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Checking Out.....

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm checking out of 150-ville, stepped on the scale yesterday and WOO HOO. So happy to be on the way out of the 150's, just a smigeon more to go. Look out 140's here I come. I was so happy to see 1 - 5 - 0 - you would have thought I won the lottery all that yelling and jumping up and down. Yes I know it says 150.8 but all I care about is the first three numbers - the BIG ONE FIVE OHHHHHH. Only 4 to go for the "GOLD". What a great way to start Thanksgiving week, I will definitely be sure not to tip the scale past 150 this week, wanna see 1 - 4 - 9 when I return home.

Happy Thanksgiving to my SP buddies, heading to the hills of WV. Couldn't have made it this far without you all, and for that, I AM THANKFUL.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 11/29/2010 9:25AM

    I wanna see 1-5-0 and I will, too! I know I can. I know I can. I know I can. emoticon It's all worth it!

I can't wait to see you at 1-4-0! I'm going to get there by spring and it's going to feel SO GOOD!!! emoticon

Congratulations my dear friend! You rock!!!

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HEALTHY_45 11/23/2010 11:06AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and have a super week.
Can't wait to "ciber" celebrate the 140's with you!!!

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BANDMOM58 11/23/2010 6:20AM

    Congrats isn't it empowering to think that we can succeed at something we are working so hard for. I am so envious, but I am right behind you. We can and will do this.

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GRACIELA_ELENA 11/22/2010 11:18PM

    Way to go woman...keep up the great work and hope to follow in your footsteps! emoticon

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HALFFAST 11/22/2010 7:54PM

    Woohoo! Way to go! Have a great trip, a great race, and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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PARKERB2 11/22/2010 3:16PM

    WOW, emoticon. Have a good Thanksgiving. See you back here on Monday.

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BAILEY12787 11/22/2010 12:56PM

    Congrats!! That's awesome!

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FERONBERG26 11/22/2010 11:16AM

    Allright!! I know the excitement of this. I just got to feel this today myself and it's awesome!! I've got a long way to go before I get where you are, but looking at you I know I can do it!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/22/2010 10:25AM

    YAY!!!!! I want to see 149 when you get back, too!
Have fun!!

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DGIBSON02 11/22/2010 8:22AM

    See ya Thursday!!!

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JLITT62 11/22/2010 8:12AM

    Love the pic! Jumping up & down with joy for you, too -- a great way to start out the holidays!

Have a great time.

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The Magical Number - SIX !!!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feeling pretty darn good today, completed a round of P90X this morning, nothing like some 4:30 a.m. Kenpo kickboxing to jump start the day. Have I mentioned that every muscle in my body is aching and fatigued, only one more P90X workout and I get a week off - recovery time, yeah. Sheesh, I'm looking forward to the break, but great news, it's working. That bring us to the magical number SIX...

1. I've lost SIX total inches since starting P90X three weeks ago - dang, it's really working.
2. Only SIX pounds to go til I reach goal weight, hopefully it will be 5 on Monday.
3. A little over SIX months till my baby turns 18 - she's counting the days, not me
4. A SIX day vacation starting on Monday of next week - woo hoo, gonna miss my SP buddies, probably won't have internet access - so plz miss me as much as I will miss you.
5. My daughter made straight A's - Principal's List on report card today - that's gonna cost me SIXty dollars.
6. Only have to drop two more clothes sizes to get to a SIX, lol

I think I will end the list on SIX - it's seems to be a great number - Yeah SIX. Today is gonna be great, hope yours is too.

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GRACIELA_ELENA 11/21/2010 4:57PM

    Wow, great for you! As always, you inspire me. Am in a walking boot these days which has made the ankle (tendon actually) feel better or maybe its the drugs ;-) but am trying to be good about food and all and keep up the PT though that is harder too. Congrats to your daughter too and cant wait to hear how the holiday went.

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MZSLYDE01 11/21/2010 3:52PM

    OMG you are doing so great. I am so proud of you.

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FITJEANS 11/19/2010 5:16PM

    Wow this is such a inspiration, glad i stopped by here, you are living proof that p90x works i definitely plan on ordering it now. congratulations and have a great and wonderful weekend.

