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Ode to My Day

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I had to scrape off all the snow
that fell upon my car.
If I chose not to do that,
I wouldn't make it far.

So bundled up I got and went
out in the freezing cold.
It made me want to go back to bed,
if the truth be told.

But I won't fit into my jeans
if I choose to skip a run.
All I'll be in are sweatpants
and that isn't very fun.

Got to the gym, put on TV,
and there I watched The Soup!
Oh cable, you are wonderful,
You really are the poop.

I sweated and I sweated
and home again I came.
My shower felt so very nice,
and hey, a football game!

Healthy food is in the fridge
and freezer, food inside.
I made some bread and pasta sauce,
the onions made me cry!

And now I'm in my sweatpants,
but *now* it feels right.
Sweatpants should be saved
for home and for the night.

I had a fun and busy day
and my reward's a glass of wine.
And your reward, my friend,
is to read my blog in rhyme.

  
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RENLA6991 1/16/2012 10:37AM

    You make me smile!

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CAMROLA 1/16/2012 10:20AM

    Brilliant!

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BILLALEX70 1/16/2012 10:15AM

    Too talented.

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BILLALEX70 1/16/2012 10:15AM

    Too talented.

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MUFFIY831 1/16/2012 8:21AM

    Love it. :)

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/15/2012 11:41PM

    SWEET!!!! glad you did it and got into those sweats for the 'right' reasons...

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MARLIMOO 1/15/2012 8:22PM

    YOu rock sistah

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RUNNINGWILD 1/15/2012 6:53PM

    Fun! I, on the other hand, ditched my run. Too cold and my head was throbbin'. I will live vicariously through you. emoticon

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FLYSHOPGIRL 1/15/2012 6:50PM

    Love it!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/15/2012 6:40PM

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Super Saturday!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Well, this morning I said it was going to be a productive day, and so far, it has been! We took up a load of stuff to Goodwill, and took some paper and cardboard up to be recycled. We didn't get it all, but we got some.

Which is kind of like this weight-loss/fitness thing. A little bit is better than nothing. You may not clean out your body all at once, but a small little bit here and there is working toward the goal and making progress.

This afternoon after I took a little nap (it was heavenly!), we bundled up and walked around the loop of our development. Despite it being FREEZING, it really was a nice walk. And it felt good to be moving and to get some fresh air.

Tonight is smoked salmon on whole wheat bread, and a little salad. It's a good day for eating. I snacked on a grapefruit (I am really digging grapefruit lately!) and drank some hot tea. Piano is tuned, house is warm, it's a good day!

Time to catch up on some more reading... football later!

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/14/2012 11:15PM

    This blog was just 'dreamy'....perfect Saturday in my opinion and I LOVE the easy winter bundle up walks...

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COOPSM 1/14/2012 8:19PM

    Carrie--sounds like a perfect day!!!! Glad you are enjoying!!!

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PELESJEWEL 1/14/2012 7:04PM

    Thanks for sharing! I love how you link the weight loss thing to de-cluttering,"Alittle bit is better than nothing". Well said!

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KATIEEMMA5 1/14/2012 4:55PM

    Have a lovely weekend!!

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FLYSHOPGIRL 1/14/2012 4:20PM

    That's true--doing a little is better than doing nothing at all! Glad it's been a good day for you! Me too :) I just got back from Whole Paycheck so I have ACTUAL food. My one indulgence was strawberries :)

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GIANTPANDA 1/14/2012 4:19PM

    Congratulations! My husband and I are spending the long weekend doing much the same thing when it comes to decluttering and Goodwill. Congratulations on all your progress!

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The triceps are burning!

Friday, January 13, 2012

I really didn't want to get up early this morning. But I did. And I truly learned what it means to work your muscles to fatigue. I was doing incline chest presses, and I use the heavier weight until I couldn't press any more. And then I went down a little bit in weight and did some more.

I was the lone female on the "man side" of the gym. I love love love hauling around the heavy weights. OOOOH and this is exciting! The other day when I was doing deadlifts, I used the yellow weights! The black weights are five and ten kilos, and the yellow is 15 kilos. So I put those yellow weights right on. I felt pretty awesome. I love using the yellow weights!

It flurried a little bit this morning and I am thrilled. I just needed to see a little snow to make my day! And I'm happy. Friday the 13th - ooooooooh. At least it's Friday!

Off to school... I have to stop and get some gas and some breakfast. I'm almost on E (oops). I MUST get better at filling my tank at the halfway mark.

Happy Friday!

  
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RUNNERRACHEL 1/13/2012 9:57PM

    emoticon pumping iron!

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CFMOSS 1/13/2012 1:10PM

    Good job my friend - guys side of the gym does bring a sense of accomplishment and woohoo on the increased weight!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/13/2012 9:56AM

    SWEET!!! guy side of gym...I don't go to the gym but have an inkling of what you're talking about..free weights,not the machines. GO YOU!!! and don't you LOVE the burning muscles(esp. the bingo wing area) which you'll really feel tomorrow!!
Have a great weekend,Carrie-hope you got filled up with gasoline in time. I'm terrible about not putting gas in,too..I hate spending the $ so I put if off til it's near fumes.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 1/13/2012 8:13AM

    I still don't make it over to the guy side yet but you go girl!!!

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JESSYVIRGINY 1/13/2012 7:53AM

    Happy Friday emoticon

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I'm tired.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Really? My whole blog just disappeared. In a nutshell:

I am tired.

I wish we would have had a two-hour delay this morning.

I need to track all my food today.

My esthetician (sp?) likes my eyebrows.

Yesterday's facial was amazing!!!

I'm loving my camera.

Today I must make a JASR list of things to do. Lots to get ready!

Have a super day!

  
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MIMMICA 1/12/2012 12:04PM

    Have a fantastic day!


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BILLALEX70 1/12/2012 10:50AM

    Hope to see you at JASR!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/12/2012 7:44AM

    perk up and look! tomorrow is Friday!!!

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CFMOSS 1/12/2012 7:11AM

    you make me smile - i hope your day has a super component to it in the midst of being tired.

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CAT609 1/12/2012 7:00AM

    Sounds like you had a great day yesterday! I wouldn't mind a facial. Good luck today! emoticon

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FLYSHOPGIRL 1/12/2012 6:53AM

    Ok...what's JASR?

Have a great day! (and sorry about the lack of two hour delay..I hate that--we never get them either!)

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Monday

Monday, January 09, 2012

Today was, overall, a pretty darn good day. I did my morning writing, and I tracked all my food. Brad took me to school - it was nice to have some time with him before work! We just had a delicious salad, and he's making lemon chicken for our dinner. Yay!

The calmness is still upon me. I love it.

Tonight I am going to make some lentil soup for the freezer. We haven't had soup in the freezer for a while, and I kind of miss it. There's nothing better than homemade soup on a cold night (although it hasn't really been that cold yet).

Good things for today:
I drank all my water
I tracked all my food
I had a great workout this morning!
I was positive all day
My teaching day was fun!

  
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ALYSSA40 1/10/2012 8:49PM

    Good for yu! I also love your background scene!

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Amazing how things work out well after you have a good workout! Everything just falls into place!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/9/2012 7:47PM

    emoticon on everything today!

emoticon on getting so much done and love your positive attitude! Keep it up!

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