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Who IS this woman?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Who knows she has a problem with Doritos and peanut butter (not at the same time, EWWW ) -- but as foods in general... who is this woman who took those foods and put them in the cabinet to keep them out of her sight... and the one time she DID have some peanut butter it was measured and tracked on etools.

Who IS this woman who now does at least 45 minutes on the treadmill and a few times has done 50 and 55 minutes? She's thrilled to have her hair dripping and her tanktop soaked with sweat.

And who IS this woman who saw a post on a facebook page from a nonprofit she supports saying "Since we are a nonprofit corporation, we have an opportunity to get some slots in an upcoming race... anyone in Maryland interested in participating?" She PUBLICLY posted "If you get the slots, I'll be crazy enough to sign up!" (Its a 5K or 15K race with military style obstacles...)*

Oh.. Yeah.. that woman is ME.

*The race is www.rebelrace.com/ on 6/18 and 6/19. I'm not signed up yet, the organization, www.lovewithoutboundaries.com/ is supposed to let me know more when they have the slots. Love without Boundaries is a nonprofit that works to benefit conditions for the orphans in China. Since my daughter was adopted from China I feel very strongly about the work they do..especially in areas that were not as prosperous as my daughter's province.

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LIQUEURLADY 2/21/2011 9:42PM

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MUSICLVR98 2/20/2011 3:19PM

    Isn't it awesome when your outside is doing what your inside has wanted all along! I love that you are discovering YOU! Can't wait to hear how you do at the 5K!

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JAYJO64 2/20/2011 7:12AM

    You have a great new "friend." emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 2/19/2011 2:30PM

    This woman was there all along, you are just now starting to set her free!

And "this" woman (me) heartily salutes you! Hope you get a slot in the race.

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Paging Dr Mom

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Well, not really.. at least not yet.
So far the kids have been healthy. My husband is a completely different story. He started being ill on Monday...chills, fever,etc. I ended up skipping my exercise, sending him to bed early and doing the whole bed and bathtime routine with the kids. That's not a problem ..the kids are good... but it made for a long night because they were hard to get settled.

I ended up coming home from work early last night (I was supposed to work until 9pm, but got off at 7:30pm) Again -- hubby to bed early and me handling the kids bedtime routine. But this time I went down on the treadmill and walked for 50 mintues after everyone was in bed. Ah the bliss of taking time for myself! Hubby had been to a minute clinic and was told he has the flu.

Today he went to work for part of the day...but he came home early. He's still got the fever and chills. He's sick of being sick already. Again, I've sent him to bed early (about 7pm for him) and only just now got both kids asleep.

I know I need to get my butt downstairs on that treadmill. But I'd really, really like to just sit.
In all honesty I should try and do at least a little jogging (or running ...but at the pace I go I guess its just a jog --lol) But I don't know if I have it (jogging) in me tonight. I guess any movement is better than none, right?

I've taken care of everyone else. And the exercise would be taking care of myself... I know that. But why is it so darned hard to overcome my own inertia?

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MEGGERSW 2/17/2011 12:10PM

    I've always found it funny how men handle colds/flu so much worse than women.

You are right though, any movement is better than none. Sometimes the idea of jogging is so daunting that I don't even go out. However, when I find myself moving, I realize that I could jog even for just a minute! You can do it! Even if it is just five minutes on the treadmill it is better than nothing!

Hugs and health sent to you and your family!

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PIXIEMOM13 2/17/2011 9:52AM

    Oh that is so true! I was so tired..thats why I posted the blog to whine a little.
But I did end up putting in 50 minutes on the treadmill. Did two 3 min jogs and one 2 min (or maybe 2.5 min) jog.. = 3.33 miles

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NEWYEARME 2/17/2011 8:32AM

    Sometimes by the time we get to do something for ourselves, we're just too tired!!!! We need to make ourselves do what is best for ourselves (though sometimes it's not the easiest thing to do).


