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10/19/17 10:52 P

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So I might have bitten off more than I could chew this week. Between teaching my own dance classes, substitute teaching, babysitting, and housesitting/dogsitting, it's been a crazy week. Yesterday, I was so tired, I don't remember most of it. But I skipped Pilates this morning in favor of sleeping in and I feel much better.

I still had a productive day. I completed the Walmart shopping for the week, got the oil changed in my car, washed a load of laundry, brushed the cats, vacuumed the house, cleaned the bathroom and even spent time with the dog that I'm dogsitting. And all that before heading to the studio to substitute teach 2 classes. So I got a lot done and I don't feel nearly as tired as I did yesterday.

Tomorrow, I have TEAM Boot Camp workout, plus I need to vacuum again (we have cats), this time getting behind the appliances like the washer, dryer, and refrigerator. And the hubs and I are headed to a dinner for interns that work at a local hotel.

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10/18/17 2:49 P

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I'd rather be busy than bored! I do not get bored very often!

emoticon Hi! Everyone! A day of working & playing & making GREEN drink, emoticon emoticon several batches (12 servings, all of theses ingredients can add up,$$ but I've given up expensive doughnuts, emoticon ! So about $3.00 each serving), I wrote a new blog today with the ingredients, give it a look emoticon & please comment!



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10/16/17 10:23 P

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I got up this morning and let the dog out where I'm housesitting, then got dressed. Once I let the dog in, I went home, fed the cats, had breakfast and finished getting ready for the gym. Then it was off to the gym for TEAM Boot Camp, where I sweated profusely. But it was a good workout. I stretched for 30 minutes after class then sat in the sauna with friends for about 15 minutes. Then it was shower, grocery store, let the dog out, then home for lunch. After lunch, it was time to scoop the litter boxes, start a load of laundry, brush the cats, vacuum, hang up the laundry, Bible study, and pay some bills. Then it was back to where I'm housesitting to spend some time with the dog. Then home to make dinner (tacos!). Now just sitting on the couch relaxing and watching TV with the hubs. Soon, I'll do the dishes, pack for tomorrow, get ready for bed, then head to where I'm housesitting for the night.

Tomorrow, I am babysitting all day, then teaching a dance class in the evening. There's nothing like staying busy!

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10/16/17 10:45 A

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Sending prayers & good ((((((((vibes))))))) for your health! emoticon

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10/16/17 10:44 A

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2 weeks without doing my Sheppard Pilates DVD, today before I go to sleep, I WILL do it. Getting over a cold, but feeling ok to re-start! I LOVE how Pilates feels & looks on my body!!!! emoticon

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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10/15/17 10:32 P

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Sad day! I hope you are feeling better.

I've been substitute teaching and housesitting and running around like crazy just trying to keep up. And I have a full day of babysitting planned for Tuesday this week.

In addition, I got the news that my HIDA scan came back normal. However, the day I had the scan almost turned into a total loss because I felt so awful afterwards. I'm not really sure what to make of that. This is starting to get incredibly frustrating. I would really like to know what's wrong soon so we can fix it. It's getting to be incredibly expensive.

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10/12/17 4:32 P

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10-13-17After 1,383 days i broke my 8 hr. sleep streak, head cold wouldnt let me sleep, VERY :=( sad face, but not end of my world, of course! emoticon emoticon



Sleeping in feels great sometimes, right? I love autumn, hope you saw so pretty colors!

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10/9/17 10:17 P

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Woke up this morning to the most disappointing snow flurries ever known to man. The weather people really built up my expectations by saying we'd get 4-8 inches of snow. But there was nothing on the ground when I woke up and very little falling from the sky. It started to snow harder while I was at the gym (more on that later) and we ended up with the mulched areas covered in snow but hardly any on the grass. It eventually melted while flurries were still falling from the sky and now we have almost nothing and it has stopped snowing. I'm horribly disappointed in the first snow of the season, but at least the roads were only incredibly wet.

I went to the gym this morning. My trainer was unable to make it this morning, so our class was given the option of joining TEAM Cut or TEAM Alpha. I chose to do TEAM Alpha, which does a lot of strength training. It was really cool and I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe after I get my shoulder better I'll move into that class. After the workout, I opted to use a group fitness studio that was not in use so that I could work on some choreography for one of my classes.

After lunch it was a quick vacuum of the house followed by sorting through all the medical bills and paying them (along with all the others that needed to be taken care of). Now I'm just chilling on the couch watching some TV with the hubs.

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10/8/17 11:51 P

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The hubs and I slept in, then took a trip through the mountains to see the leaves. It was most likely our last chance as we are preparing for Winter Storm Aiden, which is forecast to bring 50mph wind gusts in addition to 4-8 inches of snow. Hard to believe we're supposed to get snow when the high today was in the mid-70s.

After returning from our trip through the mountains, the hubs had a soccer game. It was incredibly frustrating to watch as the other team played incredibly dirty and the refs didn't make very many calls against them. Yet our players got carded for things that didn't warrant a card.

Then we came home and had dinner and are watching some TV right now.

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10/6/17 5:47 P

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Thanks to all who read & commented on my latest blog: Blood tests, not sure what they mean. I REALLY appreciate all of your comments!!!!!

10-6-17 I get to perform my marionettes, tomorrow! I LOVE doing that! Then my God children are in from out of town & we are going to see the Broadway style musical of the Little Mermaid, It will be a FUN, busy & lovely day! DH is feeling better & so is our beautiful city, Las Vegas.... Lot's of healing going on, here!


Here she is several years ago!

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10/2/17 11:18 P

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I got up and went to TEAM Boot Camp today, even though I was nauseated before I got there. But I finished the workout and even did Zumba afterward. As long as I didn't jump or squish my abdominal region, I was okay. Afterward, it was off to the grocery store for my weekly shopping trip. I was in and out pretty quick then went home for lunch. After lunch it was time for some vacuuming and paying of bills. I had a babysitting job late afternoon / evening, which was a lot of fun. I really enjoy those kids! And every time I go over there, they ask for a future day babysitting. So I'm set up for another day of babysitting, plus housesitting while they go out of town.

Tomorrow I have some dusting and cleaning of bathrooms on the schedule, as well as a dance class.

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10/1/17 10:36 P

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I slept in a little this morning, which was nice because I've been feeling really sluggish lately.

The hubs had a soccer match today. He played the entire first half, but then sat out the second half. The team lost 3-0. While watching on the sidelines, I met the wife of another one of the players, and the wife of one of the other players was back after having given birth to their third child. It was nice to talk with some of the other wives during the match. I'm usually the only one there.

