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The Challenge

Are you up for it?
It's awesome. It changed my life. I'd been on a plateau and after doing this in the weeks before Christmas, I lost almost 10 pounds and am going strong (well, except for that devil sugar-and I am working on it).

My friend, Monica came up with this. I will forever be grateful. She is probably one of the healthiest and most positive people I've ever known. She's always wearing a smile.

I almost didn't join her challenge, because we had a vacation and the holidays coming up.
(And lazy, oh am I lazy.)

I am so glad for that little push inside me that said, "do it!"

Here are some of the things we are going to do to earn points everyday:
excercise 30 minutes a day
one dessert a week
no soda/sugary drinks
no eating after 7:30pm
reading on chapter of scriptures or a book that makes you want to be a better person
a weekly challenge
and a bonus item worth points each week
We are starting January 3rd, 2011.
If you are up for this- let me know!…

Challenge Details Not Coming Today

A great friend and her family came to town.
We are visiting
and so, no details today.

Sorry.

(They're all written up, I just need to tweak them a bit.)

See you soon!

Oh Squat.

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Image from here. (This is not me.)
Oh Squat. About 32 hours ago, I did a ton of these plus many lunges and some heavy weighted, one legged dumbell deadlifts. And a bunch of other stuff. And my you know what is aching. And a stiff.
But I love it. It means I did something. I did something good. And the pain will go away in a while. Hopefully. Soon. _____________________________________________________________________________
The last 11 weeks before Christmas, I participated in a fitness challenge that my friend started. I didn't put money in the pot, because I knew I would lose. (Vacation and all - I'm not that down on myself!) Guess what? Even with the vacation, I still came in 4th-woo hoo. I think I would have been a lot lower in the rankings, if people had not stopped sending in their points. I wonder if they just gave up or just got busy.
I surprised myself with the discipline I had.
And this week, I've surprised myself with the discipline I've lacked. It's not like to old days…

My Worst Holiday Moment This Year

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Picture found here.
If you've read here in the past few weeks, you'll probably know that my time and I have been stretched thin.
So, I've done a lot of delegating. But couldn't delegate everything & was up late Christmas Eve finishing that which I did not delegate.
Namely wrapping. I was a tired wrapper. I was not taking pride in my work. I just wanted to get it done.
Now, please imagine my eleven year old son picking up a present from under the tree and kindly carrying it to his father to be unwrapped.
And with my freshly rested eyes, I said, "Oh man, I did a really bad job wrapping that one. Yuck." and mr b said, "I wrapped it."
Guilt = much. Christmas breakfast = humble pie. Years of grief they will give me = many. I am so sorry mr b.

Mele Kalikimaka

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas! I've been gone. But now I'm back. Guess where I was?
Woo hoo!
And I am still running on island time. I will be back and writing. I promise. Mele Kalikimaka!
With Love, the mrs
ps-Becky, blogger has a pubish post option and you can schedule your posts.  Pretty cool, huh?
Those last 6 or so posts were all done way ahead of time because I knew I didn't want to pay any attention to becomingversed (no offence intended) during our vacation and prep time.  From my lack of time and posting this past week(since we got home), I'm thinking I should have preposted quite a few more :).

Sunday School

New Season

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It's a new season at our house, and I'm not talking winter. Two of the kids are signed up for basketball. We usually don't do winter sports. We usually take a break. But they started a new program and I like my kids to run and play so we are now back to practicing and going to games and all that goes with having kids in sports.
I'll let you know how it all works out.



Perspective

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"Mom, Mom, you gotta see this. It's so weird and random. They printed the words on the chip bag upside down. Isn't that so funny?" --little mr. j

Sunday School

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Image from here.
Today for Sunday School, we're having a internet field trip.
We are going to visit another site to learn about George Frideric Handel, his life, and what we can learn from what he learned. Please join me in visiting, listening, and reading. Have a great Sunday! Love, the mrs
Please come along to Handel and the Gift of the Messiah .

