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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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HI friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm glad to be back! Life is good. I ate very well yesturday! Unfortunately there was a sub for Zumba this morning and I really don't like her instruction so I left before class started. She is the one I've learned from about what not to do in class. I went to my mom's for a cup of coffee. I picked up a friend of Adams and brought them to our house. I'm getting ready to work on my routine for Zumba. I thought I'd get my blogging done first. I'm hoping to really get some progress made on this routine today. Fingers crossed :). It will be a quiet day here today. That can sometimes be a good thing. We will see. Joe gets out at 5pm tonight which I'm happy about. Have a good day my friends!

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HARTKITTY 7/21/2011 6:52AM

    Getting discipline is very important. Good luck emoticon

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MRDPOLING 7/20/2011 4:41PM

    Roomazoooom Zumba!

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HIPPIECHIC68 7/20/2011 4:16PM

    Have fun creating your routine!!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 7/20/2011 11:57AM

    Have fun with your Zumba!

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Awesome vaca! Yay!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What a great vaca! We headed to ST. Pete's beach Florida on Sunday. We stayed at the Postcard Inn. Very fun hotel right on the beach. We had an very relaxing wonderful time there. We rented cabana's every day. Perfect for us irish pale skinned New Yorkers. I ate extremely well. I think I grossed everyone out but as the days went on I noticed many making healthier choices :). A trail blazer I am :). I had many salads and chose fish for many dinners. There was a mini fridge in the room so we went to target and bought cases of water bottles and I even got plain greek yogurts for breakfast. I brought almonds with me for snacks. We bought beer and wine for our rooms so I really didn't have hardly any fruiy cocktails that have so much sugar. I was all about a glass of wine at night. I fit into all my bathing suits from last year. HUge score!!!!! If you asked me in March if this was going to happen I wouldn't have bet money on it! Yay for me! Friday morning we headed to Disney.... Always exhausting but soooo much exercise! I walked many many miles in 3 days!!!! We hit 3 parks in 2 days and omg I kept up with all those teenagers no problem!!!! I found salads there as well! I'm thrilled that our country is finally embrassing healthy fast food. When I order a salad out I totally change it :) NO cheese and balsamic dressing is just the beginning but a staple. I think I might have lost weight this vaca! I know the hidden salt has camofloged any progress but I bet in a few days I will be happy. So over all an amazing trip. I'm back to real life with an awesome family and my normal life to lead with my awesome Sparkies to guide througha healthy life! Thanks again for all of your support! Happy to be back!

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KEKEIKO 7/19/2011 6:11PM

    A wonderful vacation indeed! WTG on making healthy choices!

emoticon back! you did great! emoticon

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KAILYNSTAR 7/19/2011 2:31PM

    Sounds like you did really well AND enjoyed yourself.

Way to go.

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TABBYARTS 7/19/2011 1:54PM

    YAY YOU!!! Last year's bathing suit? AWESOME!
I am so proud of all your healthy choices!

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SLENDERELLA61 7/19/2011 12:17PM

    So glad you had a great vacation - and a healthy, active one, too. YOu certainly made many, many wise choices. And that your vacation was near my backyard is all the better! Take care. Keep up the good work. -Marsha

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MRDPOLING 7/19/2011 12:14PM

    That sounds so absolutely tranquil!

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HARTKITTY 7/19/2011 12:06PM

    It sounds wonderful and just what you needed. emoticon

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Leaving in the morning!!!!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Yay! I feel like a teenager! I wanna go now!!! :) I have a a bridal shower at a swanky resturant today. Feeling sweet and comfy in my new maxi dress I bought for anniversary dinner. It's hard to find one that I don't swim in at 5ft 1in tall but Macy's had one. Score! Josh is coming home from camp today! Thank God! I hate him gone like that. I'm going to do a once over on the house cleaning this afternoon. My parents are staying here while we are going to take care of the dog, the many fish tanks of Adam's :), and the pool. Love them :). We will head to church for 5pm and home for chinese food and Harry Potter movies :). That will get us psyched for Universal... the crazy end of our vaca :). As you can see lots of :) cuz vaca is tomorrow :). Gonna rock that beach and have a blast with family and fun teenage neices who still think I'm awesome (even though I'm 40) ! See you all on the 19th!

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KAILYNSTAR 7/15/2011 3:10PM

    Hope you have a great time.

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HARTKITTY 7/10/2011 9:34AM

    Have a truly FANTASTIC time. emoticon

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MRDPOLING 7/9/2011 8:35PM

    Hope all goes well and is utterly uneventful. Praying for a safe trip!

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KEKEIKO 7/9/2011 2:15PM

    Sounds like you have a full day planned. Don't tucker yourself out too much! emoticon emoticon

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ZENSTEPH 7/9/2011 1:29PM

    Wow, congratulations! Have a great time!

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TABBYARTS 7/9/2011 1:03PM

    HAVE FUN! as if I have to tell you!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/9/2011 12:46PM

    Congrats. Enjoy!!


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