After we got home, I took 2 of the cats out for a walk. It was a nice day out; if the wind had been a little less intense it would have been perfect. After that, I spent some time reading.

Tomorrow I have TEAM Boot Camp in the morning and I'm babysitting around dinner time.

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9/26/17 4:36 P

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You are amazing & inspire me daily!!!!!

emoticon 9-26-17 Another beautiful day! Walked Lucy, 30 minutes of Pilates, work, (I love my 'real' job) & dog bite almost finished healing. I spoke to dog owner, today. They are getting a dog trainer in & the dog is out of quarantine, tomorrow. So all is well in our world! I am grateful for my amazing life, it could be VERY different, today!



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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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9/25/17 11:23 P

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Today was assessment day in TEAM Boot Camp! We did 5 minutes each of push-ups, burpees, and sit-ups, plus ran for 2 minutes. I beat my numbers from last time in sit-ups and running. But I struggled with the push-ups and burpees. I'm blaming my shoulder. The push-ups bothered it a bit. It felt like someone was pressing their finger really hard on the top of my shoulder joint. And the burpees, being after that, didn't feel all that great. Our trainer also weighed us on the fancy scale that gives way more numbers that just weight (body fat percentage, plus total pounds of fat, water, and dry lean weight, as well as the distribution of that weight. She's making copies of the printout of these numbers so we can each take home a copy of our numbers. All I know is my weight was 201, which is 5.6 pounds less than I weighed last time I weighed in on that particular scale at the beginning of July. That number is higher than what I weighed last week on the other scale at the gym (which I use more often) and less that what I weighed at the doctor's office last week. All these scales are making me not put much stock in the numbers. I'm more concerned about the rest of the assessment, which turned out as I expected, and how my clothes feel (the jeans I put on yesterday were a little tight).

After workout, I spent 45 minutes working on choreography for my jazz class on Wednesday. They wanted to do a combination instead of across the floor technique work. So I put together a challenging combination for them. I was sweating just marking through it.

After that, it was shower time, then off to the grocery store. Then I talked to my mom on the way home. She is planning to go visit my grandfather in NC on Wednesday and stay a week. He's in the hospital because he fell Saturday after becoming weak from the radiation he's receiving for his cancer. She says he's been really grouchy lately, which is not like him at all. He's a very happy, pleasant, look-on-the-bright-side kind of guy. So I know he's not feeling well.

Then it was lunchtime, followed by some laundry, vacuuming, and paying bills. Sorting out medical bills is ridiculously difficult. After looking through what paperwork I have, I know I have several hundred in bills currently to pay, several hundred dollars in bills on their way, and I'm very close to my yearly out of pocket maximum. Hopefully we can get this medical problem straightened out and fully resolved before the end of the year so we don't have to start all over again. We are WAY over budget right now.

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9/24/17 10:42 P

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Oh no! How did you get a dog bite? I hope you heal quickly!

The hubs and I are watching A Beautiful Mind. It is such a heartbreaking movie watching this incredibly brilliant man struggle with schizophrenic delusions.

Today, I babysat. It was a fairly easy job. The children were asleep for their nap when I got there. So I read a magazine for an hour and 45 minutes until both boys woke up from their nap at about the same time. Then we had a snack and played until their dad and sisters got home.
Afterward, I watched the hubs play soccer. His team won 3-2.

Tomorrow, we have our assessment at my TEAM workout.

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9/20/17 4:02 P

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emoticon I'm healing from dog bite, doing ok!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
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9/18/17 10:37 P

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I made it to TEAM Boot Camp this morning. It was a tough workout. My lungs have felt a little bothered by allergens lately (allergy-related asthma) and all the cardio (specifically running "suicides") was a bit much. But I did finish and I didn't have an asthma attack. After my workout, I found an empty group fitness studio and worked on some choreography. It was so refreshing to get back in the studio and do some choreography. I weighed in before heading to the shower, but I was up 0.3 pounds and .5 percentage points of body fat. I think the scale was a little wonky since I know my clothes have been fitting a little loose lately.

After leaving the gym, I got groceries and stopped at the gas station to fill up and then it was home for lunch with the hubs. After lunch I vacuumed and paid the bills. So back to the usual schedule.

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9/17/17 10:01 P

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Yesterday my dancers performed at a church that had gathered several Christian dance group for a show about praising God through dance. It was really good! Then the hubs and I went to Denver to watch the Rapids play. It was really cool!

Today we just schlepped around the house. Sometimes it's nice to take it easy before launching into the work week.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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9/14/17 10:42 P

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I know sometimes my life sounds busy, but I really do have a lot of down time to focus on fun things.

I taught seven dance classes yesterday, so I'm dragging a bit today. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun and got a great workout. But it wore me out.

But I still got up and made it to Pilates this morning, which cleared out a little of the morning cobwebs and get some stiffness out. I also survived Walmart (and got everything on my list!). And I babysat today. It was an easy job as one child went down for a nap within 30 minutes of me getting there and the other got home from preschool (dropped off by a classmate's parent) and went straight to bed for a nap. Both were still napping when their parents got home. The parents asked if I'd like to house-sit when they go on vacation next time. Yes, please. Another job that should be easy.

My boss at the job where I teach on Wednesday night asked me to send her the plans I was teaching from because she thought they seemed organized and logical. So I emailed her the notes from one class so she could use them today in a similar class. She emailed back that she might want me to create a curriculum for the program. So I sent her the curriculum I developed for the last place I worked.

Tomorrow I have my TEAM Boot Camp workout in the morning, then I need to do some laundry and vacuuming.

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9/12/17 5:01 P

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You are 1 busy lady!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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9/11/17 10:09 P

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I actually woke up before my alarm this morning. That is an extremely rare occurance. But I was able to get up and moving rather easily this morning, which was nice. Not being a morning person, mornings are rather painful for me.

While eating breakfast, I got a text from my sister letting me know that my parents' flight (coming back from 10 days in Ireland) was cancelled from Atlanta to Huntsville due to Irma. And she lamented about not wanting to drive to pick them up because she had her son today (his daycare was closed due to Irma) and didn't want to get caught in a bad storm with him in the car. So I asked her if the church was sending someone to pick everyone up, since the trip was organized through the church. All the back and forth on text almost made me late for my workout. But I made it just on time and with a reply from my sister that the church was indeed sending someone to pick everyone up from Atlanta.

