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September 26, 2014

7 Quick Takes - 89

Thank you to Jennifer Fulwiler for hosting the 7QT.

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I slacked on my accountability posts for this Paleo Challenge this week. I didn't fall off the wagon, don't worry! But I did simply stick to the Paleo food choices and made sure I got my workouts in, without telling you about it on Wednesday. It's funny, I go back and forth about "what's gonna happen after the Challenge" and whether I will eat or drink certain non-Paleo approved foods. I have a movie I am going to see next Friday with friends (uh, Hello! Gone Girl!! Woot!!) and I like to have popcorn when I go to the movies. Then Craig's birthday is in October. BUT then I think about how good I feel and how the bloating is gone and I dropped those 3-5 pounds I had been itching to drop and I think, eh....maybe just stick with this Paleo stuff.

Oh well, time will tell. I think a 90/10 Paleo lifestyle is still a good choice, too.
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Sarah's volleyball team is now 4-0 for the season! It sure has been fun watching them play. I am proud of Sarah for many things, but specifically her passing and her serving. She has grown in her abilities so quickly over the past three years. Sometimes I watch her get an "Ace" with her serve and I get tingly all over and think, "That is MY baby?!?" And then I see her getting a good pass up that helps the team connect on a kill and think, "THAT is my baby!!!"

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One more win and the Royals will be in the playoffs. Holy moly! let's goooooooo Royals!!

Speaking of the Royals, we had a surprise last weekend in that some friends could not use their tickets to the final Royals home game of the season and offered them to our family. It was a lot of fun to take the kids out to the ball park. We got some sun, though. And we got to see a win, which is always fun! The kids were so tuckered out, I didn't have any problems getting anyone to bed that night, which is always a plus in Mommyland.

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Here are some fun pics you may have seen on Instagram:

In the van, on the way!
The Mommy's Girl and Mommy's Boy sitting next to....Mommy!
Craig, Dani, Dom and Sarah in the row behind us
I had originally planned on NO concessions -- but, refillable Popcorn
(with the added bonus of occupying Vincent) was hard to resist!
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I finished reading a book that Sarah read last year in her 7th grade literature class called The Barcode Tattoo. Have any of you read it? It was interesting. I'm not a huge fan, but I'm interested enough to read the rest of the trilogy (The Barcode Rebellion and The Barcode Prophecy) when I can get them from the library.

I recently finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and need to re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. BUT!! Mockingjay Part 1 (movie) is coming out November 21, so I think it's time to re-read The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay ahead of the viewing. :)

I also received a copy of Jason Evert's Saint John Paul The Great that I plan to sit down and read soon. I'm not very good at reading more than one book at a time, so it might be in a few weeks, but I am looking forward to it.
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I keep thinking about perhaps becoming a Weight Watchers meeting leader. But, I don't know if my personality is right for it. I have been paying attention to how people react when I mention weight loss or CrossFit. Most people seem to react as though they are intimidated when I mention some things. The last thing a room full of Weight Watchers needs is to feel like they can't do whatever the leader is doing.

I have to find a way to inspire this sort of thing:

I just don't get the feedback that I inspire this sort of reaction. and I think the best WEight Watchers leaders are those that help people believe they CAN lose the weight and they CAN make positive lifestyle changes.

So many of the changes I have made, I would never have believed I could have a year ago. Keeping conscious track of the food I eat, all the time? Getting to my workout at least 4-5 times per week, EVEN when I couldn't actually make it to the gym and I'm stuck with 100 Burpees in my living room? Yeah, right...

But, I did those things, even though I didn't think I could. I just don't know if I have that "it" factor that will help motivate others.

I'll keep mulling it over.
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This weekend, Craig and I are joining fellow CrossFitters for an outing to Comedy City. I don't think I've mentioned much about the previous lives Craig and I lived before having children, but Craig was an improv performer with ComedySportz (now Kansas City's is called Comedy City). I waited tables and he performed every weekend. It was what we did on the weekends. Many of the people who were there (and still are there!) attended our wedding. We haven't been to a show in years. I know it's been over a decade. Maybe Sarah was a baby or almost 2 or something the last time he and I made it to a show.

So, we're really looking forward to seeing a show. The place has new owners now, but we know them and I was really happy they bought it when they did! I'm sure they have been doing an incredible job with it. Should be fun!!

Be sure to go visit Jen Fulwiler at Conversion Diary!







  1. I'm rooting for the Royals too--as much as I root for any sports team, ever. :) Christian took the kids to a game a couple of weeks ago. I like Royals stadium a lot.

  2. Sure all that CrossFit stuff looks intimidating, but I am very impressed by all you who accomplish things at CrossFit. You may be inspiring to those in your WW group. Don't let those of us who are gym wimps stop you if that is what you want to do.

    I hope you write about your trip to the comedy club.

  3. II'll be curious to hear what you decide about WW leadership. I run into the same problem sometimes when I'm talking to my patients. They assume that the things I do, they could never do. I wish I could make them really understand how I assumed that there was no way that I could be where I am right now, and that if I could do it, they can, too!


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