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V - Thursday Oct 25, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning I headed to bed early, well rested and truly shocked that my sister's theory about Aleve(pain reliever) helps with the annoying side effects caused by TOM..It arrived yesterday and so far no cramping or headaches..STOKED.. I have tried all of the OTC menstral meds and they all made me drowsy and still crampy..Anyhoo I must call and thank her!  Got my Cardio Core and Balance class in early and it is off to prep for work.  Catch up with you all later, have a happy healthy day

Hey another gorgeous day on the beach and was super busy.. Thankful for another stellar day!  I got home a little later than the norm but I still squeezed in a half hour Stretch class. Off to see how you all are and get some fuel..Good evening

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

L- Broiled Chicken Breast atop spring mix, cherry tomatoes, bacon bits, 4 croutons, cheddar jack with pineapple mango vinegarette

S- Almonds

D- Turkey burger with turkey bacon, rf cheddar jack, spicy mustard on multigrain deli thin.. Steamed Cauliflower, Popchips

1 1/2 gallons of water...LF Cottage cheese with blueberries(pre bedtime)

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

supercheese on 10/25/2012:
Haven't decided yet....urg so much to do...Probably suburbia since city life is $$$$$. hahahah be excited for me, i'm way nervous!! Drats Mr. Tom. I hope he has an easy visit :/

grannyannie on 10/25/2012:
I had a boyfriend once who was suffering from sciatica and he didn't like to take any medications. I talked him into an Aleve and he was totally shocked to wake up with NO pain!

Enjoy your day, V! :)

biscottibody59 on 10/25/2012:
Hope your day is very bulging to your billfold!

nunnermack on 10/25/2012:
Aleve was my drug of choice for that TOM. Always worked for me and I use it after long hikes. Helps with the aches and pains of the ol' joints!!

Have a good evening!!

inmorning on 10/26/2012:
Okay, thanks so much for the Aleve tip. That is good to know. I haven't tried it for that but will do so now! Have yourself a great day!!!!!!

Umpqua on 10/26/2012:
Good deal on getting some relief from the Aleve. I hope you have an excellent Friday!

V - Wednesday Oct 24, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Well as usual I stayed up a little later than I should have. In the back of my mind I was trying to savor the last few hours of freedom before going back to the grind. LOL.. Still got in a good night's sleep..Completed my Cardio Core and Balance class in darkness this morning..The sun is struggling to peek through all the clouds. We are not expecting rain so looks like it will be a good day.. Tropical Storm Sandy is out in the Carribean..It is tracked to go up the Atlantic so although it will be a bit breezy here for the next few days, we won't be affected in the Gulf..

I better get a move on to make sure I have plenty of time to tidy up the bar..Catch ya later, have a good day all

Back from my day.. I was a busy bee!  Love this time of year because everyone wants to sit outside.. Added a Cardio Abs class this evening, minus the first 3 minutes of jumps since it is recovery week.. Gotta keep it tame since I am starting up Asylum 2 on Monday!! I am super stoked!

Well off to see how you all are, get some fuel and hit the hay early.. Good Evening!

B- Almond breeze shake with Casein, 1/2 banana, blueberries and strawberries

L- Turkey Burger with Lean Turkey Bacon, cheddar jack, lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard on multi grain deli thin

S- Almonds

D- Homemade Pizza...Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower

1 1/2 gallons of water.. LF Cottage Cheese with blueberries( pre bedtime)

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

skinnygrlwithin on 10/24/2012:
Hey V! Yea you're right, I know I can't stress... I got on the scale again this morning (because I have an addiction with the scale haha) and I was only up about .5-1 pound from my recorded weight instead of the 4 that was showing up on the scale yesterday.

Have a great day! And good job on getting up despite the late night!

grannyannie on 10/24/2012:
Have an amazing day, V! Hope the tropical storm stays away from your area.

getmebackto150 on 10/24/2012:
have a great day:)

supercheese on 10/24/2012:
have a good day!! pray for no rain!

thenewMLE on 10/24/2012:
Enjoy the breeze!! I don't know what I am going to do when we lose daylight saving time! I'm going to have to readjust again and I was just getting to where my body beat the alarm by a few minutes.

getmebackto150 on 10/24/2012:
We actually made 6 kinds from the juice we got from California last fall. We made Chardonnay, Voigner, Red Zinfandel, Shiraz, Cabernet Savignon, and Merlot... Yummy:) They should be ready to drink by Christmas time, perfect for Christmas gifts!!

