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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hot 100 Update, X-Mas Pics & other updates

Ok--so I am really behind in getting this stuff posted! LOL Better late than never, I suppose.

Here's my Hot 100 goals and how I've been doing

Exercise a minimum of five hours a week: The past two weeks have been horrific for getting any exercise done! Right around the time of the refrigerator disaster, my best friend was supposed to go into the hospital for one day to have her gall bladder out.

She suddenly disappeared and wasn't returning my calls. It was contributing to the melt down that I had, big time. Anyway, come to find out that she was rushed to the ER a few days before her surgery with acute pain in her side. She had an infected liver and other stuff going on that her small hospital couldn't deal with, so they took her by ambulance to a larger hospital where they kept her for 4-5 days. All that time, she couldn't call me. She didn't have her cell phone with her and that is the only place she has her phone numbers stored.

Anyway, all that time, I didn't know what was going on and I was freaking out and driving my husband nuts. Between that, the major snow we had (and had to shovel), the refrigerator disaster, and the normal Christmas busyness, I really sucked ass at getting anything done exercise wise.

You can count on one hand how often I've been to the gym in the past ten days or so, and the walking and other exercise hasn't been much better. All I can say is, I am confident that I can get back on track this week.

Eat Foods Rich in Omega 3's at least 3 times a week: I aced this.

Complete all three months of the ChaLEAN Extreme program: Still working on this and will post a review of the program when I am done with it.

Consume at least five fruits and veggies a day: I'm good here too.

Eat only when hungry: Well, er um, at Christmas parties and on Christmas day, I didn't do too well with this and ate too much and ATE A LOT OF CARBS-- which I am still paying for! LOL

One thing I have noticed is that I just don't feel well. It feels like I ate a jar of paste or something. I am guessing it is not being used to the carbs and fat I ate.

So it is good to be back on track -- we had salmon and butternut squash for dinner and I'll be back to my regular exercise schedule tomorrow.

Here are some pics from my holiday!

Our dogs Zeke (above) and Beau (below) wearing their candy cane "bone-danas."

Our son Tom. At 6'5" he's our shortest son.

Tom's girlfriend Michelle. She is in college and wants to be a nurse.

Here's Jeff with a friend. ATTENTION: Elvis has NOT left the building!

Tom with the dogs

Our daughter Sarah with Zeke

Jeff with Beau

My mother-in-law (age 91), Zeke and our son Andrew. Andrew is 6'7" or 6'8"

Michelle with her grand father, who is about 88 yrs old

I made this apple pie with paw prints in the crust for my friend Mandy's Christmas party. She has rescued 4 dogs and has a pet sitting and dog-walking service. The pie was a big hit!

One of Mandy's dogs attired for the party. This is Minerva, "Minnie" for short.

This one is called "Olivia."

Minnie's shirt. Too cute!

This is Gizmo, aka "Gizzy." He thinks he is a Doberman. LOL I LOVE those teeth!

Anyway, just wanted to get this posted as it is so overdue! Hope you all had a great Christmas!


  1. I love the pics. It looks like you had a good Christmas!

  2. Hi Lori-Ann. Love the photos. Just one person not in them - YOU! Where are the photos of you in your antlers/ santa hat/ paper crown?!

    Love that pie - great idea!

    Hope your friend is fully recovered now.

    Bearfriend xx

  3. You did fairly well on your Hot 100 goals. Great job!!!

    Nice pics, you sure know a lot of dogs. They looked very cute in their Christmas attire.

    Lovely pics of all the family as well...but where were you? I know, you were taking the pics. LOL!

  4. Love that pie! Little Gizzy needs some orthodontia! LOL

  5. I love the pics Lori-Ann - it looks like a great time. Even though you had so much going on that was really stressful, it seems you made the most of it. Concerning the exercising, I bet if you were wearing a pedometer you would find you racked up the miles pacing the floor. :-)

    Seriously, I am glad to hear your friend is okay, and it seems like the other problems have worked themselves out too.

  6. I agree the pie is awesome! Your goals seem to be holding up but I am very sympathetic that it is so difficult to exercise at Christmas. I like to count the time I walk around shopping and browsing the stores as some really good exercise!

    I also am shocked at the height of your family! That is awesome (I say this coming from a bunch of shorties who can't reach the top shelf)

  7. okay, loved that pie...that was cute.
    and oy with your friend. Hope she is doing better.
    And on Christmas...I had one rule.
    and I did..
    and it's over.
    back otk.
    Hope your new year is a great one.

  8. Lori you always give me a laugh with your updates. I did okay with the exercise but sucked ass at eating since the 26th. I'm relieved to be back at work where I can't get to any food except what I brought with me. Lovely photos, glad your holiday was merry.

  9. Love the pics - your family (and I obviously include the dogs!) all look fantastic! The men in my family (average height: 6'4") are all midgets by comparison to yours!

  10. Great pics!

    I didn't do too great on Christmas Eve & Christmas either. I didn't eat bad stuff. Just too much. Blah!

    What a beautiful pie. I baked an apple, too. I put gingerbread men on it. It was for Husband. I let him eat the whole thing by himself.

  11. Forgot to say (don't know how as I fully intended to!) hope your friend is feeling MUCH better now. Gallstones are shitty... :o(

  12. Wow, just found your're doing great!! And I love all the pictures you post! Your monthly update shot was great and pumping out curls with 20lbs, keep it up!!

    You mentioned in your profile that you like other fitness blogs...mine is dedicated to running and trying to lose some weight!

  13. I love all of the pics and would like to see one of you too! I am glad your friend is doing better, that must have been scary to have not been able to be in touch with her. I am really glad you had a nice holiday. xoxo


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