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5/26/09 6:54 P

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Hi everyone! I'm a HUGE Twins fan and Sparker who wants to get more involved as a way to help with this pesky weight loss. I am a sports fan in general and play soccer, hockey, volleyball, and run 5Ks depending on the season. As you can probably guess, my problem is food-related, not exercise-related.

Also, Twins-wise, I pretend to be on a first-name basis with the team, I'm a huge fan of www.bat-girl.com (or was while it was updated) and tend to use her style in my recaps and general Twins discussions: I prefer it when our boys hit the ball many many moose antlers to when they play Crazy Pepe's Chug-n-Toss.



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Welcome, and good luck with the triathlon!

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5/20/09 10:55 A

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Hi! I'm brand new to SP and this group. I joined because I'm training for a triathlon at the end of summer, and need a little extra motivation!! I've been a Twins fan my whole life, and think this year's team is capable of big things!!

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Welcome all of you!!

I too am a biker!

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5/12/09 10:57 P

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Hi, I love my Twins. Been a fan since Met Stadium days, I loved the 3rd base bleachers. I was at the last two World Series. I'll never forget Jack Morris pitching 10 innings in the last game.

Oh, and I love biking too. I've done pretty well with my weight loss because of that, though I gained back a bit over the winter.

Win Twins!

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Hey all...new to this Team, but been on SP for a few years already (I get gung-ho for a few months, then go away for a few months). ;)

LOVE the Twins (and baseball in general). 'Nuff said. :)

Anyone live in the Western 'Burbs? I'm trying to just get out and do some fat-burning walks, but would love to have a walking partner. And maybe at some point, we could all meet for a Twins game...park downtown and then walk to the Dome (instead of taking the rail). :)

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Welcome to all of the new members!

Nala, good luck at softball!

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4/27/09 12:33 P

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Nala,
Welcome!
I used to play softball too - good luck tonight!
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Hi, I am new to this team but have been on SP for a few months. My boyfriend is huge Twins fan, so I watch every game with him and have learned to be a fan again. Football is my main thing, but we watch both together. I have played softball forever, and our season starts tonight (weather pending).

We are going to our 2nd Twins game of the season on Saturday! Let's hope for a win!

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4/23/09 2:57 P

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Welcome, Elaine!

I've been a Twins fan for most of my life - even though I haven't live in Minnesota for almost 20 years (I'm in New Jersey now). I still try to listen to games on the internet and catch them when they're on TV.

Best of luck!

Carren


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Hey Everyone!!!

I am new to the team! Love baseball.... My boys actually play ball and love going to Twins games too.

Look forward to meeting all of you!
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Hi Carren,
I too have been fairly out of the loop. After exercising and everything all winter....I really fell off the wagon in the winter. Grr! I start training for the marathon in less than a month. Ugh!

I am VERY impressed that you got up before your alarm and went for a walk. YEA!!! I hope you are able to keep it up!

Hope you are well!
Gwen

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12/3/08 10:15 A

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Hi Gwen! Sorry I've been out of the loop for a while. I can't beleive it's December already! November went by so fast!

I've been having a really hard time getting up to walk or do anything physical lately. But this morning, I got up BEFORE my alarm went off. I ate breakfast, went for a 20 minute walk, and still got to work 30 minutes earlier than I usually do. It feels like a new start, which is what I really needed.

Hope everything's going well for you. Take care!

Carren

P.S. - You'll see I joined the spring training challenge today, too!


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11/10/08 10:19 A

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Hi Carren,
Sorry it took me so long to reply! Sometimes I get so many e-mails from Spark that I stick them all in a folder and don't get to them for a while :(
I am so glad you survived the lottery! It sounds like a ton of work! I don't know HOW you do it!
I watched some of the World Series. Chris Coste is from Fargo...so it was kinda cool to watch a local boy make it big :) I also like Tampa Bay...so I didn't really have a favorite. I am trying to learn to like foot ball now...Ugh. And UND hockey has started...so at least I don't have a hole in my sporting life now.
I can't believe you had snow before we did! It's starting to get quite cold here. We got snow on Friday, I think, it's mostly just a dusting but it stuck. It is supposed to be in the 40s again so I hope it will melt. My co-worker is in Bismarck. They got several inches out there. So, we got really lucky.
I am jealous of your parents warm trips!
Hope you are well!
Gwen

