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Over the hump (barely)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I do my darnedest to not complain about the weather - it's going to happen if I like it or not - but man, I'm tired of this! I'm ready to see a tulip or something.


- water water water!!!
- stop for some flowers for one of the girls at school... she's having a rough go at it lately
- write out Valentine's cards to send tomorrow
- stick to the eating plan

This summer I'd like to get certified to be a personal trainer. I'm really looking forward to it! This is a good long-term goal for me... every time I want to eat something, I think of an ad I saw - "Personal trainer wanted. Must be certified and in fantastic shape." I love that - "must be in fantastic shape." I would love it if someone I didn't know looked at me and went "wow, she's in fantastic shape." Those few words helped me avoid a second cookie yesterday afternoon.

Have a Spark-tacular day!

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PILLOWFOOL 2/11/2011 4:04AM

    I repeat. I would hire you TODAY. cookie, or no cookie ;) you are FANTASTIC girl!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 2/10/2011 9:32AM

  wooohooo thats awesome! you can so totally do it!:)

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    You are a good mom.

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LALAFLOWERS 2/10/2011 8:22AM

    Good goals. It makes you so very much easier to stick to the plan if you know why you're doing it.

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MUFFIY831 2/10/2011 8:19AM

    Great goal! You can do it!

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How in the heck is it only Wednesday???

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This has been the longest week known to man.

I need to drink a bit more water tonight.

My couch is calling me.

Pumpkin ice cream is getting churned (yes, it's freezing outside, but we had cream and pumpkin that needed to be used up).

Honey made beef short ribs for dinner. I just took them out of the oven and they smell HEAVENLY.

Bedtime will be EARRRRRRLEEEEE tonight (I hope!)

I want some spring!!!!

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PINKCOCONUT 2/10/2011 7:25AM


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PILLOWFOOL 2/10/2011 12:12AM

    I want to live at your house so I can have shortribs and pumpkin ice cream. and we could play and you could be my trainer. :)

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GONE2014 2/9/2011 11:13PM

    It's funny but all day today it felt like Thursday. Must be going around!

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COOPSM 2/9/2011 10:03PM

    Spring--it is coming right???

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WALKWITME 2/9/2011 7:39PM

    Bring It On... SPRING !

still Wednesday here

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ONECOOKIETWO 2/9/2011 7:14PM

    It's not Wednesday any more.

Now it's Thursday, because it's after 4 pm.

But this week has indeed been long long long. I think they added a day and didn't tell us...

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MIAMIA7 2/9/2011 6:37PM

    Spring....PLEASE!!!! We had roasted chicken, asparagus drizzled w/olive oil and parmesan cheese and perogies! asparagus!

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SCHECK5 2/9/2011 5:54PM


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Busting through Tuesday

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Today is another busy day. After school I have Power Yoga and Body Pump. But tomorrow is a rest day. A glorious rest day. After only having one total rest day a week for a while, I've gone back to having two a week, typically Sunday and Wednesday. My body is thanking me for that!

- water water water!
- Be zen-like at Yoga tonight.
- I get to wear my new Bondi Band! Yahoo!
- I have a really delicious lunch packed.
- Brad is making dinner - stir-fry - for me when I get home from the gym.

Happy Tuesday!

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GONE2014 2/9/2011 10:59AM

    Have a wonderful day!

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RUNNINGWILD 2/9/2011 1:01AM

    What does your bondi band say? Mine says "suck it up cupcake!"

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    Have a great day sounds like you have a great work out planned.

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PINKCOCONUT 2/8/2011 9:53AM

    Oh! Bondi band! I love mine! I want to get more!

Have an awesome day!

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Post-game uuurrrgggh

Monday, February 07, 2011

I don't remember where I read it, but once i read that sweating is a great way to get the alcohol and hangover out of your system more quickly. I seriously need to sweat this morning.

Last night Brad and I went to a Super Bowl party. We ate dinner before we went, so there was minimal eating there. (I did have two wings, a meatball, a croissant wiener and two chips.) But the wine is what did it. Holy moly. Luckily I drank a ton of water yesterday, so I think that helped keep me from feeling like a *total* zombie this morning.

