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Lazy, rainy day...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today has been a lazy, rainy day. It started raining yesterday afternoon and I don't think it's stopped for more than an hour or so here and there. We've even had a bunch of thunder and lighting, which I LOVE!!

The scale was surprisingly kind following my high calorie day yesterday! That's always a good way to start the morning. We went to the gym this morning and I had a GREAT workout. I even managed a new PR on the elliptical. Take that birthday cake!!!


There is a guy that usually shows up at the gym on Sunday mornings while we are there. He usually gets on a machine, adds a ton of weight and then does a bunch of really quick reps while only moving an inch or two instead of moving for the full range of motion of the machine. We have always been curious about his method... is he just doing it wrong or does he have some reason for barely moving lots of weight? He usually does that on one or two machines and then leaves. Workout complete. And my boyfriend and I are just looking at each other like, "what was the point of even showing up?" And of course, he's one of THOSE people... you know, the ones that don't use the anti-bacterial wipes that are placed throughout the gym to WIPE OFF the machines after you use them. So today he did something completely odd with the crunch machine. Instead of sitting at the machine and bending forward like you are supposed to, he was practically lying on the arm part of the machine that moves forward while straddling the seat with his butt up in the air... he honestly looked like he was humping the machine. He certainly wasn't doing anything resembling a crunch. I'm still trying to figure out what he was trying to do, other than give me and the boyfriend a good laugh.

We've just been hanging out around the house the rest of the day.

I just finished up with cooking our food for the week. We have chicken breasts all ready for lunches. I also made a huge pot of chicken and shrimp jambalya for dinners this week. I'll have to beef that up with some veggies or something because it ended up being lower in calories than I expected. I LOVE the recipe builder!!!


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BECKY3774 8/14/2011 6:41PM

    Hey hero,
I'm glad that you are amusing yourself at the gym these days. It really makes the time go by faster, doesn't it? If it were me, I'd go over to the guy and ask him if he was planning on buying the machine a drink first, or if he was just gonna get right in there.....

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CULAINA 8/14/2011 6:29PM

    I want to know what that guy was doing too! Can't you take sneaky photos?

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05DODGEDAYTONA 8/14/2011 5:44PM

    I like the recipe builder too. The Jambalya was really good. I'm still laughing about that guy at the gym. LOL.

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DRKEYEZ820 8/14/2011 5:18PM

    LOL u always make me laugh hahahaha. I could actually visualize this guy on the crunch machine LOL.
Wow... anyways!

Im glad the scale was kind for u! Hope i see better results tomorrow myself. I tried this weekend i really did. Im almost peevd that it didnt show in the scale. When i have my cheat night i see a loss the next day and when i eat right i gain?! What the heck! Thats just plain ridiculous!

WTG on getting to the gym today regardless of the weather outside! Thats awesome!

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High calorie and fat day, but it was worth it!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

We went to see my boyfriend's dad and stepmom today for a little birthday party for my boyfriend and his brother. There is never a shortage of food in their house and my tracker shows it! *lol*

I ate breakfast this morning and had a snack before we went over for the party. The food at the party ended up being lunch/dinner. I had a little bit of everything, but I didn't stuff myself. I had a hamburger, a few tortilla chips, a bit of potato salad, a bit of pasta salad, green beans, and fruit salad.

I'm happy to report that there is no longer a cake in my fridge!! I took the cake over to their house and they sent it home with the brother! I did end up having a small piece of the birthday cake that they bought (minus the super sweet icing) and a little bit of frozen yogurt.

I had to estimate a lot of the stuff that I entered into my tracker. I ended up being over on calories and fat for the day, but I had a really nice time visiting with everyone so it was worth it.

And tomorrow it's back to the gym!! emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 8/15/2011 10:02AM

    Sometimes, it is worth it! I am glad you had fun, and I am glad you did not continue eating until you were extremely stuffed!

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ALLYSNEWLIFE 8/14/2011 5:12PM

    There's nothing wrong with having a day like that everyonce in awhile. The important thing is that you don't give up on the journey after a day like that and it doesn't souond like you are.

Glad you had a great time.

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BECKY3774 8/13/2011 9:49PM

    You're awesome, hero! You don't ever give up! That's what I love about you.....

I'm glad that you had a nice day with your boyfriend and his family. I hope that he's doing alright. Have fun with your workout tomorrow!

