To my nephew Bob and his soon to be wife today, Izzy!  I’ve had the pleasure to know them together since probably 2007?

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Sadly, I know I have much better pictures of them, but after a 10 minute search, I had to give up.  I so do not organize my photos well (that may be a good Sunday football project this fall!).

Izzy and Bob are standing to the right of Tony.  They are getting married at a JP this afternoon and we’ll be meeting them for dinner out tonight, and then going to Izzy’s parents house tomorrow night for a reception.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Round 4 of my breakfast yesterday – muffin and the last of my breakfast casserole, that I can never remember to take a picture of!

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Yesterday was Day 4 of my 12 week strength training.  As I was driving to the gym I thought “let’s just try 15 pound dumbbells today!”

Um, no – that lasted all of four reps of the dumbbell press, and I quickly moved down to 12.5 – and on the last sets of some had to drop the weight down to 10.  Turns out I don’t have many shoulder muscles!

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Standing Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise to a “T” (up and open): 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Side Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Fly: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Exercise Ball Crunches: 3 sets of 12 reps
  • Air Bike: 3 sets of 12 reps

That set took me 30 minutes.

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When I was done doing the air bikes, I realized that the only time my muffin top doesn’t bother me is when it sinks in while I am lying down – ha!

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Back at the office I had the last of the Cincinnati chili (about 3/4 cup) and a turkey wrap with some strawberries.  These strawberries are probably some of the best I’ve had all year.

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When I got home from work, Tony was outside chatting with our neighbor.  I plugged in my phone because it was D.E.A.D.  I didn’t have it plugged in while I was updating the OS.  I love it!  Yep, we’ll ignore the fact that I still have 53 unread emails – I’ll catch up one of these days!

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So I missed the text message from my SIL that my PIL were picking up the rental car and headed to her house!  So I quickly made a plate of nachos for dinner – not the healthiest alternative, but it was tasty and quick!

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Tony wasn’t feeling all that great, so he stayed home to rest while I went to spend a couple hours with Jeff Tony’s family (nice catch ladies!).  It was fun to catch up.  My SIL’s dog finally has warmed up to me, although so did not want to take a picture with me – I love tiny dogs!  I have no idea why my face is so red in this pic, but it makes me laugh. Open-mouthed smile

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By the time I got home it was quarter to 10 and I still hadn’t done Insanity!  So I quickly ditched that idea.  I still had garbage to take out and my kitchen floor desperately needed cleaning so I spend the 45 minutes that I would have spent doing Insanity, doing chores instead – I kept moving though! Open-mouthed smile

Stats for the Day:

  • 30 minutes shoulders and abs at lunch
  • 1427 calories, 157 carbs, 83 protein, 54 fat and 19 fiber
  • 33% of calories from fat, 22% from protein and 43 from carbs
  • Calorie Count Grade for the Day: B

I am hoping work isn’t too busy so I can cut out early to meet Jeff’s family for the celebratory dinner.  And I have Monday off for my Mom’s 73rd birthday – so happy 3 day weekend to me!

Another gloomy day today, but the sun is supposed to shine all weekend and be in the 60s – perfect!

Question of the Day:  Did you upgrade your iPhone – any cool new tricks you discovered you might like to share in the comments?

Make it a great day!


22 thoughts on “Congratulations!

  1. I updated and am commenting so that I can see anyones tricks! HA! 😉 thanks Biz!

  2. congrats to bob and izzy!

    i am going to try to get the new phone today – my current phone (the original iphone 4, not even 4s) is cracked on the front and the back 😀

  3. I am sooo waiting on this whole upgrade to iOS 7 thing. MAK did update his iPad already, so I am waiting to see how he likes it before I decide. I just have an old iPhone 4, and I’m eligible for an upgrade November 1st anyway, so I may update the iPad and just leave my phone as is…we shall see! Erin no likey big changes. 🙂

    Sad to hear Tony/Jeff wasn’t feeling well yesterday! 😉 Hopefully he gets to feeling better so he can spend time with the fam.

  4. Wow – sounds like you have an awesome weekend full of family fun on tap!!! Enjoy all of it!
    Yep – upgraded my phone and love it!!! My oldest son hates it – not sure why other than he doesn’t like change.

  5. Pupper Dawg! I didn’t even know a new os was available. Got to do that…

  6. To “kill” your apps: press home button twice and then scroll (swipe) up on bigger pic of app. Its not the old press hard on app thing anymore!

  7. Does Tony know you spent a few hours with Jeff’s family? LOL. Am I the only one who caught that?

  8. Congrats to the newlyweds!!!!! I “awww’d” out loud at the dog shot, and wondered for a sec in you and Tony had a new family member. Have a great Friday Vat.

  9. Hey, be proud you can lift 12.5 lb weights – I’m lucky to do much with 5 lb! 🙂 Congrats to the newlyweds!

  10. Congrats to your family!! Have fun tonight! You are going to love me for this, but when I saw that “muffin top” pic on instagram the yesterday, I thought it was Erica S. pic…so that is great testimony that you are looking amazing!! She always does!

    Yup, downloaded ios7. Haven’t a clue about the new features. I just think it looks cool…lol

  11. Sounds like a fun weekend. Hope Tony is feeling better. He has a birthday to celebrate.

  12. Yea – congrats to your family!!!!! Hope you had a blast.

    Love nachos, thinking of making them for football this week! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  13. Congratulations!

    Free lifting tip (what it’s worth). As you progress through each workout, pick one or two exercises to increase weights or reps with. And do it incrementally. It’s easy to injure the shoulder muscles, so if you start with 10#, move up to 12.5# and not 15. You can make progress by doing a partial set at the higher weight, but drop down immediately if you lose form (ie are trying to throw the weight up rather than push).

    My max with a standing overhead press with a dumbell was 25# and that took a long time to build up to (years), and only 4 reps at that weight.

  14. That’s funny, I hate lying down because my boobs flatten and get even SMALLER than they already are 😉
    HAven’t upgraded my phone in years. Waiting for it to die so I can!! IT’s an iphone but it’s an old one, I’m still in 3G mode. Pathetic. It needs to die!

  15. Who’s that skinny girl with the flat abs?! You look awesome Biz. So I broke down and bought the iPhone 5 (the original one not the new 5C or 5S) the day iOS7 launched and I love it so far. Some things I like: folders hold more apps, Siri interacts more with other apps like Twitter and Facebook, my husband loves that the compass app includes a level (he’s a mason!), audio only Face time and the time stamped text messages. From everything I’ve read there are lots of criticisms about the new iOS, but I enjoy my phone and I like the changes.

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