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Goodbye November!

Friday, November 30, 2012

I subbed for reading support today. It was THE EASIEST day I have ever had. I spent most of the day in the computer lab, had a two hour lunch/prep time in the middle of the day, and then played games with a small group for two periods. Nice way to end the week and the month!

I can tell my hard work is paying off - I ran into a colleague today who said how great I look and commented on my weight loss. I guess it *is* still coming off! Hurrah! So that made me think about my recovery week - I don't just want to not do anything, I think I might just take the week off from weight training. (Full disclosure - I ate half a bag of soy crisps and most of a bag of Newman's double chocolate chip cookies tonight. I feel like a sack of potatoes, and I am pretty sure I'm going to get my butt out the door tomorrow and run.) And my new running shoes are here! So I have to break them in at some point.

Today's eating was pretty good up until the soy crisps and the cookies. But I'm going to sit on the couch with a glass of wine and a bottle of water and that'll be it for the night. And tomorrow I'll go out and break in the new shoes.

  
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CRAFTINWIFE 11/30/2012 11:42PM

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 11/30/2012 10:09PM

    LOVE your blogs~~Way to enjoy the evening and take care of those cookies tomorrow...

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Hellooooo recovery week!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This morning I had a HUGE non-scale victory. I put on a skirt that I bought about two years ago - when I bought it, it was a little tight and I wanted to exchange it for a different size, but the store didn't have it. So I kept the skirt, and I just wore it up really high. So anyway, I put it on today, and it buttoned up perfectly PERFECTLY!!! just where it's supposed to sit. Not too high up, right about on the hips. I can't tell you how freaking excited I am about this!!! This is the first time in the time I've had this skirt that it's fit like this!!! So even though the scale doesn't look like it's moving much, this is a HUGE bit of good news!!! Hurrah!

Last night I did a 5K called Lights in the Parkway. There is a local Christmas light display that cars are able to drive through. It opens on Friday, but last night there was a race through the lights. It was SO beautiful! COLD COLD COLD (no more than 30 degrees F!) but it was so nice to run through the lights. Afterwards, we went for pancakes (MMM). I slept like a log for almost ten hours.

Today I am subbing for the afternoon. I'm glad I took the afternoon job! It gave me a good chance to sleep. Tonight after school I'm going to stretch class. Today marks Day 1 of my Recovery Week. I'm looking forward to some easy stuff and letting my body catch up on some rest.

Today:
- drink all my water
- enjoy stretch class!
- hardware store, if there's time.

  
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MUFFIY831 11/29/2012 10:38AM

    That sounds like a super cool (ha! no pun intended) 5K. :) Awesome on the skirt! I love stuff like that!

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LISA_SUMNER08 11/29/2012 10:30AM

    I bet it was beautiful! I wonder if there is a race like that around here? I'll have to look into that!

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Yay technology...?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I hate to be one of those people who complains about technology, because I think it's wonderful, but today was one of those days where technology was not exactly good to me. My rental car was a Ford Flex, which is a HUGE SUV (it seats 7). I drive a little Jetta, so the Flex was definitely a big difference! Well, I got used to it, but something that made me a little nuts was the back-up warning system. It had a camera (which I kinda liked), beeping and lights. Yesterday I was backing out of a spot, and it kept beeping at me; the display read "object approaching from left." I kept checking, and nothing was there! ARGH.

And the other thing was the thing that was wrong with *my* car. It was an Engine Speed Sensor. Nothing wrong with the engine, just the sensor that apparently sensed its speed. $300 later the sensor is fixed. I like to think I would have been able to tell if something was wrong with my engine without this sensor... but I don't know squat about cars, so I'm sure it was there for a good reason.

Anyway, my car is back, and I forgot how much I love my little car. It zips on the highway, and it handles like a dream. It has over 130K miles on it, and it is a smoother ride than the rental I had! It feels so solid.

I'm running a 5K tonight. It's going to be SO cold tonight. I have lots of bundle-y things to wear, so I think I'll be fine. I'm going with one of my girlfriends, and we'll have hot chocolate and pancakes after the run. I'm actually really looking forward to the post-run - I can't tell you the last time I've had pancakes.

Time to drink some more water!

  
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LALAFLOWERS 11/29/2012 12:16PM

    Loved my Jetta... We drove it for almost 300k miles! Then, some silly lady (with a suspended license) t-boned my hubby. He was ok. She was ok. Car was totaled ;-( it was worth waay more to us than to the insurance company.

So now.. I drive a really cute little Cabrio. Same year, and same color as my Jetta... just with half the miles!



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CRAFTINWIFE 11/28/2012 6:46PM

    emoticon Good luck on your run! DH & I share a Hyundai Accent, before that he had a van & I a Ford Taurus, gotta love the little cars!

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HOLLYM48 11/28/2012 3:17PM

    glad to hear your car is back up and running.
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CHUM48 11/28/2012 3:14PM

    Great fix on your car! Good luck with your toasty run tonight!

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New trophy, here I come!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm really excited! This blog is going to get me to my next Spark trophy. Yahoo!

I can't believe I've earned so many Spark points. This has been an almost four-year journey for me. On January 1st, I'll be a 4-year Sparker!

It's snowing today, and it looks beautiful. I'm glad I don't have to go out in it, though. I went to the gym this morning and the roads were much worse on the way home than they were on the way out. I guess I'm thankful that my rental car is an SUV so I could make it there and back safely today.

I have a couple things to work on today, but the snow makes me feel like I should bundle up and enjoy the rest.

  
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    Rock on!

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    emoticon on your new Level 18 trophy!

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DOLLFACEDX 11/27/2012 11:02AM

    Do take a few mins to snuggle & enjoy the day. . .that will renew you to hit your program with vitality.

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Almost recovery time!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holy mackerel - I haven't taken a recovery week in a really long time. I have a 5K on Wednesday night (through Christmas lights - I can't wait!) and then I'm going to take the following week as a recovery week. I've been chugging along with my workouts, which is great, but I really feel like my body needs some time off.

My pants are getting looser, and I feel like my legs are getting tighter. Yahoo!

Today:
- drink all my water
- run some errands
- get my hair cut (yahoooooo!)

  
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KATIEEMMA5 11/27/2012 8:54PM

    Well done sounds like you are ready for a recovery week. All the best, Kate

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BILLALEX70 11/26/2012 12:52PM

    Sounds like a cool 5k. Enjoy!

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