V - Tuesday Oct 23, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning I was up pretty late last night watching my Bears beat the Lions, YAYYYY!  Slept in til 7 and completed Cardio Core and Balance class..Now I have to play catchup at get the laundry out the way so I can enjoy the rest of my day..Have a good one ladies

Back from my day! It was low key..After laundry, i came home and just chilled and mentally prep for the upcoming work week, channel flipping between  the" Law and Order SVU "marathon as well as a few of the" Halloween" movies ..I am sure I will have some pretty interesting dreams tonight, LOL

Good evening ladies

B- Almond breeze shake with Casein, 1/2 banana, blueberries and strawberries

S- Piece of homemade pizza

L- Grill Cheese with turkey bacon on multi grain Deli thin

S-Baked Kashi Crackers with Natural PB, almonds

D- Baked Chicken breast..Whole grain brown rice with au jus..Steamed Collards, cauliflower and broccoli

Gallon of Water...LF Cottage cheese with blueberries(pre bedtime)

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

Umpqua on 10/23/2012:
I hope you have an excellent day off!

legcramps on 10/23/2012:
I was taught how to change a tire about 10 years ago.

Refresher courses are a good idea, since at this point I can barely remember what a jack is LOL. I would be stranded if I ever had to change it myself. Good for you for getting in there and learning something new!

I stayed up a bit later than usual last night too - seems like we both woke up around the same time this morning!

thenewMLE on 10/23/2012:
How bout dem Bears??? I'm so glad Cutler wasn't seriously hurt. That looked painful! I too am tired this morning, but I did get up and have energy once I started moving. Have a great day and can you do my laundry too? I'm week behind...

nunnermack on 10/23/2012:
Enjoy your day!!

starfish on 10/23/2012:
Hi there :-) I'm doing much better than I was a few months ago. How are you doing?

grannyannie on 10/23/2012:
Have an amazing day, V!

V - Monday Oct 22, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning Just kidding..I couldn't access this site from my toolbar all weekend..It says that the site is still down so I had to type in the site..I wonder if anyone else experienced the same issue?

Anyhoo I kicked off the morning with a Cardio Core and Balance class. Finally got my new tire this morning, got my groceries done and prepped, and cooked my meals for the week.. Well I am going to catch up with all of you guys after my Cardio abs class..Back in a few..

Back my class was great, abs are screaming, it hurts so good, LOL  Man is it ever nice to have my car up and running after 3 days without it..As i mentioned before, at least i wasn't driving when the tire blew out on me..It also made me realize that I have to start doing things like changing the tire myself so when my friend's hubby came over yesterday to put my spare on, I wouldn't let him do it.. I had him watch me,and coach me through it..Now I am confident enough to do this myself if I ever need to..

Tummy is starting to grumble so I am going to catch up with you all and get some fuel..I hope you all had a happy healthy day

B-Casein Protein with 1/2 banana, blueberreies and strawberries

L- Gumbo

S- Almonds

D- Homemade Pizza.sugar free pizza sauce, oregano, garlic, basil, spinach, lean Italian Turkey Sausage, Parmesean, RF cheddar jack on low carb, whole wheat and seeds crust.. 2 Glasses of Colby Red Blend

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

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

Umpqua on 10/22/2012:
I'm muy impressed that you got the spare on yourself!! That pizza sounds great :)

inmorning on 10/23/2012:
You are excellent for getting that tire on!

V - Saturday Oct 20, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning I completed Insane Abs a little early so I have plenty of time to make a few calls just so I have backup for getting my spare put on.. Tracy voulunteered her hubby to do it but I want to cover all my bases just in case..I could do it myself but I am really sketched out about my rinky dink car jack..LOL Well I better keep it moving, I also have to get to work..Instead of stressing about getting there on time hitching a ride, I may just cab it... Have a great weekend all

B- Whey and Casein proteins with 1/2 banana, blueberries and strawberries

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

IndependentEm93 on 10/20/2012:
Have a wonderful day V!

legcramps on 10/20/2012:
Sorry to hear about your car troubles... ruins the rhythm of the day a little bit, doesn't it? Hope you get to work ok, and have a great day!