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Hissy fit time

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I guess I was overdue. lol

Now bear in mind that I am keeping my doctor NSV and my clothing NSV firmly in mind.
Last week I gained .2 but wasn't that upset as I had salty things at my nephew's birthday party. This past week I believe I kept things under control, did my exercise, drank the water, etc. Even the times I indulged in Doritos, I tracked (at least on the Weight Watchers etools... I haven't been so good with tracking on SP.)

I gained another .2 this week.

Realistically, I know this *really* isn't that big a deal.. .4 is less than a half a lb. But I wasn't expecting it this week... so I got really, REALLY ticked off. And I'm not proud to admit it, but I threw a big ol' hissy-fit/temper tantrum.

BUT.... I'm not giving up. That never entered my head. The tantrum is over and now I'm trying to think of what I can do this week to shake things up so next Tuesday shows a loss at the scales.

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MEGGERSW 2/16/2011 9:37AM

    Well, I totally understand! When I gained on WW I found that I started to be more lax with my measuring of things, or not so strict about my point values -- I was using all of my flex points.

Regardless, we all have times like this! You are right thinking it is only less than half a pound! Imagine how much you could have gained, had you not been trying! You can do this! You will bounce back!

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CARROT143 2/15/2011 4:22PM

    From one Tracy to another I can assure you that a good ole fashioned hissy fit is necessary sometimes - you worked hard and it doesn't show...yet. But it will. For me sometimes it helps to go over a little - a day where I go off track just to shock my body. Sometimes I need to re-evaluate what my balance of calories are from (too many carbs, too much crap food even if not outside my points or calorie range).

Whatever it is you can beat it! Hang in there!

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KATZMOMOF6 2/15/2011 1:40PM

  I hear you! The hardest thing for me is to not let food control me!

I found a great snack that I now eat when I get that crunchy salty urge....pepperidge farm goldfish!@ There is a whole wheat kind and 55 crackers with a small slice of ff cheese or string cheese to me is such a filling snack and not a lot of salt either! Good Luck!

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Shopping NSV

Monday, February 14, 2011

My pants for work have been quite baggy for a good long time. But I really dislike clothes shopping and with kids and work... well it was hard to find time to get out and try things on, much less buy. And since I wasn't 100% certain what size I was, I wanted to try them on before I bought.

Well, I finally made time yesterday to shop.

My old work pants were a women's size 20. (And I joke that the "W" in the size.. 20W stands for wide-a$$.) Bad joke, I know.

Well... 16W is a nice fit. (A coworker of mine thinks they look a little baggy in the belly..but I think they fit just fine, really. I didn't even THINK to try on anything smaller...if it had been too tight it would have been discouraging. I think 16W is good for now. :)

Two sizes down. Yeah, I was grinning like a fool. I bought 2 pair: black and navy, figuring I can alternate between the two..and no point in getting many more when I intend to keep losing.

Of course, I'm not sure how low the women's sizes go... or what I'd be in when they are finally too big.

Its a nice problem to have to ponder. :)

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Looking for playlist suggestions

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

For listening enjoyment I will listen to anything, really... country, rock, etc... but some music lends itself to certain activities, I think.

I want to come up with my own workout mix for the treadmill/running. For strength-training/lifting I like heavy metal, but I've got different tunes in mind for running. Here are some songs I have in mind so far (and will entertain any and all suggestions)

We Will Rock You - Queen
Oh Sherry - Steve Perry
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
Born to be wild - Steppenwolf
Mony, Mony - Billy Idols version
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
New Attitude - Patti Labelle
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

My old mp3 player bit the dust too.. so suggestions for a decently priced one that will "shuffle" music also appreciated.

