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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

emoticonManaged to get a so-so run in before dinner last night, 3 miles on the treadmill, I absolutely hate running on the treadmill, it totally screws up my pace, but I did it anyway.

emoticonTurned leftover ham into a yummy chef salad - I was feeling kinda creative in the kitchen last night - a little of this and a little of that - turned out rather tasty.

emoticonFinished up my Halloween costume last night, gonna post pics tomorrow - you all should get a really good laugh - stay tuned for that, believe me... you don't wanna miss me making a total fool of myself.

emoticonGonna skip my usual walk/run at lunch today - it's gonna be hot and humid (don't want to get all sweaty and then have to go back to the office - yuck). Instead I will use that time to go the market and pick up some emoticon emoticon, etc. hoping they have fresh asparagus so i can cook that with dinner tonight.

emoticonMy running buddy/sister has been outta commission for two days now with a pinched nerve in her back. Cross your fingers she will be able to run in the race this Saturday. she's trained very hard and it would totally break my emoticon if she can't. Get well Neecee. emoticon

emoticonTonight it's a round of kickboxing, no run tonight.

emoticonHope everyone gets a full daily dose of SPARK - and remember.... to share it with someone.

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JLITT62 10/26/2010 12:33PM

    Hope you & your sister get to enoy the race together!

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NAOMIEVA 10/26/2010 11:07AM

    Sounds like a very full day! Good job turning nothing into something with the salad! Don't you just love it when things work out in the kitchen?

Have fun kickboxing!

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MZSLYDE01 10/26/2010 10:58AM

    YUMMY - Loving the salad thing.
Can't wait to see the costume - I think it's gonna be great.
Glad your starting to feel better.
Have a great day at work.

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HEALTHY_45 10/26/2010 10:08AM

    Sounds like you had a good evening and are off to a good start today. YUMMY fresh asparagus, my favorite!
Here are some positive vibes for Neecee.........good luck to both of you this week end.
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GBSUTPHIN 10/26/2010 9:32AM

    I'm sure you won't make a fool of yourself with your costume. :) It'll be funny and cute and everyone will love it. :D
Keeping fingers crossed for Neecee to get to feeling better and be able to run on Saturday!

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NATPLUMMER 10/26/2010 9:28AM

    It sounds like it was a good evening/night. Have fun in kickboxing. I will send some healing vibes to Neecee. Looking forward to seeing the costume!

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I Never Thought I'd Say This...

Monday, October 25, 2010

but I am sooooo glad the weekend is over - I am somewhat over my illness (I had BRONCHITIS - no wonder I've been winded), thank goodness cuz the antibiotics are killing my stomach, only two more pills left to take. I really didn't feel too swift to do everything I needed to do, but cross your fingers I'm back to "normal" today. This is a four-day week for me, got a lot of fun things coming up to do, hopefully everything will fall into place.

My daughter attended Homecoming dance -it's her first one and her last one - she's a big shot senior ya know, so proud of what a super young lady she is..

emoticonDropped my daughter off to take the ACT exam and spend some time at Dick's Sporting Goods shopping for running gear (never thought I'd say that) - hubby bought me an LED blinking light thingy to wear for running at night and some really cool running socks and made sure I was stocked up on GU. Thanks hubby for making sure I'm prepared. (And my honey is soo sweet, he washed and waxed my car for me, awwhhh, he really does love me, but I already knew that)

emoticonOnly three more training days until the big race 10K race this weekend. I hope I'm ready, missing a week and a few days off from running has me kinda worried. I did a four mile run on Saturday, not too bad considering I was still wheezing a bit. I put the finishing touches on my homemade batgirl costume - it's a SkinnyPowell1 original, guaranteed no one has one quite like it (that should tell you all something... I can't sew and I got passed over in the crafty skills department). Anyhoo, I'm really excited for the big day. Hoping to meet all my fellow sparkers there. Would like to meet at 9:30 at 19th & Atlantic after the race.

emoticon I did lose a pound this week emoticon only SIX more to go till I hit my goal.

