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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Is there anything a girl can do to get away from the mood swings that accompany Aunt Flo? Those monthly visits don't effect me as much as they used to before I started exercising again, but I can still feel this air of melancholy hanging around me. There's nothing to be sad about, except maybe the fact that I have to work tomorrow. haha. I just feel so blah, and I wanna not feel like weeping for no reason at all. On an intellectual level, I feel fine. I know where the emotional drain is coming from. I was just wondering if there was a way around it. Suggestions?

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PAMTHEDREAMER 2/8/2010 11:25PM

    I'm sorry hon; I wish I knew the magic spell.

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    I'd like the answer to that one too! I've yet to figure it out.

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Silly little analogy

Monday, February 01, 2010

You get a car. You don't expect it to just take you places, right? You learn how to drive. You put in the proper fuel. You find out how to get from point A to point B. You take yourself there.

SP is that vehicle to a better life. It is a way to get us to "healthy". We don't just log in and expect it to make us skinny. You have to drive the car.

I've got to do my workouts and eat right to get healthy. I know this. I know you know this. I just felt like putting it down on (virtual) paper to remind myself.

heehee.... ramblings of a sleepy Stefipop

night, all

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    I like the "silly little analogy. It explains this journey perfectly for me. Thanx.

Keep on Sparkin'! emoticon

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    Making a plan and sticking to it is the "key."

Now get out there and drive!

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I bribed my daughter

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Harmony wanted me to play Mario with her on the Wii. I told her that I would as long as she would work out with me. Is that so wrong? Wrong or not, she had fun and we laughed the whole way through the dvd.

I got 3 miles of a WATP dvd completed, and Harmony and Bryan did it with me! Then we played on the Wii for a bit. After I'd had my fill, I passed the controller on to Steven and let him in on the fun. Yay for family time!

I am planning on heading to bed early tonight. I feel like a full 8 hours would really do me some good. I am leaving some of the housework that I had planned go so my eyes can get some rest. They are feeling ready for a good Z or two right now, but it isn't even the kids' bedtime yet. Yikes.

Is it horrible that I am ready for a snow day, and it's not even snowing? The third nine-week period of school seems to last an eternity!

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    No; it's not wrong at all! And you had a lot of fun. Love it! emoticon

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BASKETLADY6 1/30/2010 5:52AM

    Great Bribe, and a good way to get everyone exercising! emoticon

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SUETINGE 1/28/2010 6:09PM

    Great bribe!

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    My friend told me she had Just Dance for the Wii and they love it. She says the kids & adults all play together. I almost bought it at Walmart last night. Maybe next pay day.


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KIMCATUS 1/28/2010 12:52PM

    Hey it's not like you bribed them with a cookie!!! Great job! :)

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ZIRCADIA 1/27/2010 8:53PM

    :D Sounds fun!

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DJ4HEALTH 1/27/2010 8:49PM

    Or maybe she bribed you! emoticon

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DELRIO1 1/27/2010 8:40PM

    Any way you can get yourself and your kids to work out/exercise is a GOOD way!

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I feel great!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Oh, my gosh! I did a 2-mile WATP dvd with my 10-year-old ((((BRYAN)))). I was tired so I parked my butt on the couch when I got home from a trip to Walmart after work. I was fake-whining that I didn't wanna get up and work out. He pulled on my hand and said, "Come on, Mom. I'll do it with you!" Well, that got me up very fast! We were huffing and puffing together, laughing all the time. So much fun! We hugged after, and I thanked him for sweating with me! LOVE IT! Later, Steven (12) was making all kinds of noise in his room. Bryan went to investigate, and Steven was doing push ups and sit ups and jumping around with Nickelback blared to the max. He came into the living room to get the weights so he could get some definition in his arms. This fitness thing is rubbing off, and it feels really great!

Oooh, oooh! While I was at Walmart, I got avacados, jalepenos, limes, tomatoes and onions. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?! Guacamole tomorrow!!! Plus, I got some frozen low-cal meals for my lunches at work. I needed something a little more filling than the soups I had been having, so I don't feel so famished when I get home. Yay for small steps to success.

Now I am just the right amount of tired to get a good night's rest!

Until tomorrow, my friends....

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    Isn't it great?! Working out and getting healthy is contagious! Glad you're having a good time. emoticon

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    Isn't it great?! Working out and getting healthy is contagious! Glad you're having a good time. emoticon

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SPMOM2 1/26/2010 11:35PM

    wonderful, keep it up

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Monday, Monday....

Monday, January 25, 2010

Okay, show your age, how many of you are humming the song or even full out singing it? La Laaaa La La Laaa La....


Well, I can do it. I can fit in a full day of work, dinner with the kids, watching a movie with said children, folding two loads of laundry (where the heck did they come from?!), washing dishes with the help of a fantastic 10-year-old, and an hour-long Walk Away The Pounds DVD.

I still need to vacuum and dust, but that will wait until tomorrow.

I am going to put the new sheets on the bed (last bed in the house finally has clean sheets! yay!), take a shower and read myself to sleep.

What was my excuse all those nights that I didn't work out? Oh yeah, I was too tired. Hahahahaaaa! I feel more energetic now than I did practically any day last year. Why did I not remember that exercise actually BUILDS energy rather than saps it?

Well, night, all! Thanks for reading my ramblings...

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PAMTHEDREAMER 1/26/2010 4:53PM

    Yup, yup, yup!!You inspire me-better hop on the recumbent... emoticon

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ZIRCADIA 1/26/2010 3:28PM

    I dunno why it's so easy to forget that fact... I guess it seems counterintuitive and it's hard to remember when you're already tired, but when you're on that awesome ride of energy it's like - OH YEAH THIS ROCKS. :)

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