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10 year Reunion... D`oh!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

So, I woke up to a message I have been dreading. The date of my 10 year reunion has been set. May 25,2012. I say dreading because I am determined to go to it weighing less than I did in high school (I was overweight then too). I am nowhere near that mark, but thankfully I have plenty of time to get there (provided I work my ass off). My complete goal is to be 130, but but weigh less than HS, I only have to be below 180 so, my goal for May of next year is 165. That's 65lbs to lose! And since people are talking about going on a cruise (OY!!), I really need to get down to business! I've been on this journey for a while now and, to be honest, this is just the motivation I needed at just the right time! Wish me luck!

  
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DEE797 8/11/2011 10:52AM

    Nice goal and motivation to reach it. YOU CAN DO THIS!

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GMFAY33 8/10/2011 5:58PM

    What timing!
Fast Track info and incentive via your reunion. Start now!

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FLUTTEROFSTARS 8/10/2011 4:51PM

    Wow, good for you! That's a great goal!!! I wish I had been so well-informed: my 10-year completely took me by surprise. I found out about it a month before it was set to happen (this past July), which was absolutely NOT enough time to get myself into shape for it. I didn't attend - bad timing for me, and my closest friend from HS is living in Cali now and couldn't attend. Ah well - maybe 4 years from now, I'll go to my 10-year college reunion, and be ready to wow 'em!

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LABRYANT 8/10/2011 4:24PM

    Motivation to be sure!!! To help yourself "visualize", you might get an outfit that you'd like to wear on the cruise in the size you will be 65 pounds from now. Hang it up. Look at it and it will give you daily motivation to get there!

I'm cheering for you!
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MARTY728 8/10/2011 4:11PM

    It is GREAT to have a goal with a set deadline. You can do it! I just had my 30th.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/10/2011 3:52PM

    You can do this, and you have a lovely goal to look forward to. emoticon

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THATGIRL7 8/10/2011 3:26PM

    Woah, that's a nice goal! You can do it!

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Won: Fast Track to a Better Body

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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So, a couple weeks ago, SP had a contest... Giving away 10 (or 15?) Copies of the book Fast Track to a Better Body. And about a week ago, I received one in the mail(along with a copy of the July/August issue of FITNESS magazine)! I was pretty excited, because I hopes there would be things in it I could do, being injured and all. And I wasn't let down! I am quite pleased with this book and would totally recommend it to anyone. Not only did it include numerous workout ideas (for all fitness levels), it also included super helpful information, such as: how calories and fat are burnt, explanations of workout intensity and and METS, a whole section on metabolism, and several myth busting sections... Just to name a few.

Anyway, just wanted to rave about this book and give out a BIG thanks to SP and FITNESS magazine for having this giveaway!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 8/9/2011 4:44PM

    emoticon Dee! Its really great. Its one book I won't let out of my sight!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/9/2011 4:39PM

    I won one as well - haven't opened it yet.

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 8/9/2011 3:09PM

    Aw, that sucks you can't enter the contests!


Once I pick a workout to do from the book, I will share!

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THATGIRL7 8/9/2011 2:59PM

    Congrats! I wish I could participate, but since I'm in Canada, I can't. Lucky!!!

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FLUTTEROFSTARS 8/9/2011 2:40PM

    Congrats!! That's an awesome prize! You'll have to update us, blogging about all the neat things you learn in the book! *grin*

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Technology and Adjusting

Monday, August 08, 2011

This week has been about change and adjusting to a new living arrangement. It has been a week now and things are going great. My fiance works nights, so I get up when he gets home and we eat breakfast together. I usually have the whole day to myself while he sleeps. While it sucks that he has to sleep all day, it has given me some much needed time to catch up on some of the things I have missed out on these last few months. I`m catching up on reading, and actually busting out the Wii again. We also hooked up the Kinect today for the first time (he has had it for months, but didn't have enough space to play at his old place). I was delighted to find that I could do some of the games...though not many because I can't jump and kick... But I managed standing! I can't wait until imy foot is healed, because I am totally getting the UFC personal trainer game!

