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P.A.W.S.E - Week 2 BLC25

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Plan/Prepare - For this, I am getting recipes ready for my grocery list this weekend. I want to have on hand everything I need to make healthy low carb dinners for me and the kids while the hubby is away AND make sure I have what I need when he comes home on the weekends as well. My plan is to go low carb by Monday.

Act - I'm doing great with tracking on fitnesspal. I love it. And I hope when I go low carb it will still help me find the happy range on calories as well.

Write - Last week I struggled with motivation to get moving. I did great on Derby days (of course because I LOVE those workouts) but on off days or the weekend when the hubby was home I had the didn't wanna's. So I'm hoping to kick those to the curb this week and at MINIMUM get in 20 minutes on off Derby days.

Set - Scale related I wanna see another 2 pound loss. NonScale....I'm going to push each Derby practice to get my 25 laps in 5 minutes, yes I still need to reach 27...but my first goal is the 25 because that means I get to bout on our opening bout!!!! And this nonscale goal is going to be my goal until I hit it!

Execute - Today is the day that I push to get those 20 minutes in, because the hubby is at home and when I get off work he will want to relax and talk about the day, instead I'm going to run down stairs change into my workout gear and push it out for my 20 minutes THEN relax with the family.

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    You have got this Jenn! Find your zen on the track and you will reach that goal. Maybe hubby can feed the kids breakfast, while you get in your morning mojo.

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    You CAN and you WILL! Go Derby Girl!!!! emoticon emoticon

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GAYEMC 5/8/2014 7:09PM

    Great plans Jenn!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/8/2014 4:56PM

    Great plan for this week. I've had the don't wanna's too. Hope you kick them to the curb for good. Have fun! Sounds like you are doing great.

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CIPHER1971 5/8/2014 4:00PM

    I hate the don't wannas.

25 in 5 sounds loads emoticon emoticon

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ABC's for the Tigers - BLC 25

Thursday, April 24, 2014

emoticon A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push?
Yes, I love friendly competition. I want to be pushed and I want to push myself as well to be better, each and every step.

emoticon B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
Well, I started BLC in 14....I started with the Fierce Fushia Felines, with TERRY (oh great Admin) as the Captain...I stayed on that team and became the Captain of the Rockin' Rose Rangers until BLC 23 when I stepped down mid round to take care of me and the little one I was pregnant with. I'm back now ready to get this baby weight off. And I'm excited to have a new team to hang out with.

emoticon C is for have?
I have 3...4 if you count the hubby. My daughter is 11, my oldest son is 9 and my new little one is 8 months. Fun fact, all my kids have August birthdays!

emoticon D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse?
I am really trying very hard to squash all excuses. I have plenty, life gets in the way....but even if I'm getting in my workout at 10:00 at night after kids go to bed then that's what I will do. And while I love food....I need to limit it. PORTION CONTROL, and sweets have to go. I have been without 'sweets' for 3 weeks now...they are a trigger, I can't just stop at one.

emoticon E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl?
I'd say I'm a Night Owl, but my work forces me to get up early. Figures.

emoticon F is for FURRY have?
I have 4. I have my two old dogs we have had since they were 6 weeks old Charlie is a terrier mutt, and Maggie is a Dalmatian/Border Collie mix. (Both are now 7 years old) Then we have our two rescue dogs we got Tank our Saint Bernard when he was about a year old. (He is 4? now) And Bella is our English Mastiff we got her when she was 6 months old (she is about 2 now) Our house is full but there is love all around!

emoticon G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
Um...usually food. emoticon I try for healthy...fruits and veggies are always the first that go in.

emoticon H is for HOME...where do you call home?

emoticon I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
Anyone willing to break through obstacles, stop making excuses and push themselves to beyond their limits.

emoticon J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
I'm a bookkeeper in a CPA firm.

emoticon K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your healthy focus when short on time?
Water and portion control is always at the forefront of my mind.

