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Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Alright, #1 is definitely my sons. The second is my ring that Paul gave me to wear but I cannot get a decent pic of it. SO! I went with #3:


In case it's difficult to read, it's the "finisher's certificate" that my pacer made me for completing my first half marathon and the medal I received when I crossed the finish line. emoticon

  
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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/22/2011 6:23PM

    Obviously your boys are your most treasured "item", and the ring from Paul is certainly sentimental.

But this certificate? You've EARNED it!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/22/2011 9:48AM

    good pick,Penny! when I read your blogs I make a mental note of what that 'item' is for me and my engagement and wedding band are the 'items' for this blog.

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CASSIOEPIA 2/21/2011 10:57AM

    My first thought was the boys too!

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ETTEZEUS 2/21/2011 7:59AM

    P, I thought about them being *items* too but then I thought of how they are so treasured. I knew the post meant something *materialistic* but I still went with your boys.


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LIZZYP609 2/21/2011 7:45AM

    Glad to see I am not the only having trouble with that one too! LOL

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SEYSARAH 2/20/2011 11:04PM

    Definitely your sons are treasures but am anxious to see what the more "material" item that you picked...I am really looking forward to these blogs..so much fun!

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RUNNINGWILD 2/20/2011 9:12PM

    I was thinking that but I'm trying not to think of them as "items" and come up with something more materialistic. I've got it narrowed down to two things. Will post pics later.

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ETTEZEUS 2/20/2011 9:04PM

    I think your most treasured items are pictured below.... emoticon

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Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day


Ok, this might sound a little dramatic but - just for one day - I'd like to trade places with my sons. I'd like them to know how frustrating it is to not be heard. How tiring it is to pick up after them. How much work it to look after the two of them. I think they'd have a better appreciation of what I do for them. Then again, my mother probably thought the same thing when I was their age. emoticon

  
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ILOVEROSES 2/21/2011 3:58AM

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JOANN562 2/20/2011 7:22PM

    Awesome choice! emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 2/20/2011 5:17PM

    LOL!

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LIZZYP609 2/20/2011 1:42PM

    that is awesome! I haven't done day six because I haven't been able to think of anyone I would like to change places with! Yours is a great idea!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/20/2011 1:19PM

    I get it, I totally do! Love the pic, too.

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CASSIOEPIA 2/20/2011 11:31AM

    LOL it 's the same story everywhere!

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SEYSARAH 2/20/2011 7:44AM

    Your sons are adorable and that's a great "pick" the day's picture blog assignment..have to laugh..wonder what they will think once they are parents themselves..and of course we all know..just for a minute in time wouldn't it be great to change places!

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Day 05 - A picture of your favorite animal

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite animal

This is Hughy. AKA Hughcifer, Hughy the Wonder Dog, Hugho.... he's my best dog friend and I'm his Guardian.


Tonight I had to work late so Paul made me dinner: homemade cabbage rolls and mashed potatoes. My favourite! emoticon I'm such a spoiled princess.

  
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JOANN562 2/20/2011 8:11PM

    Hughy is a cutie!

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ETTEZEUS 2/20/2011 5:17PM

    Ahhh, Hughy is so adorable! dinner sounds good. Never had a homemade cabbage roll. What's in them?

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MIAMIA7 2/20/2011 9:21AM

    Oooo he is so cute! Big puppy kissed to him from my favorite animals...Bear and Mia!

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MKKAYA 2/20/2011 2:27AM

    Penny, You talk of Hughy al the time so I know you love him!

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ETTEZEUS 2/19/2011 1:35PM

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MELISSAT123 2/19/2011 10:13AM

    Adorable!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/19/2011 2:48AM

    Too cute!

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SEYSARAH 2/19/2011 12:53AM

    What an adorable dog jus want to reach through the screen and pet him...also that menu sounds fabulous and bet is was tasty!!!

