the deep end of the pool with the belt on either! But the main thing is that I went and I was actively participating! Which is much better than sitting home doing nothing! I think that after I finish my coffee I will get dressed and take a walk this morning. Since the water class on Tuesdays is from 7-8 p.m.

I understand that in order to lose weight I have to burn more than I consume. Looking at what I burned for that one exercise yesterday versus what I ate yesterday made me realize that I'm not doing enough. No where even close. But good gravy, do I have to work out multiple times a day in order to reach that point of burning more than I consume?? I don't want to get myself in over my head and make myself tired or sore or to the point that I don't want to workout any more.

Back in 2006/2007 I lost the weight without trying or meaning to. I was just walking for stress relief and quiet time to myself. I would pop in my earbuds, get music going and walk and talk to God. Back then there was a lot more stress in my life. Maybe that's why I lost all the weight, but then again it could have been a combination of everything! Seems like when you are trying to lose the weight its hard but when you don't try it drops off so easily!

UGH!!! I have to create a new playlist for walking... I hate SLOW music when I'm walking... So now I gotta find stuff that's fast and upbeat that I like. Guess its time to clear out the old playlists and create a new one based on cds and stuff I have around here. Can't afford to buy any!!!

Guess I better get off of here so I can get my walk done before it gets TOO hot to be outside!

  
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VETTRANGER 6/26/2012 11:45PM

    Almost anything you drink counts as water. There are two exceptions:

If the drink has caffeine in it, only count 75% of the volume, since caffeine is a diuretic.

Alcohol is a net diruetic, so you don't get to count ANY ounces of fluid when you drink an alcoholic beverage. LOL

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METSFANWIFE 6/26/2012 9:01AM

    Good job going to the YMCA! You will find things that you enjoy and help you to get pepped up when you're working.

I don't want to spend hours working out either. I read somewhere that some actors keep their slender figures eating whatever they want, but they exercise two to three hours every day! Hello! I do NOT have that kind of time in my day - even if I got up at 5am, my girls would still be up before three hours was done. LOL

You just have to find your own rhythm. Find what works, what you can do consistently, and go from there.

"Tomorrow's a new day with no mistakes in it." Anne Shirley :) So have a good one!

Angela



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ELRIDDICK 6/26/2012 8:31AM

  Thanks for sharing

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