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June 1st. Would have been my Moms 83rd Birthday

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Today marks what would have been my mothers' 83rd birthday. I think she spun my Sparks Point wheel for me today because I hit 20 points! My mom loved all games. She was a smoker for many years and even though she had stopped a few years b/4 her cancer diagnosis I am not sure if that would have been enough. All I would like to see is more young people not smoking. I was a smoker myself for many years but stopped "Cold Turkey" over 12 yrs ago. I have asthma which I didn't get until after I stopped with the cigs. My husband and foster son Jory both smoke. My husband has tried to stop w/o much luck and our family doctor has talked to him many times about quitting. Jeff wants to stop but has no will power at all.

Woke up this morning with a headache, so maybe eating over my calorie limit yesterday did it . I did have Teriyaki Chicken and maybe they used MSG in the teriyaki sauce. Was cloudy and overcast again, so I did take Phred out for our long walk of over 3 miles. Had to take a tylenol first and felt much better after the exercise. Still am tired so plan on going to bed after "Hells Kitchen" is over. Go Chef Ramsey! emoticon

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MARENAMOO 6/2/2010 7:10AM

    Happy Birthday to your mom. I am glad that you stopped smoking and that your asthma cleared up. There are so many factors to health - you are obviously working on food and fitness on spark but things like smoking are so important too. I hope that the second hand smoke from your family does not hurt you also. Sounds like you got a great walk in - good for you.

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End of the Memorial Day weekend

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

We had a nice visit with our foster son Jory and his girlfriend Eve today. Jory stayed here most of the weekend but Eve stay with her Mom. Went to the market and picked up a few items we needed. Came home and when Eve got here she went through some clothes I had in bags that are now too big for me in sizes from 12 - 16. She picked out a few things and the rest I will take over to Goodwill or one of the other charities.

Walked Phred 35 mins this AM and 17 this PM. Did my "Advanced 5 mile" with Leslie Sansone using handweight, walkbelt and resistance band.

Jeff took Frank and I out to a little local restaurant for dinner. I went over my calorie count today but not going to stress about it because the last couple of weeks I have gone way over on my exercise mins.

Hope everyone had a safe and sane Memorial Day weekend. Peace to all!

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TXGRANDMA 6/1/2010 10:26PM

    So nice that you got to visit with your foster son and his girlfriend! Doesn't it feel good to be getting rid of those clothes? I need to start going through some of mine, though I haven't made much change in size yet. Don't worry about the extra calories, it was a Holiday, and those don't come very often! Thinking of you, and congrats on passing another fitness milestone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMFAN 6/1/2010 9:18PM

    Keep the focus and you will see success!

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MARENAMOO 6/1/2010 9:19AM

    Don't stress about the calories - June is a new month. Make the most of it.

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BUFFALOGAL1952 6/1/2010 12:17AM

    Sounds like you had a lovely wrap-up to the holiday weekend! Good for you! I enjoy Leslie too, but I am not up to the advanced level yet. Great Job! Keep it up!

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Hot Sunday/Indy500 & NASCAR

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Today was a lazy day for me. I went to bed after midnight last night and slept in. Bad me, not! I got up and started some laundry and changed some sheets and the towels. Watched the Indy 500 and then did JM's "30 Day Shred" and showered. Then NASCAR was one and I talked to my sister in NY for about an hour or so.
Played on Sparks and got some other things done and time to make dinner. Grilled trout, raw carrots sticks, mini corn cobs, Saffron rice and a cold glass of 1% milk.
Did walk Phred after dinner with both boys. Jory is visiting for the weekend. That's about it.
Everyone have a great Memorial Day tomorrow! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARENAMOO 5/31/2010 7:47AM

    Sounds like a good productive weekend to me. Of course, any time that I actually exercise I consider it a win. Your dinner sounds delicious - I have never heard of mini corn cobs. Are they just young or do they grow them that way? Anyway have a great Memorial Day.

