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My Vision

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Part of our challenge for the Biggest Loser Grey Wolf Team is write a vision on what we would like to accomplish on this challenge. I would like to keep progressing forward. I know nothing is perfect and there are times I fall back but I always get back on track and work towards going forward again. The last fall challenge I kept to myself my awesome news because I did not want jinx it. Maybe the doctor will put me back on the medicine again or maybe I will screw up and sabotage what I have worked so hard to do. Well, now it is out there - I am off a High Blood Pressure Medicine. I am down to one mild pill. I am hoping that one pill will be history sometime soon!!! I am working hard to meet that goal. Nothing happens over-night it will take time but I am not going anywhere. I guess you are all stuck with me.

I also want to keep going with my waters, veggies and keeping active with my tracker. I also want to keep eating healthy since I need to take care of me. Plus a BIG step is finding more "ME" time. I got a a mani/pedi last week and it felt great to be pampered!! I have to do that for my well being.

I have to share this picture. Hubby took it of me and the calmness in me blows me away. I would LOVE to keep that going. Hopefully I can!!!

Hugs,
Moni



WOW a blog about me - that is a first too!!

  
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STILLMENEWBODY 12/10/2014 9:05PM

    Moni, it was wonderful to read a blog about YOU! It is a step in the right direction of putting you first. The more you take care of you the more appreciative your family will be of you and the happier they will be with you. So glad your health concerns have improved and that you are minimizing the amount of blood pressure pills you have to take. What an awesome accomplishment!
It is a lovely pic of you and Heidi. Boy...you do have your hands full!!! Glad we are in the challenge together once again! WE CAN DO IT!!! emoticon

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CBRINKLEY401 12/10/2014 10:40AM

    Great blog. And I love the puppy picture too. They are so cute when their ears still flop over like that!

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KELLIEBEAN 12/9/2014 10:51PM

    That is a beautiful picture!

Congratulations on the meds. I can fel your determination. I'm so happy for you.

Great blog!!

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DAVENPLK 12/9/2014 10:21PM

  Moni,

I love your picture. It was beautiful. You have something to be excited about....it is great news!!! I am so glad that we are on the same challenge team. You are such a beautiful person!!!

Linda

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THINANDFITEMILY 12/9/2014 4:33PM

    Happy to be stuck with you! emoticon

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GRLTAZ 12/9/2014 2:17PM

    Moni, so happy for the less pills news and continuing to move forward is an excellent goal ! Happy, happy, happy for you. Now, the calmness has nothing to do with the lap throw, does it ? LOL !!! You two are so cute ! Keep calm and push on. Right behind you GF !

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BUTTERFLY-1976 12/9/2014 12:55PM

    Thats FANTASTIC news! Great picture :)

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TROOPER1961 12/9/2014 11:30AM

    GF what a great pic!! Congrats on just the 1 pill. Heidi looks like she has grown since the last pic, what a cutie she is!! emoticon

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Our new puppy!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We just got a German Shepherd Puppy. We have been wanting a dog for a while now. I got in touch with the local pet store and they told me puppies were due in this week. Once they confirmed the puppies were in I was down the road. We bonded right away and we left the store with a sweet girl.

Here she is.... Her name will be decided when our eldest is home from college.



Have a great day. I am off to walk her now!!!


  
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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 11/23/2014 8:42PM

    She is perfect! Congratulations. She will make a great walking partner for you!


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BUTTERFLY-1976 11/15/2014 9:14PM

    Awww...so cute!!

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ALICIA363 11/15/2014 4:02PM

    Awww ... so sweet! When does she get her name?

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GRLTAZ 11/14/2014 11:42PM

    Awesome ! I love dogs. Have fun potty training and walking her.

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PRUPLEBEAR 11/14/2014 9:00AM

    too cute

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CBRINKLEY401 11/14/2014 12:11AM

    How sweet! I love it when their ears flop like that. Then soon just one flops and the other one sticks up straight, which also looks very cute.
I had a German Shepherd puppy once. Just a few months old and when she heard a noise outside the door, she laid down in front of it as if to say "I'm on duty here. If you want to get in, you will have to try and get past ME!!" Great guard dogs, but wonderful around the family.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 11/13/2014 7:50PM

    too cute...enjoy that furbaby :o)

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RICKHANN 11/13/2014 7:10PM

    She's so cute. Take good care of her.

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HUNNI55 11/13/2014 5:43PM

    she is a beauty...great to walk too...keep us posted on names emoticon

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TROOPER1961 11/13/2014 4:46PM

    She is a cutie pie!! Congrats on your new addition!! emoticon

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DAWNESS0404 11/13/2014 3:44PM

    She's a cutie!

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STILLMENEWBODY 11/13/2014 3:40PM

    So adorable!

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ALICIA214 11/13/2014 3:18PM

 


She is a little beauty...

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 11/13/2014 2:00PM

    congrat's on the new puppy.
Now you will HAVE to WALK and WALK and WALK some more... she may have you running all over the place!!

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ARNETTELEE 11/13/2014 1:37PM

  Have fun!

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OPHELIE 11/13/2014 1:24PM

    Congratulations!

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busy weekend!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I kept so busy this weekend that time flew by really fast. Danny stayed down at college. He has mid-terms to study for already. He is doing well adljusting to college life. Mom is doing well too. Just had to give it time and it works out in the end.

Here is a picture of Justin and I visiting Danny's college at Homecoming Weekend. We had a great visit.

  
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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 10/27/2014 9:09AM

    Nice family! emoticon

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BAKER1009 10/27/2014 9:00AM

    Awesome! Love the pic!

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LINDA! 10/26/2014 10:52PM

    Great. Hope he does very well with his mid-terms.

