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Sunday & Monday

My kids and I stayed home from church on Sunday.  My 7-yr old was feverish again.  My daughter was okay but I was sneezing throughout the ni...

Some Exercise

Today I did get in some exercise, mainly walking and playing frisbee outside.  Well, I guess playing frisbee indoors would've been bad, ...

Beef & Turkey Bean Chili

Ingredients 1.5 lbs ground turkey 1 lb ground sirloin 1 large onion, diced 1 large orange pepper, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 jal...

Can't Stand It

Okay, my eating today wasn't all that great.  Skipped meals and then when I ate, it was these little crescent dogs - a whole bunch of th...

Updates

Today I squatted to scoop up something I spilled on the floor and found still pains in my knees, especially my left knee, which there has be...

Almost Back At It

Things have been so stressful and it's mainly mental & emotional for me.  Today I helped out at my kids' school with their 100th...

Healing

I totally envisioned that I'd just crank out 5+ months of daily workouts, good eating regiment, good sleeping hygiene schedule, good wat...

This Weekend

I'm wondering why it's taking my body so long to heal and that I can't progress my healing along with my knees quicker.  My slee...

Wk 3, Day 4 - Thurs, 20-Jan-2011

This isn't going to follow the normal style of my journal as I don't really feel like it and short on time.  For now, I'll just ...

Short Break & Summary

Right now I'm so disorganized.  My daily blog entries are pretty extensive and do take quite a bit of time to do. Tuesday I ate poorly...

Wk 3, Day 1 - Mon, 17-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL - Do my measurements and take my pictures. After horrible eating over the weekend, I'm not wanting to take my measuremen...

Emotional Eating, Toxins

One of the things that has surprised me this past weekend was some of my eating.  I'm not a huge proponent of willpower eating.  I don&#...

Fitness Test Assessment

I found this on SparkAmerica: The Pushup Test (measures muscular strength and endurance) The Crunch Test (measures abdominal strength a...

Week 2 - Body Stats

Date:  Mon, 1/17/11 Bodyfat mm:  12.5 mm Bodyfat %: 24.60% - from Tom Venuto's chart for Women Ages 41-45 Neck:  13.5" (same) ...

Marinara Sauce

This recipe was given from a friend of mine that says this is the best marinara recipe ever.  He got it from a book (not sure the name of th...

Wk 2, Day 7 - Sun, 16-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL - Get back on track with my eating! I failed miserably here.  Normally Reward Days I do pretty well and not overdo it.  I wa...

Wk 2, Day 6 - Sat, 15-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL - Not go overboard on my Reward Day SLEEP RECEIVED :  11:30 pm - 7:00 am (7.5 hrs) ---> Slept alright.  Yesterday I felt ...

Yummy Meatloaf

This recipe was adapted from Paula Deen's site of Brooke's Homemade Meatloaf .  Will need to take a picture tomorrow, if I remember....

Trigger Point Notes

On Wed/Thurs I really worked hard the trigger points in my legs/hips, psoas area.  It left me really tired, exhausted and not wanting to do ...

Wk 2, Day 5 - Fri, 14-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL :  Do a light workout and listen to my body. Did not meet my goal. SLEEP RECEIVED :   9:45 pm - 6:30 pm (8.25 hrs) ---->...

Wk 2, Day 4 - Thurs, 13-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL :  Rest most of the day and go to bed by 10:30 pm. Went to bed before 10 pm.  Goal completed. SLEEP RECEIVED :   11:45 pm -...

Wk 2, Day 3 - Wed, 12-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL :  Do at least 2-thirty min. trigger point sessions on my legs, but preferably 3 throughout the day and ice my knees several ti...

Healthy Sloppy Joe's

This recipe is adapted from Ellie Krieger's 2006, Sloppy Joes Recipe  from the Food Network. Since I didn't have all the ingredien...

Trigger Point Therapy On Self - Knees

Today I started again working on my knees.  The lightely grayed out sections are where there is pain.  The DOT is the trigger point.  The da...

My Guns

Ever since I saw Angela Bassett's arms many years ago, I always wanted to have arms like that.  I'm sure underneath my bodyfat there...

Articles: The 10 Commandments of a Flat Belly

Josh Bezoni, a nutritionist, writes a couple articles on The 10 Commandments of a Flat Belly.  I've never had a flat belly, but my bigge...

Injured

Okay, my knees are feeling really bad so I'm down for a couple days at least due to this.  The surface I've been jump roping on is a...

Wk 2, Day 2 - Tues, 11-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL :  Get to bed before midnight. SLEEP RECEIVED :  1:00 am - 7:00 am (6 hrs) ---> I missed my bedtime by 2.5 hrs.  Hopefully...

Jump Rope - Jump Rope Start

I always thought when they do the rope twirl thing that that was a fancy thing to show off that you can jump rope, but what I learned in thi...

Jump Rope - Foot Patterns

I am so psyched to learn that I can jump rope.  As a kid, I did do some jump roping, but as an adult, hardly.  One of the things I'm cha...

Week 2 - Day 1, Mon - 10-Jan-2011

SMARTER GOAL :  Not overdo working out.  Just want to make sure I don't make my knees worse or do anything to my shoulders with all the ...

Week 1 - Body Stats

Date:  Mon, 1/10/11 Bodyfat mm:  13 mm Bodyfat %: 24.92% - from Tom Venuto's chart for Women Ages 41-45 Neck:  13.5" (same) B...

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