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Rough times

Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm sure most everyone that watches the news knows what happened to that poor soldier in Ottawa. My heart goes out to his family and friends!

I'm still unsure what happened here in Halifax yesterday but whatever it was it was scary. Most of downtown was on lockdown and the hospital I work at was on heightened security and they the police did catch a man and take him into custody and found a firearm on a bus (still unconfirmed if it was his).

Just creates so much fear and anxiety. Hopefully this is the end of it.

I took this bus to work this morning (It's still raining and I can't get soaked before work) but if it's decent this afternoon I'll walk home (4K)

I had my healthy weight class last night, another great class, learned some things. Honestly my head wasn't in it but I tried to focus. She sent us home with a couple recipes I'll have to post later on, one was for a bean wrap, and another was a walnut grape coleslaw! She also told us about these great pancakes I'll have to blogabout later too.

I'm glad it's friday, can't wait to relax this weekend. Hopefully get a hike in if the weather cooperates.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 10/24/2014 10:23AM

    It is very sad what happened. The world we live in today is a very scary place. So much violence....

Stay safe!

The walnut grape coleslaw salad sounds really good. What else was put in?

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JENSTRESS 10/24/2014 9:56AM

    I'm glad that you are safe and so are your loved ones. Take care and keep going!

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CLESHER 10/24/2014 9:12AM

    So glad you are okay...that is scary.....yikes....yes I saw the news about the shooting...and my heart goes out to the family and friends as well...it is just horrible....I cannot grasp why others want to kill like that...extreme-ism...terrorism..all bad things...

Again so glad you and your family are okay....how is buster holding up....

Hang in there buddy and happy Friday..


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RASPBERRY56 10/24/2014 7:13AM

    Yeah - what a shame about what happened in Ottawa.......


In times like this it can be very hard to focus on everyday life and the needful and/or enjoyable activities one wants to do (I know this only to well) - good for you for hanging in there and going to that class - the fact that you learned something just proved that you did the right thing! Keep it up - and keep hanging in there!


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Weigh in Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

185.2 lbs

Here goes nothing, thinking maybe a picture will help me stay accountable!

I typed up a whole long blog and it dissapeared so here is a shortened version.

We had fun riding last night.

got home late and didn't make smoothies but found a great smoothie bar at the cafeteria at work!

Didn't bike today, my legs are SORE from all the biking and horseback riding and I need the recovery.

And buster is cute.

Happy Hump Day!

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CLESHER 10/24/2014 10:41AM

    Buster is just plain adorable....

Love your idea of posting the pic to stay accountable....I will do so with my weigh in as well...


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SPICEMWE 10/23/2014 10:44AM

    Buster IS cute! Way to stay accountable. You can do this!!


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    I love the feeling of really earning a recovery day. Keep it up!

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Weekend recap and monday ramblings

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friday was a miserable rainy (post tropical storm) kind of day. I took the bus to work and got a drive home. I had planned to go for a run or use the indoor bike at home but it didn't happen. I got home, took my daughter to her dads, had to go out to pick up a wedding present for my friend, went dress shopping for something to wear to said dress, grabbed some grocery store sushi for a very late supper, watched a movie with my boyfriend and fell asleep. What a date night eh? Oh well we can't win them all.

Saturday I got up early for a Saturday, had a bit of a argument with my boyfriend. I mean it wasn't bad it's just money sucks for us right now and we had a discussion about it and it's just hard, no ones fault it's just hard being broke so much. I cried, a lot (hormonal maybe?) and then I decided I really needed a run. I took the dog to the park and we did a 3K. It's not much but it was just enough to clear my head and look at things differently, total mood changer!

After my run I ate kale,egg, toast and cheese open faced sandwich, then showered, picked my daughter up, had a light lunch, got ready for the wedding, took my daughter to my mother's place and went to the wedding!

All dressed up

Me and the bride

Some random "selfie's" with some of the wedding party

It was honestly such a fun time! There was chicken and roasted potatoes and other veggie's for dinner.

