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Bob's 2012 Bandwagon

Friday, January 06, 2012


Bob wants us to go back on our diet. He's all "it's my new years resolution" and stuff, which is fine. I'm doing it with him, mainly because we have a wedding coming up :-D

  
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LIFEGENESIS 1/23/2012 1:57AM

    Missed you! Didn't recognize you with your name change! Go get it girl! :D

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AMANDAJCD 1/11/2012 12:14PM

    Congrats on the engagement, the SP name change, and the resolution!

I don't know that I have a super skinny chin, but I gain weight first in my hips (and lose it last there -- back when I was 16 I had pneumonia and dropped to 108 and I STILL had saddlebags!!!) and let me tell you, from a clothing standpoint it also has its downside. Like you, I often wonder how it would be to have a different body type. Our own can get so frustrating at times!

Hope to see you soon at one of the SP gatherings :)

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AERIAL06 1/8/2012 2:43PM

    Hey girl! I've missed your vlogs. Congrats on the engagement! I am so happy for you. :)

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MYSLIMBODY 1/7/2012 5:53AM

    Happy New Years!!.. I suggest trying a Clean Diet here is a site to learn more about clean eating since being on a clean diet I feel pretty great and have lost over 90 lbs. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/
eat-clean-diet-review emoticon been cold here in Chicago cold so far now major snows. Think your florida weather is our Spring. :) emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 1/6/2012 5:09PM

    I saw your engagement announcement in the Ledger! Congratulations to both you and Bob! I also noticed that you changed your name here on SP. A new chapter in your life and a fresh start. More power to you!

Best wishes for a happy life together!

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NOW2DAY 1/6/2012 1:22PM

    Congrats to you and Bob on getting married sometime this year. You guys have so much fun together and seem like best friends. You are so lucky to have each others support.

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CHIEF_GEEK 1/6/2012 11:36AM

    Sorry no video.....

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EJHEINRICH1 1/6/2012 11:33AM

    No Video! :-(

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LINTPICKER 1/6/2012 11:24AM

    I couldn't get your video to play for me. The wedding, is it yours or one that you will be photographing? I noticed all the cool photos in your background. Are you a photographer?
Best wishes!

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Goodbye Angie. Hello Sweet Caroline!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bob and I have been riding our new (free!!!) bicycles around the neighborhood a lot since we picked them up Saturday morning. Oh, how I missed riding a bike! So I have to say goodbye to my SUV, Angie. But I'm excited about commuting on my bike and saving about $160 per month :-D
Oh, and I think I'll call my bike Caroline because when I ride her I keep humming "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond. Hah!

  
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GIOSANT 9/6/2011 2:45AM

  Dear Melissa and Bob,

I wanted to Thank you both for dedicating one of your videos to me in the past. I always enjoy watching your videos, although I must admit that I haven't had much time lately to do that.

I think that is SOOOOooooooooo cool that you got yourself some bikes, and FREE at that! Nice! I love the 'Sweet Caroline' part and the yellow 'glow-in-the-dark' pedals that are on Bob's bike. Your videos are really entertaining! I love the elements that you add: 1) Excellent voice quality, especially considering that you are outdoors!, 2) Fun element!...Bob passing by on the bicycle and blowing a kiss to you! :-) 3) Reality aspect (giving up Angie, but saving $ 160/month), 4) Enthusiasm from both of you! 5) Likability factor...Both of you are really easy to like!...Have you ever thought about contacting a show to get your own exercise segment? Seriously! What I enjoy is that you have fun doing whatever it is that you are doing.

I checked out your website (www.uphilldreams.com)...Very nice and easy to maneuver around. I saw the bracelets, beautifully done. Do you make necklaces, too?

OK, well keep having fun...and making those videos. I always feel good after watching your videos! Thank you!

P.S. - CONGRATULATIONS on your 10-pound loss!

Keep Sparkin'!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/23/2011 3:40PM

    Congratulations on your new bikes! Sorry about your Angie :( I know SUVs can get really expensive. Enjoy your rides!

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SMB_AB 8/22/2011 9:22PM

    It is soooo awesome to see you guys enjoying your bikes. Riding bikes is cool, I loved riding as a kid. I'd love to ride again!!! Have lots of fun and take a ride for me!!! emoticon

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SXVERDE 8/22/2011 9:27AM

    Aw that's really cool!! Me and my man have been wanting to get bikes for months now. Hopefully soon!!! Hope you both have a blast with your new wheels!

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AMANDAJCD 8/22/2011 8:31AM

    Hooray, cycling! Congrats on the bicycle :)

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PICKLEDGINGER2 8/22/2011 12:33AM

  Love ND, too.

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ALLPROTAMMY 8/22/2011 12:17AM

    Awesome! I love to ride a bike..haven't done it for a while but I know it is fun. I hope Angie going is a good thing. Blessings sent your way!

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GRACEISENUF 8/21/2011 11:31PM

    emoticon

Happy cycling!