inmorning on 10/21/2012:
So sorry to hear about your car troubles. We had that a couple of weeks ago but with our old truck, I always feel it is a bonus when it starts ;-P

Umpqua on 10/21/2012:
I hope your car is taken care of now. If it's anything like my recent flat tire experience, you are right to line up some help - I physically couldn't do it because the lug nuts were put on by a machine and were on there pretty well. Of course you have the guns so you might fare better :) I hope it's all sorted out now!

nunnermack on 10/21/2012:
Oh how I envy you being able to do your abs!! Each day I look at this little pooch and blabby arms and wonder when I can get at it!! LOL!!

Good luck with the car and enjoy your Sunday!!!

V - Friday Oct 19, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning So I have been waking up about a half an hour before my alarm goes off for a week or so..That is not a bad thing mind you, I have no problem drifting back to sleep. However since we set the clocks back in 2 weeks, my main concern would be waking up at 3:30, that's a tad bit early for me anyways..LOL  I got my  last Pure Cardio class of the program in. And it was a nice sweaty one!  This Monday starts my recovery week before phase 2 of the program but I am thinking of starting Asylum2 30 day program before phase 2 of Insanity.. I am super stoked to take it to the next level!

Gotta keep it moving so I can prep for work so i will catch up with ya later..Happy Friday

Hey back from a crazy day..As I pulled out of my alley, my car was really rickety, stopped the car, got out, tire was FLAT on the back driver's side..It was more like a blowout and thankfully I wasn't driving when it happened..Far too late to get it fixed before work, I hitched a ride from my friend who just dropped off her son at the school across the street from me..

Work was really busy and I was going to cab it home but one of my regulars volunteered to take me home..I should have known that she would want to stop off for a drink so I obliged..Got home a little later than expected so now I am super hungry, must fuel "the machine"

During/post workout  L-Glutamine

B- Whey and Casein shake with 1/2 banana, blueberries and strawberries

L- Boiled Chicken Breast with lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard on Multi grain deli thin..Homemade onion rings

S- Gala apple and trail mix

S- 2 glasses of red

D- Gumbo with whole grain brown rice

1 1/2 gallons of water..Casein shake(pre bedtime)


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

Umpqua on 10/19/2012:
I can't wait to set the clocks back, I hate getting up when it's dark. I'm sure your body will adjust after a few days. If you feel like Asylum 2 is the right choice then I say go for it! Hope you have a good one!

IndependentEm93 on 10/19/2012:
Have a great weekend V!

legcramps on 10/19/2012:
Have a wonderful weekend! Dig Deeper!

thinkpositive on 10/20/2012:
Sorry about the flat tire but as you said at least it happened at home and not out on the road.

V - Thursday Oct 18, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning I am a little excited that the past 2 nights I didn't have to turn on the AC..As I checked out the forecast for the next 7 days, the overnight/morning temps will be in the upper  60's.Highs will still be upper 80's but at least it has cooled off slightly..Yes Fall has finally arrived in the Sunshine State.. Just completed Cardio Recovery class and off to prep for work..I am sure it will be a good day, hopefully everyone will want to take advantage of the nice weather and sit outside with me..

Have a happy, healthy day all

Back from a gorgeous afternoon..The majority of the customers sat outdoors with me.. Had a really good shift..Feeling a bit sore from this morning's class, I added the last 30 minutes of YogaX class for an extended stretch.. Off to see how you all are and get some fuel.. Good evening!

B- Almond Breeze shake with whey and casein proteins, banana,  blueberries and strawberries

L- Boiled Chicken Breast atop Spring Mix, Cherry Tomatoes, cheddar jack, light Italian.. Gala Apple

S- 2 Coconut Shrimp

D- Tilapia with ff florentine... Steamed Collards and Cauliflower

1 1/2 Gallons of water...Casein shake(pre bedtime)

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

Umpqua on 10/18/2012:
Yay for some cooler temps! We're just about at peak foliage up here and have been getting frost - I need to take some pictures soon while the leaves are still on the trees :)

legcramps on 10/18/2012:
Cheers to Fall finally arriving for you! I am still sobbing over the loss of summer, but i'm trying to enjoy fall - it's such a beautiful season with the leaves changing and falling and jack-frost nipping at your nose... wtf? did I just burst into song?