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10/31/08 8:19 P

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Hi Gwen! Sorry it's been a while since I posted, but October has been a crazy month. I got through the lottery, assigning almost 100 recital times, managing to not double book any accompanists, teachers or rooms (I Think). Of course, I had people coming in to request changes within an hour of sending the results (after working on this for over a week!) If I had any pride, it would be shot now!
A fun week for baseball fans here with the Phillies winning the World Series. I didn't watch much because I don't know much about the Phillies or the Rays. I may have to start watching the Phillies - at least I can get them on TV! (I did watch enough of the game Wednesday to see Jason Bartlett get thrown out, though. :-)
So, we actually had our first snow this week. It didn't stick, but it was really coming down for about an hour. Northern NJ had a lot more stick.
So, I hear it's been a little cold in MN. My parents actually decided to go to Branson for a week just to be warmer and have something to do. Why they felt the had to do that when they leave on a cruise through the Panama Canal in a few weeks is beyond me - I'm just envious!!
That's about all from here. Only a few months to pichers/catchers camp!
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10/15/08 12:50 P

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Thanks! It's nice to take a short little vacation every now and then.

How is the crazy lottery going? It sounds like organized chaos! Poor thing!

That's too bad about the paper. Sometimes school and life can be SO overwhelming!

I hope things are going well!
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10/9/08 1:41 P

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Welcome back from vacation. Glad you had a good time.

It's been a pretty busy week here. We have a program called the recital lottery, which runs this week and next. With two hundred student recitals to be scheduled every school year, we had to come up with a way for the students to submit requests that didn't involve them standing in line for hours and hours. Unfortunately, it means I get to dole out all the information, answer all the questions, then look through all the submitted requests and respond at the end of the two weeks. Guess what I'll be doing October 18 and 19? emoticon
I also had a paper due yesterday for my computer class. I procrastinated, but got it done. Probably the worst paper ever written, but I can't say I care right now. emoticon So of course, I haven't been eating well or exercising since I've been distracted by school work. Got to get back to it.
That's about it from here. Have a good rest of your week!
Carren


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The vacation was great...but I didn't exercise...and ate like crazy. Ugh! I guess I will pay for that for a while.

I can completely understand why you look forward to Christmas!

How is your week going?


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10/3/08 12:51 P

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Yeah, October through December tend to be crazy - lots of holiday concerts with lots of tickets to sell. I look forward to Christmas strictly because it's the end of crazy season!

Enjoy your vacation! emoticon

Carren

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Sorry to hear about the horrific month. I hope you can get thru it with out being too beat up.

I'm heading out for a few days of vacation....YEA!

Talk to you later!

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10/2/08 6:45 P

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Unfortunately, that's too true. What happened to the bats the last week of the season?

Oh well, it's probably for the best. I have a horrific month coming up, so I will get more done without the distraction of baseball. emoticon

Have a great weekend, too.

Carren


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LOL I agree it wasn't the best play...but it was the closest we came to any real offense.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Gwen

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10/1/08 5:49 P

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I couldn't believe the commentators kept saying what a good attempt Cuddy made - there's aggressive, and then there's stupid. And they were complimenting Griffy on the good play. Come on, I could have thrown Cuddy out on that play! (No, I'm not bitter or anything! emoticon )
It's raining here again today - blah.

Well, have a good rest of your week.

Carren
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I am not sure what Cuddy was thinking...but I am glad he drilled AJ pretty hard. The commentators said the plays had to be more aggressive than normal...So maybe he was hoping the ball would be dropped? Not sure...And I really don't know what was up with the bunt. A very sad game :(

Congrats on walking!!!! That's awesome!