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HEALTHY_45 11/19/2010 3:27PM

    You are so awesome and one of the greatest motivators on my SP friends list. SIX is certainly your number (at least for this week emoticon)
Have a restful, well deserved holiday and I will miss you a BUNCH!!

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GROEDER 11/19/2010 2:36PM

    Have a great vacation, and keep those sixes coming.

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GR8CGRM 11/19/2010 11:41AM

    Another six for your list. You are six years older than your sister. HAHA!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 11/19/2010 9:31AM

    emoticon I bet you look this happy today!!! I know I would be that happy if I had a string of 666666 like that, too. My goal is to get back to a size 6, and if I could look 6 inches and 6 lbs., I would be ecstatic!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You and Tony are rocking it!

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SEEAMANDARUN 11/19/2010 9:24AM

    WooHoo!!! Way to Go!

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NATPLUMMER 11/19/2010 9:12AM

    That is an excellent group of SIXes you've got going there!!
Have lots of fun on your vacation.

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JONNYJETPROP 11/19/2010 9:02AM

    The best $60 spent. Enjoy your vacation.

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DGIBSON02 11/19/2010 8:58AM

    just wanted to let you know that recovery week is NOT a week off. You still work out 6 days and it's not really easier, just none of the strength training.

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HOKIEJEN13 11/19/2010 8:28AM

    1. You're amazing
2. Great work on 6 inches lost - that's impresseive!
3. Have a fabulous 6 day vacation! Enjoy the turkey trot (you'll kick some serious booty!)
4. Your little girl is almost all grown up! Congrats (don't worry, she'll always need you!)
5. Even bigger congrats on the straight A's! That's impressive!!!!
6. Keep pushing yourself! I can't wait til you reach size 6!!!

You're amazing! Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

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JLITT62 11/19/2010 8:19AM

    Oh, we will definitely miss your smiling face!

WTG! Fantastic job! I am so excited for you & all your 6s!

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Back in the Game

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My week was off to a pretty shabby start, but the spell has been broken. I got home last night and caught up with my workouts and I even satisfied the chocolate craving with a great choc protein shake. I sipped it while riding my bike watching Survivor. I just love that show. Anyhoo....

This morning I got up, on time, completed my P90X workout and had a protein shake on my drive into work today. So my day is off to a fantastic start, finally I feel like I'm back in the game. I wasn't really sitting the bench all week, just didn't feel like doing anything but I did. And today, I really felt like being on top of the world with my workouts, and proud to say I feel like I am back on top.

Tonight sis and I are going for a run, probably a 4-miler, just a slow and easy pace. Mainly to blow off the steam from the day and give me the energy boost I need for the rest of the evening. Breakfast for dinner tonight - woo hoo.

I feel soooooo much better today. How is everyone out in SP world feeling today? What are you doing to make today great?

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VBPARROTHEAD 11/18/2010 12:14PM

  I had a tough time forcing myself to go to the gym too! But I did it! Will go this evening before hitting the grocery store to get food for thanksgiving!
I love breakfast for dinner. Sometimes I have to have waffles but I use unsweetened strawberries and no syrup! YUMMY!

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GR8CGRM 11/18/2010 12:00PM

    No more slacking for you or me. We feel so much better when we work out in the morning. We are going to keep that up!! emoticon

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DGIBSON02 11/18/2010 10:06AM

    Looks like we are both back at it. GOOD JOB!!!

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MZSLYDE01 11/18/2010 9:59AM

    Way to go this morning. I love waking up early and working out- It's my favorite part and time of the day. Just makes my day.
Have a great run,.

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BET212 11/18/2010 9:57AM

    Congrats on breaking that spell!

I've been working out hard everyday and I think my body needs a rest day. Plus our church is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner in a low income neighborhood tonight so I'm excited to be working there tonight and focusing on someone else for a while. emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 11/18/2010 9:35AM

    Hey! I had a mocha cappuccino protein shake this morning, too! 25 grams of protein to make my muscles happy! I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3 this morning and rocked it! I ran three miles last night and shaved 30 seconds off my time. Whatever...slow and steady! That's me! So glad to hear your back on top of the world. Nice up there, huh? Gotta stay and enjoy the view. I know you will 'cause you've got what it takes now.

Gonna hit the treadmill at lunch and again after work. Then it's off for girls' night...Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Thin veggie pizza, too! emoticon Can't wait!!

