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Sort of a slow day

Friday, April 08, 2011

Got up this morning and read most of the paper, then did 2 LS's walking dvd's.
The first one is 3 miles using the walk belt and the 2nd on was her boot-camp dvd using the figure 8 resistance bands. Took a shower, ate lunch, watch OLTL & GH. Took Phred for a nice walk in the cold wind, with the sun coming out occasionally. Came home a did some stuff around the house, got on SP to put in data. Took my son and I out to dinner at Polly's where I had the salmon cake sandwich on whole wheat (no sauce) with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and spinach with Kona Chips on the side (a type of fat free potato chips that are made fresh at Polly's everyday). I only ate a few of the KC, while Frank finished them off. We also got to have free slice of Blueberry Crisp pie. I had water with dinner. I kept within my calorie count and I am stuffed.
I plan on hitting the gym tomorrow morning. emoticonI need to practice my jogging/running to see if I can break the 2 miles without stopping. I need to do this every other day and soon everyday so I will be ready for the 5K in June.

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MOMFAN 4/11/2011 1:31AM


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JHADZHIA 4/9/2011 8:28PM

    That is awesome exercise and eating :) You should be in great shape for this 5K!!
Wish I could be so disciplined eating out :P
Keep up the great work!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/8/2011 10:35PM

    Teri, you really do a good job of staying within your calorie range when you eat out. I really need to do better with that!

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Cooler day and got to the gym!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ended up driving to the gym today because the weather really sucked this morning. Highs today were 63 degrees but the wind was so strong and cold that I just decided to drive. Irene decided not to join me and that was Ok. The weather is suppose to be high of 55 tomorrow w/rain at some point and for sure snow in our local mountains. Awesome if I stilled skied

Got a good workout on the treadmill and I can jog now for close to 2 miles without stopping. I did 2.53 miles in 35 min. with 3 min warm-up and 5 min cool down. Never thought I would be able to jog for that period of time again. I use to jog a lot in my late teens to late 20's. Then kids came along and even with keeping busy with them, riding bikes and walks, the weight just seemed to creep up on me. Of course, having Lupus and taking Prenidsone for most of the last 26 yrs. wasn't much of a help either. Came home and did a few choirs, ate lunch and watched OLTO & GH (I showered at the gym to save time, one of the reasons I drove).

Took Phred out for an afternoon walk, he wanted to go until he got outside. Then he didn't like the wind being so strong. It blows his ears up and I think it bugs him when the winds blows into is ears. Why is it? A dog loves to stick their face out the car window but blow at their face (or the wind in their face) and they hate it. LOL

We had salad with penne pasta and no sugar Ragu with biscuits. I had to have yogurt afterwards to get my calorie count up from all the exercise I have been doing. That's about it for today. Hope everyone is doing well too!

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MELAPHANTN 4/8/2011 2:01PM

    Wow, progress is good!

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JHADZHIA 4/8/2011 11:46AM

    Well done with the jogging! I know all about the nasty winds :( They never seem to stop blowing here and now that all the dirt and snow mold are exposed, our city is one big dust bowl :( My worst allergy time.. But its so sunny and warm, I just have to get out there. For far too long we have been in the dark and cold :( High of 43 today and the guys are already wearing shorts!
Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

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LAURAAT 4/8/2011 10:02AM

    emoticon That's awesome about the jogging! You'll be at 2 miles jogged in no time. Keep up the great work! You're doing awesome!!

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/8/2011 9:58AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day! So glad you got to the gym and you are doing wonderful with your jogging!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/8/2011 8:15AM

    Teri, I'm am excited for you that you're back to jogging. That's something I've never done. Keep up the good work!

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TXGRANDMA 4/7/2011 10:18PM

    Fantastic that you can jog that long without resting! That must have really boosted your endorphins! Poor Phred, You know our spoiled pets don't like it outside when the weather is not just right! Sounds like a good dinner, too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELLEN0407 4/7/2011 10:14PM


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DH in Chicago again, I will be going in mid May. Anyone want to meet up with me??

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

My husband returned to Chicago on Tuesday and will be back at the end of 10 days. He will be going back in May and asked me to join him for a few days. He will be working most of the time 10 -12 hours days. I am hoping to meet some Spark People members I may have who near the area?? I am planning on flying in on the 19th and will wait and come home with my husband on the 26th. I have never been to the city of Chicago, but did have a layover at O'Hara for 5 hrs. many years ago. My sister may fly in from NY for a couple of days and I am hoping to meet up with an old roommate of mine who lives about 10 miles outside of downtown. I just hope to be able to keep myself busy and want to see some of the sites.
The last two days the weather has been mild, this morning was very cloudy and stayed that way most of the day until around 2:30pm. The weatherman predicts rain and snow in our local mountains (3,500 ft. level) by the weekend. I was sure spring had sprung after our real hot weather last week, but I guess S.CA isn't done with all the weird weather we have been having for the last year or so.
Doing lots of exercise and keeping within my goals. Not losing any weight but I do feel great, so not complaining too much. Anyways hope everyone had a great day, got in their exercise min. and stayed within their food limits. Remember to drink your water too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MELAPHANTN 4/7/2011 9:13PM

    Have fun!


