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No more cookies.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Today I took a really big step toward my goals. I had made some cookies for hubs' parents' visit, but we really didn't eat that many. There were SO many in the house. Yesterday I went a little crazy eating them, and I felt really awful when I went to bed. So today I had hubs take them to work. Even as recently as last Christmas, I would have said "well the faster I eat them, the faster they're out of the house." But not this year. I am SO close to too many goals to ruin it with some cookies, no matter how good they are.

I didn't make it to the gym today. I felt the need to take another day of rest. And I'm glad I did. It felt so good to sit around and watch it snow.

Did pretty good drinking my water today - lots of it was in the form of hot tea. I need a little more before bed, though.

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JANIGURL 12/30/2012 7:49AM

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MCJULIEO 12/30/2012 12:43AM

    Nice strategy

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CFMOSS 12/29/2012 9:00PM

    good job - go girl

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SEPPIESUSAN 12/29/2012 8:59PM

    Wow, what willpower, getting rid of homemade cookies - great job!!

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LUVS2BIKE101 12/29/2012 8:27PM

    I thought I was reading about myself! Hahaha! Let's make a pack to give up the cookies, at least for the next 3 months. Now, I'll go make us a cup of tea!
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Well the good news is that today I felt a lot better and I was actually hungry. The not so good news is that we have lots of Christmas cookies in the house so I ate quite a few of those. Oops. I guess I'm glad I'm hungry, though. I lost two pounds because of the flu, so I suppose I can afford to eat a few cookies.

I'm hoping that tomorrow I feel well enough to get a little elliptical time in at the gym. I don't think I'm ready for a run yet, but the elliptical? Perhaps.

I cleaned up Christmas stuff today. The wreath is still up, but that will stay as long as it can. It's real pine, and it's not shedding all over the place yet. And it looks and smells so nice - not ready to take it down yet.

Good things for today:
- did some laundry
- drank lots of water and tea
- had a really nice visit from hubs' parents. They are getting ready to go to Florida for the winter, and I'm trying to convince hubs to take a week off to go down and visit. It's perfect timing - slow season at the restaurant, and I don't have to take any personal days to go. My classes start at the end of January, so I have to get in my vacation now!
- got in some relaxing time. I can tell I'm feeling better because i REALLY wanted to do stuff around the house today instead of just sit around.

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/29/2012 1:41AM

    Nice, glad you're feeling better!

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MAKINACHANGE4ME 12/28/2012 8:45PM

    Hope you feel better! Fighting the flu myself and know it's not fun! emoticon

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Land of the living

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Today I am finally starting to feel better. Yesterday I did, actually, but today is even better. As much as I hated being sick over Christmas, I'm happy with how I managed to take care of myself to get better. Bleh.

I will be skipping out on the gym again today, and probably tomorrow. I might go on Saturday for an easy time on the elliptical. I still get tired really quickly.

- bake cookies for tomorrow's visit with hubs' parents (they are coming up for brunch and Christmas gift exchange)
- clean up the house a bit for tomorrow's visit
- spend some time resting

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CFMOSS 12/28/2012 7:23AM

    Glad you're feeling better and also easing back into the swing of life. Understand the being sick over Christmas - me too although my virus is the one which turns you into a frog with a sore throat. Hugs.

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CRAFTINWIFE 12/27/2012 9:07PM

    Glad you are feeling better!

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GRATEFUL_BEING 12/27/2012 7:44PM

  Happy to hear your better.

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FLYSHOPGIRL 12/27/2012 10:02AM

    Glad you are feeling better!!

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SEPPIESUSAN 12/27/2012 9:43AM

    Glad you're feeling better, and I'm sure your house is going to look and smell wonderful soon. :)

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MJRVIC2000 12/27/2012 9:25AM

    Itís not always easy to walk in the old paths when everyone around us is looking for something new, but it is right! It isnít always easy to live for the Lord when others around you are living for the world, the flesh and the devil, but it is right! It isnít always easy to do the right thing when others around you are acting in bad ways, but it is always right! The fact is we can make a choice to live for God, even when everyone else seems to be going their own way and living for self. Did You Know? Vic.

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AMANDAROX 12/27/2012 9:19AM

    What a disappointment being sick over Christmas but glad you are feeling better!

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NEPTUNE1939 12/27/2012 9:09AM

    emoticon It's always great when the worst is over, Earl emoticon

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On the Friday before Christmas, Santa gave to me...

Monday, December 24, 2012

the flu.

I have been in bed for three days. Today is the first day since Friday that I finally feel like part of the living world. I will head down to my mom's house in a little bit.

What I learned from having the flu the weekend before Christmas:
- I actually really liked the rest
- No stress of wrapping or baking (although I had to wrap it all this morning)
- I have a wonderful hubby. He took care of my all weekend and brought me all kinds of good stuff to get better.

I guess I don't really need to worry about overeating today, since I really don't feel like eating anything except bananas and clementines...

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EATNBOOGERS 12/28/2012 4:02PM

    Ooh, so sorry! :-( I've been pretty sick the past week, too, and it has made me appreciate my husband, too. Feel better!

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SEPPIESUSAN 12/26/2012 3:37PM

    Oh no! I think I have shingles - have an appt later today to find out - so I hope we both get better quick! At least this is a cozy time to be spending all day in bed...

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TIGGER622 12/26/2012 9:03AM

    oh girl!!! i hope you are feeling better and that you had a merry christmas!!! Miss you!!!

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MCJULIEO 12/25/2012 12:47AM

    Get well soon!

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CRAFTINWIFE 12/24/2012 3:35PM

    emoticon emoticon Merry Christmas!

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/24/2012 2:55PM

    emoticon Glad you got to rest, reset and be taken care of!

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BOBBYD31 12/24/2012 2:08PM

    feel better carrie and have a merry christmas

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MUFFIY831 12/24/2012 1:01PM

    Glad you're on the mend, hon!

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ANNESYLVIA 12/24/2012 11:20AM

    Glad your feeling better. What a terrific DH!

Merry Christmas

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tonight's workout was awesome. I am really feeling myself getting stronger.

Finished my hubs' X-mas pillow - I turned an old college football shirt into a throw pillow. I think he's going to love it.

Drank all my water.

Crossed some more Christmas shopping off my list.

Got new tires on my car. Just in time for the flurries that just fell! Hooray snow!

Met my bestie for breakfast while my tires were being put on.

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MCJULIEO 12/22/2012 10:24AM

    Yay for YOU!

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CFMOSS 12/21/2012 6:57AM

    High Five!

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