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Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Balancin1
It's not brilliant, but how about going...

It's not brilliant, but how about going display/vertical? Like one of those freestanding ikea expedit bookshelves. 
 
My 6 year old is the same way with her stuffed animals, in that they are...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-03-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 9,186
Posted By Balancin1
Subbing, so I don't fall off the wagon of...

Subbing, so I don't fall off the wagon of posting.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-02-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
We are totally snowed in here. I scaled a 6'...

We are totally snowed in here. I scaled a 6' drift this morning while walking my dogs. No school today, and no school tomorrow. It's been nice to have a snow day, we never get enough time together,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-01-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
RM--getting better again, thanks for asking....

RM--getting better again, thanks for asking. Though my forward motion has been limited to walking the dogs the last couple days. I spent today stocking up in prep for this blizzard due to hit us.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Dang, just lost a whole huge catchup post. We've...

Dang, just lost a whole huge catchup post. We've been sick, and here I am again. I think that was the gist of it. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-21-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Ironic, that yesterday for a special treat I...

Ironic, that yesterday for a special treat I sent money with my DD to buy her lunch at school. (Her school was having a fundraiser for a class trip for an upper grade, so it was doubly special.)...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Nic, I was thinking kinda the same thing as...

Nic, I was thinking kinda the same thing as modmom--breaking up the kids and starting with just your about-to-be-5th grader at the new school. I do understand the downsides of splitting up the kids....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-18-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
This is just a drive by thank you to you all. I...

This is just a drive by thank you to you all. I would not have worked out today if I hadn't learned to put my exercise routine on autopilot. I was thinking I would not hit the gym but the next thing...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-11-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Gaye, logistics question: what did your custody...

Gaye, logistics question: what did your custody agreement say? I ask because my boss was in a similar position a long time ago when his XW wanted to move out of state, so they had to go back and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Nemesis, I am so sorry, that sounds truly...

Nemesis, I am so sorry, that sounds truly horrifying. Lightness and love to you and your family as you grieve this loss.
 
Jenlove, I'd want to do a trial before committing, but that's cause I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-06-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
I'm thinking yoga today, I am still tight as a...

I'm thinking yoga today, I am still tight as a drum even after a massage last night (pigeon did help though!.) Posting here for accountability.
 
Kerc, you go! I haven't mopped my floors since...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-05-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Nemesis, I find the same things to be true, that...

Nemesis, I find the same things to be true, that the added stress somehow offsets the financial gain. I was trying to work two jobs last year and it was just not worth it. I had to scale back, and...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-04-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
Thanks Kerc, I did make it to the gym, despite...

Thanks Kerc, I did make it to the gym, despite so many unfunny stupid hiccups that I won't even bore people with them. And, no-one was there, except the regularly scheduled class. I was so...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-04-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
I am going to brave the park district fitness...

I am going to brave the park district fitness center today at the gym where my daughter takes gymnastics, at least that's the plan. Workout bag is all packed. However, they are doing a free workout...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-02-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 774
Views: 24,034
Posted By Balancin1
  Intro:  I'm B1, a WOHM in a big city with a...


Intro:  I'm B1, a WOHM in a big city with a job-seeking academic husband.  My only daughter is 6.5 and we have two dogs and a cat. I've been a dingo for a few years but have not been spending...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   07-02-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 12,936
Posted By Balancin1
Shanti, count me in to be your buddy too. I am...

Shanti, count me in to be your buddy too. I am trying to start C25K.
My workout partner cancelled on our bike ride this morning but I was kinda glad. I am very, very tired lately and could use the...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-30-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
Shanti lady I've been thinking about you. I am...

Shanti lady I've been thinking about you. I am sorry for your loss. I have been surprised by how completely losing my mom can still take the wind out of my sails and it was almost two years ago now....
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
My workout buddy and I rode bikes instead of...

My workout buddy and I rode bikes instead of wogging this morning and my quads are screaming! We didn't even go that fast, but I guess it has been a while since I've done any hills at all on my...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif for DrJen!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-17-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
Quote: Originally Posted by 1jooj...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1jooj http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15528166)
I have a cold, though, so not really sure what...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-13-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif Bec! WTG!!!

So, my walking buddy is doing a little running w/ me. Last summer I totally suckered her into being a runner. Let's...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-10-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
Quote: Originally Posted by mommajb...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommajb http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15503438)
bibliotherapy
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Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-10-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
Total Immersion has a book and videos available...

Total Immersion has a book and videos available from Netflix. The book is great, I have not seen the videos.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
Bec...

Bec http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

FMR: another hour long walk at 6am with my walking buddy and another lady this morning. Not very strenuous, but given how humid it was,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-04-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 15,447
Posted By Balancin1
5 mile walk with a few jogs with my workout...

5 mile walk with a few jogs with my workout buddy this morning. Woot! More time to post later..
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