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Diet Pepsi and exercise update

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I decided that I was going to stop drinking Diet Pepsi and average 45 minutes of exercise every day this year. So far this year (23 days), I've had five cans of DP and one bottle (liter). Not quite the zero I was shooting for, but much less than the previoe 23 days where I had at least three cans per day.

For the 45 minutes of exercise per day average, I am using my fitness minutes on Spark People. That means I get five minutes for the stretching I do after cardio. Today I calculated my average and I was at 49 minutes. Yippee!!

Just saw a commercial for the Taco Bell Drive Thru Diet. Jeez!! What's wrong with doing it the way Spark People teaches us...consistent healthy choices. Duh!

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_MAOMAO_ 1/30/2010 12:53AM

  Who's complaining about the Taco Bell Diet? How do you think I lost 50 pounds last year? Oh wait, I forgot, the TBD's newer than that. I did it with Spark!
Keep up the great work giving up the DP! I used to be a 6 pack a day DC junkie myself. Once, I'd stocked up when it was on sale and hadn't taken most of in the house. I was panicking one day b/c I thought I was out. My roomie reminded me that my trunk was full of DC. Was I ever embarrassed!

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READY2ROCK206 1/26/2010 12:11AM

    Congrats! emoticon Quitting Diet Pepsi is hard work!

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TEASINME 1/25/2010 7:42AM

    I tried quitting soda cold turkey. Didn't work. Now I do my best to have one 20 oz a day. If I surprise my self and drink all my water I allow myself another can of soda.

As for Taco Bell, that fiesta stuff does not taste good. At least that's my opinion.

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CARLANNIE 1/24/2010 10:19AM

    Question for you: I have stopped drinking Diet Pepsi over the past two months, and I find I am actually eating MORE. I have gained a few pounds as a result, and I am very mad at myself. Anyway, I was just wondering if you find you search out other foods when you find yourself 'wanting' a DP? Water gets so old . . .

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STEELERCRAZY 1/24/2010 12:18AM

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NANC304 1/23/2010 11:49PM

    You should be proud of yourself! You've cut way back on the DP and are doing great with your workout minutes. emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 1/23/2010 11:46PM

    You are so on track!! Keep up the good work. BTW I tried the Taco Bell Fresco tacos and they weren't too bad. Of course I would only do that about once a month at the most, not everyday. Keep on Sparkin' My Friend!

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MOMNITZ 1/23/2010 11:41PM

    Congrats.... Keep up the good work. Be proud.

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Rowing machine again today

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I used to rowing machine at the gym again today. It was hard again! But I stayed on for the full 15 minutes. And I went to the elliptical for 45 minutes. I keep trying to mix it up on the elliptical. Today 45 minutes was all done at a slope of nine instead of my normal four or five. And I kept the level at eight. Tomorrow I think I need to do intervals.

After the gym, it is time for softball registration. I will be at the middle school gym for three hours. Then I will be heading to the library. I have some books to return and I hope to finish the last couple chapters on the book I'm listening to on CD. After that I think I'll come home and see if I can fit a nap in. Talk to you all tomorrow. Bye.

Too funny!! My dictation app changed the phrase "get a nap in" to "sit in a napkin"! How funny is that! LOL!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 1/23/2010 3:51PM

    Excellent! Keep at the erg - it does get easier.

Some things to think about that will make you faster and more efficient (and prevent injuries):
Start compressed with your shins vertical, knees bent and heels down on the foot stretcher. Push through with your legs strongly ("the catch", when your oar blade would be going in the water), then pivot open at your hips so your back goes from leaning forward to just slightly backward, then with the momentum pull your shoulder blades together behind you to bring the handle in to your bra-line. Then reverse: arms lengthen first, then your back hinges forward, then bend knees and up to your compressed starting position, keeping your heels down.

You should never have to lift the handle over your knees. Try to keep your back straight so you don't strain or compress vertebrae, and keep your heels down so you don't waste motion/energy that could be making you move!

YAYA! I'm so proud of you!

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BKNOCK 1/23/2010 8:54AM

    That is pretty funny! I am glad that you are getting the hang of that new fangled thing!!

Great job on the workouts, that is what is missing in my life my stationary bike is starting to bore me!

I hope that your day is great!

I hope that you don't need to sit on a napkin for any reason! With kids around me all the time you never know what will spill!

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JUNIAATROME 1/23/2010 6:47AM

    Hope you got to sit in a napkin after all! LOL

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Left work early today

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I just couldn't handle it anymore. I was tired I was bored, and starting to get depressed. So I paged the boss and asked if I can go. When he replied it was a yes and I left.

Came home, got changed to go to the gym, and then helped my son clean his room. I didn't feel like cleaning his room but I wasn't about to discourage him when he's going to suggest that we clean it. After that, I went to the gym. Then I came home and made dinner.