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9/30/08 10:36 P

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Now it really sucks that I bought the package - no post season to watch!! I can't believe the Twins couldn't get a single run in tonight!
I got home late and tuned in during the 5th inning - just in time to watch Cuddyer try to score on a fly that barely made it out of the infield. (What was he thinking?)I'm glad Blackburn pitched a good game - Ozzie Guillen was talking some trash about him in the preview info online.
Oh well. At least Joe Mauer took home the batting title this year (though you couldn't tell tonight - a leadoff bunt?)
I actually got up and walked this morning - about 1.75 miles. The real test - can I do it tomorrow?

Take care!
Carren


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Oh that sucks! I can't believe you had to buy the package! Ugh!

Last nights game was SO disappointing! I can't believe how Detroit fell apart! How many wild pitches and bad throws can you possibly have in an inning....and giving up the grand slam was a nail in the coffin. I hope the Twins can pull out this win tonight.

I don't know what it is about rainy weather...but when it's cool, damp and gloomy...I am the SAME way. Nothing gets done!

Hope you have a good day!

Go Twins!

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9/29/08 5:59 P

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I didn't get to see the game because &%%$* Fox ran the Milwaukee game instead. emoticon So, I broke down and bought the MLB.com weekend package so I could listen to the broadcast. Tense doesn't begin to cover it! Thank goodness the Sox choked too - can't count on that happening too often.
Just checked on the Sox game. Looks like they're up - but it's only the second inning. Go Detroit!
It rained all weekend here, so I didn't get much accomplished. What is it about rain that sucks all the energy right out of you? emoticon
Have a great week.
Carren


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Well, that was a tense weekend. I plan on finding the game cast of today's game.....so I can cheer for Detroit. We are planning on going to the game Monday....so I hope the Twins make it.

We you able to watch the game since it was on Fox? I am glad that the Sox choked this weekend!

Hope you had a good weekend!

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9/26/08 5:07 P

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It's a good thing Gomez had a good night at the plate - I think his teammates may not have forgiven him otherwise! I saw the highlight of the collision - ouch! He said in an interview later he didn't hear Span calling him off - I can believe that.
They did change the Saturday game time for Fox - I saw the announcement on the Twins MLB website (my second favorite web site after Spark!) I'm a little nervous for KC - they're pretty hot right now. Hopefully the crowds will be big and raucous and increase the home field advantage for the Twins. Someone posted in another thread that they're going to the last two games (I'm so jealous!)
Enjoy the games!
Carren


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The come back WAS amazing! Poor Slowey got hit with a ball...then Boof did too. Plus Gomez collided with another fielder. It looked like all hope was lost! I was SO excited about the game. I was up for 2 hours after the game.
I didn't know the game was going to be on Fox....that must be why the moved up the game time?

Wow! You even got up and walked while it was rainy? I am VERY impressed. I totally would have pulled the covers over my head! Way to go!! emoticon

Have a great weekend!

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9/26/08 11:43 A

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The part that amazed me was the comeback. Our relievers have been having such a rough time lately.
Mauer and Morneau both had good games - Mauer's back to leading the AL in batting average.
Thank goodness the last three games are at the Dome. I have hope! emoticon
I hear the Twins game will be on Fox this Saturday - I hope they show it here!
I'm particularly proud of getting up today because it was RAINING - I always have a tough time getting up when it's cloudy. But I got up and hit the pavement anyway (it wasn't raining hard, so it wasn't bad.)
Have a great weekend - cheer for the Twins!
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emoticon Nice job on getting the walk in! It was a great game. We were up 1-0....then they tied it. Then we had to play soccer so one of the girls on the team was getting text message updates. At our half time it was 6-1 Sox....ugh! Then in the 8th the twins tie it up....and it goes 10 innings. It was AMAZING!

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9/26/08 7:00 A

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I'm so excited - the Twins actually did it! Sounds like the final game with Chicago was a nail biter! Let's hope the Twins can keep it up against KC.
I'm actually up early today and am heading out for a short walk before getting ready for work.
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Thanks! I love that du. It's really one of the few in the area...and it's even more fun that it is open to only women.