My alarm went off at 5:00 (UUURRRRGGGHHHH) this morning and I seriously considered going back to bed. But I am in charge of my success. So here I am. Two cups of coffee later, a big bottle of water later, and I'm ready to leave in about 5 minutes.

- water water water water!!!!
- protein bar between school and haircut, healthy light dinner after haircut.
- go to bed EARLY tonight!

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    Hope you're feeling better today!

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PILLOWFOOL 2/8/2011 1:07PM

    you're my hero. I can NOT sweat during a hangover even though I know I should. PROPS my friend. seriously.

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CAMROLA 2/7/2011 10:20PM

    Detox indeed--good for you! Hope you're feeling less zombie-like!

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ETTEZEUS 2/7/2011 9:46PM

    That was a great plan.
How did it go?
How do you feel?

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COOPSM 2/7/2011 9:42PM

    Inspiration is all I can say!!!!

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ONECOOKIETWO 2/7/2011 2:24PM

    Girl, you got it in hand.

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TORTUETOO 2/7/2011 9:55AM

    I know how you feel - after a weekend of celebrating 2 birthdays and the super bowl, I'm on a little "detox" this week. Salad for lunch - yes please! emoticon

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    I remember when I was in school and could do it every night. Now 2 glasses of wine and I hurt the next day. It sucks getting older.

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    Yeah...being from WI the party was all about food with cheese and lots of alcohol. I had my share of both and am right there with you this morning. WATER, SWEAT, and SLEEP. We'll get through it! Hang in there.

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A funny thing happened...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Brad and I went grocery shopping this morning, and I think we missed the Super Bowl traffic. Phew! It's so funny how much advertising is out there for food for "The Big Game." Huge displays of Doritos, Ruffles, dip, pre-packaged food... holy moly.
But that's not the funny thing. Usually when we go food shopping, I get in the mood for some kind of sweet, like a cupcake or ice cream. But today, all I wanted was a pear. Huh. Brad even said to me "Don't you want a sweet?" And I didn't. And I'm glad - last week I was going crazy for carbs. AAAHHH

Tonight's dinner is veal, potatoes, roasted garlic and shallots for dinner. We're going to a Super Bowl party later, and that will be where we have dessert.

Clothes are ready for tomorrow morning's spin class and then for school, and lunch is just about ready. I have to throw together a quick soup...

Off to read my new magazine - I got Muscle and Fitness Hers today for a little dose of inspiration. From what I peeked at in the store, i think it's just what I was looking for!

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LEARNING2LUVME 2/8/2011 7:30AM

    Awesome job!!! I made homemade chicken noodle soup last night for dinner (my first time) and I really enjoyed it - both making it AND eating it! lol.

Have a great day!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 2/7/2011 4:05PM

    Hehe, I wrote a blog with the same title the other day!! I am getting old and can no longer handle going out on a school night - watched the Superbowl from bed and actually started falling asleep before it was over!

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GSDMIKE 2/6/2011 5:04PM

    I avoided the grocery store today because I didn't really want to play NASCAR shopping cart derby. Figured it would be a zoo. I'll be firing up the chili pot here in a bit. Enjoy your party.

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ELFITZPA 2/6/2011 4:45PM

    I went to the grocery store today and while I DID get stuck in the Superbowl madness, it was entertaining. I actually caught multiple people scrunching their noses at my cart - full of produce - as they walked past with their's overflowing with chips, dip, etc. Too funny.

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CFMOSS 2/6/2011 4:21PM

    I am so thankful for the days when all I want is a piece of fruit - lately it has been cravings for sweet bread type treats - yikes. Way to go and enjoy your party tonight.

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RUNNINGWILD 2/6/2011 4:20PM

    I found your craving! Stopped at Starbucks and HAD TO HAVE the strawberry rhubarb turnover that was calling to me from behind the glass. You can have it back now emoticon The craving, that is... the turnover is history.
ETA, I also bought "Eat, Pray, Love" (on sale) and a Women's Health.
Oh, and because I just remembered.. are you still moving to Canada?

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