Padded seats are pretty good and Walmart carries them out here.

emoticon Angie :)

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TBRANCH2 8/21/2011 9:25PM

    AHA! So, that is why you were unable to make the team walk on Saturday!!! You were sooooo missed!!! I really needed your sense of humor, too! Well, have a great time on the newest additions to your family and I look forward to seeing you BOTH in 3 weeks at the next walk!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Theresa

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Busy (Super Stressed) Bee

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sorry that I haven't vlogged in about a week. I miss it... like an addiction. Idea: I should replace my chocolate cravings with vlogging urges. Ah haha!

Bob and I have been going through some financial issues, so I've been trying to get my website up and running in order to make some money. I'll be turning in the tags to my car very soon and cancelling the insurance, so I need to raise about $100 for a bicycle. I'm hoping to vlog tomorrow so you can see the jewelry I make!

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week! Take call all :)

P.S. My website is www.uphilldreams.com. I have my jewelry priced pretty low in order to sell enough quantity to buy a bike. Here's the bicycle I'd love to buy but can't afford (The Kent Bayside @ Target):

  
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AERIAL06 8/21/2011 1:31PM

    Sorry about your financial issues :(. I too have learned to really cut back financially the past few months....and it can be tough at times. Keep your chin up and best of luck to you with the website and jewelry. You'll get that bike soon enough - I'm sure of it ;)

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AMANDAJCD 8/21/2011 9:19AM

    Money issues... bleah! Hate 'em. There's a reason I eat a ton of beans, and a good portion of it is that they're CHEAP.

Note: I hate(d) beans. Over forty years, I wouldn't let one pass my lips. Amazing how times change, LOL

Good luck on getting that bicycle! It looks great :)

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AQUAGIRL08 8/20/2011 10:07PM

    Wishing you and Bob lots of luck with your financial troubles. I hope that your jewelry business takes off like a rocket. Are you still working at your other job?

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SLENDERELLA61 8/20/2011 7:57PM

    Best wishes for your success! Missed you at the walk today. -Marsha

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CHLOE453 8/20/2011 5:29AM

    Sorry to hear about those dreaded financial troubles....sure understand those all too well ourselves. Wish we could help you out with purchasing your bike but things are just too tight here (getting ready for lay-off in a couple of months...yuck) Wish you and Bob all the luck in the world~~believe it or not this will probably make you guys stronger than ever!!! Can't wait to see your jewelry. Take care~~Kelly

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FRIENDOFBACH 8/20/2011 1:06AM

  Go for it, you'll do great!
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Golfin' Around

Saturday, August 13, 2011

We had a blast this weekend with Henry, Bob's nephew. We took him bowling last night after we played soccer. Today we played tennis and golf (at the driving range). It was fun, even though I suckkkeeeddddddddd at golf. Hah! Enjoy :)

  
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CHR15A113N 8/16/2011 8:53PM

    haha I probably would be right there with you sucking it up! :)

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AQUAGIRL08 8/14/2011 6:42PM

    It doesn't matter how great you are skill wise. All that matters is, did you have a good time while you were burning those calories?

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BIG_BEAR73 8/14/2011 8:43AM

    wow look like you guys are haveing fun, whoo hoo way to go!

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CHLOE453 8/14/2011 6:55AM

    Oh my goodness....yet again another great blog. You think you suck at golf...let me tell you that I can't even hit the ball off the tee. In the past when I tried to play (and that word is used very lightly) I ended up throwing the club out of anger~~~no I am not a golfer!! Glad you three had a wonderful time and enjoyed yourselves...after all that is what counts. Take care and have a great time today. Kelly

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Tennis in the Rain

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

We played tennis for 50 mins today. Really enjoying this sport... a LOT! You forget you're working out, which is awe-some!!! We even went to the gym afterward for an extra strength workout. Too bad Mom was too sick to join us today. Love you, Mom!

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/13/2011 2:10PM

    Looks like good fun!

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MYSLIMBODY 8/10/2011 4:02PM

    Carbs aren't a bad thing long as you eating whole grains. Whole grain are best , not processed sugar and white flour are really bad for the body. Eating a diet with food closest to natural is healthier for your body.

It is essential for the body to eat grains because starch is what fuels all energy processes within all of our cells. The body breaks carbohydrates down into glucose, which breaks down into a product called adenosine triphosphate which is our cells' energy currency.

If you eat only protein and fat and fruits/veggies (which are essentially carbs but still need additional processing), you will still get the energy you need, but your body will need to go to extra lengths to convert it into ATP. It will need to go through alternate pathways to become glucose, and will create by-products which will put a strain on your kidneys.



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NOW2DAY 8/10/2011 11:39AM

    You guys are having fun or working out? Both! emoticon

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CHLOE453 8/9/2011 9:14PM

    Another awesome blog!! Yea that pasta can be a bit high in calories, not to mention the goodies that was put on it...lol. I am sure that with all the tennis "in the rain" today you corrected those sneaky calories and burned them right off. Hope that you have a wonderful evening....and hey the new sneakers are nice....yours and Bob's. Take care you two. Kelly

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DRKEYEZ820 8/9/2011 8:39PM

    HAHA i love your spunky personality!
Anyways, im so proud of you for getting out there in the RAIN to get some exercise in! Sounds like you were having alot of fun! WOHOO! :)

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