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"Hey, Baby! Woo Hoo!"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yesterday, while running errands, I had something fun happen.
I was getting into my car, after stopping someplace, when a truck full of guys drove past and yelled, "Hey, Baby! Woo Hoo!"
Now, my first thought was, "They must not realize how old I am." Then, I realized that it's been years since anyone has yelled like that at me. So, I had to text my husband to tell him the exciting news! lol
I wasn't wearing anything sexy, just a T-shirt, jeans, sweater and Chuck Taylors, so it must have been all of my hard work with diet and exercise.
All I can say is, "Thank Goodness for rednecks in pick up trucks!"

  
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SENATOR9 3/18/2011 9:59AM

    I;m sure the guys were giving you a complement age no matter
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HEALTHYINNOOGA 3/17/2011 11:58AM

    That's always a fun moment I would think.

As a guy, the feedback we receive isn't as vocal and up front, but it's a good feeling when you catch some gal giving you the twice over while standing in the checkout line.

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BRTRAINS 3/16/2011 7:01PM

    Nice...... See what all that hard work does? :)

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Enough is enouh, Peg!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Okay, first of all, as a follow up to my last blog, I still haven't heard from my eldest son. I did, however, hear from my youngest. He told me they eldest has a new girlfriend. He also told me not to "go all mom about it." A little facebook spying tells me she's a nurse. Let's hope she's a good influence for him.

Now, for the dirt! Shame on me! I am in maintenance right now, but I'm not maintaining. There have been too many nights eating out and making poor choices. I'm slipping into old habits and I have to stop.

Yesterday, I biked a metric (61 miles) which included a mountain climb. Probably burned over 2,000 calories. When I got home I was famished! I lost track of how many calories I stuffed in.

I'll be out on my bike today. I've got the output under control. It's the intake that I have a problem with. That's what I'll be focusing on. I'm very close to having to adjust my calories and going back into a weight loss mode, which is something that I was hoping I wouldn't have to do!

This is definitely a challenge!

  
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MCDOWN75 3/14/2011 7:03AM

    I'm on the same ride. Sort of. I've been exercising, but family drama has affected some of my decisions. Recognizing it is the first step. Just start watching what you eat. You can do this.

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CARRIGANSJOY 3/13/2011 7:41PM

    I think this is the hardest part...watching the calories that go in. I love working out but I also love eating and after a good workout, how can you not be hungry??

Good luck, but the good thing is that you're being very proactive about it all.

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BRTRAINS 3/13/2011 12:57PM

    You'll be fine... You have done this long enough to know when to make adjustments.. Try eating a little more during your rides.. Maybe that way there you won't be so famished..

I have all the faith in the world that you will continue to make all your goals...

As for your son, I know from a similar experience with my son, luckily he lives about 25 miles away but he is his own person.. Usually it consists of me texting him and hopefully he gets back to me in a couple of hours...

I finally came to the conclusion that there are things I can't control with my kids ( they are all grown) (physically but maybe not emotionally lol) and as long as I know they are okay that's all I can hope for at this point ...

I think the world today with our children is a lot different then when we were their age. I still call my parents 3-4 times a week and always make sure I visit with them on Saturdays to spend sometime and enjoy a few cups of coffee with them. When good riding weather returns here I bike to their house on Saturdays, they live about 15 miles away.

Maybe someday our kids will return the favor. :) Keep your chin up

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I found what DOESN'T work!

Monday, March 07, 2011

I haven't blogged in a while. I didn't have much to say lately. I reached my goal, have been watching my calorie range to maintain and life has been moving right along. But....

Well, yesterday was a bad one. The weather was cold and windy (20-25 mph). I was supposed to bike up one of the local mountains, but wimped out and stayed home. (Mistake #1) After doing a few household chores, I plopped down on my couch to watch a movie. (Mistake #2) The movie was good, but then I continued to sit there till 11pm, only getting up to stuff my pie hole! (Mistake of all mistakes!!)
This morning, I'm 3 pounds heavier!! Yikes!!
Today, I have to get off my butt and move!

