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Oh Soooooo Busy

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gonna be a busy day at the office, gonna be CHAINED to my desk all day, probably have to work late, I'm under the gun on a hot deadline so I'm stressin just a tad. But I get to look forward to my PLYO workout tonight - NOT. That is the workout I dread the most, don't like it, hate it, but I am gonna suck it up and do it later tonight regardless of how I feel about it, so I have all day to worry about that too, emoticon

Hope everyone has a great day, and for those of you on a two hour delay because of icy rain this morning, hope you got a few extra winks of sleep, emoticon
LUCKY yall.

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DGIBSON02 1/12/2011 12:06AM

    That's the one workout that you should grow to love. It is a major calorie burner.

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2HAMSDIET 1/11/2011 10:33PM

    I have a work out I hated until I got a new one that I'm struggle with. Now the old one is feeling like a long lost friend. I guess it is all in how we look at things.
Hope you day went well and all the stress and ice melts quickly away.

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HEALTHY_45 1/11/2011 2:52PM

    Sending you {{{{{{{HAPPY}}}}}}}} vibes to get you through the work stress and the dreaded work out. I agree with the others that you will feel so much better when it's all over.


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NATPLUMMER 1/11/2011 11:13AM

    I actually like plyo but my knees aren't liking it right now. I miss it. It's good for the fast twitch muscles, though. You will love it when it's over because it burns a ton of calories.
I hope you don't have to work late tonight. Just breathe and do what you can.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/11/2011 10:41AM

    I love Plyo, but hate the Yoga. In the long run, it's all good!

Hope your day goes smoothly! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 1/11/2011 7:57AM

    Hope your day gets better.
PLYO is tough but I think you will someday like it because I know you won't let it whip you or get the best of you. THAT IS HOW STRONG YOU ARE.

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CAM2438 1/11/2011 7:43AM

    I know how stressful work can be at times. Hope tomorrow is better for you.

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JLITT62 1/11/2011 7:41AM

    Instead of dreading that workout, just think about how awesome you'll feel when you're done -- cause you know you will!

Sorry about the work-stress. Hope it clears up soon.

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Three Mini Donuts

Monday, January 10, 2011

I had a craving for something sweet over the weekend, and we had bought my daughter a bag of hostess choc frosted mini donuts, she likes these on occasion and we only buy them every now and then. So I had three mini donuts, no harm done right? Ooh and let me tell you they were deliciously sinful. Well while I was eating the last of my three, I decided to look at the nutrition label - HOLY HAM, shoulda checked before I ate them. A WHOPPING 260 calories for three - thats 86 calories EACH. WOW !!!!!

Just wanted to SHOCK yall at the beginning of the week - no more teeny, tiny donuts for me. Hope everyone has a great week. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 1/10/2011 2:59PM

    How can some thing so cutie and little be so bad but good? emoticon

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BHAWLITZ2 1/10/2011 1:34PM

    Not surprised about the calorie count, but congrats on eating only THREE!! That's great!! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 1/10/2011 11:53AM

    Holy Bucket of Chits - That is alot. Well it's a good thing you only ate 3 and not the whole thing right????? LOL
That is crazy. But I bet they tasted oh so yummy.

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NATPLUMMER 1/10/2011 10:33AM

    I'm not surprised. Three mini donuts is probably the same as 1 standard size donut.
Don't worry, you'll burn them off. You don't have them often. It's okay.

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    Whoa. I didn't even know it was POSSIBLE to cram that many calories into those mini doughnuts; what'd they do, mix lard into the dough?!!!
Sheesh, at least you had your fill and only ate 3.

Good job!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/10/2011 9:49AM

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SEEAMANDARUN 1/10/2011 9:09AM

    For some reason, I have also been thinking of mini donuts lately - only the powdered sugar kind. Thanks for the wake-up call!

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JLITT62 1/10/2011 8:23AM

    And just think how long you'd hav eto work out to work those off . . .

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CAJUNGANNY 1/10/2011 8:15AM

    I know, isn't it amazing how many calories are in some of our comfort foods, I guess that is why they taste so good and we crave them.

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Operation Declutter

Friday, January 07, 2011

Got in a great tempo run last night, it started out kinda cold (32 degrees) but soon warmed up, boy did I need that.