Workout was good. My shoulder only bothered me when I extended my arms back overhead after doing lat pulldowns. After workout, I stretched with a couple of my workout buddies, then we headed to the sauna. While in the sauna, we met a 76-year old lady who runs track and has 3 national championships in her age group. She didn't start running until she was 65. Such an inspiration!

Back at home, I did laundry, vacuumed, and paid the bills while fielding more texts from my sister and mother. My parents plane ended up being diverted to Detroit last minute. Then they were able to make it to Atlanta. And they are supposed to arrive back home in about and hour and a half.

I also got a text asking for me to sub some dance classes tomorrow and Wednesday, so more work!

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9/10/17 10:40 P

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Watching the coverage of Hurricane Irma makes me glad I don't still live in the south. But I still have friends and family there. I'm definitely praying for everyone in the path of this hurricane.

I slept in this morning, but I stayed up too late last night. I'm hoping to get on a regular schedule of going to bed at the same time each night. I can tell there's a difference on the days I've stayed up late, even if I get to sleep in the next day.

The hubs had a soccer game today and his team won 5-1! The sun was beating down on us for most of the match. The wives found a spot of shade and we all huddled there to try to stay cool. We didn't plan to sweat like our husbands did. After the match, I spent the rest of the day relaxing. I decided since I haven't been feeling well and I'm feeling quite sluggish, today should be a rest day.

I made a chicken and rice dish tonight to which I added spinach. When I added the spinach, it smelled awful. But once it was done cooking, it didn't smell like spinach at all. And you couldn't really taste it either. So it was a good sneaky way to get in some veggies.

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9/6/17 1:26 P

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emoticon 9-6-2017 Today is my 2,000 day of being active on this amazing site! Please read my updated 8-11-17 blog, I HAD A DREAM ABOUT SPARKPEOPLE/SPARKAMERICA It gives you an idea who I am. I update many times during the month! THX! & thanks to SP for my amazing emoticon , healthy emoticon , confident emoticon emoticon life!



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Keeping fingers crossed for you!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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9/4/17 10:03 P

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I made it to TEAM Boot Camp this morning despite feeling like I was having a flare up of my asthma. Working out was good. I felt a lot better after working out.

We've had a haze hanging over town all day. It's thick enough we can't see the mountains, which aren't that far away. Apparently it's from wildfires burning in Montana and Idaho, which means it blew quite a way since we live in southeast Colorado. It smells faintly like fire and an air quality alert was issued today.

This afternoon I had another attack of the stomach pain. I had hoped the medicine was working, but over the last several days I started feeling worse and then today the pain took over. I hope we can get some answers soon. I'd hate to have one of these attacks while at work.

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9/4/17 4:41 P

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emoticon 9-4-17 "NEVER TRY TO IMPRESS OTHERS, TRY TO IMPRESS YOURSELF & FIND HAPPINESS WITHIN YOU" Yogi tea emoticon



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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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9/2/17 11:03 P

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It's back! College Football season is finally here! The hubs and I watched South Carolina beat NC State and watched Troy lose to Boise State. Now we're watching Bama and Florida State. Roll Tide!

In other news, we made it to Pilates this morning. It was a great workout! I don't think I could've one more roll up transition. For those who might not speak Pilates, roll up transitions happen when you have just done an exercise lying down and are about to do one sitting up. After Pilates, we tried to go hiking before the first football game we wanted to watch. But it's a holiday weekend and it was a home football game for Air Force. So traffic was a bear. And there was nowhere to park where we had planned to hike. So rather than use the remaining time we had looking for somewhere else to go hiking, we called it a day and went home. The plan is to go hiking tomorrow. But the hubbs is playing tennis in the morning and it's supposed to get hot. So we'll see.

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9-1-2017 emoticon A beautiful day to start a new month! emoticon Swim; emoticon walked Lucy dog; emoticon Sheppard Pilates DVD, emoticon (still a BIG challenge!); house work; emoticon errands & work at regular job emoticon . It's been fun! emoticon Have a great holiday weekend. emoticon emoticon I get to hike tomorrow, early! emoticon emoticon







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8/31/17 10:44 P

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I finally made it to Pilates this morning. It was a good class. I only got nauseated during the series of 5, so I guess that's a win. By the way, I looked up the side effects of the medicine I'm taking and nausea is one of them. So I'm blaming the medicine.

I survived Walmart.... barely. I thought I was going to have to put everything back and come back. While I was standing in line at the check-out I was told Walmart was not accepting credit cards due to a glitch in the system. I knew I did not have enough cash for what was in my cart and I don't have a debit card currently. Luckily, I could write a check. Otherwise, I'd be one unhappy camper. I mean, who wants to do Walmart twice for what should have been one trip?

I also talked to my mother on the phone today. She said they are getting some rain from Harvey. She said she was expecting the county she lives in to go under a tornado watch any moment. Apparently, everyone to their west was already under one. (The parentals live in Alabama.)

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I know what you mean. It's tough to be the only one to keep a team going. I'm thankful for the ones (like you) who participate here.

It's been one week since the last attack of the abdominal pain. Today was a little weird though because I spent much of the day nauseous. I was able to eat at meal times though. So I guess that was good.

My quads are super sore from the last several days. Sunday we helped friends move and I was up and down stairs a lot. Then Monday in TEAM Boot Camp, we did a lot of leg exercises. Then yesterday I went for a long walk (with hills) and even jogged for a mile. Then today was another day full of leg exercises at TEAM Boot Camp. I ended up sitting in the hot tub after work out (and stretching that included copious amounts of foam rolling).

I got a call today from a dance studio that needs a permanent teacher for a class on Tuesday nights. So I added that to my schedule. I'm teaching at 3 different places now and still not getting as many hours as I'd like, but at least I'm working, doing a job I love.

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8/29/17 3:14 P

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30 minutes of Pilates today!!!!

8-29-17 I left 10 teams but still on 30! I think teams are VERY important, but I don't want to be the only one sparking on it, just too draining & too much to keep up with! Doing ok, otherwise, staying as happy as I can! emoticon

photo from last weeks hike!


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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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Sounds like a fun day!

Yesterday I started the day by teaching 2 dance classes. I can tell my health problems have definitely taken their toll on my energy levels. I was really struggling by the end of the second class. I need to be able to eat enough to fuel my activities, but my body seems to reject that sometimes. I did do some cleaning yesterday but I also got in a lot of reading. Then we took dinner over to our friends' house, because they were in the midst of a move and it just seemed like it would make life easier for them if they didn't have to cook.

