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Great Day even with frustrations

Sunday, January 09, 2011

It started to snow this morning. It was so pretty. I was going to go to the gym in the afternoon, but the forecast called for getting worse as the day went by. Therefore, I went mid-morning and did a 70 min workout. I had a great time praising God listening (and at times singing softly) to praise music while exercising.

This afternoon, I worked on quilting my daughter's quilt and got very frustrated. I had to rip out the same row of stitching too many times to count. The thread kept breaking - I finally figured out what was wrong and stitched that row. By that time (it took me 90 min), I was too worked up to continue and needed a break. So, I came up and sparked for an hour.

Tonight I cross stitched. I am getting close to finishing the Pooh Growth Chart for my granddaughter and her sibling (due in one month!).

Sun, 1/9

1) Blog daily emoticon

2) Lose 5 lbs ... (halfway there I have lost 2.5 lbs)

3)Exercise daily for at least 20 min. emoticon -- 70 mins

4) workout at least 3x's a week at gym -- emoticon -- #1

5) Strength Training 3x's a week emoticon -- #1

6) Drink a min of 8 glasses of water ea day. emoticon

7) Follow a low-carb diet emoticon



  
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SMILESRME 1/10/2011 9:15PM

    Yeah for Carrie! Even with frustration it was a positive day for you! Taking those breaks is sometimes the best thing we can do!! Hugs to you!

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JULIAOAK 1/10/2011 2:44PM

    well done - keep up the great work! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 1/10/2011 10:37AM

    Good for you, Carrie! It's so pretty this morning. And I have the day off. May try a walk but more likely I'll just go over to the gym. Need to get back in that routine on M & Th! Keep smiling today! Hugs!!

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TORNADO40 1/10/2011 9:50AM

    I find it is just better to walk away from the sewing when it is not going well. So keep up the good work! emoticon

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MELLIL 1/10/2011 9:16AM

    emoticonYou are FIRED UP! That's great!

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SJG1953 1/10/2011 1:34AM

    I'm glad your day ended okay! You did great reaching your goals today!

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MOMFAN 1/10/2011 12:24AM

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WATERBABY4 1/9/2011 11:55PM

    Good for you. Keep up the good work. And...don't sweat the small stuff!

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Playtime = Exercise

Sunday, January 09, 2011

My 2 yr old granddaughter spent the night. So, this morning was play time with her. It was so fun watching her play with her doll that we gave her at Christmas. My son said it is her favorite toy right now and goes everywhere with her. My "exercise" today was keeping up with her -- going up and down stairs, getting up from the floor. We had fun. Her mom picked her up at lunchtime.

Sat 1/8

1) Blog daily emoticon

2) Lose 5 lbs ... (halfway there I have lost 2.5 lbs)

3)Exercise daily for at least 20 min. emoticon not formal exercise and I used it as a rest day

4) workout at least 3x's a week at gym -- didn't go today ( went 4x's this week)

5) Strength Training 3x's a week emoticon

6) Drink a min of 8 glasses of water ea day. emoticon

7) Follow a low-carb diet emoticon

  
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MOMFAN 1/10/2011 12:34AM

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JODIRICHARDS 1/9/2011 6:52PM

    emoticon What a special treat to enjoy your granddaughter, looks like you are making healthy choices all around, keep it up!

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SMILESRME 1/9/2011 4:04PM

    You sound like a fun and hands on G-ma!! Precious times indeed!!

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BESTSUSIEYET 1/9/2011 10:22AM

    Those are such sweet times! Isn't it fun to watch the little Mommies? My 6-yr old Gd put her baby doll on the phone with me yesterday--" you want to talk to your great-grandma?". (huh?? When did I become a GG??). But she's got the Mommy routine down pat!

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LKWQUILTER 1/9/2011 9:25AM

    Grands sure can give us a good workout but don't know how to post it. lol

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JULIAOAK 1/9/2011 4:21AM

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SJG1953 1/9/2011 3:01AM

    emoticonGrands are such a blessing!

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Music & Exercise

Friday, January 07, 2011

I was supposed to have one daycare boy today, but they called and he was sick. So, I had the day off! I decided to go to the gym this morning. (I didn't think I would be able to today because of daycare.) I had a good time exercising while listening to Dennis Jernigan and Happenin' Hymns Vol 1&2. It sure made the time go by fast and I went 1/2 mile farther on the elliptical than I did yesterday.

Afterwards, I did a few errands and went to Wal-Mart and got a new pair of exercise pants.

This afternoon, I sparked, then quilted on my daughter's quilt.

Tonight my granddaughter is here for an overnight. It was so fun watching her play. She brought her doll which I gave her at Christmas. My son said it is her favorite toy now.

Fri. 1/7

1) Blog daily emoticon

2) Lose 5 lbs ... (halfway there I have lost 2.5 lbs)

3)Exercise daily for at least 20 min. emoticon

4) workout at least 3x's a week at gym emoticon#4

5) Strength Training 3x's a week emoticon #3

6) Drink a min of 8 glasses of water ea day. emoticon (10+)

7) Follow a low-carb diet emoticon -- I wanted oatmeal for breakfast this morning, then has a coconut macaroon sample at Sprouts. But, I didn't go over my calorie count.