Friday is gonna be a fun day - Picking up our race packets and ....I'm going to my first ever Fitness Expo, I never thought I would say that either emoticon. You know you are a SPARK and Fitness junkie when your Friday night date night will be at a Fitness Expo - heck yeah, color me estatic. Hoping to find some good bargains on fitness stuff (you can never have too many workout outfits, heee heee) Dad is taking me shopping at the Exchange too.

Happy Monday to ALL - Make It Count Monday !!!!!!

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MZSLYDE01 10/26/2010 7:21AM

    Wow cool - I am green with envy about the fitness expo. Wonder if there are ever any in my area? How do I find that out do you know??????
Have fun and I can't wait to see the costume. Take pics to post - which I am sure you're already planning to do.
Don't worry about the race - you'll be fine - you've been doing enough over time that you won't have any problems.
Your daughter looks absolutely fabulous - must get it from her mother :)

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DGIBSON02 10/25/2010 8:00PM

    pick me up something good at the expo, lol.

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JONNYJETPROP 10/25/2010 4:25PM

    Best of luck on your 10K!

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JLITT62 10/25/2010 4:24PM

    I am so excited for you! Hope you can do as well as you hope to, considering how bad you've been feeling. Me, I don't think I'd be running with bronchitis at all!

But I did swim AND run today, so I was kind of proud of that. Not to mention walking the dogs, of course. Plus raking.

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VBPARROTHEAD 10/25/2010 2:22PM

  Glad the bronchitis is almost gone! That stuff is miserable! Good luck in the 10K also. Would love to come cheer everyone on but have a different kind of expo to attend, te one on autism at the doubletree.

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STIPER23 10/25/2010 1:35PM

    Glad you are feeling better and good luck on your 10k!

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HALFFAST 10/25/2010 1:19PM

    Glad you're feeling better and I can't wait to see pics of the costume!

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HEALTHY_45 10/25/2010 12:56PM

    So glad to here that you are feeling better. No wonder you were struggling so much last week if it was brochitis!
I know you will do great in this week end's race and congratulations on your 1 pound loss. Have a super week!

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KJOHNSON011 10/25/2010 12:40PM

    Wow ur daughter looks gr8, and im srry that u had Bronchitis, but were strong enough to still run those 4 miles emoticon! And emoticon are in order for the 1 lb loss, and only being 6 away frm ur goal, your so emoticon. I know that you will do fine with the upcoming race. Since your recooperating back from being sick, you should just build up your stamina slowly and not jumping into it all at once like instead of running 2 hrs 2day or 2morrow, run an hr in the morning, and one in the evening. I know you'll do fine though. Good luck, im cheering you on! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/25/2010 10:38AM

    I'm glad you almost over your bronchitis. It's no fun.
Your daughter is beautiful just like you.
I can't wait to see a picture of the batgirl costume. You should do fine in your race.
Congratulations on your pound loss. The closer you get to goal, the harder it is to lose.

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ANNROBERTS54 10/25/2010 10:10AM

    You will do fine running this next weekend. And I agree, take pics of your costume. With you in it!

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GBSUTPHIN 10/25/2010 9:46AM

    So you will have to post pics of the batgirl costume. I gotta see this. :D I'm superwoman this year, though I didn't make mine. You post your pic, I'll post mine. ;)

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No Trendy Shoes Today

Friday, October 22, 2010

emoticonGot home from work last night and did a round of Kempo - woo hoo, bye bye 500 calories.

Sporting the ole Harley Davidson boots today, no trendy new shoes today, rode my motorcycle to work, have to ride when the weather is nice before it starts getting really cold, wind chill on my bike this morning on my way to the office was 22, burrrrrrr. Gonna be in the mid 60's today, perfect riding weather, just chilly in the morning

emoticonDoc appt today to get my lungs checked, hope that goes well. Still feeling pretty crappy, but hanging in there, still managing to workout, just not as hard as I had been, but still getting in 90 minutes a day, just a little lighter on the cardio, since I get really winded.

emoticonActually got in my morning workout at 4:30 this morning, started the day off right with a round of P90X arms and shoulders. Woo hoo.

