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***does cleaning count???***

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I sure hope so! I had planned to wake up and do ninety minutes in the gym. Well I am the Hostess with the Mostest and am having a Super Bowl party tonight. Not only did I stay up late making my dips and wrapping my turkey smokies in bacon, but I woke up at 4:30 AM and begin prepping and cleaning. We are having a burger bar - grilled burger with a ton of topping options (mushroom sauteed in red wine, grilled onions, bacon, cheddar, meunster, swiss, and pepperjack cheeses, lettuce, tomato, raw onion, pickles, mayo, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce and ranch dressing). This morning I prepared the mushrooms and onions, sliced the vegetables, and finished my Chocolate Birthday Cake and White Chocolate Mint truffles. I then washed and dried all the dishes, cleaned the countertops, cleaned out the microwave, polished the appliances, swept the kitchen and den floors and THEN mopped both floors. Just because I wasn't exhausted enough, I vacuumed all the bedrooms and hallway. I cleaned our guest bathroom and then SCRUBBED (literally on my hands and knees) our master bath shower. I am now starting to feel it. I want to lay down; I have been up for three and a half hours. But part of me feels like with the evening I have planned, I should get in a sweaty workout and nap later. I think once I have a little something to eat, that is just what I will do.

So good news: I got on the scale yesterday morning and honestly I was freaking scared. I was sick with a sinus infection and upper respiratory infections most of the week. I was only able to get in two workouts and I ate and slept most of the other days. I did make sure to chug water even though I wasn't moving much. And to my chagrin, I was down EXACTLY 2 lbs! I am now out of the 220's!!! I even bought a new pair of jeans just two weeks ago - a Misses Size 16, curvy fit. They are too big! I think I am safely a 16 Average and I officially no longer fit Plus Size AT ALL. Now to payoff my Lane Bryant card! Yippee!!

Well I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Super Bowl Sunday. I am so excited about this game with the Harbough Brothers being two of my favorite coaches in the league, I will be excited for either to win but since big bro has Ray Lewis on his team and this is his final season, so I would love to see him win. But danggit, I love the 49ers! Oh well, I don't get anything no matter who wins, so I will just have a good time. Bye Sparklers!!!
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    Wow! So proud of you to be out of the plus sizes! How exciting!! emoticon
    1903 days ago
    as long as you're moving it counts, right?!

    WAY TO GO on the 2lbs!!!!! You are shrinking away girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE PLUS SIZE!!! I know that has to feel AMAZING!

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    1904 days ago
    Yes, yes it does. ;-)
    1904 days ago
    If your vigorous enough, housework totally counts. I think SP suggests incorporating exercise into housework by generally being more energetic about it--dancing around, moving faster, etc. If your heart rate is going up and you're working major muscle groups, it's exercise!

    And WOW, you really are the hostess with the mostest. What a spread!
    1904 days ago
    Housework definitely counts. I know I work up a sweat on days I deep clean!

    emoticon on the weight loss and having those jeans too big, once again! You are doing emoticon ! Keep it up! emoticon

    We'll have to do another Omaha reunion soon or I won't recognize you by spring!!!
    1904 days ago
    woo hoo! you kicked bootay on the cleaning, the food and the scale! gotta love it! except the niners lost (since they beat my team (green bay) I"m not to sad about but Beyonce gave me motivation ...LOL..Imma work so hard that when I shake it I make the lights blow out too...hahahahahaha
    1905 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/4/2013 1:33:29 PM
  • MISSB8604
    1905 days ago
    want to come to the party
    1905 days ago
  • SARAL72
    Cleaning at 4.30 AM! wow I'm impressed! You have so much energy!!! I 'm sure you did a fabulous workout! I wish I could do the same! My back kills me after 2 hours, and yet, I'm pretty happy because before losing the weight, it was after 1 hour only.
    I hope you had a great party!
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    1905 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    It counts! Hope you have a great time at your party!! emoticon
    1905 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Housework counts if you are breaking a sweat!!! Hope you enjoy your hard work at the Super Bowl Party...sounds like a lot of fun!
    1905 days ago
    We'll unless you hire someone else to most certainly counts...I wear a BodyMedia armband and cleaning warms me lots of burned cals!

    Glad you are feeling better this week!

    Have a supersuperbowl Sunday!
    1906 days ago
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    1906 days ago
    Housework absolutely counts!! Enjoy your party, may your team win and enjoy some recovery time....
    1906 days ago
  • AMAS92568
    You are definitely the Hostess with the Mostess! Your party is going to be a great success.

    Yes, houswework does count! Have fun!
    1906 days ago
    WOW! You have been busy!!!
    With housework you exercise everything! I would skip exercising today and enjoy myself; you already did a great job by cleaning the house.


    1906 days ago
  • DONNA5281
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    Enjoy your day!!
    1906 days ago
    emoticon I hope Derrell knows what a good deal he is getting!!!

    If I had done all of that cooking and cleaning I would have definitely been sweating!!!

    I agree with you on the Harbaugh brothers, I think it makes the game even more fun. Their parents are so neat too.

    Have fun! Don't work too hard in being the Hostess with the Mostest! emoticon
    1906 days ago
    your body says sooooooooo
    1906 days ago
    Housework does indeed count! Go to the old tracker, and hit browse, and you can find it.
    My workout the past couple days was heavy cleaning - washing walls - and painting, again, those nice clean walls!
    "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. "(Gal. 6:9)
    Blessings on your journey to a healthy lifestyle - have fun with the Game!
    1906 days ago
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