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There's a cake in my fridge... eek!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Today sucked... I only ended up working half a day today because we didn't have some parts that we needed for our project. When we got home we got some sad news and some scary news. My boyfriend's mom passed away. They were estranged for several years and I had never met her, but still really sad news. Then another one of his family members is having some health problems that are pretty scary. I am hoping and praying that the scary health problems get taken care of without any problems.

So, about this cake in my fridge... yesterday was my boyfriend's birthday and tonight we were given a cake for him from a family member. He cannot eat the cake (diabetic)... and I *should* not eat the cake. I know that it would be crazy sweet and I wouldn't really enjoy it as much as I think I would... but man do I want a piece of that cake. I was just thinking about how a piece of cake would go so nicely with a glass of milk right now and I have more than enough room for it since I just barely made it into most of my ranges today... except for fat and fiber which are under, oops! Must resist emotional eating! Tomorrow we must take the cake to another family member's house and give it away!

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CULAINA 8/13/2011 9:50PM

    Estimating is tricky when in that sort of scenario, isn't it? Well done for losing the cake. I'd have had to apologise for the tongue-marks in it if it had been in my fridge! Xx

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    Sorry to hear your sad news. I hope your boyfriend is doing OK.

I vote for having one piece of the cake and throwing the rest away before you have a chance to want more. Into every life, a little cake must fall!

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DRKEYEZ820 8/13/2011 11:36AM

    Im sorry to hear about your bf's mom. Im sorry also about a fellow family member of his family as well. I will pray for this family member, and keep u all in my thoughts. It sucks when death or possible causes that could lead to death arise.

I would be hyporcrite if i told u to get rid of the cake right away , my birthday is a week from today and i know there will be cake in the house even if i say please dont get me any cake, so i told myself i would have one piece, then give the cake to the kids as much as possible, if not then its going in the trash or give it away. But most likely the trash.

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LETYAK 8/13/2011 10:06AM

    Thats so awful. As much as people can be estranged, it still hurts. I will be thinking about your family.

When I have something at home that is tempting, I throw it away! I know it is a waste, but i know I will sabatoge myself and eat it!!

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BECKY3774 8/13/2011 7:04AM

    I'm sorry to hear about the sad things in your life going on, and sorry that your BF lost his mom. Regardless of estrangement, I personally know it hurts! Hope that he is doing well.

GET RID OF THE CAKE!!! I'm with culaina, take it outside for target practice. It was the thought that counts, and besides, shouldn't that family member know that he cannot eat it, and you CHOOSE not to eat it?? You and your BF, take that cake outside, one of you can throw it up in the air, and the other one can shoot it!!! SPLAT!!!!!

Hope that today is better for you, hero! emoticon

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CULAINA 8/13/2011 5:56AM

    come on winnie, you can do it. if you are in danger of succumbing to the cake, take it into the yard and use it for target practice! give it to a neighbour! spread it on your face and use it as a facepack! actually, scrub the last one, i'd eat more that way if my face was pressed into it :D

sorry to hear about your bf's mom passing away, it's always sad to learn that someone has gone. hope the other family member is improving and on the way back to health.


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Snuck out of work early... to shoot guns! =)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Well, I didn't really sneak out... but I left work early today. There was a big organizational picnic that closed down just about everything, so instead of going to the picnic we (my boyfriend and I, we work together) went to the gym. After the gym it was home to shower, and we grabbed some lunch.

Then it was time for some fun! Today is my boyfriend's birthday... and since his favorite place to be is the gun range, that's where we went after lunch. We got to shoot two of his new "toys" and I took one of mine along too. We went to a new range and it was MUCH nicer than the one that we usually go to, but we weren't too sure about the people that run the place. While chatting about their "family" membership, my boyfriend asked what was considered a family. The guy asked if we lived together, yes... then he asked how long we've lived together, 5 years... then he told us that he considers that a family and since he's the owner he can make those kinds of decisions. I find it hilarious when people feel the need to talk themselves up like that. We might have to give the place one more try before we form a complete opinion. *lol*

Oh, and I think I might have won back my title as the worst girlfriend ever this year. A few years ago, when I was organizing the family reunion for the first time and I was super stressed... I won the worst girlfriend ever award by forgetting my boyfriend's birthday. I think I won the title back today by giving him a crumpled up mess of a birthday card. I put the card in my backpack that I carry back and forth to work... in a compartment where it would be safe. This morning when I went to get it out... it was a crumpled mess. It was bad enough that I seriously considered not giving it to him at all. Instead, I sat the pathetic card on his computer for him with the hope that all the mushy words inside the crumpled mess would count for something! When I came out of the bedroom he was reading it and laughing... with a "WTF happened to my card?" look on his face. I told him about how it got crumpled... and he pulled out the "Well at least you remembered this year..." It's a good thing I love him!! For his birthday, I bought him an iPod nano for the gym and an iTunes card... but he got them early.


