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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

My fitness that is...
For a minute, I had "death by lack of activity" happening in my life.
Then, I failed to blog about what was happening.
Life got in the way.
My oldest child graduated from high school on Thursday. We dropped her off at college Sunday. She started class on Monday.
Although I was told by colleagues and friends that I'd cry, this NEVER happened (at least not yet).
My husband, on the other hand, seems to be missing her like crazy.
I keep hearing statements like:
" Who's gonna walk on my back?"
"I remember it like it was yesterday when she wore her Barbie dress..."
"Bring my baby home" ~ This was his Father's Day request.

Well today after realizing I have set NO June goals- at least not on paper or virtually- I 'm resuscitating my plan and posting it here in this blog.

June Goals:
1. Drink the 8 glasses (or more) of water daily.
2. Eat within my calorie range daily.
3. Strength train 4-5 days/ week.
4. Cardio at least 3 days/ week.
5. Vary my fitness activities to prevent the plateau monster.

Gotta go! Youngest daughter has an interview at her high school prep STEM program.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering& Mathematics

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KAYATLANTA2010 6/11/2012 6:37AM

    So happy for you and your family! And your June goals are great!

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SPOKENWORD 6/10/2012 7:44PM

    Congrats momma on the wonderful job raising your girls!! :)

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    Sending your kid to college is a tough transition so you're handling it really well.

Those are great goals!

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    'death by lack of activity'....although sad, it has a great ring to it... lol

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SHARON-MARIE 6/6/2012 4:42PM

  Both of your daughters sound awesome!

And God bless your hubby; I hope the transition goes smoothly for him.

>Happy Resuscitation! Yay YOU!
Be blessed,

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ACCT1908 6/6/2012 2:08PM

    GOOOO SOROR!!!! Love the plan and you know you can do this!

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GONEWLIFE 6/6/2012 12:23PM

    nice blog !

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Short, Thankful Blog to Veterans

Friday, May 25, 2012

I truly appreciate the sacrifice you have made so we, Americans, can enjoy the freedoms that so many other countries can only dream about.


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ELIZACG9 5/27/2012 4:30PM

    Beautiful words....I hope your having a restful or active day, whatever you chose to do.
take care... emoticon

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JOYANN84 5/27/2012 9:55AM

    Great blog! Thanks to all the men and women that serve and served our country!! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 5/26/2012 10:46PM

    Great blog! We definitely owe them A LOT!!!

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KAYATLANTA2010 5/26/2012 5:30AM

    I send honor and appreciation to our Veterans, as well. So very thankful for their service.

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JAZZMINE 5/25/2012 7:54PM

    Nice thought! Thanks for sharing.


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DATMAMA4 5/25/2012 7:52PM

    Agreed! They should be honored and respected.

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I decided...I itch...I am SO forgiving!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Update from my last blog...
I had the choice of going to my daughter's scholarship reception OR study group for a supplemental certification for work. I chose to attend the scholarship reception. SO glad I did!
At first, I thought, "Hey! This is my job. My daughter will understand." Then, I knew since this is my oldest child and she looked (her expression) as if she wanted me there, I couldn't let her down - family first!

So, why have I been scratching like the Dickens? Heck! I dunno. Something bit me...? Allergy to something...?
When my boss called me over to inform me about what to discuss with the 7th grade team (I'm the team leader), her eyes popped out of her head as she asked, " What the heck is that!"
I nonchalantly said, "I dunno. I think it's a ringworm or something." This was my bulging, red forearm.

Long story short.
She insisted I let the school nurse look at it and seek immediate attention. NOTE: INSISTED!

While at the doctor's office, I couldn't scratch my stomach, so I patted it hard.
Yes, this was a funny site. The nurse even laughed. Boy was I ready to scratch a crater in that bad boy! That would have certainly been a method of trimming my abs! *insert laughter*
I must say the most painful part of the process was getting on the scale with my clothes on.
(I usually weigh in the buff.) With one eye opened, I noticed gain. AH *^$%#!

Did I mention, I stopped thinking about the itching at this point?

