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228 days to go!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yep, I've been back overseas for a week today and only 228 days until I get HOME to the USA for my 2011 Summer vacation!
So until then, starting Saturday/Tomorrow, which is also our Monday here, I will get back up to my home "gym" and get back with the weights, stability ball, Spark Videos and DVD's and get to exercise.

I think the jet lag is over and I am over the miserable cold thing I came back with so it's time to get moving forward to May. It's still over 100 during the day and humid in the mornings, to miserable to walk with long pants and all covered up-bleah.

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SUZYMOBILE 10/16/2010 8:42AM

    We should celebrate your return with another outing!

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HJFOGARTY 10/15/2010 8:49PM

    well that is one day closer than yesterday! hoping your days start to cool down a bit - and glad you are feeling better! take care of you.

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GRANNYS5 10/15/2010 10:02AM

    Happy count down emoticon


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Not a good day

Monday, October 11, 2010

Despite taking that Airbone stuff while at airports and flying I now have a miserable cold of flu. Thought it was allergies but not with how miserable I feel. This is really going to suck trying to get over jet lag and really wanting to get back upstairs to my personal home gym.
At least I'm drinking lots of water.

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MAREANNIE 10/11/2010 11:05PM

    Sorry you are sick, Robin!! I think airplanes are a breeding ground for germs - all that re-circulated air. Take care, keep drinking your water. I always recommend hot chicken soup - makes one feel better and is great "comfort food". Get well soon!! You gotta be ready for Friday and the ALCS!!!

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SUZYMOBILE 10/11/2010 9:54PM

    Just take your time, and take it easy, Robin! emoticon emoticon

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ROCKETNUT 10/11/2010 7:16PM

    I hope you're better soon... one silver lining to the illness, is that it means that you haven't developed an alergy to your kittens after all... Rest and fluids - the exercise will be there when you're feeling better!

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PATRICE603 10/11/2010 6:03PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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RWETHAIRYET 10/11/2010 5:00PM

    Feel better soon, Robin...the home gym will be there for you, so rest up!

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Back overseas

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Well, *deep sigh* I made it back to Saudi, plane was actually 30 minutes ahead of schedule :( Stepped off the plane to a blast furnace. Wasn't even to the bottom of the stairs and I was sweating.(no jetways here) Both suitcases showed up, got through immigration & customs no problems. Didn't sleep much on the 11 hour flight due to a constantly screaming child in the row in front of me. Mama just kept spanking it and the baby too. Don't know what was wrong, they didn't speak English.
I still feel like a zombie despite sleeping 4 hours Friday afternoon, then taking a tylenol PM at 10PM and sleeping until 7AM. At least my blood sugar level was down this morning, LOL.
I still ache all over and apparently I am allergic to my kitties because I've sneezed and blown my nose all day today.
They had to check out my suitcases and found the goodies I brought back for them.
I opened the front door this morning at 8AM to see if I could walk but forget it, the humidity was miserable. It will probably be another month before it gets decent enough to walk in the mornings.
Got one suitcase unpacked and put away, still working on the second one.
I got my Spark book and Coach Nicole's DVDs to help me out. Just need to get over this jet lag and wake up again.

Now to start my countdown to May

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SUZYMOBILE 10/10/2010 7:47AM

    Guess it isn't a "dry heat" there in Saudi! You may have brought a cold over there with you, from the plane or here. Can't be the kitties!! Can you get vitamin C and Airborne there?

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GRAMMYEAC 10/10/2010 6:59AM

    Holly's right! It can't be your kitties! We'd all welcome you back here!

Hope you can recover from the jet lag and find some quality exercise time in Saudi!

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GRANNYS5 10/9/2010 7:25PM

    Yep I agree with hjfogarty, you can't be allergic to kitties:)

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HJFOGARTY 10/9/2010 5:34PM

    I think it is Saudi that you are allergic to! not the kitties! lol you should come back immediately for your better health! haha hope the jet lag doesn't last too long! remember to take care of you girl! start that count down!

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Summer and vacation is over

Sunday, October 03, 2010

This was my last weekend in my home in the USA until next May, 2011. I don't know where the past 4 1/2 months have gone but they are gone and it's now time for that 11 1/2 hour non-stop flight back overseas and back in time. No more pork of any kind, no more alcohol of any kind, no more TLC tv, no more WalMart, no more gym time until May.

The up side to leaving the USA it will be in the 40's-50's, landing will be 90-110 and humid, no more shopping, no more sweets, no more snacking on yummy stuff, no turning on the heat and no snow, no rain, my furbabies will be happy to see me and hopefully back to cross stitching.

I did gain 7 lbs since May eating good food that I don't get from Oct-May but I did get in more exercise. Sometime next week I will get back on track better and lose those pounds. My weekends will be Thursday and Friday again, I will be 8 hours ahead of the USA.

This will be a rough week and very hard to say good bye to my friends and family, but then the countdown begins until May.

Have a GREAT week.

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PATRICE603 10/5/2010 10:16PM

    Have a safe trip. Stay well!

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SOFEDUPP 10/4/2010 2:15PM

    Have a safe trip!!

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HJFOGARTY 10/3/2010 10:54PM

    I for one will miss you terribly! but I know you will be back again next year! so I just want you to travel safely and start that count down!!!

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SUZYMOBILE 10/3/2010 10:05PM

    We're gonna miss you! See you at the rally next year!!


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Something worked!

Monday, September 27, 2010

I do know better to trust a scale sitting in the damp basement of a gym but for the most part I've gotten on the scale after a dr. appt. and it's been fairly accurate, so let's hope so this time. Last week at the dr.'s office I weighed 156, checked the scale in the gym and said the same thing. Checked the scale today and it said 151.2, I was excited! Must be the fact that I'm not going out to eat every night and trying to eat better.

On the other hand, after the gym tonight I stopped by Dunkin Donuts and got a large hot cider drink then put Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice liquer and a cinnamon stick to eat with my chili. MMMMM, warmed me right up on this chilly, damp New Hampshire evening. I did have a good workout at the gym too.

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ROSY_TIAMO 9/28/2010 3:33PM

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SUZYMOBILE 9/27/2010 10:20PM

    Oh yum, and you earned it!

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PLPEEP 9/27/2010 8:50PM

    Then you deserved the treat. Sounds like you are doing a great job and the scales are showing the results.

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