I'm also pretty happy with my new Blackberry Torch! I'm finding that I can do much more on sp than I originally imagined (even can copy and paste!). Some things are still too trying on my patience, so I'm still longing for that modem to get here so I can have internet!

I even got in some exercise today! Slowly getting back to where I should be :)

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/9/2011 4:40PM

    I knew you'd find a way!

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VALKYRIA- 8/9/2011 10:09AM

    Yay!, glad things are better. I want a kinect... Let me know how you like it

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THATGIRL7 8/9/2011 9:03AM

    Wow, I am glad to see that everything is going great for you!

And Congrats for standing on your feet! Soon, you will walk, I'm pretty sure!

Keep on going!

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DOROTHYBERO 8/9/2011 8:21AM

    Sounds like a good day all in all!!

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MKPRINCESS007 8/8/2011 10:29PM

    Sounds like things are looking up! So glad you are getting settled.........nice that the phone is being a help in the interim..............amazing what those fancy phones can do now! LOL

So excited that you are able to exercise a bit and you hooked up the Wii........it can be so much fun!

Great to see you!

K

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tough days

Saturday, August 06, 2011

So, I`m still in the process of moving and getting settled in. Most things are unpacked and that makes me happy! I still don't have internet... But I got a new phone which has much better internet capabilities than my old one... Still too tedious to do much on sp though.

Anyway, just letting everyone know I'm still here!

  
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CEKER9 8/9/2011 11:28PM

    Glad to hear from you... keep going and you will be with us before you know it!

Blessings~~~

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LOSINGLINNDY 8/8/2011 5:09PM

    Thanks for checking in. I'm happy to hear that the moving is going well. Looking forward to when you an be on SP regularly again.

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THATGIRL7 8/8/2011 8:21AM

    I'm happy to see that everything is going well for you. As long as you are accountable to yourself, you're still in the right path even if you post less.

You can do it!

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DEE797 8/7/2011 1:35PM

    Glad your move is going well. Keep us posted when you can.

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Pics of my car

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

So today was the first day that I have seen my car since my accident on April 30th. The insurance company took it before I was able to see it.

A friend of mine knows the girl that hit me and she actually took a pic of my car when she went to take pics of her car. My friend sent me the pic today.

THIS is what I survived.

I'm at a loss for words really. I am just feeling even more thankful that I survived.

  
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WENDYSPARKS 8/4/2011 7:54AM

    Glad you are ok!!! Very scary!!


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BELVICANUWILL 8/4/2011 3:23AM

    Oh my,that is horrible.So glad you survived,you had an angel watching over you! emoticon

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CEKER9 8/3/2011 10:50PM

    You definitely were blessed that day!!!

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NEHITA 8/3/2011 11:20AM

    OH MY SWEET JESUS!!! Oh my gosh. Here I was celebrating my 1st year wedding anniversary that day and you were going through this horrible accident. I thank God you are alive and well. emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/3/2011 10:04AM

    Yes, you were lucky! emoticon

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THATGIRL7 8/3/2011 9:22AM

    Wow. I am in shock.

I am so glad you survived and that you are not paraplegic or anything. Could easily happens with an accident like that.

I can't look at this picture anymore.

Soon, you'll be able do walk. You can do it!

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YAGERMONSTER 8/3/2011 6:46AM

    Wow! I'm glad you're ok, that looks like such a horrible crash. Yowza!

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MKPRINCESS007 8/2/2011 11:47PM

    Wow~! I can't believe this! Thank goodness that you did survive that......so scary!

Glad you are on the mend now!

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LOSINGLINNDY 8/2/2011 11:13PM

    I am thankful that you were hit on the back door rather that the driver's door. Thankful that you survived that terrible accident and that your leg is now healing.

Love ya, Gaylinn

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VALKYRIA- 8/2/2011 10:22PM

    Wow, thank goodness you weren't more seriously injured or worse. emoticon

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MEYLOSE 8/2/2011 10:19PM

    Wow I wasn't expecting that, Thankful is an understatement!

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