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DRAGON challenge complete (?)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Here's how we earn points each day to spell DRAGON:
Saturday:
Drink: 8 glasses of water for 1 pt per day - DONE
Rest: 7 hours of sleep/rest* for 1 pt per day - DONE
Abs: 100 crunches for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 300) - I don't think so
Go: 30 minutes of exercise* for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 90 minutes) - NOT DONE
Own it: write one blog* for 1 pt (max. 4 pts for the challenge) - NOT DONE
Nutrition: track all food/drink for 1 pt per day - DONE
3 POINTS FOR SATURDAY!!
Sunday:
Drink: 8 glasses of water for 1 pt per day - DONE
Rest: 7 hours of sleep/rest* for 1 pt per day - DONE
Abs: 100 crunches for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 300) - I don't think so
Go: 30 minutes of exercise* for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 90 minutes) -DONE 41 MINUTES - 1 POINT
Own it: write one blog* for 1 pt (max. 4 pts for the challenge) - NOT DONE
Nutrition: track all food/drink for 1 pt per day - NOT DONE
3 POINTS FOR SUNDAY!!

Monday:
Drink: 8 glasses of water for 1 pt per day - DONE
Rest: 7 hours of sleep/rest* for 1 pt per day - DONE
Abs: 100 crunches for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 300) - I don't think so
Go: 30 minutes of exercise* for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 90 minutes) - NOT DONE
Own it: write one blog* for 1 pt (max. 4 pts for the challenge) - NOT DONE
Nutrition: track all food/drink for 1 pt per day - DONE!
3 POINTS FOR MONDAY!!


TOTAL POINTS EARNED = 13
The only things that I earned full points for were drinking water & resting. Better luck next time. Congrats to all my fellow Dragons that participated &/or completed this challenge.

  
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GAYEMC 10/7/2011 9:39PM

    Abs? LMBO! Hope you and Trish have a wonderful weekend!

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LIZZYP609 10/5/2011 7:40PM

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 10/5/2011 6:04PM

    P-I giggled when I saw the "I don't think so." typed next to abs...!!!!

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Can you spell D R A G O N ??? WEEKEND CHALLENGE

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Here's how we earn points each day to spell DRAGON:

Drink: 8 glasses of water for 1 pt per day - DONE
Rest: 7 hours of sleep/rest* for 1 pt per day - DONE
Abs: 100 crunches for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 300) - I don't think so emoticon
Go: 30 minutes of exercise* for 1 pt per day (max. 3 per day for 90 minutes) - NOT DONE
Own it: write one blog* for 1 pt (max. 4 pts for the challenge) - DONE
Nutrition: track all food/drink for 1 pt per day - WILL DO!

Bonus: anyone who spells D R A G O N in one day earns 2 pts as a bonus that day

4 POINTS FOR FRIDAY!!

I have to tell you a little bit about my day. First, my alarm went off at 6:30, no big deal, as it always does when the boys are with me so I can get them up & ready for school. Unfortunately, I kind of forgot they were here (not used to mid-week drop offs) and cussed at my phone thinking someone was texting me at that unGodly hour. Up, showered & dressed - boys at school on time!
Spent the better part of the next five hours with my mother.......... ok, not going to talk about that because I want this to be a positive blog emoticon
Went to "work" for my baby shower. Got spoiled with presents for Roo & I. Phenomenal!
When I got home, I noticed there was an envelope from one of the contractors that I used to do billing for. Before I left, I'd worked my butt off trying to get his past due invoices reconciled and processed. His wife, AKA his book keeper, had said "send me your home address as we'd like to send you a little something for your efforts". At the time, I was thinking baby present, flowers, chocolate.... Well, I opened the envelope and there was an invoice, payable to me, in the amount of $500 for "auditing and accounting magic" and a cheque for the same amount settling the account. I burst into tears. Colin said "MOM, what's wrong?!" and I just stood there. I couldn't make words. I've never felt so appreciated in the 7 years that I've worked for that company.
Oh! and while I was at work, I bought 50/50 tickets - won $28 emoticon
To say that this has been a good day, is an understatement. I feel truly blessed.
~p..

  
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CARILOUIE 10/30/2011 6:08PM

    Total cuteness! And what a wonderful surprise.

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LIZZYP609 10/1/2011 3:55PM

    Awesome! I love how everything in the pictures are arranged with such love. It shows how much you appreciated everything! Congrats on the $$....WOW!


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WYOMOL 10/1/2011 1:27PM

    What a great surprise! Love the pics also....

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GAYEMC 10/1/2011 1:06PM

    Look at all the pretty pink. Glad you had a good day and your efforts were recognized.

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CASSIOEPIA 10/1/2011 9:51AM

    Sweet day, and what a gorgeous beautifully crocheted bassinet. I love it!

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MKKAYA 10/1/2011 1:14AM

    Awesome surprise! You deserve it!



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6 weeks to go (in theory)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So, with all this time off, I've been trying to keep busy and not go stir-crazy. Some days are more successful than others. I'm not really comfortable walking for super-long periods of time and my back hurts when I drive too much so puttering around the house is my new pass time.
I think my best idea so far was the Thursday that I treated myself to a mani/pedi. I did go out on Monday for a haircut AND a little shopping but then I spent the afternoon watching tv.
I'm *loving* watching "The Doctors" but a lot has changed since Logan was born and there isn't much on tv during the day. Thank goodness! I'd never get any housework done otherwise emoticon
I have to say, I'm really looking forward to having my endurance and body back. Laundry is exhausting and I NEVER thought I'd ever say that again. (of course, so it tying my shoes....)