I ended up having way too much wine....but I'm sure I danced most of it off! We danced and danced, it was awesome!

Me and my bf snuck off away from the party at one point......had a little alone time! ;)
Everyone of course starts poking you saying things like "you're next" or "when are you two tying the knot" lol kind of awkward but it's bound to happen. Maybe someday it will happen!

Anyways we stayed out really late, had a blast!

Sunday was a sleepy morning. I slept in a bit, my bf wanted mcdonalds for breakfast, so I went and tried to pick something a little less bad than the breakfast sandwhich so I tried a breakfast burrito. It was tasty but my stomach didn't like it at all! Crampy and diahrea instantly!

Laid low for the morning, got my daughter from my mom, she invited one of her friends over and I convinced them both to come walk the dog with me. We went to this park where there are wood carved seals, here are the girls being giant goofballs

So over the weekend I got a 3K run and a 3K walk in, and 1 hour yoga, not too shabby, could have been more but I'm getting there with being more active on the weekends! This weekend I'd like to try a hike!

I had to post this just because well buster is adorable!

I had yoga class sunday and I was the only one that showed up! So I got a private lesson! She really helped me improve my poses and I'm actually quite sore since we did a lot of plank poses and my arms are so weak!

Yesterday was a brutal day at work. It's hard to explain but it was definitely the hardest day I've had so far! I was nearly in tears a couple times. I did bike to work, and biked home. Mid day I get this amazing text from my daughter, which is weird because since September I think she's only texted me from school once! She's not a big texter and she's busy at school, it was almost like she knew I was having a bad day. Love that kid!

So I got my 8K biking in, ate really healthy yesterday despite the stress! overall successful day. got home from work and binge watched pretty little liars with my daughter! Better than binge eating though right? haha

I had to sign 2 of her tests (math and english) she got 100% in math and 96% iu english! wow!

I biked to work again today, will bike home (it's getting quite chilly out but I'll keep biking until the snow flies, then back to walking).

We have horseback riding tonight! I can't wait!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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JENSTRESS 10/22/2014 8:44AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend, and I know how you feel about being broke. We aren't ALWAYS broke, but things are sometimes tight and it is so frustrating! We work so hard for money we barely get to enjoy! Staying active and focused is the way to be. It doesn't sound like you were organized about exercise and food, but you don't always have to be. You had a fun time, and sometimes that is what you need!

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SUMMER2203 10/22/2014 8:42AM

    ok maybe im hormonal too, haha, but that text from your daughter made me want to cry!! (literally am teared up right now!) i can totally relate with the money stress...it is really not fun. also, that wedding sounds awesome!!! i am glad that you were able to get in some stress-free couple time. you are doing so well with your fitness, it is inspiring me to get back on track!!!

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SPICEMWE 10/21/2014 9:46AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend overall. Sorry to hear about the not so great moments though. Hopefully those will be few and far between, but it's unrealistic to say that it won't happen again, because we all know that the bad times roll in every now and then.

Great pictures from the wedding. It sounds like you had a great time.


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CLESHER 10/21/2014 9:36AM

    Wow what a whirlwind weekend....The wedding does look fun and you and your boyfriend look so cute together....so when are you two kids tying the know...j/k....based on your comments I just couldn't resist...I am of the belief if it is supposed to happen it will....no need to press it....

Love the seal wood carvings....your daughter and her friend look like they were having a blast....

Great job on the exercise and the biking to work..and yes it does suck to be broke...right there with ya sister...

My 2nd attempt at bankruptcy got dismissed in July and my lawyer passed away in September, he was supposed to re-file my bankruptcy for free :( plus he was a friend I had worked with him at my previous employer for 8 years...RIP...Robert Kinkle :(

Anyhow I have had to put up all my money in savings to keep my condo and now I have no savings...plus I am now paying over $900 more a month to stay in my condo...ugh!!! But I digress....it just has to get better.....

It does seem your daughter did know exactly what you needed the IM is precious and so is Buster....love that puppy...

