84 degrees on Tuesday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
84 degrees on Tuesday
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Tue, 05-14-2013 - 6:42am
Really?! Frost last night, but 84 today. It seems so strange! Wish me luck, ladies, as I have court today. I hate court, as strangers make significant decisions about your life. This will be judge #6, a new judge, with no prior history as to my ex's behavior. That is to HIS favor, as the judges all seem to get annoyed with him, as do his lawyers, too. It annoys me that I always have to "stay on top" of my lawyer, as I have to brief and debrief them continuously to keep them mindful of my situation. Since the lawyers juggle so many cases at one given time, they can't ever remember mine. :(. C'est la vie. Then, I have work, and then I think I might have a martini to lick my wounds...or else I will go to the gym with my daughter...maybe both. I did the yoga class last night with the hardest instructor...she is the lead yoga person, and she runs a very challenging class! I am thinking of doing an inversion workshop later this month. I would like to progress to the handstand balances...another challenge that I never achieved, even when I was young. What are you all up to?
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 05-15-2013 - 9:11pm
Sorry...spell check auto correct gets me so much and it is so hard to correct...to honor..is what I meant to say. I will post about how the 90 day 900 calorie deficit challenge works..or doesn't. I lost 8 pounds the first work but I know that was not 'real'. It was after two weeks of very bad eating and I have no expectations of that every week...I knew a lot of it was fluid. But I still feel better with it gone.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 05-15-2013 - 2:23pm

What is a "night o Noor"?  I'm trying to figure out if it's a typo I don't get or something I've never heard of before.  Good luck on your weight loss!  I'd love to follow your progress.  I held a good weight through ski season but since it's ended, I have far too much time on my hand and am not burning as many calories. I need to nip it in the bud.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 8:06pm
FSN - the world is weather crazy...did you see the ice that overtook houses in Minnesota? Gymrat - glad you feel better after talking to your freind. Karla- when you hold the babies in your arms, they wil be 'just right'. Jean - did you at a workout in? ...After a few years of being goal - less workout wise/weight wise, I 've set a goal. I grew up in a small town, and I never really felt like I 'belonged' there. I didn't maintain connections and my mom moved a few towns away many years ago. However, my brother still has connections there, and in his life, he has been wildly successful ...not small town success, but national. They are having a night o Noor him in August, and he asked if I would go. I've agreed, but I want to look awesome and amazing...for me, that requires that I weigh less. My goal is to lose 25 pounds by Aug 10. I started on May 5. I am using Fitday to track food and activities, and I need a 900 calorie difference between eaten and burned to make my goal. This should be very do-able for me..I can eat @1600 calories and by just upping my workouts a little, consistently average 2500 calories burned. But traveling is a challenge, because there are so many choices...I am committed to the effort, not a number on the scale, I just picked a number to help set the goal. And I am not looking at some unrealistic weight - the weight charts say I will still be overweight at 'goal'. So based on that, I swam 60 laps at the hotel...the pool was longer than the gym pool, so it took @ 45 minutes. Good so far...
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 7:15pm

I'll confess I had to google George Jones. Okay, that would be a scary baby, Karla!  What a funny dream. Did you realize it looked like him during the dream?






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 7:13pm

Smart decision not to take the new client. I don't get how women can get to that age (where I am) and still not be at peace w/ who/what they are.  I should have more patience with it but I don't.  Really to be bluntly honest, at this age, it's about feeling good about yourself, being comfortable in your own skin and not what you look like because no one is looking/noticing you, honey, 20% or 40% body fat.

Glad the intervention helped.  I'm imagining a St. Elmo's fire kind of thing but it probably wasn't nearly as dramatic.  Yikes, I'm never going to be able to take prednisone because the irritability would be sky high then!

I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath on my workout day.  Ha. I went to spinning class.  Which, again still seems pretty pointless these days when at one time I LOVED how hard I could work in it.  I think I just need to do work that amounts to doing something, getting somewhere, learning something?  Or at least that will help with that. I finished by doing pull ups--only at the top, raising the legs, holding them out front and slowly lowering. The silks teacher was having me try to climb down from the silk, legs out straight, hand over hand down which i could not get, though the guys did it easily. Then it occurred to me that it was a one arm negative pull up. Okay, it's fine that I can't do that. But, I want to eventually!






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 6:11pm

84?  That sounds delicious.  I think we hit 100 today.  

I was going to work out today but think I'm going to opt for mental health and skip it.  

My consult yesterday was pretty awkward and since then, I've determined that it's not a good fit and I'm not going to take her (although the money would be nice).  She seems to be one of those whiny high maintenance people.  She positively freaked out that her body fat was 40% (and she doesn't not look overweight really at all) and shrieked "But it used to be 20%!"  I asked her when that was and she said "When I was anorexic."  She's in her 50's and frankly, I am too old for this crap.  She wanted references so I gave them to her but if she contacts me, I think I will politely decline.  I kind of think she won't contact me at all because I could almost feel her thinking "You're too big to be a trainer."  

Things went extremely well with my friend last night.  We had an intervention of sorts and I think she finally got that this whole cheating thing (even if she's not cheating on anyone) is no bueno.  There was lots of crying and hugging and all is well again.  Although this was an awful situation, I'd rather be where we are right now than her not telling me things because it's just not what we do.  

I saw my nurse practioner today and she said that I'm probably extra irritable due to the prednisone.  She said it'll be 3 months before it's out of my system.  Oy.  But... I'm going down to 10 mg on Friday so I'm hoping that will help.  She advised me not to have any serious conversations because I will be irrational.  (And this is totally true.  My friend did something kind of thoughtless and unhelpful and I got all ragey-ragey at her.  Not to her.  But it was definitely 6th grader lunch talk.)  

Going to rest the rest of the day.  I'm sweating like a monkey on this prednisone.  It's almost like a heat flash and I almost feel like I have a fever but I don't.  Better living through chemistry, right?  Cool

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 3:25pm

Good luck Fresh. I hope you get want you want out of this new judge. What a nightmare!!

And I so wish it as even close to 84 here. I am ready for summer but it doesn't seem to be anywhere in sight. 

I've been working on end of year paperwork for my homeschool. I'm trying to wrap things up this week so I  can spend the next two weeks working on the baby shower for my daughter. She went to the doctor today and they think her baby is too large so she has an ultrasound on Monday to determine the next course of action. It's so crazy-one baby that is too small (daughter-in-law) and one that is too large. I must be grandma Goldilocks! lol

I dreamed last night that *I* had a baby. It came as a total shock and he had George Jones' head with a big bruise on his face and a newborn body. LOL! I've had some crazy dreams and this one is on the list for sure. 

Going to head to the park to do a few miles then off to take my daughter to dance. 

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 05-14-2013 - 7:26am

Good luck in court today! I can't imagine having to deal w/ that repeatedly over the years.  

It's kind of chilly outsde today and it would be a great day to go for a run but I don't know if my legs can handle that much impact. Or maybe I'm using it as an excuse.  Tuesday mornings are the big hole in my workouts where I don't know what to do.  Stayed tuned if you're curious because I'll probably be winging something.