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What an amazing day yesturday!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I slept until 9 30am. Yay!!! We got ready for the day and went to the mall to get apple tv. I'm not a techie but Joe and the kids were in their glory in the Apple store. I went to Starbucks and got myself a yummy iced decaf soy latte with sugar free carmel and a drizzle of chocolate. Yum!!! Mike met us there and we headed to lunch at this great little bistro about 45 minutes away. It was a beautiful day for a drive and Mike drove with us so alot of fun conversation on the way there. I had a small antipasta salad. No cheese and balsamic dressing. Yum again. Great conversation and hanging out and laughing on a beautiful day. We went to the mall later and saw the movie Horrible Bosses. How hillarious. OMG. My mouth hurt afterwards because of all of the laughing. We came home and set up the apple tv. It took a while. I read my book while they played around with it. When they got it together I realized I can use it to help alot with my Zumba routine. Score! I had leftover baked chicken for dinner and a truffle bar for dessert. Great food choices and great time with family. Loved it!!!!! I also worked on my routine this morning. Another song down!!! Yay!!!

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MRDPOLING 7/25/2011 12:45PM

    Love days like this where I get to relax while others labor around me.

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/25/2011 11:05AM

    Rejoicing with you! Have a great week! (love your background photo!)

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Thanks Sparkpeeps!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm sending a general but huge thank you to all of my amazing Spark friends for being here for me yesturday!!!! I was overwhelmed by the support you all thrust on me after my downer I was giving myself. As the day went on I was soooo happy I had a moment the day before because I unexpectedly ended up working out for about 3 hours total before the day was out!!!!! I went to my hip hop class in the morning which was awesome. I hadn't been there in a while and the instructors sat with me for quite a while after class talking about the opportunity I was giving to start a class in the fall. I came home feeling great and waited unitl my fellow Zumba instructor friend to come over to work on our routines. When she got here I realized she was so much farther ahead than I am and we basically worked on my stuff for over 2 hours!!!! We met my family at Smokey Bones for dinner and went to my nephews baseball game. We didn't get home until 10 30ish. What a day. I ate awesome , Greek yogurt for breakfast, left over baked chicken and cottage cheese for lunch, thrown together after all that Zumba. Activia yogurt for snack and pulled pork with broccoli for dinner. Have a great day!

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MRDPOLING 7/24/2011 9:19PM

    SP doesn't just stand for Spark People but for Super People!

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ANNESYLVIA 7/24/2011 8:39PM

    Glad we could help! emoticon

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JOAN_HEO 7/24/2011 3:31PM

    Isn't it amazing the way we pull together to help people over the rough spots? It sounds like you had a fantastic and busy day!

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RUNNER12COM 7/24/2011 10:16AM

    SP rocks. But you already knew that, didn't ya?


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I saw a bad day coming.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I don't know why it was coming. I was so awesome with food on vaca. I felt it. Maybe its a hormonal thing. We went to the flooring store to order our new kitchen flooring and basement carpet. There is an amazing little italian resturant out there. We went for lunch and I had Chicken Sorentino. Without the cheese but it is still breaded. I ate the whole thing. It was delicious. Headed home and ate pretty regular until hubby thought ice cream sounded good. I jumped right on that band wagon and husseled the kids into the car. I did have sugar free ice cream but knew I was headed in a bad direction. Josh was having 3 friends over for a sleepover. So of course we had to get pizza and wings for them. I ate 2 slices of pizza and 5 wings. Then had a skinny cow truffle bar. Later had a low carb beer. Zumba was canceled so it was the ultimate in bad choices and no expending of energy. Uggggg. What a fail. I'm going to my hip hop class today. Then My Zumba friend is coming over to practice our routines together. I plan on jumping in the pool too. I will eat perfect today. No playing around. I just can't figure it out sometimes. I will let it go.

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MRDPOLING 7/23/2011 8:44PM

    The aim is for perseverance, not perfection!

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SURLYGIRL 7/23/2011 1:52PM

    I applaud your ability to take your own and everyone else's advice on this subject - Let it go and Move on. You're not about to let one bad day get you down. Full Speed Ahead !

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TERIANA 7/23/2011 1:46PM

    Here is a motivating thought: One bad day can be canceled out by two good days. (This is a little motto I tell myself "the morning after.") We all have these slips. The key to long term success is moving on.