Today, we helped said friends move. I can't tell you how many times I climbed the stairs (at the old home and at the new home), but I know my quads are going to be sore tomorrow. I also know I'm exhausted and fighting to stay awake right now. After we came home, I plopped down on the couch and finished the book I was reading. It turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting.

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emoticon 8-26-17 I won 1,000 goodie points!!!! I had a dream about SparkPeople/SparkEarth. (please see & comment on my updated blog!) I just went through some 'friends', from my goodie list from when I first started! I wonder WHY people leave SP? It's a God send for me emoticon ! Fun hike emoticon & swim emoticon & walk LUCY, today emoticon "Be the health you want to be, with what you have to work with & I will, too!" (a quote by me!) emoticon

Lucy's walk;


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A party I went with DH & his Mom, (for FLSUN)


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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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8/25/17 11:35 P

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Yay to seeing some progress on the healing!

I've had a crazy week of going to doctors and even another bout of abdominal pain Wednesday night. It flared up 4 separate times that night, starting around 6:30 and ending around 11. It was a rough night. I had my upper endoscopy today and it went well. They took very good care of me and even had a hot chocolate and crackers for me when I woke up. However, the doctor found nothing wrong inside me. He took biopsies of my small intestine to test for celiac disease. I have an abdominal ultrasound scheduled for September 7 to look at my gall bladder and a check-up with the GI on September 21. So I guess now I just wait and pray the pain doesn't make another appearance.

In other news, I got hired to teach dance one night a week in a dance program associated with a church an hour away. I'll be teaching 4 hours worth of classes each week, so it made it worth the drive.

In addition, I completed my 1st aid and CPR certification yesterday for my job at LifeTime Fitness. So I am officially done with training! Yay!

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8/22/17 3:57 P

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Yeah! I did 30 minute of Pilates today! It's been 8 days.... to long in between, but feeling GREAT! SO glad you are figuring out your pains!

emoticon 8-22-17 back to working & playing today! I took DH in for MRI & visit to surgeon to see how it's going for him, yesterday. Back surgery was 7-27-17, he seems to be on the mend! Please keep prayers going for his total recovery. Once this healing happens, he should be able to walk without pain! I'm SOOOOO more than hoping! emoticon

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
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8/21/17 10:39 P

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So I decided to get in my workout with my TEAM. My trainer knows about my issues and that I haven't been eating much, so she kept a close eye on me and made sure I didn't overdo it. There were a couple times I felt dizzy (going from laying down to standing), but other than that, I worked up a good sweat!

After working out and showering and hitting up the grocery store, it was eclipse time. We were not in the path of totality, but we did get 91% coverage. It was really weird. Since we live in sunny Colorado, it was still really sunny, but I could be outside in the sun and not squint without my sunglasses. It was really strange. We did have a slight temperature drop during the eclipse, which was nice. (Remember, we have no air conditioning, so hot days are no fun.) When I looked out the window this afternoon, I thought to myself, "Wow! That's really bright!" So I guess there was a difference, it was just weird.

After the eclipse and lunch (where I decided to try to eat some chicken - successfully I might add), I vacuumed the house and payed some bills.

Reflecting on my changes in my diet, I told my husband that I really want to go back to eating healthy even though I have a perfectly good excuse to eat like crap. And when I say like crap I mean high carb, since I was told to eat a low protein, low fat diet at the urgent care on Friday. But I really miss my protein. I was really starting to enjoy it. Once I tracked all my food for today, I actually ended up with 1500 calories (which is 300-500 more than I've gotten for the past week) and I had 83 grams of protein. And I only had a couple of twinges of pain, but no excruciating pain. I go the gastroenterologist tomorrow. So hopefully, I'll have some answers tomorrow.

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8/21/17 10:33 P

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Happy you are out of pain!!!!

emoticon emoticon emoticon 8-21-17 I'M VERY excited about the eclipse! I'll be watching on TV! I have friends that all joined up in Portland, OR!! BIG parties going on! (I'm not near there) Exciting! Also because of new moon energy, take a moment, NOW, today to visualize YOUR goals coming to fruition! We CAN do it! (I'm visualizing my "dream" blog about SP!)Thx to FLSUN for photo of eclipse!





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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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8/20/17 9:14 P

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I had a good day digestion-wise! No pain today! That being said, I haven't been eating much in order to feel better and I have zero energy. I've been spending my days laying on the couch reading. So that's all I did today.

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8/19/17 11:27 P

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Thank you for the prayers! They are greatly appreciated! It sounds like you had a fantastic day!

Today wasn't awful. I had some twinges and pain late afternoon, but it wasn't as bad as usual. I'm hoping that the medicine is working and will continue to work.

I got to FaceTime with my mom and my nephew today. Every time I waved at him, he said "bye-bye." I guess he doesn't realize that waving can be for hello too. It was fun to get to talk to him and see his new toys.

I did a little cleaning today. And we were able to get two of our cats outside on a leash. One had never been outside before and the other hasn't been outside since we moved over a year ago. Other than that I took it easy.

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8/19/17 5:57 P

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SOOOOOO praying you find your answer! PLEASE keep me posted!
emoticon 8-19-17 A beautiful emoticon day hiking emoticon in the Wetlands emoticon emoticon ; shopping emoticon ; swimming emoticon & listening emoticon to Chris on cd's! I would not be in this VERY special way of health & energy emoticon emoticon , with out SP! emoticon We are ALL so blessed because we took/are taking his ideas, because of 1 man's dreams! emoticon Dreams DO come true, right????? emoticon

This is Harry Redmond, film & TV director, he was 101 years old when STARSHINE performed for him. He has inspired me to keep doing the marionettes!

This is Missy, an ambassador at Disneyland, CA. STARSHINE performed for her & her friends.


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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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8/18/17 11:52 P

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Last night was another bad night. The hubs wanted to take me to the hospital again, but I refused. It's become clear that they can't do anything because this is not a life-threatening emergency. So I ended up at urgent care today in an effort to get some medicine to help me manage the pain until I can see a GI. The GI the emergency room referred me to doesn't have an opening until September 26. I clearly can't keep living like this for another 5+ weeks. Thankfully, the hubs found a GI who had an opening this Tuesday, so we took it. I spent the rest of the day laying around on the couch reading. Since I've only been able to get 1000-1200 calories a day all week, I just don't have enough energy to workout.

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8/18/17 5:39 P

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8-18-17 Please read & comment on my NEW blog:
"My Dream about SparkAmerica/SparkEarth"





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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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Have they checked for nuts & seeds in lower intestines? Diatricklaites? (sp sorry)That's what your symptoms sound like, I have a friend who has it. Just a thought! Hope it helps!