Ooooh, I might not be wearing new shoes today, but..... I am sporting a new Steelers babydoll tee-shirt (officially from Pittsburgh), my coworker brought it back for me last week. Go Steelers. emoticonTonight it's High School Football - Go Dolphins - it's Homecoming and the team we are playing is undefeated, just like us - but I have faith we will totally SMOKE EM tonight - GO DOLPHINS and emoticon, it's hot dog night, my favorite, unhealthy indulgence (within calorie range of course) coupled with a side of cheetos - Yeah for junk food (only allowed for a football game, no other ocassion is good enough for bad food - hey, I'm only human) emoticon

emoticonHope everyone has a great weekend - I'm hoping to complete an 6 to 8 mile run in the morning, hoping my body will cooperate and I get to go for a long motorcycle ride tomorrow also. Love you all. emoticon

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HEALTHY_45 10/22/2010 1:14PM

    I'm sure you're still stylin' in those harley boots.
Your dedication even when not feeling well is real inspiration. Have a great week end!

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JLITT62 10/22/2010 11:51AM

    LOL at junk food only for football! Guess it's a good think I'm not into football (and DH isn't much into it either).

Have a great weekend, hope the doctor report is good.

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MZSLYDE01 10/22/2010 11:48AM

    Oh yes - Enjoy the dog and cheeto's - Game Day deserves a little junk food.
I can't believe you Drive a Harley. That is awesome. You rock chic. Would love to see a pic?
Glad you have been able to workout even though your still a little congested. Way to gut it out.
You have a wonderful weekend. Will be thinking about ya while I am at the game. Will try to post while I am at the hotel.

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GBSUTPHIN 10/22/2010 10:29AM

    Enjoy your game....and your junk food. SOunds like you are still kickin' butt on your workouts even if you aren't feeling spectacular. Hope the the crud clears up soon!!
Have a great weekend!

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NATPLUMMER 10/22/2010 10:25AM

    You are kicking it with the exercise! emoticon
We're all human, nothing wrong with a hot dog every once in a while. As a matter of fact, I think it does you good to have a little bit of junk (maybe not nutritionally, but it does your soul some good).
You go with you motorcycle riding and running self!
Good luck at the doctors.
Have a great weekend!

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GR8CGRM 10/22/2010 10:23AM

    Oh yeah morning run is defintely going to happen. We both need it before big race next weekend. Jealous you get to ride tomorrow. I have Harley withdrawls!!!!! Have a good day. See you for the game!!!!

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Trendy Shoes, Part III and New Duds

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shiny patent leather peep toes ankle boots - woo hoo

Just wanted to show off a few of my new purchases in a Size 10 - double woo hoo. Pics are not the greatest, cuz I was not exactly feeling photogenic.

Started the week off with gray skirt and purple (my fav) top with shoes from my daughter's closet

New dress with new "outside my box" boots - my sister teases me and says this dress looks like a Star Trek outfit, well yeah that's funny - so when I wore it, I had to say "beam me up scotty" lol

Today's look is a hounds tooth print (compliments of my 17 year olds closet) with some new GV jeans and the boots pictured at the beginning of my blog.

I just needed to see myself in pics with my new duds and shoes, it's really hard getting adjusted to seeing myself in pics, and half-way liking what I see, I hid behind the fat and frumpy clothes for way too long - had to show it off a bit.

On a fitness note: I walked 2 miles last night to my daughter's violin concert at her school. I'm still really not feeling too swift, can't seem to shake whatever I had last week. Have a doc appt tomorrow, I think it's all settled in my lungs, kinda scared it's pneumonia, a co-worker of mine had it not to long ago, so I'm a little paranoid, and really, I should be feeling much better by now and not have raspy breathing. So gonna have that checked out before I attempt a long run on Saturday morning, sheesh I can't hardly get up to a speedy walk without getting outta breath. I hate feeling like this, come on body, work with me here.