Well, I forgive myself for the times I didn't measure, workout, ST, or drank insufficient water.
I have decided to MOVE ON, take my Allegra, rub my $15 cream on my wounds, and let the wind whip through my hair as I drive away planning to pound the pavement as soon as I get off work.
(Scratch needed...)
That's my cue...Gotta go!

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    Now I'm worried about getting the itchies, lol. I'm glad everything worked out with your decision. It meant a lot to your daughter, so that's great.

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AKAFIT 5/16/2012 12:45AM

    Girl you crack me up. Glad you were there to support my niece and hope you stop scratching like a fiend!

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LEMALONE1960 5/15/2012 5:31AM

    I have itching in my ear canals this time of year because of all the pollen in the air. I had to get a steroid spray from my doctor to spray in my ears and it worked miracles!!! Immediate results!!!

Hang in there hun. I have the same problem with the gain the past two(almost 3 weeks). Sugar detox again every other week and pounding the pavement again. I'm getting ALL this weight off by December!!!! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 5/15/2012 1:01AM

    Hope the itchiness goes away soon.

Glad you went to your daughter's reception. Definately the right thing to do. Our kids are always first on the list and they really appreciate the time we take to for them, especially to acknowledge their achievements. Have a great week.

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    I started to itch just reading this! lol Hope you are back to normal soon!

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Here's the slight dilemmna...
My oldest daughter must go to a scholarship banquet at her (soon-to-be) school which is a 2-hour drive away. She leaves with her friends who she's staying overnight with.
This isn't the dilemmna.

I have to go to a study session locally for a certification test I'm taking in 15 days. The session is the LAST session before testing and covers the last domain being testing along with testing strategies and practice test.

My hubby is accompanying our youngest to his first track meet of the season. He's already missed 2 meets, although he's been practicing.

I'm leaning more towards my testing study session.

Am I being selfish or wise?

Ideas welcomed.

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AKAFIT 5/10/2012 10:47AM

    So what did you decide? I know it is always difficult when having to make choices between family and obligations.

Love you sweetie.

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    I say do the study session! Good luck on whatever you decide.

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PHEBESS 5/4/2012 8:36AM

    The study session is for certification, which you need for work. Your daughter is getting ready to go off to college, soon to be on her own. Right?

So - ask your daughter if she wants you at the banquet thing. If she says yes, give a study buddy a tape recorder so they can record the study session for you. If daughter says no, not a problem, go to the study session.

I know it's hard to let go, but your daughter will need to make similar decisions shortly - so involve her in this decision, and see if she wants you at the banquet, or if she'd like to go there with just her friends.

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JAZZEJR 5/3/2012 2:58PM

    This is a hard one. Are the study sessions REALLY helpful or you just want to be sure you're covering all the bases? How many times are you allowed to take this test? If you feel it's essential to your doing well on your test and you have only one shot at the test, you should probably go to your study session. Your daughter won't be scarred for life. But if you feel you can do just as well studying on your own, I'd go to my daughter's banquet--which is no small deal, after all. BUT, whatever you decide, make the best of it--no guilt trips allowed. They're not productive.

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May Goals 2012...Making it Happen

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

This month is going to be challenging, but I am up for it.
That's what I'm telling myself.

1) Drink 6-8 glasses of water!
"Gulp! Gulp! Gulp...Gulp!" emoticon
2) Get in 3 days of cardio. If I get more, I reward myself a goodie. emoticon emoticon
3) Do 4 days of strength training to tone my sexy. emoticon
4) Spend QT with my hubby. emoticon My fav... emoticon
5) Say a positive affirmation to myself/ pray daily. emoticon

Now to accomplish!

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SPARKLE1908 5/2/2012 3:26PM

    Wonderful goals, as usual!!!

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SLFGOLF 5/2/2012 1:01AM

    Sounds like great goals and ones that can be achieved. Go for it! You can do it!

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    Great goals! With the Lord's help, you CAN do these things, and more!

Blessings, Pat

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JAZZEJR 5/1/2012 6:09PM

    emoticonFantastic goals, all reasonable and attainable. Go for it!!

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