Taking Moving Pictures

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I am really good at taking pictures that are moving.
To the heart.
But I am not really good at taking moving pictures.
With a video camera.

This week, again, I messed up.
The lower grades Christmas program would be performed two times in one day.
That was good because I could attend the little program in the morning
and the highschooler's concert that evening.
And I would be able to video them both.

Or so I thought.
Because, after one half hour of painstakingly zooming and focusing and
doing my best to juggle my regular camera-because, oh yes,
I wanted those pictures, too.
I looked at the little video monitor
in my hand and guess what--
it was on stand by.

The whole time!
Grrrrr.
So I hurried and hit record and got the last 30 seconds of "Christmas on Candy Cane Lane."

And I sent that machine with miss h and her dad to the program that night and she did a great job videoing it, as far as I know.

And I was able to enjoy the high school concert and really watch and list…

Thanksgiving Leftovers

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It's time to take care of them, don't you think?
There is a tradition at our little school. Every Thanksgiving Break eve, there is a feast for the children at the school and the people special to them. It used to be grandparents were the main invitees, but I think they've changed things up to involve more families.
We started in the PreK room. Where we got a little tour and the kids sang some songs for us while we waited to be called to the cafeteria.
My little turkey head.

Potato turkey. We had a fabulous discussion about what this turkey would taste like- especially if , "I took my fist and smashed it all up."

And this little turkey potato fell down. Again and again. (I think it was ready for Thanksgiving break.) (It's probably more funny to me than to you-it would tip over, someone would right it, it would tip over, someone would right it, it would tip over, someone would right it. There was even some support adjustment. It was funny.)

Volunteers from the Community Bapti…

Yay!

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Guess what?
I did it.
I was brave
and submitted
this little place
over to a big place
and we are now on the list.
Woo hoo!

Becoming Versed is now listed at:



Tu..daaaaa!!
And Yay.

You can find BV in catagory N-Z
under
Thoughtful Women.
It's right under
Baby Makin(g) Machine.
Which is something I
am not.
Anymore.
And if I was
I probably wouldn't have my brain to think,
and wouldn't be able to be listed
under
Thoughtful Women.

So, Yay!
Thank you, Mormon Mommy blogs!
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Submitting BV to the eyes and hearts of more readers is one of my goals - I'm pushing myself and it is a challenge. Thank you for being a part of it!

Sunday School (The Score- warning - this may possibly be quite sacrilegious)

Here's this Sunday's Score:
my mr 5 me (the mrs) 0

He has spoken in a Sacrament Meeting five times since moving here (not all the same congregation, but still-that's a lot of talks).
I have spokenzero.
That makes me the winner. And I will let you in on a secret that he figured out. And it's working for me. If you have a testimony. And you bear it somewhat often. "They" will think you've given a talk and you will not be asked to speak in other meetings. Shhhh. It's our secret, but it works. There's a lady who had got to give a talk last summer who said, "I've lived in this ward 4 years and this is the first time I've been asked to give a talk." We're going to her house for dinner in ten minutes. I am not going to bring up the score or the secret. We've lived here 2 and a half years. I say I'm not competitive, but I'd really like to beat her record. _______________________________________________________________________________
Here'…

Commit Me

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"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." William Feather Funny picture and quote from here.


Commit Me.
Please.
Because I have overcommitted.
And I can feel the anxiety level in my chest rising and lowering and moving around.
And I don't think that's healthy.
But I'll probably be ok.

When we moved to Oklahoma, I was well versed in the art of not being over committed.
I hid out.

But the time here has opened up and my heart did, too.
So, last spring, when the high school choir parent's organization needed someone to help organize volunteers for the basketball concession stand for the 2010-11 season, I said, "Oh yeah, I can do that-and it's a job I can do from home. Woo hoo!"

And, last spring, I opened my big mouth to a friendly woman at the elementary-telling her, "I can't get 'in.' It's impossible. When I try to sign up for things, the same people have taken all the jobs. There's no roo…