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Never thought of water like this

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the human body:

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GNORRIS006 3/31/2010 10:04PM

    Thanks for this information, will make extra sure I drink that glass before bed.

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RHYNIC 3/6/2010 8:30AM

    that's interesting. I have never read that before. I wonder if it's really all scientifically proven. Proven or not, it really can't hurt. gail

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SAMGERBINE 3/5/2010 11:05AM

    awesome! Think I might be keeping this around to remind me :)

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FERGSGIRL2 3/5/2010 7:35AM

    Hey Paula--thanks! I never knew a lot of this either--girl You are my information highway! :) I'm keeping this one for sure!
Love your background page! emoticon

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LJONES23 3/4/2010 7:36PM

    Thanks for the info. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is new for me, and this will give me some motivation to stick with it!

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NYARAMULA 3/4/2010 1:50AM

    Great blog, great info. Thanks for sharing.

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EXERCISEVA 3/3/2010 11:10PM

    thanks for the water tips

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-PAULA 3/3/2010 3:12PM

    Thanks guys for all the positive comments. Now, I think it's time for another glass of water

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JOYSONG50 3/3/2010 3:00PM

    Wow! I never knew this. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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WALKWITME 3/3/2010 6:39AM

    Great Information

I can relate to the blood pressure one, Thanks!

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CARDIOBUNNY 3/2/2010 10:51PM

    This is good information. Thanks for sharing!

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MSZIP76 3/2/2010 10:35PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! I will definitely add this to my reference library.

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NICOLE9888 3/2/2010 8:36PM

    wow never knew stuff like that...great for bringing it up and putting it out there

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BETTYAHE 3/2/2010 5:14PM

    Love the blog and the pretty pictures Paula! You rock!
Thanks for posting and sharing this great info!

Hugs, Betty emoticon

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REDHATLADY9 3/2/2010 4:39PM

    Dang!I needed to know this thanks for the info!

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COOLMAMA11 3/2/2010 4:38PM

    Thank you for that information.

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NEW_HUSKER_MAMA 3/2/2010 3:18PM

    Very good info! Thanks for sharing! :D

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IUHRYTR 3/2/2010 3:05PM

    Very interesting. Never know who can teach us something each day. -- Lou

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KEYTA165 3/2/2010 2:43PM

    O Goodness thank you! Thank you so much!

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HALLELUL 3/2/2010 2:36PM

    Wow! Thanks for posting this. Very helpful to know.

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MISSM66 3/2/2010 2:34PM

    Thanks Paula this is a good advice,I have to change the way how I drink water, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIUANAP3 3/2/2010 2:15PM

    Good information!

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KAILYNSTAR 3/2/2010 2:12PM

    Wow. Who'd have thought?
I should start drinking that stuff huh?

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ONMYWAY2125 3/2/2010 2:11PM

    I never knew that! Live and learn ....

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BTRX71 3/2/2010 2:11PM

    Wow! Good info to know. I never thought about when I get the water into my body just making sure I get enough. Definitely something to think about and work on. Thank you for posting this.

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Finished Another Walk/Run Event

Saturday, February 27, 2010

This morning we had a Year of Healthy Living 5K run/1 Mile Family Fitness Walk sponsored by our local hospital. I got DH and my daughter up to make it a family thing.

After much contemplation, I decided to register for the 1 mile walk. I am only beginning my second week of couch to 5K training and didn't want to push it. So glad I did because not only were the runners all running (not walking fast but really running) but there were all kinds of hills on the run. It was good because now I learned I have to get myself off the track sometimes and onto the street for a challenge! Funny, I sought out a track because almost every street around here is a hill!

All in all, it was a great morning. It would have been a perfect event except for the steady rains. The healthy lifestyle vendors had to move their booths indoors and what was left outdoors just got soaking wet.

Well, time to look for my next event on a weekend I don't have to work. There is an abundance of them here and I'm lovin it!

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JOKNOWS 2/28/2010 6:33PM

    emoticonYou are really doing it! Very inspiring. emoticon

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PITTYJAX 2/27/2010 2:29PM

    You are really Doing It! Congrats on your progress!

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WENDYSPARKS 2/27/2010 1:56PM

    Good luck with your running! friends wendy

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IUHRYTR 2/27/2010 1:48PM

    You're making emoticon progress. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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C25K Week 1 day 3

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today is week 1 day 3 of my couch to 5K training. I set my training for every other day. I started Saturday, continued on my day off on Monday. Now I'm realizing my stumbling blocks.

1. I start work at 6:30 a.m. I would need at least 30 minutes and at 6:00 it is still too dark for me to go to the track by myself.
2. I work ten hours, getting off at 5:00.
3. When I got off it was raining. It is after 6 and still raining quite steady. I know some people run in the rain but I'm not ready for that. Plus when I went outside earlier there was thunder and lightening.

Those are the problems right now.

The only solution I can think of is to put on my podcast and get on my elliptical. Still outside but in a covered screened-in area.

Dah, wish I'd thought of that earlier. I need to stop stressing over crazy stuff like this. I guess when I start writing I start thinking. Still raining but no lightening.