emoticon L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
I am just now starting to reuse them here on spark. I'd like to get an app that could help on my phone because there are days when it's terribly hard to log in here. But as I'm reading through some of these ABC's it seems that spark has a free one so maybe I just need to find that.

emoticon M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved?
Married, we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary in February.

emoticon N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
I love peace signs (can you tell?) And I try to be a peaceful and positive person.

emoticon O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
Easily I'm well over 150oz. I have a 20 oz cup I fill every hour that I'm at work. (That's roughly 10 hours) If I'm not done with the water from prior I drink it up and fill the cup again for the next hour. Now at home, it's a little harder to get in the water but I do try for at least the 64 oz.

emoticon P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
I'd say I'm at about 3 to 5....I have an apple a day, I usually have veggies with dinner and I shoot for some at lunch too.

emoticon Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
Gee so many good ones. I'd have to say my favorite quotes come from Dr. Suess though. And the one I always tell my kids is "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" And another one of my favorites is "Today you are YOU that is truer than true, There is no one else who is Youer than you." I love Dr. Suess.

emoticon R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
I shoot for 5 days. I have 2 days that are 90-120 minutes, and 3 days for at least 30 minutes.

emoticon S is for STATURE...How tall are you?
I am 5'11"

emoticon T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
Mountain time, I do believe....

emoticon U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
Roller Derby. I started a few months ago and I absolutely LOVE IT! It's an amazing stress reliever and an amazing workout!

emoticon V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
So many, Australia would be amazing, Italy another on my list...Maine, not as exotic but still one day I'll get out there. I'd love to do the whole road trip around USA too.

emoticon W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
I'm more of a cardio girl. I've done P90X, and it wasn't bad...but I liked Insanity better. I'd rather sweat then be sore.

emoticon X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
I want my good habits back. Without thinking about it. I want to know when I go to a restaurant I don't crave the stuff I shouldn't have and instead pick something that is the healthy option.

emoticon Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward?
There are times I beat myself up about the poor choices, but honestly I just try to move forward and learn from them.

emoticon Z is for one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?
A good book. I read while I'm on the elliptical so I don't have to watch the timer. :) It sure helps pass the time.

Welp, that's me in a nut shell. emoticon

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SUNSHINE0612 5/1/2014 12:28AM

    It's always a pleasure learning something else about you PeaceJenn. I enjoyed reading about you and the roller derby. I can imagine myself trying to roller derby...i'll be all over the floor with bruises.. emoticon

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    I laughed when I saw you took up roller derby, so fitting! Have fun the round!

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MANDYSCHELL 4/25/2014 9:31AM

    emoticon about counting the hubby as part of the children, I tell people that I have 1 big kid all the time!

I'd also love to go to Maine. A goal of mine is visit all of the states sometime.

Looking forward to getting to know you more!

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ZENRYAKU 4/25/2014 6:05AM

    Well, I like Australia :) Welcome to the Tigers, and I look forward to working with you to make it the best. You've now got me thinking of trying on my roller skates ....

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AIMEESINGS 4/25/2014 2:50AM

    Love Dr. Suess! If I ever have a boy I think I'd do his room in DS stuff!

I just downloaded the SP app on my phone again. They were charging like $4 for it and it became free again. I also use myfitnesspal and my fitbit. I like the fitbit tracker best so far, but I haven't used to the SP one to see if it's different than before.

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BLOOIZEANGEL 4/25/2014 12:09AM

    I love your Suess quotes. How fun that you do Roller Derby. I like your description of P90X and Insanity. I have Supreme 90 but have wanted to get a new one at some point.

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/24/2014 9:07PM

    Love your attitude about squashing excuses!! We will prevail!!! emoticon

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MEINPROGRESS 4/24/2014 5:29PM

    Wow! I love the fact that you do Roller Derby! I love to roller skate, but I don't think I'm adventurous or talented enough to make it a sport.

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LADYHYJINX 4/24/2014 5:22PM

Loved the blog. We are on our way, teamie!!!

