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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just wanted to blog about what I'm doing right now in regard to my exercise routine.
Well - it's too darned humid and hot right now to be bothered with the cardio. Sorry, it just is. I like to sweat now, but I like to be able to breathe as well. So there you go.

So in my boredom of watching tv with my family and then just my hubby, I decided to start doing some crunches and resistance bands for my arms. This eventually led to some dumbells and pilates. I keep switching it up and doing what I feel like doing at that moment. In fact, I'm up to a hour a night doing my dfferent strength routines.

Now, just by doing this (which I hate to admit - I have never really religiously committed to doing before - I am more of a cardio kid) my body is more toned, my energy is up, and I am slowly losing those pounds (about 6) that crept back on.

I read somewhere that if a woman introduced just pushups and situps into her routine and increased the reps when things got easier...she would lose 7 pounds in a few months and tone up. Don't ask me where I got the info just stuck in my head as "WOW!! impressive!"

I keep that in the back of my head when I'm doing these exercises. It makes me not fall off the wagon for more than 3 days (which just happened because of a social week) and I like seeing the results of the training (shoulder definition, biceps, triceps, visible clavicle).

I've been on SP for more than a year now...there is always something new to learn here and about oneself. So you see... you can teach an old dog new tricks! emoticon

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IAMLION 8/23/2009 5:19PM

    Way to sneek in that exercise. emoticon

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OAKBORN 8/23/2009 9:54AM

    Excellent... you know I've done that sort of thing... need to get back to it.

I need more than just walking with all the stress...

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COOP9002 8/22/2009 9:45PM

    It's great to see you getting into your exercise. Hope things continue to progress as you reach for your goal.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

I swear to all that is HOLY!! I am a little peeved against my lovely hubby.

We went out with friends last night...had fun and out until 9:30 (I know....ooooo! very late!) ROFL

I had on the calendar a happy hour with my girlfriend tonight...I didn't even want to go either, but I went because I said I would and she was so happy...I just got home at 9:15 b/c I was feeling bad he was testy on the phone 45 minutes earlier...HE IS IN BED! and I went in to say I was home and all he says is "I'm tired." MEN!!!!!! He is being such a BABY!! emoticon
I just don't get why his panties are in such a twist!!!!

Anyway. Happy hour is pretty much the same as I remember it. I'm not missing much, that is for sure. Basically 4 women, ages 36 to 38, go onto the back patio - on the bay - wind blowing. Very nice. 12 years ago....I would have be the fat friend and wanting to hide. Tonight, I'm not caring b/c I'm happily married and wearing a cute beachy dress with flip-flops and sunglasses in my hair. I have to actually wonder if people were actually looking at me...if they were, I was not aware...and I did not care. I love being older and wiser.

So me and the cougars...yes, cougars...single, hot mom' this spot in the gazebo by the boats. My friend's co-worker shows up with his friends, and EVENTUALLY they start opening up because it starts raining and they join us in the gazebo. OMG - these kids were BABIES!!! 24, 25 yo - LOL I was wetting my pants b/c it was just such a funny scene!!! I was the youngest of the ladies there too. I was drinking seltzer with lime - which was a little tip I got from somewhere online - people think it's a gin and tonic! LOL which one of these kids asked if he could get me b/c he was hitting the bar. Total fakeout!!!!

Well the little tykes were pretty funny when I packed it in. I made my very true excuses for leaving (one being a pissy husband, and kids to take care of, and that I have to work in the morning) - they were shocked that I was married and had 3 kids! They all thought I was 26 years old! LMAO!! emoticon So there you go - that just made my night!! Pissy hubby aside, that made my night!!!

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MARYMAC45 8/23/2009 11:39AM

    I'm glad you enjoyed your night out. We cannot let our husband spoil it for us. We need our time too. Best of luck to you!

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ANNIEONLI 8/22/2009 7:19AM

    LOL - I don't know if any of you are "subscribed" to this or not, but hubby got awoken by some fireworks and came downstairs as I was typing this I told him the whole night because, well, we share pretty much everything. He doesn't say much of anything sometimes, which is fine...he's fine, just had a "headache". He's got his own "anxiety" stuff going on, and sometimes he's just hard to read - even to me who has been with him for 12 years! ROFL! Honestly, I think he's never been a fan of my friend, although that is slowly changing now that she is back on LI. I think he wished he was hanging out with me instead of the kids!!!

