400 Mile Fitness Challenge

From the host blog:

I’ve seen lots of book challenges for 2011, but only a few fitness challenges, and none that were for the whole year of 2011, so I decided to start one to help me to lose some weight and get fit. It’s easier to do it when you have the support and motivation from others trying to get fit too!
Details:
The challenge will run from January 1st thru December 31st
The purpose is to reach the equivalent of 400 miles (at least) during the year, not a set number of miles a day.
Every Saturday starting 1/8/11, come back here and add the link to your update post. If you’d rather post an update every two weeks, that’s fine too, but please visit a few participants every week and give them support.

What counts:
mile for mile-
walking/jogging/running outside or inside on a treadmill
biking inside or inside on a recumbent, spin or stationary bike
WATP Mile DVD’s: 1mile walk, 2 mile walk etc.

15 min. equals 1 mile-
cardio
step aerobics
swimming
weight lifting
workout videos
exercise classes
Minutes and miles can roll over:
If you only walk for 3/4 mile, or exercise for 10 minutes, you can add those minutes/minutes to the next day.
Want to join me and get fit in 2011? We can do it!!
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The Thor, Green Hornet, Green Lantern and an added BONUS Trailers!

I’m usually not a fan of movies that are based on comic books, mythology, etc.  But since one of my best friends introduced me to these types of movies I have been VERY into them.  I can hardly WAIT to see Thor, Green Hornet and Green Lantern…even though I have NO IDEA what the back stories are for which the movies are based on!

Now it’s time for the added bonus trailer!  Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon!

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Book Review page

I’ve just added a page specifically for my book reviews.  So far I only have a few of my YA/MG reviews linked up.  If you click on the links it will take you to my book blogs where I hope that you will leave me some feedback.  Keep checking out the ‘Book Review’ page because I will be updating it regularly.

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Dear 2011 or whoever is listening/reading,

I hope that you are MUCH better than 2010 has been to me.  2010 has really kicked my ass and I really don’t like to have my ass kicked without my permission…Thank you very much!  The upside to 2011….My car will finally be paid off!  I’ve been paying on it for 6 years and it will finally be MINE!

Really all I want is no more “when it rains, it pours.”  I want smoother sails than the past year (or couple years if I’m being honest) have been. I don’t want my car to have anymore problems like it has the past 2 years around Christmas time.  I don’t want as much drama at work…..I’m well on my way to that after I switched my schedule in September, but if you could help out a little bit that would be greatly appreciated too.

I really can hardly wait until I can say that I’m debt free…which is a LONG ways off but I’m headed in the right direction…hopefully. I’m hoping that Dave Ramsey can help me get back on the straight and narrow.  Have you heard of Dave Ramsey 2011?  They say he’s THE guy if your trying to get out of debt.  That he’s actually lost a small fortune and was up to his eyeballs in debt.  We’ll see won’t we?!

I’m also looking forward to learning more knitting stitches.  Right now I know about 2 stitches.  Maybe even try my hand at crocheting?  I know people who can teach me both, I just have to follow through.

See 2011….I have plans!  They may not be HUGE plans but it would NOT be wise to screw with my temper!

A dissatisfied with 2010 customer

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Free Scarf Patterns

I joined a group on Yahoo for novice knitters this morning and I found a link to this webpage that is chock full of free scarf patterns.  Here’s the link: Free Scarf Patterns.

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Banana Silk Yarn

Yesterday when I was visiting The Cat and The Crow I found a rather interesting kind of yarn…Banana Silk Yarn.  It’s a little bit on the pricey side ($12 a skein) but so far I have been having great success with it.  I’m making a scarf out of it and it’s coming out really nicely.  I’m using the “Downpour” color and I really like it alot.

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Hello Blog World!

Welcome to my brand spanking new knitting/personal/getting out of debt/sewing/what-ever-else-happens-to- tickle-my-fancy blog, Sheepless In The City.  Why Sheepless In The City?  Well, I’ve recently found that in our town we have a really nice yarn shop called The Cat and The Crow that is just chuck full of wonderful bits of fiber that at some point I want to learn how to spin into yarn.  Plus, I can’t have livestock in town.  Apparently, the neighbors frown upon that.

I am owned by my 2 dogs Laci and Augusta (“Gus”) who LOVE it when I am sitting down or laying down to read or knit.  That way they can curl up next to me or sit in my lap and “help” me.  They actually are pretty decent helpers…if you consider snoring loudly helpful.

Speaking of reading…I have 3 different book blogs where you can read reviews of what I’ve been reading lately. For YA/MG reviews you should head towards For The Love of YA, for romance/erotica you should head towards Nitty Gritty Romance and Erotica Reviews, for everything else please visit The Book Junkie’s Bookshelf.

So for now I’m going to leave you….so I can go out and visit all the nifty blogs that I’ve found recently.  Because if I told you everything I know right now….what am I going to blog about later?!

Jamie

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