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My Poor Baby, Whiskers!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Randy observed that Whiskers was straining in the kitty litter box but nothing was coming out. I called the vet and they had him come in right away. There was no blockage but his heart beat was irregular so they did further bloodwork.

Turns out he had a UTI and crystals forming which is why he's been peeing in my house. I've been to them twice now over at LEAST a year where I've mentioned the peeing and they've never tested him before. Just said he was "spraying." So of course, I cried instantly on spot when they told me this because its been going on for a LONG.

He's on two different antibiotics, pain meds, and a special food. Poor guy had an IV. The pain meds make him really loopy. I can't wait until he feels better and am so glad that Randy saw him today otherwise this could've gone on for a long time!!!!

Here's a pic of my sweet boy:

  
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ZORAHGAIL 1/26/2013 2:10PM

    Oh no, poor guy. Hope he gets better soon. Hugs.

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-AMANDA79- 1/26/2013 9:01AM

    Oh no! I hope Whiskers gets well soon. I know it's hard to see your pets in pain.
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NETTYBREAD 1/26/2013 6:13AM

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Whiskers is darling. I hope Hope he gets feeling better soon.

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HEALTHY4ME 1/25/2013 9:08PM

    My daugthers one cat, got crystals from not having enough to drink while they were away and eating a ton. Well he had water dripping from the tap and in his water bowl cos we went to gie it to him. He would hide but as long as we saw him we were fine as there was another cat too so we didn't know how much litter. anyway 800$ later.... and still on expensive food he is okay. I don't like him cos am a tad afrraid of cats and he has the MEANEST hiss and face and no way i will pet him, her other cat oh he is sweet. LOL DD likes the mean to me one better.
I hope Whiskers comes out fine and doesn't get it again. Too bad the vet didnt test for that before. HUGS

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This is the face of Zumba...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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haha. Or at least that is probably what I looked like during Zumba tonight. I was in the middle of the dance called "Sweat" (yes, you sweat during it) when a camera guy walked into our Zumba class tonight and randomly starting filming. Since I've been going to cardio dance, I wasn't use to the routines so I was probably also not very coordinated. He was filming VERY close to our faces... Hopefully that video doesn't make whatever commercial they were making. LOL

Any ways, a hour worth of zumba tonight and I am rocking these fitness minutes out of the ball park!!!

Also went to a thirty one party today and got a bag in turquoise, a matching scarf, and a piggy coin purse (don't judge...it was really cute). I've included a pic below, its a bit more hot pink than the pic conveys...and the backside of it has a corkscrew tail. That was a bit of an impulse buy. :)



Nonscale victories:
My waist is getting trim with all this dancing. I can feel my body hardening.

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy being supportive of me: he doesn't mind that all I keep talking about is exercising and when I told him I had buyers remorse he said that I deserve to buy myself nice things once in awhile.

A relaxing day off with nobody calling me from work!!!

  
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HILLRUNNER 1/25/2013 5:35PM

    WELL DONE!!! Great job and dance your waist away! emoticon

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MUSIC2HISEARS 1/25/2013 12:19PM

    Way to go on the zumba! It is definitely a great workout! And way to go on noticing the difference it is making!

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SCCUDDLERS 1/25/2013 8:27AM

    Oh, I would not want to be filmed doing zumba, lol. The piggy is so CUTE! I love 31's littel change purses. Good for you and all the hard work you've been doing.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/25/2013 7:35AM

    way to go, I am stuck at the moment because of a pain flare-up but soon I will rock my booty, have fun at zumba

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HEALTHY4ME 1/25/2013 7:13AM

    My NSV for that day would be noone calling me to work. My work was notorious for calling on your days off. YOU ROCK girl feeling the diff. and moving like that. I am so happy for you!

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THRIVE2DAY 1/25/2013 2:56AM

    emoticon on the NSV. My husband just smiles when I try to do my CardioBlast. I'm so uncoordinated. Great going on the cardio dance and the Zumba! I'm sure you rock!

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ANTHONYSGAL 1/25/2013 12:26AM

    I keep wanting to buy the DVDs to do at home..the infomercial looks like so much fun..

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LAURELSPARK 1/25/2013 12:22AM

    Sounds like you are way on track! emoticon

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MAGA99 1/24/2013 11:36PM

    I looooove zumba
cant do any of the routines n I m the biggest person in class but it is soooo much fun
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LRSILVER 1/24/2013 10:29PM

    You are doing so great. It is funny because I had zumba tonight also. emoticon



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Walked Out

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I went to cardio dance today (45 min class). Then I decided to stick around for Bootcamp class (intermediate). I knew the class was going to be tough when I looked around and a lot of the people in the class were men, and they all looked pretty in shape. I started to have my doubts at the beginning, but decided to try it any ways.

I made it through 20 minutes of the class. I chose to walk out at break because I knew my body could not physically handle 25 more minutes of the class after 75 minutes of kettlebell yesterday and then cardio prior to the class. On the bright side: a lot of the body builder looking guys looked like they were HURTING and none of them had done a fitness class prior. I was keep up with them all the way until the 20 minute mark. I didn't want my body to physically shut down in the middle of class so I stopped.

I feel bad for walking out, but at the same time I was actually proud of myself. I was hitting the push ups and then getting right back up to do the squats and other exercises with the rest of the class. I think I will have to work myself up to a full 45 minutes of that class.

Nonscale victory:
Despite being intimidated by the appearance of the class members, I decided to try the class any ways. I went out of my comfort zone, and I was pretty proud of myself for that.