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KATZMOMOF6 2/15/2011 1:50PM

  Pixie...eventually I want to get the larger ipod but that is $200 more than what I have being out of work, so I had a xmas card my husband gave me for the holidays so I wanted to buy clothes but I realized that the $50 card was a better investment in health so Target has little new generation ipod/mp3 shuffles that were on sale for $46.00! They hold about 250 songs or more and so worth it! I also budgeted myself on buying music; I budget to spend $15.00 on itunes cards as needed instead of being tempted to use our checking account lol

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KATZMOMOF6 2/15/2011 1:46PM

  whoo hooooo@@ Let me add some:

I am a totally sixties/seventies rocker gal who also loves the british invasion from the sixties! I am not that old lol i JUST love the music! Here is my playlist on my ipod shuffle:

Henry VIII Herman Hermits
Rambling Man Allman Brothers
Ballroom Blitz Sweet
Lick it UP KISS
Turning Japanese
I wanna be Sedated The Ramones
I kinow a place Petula Clark
Boots are Made for Walking Nancy Sinatra
Lets Go The Rivertons
I like It Gerry and the Pacemakers
Do the Freddie Freddie and the Dreamers
I Fought the Law Bobby Fuller Four
Little Bit of Soul Music Explosion
Double Shot of my Babys Love Swinging Medallions
Mickeys Monkey Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett
Were Not Gonna Take it Twisted Sister

I have more that I loaded but this ipod shuffle was a gift to myself as an investment!!!

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390TO130 2/11/2011 10:16PM

    My current 80 minute list

American Idiot-Green Day
Animal-Neon Trees
Brick by Boring Brick-Paramore
Cecilia-Simon and Garfunkle
Come on Eileen-Dexy's Midnight Runner
Dancing with Myself-Billy Idol
Eleanor Rigby=Beatles
Even Flow-Pearl Jam
Fully Alive-Flyleaf
Girls on Film-Duran Duran
A Hazy Shade of Winter-Simon/Garfunkle
Into your Arms-Lemonheads
Land of Confusion-Disturbed
Needy Girl-Chromeo
Mrs Robinson-Simon/Garfunkle
New Moon on Monday-Duran Duran
Planet Earth-Duran Duran
She has a Girlfriend now-Reel Big Fish
Smells like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
Supermassive Black Hole-Muse
That's What you Get-Paramore
Your Smiling Face-James Taylor

Hope you find some you like!

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JAKENSAMSMOM 2/10/2011 6:00AM

    Stronger by Kanye west
Survivor by Destiny's Child
Fighter Christina Aguileria

are always on my playlists

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JACKIMOON 2/8/2011 6:16PM

    Ok here is my "Running - Rock" playlist:

"What were you expecting" Halestorm
"Animal I Have Become" Three Days Grace
"Riot" Three Days Grace
(I hate) Everything About You" Three Days Grace
"Bleed It Out" Linkin Park
"What I've Done" Linkin Park
"One Step Closer" Linkin Park
"Man in the Box" Alice in Chains
"Bodies" Drowning Pool
"Home" Breaking Benjamin
"Whatever" Godsmack
"Voodoo" Godsmack
"Pretty Fly (For a white guy)" The Offspring
Why don't you get a job" The Offspring
"Wonderful Day" OAR
"You've gotta fight for yout right" Beastie Boys
"Welcome to the Jungle" GNR
"Sweet Child of Mine" GNR

I also have a playlist that has rap/pop on it. Plus I have one specifically with just Black Eyed Peas on it. Their music is really bouncy and gets me motivated no matter what. It's just about what gets you going!

Hope this helps! emoticon

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RAVENSMOM2 2/8/2011 1:46PM

    I love, 'Get Out of Denver' by Bob Seger, 'Boom Boom Pow' by the Black Eyed Peas, and 'Get Up' by 50 Cent, 'Billie Jean' and 'The Way You Make Me Feel' by Michael Jackson, 'Hips Don't Lie' by Shakira and 'Pon De Replay' by Rihanna for a few. I'm usually not much into hip hop or rap but I do enjoy the pumped up songs like these for working out to.

I'd hit amazon.com for a cheap mp3 player. I got mine about 3 years ago for $35. It's a 4GB but I haven't come close to filling it up yet.

Good luck!

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