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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ten Things Thursday (Early Edition)

It's Thursday......................

Which means.....................

Ten Things Thursday, brought to us by the lovely Laura at Beer, Dogs and Getting Healthier.

  1. My middle child stayed home from school yesterday with a fever, aches, sore throat and stuffy nose.  Poor thing.  She didn't feel well.  Basically, she layed on the couch and watched movie after movie.  It kinda threw my day for a loop having someone at home.  No gym time for me.  But, I have been doing the 30 Day Shred DVD at home so I didn't have to miss that!   I guess it is good to be flexible. 
  2. I have been looking for some dark denim jeans.  There is a definate difference between good quality sizing and the sizing of mass merchandised garmets.  I tried on a pair of designer jeans and a 10 was too big.  You would think this would make me happy right?  It didn't.  Because they are falsey labeling to sell more product.  That just makes me mad.  I don't wear an 8 yet.  I don't weigh anywhere near a size 8.  Stupid designers.  I know....I should have bought the blasted jeans and enjoyed the 8.  I just couldn't.  It's just the principle of it. 
  3. I found this on Pinterest.  I thought it was a good reason to workout.  Who wants to be an easy target right?  It doesn't matter that I haven't read the book yet.  Survival is a good reason to sweat folks.
4.  Today is cookie dough pickup at our school.  Lucky for me I am in charge.  < Insert Sarcasm Here>  I get to help people pick up $15,000 in cookie dough.  That should make for a fun filled day.  I am just going to keep reminding myself that it is a good workout to load and unload all that cookie dough.  Plus, none is coming home with me.  Nope.  Not even one box.  I resisted.  That is sheer willpower.  Or lack of money.  It is a toss up.
5. I am on day 4 of Jillian's 30 Day Shred.  That's all I can type because I can't lift my arms up.  Seriously, that woman can make me sweat like I have been at the gym for hours in just 20 minutes.  I am hoping to do some major toning on my jiggly areas.
6.  I have a serious love affair with peanut butter.  It is my favorite food.  I will eat it on anything.  If left alone with a jar I will use a spoon to have what I call "peanut butter licks".  I coined that term around age 10.  I have been in search of something healthier. 
I found this:
Super yummy.  And I am really picky.  Almost zero sodium.  Which for me is a big deal.  I just look at salt and swell.  So, every moring I have been enjoying a tablespoon on my whole wheat sandwich thins.  I love, love, love this stuff!  I am happily introducing it into my diet.  It takes away my peanut butter craving but with less saturated fat and sodium.  It's a win win for me!  I think I may try it in a protein shake. 
7.   My daughter made a face at me while working out my abs.  She said she could see my ribs.  It grossed her out.  I was just so excited to see that my bones were actually present.  I guess I thought all my fat had just sucked them away.  Awwww.........ribs.  I puffy heart your reappearance.
8.  My van looks like I went mud riding.  It poured down rain Monday and our country driveway turned into a red mud lake.  Did you ever go mud riding just for kicks in high school?  I did.  One time I got my parents Suburban stuck.  Fun times right there.  You should try to have people push a Suburban out of red clay mud.  They will not be your friends after the task is done. 
9.  Why do I get stuck behind all the idiots that can't count how many items they REALLY have.  I swear the Wally World here is filled with people who can't count.  Maybe they need this sign:

10.  Peace out!!!   Have a fantastic and magical Thursday.  Go get your sweat on!

7 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter too. That sh*t is like crack.
    I love that you can see your bones. How cool is that? Finally, you should have bought the 8s girlfriend. The size doesn't matter as much as the fit!

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  2. Ha ha to #3. I need to find that comic on Pinterest. Maybe it will inspire me to move my butt more.

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  3. Sorry your kiddo is sick! I laughed out loud at the hunger games picture and then was suddenly terrified b/c I knew that would have so been me if that was real!! And 15,000 dollars in cookie dough for real?? Glad I wasn't in charge last year of something like that. I probably would have been halfway to Mexico with the cookie dough before they realized it was gone!!! And...RIBS???YOU ROCK!

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  4. I got stuck behind some lady that had a full cart in the express lane the other day! I was so pissed. And it didn't help that her son was like dragging her crap off the belt and throwing it around, then she'd have to go pick it up and put it back on the belt, just so he could throw it again. Ugh!

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  5. I am a peanut butter lover too! I have looked at Almond Butter the last 3 times I have grocery shopped, but didn't get it any of the times...maybe I will actually buy it this week.

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  6. Oooh, almond butter... I need me some of that! I am a sodium whore, too. :)

    Hope your little lady is feeling better!

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  7. Haha, I love number 3! That's definitely good motivation!

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