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With a new dawn...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Things always seem brighter in the morning, with the start of a new day.

Things are in perspective and this too shall pass.

SP is such an asset to me that it isn't funny! I hope this website is always free! or else I would be lost!

So here is to an new day!

  
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FIXITWOMAN 3/12/2008 9:20AM

    With this attitude...you can do anything!

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Good to workout again, but...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It was good to get back on the treadmill. I got a whole hour in this afternoon and burned 350 cals.

The finger is feeling much much better - i can't wait to actually wash the thing...Gross, huh? 48 hours is over - hooray!

Some other stuff went on today, which I'd love to write about, but right now, I'm keeping it close to home...so whoever reads this, say a prayer for my goodhealth and well being.

  
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FIXITWOMAN 3/11/2008 8:20PM

    Prayers for you and your family. Hoping all is well. Glad to hear you survived the 48 hours!

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Had a garden shear accident

Monday, March 10, 2008

Yup, stupid me was so excited to go out and cut down all the dead asters and rose bushes, I did something really stupid - my pinky finger got in the way of my garden shears and before I knew it, I clamped down on my left pinky, right above the nail - went through half-way down. I was lucky that the shears were old and dull, because if it was a new sharp pair, the tip would be gone.

Oldest son ran and got hubby, who was sucking up leaves at the other end of the yard, and then we called the family to come and watch the kids as we went to the hospital. 2 deep stitches and 2 hours later I was home. Doctor's orders: no work, no gym, no heavy lifting, no getting it wet for 48 hours.

Yay (grimacing here) :P

Well - I'm thankful that I still have my pinky tip and that the ER was in a lull, that my hubby, kids and back-up family were so good, that it was my left hand and not my right, and that I could say to the nurse that I was 175 and not 187. Small things people, but important enough to me.

Now I have a get out of workout free card and it pisses me off. Oh well...this too shall pass.

  
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FIXITWOMAN 3/10/2008 11:53AM

    OUCH!!!

Glad to hear you didn't shear it off completely! Don't stress about 2 days off, it may be good for your body to rest.

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JENNIEM2174 3/10/2008 11:52AM

    I'm glad that you were so lucky. Not just in keeping the tip of your pinky but that your family came through for you. Take it easy and follow the doctors orders.

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BACONFEST - a Sunday tradition

Sunday, March 09, 2008

A few days ago, I blogged about the one thing that we will not give up, and that is bacon on Sundays. My husband lost 85 lbs. 3 years ago and never gave up bacon...I even found this clipping in the newspaper and saved it - it's been on the fridge ever since:

From the personal blog called Pedal Faster Dorothy/you'll never make it over the rainbow at this speed:
"For years I have meditated, exercised, dieted, moisturized, flossed, and exfoliated to maintain my Greek god fit exterior. I eat egg whites omlets, fresh vegetables and fruit, skinless chicken, and I drink water all day long. I gave up cigarettes. I reduced my alcohol consumption. BUT, I will not give up bacon. I don't just love it I NEED it.
-pedalfaster dorothy.blogspot.com from 2005

So, now onto BACONFEST!

It's a joke nickname we give Sundays, because the kids always ask "what day is it today" and Sunday's is always the same answer "It's bacon day." This has been going on for 5 years.

My husband makes the bacon either in the electric skillet or in the over on wire racks, depending on his mood and time frame. And during this he makes KILLER hash browns. Sounds very ordinary doesn't it.

Here is the weird thing, or what I think is the weird thing...every other day of the week, the kids are up and the first thing they want to do is eat breakfast - whatever it may be, around 6:30 or 7 am. No waiting, just wake upand eat, "we're starving!" On Sunday's completely different - we can be running super late getting up - it could be 7:30 before my husband even gets the bagels. It could be 9am before the bacon is even done...not a peep from the kids . They lay in wait - like Pavlov's dogs - for the precious bacon.