Here's my latest bump pic:

I'm heading off for a check-up today. I swear if he tells me I haven't gained enough, I'm up 26.5 pounds, I'll kick him in the groin.
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ONE*BUSY*MOM 9/29/2011 1:45AM

    You look terrific, Penny!

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RUNNINGWILD 9/28/2011 6:44PM

    Thanks ladies!!
Jenn, I've been playing her mobile for her and trying to find a lullabye that's in my range (limited as it is). It's funny, Logan was a traditional "Hush little baby" kind of boy. Colin, on the other hand, loved "Mercedes Benz" by Janis Joplin. It still calms them both to hear "their" songs. Roo hasn't shown an interest in anything yet. She really boogies to techno though.
Judi, he was pretty happy with my weight gain today. He even smiled when he read the numbers. She's petite but she's right on track.

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LIZZYP609 9/28/2011 6:00PM

    you look amazing! i don't blame you at all. i would go crazy too! :-)

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GAYEMC 9/28/2011 4:26PM

    Lovin the bump and the hair! If you think laundry is exhausting now, just you wait, lol!

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CANDIS799 9/28/2011 3:47PM

    Love the new bump pic!! You look great!!

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BLACKROSE_222 9/28/2011 3:23PM

    Wow, you look amazing! I love the bump, and am enjoying following on Facebook what the baby is (my favorite was the fact that she can recognize lullaby's now! Wow!). Hope the check up goes well!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/28/2011 2:23PM

    Tell him that if he wants you to gain more, that he has to agree to come tie your shoelaces!

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Today I will -

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

- eat three meals and two snacks
- drink 8 glasses of water
- take my dog for a walk
- unload the dishwasher
- run the crib bedding through the washer and put it on Roo's bed
- sweep and dust the main floor of the house
- go to my Ultrasound on time & ready
OOHH! and read at least a chapter (or three) from my current book "the Help".

Tonight, I will try to run 5 or 6 kilometres but I will probably end up doing them on my bike. Either way, I'll get my 30 minutes of activity that I want.
Not too crazy a plan but one that should keep me thinking ahead and on track.

  
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TORTUETOO 9/21/2011 5:18PM

    I'm jealous of all this resting business. Enjoy! :)

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GAYEMC 9/21/2011 3:44PM

    Sounds like a productive day, I'd go for the boredom, it won't last long. I really enjoyed The Help, looking forward to seeing the movie.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 9/20/2011 9:15PM

    Sounds like you're in nestiing mode!

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MIAMIA7 9/20/2011 8:01PM

    Go Penny!

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TRUEART2 9/20/2011 6:38PM

    I just read "The Help" it was a fun book. Now I want to see the movie. Enjoy your day!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/20/2011 3:19PM

    I've heard such good book reviews for that one. Enjoy!

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LIZZYP609 9/20/2011 12:41PM

    Sounds do-able! LOVE LOVE LOVE "the Help"! Enjoy! :-)

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BLACKROSE_222 9/20/2011 12:03PM

    Nice plan! Hope the book is good - that one is on the list, but first I'm making my way through the Game of Thrones books... my BIL insisted. Boy, there are 4 books - this is going to take forever! LOL.

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First day of medical/maternity leave

Monday, September 19, 2011

Alright, so far I've:
Slept in until 9:00
Loaded the dishwasher
Had breakfast, a snack & lunch
Took the dirty laundry downstairs
Watered the plants
Watched three hours of tv (the Doctors, Ellen and some CMT)

I'm so fricken bored!!!!

  
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RUNNERMOMTO3 9/24/2011 10:26PM

    oh my gosh girl....enjoy the boredom!!! I suggest maybe cooking some meals and getting stuff in the freezer for once Roo gets here!! if you scrapbook, do a few pages a day!! I miss scraping. I usualy only have time in the winter to do any scrapbooking.

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ETTEZEUS 9/20/2011 1:03PM

    Enjoy the boredom while you can...it won't last emoticon

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CANDIS799 9/20/2011 9:50AM

    How about a book to read? Or is there a craft you like to do such as knitting, scrapbooking, etc?

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 9/20/2011 12:39AM

    How about cooking some meals that can be frozen? You're not going to feel like cooking after Roo arrives!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/19/2011 11:11PM

    Whatcha got planned for tomorrow?

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SUNSHINE084 9/19/2011 6:24PM

    It is hard at first, I do a lot of baking and seems to past the time. How much longer do you have?

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YRISHKA 9/19/2011 4:49PM

    oh yeah... sleep as long as you can. Because later you won't get a chance :)

So, I say -- good job!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 9/19/2011 3:55PM

    Please, trade lives with me! I would love to do what you just did!

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BLUEROSE73 9/19/2011 3:53PM

    It's hard, but it's what roo needs right now. You can do this. Roo comes first right now. Just focus on that.

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NOTIMENASH 9/19/2011 3:51PM

  Enjoy it now. Once that baby comes you will never be boared again.


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