IndependentEm93 on 10/18/2012:
It's 50 here one day and then 70 =(!! I wish it would stay a little warmer but it's Michigan I should be used to it!

biscottibody59 on 10/18/2012:
Hope it was a good day!

RYC: I'll keep you posted if the book ever gets out of my imagination:-)

V - Wednesday Oct 17, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning I went to bed at a decent hour and got in a good night's sleep..Up bright and early for  Plyo Circuit class..Pumped up and for sure I will need the energy to put the bar back together.. Leaving out early so I won't be in such a rush.. Catch up with you all later, have a wonderful day all

Back from my day.. Surprisingly it wasn't as messy as last week but I still had to organize til it made sense.. It was a bit of an overcast today and it threatened rain all afternoon but it held out during my shift so I am thankful for that.. It was kinda slow but I did pretty well.. I completed a Cardio Abs class to wind the evening down.. Off to see how you all are and get some fuel.. Good Evening!

Post/During workout  L- Glutamine

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

S- Trail Mix

L- Boiled Chicken Breast with lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard on Mulfi Grain Deli thin.. Cup clam chowder

S- Smoked fish Spread and crackers

D- Gumbo...Sauteed Collards

1 1/2 gallons of water...Casein shake(pre bedtime)

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

supercheese on 10/17/2012:
got the job near chicago :D wanted to let you know! Have a great day V!

Umpqua on 10/17/2012:
Yay for a good night's sleep, I hope it's a lucrative day!

thenewMLE on 10/17/2012:
Have a great day on the beach and enjoy the weather!

nunnermack on 10/17/2012:
Have a great day!!!

legcramps on 10/17/2012:
Have a wonderful day yourself!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/17/2012:
RYC P90X Doubles! WOW! That is definitely intense!!! I have the dvds, I just need to clean out the basement to have enough room to do it. Good for you!

I gotta ask...how do you not snack at work, that's probably one of my biggest downfalls, snacking during my night shift.

Have a great day! Good for you for getting up!

biscottibody59 on 10/17/2012:
Enjoy your day!

V - Tuesday Oct 16, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good morning   You know it never fails that I find all the movies I want to see always air late evening, last night was no exception..LOL I slept in again and swapped out Cardio Power and Resistance for P90X Chest and Back..It's been at least 6ish months since I did this class and was thrilled that my reps on the pushups and pullups increased by at least double and even more on a few of the exercises..

Keeping it short and sweet so I can enjoy my last day off for the week.. Have a good one all

Well I had a pretty chill day at home..It seems to be the theme on Tuesdays for me just to mentally prep for my week ahead..I watched the Law and Order SVU marathon for a while, chatted it up with my Sis.. Added  a Relief class for an extended stretch..

Hope you all had a fabulous day!

During/Post workout  L- Glutamine

B- Almond breeze shake with whey protein, 1/2 banana, natural peanut butter

S- Trail Mix

L- Grits with Scrambled eggwhite,spinach and rf cheddar jack..3 strips of Turkey bacon

S- Apple

D- Baked Chicken, Sauteed Collards with hot sauce

Gallon of water...Casein shake(pre bedtime)


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

legcramps on 10/16/2012:
Have awesome day off today :) How impressive that your reps on pushups and pullups increased by so much! It's only proof that you're kicking some serious butt.

skinnygrlwithin on 10/16/2012:
Yes, still at the restaurant...same one, TGIF... my loans kicked in full affect so it helps to have the extra cash to work with.

Way to go on the P90X success!! That's really awesome!! Those videos are tough!!

Umpqua on 10/16/2012:
Abs are screaming (is it a joyous scream? LOL) I made sure to take some l-glutamine with my protein shake. Hope you're having a good one :)

biscottibody59 on 10/16/2012:
Have a nice night!

V - Monday Oct 15, 2012
(Building a stronger body)
Weight: 134.0

Good Morning great day of football yesterday..Was up far too late again, decided to watch a movie around 10, but I slept in a bit after initially waking up at the usual time.. Completed Pure Cardio class.. I am going to keep the momentum going, get some errands done blah blah, LOL.. Catch up with you all later, Have a happy healthy start to your week

Hey all back from my day, I have to say that I did really well setting out early today and getting things done.. All of my meals for the week are prepped,cooked, bagged and tagged.I tried a recipe for Gumbo that  thenewMLE was so kind enough to share with me and man does it smell really good.. Completed  Cardio Abs class this evening and now that the dishes are all washed I can catch up with you all, get some fuel and chillax .. Have a good evening all!