8-17-17 emoticon SparkPeople/SparkAmerica/SparkEarth: I come every day to read, participate, encourage and appreciate the same I'm getting from others emoticon emoticon



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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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I ended up going to the emergency room again last night. They weren't really able to do anything for me, but they did give me a referral to a GI. I haven't had any trouble so far today, but I also didn't eat much. I'm starting to wonder if it's the fat. My nutritionist put me on a plan that emphasized adding a lot of healthy fat (whole milk, eggs, nuts). I skipped the eggs and the nuts today and feel much better. I did skip the workout this morning as I was released from the hospital at 1AM. And then I babysat 10-5 today. I could have worked out afterward, but decided that some cleaning needed to be taken care of, since I've been unable to get much of it done since these flare ups started. I plan to take it easy tomorrow, but then I want to get back to my workouts on Friday.

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Yikes!!!! I'm glad you are feeling better!

8-16-17 emoticon Today I FINALLY finished a small section of de-cluttering my office/workshop. emoticon I can actually move in there, now! emoticon Took me 2 weeks! I eliminated 2/5 of stuff. Now all that is in that space brings me joy & I can use the tools in the space. A great place to re-do my marionettes! emoticon Onto my bulletin board! I'm working on 1 section at a time in there. Hope to have all done by Christmas! emoticon



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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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Oh no! I hope you are feeling better!!
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Well, I ended up at the emergency room yesterday evening. The pain from the bloating was so intense I asked my husband to take me to the hospital. The ran a lot of tests and come up with no reason why I'm experiencing such pain. They gave me morphine and an anti-nausea medication and sent me home. So far, I haven't experienced the intense pain. I've been a little bloated and incredibly tired, but no intense pain. And I've normally gotten it by now. And now I think I know what the culprit was. I just realized the bbq chicken I've been eating at lunch was made 2 weeks ago, well beyond the safe point for eating leftover chicken. I didn't have any today. So maybe that was it.

In other (related) news, my sister ended up at the emergency room this morning. Some of the same symptoms, same experience at the emergency room, from the tests they ran to finding nothing. But she lives on the other side of the country, so the only thing we have in common right now is genetics. So I can't imagine this as being anything other than a coincidence.

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8/13/17 6:32 P

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Tomorrow is my Pilates day!

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8/12/17 11:35 P

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I got up and went to the gym to teach dance this morning. It was fun, but my insides were still unsettled. Once home, I did some cleaning and ate lunch, then finished my training for work. I spent the rest of the afternoon reading. It was nice to get to catch up on some reading. Then as I got up to make dinner, it was attack of the bloat. Once again, it was awful with my squirming and crying from the pain. The hubs got me to eat some crackers and I actually felt better. My insides are still unsettled, but there is no pain. The current theory is that I'm not getting enough to eat between lunch and dinner, which is a 7-hour stretch. I'll try eating more in the afternoon tomorrow and see how that goes.

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8/12/17 12:02 A

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Beautiful sunrise!

I made it to TEAM Boot Camp this morning. After the workout, my heart rate monitor said I burned 954 calories. Wow! In addition, my trainer's next client didn't show, so he helped me find where I was tight in my shoulder and helped me try to release the tight muscles there. After the gym, it was home to vacuum the house and facetime with my best friend. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon working on training for work. I just have one module left, then I'll be done! Then it was attack of the bloating. And it was incredibly painful. I hope this was the last that it will happen. Not sure what's causing it. I haven't made any changes to my diet really recently. I'm eating the same way I have been for several months now.

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Yes! A marionette of 1 of my favorites! Here is a photo of her!


8-8-17 emoticon 8-8-17 If you haven't already, Please check out & join, SMALL GOALS CHALLENGE, team. (I know I'm saying it many times, but so worth a daily check in!) It is lovely & is perfect for support from SP founder, Chris Downie. I love it! Have a fabulous day, week, month & year!!!!! Together we can do anything! emoticon emoticon emoticon


I took this photo of sunrise over our little park on my walk with our doggie!

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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8/7/17 10:41 P

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Looks like the kids enjoyed your performance! Is that a marionette?

Day 587 - Rainy Day
Monday, August 07, 2017

Got up on time and made it to TEAM Boot Camp this morning. I totally killed it this morning. However, the app on my phone for my heart rate gave up on me 2 minutes in. So I reset it and it gave up after another 2 minutes. So I gave up on it. After workout, I weighed in. I'm down to 192.0 pounds (down 5.8 over last week) and 34.2% body fat (down 2.8 percentage points over last week). So progress is finally being made! Yay!

It was raining when I left the gym, but I still had to run to the grocery store anyway. Then it was lunch, some chores (vacuuming, paying bills), then a little reading (I have a book to finish before book club tomorrow), then back to the gym to teach a ballet class (no one showed up).

Tomorrow, I need to finish the book for book club. And I have another dance class to teach (preschool combo). I'm also hoping to get in a walk, but it's supposed to rain. So maybe I'll take the book to the gym, set the treadmill to 7.5% incline 3.5 mph and walk while reading. Maybe I can get it an hour and a half. I usually do close to 2 hours walking on Tuesdays.

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Glad you are having fun! emoticon

emoticon 8-7-17 DH getting staples out today, feeling off, but ok. Home health finally came! emoticon Intense around here, but keeping my sunny side up! emoticon My performance was the MOST fun of all my shows at the WP! emoticon WAYYYYYY fun! emoticon





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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
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So glad the nurse finally came! Here's hoping your husband gets better quickly!

It seems Sundays are turning into lazy days lately. The hubs played in a tennis tournament all day yesterday. It was a team tournament where you can sub people in and out. It was really interesting. He got there at 7:30 in the morning. I was supposed to teach 9-11, but it was a no show kind of day. I should have gone upstairs and worked out. But I left and went to the racquet club to watch the hubs play tennis. There were seven rounds, each team had one round off. The hubs played singles in each round, only losing once. He also played doubles a couple of times, but not the whole set. We didn't leave until 10 last night. We got home around 10:30 and still had to eat dinner. So we didn't get to bed until 1AM.

Which means, I slept in this morning. And spent the day catching up on things that didn't get done during the week. I got to facetime with my nephew (and my parents, as he usually spends Sunday afternoons with them). It was really fun. His vocabulary is really expanding. (He's 18 months old.) He can say applesauce, car, rain, outside, among other things. And I can actually understand what he's saying.

