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Friday, September 28, 2007


YES, J's team had a WIN!!! SO EXCITING!! They actually had a really good win 41-7! Which means that J's defense did what they were supposed to do and the offense, well they just kicked bootie too. A win makes for a happy husband and a good well played win makes for an extremely happy husband. The girls and I love it when they win.

On another note, YES, I EXERCISED THIS MORNING. I got up 30 mintues early and did my arm workout. Feels good to have it over with. I am 4/5 for this week. I did exercise on Sunday but my weeks are from Monday too Sunday so I did Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday and then I plan on doing my 4 mile run in the morning. Then I will be 5/5. It has been a while since I have had a week like that. Gosh it feels good.

As for the weekend, I think we might go to a high school football game tonight, you know we can't get enough of football around our house so we need to go to a Friday game too. Then tomorrow I will run and then hang out with the girls and J will have to work in the morning and then he will go to the game early to tailgate and I will come later. Sunday the girls and I might go visit some friends and J is helping his Dad build fence. Somewhere in there the house will get vacuumed and the laundry will get done and I might dust if I am really ambitious.

Have a great weekend. GO HOGS GO!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

4 days in a row

I am happy to post that I have exercised 4 days in a row. That is Sunday through Wednesday and today is my day of rest. Tomorrow I will do arms and then on Saturday I will do my long run of 4 miles. I have gone 4 miles once before but that was a few weeks ago. I know I can do it I just hope I have a good day and Saturday I have lots of energy. You know some days you can just run or exercise better than other. I just always hope on my long run days that I have a good one.

My eating is going pretty good. I think I need to cut out some of the snacky type food like the popcorn 100 cal packs or the fiber one bars. Although, they are not bad for you they are still just snacky and have sugars in them and such. I need to keep those to just 2 or 3 times a week instead of every day I think. I will just replace those with fruits and veggies instead.

J has a football game tonight. The team they are playing is pretty tough so I just don't know how it will go. J's team hasn't been doing too good but maybe they will have a good week this week. We shall wait and see.

It is almost time to get off work YEAH!!! Have a nice evening.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I am back on track, finally. I am determined to make this a good eating and exercising week. It has been a while since I have had a complete solid week. I am off to a great start. I jogged/walked Sunday morning 2 miles and ate pretty good this weekend. Could of done better a few times but could of done worse also. Monday, was a great day for me. I stayed on track with my food and just made some great choices and then I jog/walked last night for 3 miles. I am on track to do my 10K on October 13th, I just have to keep going. My plan today is to go at lunch and do my leg workout at the gym. Tonight I have bunko so that will be a challenge but I can handle it. Not sure yet if I will be able to eat before I go or just take some snacks with me or just have control of myself of the food they will have there. I have no idea what they are having so that isn't always good. I can't prepare myself as well if I don't know what is on the menu.

I also walked the stairs 3 times at work yesterday. I feel my quads and calves burning when I do that, it feels great.

Do you have your eating plan for the day? Your exercise planned for the day? You have to have a plan or you won't get it done. I had told myself last night that I was going to jog and after going to the grocery store and then to pick up the girls and then home and then doing this and doing that and making dinner I was thinking I wasn't going to get it in and I hated that. Finally at 9 I was done with everything so I just decided to get on my clothes and get out there and I DID!! I just went back in forth in front of my house since it was dark but it worked out just fine. So glad I did it.

o.k. I am off to get my work done. Have a great Tuesday.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I finally got off my bootie

o.k. it wasn't much but I actually got off my bootie at work and decided I was going to do something so I walked the stairs 3 times. I work on the 8th floor so I went down and actually back up to the 9th floor THREE times! Whew, my heart was beating fast by the end and I am sweating. I think I need to start doing this twice a day. It didn't take me too long really, I actually walk at a decent pace. I am not lolly gaggin' on those stairs by any means. Gosh, it is amazing how good it feels to just do that. WHEW! I am still sweatin' drinking my water. o.k., isn't it amazing the little things that you can do that make you proud of yourself. Crazy.

Tonight we have a family birthday to celebrate for my cousin then tomorrow afternoon we will be going to a football game. So tomorrow I am going to have to get my exercise in sometime. If I am really ambitious I might get up in the morning and walk/jog before J leaves to go to work. If I decide to sleep in then I will have to do a FIRM tape while the girls are asleep. Best case scenario I get up and go in the morning then I could always take a nap when the girls nap. That sounds like a better idea actually b/c it is not as if I would be able to slepe that late anyway. Stay tuned on Monday to find out what I did.

Plus, I need to exercise on Sunday. Maybe my friend Tara and I will go for a run. I will check into that as a possibility.

o.k., I am off here. Time to wrap up today and get out of here in 30 minutes.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm back finally!

I am still mending from my sickness but I am feeling a little bit better each day. Still having a little bit of problems with my ear so I think I need to get that checked out but since I don't have fever or an infection of any kind then I can deal with a little fluid on my ear. Geez, you would have thought the antibiotic shot and pills and steroid shot would just have cleaned anything bad out of my system. I guess not.

Anyway, my eating this week hasn't been so hot. Not really bad but I have been eating a few things that I DO NOT normally eat such as a bowl of ice cream, chocolate, fried chicken, several pieces of pizza and cookies. I think that since I did not feel well last week and I hardly ate anything now that my apetite is back I am just stuffing my face on random occasions. I mean on the average I am eating well but there have been a few times that I have had no control and just started eating. This will pass though and I will get back on my track where I like to be with only 1 cheat meal per week. Just got a little side tracked there for a bit.

