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DAY 106

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SO YESTERDAY I DIDN'T GO FOR ANOTHER WALK INSTEAD I DID 30 MINUTES OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND I PUSHED THROUGH SOME OF MY BARRIERS. I DID 4 SETS INSTEAD OF 2 OF 10 REPS WITH THE 10 LB WEIGHT ON THE ALTERNATING BICEP CURLS. I DID 4 SETS OF 40 REPS WITH 3 POUNDS ON THE LYING ADDUCTION. I DOUBLED MY SET NUMBERS WITH THE WEIGHTS. I'M SO HAPPY. NOW TODAY I DON'T WANT TO OVERDO SO I DID 10 MINUTES CARDIO WITH A NICE STRETCH. I WILL DO MORE WHEN I GET HOME. BUT I DID 15 MINUTES OF STRENGTH THIS MORNING SO I WON'T DO ANY WHEN I GET HOME.
THE ONE THING THAT AMAZES ME IS HOW STRONG MY ARMS ARE STARTING TO FEEL. I LOVE IT. GOING TO CHECK OTHERS BLOGS AND GET MY BUT TO WORK. HAVE TO STOP AND GET SOME SIMPLY JIF OR CASHEW BUTTER ON MY WAY IN. NEED IT FOR BREAKFAST.

  
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MARLINDA5 8/25/2011 12:54AM

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Wow - you are doing so great - :)

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SUGIRL06 8/24/2011 10:26AM

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SUSUSUZZZIE 8/24/2011 10:09AM

    emoticon Have a great day!

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RG_DFW 8/24/2011 8:16AM

    Getting stronger ... way to go!

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SENATOR9 8/24/2011 7:33AM

    Your adding muscles emoticon

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SUPER_ACE115 8/24/2011 6:42AM

    Wow! 100+ days.... emoticon I think it's great to see the progress that you've made. Keep it up! emoticon

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DAY 105

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

GETTING READY TO LEAVE FOR WORK ITS ALMOST 6:30 AM AND IN THE MID 50'S THIS MORNING. A HIGH TEMP OF 77. IT'LL BE NICE. I DID 15 MINUTES ON STAIR MASTER WITH A NICE STRETCH. I'VE BEEN STIFF AGAIN SO I WANTED SOME EXTRA STRETCH. I GET TIGHT CALVES WHEN I DON'T DO EXTRA STRETCHING. I WILL DO MY STRENGTH WHEN I GET HOME WITH A NICE LITTLE WALK.

  
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MARLINDA5 8/24/2011 12:55AM

    emoticon good way to start your morning.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 8/23/2011 11:30PM

    Hope you had a great day!

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NCPANFAN 8/23/2011 4:38PM

    Enjoy the beautiful day!!!!

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JLPARKHURST 8/23/2011 10:40AM

    Sounds like a wonderful morning! Have a great day!

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MAWDOT35 8/23/2011 8:21AM

    sounds like nice weather and you are doing so good with the program!

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SENATOR9 8/23/2011 8:21AM

    Have a nice day

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IDLETYME 8/23/2011 8:19AM

    I think I remember the 50's - hmmm?
You are always so energetic in the morning. Good for you!


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RG_DFW 8/23/2011 6:55AM

    Mid 50's... nice


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DAY 104

Monday, August 22, 2011

SO JR. DIDN'T WIN AGAIN. I KEEP HOPING HE WILL WIN ONE THIS SEASON. FOR STEP 4 STAGE 3 I AM SUPPOSED TO WRITE ABOUT EMOTIONAL EATING. I AM KIND OF LUCKY THAT THE ONLY EMOTIONAL EATING I'VE BEEN KNOW TO DO IS WHEN I'M BORED. AS LONG AS I HAVE SOMETHING TO DO I EAT ONLY WHEN I'M HUNGRY. SINCE I'VE BEEN AT SPARK PEOPLE I HAVEN'T BEEN BORED. WHEN I AM NOT ACTIVELY DOING SOMETHING ELSE I CHECK IN WITH MY FRIENDS AND SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING. I WILL BE STARTING CLASSES NEXT WEEK AND WILL HAVE LESS TIME BUT I WILL MAKE TIME FOR MY SPARK FRIENDS. NICK WILL START HUNTING ON WEEKENDS SOON AND I'M SURE AFTER HOMEWORK I WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO CHECK MY FRIEND FEED AND COMMENT, HELP OR JUST ROOT ON AS MANY OF YOU AS I TRY TO DO NOW. SO THIS MORNING I DID 10 MINUTES ON STAIRMASTER AND 2 SETS 10 REPS OF 10 POUNDS ALTERNATING BICEP CURLS. I JUST MOVED UP FROM 8 POUNDS AND HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING A LITTLE WITH THE HEAVIER WEIGHT. HOPEFULLY I'LL GET IT SOON.

  
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IDLETYME 8/22/2011 1:42PM

    You are doing a REALLY great job. emoticon

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JLPARKHURST 8/22/2011 9:56AM

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SENATOR9 8/22/2011 7:37AM

    The more you do the easier it will get

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RG_DFW 8/22/2011 7:06AM

    sounds like progress!

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DAY 103

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SO USUALLY I DO MY EXERCISE DURING THE RACE BUT WE MIGHT GO TO A FRIENDS HOUSE TO WATCH THE RACE THIS AFTERNOON. I HAVE TO GO TO THE GROCERY STORE NOW TO GET FOOD FOR THE WEEK. I DID GET MY EXERCISE IN THOUGH. I DID A 7 MINUTE .9 MILE BIKE RIDE FOLLOWED BY 8 MINUTES ON THE STAIRMASTER. AFTER A GOOD STRETCH I DID 20 MINUTES OF STRENGTH TRAINING. I WILL GO FOR A WALK WITH ROBIN AND THE BOYS AFTER I GET HOME FROM THE MARKET BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR FRIENDS.