Tomorrow is shaping up to make up for today's laziness. I have TEAM Boot Camp in the morning. Then a friend invited me to spend the day hiking with her and the kids she nannies. Hopefully the rain will hold off. Then I'm teaching a ballet class tomorrow night. My legs should be done by the end of the day.

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8-4-17 emoticon Thanks for the support! I am getting ready to perform, tomorrow. That will help me with stress as I bring joy emoticon to my little corner of the world. emoticon DH finally (after 4 days of waiting) got a nurse at home, yesterday. I wish he were doing better. He was actually better just after surgery, than he is a week later. Concerns me. emoticon He goes to see surgeon on Monday. I KNOW we all go through tuff times, YOUR being here, emoticon really helps me allot! & sending good ((((((((vibes)))))))) back to you! emoticon



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Pearl - How fun! I love camping! But I'm usually so ready to get a good night's sleep in my own bed.

Sparklingme176 - It sounds like you've had a rough week. I hope the Home Care nurse was able to come today. And I hope your hubby gets better soon!

The high today was only in the 60s and it was glorious! I did Pilates this morning and then breezed through Walmart. At home, I talked with my mom on the phone briefly. My nephew (18 months old) fell yesterday on the playground at daycare and bit through his lip. He had to have 7 stitches. Then they noticed that one of his teeth looks buried in the gums more than it should be, so he was supposed to go to the dentist this afternoon to have it looked at. So my mom was at my sister's house watching my nephew so my sister and her husband could be at work.

I spent the afternoon reading, then it was off to substitute teach a dance class at a local dance studio. I had so much fun teaching that class. The kids were great!

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Hi Everyone - we just got back from camping - 3 days off the grid! Was so nice to unplug and spend some time on the lake. After unpacking and laundry, I'll get my puppy out for a walk. She spent the 3 days at our DD's and is now following me around to make sure I don't leave her again LOL

Sparklingme176 - I hope Home Care was able to come today for you. Must be very frustrating not being able to do anything to help your DH.

Kalewine - good for you for getting up and going to your TEAM workout!



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Pilates today! YES!
8-3-17 We might be getting home care today! It's been 4 agonizing days! The BIG problem is our next door neighbor left their dog outside & it cried & barked since Sunday all day & night. I FINALLY called Animal control & he was picked up last night, I think they moved in the night. I FINALLY got sleep! I've been running on 2 hours a night, feeling so sorry for him. DH didn't get much rest, either trying to figure out WHY home health is not showing up! MANY calls to everyone. We are both pretty wiped out. A promise was that a nurse will be here today, in a few minutes. My prayer is that she will show up. DH has gone down hill since all this has transpired. He's talked to his doctor & will see him Monday!
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I woke up this morning stiff and sore. And still a little tired. I seriously considered just staying in bed and getting some more sleep. But I got up and got ready for TEAM. I actually made it through my workout and even felt better by the end. But my calorie burn was down. So I guess it was a bit of a recovery day after my super long walk yesterday.

After my workout I met with my nutrition coach. No new changes to make to my program at this point. However, she did weigh me. I was down to 197.8 (37% body fat). So now I'm not sure what scale to go by. I weighed in on a different scale on Monday at 207.9. Clearly there is a big difference between scales at the gym. I'm going to try to continue to weigh in on this one since it does give me body fat percentage and the one that gave me the higher weight doesn't.

I vacuumed and cleaned the bathroom today. Then I tried to work on my training for work. However, there seems to be a technical error and I can't get past one particular screen. I'll have to contact IT tomorrow to get it fixed.

Tomorrow I'm substitute teaching a leaps, turns, and jumps class at a local studio. I'll be teaching it again next week as well. I also plan to attend Pilates in the morning.

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I hope your hubby is back to normal soon!

So I decided to take 2 walks today. The first one was 7 miles and I finished just in time for lunch. The second walk was after the hubs got home from work. We walked 2.44 miles. My feet and legs are done for the day.

Besides the walking, I did some dusting and worked on my training for work. I should be able to finish this week. I also managed to finally fix my closet door. We have sliding door on our closets and the wheel on my door had completely disintegrated. So I replaced it.

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We are STILL waiting for home health care..... yikes! I drove the 45 minutes 1 way, to get DH meds. Not really allot, but with the construction & etc. took about 1.5 hours. He decided he needs the pain pills after coming home, Sunday. I don't blame him. I just want him healthy & strong, once again! It IS taking it's toll on me a little bit. Doing the best I can. I am SO happy I have my eating & exercising routines in place. I can just grab & go & have healthy things to keep me happy. Thx for listening to my ramblings! I'm off for more chores. emoticon

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I got up this morning and made it to the gym for TEAM Boot Camp! Totally crushed the workout and got some dancing in too! I did some foam rolling afterward and then sat in the sauna with some of my TEAMmates. After exiting the gym, it was off to the grocery store to pick up a few things. Then home for lunch and some chores. Then spent almost 4 hours working on training for my new job at the gym. It was all spent in the 1st aid / CPR training (online) and I'm still not finished. The training is ridiculously repetitive. And when I'm done with that, I still have some courses on caring for and teaching children since my job is in the Kids Academy. It's a good thing they are paying me for this training. I've already put in 8 hours on it.

Tomorrow, I hope to get in a long walk and then more training!

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The hubs and I had planned to go for a hike today, but first he wanted breakfast and decided he needed to watch a soccer match while eating it. By the time that was over, I was eating lunch. By the time I had finished lunch, the hubs was taking a nap. By the time he woke up from his nap, it was raining. So much for that hike.

In other news, my planned day off from no sweets has not made me start craving sugar again, so that's good. And today is a new day 1 of no sweets. I'm hoping to last until Thanksgiving, but I'm toying with the idea of making an exception for the hubs' birthday in October. We'll see. He may not want cake or ice cream. I may be able to get away with buying him a milkshake. Then there won't be any for me. He's been really good with being on board about changing eating habits. Of course, he tends to eat healthier than me anyway.

Tomorrow, I plan to weigh myself at the gym again and take my measurements. I hoping to weigh in once a week and then take measurements once a month to see if I can find any semblance of progress. Because I'm sure not feeling it right now.

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Yes! Pilates and surgery all VERY good

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Yay for doing Pilates! I hope your husband's surgery went well!

It's been a crazy week, so I haven't checked in for a few days. But I'm here now!

I went to Pilates with the hubs this morning, then we played some tennis. Man, am I bad at tennis! But it was a good workout. Then I spent the afternoon getting some laundry done and facetiming with my sister and nephew. I followed that up with some reading.

