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Face The Music Friday #13 (They Say It’s Your Birthday)

on December 13, 2013

OK, so as a side note, I have another amazing coincidence occurring, much like my 50th post happening on the 50th Doctor Who anniversary. It’s my birthday today (Dec 13th) and this is my 13th “Face The Music Friday”! Fun!

I’m gonna keep the boring stuff to a minimum this week because it’s same old, same old.

My weight this week is:


Beginning:  240
Last week:  190.2
This week: -1 lb
Total loss:  50.8 lb

Fitness this week:

Saturday – Unscheduled rest day – too much fun going on with friends staying with us

Sunday – Downtown Jingle 5K

Monday – Chest, Triceps, Core (all sets of 4, 8 reps per set):

Bench Press – 22.5 lb each side, Fly – 80 lb, Cable uppercut – 10 lb each side, Push-ups to failure – 6, 6, 5 (none with knees)
Tricep Dips – (Assisted w/ 85 lb), Rope pull-down – 32.5 lb, Kickbacks – 12.5 lb
Ab Crunch – 80 lb, Torso rotation w/ cable – 25 lb, Knee Raise – 10 x 4, Plank – 45 sec x 4

Tuesday – Walked – 45 minutes

Wednesday – Back, Biceps (all sets of 4, 8 reps per set):
Row – 35 lb, Back Extension – 100 lb, Pull-up (Assisted w/ 120 lb)
Regular Bicep curl – 17.5 lb, Hammer Curl – 17.5 lb, Reverse Curl – 17.5 lb)

Thursday – rest

Friday – Walked – 30 minutes


After having a great weekend with our friends, I really didn’t want to go to work this week. Last week was a short week for me at work, as I took Thursday and Friday off. Those 3 days I did work though…let’s just say they were ROUGH. For everyone in our department. I don’t know if it was something in the water, but it was a very, very miserable week. I was concerned going back on Monday would be more of the same, but it’s been a surprisingly calm week, for the most part.

Monday and Tuesday seemed to go by pretty quickly. On Wednesday, we had our sales department Secret Santa dinner at the hotel next door to our office. I got the most awesome gift I could have possibly gotten: a Doctor Who mug!


We had a nice dinner together and some of our district managers, who were in town for training, came down to say hi. We had some apps (mini Beef Wellington, sesame chicken strips, spanikopita, bacon wrapped scallops and then a cheese/fruit/cracker platter), a pasta bar (3 different kinds of pasta with whatever toppings you wanted to mix in for the chef to cook right in the meeting room) and then a whole table of desserts (chocolate mousse pie, pumpkin pie and assorted little pastries). They also served us coffee, tea, hot apple cider, egg nog and hot chocolate. Not only that, but the new VP was there (it’s his first year with us) and he opened a tab for us at the bar! I only had 1 drink since I would have to drive home afterward, but I thought that was really nice of him to do.

Yesterday I had my 6 month skin screening appointment and figured I’d be in and out before work. She checks me over every 6 months because a few years back I had a “pre-cancerous” mole removed from my back so it’s more precaution than anything else. Well, she checked me all over and then took a bit longer with my upper right arm. Then she grabbed the light up magnifier thingy to look at it more closely. I never noticed it before, but there was a tiny black mole on my arm, kind of off to the side so I’d never really notice it in everyday life. She said once she looked at it under the light magnifier that she could tell it was two different colors and misshapen, so she decided she’d do the biopsy and send it off to be checked. Easy peasy, 2 stitches and no pain. That’s my kind of procedure! Of course today it feels like someone punched me in the arm when I was putting a new bandaid on, but if I don’t touch it, I’ll be fine. LOL

After the appointment, I headed to work and found some nice gifts on my desk from some of my coworkers. A couple of them were going to be out today (plus I’m leaving early for a half day), so they decided to give them to me early. I love how thoughtful they were with their choices.


The wrist things were given to me to try out while running and I can’t wait to see how they work. They also know how much I love Yankee Candles so they gave me a cute “White Christmas” scented candle, plus some car jar air fresheners. Then, of course, my favorite coconut almonds…YUM! I eat them all the time as a snack at work. They know me far too well.

When I got up this morning, I had my favorite blog waiting for me – my loving wife’s blog, Bitsy and Bug! She wrote a special post just for me! Awww!

Let’s get this party started, shall we? Today’s musical selection is going back old school. You can’t beat a classic Beatles song!

Birthday – The Beatles







10 responses to “Face The Music Friday #13 (They Say It’s Your Birthday)

  1. Happy birthday, Courtney!!!!! I hope this is your best yet!

    Saying a prayer that your biopsy comes back negative!

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Glad your work settled down, it does seem like there’s a bad wind or something when everything goes wrong at work!

  3. Biopsies suck, I have one in January for my face, I feel your pain 😦 Awesome gifts though!

  4. haleyduke17 says:

    I’m due for my dermatologist checkup soon too. Those pesky moles can’t be trusted. Sounds like your Christmas party was a lot of fun.

  5. Taryn says:

    Happy happy (belated) birthday! I hope it was a fabulous weekend 🙂

  6. Finally playing a little catch up here but HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you had a wonderful day! Those gifts are awesome and perfect! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

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