Make it a great day, darlin'! So glad you feeling

Sherry XOXO

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JLITT62 11/18/2010 9:11AM

    Feeling a wee bit tired today! But just relaxing this morning, since the dogs aren't here.

To make today great? Some active rest, I think. Sorting thru some more photos probably too.

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NATPLUMMER 11/18/2010 9:08AM

    It's always great to satisfy a chocolate craving with something healthy. emoticon
Good work with the P90X. You are off to a fantastic start! Have a good run tonight.
I love breakfast food anytime of the day. My husband is not an egg fan, so I don't do breakfast for dinner at home but sometimes if we're at a restaurant that does it all day...I'll get some.
I'm feeling good today myself. I got in a 3 mile run this morning and that always puts me in a good mood. After work, I'll do some laundry that needs attending to and bake some muffins for my husband's breakfast. I think it's going to be a good day.

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NINJALINDA 11/18/2010 7:55AM

    Wow - you're doing great! And I'm double jealous of you today. You're getting TWO workouts today (see my blog for not being able to workout whine)...and you're getting to RUN this evening (my foot's still complaining, so no runs for me). Enjoy that run tonight for me too, ok?

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HOKIEJEN13 11/18/2010 7:49AM

    Hooray! Glad that broom took the next flight out! Have a spledid Thursday!

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SAMI199 11/18/2010 7:39AM

    Bravo- your positively is contagious. Reading your blog has certainly gotten my day off to a great start!

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Cinnamon Roll Meltdown and My New RIDE !!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Last night's workout really left me feeling depressed. It was P90X pushups, I totally stink at push-ups and can only do a few. I know I will get better at it because each time I do it, I do a little better, so I know it's a work in progress, but still was feeling kinda down.

Dinner was ok, just leftovers. Dinner conversation consisted of daughter and DH joking me about our road snacks. We are going on a road trip to WV on Monday, and they were "doggin" me that they don't get good snacks anymore, too much healthy crap. "we used to get sodas, and chips, and cookies and my favorite, peach ring candy" my daughter said. "We can't have it unless she has a coupon", DH says. I didn't let them get me riled up, I just smiled. So if it's junk they want, then so be it. I will pack my carrots, trail mix, fruit and fiber one bars and bottled water. I'm gonna let them go to Walmart and buy what they want. We will see if they actually get up off their butts and go get it or if it is just easier to eat what mom has already packed, health crap, ha ha ha.

Cinnamon rolls went into the oven shortly after dinner, I had enough calories to have one but it would have put me over in the "fat" allowance for the day and I didn't want to do that, so I didn't have one. Everyone else enjoyed one or two, I was so mad and upset, I just called a "time out" for myself. I told everyone I was in a meltdown, leave me alone, and I went straight to bed. I know I am blowing the whole night out of proportion with the cinnamon bun thing and the no good road snack thing, but I was in a hormonal meltdown, so I went to bed. I realized I was turning into Linda Blair in the Exorcist, my heading was spinning so the only thing I could do was retreat to bed, before my head exploded. I'm calling lastnight my "cinnamon roll meltdown" - Wow, I sure made a mountain out of a mole hill, but I really, really, really wanted that cinnamon roll.

Woke up this morning to TOM, how wonderful. Felt horrible, still in a crabby, cranky, witchy mood spilled over from last night. My sister looked at me with a serious face and said "Sis, you can get to work on this", and she takes the broom out of the closet.

Gotta shake this horrible hormonal nightmare I'm in today. Have to finish shopping at lunch time today, stop at Subway for take-out dinner so I can catch up with a great workout tonight, definitely need a stress buster.

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DEBADEAU 11/17/2010 6:44PM

    I love how angry we get when we can't have the foods we love. I turn into a beast when I haven't had sugar for a day or two.

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MAKEROOM4ME 11/17/2010 6:36PM

    I can totally relate to this ... It's such a mental workout going back and forth over food items. Why does it have such a hold on us sometimes? I too have gone to bed early at times where I just laid there and prayed until I fell asleep.

Sending you a big warm hug. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DCFKAF 11/17/2010 4:38PM

    Oh...what part of WV? We're looking at relocating down there!

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    Be happy you didn't give in and just try to let this pass.

You are doing great! I hope you have a better day today!

