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Month: November 2017

Online shopping, avoiding crowds, and PJ’s for the win!

Online shopping, avoiding crowds, and PJ’s for the win!

Online Shopping Something about snooping out the best deal is so fun for me.  Recently, we saved over 50% on a sofa that we were eyeing.  We also found really good deals on little items that need replacing — pet beds, dog gates, and throw pillows.  I shop clearance, wait for sales, and even use online coupon codes to make sure I save every penny.   This really helps when it comes to holidays — since Black Friday is notorious…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!   We’ll be having an early dinner today — and just having a snacky lunch before hand.  Traditionally, we have snacks and then a bigger feast at early dinner (around 5pm) then we have “seconds” around 7:30 or 8 if needed.  It’s a super awesome tradition of naptime in between helpings!   Our little family tradition is to do “Pajama Day” Thanksgiving — where we can wear chill clothes all day and never leave…

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WOD of the Week

WOD of the Week

In the spirit of Thanksgiving week — I’m not posting a weigh in.  Gonna enjoy the holiday and listen to my body, but without the stress of trying to make a specific weight.   Instead, I want to share the Workout of the Day (WOD) — that made my whole week.   WOD 5 rounds for time of: 100 single unders 25 air squats     Results Finished in 7:06!!!   I blazed through the single unders — I can…

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Tuesday’s Treats — and an early morning!

Tuesday’s Treats — and an early morning!

This week is Thanksgiving week!!! So the food based treats are flowing!   Breakfast at a greasy spoon Even though my break has technically begun, hubby’s hasn’t — but we had to get his car in for a estimate before the holidays kicked off for real.  That meant we had to wake up early and go one morning and today was that day.  We woke up super early and drove in for an estimate — only to be early and…

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First Monday after a crazy eating spell!

First Monday after a crazy eating spell!

What the heck happened? I’ve been doing weight watchers Points Plus for the past 7 weeks — and I’ve noticed a startling trend.  Here’s what I saw: Not a single week was “perfect” or on plan!  NOT ONE! Mind you, my weight has still been trending downward — but each week I battled the binge!   I tracked everything I ate in both MyFitnessPal AND in my Bullet Journal (as a food log), and MFP shows that “on plan” is…

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Everything’s fun when you’re sore…

Everything’s fun when you’re sore…

As this morning proved, everything is way more fun when you’re sore from a heavy-leg training week.  Walking is more fun.  Going up/down steps is more fun.  Sitting is more fun.   *Please note how I changed the word “painful” to “fun” — in the spirit of Thanksgiving and thankfulness, I acknowledge (with this switch) that I’m blessed to be able to go to a Crossfit gym and get good and sore!   Workouts that are responsible for my wobbly…

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Thursday things

Thursday things

Thing #1 — Attack my Monthly Bucket List!   My plan for today is to check a few items off my November Bucket List.   We’ve already purchased the turkey and all the trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving.  I’ve also managed to get a few plans together to make Apple pie and Cherry Pie (hubby’s pick).  Pie crusts are in the fridge and I just need a recipe for the fillings.   Espresso day will not be hard to celebrate either…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 11/15/2017

Weigh in Wednesday — 11/15/2017

This week’s weight was exactly the same as last week’s weight.   +0.0    but also  – 0.0   Am I surprised?  No — this week was full of weird meals, dinners out, parties, and indulgences. Am I mad?  No!  Reflecting back on all the crazy eating we did, and the added stress of furniture shopping, I’m THANKFUL that I didn’t gain!   Re-evaluating and Adjusting This last week has made me want to do all sorts of cheating!  I don’t…

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New sofa!

New sofa!

This week’s treat is one for the whole family to enjoy — A new Sofa!!   Hubby and I have been making the hodge podge of furniture leftover from college work for the past 8 years.  None of it matched.  None of it was super high quality — except a bold blue suede couch that was purchased brand new 10 years ago — on clearance.  That couch’s frame broke about 5 years ago — and we’ve had it rigged to…

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It’s Monday and I stayed up way too late last night…

It’s Monday and I stayed up way too late last night…

I don’t know why I think I can operate on little to no sleep!  It always comes back to bite me and I can never make it work! Now I’m walking around like a zombie — because we didn’t get home until 10:45pm last night!  By the time I had gotten ready for bed and turned out the light, it was 11:30.  With a 5:30 wakeup call, that’s no good for a busy Monday, like the one I have today. …

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