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Friday, June 18, 2010

Things have been a bit busy but I am doing great :o) I have been getting about 3 hours a day of cardio in and I started stregth training at the gym at work two days ago. I have been getting up at 3:30 am to go into the gym before work. It is sooo hard to get up but I feel great all day knowing I started with a workout !!!!!! I will never regret getting up early to exercise, but I would if I stayed in bed!!!!!!

I am making such great choices !!!!!

The kids last day of school is tomorrow YEAH!!!!! Then they have 4 weeks off. They will be going to a new school so no more extended school year and no more driving way across town. It will save on gas and allow Trever and I to go to the gym more :o) The kids will even have a bus to take to school. I'm so excited about the chages I am making. My son is off to Y Camp for two weeks on Sunday, he is really excited!!!! then a week after that they have church camp for a week then back to school.

Hope everyone is doing great!!!!! :o)

I'm almost caught up on my blogs, but I keep forgetting to take pictures, since I'm not allowed to on work property sometimes I forget when I can. Well I'm off to bed, got an early wake up call.

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    Congratulation. YOU DID IT!! Keep it up and enjoy your success.

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Pray, sing and dance to life. Turn up that music.

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TURTLERAE55 6/18/2010 12:26AM

    Hi Tink9305,

You are doing great on your workout. Keep up the good work.

You can do it.!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My focus and blogs. Sorry I have seemed to be MIA

Friday, May 28, 2010

I haven't fallen off track I have just been really focusing on my fitness goals and after this weekend and a few people asking what I have been eating and doing I started a blog at www.tink9305.blogspot.com I'm sorry that I haven't taken the time to post them here too, but if you would like to read them feel free. I'm really trying to focus on being good and staying on track. I'm having trouble not losing it at work. It's really hard being surrounded by people but not really ever talking to anyone. I may try to fix that soon though. :o) Who knows what will come in the future. Just trying to have passion about what I spend so much time with every day again. It really sucks allot out of me. I love ya all and am greatful for my friendships. I will try to catch up more on everyones blogs this weekend between my big calorie burns ;) Hugz Amy

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KRYANPRINCESS 6/17/2010 3:33PM

    You can do it! Sorry work is tough! But you have a strong drive to change things in your life when they are not on track! I'm going to check out your blog too!

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SALINA78 6/14/2010 1:20PM

    Checking out your blog!

Hope you are doing well!

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SPLASHOFJOY 6/2/2010 5:10AM

    Where do you work? And do you guys do any hiking? I really want to get going with it again now that my knee is stronger.

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BARBARA_G 5/28/2010 9:32AM

    It would certainly be great to have a job that you have a passion for. It makes a huge difference. However, I know you are making the best out of your situation right now. And I think you deserve to pat yourself on the back for that!

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Motivational May off to a great start!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Goals set, starting point including measurements tracked, off and running!! Come join in !!!

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WIFEALF 5/13/2010 5:19PM

    Greta goals!I am sure you will be good this week.Love the blog nice seeing you!

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    Great plan!! You will do fantastic!! We can do this...together we will make it happen!! emoticon

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TINK9305 5/2/2010 9:28PM

    Amber I am the same way but just sucked it up finally and posted it. I have recorded a couple. I finally figured what is the worst that could happen. I really think it doesn't look or sound like me, but oh well.

Barb, I'm not sure why the volume didn't work well for you :( So my goals are to drink 10+ glasses of water a day, 3 days a week of Strength Training, 3 1/2 or more a week of cardio, eat within 1200-1650 cal with 2 "free" days (I still have to track but can go over) If I allow for the free days I tend not to use them I save them, then realize I don't need them. I am going to try to cook and eat cleaner. I'm also going to video blog twice a week. I will try to speak up more next time. I'm still a little shy I wouldn't even do it in the same room as hubby LoL!!!

We can totally make Motivational May rock!!!!! :o)

I have my starting stats that I will post tomorrow that I logged yesterday :o)

Grocery shopping done and dinner is in the oven (with extra for lunches)

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BARBARA_G 5/2/2010 6:21PM

    Hi Amy,

I like your video blog. On my end I have a bit of a problem with the volume. But I think it may be my computer? I'm not sure. I turned up everything as high as I could. Maybe it's because it's a laptop and you're really supposed to listen with headphones? Nevertheless, after closing the door and shutting out the noise from the wind and listening to you 3 times I got the gist of your blog. emoticon

We both are on track and doing well! Woohoo! Good going! We can do this! Almost 2 days down! Only 29 to go.

Well I must get back into the yard and finish my exercise (yard work) for the day!


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*AMBER512 5/2/2010 5:01PM

    Very cool blog!

I did a video blog once, but I never posted it because I thought I sounded like such a goober. I just cringe when I watch myself! lol

Motivational May, I like that. =)

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Motivational MAy to start tomorrow..Wanna join in ??