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MZSLYDE01 11/17/2010 12:40PM

    OK I also had a hormonal meltdown. I was in bed by 6 last night. My hubs had his brother over and I just hid from everyone. LOL. I think that is why I went over on my calories yesterday. You ROCK girl for not giving in. Your my inspiration and I look up to you. Next time I am not giving in. I am going to think about this moment and think of you and it will give me strength.
And if they are anything like my hubs - they will be eating the healthy snacks.
Enjoy your sub - PUT THE BROOM BACK INTO THE CLOSET. He he he.
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NATPLUMMER 11/17/2010 10:58AM

    The reason for the "cinnamon roll meltdown" appears to be TOM. I get that way, too. Good for you for taking a time out instead of eating the cinnamon roll. I don't know if I would have had the willpower to do so.
Sounds like you've got a busy day ahead. I think the workout will do you good.
And don't worry about the push ups emoticon. You'll definitely get better as you keep doing them!!

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VBPARROTHEAD 11/17/2010 10:46AM

  Just when I thought that you were perfect! Guess you are human like the rest of us! I am glad to know that but you did much better than I would have. I probably would have said, "So what if my fat calories are over, I'm gonna eat it anyway" and that wouldn't have been the thing to do. congratulations on your time out!

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2HAMSDIET 11/17/2010 10:36AM

    Oh that little child we all still have inside is always showing up. Good thing you put her to bed.
The broom thing is your sisters little child showing up. If it was me my little child would have popped out and let her have it. emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 11/17/2010 10:02AM

    WOW! First, the pushups will get easier. I promise. Second, me luvs Fiber One bars! So chewy and delish! Third, I hit the sack when I'm pissed off, too. Safer for everyone!

You will have a better day! Get that shopping done and get me a veggie on whole wheat, will ya? Thanks!

XOXO Sherry (I'll be running tonight after Cougar Town. Wanna come?)

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FITTERLIFE4ME 11/17/2010 9:57AM

    I think you should eat more calories at time of the month. I think our bodies actually need more food and that can be lots more food with few calories like lots of chicken, turkey, home made soup and stews!!

I'm going to do this at TOM from now on!

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HOKIEJEN13 11/17/2010 8:37AM

    Boy oh boy. It's ok! We ALL have meltdowns (men included)! Now, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and face the day (and those silly emotional/hormonal monsters) with a smile and knowing that you're a fabulous person!

Great, now that you're smiling (I hope) realize that the best way for you handle the snack issue is as you said. Let them get their unhealthy, fatty snacks. You enjoy your healthy ones knowing that you're making the best choice for YOU and sometimes YOU'RE what it's all about.

Fabulous. Now hop off that broom and trade it in for your motorcycle. You look much more fabulous on that than you do with your skirt blowing in the wind on a broom.

Cheer up! It's Wednesday and you can handle this! You're fabulous afterall.

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DGIBSON02 11/17/2010 8:34AM

    Just let KP and DH fend for themselves for a bit and see how it works, lol. I bet you money KP won't go to the store to get the "good" snacks.

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Hello, Can You Hear Me ????

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hello, hello, can you hear me? What about now? Hello, hello, must be a bad connection, heellllloooooooo.

I just had to be silly today, saw this pic and it made me laugh, hope it made you laugh too. Life is short, take time to laugh at yourself today.

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MAKEROOM4ME 11/17/2010 6:28PM

    emoticon love it!

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BANDMOM58 11/17/2010 6:32AM

    Thanks for the laugh have a great day!

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SUNNYARIZONA 11/16/2010 12:44PM

    Yes that is a good one. Love also the one of the cat across the key board, with the caption "oh I should not have eaten that mouse!"

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HEALTHY_45 11/16/2010 11:07AM

    So cute!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 11/16/2010 10:04AM

    Will do! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 11/16/2010 9:10AM

    emoticon Cute. I needed a laugh this morning. Thank you!

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DGIBSON02 11/16/2010 8:22AM

    Can you hear me now? Good.

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VBPARROTHEAD 11/16/2010 8:14AM

  Great to start the day with a laugh! Thanks!

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TAZ675 11/16/2010 8:09AM

    thanks for the laugh! Hope you have a great day today!!

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2HAMSDIET 11/16/2010 7:48AM

    Thanks for the giggle. emoticon

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