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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/7/2011 9:12AM

    You are doing very well, just keep on going. I "think" our spring FINALLY arrived...we are at least reaching almost 60degrees...but now it seems like it doesnt want to stop raining. Hope you are having a great day today

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TXGRANDMA 4/6/2011 10:46PM

    Have a Great time in Chicago! Maybe someday Jeff will be working in Fort Worth??? emoticon Then we could meet up!
The stockyards makes for an interesting tour! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Pictures/visiting & hiking with family and friends

Monday, April 04, 2011

Sister Doreen in the town of Julian, CA exiting the public restrooms LOL

Sandy's husband Mike, Doreen and her husband Fred at start of hike

Me, Sandy (Subsmith on SP), Mike, Doreen and Fred.

Doreen, Fred, Mike, Sandy & Me at the start of the trail

Lavender wild flowers.

Yellow wild flowers. No I have no idea what these are called.
Most of the wild flowers in the desert area you can only see for a few weeks or so. With our weather being so back and forth, it looks like there will be a longer blooming season. I will post the rest on another blog to follow.

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XENA47 4/6/2011 11:04AM

    Looks like a fun hike. Those Lavender flowers remind me of the Sweet William which will be growing in the woods here in a few months. Probably something else entirely though.

Desert flowers have a special beauty because they're so brief. Glad you got a chance to see them. Hope you're having a lovely Spring.


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LAURAAT 4/5/2011 9:07AM

    Looks like you had a great time! I love that you exercise as a group, it seems like so much more fun than alone.
Gorgeous flowers!
Thanks for sharing!!

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JHADZHIA 4/4/2011 9:41PM

    Gorgeous flowers!! So nice to see in the desert! Great family photos!
That is so wonderful you can all get together like that!

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MELAPHANTN 4/4/2011 5:00PM

    Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/4/2011 3:52PM

    Thanks for sharing your great photos!

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DONGR8NCHARNC 4/4/2011 9:41AM

    You make exercise look fun and exciting! It seems like you have a wonderful support group. Best wishes on your journey to healthy.

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TXGRANDMA 4/4/2011 1:52AM

    Great pictures! Loved the wildflowers! Looks like you had lots of fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Beautiful wild flowers, love the family pix. Glad that you enjoyed your hike. Nothing like fun, family & fitness. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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Lazy Sat. Morning and other weekend stuff

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Stayed up late on Friday night to watch "Halloween:the beginning", I have see all the other Halloween movies so I figured I had to see this one too. lol I have been a scary movie fan since I was a little kid. My older sister use to get scared watching the soap opera "Dark Shadows" from the 60's, so she would have me watch and keep her updated. I guess this would be from around 10 to 14 years old for me.
Did a few small things around the house but the weather had cooled off and I just didn't feel like doing too much. So I shifted my off cardio day from Sunday to Sat. No biggie.
At 4:15pm my friend Irene picked me up and we went to the movies ("Rango" with Johnny Depp playing a cartoon lizard). The movie was very funny, but not really for young kids, older kids 10 or so would get the more adult jokes. Afterward we went to dinner at a place called the Katella Grill. It has very good food and I had not been there for a number of years. I use to go with my daughter on occasion.
Today I walked Phred for close to 4 miles because he didn't get any walk yesterday. He really enjoys his longer walks. After NASCAR was over I went over to the market to pick up steak, milk and some other items we needed.
We BBQ'd the steaks and they came out very good. The men folk had good thick NY cuts and I asked the butcher for a smaller cut for myself. My DH worked on a friend's car in the driveway and later my son washed the car he was working on. I washed my car on Thursday evening, when it was warm, but looks like it is once again cooling off. Same old, same old here.
DH leaves for Chicago again on Tuesday morning for 10 days. He will be going back in May and most likely I will go for a few days too. Any of my SP friends live in the Chicago area?? I have an old room-mate to meet up with but would be great to meet up with some new SP friends?? Let me know anyone?? Don't have the exact dates yet but will let anyone know who would like to get together with me? emoticon

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JHADZHIA 4/4/2011 9:44PM

    I love horror films too! Dark Shadows rocked! I just recently watched the original Frankenstein, with Boris Karloff what a classic!!
Enjoy Chicago, its a great place to visit..

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MELAPHANTN 4/4/2011 5:01PM

    Having Johnny Depp only in voice form seems like such a waste to me.


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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/4/2011 8:58AM

    I am About 4 hours from Chicago so that would be a long drive. Also I dont really think there would be much to do in my little town...lol. Your weekend sounds wonderful! I loved the idea of BBQ steaks!

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JAMER123 4/4/2011 1:53AM

    Too bad I am 8 hrs. away from Chicago! oes your Husband ever come to Minneapolis/St. Paul for business? If you come to the Twin Cities some day, I would love to meet up with you. Have you ever though of going to the Mega Mall or Mall of America?

You sound as though you had a wonderful weekend! Yum...steaks on the BBQ! Beef is one of my downfalls. I was raised on it and really enjoy it too much!

Take care and have a good week ahead.

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