YES, most definitely, there will be a Trendy Shoes, Part IV and V, probably next week some time for all you shoe fashionistas.

Hope everyone is making the most of their day, make it count, but most of all.... make if SPARKle.

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SPARTANPHOTOG 10/22/2010 9:07AM

    Love the outfits and you're looking great! Hope you feel better soon.

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NATPLUMMER 10/21/2010 4:08PM

    I love that purple top. Purple is my favorite color. You look great in all the outfits!

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HALFFAST 10/21/2010 3:40PM

    You look great! My favorite outfit is number 1 :)

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PARKERB2 10/21/2010 1:04PM

    You look lovely. Love the outfits and the shoes. Glad you can wear your daughters clothes. Have a good day. emoticon

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JLITT62 10/21/2010 12:43PM

    Love outfits #1 & 3 (especially #1!) -- not that you don't look awesome in #2, just not my cup of tea.

Hope the doc finds it's just a cold that's lingering. Feel better SOON!

And maybe give yourself a bit more rest so you can kick this thing . . .

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/21/2010 10:03AM

    Love that hounds tooth! It is too cute. I really like the Star Trek dress. I think you look FAN-TAS-TIC!

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DGIBSON02 10/21/2010 9:17AM

    Hope you get better quick, you have a race coming up.

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NAOMIEVA 10/21/2010 9:11AM

    looks like everything is falling into place. keep it up with those fantabulous finds (both new and courtesy of your daughter!)

hope the dr's visit goes well!

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MZSLYDE01 10/21/2010 8:58AM

    OK I am officially green with envy. Those shoes are stunners. I love them. I might have to do some shopping up in Green Bay.
AND those dresses and clothes are soooooo cute on you.
LOL - "Welcome Princess Leia to the Starship Enterprise" as I am giving your the Star Trek hand Gesture. The outfit does look a little Trekkie - Sorry but it is really cute and looks great on you.
That's it I have to get some recent pics up on my page.
I really hope and pray you don't have pnuemonia. That would be the worst.

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VENISEW1 10/21/2010 8:04AM

    Love the shoes both yours and your daughters. Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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HEIDIB2935 10/21/2010 7:57AM

    Love the shoes!

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Trendy Shoes, Part II

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Got the nerve to wear the new boots to work. Here they are.... I will try to get someone to take a pic of me today, these boots go with my new size 10 dress, woo hoo.

WAY, WAY, WAY outside my box.

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KATFOSTER11 10/21/2010 3:57PM

    Love Those!!

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HALFFAST 10/21/2010 3:38PM

    Oh wow! Now I'm jealous! Those are fabulous!

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NAOMIEVA 10/21/2010 9:09AM

    those are FABULOUS!

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LETSSTARTOVER 10/21/2010 1:06AM

    those are ridiculously cute

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JONNYJETPROP 10/20/2010 10:42AM

    Hot Mama!

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HEALTHY_45 10/20/2010 10:30AM

    Lovin' the boots, you go girl!

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/20/2010 9:19AM

    Ooooo, Sassy!

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JLITT62 10/20/2010 7:39AM

    I so hope you get a photo of the whole outfit! We love photos!

Cool boots, but I probably couldn't wear them all day. I do like heels, but in small doses.

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MZSLYDE01 10/20/2010 7:23AM

    Goodness - I am really jealous - I love those boots They are so me. I would rock those all day long honey. GOOD CHOICE.
I bet they make you feel sexy.
I am so proud you have come so far and a Size 10 is awesome.
I can't stop checking out the boots. As my husband would say - Jolie step away from the shoes...... LOL

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    WHOA. Those are hot.

Size 10? You go, girl. You are awesome! Post a picture later!!!


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