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy.
Having a day off tomorrow.
Cameron.
Kathy, my co-worker.

  
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SCCUDDLERS 1/24/2013 10:52AM

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CANDOK1260 1/24/2013 9:34AM

    emoticon i am proud of you

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HILLRUNNER 1/24/2013 8:07AM

    Wow!!! You did super amazing with just doing the 75 min kettle ell workout!!
DO NOT feel ad about listening to your body!!! Excellent!

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AELI2468 1/24/2013 7:47AM

    So impressed you did the first part of that class! I probably would have been intimidated and not gone in

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MUSIC2HISEARS 1/24/2013 7:42AM

    Way to go!

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STARSMEMBER267 1/23/2013 11:59PM

    I love how you turned that into a positive. Amazing!

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KMM1123 1/23/2013 10:50PM

    Way to go with your non scale victory! You rock!

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LRSILVER 1/23/2013 9:34PM

    You are amazing. Keep it up!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/23/2013 8:24PM

    Way to go! That is awesome that you were able to keep up with the guys! You go girl!
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Couldn't Make Up My Mind

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wasn't planning tonight's fitness classes out very well. I got through kettlebell training (beginners) for 30 minutes. Then was informed there was a 45 min (intermediate) class. To go through kettlebell you actually have to be on the list and pay a little bit more money for it (i didn't know). So I decided to that I should attend the intermediate class instead, which led to 75 minutes of kettlebell training.
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Then I went to cardio dance for 45 minutes. I am wiped out. lol Any ways, I got a good LCW in for BLC because that was a total of 120 minutes.

That rings my fitness minutes in for the week at 392. I was aiming for 200 minutes so WHOO HOO!!!!

Nonscale victories:
My waist is getting smaller and stomach flatter.
My endurance is increasing and I FEEL stronger.
I could do the yoga pose that you have to get into a plank and then push yourself into downward dog without resting my body on the ground! Its taken my AWHILE to get the upper body strength to do that!

Things I'm thankful for today:
Surviving? lol :-D
Having fun while working out.
Randy and cameron.

  
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-AMANDA79- 1/23/2013 8:18PM

    Great work and great job on your loss!

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LRSILVER 1/23/2013 4:51AM

    Woo hoo. Round of applause. Doing great.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 1/22/2013 9:04PM

    Sounds like a successful week to me!!

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Upping Calories to Lose Weight = Scary

Monday, January 21, 2013

I had a body composition, cardiovascular and flexibility test this weekend. It was awesome. It says that to be the most optimal me, I could lose a MAX of 34.8 and gain 3.3lbs of muscle mass. I calculated that and that would put me at 125. I use to think 115 lbs was ideal, but this tells me differently. Put some things into perspective, because again, THIS IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS for me. Its about living a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. I want LEAN MUSCLE. Less FAT. I also was told that I have good cardiovascular endurance. I'M SO PROUD!!!!

I pre-made my very first meal for the week yesterday! I did breakfast burritos, they were great!!! I scrambled eggs, used a low carb/high fiber tortilla, turkey sausage, orange bell pepper, diced onion, cumin, spinach and 2 oz shredded cheese, for 240 calories!! They are DELICIOUS and super filling. The guys have already been scarfing them down...I used approximately 8 eggs for 9 burritos. You could also use egg whites to cut the calorie and fat content if you wish. Trouble is, at this rate, 9 burritos isn't going to be enough! lol

I also got enough food to make other meals this week (hopefully this will work out). I will make more meals next weekend in advance.

So I did 90 minutes of cardio again - cardio dancing and cardio kickboxing (the kickboxing really did me in today!!!) I felt so proud of myself in kickboxing - I really EARNED my sweat today.

I ate 1500 calories today. Trying not to worry about that. I worked out a lot more than an "average" day so I had to increase what I ate. I was shaky after the workouts and felt hungry. Had to fuel my body. I wanted to make sure i had enough in my body to have a quality work out and recover from it.

Nonscale victories:
Being told that I had good cardio endurance.
Being in the "normal" range for muscles. I really thought I might be in under. All this hard work has paid off. Now just to work to get it to be in the "above normal" range. :)

Things I'm thankful for:
Alive community center. Its making working out so much fun for me.
Randy for being supportive of my new work out schedule.
Great sparkfriends, you make me feel awesome!

  
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STARSMEMBER267 1/24/2013 12:02AM

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I love your blogs! You have a great way of looking at things!!



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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 1/22/2013 4:37PM

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It sounds very promising!

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-AMANDA79- 1/22/2013 9:26AM

    Glad to hear your burritos were a hit. Maybe too much of a hit! LOL
I usually encourage my husband to alternate burritos (or egg muffins or whatever) with cereal or I would be in the kitchen nonstop!

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HEALTHY4ME 1/22/2013 7:51AM

    So happy for you!!!! and my muscles lets just say what muscles, which at my age makes it even more important to keep up well lol get started!!
You are doing great!!!

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NETTYBREAD 1/21/2013 10:58PM

    You ARE emoticon !!!

Great NSV and you have the right goal... Healthy lifestyle FOR SURE!!!

Way to keep everything positive and in perspective.

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LRSILVER 1/21/2013 9:48PM

    You are doing great. Sometimes the key to losing is eating more. You need to build muscles and get healthy. Muscles need protein. Keep it up.
WTG!!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/21/2013 9:07PM

    Wow! You are doing fantastic! The breakfast burritos sound delicious. Way to go on your workouts!
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