When the holler comes "bacon time!" the kids are all in their chairs waiting for their "bacon sandwiches." They made the term up themselves, and it's comprised of a bagel or half bagel with, what else...bacon. The little ones love potatoes - so they are scoffing them down like crazy, and when the eggs get there - they eat them too, usually.

My little guy just discovered bacon...the middle one just wants that bacon sandwich right away...my oldest is now discovering the beauty of a bacon-egg-bagel sandwich.

I know what some people may think - "oh my God! - introducing such a high fat meat to such little kids is a sin!" I've thought it myself. But, what you don't know, is that my kids are skinny - super duper, low on the charts skinny. Getting them to eat anything lately is a chore. I even told the doctor about the bacon thing - what he said was"they can handle it - they could use the calories and fats right now - everything in moderation."

So, on Sundays, think of me and my family having baconfest - and maybe have one of your own...and if you want to, here's the trick to moderation that we use now that we are sparking:

- rip out the insides of the bagel (whole wheat) - less carbs and cals.
- use eggbeaters, or egg whites, and spray oil and/or a nonstick pan
- 2 strips of bacon - a treat for being so good all darn week
- family tradition and memories...priceless

  
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FIXITWOMAN 3/9/2008 11:55AM

    Priceless is right. Thanks for sharing!

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Mental Health Day

Friday, March 07, 2008

So on Wed, I was burnt, or becoming burnt...took a mental /physical health day yesterday and revised the whole workout thing. I played with the kids when I got home from work, only sparked here and there, and after American Idol and New Amsterdam (good show, BTW) - I went to bed. No workout, no situps, nothing, nada, nyet.

Feeling better today - I got up and hit the ground running. Sneakers are on at 6am and the Fri routine gets rolling. Up and down the stairs 20 times in 2 hours. Running down to the busstop. Watching my neice and nephew along with my own 2 - age ranges here are 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2 - is somwthing to behold. All are fighting and bumping and pushing early today - yay. Crying, poop, snack, lunch, naptimes...a regular free daycare for my extended family. What can I say, I'm a saint.

I haven't done my strength training yet, but I will. I logged "playing with kids" for 90 minutes today on the cardio side. For an 8 hour day, alone with 4 little ones, it should be that much...and I was dancing to the Wiggles today too. The kids think I'm a riot, skipping around the house.

My husband lost 10 pounds, just by cutting back, and eating what I do. I'm doing the food shopping, that's why. One thing we won't ever do is give up the Sunday morning baconfest. A few years ago, my husband lost 85 pounds. Worked out like a fiend and cut back a ton. He got too skinny- 158. He looks better at 180. So he gained half the weight back, well, so did I. But I digress - we never gave up the Sunday morning bacon routine...that alone is another, very amusing blog for the future. I'll do that one on Sunday.

I'm glad he lost 10. He looks better and feels less bloated. Don't you just hate it the way guys lose weight. Like it is nothing. Darned female metabolism!

Well - my Friday novella is over. Time to go get the kindergartener off the bus.

PS - If anyone was wondering - tonight is the New Moon (no moon at all)...could that be why I've noticed a general moodiness on the boards? Just an observation. Just wait until the full moon hits...

  
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FIXITWOMAN 3/7/2008 3:31PM

    Holy Batman!! 4 kids under 4? You ARE a saint!

Can't wait to hear more about Baconfest on Sunday. Come to think of it, think I'll have a good Sunday breakfast too on Sunday with bacon & eggs!

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FITTOFIGHT1974 3/7/2008 2:55PM

    We have similar weekend breakfasts but we dont call it baconfest :) Since its Sleepin in Saturday/Sunday we break from cold cereals and have eggs, bacon or sausage, tatertots or fries, some fruit, toast or waffles or pancakes.. a reward for being good during the week. Because we usually eat around 10-11 this is our lunch too and dont have much until dinner time.. that keeps the breakfast on an even keel w/ the rest of our week.

Enjoy- life is good!

Jen

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