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Good day for activity-fun with the puppies

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Today was a good day for activity for me. Started by sleeping late-I know not much activity there :-) Then Brandon and Lisa came over and we took the puppies to the park to play for about an hour and a half. We walked all over, ran with them and generally had a good time. Mollie is getting really big and soon I won't be able to pick her up and carry her like this:

They all had fun together:

When we got back from the park, we thought we'd take Prancer and Toby out to see their puppy (the one Brandon and Lisa adopted). BAD IDEA, lol. They were so excited that they jerked away and out of their collars and we were left with their leashes with no dogs at the end! I ran after Toby and skinned my knee up when I leaped to grab him before he went into the street. Lisa and Meghan got Prancer. Back in they went (I had to carry Toby, all 80+ pounds of him!) and the puppies visited indoors.

I wanted to go outside and hula hoop. Meghan was busy putting all the pics she took on Facebook so I went by myself and used the hoop for about 15 minutes.

Meghan and I went to the gym and worked out for 1 hour and 45 minutes! I did 45 minutes of various machines and then 20 minutes on the elliptical and 40 minutes on the tread mill. Felt really good after wards.

I was worried with an hour less in the day today that I wouldn't meet my BodyBugg calorie burned target today, but I met it at 8pm :-) I way surpassed my burn, activity minutes goal and step target.

I sure wish I had the time in every day to have fun and get a lot of activity in. Work sure gets in the way....

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LIFEISSWEET2 3/14/2011 1:55PM

    Gotta love a blog with puppies in it! What adorable personal trainers!

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LLTS01 3/14/2011 9:54AM

    I hope the dogs got a treat for making you work out today. Oh, wait, you might not want to reward that behavior.

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THENEWME43 3/14/2011 9:14AM

    The pups are absolutely adorable!
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    WOW!! Great work on the activity end! That day sounds fun :)

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HOWLERMOM 3/14/2011 12:54AM

    They are soooooo cute - what a fabulous way to get your exercise!! emoticon

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CELLOSONG 3/13/2011 10:56PM

    LOL those dogs! They just wanted to make sure you got some extra cardio in today ;-)

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Starting pics and Measurements for March

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Well, I think I've gone backwards, but that's ok, from today I am only moving forward! My weight is up from this time last year, but not by much at all. Measurements are another story. They are definitely up a bit more, but still not horrible.

Meghan and I went to the gym today and got a good work out. I ran on the treadmill for 1 mile, rode the bike for 3.7 miles and then we did upper and lower body strength training. We are sitting down this evening and writing up our schedule for the month. We also both took our measurements and charted them.

Definite lots of room for improvement especially around the mid section for me!

Meghan wanted me to post hers also so she can follow her progress right along with me.

My measurements (a reminder of how far I have to go still!)
Weight (last Monday) 179.4
Left upper arm: 11.75
Right upper arm: 12.75
Left thigh: 23.5
Right thigh: 24.0
Left calf: 15.75
Right calf: 16.0
Waist at smaller part: 40.0
Waist at belly button line: 41.0
Hips: 45
Chest: 40.0
Chest right under breasts: 37.0

Weight 158 (today)
Left arm: 11.5
Right arm: 11.75
Left thigh: 19.75
Right thigh: 19.75
Left calf: 15.0
Right calf 15.0
Waist smaller part: 31.5
Waist at belly button: 35.5
Hips: 42.75
Chest: 37.75
Chest under breasts: 35.0

We will work hard and post new pics and measurements on April 1st!

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REMODELINGPAT 3/10/2011 6:29PM

    What a great idea! I'm also up, but having a monthly show-n-tell might be a good motivator! I just might borrow this idea! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonfor sharing this idea!



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JLPEASE 3/7/2011 4:22PM

    Way to go! I haven't done the measurement-thing like I should. It's good that you're taking the time to do it so you can track all the changes.

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THENEWME43 3/7/2011 1:26PM

    What a motivating and inspiring blog! Carla, it's wonderful that you have a workout/ accountablility partner in your DD. You can encourage one another and help each other stay on track! emoticon emoticon

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DAISY238 3/6/2011 10:57PM

    Carla you are an inspiration to me. emoticon I have faith in you and Meghan.

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YAFENELRA 3/6/2011 9:37PM

    I need to measure also. You will get there in nothing flat. And remember, muscle weighs more than fat and you do exercise.

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LLTS01 3/6/2011 9:07PM

    I love your determination Carla. This is just the thing to get you moving. I am cheering you on.


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NANFACEMIRE1 3/6/2011 9:06PM

    I am rooting for both of you. emoticon You just have to keep moving forward a day at a time. I am wishing you lots of luck. You have all of the tools to do this. I am glad you are going to the gym and getting back on track. I like the pics of both of you and looking forward to the new ones in April. Remember PORTION size is a big keyword. Love both of you. You have done a great job so far, you just got a little off track. Now you are back on.

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My Nanny

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last evening my Nanny was transported via ambulance to Mom's house when she got discharged from the hospital. They said she was too weak to sit up to make the car ride.

Meghan and I are going to Mom's later today to help her and to visit. Mom and Larry will be super busy from now on trying to take care of her. Her case worker is arranging for physical therapy at home for her to help her regain some strength.

Thanks to everyone of our spark friends for your support and well wishes. Mom will likely need a lot of support now. Taking care of an aging and/or sick parent is never easy!