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GRLTAZ 10/26/2014 9:52PM

    Awesome ! That is a good kind of busy.

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What an Awesome 5K - 10/4/14!!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

It was a rainy, wet, raw day. We checked the web site and it read "Rain or shine". "You know what that means!" hubby said. "Let's do this!!!" UGHHH!!! I said... We all jumped in the car and off we went. Justin decided last minute to join us since he did not have a race with the High School Cross Country team.

The course became official so it meant it was a little longer than usual. Double UGHH!! Well, the gun fired and everyone took off!! I kept a good pace and pushed thru. When I hit the half-way point I did not hear voices behind me anymore. I just kept going. I started to pass the first racers giving me the thumbs up and high fives. It made me feel great and happy to keep going. When I got to the last turn the sky opened and down came the rain. I just smiled and heard Justin telling me to keep going. He was jogging next to me. The next thing I heard was the police man asking me if I was the last racer. I looked at the finish line and mumbled back I don't know. With that Justin said softly why don't you drive in your car and find out for yourself?? I just kept focused and before I realized it my Hubby showed up and yelled I had a great time and to push the last 100 yards. I looked at the clock and jogged with all my might in. I crossed at 54:01 which made my day. We all hugged and everyone under the tent clapped.

I stood in the Borough Hall all happy. I did what I set out to do - better my time on a longer course. The awards were being given out and I stood there still smiling!!! Justin's name was called for 1st place in his age group, Danny was called up for 1st place in his age group; and then the women age group 50-59 - third place is - YES - YOURS TRULY!! I was in complete disbelief and shock. I got up with everyone telling me to get up there and get my medal. The men age group 50-59 - Yup you guessed it Hubby got a silver. We all jogged to the car in the rain all happy.

I think back on how my journey started with baby steps. I would walk to the mailbox. Then after time I would walk to Pre-School with Danny. Then I would progress to walking around the block. Baby steps leading to jogging/walking hills now of up to 4-6 miles every other day. I always write this and I am a firm believer, if I can do this - So can you!!!

When we got home Justin worked the timer on his cell phone and we posed for this picture. This says it all!!!

Hugs,

Moni


  
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MUMMY22BOYS 10/9/2014 11:39PM

    Wow Moni way to go!!! That's awesome!!!

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CBRINKLEY401 10/6/2014 10:00PM

    That is fantastic!! You did great! So glad the whole family was in on it.
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TWESTEN1 10/6/2014 9:55PM

    Sweetie, that was an amazing blog! I am so proud of you - wow!!! Great, great job :)

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TROOPER1961 10/6/2014 7:15PM

    GF you are amazing!! What a family you have. So proud of you!! emoticon emoticon

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Another 5K on Saturday - Oct. 4th

Thursday, October 02, 2014

We have another 5K coming up on Saturday. Hubby and I agreed this will be our last road race for this year. I have been pushing it harder with these hills around the area. I am also on longer walks for a better work-out. I am ready so I will see how well I do. I love power walking all these hills. Staying active today is key for m mentally and physically.

I also made it a point to never be out in the dark again. The other night around 7ish I had a scare with a driver coming straight for me with his four ways on. He had an emergency and needed my help. Since I am a caring person I stopped. He proceeded to tell me he needed a computer and a printer to print from his disk a paper. I told him a computer store is down the road. He kept telling me it was an emergency. I took my trusty pocket light and flashed his face and told him I could not help him and took off. I kept looking back to make sure he was gone. In the morning it did not feel right so I called the police just to alert them. I thought what if an unsuspecting girl said OK I have a printer and I can help you. You never know in this crazy world we live in!!!

Have a great night and stay safe my Sparkbuddies!!

Hugs,

  
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KATELJM 10/4/2014 5:28PM

    Hope you had a successful 5K run!

I have never heard anyone declare it was an emergency to find a computer and a printer. He probably would have downloaded everything off your computer, had you been so kind (gullible).

Aren't you glad you can run!

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PRUPLEBEAR 10/4/2014 1:25PM

    Hugs! Hope to day is a great run

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LIZLOVEROSES 10/3/2014 11:53PM

    good luck on your 5k tomorrow

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YELLOW09RED 10/3/2014 1:16PM

    Sorry that you had a scary evening. Hugs
Have a great time tomorrow.
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KELLIEBEAN 10/3/2014 8:02AM

    Oh man! That is scary. I'm glad you are safe! yeah my fall and winter workouts stay indoors in the evening. I'm a huge chicken!

Good luck tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing about it.

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GABIBEAR 10/3/2014 12:47AM

    I'm glad you listened to your gut too! Too many crazies out there. I wouldn't be out too late or in the dark - especially by myself. I'm glad you called the police to alert them! There are soooo many scams going around - it is downright scary!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/2/2014 8:18PM

    Glad you listened to your gut - it really is always right.

Enjoy your race.

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LINDA! 10/2/2014 6:35PM

    That is a scary scenario. I am so happy that you got away. What a dangerous world. Hope that you and hubby have a good race.

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MADAMES 10/2/2014 5:31PM

    I too had what might have been a close call two weeks ago. I was walking a popular bike and hiking trail with my two granddaughters in broad daylight. We stopped to rest on a bench, and a man stood up in the woods about 10 feet away from us and shouted "Hey!" We took off running up the hill at full speed....my granddaughters told me they had never seen me run so fast. He might have been a nice homeless man living in the woods near a bench, but we weren't going to take any chances finding out. I called the police as a non-emergency call just so they could check it out.

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MCLYMORE 10/2/2014 5:10PM

    You are so right; be careful and good luck on the 5K Saturday!

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