I'm onto it right now! Thanks for listening!

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BABY_GIRL69 2/26/2010 5:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonMake it happen! God bless & Happy Friday Sweets! Dee emoticon

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FERGSGIRL2 2/25/2010 2:56PM

    Girl, you found your own solution, just by writing it out! I'm going to catch up with my spark comments by the weekend, maybe....Have a great day! emoticon--Go Paula!!

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LYNNSULLIVAN1 2/25/2010 7:30AM

    It is too snowy for my to safely run outside so I have been jogging in place in front of my computer with the podcast playing.
It isn't the best solution but it keeps me on track in the program. I am on week 7 and will be going to the track for the first time tomorrow.
Keep running!

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SPARKLE1908 2/24/2010 8:20PM

    sometimes blogging helps clear our minds and lets us see new options!!!! Enjoy your workout!!!


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IUHRYTR 2/24/2010 7:10PM

    There is almost always an alternative. Glad you found one. -- Lou

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Couch to 5K training (C25K)

Monday, February 22, 2010

I am officially in my C25K training. Saturday morning I started out with a walk with DH. Since I had downloaded a C25K program onto an MP3 player Friday, I decided to see what it was all about. We got to the track and I just started walking to the program. I left DH in the wind. It is a small, mulch covered track. I don't particularly like it because I really have to watch my step since it is uneven in many places. By the third trip around DH had sat on a bench.

I kept walking, ran when the program said run, walked when it said walk. It took six trips around to track to complete the first program.

Monday morning: I got up early to complete the walk. By the time I had completed the program, parents were dropping kids off to school in front of the track. Rather than get caught up in the traffic and confusion, I decided to walk and wait until school started. Another four trips around the track.

In all, I completed 5.12 miles, walking/running. Wednesday I will do the final day of my first week of training.

Now I'm off to the Monday morning flea market. More walking but this time much slower.


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PATSDIARY 2/23/2010 2:39PM

    Great! I am just using the Spark program, but will download a podcast so I can do it outside. Right now I need the timer on the treadmill!


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-PAULA 2/23/2010 8:42AM

    Thanks, guys, for your wonderful comments. I found this free podcast by searching for running podcasts. The one I'm using is called Suz's cough to 5K running podcasts. Lots of hip hop, some Michael Jackson, etc.

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TISSWEET 2/22/2010 9:15PM

    Sounds like fun! I can't wait to actually do that myself. Keep up the good work!

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MACKEYW 2/22/2010 7:39PM

    way to go girl!

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JENAMANDA 2/22/2010 6:41PM

    I'm looking to start my 5K training as well. Where did you download your program from?? Great job!! Keep up the good work.

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MASONK 2/22/2010 4:28PM

    That is awesome! From where did you download the training program?


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CARDIOBUNNY 2/22/2010 2:59PM

    emoticon Paula!!!

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TJSWAN3 2/22/2010 2:16PM

    I am so proud of you! I am also inspired to get moving! Way to go! emoticon

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LIL-VIXEN 2/22/2010 12:16PM

    Hi Paula

I know you are patting yourself on the back by now. So DH couldn't keep up with you, Huh? Way to go girl! I am proud of you; you are doing a great job. Enjoy the flea market, which I was with you.

Peace and Love


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RAVEN227 2/22/2010 12:01PM

    Way to go Paula!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 2/22/2010 10:26AM

You should be so proud of yourself!
Way to go!

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WALNUT5612 2/22/2010 10:10AM

    WooHoo! You go girl!!!

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IUHRYTR 2/22/2010 9:52AM

    That's terrific progress. emoticon emoticon Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hello SparkPeople. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Just wanted to post an update since I haven't blogged in a few days.

My weekend was like any other work weekend. 10 hours of work each day and no other life. Except this weekend was Valentine's Day and also an awards banquet for our community.

Fastforwarding to the banquet:

My family (actually my late grandfather and his descendents) was given a heritage award for over 100 years of living and serving in our city. My mother accepted the award.

Below is my banquet pic with DH.

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SUNBERRY76 2/21/2010 8:47PM

    Wow! What an honor! Congrats! :)

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BIXIE23 2/17/2010 12:50PM

    That's amazing, Paula--what an honor for your family! Great picture of you & hubby too.

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DHARMAPOLICE 2/16/2010 9:05PM

    Congratulations! You and DH look wonderful and happy. Hope you're having a great week; sorry you had to work over the weekend.

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IUHRYTR 2/16/2010 8:02PM

    Sounds like a fun weekend, except for the work and great recognition, too. -- Lou

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BETTYAHE 2/16/2010 2:18PM

    Thanks for sharing this exciting news! What an honor for your family! Awesome!

Beautiful photo of you and DH! How nice the banquet was Valentine's Weekend!

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MLG511 2/16/2010 2:15PM

    Congratulations on the family honor! That is something very special to hold on to!

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XAVTAY 2/16/2010 2:05PM

    What a nice picture of you and your DH! Congrats on the family honor as well.
You look awesome

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