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V - Monday Dec 16, 2013
(Beachbody classes, Fitwall, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Hello all!!! Man it's been a long time since I posted..I have a little down time so I wanted to stop by and catch up with you guys..

Work still has it's ups and downs, personal life is great the only thing that would make it perfect would be winning the Mega Millions jackpot tomorrow, the pot is up to 550 million.. It is okay if I don't take all, a cool million would suffice for me, LOL!!!

Fitwall/TRX training is going really well..I still do my at home workouts in moderation because for a while there I was overtraining..

Super excited that I'm heading to see family and friends in Chicago on Sunday! Can't wait to see my Nana the most ...

Hoping to have a little more time to spend with you guys during my vacation, it's gonna be tough since I'm sure I will be pulled in every direction..Hahahahaha

Just in case I don't have the opportunity Happy Holidays everyone, I miss you all


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/17/2013:
So nice to see you, V! You are very much missed here. Glad you are doing well. Enjoy visiting your family and good luck on the lottery. Remember your friends here when you win! :D

OhioRaven on 12/17/2013:
Missed you, Coach.

horn_of_plenty on 12/17/2013:
LOL YES...WORK def has its ups & downs. we are playing the lotto over here, too! :) If i will, I'll send you some, pretty lady. nice to hear from you, life can get so busy sometimes. lol, hard to find a balance when we need it! have a great day, V. Why do you say you were overtraining??

thinkpositive on 12/17/2013:
Hi V- sounds like life has been treating you well. Enjoy your trip to see your family!

biscottibody59 on 12/17/2013:
I've been "undertraining" or maybe it's "anti-training"--haha! Take good care of yourself (and the body)!

Hope your holiday in Chicago is wonderful and the weather is good--Cheers!

hollybelle on 12/22/2013:
Guess you are - or about to be - on your way to the windy city! Enjoy your visit!!!! So excited you get to visit with Nana! Love to you V

V - Monday Nov 04, 2013
(Beachbody classes, Fitwall, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning  Hope everyone is doing well..Life is good, Fall has finally arrived here so the temps are perfect for working outside..I've been going to FitWall/TRX classes 3 days a week and doing at home workouts on a few of the other days..

As I mentioned on a previous post I don't have the time to post here daily like I used to for lack of time but I miss all of you!

Well I better get going, my Monday chores await.. I will catch up with you all after I tackle my to do list..Have a happy healthy week

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 11/04/2013:
I'm glad to hear Fitwall is going well and that your temps are finally cooler. I hope you have a fantastic week!

grannyannie on 11/04/2013:
Miss you, V! I know you are doing well though, as always. <3

skinnygrlwithin on 11/04/2013:
It's really good to see you on here. I'm glad that everything is going well in your life and you're enjoying your new fitness classes!!! We do miss you though.

OhioRaven on 11/04/2013:
Have a Great Day, Coach !

legcramps on 11/04/2013:
:) Have a wicked week, friend :)

horn_of_plenty on 11/05/2013:
Hey V :-) Just post when you can. For me, it's quite an addiction, which I like, because it's also a diary & a way to get out feelings or even think about things on "paper" or on the screen. :-)

When I had a different job with much less hours & I was younger with even less responsibilities, it was easier for me to post longer entries, sometimes more thoughtful, and comment on practically everyone's entries so much more often.

Maria7 on 11/05/2013:
Thank you, V. Fall has arrived here, too and I LOVE IT! :-D

Maria7 on 11/07/2013:
Hope you are doing well. :-)

Michgal on 11/08/2013:
wishing you a great week!

biscottibody59 on 11/08/2013:
Looks good--keep up the good work!

liza36 on 11/13/2013:
Stopping by to say hello! Hope you are doing well.