This is Mom and Nanny at my Uncle's party last year:

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NANFACEMIRE1 2/26/2011 11:07PM

    Carla, I am so happy you and Meghan came to visit with us, especially to see Mom. We had a pretty hectic morning with me leaving Mom with Larry and I was running errands. I have now told you about all of the things that happened while doing those errands. Bad morning......
Then some friends came to visit. I made lasagna for dinner, salad, and garlic bread. YES, it was a healthy lasagna. My friends went home, but Carla and Meghan are still here until Monday. I am always a day ahead or a day

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 2/26/2011 11:06PM

    You had a nanny? We didn't even get a baby sitter. When my parents got home, if the blood stains were small enough to get out of the carpet with cold water, we were OK.

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THENEWME43 2/26/2011 5:45PM

    Adding my get well wishes for your grandmother, Carla! Hope you and your DD enjoy your visit at your mom's.

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DIGISCRAPPY 2/26/2011 3:22PM

    Carla, I'm glad to hear that your grandmother has been released, and that she's going to have in-home care. It'll be lots of work for your mom, but I'm sure it's very beneficial for your grandmother.


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MINDYJ1 2/26/2011 1:42PM

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LLTS01 2/26/2011 12:57PM

    I'm glad your grandmother is out of the hospital. I am sure she will like being with her daughter a lot more.


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Crazy winds and fires

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today we had high winds and multiple brush fires all over the area. Several in Maryland at about 100 different fires reported in Virginia. The interstate had to be shut down near us and also in Maryland. Fortunately while some houses were destroyed, no one was hurt...amazing with all of the fires everywhere. I felt like we lived in California. I was driving down Prince William Parkway, firetrucks and emergency vehicles everywhere, smoke so thick you could barely see and stores evacuated and closed that were close to the fires. It was very surreal.

A big thank you goes to all the hardworking firefighters and emergency personnel who worked so hard (and are still working hard) to contain the fires. You all are very much appreciated!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/20/2011 6:45PM

    wow....hope things are much better by the time you read this.

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LLTS01 2/20/2011 6:13PM

    It just seems surreal.

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TERRBEAR12 2/20/2011 2:06AM

    I'm in N. CA and a couple years ago we had fires raging all around. My sister-in-law had to evacuate her home in Paradise and move in with us. She would have stayed but she was afraid the air would kill her birds. (I'm pretty certain my brother would have come and moved her down to our house). With smoke in the air and all the noise you have to watch out for yourself and your animals and any animals running around getting confused. Air purifiers are worth the money. Stock pile water, get batteries for your flashlights, keep your car filled with gas. Basically, prepare for an emergency. If the fire burns the lines your electricity will go out. No electricity no water. And so on.
Watch the air quality before you exercise. Even in you home.
Good Luck. The firefighters are amazing. It will end.

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THENEWME43 2/19/2011 11:38PM

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MOJAVESMITH 2/19/2011 11:17PM

  `WoW" I'm in So Cal and never dreamed there were raging winds/fires outside of the South West. The best thing to do is sit tight and keep the news/weather channel on. If you have any air purifiers keep them on. I hope you don't have to evacuate.

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Hula Hooping!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am the worlds worst hula hooper. I could never, ever keep the hoop up for more than a split second no matter how hard I tried.

Today I used a weighted one and after many tries could finally keep it up enough to get a picture....blurry ones since I was in motion and it was just my camera phone and not a regular camera.....but I DID IT!! At the end I could do it for several minutes at a time which is a huge accomplishment for someone who could never do it before.

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REMODELINGPAT 3/10/2011 7:16PM

    You are definitely NOT the world's worst...I hold that title. I can't even keep the hoop up on my WiiFit THAT's BAD!



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/18/2011 4:57PM

    It's blurry because you were going so darn fast. You rock!

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BARBARAROSE54 2/18/2011 1:02PM

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NANFACEMIRE1 2/18/2011 10:51AM

    emoticon emoticon That looks like lots of fun.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 2/18/2011 2:10AM

    Girl, even blurry you look so good. Pink and fit. Perfect username.

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    Good for you! I bought myself a hula hoop a couple of months ago. I gave up but I need to get it back out. Together we will do this.
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DIGISCRAPPY 2/17/2011 10:46PM

    Woohoo! LOL, you should see me trying to Wii Fit Hula Hoop - it's pathetic!

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 2/17/2011 10:16PM

    Great photo! The smile says it all. Gosh I haven't seen a hula hoop in a long time - remember the "shoop shoop" model?

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DEBSZOO74 2/17/2011 10:07PM

    Go Carla! emoticon I like doing hula hoop on the Wii Fit.
I haven't tried doing it the real way in forever, and I'm sure it's extra hard with the weighted hoop!

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THENEWME43 2/17/2011 9:52PM

    emoticon Way to go, Carla!!!

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TREEBW 2/17/2011 9:18PM

    Alright! I learned from a woman doing a demonstration about a year or so can be fun!

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CAROLYN1213 2/17/2011 9:17PM

    I can do Wii Hoola Hoop!!!! It is still a funny picture, even without a hoop!!! LOL!!! Way to go girl!

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LLTS01 2/17/2011 8:32PM

    emoticon I would never be able to do it.

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MEYLOSE 2/17/2011 8:20PM

    Well done, the only hula hoop I do is on the Wii with Wii Fit

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