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Got My Warm Weather Wish

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I have to admit I have been complaining because the weather has been so sucky these last few weeks. Wine Wine Wine about it not being warm/hot yet. Well yesterday it was 68 and today it was 90 outside. Wow what a difference a day makes. LOL

Too warm to walk Phred this morning so going to take him after dinner. I will have to start getting up at 7:30am, to get in his walks b/4 it too hot during the day. Did make it to the gym for a good upper body workout and cardio today. Already signed up for kayaking on the 6th and 12th of June. I will have to slather sunscreen on me so I don't burn. Took some updated photos today but haven't loaded them on my LT yet. I will do that tonight and post them tomorrow.

Went to the market to pick up salad, blue cheese dressing for the guys, milk and steak for dinner tonight. Jory is with us for the weekend. I will be BBQing in just a few mins.
and after dinner will take the Phredster out for a walk. Still very warm outside.
Summer is finally here but believe it or not there is snow in our local mountains.
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2TIGRE 6/17/2010 7:09PM

    xena1956 - LOL! I feel the same about the weather up here in Ventura county. Some days it's sucky and foggy with marine layer and other days it's hot and humid. WHINE WHINE WHINE

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DNJEN471 5/30/2010 6:34PM

    LOL.. we are the same... still snow on our mountains but nice and warm today ;)

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XENA47 5/30/2010 4:32PM

    Glad you're getting better weather. It's definitely summer down here. emoticon

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MARENAMOO 5/30/2010 11:21AM

    Sounds like you have some great fitness activities scheduled - good for you. The weather has been very variable here too - very cool one day and a scorcher the next. Don't know what clothes to put on in the morning. Dinner sounds yum and enjoy the great weather.

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SHER11 5/29/2010 9:49PM

    Enjoy your long weekend & I do hope the weather stays nice and warm for you.
Dinner sounds yummy.. lol.
Hugs to Phred from Molly

Enjoy emoticon

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MUSIC66 5/29/2010 8:49PM

    hope you enjoy your warm weather.

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Bad start for the holiday weekend in my neighborhood

Friday, May 28, 2010

Started the day normally, breakfast, reading paper and walking Phred. After I got back from walking/jogging Phred I felt real hot and sweaty. I had opened all the windows this morning when the clouds were still out but by the time I got back it had warmed up a lot and the sun was shinning. So turned on the AC and kicked back with some water to catch a little bit of the 11am news b/4 I was going to start cleaning the house.

Big sig alert, 91 Fwy closed in both directions due to gas tank truck explosion. It was pretty bad and you could see the black smoke in the air looking in that direction. We are only about 8 miles from the accident, I live just a couple of blocks away from the 91 fwy.

Did all the household chores, bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming and mopping but clean up things around the house. Moved the living room furniture and vacuumed behind and each piece real good. Got a really good workout but didn't make it to the gym. Maybe tomorrow.

Tomorrow I was suppose to go with my sister Doreen and Aunt Roseanne to visit my sick Aunt Janet. Just got a call from my sister that it has been canceled at least for the moment. Could change in a bit.
I guess my Aunt Roseanne got a call from her sister Janet (on site here as Blessed1953)
saying she wouldn't be up for visitors and to wait a few weeks. Only problem is from what I understand from my other sister Linda who talked to Janet's husband Louie this past Sunday, I am not sure she has that long. I know when my ex was sick he stopped taking calls and not wanting visitors about 6 months ago. So I don't know what is going on but for now the trip is canceled.

Took Phred out for his evening walk and it had once again cooled off. Had to move fast to keep warm. LOL What a day, hope tomorrows better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSIC66 5/29/2010 8:54PM

    praying for the family.

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MARENAMOO 5/29/2010 3:14PM

    Sounds like you had a productive day and you are getting some free time tomorrow. Maybe then could get your exercise in then. Enjoy your weekend and hope your aunt Janet feels better - sometimes when I am not feeling well I don't want visitors either.

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ZNEKITA 5/29/2010 7:02AM

    I hope today and the rest of the weekend turn out to be better for you!


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BARBARASDIET 5/29/2010 1:34AM

    That 91 is always having problems!

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SHER11 5/29/2010 12:01AM

    Praying tomorrow is a better day for you and everyone

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