V - Monday Oct 21, 2013
(Beachbody classes, Fitwall, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Evening Had a really good week at work, the weather was perfect for outdoor drinks/dining. Got in all 3 Fitwall classes I planned...A little more social than I should have been last week but oh well.. Had some severe cramping due to TOM so most of my Sunday was spent napping and watching football before I went over to my friend's house to color and cut her hair..Ended up helping her kids carve pumpkins, boy was that fun!!

Today I had to get up extra early since I didn't get groceries like I normally do on Sunday, got my chores in, went to FitWall class and went out to lunch afterwards..Solo lunch so it was nice to sit and read my Nov/Dec Muscle and Fitness mag.. All in all a great weekend..

Hope you all have a happy healthy week all

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/21/2013:
Sounds like a good weekend. Well, part of it anyway. Hey, something I've been wondering. When are YOU going to start training others ? You certainly seem qualified. You can be your own boss and work your own hours. For some reason this keeps popping up in my head. That's it. Take care, "Coach''.

grannyannie on 10/22/2013:
Glad you had such a good week, V! Have an amazing week. <3

Umpqua on 10/22/2013:
Pumpkin carving is lots of fun, I'm hoping to do ours this weekend. Glad you got some down time in over your weekend, and I hope the work week goes by quickly!

grumpy on 10/22/2013:
Hope you are doing well, Lady!

horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2013:
hey V! The festival was great indeed. It's one of the favorites on Long Island & I am making it my goal to try to get there every year :-D

I hear you on the severe cramping. I never felt cramps until I was 26 or 27 years old. Now I get them not at every period, but sometimes. This period has been really, really bad. I am up right now at 3am because of them.

3 Fitwall classes!? wow. how long are they?

Right now, I order Self & Fitness magazines. Although, I have a bunch still sitting, waiting to be read! LOL. yeah, they come & I don't even read them....yet. :-) Do you have any recommendations on good magazines with motivation? I usually like them for the motivation & information, not workout tips (like I don't care too much about a magazine demonstrating exercises with pictures / etc.)

As far as chores, lately for me, to "save time" I pick up a little of what I need, whenever I need it. Therefore, I don't need to do a huge food shopping all at once & take the time to make sure I've got it all. This method seems to be working ok (I have only done it for a couple weeks). I try to be in & out and whenever I am passing a supermarket already is when I go...

Have a great day today, V.

kathy1981 on 10/24/2013:
I'm back :D

Michgal on 10/28/2013:
glad you had a great week! =)

hollybelle on 10/28/2013:
Where are you? It's been a week! Are you OK?

hollybelle on 10/28/2013:
PS Used to love carving the pumpkins. Miss that - maybe Rosalie willlike to do it with me/ her Gigi???

biscottibody59 on 10/31/2013:
Hope you're having a great week--Happy Halloween--hope it's not too weird at the bar:-)

V - Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
(Beachbody classes, Fitwall, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Although I had a minor issue with the snooze button, I made it to FitWall class in time.. The instrutor was a few minutes late but we got in a killer workout..Pumped and ready for the day! Off to prep for work, I will catch up with you all later, have a wonderful Wednesday

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/16/2013:
You're just a ball of energy!! Have a great day, V! <3

IndependentEm93 on 10/16/2013:
Have a great day!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/16/2013:
Good for you waking up and making it to that class!! And yes, you'll have so much energy to get you through the day. Have a great day!!

OhioRaven on 10/16/2013:
Mornin', V. It's a good day today. Stay pumped.

Umpqua on 10/16/2013:
I'm so glad you're able to get your FitWall classes in. I'm sure you're going to crush it today :D

selina on 10/20/2013:
Good job, as always!

V - Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
(Beachbody classes, Fitwall, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Had a great weekend after a pretty hectic work week.. Got in another FitWall class yesterday and my friend came along with me..She loved it as well so she is coming with me every Monday!! I am going to shoot for the 6:30 am class tomorrow and it's imperative that I don't abuse the snooze button..Totally different ballgame when  I have to leave the house to workout so I have to remember that when my alarm goes off, LOL 

The temps have FINALLY cooled off and it is so nice to open the windows and let some fresh air in..Well I better get going, back to the grind for me..Have a happy healthy day all

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 10/15/2013:
Have a great day!

grannyannie on 10/15/2013:
V!!! Ugghh...working out at 6.30! Hope you have an amazing week, friend! <3

skinnygrlwithin on 10/15/2013:
Getting out of the house is always harder to workout! I found myself half asleep until about 1/3 of the way through the workout and then I'd finally realize what I was doing haha.

V - Monday Oct 07, 2013
(Beachbody classes, Fitwall, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Hello all Just checking in to say hello and all is well with life in general, work is meh..LOL It has been slow due to the extreme heat we are still experiencing here, hoping that cooler weather will come our way soon..

My new workout routine is going great and I went for my second FitWall class this afternoon..It was so much better than last Monday's gab fest..There was only one other person in class I attended today, it was taught by the owner/master trainer of the studio so it was just like having a personal training session..The instructor even took the time after class to chat it up about my current routine, fitness goals as well as show me some of the more advanced moves..I am definitely going back every Monday to that class and add in a one more class during the week when she is teaching... Completed an Extreme Ab class this evening..

Anyhoo although I don't have the time to post here every day like I used to I am still keeping it healthy with the occasional splurge in moderation..I missed you guys! Have a great evening

B- Almond Breeze shake with whey protein, 1/2 banana

L- Baked chicken breast, homemade potato salad

D- Chicken Breast atop Spring Mix, cucumber, onion, broccoli, parmesean, red wine vin and fresh lime juice..2 glasses of wine

Gallon of water..LF Cottage cheese(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/07/2013:
You don't have to post every day, HardBody. I KNOW you're still here with us :v)

skinnygrlwithin on 10/08/2013:
I was wondering where you were... I was starting to get worried haha. I'm glad to hear that you're doing well and are liking your new found workout routine. Keep it up!!

Umpqua on 10/08/2013:
What Ohio said. Glad your FitWall class went so well!

biscottibody59 on 10/08/2013:
Have a great week!

grannyannie on 10/08/2013:
Have a great week, friend! <3

lolla on 10/09/2013:
Good job with the exercise! I will send some cold clouds over there from LA!

biscottibody59 on 10/09/2013:
Have a nice evening girlie!

Michgal on 10/11/2013:
u are so great with the work-out's!!

V - Wednesday Oct 02, 2013
(Insanity,Asylum, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Evening So I had an unexpected late evening out with my friend yesterday..He was out of town for a few days and he wanted to tell me all about the Horror Convention that he was part of as well as my thoughts on an idea he had for a play that he is currently working on...Anyhoo one drink turned into several and the rest was history..LOL

Slept in this morning, work was a bust so I left early, got in a Fat Burner Challenge class this evening and now it's time to unwind.. Good Evening to you all

B- LF Cottage Cheese

L- Lean ground turkey patty with whole grain brown rice and broccoli...Gala Apple

S-Smoked Fish Spread with crackers

D- Chicken Breast atop Spring Mix, cucumber, onion, broccoli, parmesan, red wine vin and fresh lemon..2 glasses of red wine

Gallon of water..Lf cottage cheese


Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 10/02/2013:
Ok, Coach. I'm on it.

Umpqua on 10/03/2013:
Thanks for the exercise advice. I will have the head of IT do some moving of things around here so I can access Chalene's classes. Really though, I *think* just bumping up my exercise in general should do the trick. I need to do more - period - and I haven't had the time with N on 1/2 days. Now he's on full days and the renovation will be done after Saturday, so I can resume a regular schedule and FINALLY return to yoga classes. I can't wait, it's been way too long!

biscottibody59 on 10/04/2013:
Sounds like you had a good time--hope you're doing well today!