During/Post workout  L- Glutamine

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

S- Gala apple

L-Eggwhite,spinach and rf cheddar jack on Multi Grain sandwich thin with turkey bacon

S- Trail Mix

D- Gumbo with whole grain brown rice.. Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower

Gallon of water..Casein Shake(pre bedtime)

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

skinnygrlwithin on 10/15/2012:
Sounds like an awesome start to your day! Keep it going!

In response to Friday's thoughts... I know I shouldn't have been too hard on myself about the lunch thing, I think what got to me is that the leftover sandwich was not super healthy overall, and wasn't really part of my planned lunch. So to stray with something so unhealthy just made me frustrated. I've been trying to decide which keeps me fuller longer...egg whites or oatmeal. I still am not sure...sometimes I think it just depends on the day.

I have been boxing lately, I actually really like it... it's such a great work out. The gym is really expensive though so it's tough to justify it for much longer in my budget. My hope is to get back in shape by the end of my membership (I think that's beginning of summer) and then just cancel it, so I only have one gym membership to pay for. I also was running for awhile, and this summer I accomplished one of my bucket list items, I ran the boilermaker. It's a 9.3 mile race in my home town of Utica, NY...it's internationally known. I've always wanted to run it, and this summer I finally did it! I don't know how I pulled it off since prior to running the actual race (which is very hilly) I had only run 4.5 miles on flat ground. But I pulled it off! I'm taking some serious time off from running though...I feel like my body just isn't built for it, and my legs hurt from it.

As for the job, I agree with you, female boss's can definitely be worse than men. I've also heard that she isn't very secure with the amount of education she has and is intimidated by people with more education than her... I'm not really sure how true that is...but regardless. Her very existance drives me CRAZY! So I need to just get out of here. I'm not currently praciticing law at my job, not really anyway. I'm a compliance anaylst, so the description of my job is to make sure our product is in line with state regulation...but it doesn't rally seem like that's something I'm doing that often, and none of the work seems all that challenging.

Now that I've just talked forever, how is everything with you?

biscottibody59 on 10/15/2012:
Hope your day goes as planned--enjoy your days off!

legcramps on 10/15/2012:
Sounds like you had a great weekend! Nice to see that you still got your class in this morning.

Thanks for your comment on my entry from the weekend... i'm feeling a little better about things today and i've oiled my shoulders so that all my problems will just roll right off ;)

Umpqua on 10/15/2012:
What movie did you watch? I hope you're enjoying your day off :)

Umpqua on 10/15/2012:
Haven't seen that, but I do like Ethan Hawke :) I wouldn't say my kitchen is looking snazzy (yet), however I am no longer embarrassed by it haha :P

supercheese on 10/15/2012:
thank ya v! hope you are enjoying your monday :)

grannyannie on 10/15/2012:
Have an amazing day, V!

Umpqua on 10/15/2012:
Hot :) And interesting trivia - he and Uma had the same band as we did at their wedding, except we could only afford a trio and they did a quartet or quintet LOL. They got married a few months before we did. I'll have to check out the first 2 movies you mentioned, I've seen Gattaca and of course Dead Poets and a flick called Tape with him and Uma and only one other actor that I really liked. And Before Sunset, which was cheesy but decent. I think that's it - I've seen many more Uma movies I'm afraid. She's also hot ;)

zoe1 on 10/16/2012:
Hope you have ( had ) a lovely day V. :) My mum's bet is that if I can get down to a fress size 14 she will buy me a whole new outfit if not I have to buy h er one.

grannyannie on 10/16/2012:
Thanks V. You don't like the smell of chocolate?! Yikes. LOL. My hubby especially doesn't like the smell of chocolate baking.

horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2012:
hey there! :-) looks like you had an eventful weekend and great eating, as usual! the shakes sound so tasty!

Umpqua on 10/16/2012:
I've never seen Reality Bites or the other one you mentioned - I better add a few things to my Netflix queue!

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