Here are a couple other things that have been on my mind lately:

I have 2 sons who live in Wisconsin (900 miles away). The older one, who is almost 25, has always made life challenging. He is living his life on the edge, one step ahead of living under a bridge. We've tried to help him before, but each time we get burned. Now, we've taken a step back to let him live his life as he chooses. If he's happy that way, that's fine. My issue is that he doesn't answer my calls, texts, facebook messages, etc. I haven't talked to him since Christmas. I don't even get an acknowledgement that he received any messages. Last summer, he did tell me that he was angry about us abandoning him when we moved. (He was 22 years old when we moved!) Seriously, I think he'd be living the same life, no matter where we lived. My younger son talked to him and he said he's just been busy. Too busy for a 2 minute text message? I bet he has time to text his friends and play video games! My husband was up there in January and he tried a couple of times to get together with him and it didn't happen. I feel that this has turned into a power play. I wish he would grow up emotionally and quit acting like an immature teenager. Those days should be long gone!

Another rant about my own behaviour:

I have not been happy with my attitude lately. I have been very critical of others, passing judgement too quickly and not thinking of others as individuals. I can find fault in everything and I don't want to be that way. I have always been considered "nice," which is a good way to be. I'm not seeing that lately. I've been spending too much time picking things and people apart.
That's going to change TODAY!!! I don't know everything and I need to open myself up to other experiences, ideas and opinions.

Okay, enought ranting! It's off my chest and now I can move on. The sun is shining today and I'm ready to get my body moving.

Have a great day, Everyone!!

  
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FOOFIT1 3/7/2011 4:59PM

    Your son sounds exactly like my 25 year old younger brother! My brother has always made things more difficult than they have to be, but he joined the military a few years ago, and that has helped quite a bit. Still, he has the stubborn, wild streak in him that gets him into plenty of trouble! My parents (and ME TOO!) are hoping he'll one day grow out of it, but none of us can be sure. Anyway, make sure you don't take any blame for it as a parent. My parents raised me, my brother, and my younger sister exactly the same way, and my younger sister and I are the *complete* opposite of my brother! My parents torture themselves sometimes over what they might have done wrong, but really it is not their fault, and not yours either. Keep your hopes up. One day both he *and* my brother will turn things around and grow up!

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KESTREL500 3/7/2011 4:20PM

    My 23 year old is the same way. He lives with me now and has finally decided to go to college (and doing well actually) but he is pretty uncommunicative. I don't think we can blame parenting because my younger son was raised the same way. I guess we do our best and then hope.

All I can say is I know how you feel. I hope it gets better. I think it finally is getting a little better here.

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DDOORN 3/7/2011 12:29PM

    So sorry to hear about your son. I think you're right to leave him be...just keep sending a text now & again to keep giving him a chance to respond, but don't hold your breath...just be there the best way you can by taking gentle care of yourself.

Don

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Sparkpeople Virus Issues

Monday, February 28, 2011

Somehow, I'm being plagued by a virus on Sparkpeople. I'll be on it and some kind of pop-up takes over. The only way out is control/alt/delete.
Is anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions? It's not having any problems with any other websites.
My husband tightened up my security. (I'm pretty computer illiterate.) I keep doing virus scans and cleaning up cookies, hoping maybe SP will clean it up on thier end.
If you don't hear much from me, that's why. I'm not ignoring anyone!!!

  
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PENNY4LESS1 6/28/2011 1:51PM

  Goodbye sparkpeople, I am not fooling with anypage that won't clean up it's act.

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MCDOWN75 3/7/2011 6:56AM

    Yeah, I get to use my computer geeks skills. Guys, this is in the ads that appear on spark people. They have no control over what ads show up in the banner. Spark People will have to contact the ad company that is advertising. This is a nasty little app called weasle ware because they give you the virus, then try to charge you for the fix. Don't click anything! Do alt+f4 to close the window or click the x on the browser. I have cleaned this thing off my boys computers so many times I am sick of it. Avira has free antivirus that is very good at keeping it off. You can also use scotty to prevent anything unauthorized from installing. Also free. If you do get this thing you can use Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Here are the links to everything:
http://www.malwareby
tes.org/mbam.php
http://www.
avira.com/en/avira-free-antivir
us
http://www.winpatrol.com/


Don't let these guys keep you from Spark People.