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tomorrow I will Measure and weigh in for my start of May stats, maybe even take some pics to post at the end of the month with the end of the month photos. :o) I will set some goals for the month and continue to finish my mini jump start challenge over the weekend.

If anyone would like to join in feel free and we can check in on each other and help encourage one another. It will be great to see how far a month of motivation can take us. Cheers to May

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SALINA78 5/3/2010 2:20PM

    Sounds fun!
I need a challenge for May! I want that scale to keep heading DOWN!

I took starting measurements and weigh-ins today... I should get starting pics too...

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LOVELYLOLA76 5/2/2010 1:51PM

    I think its a great idea to track food, good or bad! I don't mind posting it on my page. A weekly check is good, but daily has been working, so mid-week is a great idea! Lets keep this going! I'm loving the encouragement and accountability! emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/2/2010 12:48PM

    I'll keep going with you...Gotta keep the motivation going....so far the mini challenge we have been doing has really helped, even though my cals are not perfect it's really kept my exercise going....Thx for the encouragement and push! emoticon

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TINK9305 5/1/2010 7:11PM

    Anyone have any ideas I think maybe tracking all food good or bad drinking 8+ water. Exercising 3 1/2 + hours per week and maybe 2-3 days strength training a week then we can check in maybe on a board or I can post a checkin on my blog. Maybe a midweek check in and a weekly one. Let me know what you think :-) At the end we can all send each other a spark goodie prize :-) we can do this!!!!!

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BARBARA_G 5/1/2010 5:53PM

    I'm with you on that! I need to jump start myself also :)

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LOVELYLOLA76 5/1/2010 11:13AM

    Oh yes yes yes! Motivation here i come emoticon!

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FOXYMAMA33 5/1/2010 2:38AM

  sure would like to join u on motivational may. like it emoticon

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Cooking advetures followed by another picture blog :o)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yesterday was a great day!! :o) After working I went and picked up the kids from school and my sons little girlfriend. LoL After I got home I started in on making my tomato fennel soup (Finally) :o) The kids played while I cooked this time. Then about 6 my sons friend was picked up. I also made grilled cheese to go with the soup and cut up some strawberries and banana's. We sat down to eat at about 7 I think. I have posted a picture blog of my soup making at the bottom. I got the recipe from http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/
tomato-fennel-soup-3645 I ended up adding more garlic and I put in some carrots. The carrots were great read below about the garlic. LoL

So as far as the soup goes I really need to remember that I can't add extra garlic to any soups. A little goes a loooong way. It wasn't too bad but for sure too much. When I cook I typically don't use and salt and I try to buy salt free stuff if I use anything from a can. This one I used canned whole pealed tomatoes with no salt added and the rest was fresh ingredients. With most things I let everyone add their own salt to taste. This soup though needed some more flavor, I ended up putting way more salt than I do normally, but other than the garlic and salt it was pretty good. My daughter even had seconds :o) And she saw all the veggies before I blended it.

This week I have done well with my food and tracking. I also have had one of my salads that I prepped Sunday each day and leftovers from the other meals I made. Today I had some leftover tomato fennel soup and I added some croutons on top, yummy. Next time I make it I am going to put a small dollop of sour cream on top, a couple croutons, a dash of parsley, and a little bit of fresh grated Parmesan. I think I am really getting pumped on the cooking and my family is very supportive :o)

Two more days till we leave for Vegas. I'm excited :o) It will be a great time I'm sure. I'm planning on getting strength training in tonight and my Ifit live workout on the incline trainer. I hope everyone has a fabulous day and don't forget to hug the ones you love tight and make every day count!!!!

Thanks to everyone for your great support and inspiration, my spark family is truly amazing!!!!! Hope you enjoy the pics, too bad I can't picture blog my whole day. I'm not allowed to take any pics at work. Well I'm back to my yummy salad, finished my sw quinoa a little while ago (It really helped fill me up so I didn't feel starved) Hugz to all. Smile ; )

Chopping the fennel (first time, I didn't even know what it looked like before)

My choppings

Garlic and Olive oil (I doubled the recipe so it made lots of left overs)

Adding the carrots after the onion and fennel cooked a little while

Tomato Fennel Soup ready to serve :o)

Dinner is ready

Yum Yum

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THEYORK6 4/15/2010 10:53AM

    That looks great! Good Job

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*AMBER512 4/14/2010 10:27PM

    I'm not a huge fan of soup, but how was the fennel? I had no clue what it even looked like before!

Oh and quinoa is definitely filling. I love feeling completely satisfed after a meal. =)

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CHARLOTTE1947 4/14/2010 6:11PM

    I don't know much about fennel. It looks delicious.

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BARBARASDIET 4/14/2010 5:37PM

    Hmmm, that soup looks good!

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LAROSEBAUGH 4/14/2010 5:18PM

    ooo that looks delish! :D

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