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Day 04 - A picture of the cast of your favorite TV show

Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 04 - A picture of the cast of your favorite TV show

Every Thursday, I sit down with Paul and we watch "Big Bang Theory". It's a show about four "geeks" and the wannabe actress, Penny, who lives across the hall from them. Or two of them, anyway. Here's a better description, if you've never seen the show: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Bang_T
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Off-topic(ish): Today was my major strength training day. I *love* going to Denise's class. Tonight though, it was one of her minions, Casey. Truthfully, I thought I was going to be sick on one occasion.... on another I wished I would so I could be excused from pushups w/the glider discs. Ugh.
When I was done, my Mom made us dinner - beef stew & dinner rolls, homemade cherry cheesecake for dessert! (Good thing I went to a workout that burns over 500 calories)
I got home and realized that I still had to do more than 400 stairs for my Dragon TNT challenge. I changed clothes, grabbed my doggy-friend, Hughy, and headed for the park. I did stairs while he ran around the park. I finished climbing 760 stairs in 15 minutes. I had a lot of fun and it's great training for the Climb for Wilderness that I want to do in April.
Tomorrow is a yoga day.

  
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LIZZYP609 2/20/2011 1:41PM

    WOW! I am impressed! I did all my steps throughout the afternoon/evening! Great job!

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ETTEZEUS 2/18/2011 11:45PM

    You doing really great! Keep it up!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/18/2011 12:01PM

    I get tired just reading your posts sometimes!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/18/2011 11:59AM

    Great workout, Penny!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/18/2011 9:17AM

    WOW!!! You are a machine,Penny! Great workouts!!and yummy cheesecake. Will your mom make that dinner and dessert for us,too? She might have to quadruple it....:)

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CASSIOEPIA 2/18/2011 8:19AM

    Sounds like a great workout, and that's one of our favorite shows too.

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SEYSARAH 2/18/2011 6:13AM

    I have only just discovered the Big Bang Theory..it's hilarious! As for all those stairs in so few minutes..AFTER a fierce workout..that's impressive..WTG!!!

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SLIM153 2/18/2011 2:15AM

    wow! Quite a challenging day and still a successful one as you keep your goal out there and run for it.! emoticon

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Day 03 - A picture of your inspiration for weight loss.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 03 - A picture of your inspiration for weight loss.
Take a look at the woman in this picture:

Now, take a look at the woman in THIS picture:

See a difference? My inspiration for weight loss, though it started as "I want to walk w/o my thighs rubbing together" and "I want to be able to keep up with my sons", is happiness. As a divorced, overweight mother of two sons, I wasn't happy. I loved every minute that I spent with them but when they were sleeping, or with their dad, I was lost, alone and sad. *I* had to do something for me to make *me* happy. So I hit the gym, joined an online community, took up running and FINALLY found Sparkpeople. Now, 11 years after that first picture was taken, I'm a happier person. When I'm alone, I'm still happy.

  
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JOANN562 2/20/2011 8:09PM

    Wow, great job taking care of you & finding happiness too! emoticon

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/17/2011 6:54PM

    What a contrast! You're a rock star Penny!

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WOODHEAT 2/17/2011 6:17PM

    Penny,
I've always told you that you were one of my idols out there.
Life is good my friend.
Wood


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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/17/2011 1:26PM

    Great job,,Penny and great idea stealing on these blogs. Going to read your first 2.

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CANDIS799 2/17/2011 8:56AM

    You look great! Congrats -- your hard work really shows!!

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A-STRONGER-ME 2/17/2011 8:46AM

    emoticon THanks for sharing that important message!!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/17/2011 1:01AM

    I'm so happy for you, Penny. You continue to be an inspiration for me.

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SEYSARAH 2/17/2011 12:57AM

    Great blog and definitely an inspiration to many..great read with the pics..congrats Penny..your effort show!

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CASSIOEPIA 2/16/2011 11:09PM

    I've always loved that picture comparison.

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SALLIS2 2/16/2011 11:05PM

    Good for you!! Congrats! emoticon

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