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Over 18,000 steps today!

Friday, December 03, 2010

My new goal is to do at least 10,000 or more steps each day. Today I did 18,462! emoticonfor me, I guess I am allowed to cheer for myself. I did 8,500 on the pedometer after dinner and the rest was from walking Phred the Wonder Dog and doing a LS:Fast 4 Mile dvd. I also did 4 loads of laundry, folded, hung up and put everything away. Cooked a nice dinner for the family with 3 vegetables, baby carrots, potatoes and fresh steamed green beans with slice almonds. Gave a $20 tip to our gardener and wished it could have been more, but we have had a lot of money going out this month and hardly any coming in.
CA unemployment is messing with my husband, even though he was working for months and had to re-apply at the beginning of Oct. He is owed for 4 weeks and has only been paid for 1. They didn't even send him the paper work on time. He had to email them and call them to get someone to acknowledge that they had made an error, so it has been a little bit tough. We also had to help out my foster son and his girlfriend with their car and give them some money for picking up our daughter in OK and bringing her to live with them in AZ. That was $1,300 out of pocket that we didn't plan on. Oh well things will get better soon.

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BARBARASDIET 12/4/2010 2:04PM

    Wow--you must have worn Phred down to a doggy nub with all that walking!!

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    emoticon emoticon Great job on the walking! WooHoo! The rest of it is a "let it go" and take it one day at a time thing. Hopefully you're hubby will get what he needs and is due asap! love ya, Dawn emoticon

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GRANNYS5 12/3/2010 4:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWOW!!! that is great !

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CANOGAPARKGAL 12/3/2010 2:33AM

    You GO girl! - and you cook a great dinner too. emoticon

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MOMFAN 12/3/2010 1:59AM


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TURTLERAE55 12/3/2010 12:41AM

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Keep up the good work. Things will get better.

You go girl!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Getting back on track with exercise.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sometimes it seems the day just disappears b/4 I can get everything done. So I have started to walk/jog in place after dinner with my pedometer on until I get to 10,000 steps. I get about 5.50miles in about 80 min. or so. I am also walking Phred again everyday.
Keeping up with cleaning all the new appliances inside and out. The W/D every week, and once a month run it with the cleaning tablet to keep it sweet smelling inside. I clean the outside of the refrigerator every night and clean the inside 2 times a month. Today was one of those days b/4 I went off to the market.
Other than the market, walking Phred the Wonder Dog, and walking in place and doing some strength exercises it was a uneventful day.

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MOMMY2TWO07 12/6/2010 8:32AM

    Marching in place is a great idea ! I may try doing that in the evening while watching tv. I was so excited cause I found a pedometer at Deals last week....it was only $1, but was let down cause it won't stay on......for some reason it shuts itself off, guess I got what I paid for lol.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/2/2010 11:32PM

    walking in place works well! Glad that Phred is getting some workout too! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 12/2/2010 2:17PM

    Your plans sound great. Take care and don't overdo! emoticon

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JOOPRINCESS 12/2/2010 10:54AM

    Holy moly. You've got some energy! Can you come clean my house when you're done? I have two fur babies who would love to meet Phred.


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BWCAGRL 12/2/2010 7:23AM

    Good for you! I need to use my pedometer again...I often march in place while I do other things...like brushing teeth or folding clothes...lol! It may look or sound silly, but it keeps me moving!
Keep up the great work!

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MOMFAN 12/2/2010 1:21AM


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MAYLINGSNW 12/2/2010 12:21AM

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What's with our CA weather these last couple of weeks.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Been having the weirdest weather here in S.Ca. One day its nice and warm, and the next it is cold, windy and hitting lows of 32 degree's during the night. I took a few days off from blogging and entering my nutrition.
I started entering again yesterday, but I had been doing the exercise portion. It was late last night when I started entering data on Sparks so didn't have time to do a awful lot.
Went to the movies last night with my girlfriends, Irene and Debbie. We all love Cher and have seen her in concert. I called last week to see if either of them would have some time off from their jobs so we could all go at the same time. We hit an early showing of "Burlesque" and got out of the movie around 7pm, and went over to a nice place to have flat bread pizza that we split bwt the 3 of us. Debbie had a beer and Irene had some red wine, I stuck with water since I don't really drink very much.
"Burlesque" the movies is a "Wow" factor for the music, clothes and dance routines. The acting is very good and funny. Cher's and Christina Aguilera's singing & dancing is fantastic. C.A.'s acting is pretty good but not great. The script is very predictable and has been done a million times. For those that love either of these lady's, you will love it. For others, well I say go with someone who likes these lady's and you will have a great time. Not for younger kids either. The clothes are very skimpy and you do see some nudity, sex and lots of alcohol.
For those that follow my blogs on a somewhat regular basis. We still have not started on construction or demolition on the house. Still waiting for DH's architect friend to get the "Blue Lines" done so we can take them to the city for approval. Because none of this has been done we are almost a month behind starting and it looks like it may take close to a year to get the work done. We had figured to have a good portion done during the time DH is off from work. Most of Oct., all of Nov. & Dec., he goes back to work on Jan. 6th. Now with luck we will be able to work on the house when DH has some time off between gigs. Once again this is if the friend ever gets the damn BL's done! emoticon
Remember "TBL" is on at 9pm tonight here on the West coast. I still haven't figured out who will win this year. At this point I am down to 2 persons whom I pick to win, this year I haven't a clue. Talk to you all later! Keep warm my S.CA Spark buddies! Actually everyone keep warm! emoticon

