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86 Days Until Summer - Happy DMD and New Weighted Vest!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


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Days Until Summer!

Hallelujah! Weather is warming up.

Today, my middle daughter who is also my only child for a week since her sisters are both away, shadowed at a private Christian school that she is so, so eager to attend next year. These blogs are supposed to be about fun, and to me happiness, satisfaction and peace for my children are qualities that make my life a WHOLE lot more fun.

Less drama in THEIR lives = more FUN in my life.

DMD (Dear Middle Daughter) has the tender heart of a missionary and with this school, she will be given ample opportunity to explore that side of her nature.

We have not even gotten an offer to go to the school yet, but I dont even feel that no is an option at this point.

The synchronicity of the timing, events and people involved in leading to her to this school are so numerous and so weirdly related, yet unrelated, that Im actually putting together a piece for Guideposts Magazine about it. Lets just say it was absolutely an answer to a prayer that I put out there and Ill let you know if it the piece gets accepted for publication.


Oh, and on another happy and exciting note, I bought a new weighted vest.

After doing my first vlog about my weighted vest, I realized that two of the BACK pockets were broken with the weights kinda dangling precariously. To keep it balanced, I would have had to remove 4 lbs, bringing down the total weight to 12 lbs, which I thought too low. I was just getting really used to 16 lbs and thinking about more ways to challenge myself.

I actually love this new vest even more than my last one because it fits more snuggly and does not swing so much. No matter how tight I made the straps on the last one (Altus Brand) it always had a certain amount of sway to it when I jogged which got to be uncomfortable.

However, I dont really like the fact that its not jacket style, but instead it fits over your head like an apron. Makes it more awkward to take on and off. I used to be able to take off the last one while still moving, This one I definitely have to be fully stopped to take it off. Ill have to get used to that.

It maxes out at 40 lbs and right now I have about 26 lbs on it which is 10 more pounds than my last vest. Im just walking with it now, getting used to the extra weight.

The weights fit into inside pockets and can be added or removed.

In fact, let me get out with the doggies and take them for a little spin whilst wearing my new vest.

Geez, makes me doggone tired just thinking about it.


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JOHNTJ1 3/29/2014 9:04PM


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S73694205 3/28/2014 9:29PM

    It's nice to see you looking good enough to need a weighted vest. I'm still working on taking my own vested weight off. But you are inspiring! I can't wait until I make the day when I need to buy my own weighted vest too. Yep. I am beginning to believe it might one day happen in spite of the milestones to go.

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AJDOVER1 3/28/2014 4:35PM

    How cool that things are coming together for your daughter! Quite a blessing!

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MSTWOMOONS002 3/28/2014 2:23PM

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AEROBISAURUS 3/28/2014 1:34PM

    I have to have that weighted vest is all I'm thinking right now! haha emoticon

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MINIUM 3/28/2014 11:21AM

    I love reading your blogs! I want a weighted vest just like yours - so inspiring!
Have you read my most recent blog about power posing? Incidentally, I have to teach around the notion of "power" in some of my classes so of course I talked about Amy Cuddy to my students. And 2 actually found the video on the web, watched the whole thing (they're French! But very dedicated!) and are now power-posing every morning. I'm so excited for them! So thank you so much!

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BOBINVA 3/28/2014 10:03AM


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MADEIT3 3/28/2014 9:54AM

    Good news about your daughter's school. Let us know whether you have an approval at Guideposts.

Love the vest!!

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KOHINOOR2 3/27/2014 11:25PM

    emoticon Thanks for the info. emoticon emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 3/27/2014 10:22PM

    Awesome job on the vest. That is awesome about your daughter and her school pick.

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68ANNE 3/27/2014 9:20PM

    That vest looks like the perfect accessory for you lol

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1CRAZYDOG 3/27/2014 8:52PM

    Wihing your DD much luck. It's a minefield out there in college land!

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SHAWFAN 3/27/2014 6:47PM


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