Ugh! I am glad you didn't get in trouble for being late. I know what you mean...no one WANTS to oversleep...it seems like it sets the wrong tone for the day :(

The Twins were amazing last night. I hope they hold on!

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9/25/08 12:11 P

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Congrats on the duathlon - you like like you're in good form in the photo! It sounds like you've been staying very busy - good luck this weekend.

I'm proving to not be a morning person, either. I forgot to set my alarm last night, and woke up at 8:30 this morning! Luckily, with my later hours, it's not a huge deal if I'm late to work, but I'm still not comfortable with it. I really want to get in the habit of walking 20-30 minutes daily, but haven't had too much success yet.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Twins tonight. If we sweep this series, we're still in it!

Carren

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Ugh! That's rough when you are never home. It really wears on a person. I agree with you about the annoyances thing! I know that I am less tolerant than I used to be.

I keep telling myself I am going to get up early...but it doesn't happen for some reason. LOL I really am not a morning person. Congrats on getting 3 miles in on Saturday!!!!

Twins had a HUGE win last night!!!! YEA!!!!

I am glad to hear that your brother came out ok! I guess our blizzards don't seem so bad after hearing the hurricane stories.

I just finished the Iron Girl duathlon down in Minneapolis. There is a photo on my page. I am doing a 5k this weekend. That will be my 4th race in 4 weeks. Whew... :)

Take care!




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9/22/08 5:42 P

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Hanging in there, but just barely. emoticon

Our concert series started this weekend, so I was hardly home. Of course, everything seems like it goes wrong the first week. I think I was better equipped to deal with the annoyances when I was younger. emoticon

I still haven't been able to get up and walk pre-work, so I'm feeling a bit sluggish. I did get three miles in on Saturday, though.

We did hear from my brother who lives in Houston (well, my parents did). His apartment didn't suffer any major damage in the hurricane, so that's good news.

How about you? Anything new and exciting?

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Wow! The split with Tampa was big....I hope we can win at home!!! Fingers crossed!!!!

How are you doing?

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9/22/08 2:02 P

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emoticon More big losses on the road - at least they pulled one out from Tampa. They still have a shot - but only if they can sweep the Sox. Go Twins! (and for good measure - Go Indians!)
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Unfortunately....I agree....season is over :(

Yeah Nathan didn't just blow it...he gave up a 3 run homer....Ugh!

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I hadn't looked at the score yet today. I can't believe Nathan lost another one! In extra innings! And now they head to Tampa for four games? I hate to say it, but I think our Twins will not be playing in October. emoticon
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What an ugly game last night! That was a really, really hard loss to take.

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I feel bad for the starting pitchers - they're doing their job pretty well, but the relievers are not coming through, nor are the bats at the crucial time. And now the Twins head for a ten-day road trip. Ouch!

Luckily Chicago is also on the road next week - let's hope four games in Yankee Stadium is as tough on the White Sox as it is on the Twins! emoticon

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I welcome the cool weather! Twins look more like they are playing "not to lose" instead of relaxing and going out and having fun like they normally do. Let's hope they can just relax.

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It does seem a little early for it to be in the 60s, doesn't it?

Thank goodness the White Sox have had a rough patch - we're back within 1!

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I am ok with cool...not so much with cold! It's been down right cold. Our highs haven't even hit 70!
Congrats on the new weights! What a great idea to keep them near the tv!

Looks like the Twins did just need a night off!

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I envy you - I wish the nights were getting cooler! It's only getting down to 70 at night here. I want to get my sweaters out! emoticon
I trying to get back in the swing - though I just started my new work hours. Working until 6 p.m., I won't get home until 6:30 p.m. or so. As the days get shorter, it will be harder and harder to get outside.
I did finally buy a new set of hand weights. Since I know I'll find the old 2-lb. ones soon emoticon I went with a 5-lb pair. They live under my living room chair so I can grab and use them whenever I'm sitting watching TV.
Here's hoping the Twins just needed a day off, and they'll be back on form today!
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I am glad the storm didn't do a lot of damage. It's starting to get cold here again. Just the other night the low was 39. I am still trying to figure out where the heck summer went?! How are you doing?