In news from the rest of the week: I actually completed 40 days without sweets yesterday. I planned to take a day off from the no sweets thing today. Then I'm back on until Thanksgiving. However, I weighed in yesterday and I gained 1.6 pounds while not eating sweets. Frustrating.

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My body is finally responding to the re-starting of Pilates dvd, again. 25 minutes every other day. It's about all I can handle, right now after healing my knee! BUT I am doing it & happy for it! Glad your having fun & KNOW when to rest!

emoticon Be happy & healthy everyone! emoticon I'm trying to not be stressed about DH surgery tomorrow emoticon

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I got up this morning and made it to TEAM Boot Camp workout! We were trying out another new trainer. She was really good. She pushed us hard, but really watched our firm. She noticed something that's happening with my shoulder that no one else has noticed and gave me exercises and stretches to do to strengthen a muscle that is not doing it's job. I can't wait for the next workout with her.

After workout, stretch, and shower, I came home, had lunch and did some vacuuming. Then it was off to teach a jazz class at a local studio as a way for us to see if I'd be a good fit to work for them. It was a good class, but I'm not sure they're going to be willing to pay what I'm asking. She asked what my hourly rate was and when I told her said it was a little steep. And I told her I'm a quality instructor, I have 17 years experience and I have a degree in dance. So I guess we'll see.

Then I had my hiring meeting at the gym. I had a lot of paperwork to go through and fill out. I didn't quite finish before I had to teach the classes they hired me to teach. The classes went really well. I had a lot of fun, but boy did my body get worn out. I really need to get back into shape.

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I'm keeping my fingers crossed, too! I like the "Spectator fatigue' idea! I get it sometimes, not from watching sports, but not getting in enough exercise. Happy day to you!

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I spent the day watching tennis. The hubs played a mixed doubles match (and squeaked out a win), but his partner had 2 women's doubles match before the mixed doubles match. And all 3 went long. So it was a long day of watching tennis. I'm coining the term "spectator fatigue" because I'm pretty sure I have it. I'm exhausted and all I did was sit on my butt and watch tennis.

A studio has asked me to come in and teach tomorrow afternoon so they can see if I'll be a good fit at their studio. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all will work out. It would be really nice to have the extra income to support my husband's tennis habit. And after that, I'm substitute teaching for the other dance instructor at my gym. So it will be a good day of dance.

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7-23-17 SMALL GOALS Challenge is growing, globally, soon, emoticon emoticon PLEASE join & help me reach my goal of 10,000 members joining this amazing team!!!! Together we can do ANYTHING!!!! Maybe you can use your first baby step to join the team! LOL!







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I slept in today. My body really needed it. It was rather nice to get to sleep late during the day.

The hubs has been in a tennis tournament this weekend. His is playing singles and mixed doubles. He had a mixed doubles match today and he and his tennis partner won! Yay! They are in the consolation bracket though, so no hope for winning anything big. However, they get to play again tomorrow for bragging rights of winning the consolation bracket. He also found out that they guy he was supposed to play for the singles bronze medal decided to forfeit on account of the match being scheduled right before he plays for the mixed doubles gold medal. So the hubs won the bronze medal and a chance to play at nationals in 2019!


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THX!!!! Have fun!

7-22-17 My newest blog:
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Wow! That is a lot of days of sparking! Keep it up! Glad to hear your A/C is fixed!

Wow! What a week! I spent the week teaching dance at a summer dance intensive. It was specifically Broadway week with Beauty and the Beast for the theme. I had a great time! I LOVE being in the dance studio! The students were great! The other teachers were great! It was a great week! We even put on a little show this afternoon of the dances the girls learned during the week. It lasted 35 minutes.

After dance, I came home to find inside the house was 82 degrees. We have no air conditioning, but there's not really too much of a need for it here in Colorado Springs. Today, it would have been nice to have it though.

But I wasn't home long before I headed to the gym for TEAM Boot Camp! It was a great workout. We did a boxing workout in the mixed martial arts studio. It was different, so it made me not think too much about how tired I was. However, once it was over, all I wanted to do was go to bed. But I made myself eat and I'm dragging a little less.

Tomorrow, the only thing on the schedule is to watch the hubs play in a tennis tournament. He won his singles match last night, but lost tonight. So he plays in the losers bracket on Sunday. He also played a mixed doubles match with his boss last night, and they lost, so they're playing in the losers bracket tomorrow afternoon.

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emoticon 7-19-2017= Today is day #1,951 days of Sparking! Woo Hoo! My health has improved SO much, it is worth checking in, no matter what! emoticon Plus, all the AMAZING people (yes, you!) emoticon I have 'met' here is truly inspirational!!!! emoticon emoticon Our a/c was fixed emoticon yesterday & today we have MUCH needed rain! emoticon


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Not being a morning person, I can't agree about sunrise being great. It's literally painful to wake up in the morning any time before 8. But since I live in Colorado Springs, it doesn't get to terribly hot here. So there's no need to get out to exercise early in the morning.

I'm teaching at a summer dance intensive this week. I have 2 classes: beginning tap and intermediate contemporary. I sure am getting in a workout though. I've been having so much fun! I would much rather dance than do a traditional workout, but it's so darn expensive to take dance classes.

After teaching this morning, I came home for lunch, then did a little cleaning. I try to clean a little each day so no one day has a huge amount of cleaning to do. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon reading. I thought about taking my reading to the gym and doing some walking on the treadmill while reading, but our gym is remodeling and last night they closed down the cardio area. So I figured I'd be lazy today and I just stayed at home.

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Sunrise is the best time! emoticon

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It was getting up to 30 degrees Celsius (around 86 degrees Fahrenheit) here - way too hot for my Husky. I have to go out for our walk at 6 am with her.


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YES! Happy new job, I'm in Las Vegas, get out at sunrise!



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Thanks, Pearl! I'm so excited to start the new job!

Sparklingme176, where do you live? 117 is definitely hot! We only got to 75 today. It was quite nice.

I went to Pilates this morning with the hubs. It was a good class. After class, I did some chores at home. Then I did some lesson planning for next week's summer dance intensive. Finished out the afternoon with some reading. Now I'm watching a movie with the hubs.

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7-15-17 Today was 3.5 hours of walking in nature & 1 hour of swimming. All before 10am. The heat has arrived again! 117 today, Yikes! I'm keeping hydrated, but it is hard to not go over tracker, trying to get sodium. I'm drinking electric lights that is helping! Lot's of rest this afternoon! "Be the health you want with what you have to work with, & I will too!" A quote by me!