As for exercise, NONE, NADA, ZIPPO!! I have been struggling for a few weeks with getting it in but have been doing it here and there and then I got sick and haven't exercised in 11 days. Of course, I haven't felt like it and I don't need to push my body too much so the last 11 days is fine with not exercising. I need to start walking though at least even if it is for 15 minutes. You know I had a goal of completing a 10K on October 13th. Well, although that is still within reach I am not feeling good about it. OK, I can't believe I just said that. I am going to do this and that is it. I just looked at the calendar and I have 22 days not counting today and not counting the day of the race to get ready for this. I mean at this point even though the last time I ran was 11 days ago (the Sunday before the Monday that I got sick) I ran 1.5 miles. So I know that in 22 days if I really wanted to I could run 6.5 miles. I actually plan on doing this system where I jog for 4 minutes and walk for 1 minute. The on-line crew that I exercise and eat healthy with do this system and it works great. It is good for your body and you can actually go further. So this is what I am going to do. This means I have to get out there this weekend and get going. 22 days and counting!! I made this goal actually before I even had Lizzie. I had told myself that I was going to do this race and by gosh I am going to stick to it. I would be so mad at myself if I didn't do it. So look to me to post over the next 22 days of my progress on my running. I CAN DO THIS! I WILL DO THIS! This race is GOING TO HAPPEN on OCTOBER 13th with me there running in it!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm on the mend

I am improving and getting a little bit better everyday. I will try to post later today. I am back at work but now I am kind of busy getting caught up with my work.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm sick

I haven't posted in a while b/c I have been pretty sick. As soon as I get to feeling better I will post.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Hmmm, I never know what to title my posts

It is Friday again. It seems like it was just a Friday like yesterday. I think I am one of the only ones that does not look forward to the weekends b/c that means that the days, weeks, months and years just keep going by WAY TOO FAST!! There are many times that I wish that time would just stand still. You just simply don't get to enjoy the things you love the most like spending time with my girls or my hubby or my family or friends. You know they say as you get older time just goes by faster and faster and I simply dread that. I just wish we all had a few more hours in the day and a few more days in the week and so on. Oh well, what do we do, I guess just make the most of the time that we do have.

Good news to share....J's football team won their game last night WOOT WOOT!!! 28-14. THEY NEEDED THAT WIN!! They really struggled last year and they lost last weeks game by one point so it was great to really dominate and play good and win a game.

Bad news....I had to leave the game early and did not get to bask in the glory b/c Chloe got sick. Bless her heart she has not felt good for a week now. She had fever for 4 days and then was a little better and then last night said her ear hurt and that was it she went down hill and cried the 45 minutes it took for us to get home. She kept saying "Mom, I don't feel good". I just kept driving and trying to get home as fast as I could. On top of that Lizzie was crying the whole way home too. Man, my nerves were on edge but I just remained calm and just drove. My lovely mother met me at home so that she could take one of the girls and I could get the other one. It worked out fine and I took Chloe to the Dr. this morning and she does have an ear infection but nothing that some antibiotics and ear drops won't fix. Hopefully, she is on the mend.

Let's talk about eating and exercising for a minute. This has not been one of my best weeks. I have eaten several things that I don't normally eat but at the same time I have not gone crazy or on a binge or anything. So I am still maintaining some control which is what I shoot for. Like last night at the game I got a diet dr. pepper and I could have gotten peanut m&m's which I love but instead I ate my protein bar that I brought with me. YEA on that decision. This weekend will be a little tough on Saturday b/c we are going to a birthday party for a 1 year old with pizza and cake and ice cream and then Sat. night we have a couples wedding shower for a friend I work with. I can't imagine the great snacky foods that will be there. Like I always say CONTROL CONTROL CONTROL. I will let myself eat a few things and feel good about it as long as I have control and don't stuff my face.

Exercise - what is that I am starting to wonder. It has been non-existent for 9 days now. This is so unlike me. I typically am a pretty dedicated exerciser at least 3 days a week. Things just seem to be getting in the way and I just don't seem to be making time for it. I am not going to push it, let's say for the weekend my goal is to exercise at least once either on Saturday or Sunday whichever works out best. Of course both would be great but I want to have a reasonable goal and once seems like a more achievable goal for me. So expect me to post back here on Monday that I exercised at least one of those days. This will be a major accomplishment for me. I CAN DO IT!!

o.k. I have rambled enough. Have a great weekend. ---Dawn

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's Tuesday already. YEAH!!

I had a nice weekend. Pretty uneventful for the most part but really nice. Went to the hog game on Saturday. I took my mom and my bil's girlfriend Jordan (didn't get a picture with her and I should have). I also met up with my friend Jess to chat for a bit. Here are a few pics from the game, isn't my mom so cute? My mom enjoyed it. She thought the atmosphere was FUN!!!

Not much goin going on really. I am really sleepy. Daughters haven't been sleeping well so that has me kind of running on fumes recently. This too shall pass.

As for exercise it is pretty non-existent for the past several days. I have been doing pretty well with my eating though so I am feeling good about that. Hopefully one of these days I will post again that I exercised.