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Vacation Pictures...

Friday, January 04, 2008

...are up!! I think I have a few more on MY camera, but those are the ones I stole from my sister on facebook. ;)

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MISS_BETH12 1/4/2008 2:06PM

    I just took a look at your pics. You look awesome!


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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Well, this morning I stepped on the scale and it said.......


WOOHOO!!! :) I was prepared for some really SCARY number, so that was a HUGE relief. I intellectually knew it couldn't be THAT bad, because my clothes didn't really feel any different... but then again some of them are so baggy! HAHAHA. Anyway. I'm not changing my ticker because I'm hoping I can lose that extra lb by Monday/Tuesday.

Also, I forgot to mention that I went shopping for some clothes and finally came to work in clothes that FIT ME and everyone was like, wow, you look great, blahblahblah. Ok not EVERYONE, but I did get a few comments on it. I was like, isn't it amazing what some clothes that FIT can do? :) hahahahaha.

I'm very excited because I still even have some more money to spend on clothes, but I got some nice trouser style jeans from Target that fit like a dream, and some tops for work, simple V neck style, and one slightly more special scoop neck top with a bit of ruching on the shoulders. I also got this reallllly cool silver jacket!!! Not sure exactly when/where I'll be wearing it because it's slightly dressy, but it'll definitely be ok for work.

As soon as I can get my pictures on to the computer/mysister does so I can steal them, I'll share some pictures from our vacation -- some lovely full body shots from the beach. No I'm not in a bathing suit -- I still don't own one -- but it was 80 degrees and GORGEOUS outside!!! :) (That's a south florida Christmas for you!)

Being back at work kinda sucks, but it's nice because apparently everyone is REALLY GLAD I'm back. :D HAHAHA. I finally got caught up on most of the things I needed to get caught up on today. Last night was mostly about waiting to get to go home.

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KIMCATUS 1/4/2008 3:37PM

    Oh congrats on a job well done girlie!! You should be proud...and I know...clothes that fit really make a difference...I know I FEEL better in the few outfits I have that fit better. It's a nice feeling eh? :D

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LEONAMASHA 1/4/2008 1:47PM

    You enjoy those new clothes and sure hope you get to adding those pics! Now, time to relax from catching up on that work ;-)

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    Great job! Can't wait to see the vacation pics!

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DEB0413 1/4/2008 12:22PM

    Hey there!! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and a great weigh-in! I'm proud of you!! Way to go!! Happy New Year - all the best to you and hubby - - by the way, happy anniversary even if it's late!

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MISS_BETH12 1/3/2008 10:42PM

    That is awesome! Great job! The clothes sound really awesome too, I can't wait to see pics! Glad you did so well and had a great time. :)

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GUGIE76 1/3/2008 8:30PM

    omg - congrats!!!! staying in the 100's - over christmas is a real challenge, i have no doubt - i bet you look amazing!!!!

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

OH good GRIEF.

I did not do as well as I expected myself to do while gone...

I DID do well on the working out!!! Only missed ONE day. :) I actually worked out on Christmas Morning, believe it or not. Listened to Hanson's Christmas album. :) hahahaha.

But the FOOD.


Cuban Restaurant -- Ooooh PLANTAIN SOUP! Fried plantains a plenty, steak, some fries, some other fried things... SO GOOD... my grandmother constantly providing food and always asking if we've had enough when I'm totally STUFFED, Trying to get on track when driving all day, ate a light breakfast but never stopped allllllll day. Got to the in-laws and they had these AMAZING cookies out!!!! ALSO not to mention, I ate at every restaurant I never get to eat at.


So... I dunno. I dunno how I did. I haven't weighed myself yet. I came back today and had just enough time to change and come in to work. I plan to check my results tomorrow.


If I see 200 again, so be it. I know I can overcome this obstacle and my wayward actions during the holidays. I am proud of myself for the changes I DID make during the season. I did eat LESS than I normally WOULD have. I WORKED OUT while on VACATION.

I RAN OUTSIDE IN THE COLD. Granted, I could only run for like 20 minutes... I still don't have warm weather running gear and I foolishly thought I was going to be ok, but I wasn't. :P

I DID MY STRENGTH TRAINING. So not only did I get in some cardio, I did squats, bridges, crunches, reverse crunches, dumbell curls, tricep extensions, all that good stuff.

I am really really really realllllly anxious to get back to normal though. Tracking is going to be very important to me these next weeks. In fact, I'm going to make it the first challenge for the new Spring Semester of the Challenge of Harry Potter.