V - Tuesday Oct 01, 2013
(Insanity,Asylum, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Had a good night's sleep and yes abused the snooze button..Completed a 30 minute HIIT class..Back to the grind, where did the weekend go?? LOL Catch you all later, have a wonderful day

B- Almond Breeze shake with whey protein and banana

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/01/2013:
Wishing you a very good week! Oh and I'm glad you finally got to play in the jump jump ;)

getmebackto150 on 10/01/2013:
Have a good day!!! I hear you on the snooze button, I too abused it this morning...

skinnygrlwithin on 10/01/2013:
Yes... I wish the weekend was at least another day or two longer... I never feel like I have time to get anything done!

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2013:
I hope you're doing well--have a good evening!

V - Monday Sep 30, 2013
(Insanity,Asylum, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Evening everyone I had quite the long weekend starting with a Saturday double shift..It seemed neverending but I survived..LOL I got out of there just in time to catch my friend at her wine bar right before closing...The owner of the bistro allowed us to stay after close since neither one of us were in the mood to go to another bar..It was nice to finally sit down and chat it up...

Sunday was a really long day as well..I attended my friends son's 6th birthday party..There were just as many adults as there were kids in attendance..My friend and her hubby has a really big backyard so while the kids and the big kid(ME!) played in the giant bounce castle, the adults were entertained by the football games(they have a few tvs outside as well)

Slept in this morning and finally made it to a "FitWall" class..It was pretty awesome to get in a full body workout in 35(ish) minutes..Not so awesome was the non stop chatter from the social butterflies in class I plan to go back but not at that time slot, they all seemed content with the social aspect which is cool I guess and not to be rude but if I am paying for a class I want to be able to hear the cues and YEAH work up a sweat, kinda tough to do when you have yammers in tow..LOL

Got the rest of my usual chores done after class, took a mini nap and completed Cardio Abs class..

Off to catch up with you all and get some fuel, slept right through breakfast so I am a tad bit hungry..Hope you all had a wonderful start to your week


S-Think Thin Nut bar

L- Turkey, Swiss, Lettuce, Tomato and spicy mustard sandwich, apple

D- Chicken Breast atop Spring Mix, cucumber, onion, parmesean, red wine vin and fresh lemon..2 glasses of Red wine

Gallon of water...LF cottage cheese(pre bedtime)

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 09/30/2013:
I totally hear you on the social butterflies in exercise class. Totally one of my biggest pet peeves. We are there to work out! If you want to socialize-go out to dinner, lol! Hope you have a good end of your weekend:)

V - Thursday Sep 26, 2013
(Insanity,Asylum, Clean Eating)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Back and 6 pack class with a beautiful sunrise as a backdrop! Pretty stoked that finally the rain has ended, it has rained here since Sunday.. Well I better keep it moving and prep for work.. Catch up with you all later, have a happy healthy day

Progress as of today: 93 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/26/2013:
Mornin', V.

Umpqua on 09/26/2013:
I'm glad your weather has cleared up! RYQ yesterday, our back yard slopes down and we have a walk-out basement. So the upstairs windows are basically 3 stories up back there - yes it's going to be a challenge trying to reach them!

skinnygrlwithin on 09/26/2013:
A sunrise backdrop to work out to! Sounds beautiful... and far to early for me to be that motivated haha!! Glad the weather has improved.

Michgal on 09/26/2013:
happy healthy day to you!

legcramps on 09/26/2013:
Awesome! It's raining here, started yesterday. It's 9:30 in the morning and when I look outside it feels more like 8:00 in the evening! Enjoy your day today :)

hollybelle on 09/28/2013:
I can't believe the rain FL has gotten this year! I guess once every decade or so it has to happen???? Hope you are doing well! It's almost time for Rosalie to arrive - about 5 more weeks! Woo-hoo! Gigi Holly is ready!

biscottibody59 on 09/29/2013:
Hope you're having a good weekend!

Maria7 on 09/29/2013:
Hey, V! Hope you are doing well! :-)

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