  
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JODIRICHARDS 1/8/2011 5:19PM

    Sounds like a blessed day, glad you could flex with the changes and make the most of it!

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MOMFAN 1/8/2011 4:46PM

    Carbs are important, not sure why you are trying to do low carb. Oatmeal has so many benefits. You are a great inspiration to me.

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SMILESRME 1/8/2011 3:14PM

    Yeah for your new exercise pants and an unexpected chance to work out and shopping at Walmart and quilting and praise music and time with granddaughter!!!

Don't you love those unexpected "vacation" days??
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MNNSAIDE 1/8/2011 11:52AM

    What a good way to use your time off!

Love your sky back ground!

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BESTSUSIEYET 1/8/2011 10:44AM

    Smiling with you! emoticon

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JULIAOAK 1/8/2011 5:32AM

    keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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BOOGERBUTT 1/8/2011 12:38AM

    Good job setting AND meeting the majority of your goals! Pat on the back!

Quilts?? I LOVE quilts, just wish I could figure out this darn sewing maching thing!UGH!

Cathy, you can upload your CD's to your computer and transfer them to a inexpensive MP3 player....thats what I did and SO happy I did it!

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CATHYUNEW 1/8/2011 12:16AM

    You are doing great! emoticon Don't feel bad if you are not 100% perfect. Setting goals is a guideline, meeting most of them is fantastic, nothing to frown about emoticon

PS. I love exercising to uplifting music too. I am still in the dark ages and walk with a CD player, but years of my good music are on cds! emoticon don't want to pay to buy them on itunes...

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BEVPRESLEY 1/7/2011 11:50PM

    Good for you! Keep up the great work.

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Thurs Workout

Friday, January 07, 2011

I worked tonight at the gym. I got there at 8:00 and did another hour workout. I have a little routine now--10 min elliptical to warm up, then 15-25 min strength training, then back to the elliptical for @30 min. It was nice tonight because it was less crowded than it was yesterday afternoon.

Thurs 1/6

1) Blog daily emoticon

2) Lose 5 lbs ... (halfway there I have lost 2.5 lbs)

3)Exercise daily for at least 20 min. emoticon

4) workout at least 3x's a week at gym emoticon#3

5) Strength Training 3x's a week emoticon #2

6) Drink a min of 8 glasses of water ea day. emoticon (10+)

7) Follow a low-carb diet emoticon

  
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MOMFAN 1/8/2011 5:02PM

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FIERYSPARKED 1/7/2011 7:34AM

    woo! Great job at meeting your goals you have checked off!!
I'm on a lower-carb diet right now too...but not low carb. I still allow myself complex carbs, just minimal amounts of white flour, white rice etc. I only eat the white flour/pasta or rice if my husband makes it for supper before I get home. It's working well for me right now. I've also tried to cut out sweets and replace with fruit.



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    You'll be ripped in no time! emoticon

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1st Gym Workout/January's Goals

Thursday, January 06, 2011

This morning I had an equipment orientation at Balance Fitness. The lady who was the owner, was very nice and made me feel comfortable. Then this afternoon I came back and did an hour workout. I did upper body weight machines for 25 min and then the elliptical for 35 min. It was strange and I felt a little out of place, but I did enjoy it.

I enjoyed and needed the accountability I did in Nov and Dec of daily checking up on monthly goals. So these are my Jan. goals and the ones met for today Wed 1/5 checked



1) Blog daily emoticon

2) Lose 5 lbs ... (halfway there I have lost 2.5 lbs)

3)Exercise daily for at least 20 min. emoticon

4) workout at least 3x's a week at gym emoticon#2

5) Strength Training 3x's a week emoticon #1

6) Drink a min of 8 glasses of water ea day. emoticon

7) Follow a low-carb diet

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SJG1953 1/7/2011 4:55AM

    That's great Carrie!

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READYBETTY 1/6/2011 10:39PM

    Glad you're enjoying the gym! Tracking your goals daily is a great way to stay focused and see results.

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SMILESRME 1/6/2011 9:01PM

    RoCK aND RoLL CaRRie!!

The more you do something new...is no longer new anymore! It becomes old hat and comfortable. Soon for you too. (sometimes I feel like I am so profound!) hee hee

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MOM4407 1/6/2011 8:26PM

    Good for you Carrie.
Soon you will feel like a gym rat.

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LISSA-CRAVES 1/6/2011 10:16AM

    Carrie - That is great!! As you get more comfortable you will realize how many of the world's problems you can solve while working out! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 1/6/2011 9:33AM

    Wonderful, Carrie! Your journey has taken a new turn & you are taking advantage of the opportunity! Keep taking wise steps each day. Hooray!!

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JULIEC591 1/6/2011 8:05AM

    emoticon I think checking off your goals is an excellent idea! You are off to a great start to the new year! God Bless!

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MKT-PLAN 1/6/2011 7:45AM

    Glad you are liking the new gym.
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LILACANDLILY 1/6/2011 7:03AM

    Good for you. Glad you found a gym that you like!!! As long as you enjoyed it, you will go back. Sounds like you got a good deal on price and I like that you can go month to month and not tied into years.

Great start. Hope the foot is feeling better.

Lori

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