FYI: THE TEAM IS CURRENTLY PUBLIC. So if you're interested in being a Hogwarts student, feel free to join. I'm going to turn it private soon if an insane amount of people join. :P :)

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RHALES199 1/3/2008 10:24PM

    I'm so happy and excited to hear you're in one- der ville, and you had a good holiday season (despite the food, but we all went throught the same thing!). Thanks for checking in on me, as well :)

Take care!

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    Welcome back Dana! I solemnly swear that I was up to no good the entire time...wait, I'm not supposed to say that!!! Sounds like you did some great things over the holiday, and you've got a great attitude about things-way to go!

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DEEDRZ 1/3/2008 12:41PM

    Welcome back! Hope that your holiday was fabulous!

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J~E~N~N 1/3/2008 10:00AM

    Glad to see you are back.

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LOBO1978_2000 1/3/2008 8:56AM

    Welcome back...Can I get your weigh in for the biggest loser challenge please. Thanks.

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FITTYTIFF 1/3/2008 12:23AM

    Welcome Back!!! You were missed. I can not wait for the new term to start. I feel so ouit of sorts noting being able to go to my weekly challenge class. Yeah I know it is the little hermione in me. LOL
Sound like you did great too me on you vacation. ME, I only got in two days of exercise and even though I am home now I am still on vacation from work and I still have not gotten in anymore!!!

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MISS_BETH12 1/2/2008 10:18PM

    it sounds to me like you still did good. I mean, YOU WORKED OUT ON VACATION! I think that alone is amazing. :) Even if you didn't eat as well as you hoped, I think you still did pretty well for being on vacation!


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GUGIE76 1/2/2008 9:35PM

    welcome back!!! it sounds to me like you dd great and i'm so glad you pointed out all the good things you did...and that you came clean on all the food you're not too happy you ate...it's so nice to be back...and have my blogs read by you - you're such an inspiration and i'm cheering you on...20 min run...remember when you first started running - or when you couldn't????? way to go - last year was a true success for you!!!

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KIMCATUS 1/2/2008 8:15PM

    *hides dungbombs* Misbehaved? Us?? Surely you wouldn't believe the Slytherin Head of House, now would you?? (J/K...you know I love you Bonnie!!)

Sounds like you did good on the holidays...hey it is the holidays, the hardest time of the flipping year, plus when your somewhere where they have such fantastic food, yeah I don't blame ya.

But you did things right, and if you slipped a little, like you said, it's OK. :D

PS...I'm glad you're back...and had a wonderful time!! Welcome back Headmistress!!

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AMUNET_RA 1/2/2008 7:25PM

    Welcome back, Headmistress!

The students were very poorly behaved in your absence! LOL! Just kidding, (of course) but we're all glad to have you back in the halls...

P.S. I'm on the Silver Team for the BLC5! So we're Silver vs. Gold there too! LOL! ;-)


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Saturday, December 22, 2007

I am going on holiday, so if anyone wonders where I am... THAT'S WHERE! :) I'll be putting up my Spark Break icon as a reminder.

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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THICKY_THICK 12/26/2007 3:50PM

    have a great time!

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LEONAMASHA 12/24/2007 9:15PM

    Hope you enjoy your time away! By the way, love the icon!

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JERSEYPRINCESS1 12/23/2007 11:11AM

    Enjoy! You will be missed!

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I've been blogging like crazy!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I chalk it up to the fact that I'm ridiculously bored at work and no longer have access to my email so I have to think of all kinds of lovely other things I can do to waste time...

Today is my four year wedding anniversary. :) It seems like four years is a long time!!!! hahaha! But I'm definitely in one of those paradoxical places where it feels like it's still brand new, yet I can't imagine life without him. :)

Poor DH was so bummed this morning. The Holiday stress is really getting to him, and me being so busy he was feeling neglected and burned out on the healthy eating/excercise wagon all at once. So I had to hang out a little while longer than I planned on staying home to take some GOOD CARE of him and give him lots of love and attention so he knows I still love him mucho mucho. He is the greatest!!! I can't wait to go home......

I still have 2.5hours. UGHHHHHHHH.

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SLCOLMAN 12/21/2007 8:48PM

    Happy Anniversary!!

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DEEDRZ 12/21/2007 10:51AM

    Happy Anniversary!

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SHINYSILVRVOLVO 12/21/2007 10:44AM

    Happy Anniversary yesterday!

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LEONAMASHA 12/21/2007 1:16AM

    Awww!!! How nice of you to 'take care' of him! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Enjoy :D

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CURVES_N_CURLS 12/20/2007 8:52PM

    Happy Anniversary! :) -Lisa

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KIMCATUS 12/20/2007 8:51PM

    Happy anniversary!!!! Glad you had some time for the *ahem* good care of hubby.... ;) I'm sure he was quite pleased too! :P

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