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5K today sweaty but super happy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today was the 17th annual fall classic fun run at my company. emoticon This is the 4th one I have participated in. My sport is typically brisk walking. I don't like running because it's too much impact on my knees and hips so I walk as fast as I can. Most days I do about 14 minute miles and I'm proud I can walk so fast.

Today, I'm super thrilled. I was able to keep up a super rate and I managed to finish in 40:31 at a rate of 13 minutes 7 seconds per mile. This is the fastest rate I'm ever tracked and my best time for a 5K emoticon

And I just found out I came in 2nd for my age group! I got a medal! emoticon

  
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TIMEHASCOME56 9/23/2014 5:21PM

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FLORIDASUN 9/22/2014 9:16PM

    Hurray! A medal! You really did a fine job representing! emoticon I've thought about running but I don't want to damage my knees or hips either. If there were a descent grassy area around here then maybe...but until then I'm 'Walking Matilda!' emoticon
Proud of you my girlfriend..you know I AM! emoticon

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BA5454 9/19/2014 7:57AM

    Wowza--that's awesome! You walk fast! Congrats on the bling, too ;-).

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/18/2014 10:28PM

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PHEBESS 9/18/2014 10:06PM

    Good job! Congrats!

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KAREN42BOYS 9/18/2014 7:10PM

    well done!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/18/2014 6:42PM

    Congratulations! How motivating and exciting!

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SLENDERELLA61 9/18/2014 5:46PM

    Congrats! Great job!!

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TCANNO 9/18/2014 5:06PM

    Well done you have beaten me in the virtual 5k with a PB of 41 dead, keep it up.

You have given me something to aim for.



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Chocolate is my Fall 5% Challenge trigger

Thursday, September 04, 2014

I am a Chocoholic, plain & simple. Give me a nibble of chocolate emoticon and there is no stopping me until the whole tray of brownies is gone.

Why oh why are there Hershey's chocolate almond bars emoticon in our vending machine down the hall ?!?

Why is that school, my colleague's kid goes to, selling World's Finest chocolate bars as a fundraiser?

Why does the guy whose office is next door have to have a jar of Hershey miniatures on his desk?!

Our challenge leaders tell us to avoid those triggers. I try using a different path to get out of our room so I can avoid the guy with the miniatures next door and I run smack into the box of chocolate bar fundraisers.

What's a usually healthy eater to do?!?

  
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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/11/2014 7:00AM

    Ah, chocolate! After I got married, my parents moved from NYC to HERSHEY, PA. Even the street lights were shaped like Hershey kisses and the air always smelled like chocolate. Of course, they always had a lot of the product on hand. Visits were just one continuous trigger.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 9/5/2014 11:11PM

    Ok, I am now drooling and craving hershey and almonds!!!!!!

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PHEBESS 9/4/2014 10:58PM

    I used to buy 99% chocolate bars - I like it DARK! - but I'd keep it in the veg drawer of the fridge. Out of sight, out of mind, right? And I'd allow myself only a few squares a day. I know, it really is hard to limit chocolate. But I figure a little of a good thing is better than NONE - so keeping that in mind, sticking with my couple of squares was okay.

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Don't mean to complain

Monday, August 18, 2014

For the first time in almost two years, my weight seems to be tipping up. Not much, but I ended the the Summer 5% challenge weighing more than I started with. I have to concentrate on the fact that my clothes still fit and I still feel great. But I also have to admit that the scale seems to mean more to me than it should. I have to concentrate on the fact that I am walking briskly more than I ever have before in my life and I've been able to get some running in too. I continue to go to Vinyasa yoga sessions and my yoga instructor is taking us to heights I've never been to before. I can plank for more than 2 minutes and get down to Chataranga and hold it for a while which I couldn't do before so I must be getting more flexible.

But why oh why isn't the scale cooperating?

  
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PHEBESS 8/20/2014 1:08PM

    Ugh, I totally empathize with your situation - there are months and months where I KNOW I'm doing everything right, but the scale doesn't agree.