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LINDACHRISTIE 8/22/2009 6:27AM

    My husband and I have always been able to go out and enjoy the company of others without any jealousy or pouting. After all who are you going home to or with at the end of the night.

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MKPQ51 8/22/2009 1:52AM

    Hmmm, was you hubby perhaps a bit jealous? After all, he's got a pretty sexy wife! Wish I could give you some advice that would make things better the next time; however, when I was your age, if I were to go out like you did, I would probably have received a similar action from my hubby.

Years ago, once a year, there was a work-related event that I was required to attend; after it was over, some of us would go somewhere for a drink or two. For almost two weeks, my hubby acted like a little boy. It took several years, but his actions have matured (Well, I think they have! Then again, I'm no longer going out without him. LOL).

I'm afraid I have to disagree with some of the advise you were given. Wait a few days, and then discuss the situation with him; ask him why he was upset and what he was expecting. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away; in fact, it may be worse the next time. And, there will be the opportunity for you to join your girlfriends for a night out; so, address it now.

ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
LMAO = Laughing my a** (or arse) off
(By the way, I had to look them up!)


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OAKBORN 8/21/2009 10:39PM

    Congrats on getting out! Sounds like a blast!

Pissy hubby and just get himself twisted!

I would have gone out with my gf Jasmine tonight if her little guy'd not been sick and her hubby could have gotten loose from work on time (not her fault)...

Love the "babies"...


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CAROLYN1949 8/21/2009 10:27PM

    Just ignore the pissy husband. You deserve to have some fun with your gal pals. It's not your problem that your husband can't handle it. It's HIS problem! Don't give it another thought, except smirking to yourself at what fun you had while he was home with the kids. And whatever you do, don't try to "talk" to him about how he acted when you came home. Then he'll know it bothered you. Just pretend you didn't even notice.

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EBETHET 8/21/2009 10:23PM

    It sounds like you enjoyed your evening out with friends. My husband doesn't mind if I go out, but of course we have other issues. As much as you love them, husbands can be very trying at times!

I have a question on some of the phrases. I know lol is laughing out loud. What do these mean?


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A very fun weekend

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wow! What a weekend!

My hubby and 2 oldest went camping on a "guys only" weekend with their grandfather...the outcome of which was a stressed out husband, a happy grandpa, and 4 happy little boys! LoL My poor hubby declared to his father - "next's just you and me and any other male adult" - sorry kids and'll be camping out in the driveway next year. LOL

I kept my youngest son back b/c he would have just been a headache and a 5th wheel amongst the cousins. It worked out grea, even though I did have to bring him to work with me and that was a little but of a chore. I did, however, plan a MOM's ONLY night out at my house for later that fun fun!!!! Little guy's bedtime was 8pm SHARP!

Let's just say this - the alcohol consumption from that night CANNOT be tallied because there is NO WAY I can account for how many beers were consumed! A party of 8 women was whitled down to 3 and then another later made 4.

Sometimes things happen, and I completely understood why my other friend (who had half the party in tow) bailed on us. You can totally understand why someone wants to rest after having 2 D&Cs in a row from a miscarriage 2 weeks ago. The poor thing...I felt horrible that she had to go thru that..and she felt bad about canceling on us!! God bless her! Now that is a friend.

When the small gathering began on that low note - we all toasted our friend and got to the girl talk. I haven't had a girl's night out in soooooooo long! and mind you, these women are friend/acquaintenances - if you know what I mean. They are neighbors down the road from me and I'm kind of on the fringe. Well, after a night of heavy drinking and sharing - that is when new friendships form and create new bonds.

We had a blast and ended the party at 1 am when a hubby came to pick them all up...mind you, all there hubby's are good guys, just like my guy; which is probably why we get along.

Long story short: I took a chance at a gathering and it worked out no matter how many were there...sometimes putting yourself on the line in a good way is the only way you are going to grow.

Hubby doesn't know it yet...but another Mom's night out will be going on sooner than later...

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ALLYALLYT 8/22/2009 3:26PM

    what fun! you go girl and enjoy those moms night out.

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IAMLION 8/17/2009 10:03PM

    How awesome! Ya just gotta love alcohol! It's a wonderful bonding beverage. LOL! Glad you had a great night and have another one in the works.
Poor hubby! hehehehehe

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OAKBORN 8/17/2009 8:37PM

    Sounds like they had a blast.. and so did you!!

Good for you!