I had today off - been decluttering the house. I feel like I am just surrounded by junk, so today was a great day to start "Operation Declutter". Started with my bedroom first, I don't remember the last time my bedroom has looked so clean and organized, still a few things to finish up. Cleaned hall closet, donated old coats to thrift store - as a matter of fact, I have two rooms full of leftover junk I'm donating, my entire trunk is full. Time to simply life, no more clutter. I'm even in the mood to start a new homemake over project. Want to paint my bedroom and get new carpet and a new comforter set. We've been living here for six years now and all my little projects are pretty much done, except the bedroom. Feeling the need to have "fresh" stuff. Weird eh?

Anyway got a lot of cleaning done today, food shopping at Walmart, even managed to swing by Bath and Body Works for the Semi-Annual sale, bought lots of handsoap (I just love BBW soap) and I splurged on a $2.00 lip gloss, woo hoo.

Waiting for sis to get home so we can do Kenpo, then a lovely dinner of honey mustard porkchops, baked potato and lima beans and a quiet evening.

Bet once I sit down on the couch to relax tonight, i will be zonked. Been a very productive day - hope everyone is enjoying a productive day too.

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JONNYJETPROP 1/8/2011 10:14PM

    $2 lip gross? I hope you bought two

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SBILLIAN 1/8/2011 10:02AM

    Sounds great!

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JLITT62 1/7/2011 7:50PM

    I didn't get a whole lot other than exercise done today, but I'd planned an easy day. I actually did accomplish a lot this week once I felt better! I've been writing down goals for each day, and I always get more done when I remember to do that!

I sure was zonked myself this evening, but got the last little to-do on my list done cause it just needed to be done.

Have a great weekend! DH, btw, has been working on redoing our stairs. He ripped up the carpet last weekend -- the last of the ugly blue carpet they had before us -- and you should've seen the dogs stare at the foam like it was an ice skating rink. They've gotten over it, tho!

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STIPER23 1/7/2011 5:28PM

    It feels good, doesn't it. I went though my closet and got rid of clothes that I was holding onto for no good reason. Feels good to let go. I even boxed up some of my son's books that are too young for him now to make space for his older books.

Have a great dinner!

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HEALTHY_45 1/7/2011 4:45PM

    Good for you, it feels so great to relax at the end of such a productive day.
Have a fabulous week end girl, talk to you on Monday!! emoticon

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SEEAMANDARUN 1/7/2011 4:30PM

    oooo, I'm going to BBW after work today. I got a giftcard at my company's trivia night and I NEED to use it! Good luck on the decluttering. I plan to tackle the Christmas decorations tonight.

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NATPLUMMER 1/7/2011 3:52PM

    A very productive day!!! emoticon
Dinner sounds super tasty!!
Have a great workout and a great evening!!

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P90X Still Going Strong

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Last night worked out with the back and biceps DVD, I used the new 12 pound weights and pull-up bar Santa brought me. It was quite a grueling workout with those heavy weights, so this is gonna be quite a challenge, but finished the whole workout and then did the AB Ripper X - 75 minute workout - DONE.

Made my fav dinner last night - tuna cakes and broccoli. You can find the recipe for these yummy tuna cakes at - they have a lot of great recipes. Only 160 calories each - so I had two and a cup of broccoli to go with it. So filling and satisfying.

Managed to put away 1/3 of Christmas decorations last night, watch my fav TV show "Meet the Browns", so hilarious, we all need a good laugh and enjoyed a chocolate/strawberry protein milkshake for dessert.

So all in all, yesterday was a great day. Today.. really super stinking busy at work, 4-mile run after work (if it's not raining), then finish with the Christmas decorations. I hate having projects and tasks half-done, I will be so glad to have my house back in order.

P.S. Teresa - I'm still gonna let a few dust bunnies hang around in the bathroom a little longer, lol.

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DGIBSON02 1/6/2011 10:16PM

    sounds like you are busy

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PARKERB2 1/6/2011 3:44PM

    Your starting a new year off right! Keep up the good work. Have a great run if it doesn't rain. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 1/6/2011 2:15PM

    Thanks for the recipe site as the tuna cakes sounds so yumy. emoticon

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GRACIELA_ELENA 1/6/2011 1:04PM

    Im with you on the projects half done. Sounds like you are doing great on the food choices and really kicking butt on the exercise too...keep up the great work!!

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HOTDEENOW 1/6/2011 1:02PM

    sounds like you are doing superb job! keep up the awesome work! by the way I love your background!