Hang in there...



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It's Friday Friday yay!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

So I biked home from work yesterday! Had a very short time at home before heading out to what I thought was a cooking class. I signed up for it months ago and didn't really pay attention to details. Well it wasn't a cooking class at all.

It was a weight loss and healthy eating class run by a dietitian. I mean it's still fantastic but not exactly what I thought. Its 7 weeks long and every class has a different topic. Last night was just "getting started" they also have portions, goal setting, store tour (it's held at Sobey's so they show you good products to buy) I think week 5 is the only night we actually make a meal together with a chef which will be cool! Every week you have homework, and are supposed to set weekly goals. It's really good and motivating, I think it'll be a good class.

Anyways because I assumed we were cooking there I didn't have supper and didn't get home from class until after 8pm so I skipped dinner, not intentionally it was just too late for me to start cooking a meal. I've had lots of good food today though!

Started my day off with harvest crunch cereal with blueberries and strawberries

I of course had coffee after that lol

Then for lunch I had 3/4 cup of squash and 3/4 cup of this yummy mix of delciousness)

it was really tasty!

I had an apple with peanut butter for an afternoon snack.

My weekly goal is to get my water intake everyday. It's already 2:30 and I'm only on glass 4, but I'll get there!!

I didn't bike today because we have yet another hurricane! But I have my indoor bike at home, or I might try a workout video tonight, I gotta fit something in since I missed my 8K bike!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Me and Buster, cruising the streets, lol

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JO88BAKO 10/18/2014 8:58PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope your cooking classes go well. Have a great Sunday

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RONNIEHUEY 10/17/2014 1:47PM

    Love your dog picture

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CLESHER 10/17/2014 1:32PM

    Wow that does sound motivating....what goals did ya pick for this week?

Love the pic of you and Buster crusin.....He looks so serious...like "don't mess with my MOM!!!"

Have a fabulous weekend



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LEANIE64 10/17/2014 1:30PM

    Loved reading your blog ..it was interesting and fun. Thanks..and enjoy your class..!

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Thursday Oct 16

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wow works been busy!

Last night I biked home, got my daughter ready and off we went to her last soccer game of the year! They played great and won! I even got to take some team pictures which of course I can't put on here since it's her whole team (privacy reasons) but they might use it for the yearbook!

We got home a little later than normal (6:45 pm) and started cooking fajitas, chopping peppers, grating cheese, cooking chicken and slicing into small strips. By the time we ate it was around 7:30, they were Delicious!

After clean up I watched 1 show with my daughter and put her to bed, I got ready for bed and started reading and fell asleep at like 9:15 with the book still in my hand! haha busy days make me sleepy!

I biked to work again this morning and I'm hoping the storm holds off until I get home!! I have a cooking class tonight. our local Sobey's is holding free 6 week class all about healthy cooking so I signed up! Hopefully I learn a thing or two!

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!

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SUE5007 10/17/2014 12:38PM

    Okay, now I want fajitas... How fun to take a free healthy eating cooking class! You will have to share any yummy recipes you make. emoticon

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DEBADEAU 10/16/2014 8:27PM

    Ah, I've done that plenty of time with reading. The problem now is that I read on my kindle or my tablet and well, many a times I was woken up from it smacking me in the face!

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ALLIEALLIE2 10/16/2014 1:13PM

    emoticon Love fajitas!
and free cooking classes sound fantastic! I never thought of looking into something like that I might have to google and see if they have something like that in my area! What are you reading by the way?

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CLESHER 10/16/2014 1:00PM

    Hi Buddy,

I was no longer getting emails when you blogged, but I signed up again....great job with biking to work and all....how far is your commute? I work 9 miles from home, and I finally have a bike....but I am soo scared of all the traffic here in the south bay of California....going in would be fine as I leave at 5 AM, but I don't know if I am stable enough on the bike to make it home, especially as there are soo many cars...guess I should take the bike out this weekend and see how I do....

Missed you....so glad to hear you are doing well


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