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March Goals 2014
3/1/2014 11:02:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

March is here! I am so glad. Soon flowers will be everywhere! They will make me sneeze but I will still love them! I'm waiting for some medi...  Read more

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February Ends (2014)
2/28/2014 9:19:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had high hopes for February. I think I did pretty well. While there are areas that need improvement, I really put forth some serious effort. I...  Read more

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7 Weeks, Concerned
2/27/2014 9:19:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today marks seven weeks of healthy eating and exercise. While I can see definite improvements, I have areas of concern. I've decided to move up my doc...  Read more

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Cranky
2/26/2014 9:53:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Last night I had a hard time sleeping. I was up all night. I was still awake at 5:55 am. Then, I had to get up and get to the office earlier tha...  Read more

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Sickness
2/26/2014 8:55:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been sick for about two weeks. It started out as a stomach problem, and then turned into a cold. I have been off for three days to get over it....  Read more

BABYFARM

2014
2/26/2014 8:52:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today is 02/26/2014. In 2013, I went through several different medications to get my cholesterol and triglycerides down. We finally got a good combina...  Read more

BABYFARM

Fitness Gear / Work-out Clothes, Recommendations?
2/25/2014 11:51:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I decided to reward myself with fitness gear for continuing in my health journey. I need to buy more work-out clothes. I've been putting it off b...  Read more

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Muscle Soreness and Some Random Items
2/24/2014 4:23:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My muscles are sore from the work-outs of the past two days. I don't think I was overdoing anything but I think the rowing machine worked my muscles i...  Read more

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Long Distance Relationships
2/23/2014 5:44:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I think it is well that Levi and I had that missionary experience together back in 2007 - when I got to know him better. (Levi is on the far l...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Trying New Things #1
2/23/2014 9:38:48 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I finally tried the rowing machine at the gym! It didn't go as well as I had hoped. 2 First, some equipment moved. I had to locate the m...  Read more

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If It Ain't One Thing...
2/20/2014 12:08:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So, last week I got a "new" dryer. And my son replaced the ceiling fixture in the dining room. Yesterday my son put in a new kitchen faucet. La...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Rough Day
2/19/2014 11:59:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's been a rough day...one of those days where you feel like you're working and working but nothing is getting accomplished. Tomorrow will be be...  Read more

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...Because I was too comfortable with the amount of gray I had
2/17/2014 7:23:52 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm getting closer and closer to the 6 weeks mark. Since I feel like I should have some real visible changes by that time, as I dried my hair, I actua...  Read more

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Working Vacation
2/17/2014 4:29:08 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have the week off from school. It's the only time I'll REALLY have to work in the clay. During spring recess, I'll be spending the week in Irelan...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Es de noche y estoy a punto de abrir el refri...
2/17/2014 1:46:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

40 Tengo hambre y sť que hay un tupper con pizza hawaiana, un poco de espagueti, Chobani greek yogurt 0%... sabor pera, que es nuestro favorito. Mi...  Read more

GABI_M

A Little Progress
2/14/2014 5:55:42 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was so happy to get back to the gym yesterday evening. Once I got there, I had trouble picking a cardio machine. I decided to go back to the ellipti...  Read more

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MIssing the Gym Again
2/12/2014 6:26:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I LOVE my gym membership but sometimes my day is just too crazy and my work-outs end up being somewhere outside of the gym. The past few days have bee...  Read more

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About Four and a Half Weeks
2/11/2014 3:57:53 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I still consider myself to be at the beginning of starting over right now. I'm not a total-newbie but my body is still getting used to the demands I p...  Read more

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Becoming a Runner
2/8/2014 8:38:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have toyed with the idea of becoming a runner. I've even thought about eventually running a half marathon. Right now, it's seems like a fantasy. ...  Read more

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"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow..." OKAY, YOU CAN STOP NOW!
2/6/2014 9:05:28 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I'd already gotten in some exercise yesterday while at work, and was going to round it off with maybe 15 minutes on the bike when I got home. Then as...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Reluctant Rest Day
2/5/2014 10:58:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today was a rest day. It was hard for me. I wanted so badly to go the gym. I found myself dancing around now and then because I was so antsy. I...  Read more