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RUNNER12COM 7/23/2011 1:40PM

    Pfft. I don't see a problem here. You strayed a bit from your plans, and you are now right back in line. A successful day of eating? No. But not a fail.

Let yourself breath a bit. It's not about perfection.

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HEALTHYOTTER 7/23/2011 10:16AM

    I'm with everybody else: be proud of the healthy choices you made: Truffle bar, low carb beer. Just keep going from here.

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ANNESYLVIA 7/23/2011 9:51AM

    I went over my calories yesterday by almost 400 calories! And I was unable to exercise except for very little swimming. I did not even log it in.

I had a crispy chicken and a blizzard for lunch/snack. Then I had veal sorentino for dinner last night. Although it was not breaded maybe flour? I never had it breaded before. However, I did have my mozzarella. Still any of this would have been fine if I just watched and made better decisions before and after. It was a string of no-nos that made me go over, no one decision cause this. I am chucking it up to Tom & aunt Flo's visiting. I am so tempted when their in town!

Good luck with today!

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TENNISJIM 7/23/2011 9:42AM

    You can reward yourself once in a while! Don't worry and don't beat up on yourself. You know you can do it.

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HIPPIECHIC68 7/23/2011 9:38AM

    Let it are awesome!

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JANRTEACH 7/23/2011 9:37AM

    Sometimes after one bad day you will take off a couple of pounds. I don't know why. :)

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KEKEIKO 7/23/2011 9:34AM

    One bad day doesn't deserve a spanking! You can look back and say "That food was so good and I deserved every bite but I choose not to do it again today". You'll probably shake it off practicing Zumba today. Keep moving & grooving! emoticon Hugs, Keke

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ANDREWS_MOM 7/23/2011 9:05AM

    One bad day won't bring you down. :)
At least you realize it and recommitted to starting fresh today & with all that exercise you have planned for today- your body will burn off those extra calories in notime!

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 7/23/2011 8:59AM

    Letting it go is the wise choice. Remember, you are generating a lifestyle. That means not everyday is perfect. Some days you will not make healthy choices and that is OK as long as it isn't every day, or even every week. Once you reach your goal you can give yourself one day a week to eat something special if you eat clean all week. Until then realize there will be birthdays, holidays, family outings, and other special occassions. You made some good choices about which you should feel good. Your resolute to get right back on program which is excellent. You have a positivie attitude which is the most important factor. I'd say you are doing emoticon

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Great Thursday!

Friday, July 22, 2011

It was really a great day. I had my greek yogurt for breakfast. I worked on my Zumba routine and added 6 songs to my playlist. I perfected pretty much 4 of the songs and will work on the other two. Adam and I had lunch with Joe and Mike at Debella's Sub shop. I had a garden salad with turkey, olives and roast beef. Such restraint with such awesome sub rolls!!!! I brought Adam to get his allergy shots. We picked up chlorine and picked Josh up from his friends house. We went swimming with my mom and the kids she babysits. The water was perfect and refreshing dispite the 100 degree weather here. Of course we used a bottle of sunscreen :). The kids followed me whle I practiced my Zumba songs and I got some constructive critisism from mom and the boys. I went to my crazy fun Zumba class and the director talked to me about teaching by the end of fall!!!! Yay!!!! She wants me to plan to have all 13 songs perfected by September! Yay!!!! I can do that. I friend who became licensed to teach a month before me is coming over Saturday so we can work on it together. I came home and had leftvoer baked chicken from the night before. The kids had some pasta with sauce. Joe had some as well when he came home. I had a skinny cow truffle bar for dessert and a a Michelob Ultra Pomegranite Rasberry. Yum.... Joe has today off. Yay! Running errands and Josh having friends over to swim and stay over. Stay cool my friends and stay hydrated!

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KEKEIKO 7/22/2011 10:50AM

    How very exciting for you to be teaching something you enjoy doing! Obviously you must be very good to be asked to teach in the fall. Congratulations!

Now that beer sounds more like a wine cooler. Just as long as you like it, ENJOY!

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TWEETYKC00 7/22/2011 9:51AM

    Sounds like a great day indeed! that truffle bar sounds good, but like Danny before me, i must question the flavor of your beer.

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MRDPOLING 7/22/2011 8:05AM

    Fruit flavored beer? Eeeewww!

