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Monday, February 06, 2012

I set some goals for myself in the "Reviewing January" blog last week. I've been REALLY trying but, I have to admit, my mind's not completely into the nutrition half of this healthier lifestyle that I'm trying to lead. To review the past week:
*More days within calorie range. - 2/7 DAYS. I missed one (01/31) by 44 calories.
*More gym time. - I went to two classes at GoodLife and ran 3 times.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - 5/7 DAYS.
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. - 7/7 DAYS!

All in all not a bad week but I still want to do better with calories and freggies.

I'm trying something new starting tonight. One of my friends, and former GL co-workers, is starting a class called "BURN". Twice a week for the next six weeks, I'm in Ali's hands. I'm a little scared LOL.

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BLACKROSE_222 2/7/2012 10:44AM

    Look forward, not behind. You are doing great! Hopefully BURN is just a name to give you pause - LOL. Have fun!

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    You're doing okay-no beating up. Let us know how BURN goes~~sounds a tad painful:O

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Mini horse!

Friday, February 03, 2012

I'm going to blog about my day later but I wanted to put this photo up so I don't forget.
Her name is Belle and she is Roo's pony. She's a miniature horse so she won't get much bigger than she is right now. I'll have to have a photo taken with her this weekend so you can see the height. So cute and, yes, rideable.

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BOBBYD31 2/5/2012 10:52AM

    roo got a pony! belle is too cute, cant wait to see pics of roo in little cowgirl boots on belle

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COOPSM 2/5/2012 10:45AM


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CASSIOEPIA 2/4/2012 9:11PM

    A little girl and her pony! So sweet :)

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ETTEZEUS 2/3/2012 10:19PM

    Ah, every kids have a pony!

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    Sweet little horse just for Roo-does she have the riding gear yet? :)

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KKWOOD80 2/3/2012 10:58AM

    She is beautiful!!! ARent they neat! They have no idea they are so little huh? Same horse personality just little. I dont have one but know who someone does. They are so cool!

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Groundhog day

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I woke up this morning and wiggled out of bed to go get my breakfast and coffee before Roo took notice that I was missing. Luckily, she's a heavy sleeper because I don't wiggle so quietly anymore. Got it all done and settled before she popped her eyes open tho'. Score one for Mommy! I didn't even know she was awake until I turned and saw this:

Yesterday, I set myself some goals for February. So far, I'm on track.. sort of.
*More days within calorie range - DONE
*More gym time - IT WAS A RUN DAY
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - FELL SHORT WITH 3
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water - DONE

Today was marginally better.
*More days within calorie range. - OVER BY 510 (this has been edited)
*More gym time. - BODYPUMP CLASS (1 HOUR)
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. - DONE
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. - DONE

I feel pretty good about things so far.

Tomorrow, I'm getting up and going to a class I haven't tried yet at my club: NewBody. ( I hope I don't fall on my head) Then I have to drop Hughy off at doggy daycare, go for a visit at my old work, hit Walmart for a few things and pick up my mother so that she can visit with the kids before we go to the farm for Grandpa's birthday (#85). We're coming back Saturday evening but boy-oh it seems like I have to pack a lot of stuff. I blame Roo emoticon
Hopefully, I can stay connected while I'm gone. I want to get a "perfect attendance" trophy for February. I blew my chances of getting one in January at the last minute.. GRR.

*EDITED* after I posted Logan called for me to pick him up at the basketball game he'd gone to. Everyone decided they wanted Blizzards. Since I squandered all my willpower at Costco this morning... I had a mini Oreo Cheesequake. SO not worth the 380 calories.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 2/4/2012 12:32AM

    What a gorgeous smile! She's so adorable.

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LIZZYP609 2/3/2012 7:22AM

    Love that Smile!!
great job on your tracking and being on track!

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JOPAPGH 2/2/2012 11:38PM

    Sweetie! And congrats on your great start to the month.

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GOEGIRL 2/2/2012 10:06PM

    Aaaaaahhh... that is one CUTE baby! What a joy to see those morning sunshine smiles! That's what I miss most about babies, they almost always wake up happy (well, in the morning anyway.)

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    hope you can get in here over your farm stay!
Love the picture and I remember those mornings...when they wake up smiling and you just DIE inside from all the love and cuteness!!!! aahhh!!! nothing like it ~~

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Reviewing January

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Running - 13 activities - 65.72 kms (7:54:51)
Walking - 3 activities - 10.44 kms (2:11:28)
Gym time - 7 classes - 6:15:00 BodyPump x 4, Baby Bootcamp x 1, Awesome Abs x 2
Total workout time: 16:36:19 emoticon

I tracked my food 26/31 days and earned two gold stars for staying within my range. emoticon

I lost 2.5 pounds. emoticon

Things to improve for February -
*More days within calorie range.
*More gym time.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies. I'm at 68% since 11/01 (when I reset my spark to stage 2)
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water. I'm at 67% (since 11/01)

I can do this!!
Here's one of my favourite pictures of Roo from January:

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    Great month,Penny!!! and you forgot some numbers: 150% given to your baby girl and those handsome boys!
You inspire me even more to do whatever I can to lose this doggone weight! I feel like it's forever attached...

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BOBBYD31 2/1/2012 8:52PM

    didn't you just knock out some great numbers this month.

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MIAMIA7 2/1/2012 8:43PM

    You are amazing. Keep up the good work. And yes, you CAN do this...and so can I...right?

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JOPAPGH 2/1/2012 8:22PM

    Sounds like a productive month. Hope you have a great February!

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MARGARITTM 2/1/2012 3:03PM

    You are doing great - Keep it up for February!

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Bad Penny....

Friday, January 27, 2012

I did good all day but I just caved and ate a serving of chocolate covered pretzels. They were so delicious.

I went for my blood tests this morning. Thirteen tests = four vials of blood and a container of something that would be called TMI. Hopefully I will have the results next week. I have to tell you, though, an enforced "no eating breakfast" SUCKS! I was pretty growly by the time I was actually allowed to eat.

The nutritional balance looked like this today:

And my goals:
8 water emoticon
5 fruits/veggies emoticon
No baked goods emoticon
No foods that I cannot track emoticon

My only exercise was a few ST moves. And running up and down the stairs. Tomorrow, I hope to take Roo and the dog for a walk. We all need the fresh air.
OH! my baby's 3 months old today :)

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ETTEZEUS 1/28/2012 11:59AM

    I just want to squeeze her!

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BLACKROSE_222 1/27/2012 11:35AM

    what an adorable picture!

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CANDIS799 1/27/2012 10:28AM

    It's never too early for rose colored glasses!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/27/2012 2:37AM

    She is SO cute! Hope the tests aren't for anything serious. Take care!

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