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Sunday~~I got lots of exercise in and feel great!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Well, today was a good day exercise wise! I worked out for over an hour at the gym, bowled for 3 hours (just 3 of us on 2 lanes so we were able to bowl A LOT!), walked 90 minutes and did some jogging in there too. During the day, my daughter and I played Wii bowling, boxing and did Wii fit hula hoops.

I feel great to be able to get so much done in one day. Too bad it's not the weekend everyday. I manage to get at least 1-2 hours per day during the week, but today I way surpassed that.

I am determined to get myself in shape to run my 1st 5K in June and I really need to get back to losing weight on a regular basis.

I also spent a good portion of the day cooking and preparing meals for the rest of the week. I find if I don't plan well on the weekends, I don't do as well during the week. Being organized works much better for me :-)

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DIGISCRAPPY 3/15/2010 3:06PM

    What Louisa said! Man, we could do some HUGE THINGS if we didn't have to work!

Sounds like you had a terrific weekend of being active. I love weekends like that! Can't wait to get back out hiking, myself.

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LLTS01 3/15/2010 2:39PM

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Now if we could only quit our jobs we would be a super healthy group.

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CHOPOLA 3/15/2010 6:51AM

    You are committed! Great job on all of the exercise!

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JANNYPANTS 3/15/2010 3:03AM

    Wow - you are a powerhouse!

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

I've made myself promise to try to post a blog each day. Many days I have nothing much to say at all, but I will try to write something :-)

Today I registered for a Susan G Komen 5K Race for the Cure run. We have a team together and anyone else that would like to join is more than welcome. I have never run a 5K, but have walked many. I just started C25K and did W1D2 today. The 9 weeks will be over before this run, so I'm just hoping I can run 3 miles straight by then. It seems doubtful considering I thought running for 60 seconds at a time over and over was going to kill me :-) Not really, but it definitely wasn't easy! The last time I ran was in high school PE! But, I'm determined and I know I can do this!...if not, as a fellow team member said, we'll just walk really fast :-) It's so nice to have the support of other people who were new to running once themselves. Thank you all!

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TREEBW 3/15/2010 8:23PM

    WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
Congrats on day 2, that was a killer for me!
emoticon or at least emoticon or...worst case scenario
We will just hula our way!

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CHANCE0719 3/15/2010 5:28PM

    You can do it!! Before I started the C25K, I couldn't even say that my longest run had been in PE because I would get a doctor's note every single year to avoid running "the mile." You are doing great!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 3/14/2010 7:11PM

    Have faith in the program. You have lots of time.

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KIMSTUTZ 3/14/2010 7:05AM

    i wish you lived closer!

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LLTS01 3/13/2010 11:35PM

    You will absolutely be able to do it. Trust this person here who never ever ran her entire life until age 48.

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JEANSHEP2 3/13/2010 11:34PM

    You can do it! Go for it!

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Bad illnesses in friends families...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Today was a day of sad news. My best friend, Carol's daughter was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She's only 23 years old! I work in Women's Health care and 23 is the youngest I have ever seen diagnosed. In the last 10 years I have seen only 2 cases of women in their 20's and those were the upper 20's. Of course I know any kind of cancer can affect anyone at any time, but I just never expected this diagnosis. I spent hours reassuring Carol that biopsies are done everyday and that I was very confident her daughter's would be negative. I was SHOCKED to find out otherwise. She (her daughter) is out on disability from the Army due to repeated stress fractures in her lower extremities so she went to a VA hospital for the mammo/sono/MRI. Now they are searching for a breast surgeon for her. I don't yet know the type of cancer, only that the radiologist and doctor told her it is large and appears very involved. She had an ultrasound guided biopsy, but will now have a surgeon do a more extensive biopsy and decide on a course of treatment. She was advised it would likely be surgery, chemo and radiation, but we don't have more details yet.

On the other daughter's best friends little girl who is 2, was admitted to the hospital today with a diagnosis of meningitis. She had febrile seizures and went into respiratory arrest and is now on a ventilator. I know kids are very resilient so I'm hoping she will pull through and do well, but she is very sick at the moment. I am not clear whether it is bacterial or viral. She has been unresponsive and it isn't yet known if she suffered any permanent brain damage.

It is a tough time for both of our friends....

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KIMSTUTZ 3/14/2010 7:05AM

    Carla~ that is such heavy news and especially when it is not expected. even more motivation for you to do the 5K! know that my thots and prayers are with you and may other friends/family be around to support them too.

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LLTS01 3/13/2010 11:20AM

    Oh Carla, you must feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. I am so sorry about all this grief and worry around you. I am hoping that both girls pull through and that there is a huge network of friends and family to help the 2 families during this difficult time.
We definitely need to do the race on 6/5. I have too many friends and relatives who are breast cancer survivors. We need to help find a cure.

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HEALTHY-ME26 3/12/2010 10:22PM

  Stay strong! I've had some friends recently going through similar issues -- a former college friend with breast cancer and a coworker whose newborn had unforseen birth defects. Remember that your support and positive attitude through these crises can benefit you and them.

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That 70's Challenge

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We started our new challenge today on the Rootin' for Ruby Team. I am looking forward to meeting all my team members and to the fun we will have! I'm off to search for 70's items to decorate my page :-)

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LESSOFME55 3/10/2010 11:31PM

    Can't wait to see what you find and how you will decorate it.

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Meeting Spark friends

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thanks to Louisa (LLTS01), Tammy (DIGISCRAPPY) and Shannon (CHANCE0719) for a great time yesterday.

We enjoyed lunch together and talked for hours. I learned lots of things I didn't know about running (my goal this year) and some new recipes. Also learned Louisa stocks food like I do :-) Nice to have someone else that keeps her pantry and fridges full!

It was great to get to know each of you better!

It was great to get to meet fellow Spark friends in person. We hope to do some runs/ walks together once the weather is warmer and I hope many more of you are able to join us. We had a blast!

Tammy and I in the Spark shirts we got with our book bonus.

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TERMITEMOM 3/9/2010 10:20AM

    Wonderful! I am so glad you had a blast.

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ROBALEE1 2/28/2010 3:19PM

  This sounded so great. Putting into actions what we talk about.

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KIMSTUTZ 2/28/2010 2:57PM

    hey! i found your blog, you are right on top of things! sounded like fun!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 2/28/2010 12:21PM

    I have a dream of meeting three of my spark friends someday. I'm not sure how that can take place since I can't travel. If I had scads of money, I would buy them plane tickets to get them here but alas, I have no such funds.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 2/28/2010 12:01PM

    I am so bummed that I missed it. I am glad you guys are getting together and can't wait for the next one so I can attend.

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DEBERDO40 2/28/2010 11:48AM

    AWESOME! What a great way to stay motivated and share similar experiences.

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LLTS01 2/28/2010 11:35AM

    emoticon And you and I promptly hit the grocery store after we got together. What ya' cooking today?

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RUN2MYDREAMS 2/28/2010 11:16AM

    How cool! Looks like you guys had a blast!

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