Roller Derby, now my walking seems so boring. I do spice it up with dancing in front of the

Good luck to you in BLC25!

Tigers Triumph!!

Lady Carol emoticon

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CIPHER1971 4/24/2014 2:25PM

    Great list - I have always wondered what Roller Derby would be like

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GAYEMC 4/24/2014 1:26PM

    Looks like I need to check emails for sigh up, I'm so behind right now. Like your ABC's

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Starting Again

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

What a journey it's been. Lost 84 pounds 4 years ago....found out I was pregnant last year....had a beautiful baby boy in August...but I gained back everything I lost. And now...I'm starting back at 10 pounds lighter than what I was 4 years ago. On the plus side....that's 10 pounds I don't have to get rid of again. It's taken me a while to be able to get back to 'starting' again. And now....I need to start focusing on me again. On taking care of me, so that it doesn't take me 8 years to get this baby weight off like it did last time. Nope no more excuses. I'm back, and I'm ready to get my clothes back, and get my life back, and get ME back. I'm ready. So here it is. 2014....I'm gonna work hard to get back to ONEderland! No excuses.

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GAYEMC 4/22/2014 1:01PM

    You CAN and WILL do it! So glad to have you back!

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    So glad to see you! emoticon home!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/8/2014 7:49PM

    Welcome! Missed you! Glad the baby boy is healthy and beautiful. Have fun with this journey.

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MASTERCARE 4/8/2014 7:07PM

    You have been missed!

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NAN111 4/8/2014 4:41PM

    Welcome back! You've got this!

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/8/2014 4:24PM

    So glad to have you back!! Yay!!! emoticon emoticon

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CIPHER1971 4/8/2014 3:43PM

    Welcome back,

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TEKRU1 4/8/2014 3:27PM

    You've done it before - you know you can do it again! Just so you know, the next round of BLC starts registration in like, 2 days. Almost like we were waiting for you! emoticon

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Welcoming our new little "Ranger"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So this is for all my Rangers friends, past and present.....we welcomed our new little guy on August 30 at 1:32 am. The day AFTER my daughters birthday. We joke that he just didn't want to be the only one without an August now, all three of my kids have August birthdays. He was just over 3 weeks early, they called him a late premie, but he weighed in at 7lbs and 19.5 inches long. We had some blood sugar issues, and a little jaundice, but he is healthy and doing so great. His name is Paxton Lee. And he looks like his Dad and his brother for sure. There is just no denying this kid. ha! Life is getting back to...'normal' and adjusting to this new little bundle of love. The kids are amazing and always want to help out and hold him and love him up....I'm sure this kid is going to be spoiled. ha! But we are doing well, recovery for me has been a bit hard as I want to jump back in and get this weight off but I am unable to and have to wait for the doctor to release me and tell me the CSection scar is healed and I can resume full exercise...but for now I'm trying to just get out and walk a's good for baby to get some sunlight and me to get some exercise. :) I just have to remember to be my own friend again.....not beat myself up for the weight that was gained but take it one day at a time to get it off.

So here are some pictures for you guys. I'm sending out all my love to all of my spark friends. I've missed you guys!

This was me, about 2 weeks before he came.

Our little guy, in the hospital.

Big Sister

Big Brother

Chillin' on Dad

First Day of Church

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DI_NAMIC 2/3/2014 2:18PM

    Wonderful, Jenn. Congratulations and what a lovely family!

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SUNSHINE0612 1/17/2014 9:39PM

    Congratulations, your son was born on the same day as my new granddaughter. You were a gorgeous pregnant mother, and your little angel is handsome. May he bring much joy and happiness to you and the family. God Bless

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GINGERPAWZ 11/17/2013 11:27PM

    emoticon on the new baby boy. I know that he will bring you all the happiness.

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GAYEMC 11/15/2013 8:30PM

    I think it's time for an update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AHARRIS02 11/15/2013 3:49PM

    Congrats Jen!! He is so cute!!!