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Another summer day :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm going to work on my routine again this morning. I've added songs. Now I have to add the choreography. I need to blog about Adam. I found out he has had a facebook account for about a year now. I'm so disappointed. I've been bragging about our house being facebook free all this time and even his cousins know he has one. I feel like a fool. We discussed all this last night. I told him with everything we have gone through this year for him to make me look like a fool is so hurtful. Joe tried to explain to me later that teenagers don't think like that. I guess I did paint him into a corner by putting my foot down so hard on this. He is almost 16. I just worry so much. I know I have alot of control issues. I didn't yell. I just told him how I felt. I did explain that we need to be able to friend him and go over privacy settings with him. I just feel so stupid. I guess we will just move on. I need to let this go. I'm one who will let this stir in me until I have a huge massive binge to make myself let it sit. I could have done this last night but I didn't. I laid in bed and sat with the feelings. I acknoledged them and then prayed to let go and let God. I did fall asleep doing that and woke up feeling better. I need to remind myself that if I let it be the morning always looks better. These teenage years are going to be tough. I will keep taking things day by day and dancing my butt off. I ate well yesturday. Greek yogurt for breakfast with almonds. Lunch was a salad I made at home with tomatoes and low sodium turkey breast and lowfat cheddar cheese. Cottage cheese for snack. Baked teriyake chicken for dinner with steamed broccoli. I had a skinny cow truffle bar for dessert and also 2 squares of 90% dark chocolate. I did indulge in a couple glasses of wine after my discussion with Adam. So did add some calories but will boogie them off tonight. Have a great day!

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HARTKITTY 7/22/2011 10:59AM

    I have found in my work among teenagers that they need to rebel at some point and on some points and it is best to let them know how you feel and hold boundaries but very gently. This is the age when they must learn to leave the home. The trouble I have seen among "strong Christian's" children is the worst because they have to be devious to get there way. You have taught them well now the last lesson you have to teach is how to live as an adult making your own decisions and taking responsibility. This can be just as hard as when you had to let go and let the baby take its first step or the letting go of the bike for the small boy so that he can ride on his own. it is painful and scary but much MUCH worse if you don't. What is Adam had never been allowed to walk on his own?

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MRDPOLING 7/21/2011 9:50PM

    Teenagers! Can't live with 'em and can't lock 'em in a closet 'til they're 30.

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RUNNER12COM 7/21/2011 5:31PM

    Definitely go over the security controls, including how to control who can see what.

Good luck. You'll get through it!

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JANRTEACH 7/21/2011 4:14PM

    That's interesting. I don't think FB is all bad. My son spent lots of time on the computer when we only had AOL. He and I both worked for them -- once I started working, I couldn't believe the horrible, scary chatrooms, etc. Probably better for me that I didn't know. Anyway he grew up and is making lots of money in Information Technology for a big company. So there you go -- his computer experience really paid off. :)

I am on FB too so I can share pictures of the grandkids with friends, etc. There are a lot of former students on there who are now about 16. They seem to be handling it pretty well. It's another communication device. I keep remembering when I used to hang on the phone every night and we didn't have call waiting. My parents got really tired of it.

He probably learned a valuable lesson about the taking care of your own family. :) Hang in there.

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KAILYNSTAR 7/21/2011 1:45PM

    We are raising children to let them go.

I know that you think that one must have some control, but I think by saying that no one is allowed to go on facebook and brag about it...makes room for rebellion.

I myself know that my kids are getting older and it is hard to know what they are doing all of the time. They know that I am trusting them to make the right decisions and that everything that they do have consequences. As for facebook, I know that in time they will have that too.

I am sorry that you son decided to deceive you and let you down. After all of the things that you have been through together.

Hold onto the feelings that you had as a teenager and remember what it was like for you. That helps in the communicating.

I hope that you have a better day and that I have made no offence to you.

As you know, we are all trying our best to be good parents.


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KEKEIKO 7/21/2011 1:30PM

    I had a Greek Yogurt and almonds for breakfast too! I usually have oatmeal w/flax or chia seeds but had to be out of the house early. Teenage years can be difficult. Try and look at things from his point of view, most of his friends and cousins are on FB. You are the parent and make the rules and I realize there are a lot of crazy people out there. Remember in 4 yrs he can do anything he wants and you don't want to push him away now. You'll have to eventually trust him. He didn't join FB to hurt you personally. My youngest who's 14 recently joined FB and someone who he was in preschool with that moved away contacted him and he was so excited to be back in touch. Enjoy Zumba and shake some of that stress away! Hugs, Keke

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