I am so depressed with the Twins. I guess considering all of the new players and injuries they are still doing ok...but....they sure aren't the Twinkies of the past.

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What's happening to the Twins! They were supposed to be rocking now they're back home. But they dropped 2 of 3 to the Tigers! emoticon


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Luckily, Hannah didn't do a lot of damage in my immediate area, though there are still flood warnings in some areas today. We got between three and four inches of rain yesterday, but luckily the wind wasn't as bad as they were predicting, and I only lost power for a few minutes. It's a little scary hearing how bad Ike could be, though. Cuba is in for it.
That's it for now - have a good week!
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Home sweet home! Yea Twins!

I can't believe how awful that road stand was....Ugh! Thank goodness we are home.

I hadn't heard the hurricane has made it up as far as you....yuck I hope it stays away and doesn't cause much damage for anyone!!!

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I can't believe they lost AGAIN last night! I thought with Slowey pitching we'd be in good shape. I think we need a better bullpen, ASAP!

It's been pretty warm here this week again - I think it got to 90 yesterday. It's not cooling off as much at night, either. Come back, fall! Now, we're supposed to get Hannah - the campus has been prepping all day for the storm.

Well, have a good weekend. Welcome home, Twins!

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I sat up and watched that game. It was absolutely agonizing! The errors were just awful...and the pitching....sigh....Hopefully it will be better against the Motor city kitties. Good thing CWS isn't pulling away right now!

I think walking in heels counts as extra work! That's hard! The sun is setting earlier...that's very depressing for me :( It's been relatively cool here too. Today the weather man said it would be a struggle to reach 60. Ugh!

Take care!

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Hey, Gwen! How are you? I'm trying to get back on track, but it's a struggle. The sun's now setting by 7:30 p.m., so if I don't get home at at a fairly reasonable time, I'm out of luck with the walk. I did get out on Tuesday, and I walked from downtown Princeton back to school last night after (another) goodbye party for a colleague. Does walking in heels count extra?
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I see our beloved Twins lost in extra innings again last night. And three errors! I'm glad this road trip is almost over. emoticon
Talk to you soon!
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It's so nice to get settled in and make your living space your own. I lived in a condo for 5 years and never really "owned" it. That was pretty awful. It's nice when you can make it a place that you are happy to come home to.

The Twins had a good series in Oakland...Yea!

How are you doing?

It's been a little hectic here...Ugh! I can't believe the crazy weather we've had....It's be SO hot and WINDY

Hope you are well!
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I'm trying! emoticon
I finally got my furniture yesterday, so that helps. I can finally begin to see my apartment as a true home. I'm looking forward to the day off tomorrow as a day to reset - get my mind focused, get lots of personal things done, hopefully create a plan to get me through the next month and get some better habits started.
The good news - Twins are winning in Oakland - they should stay just a half game back of the White Sox. Cannot wait for this road trip to be over!
Take care!
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I'm sorry that you are in the doldrums :( Come back to the bright side...we miss you here!

I know what you mean about plans...and other people messing them up...without even meaning too.

I hope you have nice weather so you can get out! It's supposed to be warm and windy here....go figure!

YEA!!! Living room furniture!

Hope you have nice long weekend!

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It's official - I am in the doldrums emoticon .

I didn't make it for a walk on Tuesday. I went to a retirement party - the plan was to leave by 5 pm and get out, but I ended up driving the guest of honor to the party, so I didn't leave until almost 7 p.m. By the time I got home, it was getting dark.

Hopefully, I can pull my head together over the long weekend. If nothing else, I'll finally have living room furniture after waiting for 11 weeks!

Happy Labor Day!

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I know! I am SO totally annoyed with the Twins...they should have won all of those games!

I do the same thing! There are LARGE periods of time when I don't check into Spark...or...I use it was a visiting thing more than a diet thing.

Good luck with the walk! Let me know how it goes!!!!

I will be thinking of you!

