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Monday, January 07, 2013

I am close to losing my goal of 3 lbs this week! Down 2.6 since the 1st. Today I walked my 90 minutes outdoors, since it is 32 degrees and sunny. As I continue to lose, I burn less calories per I was burning 668 calories, but now only 658.

I watched the Biggest Loser last night, and it was great. I re-watched it after my brother went to bed, and without his yapping, I got a whole different vibe on 2-3 of the contestants. Tonight is another show.

My brother started back to school today. He goes 8-12. This semester he took a day off during the week, and has a short class on Friday, even though he works. That way, if the car breaks, or he needs to go see a doctor, he can. We received a letter from the college 2 days ago, basically commending him on doing so well in his English class. He thought it was his hardest class. He got A's in all 4 classes, but Math and English were in the low 90%'s, while he aced computers, and political science. He loves politics, even managed a few state senator races, and got 110% in the class, by doing all the extra credit. He got every single answer correct on every paper, and taught the professor some things about politics. She was young, and didn't really know much besides the book, so she would know the answers, but wasn't really sure how something worked in the real world. She was outraged about the Citizens United deal. I don't think most Americans paid attention to it. He is super happy to get back to school.

I finished The Race by Clive Cussler, and am half done with The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson. My brother read the first 4 books in 2 That is what Head Start does for kids. I was born in California, and the program was experimental there. He started reading at 2 years of age, and Head Start just accelerated his learning. We moved to Denver, then Michigan, since my Dad was a Frito-Lay manager, and I started school at 6 instead of 3. I read by 3 1/2 though. Still, even though I tested in the top 3 percentile on the ASVAB, my brother is way ahead of me in knowledge, because all of the reading he has done. I read A Dance with Dragons in 4 days, and it is 959 pages long, but he could do it in 1 day. Amazing that it made that huge of a difference.

I had a mushroom omelette for breakfast, then walked. About to have a can of green beans for my snack, and cook up my chicken, tomatoes, and onion for my lunch and dinner. Then I plan to read some, and watch Biggest Loser at 8. I had a few Werther's each day the last few days, and going to try to eat 100 % clean this week. Hopefully this leads to some bigger losses. No more candies left.

Have a great day!
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CALLMECARRIE 1/10/2013 12:10PM

    Every time I think about Citizens United, I get depressed. More money in politics.... that's all we need. Whenever the Koch brothers are involved, I doubt the interest of the American public is being advanced.

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CLPURNELL 1/7/2013 10:04PM

    Awesome job on the loss. I am outraged by Citizen united as well. great job by your brother in school!

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JIBBIE49 1/7/2013 1:28PM

    Glad ur brother did well in his classes. I hope he is studying something where he has a real job skill. My son's gf got a job at the bank as she graduated from college in June 2012, but she found that of the 40 people hired in her group, they had gotten 40,000 applications. So, it pays to have a job skill like being an xray tech, or dental tech, etc.

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SWIMLOVER 1/7/2013 1:02PM

  You are doing just emoticon getting close to your goal of losing 3 lbs. weekly.
Keep Up The Good Work! emoticon emoticon

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KICK-SS 1/7/2013 11:56AM

    Biggest Loser was on last night and then will be again tonight - after this though, it will be once a week - not sure if it will keep a Monday schedule or not though.. Seems to me like it used to be on Tuesdays.

I think reading is so important - I used to read to my kids when they were little because my Mother always read to me when I was a child - however, the reading didn't carry on down so much to my kids - of course, guess this is the electronic age and they just don't read as much. It's a shame!

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-POOKIE- 1/7/2013 11:20AM

    Is BL on everyday? I managed to just about watch the first episode, took forever as it wasn;t downloading fast at all. Really irritating.

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