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ANGELICVIXEN82 3/2/2011 2:39AM

    That pop-up, if it is an ad saying that you "have viruses", is the virus itself. I had that same virus on my computer awhile back and it will eventually crash your computer. DO NOT download anything from whatever website it promotes either.

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DEBIGENE 3/1/2011 8:19PM

    Yes I too have experienced these pop ups and I just saw a post on the message board from Coach Jen responding to someone else with the same problem. SparkPeople are aware and claim it has been addressed. I am very disappointed with SparkPeople staff right now as I posted a concern about an add I saw posted and new it was a scam and tried to warn them about it and all they emailed me to do was follow a long list of instructions to report it as "inappropriate" I advised SP that I was advising them now to look into it and I was posting a blog about it also. Please take a look at the blog I posted and the thread on the technical information thread on the message board.

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OUTDOORSDC 3/1/2011 7:48AM

    That's a terrible virus if it's keeping you from SP!

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HENRYSMOMMY87 2/28/2011 9:08PM

    I am having the same problem.. It is not your computer.. I did a scan with my own software and it told me my computer was fine, but that popup keeps telling me i have 10 viruses.. do not download anything to your computer, that is what puts the viruses into it.. i am hoping it goes away as well.. The way i deal with it is to exit out of the page and load it back up.. good luck!!

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KMIRANDA2000 2/28/2011 9:03PM

    hmmm...hadn't heard this before.

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JAZOIE 2/28/2011 8:49PM

    You aren't the only one having these troubles...I've read a few people are having issues. Hopefully SP is working on cleaning up their servers!

In the meantime, if you really want to do a deep clean on your computer, check out this post on majorgeeks.com:

http://forum
s.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php
?t=35407

I swear by these guys...I've used their virus removal steps time and time again on various computers, and it works every time! (And the info is free!!!)

Good luck!

(Oh...I'm not affiliated with them at all, and I don't make any cash by directing you there. They've just saved my bum countless times, and I'm always quick to share their site with others)!

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SKELLY_CRASH 2/28/2011 8:45PM

    For free virus protection.
www.free.avg.com

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READYTOLOSE70 2/28/2011 8:45PM

  For the first time in the past several months that I've been using SP, I had a virus pop up like that as well. As you did, I pulled up task manager and closed everything down. So far today, it hasn't happened again... I'm not sure why there are problems... ?

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Ouch!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Okay, enough sitting around feeding the pain.

I got on the scale today and was up 3.8 pounds since Thursday, when I cut off the tip of my thumb. I've been turning to comfort food too much, as if that would ease the pain.

I normally don't like taking medicine, but I have been religiously taking the Lortab that I was prescribed. Slept really well last night and woke up thinking that I might stop taking it today. Well, I have a throbbing hitchhicker thumb right now and I'm debating on whether to take one or not. The side effects stink.

Heavy exercise is still out of the question. I'm passing up some awesome bike rides in this beautiful, warm weather this weekend. Maybe a walk will work later.

I hate this!!

  
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MCDOWN75 2/22/2011 8:35PM

    You need to take care of yourself. If you can't bike, then walk, but most of all take care of your injury. I hope it stops hurting soon. Use the meds if you need them, to heck with the consequences. That's what they are there for.

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ALEXANDERLISA 2/19/2011 9:42AM

    A few minutes of rest won't hurt you much! the world will not fall apart for us. You will be fine!! emoticon

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BRTRAINS 2/19/2011 8:34AM

    Sorry :( how did that happen? It does suck to get hurt especially when things are going good...

I broke my wrist last Fall on my bike when a car just about hit me... It took me off the bike a few weeks and I was so bummed because i could not weight train either..

Take a good walk, at least you will get out and enjoy the weather. :)

Hope you feel better

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