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Best laid plans...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I told myself that I was absolved from tracking my food from the party. Good. But man, I really feel like I went overboard. Everything was super yummy. I did well, until, the alcohol. It was also really yummy. I know I stopped myself, after realizing that I was absently shoving bread and cheese into my face, but not fast enough. Most of the time I stayed away from the food and I really only had about 2 1/2 beers (German wheat beers, and I did share). Oh yeah- I got over 13,000 steps in for the day and I walked 5 miles in the morning.

It was one day! I've done better today, except for the 2 hot apple fritters at the pumpkin/apple farm, okay and maybe I didn't need to have french fries at lunch. My BF and DD only eat at crappy restaurants. I hate when I have so few choices and I know that none of them are low sodium or very filling. Whatever. I'm going to eat some lovely veggies tonight and be totally back on track tomorrow. We did go for a nice long walk outside today.

Now, I'm gonna relax and watch some tv. Seriously, I hope there is something good on. Or, maybe I'll just read. Hot tea and a good book. Now that's Yummy!


Welcome Fall Party!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I started this party several years ago because I love fall and I love to cook. The premise is that everyone brings a soup, bread/dip, dessert, or beverage that says "fall" to them to share. The party has grown so much that it has been moved from my tiny condo to my friends house. She has a fabulous (newly re-done) kitchen and a two story deck (with fire pit) for us to really celebrate the season. I am making curried spit pea soup (from You on a Diet); Gluwine (spiced warm wine), and Reuben Dip to share. I can't wait to enjoy the flavors and chill of fall with everyone tonight. (And, I have absolved myself from tracking my food for today, so I can party guilt free. I learned my lesson from last weeks B-day celebration not to overdo, but I am going to try several things). Yumm-O

Have a Happy, Fun, Festive, Fall-like Weekend!

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CAALAN23 10/17/2009 7:02PM

    Oh, Fall is my absolute favorite and this sounds like an awesome thing to do! Have fun!

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Playlist about my Rump

Friday, October 16, 2009

My tush is my body part that I've been lovin' this week. And this morning I keep having all kinds of songs that mention the rear end running through my head. I may have to create a Playlist for my ipod...

Baby Got Back
Shake You Rump
23 positions In A One Night Stand
Big Bottom
Shake your Booty
Funky Butt
Do the rump
Loose Booty
Butt Town
Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed

Okay, I cheated and got a list off of the internet. I will have to check some of these out though. It was quite amusing to find that such a list exists.

Now--Go Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture!!!

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BUTTERCUP76 10/16/2009 3:54PM

    WOW, that's a great list makes me want to go home and down load some new songs. Keep it shakin!!!

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DIXIED88 10/16/2009 10:44AM

    OK you got me wanting to jump up and groove in my office! I used to be able to shake it like a polaroid picture in my "clubbing" days. LOL, I'll have to try tonight to see if I still got it!

Oh Caalan, you're gonna have "shake your groove thing" in my head all day!

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CAALAN23 10/16/2009 9:01AM

    "I see you baby, shakin that a$$."

I don't suppose "Shake Your Groove Thing" counts? Depends on what your groove thing is, LOL!

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COLEENCOLE 10/16/2009 8:41AM

    I am constantly trying to add to my ipod playlist. Haviong the right tune really does make me move faster. emoticon

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BEINGHAPPY1 10/16/2009 8:11AM

    Awesome, I love lists like this, I have not thought of using songs in this way mmmmmmmmmm I don't think there are many triceps songs lol.
Have a great day bopping you booty away

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I laugh--therefore I am/ "the ball"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I have to laugh to keep from crying. Muscles I didn't even know I owned have shown up today! I am so sore from "the ball" (as I will now refer to it). Did you know that you have muscles at the bottom tips of your scapula (shoulder wing bone) that run down (attach) along your ribs? It hurts to move my arms at the shoulder joint. I will not let "the ball" win! I will conquer! I laugh in the face of "the ball"!!!

Humor. It's so good to have. Even if it is warped. emoticon

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BUTTERCUP76 10/15/2009 2:31PM

    I think I find new muscles every day! Fun isn't it!!!

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MOMMY_IN_MOTION 10/15/2009 2:14PM

    Sometimes warped humor is the best kind!

Each new exercise challenge I try leads to a love/hate relationship. So far the bosu has been my favorite. It kicks my butt every time, but that thing will not defeat me!

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MAMONTOYA 10/15/2009 12:42PM

    Good for you for laughing thru you discomfort. I guess you worked some muscles. Was is fun? Did you enjoy it? The achiness will subside. Don't worry. Keep laughing at the ball. LOL emoticon

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DIXIED88 10/15/2009 9:33AM

    You shall master the ball. The ball will not win! I have spoken therefore it will come to pass. emoticon

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CAALAN23 10/15/2009 9:19AM

    Yes, I did know about those muscles! They showed up when my son tried to teach me the butterfly stroke.

The butterfly and the ball are bullies! We will conquer!

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Exercise Ball

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So, I got an exercise ball from a friend who didn't want/has never used it. I said I'd take it and I have a pump at home to pump it up. I go to pump it up only to discover that my large bicycle pump is unfix-ably broken and I will have to pump it up with a small hand pump. Two days later--It's finally full of enough air. I did my Spark generated workout a little bit ago, and I really don't know how I am typing this!!! My arms are like spaghetti! My legs are like spaghetti! My tummy is like spaghetti! (My tummy wants spaghetti for lunch now...) Any way. it is amazing how one new piece of equipment can make such a difference. I'll have to remember this when I get too used to the ball and get something else to add to my repertoire. I just hope that I have enough "get up" in my "get up and go" to finish a cardio workout today!

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COLEENCOLE 10/15/2009 7:58AM

    I know how you feel. Mon. I used a ball for the first time and Tues. I switched back to the gym equip and by Wed. my arms were useless. Needless to say, I only walked on Wed.

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KOLESLAW69 10/14/2009 6:39PM

    That's okay...I'm not very coordinated and have no sense of balance...I just roll off of the thing! LOL It's like balancing a ball on top of another ball...I'm still too round yet! LOL emoticon

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HUBBACHUBBAUK 10/14/2009 12:41PM

    I would love to use one of those exercise balls, but you know I'm scared that I would burst the little bugger.
Hmmmm? why am I suddenly craving pasta?

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CAALAN23 10/14/2009 11:58AM

    You are just too cute! I would totally make you some spaghetti!

I miss my exercise ball. It was hijacked by a few over-active 9 year olds and missing in action. I've been using said 9 year olds old bouncy bop pony thing for a replacement. It's okay but the thing stares at my butt when I squat, I just know it.

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DIXIED88 10/14/2009 11:49AM

    LOL! I've been there. Those balls are deceptively simple until you do a couple exercises. Here's to hoping it turns speghetti body into strong body!! emoticon emoticon

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