  
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IDLETYME 8/21/2011 3:27PM

    Have fun watching the race.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! emoticon emoticon

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SENATOR9 8/21/2011 7:54AM

    Enjoy the race I will miss it got to go to work

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DAY 102 - MISSING MY DAD

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I HAD MY EGG BEATER SOUTHWEST OMELET WITH BROCCOLI, MUSHROOMS, AND ONIONS IN IT. I ALSO HAD 2 SLICES OF WHEAT TOAST WITH LAUGHING COW QUESO CHIPOTLE CHEESE SPREAD ON IT. I LIKE SPICY FOOD. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW I WASN'T FEELING WELL YESTERDAY AND 10 HOURS OF SLEEP SEEMS TO HAVE HELPED THAT. I AM GOING TO DO MY FIRST VIRTUAL RACE TODAY. THE 1 MILE WALK. SEE HOW IT GOES. I'LL POST MY TIME IN MY STATUS WHEN I'M DONE. I ALSO SIGNED UP FOR THE 5 K WALK FOR NEXT WEEKEND. ITS MY LAST WEEKEND BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS. AS MANY OF MY emoticon'S KNOW MY FAMILY LIVES IN RALEIGH AND I DON'T GET TO SEE THEM OFTEN. I MISS THEM TERRIBLY AND WHEN I'M DONE WITH SCHOOL I HOPE TO MOVE THERE. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PERSON I MISS THE MOST. MY DAD. ITS BEEN ABOUT 5 YEARS SINCE I LOST HIM TO BRAIN CANCER. WHEN I WAS LITTLE HE WOULD COME HOME FROM WORKING ALL DAY AND EAT DINNER WITH THE FAMILY. THEN HE WOULD TURN ON THE NEWS AND FALL ASLEEP WITH A BEER IN HIS HAND. BUT HE WAS SO DIFFERENT WHEN HE WAS ON VACATION. MY FATHER WORKED AT GE RUNNING SOME DANGEROUS BIG MACHINE THAT ALMOST TOOK HIS LEG OFF ONCE. WHEN HE WAS ON VACATION WE WOULD GO TO MAINE FOR LOBSTERS AND WE WOULD CLAM. OR WE WOULD GO TO AMUSEMENT PARKS LIKE HERSHEY, PA OR BUSH GARDENS VIRGINIA AND MY DAD WAS THE ONLY ONE TO GO ON THE RIDES WITH ME. MY BROTHER GOT SICK ON ALMOST ALL RIDES AND MY SISTER WOULDN'T GO ON ANYTHING THAT WENT IN THE AIR. MY FATHER GOT HER TO GO ON THE FERRIS WHEEL WITH US ONCE AND SHE THREW UP IN HIS LAP. AS WE GOT OLDER MY FATHER STARTED GAMBLING. MY MOTHER DIDN'T LIKE FAMILY VACATIONS TO THE CASINO AND THEY DIVORCED. BUT I MOVED IN WITH MY DAD AFTER I STARTED COLLEGE AND HE WAS DIFFERENT. HE WOULD COME HOME AFTER WORKING ALL DAY AND DO SITUPS AND PUSHUPS. I HAD NEVER SEEN HIM LIKE THIS. AT FIRST HE WOULD GET TAKEOUT EVERY NIGHT BUT THE LONGER I STAYED THE MORE MEALS HE WOULD COOK FOR DINNER. NOW I WORKED AND WENT TO SCHOOL FULL TIME FOR BOTH. I WASN'T HOME LONG AND SOMETIMES I WOULD HAVE TO EAT AFTER WORK BUT MY DAD MADE SURE THERE WAS SOMETHING FOR ME TO EAT. I MISS MY DAD BUT WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT HE TAUGHT ME. EVEN AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK THERE IS ALWAYS A LITTLE TIME FOR EXERCISE.

  
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CATS_MEOW_0911 8/24/2011 8:35AM

    Thank you for sharing memories of your dad.
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GAYLLYNNE 8/21/2011 9:43AM

    I totally understand how you feel. I lost my dad a few months ago and would give anything to relive some of those great memories of long ago. He did give you some great life lessons and it's so nice of you to acknowledge him and remember so fondly. Hang in there, you're doing a great job, he would be proud.

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SUNSHINEGB 8/21/2011 9:08AM

    The wonderful memories you have of your dad will stay with you forever Jennifer and wonderful they are!
I'm happy for you to have such good things to remember!

And you do GREAT with both your eating and your exercising!!
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Gloria

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JUSTLYLE 8/21/2011 8:07AM

    Great blog, It's good to write your feelings.
My Dad left me so many years ago, 1969, but I still think of the MANY good things he taught me and still practice today. We all have faults and I forgave him of these many years ago.
Have a great week.

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SENATOR9 8/20/2011 9:41PM

    They can never take away the memories and the good time My mother died in 1990 and I can remember all the times we spend together Great blog Thanks for making me remember emoticon

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GEORGIADEB 8/20/2011 9:15PM

    What a sweet blog and tribute to your dad.

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JLPARKHURST 8/20/2011 10:38AM

    He is looking down on you and smiling!!! Keep those special memories in your heart and he is ALWAYS with you! Take Care, Jennifer

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SUSUSUZZZIE 8/20/2011 10:15AM

    It's wonderful that you have your dad with you in memories and in your heart, and I'm sure he knows how much progress you are making and he is proud of you.

I hope you feel better today!

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GARDENCHRIS 8/20/2011 8:23AM

    Sorry you are missing your Dad... keep remembering the special memories that you have of him. Write them down so you will not forget, He would probably be smiling and happy that he made an impact on you. take care.. emoticon

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