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Why, why?!? The Twins lost again last night - to Seattle!! They are now two games back on the White Sox. I am bummed! emoticon
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Hi - sorry I'm a bit slow with the response. I was quite a bit off track this weekend, so I kind of avoided the Spark site. emoticon It's amazing how hard it is to get back on a schedule after having time off. I also had some annoying things happen this weekend that just stressed me out. I blew it totally out of proportion, but just couldn't shake it.
OK, so no more excuses. I will get out and walk tonight! (Or I may never get off my butt again! emoticon )
Have a good day!

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Sounds like you had a good trip!!! Yea!!!!

I am glad you got to see the game....YEA!!!

The first sunburn of summer is always fun. I can't help myself...I always eat like I've never seen food before on vacation...sigh...good thing I don't go often

It has been a good week, but I am ready for it to be over.

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Hi there! I'm back from my trip and ready to get back into gear!
While on vacation, I ate way too much (typical), got some sun (my first sunburn of the summer!), hung out with the family, and saw a great ball game (a lovely 13-2 rout of the A's).
Hope you've had a good week so far.
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Sorry that you didn't get much done. I didn't do a whole lot either. I too did laundry. I was able to hang it out on the line. I like that. Everything smells better.
I've heard some bad reviews for "Mamma Mia" I am glad to hear a good one. Funny that the singing was horrific.

Have a great trip!!!!

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I didn't get as much accomplished as I'd hoped this weekend I never do.) It was stormy all day Sunday, so I stayed in and did laundry and such. I did see "Mamma Mia" Saturday - it was pretty funny. (Some of the singing was horrific, which led to some more laughs.)
I probably won't be posting much this week with the trip (and all I have to get done before I leave!) Have a great week!
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I'm not 100% certain what my plans are....I'm taking my car for an oil change. Then we might go golf....then I just don't know. LOL I am kinda flying by the seat of my pants this weekend.

They are roofing my house today...so some of it depends on how long they will be there.

Cleaning isn't much fun...but the movie should be! You are a great friend!

The Twins play the Red Sox...so I will probably try to watch some of the games.

Have a great weekend.
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So, what are your plans for this weekend? I need to get organized so I'm ready for my flight on Thursday. I spent yesterday after work running around to the library, bank and grocery store. Tonight will be cleaning, tomorrow laundry. I'm also planning to see a movie with a friend who's had a rough week and needs an afternoon out.
If I don't get back to the computer to write again, have a fantastic weekend!
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I usually have dinner with her every Sunday...Lately I've been a little remiss. Ugh! So I took her to a Chinese buffet that she wanted to go to. It was pretty fun.

I think my dumbbells got unpacked and left on a shelf in the basement....I know I drug them up last winter...but I have no clue where they are at now! LOL
That is always what happens...you buy something new and then find the old one!

I saw that they won. I actually saw a replay of the game last night. I guess it was a day game...who knew!

Have a great day!

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Twins won yesterday! emoticon
Have a great day!
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That's so nice that you're taking your grandmother out!
I spent a lot of time as a kid at my grandmother's because she lived right by the schools and city park. Of course, that meant she was always feeding us!

I don't think my dumbbells got unpacked after my move - which means they are either in a box somewhere yet, or I did unpack them but put them somewhere out the way (and then buried them behind other boxes.) They'll turn up (probably right after I go and buy a new set!)

Have a good time tonight!

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Weekly help a friend thing is SO nice. I went to the gym over lunch...I knew I'd be taking my grandma to dinner tonight. Hopefully the will power fairy is with me.

I lost my weights too!! I finally found them recently.

I really do hope the Twins pull out of their rut tonight. Ugh!

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Gwen - thanks! I knew I wouldn't be able to walk tonight (doing my weekly help-a-friend thing) so I figured I really shouldn't skip. Missing two days in a row gets to be a tough rut for me to get out of. Now if I could just get better about the strength training. Of course, that would be helped tremendously if I could remember where I stashed my dumbbells!
Well, let's hope and pray the Twins can break out of their rut tonight and salvage a game from this series!


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I know...they are big time falling apart. I didn't stay up for the game last night...so it was a sad morning this morning. They are back in second...sigh!

Congrats on the walk and going the extra distance! YEA!!!!

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