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The dreaded bathing suit pic!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

No it's not posted here...sorry! emoticon

But I just wanted to say that this is the first time EVER that I didn't mind myself in a picture in my bathing suit. Not that there are many at all that even exist!

My SIL Jenn came over with Cami, my 4 month old niece, and we decided to get in the pool...and splash her feet a little bit to cool her down. I was holding her for a few shots and you know what? I saw them and it wasn't that bad! And these will be forever Shutterflied into a scrap book too. When I'm 60, I'll think I was so hot, I'm sure! emoticon

So there you go everyone....I got some sparkpoints, and you all now have some hope that one day you won't want to burn every pic of yourself in a suit! Now...where did I put my matches? Oh yeah, they are lying next to that photo album from a few summer back!!!! emoticon

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IAMLION 8/12/2009 10:24PM

    That's awesome! Congrats! emoticon

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PICKIE98 8/11/2009 7:14PM

    WHat a thrill for you,, see how easy that was?? Truth be told, who ever DOES love a pic of themselves , really in real life??? Celebrities, but wea re trained to compare ourselves to them , I think you are a doll from the head up from this picture, so I am sure the rest of you is great!!
The best part is, I bet Cami could care less, Auntie!! That is priceless!!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Lots of little things going on...nothing fabulous, just stuff.

I returned a dress today that was (to me) hideous. I picked it up for my sister's wedding, a black and white thing with a large print and a cummerbund type waist and the top part, well...I could have used it to carry my infant niece in it...that's how much room I had in there with "the girls". It was one of those purchases when everyone there was "OH - that looks soooo nice, you TOTALLY have to get that!" and "Just get a pushup bra, it will fill it in." After I got home, the more I tried it on, the more I HATED it. I was NOT going to walk down the aisle in a too big, ugly zebra dress! It needed alterations, big time.

Taking control of the situation meant, #1 - getting the pushup bra and #2 - seeing if the store had a smaller dress. #1 bra mission - accomplished in 10 minutes. #2 dress mission - more entertaining by far!! The store was great - nice little "Chain boutique" Black Market/White warned though....they mainly have sizes 0, 2, 4, 10, 14 in stock...the othersizes fly off the shelves when they come in. I'm a 12. I bought a 14. DUH!!!! Well, I talked to the lady there, and we went right to the back rack where I got the original zebra dress. ONE SIZE 12!!! but not in the same dress. IT WAS A BETTER DRESS!!!!!!!! Smaller print, no cummerbund. Just right. IT FIT!!!! It literally took 4 inched off my waist visually. That alone was reason enough to buy the dress. AND it was $20 I bought a little silk shrug for the ocean breeze during the night of the wedding. AND I bought a new pair of black patent leather stiletto's...never had a pair of those...very sexy if I do say so myself. Let's just say I added a staple to my wardrobe...glad the other dress is GONE!

What's sticky here. Hazy hot humid. Yuk.

I've been working my muscle groups more...not so much the cardio because of the heat and humidity, but the new routine is kind of fun to do at night while watching tv. I think doing the new stuff has given me some renewed ooomph to maintenanceland.

I've been good tracking and watching the cals. The 4 pounds is still hanging on, but that is OK. My body is toning up and that is more important than a number.

The weekend was busy - entertained or was entertained for 3 straight nights. The kids were pissy by the 3rd night...they were lacking in sleep by that time. My friend Annmarie and her family came over and we had a blast catching up. After 10 years of being away from one another, it's nice to reconnect.'s late, and I'm pooped. Nighty night to whomever reads this....I wish you sweet dreams!! emoticon

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OAKBORN 8/11/2009 9:18AM

    Rock on re. finding the right dress. The first one reminds me a joke told by a female comedian... the girl in the store said the dress looked better on, and I asked, do you mean "on fire"?

And yeah, we'd best see pix!

Sounds like you had a reconnection weekend too! Re. old boyfriend eating his heart out... well, Mark said to him flat out, "I'm sorry for you that you lost her. But I'm happy for me that you screwed up." That's my man!

I also agree, summer can go away now. Although we had a beautiful atypical July... not too hot or too humid... weeks and weeks of it... we even slept with the windows open occasionally.

Here's to livin' la vida Maintenance!

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IAMLION 8/10/2009 11:24PM

    emoticon on finding a better dress, for less and then getting to buy the sexy accessories!!!! That is awesome! I can't wait to see pics!!

Ugh, it was so hot here today too! Looking forward to fall like weather!

I'm also heading off to nighty night land!! Sweet dreams.


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