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NANALD 12/1/2010 10:38PM

    Hi! Seems like the weather has gone mad everywhere. I am on the East coast and our temps were in the 70s yesterday, 67 this morning and 50 this afternoon! We were under tornado watches today and that just doesn't happen this time of year! The good news is that if you don't like the weather here it will change if you just wait 24 hours. Great news on getting back on track with entering stuff...I am trying to get myself to do the same thing. It really does help. Stay warm....of course, the rest of the country things it is always warm and sunny there!

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DONGR8NCHARNC 12/1/2010 11:05AM

    Your weather sounds more like here on the east coast- see how we suffer (LOL)?!? I agree with you on TBL. Two of my final four were eliminated last night; so I agree with you- can't figure who will win this year. Wouldn't it be a hoot if they let Elizabeth slip through and win?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/30/2010 11:01PM

    Weather is weird every where. We're under a tornado watch right now. Sorry that you've not been able to get the work done on the house yet. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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TGIF day after Turkey Day

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We shared our day with our neighbors across the street. I cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gray, sweet potato/yam casserole, pumpkin bread, wheat rolls, cookies and pies, along with olives and mini carrots. Our friends came with ham and corn cobs. I ended up not cooking up the green beans or serving the salad.
Why? Because Jim's 15 yr. old teenage twins don't eat vegetables. The kids (1 girl/1 boy) are very nice but they don't eat anything. My son was like that when he was little, but by the time he was in high school, he was eating more like an adult than a child. The kids ended up only eating ham and turkey. They don't even eat pumpkin pie and I also had some Apple bread pudding with vanilla sauce, that I could have heated up but they didn't want to try that either. I will save that for Sunday dinner.
Last night I started not feeling well around midnight, I think too much pie or something. I got up and took some antacids. Anyway I didn't fall asleep until after 3pm. slept through my alarm or turned it off in my sleep. This would require me to get physically out of bed and walk a couple of steps. I must have because it was still set but off. So I woke up close to 10:30am. Took it easy today but felt really tired all day. I was on my feet from 7:30am until supper at 1pm and then because we don't have a dishwasher right now, it took me just over an hour to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen and tables. I still managed to take Phred for a 34 min. walk after dinner.

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SOFEDUPP 11/27/2010 1:02PM

    Sounds like a long day. I hope you enjoyed yourself though.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/27/2010 1:27AM

    I hope that you got enough rest today. Hopefully you'll get even more rest tonight. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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CANOGAPARKGAL 11/26/2010 10:37PM

    Hope you feel better tomorrow. You needed the rest.

Phred always gets his walks, doesn't he. It's wonderful to have a dog-friend. ! emoticon

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Sort of busy the last couple of days. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Been getting ready for the holidays. Baking pies, bread and cookies from scratch.
DH hurt his back so I have been taking him to the chiropractor. Next week 3 times. We are sharing our feast with the neighbor across the street, we have a 24# turkey my DH got free from friends. Our neighbor is making the ham and corn. I am making everything else, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, baby carrots and we have pies. I made 2 and gave one to our neighbor, made 2 loafs of pumpkin bread, kept one and gave the other to another neighbor. Made pumpkin cake cookies today with butter cream frosting and gave some to another neighbor, my friend Rosa and her family.
Hope one and all have a great, fantastic holiday!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/25/2010 6:55PM

    Sorry that your DH hurt his back. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Love, Dawn emoticon

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BWCAGRL 11/25/2010 8:17AM

    Sounds like my week too...lots of baking and sharing with neighbors! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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HOPE2BE 11/25/2010 6:52AM

    How wonderful to give Thanks and to share with your neighbors. Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Hope

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