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Congrats on the new job! Exciting to have something new to focus on.
I got back to the gym and Pilates this week. Felt good to get back into a routine again. Just have to get through a busy work week next week and then I'm on vacation for 2 whole weeks!! Going to get some camping in - looking forward to being off the grid for a bit :) emoticon

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Made it to TEAM this morning. We did a circuit - 8 exercises, 30 seconds each, 3 times through. There were 2 kinds of burpees... YUCK! Then after, we ran suicides. UGH! I felt like the fat kid in gym class who can't keep up. My cardio has really suffered lately. The 30 extra pounds (beyond the original 40 I was trying to lose) are not making things easy for me. After class, a friend and I decided to do some light treadmill work - walking with a steep incline, walking backwards, walking sideways. It was good. And we talked the whole time, so it went by very quickly.

After workout (and shower), it was home for lunch. Then FaceTime with my best friend. It was nice to catch up with her. She said she and her husband joined a gym and are enjoying working out. Her husband has lost 30 pounds since they joined the gym a few months ago. After FaceTime, I did some serious vacuuming and then cleaned the vacuum cleaner itself.

I spent some time working on planning for the summer dance intensive this afternoon. I always forget when I'm not working regularly how much I really enjoy teaching dance and choreographing. I can't wait to dive back into work. I know that sounds weird, but I really enjoy what I do.

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emoticon on teaching the children!!!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed you get it! emoticon

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I love the pics of your garden!

I got a phone call this morning that I've been hired to teach dance in the Kids Academy at the gym where I workout. I still have to pass a background check and get re-certified in first aid and CPR. But I'm basically hired. I'm super excited.

I spent the whole day babysitting. The kids were playing dress up with I got there. But then we went outside where they played with their bikes and I walked up and down the road with them and watched for any traffic. (They live in a cul de sac, but there can still be traffic.) After lunch and nap time, we played hide and seek, then went into their basement and played air hockey, basketball, catch, baseball, and built a train track. It was an exhausting, but good day.

Tomorrow, I have my TEAM workout again. Then I need to do some serious vacuuming. Then I have some planning to do for the summer dance intensive I'm teaching next week. If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

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7-11-17 Today I did 345 minutes of exercise, gardening emoticon , walking LUCY emoticon , swimming emoticon & house cleaning emoticon ! Time for computer emoticon work & resting emoticon ! Feel GREAT emoticon ! Pilates will have to wait!

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Made it to my TEAM workout this morning. It was super tough, but I survived. Afterward, I got on the treadmill to try to run a mile. I'm hoping to make some gains with my cardio by doing this. I managed to run for 6 minutes, then had to walk a little, then ran some more, then walked, then ran some more. I did finally get in the 1 mile. It took 12 minutes 40 seconds. Afterward, I stretched, then showered.

After my workout, I made a quick stop at the grocery store and then home for lunch and afternoon chores. Now just enjoying a movie with the hubs and a nice breeze coming through the open windows.

Tomorrow I have the final step in obtaining a job at my gym teaching dance to the kids there. I have to interview with the general manager at 5PM tomorrow. Hopefully, it will go smoothly.

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Way to go Sparklingme!

I took a planned rest day today. However, I did some pushups since I know that is something that I need to work on.

Can I be honest here? I'm getting discouraged again. I've gone 3 weeks without sweets and I'm seeing no difference other than that really bad migraine I had last weekend and lower energy. I still plan to stick with no sweets. I had originally committed to 30 days, but I'm going to extend it to 40 days. My plan is to have a "cheat" day on day 41, then go back into no sweets for another 40 days. If I don't have the cheat day to look forward to, then I'll quit. I know, because it's happened many times before.

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I'm re-starting VERY slowly, 20 minutes 2 times a week, it IS intense, right but feels SO great!!! emoticon

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Yesterday, at my TEAM workout, we did our fitness assessment. We did 5 minutes of pushups (I did 109), 5 minutes of situps (I did 83) and 5 minutes of burpees (I only managed 38). I was feeling sick to my stomach. I think the greens (a powder I bought) that I've added to my protein shake are messing with my stomach. We were also supposed to run a mile as fast as we could, but I had to leave to go babysit, so I ran my mile today and will report my time to my trainer on Monday. My mile time was 11:07.

After I did my mile this morning, the hubs and I did a Pilates mat class. My abs are still a little sore from the workout yesterday, so it was tough.

After workout, we came home where I did some chores, had lunch, facetimed with my nephew (he's 17 months old), and spent some time reading. All in all, it was a good day.

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I am great! I made it to mat class this morning and took the hubs with me. Also, a friend from TEAM Fitness (a small-group workout class I do 3 times each week), decided to try Pilates for the first time this morning. We had a great time.

I'm glad to hear your mother is doing a tiny bit better. It sounds like you have a great workout plan! Keep it up!

Anyone else out there doing Pilates? We are the Pilates Lovers Team after all.

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THX about my Mom, she's doing a tiny bit better!

I try for a matt class DVD 2 times a week, sometimes more. Zumba 2 times a week!


emoticon 3-6-17 A day of working emoticon & enjoying my life! emoticon I'm feeing GREAT emoticon emoticon & happy to be apart of this amazing community! emoticon How are you???? emoticon




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So sorry I haven't posted or even checked this thread in a while. I was out of town for a couple weeks, and then didn't get back into the routine. You know what they say, once you get off your routine, it's hard to get back on it.

So sorry to hear about your mother's dog. Our pets can be such a special part of our lives.

I hope everyone is keeping up with their Pilates practice. I'm doing Pilates 3 days a week currently. One of those days is on the equipment, the other 2 are mat classes.

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Kickboxing IS a big workout! GREAT for you!

emoticon 1-25-17 Helping my Mom, long distance, her dog passed yesterday. He brought her joy for 8 years & a true Light in her life! This photo is from 12-2015


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That is great! Sometimes we just have to put off the excuses and go for the walk or do that workout.

I've been trying to get to Pilates class 2X a week at my gym. But I incorporate various Pilates exercises throughout my week. I just throw them in with the rest of my workout.

Last night I went to kickboxing with the hubs. It was a tough class, but I made it through without having to put down the bar or take off the weighted gloves. So win for me! That's the first time I've been able to do that. However, I was so tired this morning that I didn't make it to the gym today.

Tomorrow I'm flying to see my family. Maybe I can get out for a walk when I get there.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

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