Time for bed...almost. Catch you on the flip side.

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RWETHAIRYET 1/22/2010 12:06PM

    I'm also a little worried about your son "wanting" to clean his room. If that weird symptom persists, you might want to check into it, lol.

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NANC304 1/22/2010 6:57AM

    When I take off early from work, it not usually to go home and work out. Great job!

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BKNOCK 1/22/2010 5:57AM

    Excuse me, your son wanted to clean his room? Is he sick? Wow, that would be a miracle in my family!!

I am glad that you got to get off early to help him with his room and then you still had the energy to get some exercise.

Great job!

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ANNIE_1015 1/22/2010 3:14AM

  Good for you for taking some time for yourself. Some times that is all you need.

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_MAOMAO_ 1/22/2010 1:39AM

  You're a great mom. You could have turned down your son's desire to clean his room now - but you stayed home and helped him. Yeah, that is sort of hard to turn down, hehe. You could have let that discourage you from going to the gym and you went anyway!
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USFBULL 1/21/2010 11:54PM

    Enjoy your snooze, recharge those batteries. emoticon

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Okay, so I didn't do it. :(

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What can I say.? Mornings suck! I did not make it to the gym this morning. I'm so sorry to everyone who thought that I would make it. The good news is I did go tonight. I even tried a new machine. I did the rowing machine for 17 minutes. The first two minutes I didn't realize you could adjust the feet pads so my feet kept slipping off the pads. LOL! And guess what? Rowing is hard! I mean hard and I was on a steady surface. LOL!

I expect to be very sore tomorrow. At least I better be! I worked really hard and my muscles were aching before I got done. After the rowing machine I did do the elliptical for 30 minutes. I'm ready for bed. Goodnight!

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TEASINME 1/21/2010 5:10PM

    WTG!! I have only lasted 5 minutes on the row machine.

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RWETHAIRYET 1/21/2010 3:23PM

    Why is it it never seems to be as difficult to actually get into a boat and row??? Yet rowing machines are instruments of torture. But then again I'd drather go on a 12 hour grueling hike than spend 20 mins on a treadmill, so maybe it's just me, lol.
I forgive myself when I don't get up in the morning as long as I go home and get it done after work. So I guess I'll forgive you too, friend emoticon

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CARLANNIE 1/21/2010 7:00AM

    LOL, sometimes I think that rowing machine is kinda like a punching bag: you can really put some muscle into and 'surge'. Of course, you have to catch your breath once in awhile. No biggie about not making it to the gym at 4 a.m., silly!

We are getting a ton of snow overnight. Started snowing at 10 p.m. and there is probably close to a foot out there right now and still coming down hard. They said we'd get snow for 12-16 hours! My upper body is getting a solid workout this week, and I haven't even been to the gym! Come join me - I have an extra shovel . . . .
Barb N.

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BKNOCK 1/21/2010 6:20AM

    Sorry, I think that 4 am is still night! I would never be able to do that. Great job on getting to the gym!

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ANNIE_1015 1/21/2010 1:48AM

  Good job on making it to the gym tonite!! I know it sounds kind of silly but sometimes I like being sore the day after a workout. It makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something!


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No, really! I am gonna do it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm going to the gym in the morning. That means getting up at 4 AM and I'm getting dressed and I'm heading to the gym. Mornings and I cannot get along so please check on me. I know that if somebody's going to check I have a better chance of going to the gym. I'm going. Nobody really. I'm going. No really!!

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TEASINME 1/20/2010 6:31PM

    Did u do it??? I wish I could.

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MDTWEETY 1/20/2010 2:21PM

    Great! I know waking up that early will be a bear, but once you are at the gym,you will probably love it because you'll have your choice of equipment. :) I hate crowded gyms.
Good for you!!!
Plus, you will get the workout out of the way and you can focus on the rest of your day! If I didn't have Laila, I would do it too now that my gym is open 24 hrs.

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DOINFINE 1/20/2010 12:07PM

    A workout at 4:30am? You can and will do this! Woo-Hoo!
You'll feel great all day! emoticon

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RWETHAIRYET 1/20/2010 11:43AM

    Sooooo????? Did you Go?????
My doctor suggested going to bed in my workout clothes if I wanted to get up and get moving in the morning. It would help solve the problem of being freezing in the morning....
But I somehow don't think that would thrill hubby one bit, lol.

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CARLANNIE 1/20/2010 9:23AM

    It's now 7:23 a.m. How was your workout at the gym? emoticon

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BKNOCK 1/20/2010 6:11AM

    It's 6 AM, did you go to the gym?

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HEALTHYLIVIN81 1/20/2010 12:31AM

    YOUR GOING TO THE GYM IN THE MORNING! You know how great the rest of your day will be if you just get up and go. Have a great workout. I to will go in the morning, but not quite that early. GO emoticon emoticon

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