Measurements - track your measurements. Sometimes, I find I lose inches even if I don't lose pounds.

At least losing inches (or half inches) is motivating, right?

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PUPPYWHISPERS 8/19/2014 8:22AM

    It's taken me a long time to realize that scales don't tell us much. I no longer rely on the number only. What's important to me is how my clothes feel and if I'm improving on my exercise.

You should celebrate that you're walking more briskly--that's fantastic! Keep pushing yourself with your exercise, and the scale will eventually come to its senses. If it's like mine, it will happen when you least expect it.

You're doing emoticon !

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/18/2014 11:59PM

    Don't let scale rule you!!!! You are so much healthier than you were, and that is the most important thing!!

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MUSIC2HISEARS 8/18/2014 2:31PM

    ((((Adrienne)))) emoticon
It sounds like this was a tough challenge for a lot of people. I'm right there with you...I crept up rather than going down. I know it is cliche, but maybe you are gaining more muscle mass right now. I know that yoga does work our muscles in ways we cannot even imagine until we start doing it.

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Wow my spotlight day!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I can't believe that Susan chose this day to make my Spotlight day. It happens to coincide with my 42nd wedding anniversary. My husband and I decided we can't celebrate until Thursday because we are both really busy but being in the spotlight is like a special anniversary present today for me. I love all of the people who come to visit my Sparkpage and being in the Spotlight brings the whole team here.

Woohoo. I'm a happy Teddy bear!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/10/2014 12:41AM

    You deserved the spotlight. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration!!!!

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/9/2014 6:37AM

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I hope you had a wonderful day n the Teddy Bear Spotlight! And congratulations on 42 years!

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SHOOPETTE 8/8/2014 2:30AM

    wow 42 years!!!!!!!! congrats on that!

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LIFENPROGRESS 8/7/2014 8:02PM

    emoticon 42 years is emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 8/6/2014 3:37PM

    You are a wonderful teddy bear and your little clan loves you muchly~ emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/6/2014 2:11AM

    How nice and what a nice coincidence! Certainly a great way to celebrate your anniversary! emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/5/2014 7:03PM

    What a wonderful celebratory week you have coming! Oh happy days!
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PCOH051610 8/5/2014 4:48PM

    What a coincidence! I honestly didn't know it was your anniversary! emoticon

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SUNSHINE20113 8/5/2014 4:31PM

    Congratulations!

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WIFE48 8/5/2014 4:22PM

    emoticon Congrats on the 42 years together.

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LWILKINS60 8/5/2014 3:31PM

    Congrats on your anniversary!

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I feel so secure!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today was my Weight Watcher meeting. My regular leader has been on vacation and the substitute is awesome! I have heard so many great ideas from her. The one I got today I just have to pass on!

She suggested that you choose some computer thing that you have to log into with username and password every day and set your password to a thought you have to remember. We all went around the room and suggested new passwords like:

Iamsk!nny - I am skinny
NoSw33ts - No sweets
PlzTrack - Please Track with a less than caret instead of the c
Etc.

I wasn't really thinking about this much until I realized that I haven't had enough Wa+3r2day so I changed my password and I can hardly wait for the next time my screens locks.

  
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JAZZEJR 8/5/2014 7:05AM

    I like this! I have a hard time coming up with different passwords. :)

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KAYDEN45 7/15/2014 10:56AM

    AWESOME!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/12/2014 4:24PM

    I-heart-beans! I-heart-vacations! -- Have fun! Naturally, the less than sign with a 3 = heart

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PHEBESS 7/4/2014 9:31PM

    Gr8 idea!!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/3/2014 11:49PM

    Great tip.....Thank you for sharing

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JEANKNEE 7/3/2014 7:29PM

    Love the tip. Thanks for sharing it.

Clever blog title too.

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STUDLEEJOE 7/3/2014 5:35PM

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