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Sunday, November 28, 2010

WE went to the FSU/Florida game yesterday and FSu whipped Florida 31 to 7, first time in 6 years! Whoo HOo! It was a great game and the stadium was packed. We stood up most of the time and I moved my legs back and forth. We walked to a from the stadium for 20 min each way, including up and down 80 steps both ways. So I got my walk in. I'll have to go out again today but it is cold out there! 32 degrees here in sunny Florida! Friday morning it was in the 70's.

I'll have to watch what I eat today as I certainly wasn't watching the last couple of days. Next party is Friday, Dec 3 and Dec 5 so in between I'll have to be real good. Off to church!

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DONNAEDA 11/28/2010 9:38AM

    and Wisconsin goes to the Rose Ball. First time in 11 years. Woo Hoo. Its cold here too. But I know it won't warm up to the 70's. But maybe to the 40's. tee hee

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

I have good intentions and I will do it! I will get that 987 minutes of walking in before the end of the year! Missed yesterday, my first day already! WEnt shopping and it was really warm. By the time we got home, it had cooled down and then starting raining and drizzling the rest of the day. Didn't get out even though I promised Panda for a walk. WEnt to sister's for after Thanksgiving leftover feast and then it was too dark and cold.
Today is a different story though. WE are going to the FSU/Florida game (go Noles) and there will be walking to and from the stadium as well as up and down the stairs and there are quite a few stairs. So I'll be back on track.

Tuesday is WW new program day. I think if I can just muster staying without gaining the next month, I'll be a winner. Partying is tough but you knnow, I look forward to all the social occasions we have scheduled every year and seeing friends. I thought about having surgery before xmas but that is a special time for us as well. Hubby and I got shopping before and after and go out for dinner so a liquid diet isn't on my list.

I'll just try real hard to be good! ANd get that walk in. Later.

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DONNAEDA 11/27/2010 10:13AM

    I hope the surgery isn't very serious. Wish it were that warm here. Wisconsin is in a cold blast. Our snowbirds are leaving.

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LJCANNON 11/27/2010 10:13AM

    From what I saw on the News yesterday, Shopping on Black Friday would qualify as a Work-Out!! At least I am sure you got in several hundred steps!!

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FITMARY 11/27/2010 9:18AM

    Go for it! I know you can do it!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

I walked for 55 min this morning with Pat and it pushed me over the edge to earn a new Trophy! Last year, when I started my Spark journey, I vowed to do 3600 fitness min for the year. I am at 2622 because I have sluffed off the last couple of months. If I want to achieve that goal, I have 36 days left to do 978 minutes. That is only 27.16 min per day. I could do that. Notice I said I could do that, leaving me a way out not to do it. But if I change that to I CAN do that, I will more than likely accomplish that goal.

So I can do that, 27.16 min per day. I can do that, it's simple. So here it is, I'm committing to achieve 978 fitness minutes for the rest of the year.

A friend at church has lost a lot of weight and I asked her how. She said Exercise so you see, I need it. Tuesday is the intro of the new WW plan so I'll have something new to learn as well to help me get through the dozen or so parties we are attending. Have a great Thanksgiving@!

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JUST_TRI_IT 11/27/2010 9:32AM

    as you said: emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/27/2010 4:46AM

    Congratulations on your new Trophy !
I'm glad that you are getting fit , through lots of exercise !
Good for you !

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DONNAEDA 11/25/2010 11:57AM

    congratulations. I love your attitude. I can do that. It is a given not a hope.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 11/25/2010 10:51AM

    I have always loved the background on your page. I used to write to you as FOUNDAGAIN1 but have a new username for a new start. And you are right - you CAN do this. If I can and have to use a walker, you can do this too. Happy Thanksgiving!

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MKELLY72 11/25/2010 10:30AM

    Congratulations! You definitely CAN do that. I'm on my way out the door right now to do my own pre-dinner walk. Great job on getting a new trophy! That is always fun to do.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm just plain old thankful today for just about everything! Life is good! I'm off for the weekend, TG tomorrow, Chili Supper tonight, shopping on Friday and FSU/Florida game on Saturday! Ought to be an exciting game! I have to go grocery shopping and then declutter a few things and then just basically take the day off!

Our church has the annual chili supper tonight where we bring potluck chili and anything else we might want to bring and then a TG Eve service. A fun tradition for our church. Back to WW yesterday and gained 1.6 lbs. Go figure. So yesterday I carefully counted my points and came up with less than I was supposed to eat. Couldn't possibly have eaten anything else. Counting again today and really making an effort. Then next Tuesday, starts the new WW program. Should be interesting. Later.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/24/2010 3:46PM

    Happy Thanksgiving !

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ILLINITEACHER52 11/24/2010 10:46AM

  I am thankful for hot water today - my hot water heater was just repaired! Tomorrow I will be thankful to see my son and his fiance'.
I like how your church has a pot luck before their TG service. Our community service is at a different church tonight. No pot luck but it will be good none-the-less.
Happy Thanksgiving.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I have truly learned how to be calm in spite of challenges. That is a good feeling as I've experienced a lot of anxiety in my life and succumbed to it. It was just about a year ago that I first checked into Sparkpeople. And I've learned a lot! Done a lot! Lived a lot! Made a lot of friends! Eked through the oil spill, thank God that is over! We were fortunate where we live in that the oil did not flood our beaches like in La.

Yesterday I vegged out. After my minor procedure, had a good excuse just to lay around. I had a headache all day and blamed it on the happy juice they gave me at the surgery. Then this morning when I got up, I realized I never had a cup of coffee yesterday. CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL HEADACHE! This morning had my two cups and already perky.

Going to WW this a.m. but I didn't really count any points last week so hope I stayed the same. This acid reflux thing has my mind mulling over the situation. The surgery I am considering having is called TIF which is a non-invasive, no incision type where they staple the esophagus to narrow the hole to the stomach, thus keeping the stomach acid in the stomach. I'm taking prilosec and I'm not having pain from indigestion but I have other symptoms that are driving my husband crazy. I clear my throat constantly as I feel like I have a lump in there all the time. I cough a lot and I choke on fluid in my throat. All of this I can live with but it would be nice not to have those symptoms. In addition, I think that I eat and drink a lot because I am trying to push the lump away and back to the stomach. I know this is true, may be why I drink so much water, to thin it out.

After I have the surgery, I have to be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks so I need to plan when I want to do that around this holiday schedule. Since we are having a party at our house on Dec 14th, I want to wait until after that. And I would like to have it at least a week before Christmas as I have to stay in the hospital overnight. I talked to my husband about this as we won't be able to go out and have dinner and shop like we usually do. But I want to do it soon because business traditionally slows down around Christmas and I dont' want to have to try and see clients during that time.

That's my story today and I'm sticking to it. Later.

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ILLINITEACHER52 11/24/2010 10:49AM

  Have you ever tried to eliminate dairy or gluten from your diet to see if that makes any difference with the reflux? I hope you can find what works to make life more comfortable. (I used to make "throat noises" that would drive my father crazy. Now I know it was due to dairy and gluten because it doesn't happen any more.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/23/2010 2:26PM

    I hope that all will go smoothly , and you will sail into 2011
in fine form ! You can do it ! We're all behind you, in spirit !

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MJMONE 11/23/2010 9:27AM

    wow, a lot on your 'plate'


one step, one day at a time.

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