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Making the Most of the Time
2/5/2014 9:40:42 AM,  5 COMMENTS

It's the new semester where I work. Yesterday and the day before my fellow TA's and I were in the student cafeteria to hand out the new schedules duri...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Better Ending to a Tough Day
2/4/2014 4:15:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday was tough. By the end of the day I was incredibly frustrated and tired. I contemplated skipping my work-out, especially since a rest day wou...  Read more

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Little Victories
2/2/2014 11:59:54 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday I had a GREAT work-out! Wish the gym had been open longer. Came home and worked out more. Today wasn't as great but still good. So glad...  Read more

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Laundry and SURPRISE!
2/1/2014 4:15:52 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Abi (aka Glitterfairy77) had been doing the wash yesterday, so this morning I had to take it to the Laundromat to dry. I was bringing all THREE girls...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

February 2014 Goals
2/1/2014 2:39:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My husband says I'm getting smaller. I don't see it, but that's okay. Right now, the focus is habits and health, not numbers on the scale or tape meas...  Read more

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January Ends
1/31/2014 11:20:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

January has come to and end. I set some goals and I did pretty well. My January Health/Fitness Goals: 1. Consistently eat vegetables and f...  Read more

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RE: I'm Back, After A, Very Very, Long Break.
1/31/2014 10:50:36 AM,  84 COMMENTS

RE: I'm back, after a very very, long break, i'll be, very very, honest with, you now, i have not had the energy to go out much, so have been hiding...  Read more

GREASE31

Easy Day
1/31/2014 8:05:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday morning was the last midterm. Then our school staff had a "Chili Cook-off." First prize was a paid day off. I didn't contribute any chili, b...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Just Too Sweet
1/29/2014 7:41:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I like dessert but don't really have it often. I'm a little odd in that I like to eat my baked goods while they are still warm. This keeps me from bei...  Read more

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Self Talk
1/28/2014 7:33:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Sometimes I need a little coaxing. I think we all do. So I was on the bike after dinner. My joints weren't terribly pleased, but I told them I'd bre...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Lies the Machine Told Me, Sweet Little Lies
1/26/2014 10:52:24 PM,  6 COMMENTS

There's one area of the new gym with several different types of machines in one area, with only one duplicate machine, almost as if it were set up for...  Read more

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Laundromat Day
1/25/2014 3:01:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Not surprisingly when there are five children and three adults and you don't do laundry for a week, there is quite an accumulation of the USUAL stuff....  Read more

MAMISHELI53

"Let's Not and Say We Did!"
1/24/2014 6:13:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

One of the teachers with whom I work is dealing with thyroid cancer. Today when our students were relaxing on the computers after hard and heavy revie...  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Learning about the Gym
1/24/2014 2:24:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The gym I joined is pretty large. I generally work-out in specific areas of the gym and have been a little hesitant about venturing into different are...  Read more

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Age
1/23/2014 4:48:44 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This morning in my 3rd block math class, the interpreter for our deaf student had a college student - studying sign language - along to observe her....  Read more

MAMISHELI53

Over-did Arms
1/23/2014 4:23:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A few days ago, while doing my upper-body exercises, I overdid the arms. I'm not sure if it was the biceps or triceps that I worked in an overzealous...  Read more

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Flip-Flopping
1/19/2014 10:43:09 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday the urge to work-out was intense. I was exhausted and sore but I still wanted to work-out. I kept resisting the urge to just do something sm...  Read more

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It's Supposed to be a Rest Day
1/18/2014 5:04:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is supposed to be a rest day. Yesterday should have been one but I REALLY wanted to go work-out. So, I did. I'm paying for it today. I paid...  Read more

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Avoiding the Scale
1/17/2014 5:28:27 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm avoiding the scale. No, I'm not eating crazy amounts or skipping work-outs. I just know how disappointed I can sometimes become if I don't se...  Read more

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