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THEMRSH 10/13/2013 8:09AM

    emoticon on a healthy delivery of a very beautiful boy!

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RORYLYONS 9/18/2013 12:59AM

    Your little guy is sooo precious ... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 9/14/2013 10:04PM

    thanks so much for sharing he is a doll

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SKINNYSOON13 9/12/2013 1:12AM

    He's perfect and looks delicious! How can you NOT kiss and cuddle on this guy! He may look like daddy and brother but he's got his mamas AWESOMENESS! Congrats! Be patient with the weight loss, you'll get her done soon enough :-) XOXO!

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GAYEMC 9/11/2013 7:03PM

    Congrats Jenn! He is beautiful, as are his brother and sister. I am so happy for you. You will be back to your old new self in no time. Grandma must be proud!

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MURPHI13 9/11/2013 1:38PM

  Congrats on the new bundle!!! He looks perfect and quite aware in the church picture.

Beautiful family

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LIZARDG7 9/11/2013 12:14PM

    Congratulations Jen! He's beautiful - just like the rest of his family!

Best of Luck!

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SKINNYSTRUMMER 9/11/2013 12:09PM

    OMG he is so beautiful! As is the rest of the family..... but he will win the attention for a while, haha. So perfect!

The c-section takes a while for recovery.... I was told the most important thing is to stand up straight when you stand up; it hurts but you need to ensure those muscles are not healing in a shortened position. Walks are a great start, and if you are already doing that you will heal fine. Sorry for the big sister crap!

I am so happy for you! I have missed you!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 9/11/2013 11:49AM

    WOOHOO! Congratulations! He's a cutie for sure. Glad you are both doing well. Don't stress the added weight. It will come off again.

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TEKRU1 9/11/2013 11:33AM

    Ohh! Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby (and family!)

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 9/11/2013 11:13AM

    OMG Jen!!!!! YOU ALL look beautiful!! What a gorgeous family and a huge blessing the littlest baby is:)

HUGE hugs my friend I am so happy everything went well, both you and baby are healthy. Take your time and heal, can't wait to have you back on Spark. You've been missed but really for the best reason. emoticon


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The Movie Quote Game Part 4

Monday, November 12, 2012

1. “Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!” - ??
2. "I know you are, but what am I?” - Pee Wee Herman
3. "They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.” - ??
4. "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
5. “How's it going, royal ugly dudes?” - ??
6. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Dead Poets Society
7. "They're here!" - ??
8. "Yo, Adrian!" - Rocky
9. “Come back to me.” - ??
10. "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.” - Mr. Incredible
11. "Feed me!" - Dinasours?
12. "When I shall sit, you shall sit. When I shall kneel, you shall kneel. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera." - The King and I
13. "So let it be written, so let it be done." - ??
14. "George Bailey. I'll love you 'til the day I die." - It's a wonderful life
15. "Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!" - ??

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UNREADINK 3/10/2013 4:30PM

    3 Dogma?
5 Bill and Ted

I loved 'Dead Poets Society' although it always made me cry.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/30/2012 9:34AM

    I got several you didn't but you got some I wouldn't have. LOL!

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PEACEJENN 11/13/2012 10:08PM


Gaye, I'm with ya, the first one, good, but all down hill from there! hahaha But it's been fun!

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SHANTODD420 11/12/2012 7:06PM

    Way to go Jenn you are doing well. I hope you are having a great week.

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GAYEMC 11/12/2012 5:11PM

    I didn't do too bad on the 1st set but down hill from there. I did know Space Odyssey though, I watched that movie a slew of times.

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ESOTERIC_ORCHID 11/12/2012 12:51PM

    3. The Blues Brothers
5. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
9. Somewhere in Time

11. I thought it was Little Shop of Horrors but I've never seen Dinosaurs. They're probably hungry, too.

15. The Wings of Eagles

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LAC936 11/12/2012 12:06PM

    1 Fiddler on the Roof
7 Poltergeist
13 Ten Commandments

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