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JLITT62 1/6/2011 11:36AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day yesterday! Great exercise. Great eating. Here's hoping work is good, even if it's busy. And I hope you get your run in! I know you'll feel better if you do.

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MZSLYDE01 1/6/2011 10:57AM

    OOOOOOOh Thanks for sharing the recipe - I will love it - Tuna is my favorite. New healthy recipe down for the year. LOL
12 lbs girl - you go. I am proud of you.
That is awesome.

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GR8CGRM 1/6/2011 10:48AM

    We will get it done sis no worries. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa are you there? Saying it like

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NATPLUMMER 1/6/2011 10:03AM

    Awesome workout!!!!!
Dinner sounds really good. Maybe that's what I'll have tonight. I'll check out the recipe.
The house will be back in order very soon and you will be happy. Have a great run. I'll keep my fingers crossed for no rain.

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SEEAMANDARUN 1/6/2011 9:46AM

    Nice Job!! I really wish my gym had 12 lb weights. There are some moves that 10lb is getting easy but when I move up to 15lb it is too hard. Would it be weird to buy my own and take them in? LOL. And thanks for reminding me that I still need to take all my Christmas decorations down. That's what the weekend is for, right?

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SWEETPEA0214 1/6/2011 8:21AM

    You go girl. An X-Girl going strong. I am doing the Chalean Extreme and am using 8 & 10 pounds weights - so great job on the 12. Chalean's motto is you build muscle to burn fat (wish I could use 100 pound weights LOL). I am so proud of you for sticking with this. You are amazing!

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SAMI199 1/6/2011 7:34AM

    Wow-12lb. weights!!! I'm using the 5's. I am so on board about the 1/2 done projects-drives me nutty. Hope you get your run in!!! have a great day!!!!

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A Gold Star for Me

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

It's day 3 of perfect eating and exercising. emoticon
I have ate within my calorie range with a perfect balance of carbs, proteins and fats and I've completed my workouts. I know it's kinda early to celebrate, but hey, 3 days in a row PERFECT is a streak I'm working on. I am trying really hard to kick it up a notch and do it all right, I want to see that scale move. I need to celebrate each day in order to keep motivation high.

emoticon emoticonSo a gold star for me today. emoticon emoticon
Twenty gold emoticonin a row = treating myself to a HOT YOGA class.
What have you done for a Gold Star today? Keep that SPARK lit.

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JONNYJETPROP 1/6/2011 2:46PM

    Way to go girl!

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DGIBSON02 1/5/2011 10:59PM

    I workedout, is that enough lol.

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JLITT62 1/5/2011 4:05PM

    Well, I did my ST despite feeling horrible this morning (but much better by the time I actually did it). Walked the dogs twice, ate lots of veggies, drank lots of liquids.

Great job for both of us!

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HEALTHY_45 1/5/2011 12:38PM

    Good for you. I am just getting back into the swing of things after 2+ weeks of no tracking and no exercise. So yesterday was day 2 of working out and let me tell you after so much to off my old body is feeling it, but that's not going to slow me down. I'm hot on your heels.
We can do this! emoticon

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GRACIELA_ELENA 1/5/2011 12:37PM

    Woohoo, good for you woman...I have been trying to not let myself wimp out on my PT each morning and have arrived at work just a tad late but not letting it be an excuse. I can do it...thanks to you emoticon

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TIGGERRD 1/5/2011 11:34AM

    Keep up the positive streaks - and yay, plyometrics too!

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STIPER23 1/5/2011 10:45AM

    Great! Unfortunately I am going in the opposite direction. Keep it up! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/5/2011 10:42AM

    YAY!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
You'll be up to 20 and a hot yoga class by the 22nd.

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SEEAMANDARUN 1/5/2011 9:38AM

    Woohoo!!! I am on day 5 of a great streak. While my macronutrient ratios haven't been perfect, I have kept within my calorie range and hit the gym every day. Go Us!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 1/5/2011 9:27AM

    WooHoo!!! Way to go, girl! I know you'll make twenty gold emoticon for sure!!! What have I done for a Gold Star today? Keeping up on my run/jog routine. Lovin' it! I just hope my body does, too! I did put on a bangle watch today and it was loose. I lost weight/inches in my wrist?!?!?!

Keep up emoticon emoticon emoticon!!!

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