Edited to add pictures of the card... when I first found it, it was smooshed like an accordion from the top to the bottom. I think I flattened it out pretty good considering. My boyfriend just read this blog and keeps looking at the pathetic card, laughing hysterically. He did say "It is a nice card..." in between laughs though. *lol*

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    fun all around - what did you shoot?

lol about the card. We do that on purpose in my house when we are giving a card "from" our dogs.

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LETYAK 8/11/2011 9:55PM

    awh thats a nice card!! and good job going to the gym! i wish my hubby would workout with me!!

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05DODGEDAYTONA 8/11/2011 8:30PM

    Thank you for the card and the GREAT day. I had a lot of fun.

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WINNIE1978 8/11/2011 8:06PM

    Nope, no accidental shootings this trip. I'm a pretty good shot so it would have to be intentional. *lol*

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BECKY3774 8/11/2011 7:57PM

    Yes, what Culaina said, adding to it....You didn't shoot HIM accidentally! emoticonHappy Birthday to the mysterious BF and I'm glad that you had a great day!!!

Have a great night Hero!!! emoticon

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CULAINA 8/11/2011 7:31PM

    you wrote nice things in his card and you took him shooting, that makes you an awesome girlfriend! x x

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And so it starts...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Today is the beginning of my life getting more hectic... and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm hoping that feeling will pass by the end of this week, although it's sure to return next month and the month after.


Our bowling league starts back up tonight and I am both excited and dreading it. I am excited because we get to hang out with a fun group of people (our team) and we will be getting some extra activity. I am dreading it because it takes forever for a 5 person team to bowl three games... 3 hours. That means that I will not be getting home on Wednesday nights until 9pm, which is my current bedtime. Now that I am more active, I'm hoping that it will help improve my average... Lord knows, it could use all the help it can get!!


In a week and a half (it's sneaking up very quickly)... I can add my family reunion to my schedule and then cross it off for another year! It is always a fun day but it's so much work. I am trying very hard not to let myself stress out about this right now. I'm always running around like a chicken with my head cut off in the days leading up to, and the day of the reunion, trying to make sure everything is perfect. Last year I pretty much made myself sick over it due to a scheduling change that had me worried that people wouldn't attend. But I've never had anyone complain about the reunion, even after the schedule change, so I need to try to make myself relax and actually enjoy the day with my family this year!! And I'm pretty sure that I now owe Becky at least one picture!


In about four weeks, the dreaded college classes start again. I should probably think about buying my books sometime soon. The two classes that I am taking this semester will be the final two classes needed for my Associates degree that I started forever ago but that got delayed due to some poor decisions. I will be so thrilled to finally have it complete!!

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CULAINA 8/10/2011 7:09PM

    sounds busy and stressful but perhaps talking things through here first will help you to process them and stay calm(er)? let us help xx

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BECKY3774 8/10/2011 8:25AM

We get a picture soon?? That's emoticon and I can't wait...
Good luck!!!

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SUETEA 8/10/2011 5:54AM

    You sound very busy! Good that you have a plan though. Good luck with it all - and don't forget to enjoy the events you have!

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    wow sounds like you do have a lot on your plate. but your strong and can do it. and it will all be over sooner than you thank. Congrats on being so close to get your degree. it doesnt matter how long it took you all that matters is you got it! i cant believe you dont start for another month. i start in 2 weeks. went and bought my books yesterday. $323 for just 3 books. i dont understand why they are so expensive. good luck this semester! emoticon

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MICHELLESMILES_ 8/10/2011 5:41AM

    Wow sounds like you've got alot going on! I LOVE family reunions but never had to plan one, bet it is stressful.

Good luck on the bowling!

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